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This is only a partial list of potential Internship sites.  These organizations have formal application processes that need to be followed.  Be sure to pay attention to any deadlines posted.  All positions fall into one of Maryland Career Clusters.  

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Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce Website All The SS Chamber of Commerce is a great source of local companies in the SS area.
Intelligence Careers Website Engineering
 The IC website offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.
Internships Website


 Clearinghouse for a variety of Internships. You will need to create an account.
Montgomery County Volunteer Center Website 
Website (Opportunities)
Website (Organizations)
All The Montgomery County Volunteer Center lists volunteer opportunities with more than 600 agencies, both with Montgomery County Government and other public and private nonprofits. Find out how you can make a difference in Montgomery County!
USA Jobs Website     
Filtered Listing
All Be sure to search for Internships.  Many positions are part of the Pathways Internship Program, which lead to employment opportunities. 
Workforce Montgomery      Website All       WorkSource Montgomery (WSM) is the “Go-To” place linking local and regional economic development and workforce efforts in Montgomery County, Maryland. WSM develops a deep understanding of target and emerging industry demands, creating sustainable workforce solutions that are tailored to the region.

Local Organizations

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ACLU of Maryland Website

Human Resources


 Accepts volunteers.
American Identity Solutions,
Rockville MD        
 Contact- Sabrina: 
301-296-4497 or


Human Resources They are looking to provide a HS senior (18 years old or soon to be 18) with a paid internship.  They provide fingerprinting and background checks for the State of Maryland and would train the student to do the fingerprinting.  Part time hours: ½ day between 9:00-5:00 or 6 pm and Saturdays.
Bank of America      Website Business      Be sure to watch deadlines for applications.
Bethesda Game Studios      Website Graphic Design
 Bethesda Game Studios is the award-winning development studio known around the world.
Tech Road   
Open Interviews, Mondays 9-10am  and 6-7pm.
Business Management Paid positions are available here.  Please note, a cashier position does not count as your internship.  If you work here and do a good job, you can discuss learning how to manage a restaurant.  Management DOES count as an internship.
Cornerstone Montgomery Website Human Resources
Medical Careers     
Cornerstone Montgomery is an independent, nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with the capacity to serve more than 2,200 adults and transition aged youth. We specialize in the provision of comprehensive, community- and evidence-based mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatments and interventions.
CVS Pharmacy Website Human Resources
Medical Careers
Business Management
Be sure to check out their Workforce Initiatives page.  It has links to MyCVS Journey Pathways to Health Care Careers and Registered Apprenticeships
Discovery Communications Website All       Discovery Communications provides students with various paid learning opportunities to experience firsthand what it is like to work for the leader in global entertainment. Students gain valuable industry knowledge through shadowing, networking opportunities and hands-on training. Discovery’s Internship Programs serve as a vital source for building a qualified candidate pool for permanent positions.
Be sure to filter your search for the Silver Spring office.
Dr. Fredrick A. Isaacs, MD Contact: Karen Isaacs, (301) 598-8500 Medical Careers      Eye Doctor located at 3801 International Dr. # 208, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Fairland Animal Hospital Website Medical Careers Complete veterinary care and services. Contact the company for an application.  See the Internship Coordinator for a copy of the application.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Website Human Resources The FBI Teen Academy
Each FBI field office is actively engaged with the community it helps to serve and protect. One of many programs offered by select field offices is the Teen or Youth Leadership Academy. This program invites top junior and senior high school students to their local field office and gives them a peek into the inner workings of the FBI. Students gain a better understanding of the FBI and what it takes to keep America safe, highlighting the myriad positions and career paths that work together to uphold our Constitution.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Medical Careers
 Student Volunteer Service Program. The SVSP is one of several Federal Internships available in the Federal Government. Participants in the SVSP are unpaid volunteers. This program is for students who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution seeking unpaid work experience or education-related training opportunities.
Holy Cross Hospital      Website Medical Careers

Applications are due in the spring in order to start in the fall, so plan to apply early.  Group interviews tend to be held in May.  Application

Applications tend to be due in MARCH


Imagination Stage Website Arts, Media and Communication  Imagination Stage, Inc. is a fun and exciting place to work. Whether it is as an employee, faculty member, apprentice, intern, designer, actor or volunteer, being part of the Imagination Stage family is a rewarding and inspiring experience.
Johns Hopkins- Applied Physics Lab
Aspire Program     
Website Engineering Application window opens in the spring.  Be sure to apply early.
KID Museum Website Education
Business and Marketing
Arts and Communication

