YSE students at EPA headquarters in Washington DC as part of a jobs trek

Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) supports students and alumni in all stages of their professional growth for leadership roles in environment and sustainability related scientific, academic, and management careers across a broad spectrum of sectors and fields.

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    As a student at YSE, you’ll have access to a specialized team of career advisors who offer individualized sessions providing general career advice, resume and cover letter reviews, interview techniques, and help with salary negotiations, networking skills, and internship planning. You will also have access to specialized job listings from employers that we work with across the globe as well as international networking opportunities with Yale alumni.

    YSE Next — Our Careers Portal

    YSE Next is our platform for employers to post jobs and internships, and for students to find those opportunities and schedule appointments with the CPD teamYSE Next for Students  YSE Next for Employers

    Career Counseling

    As a student at YSE, you can bring all your career questions to CPD. We offer individualized career counseling sessions with CPD team members as well as resume, cover letter, and personal statement review by our peer career advisors. Connect for an appointment through your YSE Next (CAS login) account. 

    Career Preparation

    CPD offers comprehensive resources, tools, and a career essentials checklist to prepare for all stages of your professional development.

    Jobs and Fellowships

    Each year CPD facilitates opportunities to meet, interview, and network with a broad group of employers across the globe through recruiting events, all-Ivy career fairs, and job listings. Our online job database, YSE Next (CAS login) offers students access to a central resource for job and internship postings.

    Summer Experience

    Master’s degree students at YSE are required to spend between 10 and 12 weeks in the summer working on a research project or summer internship. Our summer experience offers opportunities for students to gain professional experience, build networks, and investigate potential career paths first-hand. Find out where our students have spent their summers


    Hone your skills and expand your network with our resources and international connections.

    Annual Careers Activities

    Career Fair

    All-Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

    More than 80 employers and 1000+ students attend this annual career fair in partnership with eight Ivy League schools.

    Regional Recruiting


    Explore the landscape of environmental work in Washington D.C., which is home to 650 YSE alumni, through YSEinDC. This program provides unparalleled opportunity to participate in employer meetings, career panels, alumni conversations, and an Alumni/Student networking reception.

    Internship or Project

    Summer Experience

    Each summer our students work in positions with government agencies, NGOs, nonprofits, and international corporations across the globe. Check out our map and list of host organizations.