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January 2008 Archives

January 8, 2008

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has 55 Summer Internship Openings for UMBC Students

That's right....55 slots are slated for UMBC students at Wyeth's Summer Internship Program. Don't miss this opportunity to intern with an exciting company with past UMBC students rating their experience as OUTSTANDING. Positions range in level of experience and desired majors from Computer Science to the Natural Sciences to both Mechanical and Chemical Engineering. Go to UMBCworks and check out the positions descriptions for the Biomedical Engineering Intern (Pearl River, NY), EH&S Department and Radiation Safety Program Intern (Cambridge, MA), Global Safety Surveillance and Epidemiology and Labeling Intern (Collegeville, PA), R&D Application Development Intern (Collegeville, PA), and Research Intern (various locations). Application deadline: January 30th.

An on-campus information session will be held the evening of Tuesday, February 5 and interviews will be conducted at The Shriver Center February 6 & 7.

Questions? Contact Miryn Alcantara

January 10, 2008

Follow the DOT to and Find an Internship that Fits You! has decided to expand it's intern focus and provide internships for Spring and Summer in 9 areas. These positions include Creative Services, Database Systems, Human Resources, Marketing, Search, Technical Operations, Project Management, Technology and MIS! is one of the most successful companies in online advertising. Why? Our people, hands-down the #1 reason. People that work here are exceptionally bright and committed, yet we maintain a laid-back culture and entrepreneurial spirit.

If you're interested in joining the team, log on to UMBCworks, click jobs and select "Internships through the Shriver Center," for job descriptions.

Submit your resume on-line to career website ( and via UMBCworks.

Questions? Contact Monique Armstrong at or The Shriver Center at 410-455-2493.

Continue reading "Follow the DOT to and Find an Internship that Fits You!" »

Transmission Engineer Interns are a HOT Commodity at Constellation

Location is only one of the perks of being an intern at Constellation Energy Commodities Group. The experience is the best benefit! Constellation is seeking engineering and IT majors (both undergraduate and graduate) to apply to the Transmission Engineer position. An electrical engineering focus is preferred.

Continue reading "Transmission Engineer Interns are a HOT Commodity at Constellation" »

General Electric (GE) is Looking for Summer Interns in 3 Business Units!

GE Heathcare, GE FANUC and GE Information Management Leadership Program are looking to hire interns for SUMMER 08! Graduate and Undergraduate students majoring in:

Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Financial Economics
Math/Stats, and more are welcomed to apply.

Representatives will be on campus hosting interviews in February! Don't delay. Apply TODAY!

Go to UMBCworks, click on Jobs and select "Internships through the Shriver Center" for descriptions for the open positions. You must also apply to to be considered for internships with General Electric.

Questions? Contact Monique Armstrong of The Shriver Center at

Scholarships for Service!

The France and Merrick Scholarship, administered by the Shriver Center at UMBC, provides educational funding for students with strong academic records and a commitment to community service. Award winners participate in at least one group service project each semester, along with individual service commitments.

Fellows receive a full scholarship, including tuition, mandatory fees, and room & board. The Fellows also serve as co-chairs in convening group meetings and planning service projects for the France and Merrick Scholarship Program.
Scholars receive $1,000 for the year and attend group meetings, assisting in planning service projects each semester.

The Shriver Center is currently accepting applications for 2 Fellows positions and 3-5 Scholars positions.

Continue reading "Scholarships for Service!" »

Serving Can Be Sweet

Two Service-Learning Information Sessions have just been added! Hear about ways to work with the following groups/topics this Spring:

Adult learners
Animal welfare
Youth in school and/or community-based environments
Individuals in hospital/clinic settings

Continue reading "Serving Can Be Sweet" »


Pay $750 to $1500 Stipend
The UMBC Shriver Center Service-Learning Department is seeking energetic and committed college students to fill the position as Youth Employment Training Coordinator. It is a time commitment of approximately 8-20 per week. BRIDGE (Building Resiliency and Independence through Developing Gainful Employment) Project, a partnership between the Choice Program and Baltimore County Public Libraries, provides mentoring and employment readiness training to youth ages fourteen to eighteen. BRIDGE provides Baltimore youth in eight week employment preparation workshops at Essex, North point and Lansdowne Public Libraries. The youth are engaged in workshops for two hours each night comprised of short lectures, interactive activities and volunteer engagement.


