Thursday, July 12, 2018

Register for WEIDP for Fall 2018!

The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue (WEIDP) Program is excited to share our Fall 2018 course offerings. WEIDP courses are 7-week, 1-credit engagements open to all undergraduate students, freshmen through seniors! Dialogues are offered in the first and second half of the semester and count towards the Cultural Competence Diversity Requirement (DVCC).

After a student registers for a dialogue course on Testudo, they work with the WEIDP team to complete a student profile, which facilitates the student's placement in one of the themed sections of their dialogue course. Questions? Please email dialogue@umd.edu.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Paid Summer Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Internship with ICF

The Justice and Community Development (JCD) Research and Evaluation Team has a broad portfolio of projects focusing on criminal justice practices and policies.  The team is seeking a summer intern to work on multiple projects with topics ranging from victim services, juvenile justice, human trafficking, corrections, and law enforcement.  With the supervision of more experienced researchers, the intern will be responsible for assisting in the performance of social science research and evaluation of training and technical assistance by gathering literature and documents for review, transcribing interviews, qualitatively coding interview transcripts, coordinating interviews/meetings, and helping to prepare material for inclusion in reports. 

As a summer intern, you will apply your academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects surrounding the improvement of federal, state and local juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and interact with a variety of experts in juvenile justice, human trafficking, victim services, child welfare, and related fields. Interns at ICF often return after graduation to take positions within our consulting practice or enroll in outstanding graduate programs around the country. 

The position is located at ICF's headquarters in Fairfax, VA.  

Key Responsibilities:  
- Perform background research on specified topics and synthesize material in the form of annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.
- Support training and technical assistance activities for federal juvenile justice, human trafficking, victims of crime, and/or child welfare programs and initiatives.
- Support cleaning and validating data using statistical analysis software such as SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
- Transcribe and code qualitative data.
- Analyze primary and secondary data using basic statistical methods (e.g., descriptives).
- Coordinate logistics and assist with conferences/meeting planning (e.g., teleconferences and virtual meetings).

Basic Qualifications:
- Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice, sociology, statistics, economics, social work,  public policy, or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Introductory knowledge of social science research and methods.
- Proficient in MS applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Interest in criminal and juvenile justice topics.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.   

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)  

Pay Transparency Statement: For more information, please click here: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf  

Paid Marketing & Events Internship with City of Alexandria



The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Marketing & Events Intern position in the Department of General Services.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:
  • Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship

An Overview
The Old Town Farmers' Market is the oldest farmers' market in the country continuously held on the same site. During the peak season, there are more than 70 permanent vendors at the Old Town Farmers' Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, breads, pastries, cut flowers, jewelry and art. The Marketing & Events intern will assist in the development, organization and implementation of a marketing plan to promote the Old Town Farmers' Market including event planning to grow and improve customer awareness and attendance, increase market vendor revenue generation and enhance brand awareness for the City of Alexandria Old Town Farmers' Market. This position will have direct responsibilities with event planning, marketing, website and social media management.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should be a college level student currently enrolled in at least twelve (12) semester units at an accredited college or university, majoring in a field of study closely related to current vacancy. Students with experience in events management and/or marketing preferred. Applicants with a general understanding of government and/or nonprofit organizations is preferred.

The Opportunity – Examples of Work
  • Develop a marketing plan to help promote the Old Town Farmers' Market including related events and entertainment
  • Develop signage, flyers, correspondence and other print materials such as program booklets, e-mail newsletter, and advertisements
  • Provide support in planning and executing events
  • Help to grow the Market's social media presence and engagement to help increase visibility and awareness
  • Create and incorporate content for the Farmers' Market events calendar to help promote events, promotions, artisans, entertainers and community involvement
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The Department of General Services' mission is to provide exceptional management of the City's real estate, facilities and fleet services, and other support services for all our customers. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City's assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.



MINIMUM & ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must either be enrolled in an accredited college/university and have completed at least two years of academic coursework (60 credit hours or equivalency); have earned a Bachelor's or master's degree within the previous two years; or currently enrolled in an advanced degree program from an accredited college/university; with a beginning, moderate, or intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite reflective of their tier of education.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Student pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree. Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills required. Ability to handle multiple assignments, manage strict timelines and adhere to deadlines; and strong organizational skills. Outstanding attention to detail; ability to operate independently and in a team environment with little supervision. MS Office suite experience preferred, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database experience. Prior internship or professional experience in public relations, social media, marketing, customer service and event planning a plus. Passion for farmers' markets and local economic development and sustainability a plus but not required. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of three (3) months, 25 hours per week and willing and able to work a minimum of two (2) Saturdays per month.



