Pollution Prevention Intern Program
The Maryland Department of the Environment and University of Maryland Technology Enterprise Insitute (MTech) have partnered to place engineering students as summer interns at seventeen Maryland companies since 2000. Participating companies have included metal finishers, printers, and a variety of manufacturing facilities. These projects are supported by a combination of funding from the U.S. EPA, MDE, and the participating companies. The students work closely with University staff to identify process and equipment improvements that will save the company money and reduce its environmental impact.
In total, the interns have identified over $3.5 million in costs savings through energy efficiency, waste reduction, material use efficiency and other environmentally beneficial practices.
Read more about these successful summer internships:
2000: General Die Finishing, Automated Coatings and Egide
2002: Stone Industrial and Victor Graphics
2004: Rhodia and Alcore
2006: Kop Flex
2008: EU Services
2010: Frito Lay and Thales
2012: Tamko Building Products, Phoenix Mecano and Sims Recycling Solutions
2013: Atlas Container, Coca Cola, and Next Day Blinds
To learn more about how your business can take advantage of this valuable program, contact the Maryland Department of the Environment Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Program at 410-537-4119.