Friday, December 19, 2014

Summer Sustainable Programs Support and Analysis Internship (Paid)

Location:  SPI Headquarters, 1425 K St, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline:  April 15, 2015
Duration:  40 hours/week, Temporary ending August 15 (negotiable)
Start Date:  June 15 (negotiable)

About the internship
The intern will assist on two key projects including the Sustainability Benchmarking Tool (SBT) and the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) program.  The SBT is a comprehensive survey that was deployed in January 2015 with the aim to benchmark where the industry is at in terms of adopting and implementing sustainability in their operations.  The survey is modeled after the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework.  The information will be used to communicate the best practices being adopted by the industry and identify areas that SPI can develop programming to further support adoption of these practices.
            Operation Clean Sweep is voluntary program that SPI developed and administers in conjunction with the American Chemistry Council to prevent loss of resin pellets in factories that could ultimately end up in marine environments.  This program has gained national and international recognition as instrumental in the reduction of pellets in the ocean.  In addition to OCS, SPI is actively engaged with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), EPA’s Trash Free Waters Program and the United Nations (UN) on marine debris issues. 

Primary responsibilities
The Intern will have the unique opportunity to engage major brand owners, resin suppliers and converters (processors) and staff at SPI to support administration and promotion of these efforts, provide analysis and assist on other sustainability-driven programs as needed.  Responsibilities include:
·         Communications with members to raise awareness about these efforts,
·         Participating in meetings and teleconferences,
·         Researching best practices in sustainable operations,
·         Providing analysis and contributing to reports,
·         Help maintain and provide information for websites as needed.
·         Collecting data and information
Qualifications
We are seeking a driven college student who is passionate about integrating sustainability in the business world.  The intern must be able to interface leaders of our industry, so being professional, personable and confident is important.  You must also be able to demonstrate:
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills,
·         Ability to get things done on time,
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team,
·         Strong skills with MS Office suite programs such as Word and PowerPoint,
·         Ability to maintain information and treat industry information in confidence (a confidentiality agreement will be required)
Compensation
The intern will receive a $5000 stipend for the term of the internship.

Application

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample or work product that you think demonstrates you would be a successful candidate for this project.  Materials can be sent to HR@plasticsindustry.org.  Please include “Sustainability Program Intern application” in the subject line.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Summer Fellowship for Graduate Students in Health Fields

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship<http://www.kennedykrieger.org/node/5533> is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.  Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.
Program Benefits:

 *   A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants.
 *   Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state students.
 *   Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting following abstract submission
 *   Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)


Website: kennedykrieger.org/Ferguson

Questions: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org<mailto:Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org>

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Summer Internships in Public Health

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program<http://www.kennedykrieger.org/node/5532> is a 10-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities.   Public health experiences offered to scholars are:

 1.  Clinical/Community: Scholars rotate through clinical experiences provided by Maternal and Child Health disciplines (pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, physiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, social work, psychology, speech/language, special education and nursing) (Kennedy Krieger Institute only). In addition, scholars will have planned experiences in providing community-based multi-level health care and support systems for underserved groups.

 2.  Community Engagement and Advocacy: Scholars work with professionals in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Public Health and related systems on the formation, implementation and evaluation of health care and disability legislation, regulations and practice guidelines. The critical role of engaging underrepresented communities in shaping responsive systems of care receives a special emphasis.

 3.  Research: Scholars work with research mentors on a wide range of public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Scholars receive training in conducting community-based participatory research, which engages communities that are currently underserved by mainstream systems.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Website: kennedykrieger.org/RISE-UP

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paid Internship with National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office (NPO) intern will assist NSTIC staff with communications, policy, and other weekly tasks including: media tracking and monitoring, analytics analyses for social media communication publications, assistance with the development of content for internal and external publications, recording meeting minutes, and the editing of documents prior to dissemination. The part-time intern will attend communication and policy meetings and will have the opportunity to work alongside experts in the identity management field to get hands-on professional experience for the future. 
Candidates should be available to work 10 hours per week (on-site at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC). Candidates should also currently be enrolled in a Communication, Policy, Political Science or Journalism program (or related field) as an undergraduate student and should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a paid internship. Hourly pay will be discussed with candidates selected for an interview. 
Candidates must be well organized, have the ability to work collaboratively and think critically, and should have strong writing skills. Experience with the Microsoft product suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required. Prior experience writing for professional publications and graphic design experience is a plus. 


Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to NSTICfyi@nist.gov by January 5th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BSOS Advising: No Walk-In Hours during Winter Break


The BSOS Advising Center will not offer afternoon Walk-In Hours after classes end on December 12th. Walk-In Hours will resume when class begin for the spring semester on Monday, January 26th. 

Advising appointments are available throughout the Winter Break, so please stop by 2148 Tydings Hall, call 301-405-1697, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment!


Apply Now for BSOS Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 23, 2015. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2015 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:
http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/opportunities/bsos-college-scholarships

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award
Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:
Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsosscholarships@gmail.com.

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu. Thank you!

Monday, December 15, 2014

BSOS Students: Graduation Survey Time!


BSOS Graduates- Congratulations! We need to hear about your post-graduation plans!
Click the link below to share what your post-graduation plans include. The collected information is used to demonstrate the success of our graduates to your college Dean, future students, prospective employers, and the public at large, so your response is very important! The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Please note that information provided in individual responses will be kept confidential. Survey results will be reported in aggregate.

When you access the survey you will be prompted to login with your Directory ID and password. Only those students reported as graduating in August/December 2014 will be able to access the survey - if you are unable to access and graduated in August/December 2014 please contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu ASAP to receive access.

To start the Graduation/First Destination Survey - CLICK HERE.


Career Survey - Find Employers that Interest You

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise kindly requests your participation in Universum’s 2015 Student Survey. It's free and takes less than 15 minutes!

Let your opinions be heard! You can access the survey here: http://uledge.co/marylandcollegepark.

This survey helps you by providing an in-depth review of who you are as an applicant, suggesting employers and industries you may not otherwise have considered.

This survey also helps us help you! Your aggregate responses (individual responses remain anonymous) will help our Center to better understand the UMD population and reach out to companies based on your interests.

Thanks for your participation! Questions, contact Allynn Powell, Associate Director, Professional Preparation at the University Career Center.

The UMD Finals App is back!


The UMD Finals App is back! It's been updated for Fall 2014 with new information and discounts from Blaze Pizza! It has information about hours of DOTS, dining services, study tips, stress relievers, free events, and more. Download it on the iOS and Google Play App Store today!


Education Abroad Hiring Two Spring Interns

Education Abroad is hiring two interns for the spring semester in the areas of online communications and diversity initiatives. The full description and application instructions are available at: ter.ps/eainternship.

Good Luck on Finals. See you in 2015!


On behalf of the BSOS Advising Center Staff we would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe winter break.  Our office will be closed December 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015. We will reopen at 9:00am on January 5, 2015.

Students needing advising stamps for classes may utilize www.bsosstamps.umd.edu. Stamps will be processed by advisors on Wednesday, December 24th and then again starting on January 5, 2015. Stamp requests will not be processed while the university is closed.

Congratulations to the graduating seniors. We look forward to see you at the winter commencement ceremonies in Cole Field House. For more information please visit www.commencement.umd.edu

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paid Public Affairs Internship with the Department of Justice

Job Title:Student Trainee (Public Affairs)
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Job Announcement Number:15-EOUSA-1269620-PP





Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Research with the Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

The Developmental, Social, Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) lab (directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay) is looking for bright, detail-oriented undergraduate students to assist with multiple behavioral and fMRI studies investigating social cognition in children and adults this Spring. 

RAs in the DSCN lab will gain hands-on experience with neuroimaging, behavioral, and developmental methods, which can increase the value of one's graduate school application as well as provide an opportunity to earn a strong letter of recommendation. 

Class credit will also be made available to those interested and qualified. 

Please follow the link for application materials or email dscn.umd@gmail.com for more information.
Application: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3J5C9JlcA5XUnpZZkcwRDY2Nlk&usp=sharing

Summer Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Info Session Thursday

Are you looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer?

Are you interested in studying abroad in Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, or Ecuador?

Learn about what it takes to be a Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Intern in any of these three countries.

Listen to first-hand accounts from returning students of what it’s like to work in a developing country for a growing social enterprise and earn 9 university credits while doing it.

Become engaged in your world and make a lasting social impact this summer!


Applications open end of this week.

