Pollution Prevention Intern Program
The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) have partnered to place engineering students as summer interns at nineteen 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 MD MEP 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 $3.7 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
2016: Canam Steel, dlhBowles
Laura Armstrong, MDE at firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-537-4119 or
Paul Gietka, MD MEP at email@example.com, 410-916-4061.