Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Break Begins November 26th

The BSOS Advising Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The Advising Center will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 30th.

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 2015 semester!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Spring Parks Internships in Baltimore with the Urban Resources Institute!

Spring 2016 URI internships in Baltimore
The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities and institutions.
For priority consideration, apply before December 1
(applications considered until positions filled)

                --Semester internship:  120-180 hours; 10-12 weeks; 10-18 hours/week
--Most internships are unpaid; paid internships contingent upon funding
For information, contact Dr. Edward Orser, URI Program Manager:
Please submit the following:  (1) a cover letter of interest, addressing your skills and experience relevant to the internship; (2) your resume; (3) the name and e-mail contact information for the faculty academic advisor from whom we will request a reference

Send your application electronically to

Click here for internship project descriptions.

Research Assistant Position Cross-Brookings Group on Energy and Climate Change for December or Recent Grad

The Research Assistant supports the Cross-Brookings Group on Energy and Climate Change and will assist the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy in managing and coordinating activities of this group involving scholars from multiple research programs. The Research Assistant will provide project management assistance for relevant public events and private meetings, and will assist as necessary in researching and drafting publications on climate change issues. The scope of work will include international negotiations and climate change mitigation efforts, as well as the broader climate/energy/food/water/land nexus.
50% Research Support
  • Support Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy and other scholars working on climate change and energy, as necessary, in all aspects of policy research.
  • Collect data from various sources including the Internet, libraries, government sources, and personal contacts; read sources for relevancy to research themes; assembles unclassified government data, documents, and reports.
  • Update and check existing data and footnotes; provides fact-checking, editing, and proofreading of publications.
  • Compile bibliographies and chronologies; write briefing memos; prepare notes on meetings and conferences; create and maintain spreadsheets and databases.
50% Administrative Support and Project Management
  • Work closely with the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy to coordinate research and activities on climate change across Brookings research programs.
  • Under direction of the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy, coordinate and execute internal meetings of the group.
  • Prepare summary reports of these meetings and distribute to appropriate constituents.
  • Work with Brookings offices including conference services, communications, and other research programs to plan, coordinate, and execute private and public meetings and conferences.
  • Under guidance of the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy, communicate with external stakeholders on activities and developments.
  • Work with Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy and Brookings Development officers to craft and submit funding proposals and reports.


Bachelor’s degree required; graduate coursework in international relations, political science, public policy, or hard sciences related to climate change preferred. Focus on climate change mitigation and international negotiations on climate change required. Must have at least one year of project management and/or research experience, a strong academic record, and proven outstanding writing skills. Complete fluency in written and oral English required; proficiency in another language preferred. Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S.
Demonstrated familiarity with domestic and international climate change issues, negotiations, and regimes required. Must have excellent organizational skills, strong research and analytical skills, ability to work independently and to prioritize accordingly. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite required (particularly with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Must be flexible, able to participate in several diverse projects at the same time, and a congenial, adaptable team player.
Apply here.

December and Recent Grads - Park Guide Positions at the National Mall

These positions will be duty stationed at the National Mall, working at some of our nation's most beloved and iconic memorials. We're looking for interpretive rock stars who want to help us break the mold of what it means to be a 21st Century interpreter. NAMA is all about innovation and collaboration. It's an incredibly busy (29 million visitors a year) but fascinating and dynamic work environment, with tremendous opportunities for professional development and promotion

through the ranks. [Shared by a current Ph.D. candidate in anthropology]

Applications close November 30.  Apply here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

C-SPAN Spring Internships

You must be pursuing a bachelor's degree during the semester you would like to intern. First priority is given to rising juniors and seniors. A $1,000 stipend will be paid at the end of a successful internship.

C-SPAN interns arrive from colleges and universities worldwide with majors ranging from political science and communications to marketing and American studies. Intern classes are small, between 1 to 4 students per department, providing an opportunity for a hands-on, real-life experience. Interns also have an opportunity to interact with interns from other departments at events and discussions, including a Q&A with Executive Chairman and founder Brian Lamb and co-CEO Susan Swain.

