Careers in Ecology


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

Ecology Careers

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Ecology is the study of plants and animals and their interaction with the environment. If you’re interested in ecology and want to turn it into a career, there are several career paths you can take.

You can work for a research lab or a federal agency as a research assistant or lab technician. Or you can work at a park or nature center as a naturalist, educating the public on the local environment. An couple of more options are to work in advocacy or in the environmental nonprofit sector, or to become an environmental consultant. Most of these jobs require bachelor’s degrees in a related field such as biology, ecology, or environmental science.

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LOCAL ONLY -Environmental Education Interns
Student Conservation Association Arlington, VA
Inbound Warehouse Associates (Cycle Count, Replenish, Receiving)! $18.25/hr - $20.00/hr!
Emerson Ecologics Sterling, VA
Environmental Educator Intern
Student Conservation Association Arlington, VA
Pickers and Packers! $18.25 - $20.00/hr ! 4-day work week!
Emerson Ecologics Dulles, VA
Ecosystem Services Analyst - Ecosystem Services Unit
Winrock International Arlington, VA
Climate Health Data Scientist
The MITRE Corporation Mc Lean, VA
Arboriculture Internship
Bartlett Tree Experts Springfield, VA
Refuse Collector - Gaithersburg
Ecology Services Curbside Collection Services Gaithersburg, MD
Intern, Climate Change MPAs
Conservation International Arlington, VA
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Falls Church, VA

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Ecology

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Advanced Telemetry Systems - Advanced Telemetry Systems is an Isanti, MN based company that provides "researchers and managers in ecology and biology with animal tracking and monitoring products."

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Chincoteague Bay Field Station - Chincoteague Bay Field Station is a Wallops Island, VA based non-profit that helps people learn through experience while fostering environmental stewardship.

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American Littoral Society - The American Littoral Society is a Highlands, NJ based non-profit that “promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm."

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American Conservation Experience - American Conservation Experience offers “opportunities for both American and International volunteers to take part in challenging outdoor projects."

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The Island School - If you’d like to spend some time in The Bahamas, you should check out The Island School’s Teaching positions along with their Teaching Fellowship Program.

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The Mountain Institute - If you’re intrigued by what The Mountain Institute does, you should check out their jobs listings. They look pretty cool.

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The Cadmus Group - The Cadmus Group is an environmental consulting firm based in Watertown, MA and they have a variety of entry level jobs for new grads.

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