Internships & Opportunities

If you are interested in an internship with the Office of Sustainability, please email sustainability@umd.edu and we can provide more information about upcoming opportunities. 

Office of Sustainability Opportunities

Sustainability Advisors

The Office of Sustainability is seeking Sustainability Advisors to teach freshmen about sustainability and how they can become more involved in sustainable initiatives on campus.

On-Campus Opportunities

Campus Organizer

Become an advocacy leader with PIRG Campus Action promoting the environment, democracy, and social justice.

Sustainable Transportation/TDM Student Assistant

The Sustainable Transportation Team at DOTS works to provide alternative commute, aka ‘Smart Commute’ options to the university community with the goal of influencing commute behaviors and reducing the number of vehicles that drive and park on campus. UMD Smart Commute programs include: vanpool, carpool, transit, bike, walk, telework, carshare and a variety of incentive programs. We are currently hiring a summer student assistant to support the team in implementing and managing various Smart Commute programs.

Off-Campus Opportunities

American Wind Energy Association Summer Internship

How would you like to use your skills to help promote the expansion of wind energy? The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association that represents the wind industry and promotes wind power through advocacy, communication, and education.

Energypath 2018 Grid Integration Scholarship

Energypath is a week-long event consisting of a three-day pre-conference energy camp and a one-day conference. The energy camps are hands-on training in Intro to Sustainable Energy, Solar PV, and Wind Energy. A scholarship will cover meals, housing, an energy camp, and the conference. The Solar PV campers will erect a 3kW solar array and the Wind campers will erect a wind turbine while on campus. The Sustainable Energy Fund is proud to provide scholarships to college students and educators on a first come, first serve basis to attend Energypath 2018 at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA July 23rd-26th.

Other Internships

Social Capital Advisers Support Administrator Intern

This Support Administrator will help Raffa Social Capital Advisers launch a social venture competition. This is an entry level summer position to provide assistance to Rich Tafel, the Managing Director of Raffa Social Capital Advisors.