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Sustainability and Environmental Development jobs can take a wide variety of forms, in both the skills used and the industry where they are performed. If you care about the environment and longevity of the planet, there are a lot of different ways you can contribute. A few examples include:

  • Research
  • Policy development or advocacy
  • Energy development
  • Environmental conservation
  • Engineering
  • Health and safety analysis
  • Program implementation
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Corporate environmental law

Degrees and skills/experience required depend largely on what avenue you pursue. You may need a law degree or masters in public policy, or a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient. You don’t need to major in environmental science, as long as you can demonstrate a commitment to the larger cause/purpose of the organization.

Resource Library

Environmental Development

Our Resource Library contains links to many resources that will help you in your search for environmental development opportunities.