Capstone Internship

All second-year CIVICUS students participate in a Capstone Internship for academic credit. The internship gives students authentic experiences that will help them develop skills to support their community engagement efforts. Students supplement their internship with BSCV 302, a three-credit course in which students reflect on what they are learning in the professional environment. 

Erica Lemen in front of US Census Bureau sign


"I would do this internship thirty times over. I'm thankful for CIVICUS pushing me into the internship market and helping me secure a position with my dream organization." - Erica Lemen, US Census Bureau


Nadia Owusu on telephone at Maryland General Assembly


"I am very grateful that CIVICUS challenged us to hold an internship in our sophomore year of college; it was the leap necessary for my personal growth." - Nadia Owusu, Maryland General Assembly

CIVICUS Capstone Internships have included:

  • The Advocacy Project
  • American Heart Association
  • America Reads*America Counts
  • The Baltimore Child Abuse Center
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • CARE to Stop Violence
  • CBS
  • Center for Young Children
  • Children's National Medical Center 
  • Common Ground Multicultural Dialogue Program
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence
  • The DC Office of the Public Defender
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Democratic National Committee
  • Food Recovery Network
  • Glover Park Group
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • The International Child Art Foundation
  • Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
  • Make-A -Wish Foundation
  • Maryland Athletics Media Relations


  • Maryland General Assembly
  • Montgomery County Movement Center
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • One World Youth Project
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Seacrest Studios at Children’s National Medical Center
  • Soccer Without Borders
  • Street Sense Media
  • The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism 
  • UMD Office of Community Engagement
  • USA Today
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • The Washington Post
  • The White House
  • Women for Women International
  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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01/13/2023 - 12:03 pm