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Career Pathways: Environmental Affairs & Sustainability

Earlhamites from all majors have found careers in the Environmental Affairs & Sustainability sector. Use this guide to identify ways to start building your portfolio.


Get Involved in Campus Activities

  • Miller Farm
  • Earlham Environmental Action Coalition
  • Outdoors Club
  • Student Sustainability Corps


Apply for Internships

Below are some examples of Earlham Network Employers who offer internships that could help you gain experience in this sector. Learn more about applying for internships here.

  • Global Environment & Technology Foundation - Program Intern
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves - Site Conservation Planning Intern
  • The Nature Conservancy - Preserve Profile Intern
  • Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation: Program Research Intern
  • Cope Environmental Center: Summer Health & Literacy Coordinator Intern
  • Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc.: Environmental Summer Intern
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center: Outreach Intern


Volunteer in Richmond

Log in to Earlham Engage to follow some of these agencies and find out about their volunteer needs.

  • Cardinal Greenway
  • Cope Environmental Center
  • Hayes Arboretum
  • Joseph Moore Museum of Science and Nature
  • City of Richmond, Parks & Rec Department

Related Programs at Earlham


Environmental Science

Environmental Studies


Outdoor Education

Environmental Leadership


Useful Links

Environmental Career Opportunities




US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (Green Jobs)


Possible Job Titles

  • Ecologist
  • Environmental protection specialist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental researcher/scientist
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Sustainability manager/coordinator
  • Geoscientist
  • Museum curator
  • Park ranger or naturalist
  • Wildlife manager
  • Conservationist/conservation scientist
  • Recycling manager
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