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​​​Your best resources for Internships and Jobs:

Other sources for internships:

Other sources for jobs: (Environmental Education) (note: we subscribe to their jobs newsletter, ask Ty Ferguson for the student username and password. We also e-mail the information to our majors and minors when each new issue is published. If you want to be on our e-mail list, see or email Ty​.)

We list below the types of work activities and careers that graduates of our Department may want to consider:

  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Planning and Design
  • Policy-Making
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Public Information and Education
  • Research
  • Journalism and Science Writing

Specific Professions

  • Environmental Quality Analyst
  • Sample Collections and Laboratory Analyses Chemistry; Biology

Other Professions

  • Field/Project Scientist
  • Air or Water or Solid & Hazardous Waste Scientist
  • Waste Water Treatment Scientist
  • Activism & Lobbying Technical Advisor
  • Technical Consultant
  • Land and Water Environmental Restorations


  • Federal/State/Local Regulatory Agencies
  • Industry
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Legislative Bodies
  • Nonprofit/Advocacy Research Groups
  • College/University Degree Programs
  • International Peace Corps

Background For

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Teaching
  • Toxicology and Risk Management

Careers of DePaul Environmental Science and Studies Graduates

  • Environmental Regulatory Coordinator for the City of West Chicago
  • Graduate Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Project Ecologist with Planning Resources
  • Graduate Program, School of Public and Environmental Health, Indiana University
  • Project Manager with Mostardi Platt Environmental
  • Water Quality Specialist with Engineering Environment Inc.
  • Graduate Program in Forestry at Northern Arizona University
  • Manager Stewardship and Volunteer Programs with Friends of the Chicago River
  • Project Manager, Regulatory Branch of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Field Technician with GE Energy Services
  • Graduate Program in Environmental Policy at Georgetown University
  • Project Manager, Environmental Scientist with Tetra Tech EM Inc.
  • Environmental Science Graduate School - Univ. of Illinois Springfield
  • Regulatory Branch Project Manager with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • GIS Specialist with the Wetlands Initiative
  • Environmental Scientist with Arcadis, Geraghty and Miller
  • Graduate Program in Oceanography at Texas A&M University
  • Project Manager Environmental Assessment Group with Nova Consulting Group
  • Law Student, Environmental Law, John Marshall Law School
  • Environmental Scientist, Air and Radiation Division of the U. S. EPA, Region V
  • Environmental Program ​Associate with Citizen Action