Information Session
Thursday, December 11th
12:30-1:30pm
Susquehanna Hall #3105

Scholarship for Public Policy and Service

Do you have outstanding public service accomplishments, an excellent academic record, and clear evidence of leadership ability? Are you passionate about public service? Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship (www.truman.gov) which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing Juniors with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits. Maryland nominees have won Truman Scholarships each of the past 3 years!

To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process please contact Francis DuVinage attruman@umd.edu as soon as possible – please attach a resume to your email.

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study

Are you a planning to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social studies and have an outstanding academic record?

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the humanities and social sciences to Juniors of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application byJanuary 23, 2015.

Learn more about the Beinecke program by contacting the National Scholarships Office at scholarships@umd.edu

Campus Deadline: January 23, 2015. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

Website: www.Beineckescholarship.org

Scholarship Day 2014: 24 Hours for a Lifetime of Change


TOMORROW, December 10th, will be the competition that we have all been anticipating: Maryland’s 2nd annual Scholarship Day! Help your fellow Terps make history for UMD & a transformative difference in the lives of our scholarship recipients.

$5 won’t go very far in College Park but it CAN help your classmates and friends receive the scholarship that will allow them to stay at Maryland and afford the education they’re pursuing. Each year, more than $80 million in financial aid requests go unfunded – let’s help!


Donors can choose from multiple scholarship options! The college or school with the most donors and participants in 24 hours will receive matching funds! Last year, The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, with 10 outstanding academic departments, was at the top of the Scholarship Day leaderboard and received an additional $2,500 in matching funds thanks to all of YOUR participation.

Check out the schedule of Hourly Challenges below, and help inform your family, friends and fellow Terps! MIDNIGHT – 1AM is when our students can make the greatest impact & help BSOS bring in matching funds…but winning one challenge is just the start. We’re asking our students to support our all-out, 24-hour effort to get more BSOS students to participate throughout the day than ANY other college or school!

Stop by the table in Tydings Hall, on the ground floor by the Tydings courtyard, to grab a sticker and help spread the word.

How else can YOU help raise scholarship money this year? Social Media!
Follow the action through BSOS’s social media platforms. Post, share or retweet BSOS Facebook and Twitter messages and leaderboard updates throughout the day! Keep your eyes peeled for raffles that donors will qualify for!

http://www.twitter.com/bsosumd

 #ScholarshipDayUMD
 
http://www.facebook.com/bsosumd
 

 


















Bring on the competition!!!

Scholarship for Fiction Writing

Attention creative writers! Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application TODAY!

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of Sebastian Herbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit http://ter.ps/sebastian. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998 or jkilberg@umd.edu.

Transform your courses today!

You have the power to improve everyone’s academic experience! 

Your confidential feedback in CourseEvalUM helps faculty and administrators make decisions about teaching and learning at Maryland.

Each evaluation may take only 5-10 minutes and it’s confidential.

Be sure to submit you evaluations by Sunday, December 14.


Make your opinions count!


Completed a research paper? Turn it into cash!

The University Libraries are again offering up to three awards of $1,000 each. Show us how library resources and services helped you complete your research paper.

Papers must be completed in the 2014 calendar year.

Applications are due February 15, 2015.

For more information: http://www.lib.umd.edu/libraryaward


Monday, December 8, 2014

Apply Now for BSOS Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 23, 2015. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2015 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:
http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/opportunities/bsos-college-scholarships

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award
Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:
Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsosscholarships@gmail.com.

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu. Thank you!

Last Day of Classes is December 12th

The Last Day of Classes for the Fall 2014 semester is Friday, December 12, 2014.

***This is also the last day to withdraw from all Fall 2014 courses, which must be done in-person at the Registrar’s Office in the Mitchell Building.***

Don’t forget to complete your course evaluations at https://courseevalum.umd.edu/

If you are graduating, see information about the ceremonies at http://www.commencement.umd.edu/

Good Luck on Finals!

Finals begin on Monday, December 15th and run through Saturday, December 20th.

You can Check your exam times and locations by going to Testudo and clicking on “Final Exam Schedule” 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Are you thinking about studying abroad or interning abroad in SUMMER or FALL 2015 or ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?
 
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. In the past three years more than 100 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!
 
To learn more and to receive advice about preparing a Gilman Scholarship application, RSVP at gilman@umd.edu to one of the following information sessions. All session will be at 2403 Marie Mount Hall.
  • Monday, December 8, at 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 9, at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 10, at 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 11, at 4:30 pm
  • Friday, December 12, at 4:30 pm
If you cannot attend please contact us through our Gilman Portal and we will reach out to you: http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman
 
Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.
 
