Thursday, December 18, 2014

Summer Fellowship for Graduate Students in Health Fields

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship<> is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.  Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.
Program Benefits:

 *   A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants.
 *   Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state students.
 *   Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting following abstract submission
 *   Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)



Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Summer Internships in Public Health

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program<> is a 10-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities.   Public health experiences offered to scholars are:

 1.  Clinical/Community: Scholars rotate through clinical experiences provided by Maternal and Child Health disciplines (pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, physiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, social work, psychology, speech/language, special education and nursing) (Kennedy Krieger Institute only). In addition, scholars will have planned experiences in providing community-based multi-level health care and support systems for underserved groups.

 2.  Community Engagement and Advocacy: Scholars work with professionals in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Public Health and related systems on the formation, implementation and evaluation of health care and disability legislation, regulations and practice guidelines. The critical role of engaging underrepresented communities in shaping responsive systems of care receives a special emphasis.

 3.  Research: Scholars work with research mentors on a wide range of public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Scholars receive training in conducting community-based participatory research, which engages communities that are currently underserved by mainstream systems.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.


Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paid Internship with National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office (NPO) intern will assist NSTIC staff with communications, policy, and other weekly tasks including: media tracking and monitoring, analytics analyses for social media communication publications, assistance with the development of content for internal and external publications, recording meeting minutes, and the editing of documents prior to dissemination. The part-time intern will attend communication and policy meetings and will have the opportunity to work alongside experts in the identity management field to get hands-on professional experience for the future. 
Candidates should be available to work 10 hours per week (on-site at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC). Candidates should also currently be enrolled in a Communication, Policy, Political Science or Journalism program (or related field) as an undergraduate student and should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a paid internship. Hourly pay will be discussed with candidates selected for an interview. 
Candidates must be well organized, have the ability to work collaboratively and think critically, and should have strong writing skills. Experience with the Microsoft product suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required. Prior experience writing for professional publications and graphic design experience is a plus. 

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to by January 5th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BSOS Advising: No Walk-In Hours during Winter Break

The BSOS Advising Center will not offer afternoon Walk-In Hours after classes end on December 12th. Walk-In Hours will resume when class begin for the spring semester on Monday, January 26th. 

Advising appointments are available throughout the Winter Break, so please stop by 2148 Tydings Hall, call 301-405-1697, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment!

Apply Now for BSOS Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 23, 2015. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2015 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award
Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:
Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to:

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to Thank you!

Monday, December 15, 2014

BSOS Students: Graduation Survey Time!

BSOS Graduates- Congratulations! We need to hear about your post-graduation plans!
Click the link below to share what your post-graduation plans include. The collected information is used to demonstrate the success of our graduates to your college Dean, future students, prospective employers, and the public at large, so your response is very important! The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Please note that information provided in individual responses will be kept confidential. Survey results will be reported in aggregate.

When you access the survey you will be prompted to login with your Directory ID and password. Only those students reported as graduating in August/December 2014 will be able to access the survey - if you are unable to access and graduated in August/December 2014 please contact Adrianne Bradford at ASAP to receive access.

To start the Graduation/First Destination Survey - CLICK HERE.

Career Survey - Find Employers that Interest You

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise kindly requests your participation in Universum’s 2015 Student Survey. It's free and takes less than 15 minutes!

Let your opinions be heard! You can access the survey here:

This survey helps you by providing an in-depth review of who you are as an applicant, suggesting employers and industries you may not otherwise have considered. 

This survey also helps us help you! Your aggregate responses (individual responses remain anonymous) will help our Center to better understand the UMD population and reach out to companies based on your interests.

Thanks for your participation! Questions, contact Allynn Powell, Associate Director, Professional Preparation at the University Career Center.

The UMD Finals App is back!

The UMD Finals App is back! It's been updated for Fall 2014 with new information and discounts from Blaze Pizza! It has information about hours of DOTS, dining services, study tips, stress relievers, free events, and more. Download it on the iOS and Google Play App Store today!

Education Abroad Hiring Two Spring Interns

Education Abroad is hiring two interns for the spring semester in the areas of online communications and diversity initiatives. The full description and application instructions are available at:

Good Luck on Finals. See you in 2015!

On behalf of the BSOS Advising Center Staff we would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe winter break.  Our office will be closed December 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015. We will reopen at 9:00am on January 5, 2015.

Students needing advising stamps for classes may utilize Stamps will be processed by advisors on Wednesday, December 24th and then again starting on January 5, 2015. Stamp requests will not be processed while the university is closed.

Congratulations to the graduating seniors. We look forward to see you at the winter commencement ceremonies in Cole Field House. For more information please visit