The green industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy with many exciting career opportunities for college graduates. Get your foot in the "green jobs" door by working on sustainability initiatives at the University of Maryland, which is recognized as a national leader in campus sustainability.
The Office of Sustainability is looking for spring 2014 interns. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 13th. Applications will be reviewed in early December and interviews will take place prior to or during the final exams period. Below is the list of positions:
bikeUMD is looking an Outreach Intern and a Data Analysis Intern. Qualifications for these internships include the following: be a UMD student with a bike, have demonstrated experience developing new programs related to sustainability, biking, and/or data collection, and have genuine interest in biking, bicycle advocacy, and campus sustainability. Click here for more details and application steps. Positions are open until filled.
Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight waste and feed people by donating the surplus unsold food from their colleges and donating it to hungry Americans. Recently, the FRN team has decided to pursue a new initiative by selling recovered local produce to college students at the University of Maryland. The position will require 10-20 hours of work per week for 14 weeks ideally from January 27, 2014 – May 2. This position pays a $563 stipend for the entirety of the fellowship, payable twice per month for a 10-hour per week intern. For 20-hours a week, the stipend will be $1125. Click here to learn more.
Every summer, The Nature Conservancy hires students to fill over 40 paid internship positions during a 10-week internship. These positions are available throughout the country and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the work being done in the world of conservation to promote a healthy, sustainable planet. Click here to learn more.
Spring Semester (part-time) and Summer (full-time) internships are available and include variety of administrative grant-related tasks on our portfolio of K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground watershed and habitat restoration, and citizen engagement projects, including K-12 environmental education grant review, and field work. For more information, click here. Application deadline is December 4th.
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is working to build a strong solar industry to power America. For more information, see the SEIA website at www.seia.org. Positions such as the Communications Intern, Social Media Intern, and State Affairs Intern are open until filled.
The Green Strategy Interns report to the Sustainability Programs Manager under the Senior Sustainability Officer in the Office of Management at the Peace Corps. The overall purpose of the position is to provide assistance to the sustainability programs manager in developing engaging programs that meet the requirements of Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. This includes reducing the environmental footprint of the Peace Corps. To apply or to receive more information, contact or send resumes and cover letter via email to Kirk Longstein: Klongstein@peacecorps.gov
DHS offers 10-week around the country and provides a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Areas of research include engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Apply here by January 6th.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014. Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply. The deadline is January 12, 2014! Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status). The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas. Email email@example.com for more information.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt Campus and The University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center are looking for a student to help with a storm water and climate change modeling project with economic and policy applications. They're looking to support an undergraduate or graduate level student who can commit 20 hours per week for the next year. Expected pay rate is $20 per hour. The student should have some background in civil, environmental or hydrological engineering and have interest in policy and management applications, be an upper level or graduate student, and hold US Citizenship or Protected Residency. Apply for this position through Careers4Terps.
Councilmember Roger Berliner of the Montgomery County Council is Chairman of the Council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment. He is looking for an intern to help shape energy and environmental policy in Montgomery County, MD. He is seeking an intern with proven academic capability, strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to conduct thorough research and analysis on assigned issues. If this is of interest to you, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Chief of Staff
Office of Councilmember Roger Berliner
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Amir Project recruits young adults to work at summer camps across the country, and teach environmental stewardship through gardening. Applicants do not need prior gardening experience, as the Amir Project brings together the gardeners in the beginning of the summer for an intensive gardening and farming preparation experience. While at summer camps, Amir farmers will be able to run their own gardens, run activities for campers, engage the entire camp with the garden, and donate the produce grown to nearby food banks. Watch their video here and apply here. If you are interested or want to learn more about the Amir Project, please contact Alexis at (908) 812-5949 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers the Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program that is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. US Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required. Click here for more information.
The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for “Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard”. This is a one-year grant funded position (potentially renewable based on grant support) intended for a recent college graduate. This novel technology combines environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on resource consumption and environmental conditions in buildings and cities with pro-environmental images and text drawn from community members (see www.oberlindashboard.org). Review of applicants begins November 25, position starts 1/6/14. A complete job description including instructions for applying can be found here.
Green Corps runs a full-year, paid training program for college grads, where trainees receive instruction in a classroom setting from leaders in the environmental movement and then go on to work on real and urgent environmental campaigns across the country. During Green Corps' full year paid training program, participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns such as retiring dirty coal-fired power plants, protecting drinking water, improving the food system and building the campus fossil fuel divestment movement. Organizers will learn important skills such as recruiting volunteers, developing strategic campaigns and building strong coalitions. Click here to learn more.
Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. They are looking for dedicated, passionate individuals to join their professional staff to stand up for the environment and the environmental values they uphold. For more information, click here.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has numerous paid internship opportunities currently available for recent graduates (within 5 years) both locally and around the country. These positions are generally full-time one year appointments that may be extended beyond one year, subject to availability of funds. Paid internship openings include: Greenhouse Gas Data System Development and Dissemination (Office of Air and Radiation), Animal Feedlot Operations Program Development (Office of Water), Analytical Chemistry for Evaluation of Clean Water Act Analytical Methods (Office of Water), Microarray Research of Pathogenic Bacteria (Office of Water), Drinking Water Source Protection (Office of Water), Web Management Information System Project (Office of Water), and more. For full details, click here.
Blue Water Baltimore has a full-time position managing water quality and pollution monitoring programming in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Harbor W ATERKEEPER, a program of not-for-profit Blue Water Baltimore, is hiring a Water Quality Manager to assist with management of wate r quality monitoring operations and volunteer c oordination. The Water Quality Manager will be responsible for managing both staff - based and staff - led volunteer water quality and pollution monitoring studies. The Water Quality Manger will be responsible for managing the Adopt- A -Stream program and citizen pollution reporting programming and will report directly to the WATERKEEPER. Click here to apply.
First Potomac Realty Trust is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to assist with identifying, evaluating and implementing energy efficiency measures aimed at improving the energy and sustainability performance of FPO’s buildings. Responsibilities will include maintaining Portfolio Manager building profiles with current information, tracking Energy Star scores and coordinating Energy Star certification process, assisting with LEED certification process, coordinating sustainability data management and reporting, and assisting with other sustainability and energy management initiatives as assigned. Click here to apply.