Pasantía publicado por: Environment MD
Publicado el: 26/11/2012
Environment Maryland Internships: Gain Skills and Help Save the Planet
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.
Environment Maryland trusted me with far more responsibilities than you get at most internships. Among other things, I did research for publications and organized a press conference. Perhaps most importantly, I was surrounded by supportive people who made me feel like I belonged in the office. I will be able to use the skills I learned from this internship throughout my lifetime.
- Elizabeth Himeles, Kenyon College
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.
Although Environment Maryland internships are unpaid, students may receive academic credit from their college or university.
Working at Environment Maryland has been a very beneficial experience for me. I don't just sit behind a desk all the time. I'm actually out there engaging the public on issues I feel passionate about. Environment Maryland is at the forefront of the green revolution raging throughout America.
- Alyssa Morgenstern, Loyola College
How to Apply
Interested students should submit a letter of interest to info@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.