Our Students

From the natural and social sciences to the humanities and applied disciplines like journalism and business, students in the ENRP program come from a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds. A diverse student body is a cornerstone of the multidisciplinary ENRP program.

Undergraduate Major

  • 29% of our students enter the program directly from their undergraduate institution,
  • 46% enter the program within three years of receiving their Bachelors degree, and
  • 25% join the program four or more years after receiving their Bachelors degree.

ENRP students are also in a great position to strengthen their career prospects while studying in Washington, D.C. During the two year program, nearly 40% work full time while 25% work part time, complementing their education and gaining valuable professional experience. ENRP students have worked or interned at the following institutions while in the program:

  • ABS Consulting
  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Audubon Society
  • City Parks Alliance
  • Conservation International
  • Council on Environmental Quality, White House (CEQ)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Environment America
  • Environmental and Energy Study Institute
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • House of Representatives, Member Offices
  • International Fund for China’s Environment
  • National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Planet Forward, George Washington University
  • Sierra Club
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
  • Solar Institute, George Washington University
  • Wildlife Conservation Society

Student Updates

Fritz Gottschalk, '17, continues work with compost in D.C.

Fritz Gottschalk works as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Veteran Compost, a local compost business that focuses on employing veterans and turnin

Megan Lewis, '17, begins work at the National Science Foundation

Megan Lewis is a Program Assistant for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.

Zac Ruckert '17 continues study at GW while working for FERC

Zac Ruckert is currently working as an Energy Industry Analyst in the Office of Administrative Litigation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Student Testimonials

In their own words...

"I wanted to find like-minded people that care about the environment as much as I do."

"It offers access to government agency officials and policy engines."

"I'm here to expand my understanding of global environmental issues, because I'm concerned for our future."

"DC is the heart of policy."

"I'm really enjoying the diversity of the student body."

"Having a small cohort allows you to build personal relationships with your peers, teachers and program directors."

"The Capstone course adds a real-life experience in terms of problem solving, group dynamics, client interaction, interview, report writing—all of which are very useful skills in any field."