Environmental science is a diverse and growing area. As you explore Environmental Science: The Way the World Works, Seventh Edition, by Nebel and Wright, you may have visions of yourself in a career in environmental science. The hyperlinks below are intended to help you start your exploration for career opportunities in this exciting field.
Earth, Environmental, and Water Sciences Careers Guide
- This is an excellent page from the Riley Guide, with short articles about careers in various areas of the environmental field. There are also a number of useful general job-hunting resources.
The Environmental Careers Organization
- The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) is a national, nonprofit organization. Their mission—to protect and enhance the environment—is accomplished through internships, career advice, career publications, and research and consulting.
Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers
- This job resource guide is from a workshop on outdoor and environmental careers given to students at Princeton University. It is made available to the Internet community as an educational resource.
Top of Page
Finding a job, especially the job that you really want, can be difficult and frustrating. The Internet has added an exciting new way to search for appropriate employment positions. Also, the Internet has added a new way of getting your resume in front of the right people. Listed below are several Internet sites that should be of use in the search for the perfect job for you. These Websites should be used as a supplement to other, more traditional means of finding employment in your chosen career path.
- Search the newest and archived listings of this newsgroup for employment opportunities.
- Post your own employment availability message on this newsgroup.
Bio.com Online Career Center
- Position listings on this page are divided into corporate, education and research, and industry and government sections.
- Career Magazine is an interactive employment, job, and resume resource.
- You can search this page for job opportunities and also post your own resume.
Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Chronicle is an excellent source for academic job listings.
College Grad Job Hunter
- This site offers a database of entry-level job opportunities for college students and recent grads.
- This job listings page focuses on postions in the physical sciences.
- This service lists technical, professional, and managerial jobs and allows posting of your resume.
Environmental Career Opportunities
- This page of links to job opportunity sites is provided by the George Washington University Green University Initiative program.
Environmental Employment Resources
- This is an excellent starting point to search for employment opportunities in the environmental field.
Environmental Jobs and Careers
- E-jobs provides links to a wide range of environmental employment opportunities in the United State and Canada.
Environmental Protection Agency
- Job listings for positions with the USEPA are organized by office and region.
- This Website provides a meta-list of online job-search resources and services.
- This is an online job-locating Web page from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
- This Website specializes in jobs and employment resources for biotechnology, medicine, and science.
The Monster Board
- This page offers online searching of job opportunities and allows you to build your own online resume.
- This Web page provides online job listings and posting of resumes.
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Biosciences, Job Listings, and Career Services
- This is an extensive set of links to employment-related sites for bioscientists.
Top of Page
An internship can serve multiple purposes. You can explore and experience an occupation to better decide if it is the best career path for you. Some internships provide a salary, so it is also a way to earn money while you are in college. Employers often prefer to hire someone with experience, and an internship can provide concrete evidence of relevant experience for you to list on your resume. Finally, an internship can be a way to "get your foot in the door" and to prove yourself with a particular company or organization.
Listed below are several sites on the Internet that provide information on internships. You should also contact your academic advisor, the departmental office of your academic major, and your campus placement center for additional leads to appropriate internship opportunities.
- Eco.org lists more than 650 paid environmental internships nationwide, most in government agencies but also in NGOs and private sector companies.
Internships, Fellowships, and Student Programs Available at the EPA
- The EPA has developed several excellent programs to provide interesting opportunities for new talent.
Internship and Fieldwork Listings Nationwide
- This well-organized page with links to internship opportunities is provided by the University of Virginia.
Internship Resources on the Web
- This comprehensive site offers dozens of links to information about internships and seasonal employment, arranged by discipline.
Top of Page