Environmental Career Pathways Program at UMass Boston

Maria, UMass Boston Campus Ambassador for Mass Audubon
Maria, UMass Boston Campus Ambassador for Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is excited about its new partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) to provide environmental career exploration and opportunities for its students. It’s a natural partnership between Boston’s only public research university and Massachusetts’ leading nonprofit organization in conservation, environmental education, and advocacy.

UMass Boston’s student population also reflects the remarkable diversity of its Boston surrounds, with 57% of the student body being students of color and 56% first generation college students.

Together with UMass Boston, we will recruit students for a variety of Mass Audubon internships, work-study placements, and summer jobs. Teams at Mass Audubon and UMass Boston will develop and support the program, and in addition to stipends, funds will be available to remove any barriers to participating, making sure that students have every opportunity to accept internships and other placements. These funds can include stipends for transportation to Mass Audubon sites and gear or clothing needed in these jobs.

In addition to internships, work-study placements, and summer jobs in environmental fields (e.g. conservation science, environmental education, and bird conservation), Mass Audubon will also welcome UMass Boston students for nonprofit management roles in fields such as information technology, human resources, marketing, accounting, and fundraising. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be encouraged to apply.

To help support this program, please contact Nora Frank, VP for Philanthropy at 781-259-2125 or nfrank@massaudubon.org. All dollars raised for this initiative will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous family.