Student Opportunites

Work experience is a vital part of education. Frederick CREST partners with local organizations to offer a variety of STEM-focused opportunities where students can build real-world skills and knowledge.

Want to know what a CREST opportunity is like? Watch the video to learn how one student benefitted from a unique internship at Mazzaroth Vineyard.


Frederick CREST has both internship and externship opportunities.


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.


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

Who can apply?

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

How long are they?

Internships/externships must be at least 8 weeks, but there is no limit on the length of tenure, which is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Available Spring – Winter 2020

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