Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Cesar's Last Fast" Documentary Screening Monday

Beyond the Classroom presents "Cesar's Last Fast"
Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 

Cesar's Last Fast is a documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The story of this water-only fast is the film's dramatic arc into which the filmmakers interweave the historic events that defined the life mission of America's most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles confronting today's farm workers. This film is a powerful tool to engage people and organizations to participate in social justice movements using Cesar Chavez's inspiring story as a model for how individuals and communities can address the inequities they confront every day.


For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Government Relations Internship with AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a summer 2015 intern to support the functions of the Office of Government Relations. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about science and technology policy, and to gain experience working with Congress and legislative issues.

The internship should begin late May or early June 2015 and last two months long, depending on availability. Scheduling is flexible, but an intern is expected to work 40 hours per week.
Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Attends hearings, writes articles for departmental newsletter, prepares and maintains issue briefs published on the Web
  • Assists with other activities, such as congressional briefings, as assigned
Minimum qualifications:
  • A strong academic background; all majors will be considered, with priority given to the natural and social sciences, and engineering
  • A strong interest in the intersection of science, technology, and public policy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly in writing for popular audiences 

Dialogues on Critical Issues in the Black Community: “The Incarceration Epidemic”

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/event/university-maryland-hbcu

Federal and Global Semester Programs

Seats are still available in Federal and Global Semester Programs for fall 205! APPLY NOW. Students of all majors and years welcome! Rolling admission! We’d love to have you!
PERKS include:          
  • Take a fall-semester seminar course on a topic of contemporary concern--taught by expert practitioners who bring in guest speakers (ambassadors, industry experts, etc.)! 
  • Obtain an extraordinary spring internship at sites ranging from federal, NGOs, private organizations, foreign embassies, research shops, White House etc. 
  • Take spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
  • Earn a notation on your transcript: become a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
  • Enjoy year round empowerment activities: field trips, professional development, conversations with industry leaders, individual help obtaining internships.
  • Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 
For details and an application form, go to EITHER http://federalsemester.umd.edu and/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs. APPLY NOW! No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them; and they can come later!
 

Paid Law Enforcement Analyst Intern

The University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Analyst Internship program.

This is a paid, part-time position for University of Maryland College Park students interested in a career in crime and intelligence analysis. The Law Enforcement Analyst trainee will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible with class schedules and study requirements.

Enjoy Food and Celebrate at Diversity Abroad Reception May 5th

You're invited to join Education Abroad in celebrating the diverse community of study abroad students - RSVP now and bring a friend!

WhatEA Diversity Abroad Celebration Reception!
When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: St. Mary’s Hall Basement & Patio
RSVP here: (we have to make sure we have enough food and fun!)

Why: To join your community of diverse #TerpsAbroad & have fun. There will be food and prizes will be raffled off. EA will also be recruiting for jobs in our office so bring your resume!


Education Abroad wants to bring students together to honor and celebrate the diverse Terps that study abroad. Be part of a community of support for students who are getting ready to go and join us to celebrate you as pioneers leading the way!

Education Abroad recognizes that there are groups of students who are underrepresented in study abroad, which means they study abroad at lower rates than other students. These groups include racial/ethnic minorities, first generation college students and LGBTQ students.

Did you know that UMD is sends students abroad from these groups at a higher rate than the national average? Now that’s something to celebrate!

As a study abroad alumni, you are a pioneer and can where you can give advice and share your experience with other study abroad students who are like you!

Even if you are not underrepresented but you care about diversifying and creating access to study abroad experiences for everyone, we want you to help us celebrate.

Hope to see you there!

Education Abroad

Open Society Youth Fellowship

The Open Society Foundation (OSI) has launched a fellowship program for young people who want to develop innovative solutions to society's most pressing problems by building youth-led movements for change.

Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications, such as reports and blog posts; infographics and other visual content; innovative education and training resources and tools; the launch of new campaigns and organizations; and creation of artistic or cultural expression projects. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, and presenting on their work in other public spaces.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000–50,000 depending on experience and current income. The fellowship will also cover some travel and project costs related to the fellows’ work to be discussed.

Learn more and apply at http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-youth-fellowship-20150417

Support Team Help Kids Be Kids at the Do Good Challenge Finals

The PSYC319 Team “Help Kids Be Kids” was selected as a finalist in the Do Good Challenge at the University of Maryland. The team has “proved to be one of the most exciting, innovative and creative groups of changemakers at the University of Maryland” and now has the opportunity to win up to $7,500 for the children at the Family Crisis Center.
The finals event will be held on Tuesday, April 28th from 7:00 until 9:00pm at the Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland. The team will present a five-minute pitch of our efforts during the Do Good Challenge, followed by judge comments and questions. After presentations by the six finalists, the judges will decide on the rankings for both the ventures and projects awards, while the audience votes for the People’s Choice Award.
How Can You Help?
  1. Attend the Do Good Challenge Finals Event on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm and vote for PSYC319 Team "Help Kids Be Kids" to receive the People’s Choice Award.
  2. If you have not yet donated to help renovate the playroom for the children at the shelter, please consider making a donation. These donations will be considered as the judges determine if our team should win additional money for the children in shelter. Here’s the link: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/help-kids-be-kids-renovate-playroom-at-family-crisis-center/314093
What Has Our Team Help Kids Be Kids Accomplished?
  1. Raised $8815.74 to renovate the playroom at the Family Crisis Center. (online fundraising $7292, bake sale $279.05, cupcake sales $122, in-person donations $972.20 – including $500 from the American Psychological Association, grilled cheese sales $83, and a children’s art/bake sale $67.49)
  2. Students have donated over 400 hours to provide playtime and psycho-educational groups to the children living in the Family Crisis Center.

The Real World Career Series: Diversity + Me

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Prince George's Room - Stamp Student Union

Come learn the basics of how to create a more inclusive environment at work. Hear from diversity expert Pamela Allen on how to deal with common issues that may pop up in the workplace. While you're at it, you'll get to know about the many diversity related resources available at your disposal.

