Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program


UMBC's location near the Baltimore-Washington DC corridor provides numerous opportunities for access to government and national non-profit internship experiences.  Sondheim Scholars use internships to explore career interests, to extend their personal networks, to learn about the real-world application of ideas, and last but not least, to make a difference.

Students typically find the most effective internships to be those that are connected to academic material and that are carefully mentored by a professor and a supervisor at the internship.  Many departments on campus provide internship placements connected to coursework, and UMBC’s Shriver Center connects students to internships, many times paid or connected to course credit.

Previous internship placements:

• Law Offices

• Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship

• Maryland Association of Non Profits

• Environmental Protection Agency

• Political Campaigns

• Governor’s Workforce Investment Board

• International Rescue Committee

• Maryland Governor's Summer Internship

• Maryland State Senate

• Morgan Stanley

• Office of Public Defender for Baltimore City

• Governor's Department of Budget and Management

• Maryland Department of Education