Sustainability, Environment, & Natural Resources
While exploring this industry, remember that, as with most industries, you don’t necessarily need a directly related degree to enter these fields. It’s possible to work in this industry in capacities other than the typical “scientist” role. If you are interested in this industry you could also work as an educator, writer, accountant, or advocate, for example.
Perform online job search and research the industry
Seek on-campus opportunities for networking, experiential learning, and employment
Seek off-campus opportunities for networking, information gathering, and experiential learning
To find the opportunities below, we strongly recommend connecting with people and organizations in the fields you’re interested in. This is called networking. To learn more about how to network and where to find networking opportunities, visit our Learn How to Network page.
Research, apply, and complete an internship to develop skills relevant to the industry
Internships are a great way to experience a field of interest and see if it’s a good fit. Visit the Do an Internship page for more information about how internships work, how to find them, and how to set them up.
Here’s a brief list of example internships. This is not an exhaustive list.
- Environmental Education Intern
- Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern
- Research Intern
- Fundraising/Public Outreach Intern
- Energy Efficiency Intern
- Biological Technician Intern
- Restoration Intern