Standardized Exam Resources

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER

The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests are designed to effectively help institutions place students in classes that match their skill level, and include texts and tasks found in first-year college courses.

Studying is easy with the free ACCUPLACER study app. This app includes sample questions and explanations for both correct and incorrect answers. Click here to download the app and start preparing for ACCUPLACER today! Ask your school administration which version of the ACCUPLACER app is right for you.

For more information about ACCUPLACER or the College Board, visit accuplacer.collegeboard.org, or email them at accuplacer@collegeboard.org, or call 866-607-5523


Internships and Mentorship Programs

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2018 Summer HONORS INTERNSHIP with FBI

Discover an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship and Visiting Scientist Programs, or begin a career directly after graduation with our Collegiate Hiring Initiative.

The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C. area headquarters locations, or in field offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find anywhere else.

Application Deadline: October, 15th, 2017
Start Date: second week of June 2018 and are expected to work the entire 10 weeks, no weeks off for vacation allowed.

General Requirements

  • Have U.S. Citizenship.
  • Attend a college or university full-time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), graduate, or post-doctorate student. Students are not eligible if graduating before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the following immediate semester.
  • Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process, and the duration of the internship program.
  • A first semester freshmen or student attending a school who does not provided a GPA will need to meet alternate criteria. Instead of a 3.0 GPA or higher the applicant will have to have maintained at least a 3.0 High School GPA and have scored a 1500 out of 2400 on a SAT (1000 out of 1600 on new SATS) or scored a 21 or higher on an ACT.
  • Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret security clearance – must be in the U.S during the 2018 spring semester for processing or fly back for 2-3 different appointments

Contact Special Agent Desiree’ Smith at 410-277-6737 or Dsmith2@fbi.gov if you have any questions


Baltimore MUREP Aerospace Academy Summer Camp

The Baltimore MUREP Aerospace Academy Summer Camp is an innovative, national program designed to
increase participation and retention of historically underrepresented youth (grades K-12) in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All classes are conducted in the Science Complex from 9-12pm. Lunch will be provided. Click here, for more details.


Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. Click here for more information about eligibility and application process.
The application for summer 2017 will be available in mid-November.


ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program

ASPIRE is a program for high school juniors and seniors to explore the real-world applications of STEM at Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). Students are matched with APL staff members to work on technical projects in a subject area of interest to the student. APL partners with local schools to provide this extension of the student’s educational learning environment. Depending on the school district, students may receive academic credit toward graduation or a certificate of completion. For more information on how to apply, click here! To be on the mailing list, sign up here!


The Jump Start Program

The Jump Start Program will invite 50 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland, sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Students considering a career in the sciences will have the opportunity to learn the tools of modern life sciences research and experience the excitement of discovery. In addition to carrying out laboratory investigations, students will participate in seminars and professional development workshops. The program is free for all participants. Click HERE for more information on how to apply. Application closed for summer of 2017. Contact Dr. Kaci Thompson, Director at 301-405-3353 or HHMI@umd.edu for questions regarding the program.


Office of Naval Research, Science & Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. Click HERE for additional information.
ASEE Program Coordinator/SEAP at 202-350-5759 or 1-855-592-3557 or email the SEAP Team at seap@asee.org
SEAP’s Online Application opens on August 22, 2016.


Geosciences Bridge Program

The Geosciences Bridge Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is a 6-week paid ($500/week stipend + housing + meals) internships at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). The Program provides an opportunity for graduating High School seniors, particularly from underrepresented groups, with at least a 2.7 GPA who have been accepted at an accredited college or university, to study and participate in hand-on activities this summer in marine geology, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, marine biology, marine chemistry, biogeochemistry, and remote sensing/GIS. The program includes lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, 2 college credit courses (math and freshman seminar), housing, meals, travel to and from UMES and a stipend. Click HERE for application and eligibility criteria.
Contact Ms. Scott at 410-621-2270 or by email at obscott@umes.edu. Application will be due in March for 2017 summer internship.


Running Start / Wal-Mart Star Fellowship Program

Running Start/Wal-Mart’s Star Fellowship is an exciting new program that brings together college women from across the country to intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC! Each semester we will provide housing and place seven college women in offices to intern for a female Representative or Senator. We’re looking for female college students who are juniors or seniors to apply. During the semester, the Star Fellow will intern Monday through Thursday in an office on Capitol Hill and then each Friday the Fellow will participate in a political seminar where they will learn the nuts and bolts of politics and the importance of running for elected office. Fellows will learn from top campaign strategists, consultants and other important movers and shakers in Washington.

This fellowship program is available for college aged Juniors, Seniors, and recent graduates. Click HERE to apply.


FBI Teen Academy Application Baltimore Division

The Teen Academy informs and educates students so they have a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and goals. Through hands-on experiences and case discussions, we explain to our younger generation how the FBI addresses community concerns. The Teen Academy includes high school students—ages 14 to 18—from different areas and from public, private, and parochial high schools in Maryland. This event is held one day each summer at the Baltimore Field Office, at the conclusion of which attendees receive certificates. The curriculum will include a tour of our facility and presentations on:

  • The FBI hiring process
  • Evidence Response Team
  • Cyber Crimes: Protecting Yourselves From Predators
  • Human Trafficking
  • Terrorism: ISIS Recruitment Tactics
  • Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.  Because of security reasons, hand delivered applications to the FBI building is not allowed. For additional information about the Outreach Program, please CLICK HERE.


