Intern for a Day Lite - Spring 2021

The University Career Center's popular Intern for a Day program has historically connected UMD students with alumni, parents, and employers for in-person job shadowing experiences to explore potential career fields.

Due to COVID-19, in fall 2020 and now continuing into spring 2021, we are offering Intern for a Day Lite which will match UMD students with 200+ potential professionals working in a field of interest to conduct virtual informational interviews!  The professionals can live & work anywhere nationally and internationally!

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Click here for access to the mandatory online Intern for a Day Lite orientation opening March 1, 2021 and closing March 22, 2021.


Click here to view our list of 270+ professionals available for virtual informational interviews!


How Does it Work?

  • Students are required to complete a 20-minute online orientation between Monday, March 1 - Monday, March 22. 

  • Students will review the list of 270+ professionals of interest here.  If the student completes the mandatory online orientation by Monday, March 22, they will receive access to the application on Tuesday, March 23.

  • Students will have until Sunday, March 28 to complete the application and rank order their top 8 professionals of interest to conduct an informational interview.

  • University Career Center staff will match students with professionals and alert both parties of the match by early April 2021.

Most questions about the program will be addressed in the mandatory orientation.  Other questions can be directed to


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