Environmental Communications

Environmental Education and Communication Resources

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The resources listed below are split into the categories of full time jobs, part time jobs, job boards, internships,and volunteer work in the fields of either environmental communication or environmental education.


  • Campus Kitchen– hunger relief program run by student volunteers and the Office of Service Learning: this provides you experience communicating with local community members and gives you experience trying to solve sustainability issues in the framework of our food system.
    • Take unused food from grocery stores and make meals out of them for older adults and human service agencies
    • Promotes campus-community connection and strives to fight senior isolation
    • Shows commitment to sustainability and food security programs
    • Also leadership opportunities and graduate assistantships
  • UGArden– student community farm growing food for local community and teaching students about gardening
  • DAWG Day of Service– large event put on for UGA students to volunteer for a consortium of agencies including environmental ones each year
  • UGA Community Service Page UGA website listing a variety of locations to volunteer
  • Removing Invasive Species at Brooklyn Cemetery -program to restore dignity to low income African American burial grounds which don’t receive the same treatment as other cemeteries where higher income individuals are buried.
  • Volunteer at ACC Leisure Services
    • Sandy Creek Nature Center– 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands with over 4 miles of trails to explore with connections to North Oconee River Greenway and Cook’s Trail
  • Speak Out for Species Club– animal rights awareness group based in Athens, Ga.
    • Volunteer at events to help out animals
    • They also have many professors and potential employers at events–good networking opportunities
  • American Fisheries Society– club devoted to conserving the fishes of the United States! Also, admin is devoted to setting up its members with networking opportunities

Internships, Part time Jobs, Research Opportunities Resources

  • Center for International Environmental Law
    •  law firm w/ offices in D.C. and Geneva involved in policy research, advocacy, and legal council in 3 categories: Climate & Energy, Environmental Health, and People, Land, & Resources.
  • UGA Office of Sustainability
    •  strategic division started in 2010 to enhance sustainability of UGA; includes campus-wide and student-run initiatives
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
    • The Georgia Museum of Natural History is located on University of Georgia’s campus and has 14 exhibits. They have pubic service and outreach events and have UGA interns each semester.
    • contact Dr. Suzanne E. Pilaar Birch (sepbirch@uga.edu, 706-542-4171)
  • Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN) -organization dedicated to protecting the Upper Oconee Watershed through monitoring, education, advocacy, and recreation
  • UGA Marine Extension Internships
    • The UGA Marine Extension is located in Savannah and houses an aquarium as well as several labs in which to find internships.  They do work with coastal ecosystems, pollution, public education, and ongoing data collection.
    • Contact: Contacts vary depending on internship, but each is listed under the individual description.
  • Environmental Communication Internships UGA
    • This list offers over 15 internships in the field of environmental communication through or related to the University of Georgia. 
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service -government organization focused on conservation and management of fish, migratory birds, and other wildlife through grants, jobs, and volunteer opportunities

Jobs Boards / Databases

Full Time Jobs

  • Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
    • A nonprofit organization that connects scientists out in the field around the world to students in classrooms through satellite video chats
  • UGA Career Center Ecology Jobs Page
  • USDA
    •  government organization devoted to regulated our food and drug resources
  • Athens Land Trust
    • Athens Land Trust works locally to promote affordable housing, land conservation, community agriculture, and youth development.
  • Environment America
    • Environment America is an organization that raises awareness of environmental issues and sensible solutions. They raise money by canvassing, they hold conferences and interviews, and organize campaigns that differ by state. 
  • National Geographic and National Geographic Society– entertainment and non-profit companies devoted to spreading awareness of environmental issues through engaging storytelling
  • Center for Geospatial Research – UGA organization that applies geographic thinking and geospatial research including virtual reality to raise the body of knowledge in environmental and natural resources management
    • Involved in education and public service