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Wildlife Conservation Fellow – Livingston, Montana

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Job Title: Wildlife Conservation Fellow working with Land & Wildlife Program

Location: Livingston, Montana

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Position Dates: Start ASAP (2 year position, may be extended to 3)

Application Deadline: August 1st, 2012

Posted On: June 26th, 2012

Organization Overview

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement, our people helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws. Today, our staff of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and policy experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Montana, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.


NRDC is seeking a Wildlife Conservation Fellow to work with our Land & Wildlife Program in NRDC’s office in Livingston, Montana. This two-year position (with a possible extension for a third year) will support NRDC’s advocacy on behalf of endangered wild places and wildlife, with a focus on the Northern Rockies, Alaska, and the Arctic, including polar bear conservation. Periodic travel will be required.


  • Research factual and policy issues relevant to NRDC’s wildlife, Alaska and Arctic advocacy;
  • Draft, proofread, and edit documents, including correspondence, position papers, and comment letters;
  • Assist with litigation;
  • Advocacy with decision-makers, opinion-leaders, and the public;
  • Communications work, including drafting blog posts;
  • Coordinate with management of consultants; and
  • Assist with donor relations, as needed.


  • Undergraduate degree (significant course work in the natural sciences strongly preferred);
  • Outstanding academic record;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple demanding tasks;
  • Ability to work both on a team and independently, prioritize multiple projects, and perform well under deadlines;
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and enthusiasm for NRDC’s mission.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit Please include a cover letter, resume, undergraduate / graduate transcript(s), writing sample, and a list of 3 references by August 1, 2102. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information about NRDC, please visit

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