Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Paid Research Internship, Economics and Trade U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission for Recent Grad

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.

In accordance with its mandate, the Commission focuses its work and study on the following eleven areas: proliferation practices, economic transfers, energy and natural resources, foreign investment, military and security affairs, cyber activities, economic conditions, foreign affairs, compliance and enforcement, freedom of information, and product safety.

You can review the Commission's mandate in detail at http://www.uscc.gov/about/uscc-charter.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Administratively Determined, Term-Appointed Position (Employees of the USCC are appointed to administratively determined positions in the "excepted service," and are not covered under the provisions of 5 United States Code that are applicable to Executive Branch employees regarding appointment, termination, competition, and pay rules and regulations.)
Respond to direction from and coordinating with the Director for Economics and Trade, or other senior Commission staff as directed by the Executive Director. The work requires the ability to:

A. Research, monitor, analyze, and write about developments relevant to the Economics and Trade team's portfolio including, but not limited to: U.S.-China bilateral trade and investment flows; China's adherence to U.S.-China bilateral commitments, its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and other multilateral agreements; the overall state of China's domestic economy, including economic rebalancing; and China's evolving policy landscape, including market access for foreign companies, protection of intellectual property rights, food and product safety, energy, and technology development.
B. Provide support to analysts planning hearings, writing the Annual Report or other research reports, preparing testimony or other products by conducting research, drafting correspondence, writing, or fact checking.
C. Assist in the set-up for Commission hearings (including setting up the panelists' table and operating the timer). Provide other administrative support on an as-needed basis.
D. Attend seminars, meetings, and events on behalf of the Commission, and write memoranda to Commissioners and staff.
E. Assist with developing and sustaining a professional network with China analysts in the U.S. government, private sector, and academia.
F. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director for Economics and Trade, the Executive Director, and Commissioners.
Conditions of Employment
    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy and childbirth), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

    The Commission will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start. Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

    This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/about/job-opportunities.
    A. Required:
    1. The ability to present information clearly and concisely through memos, reports, briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
    2. The ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of disparate data on emerging and/or controversial issues.
    3. Knowledge of international economics and the application of economic principles in U.S. bilateral and multilateral trade, financial and economic relations. Experience in researching and writing about international economics, finance and trade.
    4. Knowledge of the trade policies and practices of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and the organization and structure of the agencies of the governments of these jurisdictions and responsibilities for determining, supervising, and conducting trade policies and bilateral and multilateral trade relationships.
    5. Knowledge of the trade and economic policies and goals of the United States Congress and Executive Branch, especially those pertaining to the People's Republic of China and Taiwan and, more broadly, to the Asia-Pacific.
    6. Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Economics, Law, International Relations, or Asian Studies.

    B. Desirable But Not Required:
    1. Experience in a Congressional or Executive Branch office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China, Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.
    2. Experience living or working in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
    3. Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China and Taiwan.
    Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Economics, Law, International Relations, or Asian Studies.
    Additional information
    Consistent with 5 CFR Part 890, interns are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Interns are also eligible to participate in the "SmartBenefits" transit subsidy program.
    $15 an Hour
    Apply here [takes you to USAJobs website] by June 8

    Summer Development Internship with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace--Apply by May 29!

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India and the United States, is seeking an intern to provide part-time or full-time support for its Washington-based development team. A local transportation stipend will be provided. 
    The intern will be tasked with developing case studies which reflect the impact of Carnegie's projects and initiatives over time. Duties will include gathering information through research (library, online, and interviewing key staff), helping to develop a template to gather the right information, organizing research into outlines, and drafting initial case studies. This is an excellent opportunity for a student with excellent research and writing skills as well as a background in political science, journalism, international affairs, or a similar related field. 
    The internship will start during the summer and is located in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website by May 29th.

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Fall Internships with the Census Bureau

    Are you looking for an internship working with some fun criminal justice data? We are the U.S. Census Bureau, Criminal Justice Branch, and we are looking for 1-2 UMD students to Intern with us for the Fall Semester, 2018. You would work with us in Suitland, Maryland, a few days a week (typically T, W, or Th).  Internships are unpaid but should qualify for college credit. There is a metro next door to the building so you can metro (Green line) or drive (free parking pass will be provided).

    If you are interested, please send your resume to Greta Clark, Supervisory Statistician, @ greta.b.clark@census.gov by 6/01/18.

    You will need to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be interested in working with real CJ data from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Any questions, please call Greta @ 301-763-2586.


    Sponsored Projects

    National Prisoner Statistics 8 (NPS 8)
    This project gathers information on the    characteristics of persons under sentence of death and of persons executed as of December 31 including: offenders' sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for the capital offense, legal status at time of the offense, methods of execution, trends, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Data pertaining to the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence as well as change in the jurisdiction legal status are also obtained.
    Survey on Sexual Victimization (SSV)
    Originally a congressional mandate under the Prison Rape Elimination act of 2003, SSV is an annual data collection used to obtain information on the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within state, local and juvenile correctional facilities. 


