Friday, January 30, 2015

Social Entrepreneurship Internships Abroad

The Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) is a dynamic international internship program where undergraduate students live, engage and work directly
with impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Nicaragua creating sustainable impact in the field while gaining the perspectives,
skills and knowledge to become the social entrepreneurs of the future. 

·         Social Entrepreneurship Internships Abroad
·         Summer 2015 sites include:  Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Nicaragua
·         Earn 9 academic credits
·         MSEC scholarships available!

·         Application deadline:   March 1st

Study Abroad Fair  Feb. 3rd - 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | STAMP




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

House of Representatives Internship and Professional Opportunities

Members of the House and related committees are announcing the availability of internships and professional positions and calling all interested persons. There are a great variety of tasks available for the intern.


The Man Who Saved the World - Free Screening and Discussion Tuesday

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Atlantic Council Position Appropriate for Recent Graduate

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, and communicator for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its newly launched Global Energy Center.  The Program Assistant will supports the Center’s overall work and assist the Center’s Founding Director and Deputy Director in their work developing and managing the broad mission and programs of the Center.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in international relations, environmental studies, public policy, or other relevant fields.
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience.
  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well in a team and to deal effectively with others ranging from interns to government and business leaders in the United States and abroad.
  • Knowledge of geopolitics, energy, energy security, investments, and policies.
  • Experience in organizing and staging events and in board and member service is highly desired.
  • Excellent English language writing skills and analytical ability. Foreign language proficiency preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; photo-editing, web-editing, and InDesign skills are highly desired.
Click here for application.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Supreme Court and the Constitution

MLAW348C: The Supreme Court and the Constitution
LEF 1220
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am-10:45am

This course, taught by a tenured professor at UM Carey School of Law, will focus on the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution. Students will explore various theories of constitutional interpretation by examining the opinions and judicial philosophies of current Supreme Court justices. The class will then apply those theories to a series of current constitutional debates. Potential controversies include same-sex marriage, voting rights, religious accommodation and warrantless surveillance by the government. By the end of the semester, students will engage in an exercise where they will serve as the judges for mock Supreme Court Arguments, which will be argued by law school faculty. If feasible, the class will include a visit to the Supreme Court and a enjoy a presentation by current or former Supreme Court clerks.

Please contact Brandee Pettus at bpettus@umd.edu for a registration stamp in interested in registering for MLAW348C.”

Internships with the Association of Former Members of Congress

The United States Association of Former Members of Congress is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student interns. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. Our interns assist with FMC’s international programs and domestic initiatives, and we recommend applicants familiarize themselves with the work we do by browsing through our website. Language proficiency and Hill experience are a plus, but are not required. Follow the links below for more information about the specific positions.

You can meet our current and past interns here!

Internship Application Deadlines
Summer Internship (May – August) …………………May 1
Fall Internship (August – December) ……………….August 1
Spring Internship  (January – May) …………………December 1

Internship Descriptions

Government and Public Policy Initiatives Internship

International Programs: Events and Administrative Intern

Maryland Student Researchers Program

Are you an undergraduate interested in exploring research opportunities for Spring 2015 at the University of Maryland?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 140 available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/studentresearchers.php

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 140 projects are listed with more being added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – space for each session is limited so please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu with the date/time of the session you plan to attend:

Schedule for MSR Information Sessions (all session are at 2100D McKeldin Library):
  • Tuesday, January 27, 11:30 to Noon
  • Wednesday, January 28, 6:00-6:30
  • Wednesday, January 28, 7 to 7:30
  • Thursday, January 29, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 30, 11:30 to Noon
  • Tuesday, February 3, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 5, 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Friday, February 6, 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Networking with Successful Alumni Diversity Leaders

Thursday, February 05, 2015 • 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
  • Are you a student leader, or on the executive board, or a member of a diversity student group at UMD?  
  • Are you interested in learning how to translate your student leadership skills to the real world? 
  • Do you want to network and connect with diverse alumni in the workplace?  
 
