Career Field - Environment

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations
Internship Listing Sites
Job Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides

Occupational Outlook Handbook - A guide to career, labor market, salary and training information for this particular career field.

Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers in the field. Available through Handshake.

InsideJobs - Provides descriptive profiles, insightful videos, and helpful career information for over 15,000 jobs in 10 different career families.

Environmental Websites and Directories

GreenBiz - Comprehensive resource center on business and the environment.

Sustain Lane - Guide includes tips, trends, services and products related to green living, as well as green job postings and career advice.

Sustainable Business - News, directories, databases and listservs clearly organized into categories such as development, education, ecotourism, green building and social investing, as well as general sustainability references.

The Green Economy Resource Guide - Provides an overview of the various environmental sectors and occupations.

Tree Hugger - Newsletters, forums, green living guides and job postings for eco-friendly transportation, science, technology, architecture, design, culture, travel, food, business, fashion and beauty.

Examples of Employers That Hire Entry Level Environmentalists

The employers below periodically hire entry-level professionals. They are not necessarily hiring at this time. Check their websites for current hiring needs.

California Public Utilities Commission - Regulates energy and water suppliers. Periodically hires Regulatory Analysts I's.

California State Parks - Periodic hiring for State Park Ranger Cadet. After completion of 6 months training, advance to State Park Ranger. Anticipating numerous retirements in the near future.

Ramboll Environ Corporation - National scientific and technical consulting firm that provides chemical risk assessment, environmental risk management and engineering services. Recruits in the environmental, engineering and health science (toxicology and life science) areas.

Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, San Francisco - Federal agency that protects public health and the environment. Hires environmental scientists, environmental protection specialists, environmental engineers, community relations specialists, life scientists, toxicologists, and chemists.

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student Organizations

Student organizations related to this field include:

Other Student Organizations List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with The LEAD Center

A few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:

Internship Listing Sites

Internship Listing Sites - Websites, programs, and other resources for internships in this career area. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Handshake - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

Job Listing Sites

Job Listing Sites - Websites specializing in job listings for this particular career field. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Handshake - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.


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