Mission: Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs.
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.
Advice to Management
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.
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Worldwatch Institute (Washington, DC) in April 2011.
The interview was really fun because I got to learn more from behind the scenes at an organization I really admire. I was from out of town so I had to do it over the phone. Unfortunately I didn't go further than the first phone screen since shortly after the first call I was accepted into a MA program that started early.
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