Come join us for the 2015 Diversity Career Series Kick-Off and speak with successful alumni who are former diversity student leaders from the University of Maryland. Get insight on their keys to success and learn how you can transition and contribute effectively to a diverse workforce. Please click below to RSVP for this event. Refreshments will be provided.
 
RSVP for this event: Click here

Networking Events

DeVos Institute of Arts Management: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 • 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
 
As a leading provider of arts management training worldwide, the DeVos Institute offers valuable, hands-on experience for aspiring arts managers. Interns gain practical skills in event management, research, evaluation, reporting, and business communications by supporting the Institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe. Interns also gain an expansive understanding of the arts industry by working with a wide range of arts and cultural organizations and industry professionals who serve as Institute advisors.
 
 
WorldQuant: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 • 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Seeks Engineering, Science, Math & Finance Majors For Quantitative Finance Research Projects
By coming to this presentation, you will learn something about:
  • How to apply for free training classes / seminars about Quantitative finance research and modeling
  • The Quantitative finance and investment management industry
  • How to become a successful Quant in global financial markets
  • How to apply to be a Research Consultant
  • How you can get paid as a Research Consultant
  • How to get free access to our web-based simulation system that you can use to develop quantitative models
  • An opportunity for students in engineering and science to break into the financial industry

Thursday, February 05, 2015 • 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
  • Are you a student leader, or on the executive board, or a member of a diversity student group at UMD? 
  • Are you interested in learning how to translate your student leadership skills to the real world?
  • Do you want to network and connect with diverse alumni in the workplace? 
Come join us for the 2015 Diversity Career Series Kick-Off and speak with successful alumni who are former diversity student leaders from the University of Maryland. Get insight on their keys to success and learn how you can transition and contribute effectively to a diverse workforce. Please click below to RSVP for this event. Refreshments will be provided.
 
RSVP for this event: Click here

How to Find an Internship

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Click here to RSVP.

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

Walk-in Wednesdays: University Career Center @ BSOS

Wednesday, January 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2148 Tydings Hall

BSOS students are welcome to walk-in without an appointment Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last student will be seen at 11:45 a.m.). Students will have 15-minutes or less with a career consultant to discuss résumés, how to research a career field, networking questions, etc. This event is for BSOS majors only. Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, csehlke@umd.edu. You may also schedule an individual appointment other times throughout the week.   

(Cancelled: Wednesday, February 4) 

BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Are you a BSOS major and planning to apply to a PhD program in a social sciences discipline after college? Want to prepare a competitive application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship that will provide an edge in admission and provide funding for 3 years in the program you attend? Associate Dean and Professor Carl Lejuez is offering a summer 2015 workshop to walk you through preparation of an outstanding application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by Dr. Lejuez, who is an accomplished researcher and who has had great success mentoring students in preparing funded social sciences grants.

Please click here to apply for the summer workshop by March 15, 2015. You will be asked to upload a PDF of your "unofficial" transcript as part of the application. You will be notified of your acceptance by March 30, 2015. If accepted, you will have the option of registering for the 1 credit class in Summer I. A non-credit option is also available, but you must still apply. All course materials will be available on ELMS.

Course Details:
BSOS388N-BL01 (1 cr)
Instructor: Carl Lejuez
BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Day/Time: Tuesday 5-7 PM plus online weekly assignments (June 1-July 10, 2015)

Become a Counselor at the Help Center Hotline

Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and other life issues.

Training begins only once a semester, so call 240.281.8555 to set up an interview!

Deadline to Call: February 13th

Requirements:
  • Availability on March 3rd from 7pm-9pm, March 7th & 8th from 9am-5pm
  • Commitment to 1 to 2 semesters of on-the-job training
  • Freshman and Sophomores standing
Call 240.281.8555 or stop by 3105 South Campus Dining Hall

Volunteer Abroad

Learning Enterprises (LE) 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:
Tuesday, February 3rd at Art/Sociology Building - Room 3207 (Time: 7:00-8:00pm)

Meet & Greet with LE Alumni:
Wednesday, February 11th at Stamp - Baltimore Room (Time: 5:30-8:00pm) - Stop by any time!