Application Deadline: March 3, 2015 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for study abroad programs for summer 2015, fall 2015 and academic year 2015-16.

Introduction to Public Policy

Tuesday/Thursday, 12-1:15 pm

The development and implementation of public policies are the most important elements in the success of government. While much attention is paid by the public and media to politics, there is much more to public policy than “who wins” and “who loses”. This course will provide a broad understanding of the policy making process, and the tools for analyzing and managing successful policies. Along the way, we will briefly consider various policy arenas, including education policy, health policy, environment and energy policy, criminal justice policy, and economic/fiscal policy. These policies will be considered from both a national and state/local perspective. The course will take advantage of our unique location by using high-profile guest speakers and on-site observations of the policy process and actors.

There will be four optional visits on Friday afternoons to external institutions involved in the practice of public policy (i.e., Congressman Steny Hoyer)

 

Government & International Relations Winter Courses

Are you interested in international relations and in taking an online course this winter session? Consider GVPT200 International Political Relations. This course is open to all majors and is a good option for students interested in international affairs, foreign policy, or cultural studies.  

GVPT 200 International Political Relations
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the causes of conflict and cooperation among international actors, the role of international institutions, the interactions of domestic and foreign policies, and major issues in security, economy and the environment.
 
 The GVPT department is also offering the courses listed below in the winter:
  • GVPT 100 Scope and Methods for Political Science Research (offered online)
  • GVPT 170 American Government (offered online)
  • GVPT 241 The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern (offered online)
  • GVPT 306 Global Environmental Politics (offered online)
  • GVPT 309D Topics in International Relations; Drone, Data, and National Security in the 21st Century (offered online)
  • GVPT 359N Topics in Comparative Politics; Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (offered online)
 
Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict Program
  • GVPT 409J Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Multi-Track Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation
  • GVPT 409K Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Workshop in Multi-Track Diplomacy
Course description for the Multi-Track Diplomacy courses: http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/pic/multi-track_diplomacy/winterprogram1-15.pdf
 
The winter term starts on Monday, January 5th and ends on Friday, January 23rd.
 

Paid Study on Cognition and meditation

We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. The study involves 12 sessions at the Patapsco building (Room 1110, a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104; parking available). Right now, we are currently interested in people willing to start in early January.

You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as receive training in meditation. You must be between 18 and 40 years of age to participate.

Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-11, and $185 at the final session). After completing session 12, you will get a raffle entry to win a $200 gift card!

Complete the survey at the link below to determine your eligibility. We will contact eligible participants to schedule their sessions.
http://ter.ps/cogprep

For further questions, please contact MTBehavioralStudy@casl.umd.edu.

Invest Thousands of Dollars in a Seminar on International Social Change

Sign Up Today For An Extraordinary Class that Lets You Make a Global Difference! Have the opportunity to invest thousands of dollars in a seminar on international social change that past students in similar classes Called "Awesome" and the “Best Class I've Taken!"

This is no ordinary class, this is an experience! PUAF 388G Seminar on Global Perspectives on Leading and Investing in Social Change will be offered this spring on Thursdays from 11:00am to 1:30pm. In addition to learning about global social change in a fun and engaging way, you will also have the chance to make a real impact.

How do you tackle the world’s most pressing issues? From Poverty, climate change, gender equity, human trafficking, refugee and humanitarian emergencies, and public health crises, you will learn how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and philanthropy are working across borders and in the most desperate circumstances to alleviate suffering and solve problems. By the end of this class you will be able to create a better world by actually investing thousands of dollars in a real nonprofit organization! What other class gives you the power to make a change in the world?

This course also covers multiple general education requirements and is taught by a professor with an exemplary teaching record so the only thing left for you to do is register for PUAF 388G and begin the class experience this spring. 

PUAF 388G Seminar on Global Perspectives on Leading and Investing in Social Change
Dr. Angela Bies, Endowed Associate Professor of Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
Thursdays 11:00am-2:30pm (Taliaferro 1126)

Check out the Washington Post article profiling an earlier version of this course: http://wapo.st/9sRINK

Research with the Motivation in Education Research Group

Undergraduate research assistants are needed for the Motivation in Education Research Group (MERG) in the Department of Human Development, starting Spring semester 2015.

