Employment and Salary Data

2021 Summer Experiences: Internships and Research

DSC 0370   Sarah Omusula
Austin Scheetz, MESc '20 completed his summer experience studying the economics of cattle herding and land sharing at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County, Kenya
Khin Htet Htet Pyone outside of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Khin Htet Htet Pyone, MEM '20 worked on the Myanmar Biodiversity Initiative Program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA

Jane Chu
Tobias Daros, MEM/MBA '20 worked on the finance team at Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville, Va

Class of 2020 Master's Graduate First Destinations

Sector Destination pie chart - data in table below


Salary pie chart - data in table below


The Office of Career and Professional Development conducts a survey six months after graduation each year, to determine the academic and employment activities of recent YSE graduates. 

The survey is a snapshot at 6 months post graduation, and includes only alumni who have participated in the survey.
Employment Sector Responses Salary Range Median Salary
Private (Business / Consulting / Law) 37% 30k-170k+ 90k-100k
Not-for-Profit / Non-Governmental Organization 31% 30k-110k 50k-60k
Government / Intergovernmental / Public Sector 21% 30k-130k 50k-60k
Academics (K - Higher Education) 6% 30k-80k 50k-60k
Further Study 3% N/A N/A
Self Employed / Social Entreprenurial 2% N/A N/A
 *Based on 112 Responses. Not all respondents provided salary data.

Employment Data Archive

Post-Graduation Employment Data

A survey is taken six months following graduation each year, to determine the academic and employment activities of recent YSE graduates. These summaries provide employment statistics including salary information. The results of the surveys from the classes of 2010 - 19 are given below.

Summer Masters Internships & Research

Students are required to complete internships or research projects as part of their masters program at YSE. Summer work takes place locally, nationally and internationally. See below for the most recent data on our students' summer work.