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 the local region 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 and be in good academic standing
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 100 hours at an internship placement site during the semester
  • Interested students may work at one of our pre-approved employer sites (listed below) or may identify an employer of their choice.  All employer sites must be a nonprofit agency, government agency, or small srart-up business in the local region.  Any employer site not on our pre-approved list must be approved prior to the start of  an internship. ​​​​​​

Student Application Process

  • Interested students must apply by completing USG's Scholarship Application by August 1  for the fall semester and by January 1 for the Spring semester.  Students may complete USG's Scholarship Application by linking here.
  • Student applicants must submit additional required documents including a position description, work schedule, and Employer Site Agreement before beginning work.  Specific instructions about this required documentation will be sent to all student applicants once their USG Scholarship Application has been submitted. 

Applicants will be notified of ther status by August 15 for the Fall semester and January 15 for the Spring semester.  All selected participants 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 in the local region 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 required to complete an Employer Site Agreement and Intern Performance Evaluation"for each student participant 

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:

A–E | F–J | K–O | P–T | U–Z

A

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

C

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

D

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

E

Ethiopian Community Center

F

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

G

Georgian Forest Elementary
God's Connection Transition
 

H

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

I

Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR)
 

J

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Jubilee Associations of Maryland


K

KID Museum
 

L

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
 

M

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
 

N

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

S

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

R

Ronald McNair Elementary School
 

T

The Spine and Joint Center
Towson University

U

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
 

V

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
 

W

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