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

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.

On-Campus Opportunities

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.

Horticultural 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.

PIRG Campus Organizer

PIRG Campus Action is hiring campus organizers to work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to unlock their potential to spread change across our nation.

Digital Media & Marketing Intern, Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC)

The Digital Media & Marketing Intern will serve as a representative of the Center for Social Value Creation. S/he will directly support the CSVC team in basic office administration, communications, social media and digital marketing. This is a part-time (10 hour/week) paid position that runs from September to December. The Intern will work from the Center’s office in Van Munching Hall.

Sustainability Intern; Department of Resident Life

The Department of Resident Life seeks an intern to support the implementation of sustainability education for the University of Maryland residence halls . The Sustainability Intern will serve as an educator of sustainable living practices within University of Maryland residence halls. The Sustainability Intern will provide significant support to large-scale programmatic and event planning functions related to sustainability. As needed, the sustainability intern will provide collaborative assistance to events planned through or by other constituents within the Department of Resident Life.

Paid Waste Audit Coordinator

A Waste Audit Coordinator is a student position shared between the Department of Dining Services, the Department of Residential Facilities, and the Recycling Unit of Facilities Management. The student coordinator will plan, execute, and analyze a series of waste audits conducted for Dining Services units and resident halls in support of campus goals for waste diversion and reducing contamination in recycling and compost waste streams.

Student BikeUMD Assistant

BikeUMD Assistant reports to the Sustainable Transportation & Bicycle Coordinator, assisting the Coordinator in monitoring and maintaining cycling infrastructure on the University of Maryland Campus and enhancing its cycling culture.

Off-Campus Opportunities

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.

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.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay are looking for motivated individuals who would like to help in restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Internships

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is currently seeking interns with a passion for the environment and dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay. Not only do interns experience an office environment, but also the chance to experience the Bay first-hand through meaningful watershed experiences and other activities.

Environmental Protection Agency Internships

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.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Internships

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 Internships

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

U.S. Green Building Council Internships

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.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Environmental Defense Fund Fellowships

Interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? The Environmental Defense Fund offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization.

Graduate Opportunities

Energy Outreach Program Leader and Sustainability Advocate

This position will function as a “sustainability champion” and will collaborate with other University departments, teams, and stakeholders to promote general awareness and outreach of utilities conservation and energy efficiency at American University. This position will coordinate the department’s marketing and administrative pieces of energy management with a larger goal of helping the University to decrease its utilities consumption and costs.