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The Graduate School at Hood College offers educational opportunities both inside and outside the classroom for all students — whether attending part time or full time, or working toward career advancement or an entirely new profession.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT – Internships for F-1 Students)

Many international (F-1) students are interested in internships (or CPT). There are a number of resources for securing such an opportunity after the F-1 student has completed his/her first year of coursework. Search for internships via our subscription to tool, GoinGlobal. Download the CPT form here.


Many students opt to pursue internships with businesses; federal, state and local agencies; and nonprofit organizations in the Frederick, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., vicinities. Learn more about the internships completed by Hood graduate students on the individual program pages. Download the CPT form here.

Research and project grants

The Graduate School provides special grants and financial support to students who wish to pursue special research and creative arts projects as part of their degree program. Funding can be used for travel or to purchase equipment and supplies. The application process can be found here.

Graduate workships and assistantships

Hood College offers a number of graduate assistantships that provide tuition and stipends for teaching and/or research assistance. Workships that provide partial tuition remission are available in academics, athletics and student life. Information on available workships and the application process can be found on the Graduate Assistantships and Workships page.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is committed to helping students who are pursuing a post-secondary education. Some scholarships are available to those enrolled or planning to enroll in graduate programs. To be considered for Community Foundation scholarships, applicants must complete the online application here. Applications are generally due during the month of March each year. Visit their site for exact deadlines and requirements.

The NIH Summer Internship Program

The NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) is now accepting applications for summer 2017. In addition to full-time biomedical research opportunities, we provide career development opportunities for all summer interns, including workshops, courses, journal clubs, and access to the OITE Career Services Center. We invite you to join our diverse community of over 5000 trainees for great science and outstanding career development resources.

The NIH Summer Internship Program(SIP) accepts high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing, etc.) school students in biomedical, social science, behavioral, and computational fields who will be at least 16 years of age by June 15, 2017. Be sure to watch our YouTube video and read the tips for applicants before starting your application. The SIP application deadline is March 1, 2017, but students who apply early have an advantage. NOTE: If you apply to one of SIP subprograms, they have earlier deadlines (see below).

SIP includes several subprograms designed to help build a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce. PLEASE NOTE: Although you use the online SIP application to apply for all these subprograms, eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and program curricula vary (view a program comparison chart). Please read each program's description carefully to decide which, if any, will best fit your needs. If you apply to one of these programs, you must submit your application before the subprogram deadline AND contact your references to let them know the deadline for receipt of their letters.