Careers in Sustainability

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in sustainability? 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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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:

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.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Sustainability

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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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No current job openings.


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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.”

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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
Staff AccountantLos Angeles, CA
Fashion Buyer/MerchandiserLos Angeles, CA
Third-Party BuyerLos Angeles, CA
Fashion DesignerLos Angeles, CA
SOHO Sales AssociateNew York, NY
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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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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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No current job openings.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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No current job openings.

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.

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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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Job TitleLocation
VP of Data & AnalyticsRedwood City, CA
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Alteris Renewables - Luckily, Alteris Renewables is more consumer focused, so they have some green energy job options that aren’t super technical.

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No current job openings.

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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.

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

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Job TitleLocation
Bioinformatics ScientistNewbury Park, CA
Software Test EngineerNewbury Park, CA
Web Designer/DeveloperNewbury Park, CA
Office Manager I @ VPCeres, CA
CashierModesto, CA
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CoFed - If reading about CoFed is making you hungry to learn more, then you should check out their Jobs and Internships page.

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No current job openings.




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