Friday, August 18, 2017

2017 Farm Credit Scholarship Program

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is giving away ten $10,000 scholarships for students who are planning to pursue a career in agriculture.

Remember:  "Agriculture" is not just farming!  It touches on all aspects of life:  food systems, conservation of land, soil health, water quality, plant protection, wildlife conservation, and more!

A sample application is up now on for students to begin preparing their answers and video.  Official applications will be accepted from September 29 through January 12, 2018.  All applicants must reside within MidAtlantic Farm Credit's territory (map found HERE).

Former ENSP Alum Hanum Wensil-Strow (Wildlife Class of 2014) was a 2017 scholarship winner!

Questions?  Contact

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Multiple Internships Available
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a non-profit based in the DC area, helps support our nation's marine and Great Lakes sanctuaries and raises awareness and support of their role in ensuring a healthy ocean. They also provide support to NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

NMSF has three available internship positions available: 

Questions? Reach out to Leah Izzett (ENSP Marine and Coastal, Class of 2015). She currently works there and is happy to speak to any interested candidates. Email:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fall 2017 Career Center Events

The University Career Center is offering a number of events for the fall semester, including: 
  • Peace Corps Information Session - September 15
  • Fall Career & Internship Fair - STEM industries - September 19
  • Careers in Consulting Meet Up - September 29
  • Justice, Government and Law: Networking Night - September 29
  • Careers in International Agricultural Development - October 10
  • Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair - October 20
  • Careers in Food Security and Access - November 2
  • Government Meet Up - November 3
There are A LOT more events and workshops!  Click HERE to see the rest and to view times and locations for the ones listed above.

Other Career Center resources:
  • The Terp Guide includes brief tops on career development topics (internships, interviewing, negotiation stragegies, etc)
  • Careers4Terps:  search jobs, schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor, etc.
  • UMD Alumni Advisor Network (soon transitioning to a new platform called "Terrapins Connect") - connect with alumni in your field!
INTERN FOR A DAY- Experience a career field of interest during this short-term job shadowing program.  RSVP required:  Mandatory orientation dates are listed below. Register for the time/date that fits your schedule to apply for this program.  Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
  • Monday, October 9 • 12:00-12:30 p.m. or 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10 • 12:00-12:30 p.m. or 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11 • 12:00-12:30 p.m. or 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12 • 12:00-12:30 p.m. or 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Application deadline is October 15, 2017
WALK-IN RESUME REVIEW:  One-on-one assistance with a Peer Career Educator is available on a walk-in basis from 10am - 4pm daily at the University Career Center, 3rd floor of Hornbake Library.
The University Career Center & the President's Promise now has embedded career advisors in each academic College that can assist you with your career development! Please click on their name to learn more about their services and to make an appointment.
For general services, such as resume and cover letter reviews, visit the University Career Center 3100 Hornbake Library (South Wing, facing Campus Drive).

Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall 2017 internships available
Maryland Sierra Club

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Fall 2017, we have the following internships available:
  • Water Protection Organizing
  • Natural Gas Organizing
  • Beyond Coal
  • Invasive Plant Removal/Stewardship (field)
  • Conservation Outings
  • Communications/ Web Media
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
  • Political

For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to Please have your name on each document title.

Fill out this survey after you send in your materials:

Applications are accepted until September, 9 2017. Apply early for best priority. 

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
7338 Baltimore Ave, Suite 102
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-277-7111
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships—a 45% acceptance rate! The deadline to apply for Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.

Get an early start and write to us at to learn about the Gilman Scholarship program and to gain access to our ELMS online resource site.

Do you want to hear from returned Gilman Scholars? Ask your questions at the Gilman Returned Scholar Panel:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, 1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
Refreshments will be served. RSVP to gilman@umd.

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 3 weeks in length.
Applications open
Spring 2018 White House Internship Program

The Spring 2018 White House Internship Program application is now open.

The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on September 8, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

The Spring 2018 White House Internship Program term runs from January 10, 2018 to April 27, 2018. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

- Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
- Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
- Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in their community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Writing and Communications Intern
Office of Sustainability

The Writing and Communications Intern should be prepared to perform a variety of responsibilities, including developing content for the campus sustainability website and newsletter, such as documenting campus sustainability news and events through written summaires, photographing new projects and events, maintaining the Office of Sustainability's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages. Applicants should be an excellent writer, able to summarize complex topics into succinct articles, and have photography skills. Experience with Drupal and Photoshop is a bonus. 

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, click here.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

UMD Career Center Contest

The University Career Center "Show Off Your Summer" Instagram contest is in full swing!  Submit a photo of your summer internship an you could win your choice of  aGoogle Chromecast or Amazon fireTV stick!

To learn how to enter, click HERE.

Submission deadline:  August 18, 2107 at 12:00 noon

photo source: UMD Career Center Instagram
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Volunteers Needed
Terps Recycle

Sustainable Tailgating at UMD Football Games:
The UMD Recycling Team is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Football season to help distribute waste collection bags. This year, we are concentrating our recycling efforts in parking lots and reaching out to tailgaters to encourage maximum recycling participation. We need volunteers to greet folks entering parking lots around campus, hand out bags for recycling and trash, and explain what to do with the bags when tailgating is finished.

Drive to Zero Waste Peer Educator at UMD Football Games:
To support the University’s Drive to Zero Waste, volunteers are need to assist fans with waste separation and disposal within Maryland Stadium. To accomplish this, volunteers will stand at the triple-sort waste bins and help fans determine what waste items are compostable, recyclable, or trash.

Click here for more information on time commitments and how to apply.
Fellowships/Scholarship Available
Solar Power International conference

GRID Alternatives and Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) are partnering in a new Rising Women SPI fellowship program to give aspiring solar professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in North America’s largest solar trade show – Solar Power International (SPI) – attending sessions, viewing state-of-the-art technology, meeting women and men in the renewable energy field, and connecting with employers about potential internships or permanent positions. The program, part of GRID and WRISE’s workforce diversity initiatives, is aimed at women training for careers in installation and design as well as college and graduate students studying renewable energy and related fields.

Selected participants will receive free conference registration, travel to and from the conference, housing during their stay and supported opportunities for networking to make the most out of the experience.
SPI 2017 will be held in Las Vegas NV from September 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Lodging for Rising Women SPI Fellows has been reserved at the Excalibur


Contact with questions

Qualifications include:
• Demonstrated interest in renewable energy
• Academic and/or vocational achievement
• Work and volunteer experience
• Potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community
• Financial need

*Any individual, 18 years of age or older, who identifies as a woman and meets the qualifications is encouraged to apply.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Now hiring on campus
Tutors and SI leaders - Academic Achievement Programs

Looking to earn money, use your academic skills and help others? Academic Achievement Programs is hiring for the fall and spring semesters! Please e-mail Christal Dimas at if you have any questions.

UMD First Look Fair

The First Look Fair is your chance to meet nearly 600 student clubs and organizations, campus departments and services, local vendors, and community service agencies. The festive atmosphere is the perfect place to gather resources, learn more about how to get involved, and connect with other students with similar interests. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to discover some of what the University of Maryland has to offer!

Swing by between 10AM and 3PM on Wednesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 14th.
Fall 2017 schedules now online

Shuttle-UM schedules for the fall semester are now available, featuring 2 new routes, the 105 Campus Connector and 142 Columbia Park & Ride!

To view all schedules visit:
Washington, DC Idealist Grad Fair

Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more

Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities

The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school. It is one of the strongest collections of graduate programs to assemble anywhere in the country.

WHEN: October 2, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center

To learn more and to register, click HERE.