Friday, January 18, 2019

Service Opportunity- BOOST tutoring


What: B.O.O.S.T (Building Our Own Success Trail) tutoring program. UMD students will provide homework help for elementary and middle school level children in various subjects. 

When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. 6:30-8:30PM 

Where: Embry AME Church. 5101 Lakeland Rd, College Park, MD 20740 (accessible via campus shuttle route 117 Blue PM )

The B.O.O.S.T tutoring program offers free homework assistance and academic enrichment activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) students participating in the program receive 2 hours of academic support and enrichment per day. Students are provided dinner and based on individualized learning needs; they receive one-on-one or small group learning with tutors. Through each of these sessions students learn study, organizational, and leadership skills that equip and empower them for success in and outside of the classroom setting. Academic progress is measured by monitoring grades from progress reports to report cards. In addition, tutors monitor weekly progress on graded assignments and tests. Experiential learning activities are scheduled for the students to attend at the University of Maryland College Park for the days that the students are out of school. Over the course of the year, they will attend a variety of workshops that will allow them to explore and prepare for college. Concurrently, while children are enrolled in tutoring parents are able to receive access to educational and community resource supports through small group workshops.

If interested please email oce@umd.edu or call OCE at 301.405.1113 for more information

NewDay Student Leadership Award

In collaboration with NewDay USA, the Ed Snider Center is presenting the 2019 NewDay USA Student Leadership Award and is currently looking for students whose work fits into one of the following three categories:

INNOVATION - The NewDay USA Student Leader for Innovation has helped an organization meet its goals for growth and change, and has an optimistic vision for the future.

ENTERPRISE - The NewDay USA Student Leader for Enterprise champions collaboration and creates positive outcomes for all the members of a team.

RESILIENCE - The NewDay USA Student Leader for Resilience embodies integrity and a growth mindset.

The NewDay USA Student Leadership Award committee will select four finalists for each of the above categories. Each category will have one winner who will receive a check in the amount of $1,200 USD. The remaining three finalists of each category will receive a check in the amount of $300USD each. Finalists along with their families and friends will be honored at a banquet in March of 2019.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in any major at the University of Maryland and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible for the award.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Finalists will be notified by March 1, 2019.

More information can be found at: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/centers-excellence/snider-center-enterprise-markets/initiatives-programs/newday-award.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Maryland Public Service Scholars Programs - Summer 2019 Openings

Applications for Summer 2019's Maryland's Public Service Scholars Programs are open! The programs are: Governor's Summer Internship Program Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program MDOT Fellows Program Programs begin on May 28 and run through August 9 (August 2 for MDOT Fellows). Students of ALL MAJORS who will be a Junior or Senior in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply. Graduate students are eligible for the nonprofit program. Students are paid a stipend for their participation in a full-time internship at a state agency or nonprofit organization under the mentorship of a senior-level leader, attend seminars, field trips, and events, and work on group projects aimed at making a positive impact on Maryland. There is a priority deadline of February 1st. The final deadline to apply is March 15. More information can be found at publicservicescholars.umbc.edu The link to apply is https://publicservicescholars.umbc.edu/application/


Summer Internships at Wolftrap

Gain Arts Administration Experience with a Paid Summer Internship at Wolf Trap! Internships: Applications are due FEB 1 -Paid full- and part-time positions -Duration is 12 weeks with flexible start and end dates -Gain practical professional experience and workplace training -Work with staff and other interns on meaningful projects -Be an integral part of the Wolf Trap team and interact with Wolf Trap board members, patrons, and business leaders -Wolf Trap Foundation is accessible by public transit, though personal transportation is recommended Summer positions are offered in the following areas: -Accounting -Box Office -Communications and Marketing -Development -Education -Information Technology Apply today!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Participate in a Language Learning and tVNS Study (Running now through Spring Break!)

