Policy/Government Relations Networking Resources and Job Boards
- DC EcoWomen: https://dc.ecowomen.org/
- DC Public Affairs & Communications Jobs: http://publicaffairsjobs.blogspot.com
- DC area jobs and internships in public affairs, communications, public relations, media, web development, lobbying and related fields.
- Public Affairs Council: http://pac.org/jobs
- Tom Manatos Jobs: http://www.tommanatosjobs.com
- Brad Traverse Jobs: http://www.bradtraverse.com
- Science & Technology Policy Fellowships and Resources – American Association for the Advancement of Science: https://www.aaas.org/page/stpf/fellowship-resources
DC Area Networking Resources and Job Boards
- DC Green Scene: https://dcgreenscene.com
- Newsletter/calendar that aggregates leading events shaping energy and environmental policy in the nation’s capital.
- Green Drinks DC:www.greendrinksdc.com
- Hosts monthly networking events for environmentally-minded professionals, students, and enthusiasts.
- Green Jobs DC: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223689644750214/?mc_cid=e11f16c899&mc_eid=513cff223a
- Leaders in Energy: https://leadersinenergy.org
- Sustainable DC: http://www.sustainabledc.org/signup
- Sustainable DC, led by DC's Department of Energy & Environment and the Office of Planning, publishes a robust monthly newsletter including events, volunteer opportunities and job postings.
National Networking Resources and Job Boards
- Audubon Career Center: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs
- Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Member Companies: https://www.bsr.org/en/careers/job-openings
- Conservation Job Board: https://www.conservationjobboard.com/
- Ecological Society of America: https://www.esacareercenter.org
- Entry Level Jobs for Social Impact: https://jobsforsocialimpact.com
- Full and part time, internships, fellowships, grants, service opportunities and calls for submission.
- Green Jobs Network: https://greenjobs.greenjobsearch.org
- Idealist Careers: https://www.idealist.org
- Land Trust Alliance: https://www.landtrustalliance.org/list/land-trust-job-board
- Net Impact: https://www.netimpact.org/jobs
- Science Careers – American Association for the Advancement of Science: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org
- Sustainable Business: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/greendreamjobs/jobs
- Texas A&M University Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board: https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board
- The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Alumni Network Job Board: https://ddcspnetwork.org/career-planning/job-board
- The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) Alumni Network was established to support the ongoing networking and professional development of DDCSP alumni, and job postings are publicly posted.
Your Own Personal Networks
Remember the power of connections and the many resources available to you through your academic affiliations and other groups of which you are a part.
Sometimes the best advice and information about careers can be found from those who are currently working in the field! An informational interview is an informal conversation with someone who is working in an area that interests you that can give you a "day in the life" perspective and share information about that particular field. It's not a job interview, nor are you expected to find job openings - you're basically chatting with a working professional about their career! Read some tips HERE and HERE. You can also ask family members, friends or faculty members for their advice and "connections"
- The career counseling center can help you find contacts of alumni who work in fields or for organizations of interest.
- Many academic institutions run alumni groups around the world or have affiliated Facebook or LinkedIn groups where alumni share job postings.
- Ask your professors about job boards/job search resources they recommend or newsletters/listservs to which they subscribe that may help expand your knowledge and introduce you to relevant communities of interest.
- Contact recent ENSP alumni in fields that you wish to explore. Remember that "real world time" is slower than "student time," so be patient in waiting for a response. Also, be sure to include your concentration and graduation year in your message, so they can better target their response.
- If you have not had sufficient prior experience, or are still exploring your options, refer to the ENSP Blog and ENSP Alumni Blog for current job/internship opportunities.
- Conservation and environmental sciences professionals know the power of partnerships and are often open to sharing knowledge and advice with like-minded peers. You're often one connection away from colleagues in your dream role, so consider reaching out for introductions and informational interviews.