The Environmental Science Program prepares students for both graduate study and careers in governmental and non-governmental environmental fields. 

Jobs for environmental science majors

Jobs for environmental science majors include positions in governmental and non-governmental envi... Government

  • Department of Natural Resources of Wisconsin
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Geological Survey
  • Department of Energy
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Private Industry

  • Environmental consultant/analyst

Advocacy Groups

  • Greenpeace
  • Sierra Club
  • World Wildlife Fund


  • Science reporting (newspapers, TV, magazines)
  • Environmental Education and Outreach
  • Graduate or Law School

Most importantly, the Environmental Science Program guides students toward and beyond the tangible career path, by training them to think critically about the world in which they live.

Environmental science Internships and Summer Jobs

  • Advanced Studies Program — St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH — science teaching internship, field and lab work
  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
  • Center for Great Lakes Studies — UW-Milwaukee
  • Environmental Careers Organization
  • Hawk Mountain, Kempton, PA — ecology and education
  • Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Milbrook NY — ecology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD — tutoring, lab assistants
  • Marinelands, Dolphin Conservation Center — summer animal care and training internships
  • McHenry County Conservation District
  • Mote Marine Laboratories, Florida — research for undergraduates program
  • NASA Research Sites : space biology, life support, ecology
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences — student jobs in lab work
  • National Zoological Park, Washington DC — zoo research
  • Operation Wallacea, Indonesia — biodiversity, forest biology, marine sciences
  • Organization of Biological Field Stations — list of stations, many of which have internships and other summer programs
  • PM Environmental — a national environmental consulting firm seeking entry level consulting positions
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington DC — activist and educational work on public health and environment
  • Point Reyes Bird Observatory, CA — ornithology & field biology
  • Racine Zoo
  • School for Field Studies — environmental field studies abroad
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Chesapeake Bay, MD — research and education
  • Student Conservation Association
  • The Sierra Club
  • Wisconsin DNR

Hear from Carthage environmental science alumni

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