Summer 2025: Paid Research Opportunities

*New opportunities coming Winter 2024.*

UMB Students:

How the UMB Program Works:

  • 400-hour project conducted over a ten-week period
  • Commences on or about May 28, ending August 2nd
  • Specific dates and times are to be mutually defined and agreed upon by the student and mentor
  • Work is expected to occur during typical business hours; Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • UMB students receive $6,500, in three installments
  • All research is designed to be conducted at University of Maryland, College Park locations. 
  • Work may be offered via a remote capacity and may be conducted online, through email, by phone, by video conference, or via a hybrid approach that involves both in-person and remote work. (Location & delivery method specified in each project description.)
  • Travel to and parking at UMCP or Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is the responsibility of the student.
  • Summer parking rates at UMCP are available to UMB students.
  • At the end of the internship, UMB students should submit a 3-5 page “reflection”/white paper and possible oral presentation on their completed project by early September.
  • Student and mentor may be asked to complete evaluation materials on the experience.
  • This is a competitive program. Applicants are not guaranteed a placement or an interview.
  • All applicants should be in good academic standing in his/her respective school/program. (Information will be verified with your school before awarding a position in the program.)
  • Students must be enrolled in Fall 2025 semester to be considered as a participant in this program.
  • International Students: F-1 or J-1 students must obtain Office of International Service (OIS) authorization for this activity. If you are interested in applying, please contact OIS at before submitting your application. They will assist you in determining your specific eligibility. When reaching out, be sure to specify the particular project of interest and include a link to description.

Research Opportunities:

MPower provides funding for student/faculty-mentored research experiences with faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and with leadership at the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).

Each project has a unique application and selection process. Applications for 2024 are closed. Click on the corresponding link below to see details on the 2024 application process, as well as project requirements, duties, and information on ideal student candidate. Updated information for 2025 to be released in Winter 2024.

Projects with University of Maryland, College Park Faculty

New opportunities coming Winter 2024.

Projects with Maryland Department of Health Leadership

New opportunities coming Winter 2024.