Everyone is welcome! There will be food. The Real Real World Career Series is designed to prepare current students and young alumni for the realities of it's like to be a professional in the real world outside of the day-to-day job and to provide advice on how to successfully navigate the basics of being a top-notch young professional. This event is supported by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund program.

RSVP for this event: Click here

Service Careers & Corps Panel

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in a service program or a career dedicated to service after you graduate? Then consider attending our Service Careers & Corps panel co-hosted by Leadership and Community Service Learning (LCSL) and The University of Maryland Career Center & The President's Promise!

This panel will feature representatives from service corps programs and the non-profit field – from Peace Corps to the Food Recovery Network -- to help you explore options for post-graduation. Following the panel, there will be an opportunity to speak with our guests and receive career and application advice in small groups.

RSVP here!

Film Festival Media Coordinator Internship

The PR Collaborative is looking for a dynamic volunteer to assist with film marketing and public relations during the AFI DOCS Film Festival and beyond. Our office handles independent films and documentaries that open in the DC market, nationally and on the film festival circuit. This is a hands-on internship and we will rely heavily on the media coordinator volunteer during AFI DOCS Film Festival running June 17-21, 2015.


Regular duties will include research, pitching, managing film screenings, media interviews, and other tasks as assigned. The position also offers a chance to work directly with the documentary film festival. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the independent film business– from festival to market to theater—for anyone considering a career in PR or film. We are lucky enough to work with emerging and established filmmakers as well as key independent film distributors. The ideal candidate is creative, tireless and comfortable engaging with individuals from all backgrounds. We would like 35-40 hours per week (or more!) during regular business hours.

Click here to apply.

Bond and Financial Products Underwriting Internship

What exactly is an Underwriter?

Insurance is the contractual transfer of financial risk from one party to another.  Underwriters (Account Executives) are the heart of the insurance process, gathering and researching pertinent information and then using finely tuned analytical skills to evaluate the acceptability of business and institutional risk.  However, underwriters are more than just analysts – they are the core relationship builders with our agents and clients.  They are responsible for managing a profitable portfolio of business through our distributing agents and brokers.  An underwriting career includes a dynamic blend of analytical and marketing skills – it's challenging, stimulating and a superb career choice.

The Bond and Financial Products Division

The Bond and Financial Products division provides management liability, professional liability and surety to businesses of all sizes. In addition, Bond & Financial Products also provides traditional property casualty coverage to Financial Institutions. Bond & Financial Products is organized into six separate and distinct business units which include:

  • Commercial Surety: Protects a third party from the failure of an insured to perform or fulfill an obligation
  • Construction Services: Insuring the bond between contractors and clients
  • Financial Institutions: Insurance for community banks, credit unions, insurance companies, investment advisors and large depository & non-depository institutions
  • Private/Non Profit Liability: Insurance products for private companies and non-profit institutions
  • Professional Liability: Professional liability coverage protects against liability claims for negligence, errors and omissions in the performance of professional services
  • Public Company Liability: Insurance products crafted to address the diverse management liability exposures faced by today's public companies 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Undergraduate students completing their sophomore or junior year
  • Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Risk Management/Insurance, Marketing or other Liberal Arts majors with a business focus are preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
Positions are available across various U.S. offices lasting approximately 10-12 weeks beginning in late May/early June.  Click here to apply.

Paid Marketing Design Internship

At WeddingWire, we are feverishly passionate about helping small businesses improve their online presence. Your daily activity will help make that happen.

***It is required for all applicants to upload a portfolio or provide a website/blog link showcasing your work.

About You:
  • You are interested in pursuing a career in design marketing.
  • You are available to work in our Chevy Chase, MD office, starting June 1st through August 7th.
  • You are currently on track to graduate in the spring semester of either 2015 or 2016.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Having web design experience is a bonus!
  • Be comfortable with icon design and development.
  • Ability to execute a design aesthetic that fits within the established WeddingWire brand.
  • You are efficient and thorough.
  • You are confident and creative.
  • You love learning and are a great team player.
  • You have solid work ethics and a drive for success.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

If this describes you, click “apply” to start your career adventure with us!

The internship will be paid.

Congressional Relations Internship with German Marshall Fund

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

The Congressional Relations Program seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, creative individual to assist with all aspects of the program. The program’s mission is to build strong relations between Congress and GMF. The team conducts a variety of activities and outreach to Capitol Hill in order to provide useful information, showcase GMF’s intellectual capacity, forge connections between American and European policymakers, and strengthen the organization’s reputation on the Hill. Activities include staffer-level briefings, one-on-one meetings, staffer study tours, member-level briefings, and organizing official congressional delegations for participation in GMF conferences.

GMF internships are unpaid.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Writing summaries of the program’s events to post on the GMF website;
  • Attending Congressional hearings;
  • Producing a weekly newsletter on the events occurring in the House and Senate;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of our signature event, the Congress-Bundestag Forum; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred starting date: May 19, 2015
Preferred length of internship: 3 – 6 months depending availability of the individual

Qualifications


  • Qualified candidates will be undergraduate students or recent graduates with strong interpersonal skills and proven writing ability.
  • Interest in the mission and priorities of The German Marshall Fund is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of small team.
  • Able to commit at least 30+ hours per week.

ASPCA Government Relations Internship

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is our nation’s first humane organization and one of the largest nonprofit animal welfare organizations in the world.  The ASPCA seeks dedicated and passionate Government Relations interns to, under direct supervision, provide assistance on key projects necessary to the furtherance of our goals and will become familiar with the role that the Department plays in legislative and policy work.

Interns will be given opportunities to:

• Help to mobilize the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade membership on key initiatives
• Aid in tracking the existence and movement of administrative regulations and laws pertaining to animals;
• Draft letters and other documents and conduct legal and issue research to assist regulatory, federal and state efforts;
• Attend Capitol Hill events, such as hearings and briefings; attend and/or help organize coalition meetings and local events;
• Respond to information requests from ASPCA constituents;
• Serve as office liaison for traveling and remote staff members;
• Attend strategy and staff meetings;
• Assist with miscellaneous office tasks and projects as needed.This internship is structured as a learning or work study program and can be the basis for credit at the undergraduate or graduate school level. Students will be mentored by professional lobbyists and attorneys.

The duration of each internship position is flexible and will be determined on case-by-case basis. Generally, the position should be:

• Fall Semester: Between August 15th and December 31st
• Spring Semester: Between January 2nd and May 30th
• Summer: Between May 15th and August 30th
• 10–16 weeks, 20–40 hrs/wk preferred
• At the will and sole discretion of the ASPCAEligibility: Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, veterinary or law study, who have an interest in pursuing a career working in animal welfare, public policy, political science, law, or other relevant field. Recent graduates may also be considered.

Internship pay is $10/hour if not receiving academic credit for the internship.

A successful candidate will display the following qualities: 

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team;
• High level of organization and attention to detail;
• Ability to set priorities to meet deadlines effectively;
• A strong sense of professionalism;• Enthusiasm for advocacy;
• An intense desire to improve the lives of animals.
• Excel skills are highly valuable to our work

Please email Audrey Perdue your application, including:(1) a cover letter(2) your resume(3) a list of professional and academic references (at least one of each)(4) a writing sample (legal writing and/or concerning an animal welfare issue)

Pew's Director of Global Economic Attitudes Project Speaking Thursday at Noon

Bruce Stokes is director of global economic attitudes in the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, where he assesses public and expert views about economic conditions, values and policies. He is the former international economics correspondent for the National Journal, a former senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund and a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The CISSM Forum/Development Circle is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required).

Monday, April 27, 2015

Paid TV Programming Internship with Discovery Communications


This summer, our 12 week semester will be held from June 1st, 2015 through August 21st, 2015.

Our INternships are paid opportunities, credit is not required, however we will provide documentation if necessary.


Interviewing will take place from February through May. A Discovery INtern team member will contact you should your experiences and interests match an open internship position.

Responsibilities:
The Programming & Scheduling departments serve as the centralized hub for our networks. Programming is responsible for creating an overall scheduling strategy to maximize network ratings and viewership.

As a Programming & Scheduling INtern, some of the awesome things you could work on include:


• Competitive tracking and analysis
• Opportunity to learn programming/scheduling systems
• Learn about Nielsen ratings and demographics
• Prepare schedule information

Requirements:
* Must be currently enrolled as a full time student (proof of enrollment will be required if selected for an internship)
* Must be a rising Junior, Senior, or a Graduate student

* Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.


For more details and to apply, click here.

To learn about other internship and career opportunities with Discovery worldwide, click here.

Product Marketing Assistant Position with National Geographic Society

Summary
The Marketing Assistant will support the Product Marketing Teams in the implementation of customer-centric, product-specific marketing plans for National Geographic Books & Home Entertainment. The Marketing Assistant will assist the department with administrative tasks, and will help with managing marketing assets.

Responsibilities
  1. Perform administrative tasks as necessary for Marketing Vice President, Marketing and Promotions team including (but not limited to): processing invoices,creating Purchase Orders, preparing and mailing out materials, travel arrangements for trade shows and other conferences, arranging meetings and taking minutes, creating schedules, pulling data for campaign analysis, etc. (35%)
  2. Assist Marketing team with necessary sales support activities, including: manage TI sheets; upload sales assets; create marketing presentations, coordinate sales meetings, etc. (20%)
  3. Working with Promotions Manager, fulfill online feeds, including: adding frontlist titles to Insight online sampling program, (which feeds Amazon Search Inside, Googles, BN and others), including file preparation, delivery and quality assurance and requires coordination of multiple departments. Upload book covers and other digital assets, as necessary, to NG websites and commerce partners. (15%)
  4. Upload digital products to distributor's, various retail and NG Books sites. Includes creating control sheets with product specifications, sizing covers and spreads, formatting descriptions and author biographies as necessary in HTML, and communicating all changes (covers, specs) to vendors. (20%)
  5. Maintain digital archive files of all sales & marketing materials, particularly: final book covers and spreads; digital assets (video trailers, photo galleries, catalogs, promotion packages, media hits). Marketing asset management: submit products for book awards, collect and distribute book reviews, provide books for external reviews (i.e., VINE program). (10%)

Marketing Coordinator Position with Advisory Board Company Appropriate for Graduating Senior

The Role in Brief:
As an integral team member, the Coordinator will gain experience and expertise within the Marketing Department on strategy and operations. The Coordinator will serve an important role both internally and externally as a liaison, information resource and key point of contact. Our current opportunity is based in Washington, DC.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate internal meetings related to marketing strategy and operations
  • Act as internal and external liaison for several departments in the firm, serving as a representative of the leadership team
  • Maintain calendars, schedule internal meetings and arrange appointments
  • Handle confidential documents and other communications with absolute discretion
  • Coordinate travel and itineraries
  • Schedule and coordinate high-level marketing visits at national meetings and member hospitals
  • Prepare team members for visits with trip preparation and market research
  • Prepare proposals and letters of agreement
  • Assist team with tracking key performance metrics
  • Act as a liaison and information resource to Member Services
  • Be “on-call” during out of town meetings as an internal contact for those at the meeting
  • Assist Chief of Staff with marketing campaigns
  • Assist the leadership team with collateral creation
  • Coordinate special events
  • Special projects as necessary and appropriate
  • Other administrative duties as needed
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • Must possess at least two of the following:
  • Leadership experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience in an office setting
Ideal Qualifications:
  • Experience developing personal organization tactics to meet business goals
  • Proven experience managing multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to take initiative on projects
  • Ability to communicate by e-mail and phone with internal and external clients
  • Ability to provide objective upward feedback to managers
  • Proven experience handling confidential information
  • Attention to detail

