The Partnership’s work to implement the University District Vision 2020 is exciting; it relies on community engagement and can be fast-paced. Our interns are motivated, organized, detail-oriented, independent, collaborative and creative people who think no problem or goal is too big or small to work on. They primarily work on our communications assets including our weekly e-newsletter, social media, content development for the website, and more.

Maeve Dunigan

Maeve is a senior studying Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the partnership involves building the weekly newsletter, website maintenance, designing multi-platform content, and maintaining press and outreach lists, among other responsibilities.

Maeve is currently a senior staff writer for The Diamondback as well as a Student Ambassador for The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Her past positions include Journalism Intern for the University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Communications Intern for Fitbase Media, Staff Writer for WMUC-FM Radio News, and Staff Writer for the Maryland chapter of Her Campus Media. This past fall Maeve traveled to the Netherlands where she attended The Hague University of Applied Sciences and took classes relating to media and European studies.


Sarah Lee

Sarah is a senior studying Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the City-University partnership includes designing graphics for the Partnership’s website and other social media pages. In addition, Sarah assists Program Associate, Valerie Woodall, on the Outdoor Performance series.

Prior to the City-University Partnership, Sarah was a Brand Marketing Ambassador for Live Nation. As a Brand Marketing Ambassador, her responsibilities included researching artists’ social media strategies, pitching partnership proposals, and executing partnerships with local businesses for upcoming shows and events at The Fillmore, a music venue located in Silver Spring, MD.

Piya Das

aaeaaqaaaaaaaamkaaaajgu1zdixnje1lwuynjktndgxmi05owu3lwu1mzhmmwu3otjizqPiya is a senior studying Communication and French at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her work the with Partnership includes promoting local businesses in College Park on the Partnership’s website and social media channels.

Prior to working with the College Park City-University Partnership, Piya interned with 1776, a global startup accelerator and seed fund. At UMD, Piya is the cofounder of a yoga and meditation advocacy club, Yogi Terps, and is passionate about spreading messages of health, fitness, and positivity across the campus community.


Former Interns

Lia Collen


Lia is a senior studying Communication and Government & Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her internship with the City-University Partnership includes working on the weekly e-newsletter, the University District Vision implementation plan, and the annual report.

In the summer of 2016, Lia interned in the Public Affairs Department at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Lia’s other prior positions include Communications Intern for Common Cause and the National Archives, Research Consultant for the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, Office Assistant at the University of Maryland’s Department of Residential Life, and a Teaching Assistant for a public relations course at the University of Maryland.



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