EEPS is committed to the academic success of all our students and for providing information about the kinds of careers that are available to geoscientists.  The outline below shows the breadth of areas in which geoscientists may apply their interests and broad skillsets.

Careers in the Earth Sciences:

  • Academia/Research
    • M.S and Ph.D. Programs
    • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • Research Institutions (e.g. Carnegie Institution)
    • Teaching (K-12; Universities)
    • Technical Specialist for Analytical Equipment
    • Laboratory Manager
  • Education and Outreach
    • Museum (collections management & public programs)
    • Media (Wired, Massive, Undark, BBC,  etc.)
    • Teaching (K-12)
    • American Geophysical Union
    • American Geosciences Institute
  • Energy Sector
    • Bureau of Economic Geology
    • Energy companies
      • Apache
      • BP
      • BHP Billiton
      • Chevron
      • Conoco-Philips
      • EDF Renewables
      • ExxonMobil
      • NRG
      • Shell
      • Schlumberger
  • Environmental
    • Climate Corporations
    • Climate Lobbyist
    • Coastal Hazards
    • Conservation Ecologist
    • Environmental Law
    • Groundwater resources management / consultant
  • Foundations / Nonprofit
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • Memorial Park Conservancy
    • Nature Conservancy
    • Sierra Club
    • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Government & Public Policy
    • AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
    • City of Houston
    • US Department of Agriculture
      • USDA Salinity Lab
    • US Department of Defense
    • US Department of Energy
    • US Environmental Protection Agency
    • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
    • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
    • US Department of the Interior
      • Bureau of Land Management
      • Smithsonian Institution
      • US Forest Service
      • US Geological Survey
      • US National Park Service
    • National Labs
      • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
      • Los Alamos National Laboratory
      • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      • Sandia National Laboratories
    • National Science Foundation
    • Water and Energy Policy
  • Healthcare
    • Human Health impact – severe heat, pollution, flooding risks, airborne / vector borne disease modeling
    • Medical Geology
  • Information Technology
    • Apple
    • Google
    • Microsoft
  • Reinsurance / Risk Analysis
    • Hurricane Forecasting
    • Seismic Hazards / Flood analysis

Useful links and organizations:

Earh science related job lists:

AGU Career Center: https://findajob.agu.org/

US Government job listings: https://www.usajobs.gov/

Science Outreach: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/outreachjobannouncements

Climate, Environment, Risk Evaluation:
Energy:
Hydrology & Geomorphology:
Science Policy Fellowships:
Private Foundation/Industry Opportunities:
Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities:

Early Career fellowships: http://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars/