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At WildEarth Guardians, you have the opportunity to gain important skills in conservation work. Since conservation advocacy involves working in the scientific, legal, and policy arenas, interning with WildEarth Guardians will give you an excellent opportunity to explore these fields and professions. In addition, you’ll participate in our nationally recognized innovative conservation strategies that seek to mobilize citizens and decision makers to better protect our environment.
WildEarth Guardians has the following job opening at this time:
Fellow Position: Greater Gila Advocate
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Background: The Greater Gila region, the birthplace of Aldo Leopold’s wilderness ideal and home to an additional 2.2 million acres of potential wilderness, is one of the most important conservation landscapes in North America. Often called the Yellowstone of the southwest, it deserves the attention and protections given Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and the Grand Tetons. It also deserves a healthy and robust population of Mexican wolves. WildEarth Guardians has been working intensively in the Greater Gila for nearly two decades and our landscape conservation work is poised to reach significant new milestones in the coming 24 months.
WildEarth Guardians seeks a two-year, Wyss Fellow to help advance a market-based approach that retires high conflict cattle grazing allotments on national forest lands and leads to new wilderness designations. After six years working on this campaign, we now have an opportunity to designate over 200,000 acres of new wilderness and retire grazing permits on nearly 300,000 acres in the Greater Gila. This work leverages years of efforts partnering with ranchers to retire grazing permits on allotments that have high wilderness and wolf conservation values; success will implement a new rancher-conservation relationship in the southwest that sets the stage for designating wilderness over the coming decade while also helping to maximize Mexican wolf recovery.
A WildEarth Guardians’ Wyss
Fellow will bring an expanded on-the-ground presence and leadership to our
campaign over a two-year period. We have a history of developing and mentoring
future conservation leaders. Eligible candidates will just be completing their
education or are new to the conservation field with the potential to become
Activities and Responsibilities:
Stipend: $40,000 - $42,000.
To apply send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Bryan Bird, Wild Places Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: 1/17/2014
WildEarth Guardians is an environmental advocacy organization working to protect and restore the wildlife, wild rivers, and wild places of the American West. WildEarth Guardians was founded in 1989 and has a long history of conservation successes protecting carnivores, ancient forests, rivers and other threatened landscapes and wildlife. We rely on a potent combination of litigation, education, scientific analysis, and public advocacy on behalf of the West’s threatened wildlife and wild places. WildEarth Guardians is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.
"Interns at Guardians get valuable experience while working on current environmental issues. The satisfaction that comes from watching your work contribute to forward-thinking solutions vaults the internship ahead of any academic experience- hands down." - Jesse Tremaine, Legal Intern Summer 2010