Internships can be an invaluable and formative experience for undergraduates as they develop their career goals and plans. We encourage our undergraduates to pursue internship opportunities and we support and assist them in doing so. One of our faculty serves as the department's Internships Coordinator. This faculty member maintains a list of internships suitable for math majors, meets with students to discuss their options, and helps students navigate the process of applying for these programs. All faculty members leverage professional, academic, and alumni relationships to seek out new opportunities for our students.
Current students and recent alumni have completed internships with organizations such as:
- US Department of Energy
- US Census Bureau
- Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
- Life insurance companies
- Investment management companies
For those students who may be interested in graduate school, we recommend they apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer programs in mathematics. These programs offer a stipend, housing, and travel funds, and provide an excellent opportunity for students to get exposure to mathematical research. For the current list of REU offerings, see the American Mathematics Society's AMS website.
For students considering the minor in Actuarial Science, the Society of Actuaries website provides useful information for students wanting to know more about what actuaries do, what the actuarial exams are, and how to obtain and apply for actuarial internships/jobs.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Donald Larson, Internships Coordinator