CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

JOBS

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

Organized in 1997, MEEA is a collaborative network advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest for sustainable economic development and environmental stewardship. Visit their website or check out their job listings

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists, and other professionals. NRDC was founded in 1970 to protect our air, land, and water from the forces of pollution and corporate greed. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Forest Preserve District- DuPage County

The forest preserve district of DuPage County is a nationally recognized conservation agency that envisions a community in which all citizens share a connection with nature and an appreciation for cultural history. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium is located in Chicago, IL and combines traditional aquarium techniques with 21st century advances to better understand and promote aquatic animal care, environments, and interpretation. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Environment Illinois

Environment Illinois is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization that researches the challenges confronting Illinois’s environment and educates the public about what’s at stake. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)

The ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nations leaders. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Sierra Club, Illinois

The Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Impact

Impact is a nonprofit organization that hires and trains organizers to run action campaigns. They work in states where they can win positive change for our environment, our democracy, and our future. Currently Impact is looking for full-time campaign organizers to start immediately and August of 2016. Visit their website or check out their job listing

JOB BOARDS

Texas A&M: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University is a science department dedicated to the study and understanding of wildlife and fisheries. They also have one of the most comprehensive job boards listing opportunities for environmental and science and students and professionals. View the job board.

Conservation Job Board

This job board lists conservation opportunities across the US.

INTERNSHIPS

Red Gate Farm

Have you ever dreamed of getting hands-on experience on a real, working, permaculture farm?  Do you love working outdoors? Are you open to learning new paradigms in farming and new ideas that are “outside the box?”  If you answered “Yes” to these questions, consider applying for Red Gate Farm’s labor-for-learning exchange, or our internship program. Visit their website or check out their job listing

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)

The CNT is a nonprofit leader in promoting more livable and sustainable communities through advanced technology. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Chicago Zoological Society (CZS)

The CZS is a collection of the Center for Conservation Leadership and the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare that embraces learning and research, integrating a wide variety of discipline, to change the way animal conservation issues are considered and advancing the science of “animal-directed” care around the world. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Illinois Stewardship Alliance

The Illinois Stewardship Alliance is looking for individuals interested in gaining experience with local food systems, sustainable farming, land stewardship, soil and water conservation, graphic design, website design and marketing. These opportunities are unpaid but offer valuable experience, projects for your portfolio, and networking opportunities. Visit their website and email lindsaymiller@ilstewards.org if you are interested or would like more information.

United States Green Building Council (USBGC)

The USGBC and its community are dedicated to changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated. Visit their website or check out their job listings

The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition

The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition is a registered charitable organization dedicated to protecting the environment and conserving natural resources by helping the Chicago foodservice industry reduce its collective environmental footprint. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Foresight Design Initiative

Foresight Design Initiative is a multidisciplinary innovation studio that works with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions. Their mission is to develop, provide, and teach leading edge multidisciplinary approaches to tackle complex sustainability challenges. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Greenpeace

Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a sustainable future. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385 acre “living museum campus” dedicated to understanding, valuing, and protecting natural habitats to sustain our world. They believe people live better, healthier lives when they can create, care for, and and enjoy natural environments that are fundamentally important to the mental and physical well-being of all people. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health is a group dedicated to studying the multiple connections between the environment and public health. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Governor’s Environmental Corps

These internships are sponsored through the Illinois EPA and focus on conducting work guided toward sustainability. Visit their website or check out their job listings

OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF ILLINOIS

The Nature Conservatory

The Nature Conservatory is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Visit their website or check out their job listings

Audubon

Audubon is an organization that’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Visit their website or check out their job listings

League of Conservation Voters (LCV)

The LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state, and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with their partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, hold elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues. Visit their website or check out their job listings

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is an organization whose mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. They don’t just save land- they save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. Visit their website or check out their job listings

American Fisheries Society

The American Fisheries Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. Visit their website or check out their job listings