Internships & Opportunities

Communications Internship Position
Office of Sustainability at the University of Maryland

Description:  Are you interested in using your skills in communications/journalism/public relations/graphic and web design to inform UMD about sustainability? The Office of Sustainability is seeking interns to manage social media, write stories, create newsletters, and explore innovative methods of visual storytelling. The total time commitment is 10 hours per week. This internship will probably be fully online for the Fall 2020 semester.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and samples of communications work to Andrew Lentini at

Deadline to Apply:  August 31, 2020

Sustainability Advisors (Peer-Educators)
Sustainability Internship Program

Office of Sustainability at the University of Maryland

Description:  Are you interested in teaching other students about sustainability? The Office of Sustainability is seeking Sustainability Advisors to teach freshmen about sustainability and ways to get involved with sustainability initiatives on campus. Sustainability Advisors visit UNIV 100, HONR 100, Scholars Colloquium, and other first-year seminar classes to teach a 60-minute lesson. You would receive training in September and then teach the lesson to classes throughout October and November based on your availability. The total time commitment is 15-20 hours over three months. This program - including training and teaching sessions - will probably be fully online for the Fall 2020 semester.

To Apply: Make a short (1-2 minute) video of yourself explaining why you want to be a Sustainability Advisor, what courses you’ve taken that have increased your understanding of sustainability concepts, and if you are involved with sustainability-related clubs/projects on or off campus. Send your video to Mark Stewart, Sustainability Manager, at

Prerequisites:  Advisors must be current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate students with at least sophomore standing. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended. Advisors are expected to have a strong interest in sustainability, a professional work ethic, and a desire to help others adopt sustainable practices. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply. 


Deadline to Apply:  August 31, 2020


The Office of Sustainability Internship Program provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, and professional development while making a positive and tangible impact within the University of Maryland and College Park communities. In addition to internship opportunities hosted in the Office of Sustainability, we also advertise opportunities for sustainability-related partners across the region. Current opportunities are listed below:

Sustainable Maryland Project Assistant Intern (unpaid)

The Citizens' Climate Lobby is accepting applications for Fall 2020 interns. Interns work behind the scenes with our staff on climate conferences, outreach, engagement, and advocacy. See for position descriptions and how to apply. In addition to internships with the national organization, students can also intern with local chapters. Please reach out to your local chapter leader to find out if they would like to host an internship. Applications are due August 10.