Sunday, May 31, 2015

Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for Discover UChicago, an expenses-paid visit weekend in October 2015 for traditionally underrepresented and minority candidates planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2015.

This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business, as well as master’s programs in religious studies, physical sciences, and social work are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2015.

A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at gradadmissions.uchicago.edu/discover.

Program Coordinator Position with Pediatric AIDS Foundation Appropriate for Recent Grad

Job Summary
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is seeking a Program Coordinator (PC) for our Program Implementation and Country Management (PICM) unit. This role provides important support to the Country Officers (COs) who function as backstops for EGPAF’s country programs, as well as to the Country Support Team Managers and to the Senior Directors overseeing the Country Directors. The PC provides programmatic, technical, financial and operational assistance to all levels of the PICM team. This individual serves as a key resource in helping the PICM unit to fulfill necessary programmatic, technical, and operational needs and to ultimately help it achieve the goal of supporting country programs to reach the Foundation’s mission. 

Job Responsibilities
Documentation, Research and Reporting
  • Collating information from various sources to produce initial drafts of documents
  • Assist with formatting and editing of key documents.
  • Development of report schematics, tables, and charts.
  • Support COs in research activities as needed, including literature reviews, abstract development, and assisting with presentation development.
  • Perform data queries and analysis for CO.
  • Assist in new business initiatives, such as formatting and editing sections of proposals.
Meetings and Conference Facilitation
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings and conference calls; participate and/or take notes.
  • Research and prepare relevant materials for internal and external meetings with staff, donors, partners, etc.
  • Assist with the planning and organization of international meetings or conferences.
Communication and Information Management
  • Lead the unit’s efforts around utilization of the EGPAF intranet, uploading content on a regular basis.
  • Maintain unit files (electronic and paper).
Travel Support
  • Assist with travel arrangements and expense reports for Senior Directors, Country Support Team Managers, and COs as requested.
  • Prepare arrangements for EGPAF staff and external parties who visit the Washington office on business related to the PICM unit.
Required Qualifications
  • At least 1 – 2 years relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with or interest in public health, international relations, international development, or related field.
  • Advanced proficiency in Portuguese
  • Field experience in a developing country is preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. is preferred.
  • Ability to travel 10%.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong writing skills, copy editing and formatting skills
  • Strong time-management capabilities.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and handle competing deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
  • Proactive and able to work independently when necessary.
  • Strong team player and positive attitude.
  • Cross-culturally aware and sensitive.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Communications Associate Position at Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility

Title: Communications Associate
Reports to: Communications Manager
Salary: Commensurate with education and work experience
Location: Washington, D.C.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Writing: Responsible for the development of diverse written products, such as reports, press releases, op-eds, statements, speaking remarks, newsletter articles, program materials, social media content, etc.;
2. Editing: Provides organization team with editing services on internal and public-facing documents, such as reports, speeches, presentations, program materials, etc.;
3. Social Media: Assists in developing and implementing outreach strategy for social media to promote the organization, as well as creating content for the organization’s social media platforms;
4. Web: Manages organization’s websites and mobile application.
Other Duties and Responsibilities

1. Research, assess, and implement new communication channels, social media outlets, and other web/mobile/digital channels;
2. Assist with preparation for organization events and annual programs;
3. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field, along with one (1) to two (2) years of experience in communications or public relations (including substantive internships) is required.

Other qualifications include:
• Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail when reviewing and editing written materials.
• Familiarity with social media and web content management system (CMS) or HTML software.
• Experience with desktop publishing, presentation, and design, with a willingness to learn new software applications to further enhance their development.
• Knowledgeable about trends in technology, social media, and communications.
• Understanding of Google Analytics.
• Confident and comfortable interacting with a diverse group of individuals from all sectors of the community including C-suite level executives at Fortune 500 companies.
• Superior project management, time management, and planning skills are essential.
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Self-starter, independent, and entrepreneurial in spirit with a positive and highly professional demeanor.
• Possess a high level of discretion and be able to work with sensitive information.
• Team player and effective collaborator with staff and consultants.
• Must be organized and highly detail-oriented.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Willingness to take on additional responsibility for other duties and projects as assigned.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.
• Ability to travel inside the U.S. as required.

Paid Public Relations Internship for Recent Graduate

U.S. News & World Report seeks a college graduate for a year-long internship in public relations and communications in our Washington, D.C. office. The primary duty of this full-time (37.5 hours a week), hourly paid position is to support the public relations department in executing PR efforts across the company, including but not limited to social media strategy, award submissions, corporate announcements, and rankings product releases.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual looking to grow public relations and communications experience. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent writing and communications skills and the ability to multi-task. He or she must also be extremely organized and, as a member of a small team, willing to work independently and take on other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to multitask and work on deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • College degree or equivalent
Responsibilities Include:
  • Daily monitoring of press clippings,  industry news, and social media platforms
  • Building and updating media contact databases
  • Building pr reports
  • Developing the Press Room on usnews.com
  • Researching / drafting press releases, fact sheets, and awards submissions
Applicants must provide three writing samples and two references in addition to a resume and cover letter.  Apply here. Closing date is June 28.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paid Summer Internship with National Park Service, Interpretation and Education

The National Park Service 

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.  We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing communities preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

NPS​ Mission
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. 

Internship
NPS is seeking a University of Maryland student to work in Interpretation and Education with non-profit partners. The intern would preferably work full-time (40 hours) through the summer, but a part-time schedule could be arranged.

