Thursday, March 15, 2018

Free professional headshots on campus!

Event Details
Actual Event Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stop by to take a free professional headshot for your professional profiles (Careers4Terps, LinkedIn, etc.)!

No appointments are necessary. This is a drop-in event. Expect to take 5-10 minutes out of your day. Our photographer will take three photos and email you the photo of your choice from the three options. We will only photograph you from the mid-chest and up, so feel free to bring a professional shirt but forego professional slacks or skirts.

You can expect your photo sent out within 7 business days post-event.

All attendees in line by 2:45 p.m. are guaranteed a photo.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Summer 2018 GEOG courses

The Department of Geographical Sciences has a lot of courses offered this summer, many of which count for ENSP requirements!  Take advantage of their availability!

Internships available
Department of Energy and Environment

The Department of Energy and Environment has several potential internship opportunities available for students. Here is the link to the summer program and the positions they are looking to fill: .
ENSP alumni resources

Two ENSP alums have reached out to the our program to make themselves available as a career resource our students! They are willing to share their perspectives of the job market, career paths, and professional development opportunities for those who may be intimidated by the job-seeking process, or for those who just need some guidance as they being thinking about future careers!

Their names, biographies and contact information are below – feel free to reach out to them!

Rachel Krasna
I graduated from the University of Maryland in Summer 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. My concentration in ENSP was Wildlife Ecology and Management. After graduating, I spent a gap year interning at NOAA’s NCCOS Program Office, developing a benthic species database and supporting salinity and sediment sample studies in Vieques Puerto Rico; and then abroad to Tel Aviv University studying coral biology and invasive oyster migration.

I attended Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanography Campus, receiving a Master’s of Science degree in Marine Biology. After graduating summer 2013, I was hired as an Environmental Scientist intern and then a full time employee with Stanley Consultants Inc. While there, I supported the office with wetland impact analysis, resource mitigation reporting and interagency coordination for Department of Transportation road and bridge expansion projects.

I later moved back north to Maryland for a contractor job with NOAA as a NEPA Specialist; primarily reviewing and streamlining agency policy documents, internal agency coordination efforts and external commenting processes with other federal agencies. I currently work for the NOAA Tides & Currents office, which provide the nation with trusted water-level and current measurements that support safe and efficient maritime commerce and sound coastal management. As an Environmental Protection Specialist, I lead my office on environmental analysis scoping, environmental and statutory compliance, inter and intra agency coordination, and ensure our operations have minimal impacts on the natural environment. 

I consider myself an environmental conservationist and biologist with a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary experiences. I am available to edit resumes, provide interview tips, or answer questions about job networking, career guidance, Federal Employment, or my career experience in general! I can be reached via email (

Lauren McAllister

I graduated from the University of Maryland in Spring 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. My concentration in ENSP – Land Use. Once I graduated, I immediately entered a position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Oak Ridge Associated Universities contactor in the Office of Research and Development. At the EPA, I worked with EPA’s Innovation Team, which is a collection of federal employees that worked together to create better ways to solve environmental problems (eg. Improving regulation, participating in community programs, and establishing external partnerships). 

I recently left my position at EPA to work for Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As a senior consultant at DOE, I work with federal employees in ARPA-E (the agency tasked with promoting and funding research and development of advanced energy technologies) as a project manager and assist with ARPA-E’s federal grant programs. 

During my time at UMD, I always viewed myself as a generalist. I knew I wanted to build a career in environmental science, but I didn’t know much beyond that. My friends were pursuing drastically different majors, so my connections to the environmental field in my network were minimal. Because I had to build my career starting from scratch right out of school, I have a lot of learned experience that I think might be helpful to students that are currently in a similar situation.

I am available to edit resumes, provide interview tips, or answer questions about Booz Allen, the EPA, or my career experience in general! I can be contacted via email (
Summer Internships
U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service is hiring student interns through the Pathways program. These paid internships are a great way for students to get job experience while enrolled in school. A variety of summer jobs are available in several locations across the country. The US Forest Service has many FS jobs opening across the country in Business, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Human Resources, Office Support, Social Sciences, and Public Affairs. The USAJobs links reference 30 to 50 different locations across the country –click on the links in USAJOBS for details. Apply online at USAJOBS, March 12-16.

The Pathways Internship program offers career development opportunities to students enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. Interns receive on-the-job training and mentorship.

Visit the
FS Jobs Events webpage for additional information. This website has direct links to the specific types of jobs being offered. Questions can be directed to recruitmentandhiring@fs.fed.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

At-Large Scholarship
Bartlett Tree Foundation

The Bartlett Tree Foundation is continuing to offer the at-large scholarships for the upcoming Fall semester. The Foundation will be offering two at-large scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each. Like our current scholarships, these special scholarships will be available to students in arboriculture/urban forestry who have a genuine interest in a career in arboriculture. The scholarships will be available to the Bartlett Tree Foundation supported schools as well as other, two and four year, colleges and universities that have programs in horticulture, arboriculture and/or urban forestry. Having an at-large scholarship program allows the Foundation to assist new programs outside of our currently supported schools, while also providing the opportunity for existing Foundation schools to assist additional deserving students in their academic pursuits.

