Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Have You Considered Studying Abroad in London?

Maryland-in-London offers you the opportunity to incorporate study abroad into your four-year plan, ensuring your time in the UK keeps you on track for graduation. Highlights for BSOS students include ‘British Politics’, ‘Social Anthropology of Britain’ and ‘UK Economy and Financial System’. You’ll examine the human condition; consider whether the UK and the US really do have a special relationship; and participate in exciting field trips and co-curricular activities that complement the area of study. You can also opt for classes in Art History, English Literature, History, and Theatre.

The program encourages students to engage with local people and culture. In addition to Maryland courses, you may take one class with British students at the prestigious local partner institution, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). QMUL is ranked in the top 10 of UK universities and it has over 150 courses on offer in a variety of subjects including Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Geography, Government and Politics, and Psychology. 

Alternatively, step beyond the classroom and add an exciting academic work placement (internship) to your registration. A wide range of placement areas are available for students to choose from, including various business sectors, not-for-profit, political, public sector and creative organizations.

Applications are now open for the spring of 2016 and are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until the deadline on October 1st.  For more information and contact details, see http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/program/10003

Bring a Friend to This PSYC Study, and Each of You Earns Lunch Money


  • Researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland are currently recruiting participants for studies on interracial relationships (platonic or romantic) between Black/African American and White/Caucasian individuals. 
  • The study involves completing a 60 minute lab session with your friend or romantic partner.You and your partner will each earn $12 for a study session that should take no longer than 1 hour.
  • You must bring a friend or romantic partner with you to the study session (in the Biology-Psychology Building, Room 3132).  One of you must be Black (or African American) and the other must be White/Caucasian. 
  • Both of you must be fluent in English and over 18 years of age. 
  • For more details about this study or to schedule a session, please contact: Rachel at UMDCPstudy@gmail.com.

Program Coordinator Position for Recent Grad with American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is seeking a Program Coordinator to manage its seminars, workshops, conferences, and symposia within the three program areas (Foreign & Domestic Policy; Society, Culture & Politics, Business & Economics) that take place in Germany and the U.S.
Position Description:
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of all Institute events. He/she assists with the implementation of AICGS projects and manages the logistical and administrative aspects of the events, including recruitment of participants, preparing and sending invitations, announcing the events on the AICGS website and Internet, arranging venues, catering, site visits and participants' travel, and conducting post-event follow-up. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Senior Research Associate as well as the Program Directors on all events.


The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations or a related field with an interest in and knowledge of Germany's political, cultural, and economic affairs. Event management and database experience is a prerequisite for the position. The candidate must have strong organizational, communications (written/verbal), management, and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel). Knowledge of the German language is strongly desired.
The ideal candidate will be energetic, efficient, extremely well-organized, independent, hard-working, and reliable. The candidate must be flexible to perform the diverse range of tasks required of a small organization and enjoy working in a small team. He/she must have strong interpersonal skills, take initiative, demonstrate innovative thinking, and be able to establish and maintain professional relationships with colleagues and constituents.
Apply here.

Americas Program Internship with CSIS

The CSIS Americas Program is seeking a highly motivated and independent research intern to provide research and logistical support for the program. The Americas Program, directed by Carl Meacham, produces independent, policy relevant analysis on a broad range of Western Hemisphere issues. Mr. Meacham is among the world’s leading authorities on countries and issues including Brazil, Cuba,  Venezuela, governance, democracy, and rule of law. In crafting policy recommendations, the program  uses working groups and roundtable discussions to integrate perspectives from a range of stakeholders—the human rights community, the corporate sector, implementing organizations and agencies, congressional staff, administration officials, academics, activists, and Latin American opinion leaders. The results are recommendations that are centrist, forward-looking, and pragmatic. 
The research intern’s responsibilities will include: 

• Assisting with ongoing Americas Program research and short-term projects as specified by the Program  Director;
• Assisting in the preparation and execution of Americas Program events, ranging from small group
 meetings to multi-day conferences;
• Maintaining the Americas Program’s social media presence and disseminating news to our web
• Some administrative tasks (as required).


Strong candidates will be able to commit to a full time internship (35 hours/week), and possess the
 following attributes:  
• Strong academic record with a demonstrated interest in Western Hemisphere affairs. Competitive
 applicants will have or be completing a B.A. in international relations, economics, political science,
 history, or Latin American studies;  
• Excellent analytical and writing abilities; 
• Ability to work independently; 
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills; 
• Detail-oriented, well-organized, and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
• Fluency in Spanish preferred; proficiency in Portuguese and/or French a plus.

