Internships & Opportunities

If you are interested in an internship with the Office of Sustainability, please email 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.

Maryland Day Volunteers

The Office of Sustainability is looking for your support at our tent on Maryland Day! Volunteers are needed for 3-hour shifts on Saturday, April 29.

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.

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will assist the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk (ESSR) with ongoing communications efforts and projects. The internship will start in May 2018 and end in August 2018.

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.

Graphic Design Intern

The Graphic Design Intern will assist with general design needs for the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk (ESSR). Responsibilities include developing graphics, layouts, fliers, logos, brochures and content for digital and print media. The intern will also help with general outreach at campus events and perform other duties as assigned. During the semester, the intern will assist with the production of the 2018 SustainableUMD Magazine and the 2018 ESSR Annual Report. The Graphic Design Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout summer 2018.

Measurement and Assessment Intern

The Office of Sustainability seeks an intern to assist with tracking the University’s progress toward becoming a sustainable campus. The intern will work closely with a Project Manager on data collection and analysis to show trends in paper consumption, popularity of alternative transportation, recycling rate, sustainability related research and other categories. The intern 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 Intern

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

Campus Organizer

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


The Environmental Science and Policy student group, ENSPire will be hosting a campus creek clean-up and other events through out the semester.

Maryland Day 2018 Waste Sort Educators

The Recycling and Solid Waste Unit of Facilities Management is in search of volunteers to man triple-sort waste stations on McKeldin Mall for Maryland Day 2018.

Waste Sort Volunteers

If you want to help make campus more sustainable and divert waste from landfills, sign up below to participate in a waste sort!

Arboretum & Botanical Garden

The Arboretum & Botanical Garden Outreach Center has many and varied opportunities for people to help UMD beautify our campus landscape while spending time in the great outdoors.

Digital Media & Marketing Intern

Join the Center for Social Value Creation team as the Digital Media and Marketing Intern. You will directly support the CSVC team with the communications, social media and digital marketing. This is a part-time paid summer internship position.

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

The program works with students, faculty, alumni, and local leaders to provide undergraduates with a commitment to cultural pluralism, advocacy, and change with the necessary skills, resources, and support to prepare them for leadership roles during the school year and after program completion.

Farmers Market Student Staff

Since its beginning in 2012, The Farmers Market at Maryland has been serving the UMD community by bringing fresh, local foods directly to campus. All of the vendors at The Farmers Market come from within 250 miles, and all provide healthy, sustainable foods or other products for our campus community to enjoy. Our hope in establishing the Farmers Market at Maryland is to introduce students to buying and supporting local food initiatives. We believe that access to fresh foods and local farmers fosters a positive relationship with one’s community, and that the Farmers Market at Maryland is a great way to connect - “farm to campus”.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Maryland Sierra Club Internships

The Maryland Sierra Club has openings for several unpaid internships each spring, summer, winter and fall. Please apply today!

Wilderness Society Internships

Put your skills and talents to work with the The Wilderness Society to protect the country’s most important public lands and natural resources. 

World Wildlife Fund Internships

The missions of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Be apart of their team!

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rail-to-Trails Conservancy works to enrich the lives of millions of Americans by creating a nationwide network of trails, which supports active transportation, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and economic vitality in communities across America.

Energy and Environment Internship

Interns working with the American Progress Energy and Environment team have the opportunity to complete substantive work across the team’s four main focuses: international climate policy, domestic energy and climate policy, oceans policy, and public lands policy.

Sustainability Case Study Intern

USGBC is seeking a Sustainability Case Study Intern to join the Education Solutions team as a subject matter expert (SME) to create case studies related to green building, sustainability, and LEED.

Chesapeake Conservation Corps

Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work full time in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Maryland Energy Administration Internships

Join the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) as we transform energy in the State of Maryland. With the newly created Strategic Energy Investment Fund, stimulus funding, the passage of EmPOWER Maryland, and the new Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to work on the cutting edge of energy policy. We are looking for the best and the brightest to join the team that is quickly making Maryland one of the nation’s leaders in energy.​

Terp Farm Student Staff

We are excited to announce that the Terp Farm team is hiring for the 2018 season! Terp Farm Student Staff will assist with production, infrastructure, and record keeping.

Environmental Conference

Register for the Environmental Conference at Towson University on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018!

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Internships

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

Post-Landfill Action Network

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is hiring! We are seeking 4 Interns and 1 Fellow to join the Summer team.

RE-volv's Solar Ambassador Program

RE-volv's Solar Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for college students to develop key project management, outreach, and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Student teams will receive in-depth training in solar energy policy, financing, crowdfunding and community organizing while working in their community to deploy a solar energy project for a local nonprofit.

Green America's Green Business Network® Intern

This internship works with some of the most cutting-edge, social enterprise businesses in the county. Comprised of 3,000 businesses, the Green Business Network is home to both rising social and eco enterprises and the most established green businesses around. We provide the tools, the information, and the consumer base to help businesses thrive in today's competitive green marketplace.