Earning Internship Credit


The Judaic Studies program offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit for internship, with faculty permission.


To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • You must be a sophomore, junior or senior.
  • The internship must be related to JDST academic research, supervised by a faculty member or the Rabbi, and results in student writing of an academic research paper
  • The internship must involve a minimum of 40 hours.

How to Obtain Credit:

  1. Contact JDST Director, Prof. Aharona Rosenthal, prior to the beginning of the internship
  2. Bring an acceptance letter that describes your internship academic duties, as well as your research interest for the institution/synagogue/Jewish organization.
  3. Ask a JDST faculty member to be your advisor for this internship.
  4. Check with the professor about additional academic requirements
  5. Once your’re granted permission, you must register yourself for JDST Independent Studies course.
  6. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the JDST office 410-455-1744
These organizations in the Baltimore/D.C. area are eager to work with UMBC students as interns for course credit.
Please contact Aharona Rosenthal, Program Director for more information and assistance.


AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps <>

Avodah Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community’s fight againt the causes and effects of poverty in the U.S. The organization engages participants in service and community building that inspires them to become lifelong leaders for social change and justice rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.


Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington explores the Jewish heritage by engaging and inspiring adults and children through exhibitions, landmarks, public programs and educational initiatives. The organizations collects, preserves and shares material culture that document to the story of the Jewish community in Washington


Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jewish Museum of Maryland interprets the Jewish experience in America, with special attention to Jewish life in the state of Maryland. The Museum was found in  1960 to rescue and restore the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, and has become a cultural center of the Jewish community and for this interested in Jewish history and traditions.


US Holocaust Memorial Museum

living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Several internship opportunities are available in support of the Museum, its programs and publications.


Washington D.C Jewish Community Center (spring interns only)

The goals of the Washington DCJCC are to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. The Center accomplishes these goals in ways that reflect the unique location and role of the Center in the nation’s Capital and the many contributions of the American Jewish community in the United States.