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Career Opportunities

After finishing their studies, Global Environmental Politics students (including the Global Environmental Policy M.A. and the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development M.A.) work for a broad range of employers, from international institutions such as the World Bank to federal agencies like the EPA down to small community-scale conservation NGOs. Across the globe, our graduates engage in a wide array of activities, including government policy analysis, intense social/natural science research, sustainable development practice, green commerce, political activism and more.

Click here to see profiles of some recent alumni and understand where a GEP or NRSD MA can take you. See below for an lengthy list of alumni placements.

Acorn Soupe
Afristar Foundation
Alliance to Save Energy
American Gas Association
American Red Cross
American Rivers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Plant Biologists
Analytical Services, Inc.
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
Arlington Peace and Justice Commission
Aspen Institute
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Audubon Society (San Diego)
Bank Information Center
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
British Embassy
Bureau of Land Management
Canopy Development Company, LLC
Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments
Center for American Progress
Center for Ecoliteracy
Chemonics International
City of Oakland, CA – Climate Change
City of Seattle
Climate Action Program Manager, Berkeley, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Conservation International
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
David Gardiner and Associates
D.C. Farm to School Network
Department of Environmental Quality, Mariana Islands
Department of Transportation Planning
Downstream Strategies
Earth Charter International Secretariat
Ecos Consulting (now Ecova)
Ecosure
Energy Trust of Oregon
Environmental Investigation Agency
Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Working Group
Fairfood International
Farm to School Network
FBI
FreshFarm Markets
Friends of the Earth
General Services Administration (GSA)
German Embassy
Global Environment Facility
Global Greengrants Fund
Government Accountability Project
Great Peninsula Conservancy
Green Building Council
Green Building of Dubai
Green Media Toolshed
Green Seal
Green Strategies
Greenpeace International (Amsterdam)
Greenpeace US
Heil Law & Planning, LLC
Heifer International
Humane Society of the U.S.
ICF International
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
Inter-American Development Bank
International Finance Corporation
International Fund for Animal Welfare
International Water Management Institute
Isaak Walton League
KPMG (Hong Kong)
Kroll, Inc.
Land Trust Alliance
Live Green
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Geographic
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Parks Conservation Association
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Nature Conservancy
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
North Carolina Zoo
Osa Conservation
Outdoors Alliance for Kids
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Population Action International
Potomac Riverkeeper
Prize Capital, LLC
RARE Conservation
Reef Environmental Education Foundation
Resources for the Future
Rising Sun Energy Center
SeaWeb
Sierra Club
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Smithsonian Institution
Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar Valley Foundation (China)
State of Colorado
Straughan Environmental
Sullivan Consulting Group
The Climate Group (China)
The Cadmus Group
The Solar Foundation
Toshiba
Trees for the Future
United Nations Development Programme
UN World Food Programme
UNESCO
USAID
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Conference of Mayors
U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Energy- Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Air and Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - American Indian Environmental Office Tribal Portal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Energy Star U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Pesticides
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Wastes
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Green Building Council
U.S. Navy
U.S. Peace Corps
U.S. Trade Representative
World Bank
World Cocoa Foundation
World Resources Institute
World Wildlife Fund
Worldwatch Institute

Students have also continued their education by pursuing law and doctoral degrees.

University for Peace

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The U.N.-affiliated graduate school of peace and conflict studies.

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