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Applications Open for UMD’s Federal, Global, and Maryland Fellows Internship Programs

Applications Open for UMD’s Federal, Global, and Maryland Fellows Internship Programs


February 27, 2023

UMD’s Federal, Global, and Maryland Fellows Internship Programs – Submit Admissions forms now! OPEN TO ALL MAJORS!!!

Are you interested in professional experience through the federal/state/local government, non-profits, international organizations and more? Our one-year program combines a Fall 2023 seminar and a Spring 2024 internship (both for college credit) and offers a unique active-learning opportunity to integrate your academics with real world experience and explore future goals. Join a passionate, multi-disciplinary, and engaged student cohort and become part of a thriving 1300+ alumni network for life! 

Program Perks Include:

Your Choice of Fall Seminar Courses (all taught by expert practitioners, with courses offered once a week, mostly in the evenings; fall seminars are also cross-listed with Honors.)                

  • Political Engagement and Advocacy (FGSM310/HNUH318T)
  • Economic Diplomacy (FGSM365/HNUH369T)
  • Homeland Security and National Security Policy (FGSM330/HNUH338T)
  • Global Health Challenges and Water Security (FGSM390/HNUH398T)
  • International Security and Intelligence (FGSM355/HNUH359T)   
  • Energy and Environmental Policy (FGSM340/HNUH348T)
  • Responses to Global Challenges (FGSM380/HNUH388T)
  • Science Diplomacy (FGSM370/HNUH378T)
  • Public Health Policy (FGSM320/HNUH328T) 
  • US Diplomacy (FGSM360/HNUH368T)
  • Critical Regions and International Relations (FGSM350/HNUH358T)

Also: the *Maryland General Assembly Writing Internship* ENGL381/HONR368A (apply via English Department)

Spring Internship 3-9 credits available through our program (including Scholarship in Practice credit); you can also obtain internship credit through your own major to complete this Fellows requirement.

Internships/Program Partnerships at a myriad of sites, including U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State, Embassies, U.S. Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Congressional Research Service, Congressional offices, Environmental Law Institute, Cornerstone Government Affairs, and many more! 

Year round activities include visits with DC-area organizations, professional development workshops, personalized one-on-one coaching, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, and much more!

Earn transcript notation as a Federal, Global, or Maryland Fellow

Admission Link: Online Admissions Form

Apply by Sunday, March 5, 2023, for first wave consideration!

***Prospective Student Info Sessions***

Every Friday, 12pm-1pm, In-Person at 2407 Marie Mount Hall; or drop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. any day!


Exciting News - Launching Maryland Fellows!

The University of Maryland is delighted to launch the Maryland Fellows Program in Fall 2023. The aim is to prepare talented and diverse undergraduates to excel at their spring internships and pursue careers in public service, especially at the state and local levels. The centerpiece of the program is the Maryland General Assembly’s Legislative internships. Maryland Fellows is launching as a collaboration between the Federal and Global Fellows Programs, the English Department's existing Maryland General Assembly Writing internship, and the Department of Government and Politics.

For more information on fall seminars, professors etc., visit the Fellows websites: