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Opportunities Outside Department

The following job and internship opportunities come from outside the UMBC Political Science Department. These opportunities are both listed on our department’s myUMBC page and emailed out to our students. The updated list of these opportunities will also be recorded here for you to reference.

Most Recent Opportunities

  • The White House Internship Program
    • The Fall 2020 White House Internship Program application is now open (Link to application: The application portal will remain open until 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, April 24, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

      The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to More information, including details about placements in the White House Internship Program and a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website:

  • Maryland Courts Temporary Positions
    • The Maryland Courts currently has temporary positions open for applications. To access the current available positions, please go to the link below.

      In the bottom left-hand corner of the page you will see the “External Applicants” section and you can click on “Find Your New Career”.

      The current positions are titled “Seasonal Temporary – 5778” and “Seasonal Temporary – 5779”. If you have any questions regarding these openings, please contact Stephanie Zell at

  • Internship Opportunity at DCCC
  • The Mayoral Campaign for TJ Smith
    • The campaign to elect TJ SMITH for MAYOR of BALTIMORE has immediate openings for volunteer interns. This unique opportunity will afford interns the chance to connect with community members and influence the future of Baltimore. Interns will play a pivotal role on the external outreach and campaign engagement team. Interns will also assist with campaign support roles. To learn more or to join TJ’s team, contact Morgan Bell via email at and/or Justin at
  • The Brookings Institution
    • The Brookings Institution is looking to hire UMBC Research Interns for the Summer of 2020. The positions are full-time, paid ($15 per/hr) and are open to undergraduates and graduate students. Submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript via UMBCworks by Monday, February 24th.
  • The Mayoral Campaign for Mary Washington
    • The Mayoral Campaign for Mary Washington is looking for interns that can dedicate their time to her campaign efforts. Duties include phone-banking, canvassing, organizing events, and more. This opportunity will give interns the experience of not just how a political campaign functions, but also of how to build connections in the community in Baltimore. If you are interested, you can fill out the interest forms on the following website.

  • Baltimore City Council Campaign for Akil Patterson
    • Mr. Akil Patterson is running for a position on the Baltimore City Council and he is looking for students who are interested in participating in his campaign efforts. Mr. Patterson is running for the 13th District seat, which is being vacated by Councilwoman Shannon Sneed. His campaign is being led by a recent UMBC Political Science Alumni. If you are interested in learning more about his campaign, you can visit his campaign’s website at
  • Baltimore City Council Campaign for Paris Bienert
    • Baltimore City Council Candidate Paris Bienert is running a competitive race for Baltimore City Council in the First District. She is looking to hire interns and fellows from UMBC. This is a great opportunity for any students interested in Political Science, Public Policy Government Studies, or Women’s & Gender Studies to get involved on a local campaign and learn how to be a political operative. Interested applicants can learn more about the campaign on her website and can apply online here.