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The Environmental Careers Organization

Founded in 1972, The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) is a national, non-profit organization that develops professionals for the environmental field through paid environmental internships that provide highly professional, on-the-job learning experiences for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students and recent graduates.
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1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1515
Seattle , WA 98101
Contact Person: Raz Barnea
Phone: 206-625-1750 x25
Fax: 206-625-9246
E-Mail: rbarnea@eco.org
Website: http://www.eco.org

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For more than 30 years, The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) has developed professionals for the environmental field through paid environmental internships at government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and companies across the United States and its territories.

Internships are designed around research and training programs as well as office, laboratory, or field work at sponsoring organizations. Internships are tailored to meet sponsor needs and cover many facets of the environmental profession, from resource conservation to hazardous waste management, public policy, environmental education, community sustainability, and climate change.

ECO taps a national pool of talented and diverse bachelor's, masterís, and doctoral students and recent graduates for these highly competitive internships. Only the most capable, qualified applicants are selected to become ECO Associates. Each year, more than 500 ECO Associates are chosen for 12-week to two-year internship assignments.

Internship projects are designed to be highly professional, on-the-job learning experiences. Some projects require specific knowledge and skills, while others are suitable to individuals with a variety of backgrounds. All ECO Associates enjoy the chance to explore environmental career paths, apply their academic knowledge to real-life situations, acquire directly transferable skills, network with professionals, and have a positive impact on the environment.

During their internship, ECO Associates earn competitive pay, typically between $400 and $800 per week (full-time). Internships may also include allowances to cover costs for relocation, housing, travel, and career development. Upon completing their internships, Associates are welcomed into ECOís Alumni Program. Some Associates
are hired on by their host organization, while others take valuable credentials, skills, and life experiences into their job search.

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