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The School for Field Studies (SFS) Selected as one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by National Nonprofit Website

Salem-based SFS a Winner in Opportunity Knocks’ 5th Annual
Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards


Salem, MA – February 17, 2012 – This week, the nonprofit job board and website Opportunity Knocks ( announced The School for Field Studies as a winner of its 5th Annual Peoples' Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Award.

Based in Salem, MA, The School for Field Studies is a premier study abroad provider for undergraduates exploring current environmental issues with applied research in international settings. With semester and summer programs in Australia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Kenya, Panama, Tanzania, and Turks & Caicos, SFS is known for providing innovative instruction, high-quality research and community engagement, and life-changing experiential education.

“Being part of an organization that enables students to gain research skills, environmental sophistication, and grow into globally aware citizens is enormously fulfilling,” says Jack Waggett, Interim President of The School for Field Studies. “It’s gratifying also to be recognized for what we provide our employees. Constructing a humane workplace while preparing the next generation of environmental leaders --what a challenge and honor!”

SFS attracts students from 275 colleges and universities and has served more than 15,000 alumni since its founding in 1981.

Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions. National nominations were held November 8, 2011 through December 31, 2011 and individuals were instructed to submit a brief essay on why they consider their organization to be a great place to work. Details about the Award can be found at


About The School for Field Studies: ( For more than 30 years, The School for Field Studies (SFS), the nation's largest environmental study abroad program for college undergraduates, has combined hands-on, multi-disciplinary environmental studies with scientific research to propose sustainable solutions to critical environmental problems. SFS students work with local communities to discover practical ways to manage their natural resources, and in the process undergo a transformational experience that helps them to advance their careers as skilled professionals and to become globally aware citizens.

Contact: Leslie Granese, Director of Marketing and Enrollment, 978-219 6963,