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The Conservation Careers Academy

Access industry-leading support, jobs and resources that get you hired quicker.

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Jobs | The World's Biggest Conservation Jobs Board

As a Conservation Careers Academy member, you’ll enjoy full access to the biggest collection of jobs, volunteer placements, internships and training courses.

Over 15,000 jobs

Enjoy the biggest conservation job board in the world, with over 15,000 conservation jobs globally.

Covering all job types and levels, we work especially hard to find the early career roles so important to get your career going. 

Vol. & Internships

Search through hundreds of Internships, Volunteerships and Expeditions from across the globe. 

We know some experiences can be expensive … and constantly strive to uncover those precious free (& paid!) opportunities for you to enjoy.

1,500 Courses

Explore career-boosting courses, training-events, Masters Degrees, online courses and much more.

Many of these courses are totally free, and can really boost your employability; helping you to stand out from the crowd.

5,000 Organisations

Which conservation employers are located near you? Who works on marine conservation?

Access our full archive of jobs to identify the right employers for you.


Organise all your jobs with notes so you can save them for later with ease.

Bookmark jobs, volunteer, internships and courses with the click of that bottom, and add your own notes. 

Email Alerts

Don’t let your dream job slip you by, and set up unlimited email alerts.  

You can set up daily, weekly or monthly email alerts, filtered by location, job type, level or keywords. 

Helping hundreds of conservation organisations find new staff

We work with some of the biggest (and smallest) conservation organisations to find new staff, students, volunteers and students. We know every corner of the market well.

Support | You're Not Alone

As an Academy member, you’ll join our exclusive community of aspiring and professional conservationists.

Weekly Office Hours

Attend live Zoom calls with CC Staff to ask questions and get help.

We host weekly Zoom calls to get your questions answered and to learn from others.

Hotseat Coaching

Monthly Hotseat Coaching

Live 1-hour sessions to improve key aspects of real job applications. Watch, learn and contribute or jump into the hotseat. It’s your choice!

Get Help

Get 1:1 feedback from the community.

Ask questions and receive help to tackle issues large and small. CC Coaches and the Community are here for you.

Application Showcase

Access a growing library of successful applications.

Take the guesswork out of applications and see what’s working for different employers.

Application Feedback

Get 1:1 feedback from the community.

Applying for a dream job? Get valuable feedback on your job application before you submit it!

Private Chat

Connect 1:1 with other members via private chat.

If you share an interest, need advice or want to collaborate, it’s easy to connect.

Weekly Check-ins

Get motivated and stay on track.

Share your highs and lows with the community to get support and encouragement. 

Monthly Challenges

Participate in challenges that help you grow professionally. 

From networking to goal setting, we’ll challenge you (in a good way!)

Not Facebook!

Totally Private Community. 

Chat with your fellow community members in a totally private and distraction-free environment.

Resources | Career-boosting guides and templates

As a Conservation Careers Academy member, you’ll access our full & ever-growing range of career-boosting resources including ultimate guides, application templates and video training series. These include…

Step-by-Step Job Applications

Whether you’re applying for your first professional experience or switching careers into conservation, this step-by-step guide will help you write a killer application designed to get you an interview.

Application Templates | CV & Resumes

We know what employers are looking for, and have developed a system for making high-quality CVs, resumes, cover letters and application forms. Use our templates to build your CV / Resume quickly and easily.

Switching Careers into Conservation

We monitored conservation jobs worldwide to give a snapshot of the opportunities for career switchers. Find out what skills are in demand, and how to switch on your conservation career!

15 Key Conservation Jobs

In this Ultimate Guide, we’ll walk you through the 15 key conservation job types to help you to understand where you might fit in and kick-start your career journey.

Marine Conservation Jobs
Protecting the Blue Planet

In this Ultimate Guide we’ll walk you (or paddle you…) through all the information about the marine conservation sector you need to find the right job for you and get hired in marine conservation.

Top Conservation Internships
PAID or FREE Opportunities

Conservation internships can be a great way to gain valuable experience, but we know that money can be tight. Here we review some of the top paid and no-fee conservation internships.

Top Conservation Scholarships
Training, Experiences & Research Projects

In this Ultimate Guide we review some of the top conservation scholarships around the world, to help you make your next career step a reality – whether you’re looking for training, research, an experience or a project. 

How to Switch Careers into Conservation 
Top ten questions answered

In this detailed guide we answer the top ten questions we get asked at Conservation Careers by career switchers. We also share advice from some of the key figures in the industry, plus links to free resources.

