Are you considering a job or internship in the environmental field? Explore these online resources to get started. Feel free to drop by our office to meet with an advisor to help plan.
Explore careers in the arts by exploring the links below. This is not an all inclusive list of careers but will help you begin exploring. Found a career you're interested in? Talk to faculty, stop by our office and begin networking to learn more.
- Chief Sustainability Officers
- Climate Change Analysts
- Compliance Managers
- Environmental Compliance Inspectors
- Environmental Engineers
- Environmental Restoration Planners
- Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
- Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
- Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
- Industrial Ecologists
- Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
- Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers
- Soil and Water Conservationists
- Urban and Regional Planners
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
CareerShift's set of tools and applications provide a very unique opportunity to job hunters. While other web services provides bits and pieces of the job hunt process, only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all these parts together to manage the job hunt all in one place. Students may sign up for an account with their wlu.edu email address.
- CEI Internships Book - Internships and Summer Jobs for the Environment
Many resort, ranch, camp, and seasonal positions available. Outdoors and wilderness, summer and / or winter jobs. Jobs and seasonal jobs for international students also available!
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO)
Environmental and science opportunities in the outdoors. ECO is probably the most respected environmental internship program in the U.S. Every year ECO places more than 750 students in paid internships with 98 organizations in 35 states and 3 U.S. territories.
- Environmental Jobs
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Jobs and Internships
- Green Jobs International
An always-updating list of green-energy jobs that are available in the United States and across the globe.
- Green Jobs Network: An opportunity for those seeking careers in sustainability and environmental responsibility to find jobs, career resources, and build their professional network
- The Job Seeker
The Job Seeker provides information about employment opportunities in the natural resource and environmental fields nationwide. Please contact Career Development for login information.
- Next Step Living: Green Collar Careers
- Net Impact
- Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN)
One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.
To learn about and network with more alumni in the industry, visit the WLUalum Twitter!
Bryant is currently a Geologist and Project Manager at Chevron in the Delaware Basin (Texas/New Mexico). At the end of April Bryan will begin as Vice President- Geology Wells Fargo Oil and Gas A&D advising group. Previously he was a Geologist at Chesapeake where he was an Area Geologist and Geologist in the Eagle Ford. Bryant graduated from San Diego State University with a Master of Science in Geology in 2010 and from W&L with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology (Environmental Studies concentration) in 2008. Bryant is currently an MBA candidate at Jones School Rice University, class of 2015 and also serves as global Chair of Student Chapters for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
William graduated from Washington and Lee in 2005 with a degree in History. After graduation, William served in the United Stated Army from 2005-2010. While enlisted, he served as a Platoon Leader for the Armored Scout Platoon (2nd Lieutenant), Executive Officer for the Reconnaissance Troop (1st Lieutenant), and Squadron Logistics Officer for the Reconnaissance Squadron (Captain).
In 2010 William joined National Oilwell Varco in Texas and has served as a Business Analyst for sales, software and product support, a Systems Engineer for drilling rig control systems and a Project Manager for drilling rig control systems software development. William is based in Austin, TX and spends approximately 40% of his time in the Houston office.
Jessica graduated from Washington and Lee in 2000 with a degree in Biology. Jessica has worked as a lab technician then graduate student in neuroscience before joining the Silent Spring Institute doing environmental health research. In her volunteer life, Jessica served at multiple leadership levels in the Sierra Club including the Board of Directors doing conservation and committee leadership work. Talk to Jessica about academic, research, graduate, environmental, and non-profit work and experiences!
Lena Golze-Desmond graduated from Washington & Lee Law in 2010 (and from Dartmouth College in 2004 with a degree in Government). After graduating from W&L Law, she received an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, with a specialty in renewable energy. She then returned to NYC (her hometown) and volunteered at the New York Office of the Attorney General in its Environmental Protection Bureau before joining The Overbrook Foundation as an Environment Program Associate.
In Fall 2014, Lena left to begin her own initiative, "Law for the Environmental Grassroots." She also works part-time as Program Manager for the Human Impacts Institute, a non-profit focused on environmental education and creative climate action, and as a Regulatory Affairs Analyst for the Feller Energy Law Group, a boutique energy law firm. She is on the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, a 2013 member and on the Board of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI), and a Environmental Leadership Program Eastern 2014 Fellow.
Lena encourages anyone with questions on law, environmental law, New York City, or any combination thereof to reach out with any questions they might have!
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