College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Career Development

Entry-level positions common among ENSP alumni include:

  • Research/technical assistant - federal agencies (science)
  • Program analyst - federal agencies (policy)
  • Policy analyst - non-profit organizations
  • Environmental scientist - engineering and environmental services firms
  • Field- and/or research assistant - wildlife ecology and other sciences
  • Sustainability coordinator - in businesses and universities
  • Environmental/outdoor educator
  • Peace Corps, Americorps, and Teach for America volunteers
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After 5-10 years, many ENSP alumni continue on as:

  • Mid-level employees and/or policy-makers in governmental, consulting, and/or non-profit agencies related to environmental science, policy, or advocacy.
  • Regional/environmental planners
  • Attorneys
  • Scientific researchers
  • Public school educators
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