Early Career / Feed

Just starting your conservation tech career path? Our Early Career group is the best place to network, chat about your master's projects, and seek advice from your peers and those who have been down this path before! Join now to get to know community members and students from around the world!


Looking for AI volunteer positions

Hello,I just joined Wildlabs and I am so excited that there are tons of information and resources here with a big, supportive community.I am a machine learning developer with 2...

1 0

Hello Donya :) 

Welcome to WILDLABS! Great to hear about your experience as a machine learning developer and interest in volunteering to help the planet using AI. 

I reckon the AI for Conservation Group would be a great place to start. You can join the group here and explore the resources and opportunities available within this community. 

Adventure Scientists would also be a great place to have a look at here for volunteer roles in conservation data management. 

I hope this information helps and good luck! 

See full post

Conservation Tech Career Pathways - what do you want to know? 

Hi wildlabbers, I made a casual comment in my post in the friday check in thread...

15 4


I am extremely sorry that I have seen this message of yours very very late! I apologies. 

Although very delayed, I have sent a note via BIRDA site's contact us section. 

I am US based. I remain open to contributing via any meaningful option. 



I have been randomly trying a few things here and there for a career switch. But so far it has been in bits and pieces. Meanwhile, I have started pursuing Masters in AI and ML hoping that might bring some tractions to my career search/ switch. 

Meanwhile, I keep at it while being in my current job. 



See full post

EarthRanger User Conference

Back for its 8th year, don't miss this year's premier global annual event where conservation practitioners from around the world convene to discuss important challenges and solutions

See full post

Computer Science student looking to work for wildlife

Hello everyone,I am a master student in Computer Science, with a specialization in AI and computer vision. I like to work with AI, computer vision, drones, sensors, autonomous...

7 0

Great information! Thank you for sharing this. I actually have Masters in Zoology and have done some field work in Marine Conservation. Since then I have worked in Science education and eventually switched to Software Programming. My dream has always been to work in Conservation, however life happened and I had to give up on this pipe dream. I currently work as a Developer in a contractor role for the Federal Government. Would someone with my experience have an advantage in conservation Tech?

I think the real demand in conservation tech is for transdisciplianry individuals. If you look at all the stand-out people in this space they are people who occupy multiple domains that are traditionally isolated. These are people who talk fluently in computer science and ecology, for example. Not only this, they are also people who create and imagine in ways that intertwin ideas and concepts across these domains. Its these people, thinking in these ways, that lead to innovations that really move us forward. Some of these people started out where you are now, having crossed domains through their career and then seeing opportunities to bring these skills together in imaginative ways. 

I couldn't agree more with both of these comments tom! I'm reading hundreds (literally hundreds) of applications for open WILDLABS roles at the moment, and the ones that stand out are those where it's really clear they're following genuine curiosity across different disciplines. If you're in conservation, it's the evidence of interest in tech (courses, projects, things you're trying and learning yourself). For tech, it's getting into conservation - all the things you mentioned. 

See full post

Summer Internships in Conservation Tech

Hello!I am a current undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis in my junior year studying environmental engineering, and I am interested in gaining an internship or...

2 0

Saw this recently on Twitter!

ConservationX and Rainforest Connection usually have open intern positions as well, so I'd check those websites. And if there's a particular area within conservation tech that you're interested in, you could also check out the Conservation Tech Directory and search around for organizations or companies to potentially reach out to about internships. 

See full post

Opportunity: networking, funding and more...

Calling early-career folks and innovative thinkers - the future leaders of their fields!  We have a fantastic opportunity to attend a virtual event that will...

4 0

Hi Liz,

A bit of both - we certainly have people from both sides of that equation. The event will be very multi-disciplinary and aims specifically to bring together a broad range of people!

Hope that helps,



Super interesting! I registered immediately.

Perhaps good to know is that if one registers, it is not only to apply for the upcoming symposium but also for future ones. So even if the coming symposium is not a perfect fit, one may register anyways.

See full post

Looking for folks to do resume/CV reviews

Hi--I'm in the middle of my job hunt, and would love to have folks to work with and give me feedback on my resume/CV, and hoped that there might be other people here on wildlabs...

10 6

Thanks for the kind wishes! I did just start a new job, and the group I tried to put together never really got off the ground. Hopefully some other folks can take this thread and make some connections and run with it, though.

HI folks: If anyone is looking for a teaching-focused academic careers (e.g. primarily undergraduate institution) I'd be happy to look at anything through that lens.  

See full post

Conservation Technology Intern (Vietnam) 

Meredith S. Palmer
*New closing date!* WILDLABS and Fauna & Flora International are seeking an early career conservationist for 12-month paid internship position to grow and support the Southeast Asia regional community in our global...

See full post