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

March 28-29, 2019


Planning Team

Ladd Flock, Director, CDO
Annual Alumni/Student Reception Collaboration

Kathy Douglas, Senior Associate Director, CDO
F&ESinDC Program Director

Maya Polan, Assistant Director, CDO
F&ESinDC Recruiting Director

Mariann Adams, Adminstrative Assistant, CDO
F&ESinDC Logistical Support

Alizeh Maqbool, Student Programming Assistant, CDO
F&ESinDC Student Staff Lead

Prerna Bhat, MEM
F&ESinDC Student Outreach Volunteer

Sophie Boehm, MEM
F&ESinDC Student Outreach Volunteer


To help the CDO maximize the impact of the event for current students, target visits are determined through a crowdsourcing system. Since the inception of F&ESinDC in 2016, our team has organized visits with:

  • Abt Associates
  • AES/Fluence
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Chemonics
  • Conservation International
  • Eco-Agricultural Partners
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Grid Alternatives
  • ICF International
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Interstate Commission on Potomac River Basin
  • National Geographic
  • Navigant Consulting
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric
  • Administration
  • National Park Service
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Sol Systems
  • Tetra Tech
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • U.S. Senate
  • Wilson Center
  • Winrock International
  • World Bank/IFC/GEF
  • World Resources Institute
  • World Wildlife Fund

Target Visits 2019

  • Conservation International (confirmed)
  • Ernst & Young (confirmed)
  • ICF (confirmed)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (confirmed)
  • IUCN(confirmed)
  • National Geographic (confirmed)
  • Navigant (confirmed)
  • NEW! National Parks Conservation Association (confirmed)
  • NRDC (confirmed)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (unavailable.  See FESNext for internship postings and related events!)
  • Sol Systems (confirmed)
  • The Aspen Institute (confirmed)
  • The Nature Conservancy (confirmed)
  • UNEP(confirmed)
  • USAID (confirmed)
  • USFS (confirmed)
  • World Bank/IFC (confirmed)
  • WRI (confirmed)
  • WWF/TRAFFIC (confirmed)
updated February 14, 2019

Calendar for 2019

February 15, Friday
F&ESNext application deadline for on site interview opportunities for selected jobs and internships *
February 25, Monday
Students notified of interviews/students select interview slots
March 4, Monday
Trek registration opens for top 3 orgs
March 5, Tuesday
Trek registration opens for up to an additional 3 orgs/Registration closes
March 9-24
Spring Break
March 20, Wednesday
Trek confirmations (address, logistics, etc.) sent to students
March 28 and 29, Thursday and Friday
Site Visits
March 29, Friday, 6-8pm
Alumni/Student Networking Reception, RVSP TBA

* Sample opportunities from past FESinDC Visits:
  • Cameron Speth Summer Fellowship at National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Cameron Speth Summer Fellowship at World Resources Institute
  • Internships at U.S. EPA
  • Internships at NPCA
  • Full-time position with Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Full-time positions with ICF International

ALumstudent dinner dc
Photo: Kathy Douglas
Visit to USFS headquarters in 2018

F&ESinDC Basics

How are employers selected for FESinDC?
Crowdsourcing. ALL F&ES students are invited to provide top choices of employers to visit in Washington, DC.

Selections are compiled and ranked to identify the top employers. 

Student Interest Groups are encouraged to work with CDO to organize a visit to an employer of special interest to group members that may not be among the top choices.

Who pays for travel and accommodations?
Self funding. Students are responsible for self financing personal travel, lodging and meals. Funding is not provided by F&ES or CDO.
Visit to The World Bank, 2017.

Why visit employers on site?

Visiting with employers on site is way for students to learn firsthand about a specific work environment. It is an opportunity to step inside a headquarters, visit workplaces, and network with alumni and employers. Site visits organized by CDO in collaboration with employer hosts may consist of presentations with Q&A session, tours, or panel presentations.

Why host a regional career program in Washington, DC?

Washington, DC is home to approximately 650 F&ES alumni--our largest alumni concentration. The trip provides  students an opportunity to meet a large number of alumni and employers in a two day period.

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

Who attends FESinDC?

FESinDC is open to all current first-year and returning F&ES graduate students. CDO staff members accompany students at employer visits.
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Assistant Director Maya Polan at IUCN with F&ES students during FESinDC

March 28-29, 2019

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FESinDC 2018 visit to Winrock International #fesindc
FESinDC site visit to World Wildlife Fund, 2018
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Courtesy of Rajesh Koraila
F&ES Alumni Rajesh Koraila, Janet Lawson and Georgia Basso with friends at the FESinDC Networking Reception! 
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