Job Opportunities

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.

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Legal Internships

The Accountant will serve as support for all Finance areas, with a focus on revenue recording, general ledger reconciliations, and financial compliance.
The Accounts Payable Specialist handles the Accounts Payable process.
Defenders of Wildlife seeks a data specialist to improve the effectiveness of U.S. endangered species conservation by analyzing large and complex datasets relating to endangered species, and communicating the results through reports, interactive online maps and charts, infographics, and other novel and creative media.
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.
The Gift Planning Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing all aspects of gift planning’s marketing program, including mail, telephone, website and e-mail promotions. The Gift Planning Manager also maintains a portfolio of 30-50 Wildlife Legacy Society donors and prospects, and regularly travels for visits and stewardship.
This position has lead responsibility for the regional implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s national legislative priorities and local issues as appropriate and approved. Through constituency building and public education the program will strengthen the group’s advocacy of national issue priorities and increase long-term regional support for wildlife conservation and recovery.
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 Systems Support Engineer assists the Director, Information Technology in aligning the Defenders of Wildlife’s IT infrastructure
Defenders’ publications division is offering a summer volunteer internship to a graphic design student with a commitment to Defenders’ organizational priorities.