Intern for a Day - Fall 2021

The University Career Center's popular Intern for a Day program connects UMD students with alumni, parents, and employers for in-person job shadowing experiences to explore potential career fields. After participating in a mandatory orientation and completing an application, University Career Center staff match you with an employer of interest for either a half-day or full-day job shadowing experience.

For Fall 2021, we are back to in-person job shadowingSee below for more information on program requirements and timeline.

UPDATE: All mandatory orientation options are now closed and the Fall 2021 Intern for a Day student application has been sent out to all who have completed a mandatory orientation. If you would like to participate in Intern for a Day but missed the deadline to participate in and complete a mandatory orientation, we encourage you to consider Intern for a Day in Spring 2022.

Host List 

Click here to view the Fall 2021 Intern for a Day host list. We have 69 hosts willing to offer in-person shadowing opportunities for Fall 2021!
Most questions about the program will be addressed in the mandatory orientation. Other questions can be directed to

Mandatory Orientation

Participating in an orientation for Intern for a Day is mandatory in order to participate in Intern for a Day. There are two ways for you to participate in orientation (please note: you only have to complete one of the two orientation options listed below and not both)

1. RSVP for In-Person Orientation
All in-person orientations are held from 12-12:30pm in the University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing. If you are looking to complete your mandatory orientation in-person, you only have to register for one of the dates below.
October 11 | October 13 | October 14

2. RSVP for Virtual Orientation and Add to Your ELMS Page
Please click on the image below to add the asynchronous, virtual orientation to your ELMS. You'll first be taken to the Open Enrollment website, where you will click on the "Enroll" button to add the orientation to your ELMS profile.
Please be sure to complete the virtual orientation, which should take you about 20-30 minutes to complete, by October 17 at 11:59pm.

Intern for a Day virtual orientation


For more information on the Intern for a Day process, please refer to the below image:

 Intern for a Day timeline

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