The Nature Conservancy
Although it is not a government agency, you might consider a job with the Nature Conservancy if you are interested in helping to preserve the great outdoors. Nature Conservancy jobs are in high demand. So many people want to work for this organization that a lot of them start as volunteers in order to get a foot in the door.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Nature Conservancy's worldwide office hosts the majority of staff connected to the key institutional support functions of the organization, including external affairs, finance, general counsel, human resources, information systems, and marketing.
The conservancy has a twenty-four-hour job hotline that lists all job postings across the country. Call (703) 247-3721 to hear a recorded list of jobs ranging from secretarial/administrative assistants and journalists to field biologists and ecologists. They also have positions in locations around the world, from Virginia to Hawaii to Alaska to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.
The conservancy collaborates with a number of organizations to achieve its conservation goals. On the nonprofit's Web site, at