Gain inspiration and explore internship options with the BSOS featured internship stories below. 

Megan Crawford

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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

"Never be too scared or nervous to reach out to people within your network as you never know what opportunities you may be presented with." 

 

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

Meagan Weiden, Legal Intern, The Law Offices of Darlene Wright Powell

Krisha Patel

ECONOMICS

FEATURED: Krisha PatelIntern, Waldorf Trading INC

"My advice to any student looking for an internship would be to make sure to know what they want to get out of their internship. This way the students look for internships that will help them get the most out of their career goals."

 

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

Julien Taupenot, InternFederal Aviation Administration Office of National Security Programs & Incident Response (AXE)

Nayab Mahmood, Data Analyst InternMedifast

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

FEATURED: James Comotto, Legislative Assistant, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks

"Try and work with the opportunities you have around you. You have your whole life to move up in the world, so try and work with what you have now while you are still in school."

 

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)

Alyssa Pasta

HEARING AND SPEECH SCIENCES

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

"My biggest piece of advice would be to make connections with your professors. They are the best resource when it comes to looking for extra opportunities, especially those located on campus.

 

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

Alyson Leininger

PSYCHOLOGY

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

"I located my volunteer position through UMD’s HPAO website. They have a bunch of volunteer opportunities on their website and I saw the description of this one and thought it would be perfect for me."

 

Sigalle Bahary, Summer Research Intern, Plant Five for Life

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

Margaret Galdi, Communications Intern, BAE Systems, Inc. 

Alyson Leininger, Patient Care Volunteer, Children’s National Hospital – Washington D.C.

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

Rachel Heller

SOCIOLOGY

FEATURED: Rachel Heller, Marketing Intern, Truth Initiative

"Be proactive! Let your internship supervisor know what kind of projects you're interested in working on and make it known during meetings if there is a task that's being discussed that you would love to be part of."

 

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

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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

"Knowing what you don’t like is just as important as knowing what you like. Sometimes you might be surprised by what you enjoy so apply for positions that might seem out of your comfort zone or different from what you’re used to.”

Steven Painter Headshot

GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE

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

"Talk with and get to know your Professors and TA's. Let them know your interests. Many times they keep a list of students and their interests and will reach out to you if opportunities open.”

 

Zachary Jarjoura, American Association of Geographers (AAG)

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