Careers

Students in the Global Environments + Sustainability program learn to be effective leaders and collaborators in a range of sectors:

  • Government agencies

  • Non-profit organizations

  • International agencies

  • Natural resource management

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • Environmental policy and law

  • Media and marketing

  • Environmental education

  • Food and agriculture

  • Consulting

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

  • Clean Water Action, Policy Research Intern & Community Organizer

  • 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

  • Archipelagos Marine Conservation Institute, Environmental Management Intern

  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Intern

  • Millenium Challenge Corporation, Sector Operations Intern

  • Institute for Environmental Negotiation, Food Sustainability Intern

  • Charlottesville Climate Collaborative, Research Assistant

  • Habitat for Humanity, Land Development and Special Projects Intern

  • Sustainable San Mateo County, Research Assistant

  • UVA J-Term Internship Program, Assistant

  • Morven Summer Institute, Assistant Program Coordinator

  • UVA Office for Sustainability, Outreach Intern

  • UVA Women's Center, Young Women's Leadership Program Intern

  • Adiuvans Foundation, Program Research & Policy 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:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Sustainability Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA

  • Peace Corps, Agricultural Extensionist, Panama

  • Peace Corps, Community Health Volunteer, Paraguay

  • Venture for America, Stratasan Marketing Manager, Nashville, TN

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

  • UVA Office of Transportation, Sustainable Transport Demand Management Outreach Coordinator

  • Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, Richmond, VA

  • Scenic Virginia, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Richmond, VA

  • R2L Architects, Washington, DC

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

  • Atlantis Project, Admissions Coordinator, Washington, DC

  • Chaia, Assistant Manager, Washington, DC

  • Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLC, New York, NY

  • Phase 3 Marketing & Communications, Public Relations Coordinator

  • AXA, Future Business Leaders Graduate Program, London, UK

  • WWOOF International, Organic Farming Internship, New Zealand

  • Hanover Research, Development Associate, 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.

UVa Sustainability Resources 

General Job Boards

Environmental Education

Conservation, Wildlife, and Natural Resource Management

Sustainable Agriculture