Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Apply Now for Summer 2019 Paid Language Internship with NSA

Undergraduate and graduate students will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural, and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate, and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers.

About The Program
The 2020 Summer Language Program is hiring college students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Turkish, and African languages such as Swahili and Somali. Other languages will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Summer Language Program is a 12-week internship intended for high-potential full-time college upperclassmen and graduate students. Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors and minors will be considered for this program, which can be a one-summer or two-summer internship. The program may begin after your sophomore year, and if mutually agreeable, continue the summer after your junior year. Likewise, the program may begin the summer after your junior year and continue the summer between your senior year and your first year of graduate school. The program may also take place in the summers between years of graduate study. Participation during a second summer is encouraged but not required. At the end of your internship, an offer may be extended for you to join NSA in a full-time position after graduation.

The Summer Language Program Includes:


  • A language mentor assigned from NSA's language analysis team.
  • Hands-on operational experience.
  • Relevant job-specific briefings.
  • Job-specific training and customized language training.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Application Deadline
Applications for the 2020 Summer Language Program are accepted 15 May - 15 Oct 2019.

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.

Benefits and Housing

Interns will receive the following benefits:


  • Annual leave, sick leave, and paid federal holidays.
  • Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs.
  • Students may be eligible for transportation reimbursement to and from school.
  • Subsidized housing accommodations may be available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main headquarters campus.
NOTE: Daily transportation to and from work is not provided. Students participating in the program are encouraged to bring a vehicle. Carpooling with other interns MAY be available but is NOT guaranteed.

Position Summary
The Summer Language Program (SLP) is a paid 12-week program that runs from the end of May through mid-August each year. This program is looking for students that can speak the critical languages that we're looking for. As an intern in the Summer Language Program, you will use your passion for foreign language and strong oral communication, written communication, and critical thinking skills to research, translate, transcribe, report, and analyze foreign intelligence. Your foreign language and English skills will provide key decision makers with a complete and accurate picture of the context within which the decision is being made (i.e. provide an understanding of the nuance, context, cultural overtones, and dialect in which the communication occurred).

Mandatory Qualification Reqs

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
  • Must be returning to an enrolled college student status at the conclusion of the summer internship.
  • Must have language proficiency in one of the advertised foreign languages.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred.
  • A 3.5 average GPA in language/area studies courses is preferred.
  • Must be available for an operational interview, language testing, and other applicable processing at some point between June 2019 and January 2020. Must be physically in the United States as of January 2020 in order to process. Students studying abroad during the spring 2020 semester cannot be processed.
How To Apply - External
Clearance/Security Requirements
Applicants will be processed for a security clearance and will be required to pass a psychological exam, lifestyle and counterintelligence polygraph,and complete a comprehensive history form that documents your foreign travel, educational background and employment history, among other areas.

If you have spent more than 3 consecutive months abroad since graduating from high school, our security department may not have adequate time to process you for a summer internship. In general, the longer the time spent abroad, the longer the clearance process may take.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online at IntelligenceCareers.gov on or before 15 October 2019. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete packets will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during an open season:


  • Press on the 'Job Search/Apply' Tab at the top of the page.
  • Select 'National Security Agency.'
  • To apply, click the arrow next to the words, 'Ready to Apply?'
  • In the search box, type keywords 'Summer Language Program.'
  • Click on 'Search' and select 'Summer Language Program.'
  • Click 'Apply' and follow the directions as prompted.
To be considered for the Summer Language Program, you must submit a complete application package that includes:

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A list of your fall courses and proposed spring courses
  • Your on-line application. Be sure to complete the College Education portion of the application. If you do not yet have a degree, list your school and your projected graduation date. You may use the Other Professional Details section of the application to include any additional relevant information, such as language immersions, scholarships, interests, etc.
IMPORTANT: Please email transcripts and the requested fall/spring course lists to Summer_Lang@nsa.gov as well as applying online.

Applications are not complete without the requested documentation.

Questions
If you have questions about the Summer Language Program, please email summer_interns@nsa.gov or you may also call 1-866-NSA-HIRE or (410) 854-4726.

