Webinar | How to get conservation experience

Does it feel like you’re trapped in a ‘catch-22’? You need conservation experience to land a conservation job… but you need a conservation job to get experience!

We asked our conservation community about the biggest barriers they face to working in conservation – and ‘Getting conservation experience’ was the #1 challenge.

While other job sectors have clear pathways to employment, paid internships and guaranteed jobs, it can feel frustrating and overwhelming trying to become employable as a conservationist.

But getting conservation experience can be much easier, less costly (and fun!) than you might think.

In this webinar we guide you through how to get conservation experience, using 10 years of experience at Conservation Careers and 30 years’ experience in the sector.

We’ve landed fantastic conservation internships and volunteering opportunities, and we’ve helped 1000s of aspiring conservationists find quality experiences, too.

You’ll walk away with a step-by-step process to get conservation experience, armed with great resources – regardless of your financial situation, flexibility, age or career stage.

What you’ll learn

Learn our 6-step process to get conservation experience, plus resources to support you.

  • Step 1 | Start from the future. By starting with a clear vision of future you, you’re much more likely to find an experience that fulfils meaningful goals.
  • Step 2 | Identify the right experience for you. Explore the different types of conservation experiences available, for all budgets and preferences.
  • Step 3 | Find experiences. From advertised opportunities to crafting your own role, finding a great experience is easier than you think.
  • Step 4 | Filter experiences. Learn how to shortlist opportunities, avoid exploitation and maximise the chances of a fulfilling experience.
  • Step 5 | Land an experience. Whether you’re submitting an application or emailing an organisation ‘cold’, ensure you stand out.
  • Step 6 | Optimise your experience. Learn how to make the most of your experience before, during and after.

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in our Conservation Careers Academy


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