|Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Job Listings
|Job listings for all accredited zoos and aquariums are posted here, a great place to get started.
|American Association of Zoo Keepers - Job Board
|AAZK "Opportunity Knocks" board, zoo keeper jobs and internships.
|National Park Service
|Job information available but you have to dig. Try going to individual park sites as well or government job boards.
|Database of all federal jobs, including wildlife openings. Limited utility.
|National Wildlife Refuge System
|Excellent opportunities are available. Explained and cross-listed under USFWS below.
|This link opens a new browser window that in turn offers multiple links and some suggestions for finding opportunities.
|Fantastic place, offers semester-long research internships with housing and pay.
|Point Reyes Bird Observatory - multiple internships, stipends available
|Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
|Internships with herps sometimes available if you search the site.
|Institute for Bird Populations
|Offers internships with training, housing, and a stipend.
|The Wetlands Institute
|Salt marsh ecology, internships in chelonian biology, education, aquarist assistants
|The mother lode of academic research internships, usually paid, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (research experiences for undergrads)
|National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
|General information on careers, explanations of the field, and useful links.
|Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
|Interns will receive intense rehabilitation training focusing on native wildlife.
|NWRA Job Listings
|Searchable, national job listings, you can choose the search criteria - an excellent resource.
|Environmental Jobs & Careers
|Job and internship opportunities, but the site is very broad - not limited to wildlife.
|Wildlife Internship Listing
|Good listing of rehab and other internships, hosted by the University of Vermont.
|Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
|Interns will be involved in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation from admission to release. These unpaid internship positions are offered each year between April 1st and October 31st. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2018.
|Marine Mammal Stranding Center
|Volunteer opportunities for those that want marine mammal experience.
|New Mexico Wildlife Center
|Hands-on internship assisting rehabilitation staff with all aspects of care.
|State agency for conservation, includes links to all Pennsylvania state parks. There are similar agencies in each state although the precise name and organization will vary.
|State Wildlife Agencies
|This page provides links to the game commissions in each state in the US and the provinces of Canada. Note that some states may have other relevant agencies in addition to the ones listed. For example, PA has the DCNR, game commission, and fish and boat commission - all with different jurisdictions.
|Wildlife Job Postings at TAMU
|An outstanding site maintained at Texas A&M University. Great listings of permanent & temporary positions, internships, and other links.
|NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
|Listing of all NSF-REU sponsored research opportunities nationally, paid research internships.
|The USDA offers a number of openings related to wildlife, animal control, and animal welfare. Often overlooked.
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
|National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS), environmental fellowships
|Institute for Wildlife Studies
|Some seasonal and full-time positions, also picked up at the Texas A&M job board.
|Dolphin Research Center
|Unpaid internships in FL working with dolphins and/or sea lions.
|Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
|National Audubon Society
|Explore the state Audubon societies as well for opportunities close to home.
|Student Conservation Association
|Diverse conservation positions from around the country. Volunteer although some pay living expenses. Youth Conservation Corps in some states hire upperclassmen or recent grads to direct their youth corps (see state chapters of interest and make an inquiry).
|Ornithological Societies of America
|Listings primarily on birds (of course!). Good site for summer internships and biological technician positions.
|Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
|This is a 90-day unpaid position (by 4 quarters/terms) allowing one to gain experience in the zoological field.
|A great resource for finding environmental internships and information on environmental science in general.
|Loop Abroad offers two-week veterinary service programs in Thailand where students work alongside a US veterinarian learning and practicing clinical skills in a dog shelter and volunteering with elephants at the world-renowned Elephant Nature Park. Small groups, experienced staff, no pre-requisites, a hands-on curriculum, and financial aid make this trip accessible to any student who loves animals.
cholarships are available to cover the costs associated with course tuition, meals, lodging, and travel to attend AZA's professional training courses. The Scholarship Quick Facts table shows eligibility requirements for each scholarship and which scholarships can be applied to each training course. Our scholarships are awarded on an annual basis each summer for the upcoming course year (September-May). Applications are posted mid-May with a mid-July deadline. Scholarship decisions are sent by early September.
