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Community & Campus Engagement

Explore and Gain Skills

Community and campus engagement are useful ways to explore what career path will best align with your interests. Additionally, including these experiences on your resume allows you to demonstrate your skills and commitment to the field.

You can review Planet Blue’s Student Involvement page for ideas on environmental campus engagement or use the Ginsberg Center’s Connect2Community portal where you can enter your interests (i.e. environment, food) and view different local volunteer opportunities. 

Below are on-campus and local organizations that offer professional development, work study, and volunteer opportunities according to the various environmental career areas. 

Conservation Science & Management

  • U-M Biological Station
  • U-M Camp Davis
  • Huron River Watershed Council
  • Trout Unlimited

Environmental Communications & Fundraising

  • U-M Development Summer Internship Program (DSIP)
  • The Ecology Center
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Environment Michigan
  • The Stewardship Network

Environmental Consulting

  • U-M Planet Blue Student Leaders
  • U-M Graham Sustainability Scholars
  • U-M Sustainability, Housing Advocacy, and Dining Efforts (SHADE) 
  • U-M Environmental Consulting Organization at the University of Michigan (ECO-UM)
  • Huron River Watershed Council 
  • The Ecology Center

Environmental Education

  • U-M Planet Blue Student Leaders
  • U-M Graham Sustainability Scholars
  • U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens 
  • U-M Leslie Science and Nature Center
  • The Ecology Center
  • The Agrarian Adventure

Environmental Justice, Public Health & Community Engagement

  • U-M Semester in Detroit (Course: Environmental Justice Grassroots Community Organizing)
  • U-M Michigan Active Citizens: Alternative Spring Break
  • Healthy Environments Partnership
  • Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition 
  • We the People Opportunity Farm 
  • Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
  • Clean Water Action
  • Voices for Earth Justice

Environmental Mapping & Technology

  • U-M Library Geospatial Data and Mapping
  • U-M ArcGIS
  • U-M Office of Campus Sustainability

Environmental Policy, Advocacy & Law

  • U-M Central Student Government Sustainability Commission
  • U-M LSA Student Government Campus Conservation Corps
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby at U-M
  • U-M College Democrats Environmental Subcommittee
  • Michigan in Washington Program
  • U-M Public Service Intern Program (PSIP)
  • U-M Environmental Law Society
  • U-M Environmental Policy Association

Environmental & Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture

  • Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
  • U-M Office of Campus Sustainability

Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture

  • U-M Campus Farm
  • U-M Maize & Blue Cupboard
  • U-M Sustainable Food Program
  • U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative
  • Food Recovery Network at U-M
  • Nature & Nurture
  • Washtenaw Food Policy Council
  • Slow Food Huron Valley

Sustainable Energy

  • U-M Graham Sustainability Scholars
  • U-M Student Sustainability Coalition
  • U-M Office of Campus Sustainability
  • U-M Students for Clean Energy
  • The Ecology Center

Sustainability in Business

  • U-M Erb Undergraduate Fellows
  • U-M Graham Sustainability Scholars
  • U-M Center for Sustainable Systems
  • U-M Student Sustainability Coalition
  • U-M Office of Campus Sustainability