This year marks the 32nd year of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) participating in the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development's (MOED) YouthWorks Summer Employment Program.

The University is committed to this program and strives to provide the best student employees to meet your summer staffing needs. Although students help meet staffing needs, the placement also provides invaluable work experience, which prepares students for future employment.

Qualified current and recent students ages 16-21 from Baltimore City high schools and colleges are recruited to work as student employees for five weeks this summer from July 5 until Aug. 5. Prior to starting at UMB, the students complete a weeklong Job Readiness Training program provided by MOED that provides job skills training.

Hiring Baltimore City students is an investment in our future. For many students, this is their first job and the beginning of a long, productive relationship with UMB.  We request your support by participating in this program by providing job placement for a student. UMB has set aside funding to offset the full cost of hiring a student. Your participation will require that you provide the following:

  • An opportunity that adds value and provides a positive and productive work experience while working in an administrative, clinical, or lab environment.
  • A salary of $15.00 an hour. Twenty-five percent (25 percent) of the hourly rate will be charged through the OAC/HRS funding profile. The 25 percent encourages campus participation and subsidizes the student’s time away from the job for program-related activities.
  • A commitment to employ the student for the duration of the program, which begins Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and ends Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. A student may work longer within the departments. However, the departments must incur the entire cost of the additional work assignment, before and/or after the official program dates.

To participate, please complete the Job Order form located on the webpage:

Upon receipt of the form, OCE and OAC will screen and select a candidate as an appropriate match for your position. Departments may request the return of a student who previously worked in the same department from a previous year. The completed Job Order Form must be returned to Camille Givens-Patterson at or Kim Mathis at by April 1, 2022. 

All students will be interviewed by Givens-Patterson and Mathis unless they are asked to return by their department. If you would like to participate in the interview process for your department, please contact Givens-Patterson or Mathis for scheduled coordination.

If you have any questions or require additional information, contact Camille Givens-Patterson ( or Kim Mathis (

This is an excellent opportunity to nurture new students and expose them to the world of work, particularly in higher education. Your participation and willingness to provide employment opportunities for these talented students is much appreciated.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.

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