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


Work for Change

Important Information

  • Application is reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Internship must be secured by December 1st, 2018.

  • 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.