Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Apply for the Global Terrorism Minor

Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive understanding of terrorism globally and homeland security?

The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train thenext generation of terrorism analysts. All majors are welcome to apply! Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM. We will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor from our new Undergraduate coordinator, Liz Wasden, as well as our Peer Advisor, Emily Quinn. Information sessions will be held on:
  • Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
  • Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102 
Mark your calendars now to be sure to learn more about the program!

Click the following link to read through the information on our website or to start your application: http://start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program

Internship with the Heart of America Foundation (HOA)

The Heart of America Foundation (HOA) based in Landover, MD is seeking spring and summer interns to work in our office and warehouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 4:30 pm. HOA creates vibrant learning environments in schools and community centers serving youth in areas of need across the country. We have distributed more than 4 million books in 45 states and transformed more than 357 libraries, tech labs and other educational spaces. We've provided vital technology including desktop and laptop computers, e-readers, tablets, interactive whiteboards, and e-books. The result? We've helped launch a generation of children to bright futures.

Main tasks will include:
  • Prepare weekly media updates for staff
  • Support project managers with research and project preparation
  • Prepare books and other resources for distribution
  • Serve as team leader for volunteers on site as needed
  • Collect and analyze volunteer data from projects
Join our team and learn skills in a hands-on office environment. We are looking for interns to support our Books From The Heart, READesign and communications teams. Duties include working alongside office team as well as remote project managers. Possible opportunity to travel to local and national project sites as a team leader. If you are high energy, have a positive attitude, a desire to learn and grow with a dynamic nonprofit and to serve children in need we have an internship for you!

**THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP - STIPEND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM LANDOVER LOCATION**

For additional information or to apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Colleen@heartofamerica.org.

Online Communications Internship with Education Abroad

The Education Abroad office is seeking to fill the Online Communications Intern position starting in Spring 2017. We are seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to assist with developing an engaging and dynamic office personality and voice through various online channels. This position requires strong writing skills and familiarity with using social media platforms in a professional manner. 
Please read the application instructions and full job description(link is external) and email a cover letter and  résuméto Ms. Niku Letang (nletang@umd.edu(link sends e-mail)). The position is open until filled. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Junior Paralegal Position

Hammond Young Immigration Law, LLC is seeking a Junior Paralegal for top-ranked Immigration Law Office - within walking distance of Silver Spring metro!

Hiring now for a full-time position; however, for the right candidate we would also consider a part-time position (min. 15 hours per week) through the Spring Semester, with the possibility of full-time hire upon graduation.

Lawyers are nationally recognized for their expertise in immigration law and have received top rankings from the Washington Post, Washingtonian, the Legal Times, Best Lawyers, and Chambers.

Responsibilities include assisting attorneys and senior paralegals in managing a docket of immigration cases for the full life-cycle, from case initiation until submission to US Citizenship & Immigration Services, US Department of Labor, US Department of State and other government agencies. This includes tracking deadlines and expiration dates, reviewing incoming documents and notifying attorneys of potential issues; responding to client and foreign national inquiries; drafting correspondence and forms; assembling filings; and researching legal and factual issues.

For more information, and to apply, visit this link.

On-Campus Job--Sadat Chair for Peace & Development Student Office Assistant

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is accepting applications for a student office assistant for the spring 2017 semester. We are looking for an assistant with excellent writing and oral communication skills, research experience, and a background assisting with on-campus events. Applicants with knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat will be given preference. If you are interested, please email your resume, a cover letter that includes your hours of availability, a one-page writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references to sadat@umd.edu. Please write “Sadat Chair Student Office Assistant Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until January 25th.  Applicants who are considered will be contacted for an in-person interview.

Maryland Student Researchers - Spring 2017 Info Sessions

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPRING 2017 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 150 available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 150 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s). The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – space for each session is limited so please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu with the date/time of the session you plan to attend:

Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Spring Semester 2017:
  • Wednesday, January 25, 10:30-11:00 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, January 25, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, January 26, 10:30-11:00 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, January 26, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, January 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, January 30, 2:00-2:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, February 1, 10:30-11:00 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, February 2, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills. It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Research Assistant Position for Recent Grad with U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council

Job Responsibilities:
Carries out research as required, assists in the design and coordination of research projects; coordinates and manages communications activities; provides project management support, including the management of contractors.

Research:
  • Works collaboratively and under the direction of the Research Director to implement the OCDC Research Agenda as approved by the OCDC Executive Director, Board of Directors and OCDC committees;
  • Carries out research activities related to current or potential Research Group projects;
  • Assists with collection of primary and secondary data, including document review, interviews, focus groups, and surveys;
  • Assists with quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
  • Carries out other research-related functions.