Paid Digital Marketing Internship with Media Group of America in Alexandria

Digital Marketing Intern - Political Clients & Strategy Department

We are looking for an undergrad student or recent graduate who is seeking a career in digital strategy or political campaigns. This position will work closely with our political team to execute client strategy including drafting ad creative, social media graphics, producing research and memos, facilitating website edits, producing proposals, and a wide variety of other tasks as they relate to our political clients.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Facilitating client requests
  • Modifying and update client websites
  • Managing social media for clients 
  • Producing reports, memos and research 
  • Drafting & copying edit fundraising and marketing email campaigns 
  • Thinking creatively about client strategy with the political clients team
An ideal candidate has the following qualifications: 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Basic knowledge of digital media trends 
  • Knowledge of the political landscape in races across the country 
  • Ability to think creatively and to deviate from the norm 
  • Understanding of social platforms and basic online advertising networks 
  • Willing to work late hours and occasionally on the weekend 
Additional qualities are highly sought:
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
This is a paid internship and all applicants must be able to work on-site in Alexandria, VA as college schedule allows.


Paid Summer Tribal Outreach and Marketing Internship

The Forest Service is seeking a 12-week intern who will be responsible for creating a Tribal communication plan and marketing strategy for the Community Forest Program.  The Community Forest Program, a relatively new program, provides financial assistance to federally recognized Tribes and Alaskan Native Corporations, local governments, and non-profit organizations with a mission of conserving and protecting forestland to create community forest. The program is seeking to increase the number of Tribal entities currently participating in the program.  

Primary Responsibilities:
 Develop a marketing strategy that the Staff can implement to reach potential Tribal applicants.
  • Identify the program's marketing and communication strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  • Recommend actions for the Staff to implement to capitalize on opportunities and minimize threats.
  • Create program literature and other forms of communication that can help the Staff increase Tribal participation.
  • Develop communication plans that consist of both print and electronic documents to distribute to eligible Tribal entities.
  • Identify and develop a strategy to engage key Tribal partners on both the National and regional level.
  • Update Tribal outreach webpage content for both Community Forest Program and Office of Tribal Relations FS webpages.
This is a stipended internship.  Intern will receive $500 per week, plus monthly housing stipend.  Start date of May/June 2015 through August 2015 with potential to extend.

Application Requirements:
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic institution. Undergraduates and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants need to submit:
  1. A CV or resume,
  2. A statement of interest describing what you hope to learn from this internship, why you are interested in this work, and how this internship fits into your professional or academic goals.
Open until filled. Members of underrepresented minority groups, including Native Americans, are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Click here to apply.

Summer Internship with TV Asahi America Washington Bureau

The intern will be supervised by the associate producer and assist all staff members of the DC team. He or she should be self-motivated, hard working, and innately curious about political, military, economic, and foreign policy issues. Interest in Asia is a big plus.  TV Asahi, launched in 1959, is a major Japanese commercial broadcaster headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Click here to apply.

Summer Research Internship with Brookings Center for Universal Education

This academic focused summer internship, beginning in June 2015, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in education, international development and other related fields to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

 This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to 32-40 hours per week during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, D.C. and will last 10 weeks, concluding mid-August.

Primary Responsibilities
Students will work closely with the Director of CUE and their team on a research project that focuses on new models of education for the developing world. The student will help investigate key questions for the project and can assist with a large range of tasks, including reviewing relevant research, reading and summarizing new reports on related topics, attending events and reporting back, managing citations, helping draft blog posts and make PowerPoint presentations, create data visualizations, and assist in other duties as needed.

Education/Knowledge/Skills
Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, public policy, international development, education, political science, economics).
The intern will need a wide variety of research skills including being able to find, read, summarize and synthesize research from a variety of fields. Strong writing skills, ability to accomplish tasks efficiently without supervision, to collaborate with others, and willingness to learn required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required, data analysis experience and knowledge of analysis software like STATA, SPSS and R a plus.

Application Procedure
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online, uploading two documents when prompted:

-A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals

-A resume along with college transcripts, contact information for three academic or professional references and an original writing sample (no more than two pages). Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Undergraduate Research Day Presentations

Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 1:45pm to 3:45pm

Students, faculty, and staff  are invited to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster presentation. We will have a record number of posters and presenters.
URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

This year URD will feature the work of the first cohorts of students participating in Maryland’s “First-Year Innovation & Research Experience” (FIRE) Program!

Conference on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Education

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Conference on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Education
 
Friday, June 12, 2015
University of Maryland, College Park
Tickets: http://ter.ps/sotrtix (ter.ps/sotrtix)
EARLY BIRD rate available now through March 20th!
 
The Somewhere Over the Rainbow (SOTR) conference is a day of professional development primarily addressing the needs of international education administrators to understand sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) diversity, and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) inclusion in the field of international education. The primary audience is education abroad administrators, international exchange administrators, and international student and scholar services administrators, particularly those working in higher education. However, people not fitting those categories are also welcome, especially higher education LGBTQ center professionals, international exchange administrators in government and NGOs, and students and scholars studying international education.
 
Invited presentations and special guests include:
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, Freedom House, Advocates for Youth, IREX, International LGBTQ Youth & Student Organization (IGLYO), GoAbroad.Com, CISAbroad, CET Academic Program, The New School, Pasadena City College, California State University - Long Beach, George Washington University, Loyola University Maryland, the University of Maryland, and more!
 
The conference will include workshops addressing:
  • Vocabulary and inclusive language in the global context
  • Building an effective LGBTQ working group
  • Advising study abroad students beyond Europe, with special updates on Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Welcoming sexual and gender minorities through new international student orientations
  • European perspectives on international LGBTQ youth and student activism
  • Identity development of LGB international students from China
  • Marketing and developing study abroad programs for LGBTQ students
Early bird registrations are available through March 20th. Regular registrations are available until May 12th. Late registrations will run from May 13th through June 10th. Refunds for tickets are not possible, however you may opt to have someone else use your ticket in your place by contacting the organizers.
 
