Posted by Willy Franzen on May 25, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
Lackland AFB, TX
|Management Advisor- East Africa Madagascar & West Indian Ocean Region|
|Program Manager, Central Africa|
|Material Handler - Warehouse|
|Information Management Officer [Temporary]|
New York, NY
|International Climate Policy Associate|
|Wildlife Refuge Manager|
Fort Leavenworth, KS
|Welcome Center Coordinator|
San Jose, CA
Fort Polk, LA
I grew up in suburban Connecticut, but I spent a lot time outdoors, both around my house and in more wild places. During my childhood I rarely saw deer, turkeys, coyotes, or hawks. Only a few times did I ever hear or see a woodpecker. Seeing wildlife was special. As I got older that began to change. I see all of the above relatively often now, and I swear that I hear a woodpecker banging away every day now. I definitely consider this a victory for local conservationists who have worked hard to save and bring back wildlife habitats; however, I also know that many species of flora and fauna are still in danger across the world. Conservation International is an organization whose mission statement should be “saving life on Earth.” Instead they have chosen the slightly less terse:
We believe that the Earth’s natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally, and economically. Our mission is to conserve the Earth’s living heritage – our global biodiversity – and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.
Either way, they’re doing great work towards helping the world balance the needs of society with nature.
The first thing that we noticed about Conservation International is that they have a gorgeous website. It looks great, it’s easy to use, and it’s full of information. They have a multimedia player on the right hand side of their web pages and articles on career ideas and job search tips. They also provide in-depth information on a wide range of conservation related issues. Their approach to conservation is also fascinating. Since their website is so great, and we have a graduation ceremony to be at today, we’ll leave most of the research up to you.
Although Conservation International doesn’t appear to have tailored any jobs specifically for new college graduates, they have a number of entry-level job opportunities. These include Editorial Assistant, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, Training Assistant, and Web Producer. The job descriptions are really detailed, so it should pretty easy to get a sense of which jobs are best to apply for. All the positions that we listed are located in Arlington, VA. We were especially impressed by some of the job descriptions for senior positions at Conservation International. It looks like the organization is working on some fascinating topics.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
Do you hear/see more woodpeckers than you used to? We’re really curious, so please leave a comment.
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