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Career Overview and Job Search

  • Riley Guide -- Riley Guide is a vast resource for career information. The environmental section covers multiple fields, including GIS/geography, soil and erosion control, and water resources.
  • Tufts Office of Sustainability -- Career opportunities in sustainability from the Tufts Office of Sustainability.  Lots of great links.
  • EnvironmentalJobs.com -- Job listings in environmental law, policy, renewable energy, conservation, natural resources, environmental engineering, and more.
  • Outdoor Industry Jobs -- Job listings and networking for numerous outdoor interests.
  • Spotlight on Green Careers -- Information and links from the Career Services blog.
  • Internships USA -- Log in to view books with employers offering internships in different locations and industries, including the Big Green Internship Book and the Resort Internship and Seasonal Employment Guide.
  • Current Jobs for Graduates -- New entry-level positions added daily; log in to view the Liberal Arts jobs section.
  • eco.ORG -- A leading environmental career development organization. Its resources include internship postings, networking tools, industry news, diversity initiatives, and an online career center. This is a highly respected organization and an excellent site.
  • EPA Student -- A student center sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It offers career, scholarship, and internship information, as well as links to other helpful resources.
  • Tufts Institute of the Environment -- An interdisciplinary, university-wide education and research institute. TIE is a focal point for new research and policy development, outreach, service and teaching initiatives, and related technology.
  • CoolWorks -- Seasonal jobs in resorts, ranches, camps and other interesting locations.
  • Job Choices 2012 -- Publication from NACE (The National Association of Colleges and Employers) that offers job search advice, resume, cover letter and interview tips & more.

Additional Resources

  • The Sierra Club -- The Sierra Club is America's oldest grassroots environmental organization. Sign up for environmental updates in specialized areas of interest.
  • Student Conservation Association -- The Student Conservation Association posts internships and volunteer positions which are helpful for students interested in careers in national parks, forests, or land management. Graduates can check out SCA’s own staff positions. Click “About Us,” then “Jobs with SCA.”
  • EcoEmploy -- Environmental jobs and career information. Ejobs allows you to search for employers by state or access a complete listing of government agencies and jobs in the U.S. and Canada.
  • ACE -- Alternatives for Community & Environment promotes environmental justice through organizing and advocacy. The links section is extensive and well worth a look.
  • The Wilderness Society -- The Wilderness Society combines science, advocacy and education in its initiatives to protect the wilderness. Posts internships, scholarships, and staff positions
  • U.S. Department of Energy - Updates on employment opportunities, including DOE student programs, internships, and entry-level positions.

Library Resources - located in the Dowling Resource Library, adjacent to the Career Center

  • Environmental Career Directory
  • The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
  • Earth Work: Resource Guide to Nationwide Green Jobs
  • The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World

For more, search our list of resources on LibraryThing.
 

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