If you’re student, and want to have some fun and profit while taking care of our environment, here are two opportunities you may want to consider.

(1) The City of College Park seeks a graduate or exceptional undergraduate student to conduct a community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory. The intern’s primary responsibilities include the following:

Complete a baseline community GHG inventory and forecast, using ICLEI software (http://www.icleiusa.org/), identify possible actions and targets of opportunity for reducing the community’s global warming footprint, with the help of the software, work with City employees and selected members of the City’s Committee for a Better Environment (CBE); collect emissions data from representatives of local utility companies; and use U.S. census data to estimate other information and communicate all findings and issues, both verbally and in a final written report, to the City and CBE.

The intern will work approximately 200 hours total. Weekly hours are flexible with a minimum requirement of 10 hours per week.  A stipend of $12.50 per hour is available from the City. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: evitale@collegeparkmd.gov OR send by U.S. mail to Elisa Vitale, City of College Park, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740.

(2) Seeking a Recycling Intern for the Spring Semester:  A Recycling Intern is needed to help implement a new waste-minimization program in buildings across the University of Maryland campus.  The “Can the Can” program replaces all standard desk-side trash cans with desktop “mini bins” to be used by faculty and staff to collect non-recyclable trash and ensures that each person has a full size recycling bin.  The program has been implemented in a few campus buildings with enormous success.  Facilities Management is looking for the help of an intern to introduce the program to even more buildings.  The expected outcome of the program is to promote recycling on campus and increase recycling rate to 75% by 2013.

The Recycling Intern will work 10 hours per week during the spring 2011 semester. Stipend:  $1,000 for the semester.  Funding provided by the Student Sustainability Committee of the SGA.

Please send a cover letter and resume to recycle@umd.edu.  The one-page cover letter should address the following questions: Why do you want to be the recycling intern?  What are your qualifications for the position? Deadline to Apply:  January 10, 2011