Internships & Opportunities

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Measurement and Assessment Intern

This position will work closely with a Project Manager on data collection and analysis to show trends in the number of sustainability courses, sustainability-related community service, campus water use, paper consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, popularity of alternative transportation, recycling rate, and other categories.

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.

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.

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.

On-Campus Opportunities

UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The University of Maryland's Arboretum and Botanical Garden, coordinated by Facilities Management, is seeking volunteers who like to get their hands dirty to help beautify the campus landscape and spend time in the outdoors.

Solar Decathlon 2017 Team

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.

Campus Pantry Internship

Interns will work approximately 10 hours per week to reach a total of 120 hours. Interns will be required to work during Campus Pantry operating hours, including donation and food sorting shifts and food distributions.

Communications and Events Internships

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.

Wilderness Society Communications Internship

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. 

Community Wildlife Internship

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking an intern to join us to support the Garden for Wildlife (GFW) program out of our Reston, VA headquarters office.

Research Internships

Policy and Research Internship

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports and strengthens the national system of marine sanctuaries and plays a vital role in connecting the American public to the ocean through these special places.

Development Internships

DC Water Internship

The summer program includes paid work at DC Water and the opportunity to explore jobs that are in keeping with the participant's area of study.

Policy Internships

DC Urban Conservation GLOBE Intern

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.

Energy Program Intern

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is a leader in understanding and analyzing the shifting global and domestic energy landscape.

Department of Energy & Environment Internship

Green Pathways Internships at DOEE are designed to provide individuals with exciting experiences in an array of energy and environmental fields, including natural resources and wildlife, water and air quality, lead, energy, sustainability, and legal services.

Greenpeace Internship

Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Global Conservation Campaigns GLOBE Intern

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.

Other Internships

Trails and Greenways Program Internship

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is looking for a Program Intern to work closely with the Development/Policy team to assist staff members with a variety of activities as full-time staff members, including attending staff meetings, retreats, and social gatherings.