University of Maryland Extension

4-H Summer of STEM Workforce Readiness


The “Summer of STEM” is a new offering for youth in Grades 10-12. Ten (10) youth will be selected to participate in a two-week college/career readiness internship program.  

Purpose: To increase awareness about career training, college options and workforce readiness in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas.

Goal:To increase the amount of students who will consider STEM related college majors.  Low enrollment of college students in science majors is major factor in the current shortage of scientists.

How will it work?

  • Selected youth will attend Orientation to learn program details and do workforce training.
  • During the two week period, youth will be assigned a STEM professional based on their interest area and will job shadow the Monday –Thursday.  
  • On Friday, youth will meet at the Baltimore County 4-H office to participate in lessons aimed at career exploration, college preparation (including college visits) and workforce readiness training.  

Summer of STEM Timeline

Applications Available (print or online)March 28, 2018
Application DeadlineMay 1, 2018
Invitation to InterviewMay 15, 2018
Summer of STEM InterviewsMay 31, 2018
Decision Letters MailedJune 4, 2018
Summer of STEM Orientation w/MentorsJune 18, 2018
Summer of STEM Program BeginJuly 30, 2018
Summer of STEM Program EndAugust 10, 2018

Description of Program, Timeline and Check list.
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Application (it can be electronically filled out and sent to vmh@umd.edu.)
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Teacher reference form (it can be electronically filled out and sent to vmh@umd.edu.)
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