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Worldwatch Institute Overview

Washington, DC
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues. Worldwatch develops innovative solutions to intractable global problems, emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private ... Read more

Mission: Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs.

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    "Highly credible think tank with a great staff"

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    Because the institute has a smaller staff, there's a very tight knit community where everyone can brainstorm collectively on marketing or fundraising strategies. As an intern, I was able to bounce ideas off everyone in the office which was very nice to be able to do.


    At Worldwatch Institute, since everyone for the most part has their own research project, you do feel isolated from projects that you're not directly contributing to. Since I was interning for the communications director, I got to see bits and pieces of ongoing projects but for those that are just working on their own projects --they may not have as much of a grasp on all the projects going on.

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    I think the institute would really benefit from more group meetings just so that everyone can have an idea of what everyone else is working on. Since the staff is small, it shouldn't be hard and wouldn't hurt for everyone to get together and share what they are working on.

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Worldwatch Institute Photos

Worldwatch Institute photo of: In honor of our Dutch intern, we celebrate King's Day in orange!
Worldwatch Institute photo of: Gaelle Gourmelon stands next to the soon-to-be extinct "fossil fuels" at the Paris COP21.
Worldwatch Institute photo of: Tom Prugh speaks at the Copenhagen launch of State of the World
Worldwatch Institute photo of: Worldwatch staff at UN RIO+20
Worldwatch Institute photo of: Mark Konold and Alexander Ochs present a sustainable energy roadmap to Omar Ramirez
Worldwatch Institute photo of: Robert Engelman in Kiunga
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Worldwatch Institute Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Worldwatch Institute.


    submit application through referral, take an one hour in-person interview, was asked to describe education and past experiences, talk about the upcoming projects and how to get involved, get offer after one week,

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Company Updates

  • Our newest State of the World report is out! Check out Can a City Be Sustainable? at

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Worldwatch Institute Awards & Accolades

  • Top 5 Most Influential Environmental Think Tank, Global Go To Think Tank Index, 2016

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