The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers

    Informal and personal networks
Major Institutions in International Natural Resources Management
Specialty Networks
listserves (mailing lists)
Fellowships, exchanges and grants in natural resource management

    Informal and personal networks asking people to forward your (electronic and hard copy) resume with recommendation to individuals who may be interested or know someone who would be interested in your candidature for a job or career step.  Putting up your own web page resume with links to publications and other work would be "tres moderne".  This is one example

    Major Institutions in International Natural Resources Management   A listing of institutions grouped by:
            Consulting Firms
            Conservation non-profit organizations
            Developmental non-profit organizations
            US Government
            International Organizations

    Specialty Networks


StopDodo Everything green, all in one place - Environment Jobs, Courses & Events, Directory & Social.

Environmental Career Opportunities:   source of job listings in the environmental field. We collect job openings from employers in all sectors of the job market including advocacy groups, national non-profits, corporations, private firms, institutions, and Federal, state and local governments. (includes international)

The National Wildlife Federation Conservation Directory is the most comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organizations ever published, with information on over 4,000 government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and colleges and universities, as well as more than 18,000 officials concerned with environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management.   Look for it also at major libraries or buy a copy. has four major sections:
Sustainable Business Insider This high energy, monthly, online magazine succinctly culls the most compelling news, articles, and columns from over 35 leading sustainable business trade publications and individuals. 
Business Connections helps green businesses find resources they need to grow - and helps investors find promising opportunities. Businesses can post their needs for investors, partners or distributors, or browse the "Capital Available" solicitations and financing listings.
Green Dream Jobs is the most extensive job and internship listing service devoted to helping people with business skills find jobs with sustainable businesses and organizations.
Resource Directory compiles the most useful web sites, databases, reports, books, and other resources for sustainable business."  See also Job Resources

IISD Linkages Update Vacancies

Society of American Foresters Career Center  For Members.  Classifieds. Mostly domestic forestry employment, good links page

Forestry job vacancies by the the Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF)

Forestry Employment from  Eclectic list of sites. Lots of pop-up ads

Environmental Jobs and Careers links to environmental opportunities in the USA and Canada. Employment includes careers such as environmental engineers, nature and wetlands scientists, GIS, technicians, chemists, earth sciences / geologists, policy and law, wildlife conservation, planning, education, wastewater treatment and operations, program and project management, etc. provides links to environmental jobs and career opportunities in the US.

Job Resources for Environmental Educators This page offers some resources and ideas for finding jobs in environmental education. Residential outdoor education and California is emphasized, but the information should be useful to people seeking other opportunities.

National Association of State Foresters lists opportunities by State in State Forestry offices but not all conservation jobs in a state.  Their links page is quite good for domestic forestry. Your Internet Gateway to Forestry and Forest Products in America Job Postings. Similar effort for Canada


Peace Corps Returned Volunteer Services Publication: Environmental Careers. This manual is designed to assist Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are interested in pursuing a career in an environment-related field. It provides an overall snapshot of the industry and resources to help you in your job search. The information contained in this manual is divided into four sections: an overview of the major careers in the environmental field, employers of environmental professionals, continuing education, and an extensive list of resources. Download the Manual (1.1 MB) Jobs in energy, oil, mining, geoscience, seismology, geodesy, earth system science, environmental science, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science, meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, marine science, hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, geomatics, geotechnical / civil engineering, asbestos surveying, EIA, EMS, waste management and related subjects

EcoBusinessLinks Environmental Directory: Environmental Job Links

Environmental cool jobs and great careers in wildlife, renewable energy, environmental compliance, sustainability, EHS, air quality, green buildings, hydrogeology, engineering, environmental policy and management, law, recycling, eco design, pollution prevention, eco tourism, education, hazardous waste, water, fisheries, natural resources, solar and wind energy, conservation, restoration, ecology, GIS, forestry, biology, advocacy, water quality, and more…. Check out environmental internships, inside views of the environmental job market, and searching for environmental jobs. Then, before you contact anyone, see resources that will refine your search, your resume, your cover letter, and your interviewing skills specifically geared toward environmental employers! See International Page for environmental education resources for students coming to America and for American students going abroad.


International Career Employment Opportunities:  not-for-profit corporation whose only business is to identify and describe international career positions with employers in all sectors of the job market (includes environmental)

DEVNETJOBS The GATEWAY to International Development Jobs and Consultancy Assignments. FREE Jobs Update Newsletter.

INTJOBS.ORG website lists and categorizes vacancies in different UN agencies and International Organizations. It is a regularly updated, ads-free non-commercial website. Job vacancies are carefully categorized and grouped by country, organization and type. At the moment database contains more than 300 vacancies from 30 different international organizations.

