Environmental Conservation Education

Career Opportunities

Graduates of NYU Steinhardt's Environmental Conservation Education program live and work in the United States and around the world. They direct projects, evaluate programs, consult, advocate for change, develop new policies, and create and run their own companies or non-profit organizations – all in the name of educating the public about environmental conservation and sustainability.

They hold positions in:

  • City, state, federal, and international agencies
  • Parks, nature centers, zoos, and botanical gardens
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public and private schools

Examples of specific positions our alumni hold:

  • Director, Education Earth Network, Washington DC
  • Manager, Youth Programs, Audubon Arkansas
  • Project Manager, Community  Environmental  Center,  ECO HOUSE, Long Island City
  • Environmental Associate, TD Bank
  • Founder and Director, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
  • Program Director, Math and Science Department, San Francisco Unified School District
  • Fellow, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Consultant, Integrated Environmental Restoration Services, Inc., Tahoe City, CA

Some graduates go on to law school or doctoral programs in the United States and abroad. Our alumni are pursuing advanced degrees at these institutions:

  • Antioch University, Environmental Studies
  • New York University, Science Education
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nairobi, Climate Change
  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Educational Studies
  • University of Queensland, Australia, Centre for Communication and Social Change
  • York University, Environmental Studies

There are many opportunities to explore employment possibilities through the program's internships and the extensive network of organizations with which the program is associated, including the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education and the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment.