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.
The Office of Sustainability is seeking an intern to support the University of Maryland Green Office Program that recognizes offices who take significant steps to become more sustainable. Students must have strong communication skills, comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations. Academic credit is available. Click HERE for more information.
A Web Content Developer/Coordinator Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability’s online presence and promote campus sustainability efforts. Responsibilities include building customized models and pages within the Drupal or WordPress framework, assisting with the regular updating of content on the office’s website and coordinating applicable Web services to include the staging of graphics, text and embedded multimedia. Click HERE for more information.
A Communications Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability’s online presence and promote campus sustainability efforts. Academic credit is available. Click HERE for more information.
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. Click HERE for more information.
Do you like to talk about sustainability and share green practices with others? Volunteers are needed on Maryland Day for the Office of Sustainability exhibit. Sign up for any of the following shifts: 8:00 am – 11am, 11:00am – 2:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Terps Recycle is also looking for volunteers to actively tend to triple-sort waste stations. Email email@example.com for more info.
The Campus Aboretum has three unpaid internship and volunteer opportunities over the summer. Summer interns and volunteers are needed to work with PollinaTerps to bring the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly back to campus. Interns and volunteers will rear butterflies through life cycle, and to collect data for the project. Positions available to work with PollinaTerps on the Survey of Native Bees. Interns and volunteers will help trap and net native bees on campus. Student intern and volunteer opportunity to help supervise high school students working in the campus landscape to earn Student Service Learning credit; mornings from mid-June through the end of July. If any of these positions interest you please contact Carin Celebuski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid employment opportunities are available for UMD undergraduates to work in Dr. Brian Needelman’s lab in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology. We are seeking reliable people with strong lab and field work skills. The employees will have the opportunity to work with faculty and graduate students on a variety of projects including restoration of ditch-drained marshes, carbon sequestration and methane emissions from tidal marshes, and nitrogen removal from agricultural systems through denitrification. Responsibilities of the position will include field work, lab work, literature review, and potentially research as the student advances. GIS work may also be included, if the applicant has an appropriate background. Start date as early as possible. Transportation will be provided for travel; lodging and meals will be provided for overnight stays. Preference will be given to candidates available for full-time employment during the summer of 2015. Competitive salary. Background in environmental science preferred. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to R. Kyle Derby at email@example.com.
Interns will work within a small team to support the Bike Trail Ambassador program at the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Work will include public outreach activities out on the Mount Vernon Trail and in the local community; conduct trail patrol activities; quickly and accurately report trail conditions; and engage the public around use and safety and bicycle/walker etiquette. A main objective will be to increase the use of the trails by multiple groups, which will involve some research and communication efforts in the local community. Ambassadors will sponsor trailside outreach activities with educational themes utilizing a mobile 'Ranger Mount Vernon Trail Visitor Center'. Ambassadors will also organize high profile volunteer trail clean up days with public participants along the trail and adjacent lands. To apply, click here.
The Horticulture Intern works with plants and people, in the greenhouse and outdoors. The position involves general plant maintenance including potting, pruning, propagating, planting, watering, weeding, soil preparation, fertilizing, staking and mulching. The intern will have the opportunity to work cooperatively with volunteers and be trained to educate students in plant care, gardening and conservation practices. Additional work will include working in the landscape on grounds maintenance and removal of exotic invasive plants. Work is generally weekdays, however an occasional weekend may be required. The intern will be stationed at the GWMP Greenhouse at Daingerfield Island in Alexandria, Virginia. Click here to apply.
The primary duties will be focused on assisting with the administrative tasks related to the transcription project for the interviews. Duties include assisting the curator and Chief of Resource Management in coordinating the collection of the oral history media and information within the Fort Hunt Oral History collection, track the completion of the transcriptions, and review/process the completed transcripts as well as assist with coordinating the reviews of processed transcriptions by others. The applicant may also work with park and regional staff, as well as the Friends' group, to develop public interpretation using available oral history information and materials as appropriate. Additional museum related work is possible as assigned. Applicants should be well organized and possess skills in documentary research. Background in cultural anthropology, history, or archives management is desired. Located at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, just outside of Washington, DC, in McLean,Virginia. To apply, click here.
