Many people who are trained in the geospatial sciences
have a great interest in saving the environment. There are nonprofits,
public agencies and commercial companies which may provide the
environmental opportunity you are seeking.
For more than 30 years, the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO)
has developed professionals for the environmental field through paid
environmental internships at government agencies, nonprofit
organizations and companies across the United States and its
During their internships, ECO associates earn competitive pay,
typically between $400 and $800 per week (full-time). Internships may
also include allowances to cover costs for relocation, housing, travel
and career development.
Commercial environmental companies may offer higher salaries but still
work on projects that have benefits for the environment. Some of these