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Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

At Defenders of Wildlife, we focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction.

We work to protect and restore America’s native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, work across international borders and educate and mobilize the public. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.

Defenders seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our nation's wildlife and natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and exceptional benefits. Defenders of Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits Plan
Legal Internships


The Accounting Clerk will serve as support for all Finance areas, with a focus on general ledger journal entries, monthly budget report distribution, and financial compliance assistance.
The Communications Intern will assist with the creation of copy for the blog, video production, graphic design and photo management.
The Digital Projects Specialist is a project planner for Defenders’ digital campaigns, serves as the lead on all digital projects and is tasked with running Defenders’ Wildlife Adoption Center
The Director of Accounting Operations has oversight over the operational expenditures of the organization including, payroll, accounts payable, and expense-related entries in the general ledger.
The endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives.
This position is designed to provide a wide range of legal experience relating to conservation issues of national significance, encompassing both litigation and policy advocacy on issues ranging from terrestrial and marine species conservation to federal lands management.
The Financial Analyst will serve as support for all Finance areas, with a focus on revenue accounting, general ledger journal entries, and financial compliance assistance.
This professional position is responsible for advancing Defenders of Wildlife’s legislative and administrative interests before Congress, the Administration and the media.
The Marketing Intern will assist in the creation and promotion of content across various marketing channels, including website, social media, blog and more.
The Payroll and Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for timesheet collection and payroll processing and accounts payable support.

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