Careers in Green

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in green? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Green Careers

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If you’re environmentally conscious and want to turn that into career, there are many things you can do across multiple industries.

You can work with a nonprofit or government agency that promotes environmental policies. Businesses are becoming more environmentally conscious; some businesses have separate green departments or use the services of other environmental consulting companies to promote this, which is another possibility. You can also work with a company that creates environmentally products.

Job titles for these industries vary widely, from advocate to consultant to engineer. A bachelor’s degree is required for most of these jobs.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Green


Reformation Logo

Reformation - Reformation is an LA based “environmentally sustainable fashion brand that repurposes vintage and surplus materials to create a chic, limited edition collection.”

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Job TitleLocation
Creditor Rights AttorneyBoca Raton, FL
Social Media InternLos Angeles, CA
Design InternLos Angeles, CA
Production InternCanal Street, NY
Research Assistant: Restorative JusticeWashington, DC
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WaterSmart Software - WaterSmart Software is based in San Francisco, CA, and they aim “to help water utilities make it easier for their customers to save water and save money.”

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Job TitleLocation
Graphic Design InternSan Francisco, CA
Operations and Marketing AssociateSan Francisco, CA
Inside Sales AssociateSan Francisco, CA
Client Services ManagerSan Francisco, CA
Sales ExecutiveSan Francisco, CA
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Canopy - Canopy is a Palo Alto, CA based “environmental nonprofit that engages the community in the growth and care of our urban forest.”

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Brilliant Earth Logo

Brilliant Earth - Ethically produced diamonds do exist, and Brilliant Earth is a San Francisco, CA based company that is hoping to make them the norm.

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International Council on Clean Transportation Logo

International Council on Clean Transportation - International Council on Clean Transportation is a Washington, DC based org that aims “to improve the energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation."

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Bright Power - Bright Power is a New York, NY based company that “provides practical energy management and solar energy solutions that save building owners energy, money and time."

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Logo

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - Rails-to-Trails is a Washington, DC based non-profit that is aiming “to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines."

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Seattle Tilth - Seattle Tilth aims “to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.”

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EnergySavvy - EnergySavvy is a Seattle, WA based company that provides utilities with software “to engage with customers, keep track of data and optimize operations.”

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Build It Green! NYC Logo

Build It Green! NYC - Build It Green! NYC is a non-profit “working towards reducing the amount of unnecessary construction and demolition (C&D) waste clogging our landfills.”

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BrightFarms - BrightFarms is a New York, NY based company that "designs, finances, builds, and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at, or near, supermarkets."

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International Rivers Logo

International Rivers - International Rivers is a non-profit “at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.”

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PrintEco - PrintEco is a Chicago, IL based company that claims they can cut 17% off of most companies’ printing expenses and help the environment at the same time.

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No current job openings.


Bike New York Logo

Bike New York - Bike New York is an NYC based non-profit that promotes cycling across the city and they have some great job opportunities for new grads.

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League of Conservation Voters - The League of Conservation Voters is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that “works to turn environmental values into national priorities.”

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Holstee - Holstee is a New York, NY based company that focuses on “lifestyle design with a conscience," and they're looking to give you your dream job.

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No current job openings.

Environmental Law Institute Logo

Environmental Law Institute - The Environmental Law Institute is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that helps shape "the fields of environmental law, policy, and management."

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Switch Logo

Switch - Switch is a San Jose, CA based startup that has developed some amazing, new light bulb technology, and they're hiring.

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Greencitizen Logo

Greencitizen - Worried about e-waste and the effects that its having on the environment? Check out jobs at Greencitizen in San Francisco, CA.

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No current job openings.

BlueStar Energy Solutions Logo

BlueStar Energy Solutions - If you're looking for a job in renewable energy, BlueStar Energy Solutions is a great place to look.

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No current job openings.








Rock the Earth Logo

Rock the Earth - If you’re digging what Rock the Earth is all about, then you should check out their jobs on Idealist.

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Sapphos Environmental Logo

Sapphos Environmental - Sapphos Environmental is a Pasadena, CA based environmental consulting company that specializes in planning, resource management, and environmental compliance.

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No current job openings.

Alliance to Save Energy Logo

Alliance to Save Energy - The Alliance to Save Energy promotes “energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security,” and they're hiring.

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Union of Concerned Scientists Logo

Union of Concerned Scientists - If you want a closer look at the kind of work that the Union of Concerned Scientists does, look at their history of accomplishments and then their Jobs page.

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