ES Career Preparation Program
Finding a Green Job
The environmental studies program is designed to not just to teach you but to empower you to enter graduate school, pursue the career you want and become a responsible and effective citizen in the community. We offer workshops in resume writing, networking, job interviews, and an extensive collection of alumni contacts. However, especially because it is a broad, interdisciplinary program, the program does not function as a complete vocational training. It is up to you to take the extra steps to prepare yourself to get into graduate school or a career you want. Here are some resources to get you started:
UW Oshkosh Career Services
Career Services encourages, supports and advances career and professional development for current students through the acquisition of knowledge, practice of skills and reflection on experience. Learn how Career Services can help you prepare for your future. UW Oshkosh’s Handshake platform is a great resource for locating jobs and internships. Check back regularly!
Websites with Job Listings
There are a lot of environmentally related jobs. The trick is finding out what they are. Here are a few resources to get you started, but you can find many more by searching the web or by working with UW Oshkosh Career Services.
Websites/Resources with a focus on green jobs in Wisconsin
DNR lists permanent employment, LTE (limited term employment) jobs, and internships. These keep changing. Even if you are not currently looking for a job, get to know the kind of jobs the DNR has.
University of Wisconsin Extension
UW Extension has jobs in natural resource management and related fields. Periodically check the listings at the website to see if new ones have appeared that interest you. For more information, visit the University of Wisconsin Extension website.
Environmental Agencies of Wisconsin Counties
Be sure to check county websites for employment and internship possibilities.
Environmental Education Internship and Volunteer Opportunities in Wisconsin
This website offers many positions related to the field of environmental education as well as internship and volunteering opportunities throughout the state. Positions include current, ongoing and future opportunities. If you are interested in environmental education, visit the Environmental Education in Wisconsin website.
https://wisconsinlandwater.org/ provides an overview of Land and Water Conservation Departments in Wisconsin. They list current job openings, have webinars, provide resources and educational materials, and list field days and events happening around the state.
Wisconsin’s Green Fire has started an Aspiring Conservation Professionals Work Group that has a job posting newsletter, resources, and a mentor program. And students can join WGF for free! Check out this opportunity here.
Wisconsin and Regional Environmental Organizations
There are many environmental organizations in Wisconsin. Sometimes they have job or internship opportunities. Click here for a list of links to Wisconsin environmental organizations.
Statewide listing of job opportunities in Wisconsin.
Websites/Resources on green jobs in general
Wisconsin’s Green Fire has put together a resource toolkit on finding careers in conservation, and also posts jobs regularly. Learn more here.
www.ecojobs.com (The ES Program also has a subscription to EcoJobs, a national website for conservation-oriented job listings. Students and alumni of the UWO ES Program can create a free subscriber account using this link. If you have trouble creating an account, contact Jim Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org)
https://www.usajobs.gov/ (for jobs with the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and other federal agencies)
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