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Introduction

This page includes topics relevant to individuals who are just learning about conservation or are in the early stages of pursuing a career in conservation. In addition to the below subpages, please see ECPN's Quick Start Guide: A Career in Art Conservation.

To learn more about the day-to-day work of conservation professionals, here is a list of social media accounts and blogs you can follow.

In 2016, ECPN wrote an article titled "Changing Horizons: Observations from Emerging Conservation Professionals," which features the perspectives of members representing our primary constituencies (pre-program individuals, graduate students, and recent graduates). This article reflects common concerns for emerging professionals, while highlighting the strengths and contributions of this demographic. This article is particularly useful for those considering a career in conservation. Click here to read the article

Education and Training

This page includes information and resources related to the pursuit and completion of graduate-level training in conservation.

Internships and Fellowships

Navigate to this page to learn how to find and prepare for practical training opportunities in conservation, such as internships and fellowships. This includes tips for assembling application materials, interviewing, and making the most of these experiences.

Choosing a Specialty

This page outlines considerations and resources to consult when selecting an area of specialization within conservation.