Questions? Contact: overtherainbow@umd.edu

Frontiers of Globalization and Governance

April 29 at 4:00 PM | McKeldin Special Events Room 6137

International Relations Talk – featuring GVPT Professor Virginia Haufler

Department of Psychology Graduate Certificate Programs

The Graduate Certificate Program in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma
VTT Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program in Addiction Science and Intervention
ASI Certificate Program

The Department of Psychology offers 12-credit, four-course programs through interactive instruction such as online forums, discussion boards, and chats, participants exchange perspectives, opinions, and experiences while building their professional network. Students interested in working in the fields of mental health, public health, law, policy, medicine and related fields are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete a University of Maryland Graduate School application and select the appropriate Certificate Program. The deadline for the Fall 2015 semester is June 1, 2015. Space is limited, and those who apply before April 25, 2015 will benefit from priority consideration.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Global Affairs and Partnerships Summer and Fall Internships with Search for Common Ground

The Global Affairs and Partnerships (GAP) program at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is seeking an intern to provide research, administrative, and logistical support to the team’s policy and advocacy activities. GAP helps advance SFCG's mission by raising awareness about peacebuilding and conflict issues to policymakers.

The intern will report to the Global Affairs and Partnerships Manager. We are currently recruiting for a summer intern and for a fall intern for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct desktop research related to US government policies, legislation, and priorities;
  • Conduct desktop research on UN resolutions and priorities;
  • Attend Congressional hearings and share notes within the organization;
  • Assist with the development of policy recommendations and documents;
  • Identify and research opportunities around key SFCG themes;
  • Represent SFCG at relevant meetings in Washington, D.C.;
  • Maintain and update knowledge management tools;
  • Perform general administrative tasks as needed.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current student or graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines).
The ideal candidate will further exhibit:
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in US government or UN policy and/or advocacy;
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Interest and/or experience in foreign policy, fundraising, and conflict resolution;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two page writing sample. Please also include your availability (days and hours/week) in your cover letter. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply through our application system at: https://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=250.     

Purchasing Internship with Volkswagen Group of America in Herndon

The main responsibilities of the Purchasing Internship will include adhering to Volkswagen Group of America Purchasing process, and learning and understanding intercultural diversity in business. You will help implement the competitive bid process according to VW Group Global Sourcing, and review qualifications of potential and current suppliers to determine capabilities. Finally you will evaluate competitive bids, negotiate terms and pricing.
  • Learn and maintain filing system for Audit purposes
  • Implement Bidding & Negotiation processes
  • Attend Meetings to familiarize yourself with business environment
  • Create Comparative Spreadsheets for Buyer Presentations
  • Issue Purchase Orders under $50,000 (B/C-Parts)
  • Assist suppliers with registration process on VWGroupSupply.com database
  • Attend video conference presentations to VWoA and VWAG Purchasing as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled at a university/college or graduation date must be within the last six months
  • English Skills; Oral and Written
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Presentation Skills

Business Analyst Internship with Comprehensive Health Services in Reston

CHSi helps employers to reduce healthcare costs, reduce lost time, and assure 100% medical compliance through tailored services to various workforce configurations--consolidated, dispersed, mobile, or virtual.  

This formal internship supports the efforts of CHSi’s Business Analysis Team by assisting with customer interaction, process documentation, and analytical activities and development.


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Office experience preferred.
    • Must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in the junior or senior year of study, preferably in business administration, accounting, economics, statistics, computer science, math, or engineering. 
    • Proficiency with computer and common office equipment, as well as with MS Office products preferred. 
    • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, be organized, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. 
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assists Business Analysis Team with collecting and analyzing a project’s business requirements and transferring the same knowledge to IT and other stakeholders. 
    • Evaluates the data collected through task analysis, business process, surveys, and workshops.
    • Contributes to improvement in existing processes by data analysis and report development.
    • Manages change requests related to the working project plans daily to meet the agreed deadlines.
    • Under the guidance of the Business Analysis Team, communicates effectively with external clients and internal teams to deliver product’s functional requirements.
    • Provides suggestions during and documents action items during meetings.
    • Conducts focused analysis on departments and processes such as Accounts Payable to ensure completeness, and resolve outstanding issues or concerns.
    • Helps support the design of the Management Server.
    • Demonstrates consistently thorough, professional, and gracious customer service (internal and external).
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Click here for more information and to apply.

    Project Assistant Internship with the American Institutes for Research

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) programs apply science to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, international development agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses.and our experts are a frequent source of information and guidance for policymakers, clients and the news media. 

    The Research Assistant Intern will support projects and/or activities through such tasks as literature searches and reviews, analysis of literature, and administrative support necessary to carrying out field research or monitoring and evaluation activities.

    Specific activities will include:
    • Conducting research on countries identified for case studies.
    • Preparing information about countries identified for pilot studies for data collectors.
    • Formatting simple tables and page layouts of deliverables to the client.
    • Preparing materials for meetings with external experts or client.

    Qualifications:

    Opportunities are available for students seeking their BA/BS with an interest in International Development, Education, or a related field. Candidates must have an outstanding academic record, excellent writing skills, and experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

    Finance Internship with Blackboard in Washington, DC

    Title: Finance Intern – FP&A 

    The Finance Internship provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and experience working within the finance department of Blackboard. The Finance Intern will work directly under the Sr. Financial Analyst in the Washington DC office.

