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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

FEATURED: Taylor-Simone JohnsonIntern, B&O Railroad Museum

"My best advice is to utilize the resources that you have in the best way you can. Do not overlook emails, even if there is an abundance of them in your inbox. The University of Maryland is one of the largest research institutions in the country and the opportunities are limitless! Never be afraid to ask for help or ask a professor for research opportunities."

 

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

FEATURED: Exessenia Funes, Investigative Intern, Legal Aid Society

"It’s important to remember that an internship should reflect your interests and values. An internship is also an opportunity to network and develop new skills that would be beneficial for any post-graduation job."

 

Taylor Kramer, Criminal Investigations Unit Intern, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office

Max Rosen, Homicide Intern, US Attorney’s Office - District of Columbia

Keating Drake, Intern, unCUFFED Ministries

Kayleigh Hasson, Legal Aid Intern, Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office

Fallon Howard, Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Parental Defense Division

Bailey Howe, Intern, Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC

Sarah Justice, Intern, MaryPIRG

Jacklyn Maldonado, Consulting Intern, Protiviti, Inc.

Sierra Sikorski, Intern, Connecticut Audubon

Caroline Tristani, Intern, Office of Majority Leader, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

Abigail Warns, Government Affairs Intern, Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Meagan Weiden, Legal Intern, The Law Offices of Darlene Wright Powell and Investigative Intern, Maryland Office of the Public Defender for Prince George’s County

Yesica Ventura, Criminal Investigative Intern, Major Crimes Unit at the Fairfax Public Defender’s Office

Diana Villanueva, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Maryland English Department

Nadira Roberts, START Domestic Radicalization Project Intern, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Kassidy Jacobs, Intern, U.S. Department of State

Exessenia Funes, Investigative Intern, Legal Aid Society

Taylor Kramer, Discovery Unit Intern, New Jersey State Police

Megan Crawford, Undergraduate Intern, Anne Arundel County Anne Colt Leitess State’s Attorney’s Office (Annapolis Circuit Court)

Kennedy Sarvis, HR Intern, So Other Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Leslie Sena, CASA BRIDGES Intern, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of DC

Olivia Amplo, CASA Intern, CASA for Children of DC

Sabah Vahdatshoar, Defense Investigator, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

TaMoni Winston, Investigative Intern, DC’s Office of Police Complaints

ECONOMICS

FEATURED: Nayab Mahmood, Data Analyst InternMedifast

"I think its important to apply to as many opportunities as you can since it maximizes your possible internship options. Also, looking for internships earlier in the school year also helps!"

 

Kayleigh Hasson, Intern, Office of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Embassy of Spain

Erika Bugaring, Project Management, Imax Prosperity

Lanie Chipkin, Student Leader, Guided Study Session Program for ECON200

Maxine Aseno, Legal Staff Assistant, Andalman & Flynn

Nayab Mahmood, Data Analyst InternMedifast

Krisha PatelIntern, Waldorf Trading INC

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

FEATURED: Robert Morris, Legislative Intern, Maryland General Assembly - Senator Ben Kramer - District 19

"People enjoy those who take the initiative. When you have security clearance around the states legislature, you should take any opportunity to see what others do not have the chance to see."

 

Miles Barton, Intern, NVG LLC

Macy Hamlett, Legal Intern, Bruckheim & Patel

Matthew Winson, Global Government Affairs Intern, Corning Incorporated

Katherine Badia, President's Office Intern, National Organization for Women (NOW)

Kassidy Jacobs, Intern, U.S. Department of State

Lily-Max Cooke, Intern, Senator Sarah Elfreth, District 30, Maryland General Assembly

Amiri Hill, Legislative Assistant, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks

Kassidy Jacobs, Legislative Intern, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

Sarah Mitko, Intern, US House of Representatives

Rebecca Mollet, Intern, Maryland General Assembly for Delegate Lorig Charkoudian

Salima Omwenga, Investigative Intern, Public Defender Service for District of Columbia

Josie Shaffer, Digital Fellow, Mothership Strategies

Anna Skrot, Markeing Assistant, Brightview Senior Living Hospitality

Olivia Shamy, Intern, National Defense University, Eisenhower School

Jesse Vaknin, Intern, U.S. Department of Education

Mary Fran Papalia, Legal Intern, The Law Office of Barry H. Helfand

Anna Skrot, Legal Intern, The Law Office of Richard S. Basile

Rachel Zayon, Undergraduate Legal Intern, Public Defenders Office (Baltimore County)

Rachel Robin, Governor's Intern, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

Nicole BlumPhilippines Team Lead, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

James Comotto, Legislative Assistant, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks

Robert Morris, Legislative Intern, Maryland General Assembly - Senator Ben Kramer - District 19

Kathleen Cioffi, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Yewande Sogbesan, Intern, Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson Office

HEARING AND SPEECH SCIENCES

FEATURED: Deja Stephenson, Peer Coach for Social Interaction Group Networking for All (SIGNA), UMD Hearing and Speech Clinic

"Do not be afraid to reach out to company. If you are interested in a company and are not sure if they are accepting interns/applications, contact them. You will never know what you do not seek.”

