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. 

On-Campus Opportunities

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Terp Farm

The University of Maryland Terp Farm seeks applicants for a 2019-2020 Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA position. The CCMA member will work establish a produce gleaning program and build the capacity for meaningful connections with the broader community.

UMD Farmers Market Positions

The University of Maryland Farmers Market seeks student staff applicants for summer and fall 2019. The position will require 10 hours per week for $10.25 per hour. Candidates should be hard-working, self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to demonstrate good communication skills under pressure.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Green Schools Curriculum & Education Intern

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) seeks a poring intern to capture the feedback and stories of the pilot schools as well as help prepare training modules and curriculum lessons for online delivery, part of phase II of the program. The Green Schools Curriculum & Education Intern will support the development of high-quality sustainability-themed curricular resources for teachers; document the stories of schools who are using the curriculum; and support the coordination and delivery of the 2019 Green Schools Conference and Expo.

Green Schools Marketing and Communications Internship

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) seeks a Green Schools Marketing and Communications intern to develop high-quality promotional materials for the Center for Green Schools’ products; research and create a communications campaign for reaching new audiences; support the launch of a new educational product; create and implement a communications campaign for gathering, curating, and promoting stories of how green schools impact students, teachers, and communities around the world.

Green Schools Research and Public Policy Intern

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) seeks a Research and Public Policy intern to help with research on multiple projects. The position requires entrepreneurship and active communication, and successful candidates will be able to work well both independently and in teams.

Grassroots Fellowship Program

Friends of the Earth seeks fellows for a six month program that will teach them grassroots organizing, leadership development and campaign tactics. The Grassroots Fellowship Program aims to create a pathway for people in underrepresented communities to gain further opportunities in environmental organizing.

Economics and Data Systems Intern

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water offers a 12 week unpaid semester internship for undergraduate and graduate students. The intern will work on topics within and outside the field of economics. Qualified candidates should demonstrate the ability to summarize economic research and concepts, have strong analytical and problem solving skills, possess good writing and presentation skills, and have experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Maryland Sierra Club Internships

The Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship and volunteer opportunities. Conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of the diverse openings in office management, administration, web design, environmental advocacy, environmental news reporting, politics, communications, marketing, outdoor education, advertising, publications, and research. There is a wide range of hours available from as few as 6 hours per week to 35 hours per week.

Business Development Analyst

Zero Mass Water seeks a Business Development Analyst to help grow a water company that creates safe drinking water from sustainably resources. The candidate will need to multitask, keep good relations with key publics and solve problems to execute plans and strategies. As a Business Development Analyst, you will have the exciting opportunity to shape the future of an emerging technology, increase its adoption, and help solve real water challenges in the US and abroad.

Power Sector Clean Air Policy Analyst Intern

EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) seeks graduate students interested in the design and analysis of state or federal policies, legislation, or regulation to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases from power plants. Interns would work with the Program Development Branch (PDB), whose mission is to develop cost-effective, workable market-based policy, supported by rigorous analysis, to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air quality in the US.

Endangered Species Day College Student Art Contest

The Endangered Species Coalition and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the 2019 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest, which is open to current college students, ages 17 to 30. The contest is an integral part of the 14th annual Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019. To be eligible, students’ artwork must depict a land or ocean-dwelling species or a plant/flower that has been placed on the threatened/endangered species list or is considered a recovered species or a candidate species (proposed to receive protection). This might be a cool opportunity for students that are participating in RecycleMania to submit an entry related to wildlife and recycling and/or trash. First, second and third prizes are awarded plaques and gift cards for art materials.

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.

Environmental Protection Paid Internship

Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Protection and Sustainability offers paid summer internships. Interns work in management and monitoring, stream and waterway restoration, stormwater engineering, GIS and groundwater management, depending on interest and positions available.

Conference Center and Events Intern

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Conference Center and Events unpaid, part-time summer intern to be based at its Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow members of the administration team and gain hands on experience working in the foundation.

C-StREAM Program

The C-StREAM (Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring) is a new CRC-coordinated program that is intended to increase the workforce for environmental restoration by finding, inspiring, and mentoring talented college students – focusing primarily from previously under-represented groups – toward careers in environmental protection and restoration. The program goal is to help motivate and support students from typically under-represented groups toward leadership roles and careers relating to the science, engineering, management, and policy of ecosystem protection and restoration, including (but not limited to) academic careers, careers in environmental policy and management, or careers in non-profit advocacy and community involvement.