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Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for 5 volunteers to talk to elementary school students about their ENST experiences and opportunities. You will speak for about 2-3 minutes about your experience and answer the questions of curious 5th grade students. A great opportunity to introduce the importance of Environmental Science to future scientists!

Needed for May 10th from 1:15pm to 2:15pm

If you are interested in volunteering this day, please contact

Summer Session Grant - UMD


Riparian Wetlands Plant Survey Field Technician - Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service is currently accepting applications for one full-time and one part-time Seasonal Contractual position (Natural Resources Technician III). The Department seeks two highly motivated individuals to assist with a project to test a rapid assessment protocol for characterizing stream-associated wetland habitats and providing information on their condition. Field work will take place in southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, and Charles counties). Job duties will include (1) collection of data on dominant woody and herbaceous vegetation (vegetation composition, structure, percent cover), physical site characteristics (including hydrology and soils), and stressors (including invasive plant species) at a variety of sites in the project area; (2) use of existing GIS data layers to characterize landscape condition and other measures relevant to habitat condition; and (3) assistance with data ent…

Summer Internship - USDA


Summer Bridge Program - UMD

Program Dates: Sunday,June 16, 2019 -  Friday, July 26, 2019
There are several positions available with varying payments and time obligations; see that attached position announcements for more detailed information and requirements.
Resident Assistant  (must have experience as an RA and have completed the Resident Life training course to be eligible)Math Instructional Assistant Math Tutor Writing Tutor 
Interested applicants are asked to submit both a resume and cover letter for their position of interest to Michelle Udeli ( with the specified email Subject. Applicants are also welcome to apply for more than one position, however, a separate cover letter is required for each position. 
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.
Please direct any questions to Michelle Udeli (

Paris to Pittsburgh - Documentary Screening

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Environmental Design Intern - Straughan Environmental, Inc.

The Environmental Design Intern would be working primarily with Professional Engineers and Environmental Analysists on a variety of projects.  They may have the opportunity to work with Sustainable Design group on traffic noise analysis, air quality analysis, roadway planning and design, LEED certification, and sustainability planning.  They may have the opportunity to work with our Water Resources Engineering group on hydraulics and hydrology analysis, stormwater management design, drainage design, erosion and sediment control design, and stream restoration. They may have the opportunity to work with our Planning group or with Environmental Scientists in our Natural Resources division as well. Internship could possibly extend through fall semester of 2019.  

Must be available for full work days.A registered student at a university majoring in either Civil Engineering or Environmental EngineeringCompleted all sophomore level engineering courseworkCAD experience, …

AGNR Peer Mentor

Responsibilities: The main responsibility of AGNR Peer Mentors is to assist AGNR undergraduate students with everyday campus issues, such as advising, registration, and more. During office hours, you will have walk-in appointments with students in the college. You will help them become familiar with registration procedures (Testudo), assist them with the preparation of their 4-year academic plan, and explain their progress toward degree benchmarks. You will work with students in subsequent semesters to pre-select courses and build tentative schedules, print academic audits, and otherwise prepare for their regular faculty advising appointments. You may be asked to refer students to various campus services (e.g. Learning Assistance, Career Center, or tutoring services). Peer Mentors will assist the AGNR Academic Programs Office with other tasks associated with student services and support, such as answering phones, filing records and assisting individuals who walk into the main office. …

Ocean Acidification Lecture


Climate Change Technical Specialist - American Farmland Trust

Duties & Responsibilities The primary responsibilities of this position are to research and conduct modeling scenarios to quantify the impacts of agricultural practices on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration potential. This will be used to develop a set of recommendations that will inform policy and program managers building climate action plans. Additional duties and responsibilities will include helping to develop new climate programming that supports other AFT program areas and its regional offices. Specific responsibilities include: 
Knowledge of and experience working with soil health practices and their impacts on climate change mitigation, adaptation and water quality concerns; Support AFT’s commitment to provide USCA states technical assistance regarding the positive role that agriculture has in combating climate change; Synthesize current scientific literature exploring soil health management systems as directly related to increased C sequestration and GHG red…

Bat, Small Mammal, and Mussel Survey Field Technician - Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service is currently accepting applications for one Seasonal Contractual position (Natural Resources Technician III). The Department seeks a highly motivated individual to assist with several projects: (1) acoustic and mist net bat surveys (statewide, May 29-early July); and (2) small mammal and mussel surveys (western and southern Maryland, early July - September 17). Job duties will include the following: (1) set-up/take-down of Automated Recording Units for stationary bat surveys and assistance with mist-netting bats, including carrying equipment up to 40 pounds for up to 3 miles; (2) assistance with small mammal trapping; (3) assistance with mussel surveys in small streams and rivers using snorkeling and waterscope techniques; and (4) assistance with data entry, private landowner contacts, and equipment maintenance in support of the surveys. Training will be provided. A strong work ethic, good problem-solving ski…

Environmental Management Staffer - Chesapeake Research Consortium

Description A Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, political science, public policy, business or related topics is preferred but science degrees are also acceptable for those applicants that have an interest in management and policy.Familiarity with or interest in one or more of the following areas: adaptive management, leadership programs (at all levels of government), budget and finance and evaluation. Ability to perform background research, analysis and synthesis on policy and science related topics.Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders as part of interdisciplinary teams representing a variety of interests, in an environment meant to build consensus.Provide support by independently planning meetings, developing agendas, drafting concise meeting minutes and tracking action items.Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.Ability to work i…