Howard University College of Pharmacy High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy

The Center of Excellence High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy (HSSESA) is one of the many support programs offered through the Center of Excellence to facilitate entry to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Howard University. The HSSESA is a six-week residential summer enrichment science academy for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. Twenty (20) High School students who demonstrate an interest in the sciences, a career in pharmacy or other health professions will be selected. Click here to learn more about this excellent internship opportunity offered by the Howard University College of Pharmacy!


Cornell University High School Summer Programs in Engineering

The College of Engineering is committed to engaging college and pre-college students in learning related to science and engineering. Click here to learn more about the different summer programs offered by Cornell University.


Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

Spend your summer in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about service and affecting change in their communities. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience.

Program Components:

  • LIVE: Furnished housing on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State, as well as the Foggy Bottom Metrorail station.
  • LEARN: Academic courses accredited by George Mason University. Classes are held in state-of-the-art facilities at George Mason University’s Arlington campus, conveniently located just four Metro stops away from student housing.
  • INTERN: Internships with national nonprofit organizations, local charities and foundations throughout the Washington area. Each site is accessible to public transportation, making it easy to get from home to work to class and back again.
  • CONNECT: Site briefings at key Washington institutions, guest lectures and panel discussions featuring nonprofit leaders and scholars.

For more information and to begin an application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPVS. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


Capital Semester program

Spend a semester in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about public policy issues and making an impact on the world. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience.

Capital Semester consists of the following major components:

  • LIVE: Housing in historic furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the oldest residential neighborhood in DC . Just blocks from the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, & the Supreme Court
  • LEARN: Academic courses in international economics and government accredited by George Mason University.
  • INTERN: Internships with government agencies, public and international policy groups, Congressional offices, embassies, and non-governmental organizations throughout the Washington area.
  • CONNECT: Site briefings at key Washington institutions, guest lectures and panel discussions featuring public policy, foreign affairs and economics experts, professional development seminars, networking events, and much more!

For more information and an online application, please visit the website at www.DCinternships.org/CS.


Federal internships are available via the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative – these positions will go fast! Specifically, opportunities are available with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

While many students will be considered, the following majors are specifically needed:

  • Business/Human Resources
  • Healthcare (and related)
  • Communications (and related)
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Engineering – all disciplines
  • Public Administration
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Library Science/Information Systems

Internships through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation.

To submit the application, you must include basic information, your resume and an essay. Letters of recommendation are required, but can arrive after submission. An official transcript will also be required and should be sent as soon as possible. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative) on the application!


NASA’s Education Programs – click the link to view a list of education opportunities that NASA offers throughout the year.


Leadership

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Maryland Leadership Workshops

Summer Camps 2016 for middle and high school students.
At MLW’s week-long residential leadership camps, students experience creative and interactive workshops, hands-on leadership opportunities, and personal coaching with our stellar staff. Students graduate from MLW’s programs with an unparalleled sense of self and ready to become leaders in their own communities.
In addition, team building games and fun evening activities (such as a sports night, talent show, and dance) cement bonds among young leaders from all over the state, fostering life-long friendships that will support their leadership development for years to come.
Middle School Experience in Leadership (for students entering 6-8th grades in Fall 2016) July 12-23
Journey (for middle school girls entering grades 7-9 in Fall 2016 in Howard County) July 10-16
Senior High Workshops (for students entering 9-12th grades in Fall 2016) July 24-31
Advanced Leadership Seminar (a highly selective program for students with prior MLW or equivalent experience) July 10-16
Visit www.mlw.org or call Anita Durall Anderson, Executive Director, at 301-444-8623 for more information and application instructions.

Running Start

The Young Women’s Political Leadership Program (YWPL) introduces high school girls to the importance of women in political leadership. National YWPL application is live online. Click HERE to apply.


Scholarships and Grants

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Beauty and Wellness Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: September 30th 2017  (offered quarterly after that with deadlines in Winter: January 1st, 2018, Spring: March 31, 2018, Summer: June 30th, 2018)

Designed to provide financial assistance to female students who are enrolled or plan to be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate college students. Students must complete a short online application and write an essay.

CLICK HERE for more information about eligibility criteria


Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP)

GAPP is a public-private partnership between Maryland independent colleges and universities and the State to help Maryland students and their families bridge the college affordability gap. This program offers eligible students who receive a State Guaranteed Access grant and attend a participating institution a total grant award up to 35,000 per year for four years.

CLICK HERE for more information.


Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB)

Founded in Baltimore in 1924, Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) helps students in Maryland realize their academic and professional goals through interest-free loans and grants to attend accredited institution within the United States.

Providing access to higher education is the cornerstone of CSB’s philosophy. At CSB, students find the money they need for their education and keep their interest-bearing debt to a minimum.

Partial eligibility criteria: Students must have established permanent residency within the State of Maryland for at least one full year before entering a post-secondary program. Students who have established permanent residency within 200 miles of Baltimore, MD may be eligible for our interest-free loan program only.

For details about the program and application process: http://www.central-scholarship.org/


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