Have you ever considered working in sustainability or a related field?
The career center also does a Job Shadow program that can help you decide what you want to do as a career. They have many opportunities over winter break and spring break, some students have gotten job offers from these visits. It is also a wonderful chance to network and to see if it is something you are truly interested in!
Remember that volunteer opportunities are great resume builders and wonderful experiences to help you better understand what you are driven to do.
There are also some great local and national organizations that you should also consider.
- The National Park Service
- There are many opportunities to get involved either as a student or a recent graduate, they call this the Pathways Program (Also check out their Facebook for updates)
- Careers in the National Park Service
- 13 Tips for Your NPS Career
- Steps to Success: Navigating the National Park Service Hiring Process
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU Sites)
- This program is a national program that allows students to get research experience all around the country and some experiences will take you out of the country as well. Check out their database for Earth Science REU Sites!
- There are others that have not been included in the database, many faculty members get updates from sites and may be able to help you in your search for a job or internship.
- The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is also a great option for anyone ages 18-25. Their mission is to get young adults involved in green careers.
- Check out their application requirements! This is a stipend year-long position.
- The Department of Natural Resources also has a program called Maryland Conservation Corps
- The National Aquarium in Baltimore also has great opportunities for careers, internships, and volunteer positions.
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has many government jobs that are worth taking a look at!
- The EPA also runs the Chesapeake Bay Program who deals specifically in the Chesapeake Bay watershed working towards a healthier Bay.
- Ever thought about working as the Sustainability Fellow on campus? It’s a year-long position in which you bring life to sustainability on campus. Interested in this position? Contact our current Fellow Kaitlin Aaby!
- One of our Interns, Meghan Petenbrink, worked at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and participated in their paid summer internship. Check out their topics for this summer! The Sanctuary also has some amazing volunteer opportunities to get you out in the field!
- Keep in touch with classmates and faculty because they may have some great opportunities available for you!
Considering working in the Environmental Education field? Check out the North American Association for Environmental Educators Job Search Engine!