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

February 20-21, 2020


About F&ESinDC (#fesindc)

F&ESinDC is an annual two-day event for masters students at F&ES organized by the Career Development Office.  Approximately 100 students participate in employer site visits, job and internship interviews, individual networking meetings, and a gala Alumni/Student networking reception co-hosted by the F&ES Development and Alumni Services Office.  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.
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, visits our team has organized include:

Planning Team

Kevin Doyle, Executive 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
  • 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
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • 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 Parks Conservation Association
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • RARE
  • Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)
  • 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
Group in front of living wall at TNC HQ in DC
2019 visit to TNC.  F&ES students and alumni Jen Molnar and Lex Hovani.

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.
F&ES Students sitting at table at Navigant.
Visit to Navigant with alumna Vijeta Jangra, 2019.

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.
students in a line at ICF International HQ
Students with CDO Assistant Director Maya Polan at ICF International, 2019.