What will I do?

You will assist in research, writing and/or production for a specific unit or department, detailed below. This may include learning aspects of print and video production; technical, promotional and public relations techniques or program production.

Depending on your interests you can:
-Make Hill runs to research and collect information;
-Learn camera and audio techniques, and the technical and logistical requirements for field production;
-Assist in public relations and marketing;
-Help develop a daily schedule and coordinate elements for on-air production;
-Learn about business and sales trends in the cable industry;
-Take part in our community outreach programs and the C- SPAN Bus;
-Get involved in the development of online technology.

Why is an internship at C-SPAN for you? You can:
-Gain media experience through a structured program in the nation's capital;
-Explore facets of the cable industry and politics;
-Learn new skills in production, public relations, marketing and more;
-Earn college credit;
-Get a close-up view of Capitol Hill.

How To Apply? Are you...
-An undergraduate junior or senior?
-Interested in the media and politics?
-Able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, submit a resume and cover letter below. State which department(s) interests you and specify spring, summer or fall semester. Because cover letters and resumes are processed as we receive them, please plan ahead and submit your materials at the earliest possible date. You must provide your own housing.

The Departments

1. Marketing: Marketing department interns will serve in one of these areas:

C-SPAN Digital Bus: Visits schools, colleges, book festivals and other public events. This 45-foot long mobile multi-media demonstration center is equipped with TV production units that can be used as studios during live programs, such as C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Students, authors, journalists, and national leaders have been interviewed aboard the Bus.

Education Relations: Helps teachers use C-SPAN programming in their teaching or research through the resources available from C-SPAN Classroom.

Media Relations: Provides C-SPAN programming and special projects information to national and local news outlets to generate press coverage.

2. Programming: C-SPAN’s programming department includes the following units, which choose, research, shoot and produce the programming for the networks:

Book TV: Every weekend, all weekend long, Book TV brings viewers the latest nonfiction books and authors in biography, history, current events, the media, and more.

Field Production: Handles audio, lighting and camera operation for events that take place in Washington or on the road and executes set-up and breakdown of equipment.

Program Producers: Develop specific live and taped public affairs programs that air on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2. These programs include Washington Journal, history programming, international programming, politics and special projects.

3. Programming Operations: This department is responsible for getting C-SPAN’s product on the air. The editorial, technical, and information systems staff work closely together to ensure quality, balanced programming.

Editorial: Develops the daily schedule, tracks House and Senate floor debate, and coordinates elements for the final programming that airs on C-SPAN. Script writing, voice-overs, and writing and choosing Capital News headlines are just some of the responsibilities of this unit.

Technical: Works around the clock and is responsible for all the technical aspects of getting C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 on air 24 hours-a-day, including program direction, master control, camera operation, lighting and sound, editing, and on-air promotions.

4. Information Systems: Responsible for C-SPAN's information technology infrastructure, including local and wide area networks, servers and desktops and all commercial and custom applications.

5. Digital Media Develops and implements our strategies in the areas of online services, audio products and other developing technologies.

6. C-SPAN Radio Broadcasts a mix of daily programs similar in style to those found on the C-SPAN television networks, including congressional hearings, speeches, debates and forum discussions.

7. Engineering Responsible for the overall technical quality of C-SPAN's products; works with other departments to purchase and repair technical equipment; tracks new technologies and recommends ways C-SPAN can use these technologies to improve our product.

Apply here.

Diverse Terps Abroad: Student Panel & Discussion December 3

Join Education Abroad to learn more about diverse experiences within study abroad programs! We are hosting a panel with study abroad returnees who will share how their unique experiences around race, first generation status, sexual orientation, and disability influenced their time abroad. There will also be an interactive discussion following the panel to allow attendees the chance to reflect on their own identities in an international context.

Light refreshments will be provided! All students are welcome!

When: December 3rd, 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Where: Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP

Global Readings for Peace: From Beirut to Paris - Friday, St. Mary's Hall

Bring a short piece you like to read to us. If it is in a language other than English, be ready to give your audience a translation. Or, just come to listen.

