Career Resources

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Websites and search engines listing careers in the sciences.  Also see the BU Career Services website for general advice about preparing resumes, cover letters, and more.

General Career Searches and Indexes

Biology Jobs (http://www.biologyjobs.com)
JOBS
Simple job search.

Careers and Internships Abroad (http://www.careersabroad.co.uk)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

The Conservation Job Board (http://www.conservationjobboard.com/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Features jobs and internships in conservation, ecology, wildlife, forestry, marine biology, fisheries, environmental education, outdoor recreation, and more.

EcoEmploy (http://www.ecoemploy.com)
JOBS
Environmental Jobs and careers. Lots of information and advice, too. Useful!

Ecological Society of America (http://www.esa.org/esa/?page_id=176)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Good resources for careers in ecology, including an extensive job board.

Environmental Career (http://www.environmentalcareer.com)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
A wide variety of environmental careers.

GovtJobs.com (http://www.govtjobs.com/)
JOBS
Government career site devoted to finding government jobs in the public sector.

Graduate Schools (http://www.gradschools.com)
Good source for looking up grad schools by field.

GreenJobsReady (www.GreenJobsReady.com)

Internships.com (http://www.internships.com/)
INTERNSHIPS
Search through listings of internships in a variety of fields.

Job Hunt (http://www.job-hunt.org)
JOBS
Provides job listings, a job search function, employer profiles, career links, and career fairs, as well as sites for grant funding.

Medzilla (http://www.medzilla.com)
JOBS
Jobs in the biotech, healthcare, and pharmaceutical Industries.

Monster (http://www.monster.com)
JOBS
A general job posting site, with a resume builder and a geographic specific search.

Orion Grassroots Society (http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Internships and career opportunities through a network of environmental and community organizations in North America.

Science Central (http://www.sciencecentral.com/)
JOBS
Indexes a wide range of science jobs.

Society for Conservation Biology (http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
The Society for Conservation Biology provides helpful resources and publications regarding conservation biology, as well as an extensive job board of conservation jobs, internships, and research and volunteer opportunities in the US and abroad.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (http://www.sicb.org/jobs.php3)
JOBS
Career listings for a variety of biological fields.

Sustainable Business (http://www.SustainableBusiness.com/jobs)
JOBS
A database for “green dream jobs.” Business meets ecology and conservation.

The Student Conservation Association (http://thesca.org)
INTERNSHIPS

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE program) for American Students in India (http://www.indousstf.org/RiseProgram/Home.html)

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Federal Job Searches

Bureau of Land Management (http://www.blm.gov/careers)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
The BLM manages nearly one-eighth of all land in the US.

Earthworks (http://www.earthworks-jobs.com)
JOBS
Searches for federal jobs in wildlife conservation, ecology, biology, and atmospheric sciences.

Fish and Wildlife Service (http://www.fws.gov/jobs)
JOBS
Jobs in conservation.

Forest Service (http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs)
JOBS
Part of the USDA.

GovtJobs.com (http://www.govtjobs.com/)
JOBS
Government career site devoted to finding government jobs in the public sector.

Internships with the EPA (http://www.epa.gov/NE/students/student/intern.html)
INTERNSHIPS

National Park Service (http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/workwithus.htm)
JOBS
Part of the Department of the Interior

US Geological Survery (USGS) (http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Employment opportunities in a number of science fields.

USA Jobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/)
JOBS
Immense database of federal jobs offered (NOAA, NMFS, DEP, etc.) and a resume builder.

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Botanical Careers

ALSO: Try searching federal jobs for careers in botany, as these are probably the most common in this field. You will find opportunities with the Department of the Interior (USFWS/BLM/BOR/NPS), Department of Agriculture (Forest Service/NRCS/ARS), and the Department of Defense. Also, many state agencies will have plenty of opportunities.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (http://www.bgci.org/resources/jobs)
JOBS

Botanical Society of America (http://jobs.botany.org/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
A variety of job postings focused on plant sciences.

Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship Program (http://www.rmna.org/fellowinfo.html)
INTERNSHIPS
Summer fellowship program for graduate level researchers in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Conservation

Alaska Conservation Foundation (http://www.akcf.org)
INTERNSHIPS

American Rivers (http://www.americanrivers.org/about/careers)
JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Protection and conservation of American rivers to ensure clean drinking water supplies, revitalize fish and wildlife, improve recreation.

Antioch Education Abroad’s Brazilian Ecosystems Program (http://www.antioch.edu/aea/programs/brazilian-ecosystems/)
STUDY ABROAD
A program for the protection and management of biodiversity.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida (http://www.conservancy.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Internships in conservation (education, science, research, museums, environmental protection and wild animal rehabilitation).

