Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses

A woman stands in a thick, green forest in Washington State.
Vets in Nature Kaylee Kenison at her home in Rochester, Washington, with her family. © Amy Toensing

The Nature Conservancy recognizes the service and sacrifice of active military members, veterans and military spouses.

At TNC, your strong leadership, dedication and work ethic are welcome in a variety of different career paths around the globe. Join a workplace culture where your experiences continue to make a difference to protect our planet. The challenges facing our natural world have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent.

From Camo to Conservation!

Our culture includes ready access to reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact with "Request for Accommodation" in the subject line.

Military Skills Translator

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Military Skills Translator

Thanks for your interest in a career with The Nature Conservancy! We invite you to use this tool to match your military experience to our jobs. Please keep in mind that this is a technical tool and may not necessarily map your experiences to all respective job openings. Even if no direct matches result, your skills and experience may still be valuable in other openings. We encourage you to apply to any job of interest highlighting relevant core competencies that will make you successful at TNC. If you have any questions, please contact our Veterans in Nature's Service (VINS) Employee Resource Group at who are more than happy to assist and provide further guidance.

Our Values

TNC is rooted in our mission and guided by our values. Our values shape who we are as an organization and how we conduct ourselves as individuals. They inspire us to do the right thing and to do right by one another. 

In keeping with your tradition of a career dedicated to service, bring your strength and passion to TNC, as we continue to create innovative on the ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together.

With your focus, dedication and commitment, TNC can continue to achieve milestones in reaching our critical 2030 goals.  We need your “Boots on the Ground, can do” attitude here at TNC!

Quote: Jen Morris

From seeing changes in the environment first-hand in places where they’ve served to managing adversity with agility, our service members and their families understand the level of commitment required to preserve and protect.

Jen Morris Chief Executive Offier

Culture at TNC

We’re an organization that’s known for its strong mission and unique set of values. Our organizational culture speaks to that—we highly value people and understand that they are the heart of work. This includes military personnel, veterans and military spouses.

Want to know what some of our military colleagues have to say? Check out:

Need a better insight into life at TNC?

TNC's Talent Playlist Learn what it's like to work for TNC first-hand by our employees' own experiences! Click the icon in the upper right corner to browse more videos.

TNC Benefits

We aim to support and recognize military members, their spouses and families. TNC offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package tailored to the individual countries where we work and provides a full range of benefits to help meet our employees’ well-being. A few notable examples are:

  • Volunteer programs that allow service members to serve their communities
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Flexible working schedules
  • Military relocation support
  • Fully remote roles

More Stories

  • a red-cockaded woodpecker on a longleaf pine.

    Protecting National and Environmental Security

    The Nature Conservancy and the military have a long history of working together in North Carolina. Learn more.

  • Kaylee Kenison standing in a forest of thick trees in Washington.

    Boots on the Ground

    Conservationists make the case that veterans can have a career in the environment and a home in nature. Learn more.

  • a farmer walking side by side with a calf on a farm.

    A Pathway to Farming

    Meet the Kansas nonprofit trying to keep small farms alive by teaching military veterans about sustainable agriculture. Learn more.

  • a group of military personnel and civilians pose for a picture.

    Partnership in Action

    The Nature Conservancy and Camp Shelby Receive the 2021 Military Conservation Partner Award. Learn more.

  • An egret takes flight from a log on a river.

    TNC and Department of Defense Partnership

    TNC and the Department of Defense announce 375-acre addition to a protected corridor on the Altamaha River near the Townsend Bombing Range. Learn more.

  • Pine flatwoods over a saw palmetto-wiregrass understory.

    TNC and Partners Protect Biodiverse Rafter T Ranch

    Five thousand acre ranch connects corridor of essential lands and waters. Learn more.

  • The setting sun and tall pine trees are reflected in the calm water of the Blackwater River.

    Department of Defense Gives $3M Grant for Land Protection

    Grant administered through the DoD's REPI Challenge will protect 4,000 acres of marsh migration zones that support coastal resilience. Learn more.

  • Aerial view of Palmetto Creek meandering through trees and greenery.

    TNC and Partners Conserve Connected Corridor in Florida

    Conservation easement on Ravensworth Farms prohibits development and preserves critical habitat and natural systems in the Arbuckle Creek watershed. Learn more.

Energy Conscious and Mission Ready

Fort Indiantown Gap is the busiest Air National Guard training installation in the nation. Over last 10 years, it has doubled the amount of training, while simultaneously cutting energy consumption by 37 percent, using those savings to reinvest into the training center. "We can save money. We can do better training and we can take care of the environment." 

Watch the video below!


Energy Conscious and Mission Ready Learn more about Fort Indiantown Gap's cut in energy consumption.

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