Career Opportunities & Resources


Administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps is a program that engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

AmeriCorps Information and Programs

AmeriCorps Summer Opportunities

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center offers Anne Arundel County elementary, middle, and high school students year-round opportunities to experience the natural environment. The Outdoor Education programs at Arlington Echo use environmental and outdoor learning to enhance, extend and enrich classroom curriculum. To learn more about opportunities available with the Arlington Echo follow the links below:

Arlington Echos Employment and Internship Opportunities

Arlington Echo Volunteer Opportunities

Brookside Gardens

Part of the Montgomery County Park System, Brookside Gardens is an extraordinary and inspiring cultivated landscape. Through beautifully designed gardens, diverse learning opportunities, and an engaging staff, we motivate our visitors to take action in their own lives and landscapes to appreciate and care for the plants around them. To search for opportunities at Brookside Gardens and other jobs through the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission please visit the link below:

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Job Search

Chesapeake Conservancy

Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, and everyone enjoys healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and with tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with its wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources.

Chesapeake Conservancy Volunteer Opportunities

Chesapeake Conservancy Job Opportunities

Chesapeake Conservation Corps

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is soliciting applicants for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program.  Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region. The program provides hands-on entry level experience for those seeking green careers as a stepping stone to a permanent position in their field of choice. Not only are the participants working fulltime at their selected host site, but they also receive extensive leadership and professional development trainings. This initiative is supported by the Trust, Constellation Energy, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland.


The purpose of the Corps Program is 1) to enable young adults to work with host organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to provide leadership and training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental careers including conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and others.  Corps members help manage programs and projects in the realms of environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture and forestry that will promote and sustain the Bay and its surrounding environment. This program provides young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.


The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 30-35 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for a paid year of service ($17,000) beginning on August 22, 2017.  To find the application go to


Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Chesapeake Research Consortium (CrC)

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) encourages scientific and technical activities in the tidal Chesapeake Bay, its drainage basin, and adjoining airshed, as well as adjacent coastal waters of the Middle Atlantic Bight. Recognizing that processes acting in Earth systems far from the Bay also impact its processes and resources, CRC also assists project development in areas far beyond the traditional Bay boundaries.

CrC Scholarship in Natural or Social Sciences

Crc Career Development Program

Columbia Association

Columbia strives to be a community that welcomes diversity, respects the land and fosters the growth of individuals. In support of this vision, Columbia Association maintains more than 3,500 acres of open space as a permanent asset for residents. These open space areas are the location of various projects such as tree plantings, invasive species removals, and more. The Columbia Association hires temporary seasonal positions for their landscaping crew to implement and maintain these projects. If you would like to apply for this position please visit the link below:
Open Space Operations Job Description
The Columbia Association frequently has a diverse range of job openings, to further explore these please visit the link below:
Columbia Association Job Opportunities

Gap Year Explorer

Gap Year Explorer is an advisory service to assist graduating high school seniors in planning a meaningful gap year. They take an integrative approach to the gap year, providing an opportunity to travel, learn, and grow from the unique experiences while still allocating time for applying to colleges and planning the next step. To learn more about the Gap Year Explorer, follow the link below to their website:

Gap Year Explorer Information


greeNEWit is an energy solutions company based in Columbia, MD and founded to help society build sustainable communities and better economies through conserving the use of natural resources. greeNEWit has a committed Residential Energy Division which strives to help individual families reduce their energy consumption, improve their homes' energy efficiency, and increase comfort and safety throughout the seasons. greeNEWit hires, trains, and certifies Residential Energy Analysts to perform these in-depth and scientific audits. If becoming a Residential Energy Auditor is something that interest you, follow the link below to learn more:

greeNEWit Career Opportunities


HopeWorks provides support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence.  They engage the community in creating the change required for prevention.

