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Opportunities in Vermont and New England

Internships in Vermont

Vermont Internships is designed for students to connect with Vermont employers and land great internship opportunities in technical, creative, and business pursuits.

Vermont State Government Jobs–Department of Human Resources

At this site you will find a list of current Vermont State government jobs open for application to the public and current state employees; internship opportunities are also listed.

Careers in Vermont

Another Vermont page for jobs with the state.

Common Good Vermont

Common Good Vermont believes that Vermont’s 4500+ nonprofit organizations are part of a larger social economy designed to improve the well-being of our people and environment. Vermont’s nonprofit sector impacts every single resident of Vermont.

Vermont AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a National Service program which offers members an opportunity to make a big difference in their life and in the lives of those around them. It’s a chance to apply skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Vermont's communities. AmeriCorps is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service Jobs

Look here if you are interested in employment opportunities with the Department of Environmental Services, State of New Hampshire.

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Since 1947, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission has been a leader in the fight for clean water. As a not-for-profit interstate agency, it serves and assists its member states (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI and VT) by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation among the states, educating the public about key water quality issues, supporting research projects, training environmental professionals, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.

Vermont Job Link

For Job Seekers, we've introduced an improved Job Quick Search feature. The new search has job search by city, with a radius around the city that can be changed. Changing the radius can expand the job search if the right jobs aren't found on the first try. The search results also show a map that pinpoints each job's location.

Careers In

When you work for the State of Vermont, you and your work matter. That’s because - as an employer - the State of Vermont exists to protect, preserve and enhance the exceptional quality of life here in Vermont.

Jobs In

JobsInVT. com is a source for real jobs in Vermont. Don't just search for jobs, be found! Become a registered user today. Add your resume to the Applicant Database and be found by employers before the job is posted. Consider looking at North Country Help

Green Mountain Club

Every year the Green Mountain Club has dozens of paid seasonal jobs – summer and fall; they also have unpaid (but cool) internships. If you already have a "real job" but still want to work in the woods for a week or two then take a "volunteer vacation" with the Volunteer Long Trail Patrol.

Appalachian Mountain Club

The AMC offers a range of fun and rewarding employment opportunities — from full-time to seasonal positions and internships — in terrific locations throughout the Northeast.

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

If you are looking for a great job, where you can make a significant contribution to young people and our environment, and you are looking for good pay and great benefits, then you should work for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC). The VYCC will hire over 50 leaders to work as Park Managers, Camp Directors, and Crew Leaders. Many of the VYCC staff members go on to become national leaders in the fields of youth and outdoor leadership, experiential education, trail construction, and park management.

Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)

VPIRG offers a variety of internship positions.

Vermont State Parks

Looking for seasonal employment with an energetic organization in the best of environments? Have you considered one of the many volunteer positions at a State Park? This is a wonderful way to learn about Vermont State Parks and the team of people who make them nice places to visit.

LANDS Internships

The Land Stewardship Program (LANDS) crews provide on-the-ground support to land management agencies, and in exchange receive tremendous real world education, as well as a modest stipend.

Vermont Environmental Consortium

There is a broad spectrum of occupations which fall under the Green Job umbrella and they are all can be found at this web site; you will find various resources that can assist you in locating a job in Vermont that works for you.

Neuvoo Job Search Engine

Neuvoo is a job search engine. See their listing of jobs and internships in the environmental sciences in VT.

Seven Days Vermont — Classifieds

Seven Days deals with many aspects of life in Vermont. Columns and stories in the newspaper often concern such topics as state and local politics, Vermont organizations and charities, and general human interest stories.

Great Jobs in Vermont

Great Jobs in Vermont was created in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Recruiters’ Association to help Vermonters and those considering a life in Vermont find their dream job.

Environmental Jobs in Vermont Vermont Environmental Consortium

The links next to each career will take you to specific career information like Job summary, tasks, tools & technology, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, education, wages & employment, job openings, and other additional information.

Northern Vermont University College Central Network

A site for students, alumni, and employers. Post a job or find on here.

Northern Vermont University Career and Internship Center

Let us help open doors to high-impact internship opportunities that will prepare you for your future career. For major or minor decisions, resume and cover letter editing, and mock interviews, our mission is to help you navigate to success.


Opportunities Around the Country

Texas A&M University Job Resources

This site posts jobs related to environmental issues from industry and academia.

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

One of the most visited GIS/RS jobs site on the Internet. Started in 1992, the GJC has helped thousands of GIS/RS professionals find positions. With hundreds of positions in our database, the GJC has resources for both employers and those seeking jobs.


Indeed claims to be "...the world's #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries...". Post your resume, setup a job search that fits your specifications.


The site lists over three million of the latest jobs from the best job boards and employers.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

This is your one-stop site for information about student and recent graduate opportunities at NRCS​. We offer internships for high school students and degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students studying agricultural and natural resources-related fields such as plant pathology, agronomy, range science, soil science, forestry, ecology, botany, biology, civil and agricultural engineering

Environmental Career Opportunities

A fantastic site with a wide variety of appropriate job opportunities.


