Student Organizations

There are a multitude of student organizations and clubs that focus on different issues and areas of opportunity on campus, within the Baltimore region, and beyond. These span the various Johns Hopkins campuses. All community service, service-learning, and civic engagement is housed in the Center for Social Concern at the Homewood campus and at the Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE) in East Baltimore.

Jobs and Internships

A variety of summer internship and full-time job opportunities are available for Johns Hopkins undergraduate students. In addition, the Office of Sustainability offers fall/spring semester internships for current Hopkins students.

The Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for 2018-2019 Eco-Reps

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with JHU Connecting Green to put on an annual Green Jobs and Networking session to put Hopkins students in touch with green employers offering sustainable job opportunities. The event includes a panel of speakers who are currently working in the field of sustainability and a networking session afterward.

The Center for Social Concern's Community Impact Internship Program (CIIP) offers Johns Hopkins undergraduate students competitive, paid summer internships at nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Baltimore to work on community-identified projects. There are ten interest placement areas, one of which is the Environment and Sustainability/Food Access track. Organizations that have worked with CIIP in the past on issues of sustainability include: Baltimore Green Space, Boone Street Farm, TreeBaltimore, Urban Resources Initiative- Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Baltimore Free Farm and Farm Alliance of Baltimore.

For a more comprehensive list of job opportunities, look to the Johns Hopkins Career Center, Orchid and job boards.

Research and Fellowships

Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E2SHI) is an interdisciplinary research and educational initiative focused on sustainability and health. Their website is a resource that compiles sustainability-related academic coursesjob, research/fellowship, and internship opportunitiesacademic programs, and other learning opportunities

Academic Resources

There are a number of academic departments that support the research and advancement of sustainability. These include Global Environmental Change and Sustainability, Environmental Engineering and Health, Center for a Livable Future, Environmental Health Institute, Global Food Ethics and Policy Program and the Water Institute.

The JHU Office of Study Abroad offers several programs related to sustainability. These include an Intersession trip to the Galapagos Islands and studying ocean sciences in Bermuda, among others.

Green Lead Training Program

The "Green Lead: Whole Impact Training" program provides a volunteer, professional development opportunity for Johns Hopkins University first year students on the Homewood campus that: introduces them to campus sustainability programs and initiatives; exposes them to critical concepts in behavior change and strategic project management; fosters a network of like-minded peers who can leverage each other’s potential to engage their peers; and equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to be effective change agents and leaders on campus and beyond. Look for applications for the 2017 program in December.

Student Green Guide

The Johns Hopkins University Green Guide is made by the Sustainable Hopkins Innovative Projects Student Group for students to learn how to be eco-smart during their time at Johns Hopkins. 


Conferences on sustainability occur throughout the year on different college campuses. The Office of Sustainability has compiled a running list that Hopkins students are invited to apply or attend.

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.