Thursday, February 23, 2012

Internship Opportunity from the Career Center

The Governor’s Summer Internship Program was created to introduce college students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government.
 For 10 weeks, beginning June 4, 2012, GSIP Interns will:
-Work on substantive projects (Click to see a sample of 2011 & 2010 intern positions) with senior-level public administrators and policy makers, in departments or policy areas that closely correspond with each intern’s field of study or career interests. Duties often include attending meetings, drafting correspondence, tracking legislation, and researching policy options.
-Develop policy papers (click to review former GSIP Policy Papers) that address significant issues facing Maryland today. These papers, researched in teams, are presented to the Governor and/or other senior staff members at the end of the program.
-Attend site visits and seminars designed to introduce interns to specific rewards and challenges of public administration.
-Gain valuable exposure (click to obtain former GSIP intern comments or, click here to obtain former mentor comments) to the tremendous talents and resources of Maryland State Government while earning a $3,000 stipend.

Past Internship Placements Include:
Office of the Governor, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of the Secretary of State, Comptroller of Maryland, Governor’s Office for Children, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Maryland Department of Aging, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland Department of Budget & Management, MD Dept of Business & Economic Development,MD Department of Disabilities, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Department of Environment, Maryland Department of General Services, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene,MD Department of Housing & Community Development, Maryland Department of Human Resources,Maryland Department of Juvenile Services,Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services, Maryland Department of State Police, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

2012 GSIP Application Procedures: Interested students are asked to submit:
A completed application with essays, a resume, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation

Deadline to Apply:
Monday, March 12, 2012
Materials should be sent to:
The Shriver Center, UMBC
Attention: GSIP
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

-Eligible applicants must be undergraduate students attending a two- or four-year college or university in Maryland, or Maryland residents attending an out-of-state college or university.
-Applicants must be undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year during the Fall 2012 semester, with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
-All majors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions and Additional Information, contact:
Mike Oettel, State Coordinator for GSIP, at 410-455-2493 or
The Shriver Biographies
R. Sargent Shriver
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Public Policy Building, 1st Floor

Please visit Careers4Terps for more internship opportunities 

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