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.




 

NASA Goddard Summer Journalism Internship

NASA is inviting students pursuing degrees in areas including, but not limited to journalism, communications, media relations, and science writing, to participate in their science storytelling program and gain experience.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 2015 Summer Internship

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its 2015 APAICS Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Explore Social Impact Through Social Innovation

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM
Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course, that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit dogood.umd.edu.

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D.

Contact Blessing Enekwe at blessing@umd.edu for permission to register for BSOS388B.

Paid Internship with the Institute of International Education

Intern will work with the CIES Fulbright U.S. Program on U.S. scholar recruitment activities, such as: conducting web and other research on U.S. higher education academic programs in designated fields and specializations, researching list serve contacts, updating lists of contacts at U.S. colleges and universities, sending messages about available Fulbright scholar award opportunities in targeted disciplines and world areas and preparing custom email lists from databases. Other assignments may also include: preparation of final reports and required scholar documents; research and analysis; organization of materials including historical program information; assuring accuracy of scholar records and assisting with pre-departure orientation. 

For more information and to apply.

House of Representatives Intern Vacancies

Departments and Congressmen within the U.S. House of Representatives are in need of interns. Openings in district and Capitol Hill offices of both parties.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Apply for Dean's Student Advisory Council Student Representative

Calling all BSOS students! 

The Dean's Student Advisory Council in the college of Behavioral and Social Sciences is currently accepting applications for new 2015 student representatives. If you have been searching for a way to initiate real change on campus, represent your department, or simply want to be involved, fill out an application. For any questions or concerns, please email dscacbsos@gmail.com

http://goo.gl/forms/LKZZ9mYUTf

Fellowship for International Affairs

Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies.

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2014) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below). Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges.

Applicants for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must be nominated by their University. The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition. The deadline to apply for UMD nomination is December 12, 2014.

If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program please visit http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows and contact us at scholarships@umd.edu – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.

Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2015, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2015 awards will be midnight on Sunday, February 8, 2015. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library. Please reply to ugresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Thursday, November 20 – 5:30 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, November 20 – 6:30 pm – 7 pm
Friday, November 21 – 11:30 am – 12 noon
Friday, November 21 – 12:30 pm – 1 pm
Friday, November 21 – 4 pm – 4:30 pm
Monday, December 1 – 9:30 am – 10 am
Monday, December 1 – 12 noon – 12:30 pm
Monday, December 1 – 2:30 pm – 3 pm
Tuesday, December 2 – 10 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday, December 2 – 12:30 pm – 1 pm
Wednesday, December 3 – 10 am – 10:30 am
Wednesday, December 3 – 12 noon - 12:30 pm

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

Green, Policy and Urban Planning Internships

Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program
Parks & People invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to and participate in a transformative internship program for the spring, summer or fall terms. The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership between the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities to provide interns for priority projects in Baltimore parks.

Interns develop innovative pilot projects and conduct research to support restoration of Baltimore’s urban parks, natural resources, and neighborhoods. Projects are involved in research and development, youth education and training, and community building with nonprofits, community organizations, and local government agencies like the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. These projects help to broaden interns’ understanding of urban natural resource and neighborhood revitalization issues, as well as the link between their classroom learning and career development. Interns have a strong record of serving Baltimore, enhancing urban parks and natural resources, and achieving academic and professional success.

Projects with the Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks:
TreeBaltimore GIS
Infrastructure and Utility Mapping for Patterson Park
Park Nature Programming
Expanding Baltimore’s Notable Trees Register
Outlining a Marketing Strategy for TreeBaltimore
Rawlings Conservatory: Visitor Cell Phone Tour Redevelopment
Cylburn Arboretum: Special Event Services
Outdoor Recreation Activities/Healthy Baltimore Initiative
Administrative Planning and Policy
Park and /or Recreation Center User Survey
Recreation Center Enrichment Program
Development of an Operational and Marketing Plan for a Family-Oriented Recreation Center
Green Infrastructure Maintenance Feasibility
Projects with the Parks & People Foundation:
Mapping and Data Management for Community Greening Projects
Marketing and Communications for the Community Greening Resource Network
Community Greening Communications
Design of A Guide to Greening Neighborhoods

Click here to view Spring 2015 URI Internship Descriptions and learn how to apply.

For priority consideration, please submit application before November 25.

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

Democracy Prep Public Schools: Employer Networking Sessions

Thursday, November 20, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details:
Democracy Prep Public Schools is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public charter schools committed to preparing students for success in college and active citizenship. Democracy Prep’s DREAM Team of teachers and staff currently educates over 2,000 scholars in grades K-12 in Washington, DC, New York City, and Camden, NJ. A pioneer in authentic civic education and charter school turnaround, Democracy Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all students, especially those with special needs. By proving that all students, regardless of where they are born or their initial academic performance, can achieve at extremely high academic levels, Democracy Prep seeks to transform not only the lives of our students, but also raise the expectations for public schools across the nation and beyond. We are hiring teachers, school leaders, and non-instructional support staff for all of our schools.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

Must RSVP!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall 2014 Google & UMD Seminar Series

The Fall 2014 Google & University of Maryland Cybersecurity Seminar Series will begin on:

November 20 with Dr. David Brumley from Carnegie Mellon University. 
RSVP here: https://talks.cs.umd.edu/talks/818
Title: Checking the World's Software for Exploitable Bugs

Abstract:  My research teams vision is to automatically check the world's software for exploitable bugs.  Our approach is based on program verification, but with a twist.  Traditional verification takes a program and a specification of safety as inputs, and checks that all execution paths of the program meet the safety specification.  The twist in AEG is we replace typical safety properties with an "un-exploitability'' property, and the "verification'' process becomes finding a program path in which the un-exploitability property does not hold.  Our analysis generates working control flow hijack and command injection exploits for exploitable paths.  I'll discuss our results with a data set of over 33,000 programs.  I will also discuss current challenges and future directions in symbolic execution.

Bio:  David Brumley is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University with a primary appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department. He is also the Technical Director of CyLab, the CMU cybersecurity laboratory.  His research focuses on software security.


The second talk will be on December 4 with Dr. Engin Kirda from Northeastern University. 
RSVP for the December 4 seminar here: https://talks.cs.umd.edu/talks/819
Title:  Hidden GEMs: Automated Discovery of Access Control Vulnerabilities in Graphical User Interfaces

Abstract:  Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are the predominant means by which users interact with modern programs.  GUIs contain a number of common visual elements or widgets such as labels, textfields, buttons, and lists, and GUIs typically provide the ability to set attributes on these widgets to control their visibility, enabled status, and whether they are writable.  While these attributes are extremely useful to provide visual cues to users to guide them through an application's GUI, they can also be misused for purposes they were not intended.  In particular, in the context of GUI-based applications that include multiple privilege levels within the application, GUI element attributes are often misused as a mechanism for enforcing access control policies.

In this talk, I will present  GEMs, or instances of GUI element misuse, as a novel class of access control vulnerabilities in GUI-based applications. I will present a classification of different GEMs that can arise through misuse of widget attributes, and describe a general algorithm for identifying and confirming the presence of GEMs in vulnerable applications.  I will then present GEM Miner, an implementation of our GEM analysis for the Windows platform.

Bio:  Engin Kirda is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, and the director of the Northeastern Information Assurance Institute. He is also a co-founder and Chief Architect at Lastline, Inc -- a company specialized in advanced malware detection and defense.

Both talks will be held in 1115 Computer Science Instructional Center (CSI) at 5:00 pm. A reception will follow both talks!

Remember to Turn in your BSOS Peer Mentor Applications by 11/30!



Remember all applications to be a Peer Mentor for the Spring 2015 semester
are due by close of business on November 30, 2014

You may turn in the application to Brandon Clark in the BSOS Advising Center at 2148 Tydings Hall

Click here to view, download, and print a copy of the Peer Mentor Application

Teaching in English in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai

The Global Academic Fellowship (GAF) Program serves to enhance the learning experiences of the multicultural student body at New York University portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

GAFs are recent highly-achieving college graduates with an interest in higher education who undergo teacher training with an emphasis on working with multicultural students in the liberal arts environment.

