Career & Internship Services Center

The Career & Internship Services Center (CISC) offers career advising to USG students as they prepare for an internship or job search. Working in partnership with each home institution, the CISC provides an additional layer of support to students on the Universities at Shady Grove campus. Through individual advising sessions with career coaches, peer mentors, virtual resources and group workshops and events, students can receive assistance with career-related topics, including:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Job and internship opportunities
  • Interview preparation
  • Salary negotiation

In addition, the CISC offers employers opportunities to recruit USG students for internships and employment. Through campus visits and use of our web-based job posting system the USG Career Connector, employers can advertise current internship or employment openings, review student resumes, and showcase their industry or company.


Hours: Monday-Friday  9:00AM-5:00PM
Phone: 301-738-6338
Fax: 301-738-6070

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USG Internship Scholarship fund

USG is pleased to announce the Internship Scholarship Fund through which qualifying students can receive scholarship support for participation in unpaid, meaningful internship opportunities. This new program is intended to ease the financial obstacles faced by students seeking to gain practical experience in their chosen career field. This program is open to any undergraduate student at USG who demonstrates financial need. Qualifying internship placements include those with a nonprofit organization, government agency, or regional small business.

Students are encouraged to apply early for all scholarships. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information or to apply, please contact USG's Career and Internship services Center at 301-738-6338 or

Featured career news

Starting Salaries Climb 7.5% for Class of 2014 Grads. Click here to learn more about the average starting salary for fields such as Business, Communication, Computer Science and more. 

Employers are hiring more Bachelor degree level students for internships and co-ops. A NACE survey has found that there is a 1.3% increase in Bachelor seeking candidates obtaining internships and a 3.3% increase for those obtaining co-ops. Click here to read about this current trend. 

The positive Job Outlook for the Class of 2014 is holding steady. Employers are expected to hire 8.6% more graduates this year. Please review the latest data presented by NACE. 

JUST RELEASED! The U.S. Census Bureau population estimates pinpoint fastest-growing counties in Maryland. Montgomery County is the most populous county in Maryland. 

Featured experiential learning opportunities

Gaining professional experience as a student is a sure way to differentiate yourself. There are many great opportunities for students to take advantage of and below are a few featured programs which provide unique experiences for students at the Universities at Shady Grove. 

White House Internship Program
Maryland General Assembly Legislative Internship Program
Sodexo's Future Leader's Program
Grunley Construction Cooperative Employment Program
Office of Montgomery County Executive Internship Placements  
U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and        Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) 

For more information, please contact the Career & Internship Services Center. 


The NBA Internship Program offers college students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment.

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The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry.

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Black Enterprise Internships are designed to provide real-life work experiences for college students interested in a career in the media industry.

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The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship offers an opportunity for a minority, female college student to be chosen for a unique two-year internship program.

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The Minority Access Internship Program offers spring, summer and fall internships for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and professionals.

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships are available for college students pursuing undergraduate associates or bachelor’s degrees.

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Essence Communications Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate students, or recent college graduates interested in a career in the media industry. Applicants must have a strong interest in issues pertaining to African American women.

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BET Networks Internships provides paid internships for both undergraduate and graduate college students at five different locations.

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The UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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The White House Initiative's Year-round Internship Program offers an exciting experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in improving education outcomes for African Americans.

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US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Employment Situation May 2014

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