Audubon's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
Just as biodiversity strengthens natural systems, the diversity of human experience strengthens our conservation efforts for the benefit of nature and all human beings. Audubon must represent and reflect that human diversity, embracing it in all the communities where we work, in order to achieve our conservation goals. To that end, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff, board, volunteers, members, and supporters, and to fostering an inclusive network of Audubon Centers and Chapters in all kinds of communities, from rural to urban.
Diversity and inclusion is not only a best practice for business, it’s a strategic imperative. Our business and conservation strategies are enriched and made stronger by the contribution of the experiences, perspectives, and values of diverse individuals and communities. Protecting and conserving nature and the environment transcends political, cultural and social boundaries, and so must Audubon in order to expand our network’s reach and engage more people in protecting birds and habitat.
We are dedicated to providing a work environment that prioritizes fairness and respect. At Audubon, all employees are treated equally and are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential. We respect the individuality of each member of our community, and we are committed to a workplace free of any kind of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, national or ethnic origin, politics, or veteran status.
With a plurality of voices, Audubon will inspire more people and conserve more habitats. Respect, inclusion, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles and perspectives will attract the best ideas and harness the greatest passion to shape a healthier, more vibrant future for all of us who share our planet. The birds we are pledged to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Come join our staff and help us carry out our efforts to conserve and restore natural ecosystems to benefit both humanity and the earth’s biological diversity! Engage yourself in projects and work closely with other Auduboners who are mission-driven and value our namesake and reputation which has helped us excel as a leader in the conservation industry for over 100 years.
Audubon offers various opportunities related to conservation, as well as positions within our infrastructure team. To learn more, please visit our listings page to review and apply to our current opportunities.
The Wings internship program aims to inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities, providing individuals the opportunity to develop skills needed for a successful career in conservation. Wings internships are offered in the areas of Education, Public Policy, Development, Science and Land Stewardship. Throughout the internship, interns will work closely with their managers and Human Resources to ensure a meaningful work experience.
Audubon magazine also offers editorial fellowships and internships. These give aspiring journalists the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to both the print publication and website, which use explanatory and advocacy journalism to inform and inspire readers about birds and the natural world. Participants will walk away with clips, as well as a greater understanding of how stories are developed, designed, and produced in today’s media environment.
Audubon invites current students, recent graduates, and other interested individuals to learn more about our internship programs and to apply online for available opportunities!
2017 Audubon Photography Awards
This year's contest is now open! Submit your best bird photos by February 20th for the chance to win great prizes.
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count
Spend fifteen minutes counting birds, February 17 through 20, and report your results online. Your observations make all the difference.
Protect the Birds and You Protect the Earth
Birds and the places they call home are under attack, but with your help, we can fight back.