Organization: The Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, & Health (CEEJH)
This summer 2023 CEEJH is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) Summer Scholars program! Undergraduate students are invited to apply for this paid internship that will provide the opportunity for students passionate about environmental and climate justice to gain skills in research, science communication, community science, capacity building, environmental justice policy, and career planning.
Duration: The program is 10 weeks long beginning Monday, June 5th and ending Friday, August 11th.
In-Person: The 2023 program will be in-person.
Pay: Each EJ Summer Scholar will be paid $5,000 for working 40 hours per week over the 10 weeks.
1) Work on CEEJH projects with the rest of our team, attending weekly center and project meetings. Depending on your skills, you may be:
- Deploying air quality monitors
- Creating outreach materials
- Conducting data analysis and visualization Improving MD
- Improving MD EJSCREEN
- Creating education materials
- Writing blog posts
- Doing general research support
2) Participate in a skills workshop once a week and complete learning modules connecting to each workshop topic. The workshops will be a mix of environmental justice and career development skills, including, community science tools, science communication, and resume / CV writing.
3) Work on a capstone project with a community partner in the Mid- Atlantic region.
1) Work on CEEJH projects with the rest of our team, attending weekly center and project meetings. Depending on your skills, you may be: Deploying air quality monitors Creating outreach materials Conducting data analysis and visualization Improving MD
HOW TO APPLY
The application is 2 PARTS. Part 1 is to complete and submit the Google Form.
Part 2 is to email your 1-2 page resume, your college transcript, and 1 recommendation letter as pdfs in 1 email to [email protected].
We encourage students, particularly based in Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia, from underrepresented groups in the sciences, including people of color and women, and attending HBCUs, TCUs, and Hispanic and AAPI serving institutions to apply.
Your application will NOT be considered until you have completed BOTH Part 1 & Part 2. Submit both parts of the application by March 31st. Expect to hear back from the CEEJH team by mid-April.
About the Center of Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH)
Founded by Dr. Sacoby Wilson in 2011, CEEJH engages and helps build
capacity in communities that are disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards and pollutants and underserved by regulatory, political, housing, transportation, food, and
health care systems. We partner with community-based organizations, environmental advocacy groups, health practitioners and policymakers to address environmental injustice, eliminate environmental health disparities, and enhance community sustainability.
About the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD SPH)
Established in 2007, the UMD SPH promotes and protects the health and well- being of the diverse communities throughout Maryland, the nation, and the world through leadership and collaboration in interdisciplinary education, research, practice and public policy. As a top ranked School of Public Health at one of the nation’s leading research universities, we are well- positioned to advance and translate public health knowledge to improve health and well-being. Visit sph.umd.edu.