Assistantships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

  • Assistantships: As professional programs, we do not have research or teaching assistantship opportunities.
    • Some of our students were able to find teaching and research assistantships (TA and RA) in the CS, EE, IS, Physics, Math, and Statistics departments. Those TA and RA positions are announced through UMBCWORKS. Please check for opening regularly and apply for the appropriate ones. At UMBCworks, you can also find some other part-time on-campus job openings.
  • Institutional Aid: Unfortunately, UMBC does not offer institutional aid for applied graduate programs including ours.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships at the college level: Please visit
  • Data Science Graduate Grader/Tutors (GGT): If you are interested in working as a GGT, please visit this page.


Please visit UMBC Career Center’s website: they have tons of information in addition to many local job and internship openings.

For on-campus opportunities, please visit UMBCWORKS

If you are an international student who wants to learn about the procedure, please visit this page.

Some Tips

Finding your first internship or job might be easier than you think if you play the game right. Here are our general suggestions for our students.

  • Create a professional LinkedIn account with all the necessary information. Add your faculty and classmates to your network. Expand your network gradually. Be active on LinkedIn. Share things related to data science on a regular basis.
  • Create a GitHub account if you haven’t done so and build your portfolio which demonstrates all your important data skills and experiences.
  • Create a 1-page killer resume (with a clear objective, education history, relevant course load, list of sample projects, links to LinkedIn profile and GitHub accounts, programming/data science experience/skills/tools, etc.)
  • Network with classmates who work in the fields of data science/it/cs.
  • Attend local data science meetup events and workshops, but don’t be quiet, ask smart questions, and try to mingle with attendees, organizers, and speakers. Invite them to your LinkedIn network.
  • Participate in hackathons, Kaggle competitions, or other types of competitions organized by local companies.
  • Participate in UMBC career fairs and workshops.
  • Actively search for opportunities on LinkedIn,,, etc.
  • If you are invited for an interview after you find a job/internship, accept that invitation and interview with them. With each interview, you’ll improve your interviewing skills while expanding your knowledge and network.