Conservation Careers (http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/cons/ccshome.htm)
JOBS
Prepared by the faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. Most jobs are located in Canada.

Conservation International (http://www.conservation.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
As a more informative site, Conservation International offers surfers an opportunity to learn about this organization’s focus, but also publishes internship and fieldwork listings.

The Conservation Job Board (http://www.conservationjobboard.com/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Features jobs and internships in conservation, ecology, wildlife, forestry, marine biology, fisheries, environmental education, outdoor recreation, and more.

Coral Cay (http://www.coralcay.org/content/blogcategory/0/466/)
JOBS
A coral reef conservation organization, with links to other related opportunities.

Ecological Society of America (http://www.esa.org/esa/?page_id=176)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Good resources for careers in ecology, including an extensive job board.

Land Trust Alliance Jobs Board (http://www.landtrustalliance.org/about/jobs)
JOBS
Careers in conservation associated with the Land Trust.

Marine Conservation Biology Institute (https://www.marine-conservation.org/who-we-are/jobs/career-resources/)
JOBS AND INFORMATION
Excellent resource for careers in marine conservation.

Massachusetts Audubon Society (http://www.massaudubon.org/Jobs/)
JOBS
Jobs and internships with Mass Audubon.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (http://www.nfwf.org/whoweare/Pages/home.aspx)
JOBS
Funds many different wildlife conservation programs. Search for career opportunities with the foundation itself, or possible opportunities with one of the many different programs linked to them.

The Nature Conservancy (http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/index.htm)
JOBS + VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
This site has some career opportunities with the organization. Also, visit their home page for volunteer opportunities in 8 exotic locations.

Orion Grassroots Society (http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Internships and career opportunities through a network of environmental and community organizations in North America.

Resources for the Future (http://www.rff.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Has some internships and job opportunities in improving environmental and natural resource policy-making worldwide through research.

Save the Bay (http://www.savebay.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Narragansett Bay conservation organization.

Society for Conservation Biology (http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
The Society for Conservation Biology provides helpful resources and publications regarding conservation biology, as well as an extensive job board of conservation jobs, internships, and research and volunteer opportunities in the US and abroad.

Student Conservation Association (http://www.thesca.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Volunteer, internship, employment: provides natural resource management, cultural preservation, and environmental protection. Offers program profiles and membership details.

The Wildlife Society (http://careers.wildlife.org/home/home.cfm?site_id=8764)
JOBS
A professional society that encourages opportunities for the conservation of wildlife by providing resources to those involved in this field.

World Wildlife Fund (http://www.panda.org)
International organization that promotes conservation for ecosystems and animals.

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Environmental Education

Environmental Education on the Internet (http://www.eelink.net)
JOBS AND GRANTS
Good job and grant search.

Nature’s Classroom (http://www.naturesclassroom.org/nc_employment.htm)
JOBS
A residential environmental education program dedicated to community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of natural resources.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program in Environmental Studies
(http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/index.aspx)
INTERNSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
Hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Also opportunities for grad students and postdocs.

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Environmental Science

FESCDO Resources (http://environment.yale.edu/current/career-development/)
GREAT INFO AND JOB LISTINGS!
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Career Development

Conservation Careers (http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/undergraduate/career-resources/)
JOBS
Prepared by the faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. Most jobs are located in Canada.

Cyber-Sierra Natural Resources Job Search (http://www.cyber-sierra.com)
GREAT RESOURCE FOR INFO AND JOB LISTINGS!
Focuses on natural resources management. Links to other disciplines. this is a good site to get a broad view for what’s out there for people just entering the job market as well as people looking for a transition between fields.

Ecological Research Internships at the University of Minnesota (http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/education/)
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Environmental Careers (http://www.environmental-jobs.com)
JOBS
Environmental & natural resources careers & job listings.

Environmental Career Opportunities (http://www.ecojobs.com)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Environmental jobs and internships in environmental advocacy, policy, conservation, engineering, and education.

The Environmental Careers Organization (http://www.eco.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Good for finding paid internships and to learn more about legislative initiatives for promoting diversity. Job & Conference listings.

Environmental Jobs & Careers Web Page (http://www.ejobs.org)
JOBS
Links to federal, private and public domains for job listings and information about different areas of work. Jobs offered would benefit a range of people from college students to accomplished professionals.

Environmental Law (http://www.environmental-law.net)
JOBS
For professionals and those interested in learning about current environmental events, issues, and obtaining research resources.

Land Trust Alliance Jobs Board (http://www.landtrustalliance.org/about/jobs)
JOBS
Careers in conservation associated with the Land Trust.

Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor and Environmental Careers (https://www.princeton.edu/~oa/jobs/careeroe.shtml)
GREAT INFO!
Great info for help with the search for the perfect environmental career.