Please check the Facebook Page for any event updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/691552680965268/

Applications close Sunday, February 15th

Apply today: http://www.learningenterprises.org/application-2

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

Omicron Delta Kappa - Applications Open

Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester.
ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve. We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of campus community life including:
  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Campus or Community Service, Social, Religious Activities, & Campus Government
  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
  • Creative and Performing Arts 
Applications are available ON-LINE now! Students should visit www.odk.umd.edu to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015.

Volunteer to be a host for HighRisers

The HighRiser Council is recruiting volunteers who reside on North Campus and North Hill to host a prospective UMD student visiting campus for one evening. Hosts are student volunteers who are mature and are enthusiastic about living on campus. This opportunity allows current residential students to have a positive impact on a prospective student's college choice process.

Important events for the spring semester include:
February 18th at 7pm: Open House
February 25th at 7pm: Host Training
March 30th at 7pm: Host Training
March 5th, April 2nd, April 9th: Overnight Stay Program Events

Events will be in 1205 Cambridge Community Center.

This fantastic opportunity allows students to become more involved in campus life as a campus leader. For more information and to complete an application to become a host, please visit http://www.reslife.umd.edu/osp/hosts/

Questions? Contact Chantal at cchampal@umd.edu or 301-314-7344

New Business Minors


New business minors have arrived.

Enhance your University of Maryland degree with the Smith School's two new business minors.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Equips students with the knowledge and skills to ramp up their own businesses, as well as to innovate and think creatively about problem-solving and strategy. Open to all UMD undergraduates.


General Business
Provides the business savvy to complement the depth of knowledge acquired in the students' chosen area of major, so they excel in their careers after graduation.


Smith Business Minors Information Session
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
1524 Van Munching Hall
REGISTER NOW

Applications close Feb. 23, 2015. 
ter.ps/smithminors

Monday, January 26, 2015

Religious Parties, Gender Equality and the Future of Democratic Politics in the Middle East and North Africa Forum Thursday

Leila Austin, Ph.D., a SAIS Professorial Lecturer in Global Theory and History and Middle East Studies, currently serves as deputy director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS. She also teaches in the Global Security Studies department of Johns Hopkins University’s Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the American University’s School of International Service. She has previously taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Austin is consultant to Freedom House and Voice of America. Her research interests include the role of religion, literature and political culture more generally in defining politics and policy making, history and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, and political economic policy in the Middle East and Latin America. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and her M.A. in International Affairs from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The CISSM Forum is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) and is supported by the Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Policy Research. For further information about the CISSM Forum contact cissm@umd.edu

Cybersecurity Experience for Students - Application Open!

The Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) II program is a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity where students can gain knowledge about many of the fields that intersect in cybersecurity. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus.

Students in ACES II will also have the opportunity to participate in ACES I as peer mentors, tutors, and advisors. ACES II will also include regular interactions with corporate and governmental leaders in cybersecurity, who will serve as both mentors and professional contacts.

Learn more about ACES II and apply here.

Applications are due by March 1.

The 2015 Bahá'í Chair for World Peace Spring Symposium

Professor Pedro Noguera, New York University
Racial Inequality and American Education: Policies, Practices and Politics

Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

Abstract: Several commentators have described the effort to close the racial achievement gap in education as the civil rights issue of the 21st century. However, most of those who have made this pronouncement (Education Secretary Arne Duncan and President Barack Obama to name only two) have never spelled out exactly what this actually means or what it should entail. At a time when all forms of inequality in American society are increasing is it reasonable to expect that schools can play a role in creating a more equitable society? Have the education policies our nation has pursued (No Child Left Behind and now Race for the Top) helped or hindered the effort to use education as a means to promote social equality? These questions and others will be explored in a probing analysis of the role and potential of education in reducing racial inequality in American society.

