Apply to intern with us in Baltimore

Trash Free Maryland seeks 5 interns for a six-month pilot project to reduce litter in Baltimore. We expect the project to run September 1 through February 28, with analysis in March 2017. Stipends are available.

In September we are going to start rolling out a litter prevention campaign in 5 neighborhoods in Baltimore (Baltimore Highlands, Brooklyn/Curtis Bay, McElderry Park, Mondawmin, and Waverly). In order to gauge the effectiveness of the campaign tools, we are going to conduct three different evaluation methods:

– weekly visual grading by block captains
– ongoing interviews with block captains by the project team
– weekly visual grading by a 3rd party

We are seeking individuals to be part of that 3rd party, to visit their assigned neighborhood once a week (at a set time each week), evaluate and document levels of litter and other conditions, and report back to project managers. At the end of six months, you will help analyze the data. Interns will learn about the community’s relationship with trash, social marketing concepts, evaluation methods, and have the opportunity to help us develop a plan to take the campaign citywide in 2017.

Interns must commit to the full project term, be reliable, available at a set time each week regardless of weather, able to work independently, and detail oriented. Interns must provide their own transportation. Weekly time commitment is approximately 3 hours.

To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are right for this project and which neighborhood, if any, you prefer to work in and why. To submit applications, or if you have questions, contact Julie Lawson at julie@trashfreemaryland.org. Applications are due August 30 September 10 (extended!).

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