IIP Placements in Madagascar
World Wildlife Fund Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean Program
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
# of placements: 1
About: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a non-profit organization that has become one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. There are more than 1,300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world, the vast majority of which focus on local issues. WWF teams up with local non-profit agencies and global NGOs to form relationships with village elders, local councils, and regional government offices. The major project of the Madagascar office is the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Network Project. The project’s overall goal is to contribute to the maintenance of the biodiversity in marine and coastal resources of the Western Indian Ocean marine eco-region through a coherent regional network of effectively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). To reach this goal, the project has four main components: the development of a regional strategy for biodiversity and marine resources management through an eco-regional approach; the support of existing and newly created MPAs; the development of a Regional Forum of MPA managers; and an awareness and communication program related to the importance of MPAs. One placement has been established for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: This year's IIP intern will be placed in their communications department. IIP intern responsibilities may include developing marketing and communications content, writing articles and reports for different audiences, contributing to the development of communication goals, objectives, events and action plans, assisting in translation,and potentially managing communications projects.
Qualifications: IIP candidates should have interests in biology and journalism. IIP candidates with interests in communications, journalism, environmental education, conservation and/or biology are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in French would be an asset, as would skills in writing, video-editing, and content management systems.