Friday, May 26, 2017

Position: Research Analyst
Seniority: Entry-level or higher
Salary: $55,000 for entry-level, variable with experience
Location: San Francisco, CA
Timeline: There is no firm deadline for applying.
Responsibilities
Research Analysts work on all parts of our research process. Research Analysts' responsibilities mostly consist of:
  • Researching charitable interventions, including analyzing academic research and developing cost-effectiveness estimates
  • Evaluating charities, including assessing internal monitoring & evaluation and representing GiveWell in discussions with charity staff
  • Reviewing research produced by other staff members for accuracy and clarity
  • Miscellaneous duties depending on individual preferences and abilities, including communicating with donors and media, writing, and original analysis on research questions
Qualifications and characteristics
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in economics, mathematics, statistics or other quantitative field or equivalent experience. Exceptions may be made for outstanding applicants who do not meet this criterion.
  • Passionate about finding great giving opportunities and making the world a better place
  • Value intense discussion and debate
  • Strong critical thinking skills; able to approach all claims (including their managers') with skepticism
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Comfortable with open-ended questions, where no clear precedents or guidelines exist
  • Value the intensity and open-endedness of a small organization over the stability and comfort of a larger corporation
To apply
You may also send additional material, such as a letter of recommendation, to support your application; this is not required. Please send those materials to jobs@givewell.org.
We plan to respond to all submissions. Please contact jobs@givewell.org with any questions.
Please note:
  • This will be a full-time position in San Francisco, where GiveWell is based. This is an office-based job that can partly be done remotely.
  • We first ask candidates to work for us (with compensation) on a trial basis before we make a full-time offer. In general, this period will last around three months, though we are flexible regarding the terms (e.g., spreading the equivalent number of hours over a longer period of time, telecommuting). There may be exceptional cases where we are willing to forgo the trial period.
  • We will consider sponsoring applications for work authorization for exceptional candidates.
About GiveWell
GiveWell started as a group of finance professionals trying to do as much good as possible with their personal donations. Since 2007, it has been a full-time independent research group. We publish our charity recommendations, research, and the full details of our analysis publicly at www.givewell.org.

Fall Internships with START


START is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 28-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 14 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology. 

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: http://www.start.umd.edu/education/internships for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. 

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59pm

PSYC 318D: Community Interventions: Domestic Violence!

Interested in learning about Domestic Violence? Register for PSYC 318D: Community Interventions: Domestic Violence!

PSYC 318D Community Interventions: Theory and Research Domestic Violence
Dr. Karen  O'Brien
Fall 2017
Monday/Wednesday
8:00 am-9:15 am 
Course Flyer:  
https://go.umd.edu/psyc318dfall2017flyer

Fall 2016 Course Syllabus: https://psyc.umd.edu/sites/psyc.umd.edu/files/psyc_318_syllabus_fall_2016.pdf

Course Description: 
PSYC 318D provides an overview of research related to intimate partner violence, the community resources available to domestic violence survivors, and the multicultural issues related to interventions with abused women and their children. Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to register for a service learning course (PSYC 319D, Spring 2018) where they will facilitate groups for children living in a community shelter for abused women and their children. Link to course on Testudo: https://ntst.umd.edu/soc/201708/PSYC

The White House Internship Program

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2017


Fall 2017 White House Internship Program


The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on June 16, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from September 6 to December 8, 2017. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the Internship Program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:


- Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).


- Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.


- Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.


The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to intern_application@who.eop.gov. More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and frequently asked questions can be found on the White House website.

Environment America Fellow (Full-Time Job)

You know what needs to be done. America needs to move to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban pesticides that kill bees and other pollinators, expand protections for our parks and wildlife, and more.

How can you win real results right now while getting us on track toward that green future? Consider being an Environment America fellow.
You might organize a town hall meeting on solar power. You might release a hard-hitting report on power plant pollution. You might build a coalition around clean water or fracking. You will build the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base—that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

As an Environment America fellow, you think boldly but work hard—to create more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our parks permanently protected and in public hands, and protect our water from fracking and factory farms.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
-Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to in influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
-Lobby elected officials: Discuss strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside operation, where most of our power is derived.
-Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small businesses, farmers, public health officials, unions and others to demonstrate broad- based support for our policy goals.
-Generate traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Maintain a presence on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns. Work to shine a spotlight on our issues.
-Run citizen outreach campaigns: Direct citizen outreach offices. Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers, raise money, build our membership and help win one of our key campaigns.
-Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, ban fracking and protect our most spectacular natural areas. 

Applications accepted until August 1st.


To apply, interested graduates can log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 159071

Summer Internship Program with US-China Policy Foundation

The United States-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated exclusively to broadening awareness of China and U.S.-China relations in the Washington, DC policy community. The USCPF Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in the field of U.S.-China relations. During their time with the Foundation, students will play in active role in researching and writing reports on current issues related to U.S.-China relations, assisting with educational programming and events, and managing the USCPF website.

Description:
USCPF is looking for highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in U.S.-China relations to fill part-time, unpaid internships (15-20 hrs/wk). Interns should have excellent research, writing, and editing skills, be detail oriented, and have travel or study abroad experience in Asia and China. U.S. citizenship is required. This is an equal employment opportunity.

Qualifications:
– Knowledge of key issues in U.S.-China relations
– Experience in general office, clerical, and administrative support
– Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
– Excellent research and writing skills
– Travel experience in China preferred
– China specific coursework preferred
– Knowledge of WordPress
– Knowledge of Publisher and Adobe InDesign a plus

To Apply:
To apply for our internship program, we ask that you please send a cover letter detailing when you are available to intern at the Foundation, your resume, and brief writing sample (3-5 pages) on U.S.-China relations to hr@uscpf.org. Reference “Internship Program” in the subject line.

Position available immediately. Applications reviewed as received.


Students can also view this post by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the ID number: 159062

Summer Internship: Student Advertising Coordinator (Paid)

We are looking for…
Outgoing, active students or recent grads with good verbal communication skills able to bring the collegiate experience to life for our clients! Seeking Students who are responsible, confident, goal oriented, socially outgoing, hard working, and interested in learning about advertising/media/marketing/business & communications.

• The position requires coordinating our long-running University based Advertising/Media campaigns.
• Campaigns - Work with us to coordinate our annual and seasonal campaigns! These include both custom and cooperative; promo events, promo publications, and online initiatives. Educate and befriend our clients on what students are ‘up too’!
• Main Campaign - The first campaign involves coordinating our ‘Wipe Away Planner Board’ – a no-cost poster sized promotional dry-erase organizer/calendar/planner that is circulated at no cost to students each semester. (It’s commonly posted up on dorm room doors and above desks). Features include: message area, calendar, to do list, and a local student business/organization directory along the perimeter. During this campaign we plan the next project.
• Knowledge – Utilize your real collegiate knowledge of ‘student habits’, lifestyle, & trends to excite our local clients/sponsors.
• Administrative - duties include the following: providing daily reports, emailing, forms, timely account follow-ups, & customer service.
• Training – We provide FULL training and friendly management to answer and guide our precious Coordinators towards success.
• Meet ups – Setup quick chats and meetings with our current and new clients
• Creative – artists not required. Provide clients with a good student’s perspective regarding their business’s advertisement design and promotional message for our campaigns.
• Professional – Our Coordinators are expected to understand that their role requires a strong work ethic, outlook.
Qualifications
1. Enrolled in University or college, or recently graduated.
2. Strong command of English language.
3. Access to telephone and email.
4. Access to a vehicle is a major tool, but not required.

Applications accepted until June 30th.

To apply, interested students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 155553