The Cultural Resources Intern for the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) of the National Park Service (NPS) will assist with archeological investigations, conduct historical research, work with archival and library records and materials, work with CRM files, help with the curation of museum collections, perform architectural conservation work on historic structures, and assist with cultural landscape management tasks. The intern will assist with other CRM tasks and projects that can include helping to manage museum and archival collections for projects and assist with other museum curatorial work following NPS Standards. Located in the greater DC area. To learn more and apply, click here.
This program is designed to provide the student with work experience directly related to their academic field of study and to orient and expose the student to the mission and work of the National Park Service. The Intern provides support to the Lands, Planning and Design Division of George Washington Memorial Parkway. Professionals within this group include engineers, landscape architects, historical architects, GIS specialists, Planners and Realty specialists. This intern position performs duties directed toward gaining Park engineering experience that complements academic studies. The position offers a combination of field work and office work. Office space will be provided at GWMP sites in Arlington and McLean VA. Work will be performed at various locations in Park. Alexandria, Arlington, Washington DC, Glen Echo, MD, Carderock, MD. To learn more and apply, click here.
Are you interested in working in the natural environment? You could work outdoors, learning about nature and the role the US Fish and Wildlife Service plays in conserving and protecting a few natural spots just south of the nation's capital. Your summer would be spent working with a variety of folks performing their day-to-day duties on a National Wildlife Refuge. You would be exposed to all the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex has to offer. Having a car is a necessity. The intern’s duties would be as follows: support the Maintenance Supervisor with the upkeep and maintenance of Refuge roads, facilities, habitats, and trails. The intern will assist in the care and maintenance of Refuge equipment and vehicles; the construction and installation of signs, buildings, etc; and the performance of duties, as needed, to accomplish ongoing refuge projects. Position is located in Northern Virginia. Apply Now!
Are you interested in working in the natural environment? You could work outdoors, learning about nature and the role the US Fish and Wildlife Service plays in conserving and protecting a few natural spots just south of the nation's capital. Your duties would be as follows: Support the Visitor Services Manager in duties related to environmental education, Interpretation, wildlife observation and photography activities; ensure refuge visitor contact station remains open on days assigned to engage with the public; staff and work local festivals; assist with Introduction to Archery staff programs; and other duties as assigned. This position will focus on connecting people with nature which is core to our mission in that it will be for the continual benefit of our visiting publics. The position is located in the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Northern Virginia. To learn more, click here.
The Amazon Conservation Association is a non-profit organization that works to protect the biological diversity of the Amazon basin through field projects and research in southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia. ACA is seeking a Research intern for their Washing DC office to assist with: researching and tracking current events related to the major development sectors and extractive activities in the Andean Amazon; writing internal reports, memos, and fact sheets related to issues noted above; writing draft news alerts that will go public about illegal mining in the Peruvian Amazon; updating content on new Andean Amazon web portal being developed by ACA. The position is unpaid but credit may be available. In order to be considered, candidates must be able to read Spanish well (Spanish writing skills also preferred), have an interest in helping maintain and grow a new web portal, have a strong interest in conservation, and be able to multi-task and work in a team environment. To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Research Intern.” Please indicate your availability in your cover letter.
ACA is seeking a Communications and Social Media intern for their DC office in Farragut to assist in: helping plan and facilitate fundraising events and campaigns; supporting monthly e-newsletter writing and design; generating material for the annual report; updating social media and networking sites; and managing ACA’s photo database. Requirements include: excellent verbal and written skills; Spanish proficiency preferred, especially written; experience conducting social media outreach; design skills (familiarity with Photoshop and InDesign ideal); knowledge of MS Office applications; ability to multi-task and work in a team environment. To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com with the subject line “Communications Intern.” Please indicate your availability and level of Spanish in your cover letter.
ACA is seeking GIS and Remote Sensing interns for their Washington DC office for the summer. The GIS-focused internship largely center on work needed for an important project dealing with protected areas in the Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon. This work includes creating baseline maps for the project and managing the map’s ArcGIS database and also the analysis of the created maps. The Remote Sensing-focused internship will focus on work needed for an exciting project dealing with tracking deforestation in near real-time. The position includes using ArcGIS to create informative and user-friendly maps of the deforestation data detected in CLASlite. These positions are unpaid but credit may be available. In order to be considered, candidates must have experience with ArcGIS, have a strong interest in conservation, and the ability to multi-task and work in a team environment. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “GIS and RS Intern.” Please indicate your availability in your cover letter.
