Successful candidates are selected based on their enthusiasm, skills and vision. We seek diverse candidates from non-profit organizations, foundations, federal and state governments and the private sector. Applicants should be interested in all three components of the course: Networking and career mentoring opportunities, training in leadership and wildlife conservation campaign skills, and implementing a wildlife conservation project in a team setting. Participants will be expected to devote time throughout the two-year period to designing and implementing a group wildlife conservation project Applicants should have at least three years experience in the wildlife conservation field, with at least 15 years in the profession ahead of them.
All costs for the program are covered for selected US-based participants, who will be invited to attend a one-week training course each spring and a final, two-day training at the end of the program.
International applicants must show an ability to cover the cost of two flights to the United States, and must be fluent in English.
Applications are accepted every two years in September/October of the graduating class. To view the previous class’s application download HERE. The next application period is anticipated for September/October of 2018.