Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AHS Policy Discussion and Chick fil A 12/4!

The Alexander Hamilton Society invites you to join us on December 4 for Chick-fil-A and a moderated discussion on US policy toward Latin America. 

Guests include UMD Professor Dr. Clay Ramsay and AEI's Dr. Ryan Berg. Dr. Ramsay is a senior research associate at the Center for International and security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and teaches in the School Of Public Policy. Dr. Berg is a Fulbright Scholar and a Latin American Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Foreign and Defense Policy Department.

More details will be provided in the coming days. Please feel free reach out to UMD Chapter Co-President Courtney Kaufman at courtneykaufs@gmail.com for further information. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is a national organization that seeks to interest students in foreign policy, national security, and global affairs. Through thought-provoking discussions and debates, AHS seeds the ground for the future of American foreign policy and leadership.

Student Activism Awareness Week

Geography Courses Winter 2020

Monday, November 18, 2019

BSOS College Scholarship Application

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! As a high-achieving BSOS student, we want to personally encourage you to apply now for an award for the Fall 2020 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's unique eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are due on February 10, 2020 by 9 AM. Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be
e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

UMD PRC Communications Assistant

The UMD PRC is hiring a 20 hour/week communications assistant (see attached). The position is open to graduate or undergraduate students. For best consideration, apply by Nov. 30.

The UMD-PRC communications assistant will propose, draft, edit and update content for the
UMD-PRC website, multimedia and print publications, including research briefs, news items and profiles of UMD-PRC people and projects. Working closely with the UMD-PRC director, Dr. Brad Boekeloo, and core faculty, and in consultation with the UMD SPH office of communications, the communications assistant will help identify topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community and the center’s expertise and priority areas and propose social media content and other communications to demonstrate the UMD-PRC’s engagement and influence in these areas. The communications assistant will help build a following for the UMD-PRC’s social media account(s) and showcase research, service and training activities led by or informed by the center, as well as other mental health resources relevant to the community.

Required Experience and Skills:
• Excellent writing, communication and organization skills
• Demonstrated experience using a variety of social media platforms (particularly Twitter,
Instagram and Facebook), preferably in a professional context

• Experience working with LGBTQ+ populations and/or issues of health equity
• Experience with website content management systems (Drupal preferred)
• Experience with graphic design concepts and programs
• Awareness of mental health topics and trauma-informed care

To Apply:
Send a resume/c.v., a brief letter of interest, and a professional writing sample to

sph-comm@umd.edu by November 30, 2019.

LGBTQ+ Students and Allies in Public Health Open House

Friday, November 15, 2019

Spring 2020 Community Service Opportunity with Kids

Hey Terps, 

Did you know that more than 75% of low-income students in Maryland aren’t proficient in reading by the 4th grade? Without individual assistance, they may never catch up to their peers.

You can help make a difference for kids!

America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print is a mentoring/tutoring program where more than 200 UMD students work weekly to improve the literacy and math skills of Prince George’s County Title 1 elementary school students.

We are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic college students who love working with kids and want to give back to their community. America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print is a great way to meet new friends on campus, develop essential leadership skills, and gain valuable resume-building experience!

We are currently recruiting for each of our programs. Students can volunteer, receive academic or internship credit, or, if eligible for Federal Work Study, can be paid to work with our program! Don’t know if you have Federal Work Study? Check your Financial Aid package at financialaid.umd.edu

Visit go.umd.edu/mentorSP2020 to learn more and to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2020 at 5pm.

Training and transportation are provided!

Need more information? Email arac@umd.edu

New Minor in Disability Studies

Information Session – Wednesday, Nov 13- 3:30-4:30PM, ESJ B0322.    

The new Disability Studies minor is designed to elevate the study of disability, difference, and human potential at the University of Maryland.  Students will examine the concept of disability historically and in contemporary society and explore the challenges and opportunities we face in making our world more accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

Through 15 credits of interdisciplinary coursework, students will study and learn about the intersection of culture, education, and technology with identity and diversity.  

The application survey will be available for a one month period from 11/11 to 12/11/2019.  The application is accessed through the Disability Studies Minor webpage:  https://education.umd.edu/academics/programs/undergraduate/disability-studies-minor 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Spring 2020 Internship with The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Position description

The Congressional Affairs Program seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, and creative individual to assist with all aspects of the program. The program’s mission is to build strong relations between Congress and GMF. The team conducts a variety of activities and outreach to Capitol Hill in order to provide useful information, showcase GMF’s intellectual capacity, forge connections between American and European policymakers, and strengthen the organization’s reputation on the Hill. Activities include staffer-level briefings, one-on-one meetings, staffer study tours, member-level briefings, and organizing official congressional delegations to attend GMF conferences.

GMF internships are unpaid but offer an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the planning and logistical arrangements of congressional delegations to the Congressional delegations to the Congress-Bundestag Forum (CBF), the Transatlantic Technology Congressional Delegation (TTCD), and Brussels Forum (BF);
  • Providing logistical and on-the-ground support for various Congress-related events;
  • Producing a weekly newsletter on the events occurring in the House and Senate;
  • Assisting with scheduling, administrative, and monthly reporting duties;
  • Writing summaries of the program’s events to post on the GMF website;
  • Drafting correspondence to external contacts;
  • Maintaining databases; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Qualified candidates will be recent graduates, graduate students, or undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills, proven writing ability, and exceptional attention to detail;
  • Interest in the mission and priorities of The German Marshall Fund is essential;
  • Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Experience with Social Media Outreach
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team;
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign an asset; and
  • Able to commit at least 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 9 AM to 5 PM.

Start and Length of Internship:

  • Preferred starting date: January 9, 2020
  • Preferred length of internship: 3-6 months, pending Congressional Affairs offer and depending availability of the individual
  • For best consideration, apply by November 30
Apply on the German Marshall fund HRM Direct page.

Study Abroad Approval Forms (SACA)

If you are currently listed as planning to study abroad in the Spring 2020, Spring Break, Winter break and/or Summer 2020.  

You need to complete and submit your SACA form to avoid a fee from Study Abroad by; Sunday of the Thanksgiving week!  Study abroad will accept forms on Monday 12/02/19.  

Process for BSOS study abroad:
1.  Meet with your majors/departments FIRST
2.  Complete a BSOS Audit starts at your Major
3. Schedule an Appointment with BSOS(College) by 11/26/19:
4. No walk-ins for SACA/Don't pay extra by delaying