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Sustainability Jobs & Resources

Welcome to our Resources page, where you will find links to sustainability information, education, job and intern opportunities, and more.

 

What Can You Do with a Degree in Sustainability?

Sustainability professionals will be one of the most in-demand professions over the next decade. Executive recruiters and independent reports, including the 2011 Brookings Institution comprehensive report on green economy job growth, all agree on this point.

Think of sustainability as an organizing principle—one which can be applied to all aspects of one’s life. Living sustainably means using resources here and now without undermining the opportunity for people in other places and times to enjoy well-being at least as satisfactory as our own.

Often termed as “green” or “clean economy” jobs, careers in sustainability are available in many fields, from the corporate executive office to all levels in government, not-for-profit, education and more. Take a look at our sample list of job categories below. Visit some of the online job sites we’ve posted as well. It’ll give you a better idea of the prevalence and variety of sustainability jobs already available.

Sustainability touches all aspects of our lives already. We want to help you to become sustainability professionals. We look forward to being surprised and inspired by the range of positions that you’ll find, and expect that many of you will define your own job! Whether you’re already in a sustainability-related role or are looking to expand your education in the field, we have the program for you.

Did you know that according to TIME Moneyland, sustainability professionals will be one of the most in demand professions over the next decade? “Adam Zak, an executive recruiter, told The New York Times in August that demand for workers with sustainability-related job skills is “through the roof.” He estimates a 40 percent increase in the number of companies looking for sustainability professionals just in the past year.”

 

Sustainability Jobs & Internships

Examples of Jobs:

Private Sector

Public Sector

Nonprofit

Job Profiles and Search Engines

 

Additional Information