Why did Convergence of the Achievement Gap Stop? Residency, Race & Inequality

Odis Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor, African-American Studies Department, University of Maryland

Abstract: The achievement gap converged at an unprecedented rate after 1970 prompting many to forecast the end of educational inequality in a few decades. This convergence came to a halt in the 1990s and test-score inequality has become an intractable reality, even as No Child Left Behind aimed to eliminate it by 2014. Research has explained neither why convergence stopped, nor why it happened in the first place. Why test-score convergence occurred as levels of concentrated poverty doubled in urban African American neighborhoods is an additional puzzle. The Metropolitan Inequality and Schools Study (MISS) explores the factors related to these events and suggests that the achievement gap converged due to African American's increased residential opportunities, and that the fortification of good schools by concentrated residential affluence has stopped their ability to access them, and consequently the convergence of the achievement gap.

Date:
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Art-Sociology Building (Building #146), Room #2203

For more information and to RSVP for this free event, please go visit http://bahaichair.umd.edu/events/feb5-2015

Welcome Back for the Spring Semester from BSOS Advising!


We hope you had a great Winter Break! The BSOS Advising Center would like to welcome all of our students for the Spring 2015 semester. Here are a few reminders for the start of the semester:
  • First Day of Class – Monday, January 26th 
  • Last day of Schedule Adjustment – Friday, February 6th 
  • Last day to drop a class with a W – Monday, April 13th 
  • Last Day of Class  Tuesday, May 12th 
  • If you are on a waitlist, please check in everyday starting Monday, January 26th. 
For more information about academic deadlines, please go to the Registrar's Office website.

If you have questions please visit a college or your departmental advisor.

Come and see us!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Advising Center
2148 Tydings Hall
301-405-1697

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Walk-in hours: Monday-Friday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
(Walk-in hours can vary, please call to confirm)

Friday, January 23, 2015

ENSP399R – Global Climate Change / Coastal Indicators

This new course provides a unique opportunity to contribute to a national global change research program investigating “indicators” of global change, for example, drought, flooding, sea level rise, etc. This spring, the course will focus on “coastal resilience indicators” in the face of climate change and coastal hazards and will be co-taught by two scientists working on the project.

Students will help analyze “green infrastructure” like sea grasses and SAV’s; and “gray” services, like breakwaters and sea walls. Along the way, you will have a terrific opportunity to explore how science policy is developed and connect with scientists and policy-makers at the cutting edge of climate change research and policy.

Because environmental challenges and human responses to them are multi-dimensional, the course is open to motivated students in all majors, including: ANTH, AOSC, BSCI, ECON, Engineering, ENSP, ENST, GEOG, GIS, GVPT, etc. Students enrolled in the Sustainability Studies Minor are also encouraged to enroll (the course has been approved for use in the Sustainability Studies Minor).

During the semester, you will:
  • Learn about “resilience” and “sustainability”
  • Learn how science policy works
  • Work with real data
  • Learn how to figure out what is known and what is not known; and how to break the data down to understand what is useful
  • Develop an indicator to help measure global climate change impacts on coastal communities.
  • Learn how to write policy memos, interpret “take home” messages, and give 30-second elevator speeches re: climate change research.
  • Meet guest speakers at the cutting edge of research and policy.
  • The course will be taught on Fridays, 10-1 pm, in 0215 Symons Hall (Section 0101). 
Interested students should e-mail: Dr. Ariana Sutton-Greer at Ariana.Sutton-grier@noaa.gov (and cc: wwhitte@umd.edu). Please include the following information in your message: Why are you interested in this course? What is your major, UID, and expected graduation date? Since this class is likely to be different from others you have taken, please make a point of attending the first class to learn more about it and confirm your interest.

