MEM
Specialization

Environmental Policy Analysis

Our Vision

The challenges of managing natural resources and environmental quality are well-recognized and becoming increasingly important. Issues arise at the site, local, regional, national, and global scales, and decisions often require the balancing of competing interests with different objectives. The methods and applications of environmental policy analysis provide a basis for more informed decision making. The purpose of the Environmental Policy Analysis Specialization is to teach students the skills to apply various methods of policy analysis, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and apply them to better understand the implications of various decision options to manage environmental and natural resource challenges.

Careers

For students specializing in Environmental Policy Analysis, the Career Development Office (CDO) recommends:
  • Search the school’s internal recruiting platform YSE Next by specialization (under the YSE Job Search tab) to see what employers looking for YSE talent are currently offering in the field. Explore opportunities in YSE Next.
  • Join at least one professional association. Associations are great networking resources and hold conferences, post jobs and internships, and keep members up to date on industry trends. Consider organizations like the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. (Always look out for great student rates!) Check out the complete list of CDO-recommended professional associations by field.
  • Pay special attention to field-specific fellowships and funding available through YSE, Yale, and beyond, which often support summer opportunities that can springboard new professional trajectories. Of note for this group is the Coca Cola World Fund at Yale.