Bright Futures is a University of Maryland scholarship fund for students who have secured an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships. Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

BSOS Undergraduate Experience funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. Apply for funding for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 no later than March 28 at 9:00 a.m.

The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation awards scholarships for economically challenged students securing internships with small businesses, non-profit organizations, academic organizations and government agencies.  Applications are accepted throughout the year.  There is a two tiered screening process.

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation provides financial and professional support to young women with summer internships in public service (graduate and undergraduate in Washington, DC) and STEM internships nationwide.  The goal of the stipends is to cover the living expenses, making it feasible for students to accept unpaid internships.  Applications are accepted beginning February 1 and ending April 15.

Federal Fellows and Global Fellows offer students funding of $500 to help support the cost of travel to unpaid internships.

Internships with the Maryland General Assembly come with a stipend that increases with the number of days per week one interns.

Work for Change is an internship progam that will take place in Spring 2018.  UMD students work with TerpService staff to secure an internship at a local nonprofit and participate in a 3-credit class. Students accepted into the program have the opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship.  Applications close October 3, 2017.

Note that all of these programs have early application deadlines!