Do you care about making a difference as musch as you care about your career?
“Green” jobs – defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as jobs that produce goods or services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources, or jobs that use more environmentally friendly processes or fewer natural resources – have outpaced jobs in other categories by almost 250 percent over the last decade, and growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
The 12 in-demand jobs profiled in this article show how you can make some green – while going green.
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If you aren’t graduating this May, or even if you are, one option to consider is looking for a summer internship experience. Some internships are paid, others are not, but both give you an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge while learning something new AND building your resume.
Here are some website to visit for internships in various ‘green’ fields. Greenbiz.com and treehugger.com also offer job boards that you can sift through for internships. Good luck!
Do you have a dream to have a green job? Here’s another website, Green Dream Jobs, that provides a compilation of up-to-date job postings in renewable and clean energy, green building, organics, and sustainability. Available positions are searchable by City, State, Country, Skill Level and Category.
Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) Fellowships are 10-week, full-time summer positions that pair excetionally talented students with challenging, real-world projects to advance innovative climate change solutions and leadership. Fellows are provided mentorship, networking opportunities and a stipend.
DEADLINE for accepting applications is February 24th!
The list of 2012 Fellowships is exciting and diverse, including the following:
- Haas Climate Fellowship: Climate Preparedness for Coastal New Hampshire Towns (NH)
- Lamprey Climate Fellowship: Charting Emissions from Food Services (CHEFS): Supporting Sustainable Decisions
- Impact of Climate Change on Population Dynamics of Emergent Pathogens (NH)
- Fostering Innovation in Financing State and Local Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiatives (CT)
- Using the Campus Carbon Calculator to Highlight Coal Dependence Impacts and Alternatives for Colleges and Universities
- Climate Preparedness for New Jersey – Data Directory (NJ)
- and more…
If you are or know a college student (upper-class undergrad or graduate) looking for a challenging and rewarding summer experience, for details about the projects and applications process, please visit HERE.
Looking for Career Opportunities in the ‘Green’ Sector?
Check here on Wednesdays for links to websites listing green jobs and internships!
GreenBiz.com’s green jobs and career center lists current jobs and internship openings in solar and renewable energy, cleantech, green building, sustainable businesses, socially responsible organizations and more. The website’s Green Career Center also has some good resources for learning about available options for growing a career in the green economy.