Energy, Environment, & Sustainability

Interested in pursuing a future in Energy, Environment, and Sustainability? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Do you have a passion for ensuring the health and safety of our planet? Perhaps an opportunity in environmental management, renewable energy research, or climate policy and advocacy might be for you. Or maybe you are looking to utilize your business savvy? You might choose to work for a consulting firm analyzing energy markets and industry trends, or you may take on a role helping companies develop more sustainable business practices.

No matter what your area of study, unique skill-sets, or preferred job setting, there are a wealth of possibilities in this field. Careers in energy, the environment, and sustainability can take many forms and are found across a diverse group of industries. From business, technology, and energy production; to sustainable development, conservation and climate science; to research and teaching; to even law and policy, opportunities are numerous and exist in both the public and private sector.


Living Climate Futures

Learn more about Living Climate Futures and event details.

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Sustainability at the Core of the MIT Curriculum

By: Nicole Estvanik Taylor, MIT Slice

More sustainability education? That’s not a tough sell to the MIT campus community—at least not in theory, says Sarah Meyers MBA ’12.

“But it’s difficult because it’s change,” she says. “You have to coordinate …

By Tamara Raimundi Menghi
Tamara Raimundi Menghi Senior Associate Director, Career Services and Operations
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Expanding the conversation about sustainability

Senior Stacy Godfreey-Igwe seeks to make marginalized communities more visible in the fight against climate change.

Read the full article on MIT News.

By MIT News
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5 up-and-coming jobs in sustainability, and what’s next

In an article shared by MIT Sloan, Meredith Somers discusses the shift from “reactive to proactive environmental practices,” and how a company’s sustainability practices are now viewed as an indication of its success.

“Sustainability is no longer an afterthought in …

By External Source
External Source
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Toolkit: How to transition from academia to industry

At first glance, academic training can seem ill-suited to careers in industry. However, there are plenty of ways in which researchers can improve their lot.

Focus on skills

A healthy publication record may not impress many industry employers. Instead, they …

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Featured Resources


Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

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In addition to Handshake, you can use the websites below to find jobs and internships related to energy, environment and …

The annual MIT Sustainability Summit team curated a list of over 25 websites and articles for those interested in exploring …

Since the magazine was founded in 1956 New Scientist has also been helping to put brilliant scientists to work with …