Summer 2008 Entrepreneur Internship

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2008 Summer Internship program. The eight-week, paid internship provides college juniors and seniors, graduate students, and first-year law students an opportunity to work with some of the nation’s leading thinkers in advancing entrepreneurship and math and science education.

We hire interns with high academic credentials (preferably those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher) who have completed two or more years of coursework.

We generally seek undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering, economics, public policy, English, education, finance/investments, mathematics, journalism or mass communications.

Our highly competitive internships are awarded to students who are curious about the world around them and are adept at thinking independently to find novel solutions to a variety of problems. Our interns make immediate and meaningful contributions to our work in education, entrepreneurship, and research.

Continue reading "Summer 2008 Entrepreneur Internship" »

Participate in the Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Intern Program this Summer

Earn $3,000 this Summer by interning full-time with a MD nonprofit agency

The Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program offers paid summer internship opportunities in the nonprofit sector to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending Maryland institutions. Participating interns work for ten weeks full-time from June 2nd to August 8th while participating in bi-weekly seminars in nonprofit management. Each participating student receives a $3,000 scholarship.

The Shriver Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County coordinates the program in conjunction with Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Office of the Governor.

Continue reading "Participate in the Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Intern Program this Summer" »

Apply to the Governor's Summer Internship Program

The Governor's Summer Internship Program was created to introduce college students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government. For 10 weeks, beginning June 2nd, GSIP Interns will:

* Work on substantive projects with senior-level public administrators and policy makers, in departments or policy areas that closely correspond with each intern's field of study or career interests. Duties often include attending meetings, drafting correspondence, tracking legislation, and researching policy options.
* Develop policy papers that address significant issues facing Maryland today. These papers, researched in teams, are presented to the Governor and/or other senior staff members at the end of the program.
* Attend site visits and seminars designed to introduce interns to specific rewards and challenges of public administration.
* Gain valuable exposure to the tremendous talents and resources of Maryland State Government while earning a $3,000 stipend.

Continue reading "Apply to the Governor's Summer Internship Program" »

January 25, 2008

Free Research Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Education is offering two free Research Workshops during the month of February for students about Undergraduate Research Awards. Students will be given information on how to write a successful proposal and receive up to $1500 in funding towards a research project. The dates and locations are as follows:

Friday, February 1st from 3-4 PM in Admin 911
Monday, February 11th from 4-5 PM in Admin 911

Shriver Center Spring & Summer Kick-Off: Walk-In Hours

Looking for an internship this spring or summer? Do you want to fatten up that resume a little bit? Do you want to potentially get paid AND possibly earn credit for it?

The UMBC Shriver Center can help you answer all of those questions. The Shriver Center has MANY PAID and UNPAID INTERNSHIPS available for ALL majors this upcoming SPRING and SUMMER and we need students to fill them.

Internships are important to obtain admission to graduate school and to find a position after graduation. You gain experience and are almost certainly eligible to earn upper level credit by interning 8 to 10 hours per week.

Once you meet with a coordinator, The Shriver Center will send your resume to organizations that interest you. In other words, we'll do the mailing and employer outreach on your behalf.

To get started stop by the Shriver Center ANY TIME between 9:00am and 4:00pm on Tuesday, January 29th to Thursday, January 31st for the Spring and Summer Kick Off. Simply bring an electronic copy of your resume on a USB drive or CD and we'll get you set up on UMBCworks and ready to look for positions THAT DAY! It's that simple!

No appointments, no hassle, and best of all, FREE TREATS!!! All it takes is 20 minutes of your time.

