Women in Engineering 
Summer Internship Program

Please check back in February 2024 for information about the 2024 WIE Summer Internship Program.

Each summer,  the Women in Engineering Program in the A James Clark School of Engineering hires interns to assist with the development and coordination of middle and high school summer programs. The summer internship program allows undergraduates who are interested in working directly with middle and high school-aged students to enhance their leadership, communication, and program planning skills while building mentoring relationships with program participants. 

2023 WIE Summer Internship Program

The 2023 Summer Program interns will support the Women in Engineering Outreach initiatives between early June to early August, 2023, to include intern training, program preparation, and program support for the summer programs. The ideal candidate will be available for all of the sessions.

All WIE summer programs aim to increase middle and high school student interest in engineering by providing opportunities for learning, engagement, and empowerment. WIE summer programs are geared towards women, though open to all.

WIE Change the World is a one-week summer program for high school students who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Students will explore the various disciplines of engineering through hands-on activities, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with faculty, staff, and students in the Clark School of Engineering.

WIE Change the World Session I
Dates: Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14, 2023 
This is a residential, overnight program. There will be two intern shifts – a daytime shift from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and a nighttime shift from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.  Night Interns will be provided with housing for the duration of the program.  Interns will select either a daytime shift and/or nighttime shift for Session I.

WIE Change the World: Session II
Dates: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2023 
This is a commuter program with interns working 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

WIE emPower is a one-week summer program for rising 7th - 9th graders to explore engineering through hands-on making, using both power tools and digital design and fabrication resources.
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2023
This is a commuter program with interns working 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WIE RISE is a one-week virtual program (via Zoom) for high school students that provides an introduction to engineering research through research lab tours and experiments. Interns will work 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. As this program is developed and hosted by the interns, there will be additional planning hours to develop the curriculum prior to its start, so that the workload averages to 40 hours for the program.
Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2023

Intern Benefits

In addition to professional development training, interns will receive a $4200 stipend*, free CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration trainings. Offers of employment are contingent on fingerprinting and a child protective background check (cost covered by WIE). Breaks during the day will be built into each intern's schedule.

*Stipends will be prorated accordingly for those who are not available 40 hours/week for the duration of the period early June-August 4, 2023. Students serving as both Day Interns and Night Interns for WIE Change the World Session I will receive an additional stipend. Night Interns will be provided room and board for the duration of the Session I program.

Contact Information

Jen Bishop

Assistant Director, Outreach and Recruitment
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-0315
Email: jbishop6@umd.edu