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General Volunteers
From stuffing envelopes to organizing and helping at our events, plus everything in between, WildEarth Guardians always needs volunteers. Whether you have just a few hours to give or would like to make a regular commitment of your time, we will put you to work on tasks that suit your interest and availability. Review our calendar of volunteer needs below and then contact us to get started.

Photographers Wanted!
Are you willing to donate your wildlife, wild places or climate and energy photos to WildEarth Guardians? We are always on the lookout for new images to use on our website and in print materials. Please send relevant images to our Communications Specialist Lori Colt or call her at (760) 405-5898 for more information. We are also always on the lookout for photographers for our events who have the ability to give us the images in a quick turn around.

At WildEarth Guardians, you have the opportunity to gain important skills in conservation work. Since conservation advocacy involves working in the scientific, legal, and policy arenas, working with WildEarth Guardians will give you an excellent opportunity to explore these fields and professions. In addition, you’ll participate in our nationally recognized innovative conservation strategies that seek to mobilize citizens and decision makers to better protect our environment.

WildEarth Guardians has the following open internship positions:

Non-profit Administration Intern, full or part-time, this is an unpaid position

Assist the WildEarth Guardians Associate Director with administration of our organization. Work could include development, membership management, budget and finance, communications, data analysis, information technology, and event planning. Attend local music festivals and other events to reach out to the community. Learn project management skills, social entrepreneurship, lead outings, and try your hand at a variety of tasks. Review data to determine trends. Use high-end graphic programs to create informational brochures and other pieces. Learn hands-on how to run a non-profit organization and have fun doing it.

Time required: suggested 2-3 months

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Skills required:

  • Planning and execution skills
  • Task Oriented
  • Foresees risks and has contingencies
  • Works well with others
  • Can manage without authority
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate multiple volunteers
  • Familiarity with Access databases preferred, but will train
  • Interpersonal relations skills

Send a cover letter to elaborate on your interests, experience, availability, or goals and a résumé (directly applicable experience not required but do include complete contact information including email and phone number) to Carol Norton at cnorton@wildearthguardians.org.


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"Interns at Guardians get valuable experience while working on current environmental issues. The satisfaction that comes from watching your work contribute to forward-thinking solutions vaults the internship ahead of any academic experience- hands down."  - Jesse Tremaine, Legal Intern Summer 2010



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Borge Hamso spent five months in the spring of 2012 interning for WildEarth Guardians in Santa Fe. A native of Norway, Borge has had the opportunity to travel, experiencing many of the world’s most beautiful and imperiled environments. By interning with WildEarth Guardians he has made his mark by helping to protect the Rocky Mountain West.