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    Jobs, Careers, Internships and Summer Opportunities

    Explore career options here even if you aren't actively looking yet!  There are many career opportunities related to environmental sustainability, protection, and research.

    The Academic Internship Office is Drew's go-to resource for arranging Academic Internships (for credit or for "zero credit"), for accessing a searchable database of internship opportunities, and for finding ESS-related (and other) summer jobs. Stop by Sycamore Cottage or call x3710, and see Also directly find and check websites of environmental organizations, parks, and agencies that interest you.

    Some opportunities, job boards, and sites that post internships, grad school opportunities, and summer research opportunities are listed below. 

    Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates - NSF
    Science students in the junior or sophomore year! Don’t miss these prestigious, well-paid summer research experiences funded by the National Science Foundation: To search for a program:

    SCA: Student Conservation Association  SCA places students and recent graduates in resource conservation internships, many including National Park opportunities. Often unpaid but with housing; great stepping stone toward jobs in the National Parks.

    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: a wide range of jobs and internship opportunities; check back often:


    New Jersey Environmental Education / Naturalist Jobs:  Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities: periodic posting of specific environmental education/naturalist  opportunities (in  nature centers for example): PLUS links to many environmental job/career sites.

    US Food and Drug Administration summer internships:

    Environmental Job Alert Bulletin: Listings for a very wide range of environmental jobs. You can sign up for weekly alerts:

    Orion Magazine’s Grassroots Jobsource listings:

    The Nature Conservancy hires ecologists and has other positions. Career opportunities at:

    Society for Ecological Restoration

     Ecological Society of America: In addition to academic jobs, lists graduate assistantships (partially paid grad school!) and field assistant jobs.   Postings for environmental jobs; primarily a directory of companies, non-profit organizations, and government jobs that offer environment-related jobs.  A directory of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities for non-profit organizations around the world, not just environment-related. Search for jobs in environmental or energy or other fields of interest to you. - A directory of green jobs. - Postings for environmental jobs, as well as a directory of companies, non-proft organizations, and government agencies which offer environmental positions. - Postings for jobs in the natural resource field, tending toward technical and engineering positions.

    Listservs: Many job announcements come across these listservs; you need not join the organizations to sign up: