Career Opportunities

A major/minor in Environmental Studies, including the Sustainable Community Food Systems minor, can lead to a career in a variety of fields, including public policy, environmental education, eco-tourism, marketing or consulting, journalism, or advocacy. The interdisciplinary skills one will obtain, help tailor your experience to the career path you wish to follow.

Farming Programs

  • Farm & Food Jobs ; Job postings that connect people, farms and food.
  • NOFA MASS ; Farming jobs in Massachusetts
  • WWOOF ; a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community.
  • Young Farmers Coalition ; Envision a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained and take a little risk, can support themselves and their families in farming.

Federal Services

  • AmeriCorps VISTA ; Volunteers in Service to America build stronger communities and help eradicate poverty through their programs
    • ResiliencyCorps ; (A sub of AmeriCorps) Increase the resiliency of communities for individuals and for the community as a whole
  • FoodCorps ; Connects to kids to healthy school in food through service learning, so they can lead healthier lives.
  • PeaceCorps ; Provides service opportunities to immerse oneself in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.


  • Civil Eats – A daily news source for critical thought about the American food system.
  • Detroiters for Environmental Justice – Mission is local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice and sustainable redevelopment. They’re also a part of the Detroit Youth Climate Summit and have several local campaigns.
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center ; Public advocacy & environmental progress
  • Food & Water Watch ; Working closely with grassroots allies and national partners, we work to protect our food and water by standing up to corporations that put profits over people.
  • GrowWindham ; Community garden program whose focus is on growing youth, growing food, growing community. Provides internships, volunteering & jobs
  • Jobs with Justice ; Unions rights organization
  • REAL School Gardens ; Programs empower teachers, in low income communities, to lead engaging experiential lessons outdoors. REAL-world hands-on lessons accelerate learning and help students build a strong foundation for long-term academic success.
  • The Nature Conservancy ; Impact conservation in 72 countries and in all 50 states, with priorities in challenges facing lands, waters, oceans, cities and climate.

Job Posting Sites & Other Resources

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Want to learn more?

  • Civil Eats – A daily news source for critical thought about the American food system.
  • Grace Links ; Highlights the connections among food, water and energy, promoting a sustainable future. Educational articles.
  • Mother Jones ; A daily news source
  • Join a local food-coop!
  • Support local food system and sustainability endeavors!
    • CLiCK Willimantic ; Mission is to grow the vitality of our economy and community by offering shared use commercial kitchens to farmers and culinary entrepreneurs seeking to create food-based businesses; and to improve the health of our local community by teaching gardening, culinary arts, nutrition, and other food-related classes.
    • GrowWindham ; Community garden program whose focus is on growing youth, growing food, and growing community. Provides internships, volunteering & jobs