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

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.

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 May/June 2019 and end in August 2019.

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.

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.

Maryland Day Volunteers

The Recycling & Solid Waste Unit of Facilities Management is placing triple-sort waste bins on McKeldin Mall during Maryland Day 2019. Volunteers are needed to help campus visitors properly sort their waste into compost, recycle, and landfill and to help ensure that the waste collected in the three waste bins are not contaminated with inappropriate items.

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.

Shuttle-UM Driver Position

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) Shuttle-UM drivers provide safe, dependable and timely transportation to the university community. This position includes paid training, flexible hours and opportunities for advancement.

Student Marketing Assistant

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) has an opening in its Communications team for a Student Marketing Assistant. This position plays an active role in engaging the campus community and promoting the UMD DOTS core messages and services.

Student Graphic Design Assistant

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) seeks a student graphic design assistant. The student will assist in creating design solutions that will aid the effective dissemination of departmental information and marketing strategies

University Health Center Peer Program

University Health Center Peer Programs are experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. Peers specialize in different content areas and activities, but all are responsible for educating, serving, and improving the wellness of University of Maryland community members.

Sustainable Transportation Student Assistant

The Sustainable Transportation Team at DOTS seeks a student assistant to support the Smart Commute and BikeUMD programs. The student assistant will support operations, planning, and evaluation of Smart Commute, BikeUMD, and other DOTS Sustainability initiatives. The ideal candidate will begin in summer all the way into the following fall semester.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Environmental Impact Analysis Intern

The Overseas Private Investment Corporations is seeks an Environmental Impact Analysis Intern. The internship is unpaid and can last from 12 weeks to 12 months. The program offers valuable experience that contributes to educational and professional growth, and may be applied in any future employment endeavor, including federal, state and local governments or in the private sector.

Analyst Intern

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nonprofit organization that created and manages the LEED Rating System, the most widely used green building rating system in the world. USGBC is seeking resourceful, conscientious and driven candidate to develop a SWOT analysis of USGBC’s competitive environment.

The Climate Leadership Council

The Climate Leadership Council is an international policy institute founded by business and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most equitable and politically-viable climate solution. They are looking for two talented associates who will specialize in communications and program operations, respectively.

Green Schools Curriculum & Education Intern

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) seeks an 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.

Innovation Network Associate

Green America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power to create positive change. They are looking for a Network Associate who will join for a 12 month contract to provide project management and administrative support for CSL, including coordinating events and scheduling logistics.

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 material that will promote how green schools impact students, teachers, and communities around the world.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. CCAN currently has fellowships and more available.

Green Business Network Intern

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 Intern.

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.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency that works to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them through science. NOAA currently has openings for internships, fellowships and more.

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.

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.

Conservation International

Conservation International (CI) has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, protecting more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas through. This is done through ​​science, policy and partnerships with countries, communities and companies.​​ The Moore Center for Science at Conservation International is now recruiting candidates for five paid summer internships!

Back to Wildlife Internship

Back to the Wild Rescue and Rehab is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center. They seek an intern to participate in the rescue, treatment and rehabilitation of native Maryland wildlife. Students enrolled in a degree program in veterinary medicine, animal or wildlife sciences and related studies are given preference.

PLAN Career Opportunites

The Post-Landfill Action Network cultivates, educates, and inspires the student-led zero waste movement. We inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste in their campus communities. PLAN empowers our generation to be changemakers. PLAN currently has three career opportunities available.

Volunteer for WindAid

WindAid Institute provides volunteer projects in Peru for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. Tailor-made programs to suit specific requirements can be arranged with university and educational programs, corporate programs and programs for youth organizations to better meet their expectations.

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.

Student PIRG Campus Organizer

The Student Public Interest Research Group(Student PIRG ) is hiring for 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.

Best for DMV Campaign Intern

Best for DMV is the region’s leading campaign supporting growth in the sustainable business community. The organization is accepting internship applications for the Spring and Summer semester opportunities.

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. 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.

Hispanic Access Foundation

Hispanic Access Foundation offers a network of opportunities for Latinx upcoming professionals passionate about public land conservation and heritage preservation. The foundation is currently recruiting for summer positions with the National Park Service - Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP), Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamations, and the National Credit Union Administration.

Wildlife Habitat Council Manager

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization. WHC seeks a manager for development, logistics and governance.

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.

World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is the world’s leading conservation organization. The foundation currently seeks candidates for five internships for its Washington D.C. location.

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue. NAACP currently seeks applicants for five positions in the program.

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.

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.

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.

Best for DMV Internship

Best for DMV Internship Best for DMV is the region’s leading campaign supporting growth in the sustainable business community, is accepting internship applications for the Spring.

Natural Resources Internships

The Department of Natural Resources has developed a number of internship programs for students and young professionals to gain practical training and hands-on, real world experience that will help students and young professionals meet their educational goals and prepare them for future careers.