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


Work for Change

Important Information

  • Application Dates: August 27th -  September 23rd

  • To apply, log in to OrgSync and then follow and select the form "Work for Change Program Application for 2018-2019, TerpService".

  • Any questions about the program or application can be sent to

Program Description

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. 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.

Important Dates

  • Application Period: August 27th -  September 23rd (11:59 PM)

  • Confirmation of date and time for interview for Work for Change Program: October 5th 

  • Interviews with Work for Change Program Staff: October 8th - 19th

  • Accepted announcements (dependent on first 20 students with internship): October 22nd

  • Apply for internships: October & November 

  • Final decision (from students): December 3rd