Gain inspiration and explore internship options with the BSOS featured internship stories below.
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
FEATURED: Krisha Patel, Intern, 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, Intern, Federal Aviation Administration Office of National Security Programs & Incident Response (AXE)
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."
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
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, Nanny
Olivia Accomando, Research Assistant, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Megan Libonate, Speech-Language Pathology Intern, Frederick County Public Schools
FEATURED: Alyson Leininger, Patient Care Volunteer, Children’s National Hospital – Washington D.C.
"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
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."
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.”