Welcome to Conservation Careers | Start Here

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

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 …
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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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 …

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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When you think about the Amazon basin and the vast area of dense jungle and vegetation, do you think about seeing dolphins? Me neither. Today we’re talking to Suzanne Smith, the Executive Director and Founder …
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Have you ever dreamt about a career exploring the coral reefs of the south Pacific, diving in Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and all the lost corners of Papua New Guinea? Perhaps you’d love to …
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On average every five minutes an albatross dies accidentally behind a fishing boat. Caught on a hook set for a fish, entangled in a net or striking a tensioned wire. During this episode a number of albatrosses …
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Competition when applying for a conservation job can be tough. The good news is that there are more jobs available than ever before. We list over 8,000 conservation jobs on our site each year and …
Rhett Butler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay, one of the largest, longest running and most important environmental news sites online.  Rhett started the site just 20 years ago when an area of rainforest he had …
With over 800 species of birds in South Africa and over 100 of them threatened, where do you start with trying to conserve them? Growing up in South Africa, Mark Anderson was taken out into …

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.