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Conservation International Overview

Arlington, VA
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Grantmaking Foundations
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. CI’s work is moving entire societies toward a ... Read more

Mission: Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

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Conservation International Chief Executive Officer M. Sanjayan, PhD
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  • "Great place to work with a great mission!"

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    I worked at Conservation International full-time


    Benefits, Location in Arlington, VA, People, Mission, Culture


    I can not think of any cons about working at CI

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Conservation International Interviews



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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    The process took a week. I interviewed at Conservation International in July 2008.


    Applied for job and got an email back requesting a phone interview. We had the standard questions - why are you interested in this job, your work experience, etc.. This phone interview was only with one person - the coordinator of the team that I would be working with. That was successful and they asked me in for a second, in person panel interview, which consisted of the core members of the team. Pretty relaxed - it seemed like the second interview was mostly for finding out about my personality, interacting with me in person, and seeing my body language in addition to my answers for the interview questions.

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    • Why are you interested in conservation (my experience did not show any conservation interests or background)?   1 Answer


    I was able to negotiate for a minimally higher salary but I shot myself in the foot because I made it very clear that I was going to be taking this job even if they did not increase the salary. Also only had one round of negotiations - felt like I could have negotiated harder. Negotiations also probably depend on the time of year - if it's early or late in the fiscal year (June), then you can probably negotiate better because they're either developing the budget or they have a full pot to work from.

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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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