Peace Corps  Career Resources.   Transitions, Readjustment, Assistance, Connections, and Know-How (for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers only). is "the first online marketplace for the $100+ billion global development industry. We provide a full suite of time and money-saving services for businesses, NGOs, and consultants who implement projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, and dozens of other donor agencies and foundations."  Access hundreds of business opportunities and apply for jobs using your online profile at the Job Opportunities Center.  

The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental, educational organization founded in 1918 to educate Americans about the significant international issues that influence their lives. Job Board includes environment and development assistance. Newsletter available. is the premier site for nonprofit and public sector employment in higher education, health, advocacy, philanthropy, government, social and human services, and community and economic development.

The Global Volunteer Network (GVN) is a private, Non Government Organization (NGO) based in Wellington, New Zealand. GVN currently has volunteer positions available through our partner organizations in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand and Uganda. The network continues to expand with new programs currently being researched and assessed.


InterAction:    Job/Volunteer Opportunities including Monday Developments

Nonprofit Jobs by Network for Good

The Non Profit Career Center from Idealist:  Action Without Borders:  a global network of individuals and organizations working to build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives in a healthy environment. Lists Jobs, internships and volunteer positions and good links to other non-profit sites.

The SD Gateway integrates the online information developed by members of the Sustainable Development Communications Network (formerly the Spinning the Web Network).  In addition to over 1,200 documents available in SD Topics, we provide services such as a calendar of events, a job bank, the Sustainability Web Ring, a roster of mailing lists(listservs) and news sites dealing with sustainable development.

CharityJOB currently works in partnership with 729 UK charities and 10 leading specialist recruitment agencies to provide an unrivalled service to the voluntary sector, including international development

Ejobs Foundations page

    World Wide Web career services including:

Career Kiosk is your one-stop shop for expert guidance, links and tips to help your job search succeed and your career soar!

Indeed is a search engine for jobs - with a radically different approach to job search. In one simple search, Indeed gives job seekers free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages - and we continue to add new sites every day.

USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. See also America's Job Bank

Through Avue Central™, you will be able to access and apply for Federal job opportunities. You can even apply to federal agencies that are not yet Avue clients by automatically generating a resume using the Avue Central Resume Builder, and printing a hard copy to send. In either case, you will be able to maintain a "base profile" in Avue Central™ and use it to apply for all the jobs that interest you. In addition to information on specific vacancies, we seek to provide a wide range of information of interest to you as a potential job applicant, including a description of the Federal hiring process, tips on how to best advance your application, salary information, and more.

Yahoo! Employment:   Career advice, job listings, company research, and salary information

CareerBuilder is the most powerful career network on the Web. Providing the No. 1 targeting experience for people and jobs on the Internet, the CareerBuilder Network includes more than 60 of the Web's most widely visited sites. You can visit CareerBuilder or get the CareerBuilder experience on leading sites such as MSN,,,,,, and Bloomberg--all providing jobseekers access to virtually every job on the Internet.  CareerBuilder also provides extensive tools to help you manage your career. These include the opportunity to save a job search; to create a resume online that joins our extensive database of job seekers that's searched by employers with hot jobs; and to read headline news, tips and other information about getting a great job and important employment trends. is the leading global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals. is committed to leading the market by offering innovative technology and superior services that give consumers and businesses more control over the recruiting process.

Overseas Jobs Express:   British firm with jobs database and good bookstore  A meta-list of on-line job search resources and services

CareerMagazine:  If you are working on or changing your career

Wall Street Journal Careers:  Job seek, salary information, search aids

    listserves (mailing lists)

If you qualify, become a member of Peace Corps' Yahoo Group, RPCVnetwork, that posts passwords for these four online publications. Subscription to these publications and RPCVnetwork membership maintained by Returned Volunteers Services. (for RPCVs only)
      International Career Employment Weekly
      Public Health Jobs Worldwide
      Environmental Career Opportunities
      Opportunities in Public Affairs

Dev-Zone To subscribe to this free email job posting service (primarily Asia and the Pacific).

The Drum Beat To subscribe to this free email job posting service for International Development Jobs.

Ecoconsult To become a member of this Yahoo Group listing Jobs in the Pacific.

Environmental Career To create job search agents for free for Environmental jobs.

Expatlist To subscribe to this free email job posting service for International Development Jobs.

The Foundation Center To subscribe to this free email job posting service listing Non-Profit Jobs.

Foreign Policy Association – weekly job announcements To subscribe to this free email job posting service for International Development Jobs.

Idealist To subscribe to this free email job posting service Non-Profit Jobs.

Oneworld's Weekly Job Listing To subscribe to this free email job posting service for International Development Jobs.


    Fellowships, exchanges and grants in natural resource management

USDA Forest Service International Forestry
A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources December 1995

USDA/FAS/ICD Research and Scientific Exchange Division
Directory of Selected International Grants, Exchanges, Fellowships, and Collaborative Research Opportunities in Agriculture
July 1996

More later.  Ideas welcome.  Send ideas to Tim Resch

This page was last updated on July 16, 2017