Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Begins November 27

The BSOS Advising Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. The Advising Center will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, December 1st.

All of us in the BSOS Advising Center wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you back on campus for the final stretch of the Fall 2014 semester!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Department of Homeland Security Paid Summer Internship Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Office of Policy and Program Development Internships

The Office of Policy and Program Development is seeking organized, reliable and motivated students to assist the policy analysis staff in the development of regulatory impact analysis and policy effectiveness projects.

Third Way Spring 2015 Internships

Third Way is a think tank that answers America's challenges with modern ideas aimed at the center.  We advocate for private-sector economic growth, a tough and smart centrist security strategy, a clean energy revolution, and progress on divisive social issues, all through moderate-led U.S. politics.


NASA Goddard Summer Journalism Internship

NASA is inviting students pursuing degrees in areas including, but not limited to journalism, communications, media relations, and science writing, to participate in their science storytelling program and gain experience.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 2015 Summer Internship

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its 2015 APAICS Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Explore Social Impact Through Social Innovation

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM
Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course, that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D.

Paid Internship with the Institute of International Education

Intern will work with the CIES Fulbright U.S. Program on U.S. scholar recruitment activities, such as: conducting web and other research on U.S. higher education academic programs in designated fields and specializations, researching list serve contacts, updating lists of contacts at U.S. colleges and universities, sending messages about available Fulbright scholar award opportunities in targeted disciplines and world areas and preparing custom email lists from databases. Other assignments may also include: preparation of final reports and required scholar documents; research and analysis; organization of materials including historical program information; assuring accuracy of scholar records and assisting with pre-departure orientation. 

For more information and to apply.

House of Representatives Intern Vacancies

Departments and Congressmen within the U.S. House of Representatives are in need of interns. Openings in district and Capitol Hill offices of both parties.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Apply for Dean's Student Advisory Council Student Representative

Calling all BSOS students! 

The Dean's Student Advisory Council in the college of Behavioral and Social Sciences is currently accepting applications for new 2015 student representatives. If you have been searching for a way to initiate real change on campus, represent your department, or simply want to be involved, fill out an application. For any questions or concerns, please email