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

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).

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 at the beginning of the spring semester in January 2018 and end in May 2018.

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 spring 2018 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 the spring 2018 semester.

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

Campus Organizer

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


Terps for Change is committed to engaging students at the University of Maryland in sustained and meaningful service to our community. We explore root causes that give rise to the need for service and activism while promoting critical reflection and dialogue. We mobilize students to better understand the systematic complexities of social issues and the action steps they can take to directly address them.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Global Science Network Intern

A range of services to enable these interactions and facilitate access to the latest scientific information is being provided by the new WWF Conservation Science Network. We are looking for a motivated intern to help us continue to develop and promote the GSN, with an emphasis on maintaining and growing online resources.

Government Relations Intern

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a U.S. Government Relations Spring 2018 Intern. The U.S. Government Relations Department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the USGR staff covers, research, and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and potentially court cases.

Business Services Intern

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Business Services Intern at our Washington, DC office. The Business Services Intern coordinates and implements processes and systems for the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team, including corporate research, data inventory and the collection and system entry of information related to the development and stewardship of corporate philanthropy and collaborations.

Wildlife Conservation Intern

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Wildlife Conservation Intern at our Washington, DC office. This position is responsible for conducting research and assisting the Wildlife Conservation team’s projects and goals.

Government Relations Intern

The Government Relations team at The Wilderness Society (TWS) is seeking highly motivated students and post-graduates to join us for our seasonal internship sessions.

Policy and Research Intern

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist the Foundation’s Policy and Conservation Director with ongoing programs.

Maryland Sierra Club Internships

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

Photography Intern

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's National Office has a full- or part-time Internship available. The successful candidate will assist the team in enriching images on the site.

Communications Intern

The Wilderness Society seeks a highly creative and skilled individual to join our Government Relations team in DC to develop and implement strategies and tactics to build support for public lands and defend bedrock conservation laws, policies, and programs. The Wilderness Society offers communications interns hands-on opportunities to strategize with Policy and Government Affairs staff, influence public opinion and protect America’s wild places.

Transportation Policy Intern

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a significant player in shifting national transportation policy to support goals of health, economy, livable communities and environmental justice. Interns working with the RTC Policy team will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best-trained and experienced policy professionals in Washington, D.C.

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.

Science and Conservation Intern

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist the Foundation Policy and Conservation Director with ongoing programs

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA internships and fellowships provide a great introduction to the EPA, giving you a sense of whether the organization might be the right place for you. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available at their Washington D.C. headquarters, in their ten regional offices, and at their labs and research centers throughout the nation.

Communications Intern

Potomac Conservancy seeks an energetic and creative team player to join our Communications Team. The Intern will work one-on-one with the Assistant Director of Communications, helping her with online content management to raise awareness and inspire action for local clean water initiatives.

Green Building Policy Intern

The Advocacy & Policy team at USGBC provides community leaders and policymakers at every level of government with the tools, strategies, and resources they need to inspire action toward a sustainable built environment.