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Our program staff work closely with Nelson Institute alumni and colleagues in the professional conservation sector to identify leadership opportunities for students, helping students match their specific interests and skill sets to non-governmental organization and agency programs in the United States and around the world.

Because our program office maintains relationships with a range of local, national and international partner organizations students can quickly engage with conservation professionals to help solve the most urgent challenges of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. See Program Advantages for a list of our partner organizations.

Please contact our Professional Programs Office at (608) 890-2600 to talk in more detail about our placement program, and to find out how you can get involved in conservation leadership.

Titles and Organizations Held by Our Graduates

Research Assistant, Forest Trends Association
Sustainability Advisor, H&H Energy Services
Communications Coordinator, World Resources Institute
Project Team Member, Partnership for Ag Resource Management at IPM Institute of North America
Membership Representative, Student and Early Career at ASA, CSSA, and SSSA
Environmental Officer, Water Resource Development Investment Program, Ministry of Energy & Water, Kabul, AFG
Public Program Coordinator, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Volunteer Coordinator, North American Congress for Conservation Biology
Project Coordinator, EnviroIssues Seattle Washington
Self Employed Architect
Biologist, US-Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Administrator, Ceiba Foundation
Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Program Coordinator, Friends of Lake Wingra
Program and Development Coordinator, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Grants Specialist with the State Energy Office, Public Service Commission
Project Coordinator, Ceiba Foundation
Private Forestry Education and Outreach Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources