Join a Professional Association Today!

CPD highly recommends joining professional associations in your areas of interest. Professional associations exist for a variety of interest areas across the environmental field.

Membership in a professional association provides access to field-specific news, job and internship postings, mentorship, professional development opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. Associations also provide information on conferences, scholarships, and webinars. They can be a targeted source of information on potential employers based on sponsors and membership.

The student rate for most professional associations ranges from free to $40 while enrolled in an accredited institution. Additionally, associations will often provide other discounts for memberships that can be utilized after graduation.

CPD is in the process of researching and updating professional associations relevant to YSE students, organized by career sector. You can also check out our entire list of professional associations here.

By Remey Schneider
Remey Schneider