 

Raeann Carpenter, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Language Development and Perception Laboratory Intern, Fitness for Health

Deja Stephenson, Peer Coach for Social Interaction Group Networking for All (SIGNA), UMD Hearing and Speech Clinic

Olivia Accomando, Research Assistant, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences

Megan Libonate, Speech-Language Pathology Intern, Frederick County Public Schools

Alyssa Pasta, Intern, Audiology Department, UMD Hearing and Speech Clinic

PSYCHOLOGY

FEATURED: Shiv Agarwal, Project Manager, XCLSV Media

"Don't pursue money, pursue the experience, the learning, the skills, and the relationships. These things are all much more valuable in the the long term. And above all, pursue something you enjoy doing."

 

Kayla Kellner, Undergraduate Intern, Kennedy Krieger's Child Family Therapy Clinic

Jacqueline Zimmerman, Psychology and Marketing Intern, Best Within You Therapy & Wellness

Silvia Diovanti Serrano, Undergraduate Intern: Social Media Manager, Well-Being & Psychological Services

Taylor Kramer, Criminal Investigations Unit Intern, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office

Haley Tosh, Intern, Kennedy Krieger Institute Child & Family Therapy Clinic

Sigalle Bahary, Summer Research Intern, Plant Five for Life

Regina Familiar Avalos, Talent Acquisition Intern, Aurora Flight Sciences

Samantha Chichester, Summer Intern, Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

Margaret Galdi, Communications Intern, BAE Systems, Inc. 

Alexa Shyama, Undergraduate Legal Intern, Office of the Public Defender, Maryland

Virginia Cheng, HR Intern, Kelly Gilmour

Taylor Kramer, Discovery Unit Intern, New Jersey State Police

Destiny Minker, Research Assistant, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS)

Sarah Epstein, Marketing Coordinator, East Coast Technology

Alyson Leininger, Patient Care Volunteer, Children’s National Hospital – Washington D.C. & Undergraduate Research Assistant, Interpersonal Relationships Lab

Kennedy Sarvis, HR Intern, So Other Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Alyssa SnyderIntern, Prescott Psychotherapy and Wellness

Ritika Vemulapalli, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Undergraduate Intern, Department of Justice - Criminal Division

Brooke Mayoral, Rehabilitation Counselor, Cornerstone Montgomery

Autumn Welsh, Clinic Intern and RA, UMD Psychology Clinic - Dr. Colleen Byrne

Shiv Agarwal, Project Manager, XCLSV Media

Shraddha Gopakumar

SOCIOLOGY

FEATURED: Shraddha Gopakumar, Clinical Intern, Kennedy Krieger Institute – Center for Diversity/Specialized Transition Program

"Having a strong background in sociology made it easy to have perspective on health equity during our discussions, and to understand the various patients we worked with in regard to their economic situations, health insurance, immigration status, etc. "

 

Shraddha Gopakumar, Clinical Intern, Kennedy Krieger Institute – Center for Diversity/Specialized Transition Program

Lei Danielle Escobal, Intern, St. Clare’s Medical Outreach Center

Rachel Heller, Marketing Intern, Truth Initiative

TaMoni Winston, Investigative Intern, DC’s Office of Police Complaints

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

FEATURED: Marie Panday, E3 REU Research Intern/Fellow, NSF Evolution, Ecology, and Environment (E3) REU at Harvard University

"Don’t limit yourself from applying because you are afraid of rejection. When applying for internships, ask yourself “What is the best that can happen?”. This framework really pushed me to apply for this internship despite my self-doubt!”

 

Mackenzie Allen, Environmental Defenders Research (Team Honduras), U.S. Department of State

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GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE

FEATURED: Zachary Jarjoura, American Association of Geographers (AAG)

"One piece of advice I would give is to make use of the internship resources on the UMD department sites! Especially for geographical sciences, there is a lot of material that covers searching for internships, prepping for an interview, and the internship program that lets you earn credit for your internship. These resources were helpful for me.”

 

Jessica Storck, Department of Planning and Land Management Intern, Garrett County Government

Zachary Jarjoura, American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Ariel Golightly, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC)

Steven Painter, Physical Science Technician, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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