The University of Maryland╣s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting applications for its joint Summer Internship Program with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission╣s Prince George╣s Planning Department in Upper Marlboro, MD. The two internships are in the following areas: Green Infrastructure Plan Update Intern: Working closely with Planning Department staff, this intern will be assisting with the pre-planning work for the upcoming update to the Prince George╣s County 2005 Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan. The focus of this internship will be on evaluating trends using GIS. In addition, research will be needed regarding best practices in green infrastructure planning from an ecological perspective and may include research into policy practices regarding environmental site design. Other topics include ecosystem services and the interface between environmental health and human health. An interest in environmental policy and planning is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. Advanced GIS skills are preferred but not required; however, a basic knowledge of GIS is necessary. Community Planning Intern: The Prince George╣s Planning Department completes a variety of community-based planning projects every year. There are several on-going projects that will result in recommendations to the Planning Board and County Council regarding community revitalization and transit-oriented development. Working closely with community planners, this intern will be providing much needed support to various project teams. Tasks could include conducting research on topics related to transit-oriented development, community health and revitalization, implementation of planning recommendations and/or public outreach. The Planning Department is looking for a self-starting student who is organized and responsible. GIS skills are preferred but are not required. Additionally, interns will participate in weekly Internship Program events, including field trips, seminars, and trips to SESYNC facilities in Annapolis, where interns will be introduced to the socio-environmental synthesis research approach, and will have the opportunity to meet researchers at the Center. Program Details: The positions are full time (40 hours/week) from May 31- Aug. 9, 2013, and undergraduate interns will be paid $10.50/hour. Interns will be selected based upon the strength of their academic record and achievements, and demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and socio-environmental issues. To Apply: Please submit: 1) a resume, 2) statement of career interests (less than one page), 3) a copy of transcripts, and 4) a letter of recommendation. Parts 1-3 should be submitted as a single pdf labeled with last name, first name at http://www.sesync.org/internship-program-application by midnight on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Letters of recommendation should be sent by March 3, 2013 to [log in to unmask] with the intern╣s last name and │MNCPPC SUMMER INTERNSHIP▓ in the subject line. Finalists for the internship will be interviewed in mid-March, and final selections will be made in early April.