Friday, April 21, 2017

I Heart UMD Week

I Heart UMD Week is coming! It's is an initiative that the Student Alumni Leadership Council is hosting the week of April 24-28. For more information, follow their Twitter and Instagram @UMDSALC.

Be on the lookout for our calendar of fun events the week of April 24th - 28th!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BSOS Needs Ambassadors for Fall 2017! Apply Now!

Priority Deadline: May 8, 2017
Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of spring semester. Good luck!

Click here for more information about BSOS Ambassadors
E-mail Margo Shear at with any questions

4+1 (Dual Bachelors/Masters) Information Session

Current BSOS students please join us to learn more about the 4+1 (Dual Bachelor's / Master's) programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The event is next Wednesday, April 26th from 5:00-6:00pm, co-hosted by Admissions and the Masters Programs Office (4+1 Advisor) in VMH 1307.
Register Here!

If you are interested in applying for the program to start in Fall 2017, this is your last chance for the semester to hear from admissions, advising and to ask any questions you may have.

Food will be provided!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CAPC Internship Program

The CAPC Internship Program enables students to work in local, state, regional, and national political or policy institutions and receive college credit. Students are expected to work 9-20 hours per week over the semester and attend a weekly (online) seminar. Student can earn a total of six or nine credits in total. Final Deadline: June 30th. 

CAPC Research Assistantship Program

The CAPC Research Assistantship Program is for students interested in developing their research and professional skills as well as gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of political science. Research Assistants (RAs) are paired with a faculty member who directs their research for the semester as well as helping them develop a unique project based at least in part, on the research they are conducting on behalf of the faculty member. Priority Deadline: April 26th 

Click here for more information

UMD Portal Project

Connect with someone across the globe! This April, UMD is joining the global network of Portals, which are gold-painted shipping containers equipped with immersive audio and video technology. Upon entering, you come face-to-face with someone in another Portal. You can make eye contact and converse as if in the same room – live, full-body and with translation when needed. The experience has been described as “breathing the same air.”

The UMD Portal will be located on Tawes Plaza outside of the Benjamin Building.

It will be delivered Tuesday, April 18, will operate April 24-May 2, and will be removed on Wednesday, April 3. It is open for all to experience! The online signup for will be available at this Friday, April 21.

Monday, 4/24
8-9:45AM: Herat, Afghanistan
10M-1PM: Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, 4/25
11:30AM-2:30PM: Kigali, Rwanda

Wednesday, 4/26
2-5PM: Mexico City, Mexico

Thursday, 4/27
1-4PM: Boulder, CO

Friday, April 28
8-9:45AM: Herat, Afghanistan
10AM-1PM: Erbil, Iraq

Saturday, April 29 (Maryland Day)
10AM-1PM: Berlin, Germany
1:30-4PM: Mexico City

Sunday, April 30

Monday, May 1
8-9:45AM: Herat, Afghanistan
10AM-1PM: El Progreso, Honduras

Tuesday, May 2
1-5PM: Mission, TX (on the US-Mexico border)
The Spring 2017 UMD Portal Project is presented by The Clarice in partnership with the Provost's Office, the College of Arts and Humanities Dean's Office, Beyond the Classroom, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies and the UMD School of Music. The Clarice has also been working with University Marketing and the College of Education on the placement of the Portal and its integration into the campus' Maryland Day activities.

Paid Research Assistant Intern

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education as well as individual and organizational performance. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are seeking a Research Assistant Intern to join our Policy, Practice and Systems Change group in Washington, DC as part of a national resource center that provides direct assistance to States, schools, communities, and parents seeking information on the education of children and youth who are considered neglect, delinquent, or at-risk. 

• Support project staff in planning and conducting an annual conference in June for state neglected-delinquent coordinators, including reviewing of materials and helping with post-conference activities, including evaluations

• Provide assistance to the technical assistance (TA) team in terms of logging and tracking TA requests and responses, among other help as needed
• Work with the Evaluation team to collect and review data related to project tasks for yearly evaluation report

• Opportunity to assist project tasks where needed, including product development, webinars and data set reviews
• Other duties as assigned

• Currently seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Juvenile Justice, Public Health, Public Policy, Counseling, Education, Special Education, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Psychology, or related fields
• Familiarity with and ability to use various programs and software, such as webinar software and TA tracking systems

• Familiarity and ability to use Excel
• Experience in working with datasets a plus
• Good organizational skills

• Strong writing and oral communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

Applications accepted until May 31st.

To view this position, students can log in to Carrers4Terps and search the ID number: 157188

U.S. House of Representatives – Press Intern

A member of House Democratic Leadership is seeking a full-time summer press intern with exceptional writing and editing skills. Duties include assisting with daily news clips, compiling news research, drafting media releases/advisories and social media content, maintaining press contact lists and editing video clips. Prior campaign or communications experience preferred, but not required. This position requires attention to detail, strong writing ability and grammar skills. All interested and qualified candidates should email a resume and three writing samples to with the subject line "Press Internship"

Applications accepted until May 20th.

Interested students can view this position in Careers4Terps by searching the ID number: 157089

Public Policy Internship with Facebook

Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detailoriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as full-time contracted externs. The Facebook DC office helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook's products and business. Working with policymakers at the international, federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development. Note: This is a full-time, contract position for the Fall term.

• Support Facebook's public policy and communications activities.
• Monitor and analyze legislation, regulation, and policies related to the company.

• Draft policy related materials including briefings and talking points.
• Research policy areas of interest to the company.
• Support outreach to Government, Congress, non
profit organizations, and other entities.
• Research and develop policies and communication related to online safety, security, and privacy.
• Partner with senior team members on a wide range of projects.
• Assist in organizing events including trainings and educational outreach.

• Pursuing a BA or graduate degree in business, law, political science, public policy, international relations, communications, journalism, or equivalent.
• Ability to commit up to 40 hours per week in our Washington D.C. office.
• Previous internship or professional experience in policy, research, communications, or government
• Demonstrated interest in politics, public policy, and technology.

• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully.

• Experience in the Internet technology industry a plus.
• Passion for Facebook and online communication a must!

Applications accepted until May 5th.

For more information and to apply, students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the post’s ID number: 156982