NOTES: 

Intern positions do not include benefits and are not eligible to receive paid leave, paid holidays, retirement and/or any type of insurance. This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background.

Apply on City of Alexandria website.

Paid Summer Financial Planning & Reporting Internship with Choice Hotels

Who are we looking for? Maybe it's you. 

Summer Internship Program:

This isn't summertime busywork - At Choice, every intern becomes an integral part of our team...and gets paid for it!

Our uniquely designed program offers interns valuable exposure into the hospitality industry and the operating structure of a leading organization in this space. Our comprehensive program promotes growth through various opportunities including: practical work experience and participation in a critical business project in a chosen field, learning and networking opportunities with senior leaders, and an intern-led service project supporting our corporate social responsibility initiative. This program is designed to provide students with an enriched experience in corporate dynamics, collaboration and their individual areas of interest.

The role…

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) is a strategic partner to Choice’s business and partners with both internal and external stakeholders to provide timely and meaningful financial guidance. Some of the current year’s key initiatives are:
revamping the companywide forecast and financial close process Implement a new enterprise budgeting and planning tool.

The intern is likely to be engaged in helping out with both these initiatives which roll up under the broader and all-encompassing FP&A Transformation initiative.


What you will do…
  • Assisting the FP&A manager(s) with the redesign and implementation of the forecast and budgeting process
  • Assist the FP&A team with implementation of the new Enterprise Planning Tool
  • Work on other ad hoc projects as requested by the FP&A team

Skills you have…
  • Friendly and respectful personality with limitless energy and passion for finance and learning new concepts
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, specifically with usage of formulas like, Vlookup, Hlookup, SumIfs, and functions like Pivot Tables, charts, graphs etc.
  • Proficiency in other MS applications like MS Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Interest in learning about Hospitality business in general and Finance function in particular
  • Must be able to uphold Choice’s Values & Performance Principles of collaboration, performance excellence, sense of urgency, innovation, inclusion & diversity, integrity & trust, customer focus, and respect


Paid Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program Internship

Conservation International (CI) is seeking candidates for a Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) Internship. This paid internship will support scientists from CI's Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science in CI’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) which conducts short expeditions in critically important field sites around the world to evaluate the state of a region’s biodiversity, the health of its ecosystems and the multiple benefits that nature provides to people. By doing so, RAP provides information that can guide effective decision-making about conservation. This is an exciting opportunity to influence real-world conservation though the production of RAP survey reports as well as scientific publications based upon ecological field research. This position is based in CI's headquarters (Arlington, VA) but will interact with scientists and staff from multiple countries. This position requires proficiency in science writing and data analysis to contribute to written reports, scientific publications and/or oral presentations for CI staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conservation International is seeking qualified candidates for a Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) intern. Key responsibilities for this position would include data synthesis and analysis, high quality science writing to produce RAP reports and scientific publications for various sites and projects, which include but are not limited to biodiversity baseline assessments, species response to climate change and other anthropogenic disturbances, and management and conservation recommendations.
Secondary responsibilities might include support to other projects including the review and synthesis of relevant literature on ecosystem assessment and multiple dimension of assessing landscape values. Assisting with the development of standards and implementation of innovative technologies for field survey, such as eDNA, acoustic monitoring and movement ecology would also be helpful. Photographs and other visuals are also an important component of field research and effective communication for various RAP projects, and review and skilled editing of visuals would be a useful addition.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Typical office environment.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
This position requires strong proficiency in science writing, including up to date familiarity with current literature, and a background in ecology/biodiversity is preferred. Further skills in conservation, environmental science, natural resource management, GIS or related fields is preferred but not required. Experience with eDNA or similar genetic approaches for biodiversity surveys and-or movement ecology are preferred but not required. Proficiency in Spanish as well as photography skills are preferred but not required.
CI Values
We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.
Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.
Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.
Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

Production Internship with DMV Media Makers in Montgomery County

Please read the entire listing and follow instructions to apply. This is an unpaid internship working with Event Production and with Media Production. (We do offer a modest stipend toward commuting expenses.) The internship ends in mid-December 2018.
 