    The goal of this program is to provide hands on experience in financial modeling, financial systems, and management reporting. What’s in it for you? You will have opportunity to increase your knowledge of financial reporting and to expand your knowledge and usage of financial system capabilities, specifically using Hyperion.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Finance Intern – FP&A will be responsible for supporting the company-wide forecasting process and associated management reporting. Specifically s/he will be responsible for:

    • Working with and collaborating with peers to perform ad-hoc analysis
    • Analyzing information and creating accurate and timely reports
    • Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users
    • Look for ways to improve the accuracy and automation of the current Forecasting process
    • Work intimately with Oracle Hyperion and Oracle Smartview products
    • Assist the Budgets and Forecasts team with the monthly reporting
    • Assist in driving standardization, simplification, and automation of financial reporting
    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • Strong Excel, Powerpoint and Access skills, with particular focus on financial modeling and the use of advanced features of spreadsheets
    • Familiarity with enterprise performance management systems
    • Highly organized and ability to work on multiple projects at once
    • High level of analytical ability and accuracy 
    • Ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision
    • Long term interest in a career within Finance, Financial Systems, Enterprise Reporting, or Accounting 

    Summer Human Resources Internship with Washington Nationals

    Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources, the Intern of Human Resources assists the HR Department with Projects, Recruiting, Compliance, Benefits, Performance Management, and Compensation related activities as needed.

    Duration of Internship: May, 2015 to August, 2015

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assists with projects such as updating handbook, checking data integrity, etc.
    • Assists with Seasonal Employee recruitment.
    • Maintains personnel and benefit files and other HR records in compliance with regulatory requirements as well as the Nationals Document Retention Policy.
    • Obtains I-9 documentation and assists with yearly audit to ensure regulatory compliance.
    • Complete employment verifications.
    • Coordinate HR related activities (i.e. Town Hall Meetings, Employee Softball Game, etc.) that will drive employee satisfaction.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Requirements:

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    • Currently enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate level Human Resources or related program at an accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of 1 semester or have graduated from a Human Resources or related program at accredited college or university within the last 6 months.
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Previous HR experience required.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions 
    • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills with the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to quickly adapt and flex according to business and customer needs.
    • Ability to analyze information, draw conclusions, and develops solutions to problems.
    • Understands how to manage information, balancing employee confidentiality with business needs; knows when to communicate upwards.
    • Understands the need for data integrity and pays attention to maintaining accurate and timely data.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
    • Must successfully pass a Background Investigation.
    • Available for the entire term of the Internship.

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Marketing and Communications Assistant Job with Fairtrade America

    Fairtrade America is the independent, non-profit organization behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. We seek a committed communications and marketing assistant with strong cause-related expertise, to join our growing team.

    The Marketing and Communications Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of duties including assisting with meetings and special events, media monitoring and reporting, supporter list maintenance, website and newsletter content creation, assistance with retail marketing campaigns and tracking and reporting of Fairtrade's impact in producer communities.

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Monitoring, tracking, disseminating and filing media clips
    • Using database and PR software, create and maintain updated lists of reporters and stakeholders
    • Utilize databases to track and report on impact of Fairtrade in producer communities
    • Presentation support, including creation of PPT decks for business development and education purposes
    • Content creation for website and blog
    • Monitor resources available through international Fairtrade system
    • Support events including webinars, meetings, grassroots community events, producer tours, visits to producer countries, trade shows and other events
    • Represent Fairtrade America at community and retail events
    • Manage volunteer interns
    • Carry out additional assignments as requested
    • Some travel required
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree; one year of previous marketing/communications experience or internships strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in fair trade issues
    • Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required
    • Ability to work well with a wide range of people, under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail
    • Good computer skills are required, including familiarity with database and spreadsheet programs
    • An excellent and meticulous organizer
    • Flexible, creative team player willing to willing to step into whatever task is required to get the job done
    • Knowledge and commitment to Fairtrade and development issues desired
    • The Marketing and Communications Assistant will report to the Event and Outreach Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager
    • Spanish language proficiency desired
    Salary is commensurate with experience.  Apply here.

    Paid Government Affairs Internship with Yelp!

    Love Yelp? Enthralled with politics? Join Yelp as a Government Affairs Intern and have an awesome experience advocating on behalf of Yelp with policymakers in San Francisco and Washington, DC! 

    Yelp’s government affairs team plays a crucial role in conveying Yelp’s public policy goals to policymakers at the international, federal, state and local levels. That’s a whole lot of ground to cover, and as an intern for the team, you will play a crucial role in helping to develop and deliver our message.

    As a Yelp Government Affairs Intern You’ll get to:

    • Interact with politicians and policymakers at the highest levels of government.
    • Attend meetings with officials on Capitol Hill or San Francisco and possibly other places around the country.
    • Learn about Yelp’s public policy goals of helping to protect consumers’ freedom of speech on the Internet and promoting competition in the online marketplace.
    • Work on some of the most important technology policy issues facing the Internet today.
    • Attend technology policy events and engage with the leading technologists and thinkers in this field.
    • Assist in the creation and management of public policy projects, blog posts and talking points.
    • Rock the latest Yelp swag.
    Application Requirements:
    • You should be studying in a college or graduate-level program, however exceptions can be made for recent graduates.
    • This will be an 8 to 10 week program, that can be renewed with approval.
    • This is a paid, full-time internship position. Some events and activities may occur outside of normal business hours.
    • Currently lives/resides in the Washington, D.C. area.
    • A positive personality and sense of humor.
    Ready to apply? Submit the following:
    • Your cover letter.
    • Resume. 


    Paid Summer Educational Research Internship

    The Education Office of the American Physiological Society (APS) is seeking a full-time summer college or graduate school intern to work on a science-education related project for a paid summer internship.  The hours will be approximately 28 hours per week for 10 weeks.

    The ideal candidate should be a mature, detail-orientated, and independent worker with an interest in education, digital libraries, and/or the life sciences.

    The Educational Research Intern will perform data analysis for one or more educational research projects. Duties will include organizing and compiling data into spreadsheets and running of basic statistical tests. Applicants should have taken at least one semester-long course in statistics and have experience with using Microsoft Excel for basic data analysis.

    To apply, please visit: http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/Employment-Opportunities.aspx
    Please apply through the above site with a cover letter, resume and writing sample.

