Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do you define “emerging” in ECP?

"Emerging" is a subjective term, and thus "emerging professional" is a self-identified category. “Emerging conservation professionals” typically refers to AIC members in the early stages of their career or those just entering the field of conservation. This may include undergraduate students, pre-program individuals, graduate students, recent graduates, and early-career professionals. We welcome any AIC members who still consider themselves "emerging professionals," regardless of position, title, level of education, or tenure in the field.  

Q: How can I find opportunities in conservation?

Check out ECPN's Wiki pages on Career Growth and Internships and Fellowships

Q: Where can I advertise an internship, fellowship, or job opportunity so it is visible to emerging conservation professionals?

There are a few online platforms we recommend for advertising positions for which ECPs are eligible to apply:

  • The ECPN Facebook page. Click here for information about this community and page, and to read our Posting Guidelinebefore joining or posting to the page. If you are not a member of Facebook or do not want to join the ECPN Facebook page, you can email the position posting to our Communications Officers for distribution.

  • Advertise on AIC’s social media platforms and blog Conservators Converse .

  • Post to AIC’s jobs board.

  • Submit the posting to the Conservation DistList or to relevant Specialty Group listservs.

  • See the list of online job boards and listservs under "Finding Opportunities" on the AIC Wiki.


Q: How do I request ECPN informational materials?

Please help us spread the word about ECPN’s programming and resources by distributing our informational materials at your next event, conference, workshop, or on public bulletin boards. To download and distribute ECPN’s e-flier, which includes an overview of what we do, who we are, and quick links to our resources, click here. For printed materials, such as rack cards and business cards, please contact our Communications Officers.