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If you are passionate about the natural world, improving environmental health and sustainability, and/or tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time, like climate change, you might consider exploring careers related to the environment, energy, and sustainability. Careers in this field are expansive and may focus on an array of issues such as the use, stewardship, and protection of environmental and natural resources, energy use and production, and the application of biophysical, social, economic, and political sciences to address complex environmental, energy, and natural resource challenges.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of sample roles for students and alums interested in careers in the environment and sustainability, including potential internships, post-grad entry points, and higher-level positions, and a sample list of Chicagoland organizations focused in environment & sustainability. Roles in this area can be found across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in a variety of settings, including in offices, labs, and the field.
*Note: These are common job titles for individuals graduating with a Bachelor's degree*
*Note: These are common job titles for individuals that have obtained a Master's degree or hold many years of professional experience*
Professional associations offer excellent opportunities for networking, finding jobs and internships, and staying up-to-date on industry issues, trends, and research. Below are a few environmental science, energy, and natural resources-related professional associations to get you started (click here for more tips on how to effectively engage with professional groups).