ACA is seeking a Marketing and Sustainable Tourism intern for their DC office in Farragut. Responsibilities include: developing content and design for marketing materials for ACA’s three biological stations; assisting in developing a webpage for birding clients; researching tour operators and birding groups; assisting in updating the biostations webpages and social media. The position is unpaid but credit may be available. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written skills, experience with graphic design (InDesign software preferred but not required), knowledge of MS Office applications, interest in conservation, and the ability to multi-task and work in a team environment. Spanish proficiency preferred. To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com with the subject line “Marketing and Sustainable Tourism Intern.” Please indicate your availability and level of Spanish in your cover letter.
ACA is seeking a Program and Grants Support intern for their DC office in Farragut to assist in: creating, editing and updating project fact sheets and/or web content; assist with grant proposal preparation and grant reporting; translating proposals and other project documents to and from Spanish. Dates for the position are flexible but should last roughly from June through August. Spanish proficiency and experience with InDesign preferred. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills, knowledge of MS Office applications, interest in conservation, and must be able to multi-task and work in a team environment. To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Program Support Intern.” Please indicate your availability and level of Spanish in your cover letter.
The Montgomery County Food Council’s (MCFC) Food Access Working Group is seeking volunteers to help assess healthy food availability across the county between 10AM and 4PM Saturday, April 11, 2015. Volunteers will visit grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores to collect data about the availability and price of healthy food items. A group training session will be held at the Mid-County Regional Services Center in Wheaton, MD from 10AM-noon. To volunteer please complete the registration form by Wednesday, April 8th. Please contact MCFC Food Access co-chairs Kim Robien (email@example.com) or Jenna Umbriac (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Trash Free Maryland Alliance is currently seeking an Intern to support its mission of reducing litter in Maryland and the Anacostia watershed, and advocating for policies and legislation that support a trash-free state. The intern’s duties include: strengthening Trash Free Maryland’s web presence; assisting the Director to redesign the organization’s website; assisting with management of contact database; potentially participating in ongoing advocacy campaigns in the state of Maryland; and providing administrative support to the Director. The position is unpaid but there is a chance to get academic credit. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to email@example.com.
Located in Cockeysville, Maryland the center offers a variety of trails and exhibits featuring live animals and the history, wildlife and natural environment of the area. The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is seeking responsible, motivated, and organized interns to assist with and lead hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs. Training will be provided. Other general duties include assisting with live animal care, program materials maintenance, trail and garden work, assisting park visitors and exhibit interpretation. Intern Naturalists are expected to work for the Spring, Summer, or Fall season and generally work a minimum of 12 hours/week. Some evening and weekends may be required. To apply for an internship, please send cover letter, resume and three references to: Oregon Ridge Nature Center Naturalist Internship Attn: Jessica Jeannetta or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information
Solimar is committed to building future leaders of sustainable tourism development! Our internship program is designed to help current students and recent graduates gain real-world experience in sustainable tourism development and project management. The positions are located in Washington, DC. Positions we are looking to fill include: Communications, Operations/Business Development, and Event Management Intern-Columbia Heights Day. Click here to view the different opportunities.
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company. This full-time summer intern will be responsible for supporting the development of sustainability initiatives and stakeholder engagement in Lockheed Martin's Corporate Sustainability Department. This position is for a Sustainability Intern for the Summer of 2015 working 40 hours per week in the Corporate Sustainability Department supporting enterprise-wide efforts. Candidate will be responsible for supporting the development of sustainability initiatives and stakeholder engagement. Responsibilities include improving information for the sustainability report; supporting completion of investor-driven sustainability surveys and awards; and benchmarking sustainability disclosure best practices. The position in located in Bethesda, MD. More information
A NAFO Intern Program allows students, post graduates or early career individuals from NAFO member countries an opportunity to improve their skills, enhance their experience and learn about NAFO and its activities. Interns will work at the NAFO Secretariat in Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Since the start of the program 5 interns have been hosted from USA, Canada, Russia, the UK and Italy. Applications are encouraged from all NAFO Contracting Parties. The results from the Internship Program have been very successful but due to budget restrictions the program will only be available for a three month term in 2015. More information
The Office of Policy and Program Development is seeking organized, reliable and motivated students to assist the policy analysis staff in the development of regulatory impact analysis and policy effectiveness projects. Click here for more details.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is always looking for talented organizers, fellows, and interns. CCAN is dedicated to grassroots and local activism and believes that this movement can succeed only by including everyone affected by global warming. Click here for more information.
