Relevant Resources

AIC offers a wide array of resources relevant to emerging conservation professionals. 

Education & Training

We work closely with the Education & Training Committee (ETC), which provides resources for getting started in the field, including:

Become a Conservator

Careers in Conservation

Tips for Requesting and Writing Letters of Recommendation:


The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and some AIC Specialty Groups provide funding for professional conferences and workshops for student members.

Before you apply, be sure to check out our blogpost “Tips for Writing FAIC Grant Proposals.”


Finding Opportunities in Conservation

The Online Community contains job, internship and fellowship ads, which often get cross-posted to AIC’s social media accounts.

ANAGPiC Student Papers and Posters

The Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation (ANAGPiC) regularly hosts meetings for the presentation and exchange of graduate student work and research.


FAIC/Getty Conservation Science Tutorials

With the support of the Getty Foundation, FAIC created a series of self-paced modules that review key science principles in conservation. These videos are useful for pre-program candidates who are about to enter graduate school for conservation, as well as other ECPs who are interested in refreshing their knowledge. Module topics include Adhesion, Color, Relative Humidity, Safety in the Laboratory, and the Teas Chart… plus many more!


Sustainability in Conservation

Check out a list of Sustainability Tips for Emerging Conservation Professionals, published by AIC’s Sustainability Committee on the AIC Wiki, and learn how you can make a difference in your institution and develop good habits early in your career.


AIC and FAIC periodically conduct member-wide surveys. The overview report of FAIC’s 2014 Compensation Research is useful when for searching for employment and negotiating compensation.


Writing for Conservation

"Writing for Conservation" by C.Velson Horie and Juanita Navarro, Conservation News No. 69, July 1999, pp 11-15.