Animal Sciences & Wildlife Conservation
A common theme of this career community is a desire to work with live animals and marine life and/or engage in activities that allow humans to understand more about them. Individuals who are drawn to this career community are often pursuing coursework in the life sciences, ecology, studying environmental policies and affairs related to conservation, forestry and wildlife management. Examples of jobs related to these interests are career paths that might lead to jobs as a veterinarian, wildlife rehabilitator, animal caretaker/groomer, zoologist, wildlife biologist, agricultural manager, animal scientist, and farmworker.
Learn & Explore
Recommended databases and sample fellowship & internship programs
- Animal Rescue League of Boston – Often needs volunteers to help with everything from feeding and training shelter animals, to providing care to community cats, to staffing special events, and general office support.
- Jobs at Mass Audubon Society – Allow individuals to work in classrooms, fields, forests, parks, state legislature offices, and wildlife sanctuaries.
- Conservation Biology & Wildlife – Listings of summer camps, research internships, REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral positions.
- Nkonzo Wildlife Research Internships in Conservation
- The Wilderness Society – Combines science, advocacy, and education in its initiatives to protect the wilderness. Posts internships, scholarships, and staff positions.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Provides internships and jobs for those passionate about science, nature, plants and wildlife, water and air quality, and education.
- American Society of Animal Science
- National Animal Care & Control Association
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
- Massachusetts Human Society
- The Nature Conservancy
- Advice on Applying to Veterinary School – From the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
- Veterinarian Tech programs in Massachusetts
- Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University