Welcome to the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' Careers Page! 

Below you will find information about current employment opportunities at the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR), as well as useful information for current AGNR students, prospective students, and Maryland’s aspiring farmers. Additional information about the Office of Human Resources, Compliance, and Diversity (HRC&D) is available on the HRC&D web page.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  

Careers at AGNR


Welcome Employers!

Thank you for your interest in recruiting and connecting with UMD students within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our College has over 1200 undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide range of topics including:

  • Animal and Avian Sciences
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
  • Institute of Applied Agriculture (two-year certificate program)

For detailed descriptions of our academic units can be viewed on our Departments and Programs page

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partners with the University Career Center and the President’s Promise to help employers engage and connect in meaningful ways.

Ways to Engage with Our Students

Here are just a few ways in which you can recruit, hire, and interact with students. To see a full list of services for employers, visit the University Career Center’s resources for employers site.

Post an Internship or Job:

Handshake is the university’s online job and internship database that allows employers to post positions, browse resumes and register for upcoming events.  This is our preferred method for posting position for students within AGNR. To post a position, you will first need to set up an account in Handshake, check out more information here. Review our Handshake guide for posting positions for detailed instructions.  

Internships: Many of our AGNR students participate in internships. In fact, over 79 % of AGNR students reported having one or more internships during their time at the University of Maryland. We encourage you to post your internship via Handshake. Additionally, if you’re interested in starting a new internship program, we are happy to share with you best practices for having a successful internship program. Check out the Internship Guide for Employers to help you learn how to create, develop and/or enhance an internship program for University of Maryland, College Park students.

Attend Events:

Career Fairs and Networking Events are a great way for organizations to connect with UMD students and build brand on our campus. The University Career Center hosts a number of fairs and events during the academic year to meet your recruiting needs.  The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources does not host career fair exclusively for AGNR students, however, we encourage employers seeking to recruit our students attend our fairs hosted by the University Career Center and the President’s Promise, including the Environmental Career Fair which takes place each Spring. View the list of career fairs and events. 

On Site Visits:

Careers within agriculture and natural resources are very applied and hands on. Our students are very eager to visit your organization. Consider hosting students through:

  • Intern For a Day Program: Host a student for a one day job shadow opportunity to expose them to your organization and career field.

  • During a Career Shuttle, the host employer typically arranges a tour for students and presents the opportunity to hear firsthand from current employees, including interns, about their roles.

Learn more about these site visit opportunities and to arrange visit! 

Opportunities for Alumni

  • Participate on a Career Panel or Workshop and share your career journey and expertise with our students

  • Alumni are invited to join the Terrapins Connect which offers a safe and secure space for alumni-to-student and alumni-to-alumni advising and mentoring.  Alumni with in fields related to agriculture and natural resources are strongly encourage to participate.   

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about how to post a position, develop your recruiting strategy, or hosting/attending an event to connect with students, please contact our employer relations team

Agricultural Careers and Entrepreneurship Center (ACE Center)

Pursue a Career in Ag!

The ACE virtual center provides helpful resources, training, and opportunities for current AGNR students, prospective UMD students, K-12 students, and adult citizens/Maryland aspiring farmers

Designed for people interested in pursuing a career in an agricultural field to further advance agricultural systems across Maryland, the ACE Virtual Center is a project of the AGNR strategic initiative group, "Advancing Innovative, Profitable, and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems"

Undergraduate Technology Apprenticeship Program (UTAP)

Work with Faculty Mentors while Earning credits and Learning skills

The Undergraduate Technology Apprenticeship Program, or UTAP, is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Studies and pairs undergraduate students trained in instructional technology and pedagogy with faculty members in need of technical assistance.

Learn more on the UTAP web page or Apply NOW! Submit a Faculty or Student Application online.