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Sustainable Procurement Intern

Internship Responsibilities

The Maryland Green Purchasing Committee (GPC) seeks a full-time undergraduate, graduate, or post-grad for a temporary full time paid summer internship opportunity. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience with sustainable procurement in State government and make a meaningful impact on the future of Maryland’s food procurement. The position will report to the DGS Secretary’s Designee for Green Purchasing, within the DGS Office of Energy Performance & Conservation.

This position will primarily serve to support the Maryland GPC’s Working Group on Carbon-Intensive Foods. The intern will take the lead in researching Carbon-Intensive food procurement. The intern will work collaboratively with the Working Group and other outside stakeholders to produce a list of carbon-intensive foods, and to research and contribute to Best Practices for State government carbon-intensive food procurement, tracking, and reporting.

Skill Set Required

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders including State agency procurement staff, non-profit environmental groups, and legislative staff
  • Passion for the environment and reducing the State’s impact on the environment 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in Environmental Science, Public Policy, or Environmental Policy

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: M-Thurs or M-Fri
Pay: Yes, $15-20/hour stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume
Application Instructions To Apply: Please send resume to Emily Soontornsaratool at Emily.Soontornsaratool@maryland.gov by 5/10/2019.

Headquarters

301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Maryland Department of General Services

About the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee: The Maryland Green Purchasing Committee is an inter-agency committee created by the Green Maryland Act of 2010 and tasked with providing the State with education and training promoting environmentally preferable purchasing.

About the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) Office of Energy Performance & Conservation: This position will be physically located within the DGS Office of Energy Performance & Conservation. The Office provides professional and technical services to State Agencies that include energy performance contracting, energy use and cost tracking, energy commodities purchasing, and renewable energy sourcing.