College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

How to find an internship

Take an active role

  • Begin thinking about what you would like to do early in your academic career.
  • Explore these webpages thoroughly (see menu to the left). These are the "permanent" links to hundreds of local organizations and opportunities.
  • Explore the ENSP Advising Blog -- it features current internship postings from the weekly ENSP Advising newsletter in a searchable format!
  • Ask profs and TAs, listen for in-class announcements, and act quickly!
  • Register for Careers4Terps (C4T) -- it's free and lists internships and part-time jobs on- and off-campus.
  • Attend Career Fairs, especially the Geographical Sciences Career Fair.  Both are offered Fall and Spring.
  • Consider approaching environmental organizations directly; most would welcome motivated interns!
  • Check the ENSP webpages for guidance regarding resumes and cover letters.
  • Apply for several internships (10+ is not unusual).  
  • Use a folder and develop a checklist to organize your search.
  • Submit an internship proposal in advance if you plan to earn credit for your internship.

Non-credit and volunteer experience gained during freshman and sophomore years go a long way towards improving your qualifications for selective (and paid) internships later on.

Whether gained by volunteering, clubs, internships, and/or researching -- all experience contributes to your professional development, helps determine what you enjoy doing, and makes classwork that much more interesting! 

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