Shriver Center: Internships and Service-Learning Opportunities
UMBC students have the opportunity to step outside the boundaries of the classroom and experience the real world through internships and service-learning opportunities. In addition to gaining valuable work experience, many students may also be eligible to receive upper-level credits in their major. Internships and service-learning opportunities allow students to network with professionals in their field, which helps in the job search process after graduation.
The Shriver Center serves as a national leader in applied learning, civic engagement, and community-based service delivery programs. Students attending classes at USG through UMBC may schedule an appointment with the Shriver Center at UMBC-Shady Grove by e-mailing Ray Regimbal, Associate Director of Shady Grove Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org for help with resumes, cover letters, and internship and service-learning placements.
Students participating in an internshp or service-learning program are required to enroll in an experiential learning practicum in which they set learning goals as well as put their experience into context by completing workshops and evaluations.
Students who have had internships report:
"I really enjoyed the challenge that this internship provided me. I was able to do things I never would have thought were possible without having a full-time job with this organization. I have grown and developed great self-confidence that I know will lead me in the right direction for my career."
"What I learned as a result of this internship is something that I will never forget."
"An internship will open your eyes, open doors, and open communication with experts in your field of interest. Get one!"
For information on how to get started, how to add an internship or service-learning placement to your official transcript, experiential learning practicum requirements, and sample resume and cover letter documents, click here.