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Now Accepting Applications: Smart Growth Maryland Internship

By Kimberly Golden Brandt

Smart Growth Maryland is a campaign of Preservation Maryland which advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns. The initiative is now accepting applications for a Smart Growth Policy Intern in our Baltimore City offices.

Preservation Maryland offers an array of opportunities to work and learn with our organization in a meaningful way by inviting interns to participate in a number of important projects. Our staff are experts on and passionate about Maryland’s history and heritage. We offer a welcoming office environment in Baltimore City in a renovated historic mill with a flexible schedule. Internships are open to students, recent graduates, and all those with an interest in preservation and a dedication to helping protect and promote the best of Maryland.


Smart Growth Maryland was launched in 2018 when 1000 Friends of Maryland, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization merged into Preservation Maryland. This merger of activities resulted in increased efficiencies, bigger impacts and more donor dollars put towards the critical work of helping save historic places and growing smarter.

The Smart Growth Policy Intern will support campaigns to advance state and local smart growth efforts of Smart Growth Maryland and Preservation Maryland. Responsibilities will include helping to manage diverse coalitions, researching smart growth policy issues, and creating communication tools including fact sheets, website content, and email alerts.

Familiarity with Maryland environmental and smart growth issues is preferred, along with strong writing skills. The intern will be expected to work primarily at the Preservation Maryland in Baltimore City and will report to Kimberly Golden Brandt, Director of Smart Growth Maryland. Interns will likely be asked to perform additional tasks than those listed in order to assist the organization. This is a part-time, hourly position.


To apply, send an email to submit@presmd.org with SMART GROWTH INTERN in the subject line and attach a PDF version of your resume and a relevant writing sample. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with the first review of applicants taking place in October 2018. If you have any questions, please email Kimberly Golden Brandt, Director of Smart Growth Maryland, at kbrandt@presmd.org.

Learn more about Smart Growth Maryland


Since 1931, Preservation Maryland has worked to protect the places, stories and communities in Maryland that matter. As a non-profit organization, it works with partners across the state to accomplish this important mission and protect the best of Maryland. Preservation Maryland is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Kimberly Golden Brandt · Director of Smart Growth Maryland

Kim Brandt leads Smart Growth Maryland, a project of Preservation Maryland, dedicated to the preservation of forests, farms and open space, and revitalization of Maryland’s cities and towns.

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