Internship & Volunteer Requests

Student Practicum and Internship Requests
At the Maryland School for the Deaf, we are firm believers in the transformative power of education and learning. As a school dedicated to nurturing growth and potential, we take pride in offering a student practicum and internship program tailored to aspiring educators interested in Deaf Education and professionals devoted to serving Deaf and hard of hearing students.
Through MSD's Internship Program, you will have the opportunity of working alongside experienced educators and professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise. This collaborative learning environment serves as a springboard for unlocking your potential and building a robust foundation in Deaf Education to support the development of your educational and career plans.
As an intern, you'll be actively involved in school life, closely collaborating with experienced educators and professionals, and interacting with Deaf and hard of hearing students in a supportive learning environment. At MSD, we strongly believe in nurturing talent and empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. Our long-term, in-depth involvement aims to sharpen your educational expertise, cultivate your professional skills, and deepen your understanding of Deaf Education and Deaf Culture. Through immersive opportunities, you will gain invaluable insights and skills, setting the stage for the realization of your educational and career aspirations.
How to Get Started
To begin, fill out our Internship Request Form online. This form allows us to understand your interests, availability, and skills, so we can match you with the most suitable opportunities that align with your goals and aspirations.
Note for Potential Interns and Student Teachers:
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is an essential aspect of our Internship Program. To ensure that candidates are appropriately placed in classrooms, we evaluate ASL proficiency. Applicants must be over the age of 18 years old to be placed in MSD's Internship Program.
Volunteer Requests
At MSD, we recognize the power of community and greatly value the support and dedication of our volunteers. Whether you're a parent, family member, community member, or representative from a local business or community, there are numerous opportunities for you to get involved and make a meaningful difference.
Why Volunteer at MSD?
Volunteering at MSD is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Our volunteers play a crucial role in enhancing the educational experience for our students and supporting our vibrant school community. By dedicating your time and skills, you can help shape the future of our students and contribute to their growth and success.
Ways to Get Involved
— Assisting with Events: From school activities to cultural celebrations, there are various events throughout the year where we can use an extra set of helping hands. Volunteers can assist in event planning, coordination, and execution to ensure our gatherings are enjoyable and memorable experiences for everyone.
— Museum Support: If you have a passion for archives and history, you can contribute by assisting in our school museum. Volunteers can help process inventory, support projects and visitors in finding information, and share knowledge about MSD with our visitors.
— Classroom Projects: Teachers often have creative projects that can benefit from additional assistance. Volunteers can work closely with teachers to support classroom activities and foster a positive learning atmosphere.
How to Get Started
To become a volunteer at MSD, all you need is enthusiasm to make a difference! We welcome parents/guardians, family members, community members, as well as representatives from local businesses and organizations. To begin, fill out our Volunteer Request Form online. This form allows us to understand your interests, availability, and skills, so we can match you with the most suitable opportunities that align with your goals and aspirations.
Note to Parents/Guardians:
We appreciate and welcome parent/guardian involvement at MSD. Whether you can volunteer regularly or occasionally, your support makes a significant impact on your child's educational journey. If you wish to volunteer in school, please contact your child's department principal to learn more about campus procedures and requirements.
Note to Community Members:
We also extend our invitation to community members who want to contribute their time and expertise to benefit our students and school community.
Applicants must be over the age of 18 years old to volunteer at MSD.
Thank You
We sincerely appreciate your interest in becoming a part of the valuable learning experiences at MSD. Whether you're interested in joining us as a practicum student, an intern or a volunteer, your dedication and support are invaluable to our school community.

At MSD, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students and our community. Your involvement as part of our team helps create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment for all.

We eagerly await your participation as a valuable member of our school community. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for considering MSD.
Columbia Campus
VideoPhone: 410-696-7449
Voice: 410-696-3027
Frederick Campus
VideoPhone: 240-575-2976
Voice: 301-360-2055