How to Find the Best Conservation Internships & Volunteering Opportunities

Are you considering a conservation internship or volunteer placement? We’ll guide you through how to find the right experience for your next career step with information, resources, tips and ideas.

Meet Your Team

Dr Nick Askew

Nick is our Director holds a PhD in the Behavioural Ecology of Barn Owls.

As a professional conservationist over the past 20 years. During his career, he has raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects in 120 countries.

Since establishing Conservation Careers he has helped over 2,000 conservationists to get their careers on track.


Dr Fernando Mateos-González

Nando is our Head of Community at and holds a PhD in Behavioural Ecology and an MSc in Animal Biodiversity.

His research on animal behaviour and conservation has led him to work in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. 

He enjoys helping students and early career professionals to find their dream environmental job.

Kristi Foster

Kristi is our Head of Engagement at and has a Master´s in Conservation Biology.

Her conservation work has led over the past 9 years to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications.

She has has coached over 100 conservationists in career planning, job applications and interviews.

Lloyd Gofton

Lloyd is our Communications Coach with 20 years of industry experience. 

During his career, he has worked with a variety of brands including WWF and Greenpeace.

He was one of the first to combine PR, social media and content marketing services, running campaigns across Europe, The Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


Yes! We can help you to understand your career options, the training needed (if any), and to make a plan to turn your dreams into action. We’re also here to help you every step of the way. If you have a question you can just ask.

There is no minimum or maximum term for your membership. You can easily cancel at any time. If you cancel within your first week (the free trial period) you will not be charged.

Membership payments are either monthly or annual – depending upon which one you choose. They can be easily cancelled at any time, and you can get a refund if you’re not 100% happy within the first seven days of taking out a membership. No questions asked.

We list all levels of employments within the conservation and ecology sector from voluntary and internships, to PhDs, entry, mid and senior level roles. The types of roles we cover are: Animal Welfare; Climate Change; Marketing Communications & Marketing; Community Conservation; Countryside Management; Ecological Consultancy; Environmental Economics; Environmental Education; Events and Visitor Engagement; Fundraising & Development; Information & Data Management; Mapping & GIS; Marine Conservation; Organisational Management; Photography and Filmmaking; Policy & Advocacy; Programme Management; Project Management; Science & Research, and; Ranger Warden & Ranger.

We are the biggest conservation job portal on the internet, and list around 15,000 vacancies from around the globe each year. The most frequent countries are USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, but we cover many other countries also.

If you’ve got something to ask, or just want to say hello, please email us at mail@conservation-careers.com.

Don't take our word for it

Kate Stephenson 2
Kate Stephenson / KateOnConservation.com | Norfolk, UK

“Not since leaving university years ago, have I had the access to such useful, comprehensive, resources; skilled professionals and real support in my learning and job hunting. 

It’s hard to overstate just how good value for money this is”.

Andrew Rogers
Andrew Rogers | Lancaster, UK

“Join!! I sat down on January 1st thinking that this year would be the one where I made a change. 

I stumbled across Conservation Careers and after a little bit of “umming and aahing” I signed up; one of the best decisions I have made”.

Antonia (Tonia) Chacon
Antonia Chacon | Sydney, Australia

“The platform has been more comprehensive and resourceful than I had ever expected or thought I needed, but since starting my membership, I don’t know how I began to prepare for a career in conservation without it … 

From its sense of community and camaraderie through to its invaluable resources, CC Pro provides everything you could possibly need to help you on the path to securing your ideal conservation role“.

Clare Roberts
Clare Roberts | Cambridgeshire, UK

“I get quality feedback and encouragement from like-minded people who are tackling similar challenges – finding conservation roles where they can really contribute. 

One of the things that makes it great is the personal touch and the feedback and connection that Nick, Kristi, Nando & Lloyd put in”.

Kaylah Krajnc
Kaylah Krajnc | Toronto, Canada

“The most valuable things for me are the connection to the instructors, access to a community of other members, and having resources all compiled and easily accessible in one area .

You’re automatically able to access many people who are in the same boat as you career-wise.“. 

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What's Included?

Supercharge your career with support, jobs and resources from the leading experts in the wildlife conservation sector.


Enjoy full access to the world’s biggest conservation job board.


Join our private community for support, events, networking & more.


Access our full & growing range of career-boosting resources.

Are you Ready!

If you’re serious about working in conservation …

Why not give yourself access to the best resources you can get your hands on?

Why not arm yourself with support, training, and guidance from industry experts?

And why not give yourself every opportunity to get hired quickly?

Yes, I'm Ready To Join!

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