Partners

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Partner with the UMD iSchool

Partner with the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) in research or academic initiatives.

Partner on a Capstone Project (iConsultancy)

The UMD iSchool’s talented faculty and students are improving how people access and use information and technology in an evolving world. Collaborate with us through our iConsultancy program to explore and solve your information problems in a variety of domains - UX/UI, data analytics, information management. The iConsultancy connects industry, government, community, and university partners to the iSchool to provide experiential learning projects for students and solve problems for partners. Other partner opportunities include invitations to speak on campus, attend research presentations, do recruitment events, and promote career and internship opportunities. Visit the iConsultancy page to learn more and connect.

Recruit Students for Internships and Careers

We offer a variety of formats and opportunities to recruit students and alumni. For more information contact Dr. Katy Lawley, iSchool's Career Services Lead, katyn@umd.edu.

  • Internships​

    Experience is a powerful teacher. Foster the next generation of information scientists by providing real-world work experiences. We are eager to expand the list of fantastic partners who have hosted internships for our students and come back for more! iSchool students seek opportunities at organizations of all kinds - all sizes, all sectors. Their training prepares them to analyze, design, and implement technologies and processes that connect people with information. You may host interns during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

  • Jobs

    Expand your workforce by hiring students and alumni from one of our highly-ranked, rigorous degree programs. One of the indicators of an outstanding program is the caliber of organizations that employ their graduates. We are proud of our students who are making things happen in nonprofit organizations, major corporations, local and federal government agencies, startups, schools and universities, libraries, archives, and museums. Give one of our students their first job after graduation, and in return, you'll benefit from the energy, skills, and insights of these outstanding information professionals.

Spearhead an Academic Research Partnership

From labs to libraries, researchers at the UMD iSchool are combining principles of information science with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used. Our faculty and students tackle significant, real-world challenges from diverse perspectives such as communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more. Our discoveries empower, inspire, and connect individuals and communities. The UMD iSchool embraces interdisciplinary and collaborative research. If you are a researcher at another college, university, or research institution, who would like to explore a research partnership, please contact Dr. Susan Winter, Associate Dean for Research, sjwinter@umd.edu.

Partner with KidsTeam for Youth Technology Design

The University of Maryland KidsTeam brings together children ages 7-11, researchers, and technologists to co-design technologies that support children’s learning and play. Because of their long tenure, KidsTeam kids are experts in more than being kids, they are experts in collaborating with adults and other kids, in prototyping techniques, and in communicating their ideas. KidsTeam research enhances our understanding of intergenerational design techniques and of how to build technologies that are more relevant to children’s interests and needs. In addition to academic research, KidsTeam regularly partners with companies, such as Nickelodeon, to develop or fine-tune products for youth. If you are a business or organization that would like to contract KidsTeam to support your youth technology design goals, please contact Dr. Beth Bonsignore, Director of KidsTeam, ebonsign@umd.edu