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.
Internships & Opportunities
If you are interested in an internship with the Office of Sustainability for fall 2017 or in the future, please email email@example.com and we can provide more information about upcoming opportunities.
Office of Sustainability Opportunities
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.
This position will work closely with a Project Manager on data collection and analysis to show trends in the number of sustainability courses, sustainability-related community service, campus water use, paper consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, popularity of alternative transportation, recycling rate, and other categories.
A Writing and Communications Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability's online presence and promote campus sustainability efforts.
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, flyers, logos, brochures and content for the campus sustainability website.
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.
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.
The Office of Sustainability is seeking Sustainability Advisors to teach freshmen about sustainability and how they can become more involved in sustainable initiatives on campus.
Individuals 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.
Become an advocacy leader with PIRG Campus Action promoting the environment, democracy, and social justice.
The Community Learning Garden (CLG) is seeking volunteers for 2017!
Terps 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!
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!
A Communications & Media Relations Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Community Engagement's online presence and better promote campus efforts to provide resources that enhance the quality of life in the surrounding Prince George's County community.
A Latino Community Liaison 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.
A Digital Media & Video Production 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.
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.
The Farmers Market Intern will assist the Farmers Market Manager through a 10-hour a week internship program available in the Summer and/or Fall 2017.
We are looking for people with the passion and the drive it takes to fuel the power of student activism, win positive change, and build for even more victories in the future.
The UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden is seeking volunteers to assist with projects.
This BikeUMD intern will be responsible for working in the field to geocode bikes that are incorrectly parked in order for DOTS to identify target areas for new bike parking facilities.
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 intern will focus on edible gardening and will be responsible for maintenance and communication tasks for the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
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 while assisting with all aspects of Arboretum work.
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.
The Women in Engineering Program is seeking a Communications Intern to help strengthen WIE’s online presence. The Communications Intern will collaborate with the Assistant Director for Outreach and Recruitment to develop and implement a strategy for social media usage and will help to build and maintain a WIE Blog. The purpose of these efforts is to promote the important role of women in the field of engineering and to recruit and retain women into the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.
The Leader of Sustainability will lead the development and execution of a strategy to improve the company’s performance as a responsible and sustainable business.
If you have skills in online communications, simple web development, and/or web production platforms, and you want to make a difference in the world, check out this internship.
As a canvasser with Fund for the Public Interest, you’ll work out of a campaign office in one of a dozen cities across the country. You’ll go out into communities, knocking on doors and talking to people about the issues to raise awareness, build our membership, and raise money for the organizations we work with.
In addition to canvassing every day, Field Managers are more involved in recruiting, motivating and training their fellow canvassers to hit our goals. They also have additional responsibilities to set performance goals, map out canvassing territories, keep good financial records, and help implement the non-canvassing aspects of the campaign (such as media, coalition building and petitioning).
American Forests’ Policy team develops the organization’s positions on forest conservation issues, directs the advocacy engagement activities and manages the government relations of the organization.
American Forests’ Communications & Marketing department has a hand in all of American Forests communications channels — publications (Loose Leaf blog and American Forests magazine) and digital content (web, email and social media). In addition, it is responsible for all publicity activities related to the organization, as well as creating marketing materials. Interns in this department will have the opportunity to assist on projects related to all of these items.
Do you want to preserve our National Parks, wilderness areas, and refuges for future generations? Are you interested in participating in the process of designating and protecting public lands? If so, the Government Relations team at The Wilderness Society (TWS) might be a great place for you!
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is seeking volunteer interns to work with and learn from our small and committed staff this fall, starting at the end of August or early September. No salary, alas – just valuable, stimulating, impactful volunteer work, and a crash course in smart growth policy, advocacy, communications, and coalition building.
Students looking to burnish their public relations, writing and journalism skills will find our Communications Department to be a fast-paced, high-energy place where they can learn about the environmental community and how The Wilderness Society works to protect the country’s most important public lands and natural resources.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Policy team has an opening for a two to four-month Transportation Policy Intern. The active-transportation movement continues to grow, and there is an opportunity to expand our partners in the movement. State funding for transportation presents a new and growing area of opportunity to secure additional funding for trails, walking and biking. This internship is an opportunity to help grow the movement and influence state level policy.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's National Office has a full- or part-time TrailLink.com/Photography Internship available. The successful candidate will assist the TrailLink.com team in enriching images on the site.
Grameen Foundation’s Marketing and Communications team seeks an intern to assist us in effectively communicating our work, mission and goals to external stakeholders, the international development community and the general public.
The Sustainability Intern will be responsible for helping Enviva fulfill its vision of providing renewable fuels that improve the environmental profile of energy generation by conducting a data quality assurance and validation project related to Enviva’s Track & Trace forest supply chain tracking program.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is seeking an intern to work with the Administration/Facilities Department in our DC office. The intern will work on many facilities management and sustainability projects.
Multiple opportunities available with Eco-Coach including Marketing Intern, Public Relations Intern, and a Research Intern.
The U.S. Green Building Council currently has several internships available.
These 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.
The Post-Landfill Action Network is seeking a student with a passion for large event organizing and the skills to coordinate a group of volunteers to help run our 4th annual Students for Zero Waste Conference!
Working alongside the Green Business Network's Digital Products Director and Membership Marketing Manager, this internship will primarily focus on migrating their Green Business Network subsite and member database into a new content management system (Drupal).
The Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. They accept one intern from each of the following three areas each fall and spring semester and over the summer; the: 1) CEHN General Internship, 2) Carol Stroebel Policy and Health Education Internship, and 3) Eco-Healthy Child Care® Internship.
Undergraduate students in Public Policy may apply for the position with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Preference will be given to students majoring in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation. Graduate students in Public Policy may apply for any of the ten open positions. Preference will be given to students specializing or doing a focus in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Fellowships & Scholarships
The Roddenberry Foundation is awarding a total of $1 million to 20 activists, changemakers and community organizers from across the US to enter a 12-month fellowship program, which will commence in January 2018.
The Sustainability Analyst is responsible for working with various team members to maintain and further The Tower Companies’ sustainability goals.