AZA's Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer the following full scholarships:
AZA is also offering two tuition scholarships, which cover only the cost of course registration:
Completed applications are due mid-July each year. Only one scholarship application may be submitted per individual per year. An individual cannot be awarded the same scholarship more than once. An individual is not eligible to receive any AZA scholarship more frequently than every three years. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all letters of recommendation are submitted by the due date. Applications are evaluated and recipients are chosen by the AZA Professional Development Committee, and as applicable representatives from sponsoring institutions. Recipients will be notified in early September.
All AZA applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
Please note: If you do not receive the award and plan to take the course anyway, the scholarship application does not represent a reserved space in an AZA course. To secure a space in a course you must submit a complete registration and pay the tuition in full. If you receive the award, your full tuition payment will be refunded.
In partnership with AZA, the Zoo Conservation Outreach Group's (ZCOG) Conservation Training Scholarship Program is also pleased to offer a number of scholarships for our international zoo, aquarium, and conservation community colleagues.
More information and applications for ZCOG scholarships are available on the ZCOG website.
Contact ZCOG at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about international scholarships.
AZA's professional training course scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).
Funded by Georgia Aquarium, Administered by the One Health Commission
ILDLIFE JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
This is a list of the top US wildlife job search resources.
WILDLIFE-RELATED JOB BOARDS
Texas A & M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board:
Conservation Job Board:
Ecology ListServ: https://www.esa.org/
Association of Zoos and Aquariums: https://www.aza.org/jobs
American Fisheries Society: https://fisheries.org/
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association: https://www.nwrawildlife.org/
Conservation Corps: Great for early career! https://corpsnetwork.org/
University Research Labs: Discover on University/Department websites, from journal articles, or from your school contacts. Email lab re: paid or volunteer opportunities. Great for building qualifications for grad school.
USA Federal Jobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/
State Wildlife Agencies: search on agency site
Local Government / Agencies: search on agency site; also many jobs on: https://www.governmentjobs.com
Major NGOs: WWF, WCS, TNC, Conservation International, Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited
Ecological Consulting Firms: I will comprise a separate list soon
Land Trusts: https://www.findalandtrust.
Resource Conservation Districts: https://www.nacdnet.org/
Nature Centers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers:
Zoos and Aquariums:
Internships, Seasonal and Temporary Jobs – Texas A&M – excellent site for field biology internships. See 'Browse by Type' on right side of page.
Student Conservation Organization - service through summer and spring break internships in national parks, government, conservation organizations (note, the Communications Manager of Admissions Randall Rupp is a UC alumnus)
RIT - Internship List
- excellent and up-to-date site
Society for Conservation Biology - Jobs, Internships, Assistantships
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Wildlife Biology and Forestry Jobs – excellent site for internships and graduate assistantships
Ecology and Field Biology Internships – Penn State Forestry
National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)
USA Jobs - Government Jobs
Federal Jobs Digest
State and Local Governments
National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)
Conservation Biology Assistantships, Internships, and Jobs
Animal Behavior Society – Jobs, Internships, and News
Field Biology/Ornithology Internships and Jobs
Organization of Biological Field Stations – Summer jobs/internships
US Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
Zoo Jobs and Internships – American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Whale Research Internships
Bald Head Island Sea Turtle Conservation Internships
Student Conservation Association – Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Environmental Careers Organization
Primate Jobs (studying primates; you must also be a primate!)
Entomology Jobs, Assistantships, and Internships
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers
Animal Rehabilitation Centers by State
Marine Biology and Oceanography Internships
(Scroll down for internships):
Southern States Cooperative
Zoetis Biometrics Internship
Beef/Dairy/Small Ruminant Internships
Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)
Certified Angus Beef
National Cattlemen's Beef Association Government Affairs Public Policy Internship
Silver Spur Ranches (Equine internships also)
Sitz Angus (Accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2015; Contact Jim Sitz email@example.com)
WH Miner Research Institute (Equine internships also)
American Horse Publications
American Quarter Horse Association
American Paint Horse Association
Colorado State University Equine Breeding Farm Internship
Draft Horse Management Internship
Four Sixes Ranch
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI)
Kentucky Equine Research Internship
Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehibilitation Center
Lazy E Ranch
YardandGroom.com - Equestrian recruiting worldwide
National Pork Producers Council Washington Internship Program
North Carolina Pork Council
Zoo/Exotic/Marine Animal/Companion Internships
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Audobon Nature Institute
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Conservators' Center Inc.
Duke Lemur Center
Greensboro Science Center Internship 2017