In Abu Dhabi, GAF support is built into courses across all four divisions of the university and in the core curriculum. GAFs lead in-class writing workshops, facilitate small-group recitations, hold one-on-one meetings with students, assist students’ exploration of laboratory experiments, and organize review and study sessions.

In addition to their academic support role, GAFs work on institutional enrichment projects throughout the University in offices such as First Year Programming, Residential Education and Athletics, which prepare them for future leadership in higher education and elsewhere.

They also receive support for professional development as educators and emerging scholars.

There will be an information session in Language House, St. Mary's Hall, Friday, 11/21, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m

Sunday, November 16, 2014

HIAS Immigration/Refugee Policy Internship



The immigration/refugee policy Intern will work with HIAS' Washington, DC office on efforts to advocate for generous and just immigration and refugee policies. HIAS is seeking candidates with a strong interest in government affairs and advocacy. Bilingual a plus but not required.

Spring 2015 Discovery Communications Internships

Discovery Communications is still accepting applications for their paid Spring 2015 Internship Program. Early applications are encouraged, so apply as soon as possible.


White House Internship Information Session Wednesday

Wednesday, November 19: 3:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
 
Come to learn more about internship opportunities at the White House! www.whitehouse.gov/internships

RSVP for this event: Click here

Recent Graduate in a Health-Related Graduate Program? Here's a Summer Fellowship for You

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship 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)

Questions: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org
Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014

Eastern Virginia Medical School Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Summer Scholars

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015 (in-hand)

The Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA are seeking undergraduates entering their senior year for fall 2015 term for their Summer Scholars Program.  Four basic areas of research include: pre-clinical/laboratory research, clinical medicine research, health behavior/psychology and public/community health research, and educational research.

Learn more about the program here. 

Paid Positions in Stamp

Stamp Student Union Undergraduate Programming Assistant Opportunity

Undergraduate Programming Assistants (UPAs) are a group of four students who work collaboratively with the Stamp Special Events staff in order to plan and execute events hosted by the department.  In addition to working with the Stamp Special Events staff, the UPAs will serve as offices on the Student Homecoming Committee. These positions are open to all undergraduate students, but may be of special interest to students interested in marketing, event planning, and project management. This position is a paid position.  Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19.

Learn more about the UPA position here.

Spring 2015 Urban Resource Initiative Internship Program

Application deadline: November 25, 2014

The URI has made available several internships for the Spring 2015 season. If you are interested in internships that have to do with urban park and community restoration, follow the link below for more information.

 

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Internships

Application deadline: November 30, 2014

The NMSF has made available several internship opportunities for Spring 2015. The following links have information about each individual internship.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BSOS Needs Ambassadors! Apply Now!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences would like to offer you an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs. This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and prospective students.

Ambassadors will assist with award receptions and dinners, small and large scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g., open houses, college fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day and commencement ceremonies.

Click here to view the ambassador application, which includes eligibility requirements and commitments. 

The due date is Monday, December 1, 2014. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Girls on the Run Fall 5K Volunteers


As girls from across our area come together to achieve their goals on 5K day, they will be depending on volunteers like you to help them shine! Use the link below to access a full description of the event and our different volunteer roles.

Commitment: Sunday, November 16th. 5K starts at 8 AM.

Location: Westfield Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD

Contact: Caitlin Furey

Web

U.S. Department of Justice Spring Internships

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs has extended its spring internship application deadline to November 17.

The Office of Public Affairs offers internships that provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work in a fast-paced government communications office. As the principal point of contact for the Department of Justice with the news media, the office is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the department’s activities, and the priorities and policies of the Attorney General with regard to law enforcement and legal affairs.

The Office of Public Affairs offers a Media Affairs Internship and a Speechwriting Internship

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.justice.gov/opa/internships.

