Environmental Research, Testing, and Remediation
Environmental Studies and Environmental Science are interconnected, andthis subgroup explores careers that combine the two. This interdisciplinary subgroup covers areas such as soil science, stream restoration, air/water quality management, environmental compliance and waste disposal, fertilizer technology, as well as exploring the related skills needed for environmental testing, data management, analysis and modeling and understanding the various tools used for remediation (e.g., GIS, CADD, and regulatory/compliance software). Individuals who pursue these careers often work for federal, state, and local government, public works departments, consulting firms, private laboratories, nonprofit organizations, water treatment plants and within consumer products manufacturing companies.
We encourage you to check out these recommended resources for career exploration, internship and job searches.
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research — A hub for research, education and public outreach for the atmospheric and related Earth sciences community.
- U.S. Naval Research Laboratory — Scientific research opportunities in ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences.
- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory — The goal of GFDL’s research is to understand and predict the earth’s climate and weather, including the impact of human activities.
- Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) — Specializes in interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
- Search for an REU Site
- Environmental Science Careers