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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
  • Outdoor Education
  • Student Sustainability Corps
  • Bike Co-Op


Apply for Internships

Log into Handshake and fill out your profile and the Career Interest Survey to see suggested internships that match your interests. Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to talk about your options and internship funding opportunities.


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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