Application for the at-large scholarship is simple; the student should submit a narrative, no longer than one page, outlining his/her accomplishments, academic record and aspirations. The Foundation committee will review the student’s narrative and notify you and the student once the committee has made the selections. The narratives are to be sent no later than April 12, 2018 for the fall semester. Please email all narratives to: Alan H. Jones, at and Charlotte Combs at

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Multiple Internship Opportunities
Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. is hiring interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Attached, you can check out a flyer about our
internship program. If you are interested in applying, check out our website HERE <>, where you can find a comprehensive list of openings and application instructions. All positions require a resume and some require supplemental writing samples.

The open internships include:

Non-Profit Management & Fundraising (Takoma Park, MD)

Communications/Video (Takoma Park, MD)

MD Clean Energy (Takoma Park, MD)

MD Healthy Communities (Baltimore, MD)

DC Carbon Pricing (Takoma Park, MD/DC)

VA Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA)

VA "No New Fossil Fuels" (Richmond, VA)

CCAN is dedicated to grassroots and local activism and believes that this movement can succeed only by including everyone affected by global warming (and that is everyone). We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, economic background, or age. If there are any considerations or qualifications not acknowledged in our application, we encourage you to bring them to light.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sustainability internships

The Office of Sustainability also does an amazing job at posting internship opportunities available to students, both on and off campus!

Check out their listings here:
Campaign Internship opportunity
Meredith Wellington, County Council District 1

Campaign Internship With Meredith Wellington
The Meredith Wellington for County Council campaign is looking for smart committed interns to help us elect Meredith Wellington to the Montgomery County Council in District 1. Interns will assist the campaign staff in coordinating our voter outreach and fundraising activities. Interns commit to working at least 20 hours per week and must be able to think critically and work independently with minimal supervision. By the end of the internship, interns will have learned the skills to be professional campaign field operatives in their own right. This is a great opportunity for passionate politically engaged young people to not only elect a great candidate and make a difference in your local community but also to develop their own professional skills and gain valuable career experience.

Field: Field Interns will assist our field organizers in the campaign’s voter contact efforts through canvassing and phonebanking. They will help field organizers with office management, volunteer recruitment and training, and staffing field events with the candidate. They will also become proficient with the DNC’s Votebuilder software and learn the mechanics of voter targeting and engagement. Anyone interested in a field internship should contact our deputy campaign manager.

David Beye: (240) 994-0207;
Summer Research Internship
Iowa State University

The College of Agriculture of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University is currently recruiting our 2018 George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship, cohort. The George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program promotes “science with practice” by exposing interns to research opportunities under the direction of CALS research faculty members.

Program Dates: 8 week program running from June 9, 2018 - August 4, 2018.
Program Provides: Round trip airfare, room and board on campus, and a campus meal plan

Stipend: $3000

Application deadline: The application acceptance for the George Washington Carver Summer Internship (undergraduate) Program has been extended to March 9

Projects/research activities vary based on the expertise of the faculty mentor to whom the intern is assigned. Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are; agricultural and biosystems engineering, agricultural education and studies, agronomy, animal science, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology ecology, evolution and organismal biology, entomology, food science and human nutrition, genetics, development and cell biology, horticulture, natural resource ecology and management, plant pathology and microbiology, and rural sociology. Disciplines within the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine have also been represented in the program.

For more information -


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Now accepting applications
Green Corps

Green Corps is the country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers, with nearly 400 graduates at work in the environmental movement. We’re hiring now for our 2018-2019 program. Students can apply at Our final spring application deadline is March 15th.

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben of and Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like The Wilderness Society or Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 15 out of more than 1,000 applicants for our 2018-19 program. If you know any students who are passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, please encourage them to go to to apply by March 15th.

Now Hiring!
The National Council for Science and the Environment

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is hiring for two full time positions:

- Member Communications and Engagement Officer
- Executive Assistant, Senior Leadership

They are also looking for several summer interns focused on the following areas:

- Student Programs
- Membership and Communications
- Events and Meetings

More information about all positions can be found here:
Screen Repair Workshops
Sustainable Technologies Program

Are you interested in the art of repair? Do you have a cracked phone screen that needs replacement? Does a workshop learning about fixing practices and ways to maintain your technologies sound like fun? Join DCC and the Sustainable Technologies Project for a screen repair workshop in the DCC Lab (PFH 0111) on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm! You bring your mobile device and a replacement screen, and we'll provide the tools, knowledge, and confidence boosting to help you fix your own technology.

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland but space is limited, so sign up today! To keep up with future announcements, consider following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook!
Internship available
World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute is looking for a highly motivated, independent, driven junior or senior to assist with communications materials for a major upcoming launch. Duties include: reviewing web text, drafting blogs, mapping audiences, etc.

This is a very competitive internship; only those seriously interested should apply.  The application can be found here:
Now hiring Field Educators
Potomac Environmental Research & Education Center
Enthusiastic about the environment? Enjoy communicating science to the public?
PEREC is hiring Field Interpreters who will actively engage middle school students in Chesapeake Bay related activities: collecting & identifying stream organisms, testing water quality, assessing biodiversity, watershed and habitat characteristics at Burke Lake, and Lake Accotink Creek in Springfield. Training is provided. Background checks required. 
Programs occur on school days, Monday - Friday beginning in early April – early May. Field Interpreters must have at least 1 week day available 8:30am -1:30pm. You must provide your own transportation to the parks. We hire every spring and fall. Undergrads $12/hour. Grads $15/hour. See attached flyer.
Interested? Do have at least 1 week day available 8:30am -1:30pm? Please email Dr. Cindy Smith,, for details on programs and upcoming training.