***PLEASE NOTE:
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. 


Apply through the Intelligence Careers website.

Health Volunteers Overseas 3-Month Temporary Position

Health Volunteers Overseas is dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in resource-scarce countries through the training and education of local health care providers by US-based health and medical volunteers. Each year, HVO sends over 450 short-term volunteers to 90+ project sites in 26 countries.

HVO has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time member services position (approximately September through November).

Duties include:
1. Ensuring proper coding, processing, and data entry of all incoming funds.
2. Reconciling and transmitting electronic deposits (checks and credit cards) on a weekly
basis.
3. Overseeing membership systems and data entry/retrieval processes, including membership
renewals and donor correspondence; assisting in maintaining overall integrity and quality of the Salesforce database.
4. Running reports from Salesforce as needed (monthly financial reports, year-end donor outreach, etc.)
5. Overseeing the Mightycause donor process, providing input and feedback for member/donor forms on HVO website.

Hours: 20 hours per week during normal business hours.
Requirements: Prior experience with member/donor systems and processes required. Nonprofit and/or
Salesforce experience a plus.
Compensation: commensurate with experience
Please send your CV and a cover letter to Nancy Kelly at n.kelly@hvousa.org if interested.

Internships Available with the Inter-American Dialogue

For more information, please visit https://www.thedialogue.org/careers/.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Fall 2019 Internships at the Embassy of Israel

We have opportunities in the following departments: Public Diplomacy, Congressional, and Trade/Economic Mission.


About the internships:
The Embassy of Israel to the United States offers Summer, Fall, and Spring semester internship opportunities at Israel’s political, diplomatic, cultural, and economic home in Washington, DC. 
The Embassy of Israel internship program is an opportunity for college and graduate school students to receive valuable insight into U.S.-Israel relations and the nature of diplomacy.  Interns also gain access to the greater DC diplomatic community by attending events and functions at the Embassy and around Washington, DC.​.

Applicant Requirements​
Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills as well as administrative abilities. The Embassy also looks for applicants who are detail oriented, write well and are motivated individuals. Applicants with strong computer skills, including experience with graphic design and multimedia editing, are particularly encouraged to apply. Travel experience in Israel and knowledge of Israeli politics, society and culture are preferred.  ​

General Information
Fall and spring semester internships at the Embassy are part-time (minimum 12 hours per week); Summer internships are typically full-time.  All internships are unpaid, though arrangements can be made travel stipend. 

[Students interested in academic credit should check with their department or college to determine if the internship qualifies.]

The application can be found on our website.


$300,000 available for Sustainability Fund Projects

We are excited to inform you that the University Sustainability Fund has approximately $300,000 available this year for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at University of Maryland.

Applications are now being accepted for 2019-2020 projects. The priority deadline for applications is October 15 with a final deadline of January 15. Apply now.

More than $2 million has been granted to 137 sustainability projects since 2011 including the Biowall at McKeldin Library, Terp Farm, the Sphagnum Moss Water Treatment System at Eppley Recreation Center, the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), lighting upgrades, rain gardens, research projects, and many more. Learn more about last year's grant recipients.

The Fund allocates money to projects that increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency of our campus facilities, reduce the amount of waste created and material resources used on campus, encourage sustainable behaviors, and integrate sustainability into teaching, research, and service at the university. We encourage projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or have other measurable environmental benefits. Grants are supported by student fees and administered through the University Sustainability Council.

If you have a sustainability project in mind, or want to discuss potential projects, please call Mark Stewart in the Office of Sustainability at 301-405-4633 or email stewartm@umd.edu.    