We look forward to seeing you at The Shriver Center!

Ending Sweaty Palms: Intern and Co-op Interview Skills Workshop

Thursday, February 7th, Noon to 1pm at The Shriver Center (1st fl of Public Policy)
Wednesday, February 13th, Noon to 1pm at The Shriver Center

Do you have an interview coming up for an internship or co-op or just need some basic interview help?

Participate in The Shriver Center's hour long Intern and Co-op Interview Seminar to:
- obtain assistance with what questions to prepare for
- how best to answer questions based on the skills and experiences you offer
- learn what to wear
- and obtain additional tips on the types of questions you should ask during an interview.

Useful handouts will be provided.

Continue reading "Ending Sweaty Palms: Intern and Co-op Interview Skills Workshop" »

Shriver Center on the Road Series- Visit where you want to intern, Meet with companies interested in hiring you!

The Shriver Center on the Road
Visit where you want to intern, Meet with companies interested in hiring you!

Instead of bringing the companies to campus, we’re taking you to the company! Join your internship coordinator as they take you out to visit some of the most recognizable companies in the area. Take a tour of the facility, hear about internship and future career opportunities and more. Transportation is provided, but an RSVP is required.
Visits take place on Friday afternoons.

Companies include T. Rowe Price (2/22), National Aquarium in Baltimore (2/29), Big Huge Games (3/7), Southwest Airlines (3/14), Constellation Energy (3/28), (4/4), CMS (4/11), Kop-Flex (4/18), and PNC (4/25).

Continue reading "Shriver Center on the Road Series- Visit where you want to intern, Meet with companies interested in hiring you!" »

Summer Part-time Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
12 pm-4 pm
UMBC UC Ballroom

Looking to earn some extra cash and gain experience related to your field? Build your resume and connections? UMBC's Summer and Part-Time Job/Internship Fair allows you to meet with employers who are looking to hire diverse majors for summer, part-time, temporary and internship positions. All students of all majors are encouraged to attend.

Dress to impress and bring several copies of your resume!


Each Day, the Shriver Center at UMBC posts new intern and co-op positions and we need students to fill them. WE HAVE OVER 600 ACTIVE LISTINGS AT THIS TIME.


Gain experience, learn new skills, test out your major, build a network of contacts, and develop a stronger resume. Also, 80% of all UMBC interns obtain PAID positions between $8 to $20 per hour. So give the Shriver Center a try and add your resume to UMBCworks. Directions to add your resume can be found below or stop by our office on the 1st floor of the Public Policy Building.

To have your resume added to UMBCworks, follow these simple directions, and call or visit the Shriver Center to make an appointment to see an intern coordinator (1st floor of the Public Policy Building, 410-455-2493)

The Jacqueline C. Hrabowski & Links, Inc. Scholarship

$500 Scholarship Available

The Links, Incorporated is one of the Nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The Links, Inc. will award one $500 scholarship to a deserving UMBC student this spring in recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Jacqueline C. Hrabowski.

Selection Criteria Includes:

Continue reading "The Jacqueline C. Hrabowski & Links, Inc. Scholarship" »

January 26, 2008

Scholarships Available For Service-minded Students!

The France and Merrick Scholarship, administered by The Shriver Center at UMBC, provides educational funding for students with strong academic records and a commitment to community service. Award winners participate in at least one group service project each semester, along with individual service commitments. The Shriver Center is currently accepting applications for openings for strong leaders in service for 2 Fellows positions and 3-5 Scholars positions.

Fellows receive a full scholarship, including tuition, mandatory fees, and room & board. The Fellows serve as co-chairs in convening group meetings, planning and participating in service projects for the France and Merrick Scholarship Program.
Scholars receive $1,000 for the year and attend group meetings to assist in planning and participating in service projects each semester.

