2023 Schedule: Confirmed Visits

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • 10:00am - 11:00am, Online Site Visit, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Environmental think tank co-founded by former YSE Dean Gus Speth working domestically and internationally to "ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Online Site Visit, World Bank "The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Online Site Visit, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) "As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 4-5:00, Online Site Visit, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Major environmental think tank "conducting research and developing solutions for those who suffer the most from environmental damage — and helping communities, investors and entrepreneurs find economically sustainable solutions." ALUMNI HOSTS
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • 10:00am - 11:00am, Alumni Career Conversation, USAID Panel of YSE Alumni discussing environment focused careers at USAID--"the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience." ALUMNI PANELISTS
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm, Online Site Visit, DAI Practice includes "work with governments, communities, and the private sector to develop programs and strategies that will improve resilience to climate impacts and provide low-carbon pathways to inclusive economic development. In doing so, we ensure that essential natural resources—freshwater, forests, soil—are managed to protect biodiversity while sustaining the livelihoods that depend on them."
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Online Site Visit, World Resources Institute (WRI) A global "Think and Do" tank co-founded by former YSE Dean Gus Speth, WRI has a “Count it, Change it, Scale it” approach when working with partners to mobilize commissions and major global initiatives." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Online Site Visit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) EPA is a major employer of YSE alumni, and an "independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Online Site Visit, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) "NOAA’s mission to better understand our natural world and help protect its precious resources extends beyond national borders to monitor global weather and climate, and work with partners around the world."  ALUMNI HOSTS
Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • 10:00am - 11:00am, Online Site Visit, U.S. Forest Service Federal agency whose mission is to "sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm, Online Site Visit, U.S. Department of Energy A federal agency committed to "delivering a clean energy future that creates good-paying, union jobs for communities in every pocket of the United States." STAFF AND ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Online Site Visit, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) "The Nature Conservancy is tackling the dual threats of accelerated climate change and unprecedented biodiversity loss. Science determines where we focus and equity guides how we achieve lasting results. Grounded by decades of local on-the-ground experience, we maximize our ability to affect change by bringing together real-world solutions, policy expertise, sustainable financing and collaborative partnerships." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Online Site Visit, Sol Systems "A leading, national solar energy firm with an established reputation for integrity and reliability across its distinct and complementary businesses."  ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Online Site Visit, ERM A global sustainability consultancy whose diverse team of world-class experts "supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues." ALUMNI HOSTS

Friday, February 24, 2023
  • 10: 00 am - 11:00 am, Online Site Visit, Tetra Tech "A leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services with global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and international development."
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm, Online Site Visit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) "We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure."
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Online Site Visit, ICF International "ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future."
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Online Site Visit, U.S. Department of Transportation A federal agency with a mission to deliver "the world’s leading transportation system, serving the American people and economy through the safe, efficient, sustainable, and equitable movement of people and goods." ALUMNI HOSTS
  • 4:00pm - 5:00 pm, Online Site Visit, Conservation International  Founded by a YSE/FES alumnus. "Securing the health of Earth’s climate, ecosystems and biodiversity is essential to the well-being of all people. Worldwide, Conservation International is working to improve the lives of people everywhere by protecting oceans, forests and other living ecosystems." ALUMNI HOSTS

About YSEinDC

Virtual YSEinDC 2023 is an annual program for masters students at YSE organized by the Office of Career and Professional Development.  Approximately 100 students participate in employer meetings, career panels, and alumni conversations. 

Through the generosity of employer hosts in a range of public and private sector organizations and companies, the event provides students an unparalleled opportunity to explore the landscape of environmental work in the D.C. area and around the world. 

Planning Team

  • Kevin DoyleExecutive Director, CPD
  • Kathy DouglasSenior Associate Director, CPD — YSEinDC Program Director
  • N'Kiyah Galberth, Senior Administrative Assistant, CPD — YSEinDC Program Coordinator
  • Maya Sanyal, Associate Director, CPD — YSEinDC Recruiting Coordinator

Since the inception of YSEinDC in 2016, our team has organized in-person and virtual visits with:

  • Abt Associates
  • AES/Fluence
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (CCES)
  • Chemonics
  • Conservation International (CI)
  • Eco-Agricultural Partners
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Grid Alternatives
  • ICF International
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Interstate Commission on Potomac River Basin
  • National Geographic
  • Navigant Consulting
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • RARE
  • Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo (SCBI)
  • Sol Systems
  • Tetra Tech
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • U.S. Senate
  • Wilson Center
  • Winrock International
  • World Bank/IFC
  • World Resources Institute
  • World Wildlife Fund
Zoom Screen for USFS Meeting
Virtual Visit with USFS, 2021

YSEinDC Basics

Why Participate in YSEinDC?

The program offers current students the opportunity to:
  • Engage in a deep career exploration experience
  • Hear directly from employers about upcoming opportunities
  • Learn from YSE alumni and employers about careers in their organizations, agencies, and firms
  • Quickly learn the domestic and international environmental careers spaces based in the D.C. area
Zoom Screen for DOI Meeting
Visit with U.S. Department of the Interior, 2022

Why virtual employer visits?

Visiting with employers virtually is way for students to learn firsthand about a specific work organization or company and its environment. It is an opportunity to virtually step inside a headquarter and network with alumni and employers. Sessions organized by CPD in collaboration with employer hosts may consist of presentations with Q&A session, virtual tours, or panel presentations.

Why host a regional career program in Washington, DC?

Washington, DC is home to approximately 650 YSE alumni--our largest alumni concentration. Concentrated programming provides students an opportunity to meet a large number of alumni and employers in a short period of time.

YSEinDC also provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the landscape of environmental work in the DC area and around the world.

Who attends YSEinDC?

YSEinDC is open to all current first-year and returning YSE graduate students. CPD staff members will co-host all virtual events.