To offer mentored research training that allows students to expand their knowledge and enlighten their career choices.
The UM Scholars program is a competitive paid summer internship program that connects students from the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) with faculty from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to collaborate on research projects. Funding is provided by the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (or MPower).
Faculty members mentor students during the 10-week summer program with the hopes of expanding their knowledge about specific topics in nursing research and exposing them to various research careers available to doctoral-prepared nurses.
- Commences the Tuesday following Memorial Day, ending in early August.
- Specific times are to be mutually defined and agreed upon by the student and mentor.
- Work is expected to occur during typical business hours; Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
- Students receive $5,500 in two installments.
- All research is designed to be conducted at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing.
- Work may be offered via a hybrid capacity that involves 4 in-person days and 1-Remote. · Travel to and parking at UMB is the responsibility of the student.
- At the end of the internship, students are required to participate in an oral presentation or a poster presentation on their completed project.
- Students and mentors are asked to complete evaluation materials on the experience.
- This is a competitive program. Applicants are not guaranteed a placement or an interview.
- All applicants should be in good academic standing in his/her respective school/program. (Information will be verified with your school before awarding a position in the program.)
- Students must be enrolled in the Spring 2024 semester full-time at the University of Maryland, College Park with a declared academic interest in nursing to be considered.
What You'll Do
- You'll be exposed to each element of the research process, including lab skills, data skills, and data collection.
- Tasks will vary by project and faculty member.
- This experience takes place in-person at the UMB campus.
In preparation to complete the application, please note that you will be asked to:
- Upload your resume
- Upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts
- Identify your top two choices of projects*
- Upload a Statement of Interest**
- Upload 2 Letters of Recommendation***
* See catalog of projects below.
** The statement should be no longer than 1.5 pages in APA Format. While there is not a specific prompt, we encourage you to tell us more about your research interests and why you wish to engage in this research opportunity. You should address the projects you are interested in working on (please state a first and second choice), and how you feel that this experience will advance your academic interests.
For example: why you want to do summer research; the career goal(s) you have in mind; what traits make you a good fit for a potential career in research; any past research experience (hypothesis? what you did/did it work? what you learned about this topic or yourself)
*** For the letter of recommendation, please tell the faculty member or employer what program you are applying to and request that they provide a short letter to attest to your scholarship, character, and professional promise. They should state how long they have known you and in what capacity. The letter does not need to be lengthy or detailed. Consider tackling this assignment first since it has a longer lead time.
Students must be enrolled full-time in the Spring 2024 semester at the University of Maryland, College Park with a declared academic interest in nursing to be considered. The ideal candidate would be interested in developing academic research skills in advancing original nursing knowledge. Candidate will have demonstrated academic success in science coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you are a full-time UMCP undergraduate student on a pre-nursing track, you are eligible and encouraged to apply.