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Apply what you have learned in the classroom to the working world!

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Reality-Test Career Choices

An internship is an on-site work experience that can be paid or unpaid, held during the summer or throughout the academic year, and is often a student’s first experience in a professional setting. 

Internships allow you to experience new work environments, meet and work with professionals, develop and refine your skills, and gain valuable work experience before you even graduate from college, which many employers privilege.

We connect students with professional opportunities that they are passionate about! Handshake, our online experiential learning database, contains over 700+ internship opportunities.

Intern at WBAL studio

Earn Academic Credit

Recognizing that learning that occurs during internships, academic departments may award credit for an internship related to your career goals. 

To start, students must receive approval from a faculty sponsor; forms can be picked up from the Registrar’s Office.

Students cleaning silver.

Fund Your Internship

The CEO sponsors a limited number of competitive need-based Summer Intern Fellowships.

Designed to help defray the cost of summer internships, the fellowship has enabled students to complete internships at places such as the National Security Agency, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and The Legal Aid Society in New York.

Funds have also allowed students to complete research opportunities at the Institute for Cell Engineering with Johns Hopkins University and the Ohio State University Department of Molecular Genetics, among others.

Schedule an Appointment With Us Your Gateway to Success: Handshake

We're proud to maintain a database of thousands of opportunities through a platform called Handshake, your online database of job opportunities that includes on-campus jobs, internships and full-time careers. 

Recent News for Internships

  • Cinema major earns prestigious national ‘Star Trek’ internship

    Cinema major Faith Young of Takoma Park, Md., has been selected as one of two fellows for the inaugural year of the national “Star Trek” Command Training Program in Los Angeles. This brand-new internship, hosted by the Television Academy Foundation in partnership with CBS Television Studios, was open to undergraduate and graduate college students nationwide and launched in 2020 to promote core values of the “Star Trek Universe.”

  • Senior Spanish and Political Science major named Fulbright finalist

    Ravi Patel, a senior at McDaniel College, has been named a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistant Award in Indonesia. Patel is a double major in Spanish and Political Science with a specialization in International Studies. He has traveled to 27 countries around the world, but there’s one place he has not reached yet.

  • Writing for Nonprofit Organizations course allows students to gain real-world experiences, even from a distance

    McDaniel College students participate in internships with local nonprofits as part of McDaniel College's Writing for Nonprofit Organizations course. The course strengthens the College's relationship with the Westminster community and gives students firsthand experience by having them complete accredited internships at local nonprofits.

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