GIS Jobs and the Environment

By Richard Serby

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 territories.

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 companies include:

CH2M Hill Companies, Denver, Colorado
Foster Wheeler Corporation, Morris Plains, New Jersey
IT Group, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
URS Corporation, San Francisco, California
Earth Tech, Long Beach, California
Parsons Corporation, Pasadena, California
Black and Veatch, Kansas City, Missouri
Montgomery Watson, Pasadena, California
Camp Dresser and McKee, Cambridge, Massachusetts

There are many ways to use your geospatial skills and make the world a better place.

Published Friday, September 1st, 2006

Written by Richard Serby

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