Summer Social Justice Institute

Job Hero

Lauren's Garden Service

Lauren’s Garden Service is a local landscaping business dedicated to creating beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. They take the hard work out of gardening by doing it themselves!  In fact, the company was created to offer an environmentally friendly option for garden lovers who just didn’t have time to maintain their own gardens. To see current job openings at Lauren's Garden Service visit the following link:

Lauren's Garden Service Employment Opportunities

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation Inc. (MAEF)

Established in 1989, MAEF's mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. With the generous support of many individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions, MAEF continues to build premier educational program enhancing education and agricultural literacy statewide. Visit the following link to see all of MAEF's opportunities:

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation Opportunities

Maryland Arborist Association

The Maryland Arborist Association was informally established in the mid 1900’s by a group of professionals who appreciated the notion that they could learn from one another as professionals and that, as a group, they had more voice representing the industry before regulatory and legislative bodies. For a list of educational, technical, and other resources provided by the Maryland Arborist Association, please visit the link below:

Maryland Arborist Association Resources

Maryland Forests Association

Incorporated in 1976, the Maryland Forests Assocaition is a state-wide non-profit organization. The mission of the Maryland Forests Association is to conserve and enhance forests in Maryland by:
  • increasing awareness of the diverse, public benefits of forests;
  • supporting the sustainable use of forest resources;
  • promoting economic opportunity for forest landowners; and,
  • maintaining a viable local forest products industry.

Furthermore, the Maryland Forests Association sponsors a number of scholarships. FOr more information about these scholarships visit the link below:

Maryland Forests Association Scholarship Opportunities

Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature

Since the Partnership for Children in Nature began in 2008 its 21-member public and private partnership has worked collaboratively to provide opportunities for children to play and learn outdoors.

Children in Nature Website

Maryland Sea Grant

Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics. If you are interested in research with the Maryland Sea Grant visit the link below:

Maryland Sea Grant Research Experience for Undergrads

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

Under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Education, the Department develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school. The MDE offers a wide range of job opportunities, to search through their job postings please visit the following link:

Maryland State Department of Education Job Search

Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association

Since 1934 the MNLGA has existed to support, promote, and provide services and assistance to member businesses. We support all constituent groups of the horticulture industry, including landscape, garden centers, interiorscape, grounds maintenance, nursery, greenhouse, arboriculture, botanical gardens and other allied businesses.

Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association Scholarship Opportunities

Career and Educational Resources (List of Colleges)

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

MANRRS is a non-profit organization registered in the state of Michigan that promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. Below are the nearby universities and colleges with a MANRRS chapter:
  • Bowie State University
  • Delaware State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University
MANRSS 2016 National Conference Video Recap

Junior MANRRS featured in the 2017 MD-DC Campus Compact Magazine

Junior MANRRS students interviewed after trip to the White House in 2015

Montgomery County Conservation Corps

Funded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. the Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) uses a comprehensive approach to working with youth 17-24 years of age who are out-of-school. Participants  are provided with opportunities to earn their GED and gain hands-on experience while completing projects in regional parks designed around conservation principles.

For more information about MCCC and eligibility requirements please visit their website or contact Faith McNeill, Case Manager, 

Mt. Cuba Center

The Mt. Cuba Center is dedicated to the conservation of the natural environment surrounding them through education, research, and practice. Their mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to support the habitats that sustain them. The Mt. Cuba Center offers many internship opportunites. If you are interested in this, follow the link below:

Mt. Cuba Center Internship Opportunities

National Aquarium

Located in Baltimore, The National Aquarium opened 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

National Aquarium Career Search

National Aquarium Internship Opportunities (College)

National Aquarium Summer Student Program (High School)

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a national network of 28 sites dedicated to the effective science-based management of coastal and estuarine environments. NERRS works in the Chesapeake Bay Reserve to promote and facilitate integrated research, training, education, and land stewardship programs, reserve staff work with scientists, resource managers, teachers, and community leaders to better understand how coastal environments function and how to manage them to the benefit of the communities they support.

Chesapeake Bay Estaurine Reserve Volunteer Opportunities

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

The  NGICP offers training and certification for construction, maintenance, and inspection of green infrastructure.  If you would like to learn more about certification through the NGICP please follow the link below.

