Green Office Intern

Internship Type:

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Description:  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.  It engages staff, faculty and students in a voluntary, self-guided program that promotes green practices in an office environment. The Green Office Intern will support Green Offices in their implementation of the program.  Interns will conduct the Green Office audits, track audit data, provide consultation services to GO Reps and support the implementation of the program.  The Green Office Intern will also participate in Green Office Representative (GO Rep) training, support Green Office special events and assist with the development of new tools and strategies for implementation.  Interns will work under the supervision of the Green Office Sustainability Associate.

The Green Office internship position requires 10 hours per week for a total of 120 hours during the semester.

Qualifications:  The Green Office Intern must have strong communication skills, experience in leadership or teaching, and a strong interest in sustainability initiatives.  The intern should feel comfortable with public speaking and one-on-one communication with faculty and staff. 

Prerequisites:  Interns must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student with at least sophomore standing.  A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is recommended.  Interns are expected to have a strong interest in sustainability, a professional work ethic, and a desire to make the campus more sustainable.  In addition, interns must be disciplined and self-motivated as they may work independently and set their own goals.  Students in all majors are encouraged to apply. 

Internship Credit:  Students must talk with their academic advisor to see if internship credit is available through their academic department for this internship.  If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available though other departments.  Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involve 120 hours of work and a significant writing assignment, in addition to an Activities Log and a Letter of Evaluation from the on-site supervisor.  Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship.  The Office of Sustainability cannot pay for course credits.

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to greenoffice@umd.edu  The one-page cover letter should address the following questions:

  • What are your qualifications for the Green Office Intern position?
  • Why do you want to be a Green Office intern?
  • How does this internship fit into your education, experience or plans for after graduation? 

Deadline to Apply:  For best consideration, please apply by Sunday, January 20th.  Position will remain open until filled.