The David A. Plastino Scholars Program

The David A. Plastino Program awards study grants up to $6,000 to
selected undergraduate students at the University of Delaware who
exhibit extraordinary talent, promise, and imagination.

The grants support self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that
make a transformational difference in the lives of Plastino Scholars
and enable them to pursue a passionate interest to a degree not
otherwise possible.

Any undergraduate student at the University of Delaware may apply
provided that, at the time of application, they are enrolled for at
least twelve semester hours and have not completed more than five

Further information and application materials are available at

For questions, contact Dr. Patricia Sloane-White, Director of the Plastino Scholars Program​, at or 302-831-2942.​

Upcoming Info Sessions:

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, 5-6:30 pm
Gore Classroom 102

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2022, 7-8:30 pm
Gore Classroom 104​​​

Where might your dreams take you? Plastino Scholars have gone to over 30 countries . . .and some stayed right here in the U.S. (one even biked from coast to coast!). Have a look at a video that shows places Plastinos have been.

Now Hiring Blue Hen Ambassadors for the Newark campus!

Blue Hen Ambassador (BHA) program is now recruiting for the 2022 Summer season!

The BHA tour guide program is a great way for students to step out of their comfort zone and to learn a lot about the campus. This paid position allows students to tour admitted, prospective, and transfer students around campus to see what we hope to be their future home for the next 4 years!

We are seeking UD students who are enthusiastic, passionate, and well-rounded. As a BHA, you will have the opportunity to share your personal experiences, stories, and knowledge with prospective students, families, and other guests. BHAs play an integral role in the visit experience within the Office of Admissions, and are a core part of the university’s recruitment process.

BHAs are required to be in good academic standing, passionate about UD, and must exhibit strong interpersonal skills. This is an on-campus paid position, with a starting hourly rate of $10.50 per hour. Summer BHAs are expected to give tours throughout the week during the Universities two summer sessions (schedules will be made to fit your internship, research, or class commitments).

We are seeking broad, diverse, and talented students, who shared experiences and abilities will attract and support students through the admissions process.

For more detailed qualifications and expectations, please review the application found here! Applications will close on April 8, 2022 @11:59pm!

2022 Summer Extension Scholars Application has been extended to 2/21/22!

UD’s Extension Scholars program offers UD students a unique, hands-on 10-week summer experiential learning environment under the guidance of extension agents or specialists.

During this summer internship, students will follow Cooperative Extension’s service learning model, implemented through one of extension’s four program areas: 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, lawn and garden, and agriculture and natural resources. The goal of Cooperative Extension is to help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions that can enhance their lives. The organization generates and disseminates research-based information, provides focused educational opportunities and builds relationships that create effective solutions

Any current undergraduate, in the summer following freshmen year and beyond are eligible to participate and opportunities are available in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Applications have been extended to Monday, February 21st. If you are interested in learning more, reviewing the various position descriptions, or applying, please visit the Extension Scholars website.

Questions? Please contact Alison Brayfield,

UD BlueHensWork Micro Internship Program Opportunities

The University of Delaware supports UD students and Delaware organizations by providing micro-internships which are short-term, paid, remote projects. These projects provide professional experiences and skill development for UD students and support local organizations. The Micro-Internships are funded through micro-grants offered by the Career Center at $600 for a 40-hour project or $300 for a 20-hour project.

Students that are enrolled in the UD Undergraduate and Associate of Arts programs are eligible for BlueHensWork Micro-Internships.  Projects can begin at any time, and students are selected through a competitive process by the organizations who posted the Micro-Internship opportunity.

Paid, Remote, Micro-Internships Available Now!

  • State of Delaware (40-hour Marketing Project)
  • Reel Families for Change (20-hour Marketing Project)

Step 1: Create an account on Parker Dewey (Be sure to add University of Delaware to Education section)

Step 2: Apply to open opportunities. UD BlueHensWork projects are listed under “Featured Projects.”

Step 3: Delaware organizations select from applicants

Step 4: Complete the project, gain valuable, paid work experience.

NCI Division of Cancer Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate students interested in solving complex problems in cancer through interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply at by Monday, February 14, 2022.