RAs will receive course credit. Main duties will involve undergraduate participant recruitment and data collection. For more information or to apply, please contact Katie Muenks, kmuenks@umd.edu.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Teach English Abroad This Summer

Learning Enterprises is a non-profit organization with the mission of expanding people’s horizons through conversation-based English language classes taught by American and international volunteers. There are opportunities in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Poland, Romania/Croatia, Hungary/Slovakia, Panama, Mauritius, Brazil, and Moldova. The biggest difference between Learning Enterprises and other service organizations is that we don’t charge our volunteers for volunteering abroad.

Info Session:
Thursday, December 4th @ Rm. 1213, Art/Sociology Building (Time: 6:30-7:20pm)
Check out the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/886817704671043/

Applications Open: Monday, November 24th
Early Application Deadline: Sunday January 11th
Applications Close: Saturday, February 7th

Decisions and offers are made on a rolling basis, no later than Sunday March 8th

If you have any other questions, please contact maryland@learningenterprises.org or visit our website www.learningenterprises.org.

Ferguson Town Hall

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park will host a talk and panel discussion for “Ferguson Town Hall.”

The tragic shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent decision by the grand jury to not indict Ferguson, MO., police officer Darren Wilson has many wondering where do we go from here. The African American Studies Department invites the university community to speak out and be heard on these important issues, and to be a part of a plan for social change.

AASD will be joined by colleagues from: MLAW Programs (MLAW), Critical Race Initiative, UMD Social Justice Coalition, UMD Police Dept.(Chief Mitchell) & the Baha’i Chair.

The forum will be held in the Atrium, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This event is free and open to the general public.

For further information please visit http://www.aasd.umd.edu or contact the African American Studies Department directly at 301-405-1158.


Twitter: #AASDSTANDUP

Research Participants Needed!

Gemstone team VIRTUAL is looking for participants to study parenting and computer games. In order to participate, you must be over 18 years old, not have any biological or adopted children, and have consistent access to a computer with an Internet connection. All participation will occur electronically.

All participants will be entered into a raffle to win $15 Terrapin Express. In some portions of the experiment, participants may earn up to $30 in Terrapin Express.

Interested in signing up? Please contact umdteamvirtual@gmail.com.

Law School Interview Series


The UCC and Pre-Law Advising Office is hosting interviews for students with admissions personnel from area law schools. The following law schools will be visiting campus to conduct pre-scheduled interviews: William and Mary, University of Maryland, Richmond, Georgetown, Baltimore, American, Howard, George Washington, Catholic, Pitt, Villanova, George Mason, Drexel.

To view available registration dates and register:

1. Access Careers4Terps at http://career.umd.edu/
2. Log in with your Directory ID and password
3. Once on the homepage, hover the "Events" tab on the top navigation bar and click "Workshops"
4. Select a school and timeslot to reserve. You will receive an automated confirmation email from the     system

Interviews are intended for applicants applying for Fall 2015 Admission. Please only sign up for schools you think are reasonable reaches for you and that you would consider attending.

Contact the Pre-Law Advising Office at prelawadvisor@umd.edu with any questions.

Research Opportunities with the Black Families Research Group

Are you interested in the experiences of African American youth? Do you have a passion to impact the lives of African American families and communities?

The Black Families Research group conducts research that examines parenting practices, parent-child dynamics, youth identity development, school climate and so much more!

Undergraduates who are interested in gaining research experience with this population are encouraged to contact bfrg.umd@gmail.com and request a research assistant application.

Ideal candidates are those who able to work both independently and collaboratively, and aspire to obtain a graduate degree and/or plan to pursue professional work that will involve research. Expected commitment is estimated at 9 hours a week. Earning course credit is an option. All majors are welcome!

For more information, contact:
Breanna Davis, M.S. LGMFT
Black Families Research Group
443-280-9680
bdavis23@umd.edu

Library Award for Undergraduate Research

The University Libraries are again offering up to three awards of $1,000 each. Show us how library resources and services helped you complete your research paper. Papers must be completed in the 2014 calendar year.

Applications are due February 15, 2015.

Website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/libraryaward


For more information, contact:
Nedelina Tchangalova
UMD Libraries
1 301 405 9151
nedelina@umd.edu
http://www.lib.umd.edu/libraryaward

Paid on Campus Tutoring Positions

The Academic Support and Career Development Unit for Student-Athletes is now accepting applications for all majors to work as academic tutors for the Terp Tutoring Program. We are especially interested in BMGT, ECON, FMSC, HLTH, KNES, COMM, CCJS, AMST, AASP, BIO, and CHEM majors!

Please email TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU for an application and information packet!

For more information, contact:
Program Coordinators
ASCDU
TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU

Paid Campus Job Over Winter Break

Dr. Thorne’s lab in the Department of Entomology (Plant Sciences Building) is looking for an energetic undergrad from any major to work afternoons (approximately 12:30-4:30) from January 5th until the beginning of spring term, then part time but with flexible hours into the first 2 weeks of February if possible. 

The paid position is to help organize and coordinate a large training conference. Work will focus on organizing registrations, answering phone queries (training provided), and other assorted office duties requiring basic Word and Excel skills along with attention to detail. 

If you’ll be gone for a short vacay during January we can probably work around that. Fun, informal atmosphere, but we’ll keep you busy.

Please apply by emailing your name and hours and dates you would be available to work in January to Dr. Nancy Breisch at nlb@umd.edu by December 8th.

UK Summer Institute Award Program

The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programs for US Undergraduates. Each Program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.

First or second year students from all majors are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

  • AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Durham University Summer Institute
  • King’s College London Summer Institute
  • Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
  • University of Bristol Summer Institute
  • University of Exeter Summer Institute
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Scotland Summer Institute
  • Wales Summer Institute


Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:
http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

Undergraduate Research Day

Undergraduate Research Day, Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments will take place on Wednesday, April 29 from 1 to 4 pm, with registration and set up opening at 12 noon. URD will once again take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.

Presentation proposals may be submitted beginning on Monday, February 2, 2015. More information will be available then on the MCUR website - http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

Monday, December 1, 2014

International Student Union Dialogue Thursday 8:00 P.M.

International Student Union Presents

Adversity & Diversity: Growth, Communication & Understanding

This event will consist of a dialogue on:
  • Cultural norms and cultural adaptations
  • Navigating the challenges associated with cultural adaptation and fostering new relationships as one integrates into a new community
  • As international students or global citizens, do we play an "ambassador" role for our native homes?  Are we cultural representatives of our native homes?
UMD student Camila Uechi will facilitate the dialogue.

Date: December 4, 2014  8:00 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom Lounge


Last Call for BSOS Mentors!

We would like to let you know that the BSOS Peer Mentor application is extended until December 12th, 2014 in order to accommodate different students' class registration time. 

The BSOS Peer Mentor program is a great way for students to gain leadership experience, build public speaking skills, and receive elective credits

The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester (you can earn up to 6 credits if you continue the program for 6 semesters).
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters If the student is a Double Major, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2015 
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cookies and Careers: Making the Most of Your Winter Break

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 • 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details: What do you have cooked up for the upcoming Winter Break? Join University Career Center's Peer Career Educators (PCEs) for a relaxed afternoon of decorating cookies and learn how to effectively spend your Winter Break. The PCEs will be available to share their Winter Break anecdotes and give advice on academic options to undergraduates. The event will be open-ended and students are not expected to stay the entire 2 hours. Consideration for individuals who are vegan and gluten-free will be made as well.

RSVP for this event: Click here

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Apply Now for BSOS Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 23, 2015. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2015 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:
http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/opportunities/bsos-college-scholarships

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award
Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:
Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsosscholarships@gmail.com.

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu. Thank you!

Panel on Post-grad Volunteer Opportunities

Join on Tuesday December 2nd 7:30-9:00 at Maryland Hillel (7612 Mowatt Lane) for an informative panel with representatives from great post-grad programs. Featuring representatives from: Teach for America, City Year, AVODAH, Repair the World, and Yahel.

Take a look at their websites for more information on these organizations:
http://www.cityyear.org/
http://www.teachforamerica.org/
http://www.werepair.org/
http://www.avodah.net/
http://www.yahelisrael.com/

Refreshments and Dessert will be served.

DSAC Brown Bag with Dean Ball

The last DSAC Brown Bag Event for the semester will be Wednesday, December 3 - lunch with the new Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball!

If you are interested in getting to know our new Dean, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!

BSOS- Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)
RSVP HERE!

Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Are you interested in an engaging, dynamic, winter session class in January 2015 at UMD College Park, with a social entrepreneurship theme?

We have a scholarship reserved for a student of social entrepreneurship.

We have several scholarships available, with a simple online application form here: http://goo.gl/forms/6C7iUErgu1

Free Movie Screening and Reception - The Act of Killing

Award-Winning Oscar-nominated Documentary
The Act of Killing

Reception, Screening and Discussion with the Director
December 2, 6:30p.m.
Colony Ballroom-Stamp Student Union

The Global Communities Living-Learning Program presents Joshua Oppenheimer, award-winning documentary director and 2014 McArthur Fellow, in this campus premiere. Dr. Shibley Telhami, Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, will lead a Q&A with the director after the screening. The filmmakers follow unrepentant death squad leaders in Indonesia and challenge them to dramatize their role in genocide, producing a unique and powerful melding of art and remembrance. The screening and discussion will be preceded by a reception.

Paid Summer Research Opportunity (Spring Volunteer)

The Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking a highly motivated and extremely dependable student for the Spring semester to work on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, which is a randomized control trial of foster care involving infants and young children in Romania. 

We are looking for a student who possesses strong organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to the accuracy and completeness of data, and is familiar with SPSS Statistics. Requirements: min 3.0 GPA, 9 hrs/week, 3 semester commitment. 

This position also requires availability for a paid summer 2015 internship. Prereq: PSYC 200. 

If interested, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Spring 2015 class schedule to Leanna Papp at lpapp@umd.edu

PSYC 479 credits available. For more info about this project, visit: http://www.bucharestearlyinterventionproject.org/

America Reads*America Counts Spring 2015 Application

America Reads*America Counts, which is part of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, is a mentoring/tutoring program where nearly 300 UMD students work weekly to improve the literacy and math skills of Prince George’s County elementary school students. 

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

Students can volunteer, receive academic or internship credit, or, if eligible for Federal Work Study, can be paid to work with our program!

Visit http://www.arac.umd.edu to learn more and to apply. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 28th at 5pm.

Moneythink Maryland is Recruiting Mentors


Are you interested in empowering today's youth to fulfill their dreams?

Moneythink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that recruits and trains college volunteers to serve as near-peer role models, college mentors, and financial coaches to low-income teens in high school classrooms within our communities.

Moneythink Maryland has partnered with high schools in Prince George's County, Maryland, to offer mentorship and education during school hours (7am-4pm). Mentors lead 11th-and-12th-graders through a program focused on the real world-financial decisions that young people face.

Information Session:
Tuesday, November 25th 7:00-8:00pm
La Plata Hall Fishbowl (Room 1125)
Apply by December 1st at 11:59PM
Contact if you have any questions

Moneythink Maryland is Recruiting Mentors

Are you interested in empowering today's youth to fulfill their dreams?

Moneythink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that recruits and trains college volunteers to serve as near-peer role models, college mentors, and financial coaches to low-income teens in high school classrooms within our communities. 

Moneythink Maryland has partnered with high schools in Prince George's County, Maryland, to offer mentorship and education during school hours (7am-4pm). Mentors lead 11th-and-12th-graders through a program focused on the real world-financial decisions that young people face.

Information Session:
Tuesday, November 25th
7:00-8:00pm
La Plata Hall Fishbowl (Room 1125)

Apply by December 1st at 11:59PM
Contact if you have any questions.

Changes to Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) requirements




The campus recently approved changes to the current requirements for LEP majors. This would pertain to CCJS, GPVT, and PSYC majors in BSOS. Please visit the www.lep.umd.edu webpage to review the requirements listed for each major. If you have any questions about the changes, please see an advisor in BSOS or your department.

Thanksgiving Break Begins November 27


The BSOS Advising Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. The Advising Center will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, December 1st.


All of us in the BSOS Advising Center wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you back on campus for the final stretch of the Fall 2014 semester!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Department of Homeland Security Paid Summer Internship Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required


Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.


Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/


Application deadline: December 22, 2014

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Office of Policy and Program Development Internships

The Office of Policy and Program Development is seeking organized, reliable and motivated students to assist the policy analysis staff in the development of regulatory impact analysis and policy effectiveness projects.


Third Way Spring 2015 Internships

Third Way is a think tank that answers America's challenges with modern ideas aimed at the center.  We advocate for private-sector economic growth, a tough and smart centrist security strategy, a clean energy revolution, and progress on divisive social issues, all through moderate-led U.S. politics.