Careers

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 Resources 

General Job Boards

Environmental Education

Conservation, Wildlife, and Natural Resource Management

Sustainable Agriculture

 

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS FOR STUDENTS

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