  • Open to Rising Junior and Senior Undergraduates with 0-1 years of research experience
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • $4000 Stipend + Free Housing
  • Support for Travel to/from Research Institution
  • Two-Day Research Conference at the NIH in Bethesda, MD

All materials must be submitted by Monday, February 14, 2022 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Interested in learning more? Visit their website!

Delaware’s INBRE Summer Scholars Application is now open!

The Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program is an undergraduate summer research program sponsored through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) through funding to the Delaware INBRE program. In a partnership with five state institutions, including Christiana Care Health System, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and the University of Delaware, selected undergraduate students are able to carry out independent research projects while studying full-time under a mentor to gain knowledge of research techniques and making unique scholarly or original impacts to the biomedical sciences.

Eligibility Requirements: All undergraduate students are eligible to apply, provided that they

  • Are enrolled full-time as a rising sophomore or above;
  • Delaware resident or attend Delaware college/university; and
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent resident

University of Delaware INBRE contact: Ms. Linda Polasko

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

Interested in learning more or submitting an application? Start here!

Bayhealth Introduces Opportunities for College Students and Recent Grads

As we look forward to another year, Bayhealth wants to support you, while counting on you to help them meet the healthcare needs of our community.

Bayhealth has many opportunities that you can take advantage of—from completing academic-related service hour requirements at their two hospitals, to becoming part of their multidisciplinary team in a full- or part-time capacity. They even have a Student Loan Repayment Program plus some limited-time signing bonus offers for select positions aimed to help you
kickstart your career on the right financial foot.

Their hospitals are in Dover and Milford, with many outpatient medical offices in all three counties in Delaware. The opportunities outlined above include clinical and non-clinical roles organization-wide where you can make a difference and gain rewarding job experience.

Please visit if you are interested in learning more!

UD BlueHensWork Micro-Internships Available Now!

Looking to gain some paid, professional experience within public service/government organizations? Then check out the UD BlueHensWork Program! This is an exclusive opportunity for UD students to complete short-term, paid, remote projects with Delaware organizations.

Here are the projects available right now:

To check out these opportunities:

  1. Click here to log into Parker Dewey.
  2. If you haven’t already, be sure to add University of Delaware to the Education section of your profile.  To do this, click on your Profile in the upper right corner after logging in.  If you do not add UD to your Education section, you will not be able to see BlueHensWork Micro-Internships.
  3. View the BlueHensWork Micro-Internships listed under “Featured Opportunities” or click on the links listed above to view that specific Micro-Internship.
  4. Click Details to learn more about a project.
  5. Click Apply for This Project and complete the short answer questions to submit your application.

If you are selected, you’ll work one-on-one with that organization to complete the project.  In addition to getting paid, you’ll also have another addition to your resume/portfolio!  These projects are expected to kick off in the next few weeks, so apply as soon as you can to these or any other Micro-Internship that interests you.

Delaware Department of the State Spring 2022 Internship Program Opportunity!

The internship program in the Office of the Secretary of State is an exciting opportunity for college students and recent graduates to gain experience in a professional setting, learn more about the policy making process, and experience state politics at work. Learn more and apply:

Applications accepted through January 14th, 2022

Requirements Include:

  • Currently enrolled college student (Bachelor’s, Post-graduate) in a relatable field of study
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Reliable transportation
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Interest in policy, communications, and/or administrative work
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, and well-organized
  • A passion for public service

2022-2023 Peer Mentor Application deadline Friday, December 10th!

A reminder that Peer Mentor Applications will be accepted until the deadline THIS FRIDAY, December 10th.

  • Be a liaison between faculty and first year students
  • Serve as a resource and role model
  • Assist in the course content and delivery for ARSC116 Strategies for Academic Success each week
  • Compensation of $800 over the 14-week semester
    • Earn credit for the training course in the spring! (1cr)

Scan the QR code above to view the application details, roles, responsibilities, and compensation information, as well as to submit your Peer Mentor Application 2022-2023 today!

Questions? You may contact Tommy Fisher-Klein at, or your campus Academic Advisor.