Big 10 - Summer Research Opportunities Program

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. By participating in SROP, you will gain valuable research experience on a CIC campus and enhance your qualifications for admission to graduate school:
  • Study in your field of choice
  • All-expenses paid plus stipend
  • Housing and transportation included
  • Top faculty-mentored research experience
  • Enrichment workshops and opportunities
  • Participation in academic research conference

Get more information and complete program details on our website: www.cic.net/srop
 
How to Apply: Watch the "Applying to CIC SROP" video to get started! The first step in completing the CIC SROP application is to gain an overall understanding of the application process and guidelines. It is highly suggested that you read the SROP Application Guide before initiating your application.
 
Deadline: February 10, 2015
 
 
 
 

Teach-In: Origins of #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 2:00pm | 2203 Art-Sociology Building
 
Dr. Kanisha Bond, Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, will provide a history of the origins of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, followed by an open dialogue on what we should and can do as a University community to participate.

For more information, please contact blacklivesmatter@umd.edu

To stay up to date on #BlackLivesMatter events at UMD, follow http://blacklivesmatterumd.tumblr.com.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion; the SGA Diversity Committee; the Baha’i Chair for World Peace; the Nyumburu Multicultural Center; the ARHU Center for Synergy; MICA; MITH; and the Critical Race Initiative.
 
http://blacklivesmatterumd.tumblr.com
 

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 30 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!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

U.S. Department of State 2015 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid)

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2015. 

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

Westat Summer Internships in Applied Social Sciences for College Graduates

The program is Westat wide and includes the following groups: Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Health, Health Studies, Health Communications, Human Factors, Psychology, Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Transportation. It’s a chance for graduate students to work with Westat researchers who can expose them to research that goes beyond theory and into the real world.  The program provides the interns with an opportunity to be in a mentoring relationship with seasoned researchers at Westat. 
  
To be considered, an applicant must submit a resume and cover letter expressing their research interests and what they hope to accomplish through the internship program. Other requirements include some research experience, course work and working knowledge of research methods and basic statistics. Facility is required in MS Windows, and familiarity with SPSS and/or SAS, Excel, and Word. A Bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2015 in child welfare, criminal justice, education, human factors, psychology, public health, behavioral health (substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health), transportation, or related discipline and being enrolled in or planning to attend a related master’s or doctoral program, is required. Compensation is $17 per hour.

The internship program is full time (40 hour work week) and runs for 10 weeks, from the first week of June through mid-August.  Applications will be accepted through February 28.

To apply, go to www.westat.com/jobs and enter the Job ID 8811BR in the space provided.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Call for Student Volunteers: Ashoka U Exchange and SES!

February 26th-28th | College Park, MD & Washington D.C.

Are you a UMD student who's passionate about social innovation and entrepreneurship? Would you like to network with similar students from across the globe and learn from social impact all-stars like Shira Shafir from Tom's Shoes? Do you love free t-shirts? Sign up to volunteer at the 7th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) and 2015 Ashoka U Exchange hosted by UMD!

Volunteers are needed for all 3 days - email csvc@rhsmith.umd.edu with your name and availability.

Summer Sustainable Programs Support and Analysis Internship (Paid)

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. Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2015.

Diamondback Hiring Copy Editors

The Diamondback, the university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring copy editors for the spring semester. Copy editors fact-check articles and columns and proofread pages for accuracy, spelling, grammar and AP style. They typically work 8-12 hours per week (2-3 shifts). Shifts are four-hour commitments between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. 

This paid position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the newsroom for a daily paper and a great way to get involved at The Diamondback. All majors are welcome to apply; we especially encourage candidates with previous journalism or editorial experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume via email attachment to copy desk chiefs Natalie Griffin (griffin.natalien@gmail.com) and Lyla Lawless (llawless@terpmail.umd.edu). We are looking to hire as soon as possible; the deadline for applications is January 25.

