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Fall 2021 Internship Application Form

Fall 2021 Internship Application Form

To apply for an internship opportunity, complete the application below.

Your Name
Contact Information
If your address is not in the United States, please indicate the first choice, "International."
Demographic Information
Please indicate your gender. If you prefer not to answer, please enter "NA." Note: this will not play into admissions decisions, it is only used for data collection and diversity recording purposes.
Please indicate your race and/or ethnicity. Note: this will not play into admissions decisions. It will only be used for data collection, and diversity recording purposes.
If you selected other, please describe.
Note: this will not play into admissions decisions. It will only be used for data collection, and diversity recording purposes.
Citizenship and Visa Information
Non-citizens are welcome to apply, but a few of our projects require U.S. citizenship. This is noted in the project description.
This information is requested in order to ensure sufficient time is allowed for the processing of paperwork required in relation to your Visa if you are offered an internship. It is not considered as part of our selection criteria. Please also note that although we try to make sure all paperwork is processed in time for you to participate in our program we cannot guarantee this.
If you selected "Other" in the question above, and do not specify more information here, this will severely delay your application and could preclude you from interning with us or being considered for our program, even if all other documents are processed by the deadline. Please note, generally START is only able to admit students on J-1 or F1 (not F-1 if you are on OPT) visa holders due to work restrictions.
Education Information
High School Information
If you did not graduate from a high school in the United States, a U.S. territory, or DoDEA location, please indicate the first choice, "International."
Undergraduate/Baccalaureate Institution Information
Expected or actual graduation date
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Institution Information
Provide the name of your university or college (if you have graduated, please provide the name of your last institution).
Other Academic Institution Information
Provide the name of your university or college (if you have graduated, please provide the name of your last institution).
Other Education Information
Status for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
If you have a University of Maryland UID number, please provide it here.
If you have a University of Maryland Directory ID, please provide it here.

Which START internship(s) are you applying for?

You may apply for a MAXIMUM of 3 different projects.  It is highly recommended that you make at least 2 selections.

In the boxes below indicate your preference using the drop down box listing the internship projects. 

Previous Contact with START
Have you ever had an internship with START before? If Yes, please provide the following information for the most recent internship.
Please enter semester and year of previous internship.
Supplementary Application Materials

Please note that some START internships may require that you register for credit.  Refer to the internship descriptions for details.

Please list contact details for three references:

First Reference
Second Reference
Third Reference
Required Documents

The following materials must be submitted as a packet in one PDF file in this order:

  1. One-page cover letter
  2. One-page resume
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)
  4. Two-page writing sample
  5. Other materials (some projects may require additional materials, please add them last)
Information on stipends
The University of Maryland has several opportunities for students to apply for unpaid internship stipends. Please note START is not involved in the application or review process for these stipends, with the exception of the Paul Gallo Memorial Scholarship for Non-Traditional Student Interns. Non-UMD students are encouraged to check with their home institutions for stipend opportunities for unpaid internships.
Submit Application
  • Due to the high volume of applications, only top candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 
  • All internships are UNPAID.
  • Applicants must pay close attention to the requirements of each internship they are applying for, including attendance to team meetings and the minimum time commitment. Inability to attend compulsory meetings or work the minimum required hours will result in rescinding of offer.
  • Applicants who select more than one project may be required to attend more than one interview.
  • Any successful applicant will be asked to respond with a firm acceptance within 24 hours of the offer being made. Failure to respond could result in your place being given to another applicant.
  • Failure to complete this form in full or submit the proper materials according to the directions provided above could result in your application being rejected without further consideration.
  • All interns must attend START Intern Orientation.
  • All interns must be able to participate in the internship program for the duration of the program/semester dates. 
  • Questions about specific internships, their requirements or subject matter should be directed to the supervisor contact listed for each project on the START internship web page.

If you have difficulty submitting your application or have questions about your application status, please contact us at internships@start.umd.edu. To request an ASL interpreter or other accommodations, please email diverseterps@umd.edu.

Click the button below to submit your application.