Continue reading "Scholarships Available For Service-minded Students!" »

Scavenger Hunt For Treats On Friday, February 1st

Finish your first week back to UMBC for the spring semester with a Scavenger Hunt for treats! On Friday, February 1st from 10 am - 2 pm, leading offices on UMBC's campus for volunteerism/community service/service-learning will host this walk-in event to provide you with cookies, brownies, or cake (yes, you read that right!)!

Continue reading "Scavenger Hunt For Treats On Friday, February 1st" »

Walk In Hours Just Added For Service-Learning!

Joining The Shriver Center Spring & Summer Kick-Off, Service-Learning Staff will be available Tuesday, January 29th - Thursday, January 31st, 9am-4pm for walk-ins who are interested in signing up for service-related opportunities through The Shriver Center.

Just bring your commitment to helping others! We'll tell you how you can turn that into a zero-credit practicum notation on your transcript and how you can tie your service into credit!

No appointments, no hassle, and best of all, FREE TREATS!!! All it takes is 20 minutes of your time. We look forward to seeing you at The Shriver Center!

(Note: if you can't make these walk-in hours, attend a service-learning info session either on Wednesday, February 6th 12-1pm or Monday, February 11th 12-1 pm. Contact Lori Hardesty at (410) 455-2493 or at for more information.)

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Speaks at Project HEALTH 2/4 Info Session!

Learn how you can be part of a unique program helping children and families address the broad spectrum of issues that determine health and well-being. Project HEALTH is looking for UMBC service-learning students to implement public health interventions in partnership with St. Agnes Hospital, our university, and community organizations.This is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing careers in health, medicine, and interested in public health and policy.

This info session will be held on Monday, February 4th from 12-1pm in the University Center, Room 310. Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is expected to speak about the program.

For more information on Project HEALTH, visit For all other questions related to this info session, contact Lori Hardesty at

January 28, 2008

Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield needs Marketing interns

Carefirst interns are PAID and get great health insurance. Interns would analyze market and segment competitors. Market research on segments and products within the CareFirst geographic region. Understand insurance products in-depth. Formulate excel spreadsheets and calculate comparisons. Create graphs and charts to demonstrate marketing strategy. Create PowerPoint presentations. Attend meetings.

Apply via UMBCworks!

January 29, 2008

Microsoft Meet the Company & UMBC's Microsoft Recruiter!

Tuesday, February 5th 4:30pm - 6pm
Commons 331

Imagine having the resources to impact tomorrow's reality today - and having fun while you do it. That's Microsoft. People here love their work because they get to think big and dream big. Right now we're looking for the next generation of Microsoft innovators. If you have talent and a passion for technology, this could be your big moment. Come find out more about our Fulltime and Internship opportunities and the area of Seattle!

Bring your resume and enter for a chance to win great prizes.
Come with questions.
We will be providing pizza!

January 30, 2008

Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship Summer 2008

The Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship program is now accepting applications for Summer 2008. The program is highly selective and provides broad exposure to the highest level of local government officials in a city that is nationally recognized for its innovative urban management programs. The Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship is one of the best urban policy fellowships in the country. Students accepted into the program are provided with a unique opportunity for on-the-job training in one of several municipal agencies through a ten-week full-time summer experience. The objective of the program is to encourage talented individuals, with an interest in public service, in seeking permanent positions within City government at the conclusion of their degree. Fellows are placed in an agency, such as Recreation and Parks, Finance, Police Department, Health Department, Office of Neighborhoods, Communications etc.. In addition, the Fellows attend weekly speaker series which have included leaders from government, business, foundation, and the media. The Fellows also attend community activities, which have included a day of Outward Bound, serving dinner at a homeless shelter, and painting an inner city school. No housing is provided. Parking vouchers are provided.

There is a stipend of $4,000 for undergrads and $5,000 for grads. Graduate students from every discipline are welcomed to apply as well as exceptional undergraduates finishing their junior or senior year. Fellowship dates are 6/9/2008-08/15/2008 and application is due March 1, 2008.

To download an application and find more information about the Fellowship program go to

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