URGENT: Four Mexican gray wolves caught in leg traps in New Mexico. Many more leg hold traps, snares and poisons are found across the New Mexico landscape.

Will you chip in right now to help provide the resources we need to fight for these wolves – in the field, in court, and in Washington, D.C.?

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 position has lead responsibility for the regional implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s national legislative and administrative priorities.
The internship is an opportunity for an advanced college, graduate, or post-graduate student to work with CCI and other Defenders staff.
The senior communications position is responsible for helping to plan and implement a wide variety of media activities to gain coverage for Defenders of Wildlife and the issues on which Defenders works.
Defenders of Wildlife’s Alaska office is seeking an outgoing and passionate person to work on important conservation outreach, communication and engagement efforts, particularly related to conserving Kenai brown bears and Cook Inlet beluga whales and protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and its wildlife from oil and gas development.
This position will help conduct policy research and analysis to further our strategic habitat and species conservation goals on the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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.
This position provides assistance to the Finance department. This position includes a wide variety of responsibilities including time sheet collection and review, record retention, and contracts database administration.
The Human Resources Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following areas: benefits administration, HRIS maintenance, onboarding/offboarding, policy implementation, performance management, employment law compliance, and training/development.
This professional-level position is responsible for working with the Texas Senior Representative to implement assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in Texas, with a focus on conserving both state and federally listed threatened and endangered species and ensuring the sustainable management and conservation of habitats, while working collaboratively with other Defenders’ staff, programs, and departments.
This professional-level position is responsible for managing a Defenders of Wildlife’s federal lands policy portfolio focused on 1) leading and coordinating Defenders’ response to Department of the Interior policies affecting wildlife on public lands and 2) supporting Defenders’ National Wildlife Refuge System Defense Campaign.

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