Monday, April 3, 2017

Position Announcement
Student Assistant at the Environmental Finance Center

Who We Are
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland is one of ten University-based centers across the country providing communities with the tools and information necessary to manage change for a healthy environment and an enhanced quality of life. EFC believes that environmental finance can be used to develop a shared community vision. Our focus is protecting natural resources and watersheds by strengthening the capacity of local decision-makers to analyze environmental problems, develop innovative and effective methods of financing environmental efforts and educate communities about the role of finance and economic development in the protection of the environment. Learn more here:

What We Are Looking For
Currently, the EFC is working with Prince George’s County to develop a countywide litter reduction plan. The EFC is seeking to hire 2-3 students from April – June 2017 to assist with field research on littering behavior in the County. Students will assist EFC staff in administering questionnaires to local businesses in Prince George’s County as well as conducting field observations of litter in four sub-watershed locations: Sligo Creek, Indian Creek, Lower Beaverdam Creek and Watts Branch. 

Students with experience and/or interest in behavior change, environmental science, urban sustainability, environmental policy, environmental engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. EFC is looking for assistance with any of the following skills or interest in the following focus areas:

  • Research
  • Surveys & Interviews
  • Field Observations
  • Data Management
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Infographics and Data Visualization
Focus Areas
  • Sustainability
  • Resilience
  • Stormwater Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Leadership Development
What to Expect
Students will work collaboratively with faculty and other students, but are generally expected to work independently and be self-motivated. Students will be required to have their own personal vehicle and make regular site visits to various Prince George’s locations. Students will be compensated on an hourly basis (10-20 Hours/Week) at a rate of $10-$18/Hour depending on experience.

How to Apply
Interested students should provide their resume and a cover letter to Toni Ames at by April 15th, 2017.