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Jobs and Internships

This page is intended to provide you with links to relevant jobs search pages for the field of protected area implementation.  If you are on the search for a job, career change, internship or volunteer opportunity related to protected areas or conservation, we hope that you will find it here.   

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

AIMs advertises for staff to join their research, operational and corporate teams and welcome applications from candidates across the globe.

Coral List

    Coral list (funded by NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program and NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory) advertises a range of marine related jobs worldwide.  


  Eco-Consult Pacific, based in Fiji, advertises many jobs from the Pacific Islands region.  You can sign up to receive emails of forthcoming jobs on their website.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

  A range of career opportunities at the GBRMPA and their education centre Reef HQ Aquarium are advertised on their website.

Nature Jobs

   There are many academic positions (mid and high level) advertised on Nature’s Job website.

New Zealand Conservation Jobs

  For a list of conservation jobs currently available in New Zealand, visit the NZ Conservation Jobs website.

Pacific Island Jobs

  The Pacific Island Jobs website is a searchable database of jobs available in the Pacific.  They also have a useful list of all organisations in the Pacific Islands.

PROTECTED AREAS: challenges and responses for the coming decade

This is the first of a new series of dialogues from Equilibrium Research, in light of current opportunities and pressures on protected areas, building up to the revision of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s biodiversity targets in 2020, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and wider patterns of economic and social development. The views are those of the authors and represent no other organisation or institution.

Dialogues are not referenced for reasons of space; key sources are available on request. The ideas outlined here build on our research since our founding in 1991, and in conversations and interaction with people throughout the world.

Protect Planet Ocean

  The jobs database on Protected Planet contains U.S. based and international jobs relating to the marine field.


  A range of career and internship opportunities with RARE are advertised on their website.

Reef Check

   There are a range of paid and volunteer positions advertised on the Reef Check.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

  SPC advertises positions within its organization to international and national applicants (depending on the position).  Jobs are mostly based in Fiji or New Caledonia.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Commission

  For details of available positions within Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Commission (SOPAC), in Fiji, visit their vacancies page.

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

  SPREP advertises career positions at their base in Apia as well as tender opportunities. There may be positions in other Pacific Island Countries periodically.  Visit the vacancies page to view the list of current vacancies and tenders.

Society for Conservation Biology

  The Society for Conservation Biology advertises U.S. based and international positions for the conservation community on their job board.  The database is searchable by key word, U.S. State or Country.

Sustainable livelihood strategies for conservation of biodiversity in Fiji, including potential crops and value adding opportunities in three FPAM project sites.

FAO’s project “Forestry and Protected Area Management” (FPAM) assists four countries, Fiji, Niue,Samoa and Vanuatu, with the goal of strengthening biodiversity conservation and the reduction of
forest and land degradation. The project’s development objective is to enhance the sustainablelivelihoods of local communities living in and around protected areas.

The Nature Conservancy

   For an interactive website of worldwide jobs with The Nature Conservancy visit their website.

United Nations Environment Programme

  The United Nations Environment Programme has a range of jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities worldwide. To view them, visit the UNEP Vacancies Website.  The website also advertises consultancies, internships and volunteer opportunities.

U.S. National Park Service

  To search for jobs with the U.S. National Park Service, you need to visit the federal jobs page.  However if you are interested in a volunteer or internship position, you can visit the National Park Service website.

World Wide Fund for Nature (Pacific)

  For details of any job openings at WWF South Pacific, visit their website.