Finding Work

It’s always difficult to find good environmental or conservation based jobs.  Accordingly, I’ve complied a list of websites posting these jobs.  I received many of the links from a query I posted on the University of Maryland ECOLOG list-serv.

One piece of advice to all job seekers: It has become common for potential employers to not bother confirming that they have received an application package.  FOLLOW UP on anything you send to any organization, by phone if you can!

I have included the http addresses in case any links are broken – please met me know if the link is broken, or if the http address does not work.

Good luck to you all


African Conservation Foundation:

American Institute of Biological Sciences:

American Society of Mammalogists :

Association of Zoos & Aquariums:

Austin College Job Board:

Biology Jobs :

Climate Change Policy and Practice:

Conservation Job Board:

Conservation News:


Duke Job Board:   (Primarily academic positions)

Duke Job Link Page:

Earth Sciences Job email list:


Eco Jobs Board:

Ecological Society of America:

European Tropical Forest Research Network:

Freelance Writing – Nature Writing:

Greener 50:

Land Trust Alliance:

Maine land trust Network:

National Ecological Observatory Network:

Nature: (Primarily academic, but not exclusively so)

Orion Grassroots Network: 

Ornithological Society of America:

Pacific Island Jobs:

Penn State Inst. of Energy & Env:

PERKHAD Wildlife Job Search: (enormous list)

Ranger 146’s Job Links:

Society for Ecological Restoration: (malware warning)

Society of Wetland Scientists Job Board:

Stop Dodo Environmental Jobs:

Texas A&M Fish and Wildlife Job’s board:

The Society for Conservation Biology:

The Wildlife Society:

Tom Langen’s Job Board:

University of Montana Job Board: (wildlife & recreation management)

USA Jobs:

Versaatile PhD: (Requires a free account and a login)

Warnell Job Board (UGA’s Forestry School):

Wildlife Extra:

Wildlife Resources Inc.:

Me and a Dwarf Caiman in Peru a few years back

One last note, on the subject of unpaid, pay-to-participate, and low-paying internships.  More and more these sorts of economically non-viable internships crop up in the job market, sucking away real jobs in favor of luring people in with the false promise of “this experience will lead to a great job.”  Unfortunately internships are less and less likely to lead to a paying job, and this is true across the board, no matter what field of work you are hunting for.

The following drawn by Matt Bors for The Medium breaks down some of the truths about internships better than I can.

The truth about internships by Matt Bors

14 comments on “Finding Work

  1. Lizza Protas says:

    Hi Neahga,
    Thanks so much for the compilation of job links. I was going to email you back on Ecolog (I’m a long-time lurker), but looks like you have it all covered.
    I’m in the same boat as you- graduated from grad school a year ago, did a variety of field work and desk work, and still looking for that elusive full-time conservation job.
    Good luck!

    • EarthKnight says:

      Thank you Lizza,

      Good luck in your job search, it can be challenging and frustrating.

      Posting the list to my blog was a good way to ensure I didn’t lose the information and that it would remain accessible to others.

      I hope it helps.

  2. Tony Leukering says:

    You missed a big one for ornithologists:

    • EarthKnight says:

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks for the addition. I will add it. I’m not an ornithologist, so it didn’t hit my radar, but it looks like a great resource for those who are.

      Thanks again!

  3. Shawn McCourt says:

    Don’t forget for nature-oriented jobs all over the world. Many of these are academic/research positions, from PhDs all the way to full Professorships, but there are also other interesting positions. The Nature Conservancy is also a good bet for advocacy and field jobs, and can be found at

    • EarthKnight says:

      Hi Shawn,

      Thanks, I’ll add the link. I’ve been trying not to add many links to sites that focus heavily on academic positions as those most people (myself included) are not looking for academic positions, but it’s good to include some and the Nature site is not exclusively academic.

      The TNC has good jobs posted, but their search interface i absolutely terrible and I can’t, in good faith, recommend it.

      There are a lot of links to organization specific job searched I did not include because those tend to be more specific to the particular organizations. I was trying to keep the list a bit more cosmopolitan.

  4. You are an amazing person for creating this blog! Thank you for sending it out on the ECOLOG list serve

  5. Norris says:

    Wonderful website you have here but I was curious if you
    knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get advice from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thank you!

    • EarthKnight says:

      Hi Norris,

      I’m sure there are a number of forums that are in line with what you’re looking for, but I’d have to do some of the same searching for them that you would have to.

      One avenue you might want to explore is signing onto the Ecolog Listserv. It’s a grab-bag of various topics, discussions, and (occasionally) job postings. The members are generally very helpful and may have some advice on forums to explore.

      Good luck

  6. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thank you

  7. J says:

    Just wanted you linked this to a previous Reddit thread of mine that I posted asking for job resources. This has been a tremendous amount of help to my search, thanks Neagha!

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