Friday, February 28, 2014

Council on Foreign Relations - Summer Internships

Deadlines Starting Now! Smithsonian Institution Internship Deadlines

Saturday 3/1/14: 
Sunday 3/2/14: 
 Saturday 3/15/14:
Tuesday 4/1/14: 

    Apply Today! Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Deadline is Now!

    Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Summer Programs in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua 

    ECON majors and IDCM minors enjoyed the program last summer!






    • Application deadline extended to March 1st!
    • 8 week summer civic engagement program focused on social entrepreneurship
    • Earn 9 Academic Credits
    • Scholarships Guaranteed:  Every student selected for the program will receive a minimum of $2,000 in scholarships to apply toward their program fee (students with financial need may receive additional funding)
    • Gilman Scholarship eligible
    • http://ter.ps/msecdr (Dominican Republic)
    • http://ter.ps/msecnicarag (Nicaragua)



    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Register Now for USM Lobby Day: Tomorrow in Annapolis!

    The University of Maryland System Council is hosting USM Lobby Day this Friday, February 28th from 11:15 a.m. - 3 p.m in Annapolis! We will be leaving on from Cole Field House at 11:15 a.m. for a lobbying day in Annapolis about keeping college affordable for the USM system and returning to Cole Field House at 3 p.m. Maryland legislators love hearing students' personal stories about why they think the state of Maryland should keep college affordable.

    Here is the link for the USM Lobby Day to register:
    http://usmstatelobbyday2014.weebly.com/registration.html

    The Pardee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship

    The Pardee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship was established in December 2007 by Katherine "Kit" Pardee '77 to provide scholarships to undergraduate students that have demonstrated consistent involvement in campus activities, are in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to first-generation college attendees.

    http://www.ugst.umd.edu/pardeescholarship.php

    Kit Pardee graduated with a Bachelor's degree in General Studies. Her field of academic interest was in Women's Studies. During her time at Maryland, Pardee was a member of the University's women's field hockey and basketball teams. While at Maryland she became keenly aware of the challenges of achieving at a high level academically while also being involved in campus activities that enhance a student’s college experience. Several years after graduating from Maryland, Kit earned her Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America.

    Amount of Award:
    $1,000

    Number of Awards: 1

    Eligibility: Must have at least 30 credits by end of the spring semester, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above with involvement in campus activities. Must not be graduating before Fall 2014, and be registered as a full-time student (12+ credits). Preference will be given to first-generation college attendees and students with financial need.

    Application Period: Annually, December 1st to March 14th.

    Deadline: Applications must be submitted by close of business on March 14th.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    How to Find an Internship Workshop

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 * 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

    Not sure where to start with the internship search? Or, do you feel at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?  We will discuss:
    1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
    2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
    3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

    Other How to Find an Internship workshop dates:

    UMD Undergrads Wanted: Driver Behavior Survey!

    Grad students in the Student of Public Health's Department of Behavioral and Community Health are conducting a survey study on driver characteristics and the relationship to one’s social circles, and would love input from BSOS students!

    For less than a 20-minute commitment, you could gain a greater understanding of your driving behaviors, while helping others benefit through an improved understanding of how driver behavior relates to a driver’s social circles. However, there are no direct benefits of your participation.

    Interested? Just click the secure link below to get involved!

    https://umd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0J1Ert0PoFGuOWN

    For your time, you’ll have a 1 in 25 chance of winning $50 cash

    Intern with Governor O'Malley's Press Office in Annapolis

    Governor Martin O’Malley’s press office is seeking interns to work in the Maryland State House. During this internship, you will gain experience in a fast-paced, high-level office environment and serve the State. Interns in the press office have the opportunity to learn about media relations, event preparation, and policy-based statistical analysis. We’re seeking excellent writers who are ready to work with our dedicated, forward-thinking communications team. 

    Note: Interns are expected to serve a minimum of 20 hours per week. While we are immediately interviewing applicants for the summer of 2014, we are also accepting applications for the fall of 2014.

    Interns will have the following responsibilities:
    1.     Assisting press staff in research
    2.     Drafting letters for events
    3.     Transcribing speeches
    4.     Compiling news articles and media lists
    5.     Answering the main press office phone line
    6.     Proofreading documents prepared by staff
    7.     Other duties as assigned

    Interns should have the following skills:
    1.     Knowledge of the O’Malley-Brown Administration accomplishments and programs
    2.     Excellent writing and proofreading skills
    3.     Excellent verbal communication skills
    4.     Professional office etiquette and demeanor when answering the telephone and interacting with office peers and guests
    5.     Ability to comprehend legislation, initiatives, and goals of the Governor
    6.     Understanding of the legislative process in Maryland
    7.     Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive and Adobe Acrobat. Interns should possess the ability to use search and analytical skills to find information online and assess validity.

    Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (2-3 pages and no research papers) to Ron Boehmer at ron.boehmer@maryland.govPlease include your availability in your cover letter. The deadline to apply for summer 2014 is April 1, 2014.


    All internships are unpaid and do not guarantee a job with the Governor’s Office upon completion. 

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    Spring 2014 Graduate Fair

    Date: March 11-13, 2014
    Time: all day
    What: Raffles, refreshments and fun!
    Why: To order regalia and other commencement needs

    Undergraduate International Students' Etiquette Dinner

    Thursday, February 27 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
    The Atrium, The Stamp

    As an Undergraduate International Student, do you find yourself needing information on how to best navigate a dining situation, especially with an  employer or other professionals?  Come participate in this facilitated etiquette dinner, which is guaranteed to provide you the guidance you seek. Space is limited, so RSVP today.

    Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Internship Program - Recruitment Webinar Series

    In an effort to reach as many candidates before the deadline of the summer 2014 application we will be hosting informational webinars for potential applicants, institution faculty and staff and any other party who wishes to learn more about HNIP.

    The topics of the webinars are as follows:
    • Program Background
    • Benefits
    • Eligibility Requirements
    • Application Components
    • Notification Process
    Webinars (click date to register):

    Spring Career & Internship Fair 2014 Redux!

    Thursday, March 06, 2014 * 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Adele H. Stamp Student Union

    The snow day has been rescheduled!
    See a listing of employers attending the fair - CLICK HERE
    **employers are still registering for this new date.  Continue to check back for additions.

    Learn how to put your best foot forward at www.careers.umd.edu/FairPrep.   

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    New Sessions Added: Fulbright Info Workshops

    The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities. For more information on the Fulbright Awards, visit  the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html. 

    All sessions are in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. RSVP to Fulbright@umd.edu using the links below, indicating which day/time you plan to attend. If you are interested but are unable to attend, contact fulbright@umd.edu.

    FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS: 

    Tuesday, February 25 at 12 noon
    Wednesday, February 26 at 12 noon
    Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 pm
    Friday, February 28 at 4:30 pm

    FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS:

    Tuesday, February 25  at 4:30 pm
    Wednesday, February 26  at 4:30 pm
    Thursday, February 27 at 12 noon
    Friday, February 28 at 12 noon

    Who can apply: US citizens who are current juniors or seniors, or recent grads. All majors welcome, GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended.

    Campus Deadline for Application: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Apply for CAPAL (Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership)

    CAPAL's internship and scholarship programs are designed for students interested in the learning more about the public sector. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, and individual mentorship.

     
    Qualified applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above and a demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian Pacific American community. All current students and ALL MAJORS are welcome to apply.  We have up to 25 openings available.


    Deadline to apply: March 7th


    For more information, contact Jude Paul Dizon at judepaul@umd.edu, or visit http://www.capal.org/programs/scholarships-and-internships/.

    Muslim American Scholars Initiative –Summer 2014


    What is The Washington Center (TWC)?
    TWC partners with colleges and universities across the world to offer students in all majors the opportunity to intern, study, and live in the nation’s capital. Along with the Center for Global Understanding and El Hibri Charitable Foundation, we also provide scholarship support and special programming for Muslim American students each summer.
     
    Program Components
    Selected students will complete a nearly full-time internship, take an academic course, attend TWC’s Leadership Forum and create a portfolio throughout the ten-week summer term. Participants in this initiative will also meet regularly with leading Muslim American professionals through the Public Affairs Series.
     
    Sample Internship Sites
    Former Muslim American Scholars have interned with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Voice of America, FDL Financial Services, National Defense University, Institute of International Education, Library of Congress, Institute for Gulf Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C., Peace Corps, and many other sites.
     
    Scholarships
    Students in the Muslim American Scholars Initiative will receive a minimum scholarship of $5,000 to help offset TWC program and housing fees for summer 2014. Maryland residents who are receiving credit for their work at a public institution in the state will qualify for additional funding. For some students, this support may cover all TWC fees.
     
    Learn More
    Please check with your Muslim Student Association for details about TWC representative Tehseen Jafary’s visit scheduled in February. You can also download a one-pager about the initiative at: https://www.twc.edu/sites/default/files/assets/Muslim%20American%20Scholars%20Initiative.pdf
     
    You can also contact Erin Rooney-Eckel, your campus liaison at the University of Maryland College Park, at erooney@umd.edu or Sara Clement Biggs, TWC’s point of contact for Muslim American Scholars, at cfgu@twc.edu.
     
