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Mission-Driven Students to Spend Summer Interning with Leading Social Impact Organizations

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This summer, University of Maryland students from across campus are participating in hands-on internships with social impact organizations as part of the Do Good Institute’s Impact Interns program. This professional development and leadership pipeline links passionate and driven students to project- and social impact-based summer internship opportunities with alumni organizations and partners of the Institute. The program provides emerging social sector leaders with meaningful opportunities to gain professional experience, develop skills, build a professional network and learn more about working in the nonprofit and social impact sphere.

This year, the program is bigger than ever before. We are thrilled to be able to connect more than 90 students with wonderful paid internship opportunities. The students in this year's cohort will be using their skills to address causes they care about from digital equity to sustainability to the arts.
Catherine Curtis Program Coordinator

From combating hunger to promoting public health, graduate and undergraduate Impact Interns are prepared to contribute to the innovative work of more than 70 partner organizations. Interns support host organizations with a variety of initiatives, projects and events through communications, marketing and development support, research, grant writing, advocacy and more.

Did you know? 50% of hosts are new to the program and 50% are returning from previous years. 

Students come from 10 different schools, with six from College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 18 from College of Arts & Humanities, 27 from College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, four from College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, one from the College of Education, eight from the College of Information Studies, 11 from Robert H Smith School of Business, 18 School of Public Health students, 16 School of Public Policy students, and four Undergraduate Studies students. 

Meet each intern and see where they are working:

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