KID Museum is a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, D.C. area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.
Kwala Music Website
Contact:Megan Stenson
Business Management
We are looking to hire musicians to teach our elementary aged clients. This is a paid position. Please talk to your Internship Coordinator in order to make sure your position can be structured to count as an internship.
Lake Forest Animal Hospital        Medical Careers  We offer internship opportunities for students year-round for those who want to gain hands on experience; this is a great opportunity for students to see what we're about, see if they are interested in small animal medicine, and introduce themselves to inquire about positions
Location: 18645 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg
Library of Congress      Website 
Human Resources Basic skills for office, event and library support; Work Study
Maryland State Police Website         The Maryland State Police offers an intern program to enhance the criminal justice and law enforcement curricula of high schools, colleges and universities by offering volunteer opportunities for experiential and student service learning.
Meadowside Nature Center Flyer
  The Meadowside INTERNSHIP PROGRAM for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS is designed to link scholastic activities and the interests of students with meaningful workplace experiences.
Meadowside Interns are paired with a Meadowside naturalist who will provide an orientation, student work plan, training, supervision and will periodically evaluate the intern and provide feedback.
 MoCo Student Website
Contact Email

   The MoCo Student is a county-wide student newspaper that reports on local and school news that is important to students. We offer workshops and other materials to improve the professional and newscast writing of the student writers who join and offer opportunities to meet with local newspapers across the county as well.
Our newspaper solely publishes student work on local politics, school news, community events, and arts and culture highlights. Our graphic design and photography staff is also a great opportunity for student artists and photographers.
The MoCo Student application process is currently open to any interested students. To apply please click on the link below and fill out the application form:
Medstar Montgomery General Hospital      Website      Medical Careers
It takes about 1 month to get processed, so apply with enough time to get processed before your internship starts.
Montgomery Child Care Association (MCCA)      Website Human Resources
 Montgomery Child Care Association (MCCA) is a non-profit child care provider that was founded in 1968. We care for over 1,000 children, infants through school agers, at 15 Centers throughout Montgomery County . We strive to provide the highest quality child care and play-based education for children in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Circuit Court


 Flyer 1
Flyer 2

Business Management and Finance
Human Resources
The Montgomery County Circuit Court located in Rockville, Maryland is recruiting interns for the Assignment Office. This is an unpaid position, however SSL hours can be earned, if applicable. Interns will network with Court staff, contact attorneys, meet several of our Judges and their staff and if time permits may even have the opportunity to attend court proceedings.
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Website Counseling The DHHS provides advocacy for many different populations in the county.  Counseling services, housing assistance, crisis counseling, or finding health services.  Consider this location if your are interested in citizen advocacy
Montgomery County Government      Website All       The Montgomery County Government Internship Program, administered by the Office of Human Resources (OHR), is a work‐based learning opportunity for high school and college students emphasizing professional development and teaching important workforce skills. The Program provides paid and unpaid opportunities to explore and obtain experience in how Montgomery County Government delivers high‐quality services to its residents.
Montgomery County Government-
Website All  TeenWorks is a year-round employment program for Montgomery County teens and young adults. NOTE: If you take a position with TeenWorks, make sure you get approval from the Internship Coordinator that your position qualifies as an internship.
Montgomery County Police Department      Website Human Resources      You need to apply at least 2 months ahead of time in order to have your background check processed.
Montgomery County Public Schools-
MCPS Television
Flyer Arts, Media and Communications  Student volunteers participate in a wide range of activities while working on Homework Hotline Live. They are trained in floor directing, preparing on-screen TV graphics, and screening phone calls, emails, & text messages. Later in the semester, students move into audio mixing and technical directing.
Montgomery County Public Schools-
Web Services
Website STEM  Since the MCPS Web’s beginnings in 1995, student interns have played a major role in the development of the web’s technology, design, and content. They continue to contribute to help us make progress on many projects and to develop their own professional skills.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment      Website All Official Home of Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics. Jobs and Internships become available at various times throughout the year.  
NASA Website -Source 1
Website -Source 2
STEM NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school students.  Watch for appropriate deadlines.

Email application to
STEM NASA GSFC STEM Academic Research Experience
The purpose of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) STEM Academic Research Experience Program is to support educational research opportunities that are designed to increase high school student involvement and interest in STEM disciplines. A STEM ARE position is not a NASA internship, but an opportunity for qualified students to develop a research project with a NASA mentor. Since students are receiving academic credit for their project, STEM ARE positions are unpaid. The program provides high school students the opportunity to learn and apply research protocols and processes related to Earth- and Space-systems science, Computer science, Engineering, and Technology. Students participating in the NASA GSFC STEM Academic Year Research Experience Program are engaged in an experiential learning environment during the academic year that provides students with authentic NASA STEM research experiences.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Website STEM he NIH is seeking to recruit highly motivated and talented individuals to fill entry level positions.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Website STEM Positions at NIST are listed through usa jobs through their Pathways Program.
National Security Agency
Email - Janae Bullock
All High School Work Study Program is open to all seniors.  You must apply by the posted deadline of at least 1 year before you enroll in Blake's Internship Program. 
 Naval Medical Research and Development Website STEM
 The laboratory’s mission is to conduct health and medical research, development, testing, evaluation, and surveillance to enhance deployment readiness of DoD personnel worldwide. NMRC is a premier research organization with the vision of world-class, operationally relevant health and medical research solutions.

