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Skill Development

Grant Workshops

We understand that grantsmanship is large part of training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Some examples of workshops that we offer are:

  • NRSA Workshop
  • Past programs
  • Monthly Identifying Funding Sources for Graduate Students
  • NSF Grant Workshop

Career Skills Workshops

This workshop series is designed to address many areas of career development. Past workshops have included Networking Skills, Time Management Skills, Developing an Effective Cover Letter and Interviewing Skills.

Internships and Volunteering

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences and Office of Postdoctoral Scholars recognizes the importance of a variety of training opportunities for our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. To that end, we strive to provide opportunities to our trainees to enhance their experience with us.

Currently, we are offering:

Internship in Science Communications

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars (OPS) have partnered with the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) in the Medical School and are excited to announce an internship opportunity in Science Communications for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

The internship includes a required seminar series occurring this summer covering a variety of areas in Science Communications, which culminates with an internship experience for 6 weeks beginning in the fall semester. The internship requirements include 3 hours per week of independent work covering an assigned "beat" to gather stories and other content that may be used for the School of Medicine Website, press releases and future issues of the SOMnews.

Teaching Internships

Interested in gaining mentored teaching experience at a local college or university? The University of Maryland has partnered with Johns Hopkins to expand the Teaching Fellow Program - teaching sites now include Notre Dame University of Maryland, Goucher College, Stevenson University and Morgan State University.

As more opportunities become available, we will send out announcements and post them to this site.

For more information:


Please contact Jennifer Aumiller, MEd
Director of GPILS/OPS Career and Professional Development