NGICP Details

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the Sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. NOAA offers many opportunites for students such as internship, fellowships, and scholarships. To learn more about these opportunities visit the link below:

NOAA Student Opportunities

Parks and People Foundation

The Parks and People Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy and natural environment for Baltimore. To view employment opportunities with the Parks and People Foundation, follow the link below:

Parks and People Foundation Employment Opportunities

Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Pickering Creek Audubon Center is a 400-acre working farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland situated next to the tidal Pickering Creek in Talbot County, Maryland. The Center’s property features a variety of habitats including mature hardwood forest, fresh and brackish marsh, meadow, tidal and non-tidal wetlands, over a mile of shoreline on a tidal creek, and cropland.

Pickering Creek Audubon Center Volunteer Opportunities

National Audubon Society Career Center

Rock Creek Conservancy

Rock Creek Conservancy is a non-profit located in Bethesda, MD and exists to restore Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect. The creek meanders 33 miles through the Washington metropolitan area, crossing federal lands as well as district, city, county, and state boundaries. Rock Creek Conservancy is uniquely positioned to foster outreach, education, and efforts to overcome threats to Rock Creek.

Rock Creek Conservancy Employment Opportunities

Rural Maryland Council

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) brings together citizens, community-based organizations, federal, state, county and municipal government officials as well as representatives of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to collectively address the needs of Rural Maryland communities. To learn more about the Rural Maryland Council click on the following link:

Rural Maryland Council Projects


  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center for students graduating high school senior with a 3.0 or better as well as paid summer research program called the Geoscience Summer Bridge Program
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust - Student of the Year Award (Winner to be rewarded with a $5,000 Scholarship)
    The Student of the Year is a Maryland high school or college student who motivates and inspires other students by a) promoting awareness of natural resources and b) participating in efforts to improve the environment at school or in the community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Applicants/nominees must be Maryland residents and full-time students at a Maryland high school or college.
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust - Honorable Arthur Dorman Award (Winner to be rewarded with a $5,000 Scholarship)
    The winner of the Dorman award, named for former Trust Board Chairman Senator Arthur Dorman who worked tirelessly to engage a wide audience in natural resource issues, will be a Maryland high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires others and participates in efforts to improve the local environment and/or the community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Applicants/nominees must be Maryland residents, full-time students at a Maryland high school or college, and students of color (African-American, Asian-American, Native-American, Hispanic).

Stormwater Maintenance LLC

Founded in 2004, Stormwater Maintenance LLC is a construction and maintenance firm that specializes in the construction, maintenance, and repair of all types stormwater-related infrastructure.  Their practice strives to reduce environmental impacts of urbanization by focusing on existing stormwater practices, retrofits to treat legacy runoff, and improvements to stream systems.  Stormwater Maintenance LLC employees a wide range of positions, if you are interested in employment please visit the following website to learn more about their openings at the moment:

Stormwater Maintenance LLC Employment Opportunities

Towson University

Towson University offers many opportunities for incoming students to study environmentally related subjects, as well as many opportunites for current students to get involved in sustainability in and around the campus.

Towson University Undergraduate Programs of Study

Towson University Environmental Science and Studies Program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' objectives are:
  1. Assist in the development and application of an environmental stewardship ethic for our society, based on ecological principles, scientific knowledge of fish and wildlife, and a sense of moral responsibility.
  2. Guide the conservation, development, and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources.
  3. Administer a national program to provide the public opportunities to understand, appreciate, and wisely use fish and wildlife resources.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Job Opportunities

USA Jobs Student and Recent Graduate Opportunities

U.S. National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. National parks offer numerous volunteer and internship opportunities for students, as well as permanent and seasonal jobs. Below are a list of parks in and around Maryland:
  • Captain John Smith National Historic Trail
  • Assateague Island
To search for permanent and seasonal jobs with the National Park Service, visit

NPS Regional Youth Program Coordinators
  • National Capital Region -
  • North-East Region -

Virginia Tech - Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS)

The Virginia Technical University offers graduate degree programs, professional development certificate programs, and research opportunities in the field of sustainable growth. To learn more about these opportunities visit the link below:

Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability Program Information

Volunteer Howard

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County (VCSHC) was founded in November 2001 as a clearinghouse, recruiting potential volunteers and referring them to local non-profit and governmental agencies seeking volunteers. The mission of the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County is to stimulate and expand volunteerism in the community through connecting people to non-profit and public agencies in order to improve the quality of life for all people in Howard County.

Volunteer Howard Opportunities