Monday, August 19, 2019

Paid Fall Programs Internship with International Women's Media Foundation

About the IWMF
The IWMF works to unleash the power of women identifying journalists to transform the global news media. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to women journalists and photographers around the world. And we research the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men — while advocating for inclusive practices that help propel women and folks from underrepresented backgrounds into leadership. 
Overview of the role
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking a highly organized, solutions-oriented, self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The program intern will work with a number of IWMF’s programs and awards, including the Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists, the Adelante Reporting Initiative, the ¡Expresat√©! LGBTQI+ and Women’s Rights Reporting Initiative in Latin America, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards and the Courage in Journalism Awards, along with as-needed support to the Emergency Fund and the communications team. The IWMF is working on structuring new emerging programs, which the program intern may be expected to assist with.
Hours: Part-time (minimum of 16 hours/week)
The IWMF will work with the program intern to set their schedule at the start of the internship. Our preferred start date is September 17 and the end date is flexible, with a minimum requirement of two months. This is a paid internship.
Location: Washington, D.C.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
  • Edit and create content for program events, including copy-editing and design work;
  • Assist in application and selection processes;
  • Research program-related funders;
  • Conduct outreach to the IWMF community;
  • Draft program-related correspondence;
  • Update the IWMF’s website with relevant information, and maintain any other website maintenance;
  • Conduct preliminary research and data collection;
  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
  • Create graphics and visual representations of collected M&E data;
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks related to program implementation;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship skills, and an ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities across cultures;
  • Solid group facilitation and team leadership skills;
  • Sense of humor and ability to stay calm under pressure;
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented;
  • Strong and accurate writing and editing skills;
  • Experience with programmatic monitoring and evaluation preferred;
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise a high level of discretion
  • Computer literacy: demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel, strong internet research skills, design skills on Adobe Creative Suite a plus;
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with WordPress strongly preferred.
Minimum Requirements
  • B.A. in Journalism, International Affairs, Political Science, or other relevant field of study, or currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in subjects relating to International Affairs, Journalism, Political Science, or other relevant subject areas.
  • Commitment to gender equality and an interest in news media and international affairs.

Application instructions

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume via Submittable by Wednesday, August 28.

Now offering: ENSP Major Change workshops

ENSP is happy to announce that they will be offering Major Change Workshops for current UMD students interested in declaring the Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) major.  

In the past, students were required to meet one-on-one; however students will now be required to attend a workshop.

The major change process, as well as a sign-up form, can be found on the "Change your major to ENSP" page of their website: https://ensp.umd.edu/current-students/change-your-major-ensp  

As of now, the are two dates in the books that students can select from, but we'll be adding more once the semester begins.


BSOS Ice Cream Social

The College of Behavioral Social Sciences invites all current and future BSOS students to start the year on a sweet note at our BSOS Student Welcome Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 29, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on the Tydings Hall Patio. 

Please RSVP to get your ice cream ticket at https://go.umd.edu/BSOSicecream19. We look forward to seeing you there!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity at PEARL Lab

Research Assistants Needed for Implementation Study of Early Care and Education Center Serving Low-income Children 
Overview: Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, Professor, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD), is seeking an undergraduate research assistant (URA) to work in our lab. The URAs would be part of a busy and thriving research-to-practice group – the Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab (PEARL) in UMD’s College of Education. This position is ideal for a young professional wanting to work with children and families and/or seeking to attend graduate school at a later point. 
Responsibilities: The URA position is related to a contracted research project with an early care and education center in Washington, DC serving young children ages 0-5. URAs will develop relationships with parents and school personnel to build rapport and conduct good-quality research. URAs may be responsible for conducting child assessments including measures of language, cognition, and school readiness, as well as parent interviews. Additional duties include entering data, reviewing relevant literature, and helping with the organization of the project. 
This position will be located at an early care and education program in Northeast Washington, DC (about 15-20 minutes from UMD). This center is metro-accessible; however, it is easier if the URA has their own transportation. Ideally, students should have availability some weekday mornings, from 8am-12pm. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. There are options to work in the lab for credit or volunteer. 
Qualifications: 
● Major in psychology, education, child development, family science, or a related discipline. 
● Some experience working with children and families. 
● Background using SPSS or other data entry programs is a plus, but not required. 
● Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required. 
● Minimum 6 hours per week preferred. 
How to Apply: Please send the following in one pdf file Tanya Tavassolie (ttavasso@umd.edu
● Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV). 
● Half page (double-spaced) letter of interest describing the applicant’s related experiences, interest in the position, and future career aspirations. 
● Names and contact information for 1-2 references (references can come from work or volunteer experience or academic advisors or instructors). 

● An unofficial transcript for any undergraduate work completed.