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"I first came to EA through the Jensen Fellowship
Program, which allowed me to get my Master’s Degree in
1 year followed by a 6-month internship with EA. EA
gave me the opportunity to work in four business units
on many different projects, including environmental
assessments for national parks, design for water and
wastewater lines, wetland restoration plans, site
investigations, and a remedial design for contaminated
groundwater. Through my work on all these projects, I
was able to decide on a direction for my career; and
because I’d been impressed by their friendliness and
flexibility, the wide scope of their projects, and above
all their dedication to quality work, I was thrilled to
accept a full-time position with EA."
—Jackie Dierksen, Engineer
"It is a privilege to join EA’s team of talented
scientists through the Kilmer Fellowship, and to be able
to apply my knowledge and skills to interesting and
significant projects. I very much enjoy the collaborative,
interdisciplinary atmosphere that EA provides."
—Samantha Saalfield, Ph.D.,
"I am honored to receive the Jeff Black Fellowship.
Coming from a research environment, it has been a great
chance for me to learn about the consulting world.
Hopefully, I can contribute to a greater merging between
theoretical and applied environmental sciences."
—Antti Koskelo, Scientist
Jeff Black Fellowship
The fellowships highlighted below were
created to develop and shape the future leaders of our
industry by honoring EA pioneers who played major roles
in shaping the success of our organization.
EA Legacy Postdoctoral Fellowship—Named for three EA leaders who,
through their technical excellence and dedication to quality and client advocacy, have
helped set EA apart in delivering a broad array of interdisciplinary environmental services.
Fellows have completed, or are near completion of, their Ph.D. studies in the:
- Natural, living environment, e.g., biology, marine science, or ecology (Jeff Black Fellows)
- Contaminated environment, e.g., geology, hydrology, or environmental engineering (Kilmer Fellows)
- Built, human environment, e.g., engineering or the social sciences/management (Santoro Fellows).
Fellows are hired as permanent, full-time employees, just as any new consultant is hired within an EA operation,
but are also paired with a senior EA mentor for their first year to assist on that mentor’s duties, ranging from
enterprise technical quality control to internal learning initiatives and business development. The program goal is
to thoroughly orient new Ph.D. hires to the environmental consulting industry, from the granularity of project work
in conjunction with contributing to bigger picture enterprise initiatives through their mentor. Fellow selection
is rolling throughout the year. Fellowships are offered based upon operational and mentor needs matched with
candidate interests and skills (View EA Legacy Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Details).
Jensen – Johns Hopkins University Fellowship/Internship—Named for
EA’s founder and chairman, Dr. Loren Jensen, this program with the Johns Hopkins
University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (DoGEE)
supports environmental engineering students in their masters program. Applications
for the Jensen Fellowship are made through the University. Fellows receive a
tuition grant and stipend; they complete two semesters of course work at Johns
Hopkins University and finish their degree requirements with a 6-month internship
to View the Jensen Fellowship Details). An
article published in Johns Hopkins Magazine Summer 2007 edition discusses the
Fellowship opportunity, including a testimonial from an awardee who soon after became an EA employee.
to View Article)
Special Programs Academic Profile
Majors/concentrations, academic division, grades, and origin institution are listed for individuals selected
under our Special Programs: President’s Selections (full-time undergraduate and master’s level), EA Legacy
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jensen Fellowship, interns, and Drexel Co-Op. We are seeking candidates who will
not only bring new knowledge to EA, but who also have the potential to apply their know-how collaboratively
and passionately to real-world, client issues.
Academic statistics are also summarized for each year’s class
Special Programs and Academic Profile
For additional information or questions, please email our Human
Resources Department contact, Michele Bailey, at
or phone 410 527 2481.