Internships & Opportunities

The Office of Sustainability is no longer seeking interns for summer 2017. If you are interested in an internship for fall 2017 or in the future, please email sustainability@umd.edu and we can provide more information about upcoming opportunities. 

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Maryland Day Volunteers

The Office of Sustainability is looking for your support at our tent on Maryland Day! Volunteers are needed for 3-hour shifts on Saturday, April 29.

On-Campus Opportunities

TerpService Days

ndividuals or groups of students are encouraged to register for our TerpService Day program for 2017-2018. TerpService Days are single Saturdays of service in the local community. The day includes issue education, direct service with local partners, and reflection. Breakfast, lunch, and any supplies for volunteers are included! We have limited capacity at each site, so it pays to register early! To register, students should log into OrgSync and then follow this link: go.umd.edu/tsd to select a site and fill out a form. TerpService Day dates for next fall are: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18.

Terps for Change Volunteers

erps for Change is a semester long commitment for students interested in learning more about social change and social justice while volunteering in their local community!

TerpService Coordinators

Volunteer and Learning opportunities are now open for this summer and next year! The TerpService Program in the LCSL office at STAMP currently has applications open for students looking to serve and become involved in the local community while gaining valuable skills and experience. Review the opportunities below and encourage students to sign up today!

TerpService

One-time days of service connecting the UMD students with the surrounding community.

UMD Solar Decathalon

For SD2017, UMD’s team needs students and faculty from every campus discipline. The team will forge a significant advancement for residential design and construction—one based on clean energy, clean water, healthy materials, nutrient recycling, time-forward construction, resilience, and social equity.

Maryland Day 2017 Waste Sort Educators

The Recycling and Solid Waste Unit of Facilities Management is in search of volunteers to man triple-sort waste stations on McKeldin Mall for Maryland Day 2017.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Healthy Eating Education Volunteers(Multiple Positions Available)

Crossroads Community Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building the food system of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads through a variety of programs, including Microenterprise business training and Healthy Eating education for students and parents! In the region’s International Corridor, Crossroads Farmers Market (CFM) operates an extremely diverse farmers market where 75% of our vendors are immigrants, and our customers are from all over the world. An integral program at the Crossroads Farmers Market is the “Fresh Checks” program: A customer who spends their federal nutrition benefits at market (SNAP, WIC) will receive double-dollars, or Fresh Checks, to purchase even more fresh, healthy produce with local farmers!

Local Food Access Volunteer (Multiple Positions Available)

What: Crossroads Community Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building the food system of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads through a variety of programs, including Microenterprise business training and Healthy Eating education for students and parents! In the region’s International Corridor, Crossroads Farmers Market (CFM) operates an extremely diverse farmers market where 75% of our vendors are immigrants, and our customers are from all over the world. An integral program at the Crossroads Farmers Market is the “Fresh Checks” program: A customer who spends their federal nutrition benefits at market (SNAP, WIC) will receive double-dollars, or Fresh Checks, to purchase even more fresh, healthy produce with local farmers!

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Internships

CBF's Internship Program is continually striving to increase its number of internship opportunities, though the availability of internships is often dependent on current projects and initiatives.

Better Paper Fellow

Green America is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses on both the supply and demand sides of the market to build and economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and our planet.

Net Zero Project Coming Mid 2017

Extending beyond just green building, this project will look at intensive sustainable and renewable designs that will aim for net zero building designs. With a project every month, the final portfolio will showcase twelve comprehensive designs.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

The University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Initiative is hosting their 7th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) from August 3-16, 2017. The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe.

Gardens for Health Farm Fellow

We are looking for a recent graduate who is an experienced and passionate farmer to work alongside our Farm Manager to think strategically about ways to use our land to advance our mission while serving our community.

US PIRG Fellowship Program

We’re looking for students who care about solving the problems that America faces. As an intern with U.S. PIRG, you’ll help us educate and engage people on the important issues we're working on. Whether it’s by getting our issues into the media, helping to grow our coalitions or organizing events, you’ll be helping us build the public support it takes to win.

Outreach and Advocacy Internships

US PIRG Internship Program

We’re looking for students who care about solving the problems that America faces. As an intern with U.S. PIRG, you’ll help us educate and engage people on the important issues we're working on. Whether it’s by getting our issues into the media, helping to grow our coalitions or organizing events, you’ll be helping us build the public support it takes to win.