Build marketable skills and enhance the lives of countless Americans while working in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Teams of consultants are assigned to national park sites across the country where they lead strategic projects that affect the long term health of our Park System. To learn more, click here
The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking a variety of interns throughout Summer 2015. To view the listings click here
The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is a private, non-profit located on the Eastern Shore in Grasonville, Maryland dedicated to creating the next generation of Bay stewards by providing “hands-on, feet-wet” environmental education. Our summer camps allow students to explore life around the Bay through science, environmental studies, arts, and recreation. These are unpaid internship positions; however we work with interns to secure college credit from their schools. If you are interested in applying to be an intern this summer, please send a resume to the Camp Director, Katey Nelson at email@example.com. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and selected applicants will be contacted to schedule a phone or in-person interview.
The UMD Biogeochemistry Lab at UMD is seeking interns interested in urban watershed science during the summer and fall terms. Located in the Geology Department, our lab focuses on a variety of environmental issues regarding urban water quality, storm water management, stream restoration, and coastal eutrophication in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. Intern volunteers will gain hands-on experience measuring water quality in nearby streams alongside graduate students, areas and learn key laboratory techniques used in water research. Interns may gain credit in the geology department for the summer term. To apply: Please send a 1-page resume, unofficial academic transcript, and one paragraph statement of interest (what is your background and what would you like to gain from this experience?) to Rose Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org and Sujay Kaushal, email@example.com.
SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. There are a variety of internships available with SEIA.
The GEOGLAM (GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring) team in the Geographical Sciences Department at UMD are looking for a summer intern to help us with our agriculture research. We are looking for someone who is interested in GIS, remote sensing, conflict and food security. We are happy to help the intern get class credit through the university. Please contact Katie McGaughey, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Barker, email@example.com.
Seeking a passionate and knowledgeable person to teach environmental science to children ages 6-13 years old. Develop activities with an emphasis on Bay ecology, each lesson is 1 hour, campers will have between 2-4 environmental education sessions during their time at camp. Must be patient, caring and good with managing groups of campers, passion for the environment and knowledge of local flora and fauna. Naturalist will live on site, be on duty 6 days/week. Pay is $1700 for the summer. Find more information here.
The World Wildlife Foundation has a variety of internships located in Washington, DC available for Summer 2015. More information on all of these positions can be found here.
Help us get through the fray of all of the OTHER information overloading everyone’s brain cells about sustainability, “do no ‘harm,” re-purposing, transformation, “net positive and net zero,” healthy buildings, social responsibility, LEED, Living Buildings, Living Walls, Green Globes, Green Buildings, codes, ratings, etc…. Enliven our website and our social marketing efforts for programs and events so we matter to our members and partners, and they HEAR and SEE the US Green Building Council. For more information click here.
Cascade Mountain School is hiring two summer positions in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Cascade Mountain School is a science-based outdoor education program for middle and high school students based out of the Columbia River Gorge near Hood River, Oregon and Trout Lake, Washington. The summer science school offers seven- to 14-day courses where the outdoors serve as the classroom for students as they learn about climate change, watershed science, sustainable agriculture and more. More information on theProgram Assistant Position and the Operations and Risk Manager
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the "clearinghouse" for 500+ internships in the National Parks as well as other federal and/or non-profit agencies. The SCA wants students from ALL years and ALL majors. The SCA has a one-time application fee of $25, but they help you prepare a competitive application. Interns receive housing, uniforms, training, and a refund on their travel. They also receive a small weekly stipend and an AmeriCorps grant at the end of the summer. To learn more click here
This summer program contains many focuses including natural resource management, visitor services and refuge management. Housing, living, and travel allowance are all provided. Interns will be assigned a mentor. For more details.
