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Careers With Us

Every Pathways team member has unique talents that contribute to our growing bench of climate adaptation projects. We love to mentor newly minted or current graduate students through our internship programs. Occasionally, we may also have a need for a full-time hire as our firm grows. Open internships and positions are noted below. If you don't see anything listed, we may not have anything open right now.   


Who we are looking for:

A passionate and driven individual that shares our values and mission to deliver high-quality work for the public good. We are a small but mighty firm focused on helping communities become more resilient to climate change, with an ever-growing focus on understanding systemic inequities and uplifting overburdened and under-resourced frontline communities. At Pathways, our projects are multi-faceted, including scientific research to fill climate science data gaps, climate vulnerability and risk assessments, and supporting communities as they re-envision their shorelines, built infrastructure, urban and natural environments, and develop policies to address the growing challenges of climate change. Our multi-disciplinary staff work closely together, often wearing many hats, to develop innovative tools and solutions for our clients.


This position is hybrid, with both remote and in-office work. Applicants must be in the San Francisco Bay Area with an ability to commute to our office in San Francisco, California.


We are looking for someone that loves to analyze data (lots of data!), knows the ArcGIS environment including ArcPy, enjoys automating processes, has interest or experience in developing online tools and dashboards, and has programming experience -- particularly python. We are looking for someone that has a science background in a climate-science related field (e.g., atmospheric science, coastal and civil engineering, geology, hydrogeology, environmental science, etc.). The ideal candidate would enjoy really digging into the data to understand what the data / results mean and develop innovative tools to help explain the analysis and results to a wide range of audiences.


Our team is small, but our vision is big. This position will work closely with all of our team members on a wide variety of projects.  We are looking for someone that will seamlessly integrate with our team and help increase our capacity to serve our clients. Our firm believes strongly in under promising and over delivering – exceeding our clients’ expectations at every step along the way. We are looking for strong technical skills, but we are also looking for someone with a personality, work ethic, and value match with our team. Check out our About Us page to see if you might be a great fit.

Our firm believes strongly in using our talents as a force for good in our world. We re-invest our profits into skill building for our staff and research and development efforts so we can better support our clients as they adapt to and mitigate climate change. We also believe in giving back to the communities where we work and offer multiple opportunities for paid service days such as volunteering in local food banks and supporting beach cleanup efforts.   

Our ideal candidate would be:

  • Entry- to mid-level in experience (0 to 6 years)

  • BS or MS degree in a field related to geography, atmospheric/environmental science, civil/coastal engineering, etc. (we like PhDs too!)

  • Self-motivated, with ability to learn and grow on the job

  • Enjoy working both independently and within a group environment

We are looking for the following suite of skills:

  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software platforms and applications (ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online).

  • Python scripting using ArcPy for automating GIS analyses. This will often require listening to our non-GIS staff and clients and developing new scripts and innovative techniques to adapt to the ever-changing and expanding needs of our clients.

  • Experience with data analysis, visualization, and python scripting using Jupyter Notebooks is a huge plus.

  • Skilled with spatial analysis using geoprocessing tools to clean and analyze datasets.

  • Ability to make organized GIS data sets and geodatabases with an understanding of the importance of metadata (and cleaning datasets provided by others to retain a high standard of quality).

  • Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to work in a multitasking environment.

  • Good written and oral communication skills are a big plus.

  • Legally entitled to work in the U.S.

  • Located in the San Francisco Bay Area

Our office is located at 650 California Street in San Francisco, California. We offer a hybrid work environment, with both remote and in-office work. We are not offering a 100% remote position

We offer a competitive salary (based on experience, skill level, and education), opportunities for bonuses, 401k with company match, medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and more!

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Submit your resume / cv and a cover letter to

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