Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Career Events for BSOS Students!

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise invites BSOS students to attend Career Events this fall!

Events & Opportunities:

- Career & Internship Fairs
- Networking Events
- Careers In... Panels
- Career Shuttle Series
- Internship Series Workshop
- Intern for a Day 
...And more!

Please check the website for potential changes, updates and to review
additional events. RSVP’s are encouraged, and sometimes required, for each event. Please click on each image to enlarge.

Course Alert: ECON181: Incentives for Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective

A brand new ECON course (ECON181) was just added to the Fall 2017 schedule of classes and has been approved for I-Series and DSHS!

How can we design policies that incentivize sustainable choices? Why might usual market functioning fail to achieve sustainability? Do we need to put a price on the environment in order to protect it? How do we measure an economy's "success"? This course explores the answers to these and other related questions from an economist's perspective

Instructor: Dr. Erin Moody
Lecture: Mondays & Wednesdays from 2pm – 2:50pm
Discussion: Fridays at various times
Total Seats = 120 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fall Internships with The Council on Competitiveness

The Council on Competitiveness is looking for fall interns in their policy, communication, membership, or IT departments. The Council on Competitiveness is a non-partisan and non-governmental organization made up of CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and national lab directors working to ensure U.S. prosperity. Since its foundation in 1986, the Council continues to set an action agenda to drive U.S. productivity and leadership in world markets and to raise the standard of living for all Americans.

The Council’s dynamic and entrepreneurial culture means an intern can expect to be exposed to and engaged in various projects. Day-to-day responsibilities will include research and writing, maintaining and updating databases, general administrative support and, most importantly, staffing and preparing for Council events. Interns will be able to receive a stipend or complete the internship for course credit. If you are interested in applying, please e-mail all application materials (resume, cover letter, availability and desired start/end dates) to Katie Sarro ( More information can be found at

Monday, August 14, 2017

Apply Today for Fall Internships with the Atlantic Council for Juniors and Seniors

The Atlantic Council is still accepting applications for several fall internships:

Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience 

Click here for all available fall internships all application instructions.

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships—a 45% acceptance rate! The deadline to apply for Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.

Get an early start and write to us at to learn about the Gilman Scholarship program and to gain access to our ELMS online resource site.

Do you want to hear from returned Gilman Scholars? 
Ask your questions at the Gilman Returned Scholar Panel:
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, 1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
Refreshments will be served. RSVP to gilman@umd

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships
of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic
studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better
prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly
global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 3
weeks in length

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fall Internship Opportunities with Baker for Governor Campaign

The Rushern Baker for Governor campaign is launching their internship program in September 2017 and is in search of enthusiastic applicants for the following roles:
  • Finance Intern: We’re looking for energetic, experienced individuals to join Team Baker as Finance Interns. Interns can expect to gain a basic knowledge of political fundraising, Maryland election law and political accounting practices. The Finance Intern will assist with the overall daily function of the finance team. Examples of daily tasks include donor research and prospecting, filing disbursement and receipts, assisting with expense account tracking, coordinating with the team to manage miscellaneous projects, and assisting the team in ensuring compliance with Maryland State Board of Election campaign reporting standards. 
  • Organizing and Operations InternHelp us establish a comprehensive grassroots strategy that effectively communicates the vision of the campaign, increases engagement with supporters and potential supporters, and motivates voter turnout on election day for Rushern. We’re looking for energetic, talented individuals to join Team Baker as Organizing and Operations Interns. The Organizing and Operations Intern will work directly with the campaign’s Field Director to coordinate vital organizing efforts, such as volunteer recruitment, phone banking, door knocking and community organizing. This team will spearhead the campaign’s voter contract program and assist the campaign with crucial operational support. Interns must be able to convey key points of Rushern’s message and will have the opportunity to travel with the campaign to various events around the State. 
  • Communication Intern: Join Team Baker to further your communications skills and help change the political discourse through earned media. We’re looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals to join Team Baker as Communications Interns from Fall 2017 – Summer 2018.  Interns will assist the campaign’s Communications Director in shaping the narrative arc of Rushern’s campaign.  The Communications Intern will be responsible for maintaining district specific lists of media outlets, drafting/editing press releases, monitoring media coverage using an online media monitoring service, and developing content for Rushern’s social media outlets in conjunction with the Digital and Direct Marketing team.
  • Digital Marketing Intern: Join Team Baker to help establish a comprehensive messaging strategy that effectively communicates the vision of the campaign, increases engagement with supporters and potential supporters, and motivates voter turnout on election day for Rushern. We’re looking for motivated, talented individuals to join the campaign as Digital and Direct Marketing Interns. Interns will work with the campaign’s digital team to assist in, developing and posting social media content in conjunction with Communications interns, spearheading our email fundraising program and updating Rushern’s campaign website. Additionally, interns will be responsible for engaging with supporters and expanding Rushern’s reach and effectiveness online. Graphic design experience is a plus! 
  • Policy and Research Intern: We’re looking for a few dedicated, experienced, and highly-motivated individuals to join Team Baker as Policy and Research Interns during Rushern’s gubernatorial campaign. Interns will be responsible for providing extensive policy analysis and critical research to help shape Rushern’s campaign platform. Interns will work directly with the Director of the Internship Program and be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Policy and Research team. Interns will assist in compiling databases, opposition research, drafting/editing policy papers, and tracking current events, news and policy issues around the nation and state, including all 24 local jurisdictions. Law students are encouraged to apply & research experience is a plus! 
Not only will interns get real, hands-on experience, but they will also become key members of the team who are actively engaged in the strategic development of the campaign. While unpaid, interns may receive college credit if approved by their college and all interns will be getting valuable experience that will provide the foundation for a career in politics. 

