SustainableUMD
Sustainability at the University of Maryland

Sustainability Internships, Volunteer Opportunities and More!

The green industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy with many exciting career opportunities for college graduates. Get your foot in the "green jobs" door by working on sustainability initiatives at the University of Maryland, which is recognized as a national leader in campus sustainability.

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

On-Campus Opportunities

Off-Campus Opportunities

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Opportunities

Opportunities Abroad

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

    LEAF Outreach Team

    The Office of Sustainability seeks interns to support the implementation of the LEAF Outreach Team at the University of Maryland. LEAF is an acronym and stands for Lead, Educate, Act, Facilitate – this is your job description! Your primary goal will be to “LEAF Out” across campus at special events, games, gatherings and tabling opportunities to promote and reward green practices on our campus. If you are outgoing and love interacting with people, are passionate about sustainability, and are looking to gain some valuable work experience, then join our Outreach Team. You'll be working with a dedicated and knowledgeable team working to effect positive change towards sustainability on our campus. Click HERE for more information.

Communications Intern

A Communications Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability’s online presence and promote campus sustainability efforts. Academic credit is available. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 27th. Click here for more information.

Graphic Design Intern

A Graphic Design Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability’s on and off-campus identity and better promote campus sustainability efforts. Responsibilities include developing graphics, layouts, fliers, logos, brochures and content for the website. Academic credit is available. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 27th. Click here for more information.

On-Campus Opportunities

    BSOS Communications Intern

    The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Office of External Relations is looking for a Communications Intern to join their marketing & communications team. The experience will help build your resume, gain professional exposure, and work with the largest college on campus. Paid & For-Credit opportunities available. Click here to learn more.

Off-Campus Opportunities

    SESYNC Video Assistant

    The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), a national research center funded through a grant to the University of Maryland, seeks a part-time student assistant to help develop educational and promotional videos for SESYNC. This position is located in Annapolis, MD, and is for 10-15 hours per week. Click here to learn more.

    Volunteer Maryland Coordinator

    Help central Maryland communities, residents, and students improve the quality of life in our watershed by recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to learn permaculture principles, reduce urban and suburban runoff, and instill a sense of environmental stewardship in local students and families in fun, educational outdoor spaces. Click here to learn more.

    Volunteer: Petworth Neighborhood Tree Care

    Planting trees is a great way to green our city but once those young trees are in the ground, they need our help to get them through their first few years. Do your part to improve the health of our tree canopy at our third Thirsty Thursday event of the summer by weeding, mulching and watering the 40 trees planted on the grounds of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School and around the perimeter during our spring Community Tree Planting season. Click here to learn more.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Opportunities

    Program Assistant for Oakland Hall/Denton Community

    The Program Assistant (PA) for Oakland Hall/Denton Community is staff member in the Department of Resident Life. The PA will serve as an educator of sustainable living practices within Oakland Hall and the Denton Community. The PA will provide significant support to large-scale programmatic and event planning functions related to sustainability within the Denton Community. As needed, the PA will provide collaborative assistance to events planned through or by other constituents within the Denton Community, including the Syn*Quest Collaborative program and Denton Community hall councils. Click here for details.

Opportunities Abroad

    Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

    Looking for an exceptional study abroad or internship opportunity in Israel? Come  discover an experience that combines cutting-edge environmental academics and research with coexistence. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies brings together students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and North America, and provides them with the skills to become the next generation of environmental leaders. Learn about all opportunities here. Learn about our internship opportunities here. Please contact Sarah Rubin, Program Manager, at Sarah@friendsofarava.org for more information.

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