4. Environmental Program Specialists and Advocates

While conservancy programs need scientists doing research and developing recommendations, they also need science-smart hires on the public-facing side, as well. From the arctic to the wetlands, program specialists have strong analytical and writing skills and are comfortable developing new strategies and advocating for them.

Get hired: For policy-based positions, you’ll want to have basic knowledge of conservation law. Try interning at an environmentally focused law firm for the summer or winter semester to get a feel for the environment and how the field works.