Symposium: “Solidarity Across Differences”

The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace presents the 2014 Second Fall Symposium in the series on Solidarity Across Differences

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM
McKeldin Library, Special Events Room #6137

Featuring:

Dr. Rashawn Ray
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
“Being Color Brave rather than Colorblind: Forming a Racially-inclusive Sociological Imagination”

Dr. Beth Douthirt Cohen
Director of Education & Training, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Maryland
“Forging Alliances, Seeking Justice: How Relatively Privileged Young People Imagine and Build Solidarity across Difference”
Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

RSVP: http://www.bahaichair.umd.edu/events/solidarity2014

Citizen Diplomacy & International Exchange

A talk by Dr. Sherry L. Mueller, Adjunct Professor, American University School of International Service; President Emeritus, Global Ties U.S.

Wednesday, November 12th, 6:30pm-8:00pm South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102
(http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.htm)

“Citizen diplomacy” is the simple idea that anyone can contribute to international relations and global prosperity by engaging positively with people from other cultures and nations. This concept is at the core of well-known U.S. government initiatives, such as the Peace Corps and the Fulbright program. But what is the role of citizen diplomacy and international exchange in today’s complicated world, and how can each of us get involved?

In this free public seminar, Sherry L. Mueller, Ph.D. will provide an overview of today’s citizen diplomacy landscape, drawing on her decades of experience. Dr. Mueller is President Emeritus of Global Ties U.S. (formerly NCIV); worked for 18 years at the Institute of International Education; and was a Liaison Officer for the U.S. Department of State. In 2011, One To World presented Dr. Mueller with the Fulbright Award for Citizen Diplomacy. She received the U.S. Information Agency's Award for Outstanding Service in 1996. Selected publications include “Professional Exchanges, Citizen Diplomacy, and Credibility” in America’s Dialogue with the World, published by the Public Diplomacy Council. In 2008, Georgetown University Press released the bookWorking World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development, written with Mark Overmann.

More info at: http://ter.ps/7gp

Paid Research Assistant Position

The School of Public Health’s Center on Young Adult Health and Development is looking for a paid hourly research assistant to help with the operations of two projects: a large-scale, NIH-funded research study on the health-related behaviors of young adults during a critical life transition (The College Life Study) and a statewide collaborative project on reducing drinking and alcohol-related problems among college students. We are looking for a motivated, responsible student who is able to commit to working with us for at least the next two semesters.

Primary Responsibilities: Literature review and management, online research, communication with study participants, quality assurance, document scanning, data entry, cleaning, and verification, and other tasks as assigned. There is the potential for collaboration with the center’s Director, Dr. Amelia Arria, on peer-reviewed academic publications.

Hours per Week: 10-15

How to Apply: Submit your resume and a brief letter of interest by Sunday, November 23rd to Brittany Bugbee, Recruitment Coordinator, at bbugbee@umd.edu.

For more details about our work and the Center, visit our websites atwww.cls.umd.edu, www.marylandcollaborative.org, andwww.cyahd.umd.edu.

Free Kaplan Study Guides

Kaplan is giving away Free Study Guides on campus and a chance to Win a set
of Kaplan Prep Books! Study guides and prep books for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT,
MCAT, DAT, and PCAT are available!

Study guides provide actual questions from the test, as well as, their
answers and explanations. Formulas, strategies, test taking tips, and exam
info also come along with the study guides! The Prep Books are books that
students receive with the purchase of an actual Kaplan course - and you now
have a chance to enter and win for Free!

To sign up to receive a free study guide and enter a chance to win a set of
Kaplan Prep Books please use the link below!
 

BSOS Career Action Plan

The BSOS Undergraduate site has launched new Career Resources!

Develop your BSOS Career Action Plan by exploring careers related to your major, learning search strategies to identify internship and job opportunities, preparing a strong resume and cover letter, and connecting with alumni. If you’re interested in pursuing graduate or professional school, BSOS has resources for exploring educational paths that lead to your career of interest.

Launch your career with the BSOS Undergraduate Career Resources today!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Learn About Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis From BSOS Students and an Alumna at 4:30 in Hornbake

Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis: a Student Perspective 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details:

Are you interested in an internship with Congress or the Maryland General Assembly? Hear about the benefits of these internships and gain valuable tips on how to find and apply for these opportunities. A panel of BSOS students and recent graduates who interned in a wide array of offices will share their experiences and answer questions.

Panelists include: 

Jenna Mason
Government & Politics, ‘14
Former Intern, Senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Press Assistant, Senator Lisa Murkowski

Anitha Mohan
Government & Politics, ‘14
Former Intern, Senator Patty Murray (Washington)
Former Intern, Delegate Heather Mizeur (District 20, Montgomery County)

Edoghogho "Doc" Akonawe
Government & Politics and Theater, ‘15
Former Intern, Delegate Mary-Dulany James (District 34A, Harford and Cecil Counties)

Katherine Sylvester
Government & Politics and Communication, ‘15
Press Intern, Senator Ed Markey (Massachusetts)
Former Intern, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (Connecticut, 3rd District)

Sam Wallace
Government & Politics, ‘16 & Master in Public Policy, '17
Intern, Delegate Andrew Serafini, (District 2A, Washington County)

RSVP for this event: Click here

Are You a Senior Interested in Teaching in English in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai? Come to Language House 11/21

The Global Academic Fellowship (GAF) Program serves to enhance the learning experiences of the multicultural student body at New York University portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
GAFs are recent highly-achieving college graduates with an interest in higher education who undergo teacher training with an emphasis on working with multicultural students in the liberal arts environment.
In Abu Dhabi, GAF support is built into courses across all four divisions of the university and in the core curriculum. GAFs lead in-class writing workshops, facilitate small-group recitations, hold one-on-one meetings with students, assist students’ exploration of laboratory experiments, and organize review and study sessions.
In addition to their academic support role, GAFs work on institutional enrichment projects throughout the University in offices such as First Year Programming, Residential Education and Athletics, which prepare them for future leadership in higher education and elsewhere.

They also receive support for professional development as educators and emerging scholars.
There will be an information session in Language House, St. Mary's Hall, Friday, 11/21, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Summer 2015 Paid Research Opportunities for Members of Underrepresented Groups

For students who are members of groups underrepresented in Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences research communities Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, the CIC SROP, the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP, and other programs.

All session will be in 2100 D McKeldin Library.
  • Friday, November 14, at 4:30 pm 
  • Monday, November 17, at 9:30 am
  • Tuesday, November 18, at 12 noon 
Space is limited - Please let us know by email to ugresearch@umd.edu which session you plan to attend. 

Wonder Women in the Workplace

Wonder Women in the Workplace
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Soar to new heights in your career by attending our panel on Wonder Women in the workforce. We will discuss a range of women's issues including leadership, increasing self-confidence, and strategies to increase assertiveness in completing tasks and salary negotiations. A panel of accomplished women from academia, the private sector, and the University will be available to answer specific questions. Come find your inner Wonder Woman!

RSVP for this event: Click here

Interested in Preventing Health Disparities? Check out this Summer Internship with Funding

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program 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.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Summer 2015 Paid Research Opportunities

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in PAID summer 2015 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or social sciences?

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting brief (30 minute) information sessions to introduce students to a wide range of opportunities for Summer 2015:

For all students in the Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences – Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, and other programs:

All session are in 2100D McKeldin Library.
  • Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 pm
  • Friday, November 14, at 10 am
  • Monday, November 17, at 12 noon
  • Tuesday, November 18, at 10:30 am

Space is limited - Please let us know by email to ugresearch@umd.edu which session you plan to attend.

Democratic Governors Association Internships

The Democratic Governors Association is committed to electing and assisting Democratic governors across the nation. The DGA is looking for energetic, hardworking individuals with a passion for politics and a desire to move the country forward.
An internship with the DGA will provide students with an inside-look on gubernatorial campaigns. 

DGA interns responsibilities include:
  • Media monitoring
  • Writing memos and political briefings
  • Assisting with fundraising events on behalf of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates
  • Assisting in the production of DGA promotional materials
  • Providing essential support to the DGA staff.
The DGA Internship Program will be offered on three different schedules:
  • Spring Session: January – Mid May
  • Summer Session: Late May-Mid August
  • Fall Session: Late August- December
Rolling Application Deadline: Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 applications are open – decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted, no phone calls please.

Financial Information: DGA interns are provided with a stipend.


To apply submit a cover letter and resume to: tappin@dga.net

Research Positions with the Maryland ADHD program

The Maryland ADHD Program is looking to fill undergraduate research assistant positions for Spring 2015 through Fall 2015. Students who are committed, highly motivated, interested in a supervised research experience, and are looking to attend graduate school should apply.

The benefits of being a Maryland ADHD Program Research Assistant include the following:
  • Gain experience in conducting child clinical psychology research
  • Receive career and graduate school guidance
  • Learn about current child behavioral research
  • Earn course credit
  • Secure a letter of recommendation
To learn more about this research assistant position and how to apply please visit our website (https://sites.google.com/site/marylandadhdprogram/home) or contact Kelsey Woods at kwoods90@umd.edu. Applications are due by 10:00 AM on Monday, December 1st.

Center for Substance Abuse Research Spring Internship

Duties: The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with a variety of community based outreach projects, as well as substance abuse focused research projects. Students can participate in one or more of the following projects depending on the amount of time committed. No prior research experience is required.

Applications due Tuesday, November 17 by 12:00pm

Outreach Projects
  • Community-Based Projects/Outreach
Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL): Funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, CESAR is working to develop and maintain its free online service locator tool (www.mdcsl.org) that houses information for almost 9,000 social service, health service and criminal justice programs statewide. Students can participate in conducting telephone surveys with community providers, data maintenance and updates using Microsoft Excel, and community outreach at resource fairs.
  • CESAR FAX: The weekly CESAR FAX publication provides a concise, one-page overview of a timely substance abuse issue. Students can be involved with all aspects of writing this publication.
Research Projects
  • Community Drug Early Warning System (CDEWS): With funding from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), CESAR is conducting ongoing studies to assess trends in offender drug use in the United States. Expanded drug testing panels are being used to screen existing urine specimens from individuals under drug monitoring as part of the criminal justice system. Students can participate in data collection, analysis and report preparation as part of this study.
  • National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS): Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the NDEWS project is an innovative public health surveillance system designed to identify new drugs and drug trends as they emerge. The project will focus on new drugs, such as synthetic cannabinoids (e.g., Spice/K2) and designer stimulants (e.g., Molly), and changes in the use of more traditional drugs such as heroin. Students may be involved with NDEWS in several ways, including assisting with news scans, website updates, analysis of social media scans and data collection and analysis.
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Needs Assessments and Program Evaluations: The primary project tasks include conducting local substance abuse prevention needs assessments and program evaluations. These projects were implemented as a part of local initiatives to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse, and risky sexual behavior. Students can participate by assisting with data entry, checking and analysis using Microsoft Access/Excel. Students can also assist with developing data tables for report preparation.
  • The Intersection of HIV Risk Behavior and Violent Victimization among Black Male Victims of Violent Injury: This study involves ethnographic interviews with African American males from the Prince George’s Hospital Center trauma unit who have sustained violent injury (gunshot wound, stabbing, or violent assault) to examine the hypothesis that those who experience violent victimization may engage in HIV risk behaviors. Students can participate by transcribing ethnographic qualitative interviews with African-American male victims of violent injury.

Hours: 10 hours/week minimum. Ability to commit a greater number of hours is a plus!

Preference will be given to candidates that are interested in working with CESAR for more than one semester.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students only and may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3 credits). These credits may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and writing sample to:
Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD 20740
301-405-9796
301-403-8342 (fax)
billing@umd.edu