The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is one of America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organizations, with more than six million supporters and 51 state-level affiliate organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories. Our programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities for all, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.
We are seeking a Conservation Science Fellow for a full-time 11-month, paid opportunity. This position is based at NWF’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC and supports our Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Team. This team serves as NWF’s lead on issues related to climate adaptation and resilience, provides scientific leadership and support on wildlife conservation and policy issues, and supports the organization’s commitment to using the best available science in its work on policy, advocacy, conservation, education, and communications. In this role you will report to the Senior Wildlife Biologist and support NWF’s Chief Scientist.
NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 11-month position offers $14.25/hour plus core benefits.
In this role you will:
Qualifications we’re looking for include:
Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus.
We are committed to building a complementary team and strongly support candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.
We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at https://www.National Wildlife Federation.org/About-Us/DEIJ.
If you have a disability and require an accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 703-438-6244.
Candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume, along with an original writing sample.
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