Welcome to Conservation Careers

Are you in the right place?

  • Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife, but are feeling a little lost, disillusioned or stuck?
  • Are you stuck in a job you hate, and want to be a conservationist?
  • Are you studying and worried about the job hunt when you graduate?
  • Are you looking for work right now, but are failing to get your first conservation job?
  • Do you feel the career support you’re getting just isn’t good enough?

Then, you’re in the right place.

About Conservation Careers

We envisage a world where wildlife thrives, and are striving to achieve this by helping conservationists achieve career success. As the number one careers advice centre for conservationists, we are helping over 200,000 conservationists in 228 countries across the globe each year.

On our site you’ll find all the latest opportunities, training, experiences, advice and more to get you hired quicker. We list over 8,000 conservation jobs, volunteer and internships each year and have published over 400 careers advice articles and interviews with some of the leading professionals in the sector.

Where to start?

With so much content on our site, it can be hard to know where to start… To help, we suggest you follow the four step below to get started in your conservation career…

Step 1 | Take our 30-second careers quiz

In order to help you navigate your options, we recommend you start by taking our quick and simple careers quiz.

Step 2 | Read our Ultimate Guides to getting a job in conservation

Conservation Scholorships

Top Conservation Scholarships | Your ticket to Training, Experiences, Research & Projects

At Conservation Careers we’re on a mission to help conservationists achieve career success, and create a world where wildlife thrives. We believe all conservationists should be able to pursue the …

Meet the Top Conservation Training Opportunities worldwide!

At Conservation Careers we’re on a mission to help conservationists find the best training opportunities to launch or boost their careers. That’s why we’re sharing the Top Conservation Training Opportunities …
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TOP US Conservation Organizations

At Conservation Careers we’ve helped a huge diversity of Conservation Organizations working in or out of the United States, and come across many more. As we expand into the US …

Video | Postgraduate Training for Conservation Careers

Are you looking for the best postgraduate training to further your conservation career? Do you think you might need to do a Masters, Postgraduate Certificate or similar? During this live …

Do I need a Master’s Degree (to work in Conservation)?

In the conservation sector, the question “Do I need a master’s degree to work in conservation?” is asked almost as often as ‘How do I get a conservation job?’, and …

How to switch careers into conservation | Your top ten questions answered

Have you always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know where to start? You might be working in a totally unrelated field …
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Finding the Best Conservation Internships and Volunteering Opportunities

Conservation internships and volunteering are often considered fundamental rites-of-passage to land a conservation job. But if you haven’t had much experience in the sector, how can you choose the best …
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Top Turtle Conservation Internships

Our planet’s seven species of sea turtle have captured the fascination of conservationists and concerned citizens the world over. In this post, we profile turtle conservation internships and volunteer opportunities …
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Top 20 PAID or FREE Conservation Internships

Conservation internships can be a great way to gain valuable experience, and help you to secure your first paying conservation job.
But we know when you’re studying or job-hunting that money …

How to apply for a conservation job: our guide to nailing your next job

So you want to apply for a conservation job? Great! With wildlife in crisis all around the world and numbers of threatened species at an all-time high, the natural world …
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The Ultimate Guide to 15 Key Conservation Jobs

Much bigger than you might imagine, the conservation industry has become a professional industry offering a dizzying array of conservation job types for job seekers. For example, on Conservation Careers to …

Access all the Ultimate Guides

Step 3 | Listen to the Conservation Careers Podcast

In the Conservation Careers Podcast, Nick Askew uncovers what it’s like to work in wildlife conservation. He explores how to get a conservation job, and discusses the latest industry news, by speaking to professional conservationists who share their career stories and advice.

So if you want the inside scoop on the life of a professional conservationist and their industry, are feeling lost in your conservation job hunt and need some direction, or wanting to switch careers into conservation but don’t know where to start – this is the podcast for you.

Latest Podcast Episodes

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Podcast: Nick Bubb | Fauna & Flora International

March 2, 2020
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to switch careers into conservation, maybe moving from banking, marketing or law and supply your trade in an effort to save nature? Well, that’s what today’s guest has …

Podcast: Francesca Trotman | Love the Oceans

February 17, 2020
In this Love the Oceans podcast we’re talking to someone whose drive, passion and achievements in a short space of time have just blown me away. Francesca Trotman is the Managing Director and Founder of …

Podcast: Ada Grabowska-Zhang | University of Oxford

February 4, 2020
Are you interested in switching careers into conservation? Or perhaps you completed some studies and you wish you’d done something more conservation-y instead? So how do you transition across and how do you reskill?
Today …

Podcast: Victoria Price | Vision Wild

January 13, 2020
This week we’re talking to Victoria Price from Vision Wild, a new organization which designs, implements and evaluates wildlife conservation projects. In this podcast we discuss how to create a successful project and share tips …
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Podcast: Dr Nick Askew | Conservation Careers

December 24, 2019
Welcome to this special extended edition of the podcast. Today we’re turning the tables slightly and talking about, well us; Conservation Careers. We thought it would be a good end to the year and to the decade …

Podcast: Andrea Pawel | Oana Namibia

December 9, 2019
Oana wildlife reserve in the deep south of Namibia is 45,000 hectares of breath-taking mountainous semi-desert. Home to a previously unknown population of leopards, the reserve encompasses 50km of the lush Orange River, which is …

Explore all the podcast episodes

Step 4 | Join Us

Make saving the planet your day job. Stop thinking about working in conservation and get started today by joining Conservation Careers. Our members enjoy the best career-boosting resources, training and support from the leading experts in the conservation industry. As a member you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re getting your career on the right track quickly, and that you’re not alone.

Check out the memberships here