Jobs at JGI

Mission: 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. 



United States Opportunities


There are no opportunities at this time.



International Opportunities

Operations Manager, Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, Republic of Congo

The Operation Manager is a full time position assigned to the Jane Goodall Institute Republic of Congo and will supervise the team leaders of each department; generally oversee and appropriately modify in consultation with the Executive Director, the financial, technical, and administrative systems of the Institute; and work with the Executive Director to implement the Institute’s strategy in Republic of Congo.  This strategy includes but is not limited to the following activities: landscape-scale ecosystem conservation, chimpanzee conservation, community-centered conservation, and environmental education.  The Operation Manager will report directly to the Executive Director of Congo.
Executive Director, the Jane Goodall Institute-China
The Jane Goodall Institute’s mission is to empower individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program came to Beijing in 1994 and the Jane Goodall Institute China (JGI China) was established in 2000. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is an international hands-on environmental and humanitarian education program that is about making positive change happen – for the environment, for animals and for our communities. Roots & Shoots is the flagship program of JGI China and is administered by three offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. In addition to overseeing the expansion of R&S in China, the R&S Beijing office is directly managed by JGI China. Since our first school in 1994 in Beijing we have worked with over 1,000 schools to implement environmental education and trained 10,000 teachers across 25 provinces and regions. R&S has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Chinese youth changing attitudes and behaviors, empowering them to be change agents. R&S alumni now work in science and environmental sectors, teach sustainability in schools, and implement green practices in their work places.



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.



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