    Sponsored Projects


     Juvenile Frame
    This is a comprehensive name and address listing of juvenile justice agencies in the United States.  This list serves as a universe or sampling frame for all of our OJJDP work.
    Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP)
    This is a biennial census that collects data from over 2,800 public and private juvenile facilities. The census collects specific information such as gender, race, most serious offense, admission date, and adjudication status for each juvenile delinquent /status offender in residential placement.  It also collects information on facility type and security levels of each facility.
    Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC)
    This is a biennial census which began in 2000.  Its census universe is the same as that for the CJRP, however, it collects more specific information on the programs and services available at the facility.  Along with a one-day count of juveniles, more specific information is collected on facility characteristics including physical health, mental health, educational, and substance abuse services.

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    New Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

    The School of Public Policy and the Do Good Institute have launched a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. The Certificate is designed for students who want to hone their skills in leadership and management; strategy; fundraising; and financial management. Students delve into the challenges facing today’s leaders and develop the tools and experiences needed to create positive change in their organizations and their fields. 

    Given the nonprofit sector is the third largest workforce in the United States, the Certificate provides students with a competitive edge in the job market and our alumni have gone on to work with an impressive range of organizations including Share Our Strength, Teach for America, Fund for Educational Excellence, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Partnership for Public Service, United Way for the National Capital Area, Wells Fargo Foundation, Clark Foundation, and many others.

    The Certificate can be completed in as little as nine months and courses begin this fall. Applications are due this summer and the priority deadline for Fellowships is June 30, 2018.

    More information on courses and faculty members can be found on our website and in the attached flier. We also have fellowship funding available. Questions can be directed to the Chief Program Officer of the Do Good Institute, Sara Gallagher, at sara@umd.edu.

    Department of State Internship Application Workshop - FRIDAY 5/18

    Interested in applying to Department of State for Spring 2019 internships?
    Federal and Global Fellows Programs are offering a workshop on how to apply for Department of State internships! 

    Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
    Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Federal and Global Fellows office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall

    RSVP here

    Please bring HARD copies of your resume - for review and feedback portion.

    Note that much of the information and tips of the workshop is transferable to other types of applications. So also feel free to attend the State workshop for tips that are transferable to other applications.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Federal/Global Fellows Internship Program- Great for BSOS Students!

    Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

    Both programs combine a fall seminar course in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Critical Regions and International Relations, Responses to Global Challenges, Energy and Environment, and Science Diplomacy. Past internship locations include: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Genetic Alliance. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

    APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
    ​Deadline:​ Rolling Admission

    For details regarding the application requirements, go to:
    http://federalfellows.umd.edu and/or http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    DO GOOD FOR CREDIT! Sign Up for Do Good Now (BSOS388B) This Fall

    Sign up for BSOS388B on testudo.umd.edu!

    Fall Internships with the Office of the Historian at the U.S. House of Representatives

    Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
    Closing Date: July 2, 2018
    Salary Level/Range: Unpaid
    Proposed Starting Date: September 2018
    End date: December 2018


    The Office of the Historian seeks an unpaid intern with a strong interest in history. Responsibilities include assistance in day-to-day office operations, significant historical research, and other special projects as assigned. The intern must be highly motivated, collaborative, and possess excellent research and computer skills. A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Interns may apply for credit from their institutions.


    No phone calls please. Email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to history@mail.house.gov (PDF preferred) or fax to 202-226-2931. Please include “Internship Fall 2018” in the subject line of the email.

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Paid Summer Internship with Bully Pulpit Interactive

    BPI Summer 2018 Internship – Paid ($2,250 a month)

    Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is seeking an additional summer fellow for our Washington, D.C. headquarters. BPI is the largest marketer in the Democratic Party, with roots in the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Interns at BPI have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the constantly evolving world of marketing by working with clients such as high-profile political campaigns, corporations, and non-profits. This particular intern will have the opportunity to work with an exciting mix of clients, including EMILY’s List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics.

    Ideal candidates will have strong writing skills and an interest in marketing. Applicants should send their resumes to Meredith ( mlightstone@bpimedia.com ) with some information about their interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    For candidates interested in fall positions, we will be posting applications on our careers page within a few days.

    Location(s): Washington, DC

    Employee Status: Temporary – 3 months, with potential to extend for 1 additional 3 month fellowship pending review

    Salary: $2,250/month stipend 

    May Grad? PIRG Campus Action is Hiring

    PIRG Campus Action is currently hiring Campus Organizers to work with students on college campuses across the country.

    We know college students have the power to make a difference. From voter registration drives to fossil fuel divestment, students are always pushing our communities, our country and our world forward. Interested candidates can find out more and apply here [takes you to PIRG website].