Careers

Students in the Global Environments + Sustainability program learn to be effective leaders and collaborators in a range of institutional settings, international and domestic governmental agencies, the nonprofit sector, and private businesses. These skills can be applied across several different sectors.

Potential career options include:

  • Government agencies

  • Non-profit organizations

  • Natural resource management

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • Media and marketing

  • Event planning

  • Environmental education

  • Food and agriculture

  • Consulting

In the past, students had positions at the following organizations:

  • Arpana Services, India, Eco-Tourism Program Development

  • Malama Maunalua, Research Intern

  • The Carter Center, Intern

  • Ecosystems Services LLC, Environmental Science Intern

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Marine Conservation Team Intern

  • Save the Sea Turtles International, Research Intern

  • New Forest Earth, Environmental Education Intern

  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Intern

  • UVA J-Term Internship Program

  • Morven Summer Institute, Assistant Program Coordinator

  • UVA Office for Sustainability, Outreach Intern

  • Caribe Exotic, Field Marketing Intern

  • The Honey Bearers, Research Intern

  • Vox Global, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Intern

  • Zodiac Aerospace, Intern

  • Better World Betty, Intern

  • ChemTreat, Environmental, Health and Safety Intern

Positions held by GSVS alumni:

  • Peace Corps - Panama, Agricultural Extensionist

  • Peace Corps - Paraguay, Community Health Volunteer

  • Venture for America Fellowship, Stratasan Marketing Manager, Nashville

  • Tasmanian Eco Film Festival, Assistant Director, Hobart, Tasmania

  • UVA Sustainable Transport Demand Management, Outreach Coordinator

    Scenic Virginia, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Richmond, VA

    Hanover Research, Development Associate, Washington, DC

    Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLC

    AXA, Future Business Leaders Graduate Program, London, UK

    Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, Richmond, VA

    Phase 3 Marketing & Communications, Public Relations Coordinator

    WWOOF International, Organic Farming Internship, New Zealand

    R2L Architects, Washington, DC

    Chaia, Assistant Manager, Washington, DC

    District to District (D2D), Finance & Operations Associate, Nashville, TN

    Atlantis Project, Admissions Coordinator, Washington, DC

 

CAREER RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Sustainability Job Boards

Where can you find employment opportunities in sustainability-related organizations? Openings are often posted on job boards based on sector.

General Job Boards

Environmental Education

Conservation, Wildlife, and Natural Resource Management

Sustainable Agriculture