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Job Search Sites

The UNCG Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program offers a variety of liberal arts degrees that are flexible and allow students to pursue their own interests. Therefore, we do not train students for specific jobs. Rather, we allow students to explore and craft their own paths for potential careers and fulfilling lives. The following websites, our concise (representative and not comprehensive) Career Guide, experiences throughout the curriculum, and careful advising all contribute to helping students discover their passions and design their own paths for the future.

Conservation Job Board Connects employers with job seekers in conservation fields such as ecology, wildlife, forestry, marine biology, environmental education, and related fields.
environmentalscience.org Advocates for environmental science education and employment; for environmentalists by environmentalists
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Lists internships and apprenticeships, some paid and some unpaid, in sustainable agriculture farms around the country.
Orion Grassroots Jobs Lists a wide variety of jobs and internships in environmental fields all around the country.
Sustainable Business Lists available jobs with an environmental emphasis in business, including a section on entry level jobs.  A few jobs in the nonprofit sector also appear.
Society of Wetland Scientists Lists jobs in the field of wetlands research and conservation. Some call for advanced qualifications, but there are also some entry level jobs appropriate for recent graduates in environmental studies. Substantial work in science is required for most of the jobs listed here.
Student Conservation Association This site lists several hundred nature conservation internships around the countries, some paid and some unpaid. No permanent jobs included.
Outdoor Adventure Professional Network Lists jobs and internships in the outdoor adventure industry. Many are seasonal positions.
Outdoor Ed Jobs Lists jobs in the outdoor education and adventure industry. The great majority are seasonal jobs.
Juju Job Search Engine A general job search engine listed thousands of jobs. You can search by keyword to identify jobs you might be interested in.
The Nature Conservancy Lists job opportunities around the US with one of the largest American nature protection organization, which focuses on purchasing and preserving wild lands of ecological significance. Both field and office jobs are listed. Some require advanced experience or education, but others are entry level.
GreenBiz Jobs Lists a variety of types of environmentally relevant jobs all around the country. Most, but not all, are in business.
Naturalist Jobs Lists jobs in research and outdoor recreation around the country. Also includes some internships. Many of the jobs are seasonal.
National Wildlife Federation Lists jobs, usually only a small number, and internships with this US organization, which works on protection of wildlife and hunting stocks.
Society for Conservation Biology Lists opportunities in conservation biology around the world. Many of the positions listed are internships, temporary, or part time, but there are also some permanent jobs. Many are entry level jobs appropriate for environmental studies majors.
USAJobs A search engine of jobs and internships with the US government. Use keywords such as “environmental” to search the various opportunities listed. Entry level jobs are listed in addition to more advanced positions.
Land Trust Alliance Lists jobs with land trusts, organizations that seek to buy and preserve ecologically valuable land, around the country. Both field and office jobs are included. Both entry level and more advanced jobs are included.
EcoEmploy This site lists a variety of jobs around the country in various environmentally relevant fields. There are also some internships, and links to many government agencies that have jobs related to the environment.
Environmental Protection Agency Contains links to currently open positions, internship opportunities, and entry level training programs at the EPA.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Lists jobs with North Carolina’s version of the EPA. Recent budget cutbacks mean that the number of jobs is down dramatically, but there are always some openings. NOTE: ALMOST EVERY STATE HAS AN AGENCY LIKE THIS, so there are many more places to look.
Greenpeace Lists job openings with one of the world’s best known environmental organizations. There are not a lot of jobs at any one time, but it never hurts to look. There is also a link to Greenpeace’s program of unpaid summer internships
Ecojobs Lists environmental jobs around the US. Not many job listings at one time but this site does post some entry level positions.
World Wildlife Fund Lists job openings of various types with the US branch of one of the world’s best known nature protection organizations. WWF also has an internship program. Some jobs require advanced qualifications, but others are entry level.
Sierra Club The Sierra Club is probably the best known US environmental organization. The number of jobs listed is not to large at any one time, but they span the range of types, and some are entry level.
Cyber-Sierra Lists various environmental jobs around the US. Includes full-time and seasonal jobs, as well as fellowships and internships. Also lists other search engines by job category.
Job Seeker Lists environmental and natural resources job vacancies around the US. The number of jobs listed is not too large at any one time, but there is a variety of types, and some are entry level.
Eco.org A search engine for a variety of jobs. Use keywords to find environmental jobs. Some jobs require advanced qualifications, but others are entry level.
Cool Works Lists seasonal, professional seasonal (requires some previous experience), and full-time entry-level jobs in places with many outdoor recreation/adventure sport opportunities.
SolPower Jobs Lists a wide variety of jobs, some entry level, at socially responsible and environmentally friendly companies around the US.
Environmental Careers Lists jobs in the US and abroad from numerous job categories within the environmental field.
Volunteer.gov Environmental volunteer positions throughout North Carolina.
Indeed A search engine for many kinds of jobs. Searching by keywords such as “environmental” or “conservation” may yield relevant results.
North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals Lists jobs withing North Carolina. The number of jobs listed is not very large, but there are entry level positions listed.
American Geological Institute
Lists environmental jobs and internships around the US. Focuses on land protection, environmental journalism and research.
Environmental Jobs Lists primarily entry level environmental and land protection jobs. Also lists other relevant job sites.
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Listing of jobs and internships. Entry level and reasearch based positions are listed.
Texas Parks and Wildlife A list of various jobs within Texas parks.These positions are primarily outdoors, dealing with land preservation and wildlife.
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Lists numerous environmental jobs worldwide. Most openings call for nature protection specialists or environmental educators. Both entry level and more advanced positions available.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This site lists a number of temporary land protection, and conservation jobs throughout Wisconsin. Many are entry level.
Guilford County This site lists all current jobs offered by Guilford County.  Only a few of the jobs listed are relevant to environmental studies, but a few do appear from time to time. Almost every larger city or county has a listing like this, so you can check those where you might want (or be willing to) live.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums This site lists current zoo and aquarium positions around the US. These positions mainly deal with wildlife.
American Fisheries Society Lists jobs in research and outdoor recreation around the country. Also includes some internships. Many of the jobs are seasonal.
City of Greensboro This site lists all current jobs offered by City of Greensboro. Only a few of the jobs listed are relevant to environmental studies, but a few do appear from time to time. Almost every larger city or county has a listing like this, so you can check those where you might want (or be willing to) live.