USG’s Internship Scholarship was developed by USG’s Board of Advisors in response to a critical need to provide financial support for students enrolled in programs at USG, who seek to participate in meaningful, yet unpaid internship opportunities.  Qualifying placement opportunities are made available to students during the fall and spring semesters, and include internships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations,  and small "start up" businesses in Montgomery County who provide “practical learning experience” for students.

Requirements for Student Participants

  • Eligible students must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate academic program at USG
  • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 100 hours at an internship placement site during the semester
  • Interested students can apply by completing USG's Scholarship Application found here
  • Student applicants must also submit additional required documents as directed throughout the application process

Participating students will receive a scholarship award ranging from $1000-$2000 for a one semester internship placement.  All award recipients are required to complete the internship in full and must attend an Internship Reflection Session held at the end of the semester. 

Requirements for Employer Sites

  • Employer participants must be a nonprofit organization, government agency, or small "start up" business located within Montogmery County to qualify 
  • Employers must also commit to providing a meaningful learning/training experience for students, and must provide professional staff supervision for all student participants
  • Employers are also required to complete an "Intern Performance Evaluation" for each student participant at the end of the semester

Interested in becoming an approved employer? Contact Deborah Zimmer to learn how. 

Authorized Employer Sites

Approved employers are permitted to host an intern within their organization who will provide a minimum of 100 hours of work at no cost to the employer.  Students may choose to work with other employer sites not included on this list, as long as the employer completes the required application documents and is approved by the start of the internship. Authorized employer sites are listed below:

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Access Carroll Integrated Healthcare
Adventist Health Care
Alvord, Baker, & Associates
Animal Services Division (Montgomery County Police Department)
Asbury Methodist Village


Center for Student Engagement & Financial Resources
Committee for Montgomery
Cornerstone Montgomery
Crossroads Center of Frederick


DC Public Schools
DCPS Student Wellness Division
District of Columbia Public Schools/New Heights


Ethiopian Community Center


Family Justice Center
Family Services, Inc.
Food and Drug Administration


Georgian Forest Elementary
God's Connection Transition


Healthy Future Living
Holy Cross Health Center
House of Ruth Maryland
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County


Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR)


Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Jubilee Associations of Maryland


KID Museum


Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services


Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
Mental Health Association for Maryland
Mental Health Association of Montgomery County
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
Montgomery County Commission for Women
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Montgomery County Office of Public Defender
Montgomery County Police Department
Montgomery County Public Schools - Little Bennett Elementary School
Montgomery County State Attorneys Office
Montgomery Hospice


National Air and Space Museum
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
National Institute of Health
Northern Virginia Mental Institute


Sandy Spring Fire Department
State's Attorney's Office for Montgomery County, MD


Ronald McNair Elementary School


The Spine and Joint Center
Towson University


UNESCO Center for Peace United Nations
United States Marshal Service
United States Supreme Court Police
Universities at Shady Grove CSEF
University of Maryland IBBR
University of Maryland School of Medicine
US Marshal Service


Veteran's Affairs Medical Center


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Waystation inc.
We Are CASA Social Services
Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad
White House Information Technology
William B. Gibbs JR. Elementary