Projects may include helping with (i) producing our 4th annual film festival in November (ii) a collaborative filmmaking competition in August, (iii) a 30 minute non-fiction short film, (iv) graphic design, (v) online marketing, (vi) social media management, and more. If you want to learn about making movies, social media, graphic design and producing events, then this is your opportunity.
 
To apply, please send a Cover Letter -and- a Resume with current contact information. Please include the words "Production Intern" typed at the top of your cover letter and please answer ALL of the following using full sentences:
 
(a) What relevant skills and experience do you have?
(b) What, if any, filmmaking equipment/software do you have currently?
(c) What is your schedule of availability? How many hours per week are you available to work? When are your preferred stop/start dates?"
(d) What is one of your favorite comedy films and why?
 
We seek a gifted communicator, organizer and team player who can help with building community and managing events that serve a variety of members, including filmmakers, artists, and media professionals. Your responsibilities may include:
  • organizing event schedules,
  • research,
  • writing,
  • film production,
  • managing attendees,
  • managing communication,
  • finding locations,
  • finding speakers,
  • working with sponsors & partners, graphic design, web admin, and
  • social media.
 
Requirements:


Be a nice person. Be able to write in clear and correct English. Be flexible, patient and talented. Also, be responsible, diplomatic, honest, well spoken, and resourceful. You must be proficient in MS Word and Google Docs, be physically located in the greater D.C. Metro Area and be available to work in Silver Spring / Bethesda. Be a creative person at heart. [Enjoy writing, drawing, film/video, dance, music, etc.] Be able to efficiently learn new techniques and processes.


Skills Preferred: a Knowledge of Filmmaking, Web Design, and/or Adobe products (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, etc) are a plus.


Apply on Indeed.com: https://www.indeed.com/q-Media-Production-Internship-l-Washington,-DC-jobs.html?vjk=91d59e8514868743

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

State Dept. Foreign Service Fellowships - September 2018 Deadlines!

Are you a rising senior or recent graduate strongly motivated to pursue a career in in the US State Department's Foreign Service? Are you a member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service (including women), and/or a recipient of need-based financial aid?

The Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowships provide financial support through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities leading to an appointment in the Foreign Service. Both programs have mid-September 2018 deadlines.

The Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowship Programs strongly encourage applications by members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Want to learn more? Complete a brief survey to receive more information!

Join The Global Dental Brigades

Looking for an unforgettable experience this coming winter break? Do you want to shadow and assist dentists in Honduras while helping educate locals about the importance of dental hygiene? Global Dental Brigades is looking for motivated students to join the upcoming brigade in January of 2019!

University of Maryland is a chapter of Global Dental Brigades, an international movement of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems. We work in remote, rural, and under-resourced communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana who would otherwise have limited to no access to health care. Each community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are provided access to dental & medical care and volunteers deliver public health workshops. During these visits, electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. In conjunction with our Medical & Dental Programs, Global Brigades also supports communities with economic development, sanitation and clean water projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

Application form link: https://goo.gl/forms/LTX8PEtVIIluiXYw1 (Deadline July 1st, 2019)

Global Dental Brigades 2018 Video Recap: https://youtu.be/egIM8nqNHSk
If you have any questions, please contact us at umdglobaldentalbrigades@gmail.com.

Geospatial Intelligence Information (GEOINT) Online Information Session

Are you interested in a career in Geospatial Intelligence?  Join our online information session to learn more about our Graduate Degree Program in Geospatial Intelligence at the University of Maryland.
Register for our online information session on ​Wednesday, July 11t​h​ at 7 PM EST.

Summer Leadership Series: Free Trip to the Newseum

Make Some Noise: Advocacy & Activism as Leadership
Date: Saturday, July 14
Location: Newseum, Transportation provided to/from Stamp Student Union
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free to UMD Students
Register here

From the civil rights student organizers in the early 1960s 
to the Parkland High student activists standing against gun violence in 2018, generations of young leaders have paved the way for important changes in our society’s past, present, and future. In this interactive program, you will explore exhibits, documents, and resources at the Newseum, engage in a panel discussion with local authors and activists, and examine the role advocacy and activism play in leadership.

Participation is FREE! Transportation, lunch, and materials are provided for the day at no cost. Space is limited.