Click here to apply. See other CSIS openings here.

Fall National Neighbors Silver Internship

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has openings for National Neighbors Silver (NNS) Interns during the fall of 2015. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals committed to economic justice and protections for older Americans should apply.

National Neighbors Silver (NNS) is a special initiative of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). National Neighbors Silver is dedicated to providing low- and moderate-income older Americans with age-appropriate services and protections that prevent financial fraud or abuse, and ensuring dignity and security to older adults as they live their lives to the fullest in their community of choice.  Interns will assist with research on relevant policy issues and thought leadership development. Interns will help develop analyses, papers, special reports, grant proposals, letters/memos and graphics to advance NNS goals.  NNS interns will also help with technical assistance and outreach to NNS' community-based partners and NCRC members, participating in projects that impact communities across the country.  

RANGE OF ASSIGNMENTS (Depending on hours per week available, length of service, and organizational priorities)
  • Prepare research and briefings on developments in older adult issues.
  • Conduct outreach to NNS Partners. This will involve working to involve our members in NNS efforts, helping with their needs, and cultivating future partnerships.
  • Assist with grant proposal development and execution as well as follow-up on existing NNS grant projects.
  • Support campaigns and organizing efforts by providing research and writing support.
  • Participate in NNS and policy team meetings and phone calls to provide support to implement our strategies.
  • Provide support on a variety of projects, such as partner initiatives, report development or annual conference planning and implementation.
  • Assist with other tasks to support the department such as assembling mailings or meeting note taking.

  • High attention to detail.
  • High initiative and proactive leadership.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences coherently and with passion.
  • Enthusiasm for interacting and networking with people and organizations.
  • Able to build constructive and effective relationships.
  • Strong writing, oral and research skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Candidates who possess a strong background and proven track record in policy and advocacy, research, and detail-oriented tasks are preferred. 

Click here to read more and to apply.

Policy and Global Affairs Internship with the National Academies

The mission of Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) is to help improve public policy, understanding, and education in matters of science, technology, and health with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, workforce and the economy. The division is particularly charged to identify and build synergy among the disciplines and issue areas, and to promote interaction among science, engineering, medicine and public policy. The division includes a range of standing committees and boards concerned with the vitality of the research enterprise in the US and abroad. In that connection, the units of the division focus particularly on the interaction of key institutions central to science and technology policy, on the standing of US research around the world and cooperation with Science & Engineering bodies in other countries, on the mission and organization of federal research activities, and on the sources of future manpower and funding for research.

Under immediate direction, the College Intern performs a variety of tasks that focus on providing learning opportunities and exposure to a wide range of activities. Duties may range from special projects directed toward particular objectives or duties typical of the organization that supplement existing department operations. May participate in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data.

Apply here.

Paid Research Internship for Recent Grad with International Advocacy Resource Center

Hours: Up to 29 hours per week
Potential Start Date: September 1, 2015
Duration: Minimally 3 months up to 1 year
Compensation: Hourly wage
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has been designated as one of five coordinating partners for Michael R. Bloomberg’s Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use in low and middle-income countries, where more than two-thirds of the world’s smokers live. As part of this initiative, the Campaign has established a global advocacy resource center to provide accurate public information about tobacco use and effective tobacco control interventions and to assist advocates with resources and technical assistance to achieve policy change.

The International Research intern will join a fast-paced team charged with supporting tobacco control advocates in low-and middle-income countries. Interns will be expected to assist on both substantive and administrative projects. Interns will have the opportunity to explore tobacco control as a public health and policy issue and learn about international advocacy strategies and components.

Primary Duties:
  • Conduct searches on tobacco documents and secondary sources in areas of interest.
  • Translate findings from reports and other documents into fact sheets, presentations, letters or case studies for dissemination.
  • Assist in responding to rapid research requests for facts and research documents from in-country partners and staff.
  • Maintain electronic records of research articles, fact sheet files and contact lists for the international research team. 
  • Assist with general office duties such as faxing, scanning, and emailing documents as well as creating spreadsheets, proofreading materials and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with writing letters to policymakers, including elected officials and senior administrators. 
Skills Required: 

  • Language skills preferred
  • Familiarity with conducting literature searches, including Internet searching.
  • Familiarity with research methods and ability to summarize research articles.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Recent college graduates and current Master’s Degree students preferred. 
Click here to learn more and to apply.