Look for "Student Programs" to see a list of opportunities.
Nordstrom Website Fashion Design
BP Fashion Ambassador Program.  Get knowledge about the ins and out of the industry, behind the scenes access to fasion industry projects and events, plus advice and tools to develop a career in fashion.  April application deadline.
Northrop Grumman Website STEM Click on the link for "Join Our Team".  In the search box, be sure to type in "high school" or internship.  There is a field to specify the location to limit search results.
Olney Theatre      Aprenticeships
Arts, Media and Communication       Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students.
Roundhouse Theatre Website      Arts, Media, and Communication  High School Interns may work in our innovative Teen Educator Program. Be sure to click on the Internship link.
Ruppert Landscaping Website Environmental, Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems Ruppert Landscape is continually seeking talented, hard-working individuals interested in a green industry career and offers internships in positions ranging from sales and estimating to nursery production and landscape installation.
Sky's the Limit Dance Company      Website Arts, Media and Communications
Sky’s The Limit School of Dance is an After-School program offering dance sessions for children and teens in the D.C, Maryland, and Virginia area.
Suburban Hospital      Website Medical Careers Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time. At Suburban Hospital, more than 500 volunteers give back to our community and are making a difference every day. Like our employees, our volunteers are part of a team dedicated to the Mission, Vision and Values of Suburban Hospital. 
Takoma Park Government    Website Government, Law Enforcement, TV The Takoma Park government has a variety of departments that are found in larger jurisdictions, but in a smaller community.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Website Medial Careers  Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.
Tradewinds Studio Website Graphic Arts
Business Management
Located in Elkridge MD. Potential for paid positions.  Tradewinds customizes apparel for businesses, schools, organizations and individuals. Through our core values and craftsmanship everything we do begins and ends with a commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Our goal is to create quality products at competitive prices.
Uniformed Services University Website Medical Careers The university offers summer internships to local high school students that are interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internships are part of a formal annual summer training program that gives students an opportunity to work in a biomedical laboratory and perform hypothesis-driven research. The internship includes lectures on advanced scientific concepts and a workshop on how to communicate scientific ideas.  Although this is form summer positions, you can contact there regarding school year positions also.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Website Medical Careers The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites currently enrolled students to apply for our "Student Intern Program" (SIP) providing students with employment opportunities year-round.
United States Department of Army
- Educational Outreach Program
Website Engineering  AEOP’s Apprenticeship Programs provide a unique opportunity for students to conduct real-world research alongside practicing scientists and engineers in world-class facilities.  Scroll down the page and look for SEAP, HSAP, and REAP Apprenticeship Programs.
United States Department of Navy
Website Engineering      Apply early to this opportunity.
United States Secret Service      Website All Students apply through local offices located in Beltsville or Washington DC
University of Maryland
Institue for Bioscience and Biotechnology
Website STEM The University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR, formerly the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology) is supporting a limited number of internships for the Montgomery County Public School students.  Application window closes in February, but you may contact the coordinator to see if they  have any additional openings.
Urban Alliance      Website All These are paid opportunities for students.  
U.S. Department of Education Website All  The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration.
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention     Website  Medical Careers  The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
Potential Contact: Welshon
Washington Adventist Hospital      Website Medical Careers
It takes about 1 month to get processed, so apply with enough time to get processed before your internship starts.
Washington Revels Website

All An established cultural institution in the greater Washington area for over 25 years, Washington Revels is dedicated to reviving and celebrating cultural traditions — music, dance, storytelling, drama and ritual — that have bound communities together over the ages and across the globe. 

Washington Revels is a multi-generational, volunteer based organization, with a small professional office staff. Washington Revel's interns are an integral part of our community and we are always looking for young people interested in pursuing a career in theatre arts or arts management to be a part of our team.

Additional Companies- NOT PROOFREAD

Agency Contact Clusters Comments
After All Youth Program Website Education Must be over 16.
Environment Maryland Website Education Has paid opportunities for students over 18, unpaid internships for students under 18.
Karasik Family, Infant and Child Care Center Website Education Help supervise young children for most of the opportunities. 
Mental Health Association of Maryland Website Education, medical Various volunteer opportunities.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Website Environment & conservation, public service  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Website STEM Has the Modern Technology Systems NASA Summer Internship Program available. In which students work under direction of a NASA mentor in a specific field and get a salary.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Website Environment & conservation  
Relief international Website   Many opportunities, some paid.
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies Website   Several different sessions to sign up for.
Student Conservation Association Website Environment & conservation Offers internships in over 50 disciplines.
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research  Website Agriculture Has volunteer opportunities and paid internships. Also has research apprenticeship program.
Urban Thrift Store Website   Must be able to lift 50 pounds, bend, stoop, and stand for long periods of time and be over 16.
information technology      
Far Side entertainment website    
Technology advancement program website    
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute Website biotechnology many opportunities
National institute of standards and technology  website    
arts, media, and communication      
Sirens media website   needs resume
WAMU 88.5 website   annual summer program. more detail on their page.
Sports Conexx website   photography, writing, and other magazine stuff
Elite dance studio and supply website   internship as helper
Access Montgomery TV Website   radio/tv experience
Levine School of Music Website   music classes