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Office of Sustainability Internships

OS Interns Solana, Annika, Emma
2023-2024 interns from left to right: Solana Page, Annika Kuchel, Emma Brashear

The Office of Sustainability is excited to host a cohort of five student interns for the 2024-2025 academic year. These internships are a unique opportunity for students to develop valuable professional experience and skills in the sustainability field during their time at UMD. These interns will play a critical role in connecting students, staff, and faculty with campus sustainability resources and encouraging the campus community to take action towards a more sustainable future.

The application for these positions is closed. Please check back in spring 2025 for the next round of internship hiring.

2024-2025 Positions: 

Position: Outreach and Events Intern

Description: The Outreach and Events Intern will help create fun activities and demonstrations to encourage students to participate in sustainability. In addition, the intern will support attending large campus events (such as EarthFest and UMD Farmers Market) and identify new opportunities to partner with student organizations and campus departments. The Outreach and Events Intern will play a key role in building excitement around sustainability and making sustainability visible, accessible, and exciting to more students on campus. This intern will be responsible for planning and facilitating Office of Sustainability run events such as a Campus Sustainability Month Celebration in October. 

The Outreach and Events Intern also helps manage the  SustainableUMD Outreach Bike. The SustainableUMD Outreach Bike aims to serve as an iconic, creative, visible, and tangible representation of sustainability for our campus community. 

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Position: Green Chapter Intern

Description: The Green Chapter intern plays a critical role in running, maintaining, and improving the Green Chapter program and incorporating sustainability into all facets of Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL). This intern will work with the FSL Sustainability Graduate Assistant to co-run the Green Chapter program. The intern will organize and facilitate semesterly training sessions for Sustainability Chairs, lead bi-weekly Chair meetings, and support chapters in completing Green Chapter certification. The Green Chapter intern will also support other Fraternity & Sorority Life sustainability initiatives including composting, council-level sustainability policies, and more. This intern will help increase participation in FSL sustainability initiatives and contribute ideas for new, impactful opportunities and initiatives.

Priority will be given to students who have previously served as Sustainability Chairs for their chapter. An understanding of all four councils is also preferred. 

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Position: Residential Engagement Intern

Description: This intern will gain valuable experience in community-based sustainability education while also transforming the residential experience of thousands of students who call the UMD campus home. The intern will work closely with the Department of Resident Life Coordinator for Sustainability Programs who focuses on sustainability initiatives for over 12,500 residential students. By working closely with this staff member, the intern would support the engagement of students in sustainability programs and the development of a thriving sustainable community within the residence halls. 

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Position: Staff Engagement Intern

Description: The Office of Sustainability recently revamped its staff engagement programs with the launch of the Sustainability Badge and Green Workspace in fall 2023. The Staff Engagement Intern will play a pivotal role in marketing, promoting, and tracking engagement with the Sustainability Badge as well as ideate, organize, and facilitate engagement activities such as campus events, presentations, and webinars. The Staff Engagement Intern will also support the administration of the Green Workspace Program including scheduling, emailing, and creation of promotional materials. This intern will work alongside the Sustainability Coordinator in building a robust outreach and engagement program that excites, educates, and motivates University of Maryland staff and faculty to participate in sustainability initiatives on campus.

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Position: Communications Intern

Description: A Communications Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Sustainability‚Äôs digital presence and promote campus sustainability efforts. We are looking for someone with a creative eye, someone that is comfortable being the student face and voice of  @SustainableUMD. Responsibilities include developing content for campus sustainability social media platforms as well as our website and newsletters. Examples of potential projects include: documenting campus sustainability news and events through written summaries, photographing new projects and events,  and maintaining the Office of Sustainability Instagram page. The Communications Intern is expected to collaborate with other office interns including, but not limited to, the Outreach and Events Intern and the Staff Engagement Intern. The Communications Intern will help promote Office of Sustainability programs, participate in general outreach at campus events, and perform other duties as assigned.

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These internship positions were made possible by the University Sustainability Fund.

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