The site aggregates job listings from thousands of websites, including job boards, staffing firms, associations, and company career pages. Services include job search, job trends, resume upload, storage and search, industry trends, salary search, job competition index, and website forums.

Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news

Subscribe to the listserv above, or look at the archives of available positions in ecology.

The Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions.

Argonne National Laboratories Summer Internship Program

Argonne can help undergraduates grow, choose and hone their areas of interest with programs that immerse them in cutting-edge research and discovery in all areas of the Lab. Over 100 students each year participate in the various internship opportunities Argonne offers. We also hire undergraduate students for part-time and temporary assignments to provide technical support to our scientists and engineers.

Natural Resource Conservation Service

Whether you are thinking about applying to NRCS for the first time or are looking for promotion opportunities within the agency, this Applicant Resource Center can guide you through the application process.

George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change

The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) internship program is funded and sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Response Program and managed by the University of Washington College of the Environment.

The Juneau Icefield Research Program of Alaska and British Columbia

The Juneau Icefield Research Program's mission is to provide an unrivaled educational and expeditionary experience in the stunning Coast Mountains of Alaska and British Columbia. We give students a wide range of training in Earth sciences, wilderness survival, and mountaineering skills, and provide unique opportunities for team building and personal growth.

USA Jobs

USA Jobs is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information. Searches may be conducted by field of interest and location.

Earthwatch Research Expeditions

Do some interesting research this summer. Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative (MELDI)

MELDI's faculty and staff conduct research on environmental workforce dynamics and provides resources to help enhance the leadership and career development opportunities available to students, activists and environmental professionals. It also provides resources to help workers in the emerging green-collar sector gain a foothold in the environmental workforce and establish connections to environmental institutions.

Careerjet: Jobs and Careers in the USA

Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites. Using a fast and straightforward interface, users can query this database and save themselves the trouble of visiting each site individually. The job offerings themselves are not hosted by Careerjet and users are always redirected to the original job listing. Essentially, Careerjet acts as traffic driver to those sites. Careerjet's job search engine network encompasses over 50 countries, featuring separate interfaces that are translated into 20 languages.

Fund for the Public Interest

Fund for the Public Interest is a national, nonprofit organization that runs campaigns for America’s leading environmental and public interest organizations. We launched the Fund in 1982 to help find ways to engage people on the most pressing problems of our day and turn that support into solutions. And now we run the nation’s largest and most effective canvassing and telephone membership operation.

Naturejobs is the worldwide career resource for scientists, providing a wide range of career advice and information across Nature Publishing Group journals as well as centrally at

Environmental Careers

Register with this organization to have appropriate jobs sent to your email address.

Environmental Jobs

Another resource to search for jobs. Their motto is: "Saving the planet on job at a time".

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

At this site you will find a list of jobs, internships, fellowships and other opportunities.

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Several newly posted jobs; jobs are added daily so check back often.

United States Geological Survey: Employment

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey Employment Website. Here is all the information you need to find your next job, internship, or volunteer work with the USGS, one of the premier scientific organizations in the world. Also, look at the USGS Online Automatic Recruitment System.

Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, and news

This listserv is moderated by the University of Maryland. One can search the archives or join the listserv. Teaching positions, student positions, jobs, and more are posted on this site.

New Scientist Magazine job listing

Search for science related jobs or sign up for their email distribution about job opportunities.

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network

The LTER Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. The Network promotes synthesis and comparative research across sites and ecosystems and among other related national and international research programs. Internships and job opportunities are available.

Earthwatch Institute Education Awards

Join environmental and cultural conservation research expeditions around the world.

The Student Conservation Association

SCA is your chance to join the more than 5,000 people who each year enjoy exciting and challenging work and service opportunities in national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, urban greenways, and wildlands managed by nonprofit conservation organizations.

Yosemite Student Intern Program

The educational experience of spending the summer in Yosemite in the role of Park Ranger is one that cannot be duplicated in another academic environment. It is the opportunity to apply all those things you have gained in the academic environment to real life situations. Many universities require an internship for graduation.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has developed unique partnerships with IBM, NASA, and other employers to meet their human resource needs. Working with its partners, AAAS identifies and screens undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, mathematics and computer science, and places them in paid summer internships.

Careers in the USDA Forest Service

The Forest Service offers careers in protecting and improving the environment of the country and the planet. We have the largest forestry research organization in the world. We create and communicate the scientific information and technology needed to protect, manage, and use the natural resources of our Nation's forest and range lands.

SummerJobs features summer job opportunities for students and temporary workers.

Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America is looking for experienced earth science professionals and students to work with national park and forest staffs to help them understand and manage the geologic resources. Geoscience expertise is desperately needed on America's public lands. The Geological Society of America has provided internship opportunities to students since 1997 and is expanding the program. The expanded program, called GeoCorps America, offers positions for all levels and kinds of geoscience expertise. Required qualifications vary by position. All positions are temporary. Most positions occur during the summer months, but some are available at "off season" times of the year. Also look at Geoscientists-in-the-Parks matches college students and recent graduates between 18-35 years old with short-term, paid internships with the National Park Service. Action without borders

Action Without Borders is a global coalition of individuals and organizations working to build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives. Action Without Borders is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed. Its work is guided by the common desire of its members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

Find an internship or a job – live where most people can only visit.

