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Integrated Program in Sustainability

Interested in working in a sustainability-related field after graduation? Earlham’s Integrated Program in Sustainability helps you build tangible knowledge, skills and abilities to accelerate the transition from college to careers in sustainability fields. 

The program’s Pathway to Sustainability Careers...

  • takes a learning-by-doing approach,
  • provides students with a diverse suite of competencies, skills and experiences to help translate their liberal arts education into real-world applications,
  • is flexible enough to appeal to students from any discipline,
  • rounds out the educational experience, while reflecting Earlham’s ten year mindset,
  • can be personalized based on each student's particular interests.

Specifically designed immersion experiences help integrate academic content and professional skills through internships, off-campus study and faculty-student research. 


Internships available through the Integrated Program in Sustainability:

  • Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.
  • Hoosier Environmental Council in Indianapolis
  • The Nature Conservancy in Indianapolis
  • City of Richmond Dept. of Metropolitan Development.

Off-campus study opportunities include:

  • Month-long study trip investigating renewable energy policy in Europe
  • Semester-long study trip in New Zealand
  • Semester-long Border Studies Program 

IP Students also have the opportunity to participate in real-world collaborative projects, working on sustainability projects on campus and in the community. Check out the Pathway to Sustainability Careers for more information!


A faculty coordinator directs the program and helps students make connections to alumni, practitioners in the field and graduate programs.

Workshops, speakers and events scheduled throughout the year offer lots of opportunities to learn new skills, discuss cutting edge research and hear from scholars and leaders in the field.

The faculty coordinator helps advise students on appropriate academic courses across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to gain both breadth and depth of understanding.



Jamey Pavey
Director, Integrated Program in Sustainability
Office: Dennis Hall
Phone: 765-983-1436

Distinctively Earlham
Each student's personal Pathway to Sustainability Careers is based around his/her particular interests.


Discover the many possibilities for learning about sustainability at Earlham!
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