Last updated November 7, 2022
From delicious seafood, pristine beaches, to rolling mountains, Maryland has something to offer everyone! This list features fellowships in many fields in a variety of Maryland locations. You could work for social change in Baltimore, study infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins, get experience in local and state-level government, or work with experienced engineers to solve transportation challenges. If one of these opportunities catches your eye, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!
Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with Baltimore’s most effective leaders of social change over the course of a yearlong Fellowship. Baltimore Corps holistically supports the professional development of each Fellow through retreats, personalized coaching, community dinners, and 360º degree feedback designed to amplify each Fellow’s professional and personal growth. While a typical Fellow has 5 to 10 years of professional experience, some Fellows are recent college graduates or bring non-traditional career and educational backgrounds to our community.
The Institute’s fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the U.S. and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a 4-week program in residence at the University of Maryland each spring for three consecutive years. Fellowships include intensive academic training in nonprofit management, finance, planning, fundraising, evaluation, and marketing and access to leaders of cultural institutions from throughout the United States, including site visits to select institutions. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization, and currently serve as an executive or department head with decision-making authority.
The Do Good Institute, located within the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, is dedicated to helping students become more effective and innovative citizens and leaders committed to improving our world. This award, valued at up to $10,000, is provided to up to 4 newly admitted students to the Master of Public Policy graduate program to the support an opportunity to be intensely immersed in philanthropy, international development, and nongovernmental leadership and management. Candidates must apply to the UMD School of Public Policy MPP program and submit an additional one page statement.
The Governor’s Summer Internship Program (GSIP) introduces Maryland’s best and brightest college students to the challenges and rewards of working within state government. Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,000 for their participation in the program which runs from June to August. Fellows are placed at a government agency full-time under the mentorship of a senior-level professional, researching and preparing a policy analysis and recommendation to present to the Governor. College juniors and seniors from Maryland institutions or residents of Maryland studying out-of-state are invited to apply.
The fellowship is a CDC-funded; 9-week summer program providing professional development opportunities for students interested in infectious diseases research and health disparities. The program begins with an orientation on research design, infectious diseases, urban health issues, and other health equity topics. During the remaining 8 weeks, fellows participate in a mentored internship at the CDC, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. A $4,000 stipend and other benefits are provided.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system. Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s units and mentored by senior-level administrators. With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge. Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program which runs from late May until August.
The Montgomery County Council’s ten-week Summer Fellows Program is a unique opportunity that enables graduate students between their first and second year of study to gain real-world experience across multiple fields. The program enables participants to work directly with decision makers on ongoing projects, policy analyses and self-selected research projects. Participants can expect to interact directly with elected officials, senior management staff, and depending on placement, local civic organizations, advocacy groups and business leaders. Fellows receive a stipend of $7,000 for the program.
The NBBTP offers two-year Masters and post-doctoral fellowships at the NIH Bethesda Campus providing a rare opportunity to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Fellowships provide an extraordinary learning environment and rigorous program including academic training, experiential learning, mentorship, developmental assignments, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities. NBBTP Fellows do not engage in any primary patient care activities. Fellowships are funded and offered in one year increments. Applicants must have a Masters or be a post-graduate with academic degree(s) in microbiology, public health, medicine (human or veterinary), or other allied sciences (industrial hygiene, engineering, etc.).
The Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program introduces Maryland’s undergraduate and graduate students to the nonprofit sector. Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,000 for their participation in the program which runs each summer from late May until August. Fellows are placed at a nonprofit organization full-time under the mentorship of a senior-level professional as they learn about functions of nonprofits and examine community needs and social challenges. Fellows work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching a challenge impacting Maryland and designing an innovative way to address the challenge.
The Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Law Fellowship is offered to students attending either of Maryland’s two law schools, The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Fellows intern in the public service law sector, usually within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, or in a nonprofit or government organization which assists in providing legal services to low-income or under-represented individuals or groups. Fellows are paid a $3,000 stipend and the program runs from May to August.
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