Research Scholarship - OFWIM

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Agricultural Scholarship

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Education Intern - Jug Bay

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NatureRx - Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day 2019, Department of Kinesiology Assistant Professors Shannon Jette and Jennifer D. Roberts, along with partners across the UMD campus invite you to the NatureRx @ UMD launch. With support from the University of Maryland School of Public Health, this day will be filled with activities that celebrate the beauty, bounty and splendor of our planet. NatureRx @ UMD is a new and burgeoning movement, represented by numerous individuals and units within the University of Maryland College Park community, who have come together with a shared passion for the many ways in which the landscape of our campus arboretum and other recreation spaces can heal and preserve the health and well-being of every person.  Please join us as we launch this exciting and new campus organization. NatureRx @ UMD Launch Date Events​ | Earth Day - Monday, April 22, 2019 For more info go here

Research Program - AGNR

The AGNR Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a partnership between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Dean’s Office, AGNR Academic Programs and The UMD Graduate School. The overarching goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate study and research careers in agricultural, environmental, nutrition and food science, and natural resource areas of study.  SROPscholars will live on campus for eight weeks from June 1- July 26 and work with AGNR faculty members as part of their research teams. Students are expected to spend about forty hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members. Participants will attend weekly seminars to learn more about the graduate school experience, the graduate school application process as well as engaging in planned social activities in the evenings and weekends during their stay.  At the end of the eight weeks, students are expected to produce tangible …

Research Internship - MIAEH

The Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations Lab led by Dr. Quiros-Alcala at the Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) in the UMD School of Public Health is seeking a responsible, detail-oriented student for an unpaid research internship.
Student(s) will gain experience working in environmental health and with vulnerable populations, as well as gain skills in public health research. Students will have the opportunity to do field work and/or data management to fulfill research objectives. The project intersects diverse public health fields, including occupational health, women’s health, minority health, and environmental health science.
There is also the opportunity to be involved in publications, depending on the level of engagement. Work hours are flexible and work can go into the summer (Start date: as soon as possible). 
Please contact Dr. Quiros-Alcala at with the subject line: Research Internship if interested in learning more.

Education Coordinator - Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Application Deadline: April 26 or until position is filled The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) is seeking a full-time Education Coordinator to oversee our school programs and summer camps.  CBEC is a private, non-profit located on the Eastern Shore in Grasonville, Maryland dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration.  Through our on-site and outreach education programs and summer camps, we educate over 8,000 students annually.  We strive to inspire the next generation of Bay stewards by providing engaging, “hands-on, feet-wet” environmental education. The primary responsibilities of this position will include coordinating and leading our school programs for students in grades 1-12th, as well as planning and overseeing our 10-week summer camp program.  Other responsibilities include assisting with events and fundraisers, training and coordinating volunteers, hiring and supervising summer camp interns, raptor han…

Earth Day Clean Up

Come out this Saturday for a cleanup in partnership with SCoop and We Are Water! See the attached flyer and RSVP using this form! They will do some cleaning up of Paint Branch and then host an art workshop after

ENST Internship


Careers in Environmental Health

Environmental health focuses on the intersection of the natural and built environment and human health. Through science research, policy, communication, and education, environmental health professionals improve the lives of individuals and communities. No matter what their field of focus, environmental health professionals work to promote human health and solve environmental issues including air and water quality, hazardous waste, and infectious diseases. In this career panel, students will learn about career paths within environmental health from employers and alumni, who are experts in their field. Students will also have the opportunity to network with panelists and learn about potential internship or job opportunities. Students from all majors are welcomed to attend. Click here to RSVP

Sustainable Agriculture Research Interns - USDA

Accepting applications for student positions assisting with projects evaluating the sustainability of cropping systems in the Mid-Atlantic. These will involve diverse activities including soil, gas, and plant sampling in the field, lab work, data entry and management, sample processing and organization, and miscellaneous projects supporting research activities. Field sites, lab and offices are all approximately 10-15 minutes north of UMD campus. 
Positions can allow for flexible scheduling, including the possibility of full-time seasonal work, but schedules must be prearranged with supervisor. No experience is required, but an ideal candidate will have an interest in sustainable agriculture and/or have an interest in research. This is not a conventional internship, but there it can be adapted to meet internship requirements. Substantial time will be spent outdoors during growing season. All training will be provided.
Apply here Due July 4th, 2019

Entomology Research Position - Summer UMD


Internship - World Wildlife Foundation

Education Content Intern - Paid Washington DC
Internship Description:
This position will play an active and substantial role in the development and implementation of educational materials and activities to engage youth and raise awareness for WWF’s conservation priorities. The intern will work directly with members of the marketing and communication teams to provide overall assistance for WWF's Wild Classroom.

Serve as one of the primary points of contact for WWF’s involvement in the World Scouts Jamboree by helping at the event and supporting the development of activities and materials.Help to develop creative and engaging content for educational program and events - including regular updates to the website, social media, online marketing and other WWF communication channelsAssist in preparing and analyzing reporting on a needed basisPerform other duties as assignedCurrent enrollment or a completed bachelor’s degree. No specific major required, but someone with education, communicati…

Full Time Position - Ecology Education

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies seeks a talented educator to bring cutting edge ecology to K-12 students and educators and help advance the field of ecology education. This is a full-time, ongoing position for someone with a degree in one of the natural sciences, or in education (advanced degree preferred), starting no later than September 2019. The Institutes education programs include professional development and instructional resources for teachers, as well as intensive field-based experiences for youth, including the Ecology and Art+Science Camps, the Hudson Data Jam student competition and the Young Environmental Science research experience program for high school students. The Program Leader will help to expand and shape the next generation of Institute programming to reach both regional and national audiences. 

For more information contact: Alan R. Berkowitz, Ph.D.(845) 677-7600 ext.