Nature Conservancy Program Assistant Announcement

The Program Assistant provides direct administrative support to the Global Conservation Initiatives business unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience.
  • Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow-through.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Financial responsibility includes purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget preparation.
  • May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor’s stead when instructed.
  • May supervise administrative and/or volunteer staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
  • Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 22, 2015.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thinking About Your Career Path? Plan to Visit the Counseling Center Spring Semester

This spring semester, the Counseling Center is providing a range of career services that include:

·         Individual Career Counseling – Weekly sessions with a counselor that include career assessment instruments and exploration of values and goals.  Students who desire individual career counseling should request an intake appointment as soon as possible at the start of the semester.  Call 301.314.7651 or visit Shoemaker Building to schedule an appointment.

·         (new) Career Exploration Group – This is a non-therapy group service that is open to undergraduate students who want to connect with others, explore their decision-making process, and apply their interests and strengths to career exploration.  Career assessments and other career tools will be provided. Group members will learn more about how to apply their interests, values, and preferences to choosing a major or a career and to identify and overcome barriers to decision-making.  Meets every Tuesday, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited.  Contact Dr. Karen Egan at kegan@umd.edu).

·         Majors Walk-In --  No appointment is needed for this introduction to SIGI-3, an online self-guided career exploration program that links students’ interests, personality, values and goals to careers and majors.  Every Wednesday, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning Feb. 4. 

These services are free, confidential, and available to all registered UM students.



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!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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.

Cybersecurity Experience for Students - Application Open!

The Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) II program is a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity where students can gain knowledge about many of the fields that intersect in cybersecurity. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus.

Students in ACES II will also have the opportunity to participate in ACES I as peer mentors, tutors, and advisors. ACES II will also include regular interactions with corporate and governmental leaders in cybersecurity, who will serve as both mentors and professional contacts.

Learn more about ACES II and apply here.

Applications are due by March 1.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The 2015 Bahá'í Chair for World Peace Spring Symposium

Professor Pedro Noguera, New York UniversityRacial Inequality and American Education: Policies, Practices and Politics

Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

Abstract: Several commentators have described the effort to close the racial achievement gap in education as the civil rights issue of the 21st century. However, most of those who have made this pronouncement (Education Secretary Arne Duncan and President Barack Obama to name only two) have never spelled out exactly what this actually means or what it should entail. At a time when all forms of inequality in American society are increasing is it reasonable to expect that schools can play a role in creating a more equitable society? Have the education policies our nation has pursued (No Child Left Behind and now Race for the Top) helped or hindered the effort to use education as a means to promote social equality? These questions and others will be explored in a probing analysis of the role and potential of education in reducing racial inequality in American society.


Why did Convergence of the Achievement Gap Stop? Residency, Race & Inequality

Odis Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor, African-American Studies Department, University of Maryland

Abstract: The achievement gap converged at an unprecedented rate after 1970 prompting many to forecast the end of educational inequality in a few decades. This convergence came to a halt in the 1990s and test-score inequality has become an intractable reality, even as No Child Left Behind aimed to eliminate it by 2014. Research has explained neither why convergence stopped, nor why it happened in the first place. Why test-score convergence occurred as levels of concentrated poverty doubled in urban African American neighborhoods is an additional puzzle. The Metropolitan Inequality and Schools Study (MISS) explores the factors related to these events and suggests that the achievement gap converged due to African American's increased residential opportunities, and that the fortification of good schools by concentrated residential affluence has stopped their ability to access them, and consequently the convergence of the achievement gap.

Date:
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Art-Sociology Building (Building #146), Room #2203

For more information and to RSVP for this free event, please go visit http://bahaichair.umd.edu/events/feb5-2015


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



Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad

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?

The Gilman International Scholarship provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students who receive Pell Grants. In the past three years more than 100 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application process join us on for a panel session with returned UMD Gilman Scholars and staff from the National Scholarship Office and Education Abroad. Food will be served!

The panel will take place on Wednesday, February 4th at 5:00 pm, 3105 Susquehanna Hall. Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu. If you cannot attend and wish to learn about separate information sessions, please contact us at the same address.

