The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.
- Career Cornerstone Center: Comprehensive lists of employers by scientific discipline, which can be a good starting point in a job search. In addition, there are career profiles of scientists currently in the field.
- Earth Science World: Career information in geosciences and job listings.
- Earth Works: Job opportunities in oil, energy, mining, geoscience, seismology, geodesy, earth science, earth system science, environmental science, environmental engineering, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science, meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, marine science, geography, hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, geomatics, geotechnical / civil engineering, transport, asbestos surveying, renewable energy, carbon management, EIA, EMS, waste management, sustainable development, electrical engineering, maintenance engineering and related subjects.
- Get Geoscience Jobs: Job opportunities by state.
- Geology.com: Links to other job websites in Geology, Earth Sciences and Oil & Gas. The site also has Geology tools, dictionary and news.
- GIS Jobs: Job listings, salary survey and industry information, all relating to GIS.
- PostdocJobs.com: Postdoctoral opportunities, career tips, salary survey and more.
- Science Careers: The online site of Science agazine features jobs, employer profiles and links and other resources such as the salary calculator.
- Science Jobs: Job listings in a variety of science disciplines and technology.
- SelectScience.net: Provides a wealth of information for laboratory professionals from all disciplines.
- The National Academies: Consists of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. A comprehensive site for research in all of the sciences, internship and career information, articles and more.
Selected Professional Associations
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.
- American Geological Institute (AGI): A nonprofit federation of 45 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists.
- American Meteorological Society (AMS): Promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications.
- Association of Science and Technology Centers: Resource for science-center professionals, including a job bank, profiles of individuals in positions, professional conferences and other relevant information pertaining to 500+ international science centers.
- Geological Society of America (GSA): Provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors.
- National Science Foundation (NSF): An independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"