Located in Silver Spring, MD this summer job provides vital assistance and support to the WHC Certification Department. Preferred majors are wildlife biology, biology, animal science, plant science, natural resources, geography, conservation education, or related field. Proficiency in computer programs, including MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel Conservation education experience is highly regarded. Work will be full time. Pay is $10/hr. Click here for more information.
The Communications internship is open to students (undergraduates or recent graduates) with a focused interest in either marketing, public relations, communications, development or non-profits. Students will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the communications efforts in a non-profit environment by working directly with Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff. The internship is unpaid, and housing is not provided. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate school schedules. The position is located in Juno, Florida. Click here to learn more!
Crossroads Community Food Network is a charity that aims to improve community health through local food access programs and education for at-risk members in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads community. They are looking to fill a variety of volunteer positions for the 2015 market season. Click here to learn more.
Global Green USA in Washington, DC is offering an internship for undergraduate or graduate students interested in gaining practical experience in international security, arms control, environmental research, public policy, and the legislative process. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support both organizational and individual development. Click HERE for more information.
The intern should be bilingual, Spanish/English preferred, but other fluencies may be helpful, such as Amharic or French. Interns will gain experience on program design, community engagement, grant projects, energy efficiency programs, public-private partnerships, and sustainability in local government. The start date is immediately and the duration is 10-hours per week through December. The intern will be paid $10 an hour, paid through the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy, and will work in the City of Takoma Park. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is always looking for talented organizers, fellows, and interns. CCAN is dedicated to grassroots and local activism and believes that this movement can succeed only by including everyone affected by global warming (and that is everyone). We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, economic background, or age. If there are any considerations or qualifications not acknowledged in our application, we encourage you to bring them to light. Click HERE for more information.
Our year-round issue internships provide a hands-on opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the field of environmental protection and the specific role that the Sierra Club plays in it. An intern may be expected to conduct research, gather and analyze information, help develop background information on a specific issue, write summaries and fact sheets, and prepare briefing materials, among many other tasks. D.C. Office Interns also learn firsthand how Congress works and the role of other non-governmental organizations in Washington as they help prepare Congressional testimony, accompany staff on visits to Congressional offices and monitor Congress. Interns are selected on the basis of their interests, education and experience in related fields. We especially seek interns who have been directly involved in conservation work and have good communication and writing skills. Our intern rotations are in the fall, winter/spring, and summer. Click here to learn more.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation's leading advocate for trails and the only national organization devoted to converting unused railroad lines to multi-use trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails. With headquarters, Washington, D.C., and offices in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Massachusetts, RTC is a nonprofit public charity carrying out a program of technical assistance and public education. RTC is looking for interns interested in working on environmental and public policy issues. Click here to learn more.
Distributed Sun is seeking enthusiastic fellows with an interest in solar project development for the following departments: business development, marketing, finance, electrical engineering, and policy & market research. Duties range from assisting solar array design to financial modeling to researching potential new clients and state markets. Requirements include: relevant coursework in departments previously stated; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; strong written and verbal communication skills, aptitude for working independently and producing results with minimal supervision; enthusiasm for working in a fast paced, changing environment; and a passion for building a new energy future. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “D-SUN Fellow Program – Department”.
The Garden Club of America offers merit-based scholarships, fellowships and awards to qualified graduate and undergraduate students. In 2014, 86 scholarships were awarded in areas focusing on Botany (including medicinal, tropical and field botany studies), Coastal Wetland Studies, Conservation and Ecological Restoration, Desert Studies, Garden History and Design, Horticulture and Related Fields, Landscape Architecture, Native Bird Habitat, Pollinator Research, Summer Environmental Study and Urban Forestry. Click here for a complete updated list of scholarships and detailed information about them. Go to “Scholarships” which will bring up a list of the individual scholarships and their deadlines.
NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development. The fellowship term will be March-August 2015 and fellows will receive a $3000 stipend. Applications due March 8, 2015. More information can be found here.
There are currently no graduate opportunities available at this time.
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, Sarah@friendsofarava.org for more information.