Resources for the Future (http://www.rff.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship Program (http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/rmna.html)
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Summer fellowship program for graduate level researchers in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program in Environmental Studies
(http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/index.aspx)
INTERNSHIP
Hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education.

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Fisheries Biology

American Fisheries Society Jobs Bulletin (http://fisheries.org/jobs)
JOBS
Created by the American Fisheries Society

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (http://www.nfwf.org/whoweare/Pages/home.aspx)
JOBS
Funds many different wildlife conservation programs. Search for career opportunities with the foundation itself, or possible opportunities with one of the many different programs linked to them.

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University (http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Information page with a useful job board.

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Forestry

Arboriculture (http://www.natlarb.com)
JOBS
The National Arborist Association provides information for professionals and conservationists.

FESCDO Resources (http://environment.yale.edu/current/career-development/)
GREAT INFO AND JOB LISTINGS!
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Career Development

Cyber-Sierra Natural Resources Job Search (http://www.cyber-sierra.com)
GREAT RESOURCE FOR INFO AND JOB LISTINGS!
Focuses on natural resources management. Links to other disciplines. this is a good site to get a broad view for what’s out there for people just entering the job market as well as people looking for a transition between fields.

National Forest Service (http://www.fs.fed.us)
JOBS (FEDERAL)
The homepage to look for job listings, utilize a search engine, obtain contacts, and read about current issues at the National forest Service.

Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship Program (http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/rmna.html)
Summer fellowship program for graduate level researchers in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Marine/Aquatic

Aquatic Network (http://www.aquanet.com)
JOBS
Network of employment opportunities.

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation (http://www.blueoceansociety.org/Jobs/intern.html)
INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Coral Cay (http://www.coralcay.org/content/blogcategory/0/466/)
JOBS
A coral reef conservation organization with links to related opportunities.

Hopkins Marine Station (http://hopkins.stanford.edu/careers.htm)
JOBS
Affiliated with Stanford University. Lots of great resources and job opportunities in the marine or aquatic sciences.

The Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology (http://www.itme.org)
STUDY ABROAD
Spend a summer or semester in the Caribbean learning about the ecology and conservation of marine resources.

Marine Conservation Biology Institute (https://www.marine-conservation.org/who-we-are/jobs/career-resources/)
JOBS AND INFORMATION
Excellent resource for careers in marine conservation.

Monterey Bay Aquarium (http://www.mbayaq.org)
JOBS

New England Aquarium (www.neaq.org/get_involved/index.php)
INTERNSHIPS
Local resource with many helpful links.

Planetary Coral Reef Foundation (http://www.pcrf.org)
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Foundation that offers a 9-month seamanship-scientific research program: “Coral reef research and seamanship expedition program on the research vessel Heraclitus”

Save the Bay (http://www.savebay.org)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Narragansett Bay conservation organization

Sea Grant, Mid-Atlantic (http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/research-experiences-undergraduates/research-experiences-undergraduates)
FELLOWSHIP
Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates

World Aquacultural Society (https://www.was.org/wases/default.aspx)
JOBS
The WAS Employment Service provides an extensive list of aquaculture-related jobs in the US and abroad.

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Wildlife

Animal Behavior Society (http://www.animalbehavior.org)
INFO
Information about careers in animal behavior.

Cyber-Sierra Natural Resources Job Search (http://www.cyber-sierra.com)
GREAT RESOURCE FOR INFO AND JOB LISTINGS!
Focuses on natural resources management. Links to other disciplines. this is a good site to get a broad view for what’s out there for people just entering the job market as well as people looking for a transition between fields.

Disney Parks and Resorts (http://disney.go.com/disneycareers/wdwcareers/internship/animal_programs.html/)
JOBS and INTERNSHIPS
Search for careers and internships in “Animal Programs” including aquatic research, conservation education, animal behavior, and more.

Global Vision International (http://www.careersabroad.co.uk/)
Listing of jobs, field work and 5-20 week “expeditions” in exotic locations.

Massachusetts Audubon Society (www.massaudubon.org/Jobs/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (http://www.nfwf.org/whoweare/Pages/home.aspx)
JOBS
Funds many different wildlife conservation programs. Search for career opportunities with the foundation itself, or possible opportunities with one of the many different programs linked to them.

Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship Program (http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/rmna.html)
Summer fellowship program for graduate level researchers in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University (http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/)
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Information page with a useful job board.

The Wildlife Society (http://careers.wildlife.org/home/home.cfm?site_id=8764)
JOBS
A professional society that encourages opportunities for the conservation of wildlife by providing resources to those involved in this field.

World Wildlife Fund (http://www.panda.org)
JOBS
International organization that promotes conservation for ecosystems and animals.

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