Careers in Sustainability

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in sustainability? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Sustainability Careers

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One of our greatest challenges is maintaining this planet so it can continue to support human life. People working in sustainability study and tackle this challenge. While keeping Earth livable isn’t the only sustainability challenge, it is a big one. Others include supporting economic and social infrastructures, such as designing new buildings and businesses to be sustainable over time.

Because of the many challenges of maintaining a planet or other structure, there are many areas to work in, depending on your area of focus. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Research and Development
  • Sustainability Education
  • Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations
  • Social Responsibility
  • Government Agencies
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Alternative Energy Research

While you’ll need a bachelor’s degree to get started in many positions these areas offer, that bachelor’s degree doesn’t have to be in sustainability. A few good majors include biology, environmental science, economics, engineering, and urban planning. Courses that connect your field to the environment and society are also useful.

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Travel Registered Nurse (RN) PACU (Recovery)
Confidential Miami, FL
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Sustaining Systems Software Engineer
HP Colorado Springs, CO
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Strategic Production and Sustainment Director
Northrop Grumman San Diego, CA
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Sustaining Engineering Project Manager
Thermo Fisher Rochester, NY
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Sustainment Engineer Job with Security Clearance
Booz Allen Hamilton Falls Church, VA
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Sustaining Engineering Services Engineering Manager with Security Clearance
MacAulay-Brown Shalimar, FL
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Senior Military Analyst (Sustainment) with Security Clearance
Moseley Technical Services Fort Lee, VA
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Senior Systems / Virtualization Engineer Job
Yoh Needham, MA
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Manager - Reporting
John Muir Health Walnut Creek, CA
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Assistant Store Manager - Bowles
Napa Littleton, CO
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Sustainability

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Logo

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a Pocantico Hills, NY based non-profit that's "working to improve the way America eats and farms.”

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Old Sturbridge Village - Old Sturbridge Village is the “largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast” and it “depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s.”

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Tri-State Transportation Campaign Logo

Tri-State Transportation Campaign - The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a New York, NY based “non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to reducing car dependency in NY, NJ, and CT.”

See the complete Tri-State Transportation Campaign profile


Mass Farmers Markets Logo

Mass Farmers Markets - Mass Farmers Markets is a Waltham, MA based non-profit that aims "to foster, enhance and sustain farmers market in Massachusetts."

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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.”

See the complete Reformation profile


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.

See the complete Brilliant Earth profile


Seattle Tilth Logo

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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Smart Growth America Logo

Smart Growth America - Smart Growth America is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that believes “smart growth solutions support thriving businesses and jobs."

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Grid Alternatives Logo

GRID Alternatives - GRID Alternatives is taking on pollution, poverty, and unemployment all at once. If you want to be part of that mission, check out their Jobs page.

See the complete GRID Alternatives profile


Opower Logo

OPOWER - If you're excited by OPOWER and how they're promoting efficient energy use to consumers, then you should check out their Careers site.

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Transportation Alternatives Logo

Transportation Alternatives - If you like what you see in their Advocacy Campaigns, then you’ll want to head over to the Transportation Alternatives Jobs page.

See the complete Transportation Alternatives profile


Better Place Logo

Better Place - If you want to be part of the transition to sustainable transportation, then it’s time to take a look at Better Place’s jobs.

See the complete Better Place profile


Perkins+Will Logo

Perkins+Will - I’m not much of an architectural critic, but Perkins+Will's projects look great and so do their entry level jobs for recent college grads.

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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.

See the complete Alliance to Save Energy profile


RecycleBank Logo

RecycleBank - If you’re excited about the nexus of marketing and recycling, then you should check out jobs at RecycleBank.

See the complete RecycleBank profile


Conrad Foundation Logo

Conrad Foundation - If you are a fan of innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, there couldn’t be a better place for you than Conrad Foundation.

See the complete Conrad Foundation profile


Framework:CR Logo

Framework:CR - Framework:CR is a Stamford, CT based sustainability consulting firm that is hiring a Junior Analyst. It's the perfect green entry level job.

See the complete Framework:CR profile


Duron Energy Logo

Duron Energy - How does Duron Energy provide affordable and reliable electricity? They’ve built the Duron, an “all-in-one, off-the-shelf solar system” for rural users.

See the complete Duron Energy profile


Rodale Institute Logo

Rodale Institute - If you want to be part of the organic movement, then you should consider jobs at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA.

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Disaster Accountability Project Logo

Disaster Accountability Project - If you’re passionate about how our government deals with disasters, then you should get involved with the Disaster Accountability Project.

See the complete Disaster Accountability Project profile


Alteris Renewables Logo

Alteris Renewables - Luckily, Alteris Renewables is more consumer focused, so they have some green energy job options that aren’t super technical.

See the complete Alteris Renewables profile


Warrior Group Logo

Warrior Group - If you’ve always wanted to work in the construction industry, but have been thwarted until now by the recession, give Warrior Group a look.

See the complete Warrior Group profile


Global Green USA

Global Green USA - Right now Global Green USA is looking for a Database & Development Associate, and they are also involved with the The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.

See the complete Global Green USA profile


Ceres Logo

Ceres - Ceres is a Boston, MA based non-profit that aims to “integrate sustainability into capital markets" and they're hiring right now.

See the complete Ceres profile


Cofed Logo

CoFed - If reading about CoFed is making you hungry to learn more, then you should check out their Jobs and Internships page.

See the complete CoFed profile


Summit Energy Logo

Summit Energy - If you like the way an EnergyBurrito tastes (it's the name of their blog), then you should check out Summit Energy’s Careers page.

See the complete Summit Energy profile


National League of Cities Logo

National League of Cities - Right now the National League of Cities has a few jobs posted including Sustainability Fellow and Member Relations Representative.

See the complete National League of Cities profile


Second Nature Logo

Second Nature - Second Nature is a Boston based non-profit organization that aims to promote sustainability on college campuses, and they're hiring.

See the complete Second Nature profile



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