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.

Benefits Plan


This entry level full-time permanent position works as a member of the facilities team and provides general support across all department services including mailroom, front desk coverage, general maintenance and engineering support.
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 primary responsibility of the Revenue Processing Assistant is to support Defenders revenue processing streams in a timely and accurate manner.
Defenders of Wildlife is seeking a broadly-trained Senior Scientist to provide support, coordination, and leadership on science issues for all departments at Defenders.
The Social Media & Web Marketing Associate is responsible for the management, growth and cultivation of Defenders’ online communities across Defenders’ social networks.
This position requires working knowledge of federal environmental and natural resources law and significant litigation experience.