ECO’s mission is to protect and enhance the environment through the development of diverse leaders, the promotion of careers, and the inspiration of individual action. ECO accomplishes this through internships, career advice, career products, research and consulting.
Founded in 1972, ECO has placed more than 8,450 college, grad students and recent graduates in environmental internships in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. ECO has become a leader in workforce diversity and mentorship, sponsoring 1,850 Associates from 200+ colleges through ECO’s ground breaking Diversity Initiative, which began in 1992. And ECO services and resources reach out to hundreds of thousands each year through the combined programs of our national career conferences, top selling career book, research, college outreach programs and online through our website. For more than 30 years, ECO has been a pathway to environmental careers.