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Become an Intern with the MSDAF

Gain valuable community and public health experience as an intern with MSDA Foundation!

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The Maryland State Dental Association Foundation (MSDAF) offers full-time and part-time internship opportunities to current college students interested in working in the public health field. Students will have the chance to build valuable skills and make connections, while supporting the mission of the MSDA Foundation. 

  • Facilitate fundraisers

  • Assist in writing grant proposals

  • Find in-kind contributors

  • Run online campaigns

  • Find charities to receive donations from the MSDAF

  • Learn how to organize and implement the Missions of Mercy.

  • Help arrange meetings and participate in program growth

  • Programs and navigate their growth

  • Marketing campaigns via social media and newsletters

  • Relationships with the dental and non-profit communities in Maryland and beyond

  • Volunteer and donor relationships and bases

  • Lasting professional skills such as time management, technology innovation, and communication.

  • Lasting relationships with peers, mentors, and the community.





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Arha Malik
Intern through December 2022

During my time Interning at the MSDAF I had the opportunity to learn so much and establish strong connections with many awesome people! More importantly, I was able to contribute and give back to my community by participating in various events such as assisting in the organization of the mom clinics and Give kids a smile,  and volunteering for the Chesapeake dental conference. As a pre-dental student, this internship gave me a new insight into dentistry and how I can give back to my community as a dentist in the future.


Overall, I had a great time working at the MSDAF! I was treated with nothing but kindness and I appreciate and value everyone here. It is an honor to have interned at the MSDAF!


Grishma Shah
Intern through August 2020

Ever since I volunteered at the Mid-Maryland MOM, I was inclined towards being a part of MSDAF and doing my bit for the community. I was given the privilege to work with Dr. Diane Romaine on a very interesting project which was the highlight of my internship. The best part about MSDAF is its culture. Despite being just an intern, my opinions and ideas were always valued. I was not only encouraged to make my own decisions but also motivated to stand by them. 


All through my internship, I had the greatest opportunity of working with the most dynamic and passionate people. I will forever cherish my experience and the connections I made. 

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Jayne Eckenrode
Intern through August 2019

Through this internship, I have been able to cultivate relationship with so many amazing, hardworking people. I will take these skills and relationship that I have received from this internship through my future dental career. 

I consider the MOMs to be necessary in providing needed dental care to those who otherwise would be left without it. It is truly humbling to be part of such an amazing cause.


Find out more about applying for an internship with the MSDA Foundation:

  • Contact your college or university's career center for application dates and details

  • Contact the Foundation's Executive Director, Greg Buckler, for more information.


Internships are typically offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

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