Job Search


The following links are pertinent job search tools for our CMBC alumni and current students.The job search engines listed are a good place to start looking, and consider signing up for email updates to receive information on jobs in your specific field of interest. We have also assembled links to an assortment of organizations that you may be interested in getting involved with. The links will often take you directly to their career or job search page to view openings. We have included some excellent fellowship and internship opportunities, many of which are offered on a rolling basis or renewed annually and can serve as a great way to make connections. Some opportunities require you to apply while still enrolled as a graduate student, such as the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, Presidential Management Fellowship and the Pew Leadership Year, so start searching early! Good luck with your job search and please feel free to contact the CMBC Alumni Community if you want assistance networking with other alumni, or if you notice opportunities you believe should be included on this list.

Job Search Engines 

Fisheries jobs         

Earthworks - Oceanography - Jobs & Careers in the USA - Welcome to - Environmental and Activist Job Search

Green Jobs | TreeHugger - Environmental Job Search

Acre - network for sustainability and environmental professionals (mostly UK) 

Job Search Made Simple | Simply Hired - General Job Search

Association of Zoos and Aquariums - List of Zoo and Aquarium Jobs

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Job Site

Brad Traverse - Capitol Hill Jobs - Environmental Job Search, Great Email Updates - Good general search tool - Green Jobs
The Consultative Group on Conservation Biology - Job Board
Society for Conservation Biology - Job Board

Large NGOs

Ocean Conservancy


The Nature Conservancy

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)

Conservation International

Greenpeace International

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Environmental Defense Fund

Sierra Club

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Wetlands International

Friends of the Earth

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

National Audubon Society

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Wildlife Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

Defenders of Wildlife

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

World Resources Institute (WRI) 

WorldFish Center

Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)

Resources for the Future (RFF)


Smaller NGOs

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Blue Ocean Institute

Cetacean Alliance

Ocean Champions

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Marine Fish Conservation Network

Surfrider Foundation


Friends of the Sea Otter

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

San Diego Coastkeeper

ORCA (Ocean Research and Conservation Association)

Fish Wise

Marine Stewardship Council

Blue Frontier Campaign

Save the Bay - San Francisco 

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation


Internships and Fellowships

Marine Conservation Biology Institute

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries

Knauss Fellowship: Sea Grant: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

WWF - Science - Fellowships

NRDC: Internships

Environmental Defense Fund Internships

Sierra Club Washington DC Internships

Pew Leadership Year - The Pew Charitable Trusts

Marine Fish Conservation Network - Internships

Sierra Club San Francisco Internships

San Diego Zoo Internships

Surfrider Foundation - Internships

Employment & Internship Opportunities | Oceana North America

San Diego Coastkeeper - Internships

Heal the Bay | Santa Monica Pier Aquarium | Internships

Audubon Society: Internships On the Hill Jobs

Marine Stewardship Council - Internships

Center for Environmental Quality Internship | The White House

Union of Concerned Scientists - Internships

UN Internship Programme

AAAS - Congressional Fellowship (PhDs)

NOAA: Coral Reef Conservation Program: Coral Fellowship

AIBS Public Policy Office | Student Opportunities

The Ocean Project Internships

Catalina Island Conservancy Internships

Resources for the Future Internships and Research Fellowships


Zoos, Aquariums & Museums

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Zoo

Aquarium of the Pacific

National Aquarium in Baltimore

New England Aquarium


San Diego Natural History Museum

American Museum of Natural History - Center for Biodiveristy and Conservation

Aquarium of the Bay

Heal the Bay | Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Smithsonian Institution

Museum Conservation Institute Home Page


Conservation Research

Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

REEF - Reef Environmental Education Foundation

San Diego Natural History Museum: Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at AMNH

California Sea Grant Home Page

CeNCOOS - Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System

Aquarium of the Bay Conservation

Come to Explore | Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

ORCA - Ocean Research & Conservation Association

Smithsonian Institution

Museum Conservation Institute Home Page

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Marine Mammal Research Programs

American Institute of Biological Sciences - Classifieds

National Association of Marine Laboratories - Career Opportunities

Biology Jobs .com - Biology Life Science Careers Site. Science Jobs To Change Our World.


Research | PISCO

Algalita Marine Research Foundation, California 

 NatureServe (Research and Science-to-Management Jobs)


U.S. Government

National Marine Protected Area Center

U.S. Senate: Employment

NAVY - Environmental Stewardship

Working opportunities with FAO

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

NOAA Workforce Management Office

California Department of Fish and Game

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Fish and Wildlife Service

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly MMS)

The Whitehouse, Center for Environmental Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Everglades National Park

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Channel Islands National Park




Strategic Ocean Solutions

Environ CAREERS - Environmental Consulting


David Gardiner & Associates: Forging Solutions to Climate and Energy Challenges

ENTRIX | Career Opportunities | Job Postings

Delta Consultants

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

ICF International



Environmental Education and Communications


Ocean Discovery Institute

Environmental Education Jobs Database

Environmental Advocacy and Communications Jobs in Environmental Career Opportunities

Ocean Communicators Alliance

Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS): About Us

Department of Fish and Game: Education and Outreach

Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence

Ocean Discovery! - Welcome : .

Ocean Institute

Roundhouse Aquarium

Heal the Bay | Santa Monica Pier Aquarium | Jobs

National Geographic

ARCC :: Who We Are :: Job Opportunities


Clean Energy - Clean Energy Jobs

Green Job Board -

Green Jobs | TreeHugger

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) - Jobs and Internships

Renewable Energy Quick Job Search

Green Careers, Green Jobs: Green Career Center

Offshore Wind Energy Jobs

European Wind Energy Alliance (EWEA)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)


International Conservation Organizations

Fisheries Secretariat

International Ocean Institute

Marine Research Foundation (Sabah, Malaysia).

Employment with UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Working opportunities with Food and Agriculture Organization (UN) - Cold-water and deep sea coral conservation (England)

Living Oceans Society - (Canada)

Ecology Action Centre (EAC)

Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program

List of New Zealand Conservation Organizations

David Suzuki Foundation (Canada)

Coalition Clean Baltic (Sweden)

Centro de Conservacion Cetacea (Chile)

BirdLife International

The Australian Marine Conservation Society

Lighthouse Foundation (Germany)




Nature Tourism Planning Sustainable Wildlife Programs

Whale Watching & Farallon Island Eco Tours - ecosocialist tourism

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)



Alumni Community Contacts:
Matt Huelsenbeck (MAS Class of 2010)





"One of the greatest scientific challenges facing society today is understanding, protecting, managing, and restoring biodiversity in our oceans.

—Nancy Knowlton
Founding Director, CMBC