Camp Jobs (seasonal and full time)

A simple matching service that provides job listings and opportunities to post your resumé.

Jobs with the EPA

EPA employs approximately 18,000 people in locations across the country, including its headquarters in Washington DC, 10 regional offices, and 17 laboratories. If you are interested in helping us protect the global environment for this generation and generations to come, we invite you to explore this site further.

EPA Environmental Education

To train educational professionals in the development and delivery of environmental education programs.

Peace Corps

Join the Peace Corps; work with people that have one common goal: to better our world, one community at a time.

Geoscience Careers and Employers, From the American Geological Institute

The goal of AGI's Guide to Geoscience Careers and Employers is to present information that addresses issues in choosing, maintaining, and advancing a career specifically in the geosciences; and provides useful geoscience-employer information that students need in order to find geoscience employment. The Guide is designed to be a "living" publication, and employers are encouraged to contact AGI to be added to the listings. Students and geoscience professionals are welcome to make suggestions for improving the site to make it more useful.

Sustainable Business

Business Jobs ... Environmental Jobs ... Environmentally Responsible Employers... Use their database to find internships or jobs in your field of interest.

Environmental Careers Organization

The Internet is stocked to overflowing with good information about environmental careers. A few of the ECO favorites can be found at their site (click on the 'Career Center').

Environmental Jobs and Careers

An interesting web sites with links to jobs that can be selected by state or agency. Click here for links to jobs in Vermont.

Summer Jobs with the National Park Service

Every year, millions of people from the United States and abroad visit our national park areas. To protect park resources and to serve the public, the National Park Service employs a permanent workforce and an essential temporary workforce. Temporary jobs are very competitive. The number of applicants is usually far greater than the positions available every year, particularly at larger, well-known parks. Some positions are filled by experienced temporary employees who have worked previously for the National Park Service. – The Employment Ste for Educators is a FREE source of teaching jobs and other education job listings. We offer the most detailed job descriptions and job search options on the Internet. Search for your next education job or post your resume and let the jobs find you! PLUS: paid positions in state parks and national forests in New England.

Federal Jobs at

Here you can search for about 16,000 Federal jobs and build a resume that is appropriate for these types of jobs.

The Outdoor School

Unlike traditional schools, The Outdoor School (TOS) is not confined to indoor classrooms in schools far removed from the wilderness. Nor does TOS have all the responsibilities that traditional schools have. Rather, TOS is in, and about, nature – the woods, the lakes, the stars. And it has one responsibility: to help parents and educators meet their children's outdoor education needs. The outdoor school is always looking for student interns to help out.

Earthwatch: Environmental Jobs and Careers

Earthwatch Institute’s mission is to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators and the general public. To realize this mission, Earthwatch Institute has three recognized areas of focus: Research, Education and Conservation. This year, Earthwatch will sponsor over 130 scientific field research projects in 49 countries and 18 American states, making estimated volunteer field grants of $3.7 million.

National Wildlife Federation

Use the NWF job and internship search tool to find an opportunities in selected geographic regions and specializations.

Outdoor Industry Association

Find jobs in fields related to outdoor activities. The Association was founded in 1989 and provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the Outdoor Industry.

National Recreation and Park Association

The mission of the Association is to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people. The Association lists a lot of jobs.

Outdoor and Experiential Education

The purpose of is to provide a rich community for professional outdoor and experiential educators to come together and share their knowledge, ideas, questions, and issues. They provide a good job search engine.

Association for Experiential Education

This site claims to have the latest largest, and most complete experiential education job listings free at the AEE Jobs Clearinghouse On-line. They have hundreds of job listings updated daily from organizations around the world.

North American Association for Environmental Education

Grants and scholarship search engine for a wide variety of environmentally related issues.

Outdoor Education Research and Evaluation Center

This site provides links to many other job listing services.

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Skills

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Cover letters...
Writing a Statement of Purpose
Writing a Cover Letter
List of references

Interviewing Skills...
Johnson State College Interviewing Guide
Questions to ask at the interview
The last question to ask at the interview

Medical School Application Guides

Association of American Medical Colleges

Resources for aspiring doctors

Resources for successful applications to medical school

Pre-health advisors (to guide students)

American Medical College Application Service

National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

Steven Case discusses medical school admissions (2012)

How to become a surgical technologist


Majors That Pay You Back

Your choice of major can have a big impact on your post-graduation earnings. See PayScale’s list of college majors by salary potential.

Best Jobs in America (Aug 2019)

The “Glassdoor Job Score” is determined by weighing three factors equally: Earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. 

The Labor Market for Recent College Graduates (Feb 2019)

Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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