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Careers and Internships

Environmental Science Student Olivia Barksdale standing in front of Pakota River wildlife refuge sign

What can I do with a degree in environmental science?

An environmental science degree from Clark provides a solid foundation for students who want to go on to graduate school or establish management, fieldwork, or laboratory careers in areas as diverse as ecology; conservation biology; teaching; environmental planning, protection, or regulation; water or air monitoring; and policy development.

Career Fields

  • Environmental regulation
  • Land planning and conservation
  • Government research
  • Waste management
  • Soil and erosion research
  • Air and water quality testing
  • Municipal planning
  • University research
  • Environmental communication
  • Law
  • Government
  • Environmental policy development
  • Elementary, middle, and secondary school teaching
  • Preservation
  • Climate change research

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Career and Internship Opportunities

Clark’s Career Connections Center can help you develop a plan for pursuing your career goals.  Also check out ClarkCONNECT, which links you with alumni mentors and employers; Handshake, Clark’s online job search website; and the Environmental Science Forum on Moodle.

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Clark Funding for Internships

Interested in pursuing an internship or independent research, but wondering how you’ll pay rent? Apply for Clark funding to support your experience during the school year or summer. Visit the Career Connections Center in the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center.

Career Stories

Internship helps Clark senior hatch a career plan

Environmental science major is restoring fish to New England’s waterways

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'Remember the why'

Clark alumni share career advice with budding environmental scientists

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Into the woods with Olivia Barksdale

Senior aims for a career with federal wildlife service

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