Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. 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. Long known for our leadership on endangered species issues, Defenders of Wildlife also advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that will help keep species from becoming endangered. Our programs encourage protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indicator species for ecosystem health.  For more information, please visit  

It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

Defenders of Wildlife Washington, D.C., USA
Dec 01, 2020
Description POSITION SUMMARY This professional-level senior position will contribute to Defenders of Wildlife’s renewable energy development and wildlife conservation efforts, with a focus on offshore wind energy development (Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as the Great Lakes). The analyst will focus on offshore wind energy development risk to sensitive species, particularly those protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and will engage in federal and state policies and permitting processes for offshore development. The incumbent will coordinate with Defenders’ renewable energy and wildlife team on our cross-cutting land-based and offshore wind energy portfolio to ensure consistent implementation of national programs and policies. The Renewable Energy and Wildlife Policy Analyst will also ensure integration with Defenders’ other policy program priorities and work closely with our Field Conservation, Government Relations,...
Defenders of Wildlife Remote (Washington, D.C., USA)
Oct 28, 2020
Internship- Unpaid
Qualifications : Interns must be self-starters driven by the opportunity to help transform wildlife conservation using science and technology while learning new skills. Interns should have a passion for wildlife conservation, strong research and analytical skills, a proven ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Graduate students are preferred, but we will also consider exceptional undergraduates.   Preferred qualifications : Experience collecting, managing ,  and analyzing research data; Basic familiarity with the ESA process and associated regulatory documents; Basic familiarity with geographical information systems  software (ArcGIS or QGIS); General understanding of animal and plant biology, particularly for North American species; and Basic knowledge of R and/or another statistical analysis program for data management, statistical analysis, and visualization;...