Two studies are recruiting participants! Complete questionnaires and computerized cognitive and foreign-language learning tasks. Some sessions will also involve transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS).
·         Speech Perception3 sessions
o   Also involves electroencephalography (EEG) and pupillometry
o   All sessions are at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center
o   Session 1 is 1.25 hours
o   Sessions 2, 3 are within 2 days of each other and are 3 hours each
o   $145 total ($10/session until last session) 
o   Access the prescreen at https://go.umd.edu/TNT-Speech
  
·         Vocabulary/Grammar5 sessions on 5 consecutive days
o   Also involves heart rate monitoring
o   Monday, Friday sessions are at the Patapsco building and are 2 hours each
o   TuesdayWednesdayThursday sessions are at H.J. Patterson Hall and are 1.25 hours each
o   $155 total ($10/session until last session) 
o   Email TNT-VG@casl.umd.edu
o   Access the prescreen at https://go.umd.edu/TNT-VG

Friday, January 11, 2019

PG County Unpaid Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Spring & Summer 2019


Unpaid Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Spring & Summer 2019

DESCRIPTION
This internship is with the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Prince George’s County Executive.  The location would primarily be in the County Administration Building in Largo, but there will be opportunities to work remotely.  This program offers local college/university students the opportunity to support office operations, research policy, and develop leadership skills, all while engaging local leaders and learning County government.  The internship is for credit with the institution where the student is enrolled.
REQUIREMENTS
Interns will complete challenging projects assigned by the Chief of Staff.  Projects will range from policy research and analysis to community outreach to general administrative duties.  Interns will get firsthand knowledge and exposure to what it takes to build a more efficient government. Interns should be goal oriented, excellent at time management, and able to work well in teams.
QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants seeking consideration must be enrolled in a 4-year college/university or graduate program.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study in a curriculum related to public policy, government, law, business or other related fields.  Graduate student interns must be enrolled in a Masters, Doctoral, Law Degree or a Graduate Certificate Program of study.
TERM
The Office of the Prince George's County Executive is seeking interns to begin immediately and work through the spring semester and potentially the summer.  The term of the internship will be dictated by the calendar of the institution with which each intern is enrolled.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit (1) a resume, (2) cover letter, (3) three references (names & contact information only), and (4) your unofficial or official transcript to the Prince George’s County Office of Human Resources Management, Attention: Ms. Omolara Solaru, at ossolaru@co.pg.md.us.
Last updated on January 10, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Part-Time Communications & Graphic Design Assistant with Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including  Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and  Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free . 
Position Summary
The Communications Assistant/Graphic Designer will support advocacy campaigns and research promotion related to Freedom House’s global publications and programmatic work. He/she will support the Communications and Publications teams by creating graphics, marketing materials and some written content to support and enhance Freedom House’s web and social media presence. The Communications and Graphics Assistant will assist with graphic design and website management. He/she should have a passion for Freedom House’s mission and be able to design within an established brand identity while proposing new and innovative ideas.
This position reports to the Senior Web and Social Media Editor and requires a commitment of 25 - 30 hours per week for a minimum of 22 weeks to 1 year, with option for extension or advancement
Some Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in creating branded graphics for a range of Freedom House communications campaigns including: infographics, social media graphics, website graphics, and gifs
     
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Web and Social Media Editor to produce brand-relevant designs
     
  • Maintain visual consistency for Center communications materials across multiple platforms, including websites, newsletters, social media, videos, and publications (both digital and print)
     
  • Write and edit engaging, well-crafted content for social media, websites, email newsletters, press releases , and more
     
  • Coordinate with the Publications’ teams in creating design images and graphics for social media related to report releases and current events related to Freedom House’s work
     
  • Assist with updating and maintain Freedom House’s blog, and adding charts and tables to reports
     
  • Uploading design products to various website pages
     
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for day-to-day functioning of the Communications Team, including some web analytics, metrics, and media relations tracking documents
     
  • Other related duties as assigned
 
Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
 
Qualified and Interested Applicants
Qualified candidates must complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter with desired salary. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This vacancy is open to those candidates with relevant permits to work in the US.
No relocation costs will be covered by Freedom House.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
EOE/M/F/D/V

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled student) in communications, journalism, design, international relations, political science, marketing, design or related field  (additional experience may be recognized as substitute for Bachelor’s degree)
     
  • 1+ years of communications, public relations or graphic design experience (previous internship experience also considered)
     
  • Experience creating graphics and editing photos in Adobe Photoshop, and some familiarity with either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign
     
  • Experience with the creation and management of time-sensitive materials
     
  • Familiarity with using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook in a workplace setting
     
  • Experience with social media promotion using Twitter and Facebook
     
  • Able to think creatively and have an eye for innovative graphic opportunities
     
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and command of the English language are required
     
  • Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work and multitask   to meet tight deadlines
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Interest in international human rights and/or international relations
     
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and content management systems like Wordpress and Drupal
     
  • Experience with, or an interest in simple data visualizations including basic charts and graphs 
     
  • Familiarity with any type of plug-and-play design apps such as Canva, Adobe Spark, Piktochart or Infogram

Apply on the Taleo job board.