    Application Deadline for Summer 2014
    the deadline to apply is March 12, 2014. Apply online at http://portal.e.twc.edu and indicate your interest in this initiative.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Career Center Events & Opportunities



    This Week's Employer Networking Sessions 

    Wednesday, February 19
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 6-7 p.m.
    RSVP: http://careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4766 

    Thursday, February 20

    Friday, February 21
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 12-1 p.m.
    RSVP: http://careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4776 

    Opportunities with Google!
    The Google BOLD Discovery application is now live! Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery is a two-day interactive conference at Google New York that provides first-year students who are traditionally underrepresented in technology an introduction to our organizational structure, business operations and culture. The program will take place from June 19-21. Students can learn more about the program and apply here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 16 at 11:59 PT. Learn more: http://www.google.com/edu/programs/bold-discovery

     The Google AdCamp application is now live! AdCamp is a three-day program taking place in late August and is open to current third-year undergrads interested in online advertising. The program offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google's advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google's ad products and insight into the industry. Students can learn more about the program and apply here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 16 at 11:59pm PT. Learn more: http://www.google.com/edu/programs/adcamp/ 

    Tomorrow's Youth Organization (TYO) is recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in:
                 Community development, social work and psychology
                 Women's empowerment through education and economic development
                 Early childhood and youth programming
    to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our summer session (May-August dates are subject to change).  For more information, see: http://ow.ly/d/1UG

    Fulbright Fellowship Program Workshop Series

    The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities. For more information on the Fulbright Awards, visit  the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html. 

    All sessions are in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. RSVP to Fulbright@umd.edu using the links below, indicating which day/time you plan to attend. If you are interested but are unable to attend, contact fulbright@umd.edu.

    Tuesday, February 18 at noon
    Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30
    Thursday, February 20 at 4:30 pm
    Friday, February 21 at 4:30 pm
      
    FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS:
    Tuesday, February 18  at 4:30 pm
    Wednesday, February 19  at noon
    Thursday, February 20 at noon
    Friday, February 21 at 9 am

    Who can apply: US citizens who are current juniors or seniors, or recent grads. All majors welcome, GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended.

    Campus Deadline for Application: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    The Pardee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship: Application Deadline March 14


    The Pardee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship was established in December 2007 by Katherine "Kit" Pardee '77 to provide scholarships to undergraduate students that have demonstrated consistent involvement in campus activities, are in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to first-generation college attendees.

    The amount of the award is $1,000. Learn more at http://www.ugst.umd.edu/pardeescholarship.php.

    Eligibility: Must have at least 30 credits by end of the spring semester, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above with involvement in campus activities. Must not be graduating before Fall 2014, and be registered as a full-time student (12+ credits). Preference will be given to first-generation college attendees and students with financial need.

    Applications must be submitted by close of business on March 14.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    College Democrats Present Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and County Executive Ken Ulman


    The Maryland College Democrats invite you to:
     
    A conversation with
     
    Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown
    &
    County Executive Ken Ulman, B.A. (GVPT) ‘97

    5 p.m. Wed., February 19
    Adele H. Stamp Student Union
    Thurgood Marshall Room 2113
     
    Free pizza and soda will be provided.

    RSVP to Darrol Gibson 240–459-8168 or visit www.anthonybrown.com/rsvp.

    Join Beyond the Classroom (BTC)

    BTC is a 3-semester leadership program for juniors & seniors from all majors, combining coursework, a professional internship, civic engagement and service learning.

    The program offers housing in its exclusive BTC apartments in South Campus Commons. (This housing is not required.)

    Second-semester sophomores and current juniors and seniors may apply.

    Learn more: www.bit.ly/BTC-UMD
    Or apply now: www.bit.ly/ApplyBTC

    Deadline to apply for BTC + Housing (1stcome, 1stserve): Feb. 21
    BTC-Only Deadline (if you don’t want BTC housing): Rolling admissions

    Don't Miss These Brown-Bag Lunches with BSOS Faculty!

    Hey BSOS students,

    Looking to get more involved with your department this spring semester? The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is hosting a series of Brown Bag Lunches with senior faculty members so that students get the opportunity for conversation that may not normally be offered in a classroom setting!

    If you’re interested in discussing social stratification and inequality, check out the Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. John Pease of the Sociology department on: Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 12:00. RSVP here.

    If you’re interested in discussing civil war, conflict bargaining, and international security, check out the Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. David Cunningham of the Government and Politics department on: Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 11:00. RSVP here.

    Thank you,
    Dylan Gleadall (DSAC)