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Current Employment Opportunities with Panthera

Panthera's Background
Unlike any other conservation organization in the world, Panthera’s sole mission is the range-wide conservation of the world’s 37 species of wild cats. We are the largest wild cat conservation organization in the world in terms of global outreach, funding to the field, and staff expertise. Panthera is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2006.

Panthera’s core strategies are grounded in rigorous scientific research, political engagement with heads of state and national land-use agencies, and education and outreach activities for local communities living in areas with big cats. Our large-scale initiatives with tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards currently involve more than 50 countries and span three continents. We not only fund cat conservation initiatives, but act as a conservation think-tank that supports innovative people, programs, and ideas across the conservation spectrum. Much of Panthera's work is based in a spatial context and the Landscape Analysis Lab is central to Panthera's overall goals and day-to-day operations.

Current Openings:

 


Position: Media & Communications Intern
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Web & Media Coordinator
Salary: College Credit Required* w/ Travel Stipend
Time Period: Summer/Fall 2014

The Organization

Panthera, founded in 2006, is the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the most imperiled large cats – tigers, lions, jaguars, cheetahs and snow leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera works in partnership with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities and governments around the world.

Panthera’s Media & Communications Internship

Panthera seeks a Media & Communications Intern in our New York City based headquarter office. This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience within an international conservation non-profit organization. Panthera’s Media and Communications intern will assist with tasks ranging from media management to public relations. The position will also support administrative tasks, and allow participants to get an inside look at coordination within Panthera’s international conservation programs. The intern will report to the Web & Media Coordinator and help meet the communications needs of Panthera’s global staff.

Essential duties include:

  • Assist with the organization of Panthera’s Internal Image Database.
  • Assist with updating Panthera’s website with current popular articles, press releases, and events
  • Assist with management of Panthera’s press contacts worldwide
  • Assist with maintaining Panthera’s social media platforms
  • Provide day to day administrative support, including creating Press Kits, researching inquiries, & maintaining office inventories

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a 4 year accredited university. Applicants must be able to provide an Internship for Credit Eligibility Letter to be considered
  • All majors welcome to apply, although preference given to Communications, Media Studies, Environmental Science and related majors
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, verbal skills, written skills, and judgment
  • Must be computer savvy and comfortable using both Mac & PC
  • Interest in wildlife conservation
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (or other image editing software)
  • Knowledge of Apple’s Aperture highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Drupal preferred
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, is desirable

Compensation

*This is an unpaid internship, course credit is required. Panthera offers subsidized travel.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to Marla Kabashima, Office Manager (mkabashima@panthera.org) with subject heading: LAST NAME, Media & Comms Intern position

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Development Intern
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Development Associate
Salary: College Credit Required* w/ Travel Stipend
Time Period: Summer/Fall 2014

The Organization

Panthera, founded in 2006, is the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the most imperiled large cats – tigers, lions, jaguars, cheetahs and snow leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera works in partnership with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities and governments around the world.

Panthera’s Development Internship

Panthera seeks a Development Intern in our New York City headquarter office. This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate or masters students to gain experience within an international conservation non-profit organization. Panthera’s Development Intern will assist with general administrative tasks to donor stewardship and research. The position will allow participants to get an inside look at coordination within Panthera’s international conservation programs. The intern will report to the Development Associate and help meet the needs of a growing fundraising program.

Essential duties include:

  • Assist with online research of fundraising prospects
  • Assist with maintaining development database
  • Assist in organization of volunteers to help with donor stewardship
  • Provide day to day administrative support - including filing, scanning, mailing assembly

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university. Applicants must be able to provide an Internship for Credit Eligibility Letter to be considered.
  • All majors welcome to apply.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and communication, skills, as well as critical thinking and an energetic attitude.
  • Experience with databases a plus.
  • Must be computer savvy and comfortable using a PC.
  • Interest in wildlife conservation.

Compensation

*This is an unpaid internship, course credit is required. Panthera offers subsidized travel.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to Marla Kabashima, Office Manager (mkabashima@panthera.org) with subject heading: LAST NAME, Development Intern position

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Molecular Biology Internship
Organization: American Museum of Natural History

Internship Available

The Global Felid Genetics Program at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern for the Summer 2014. Interns will:

  • Be part of an innovative, professional team of conservation biologists
  • Gain experience with current conservation genetic techniques
  • Be exposed to data analysis and theoretical principles of
    • Conservation genetics
    • Population genetics
    • Conservation biology

Applications should have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge/background in molecular biology
  • Be highly motivated and organized
  • Be able to commit to a work schedule of at least 10 – 12 hours/week or more for 2 – 3 months during the summer of 2014
  • Have a focus/interest within fields of conservation and molecular biology
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student (or hold an undergraduate or graduate degree)

The internship is unpaid and will begin in June 2014. Please click here to complete the application. The application deadline is April 18, 2014. Internship and application questions can be sent to GlobalFelid@amnh.org.