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Career Development

The Governor’s Summer Internship Program

Washington College students may apply to intern in the Governor’s Summer Internship Program.

The Program was created to introduce college students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government. Students work on substantive projects, develop policy papers, attend site visits and seminars, and are paid a stipend of $3,000 during the internship. Examples of agencies where interns have been placed in the past include: Office of the Governor; Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Office of the Secretary of State; Comptroller of Maryland; Governor’s Office for Children; Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission; Maryland Department of Aging; Maryland Department of Budget and Management, among others.

For further details about the Program and application dates refer to

All potential applicants must meet with:

Ms. Vicki Sawyer


Assistant Dean Lange
Bunting Hall, Ground Level; x7776


Is there a GPA and class requirement for this internship program?

There is a GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher. There are no class requirements for participation and all majors are encouraged to apply.

When may I apply?

To be announced.

Can I earn academic credit through this internship?

Yes a student can earn academic credit if they sign a learning contract and proposal form with an appropriate faculty member who will supervise their academic work.

How do I apply?

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student attending a two or four year college or university in Maryland, or be Maryland resident who is an undergraduate attending an out of state college or university
  • Be a rising junior or senior during the Fall 2012 semester
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Interested students will submit:

  • A completed application form which requires essays
  • A current resume
  • An official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Additonal Notes

For additional questions contact: Mike Oettel, State Coordinator for GSIP at 410-455-2493 or