Internships & Opportunities

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Academic Assessment Interns

The Office of Sustainability seeks 2-3 interns to work with staff on measuring sustainability aspects of UMD’s academic research grants and course offerings. The interns will become familiar with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) that is managed by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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.

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. The intern will also help the Office of Sustainability with finalizing the 2016 edition of the SustainableUMD Magazine.

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.

LEAF Outreach Team

The Office of Sustainability seeks interns to support the implementation of the LEAF Outreach Team at the University of Maryland. Your primary goal will be to “LEAF Out” across campus at special events, games, gatherings and tabling opportunities to promote and reward green practices on our campus.

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.

UMD Farmers Market Volunteers

The Farmers Market at Maryland is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including operations, marketing, and promotion.

Project Assistant

The Environmental Finance Center is seeking a Project Assistant for the upcoming academic year to perform a variety of duties.

Cycling Outreach and Education Internship

The Department of Transportation Services is seeking an intern to work with the Bike Coordinator to assist promoting a safe and inclusive biking environment on campus.

Communications and Events Internships

Events Intern

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is in search of an Events Intern to assist in a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, events management and planning in order to learn the basics of sustainable event management.

Greenbuild Conference & Events Intern

The U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) is seeking a Greenbuild Conference and Events Intern to work with the USGBC Events team to assist in executing the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Communications and Marketing Intern

The Communications and Marketing Department of American Forests is seeking an intern whom will assist with a variety of communication outreach through a diverse range on channels.

Communications Intern

The Solar Energy Industries Association, SEIA, is on the search for an energetic and enthusiastic Communications intern to assist the communications team by working on social and digital media, press relations, and marketing projects.

Research Internships

Research Internship

The Solar Energy Industries Association, SEIA, is in search of a Research Intern to assist with data construction, analysis, and more to analyze many high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry.

Development Internships

Resource Development Intern

The U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) is seeking a Resource Development Intern to assist in supporting the development of resources in order to activate individuals, organizations, and neighborhoods to make a tangible impact in their communities.

Development Intern

The Solar Energy Industries Association, SEIA, is looking for an intern to work on high-priority membership and government affairs projects that are focused on the U.S. solar industry.

Policy Internships

Transportation Policy Intern

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the nation's largest trails organization, is seeking a Transportation Policy Intern for the Fall 2016 semester.

Government Affairs Internship

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is seeking a Government Affairs Intern to work with the federal and state affairs departments to participate in federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar energy industry.

Government Relations Internship

The Wilderness Society is seeking a Government Relations Intern to work with the Government Relations team to campaign to work on wilderness designation, conservation funding, and responsible energy development on public lands.

Outreach and Advocacy Internships

State & Local Advocacy Intern

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is seeking a State & Local Advocacy Intern, who will work with the Advocacy team to produce materials for USGBC Chapter advocates to fir into the campaign for advocacy, including specific materials and resources that support state and local advocacy.

Graduate Opportunities

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Intern

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is seeking a Climate Adaptation and Resilience Intern to support the Wildlife and Climate Safeguards team in an 11-month, 40-hour weekly schedule beginning in September 2016.

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.

Instructional Design Intern

The U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) is seeking an Instructional Design Intern to join the Education team in various tasks throughout the organization by assisting in providing green building and sustainability education.