Eligibility Requirements: 
US Citizens, All Years, 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.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Scholarships for Study of African Languages

The African Languages Initiative is one section of the Boren Scholarship that offers applicants special opportunities to begin or deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. Boren Scholarships for 2015-16 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016.
If you are interested in applying or discussing the scholarship programs, contact Francis DuVinage at nsepboren@umd.edu.

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is January 23, 2015.

Plan Now for Summer, Fall and Full Year Study Abroad

Start exploring study abroad programs today and find out how you can think outside your borders this summer, fall, or for a full year. Interested but not sure where to start? Make an appointment with an EA advisor to discuss how study abroad can help you develop and pursue academic, personal, and professional goals.  Applications are due March 1.

Paid Research Position - Human Development and Quantitative Methodology

The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) at University of Maryland is looking for undergraduate students to help with research in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.

You will be paid $10.00 / hour. This position will begin in January 2015 and will end in May 2015.

The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) interviews fathers to learn more about parent-child relationships and validate measures for evaluation research. Students will be asked to conduct one-on-one interviews with fathers at non-profit agencies.

If you are interested please contact:
Liz Kaberg
ebfein@umd.edu

Center for Economic & Policy Research Position Appropriate for Recent Graduate

Job Description: The Program Assistant for the domestic economic policy program is responsible for a variety of important duties within the organization. She/he will play an essential role in a number of daily tasks assisting the research, outreach and communications staff. Approximately 60 percent of the Program Assistant’s time will be spent preparing documents for publication, which includes proofreading and formatting papers, columns, and press releases, and disseminating these via our website, social media, and mailing lists. Another 20 percent will consist of research assistance, including gathering and graphing various economic data. The remaining 20 percent consists of various administrative tasks, including answering incoming phone calls, assisting in the arrangement of meetings or conferences, serving as a back-up to the office manager, and performing other miscellaneous duties as required.

Qualifications: 
·  Bachelor's degree (preferably in economics or related field).
·  Experience with proofreading, economic research, and MS Word and Excel are required.
·  Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate work flow, ability to work independently and within a team, good written and verbal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a shared commitment to CEPR’s mission and values are necessary. 
·  Experience with publication layout/design, website content management, various social media platforms, and email distribution programs are preferred.

Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 70, AFL-CIO.


Closing Date of Position: January 21, 2015

Starting Date: Late January to Early February 2015


To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirement via email to Program Assistant Search Committee at jobscepr2015@cepr.net. No telephone calls or faxes please.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Program

Become a change-maker and discover how social entrepreneurship can bring lasting improvement to people's lives.

Education Abroad is now accepting applications for the 2015 Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps program!
  • 8 Week Civic Engagement Summer Internship Abroad 
  • 9 academic credits 

Dominican Republic:
http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/program/11010


Paid Administrative Assistant - Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion

The Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion directed by Dr. Pessoa (Psychology) is currently hiring an undergraduate administrative assistant to help with clerical duties for spring 2015. Primary administrative duties include: entering data, filling out supply request forms, formatting manuscripts, reconciling business documents, and recruiting participants. Successful candidates must have strong attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, a strong work-ethic, and be a self-starter. Previous work experience is preferred but not required; preference will be given to students able to work during the summer. This is an hourly paid position for 12-15 hours a week with compensation at 11 dollars per hour.

Interested students should email a short cover letter along with their resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references to celab.umd@gmail.com by January 23rd for consideration. Please use the subject line Celab Admin Assistant in the email.


For more information, contact:
Mihai Sirbu
The Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion
celab.umd@gmail.com
http://www.lce.umd.edu/

Paid study on meditation and cognition

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study. The study involves 12 sessions at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104; parking available). 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.

Website: http://ter.ps/CogPrep

For more information, contact:
Dr. Alexa Romberg
MTBehavioralStudy@casl.umd.edu
http://ter.ps/CogPrep

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and each spring semester to one or more deserving students. Applications and nominations for Spring 2015 award are being accepted through January 12.

For more information please visit http://www.josephmitchell.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Dai-An Tran
301-314-0416
datran@umd.edu

Monday, January 5, 2015

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!