Internships & Opportunities

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Green Office Assistant

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.

Writing and Communications Intern

A Writing and Communications Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability's online presence and promote campus sustainability efforts.

Maryland Day Volunteers

The Office of Sustainability is looking for your support at our tent on Maryland Day! Volunteers are needed for 3-hour shifts on Saturday, April 29.

Graphic Design Intern

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.

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.

On-Campus Opportunities

TerpService

One-time days of service connecting the UMD students with the surrounding community.

UMD Solar Decathalon

For SD2017, UMD’s team needs students and faculty from every campus discipline. The team will forge a significant advancement for residential design and construction—one based on clean energy, clean water, healthy materials, nutrient recycling, time-forward construction, resilience, and social equity.

Maryland Day 2017 Waste Sort Educators

The Recycling and Solid Waste Unit of Facilities Management is in search of volunteers to man triple-sort waste stations on McKeldin Mall for Maryland Day 2017.

Communications & Media Relations Intern

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. The City of College Park is in the middle of vibrant economic development and our office (OCE) is experiencing large-scale rebranding. The internship is not paid; interns are encouraged to coordinate receiving academic credit. The Communications Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout the semester. Hours are flexible.

Good Neighbor Day volunteers

Please join us at our 6th Annual Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, April 1st from 9 to 1:30 pm. I will love to see you at this community engagement effort. This is all possible thru the partnership between the City of College Park, the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission- Parks & Recreation, and the new partner Prince George's County Department of Environment. See details below.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Healthy Eating Education Volunteers(Multiple Positions Available)

Crossroads Community Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building the food system of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads through a variety of programs, including Microenterprise business training and Healthy Eating education for students and parents! In the region’s International Corridor, Crossroads Farmers Market (CFM) operates an extremely diverse farmers market where 75% of our vendors are immigrants, and our customers are from all over the world. An integral program at the Crossroads Farmers Market is the “Fresh Checks” program: A customer who spends their federal nutrition benefits at market (SNAP, WIC) will receive double-dollars, or Fresh Checks, to purchase even more fresh, healthy produce with local farmers!

Local Food Access Volunteer (Multiple Positions Available)

What: Crossroads Community Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building the food system of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads through a variety of programs, including Microenterprise business training and Healthy Eating education for students and parents! In the region’s International Corridor, Crossroads Farmers Market (CFM) operates an extremely diverse farmers market where 75% of our vendors are immigrants, and our customers are from all over the world. An integral program at the Crossroads Farmers Market is the “Fresh Checks” program: A customer who spends their federal nutrition benefits at market (SNAP, WIC) will receive double-dollars, or Fresh Checks, to purchase even more fresh, healthy produce with local farmers!

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Internships

CBF's Internship Program is continually striving to increase its number of internship opportunities, though the availability of internships is often dependent on current projects and initiatives.

Net Zero Project Coming Mid 2017

Extending beyond just green building, this project will look at intensive sustainable and renewable designs that will aim for net zero building designs. With a project every month, the final portfolio will showcase twelve comprehensive designs.

2017 Bowie Green Expo (Volunteers Needed)

The Bowie Green Expo is a free, family event bringing together the community and businesses all with the same mindfulness of protecting our environment and promoting awareness of the need for becoming green stewards. There will be over 40 vendors, an active Kids Zone, live entertainment and an electric car display. This event is hosted by the Bowie Lions Club, the City of Bowie and the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers will lead the activities in the Kids Zone (i.e. tomato seedling project with plastic water bottles, paper towel roll project). Kris Ross can provided more details about the activities.

Carol Stroebel CEHN Internship program

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. We can accept two Interns, one under our Carol Stroebel CEHN Internship program, each semester and during the summer. All interns must come in to work in our DC office. There are no remote project opportunities.

TrailLink.com Photography Internship

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation's largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Founded in 1986, RTC’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Trails and Greenways Program

The Program Department's Trail Development/Policy Team has one to two full- or part-time internship positions available for the Fall/Spring/Summer semesters. Interns will be assisting staff members as follows:

Transportation Policy Intern

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a significant player in shifting national transportation policy to support goals of health, economy, livable communities and environmental justice. Our strategy is to focus on making system-wide improvements at the city and county level that offer safe, convenient connectivity so people of all ages and skill levels can get around on foot or by bike. Interns working with the RTC Policy team will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best-trained and experienced policy professionals in Washington, D.C. Prior successes include significant accomplishments such as establishing the U.S. DOT’s Transportation Enhancements program in ISTEA and the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program in SAFETEA-LU.

Digital Media Intern

The Oceana internship program is ideal for someone who is interested in furthering his or her education and experience in the world of digital marketing. This internship will provide exposure to various aspects of digital media that may include, but are not limited to: social media, email marketing, and web analytics. Learning objectives are achieved through training, observation, and “learning-by-doing” under close supervision with constructive feedback. All duties and responsibilities listed below are facilitated under close observation through a mentor-trainee relationship.

Azula Digital Media Intern

The Oceana internship program is ideal for someone who is interested in furthering his or her education and experience in the world of digital marketing. This internship will provide the opportunity to gain essential on-the-job experience with digital media, specifically social media and web analytics. The ideal candidate for this position would have a passion for not only social media, but data analysis. Learning objectives are achieved through training, observation, and “learning-by-doing” under close supervision with constructive feedback. All duties and responsibilities listed below are facilitated under close observation through a mentor-trainee relationship.

Communications and Events Internships

Communications Intern-Washington, DC- Summer 2017

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. Our interns roll up their sleeves to research critical environmental issues, craft press releases, author editorials and pitch both bloggers and traditional journalists. The Wilderness Society offers communications interns hands-on opportunities to strategize with Policy and Government Affairs staff, influence public opinion and protect America’s wild places.

Children’s Environmental Health Network Internship

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.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

The University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Initiative is hosting their 7th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) from August 3-16, 2017. The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe.

US PIRG Fellowship Program

We’re looking for students who care about solving the problems that America faces. As an intern with U.S. PIRG, you’ll help us educate and engage people on the important issues we're working on. Whether it’s by getting our issues into the media, helping to grow our coalitions or organizing events, you’ll be helping us build the public support it takes to win.

Outreach and Advocacy Internships

US PIRG Internship Program

We’re looking for students who care about solving the problems that America faces. As an intern with U.S. PIRG, you’ll help us educate and engage people on the important issues we're working on. Whether it’s by getting our issues into the media, helping to grow our coalitions or organizing events, you’ll be helping us build the public support it takes to win.

Crew Leader of Montgomery County Conservation Corps

The Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) is looking for a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader is responsible for ensuring the regular, reliable, and professional field-based implementation of conservation service projects while ensuring the training, safety, and quality work performance of Corps members.

Graduate Opportunities

International Programs Intern

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking an International Programs Interns to join our team in our Washington, DC office. The International team at the National Wildlife Federation promotes wildlife conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through market-based initiatives that address large-scale commodity agriculture as a driver of tropical deforestation.