Internships & Opportunities

If you are interested in an internship with the Office of Sustainability, please email sustainability@umd.edu and we can provide more information about upcoming opportunities. 

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Graphic Design Intern

The Graphic Design Intern will assist with general design needs for the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk (ESSR). Responsibilities include developing graphics, layouts, fliers, logos, brochures and content for digital and print media. The intern will also help with general outreach at campus events and perform other duties as assigned. The Graphic Design Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout the semester.

LEAF Outreach Team

The Office of Sustainability seeks interns to support the implementation of the LEAF Outreach Team at the University of Maryland. 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.

Green Office Intern

The Office of Sustainability seeks an intern to support the implementation of the University of Maryland Green Office Program. The Green Office program rewards and recognizes offices for taking steps to become more sustainable.

Measurement and Assessment Intern

The Office of Sustainability seeks an intern to assist with tracking the University’s progress toward becoming a sustainable campus. The intern will work closely with a Project Manager on data collection and analysis to show trends in energy consumption, recycling rate, sustainability studies minor enrollment and other categories. The intern will become familiar with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) that is managed by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Video Production Intern

The Office of Sustainability is seeking a Video Production Intern to enhance the online presence and better promote campus sustainability efforts. Responsibilities will include documenting and promoting campus sustainability news, events, and programs through video.

Photography Intern

A Photography Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability's on and off-campus identity and better promote campus sustainability efforts. This position includes taking photographs at campus sustainability events, editing, organizing, and utilizing photos throughout promotional material for the office.

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will assist the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk (ESSR) with ongoing communications efforts and projects. The internship will start in January/February 2019 and end in May 2019.

On-Campus Opportunities

Communications & Media Relations Intern

A Communications & Media Relations Intern is needed to support the Office of Community Engagement’s online presence and promote campus efforts to provide resources that enhance quality of life in the surrounding Prince George’s County community.

Assistant Project Coordinator Internship

An Assistant Project Coordinator Intern is needed to participate in events and provide the Office of Community Engagement staff with administrative and executive support in the implementation of projects that harness UMD resources to enhance quality of life in Prince George’s County, MD.

Graphic Design Intern

A Graphic Design Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Community Engagement’s on and off-campus identity and better promote campus efforts to provide resources that enhance quality of life in the surrounding Prince George’s County community.

Digital Media & Marketing Intern

Center for Social Value Creation (College Park, MD) is hiring! Join the team as the Digital Media and Marketing Intern and directly support the CSVC team with the communications, social media and digital marketing. This is a part-time paid internship position.

Student PIRGs Campus Organizer

The Student PIRGs are hiring campus organizers to empower student leaders and win concrete results on public interest campaigns ranging from tackling climate change, protecting public health, revitalizing our democracy, alleviating hunger and more.

Stormwater Management Intern

By working closely with the staff of the Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the intern will gain experience in many aspects of landscape facility maintenance, sustainability, and environmental impact. The campus is a large and diverse environment with many different stakeholders, from students to professors to visitors to staff. The intern will learn skills in customer service, multi-tasking, trouble-shooting/problem-solving, adapting to different situations, researching, coordination at events, creating and maintaining inventories, editing promotional materials, communication, organization, time management, and event management.

Terp Farm Student Staff Position

The Terp Farm team is seeking student staff members for employment on the farm for the 2019 season. The position runs from the beginning of the spring semester through the end of the fall semester. This is a paid position, or it may count toward internship credit.

Farmers Market at Maryland Student Staff Position

The Farmers Market at Maryland Team is seeking student staff members for employment for the 2019 season. The Farmers Market at Maryland has been serving the UMD community since 2012 by bringing fresh, local foods directly to campus. This is a paid position, or it may count toward internship credit.

Campus Pantry Student Staff Position

The Campus Pantry Team is seeking student staff members for employment for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2019 semesters. The mission of the UMD Campus Pantry is to alleviate food hardship among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to University of Maryland College Park students, faculty, and staff in need. This is a paid position, or it may count toward internship credit.

Campus Food Gardens Intern

By working closely with the staff of the Arboretum and Botanical Garden and other students, faculty, and staff involved with campus food gardens, the intern will gain experience in many aspects of food production, sustainability, and horticulture. The campus is a large and diverse environment with many different stakeholders, from students to professors to visitors to staff. The intern will learn skills in customer service, multi-tasking, trouble-shooting/problem-solving, adapting to different situations, researching, coordination at events, creating and maintaining inventories, editing promotional materials, communication, organization, time management, and event management. The intern will also be responsible for the care and maintenance of the herb garden outside the STAMP Student Union.

Tree Inventory Intern

By working closely with the staff of the Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the intern will gain experience in many aspects of landscape facility maintenance, sustainability, and environmental impact. The campus is a large and diverse environment with many different stakeholders, from students to professors to visitors to staff. The intern will learn skills in arboriculture, urban forestry, multi-tasking, trouble-shooting/problem-solving, adapting to different situations, researching, creating and maintaining inventories, communication, organization, time management, and event management.

Off-Campus Opportunities

OutGrowth Summer 2019 Impact Cohort

Spend your summer outdoors while you engage in sustainable community-building. See you impact in action as you help a small farm business to grow. Gain competitive edge as you build a portfolio and skill set that employers are seeking, and earn college credit, all while you get connected to careers with purpose.

TechChange Communications and Marketing Fellow

TechChange is seeking a communications and marketing fellow to assist in editing, drafting blog posts and managing content for the TechChange blog, assist in managing TechChange social media presence/strategy, coordinate email campaigns and alumni relations, and support communications with students and experts related to TechChange online courses.

American Forests Internship

American Forests is seeking interns who are talented, ambitious and passionate about forest conservation. American Forests invest their time and expertise in creating meaningful educational experiences for interns who qualify for and receive college credit for their time with the organization.

Wilderness Society

Do you have a passion for wilderness and the outdoors? Do you want to help protect our parks, forests, and wildlife refuges for future generations? The Wilderness Society is seeking highly motivated students for their available internships.

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council are looking for candidates desiring to use their individual talents to strengthen the green building movement as a whole.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is an multidisciplinary, collaborative and academic campus committed to the very highest standards of research and service to the community. SERC interns will have the opportunity to work with a research scientist.

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency internships and fellowships provide a great introduction to EPA’s work, giving interns a sense of whether EPA might be the right place for their future careers.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is seeking reliable interns to provide substantive help to advance their environmental and energy policy agenda.

Green America

Green America is dedicated to create a greener, more just world, and the organization has been named a top 10 green employer by Flexjobs. Green America is seeking a Green Business Network Fall Intern.

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) uses law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. The NRDC have many different internships and fellowships currently available.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is looking for interns who can help towards the goal to connect people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

Sierra Club

The Maryland Sierra Club has openings for several unpaid internships each spring, summer, winter and fall. They are now accepting applications for the spring!

Center for American Progress

Interns working with the American Progress Energy and Environment team have the opportunity to complete substantive work across the team’s four main focuses: international climate policy, domestic energy policy, oceans policy, and public lands policy.

Graduate Opportunities