Frederick CREST has internship and externship opportunities located within Frederick County, Maryland.


A period of on-the-job training under a designated employee mentor. These positions are paid at varying rates depending on the employer and may not be used to gain university credit. There may be other requirements imposed (e.g., a background check, NDA, etc.) depending on the employer.


A period of on-the-job training under a designated employee mentor that is credit bering and is part of a University educational program. The associated University needs to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with CREST prior to assigning an externship position to a given student. Because these are credit-bearing opportunities, they are unpaid.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate/graduate students in a STEM field, recent graduates, employees or unemployed individuals with a STEM background and interest.



Minimum of 8 weeks, with no limit on length of tenure, which is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Interns bring fresh skills, ideas, and perspectives to industry projects.

Available Spring – Summer 2018

If you are interested in a position, please fill out an application.



General Field Area Descriptor


Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

Bacteriology, Virology, immunotherapy, Cancer, Diagnostics

Various positions available performing bench science



Forensic, Analytical Chemistry Substance testing


Biostatistics, Software Developers, MPH Clinical trials

Trial support


Regulatory, Project Management

Pharma development

FDA compliant


Business Management

Market Analysis


6 Bioengineering Pharmaceutical


7 Agriculture Animal Science, Plant Science, Plant Production, Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture

Various Positions

The CREST cohort will have opportunities to interact with research scientists from local businesses; therefore connecting their learning to real world applications.

—Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools