Thursday, May 5, 2016

Half-Time Position for May or Recent Grad Interested in International Peace and Security Issues

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship seeks to hire a talented self-starter interested in international peace and security and related fields for a half-time Program Associate position.
The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows contribute to the work of their office through research, writing, public education, and advocacy. They may focus on arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, defense budget, diplomacy, environmental and energy security, terrorism prevention, and other international security issues. They attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security with the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The fellowship recruits from across the U.S. twice a year and provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.
The Program Associate will work with the Program Director and have the following responsibilities:
Publicizing the fellowship to raise the profile and increase applications
Strengthening social networking, including our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
Creating new social media content (e.g. listicles, short videos, etc.)
Helping to organize annual reception and other events for fellows and DC peace and security community
Filming annual reception and interviews with current and former fellows and their supervisors
Assisting in strengthening alumni network
Maintaining and updating website
Creating/formatting print ads
Updating lists of political science, international relations and relevant professors as well as prestigious fellowships offices and college career advisors to send fellowship information
Developing contacts among science, engineering, and environmental studies
Proofreading and editing documents
Processing applications—saving and merging documents, notifying applicants of missing items
Qualifications: BA or BS, expertise in social media and web design, video filming and editing, Adobe Acrobat, detail oriented, good editor, interest in international peace and security issues
Compensation: $18,000/year for 20 hours/week.
Applications will only be accepted from candidates living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Application instructions

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications to perform the responsibilities and their interest in international peace and security, a resume, and the name and contact information of two references by June 1, 2016 to  info@scoville.org

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Research Analyst Position for Recent Grad with the Camstoll Group for May or Recent Grad

The Camstoll Group is a sanctions and illicit finance research and advisory firm with decades of combined government and private sector experience combating the world’s most complex national security and financial crime challenges.
Utilizing proprietary open-source research methods, network analysis, and data analytics, we generate insights into today’s most complex policy, regulatory or competitive challenges. In particular, we are experts in assessing and analyzing markets impacted by regulatory risk, sanctioned actors, political upheaval, violent conflict, and corruption. Our clients are financial institutions, multinational corporations, and governments.
We are seeking research analysts with one to five years of experience to join our research staff in our Washington, DC or Los Angeles offices.

Requirements: 
The successful candidate will be intelligent, accomplished, and energetic as demonstrated by his or her academic and extra-curricular credentials. The analyst position requires creative and proactive critical thinking skills, an insatiable appetite for foreign affairs and international policy, experience finding and researching online and offline information resources, comfort synthesizing large amounts of information, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.
Candidates with professional proficiency in strategic languages including Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Farsi, Urdu, Japanese, and Korean may be preferred for some positions. Candidates who do not have a foreign language proficiency will be carefully considered for other positions.
Individuals with experience in business intelligence research, conflict and illicit finance analysis, banking sector risk management and compliance, and other national security-related matters may wish to apply.

Candidates with a graduate degree and work experience will be given preference, although other candidates are encouraged to apply.This opportunity will be available on an ongoing basis until positions are filled.

Submissions:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and research-based writing sample between 3 and 10 pages long. No policy memos please.

Package:
Competitive salary, health insurance, and retirement benefits will be available to selected candidates.
- See more at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=c4103&fs=1.0em#sthash.oPOAeHsh.dpuf

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Research Assistants wanted for the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory!

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory investigates brain networks underlying emotion and cognition using EEG, MRI, and other psychophysiological measures. The lab works to understand how functional brain activity is disrupted for clinical problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and aggression, as well as how such brain activity be changed through treatment. This work is relevant to students interested in various areas of psychology, such as clinical, cognitive, forensic, physiological, social, and developmental, as well as students with basic science interests in the brain, such as biology, neuroscience, and engineering.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Data collection in Brain Physiology (EEG, MRI) and Peripheral Physiology (skin conductance, heart rate, EMG, startle blink)
  • Signal processing training
  • Statistical data analysis training
  • 6 - 9 hours a week commitment
  • Course credit offered
 
Qualifications
  • No previous experience required
  • 3.5 GPA (within major area OK)
  • Background and/or interest in programming
  • Highly motivated for graduate study
  • Two years to develop a strong research record (1st and 2nd year students encouraged to apply!)
 
Please email your resume, unofficial transcript, and research interests to Matthew Bachman (mdb09g@umd.edu).

Science Enrichment After School Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in science, teaching, or just fun times with kids?

Are you ever available from 2-4:30 pm on Tuesdays or Wednesday?

With S.E.A.S (Science Enrichment After School) you can help teach various sciences with 3 other students to a group of 5th and 6th graders at the nearby Adelphi Elementary School every Tues and Wed. We do a lot of hands-on activities and the kids love it! You can even make your own lessons.

Sign up for 1 day, 2 days, or how ever many you want!

Email seas.umd@gmail.com for details and to be added to our listserv.
website: ter.ps/seas

Math Success Program Hiring Math Coaches for Fall

The Math Success Program is currently looking to hire Math Coaches for the Fall 2016 semester.

If you are interested in tutoring in math, visit http://reslife.umd.edu/employment/  and click on Math Coach and Collaborative Study group leader to fill out an application.

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award was established in recognition of Joe's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance.

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship is one-time award of up to $2,000, dispersed evenly over the fall and spring semesters. The scholarship may be awarded to one or more deserving students. All awards will be directly applied to student accounts. Students may apply and/or be nominated by other individuals.

Visit http://reslife.umd.edu/aboutus/mitchell/ to apply.

Summer Communications Intern

We are looking for a college intern for the summer of 2016. This is an unpaid opportunity for a current student or recent graduate looking for experience in a nonprofit organization. Intern will use communications talents while learning about environmental sustainability and global development. Start and end dates are flexible.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, writing blogs, supporting social media efforts through content creation and strategy, photo management, and partnership building.

Visit http://careers4terps.umd.edu/ and search for job number 138765 to apply.

Tax/Accounting Internships

Multiple competitive unpaid internships available for Juniors, Seniors, Masters students, and recent graduates in MD office of extremely busy attorney/accountant solo practitioner with 30+ years of experience. Internships are available on a first come - first served basis.
 
You will observe and be mentored  concerning the following:
  • Federal and State (MD, VA, DC, NY, various other states, etc.) income tax return preparation for individuals, businesses, partnerships, trusts, and estates.
  • Well-defined tax, etc. research projects for individuals, businesses, partnerships, trusts, and estates.
  • Preparing draft schedules (adding up gross receipts, classifying expenses into categories and adding them up for a business for example) with me.
  • Preparing draft income tax returns with me.
  • Computer-based research and writing concerning specific issues with me.
  • Hands-on training and mentoring will be provided by me for every step concerning tax return preparation and research projects.
In short, you will have the opportunity to "learn by doing" and to ask questions along the way to enhance the learning, training, mentoring, and professional office experience for you.
 
For more information, visit http://careers4terps.umd.edu/ and search for job number 138548.

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Be sure to submit you evaluations by Wednesday, May 11.

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Leadership Scholarships

Through the generosity of the Carlson and Price families, two Leadership Scholarship Funds have been established to support student leaders. The scholarships were created to help a deserving student organization leader manage costs associated with textbook expenses and related tuition costs and will provide a $500 award to an incoming or current student organization leader for the fall 2016 semester. These scholarships recognize the sizeable contribution of time and energy that student organization leaders contribute to the campus community through volunteer service.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Current or incoming student organization leader
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Preference given to students with financial need
 
Additional Considerations:
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Significant involvement and/or leadership within student organizations
 
Applications are due on May 16th.