    Video Production Internship with Washington Nationals


    Media Production Responsibilities:

    • Edit videos with a fast turnaround for ballpark video board, web and/or TV
    • Video duplication in multiple formats
    • Log and capture videos, help manage and maintain production equipment and workflow
    • Assist with updating and maintaining web elements

    Game Day Execution Responsibilities:

    • Assist with setup and execution of pregame and in-game elements
    • Assist with setup and breakdown of cameras and equipment
    • Train on multiple game day production positions

    For a full description and application instructions, click here.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Paid International Development Project Support Internship

    Tetra Tech ARD, based in Burlington, Vermont (http://www.tetratechintdev.com/) is accepting applications for an International Development Project Support Intern to support project implementation and business development efforts in our DC-area office. This paid summer position is 30-40 hours per week, and based in Arlington, Virginia.

    Responsibilities * Research and compile reference materials for Engineering and Construction Contracting Training Research Library: conduct inventory and organize existing documents, conduct web-based and in-person research to compile further resources;
    * Coordinate with home office, field office, and subcontractor staff to support preparation and implementation of official delegations visiting Washington DC;
    * Edit/support preparation of project-related success stories and other communications and reports;
    * Support ongoing projects overseas including assistance on project reports, document and file controls, coordination with internal Tetra Tech groups (finance, contracts, human resources, engineering and technical), and coordination with other Tetra Tech units in the US and abroad;
    * Support Tetra Tech International Development Services Communications team, including drafting/editing publications and marketing materials, drafting social media posts, attending and representing Tetra Tech at relevant events within the international development community; and
    * Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, helping coordinate materials for external and internal events, career fairs; attending meetings and webinars and report back; providing general project support as needed.
       
    Qualifications
    * Pursuing or recently completed BA or MA in international development, international relations, engineering, environment, or a related field;
    * Must have previous work and/or internship experience and experience conducting web-based research;
    * Previous experience with federal government or government contracting a plus;
    * Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
    * Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills;
    * Excellent writing skills;
    * Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with consistent follow-through;
    * Strong ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team;
    * High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point), experience with SharePoint and building web platforms, as well as social media experience a plus; and
    * U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.

    Apply online ONLY at: http://goo.gl/bIEWfQ

    Paid Internship with Environmental Defense Fund

    Moms Clean Air Force
    A special project of EDF, Moms Clean Air Force is a community of over 450,000 moms (and dads!) united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events. 

    Overall Function
    The internship is ten weeks in duration, and thirty-five hours per week (full-time). Moms Clean Air Force is seeking a highly motivated and deeply qualified undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate who is interested in working with a quickly growing program composed of staff located across the country. The successful candidate will work closely with both the Program Coordinator and National Field Manager on executing tasks to support the Moms Clean Air Force field team and national events--both on the ground and through online communication.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Assists Program Coordinator & National Field Manager with event planning;
    • Assists Program Coordinator with managing field team materials;
    • Helps maintain Moms Clean Air Force social media channels, including Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest;
    • Attend and take notes at relevant Congressional hearings and meetings;
    • Assist with research, as needed.
    Qualifications
    • Have completed at least 2 years towards a Bachelor's degree;
    • Interest and experience in grassroots advocacy;
    • High degree of professionalism;
    • Strong interpersonal and communications (listen, oral, and written) skills;
    • A self-starter and able to work independently or as a member of team;
    • Proficient with technology, database, word processing, and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred);
    • Knowledge of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest;
    • Knowledge of environmental issues desirable;
    • Strong time management skills.
    Location
    EDF Office Washington, DC

    Term
    10 weeks during the period May through August 2015. Available start dates include May 18, June 1, or June 15.

    Hours
    Full-time (35 hours/week)

    Compensation This position will be paid based on experience.

    Application Materials
    Interested applicants should apply by submitting your résumé, references, writing sample, and a cover letter. 

    Paid Internship with American Bankers Association


    ABA is currently seeking an intern to work with our Membership and Communications team. The successful candidate will assist the Membership and Communications team with: 

    • Research related to the Urban Financial Services Coalition and other department projects/campaigns
    • Retention and marketing campaigns
    • Member-related communications
    • Creating a data-driven metric for engagement
    • Analyzing and reporting on budget trend lines by state
    • Conducting an audit of ABA’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter followers to assess membership opportunities
    • Marketing & press releases
    • Web administration
    • Event coordination 

    Education and experience:
    Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in communications, journalism, or economics. 

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Interest in research, media, design, editing/writing
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

    Duration/Hours: May 2015 – August 2015. Days and hours per week are flexible. Pay rate is $20.00 per hour. Apply here.    

    Real Estate Finance Internship with National Community Reinvestment Coalition

    NCRC seeks a real estate finance intern for its signature community development initiative: GROWTH (Generating Real Opportunities for Work Through Housing). GROWTH is a unique, mission-focused, non-profit-owned real estate fund dedicated to helping create pathways to homeownership in low- and moderate-income communities and for low- and moderate-income families. GROWTH will be responsible for the purchase and renovation of up to 4,000 homes in the next five years, providing private capital to develop these properties while linking workforce training and homebuyer counseling to them.
    The NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, an NCRC subsidiary, is the investment vehicle that will be carrying out the GROWTH Initiative across the country with asset management services (from acquisition to renovation, property management and disposition) performed by a third party vendor. The intern will be an integral member of the team working on the implementation of GROWTH and will assist the Fund by providing:
    • Market research/analyses
    • Maps that show locations of acquired properties and properties the fund is underwriting
    • Financial analyses/modeling for the Fund (year-over-year and, perhaps, more granular by investor or by market)
    • Evaluation criteria and/or tracking of outcomes so Fund can demonstrate CRA benefit to investors and report on positive outcomes to investors and others on a regular basis.
    • Monitoring progress of GROWTH in delivering on promises to investors and local political and community-based organizations.

    The ideal candidate will have strong financial analysis/modeling skills with an interest in growing his/her real estate portfolio/asset management skills in the single-family arena. Passion for economic justice and an interest in working in low- and moderate-income communities on behalf of low- and moderate-income families are a plus.

