Resources @ UMBC
UMBC Career Services Center: Assistance with part-time, seasonal, on-campus, and full-time post graduation positions.
UMBC Campus Career Partners: Campus departments, services, and programs focused on assisting the UMBC community with career-related concerns.
UMBC Office of Undergraduate Research: Research experiences for undergraduate students.
To obtain credit or a transcript notation for your internship, co-op, or research placement, please be sure to call (410-455-2493) or visit The Shriver Center at UMBC (1st Floor of the Public Policy Building).
UMBCworks: UMBC’s Official Internship, Co-op, and Research Search Engine. UMBCworks is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also access UMBCworks, the Shriver Center’s online internship, co-op, and research search engine, from your myUMBC account under the Jobs and Internships option from the Topics menu.
Over 1,800 student placements are secured by UMBC students via UMBCworks each year. Don’t delay your search – obtain access to this easy to use system today.
Internships.com: Print resource for paid and unpaid, pre-professional employment opportunities for college students and recent graduates.
idealist.org: An online meeting place for nonprofit organizations, resources, consultants, job seekers and volunteers.
InternMatch.com is a national site for searching and applying to internships. They focus on startup and small-business internships and have a lot of opportunities in the west coast in particular. In addition, InternMatch has additional resources that are frequently updated on their Intern Blog.
Internship Programs.com: Database of internship opportunities organized by company and region.
The Washington Post: Under Jobs, go to the Keyword search and enter “intern” for a listing of recent postings.
The Washington Center: Organization that provides challenging opportunities to work in Washington, D.C. and abroad.
Smithsonian Institute: Paid opportunities for students of all majors to intern at the Smithsonian.
Making the Difference: Internships in the Federal Government
USAJobs.gov: Additional opportunities in Federal Government. Click on “Students.”
Pathways to Science: Summer Research opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics majors.
Paid Biology and Biotechnology Co-ops and Internships: Opportunities for biology, biochemistry, chemistry and pre-professional students.
Cover Letter, Resume, Interviewing, and Personal Statement Resources
UMBC’s Professional Practice Guide (Tips for preparing Resumes, Cover Letters, Personal Statements and Interviews – PDF)
Job Web: Career Development Advice for Students
The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities & Job Resources on the Internet
Cover Letter Guide: Detailed Resource for Writing Cover Letters
Interviewing Rubric: Checklist from Career Services Center
Interviewing Guide: Tips from the Shriver Center on Interviewing
Resume Rubric: Checklist from Career Services Center
Resume Template: A Guide to Creating Your Resume
Personal Statement Checklist: How to write a personal statement for summer research
UMBC Career Services: What can I Do with My Major? Select from the list of majors to view information that will provide job titles, employer types, and strategies to help you make the most out of your major. Copies of these handouts are also available in the Career Resource Center on the 2nd Floor of the Math/Psychology Building.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: This reference by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a comprehensive, searchable index of occupational information about the Nature of Work, Training, Salary, and Related occupations.
Salary.com: Determine salary information based upon your age, education, industry, benefits, and geographical region. Obtain salary ranges to assist with interviewing and negotiation tactics.
Career One Stop: Locate companies in any area of the US representing occupational fields that interest you.