Environment, Sustainability & Energy

There are a variety of career opportunities in the areas of environment, sustainability and energy. With so many options and industries to choose from, Yale students are encouraged to get involved with coursework and student organizations within their particular area of interest. They can also look for internships to allow them to immerse themselves within the industry over the summer. OCS advisors are available to meet with you individually to discuss the many options. Yale’s Office of Career Strategy participates in the All Ivy Environmental & Sustainability Career Fair which is open to all Yale students served by OCS.  This event occurs every spring at Columbia University and allows our students to engage with recruiters across these industries. Yale College seniors can use the Travel Reimbursement Program to cover their expenses.

 

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How to Get an Internship in a Common Good Career (Nonprofit/Government)

If you are looking to try and secure an internship in the nonprofit or government sector, below are some tips:

TIMING

Many internships are posted now but will continue to be posted for the next couple of months.
Fellowships are …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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2020 Grad shares 3 Climates Actions for Banks in 2022

Gabriel Malek ’20, Project Manager at Environmental Defense Fund, writes about the 3 climate actions banks will need to take to be proactive environmental stewards.

Set minimum standards for carbon-intensive financing.
Offer climate-aligned advisory services.
Push for smart climate policy.

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations Kelly McSergi
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Applications are now open for the 2022 Summer Community Organizing Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2022 Summer Community Organizing Fellowship for Yale students. Please find a link to the application here and to sign up for an upcoming informational interview. 

 Community organizing groups from across the country, together with …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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35 Organizations Attending All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

Join us for the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development virtual Career Fair!

February 25, 2022
10:00am – 3:00pm ET

Employers will be able to interact with students through a 1-on-1 video chat or a group video chat using their video …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations Kelly McSergi
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Urban Land Institute (ULI)

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit research and education organization with regional offices in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, and London. ULI’s mission is to “shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide”. Members …

By Jorimel Zaldivar
Jorimel Zaldivar Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers Jorimel Zaldivar
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Career Resources

Global Jobs

Jobs for Global Professionals NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government, Private Sector

Great resource for students. Allows you to select entry level …

Community Spotlights

  • Senior Impact Investing Advisor

Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates after graduation. This interactive tool allows users to search these outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for the more detailed reports.

Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:

  • There is no Enter or Submit Button  Results will appear automatically with your selections
  • Choose ‘All Years’ or ‘All Majors’- For results across years and majors or check one for more granular results.
    • Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
    • Uncheck selected major(s) to reset your search.
    • To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare

 

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First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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