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 environmental field by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Talk to faculty, stop by our office and begin networking to learn more.
- Vault Guides - (must be on W&L network to access) Provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- O*NET OnLine - The nation's primary source of occupational information. It contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. It also provides Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- CareerShift - Students may sign up for an account with their wlu.edu email address.
- CEI Internships Book - Internships and Summer Jobs for the Environment
- CoolWorks - 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!
- Enviro Education - resources on organizations, graduate programs and jobs
- Environmental Advocates of NY - news and action center
- 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
- Environmental Studies Department's Resources - internships, jobs and fellowships
- 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 Vice President - Geology for Wells Fargo Securities' Acquisition and Divestiture Advisory Group. In this role he helps advise clients on the oil and gas upstream A&D market, executes both buyside and sellside processes, and helps to generate new business for the group. Previously Bryant was an Earth Scientist and Project Manager at Chevron in the Delaware Basin (Texas/New Mexico). Before Chevron he was a Geologist at Chesapeake Energy where he was an Area Geologist and Geologist in the Eagle Ford. Bryant graduated from Rice University with an MBA (2015), San Diego State University with an M.S. in Geology (2010), and from W&L with a BA in Geology (Environmental Studies concentration) in 2008. Bryant has served as Global Chair of Student Chapters for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and currently serves as Vice Chair of AAPG's Investment Committee.
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!