Shriver Center Scholar Programs

Shriver Center Scholar Programs offer highly selective, paid internship opportunities for outstanding students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  These are specialized, competitive internship programs administered in collaboration with various campus departments and state agencies.

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Intern Program
The Maryland Department of Transportation Fellows Internship Program is designed to introduce the state’s most promising college students to the rewards and challenges of working within Maryland’s integrated transportation system. During the summer, students are placed in senior-level assignments in one of MDOT’s integrated system of agencies during a paid eight week internship. The MDOT Fellows Internship Program is offered by The Shriver Center in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

Governor’s Summer Internship Program
The Governor’s Summer Internship Program, led by The Shriver Center in partnership with the Office of the Governor, provides a unique opportunity for college students to gain first-hand experience working in top-level state government agencies.

Candidates must be rising juniors or seniors attending a college or university in Maryland or be a Maryland resident who attends an out-of-state school. Additional information and applications are available on the website.

A selection panel composed of representatives from state government choose the 25 most qualified students to participate in the program.

Walter Sondheim Jr. Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program
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 full-time for ten weeks during the summer while participating in bi-weekly seminars in nonprofit management. The Shriver Center coordinates the program in conjunction with the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Office of the Governor.

Kappa Theta Epsilon (KTE)
Kappa Theta Epsilon, the National Cooperative Education Honor Society, was founded in 1957 at Virginia Tech University. KTE promotes cooperative education by establishing and maintaining contacts between students, faculty, industry, and other cooperative education organizations. KTE’s purpose is to promote the personal and professional development of co-op students who have honored the University by distinguished scholarship and integrity as undergraduates in the Cooperative Education program.

KTE initiations take place once every Fall and Spring for outstanding students who have taken part in an internship or co-op for at least two semesters and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

UMBC Entrepreneur Intern Program
The UMBC Entrepreneur Internship Program is designed to provide UMBC graduate and undergraduate students with a first-hand learning experience in entrepreneurship through a semester-long internship. During 15 weeks in the spring, students intern approximately 12 hours per week for a total of 180 hours in start-up or emerging organizations. Students are exposed to the challenges and rewards associated with entrepreneurship, as well as gaining experience in their major.