International Internships and Research Opportunities

Maryland Leadership and Discovery Grants (for International Travel and Research)

DEADLINE: April 9, 2014
Up to $6,000 awards available!

The Maryland Leadership and Discovery Grants enable undergraduates to turn a good idea into a great project with real impact. Your idea should address vital problems, questions, or needs of society. The proposed project should involve important service, leadership, intellectual, or social entrepreneurial goals. Projects are invited to be international in scope and/or impact. Projects should involve substantial work off the Maryland campus; international travel is possible and encouraged. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply to this grant program.  

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Smith School Australia Internship Program

May 28 – August 9, 2014
Program Cost: $8,400. $2,000 scholarships available!

Spend the summer of a lifetime with a two-week BMGT course and an eight-week internship in Sydney Australia!

The program starts with a 2-week short-term course, BMGT454 (Global Marketing) for 3 credits taught by Mary Harms, a Smith School faculty member. Site visits and meetings with Australian and multinational companies in Sydney will give participants a sense of doing business in Australia.

The course will be followed with a guaranteed 8-week internship that will provide students with a first-hand look at what a career in Australia might look like and how their chosen industry works. Based in Sydney, Australia, the internship program will give students an international experience that is invaluable for building their professional development and resumes, while supplementing their current course of academic study at the Smith School.

Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Up to $4,000 research awards available!

Undergraduates who will have earned a minimum of 30 credits by the end of spring semester 2014 (typically those who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2014-2015 academic year), and who have a GPA of at least 3.4, are eligible to apply. Maryland Summer Scholars may conduct their summer research on the College Park campus or elsewhere in the United States or abroad as required by the nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel to off campus locations should submit a travel supplement request as requested in the online application form.

For the summer of 2013, the program provided scholarships of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding undergraduates. Awardees are required to submit research reports at the end of the summer, and to present a poster at the Undergraduate Research Day event the following spring.

Maryland Summer Scholars gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, national scholarships, and other awards. Many MSS awardees expand their research into an independent study or honors thesis during following fall semester.

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