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Gain Skills and Help Save the Planet: Environment Maryland Internships

Gain Skills and Help Save the Planet: Environment Maryland Internships

Internships with Meaning

We all care deeply about our environment. We also know that we need to be taking more action to ensure that our environment is preserved, especially when powerful interests stand in the way.

Environment Maryland, a non-profit, citizen-based environmental group, acts as a strong advocate on a broad range environmental issues, including promoting clean energy, protecting our open spaces, restoring the Chesapeake Bay, and advancing global warming solutions. We speak out and take action at the local, state, and national levels to protect our precious natural resources.

Our approach works. We have been a part of many important victories for the environment. We were the lead lobbying group to pass legislation that includes the nation’s strongest law to reduce pollution from power plants, a bill that requires new cars and trucks to emit less pollution, and legislation to require developers to do all they can to minimize runoff pollution that goes into the Chesapeake Bay. We are involved in efforts to protect Maryland’s most valuable natural areas and to capitalize on the enormous potential to revitalize the economy and protect the environment at the same time through the creation of thousands of green jobs.

Internship Description
Internships with Environment Maryland offer students a unique, mentored experience. Interns work one-on-one with Environment Maryland’s advocates and campaign organizers. Interns acquire the basic skills to analyze issues and put together solutions to problems that threaten our environment. Interns learn that activism and participation in the democratic process yield results. Though responsibilities vary, most internships include the following:

• Conduct research into critical environmental problems and prepare fact sheets for wide scale distribution.
• Assist in the preparation of media events.
• Attend meetings with lawmakers and state agency staff.
• Reach out to businesses and organizations to get them to work in partnership with us.
• Mobilize our grassroots base to impact upcoming policy decisions.

Although Environment Maryland internships are unpaid, students may receive academic credit from their college or university.

• A strong commitment to Environment Maryland’s issues.
• Strong writing and analytical skills.
• The ability to debate and speak persuasively.
• An enthusiasm for the work.

How to Apply
Interested students should submit a letter of interest and resume to Ewa Krason at EKrason@EnvironmentMaryland.org. The letter should describe your primary interests in an internship, how this fits into your career objectives, and your availability in terms of dates and hours.