To apply, please send resume to Campaign Manager Andrew Mallinoff at and indicate your area(s) of interest.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fall Internship with Mayson-Dixon Strategic Consulting

Mayson-Dixon is a business development and public affairs firm that specializes in strategic planning for government agencies, non-profits, political leaders, and community developers. Our hands-on, creative approach based on research, data, and partnerships helps us achieve results for our clients and enhance the bottom line. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player. They must be reliable, capable of working independently, and possess a positive attitude and work ethic.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in non-profit, political, and campaign finance. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the subject area from top to bottom, and will complete this program ready to enter any fast-paced public affairs or business development firm with an exemplary skillset. It is essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication and basic mathematic skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

·         Complete donor research
·         Staff client call-time
·         Assist with administrative duties: data entry, scanning, and filing
·         Elected official, constituent and community outreach
·         Attend meetings and events with company staff, clients, public officials and community leaders
·         Assist with project research by providing information about project history, individuals involved, and relevant case studies
·         Track local and congressional races

·         Intern will have the opportunity to interact and network with high ranking organization officials, candidates, and elected officials
·         Intern has the option to work from home or out of one of our offices (located in Bowie, D.C., and Baltimore) [Note that working on site is required for students wishing to earn academic credit for an internship.]

·         Must be a current student in good standing 
·         Must own personal laptop computer 
·         Must have their own personal transportation
·         Attend and staff at least two events during your internship

·         Ability to work 2-3 days a week 

Send your application to Myles Hicks (UMD alum) at

Instagram Contest: "Show Off Your Summer"

Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise
Deadline to Enter: Mon, Aug. 21, 2017

Submit a photo of your internship, gain the most likes on Instagram via @UMDCareerCenter and win the 2017 Show Off Your Summer Contest! You choose the prize: either an Amazon fireTVstick or Google Chromecast!

All details on how to enter and how to win can be found at

Additional information about this contest:
Contact Michelle Watson at

Paid Fall Development Internship with New America

New America is seeking a paid Development intern who will work on a variety of projects to support New America’s development and fundraising activities.  
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Researching individual, foundation, and corporate donors and prospects 
  • Updating Salesforce (SF) individual, organization, and event records 
  • Updating engagement history and opportunities in donor records
  • Assisting with corporate engagement strategy--researching and pulling together packets
  • Assisting with national and regional foundation research for organization and program and initiative level opportunities
  • Assisting with the individual donor solicitation groups--merging letters, gathering enclosures, assembling packets, etc.
  • Current student at accredited college or university or possessing relevant professional experience;
  • An interest in fundraising, non-profit management, and/or business administration 
  • Work or internship experience in an office setting or another non-profit 
  • Ability to work full-time or near full-time for at least ten weeks 
  • Internet research skills, must be a web-savvy;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel, and Google Docs
  • Experience using a database (not required), Familiarity with Salesforce will be a plus
  • Experience with fundraising,
  • Attention to detail,
  • A sense of humor,
  • Good time management skills, and
  • Eagerness to learn.
  • S/he should be a self-starter with a positive attitude who can take on projects with minimal supervision.
Application Process:
Submit a resume, one-page cover letter, and a brief writing sample. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply here.

Class Alert: Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Black Masculinity

Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Black Masculinity 
 (KINES289R-0101) Open for Fall 2017

The Kinesiology department has just opened a section of the following course which will count as an IS and HS for students.

Class Details:
  • KNES289R-0101 Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Black Masculinity 
  • M/W 4pm-5:15pm in ATL 2428