College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Jobs Boards

The job search

  • Employers value the skills and perspectives gained from undergraduate internships, part-time jobs, clubs, and activities.  Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can, while not sacrificing the quality of your schoolwork.
  • Students who don't gain undergraduate experience often find themselves in post-graduate internships. Others may purposefully seek post-graduate internships because they allow for continued career exploration.   
  • Whatever you do, try to relax about your first job. It is only your first job -- not a position-for-life. You will likely be there 1-3 years. This is a great time to explore "life in the real world," gain perspective on your academic and career interests, and get ready for next steps. As long as you enjoy what you are doing, you will work hard and do well; and good things flow from there!

Start searching 3-4 months in advance

Scour jobs boards like these below:

Federal Government

  • - Partnership for Public Service
  • USA Jobs - Federal government, all agencies, nationwide.  Go to Advanced Search, then select by Location (United States), Agency (whichever one you're interested in), Type of Work (permanent), Work Schedule (full-time), and Show Jobs Posted (all). See what you get. Then "tweak" your search, e.g., changing locations, agencies, recent postings only, etc.
  • USA Jobs - Pathways - for students and recent grads


State & Local Government








Consulting Firms


GIS & Remote Sensing

Environmental and Outdoor Education

National Service


International & Overseas


Green Business, Energy, and Sustainability

All-purpose Databases

Out-of-state, Adventures & Relocation: Also, look for the local (to you) offices of agencies listed above.



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