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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.

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This professional-level position is responsible for implementing assigned work plans for the California Program of Defenders of Wildlife. The primary responsibilities include implementation of programs, strategies, campaigns, and projects focusing on strategic plan priorities in California.
The Communications Intern will assist with the creation of copy for the blog, video production, graphic design and photo management.
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 Director of the Southeast Program is responsible for opening and overseeing a new office in and expanding Defenders of Wildlife’s presence in the Southeastern United States. The new office will be located in one of the following locations: Atlanta, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Knoxville, Tennessee.
Defenders is seeking a volunteer intern with strong interest in conservation to help analyze and visualize data on endangered species conservation in North America.
The Accountant will serve as support for all Finance areas, with a focus on grants accounting, revenue recording, financial compliance, and general ledger reconciliations.
Defenders’ publications division is offering a summer volunteer internship to a graphic design student with a commitment to Defenders’ organizational priorities.
Under supervision of Director of Publications create graphic designs, choose and procure photos, assist with proofing and revisions, oversee pre-press process, and work with printers and other vendors to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of Defenders’ publications for print and online, including Defenders, our full-color, quarterly membership publication, and our annual report.
The IT Help Desk Associate position provides hardware and software support to National Headquarters and field office staff members of Defenders of Wildlife. This is an eighteen (18) month term position, with the potential to be extended.
The Marketing Intern will assist in the creation and promotion of content across various marketing channels, including website, social media, blog and more.

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