    This internship offers a monthly stipend ($300) plus transportation assistance.  Apply here.

    Summer Temporary Office Assistant Position with Daughters of the American Revolution

    The Office of the Reporter General at the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking a motivated individual interested in gaining office/clerical experience in a nonprofit/membership setting. This temporary assignment will focus on assisting the Committee Services staff and volunteers in preparing for DAR's Annual Meeting, known as Continental Congress. This position reports directly to the Manager of the Office of the Reporter General.

    Primary duties:
    The incumbent will be responsible for gathering and organizing certificate requests submitted by the national chairmen and reformatting these requests (generally in Excel format); importing and entering these committee requests into an Access database and inputting data for mail merge to produce certificates; organizing certificates and distributing to members during Congress; responding to correspondence by e-mail following Congress; addressing needed certificate corrections and verifying receipts; other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:
    Close attention to detail is crucial; must demonstrate strong competency in Excel, Word, and Access, including text formatting, data entry, mail merge, and labels. Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills required. The ability to be deadline-oriented and able to work effectively under time constraints is essential. The ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively and adapt to changing priorities is very important. The individual should also demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

    Employment or Internship Duration:
    June 1st through June 27th 2015. Work hours approximately 20 to 30 hours per week (Monday through Friday), from June 1st through June 12th, and full-time, 40 hours during the week of June 15th through Saturday, June 27th (during the week of NSDAR's annual convention). Daily work hours are flexible. Salary is $10.00 - $12.00 per hour.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
    National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
    Human Resources
    1776 D Street N.W.
    Washington, DC 20006-5303
    E-mail: resumes@dar.org

    Job with IPT Associates for Recent Grad or Graduating Senior with Government Internship Experience

    The Administrative Support Specialist I Position has a wide range of responsibility.   Including but not limited to:
    • Drafting funding and contracting documents for review by senior leadership
    • Producing read-ahead materials; maintaining and reconciling budgets;
    • Composing correspondence and memoranda requiring independent judgment as to content; ensuring correspondence accuracy, format, spelling and grammar; assembling enclosures, attachments  
    • Routing correspondence in accordance with approved distribution codes or other designated routing lists 
    • Processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, recommending format and content changes; maintaining all correspondence control systems to reflect current task status at all times; preparing internal office correspondence
    • Assisting in the control and accountability of classified documents stored within the office; ensuring special handling of correspondence which may require expediting (i.e., letters addressed to the White House, Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Congress);
    • Maintaining office and executive calendars, including but not limited to scheduling of appointments, meetings, travel, speeches, conferences, Congressional testimony and media appearances; providing customer service to customers by telephone and in person; providing pickup and delivery of correspondence; processing requests for travel arrangements, accommodations and reimbursement of expenses, both manually and through the Defense Travel System; preparing requests for building passes and site visit authorizations; processing incoming mail, facsimile and email; providing responses to public requests or calls for information and assistance.
      Job Requirements :
    • 1-2 years relevant administrative work experience or a government internship (Preferred)
    • Experience interacting with senior executives
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor's Degree (Ideal candidates will be recent college graduates with track record of excellence)
    • Polished professional demeanor 
    •  Positive Attitude
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

    Apply Now for Universitas 2015 Undergraduate Summer School in Glasgow (Funded)!

    2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School (U21 Summer School)
    Only ten days left to apply!

    Host: University of Glasgow
    Location: Glasgow, UK
    Dates: July 1-15, 2015
    Theme: Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age
    Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $2,700/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be fully covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Scotland.
    This is a competitive application.


    The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School being hosted by the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 1-15, 2015. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age”.  U21 undergraduate students from a variety of countries, cultures, and academic disciplines will spend two weeks engaging in activities, discussions and workshops aimed at exploring ideas for using new technologies to improve the quality of life in urban settings worldwide. 
    Cities are complex, dynamic structures: difficult to predict and manage, with everyday issues arising in economic stability, energy security, environmental integrity, independent living, communications, built environment and civic participation.

    Understanding how these services combine to produce a city level effect is a challenge.  Their sheer complexity and unpredictability makes the policy setting and management of effective, high-functioning, successful cities an increasingly important social and economic priority. Successful cities are those which position themselves to understand systemic behaviors and develop policy and service responses which address the issues these create – an ability to respond and adapt to the changing environment around them.

    The U21 Summer School 2015 theme is Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age and will offer a program of seminars and practical experiences demonstrating how new technologies can be used to support and improve the vital components of a fully functional city. This will cover citizen engagement, transportation, energy, big data, protecting vulnerable groups and physical regeneration, with a focus on how key services are increasingly informed and influenced by emerging technologies.

    To apply, please submit the following materials to raluca@umd.edu by Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
    • Resume 
    • Cover letter including your full name, UID, Class status, College, Major and Minor, and GPA*
    • A two-page essay describing your interest in the program, your motivation to apply, how will you contribute to the program, and what do you expect to gain from this experience. 
    • Two academic recommendations

    For more information, please contact Dr. Raluca Nahorniac in the Office of International Affairs at raluca@umd.edu
    * Class Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; Minimum GPA: 3.3; Major Eligibility: All Majors


    Summer 2015 Internships with 2U

    What We're Looking For:

    2U is currently looking for Summer 2015 Interns. We encourage our top-performing interns to interview and join 2U in full time roles, when available.

    Opportunities are available in the following departments:
    • Admissions/Sales
    • Operations
    • Placement
    • Student Support
    • Marketing
    • Social Media
    • Curriculum Development
    • Information Technology
    Things That Should Be in Your Background:
    • Enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate program part time or full time
    • Flexibility and ability to multitask, switch priorities as needed within a collaborative environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Focused on achieving defined results, and exceeding goals and objectives
    • Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
    • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
    • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, inclusive of Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to research and understand technical documents
    • Strong knowledge of web applications and basic software
    • Flexibility and ability to multitask, switch priorities as needed within a collaborative environment