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Environmental Job Opportunities

The list below provides information about environmental jobs through links to a variety of organizations and networks.

Academic Careers Online 

Search or announce faculty, post doc, library, endowed chairs, administrative and senior management jobs at colleges, universities and research institutes anywhere. Applicants can use all their services without being charged.

American Zoo and Aquarium Association 

Job database for zoos and aquariums throughout the United States.

Department of Environmental Conservation 

There are many careers available within the  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Check the site for job opportunities for qualified individuals looking to make a difference in environmental protection and natural resource management. 

Department of Environmental Protection 

Lists job opportunities that are available within the agency.

Ecological Society of America 

The ESA posts job announcements once a month and also maintains a listing of funding opportunities. Check for specific listings for individuals looking for internships, employment or additional funding to further their careers and research in ecology. 

A site for environmental jobs, occupational health and safety jobs.  Also lists marketplace, career news and advice.  Easy to navigate and narrow your job search to specific criteria.  

Environmental Career Opportunities 

This website offers listings of nationwide jobs and internships in Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, Legislation and Regulation, Environmental Advocacy, Outreach and Communications, Environmental Science and Engineering, Outdoor and Environmental Education, Environmental Jobs in Higher Education, and International Environment. They also have information on Environmental Degree Programs and internships.

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 300,000 members. Since 1967, they have linked science, economics, and law to create innovative, equitable and cost effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. This site provides listings for careers at ED.

Environmental Protection Agency 

The EPA Office of Human Resources and Organizational Services offers guidance for employment, fellowship and internship opportunities for careers at the EPA. 

Offers resources on careers, internships and educational programs in environmental science.


GreenCorps is a field school for environmental organizing. Their mission is to teach the next generation of environmental leaders the strategies and skills they will need to win tomorrow's environmental battles, while providing critical field support for today's pressing environmental problems. Graduates of the program are placed in environmental organizations throughout the United States.


The nonprofit, nonpartisan, works to harness the power of technology to bring environmental information, resources and tools to the mainstream business community. The site provides resources and job listings for environmental positions across the United States.

Grow To Learn 

A Citywide School Gardens Initiative established by The Mayor's Fund and GrowNYC to inspire, facilitate and promote the creation of a sustainable school garden in each and every public school across New York City.  This site will help teachers through the process.


Idealist is a website devoted to connecting students and job-seekers to non-profit opportunities around the country. The website is updated daily and also contains opportunities for campaigns and nonprofit events.

Living on Earth Internships 

A Living on Earth internship provides an invaluable introduction to broadcast media. Each semester, they rely on a handful of bright, capable interns to contribute to their award-winning program, and experience first-hand what goes on behind the scenes of a nationally distributed public radio news magazine.

Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students 

Offers exchange programs and internships to conduct research internationally. Students selected will travel to New York City for orientation and then to either Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain or South Africa to begin their research and international experience for 3 months. Travel and housing expenses are covered, in addition to, a stipend.


The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) lists environmental education related jobs that are available across North America and that are searchable by state and country.  

National Audubon Society 

Named for ornithologist and explorer John James Audubon, the NAS' mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. This website provides information about career opportunities at National Audubon.

Science Careers Forum 

Science Careers is a website run by the journal Science where individuals can look for science related jobs or set up email alerts.  There are options to set up an account, post  your resume, learn about the industry, grants and funding, as well as tips and tools for outreach, graduate school, preparing a resume, etc.  

Student Conservation Association 

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides high school students, college students and others with meaningful conservation service internships and volunteer opportunities in our National Parks, Forests and other public lands. Enjoy adventure, gain experience, and make a difference.

The New York City Summer Internship Program 

The NYC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to explore careers in public service and become acquainted with basic government operations. Internships are available in law, social services, environmental protection, business services, information technology, transportation, and other municipal service.

Wildlife Conservation Society 

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild land in New York and with field projects around the globe to inspire care for nature, provide leadership in environmental education, and help sustain our planet's biological diversity.

Career Resources for High School Students

High School Internship Guide

High school students looking for environmental internships in the New York City area can utilize our High School Internship Guide. The guide lists the names of companies looking for summer and yearly interns in environmental fields. In addition, the directory details helpful tips on how to get an internship and where to look for internships that are off the beaten path.

Good luck with your search.