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1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Work for Change

Program Overview

Work for Change provides UMD students with a meaningful internship experience in our local community centered on service as well as professional and leadership development. Specifically:

  • Students gain important professional skills by committing to an internship at a local nonprofit for 8-10 hours a week for 14 weeks. 
  • Students make meaning of this experience and reflect on lessons learned in the 3-credit spring semester course that meets for 2 hours a week on campus. 

TerpService supports participants by: 

1) providing guidance during the fall semester towards securing an internship in the spring; 

2) facilitating professional development prior to starting work at the nonprofits; and 

3) supporting students to promote and leverage their internship as a professional experience after the course is completed. 

Once accepted into the program, students are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship to help defray expenses accrued while completing the internship. 

To Apply:

The application for this program will be opened on September 13th and will close on October 3rd, 2017. To apply, please log into OrgSync, then follow this link. 

If you have questions about our program, please send questions or interest to with the subject line Work for Change.