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World Wildlife Fund Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), known for its black and white panda logo, strives to protect the diversity of life on the planet. The conservation organization has worked on more than 13,000 projects in about 100 countries to save endangered species and natural areas, as well as ... Read more

World Wildlife Fund – Why Work With Us?

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

These things are not just “nice to have”. . . they are “need to haves.” They are the things that make it possible for us to live. And so, to ensure our very survival, they must be kept safe.

It’s a big job. And no one person or organization can do it alone.

But together we can.

WWF-US is part of the WWF global network which has worked for more than 50 years to protect the future of nature. In 2016, WWF embraced a bold new strategy and transformation designed to make the organization stronger and even more effective in tackling the challenges ahead. In this video, Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International, talks about WWF’s new way of working and commitment to conservation results.

Together, we can achieve WWF’s mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Together, in partnership with foundations, governments, businesses, communities, individuals and our more than six million members, we can conserve many of the world’s most ecologically important regions.

Together, we can

  • Protect and restore species and their habitats
  • Strengthen local communities' ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon
  • Transform markets and policies to reduce the impact of the production and consumption of commodities
  • Ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decisions made by individuals, communities, governments and businesses
  • Mobilize hundreds of millions of people to support conservation

Together, we can protect life on our planet—including our own.

Because together, anything is possible.

Together possible

Imagine waking up every morning, ready to take on important work in an organization that is changing the world. Imagine building your career while protecting the future of nature for generations to come. At WWF, our employees know they are making a difference every day. We share a spirit and devotion for wildlife and nature. Our unique backgrounds and qualifications blend together to help us fulfill WWF's mission. So whether you're working at a desk in our D.C. office, attending a climate change meeting in Europe, or relocating rhinos in Nepal, you have the benefit of knowing that everything you do is part of WWF's global effort to conserve life on Earth. Join us and make a difference. Be a part of the world's leading conservation organization and do the work you've always imagined.

World Wildlife Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation through science.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) promotes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

In the administration of its employment policies and practices, WWF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, matriculation, political affiliation, or genetic information.

Benefits for eligible U.S. employees include*:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for employees and their families including domestic partners. WWF covers approximately 80-95% of the cost of coverage depending on plan selection
  • Group Life, AD&D, Short-term and long-term disability insurance paid in full by WWF
  • Optional Supplemental Life insurance
  • 403(b) available to employees with a 3% match from WWF (after 1 year of employment) and an additional 6% contribution (after 2 years of employment)
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, parental leave, and option to purchase additional paid time off
  • Pre-tax health and dependent day-care spending accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits
  • Casual work environment and dress code
  • 35 hour work week
  • Flexible Work Options – Every other Friday off and ability to telework and reduce schedule at manager’s discretion
  • Free weekly yoga classes and monthly wellness workshops on-site


* For regular positions scheduled to work 21 hours or more per week.

World Wildlife Fund Reviews

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    "great workplace and team"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at World Wildlife Fund full-time (More than a year)


    good balance (work-life)
    every second friday is off
    no hard deadlines as such


    takes time to grow internally
    salary not the best

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World Wildlife Fund Interviews



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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at World Wildlife Fund (Washington, DC) in June 2015.


    apply online, take two weeks to process my application. First phone interview, then followed by two one-to-one person interview at the Washington, D.C office. The person who interviewed me is nice and told me a lot of the position and their work. It was a helpful experience.

    Interview Questions

    • what do you see yourself in the future?   3 Answers
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World Wildlife Fund Awards & Accolades

  • People's Choice Best Non-Profits to Work for, Opportunity Knocks, 2008

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