Join the Facebook event and share your message of peace:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NDI Eurasia Position for Recent or December Grad

Program Assistant: Eurasia 

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a full-time entry-level professional to work with its Eurasia team in a dynamic, fast-paced organization that promotes democracy worldwide. The position offers a window into the field of international development work, with challenging opportunities for those wishing to explore a career in the expanding realm of international relations. This position supports NDI programs in Ukraine and other Eurasian countries as assigned .

The Program Assistant provides administrative and programmatic support to the regional team by performing the duties listed below. Position is available immediately.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to program administration and support through budget drafting and tracking, oral and written reporting, and participation in planning and evaluation discussions;
  • Gather reports from various news sources in the region; 
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, burning cds, preparing presentations, faxing, and managing guest lists for external events;
  • Plan and organize events for visiting politicians and government officials;
  • Prepare program briefing materials for NDI trainers and field representatives as necessary; 
  • Research non-US donors and gather information on application procedures;
  • Collate information from weekly field reports and begin organizing for inclusion in donor reports; and 
  • Attend workshops, lectures and other events within and outside of NDI. 
Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field;
  • Interest in/knowledge of political issues and history of Eurasia required, knowledge of regional language(s) highly desirable; 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; 
  • Efficiency and organization skills; 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a group; 
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Computer knowledge skills, including Google platform, Excel and the Internet.
Apply here.

Know Hungary? Graduating in December? Consider the Communications Associate Position in the Embassy of Hungary

Position description

The Communications Associate enhances the effectiveness of the Embassy’s work by helping to implement the Embassy communications goals, promoting our work in the media, among policymaker and the general public. The Communications Associate plays a vital role in implementing the Embassy’s Social Media strategy.
The position is for a fixed one year term with a competitive remuneration package and possibility of extension.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Public Affairs officer maintain, update, and create pages for the Embassy’s websites.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Public Affairs officer create original content to be used for newsletters, website and social media.
  • Contribute to writing English language background information papers on policy issues.
  • Under the supervision of the Public Affairs officer help conceptualize and create posts for social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Proofread a variety of documents, including press releases, web content, written by staff.
  • Respond to requests from the general public.
  • Other tasks that may arise related to communications.


  • Education: University degree in political science, communications, International Relations, or other relevant field. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to proofread and edit documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with others in an international environment.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • General familiarity with and interest in Hungary and current issues in Hungarian-American bilateral relations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience  with website and email campaign management.
  • Familiarity with working with the press, including reporters, producers and editors.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media to enhance communications efforts.
  • Familiarity with Hungarian politics, economy and culture an advantage.

Application instructions

Deadline for applications is 31 November, 2015.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover letter, along with a brief writing sample (3-4 pages)  to with “ Communications Associate ” in the subject line. Prospective candidates will be contacted throughout the application process. 
For any questions about this role and the application process, please contact Mih├íly Manchin at

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Seeking College Graduate for Entry Level Paralegal Position

Are you a recent college graduate thinking about a career in law? Finkelstein Thompson LLP, a fast-paced Georgetown boutique law firm, is taking applications for one full-time entry-level paralegal position, to begin immediately.
Responsibilities include researching and writing factual memorandum in support of litigation, copy editing and cite checking court documents, client intake, monitoring news reports, assisting lawyers preparing for depositions and court appearances, and managing the firm’s online marketing and presence. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing substantial responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Strong research, writing, and proofreading experience are a must. Knowledge of Wordpress and Westlaw/Lexis-Nexis a plus. Applicant must have a BA/BS or other 4-year degree.
Finkelstein Thompson specializes in the representation of plaintiffs in securities, consumer fraud and antitrust litigation and has developed an extensive class action practice in federal and state courts nationwide, earning a reputation for successful and thorough representation of class clients against some of the largest corporations in the country. Feel free to review our web page at
This position carries with it a $35,000 annual salary and a benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, current resume, transcripts and references to Rosalee B.C. Thomas.  Apply here.