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Jobs List

Our Jobs in Geography list is the most extensive list of Geography and Environmental Science jobs in the Pacific Northwest. This group was established by long time Geography Professor Emeritus Nancy Hultquist, who passed away in 2021. Dr. Hultquist started the original listserv in the 1980s, maintaining the list well into her retirement for the benefit of CWU Geography students and alumni. We continue to provide this service to job seekers across the Pacific Northwest in Dr. Hultquist’s honor.

You are encouraged to sign up for the list to not only learn about jobs for which you may soon be qualified, but also to think about where you want to go in your career longer term and what kinds of qualifications you will need to get those jobs. See instructions for signing up.

Featured Job Postings

Please let us know of career opportunities for our Environmental Science students and graduates! Positions are also sometimes advertised on the Environmental Sciences Facebook page.

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Positions

Check the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group website for notices of seasonal, internship and permanent positions.  

General Career Resources to Search

CWU Career Services

State of Washington Job Opportunities

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Geological Institute (AGI)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

American Conservation Experience

How-Tos for Temporary Federal Hiring


Internship Opportunities

Environment for the Americas Paid Internships

Currently seeking to fill paid summer internships across the country, with housing provided and travel assistance. Environment for the Americas coordinates paid internship opportunities for diverse youth interested in careers in natural resources, wildlife conservation, environmental education, history, and more with federal agencies across the country. See also the Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program and the Latino Heritage Internship Program.


Environment Washington Internships

Environment Washington is a statewide, grassroots environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting Washington’s clean water, clean air, and open spaces. They coordinate with sister organizations across the country to win critical environmental protections at the national level and work here in Washington to promote responsible environmental stewardship.


Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Visit HCSEG for current opportunities. Located in Belfair, WA they have several unique and exciting opportunities available for students.


Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Mid-Columbia Fisheries works with communities along tributaries to the Columbia River, including the Yakima River, the Klickitat River, the White Salmon River, and the Wind River. Visit their website for current internship opportunities.


Puget Sound Energy Internships

Four to five part time internships at the Wild Horse Wind Facility are available each year. The internship runs from late March through October and is based at the Renewable Energy Center (visitor center). The position is a blend of renewable energy technology, education, and customer service. Throughout the 7 month internship there are opportunities to job shadow employees, perform outreach and education at local events, and even climb a wind turbine as part of the job training.

Wild Horse Wind Facility internships are not posted on the PSE careers webpage. Applications are typically accepted in February with interviews held in early March. If you are interested in learning about positions at Wild Horse, or would like to submit an application, please contact the Wild Horse Program Coordinator Andrea Crawford.

Jobs with PSE are generally available year round at pse.com/careers. You can set a job alert so you will be notified when any positions of interest are posted.

There are many opportunities available that we do not know about. If you have a company in mind go to the company's website and browse the careers information available. You can search for internships in their job search platform. Sometimes companies have specific pages for internship/student opportunities.

Aberdeen Wastewater Treatment Plant
AgriBeef-Washington Beef LLC
Alcoa Inc.
Bureau of Rec. Grand Coulee Power Office
City of Ellensburg
Department of Ecology Union Gap
Department of Fish & Wildlife
Department of Natural Resource
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
Ellensburg Solar
Energy Northwest
Farallon Consulting LLC
Granite Construction
Kittitas Conservation Trust
Kittitas County GIS
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Mortenson Construction
Pacific Northwest Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
Peter Pan Seafoods
Puget Sound Energy -Wildhorse Wind Farm
American horticultural Society -River Farm
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
US Forest Service
Wildland Firefighting group
Worley Bugger Fly Company
Yakima County GIS

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