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 email@example.com.
The Maryland Food Co-Op is a collectively-owned and run business in the STAMP Student Union. The co-op is seeking new Worker-Owners who can work part-time or full-time. Starting salary is $10 per hour with a preferred commitment of one year minimum. Click here to learn more.
Maymont Nature Center internships are directed at life sciences, environmental science and science education majors. All interns will receive some orientation to each department at Maymont in order to learn what is needed to operate a large, complex institution. Click here and scroll down to learn more about how to apply.
Environment America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental advocacy. Protecting and preserving the environment for future destinations, this nonprofit is accepting interns for the summer 2014 and fall 2014 terms. Click here to learn more and apply for a position.
ReefCam aims to to connect the world as never before to these resources so that each viewer realizes the amazing environments that make up the ocean and the incredible organizations and people who have dedicated their lives to studying and preserving these integral parts of the sea. Click here to learn more about this internship.
GreenSavings.Coop is a locally owned cooperative business dedicated to supplying sustainable goods and services through member discounts. The business is looking for UMD students to assist them between February 1st and September 1st for 10 weeks. Click here to learn more.
The Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council is a coalition of business networks in the metropolitan-DC area dedicated to building a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. Its priorities are advocacy, organizing, and policy development that expands and promotes the New Economy. Click here to learn about the social change internship.
Lockheed Martin's Besthesda office is hiring for a corporate sustainability intern this Spring. Responsibilities for this paid internship include summarizing and reporting on topics and coverage of selected sustainability issues; reviewing life-cycle assessment model outputs; drafting and editing of responses to surveys issued by investor-represented groups including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index/Robeco SAM; staff events and attend conferences/policy briefings related to sustainability topics. To apply, please visit here and search for Req ID 279649BR.
AGI/AIPG Summer Internships in Geoscience Policy represents the geoscience community in Washington DC and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy, and mineral resources; geologic hazards; environmental protection; and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience students with a strong interest in federal science policy for a semester-long internship in geoscience and public policy. Interns will gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. For more information and to apply by March 15th, click here.
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, with Chesapeake Research Consortium, offers several paid summer internships to current undergraduates. Please direct any questions to Kevin Schabow. Application deadline is February 21st. The following 3 internships are available for Summer 2014: Habitat/Fisheries Assessment, Ecosystem Science and Synthesis, and Information Technology. Click here to learn more.
Real Food Farm is an agricultural enterprise interested in cultivating fresh produce in northeast Baltimore. The organization is currently seeking a Summer Urban Production Intern and a Summer Field Trip Intern. The deadline for these summer internships are April 25th. Click here to find out more.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. Click here to learn more.
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is looking for undergraduates or recent graduates with an interest in working for an NGO, nonprofit or university or seeking to gain a greater understanding of the environmental field. Duties may include working with social media, science writing, and administrative tasks in the area of communication and public policy. To learn how to apply, click here.
The Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) is a non-profit organization that works to protect the biological diversity of the Amazon basin through field projects and research. ACA is seeking a Spring 2014 GIS intern for their DC office in Dupont Circle to assist in technical analyses and a Research intern to assist in the general review of development threats to the Amazon Rainforest. Click here for more information on the GIS Intern position. Click here for more information on the Research Intern position.
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
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.
Environment America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental advocacy. Protecting and preserving the environment for future destinations, this nonprofit is interested in hiring college graduates with the ability and talent to join their fellowship program. Fellowships begin in August, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis in locations across the country including Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more.
The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program. The Program Associate will work in the Alliance's Oakland, CA office. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Click here to learn more and apply.
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.
Working to build a truly sustainable community, Kalu Yala is based around new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. Kalu Yala is located in the rainforest highlands of Central Panama in a 7,000-acre valley that backs up to the Chagres National Park. The internship program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape this sustainable community. Interns are encouraged to come up with and implement their own semester project. All student projects can be seen on our website. Upcoming semester dates: Summer: May 19th- August 1st, Fall: September 1st- November 14th, Spring 2015: January 12th- April 3rd. Students can apply online by filling in the application form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looking for an exceptional study abroad or internship opportunity in Israel? Come discover an experience that combines cutting-edge environmental academics and research with coexistence. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies brings together students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and North America, and provides them with the skills to become the next generation of environmental leaders. Learn about all opportunities here. Learn about our internship opportunities here. Please contact Sarah Rubin, Program Manager, at Sarah@friendsofarava.org for more information.
The Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. To learn more and apply, click here.
Interested in traveling to another country to learn about Social Innovation? Think Impact has Spring and Summer institutes in Panama, South Africa, Rwanda, and Ghana. Immerse in a rural village and explore social or health innovation alongside local partners to catalyze change during your break. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis and $30,000 in scholarships are also available. Learn more and apply here.
The University of Puerto Rico is now accepting applications for the Summer 2014 internship in Tropical Ecology and Evolution at El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico. The internship will run from June 3 - August 9, 2014. The program will offer students the opportunity to have hands-on experience fields such as: Aquatic Insect Ecology, Stream acidification effects on aquatic insects, Plant-animal interactions, and Plant population biology. Students receive a stipend for the ten weeks duration of the program. Round-trip plane ticket from home institution to Puerto Rico will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $600. The program will cover housing at El Verde Field Station. The National Science Foundation and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, fund the program. The program is limited to undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor degree at a college or university during summer 2014 that are US citizen or permanent resident. Click here to learn more.
Through the UM Summer Study Abroad Coursecourse, you will be introduced to the Kayapó, one of the indigenous peoples of Amazonia, as well as tropical forest ecology and the urbanization and development of Amazonia. Tent housing and meals will be provided. GPA of 2.75 or better, US Citizen, no language prerequisite, any year student at UMD can apply by the 2/15 deadline. After committing to the program, you can enroll in 2 of the following courses: ANTH238B or AMST 269B Lived Existence: Perspective in Native American Identity, ANTH698C Advanced Field Training in Ethnology, ANTH498C Ethnographic Fieldwork, or LASC 448F & LASC448G Brazilian Ethnography & Environmental Conservation and Indegenous Peoples. Register here.