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January 7, 2015

The Walter Sondheim, Jr. Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program is seeking internship opportunities for its program participants. Each year, the program, sponsored by UMBC’s Shriver Center and supported by state legislation, provides paid opportunities for 20 students (attending Maryland institutions or residents of Maryland) to intern full-time at nonprofit organizations throughout the state. These students are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool because of their strong commitment to service and desire to create community change. Selected students are mentored by an employee of your organization and is involved in meaningful, substantive, full-time work at no cost to you. Additionally, students attend seminars on nonprofit leadership, leadership development, and creating change. They work collaboratively on projects exploring various issues affecting nonprofits in Maryland and showcase their work to community stakeholders in a final celebration.


Internship Host Organizations Should:

  • Be located in Maryland
  • Identify a staff member to serve as the student’s mentor
  • Provide a full-time, substantive experience between June 1 and August 7
  • Create and engage the student in unique and meaningful opportunities for learning and growth
  • Attend Opening and Closing celebrations in support of the intern
  • Attend a mentor collaboration meeting to share in ideas for engaging your students 

If your organization is interested in being involved in this program, please submit this Internship Description Form by Friday, January 16.

Students may be contacting you to secure internships over the next few months. These postings are seen by hundreds of college students across Maryland interested in nonprofit experiences. Feel free to share information about the program to any college students who may be interested and meet the criteria, and encourage them to apply. Student Applications can be found here Student Applications.

For more information please see the Sondheim Internship Program’s website, or contact Hannah Schmitz with questions.



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