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Employment Opportunities

Here's a list of current full-time employment opportunities of special interest to students graduating from our school as well as recent alumni.  If you're also interested in part-time opportunities, also check the internships/part-time employment listing

Look below the table for links to organizations and sites that provide information about employment opportunities in planning and geography. Many include general career information as well.  Browse them periodically for updates, or sign up for their job alerts. Send suggestions for additional links to

Current Jobs

Posted Job Location Apply by
01/14/2021 Glendale, AZ Open till filled
01/14/2021 Salem, OR 01/26/2021
01/14/2021 Phoenix or Prescott, AZ Open till filled
01/08/2021 Emeryville, CA 02/03/2021
01/07/2021 Phoenix, AZ Open till filled
01/07/2021 Phoenix, AZ Open till filled
12/23/2020 Dripping Springs, TX Open till filled
12/23/2020 Temple, TX Open till filled
12/10/2020 Tempe, AZ Open till filled
11/09/2020 Silverthrone, CO 02/28/2021
10/29/2020 AZ, CA and many other US locations Open till filled

Employment Resources

Cultural and Physical Geography
  • Association of American Geographers - Jobs in Geography) - Especially a good resource for academic positions.
  • - Focuses on job opportunities in the environment, urban planning, transportation planning, GIS, remote sensing, economic development, housing, emergency planning, various types of research and education
  • - Public-sector, private-sector and academic jobs in environmental sciences, meteorology, climate science, remote sensing, etc.
  • The Nelson Institute: Environmental Jobs - A listing of internships and jobs, especially in the midwest US
  • US Bureau of Land Management - Here's a flyer with a host of links for entry-level environmental jobs of all kinds
  • Environment America - National environmental advocacy organization with entry-level positions in Arizona and many other states
  • Josh's Water Jobs - A listing of water-related jobs in the US and throughout the world. Includes option to sign up for a weekly email that sorts new positions by required experience -- including "0 to 5 yrs"


GIS and related fields
  • AGIC-L listserv - Email list of the Arizona Geographic Information Council, focused on Arizona-based GIS jobs, resources, and events.  Read here how to sign up.
  • ASU GIS listserv - Email list focused on Arizona-based GIS internships, jobs, resources, and events.  Link explains how to sign up.
  • ESRI - Career information and internship opportunities for current students and new graduates
  • Discover Data Science: Guide to GIS - Information about GIS careers and education options, as well as self-training resources

The following sites list current fulltime GIS-related positions:



The sites below list full-time positions for planners, and give timely information about careers in planning.  Most are national listings.




Resources for all fields
  • ASU Handshake - ASU Career Services' portal for current students and alumni - Create an account to see job listings, career events, make career advising appointments. 
  • Arizona at Work - Large database of Arizona jobs, including Arizona employers with immediate openings and other job search resources
  • - Search for jobs of all kinds nationally and internationally
  • - Portal for 3 federal programs:  AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). Part-time and full-time positions serve US communities in areas ranging from community development to conservation.  Stipend and loan repayment offered.
  • Conservation Job Board - Postings for jobs in conservation, natural resource management, environmental education, resiliency and more
  • Elance - A site where companies post projects for which they'd like to hire freelancers, and freelancers can respond to those that interest them. Project types include web and mobile development, writing, and data science.
  • Green Dream Jobs - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on renewable and clean energy, green building, and sustainability
  • Green Schools Listserv, GRNSCHL-L - Mailing list for the discussion of university and college efforts to reduce environmental impacts. Often used to announce open positions relating to sustainability, at universities & colleges.
  • Guide to Government Careers - Guide to availability and benefits of government jobs as well as guidance on the application process.
  • Guide to Public Service - Guide to career paths with government, nonprofits, non-government organizations, and in education.
  • - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on practical solutions to social and environmental problems.