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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
    Jensen Fellowship



"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.,
    Geologist
    Kilmer Fellowship



"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

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Fellowship Programs

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 at EA. (Click 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. ( Click 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 mbailey@eaest.com, or phone 410 527 2481.