Full-Time Paid Asia Internship with the National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for a full-time internship with the Institute’s Asia team in Washington, DC. In addition to supporting other country programs as needed, the intern would primarily support NDI's programs in Afghanistan and/or Pakistan.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support on assigned country projects;
  • Research and gather materials for country-specific programs;
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodical reports;
  • Support the activities of assigned field offices;
  • Assist the Asia team in implementing democracy development programs;
  • Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Asia program affairs;
  • Attend meetings and seminars on Asian affairs and prepare written summaries;
  • Complete special projects as needed; and
  • Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: proposal drafting and editing, review of field office expenditures, and contact lists.

  • Recent graduate, current undergraduate or graduate student in international affairs, political science or a related field; master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in democracy and/or Asia;
  • Well-organized and skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Flexible, highly communicative, and team-oriented personality;
  • Proficiency in any Asian language is desirable, but not required; and
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.


This is a paid position at NDI’s office in Washington, DC. We are currently recruiting for applicants available immediately. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Apply here.

Enjoy Marketing and Political Campaigns? This Fall Picture Motion Internship is for You!

Fall Internship
Picture Motion - Washington, DC

Picture Motion — the leading marketing and advocacy firm for issue driven films — is looking for an intern to join the team during the Fall of 2015.

Picture Motion works with filmmakers and storytellers to create campaigns that cause social impact by using film as the primary vehicle for change. Our work amplifies awareness and activates grassroots supporters to take actions that ultimately effect policy and catalyze lasting social and culture change.

The campaigns we develop educate audiences and inspire them to get engaged on the issues represented in our films. We do this by harnessing the power of story coupled with strategic partnerships, political advocacy, digital media and technology, and community screenings.
Since our launch three years ago, we’ve worked on over 35 issue-driven films covering a wide-range of topics, including: women’s rights, criminal justice, health care, income inequality, racial justice and implicit racial bias, labor rights, international relations, bullying, climate change, homelessness, fatherhood, education, LGBT rights, education, sexual assault, toxic chemical reform, and disease.

Picture Motion interns must be able to commit to 15 hours a week between September 8th and December 11th 2015.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience in communications, marketing, and / or public relations. The ideal candidate will have some experience in either political campaigns and / or government relations as well.

Job Duties (these vary, but may include the following)

  • Research and assistance in the development of campaign strategy;
  • Preparing posts for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media profiles;
  • Monitoring analytics for social media and reporting on trends;
  • Drafting outlines and/or editing blogs and newsletters;
  • Identifying relevant legislation and tracking bills;
  • Research on potential partner organizations;
  • General admin and office support.
Expect To
  • Learn how to develop strategic partnerships;
  • Learn how to nurture and grow an online community;
  • Use film as a tool to empower important social movements of our time;
  • Assist in the development of creative content, from drafting social media images
to ghost writing for client platforms;
  • Network with PicMo team members here in DC and in other satellite offices;
  • Attend relevant events on Capitol Hill and draft memos to brief client teams;
  • Understand the value of micro-targeting vs. mass advertising;
  • Learn how to measure the impact of an issue-driven film;
  • Learn best practices for grassroots communications, issue advocacy, and grassroots film distribution
Apply here.

National Geographic Magazine Fall Graphics Research Internship

Under the guidance of an experienced researcher, the intern will learn to report and research concepts and content for artwork, information graphics, and maps as needed for NGM print and online, and to ensure the accuracy of the resulting graphics.

  1. Reporting: Intern will learn to identify, locate, and understand multiple sources of information applicable to assigned articles or news stories. Intern will have the opportunity to interview subject experts in private and government agencies, academic institutions, and industry, and will be guided in preparing concise summaries for staff members, including examples of best visual references.  (45%) 
  2. Project Development: Intern will participate in defining key issues and determining the focus and direction of the graphic. By consulting with more experienced researchers, intern will learn to identify sensitive or controversial aspects and assess the balance of the graphic. (45%)
  3. Writing: Intern will be instructed in writing a text guide for each artwork, map, or information graphic to ensure that the original intent of the graphic element is being effectively communicated. By consulting closely with the graphic editor or designer, intern will understand how to determine when a graphic is clear and appropriately labeled.  (10%)

Related Field of Study Required 
Applicant should be a college junior, senior, or graduate student in the liberal arts, social sciences, or journalism. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Knowledge and Skills Required 
Experience with researching, reporting, and writing are preferred. Should be comfortable using MS Word and Excel. Some familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and ArcGIS is encouraged. 

Apply here.