Center for Biological Diversity Fellowship (Paid)

General position overview:

The Center for Biological Diversity is offering a full-time, one-year fellowship to a motivated, hard- working individual interested in helping us protect species and their habitats. The Center is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders in the conservation movement. Applicants offering diverse experiences and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The fellow will work with experienced Center staff who will provide supervision, training and mentorship. This post will provide the chosen candidate with opportunities to learn unique skills from our motivated, experienced and creative staff of lawyers, scientists, campaigners and organizers to help them become an environmental leader of tomorrow. The fellowship will be tailored to fit the fellow’s interests and experiences as well as organizational needs.

Applicants can apply for either the law or science fellowship position below:

  • Law fellow: Work with Center attorneys on cutting-edge environmental litigation
  • Science fellow: Work with Center scientists to analyze and promote the latest research relevant to policy-making


Fellows will conduct research, writing and outreach appropriate for their fellowship and participate in existing Center projects to support our work to protect endangered species and wild places. Fellows will also have fun while learning.


- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Highly motivated and excellent time-management skills

- Background or experience in conservation or environmental justice issues

- JD, Masters or PhD degree

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting diversity both in the workplace and the world. We believe there is not only an intrinsic link between protecting the diversity of the Earth's cultures, languages, plants and animals, but between that work and having a staff diverse in gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background.

Application process:

Please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample via email to [email protected]. Indicate what type of fellowship (law or science) you are interested in applying in the subject line. We are seeking fellowship applications for both 2015 and 2016. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15, 2015, and applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

[The Center for Biological Diversity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization with more than 900,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. We have over 100 staff in offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, D.C. It is the policy of the Center for Biological Diversity to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, political affiliation, family responsibility, matriculation, personal appearance or economic background, or any other legally protected status. Candidates with a diverse background are encouraged to apply.]

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