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Administration Division

Recruitment #23-005302-0005


The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (“System”). The System is a qualified defined benefit retirement plan providing retirement, disability, and death benefits to over 400,000 members, retirees, and beneficiaries. The System’s members include State employees, teachers of all County schools within Maryland, Correctional Officers, State Police Officers, Judges, Legislators, and employees of local governments that elect to participate in the System.




Maryland State Retirement Agency
120 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the positions is to support staff with the heavy workloads experienced by the Agency during the months of May, June, July, and August. During this time the Agency is closing our databases and files for the prior fiscal year (7/1/2022-6/30/2023) and opening our files for the new fiscal year (7/1/2023-6/30/2024) and managing high volumes of new enrollments, July 1st retirements, and refunds of former members.


The Benefit Administration Division of the Maryland State Retirement Agency is recruiting for five (5) summer internship positions. These are full-time positions scheduled to work Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in our offices located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Selected candidates will be expected to start work on May 24, 2023 and continue through August 22, 2023. These dates are slightly flexible for candidates who need to start a week later or leave a week early due to school schedules.

These are “hands on, roll-up your sleeves” positions. Duties may include:

  • Reviewing pension payroll data to resolve data errors.
  • Reviewing and processing new enrollment applications. 
  • Retirement applications. 
  • Refund applications and tax withholding forms.
  • Assisting with reconciling productions jobs.
  • Preparing mailings. 
  • Filing completed work.
  • Other administrative and office support functions.

Selected candidates will gain valuable experience working in a professional environment and will acquire valuable knowledge of defined benefit retirement plans.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school and pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  None.


Pursuing or intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Public Administration, or related field.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735- 2258. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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