Intern for a Day matches undergraduate UMD students with professionals working in their field of interest for either a half-day or full-day in-person job shadowing experience. Students have access to  many hosts - 99 hosts for virtual informational interviews and 61 hosts for in-person job shadowing!

This semester, hosts are offering either full day/half day in-person job shadowing opportunities OR 1-hour virtual informational interviewing opportunities. You can find all hosts who are offering in-person job shadowing opportunities on the "In-Person Job Shadowing Hosts" tab and the hosts who are willing to connect for remote informational interviewing opportunities on the "Virtual Info Interview Hosts" tab. Please note that you will find different hosts on each tab. There are no hosts who are offering both job shadowing and informational interviewing.

Hosted by the University Career Center. Questions? Email ifad@umd.edu.

 

1. Complete the orientation: self-paced, 30-45 minute mandatory virtual orientation.

Dates: Opens Sep. 26- closes 11:59pm on Sunday, October 9. Students will be able to enroll in the mandatory orientation and add it to their ELMS accounts through Open Learning. ​Locate the link to add the mandatory orientation to your ELMS profile at go.umd.edu/ifad, starting on September 26.

2.Complete the application: All students who have completed the mandatory orientation will be sent an Intern for a Day application on October 10. ​Complete the brief application by the end of the day on October 16​.

3. University Career Center staff will begin the process of matching applicants with hosts on Monday, October 17th. You will be contacted by the ifad@umd.edu email, in mid-to-late October.

4. Complete your in-person shadowing or virtual informational interviewing experience by the end of the Winter Session (January 23, 2023) if possible.

 

Learn more at: go.umd.edu/ifad | Questions? Most questions about the program will be addressed in the mandatory orientations. Other questions can be directed to ifad@umd.edu.

 

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BSOS undergrads- Sample Organizations/Career Paths of Interest: 

Read more about the organizations listed below by using control F to locate it on the google spreadsheet: View all host options.

 

  • GIS Manager, US Army Garrison Fort George G Meade

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Conservation Planner, Kent Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Environmental Protection Specialist, US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Environmental Protection Specialist)
  • Live Production Planning Manager, Perdue Farms
  • Management and Program Analyst, US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Management and Program Analyst)
  • Manager, NAMI HelpLine Operations, National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine
  • Manager, Therapy Services, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Policy and Advocacy Associate, Joyful Heart Foundation
  • School Counselor, Prince William County Schools (Rockledge Elementary School)
  • Senior Mgr, Employee Relations, Learning & Development, University of Maryland (Department of Residential Facilities)
  • Cardiologist, Tidal Health Cardiology South
  • Dentist, Daryl B Witt DDS
  • General Dentist, Colliver Dental Group
  • General Surgeon, Inpatient Surgical Consultants
  • PhD Student, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Neuroscience)
  • Supervisor of Patient Services, Kennedy Krieger Institute - Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Director, External Communications, Pfizer
  • Director, Strategic Planning/Competitive Intelligence, Merck & Co.
  • Emergency Physician, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Lead Physician Assistant, First Call Urgent Care
  • Pharmacist, CVS Pharmacy
  • Physician, Internal Medicine Associates of Reston
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, MCPS: Eastern Middle School 
  • Speech/Language Pathologist (Retired), MCPS: Brookhaven Elementary School 

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Speech Language Pathologist, Baltimore County Public Schools (Infants and Toddlers)
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Attorney, Andalman & Flynn
  • Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • Felony Supervising Attorney, Office of the Public Defender

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Associate General Counsel, Deloitte
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Homeland Security
  • Director, Law Offices of Rebecca Amster, P.A.
  • Experiments & Evaluations Area Chief, Decennial Statistical Studies Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Investigation and Compliance Specialist, US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Investigation and Compliance Specialist)
  • Investigator, US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
  • Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • Legal Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
  • Paralegal, DLA Piper, LLP (US)
  • Principal/Owner, Law Office of Eshigo P Okasili, LLC
  • Program Support Specialist, U.S. Dept of State 
  • Unit Chief, Pretrial Services Agency for the DC
  • HR Manager, Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc
  • HR Manager, Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc
  • HR Manager, McHale Landscape Design
  • Investor Relation Analyst, Enterprise Community Investment
  • Partner, Withum
  • President, Chic to Chic
  • Senior Agriculture Policy Analyst, Environmental Policy Innovation Center

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Advisory Associate (Procurement and Outsourcing), KPMG
  • Associate, KPMG
  • Chief Consulting Officer, Forrester Research, Inc.
  • Communications Specialist, Beam Reach Consulting Group
  • Events & Community Engagement Manager, PRA Group
  • Experienced Commercial Audit Associate, KPMG (Commercial Audit Associate)
  • Federal Advisory Associate, KPMG (Federal Advisory Associate)
  • Human Capital Consultant, Deloitte
  • President, IMS, Inc. (international research/consulting)
  • Product Manager, Capital One
  • Deputy Director, Organizational Development, Solidarity Center
  • Executive Director, Chesapeake Children's Museum
  • Executive Director, The Harbour School, Anne Arundel Co 
  • Farm to School Educator, Great Kids Farm of Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Offering Virtual Only 

  • Associate Chief, Practice Transformation, American Psychological Association