I compiled these ecology and conservation biology job-hunting resources several years ago, especially for those seeking entry-level positions. I hope this is a helpful first step for students and recent graduates. Many of these sites also have plenty of academic and higher-level professional positions, too. Happy hunting! 

This first set includes the best ecology-focused job boards with all manner of field tech, research assistant, preserve manager, land trust, grad student assistantship, post-doc, professor, and land management positions. These are where I would start.

Other good ones to know about:
  • The Nature Conservancy  often has paid seasonal land management positions that start in the Spring and that are based at many of their preserves nationwide, as well as some science, education, and policy internships, and many more senior jobs.
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates . These programs are paid summer research internships available in most fields of science and generally for rising juniors and senior;
  •  Jobs with World Wildlife Fund , Wildlife Conservation Society , and Conservation International including occasional internships;
  • Orion Magazine 's job board has varied environmental jobs (policy, education, advocacy, farming, etc… less science-focused than the rest here);
  • Primate Info Net for primate-specific jobs, including many volunteer field positions;
  • USAjobs.gov -MANY government park ranger, biological field technician, and related jobs. BUT, the hiring process can be slow and hard to figure out.
  • A consortium of organizations working on issues to do with endangered species and extinction, but many of the listed groups will have job boards.
  • Don't forget  Indeed.com  and other general job search engines can turn up useful openings, too.


    **I'm happy to add more useful resources. If you know of any you'd like included, shoot me a note!**