Jobs at JGI

the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission is to inspire and empower people to take informed, compassionate action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Who We Seek

the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) seeks exceptional team members who are committed to our mission and our vision of what the world can be when we all stand up to do our part. Being a member of the JGI staff is not for everyone – we seek people who are energized by challenges and who like to work hard for the things that inspire them. It is not just a job, but an all-in commitment to making the world a better place for all living things on the planet we all share. At JGI, you will know that your work contributes to the protection and understanding of great apes and to inspiring young people of all ages to take action to make a difference.

If you care deeply and demonstrate your passion through both your professional work, the way you treat others as well as safeguard animals and the environment, JGI could the place for you to grow and bloom.

JGI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of all races, ages and genders to apply.

United States Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Improve JGI’s IT Infrastructure

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) needs to modernize its Information Technology Infrastructure to support its current research, conservation and education mission. There is a need to organize, preserve and share Dr. Jane Goodall’s archives and research, while at the same time protect and preserve JGI’s information assets. Once the information is archived, JGI will need modern technology to make Dr. Goodall´s life history and lessons accessible to visitors to a future Jane Goodall Center, as well as those visiting the center on-line from any location on the planet.

Click here to review the full request for proposals.


Grants Accountant

JGI is searching for a Grants Accountant. Reporting to the Vice President, Finance (CFO), the Grants Accountant is a critical role in the finance department of the Jane Goodall Institute.  This role is the primary point of contact and is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of government, foundation and other publicly funded awards, including review of proposals and preparation of budgets, set-up in central finance systems, preparation and submission of all invoices and financial reports to agencies, maintenance of master agreement files, and leading the award closeout process. This individual will design and implement systems to ensure transparency, competition, documentation and cost analysis. With strong expertise in OMB Uniform Guidance requirements, the Grants Accountant will provide support to various functions of the project, including soliciting input from the technical specialists for the overall management and administration of grant portfolios to ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements are met.  The candidate will have robust collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Click here to read the full position description.

International Opportunities

There are no opportunities at this time.


Full-time and part-time internships are available with JGI in our USA headquarters office in Vienna, VA (Washington-Metro area) and on occasion elsewhere around the United States for specific projects. More here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Support the work of the Jane Goodall Institute through volunteer opportunities in Tanzania and Uganda. More here.

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