Project Management:
  • Develops and monitors contractual agreements and other activities related to USAID, other funders and funding intermediaries of the Research Group;
  • Manages, organizes, and maintains a research library and assists with ongoing internal knowledge management;
  • Identifies and communicates with cooperative research and development partners, potential partners, and related contacts;
  • Develops and monitors contractual agreements with partners and consultants, including scopes of work, timelines, budgets, project reports and other project-related activities.

Communications:
  • Supervises and carries out the preparation of Research Group newsletters and other communications to OCDC members, partners, cooperative research and development organizations and individuals, funders and potential funders, and others interested in Research Group activities;
  • Ensures that website content is current and timely and that research page is continuously updated to reflect activities;
  • Provides input into the design, content and strategy of the Research Group website, working with the Research Director and OCDC consultants;
  • Carries out other communications-related activities, including the preparation of PowerPoint presentations, promotional materials, and similar activities.

Coordination:
  • Provides staff support and coordination services for the Research Advisory Committee and the OCDC Collaborative Group;
  • Manages relationships with Collaborative Group members and supports the effective sharing of information, tools, resources and stories both in-person and through an online collaboration platform;
  • Plans events and staffs OCDC Research Group meetings;
  • Develops and updates a central database for relationship management related to the Research Group;
  • Assists with other logistical and administrative duties, as needed.

Qualifications
  • BA in international development or equivalent, with demonstrated knowledge of cooperative development preferred; MA with previous qualifications preferred.
  • Demonstrated communications experience and familiarity with website design and social media
  • Demonstrated social science and survey research experience.
  • Familiarity with statistical methods in a research context.
  • Field work experience.
  • Experience working across cultures.
  • Foreign language fluency, with Spanish or Polish preferred.

Other Attributes
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
  • Good writing skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good analytical skills
Apply here: https://www.linkedin.com/comm/jobs/view/241866817

Refugee Resettlement Intern

Job Summary: The Refugee Resettlement Intern will assist case managers in all resettlement activities, systems navigation, and access to benefits for recently- arrived refugees in Maryland.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Assist setting up apartments for newly arriving refugees
-Provide assistance to case managers in meeting clients at airport when they first arrive and transport them to their new home
-Assist with conducting Cultural Orientation
-Perform orientations on safety, health and hygiene
-Assist clients to get services from local social service offices and public assistance
-Assist and accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: employment, medical appointments, school enrollments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments
-Assist R&P case manager with maintenance of case files
-Show clients how to use public transportation
-Assist with other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
-College degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, social work, law/justice, human rights, or related field required
-Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable
-An interest in international and refugee issue
-Ability to work independently as well as in a team
-Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines
-Ability to work under pressure
-Flexibility
-Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
-Effective communication and writing skills
-Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable
-Having personal car or access to a car is highly desirable

Time Requirements: At least 2 full days a week

Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.


To view the full position posting and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 151627

Accounting Internship (with stipend)

Jump-start a career in accounting and finance! Internships at the World Trade Center Institute offer unique hands-on experience and unparalleled networking opportunities. As an intern, you will gain insight into the world of international business, learn from industry leaders and get a head-start on your career. All interns are given professional titles and business cards to be used throughout the semester. Some of our best interns go on to full-time positions with many of our clients – some of Maryland's most prestigious institutions.

Responsibilities include:
• Assist the Finance Manager in daily operations such as accounts payable/receivable
• Assist in the preparation of quarterly expenses analysis and weekly financial reports
• Perform membership and sponsorship tracking and follow ups
• Assist in IT and web site related activities as needed
• Attend WTCI networking events
• Other miscellaneous duties

How does it work?
Interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Positions are unpaid, however, a stipend is granted for parking expenses. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. This internship is not suitable for people with too much labor market experience. Summer, Fall and Spring sessions are offered. Longer than a semester internships are encouraged and arrangements can be made with the respective manager depending on the department’s needs.

Other Benefits:
• May qualify for College Credit
• Mentorship
• Professional references upon good performance
• Unique networking opportunities
• Participation in all WTCI events
• Personalized Business Cards
• Interaction with business executives and foreign diplomats
• Monthly parking stipend
• Access to the Top of the World Observation level
• End of semester gift

To apply, interested students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 151643



Economist/Statistician Internship- Department Of Labor


Incumbent will carry out routine assignments associated with an entry level or junior level Economist. Specific duties include:
- With direction from the Office Director, the incumbent may,
- Review and analyze selected cost and benefit data and assist in preparing written materials in support of rulemaking and other OSHA activities.
- Review and analyze survey and industry profile data.

Department: Department Of Labor
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Many vacancies - Multiple Locations
Position Information: Temporary - Full-time
Who May Apply: Students currently enrolled, at least half-time in a: Technical or vocation school; Junior or community college; Four-year college or university; or Any other accredited educational institution.

Open Period: Friday, January 6, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017
Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461640000