Position Summary:
Help manage NPS relationship with 72 nonprofit cooperating associations (which manage in-park stores); assist in the development of policy and agreements for partnerships with a wide range of non-profit organizations that further the NPS education and interpretation mission.
Assist in analyzing the function of partners to determine strengths and weaknesses, and identify ways to improve the national program. Assist partners in meeting reporting requirements and help NPS compile and analyze annual reports. Serve as a liaison with regional Interpretation and Education coordinators from each of the seven regions around the country.

Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills; oral and written.Nonprofit or federal agency internship experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with a range of partner organizations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google applications. 
  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior preferred.

The office is located at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office. Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

​To apply, send cover letter, contact information for two professional and/or academic references, and resume by June 4, 2015 to: Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at khopps@umd.edu.







Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Paid Summer Internship with World Learning

The mission of the World Learning Exchange and Training Unit (ETU) is to bridge cultures and promote citizen diplomacy and understanding across nations. World Learning pursues this mission through the design and delivery of customized adult and student exchanges and observational study tours. Interns work closely with ETU program teams on design, implementation, and monitoring of programs for participants from more than 140 countries visiting the U.S. under grants from the U.S. Department of State.

Program Intern Position

Individuals with a career interest in international affairs are recruited year-round for internship positions. Some interns receive academic credit for their internships. Interns will work with the Innovation and Development Team on short term exchange implementation.

Intern candidates must have international travel/work experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office is required. Candidates should be highly organized with strong ability to multi-task. Foreign language and website development skills are a plus. A completed undergraduate degree in an international field or substantial work toward the degree required.

Start date: June 8, 2015 (Negotiable)
Compensation: $9.50/hour for 32-40 hours per week
Part time schedules or flexible volunteer hours may also be available.
Duration: 3 months with the possibility of an extension

If interested, please send resume and cover letter indicating availability to:

World Learning Exchange and Training Unit
c/o Amanda Bischoping
1015 15th St. NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Email: amanda.bischoping@worldlearning.org

Paid Public Opinion Research Internship with Voice of the People/Program for Public Consultation

The Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland was established to develop the methods and theory of public consultation and to conduct public consultations. In particular it will work with government agencies to help them consult their citizens on key public policy issues that the government faces.

PPC has paid internship positions available starting in late May. We are looking to hire 2 interns to work at our downtown Washington, DC office (located near the Dupont Circle metro) either on a full-time or part-time basis.  An individual may have the opportunity to continue working beyond the summer term as well.

Interns assist with office, communication, and research duties, depending on the needs of the organization and his or her interests.  In addition to research, duties include assisting in event planning; updating and maintaining Voice Of the People (VOP) and our affiliate organization databases; gathering information and data from the Internet, government, and non-governmental libraries; preparing reports, graphs and presentations using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; helping with media monitoring and social media outreach; and answering phones. 

The ideal candidate would be a current undergraduate with an interest in public opinion research, public policy, government, political psychology, and/or sociology.  We are seeking individuals with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and conducting Internet and LexisNexis-based research. 

Interns will also assist with a related campaign, Voice of the People (www.VOP.org) that focuses more on domestic political issues.

To apply, e-mail cover letter including your time availability (days and hours available) and resume to info@pipa.org to the attention of Allison Stettler.  For more information, consult the VOP website, www.vop.org, and the PPC website, www.public-consultation.org.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applying soon is recommended.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture

In 2015, the 8th Annual Matilda White Riley Award and Lecture is part of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Come to listen to the 2015 awardees, Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University and Dr. Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania, two eminent scholars whose contributions to the field of behavioral and social sciences have furthered the mission of the National Institutes of Health: turning discovery into health!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.

For detailed information about the agenda, presentations abstracts and other event details visit:
OBSSR 20th Anniversary Celebration

Full Time Job - Experiential Education Manager

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring an Experiential Education Manager for its flagship internship program. The Experiential Education Manager will work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.


About the Internship Program:

START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of our research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience. START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution.

Description of Duties:

The Experiential Education Manager will oversee the internship program and report to START’s Education Director. Additionally, the Internship Manager will work with the Events and Communications Coordinator to put together a program of enrichment and career development opportunities for the interns. The Experiential Education Manager will also regularly attend recruiting functions in order to promote internship opportunities.

Additionally, the Experiential Education Manager will schedule desk and office space for interns to meet the needs of projects and intern supervisors. He/she will be responsible for ensuring both the scheduling and hiring processes run smoothly. This will require the Experiential Education Manager to work with about 100 interns from dozens of schools throughout the country as well as about 20 intern supervisors based at START.

In conducting the duties described, the Experiential Education Manager will have the opportunity to work directly with researchers and future professionals in the homeland security enterprise, as well as other scholars, students and administrators.  

For more information, visit http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/experiential-education-manager

Summer Course on Science Behind CBRN Weapons

Have you ever wondered about the science or science policy behind the threat and use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons? Do you want to complete your Natural Sciences or Natural Sciences Lab course requirement this summer in College Park? If this applies to you, enroll in BSST240 and BSST241 this summer.

From June 1-July 10, 2015, you’ll explore the scientific method and fundamental principles of the hard sciences and you’ll bring together multiple different fields into one classroom. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to test hypotheses, use basic statistics, interpret results, and apply your new knowledge on CBRN weapons to their threat to practical applications within public health, emergency management, epidemiology, and threat assessment. Further, if taken concurrently BSST240 and BSST241 satisfy the General Education Natural Lab Science Requirement.

If you have questions about this exciting course, send them to education@start.umd.edu!

Federal and Global Semester - Seats Still Available!

A few seats still available in the Federal and Global Semester Programs for next year! APPLY NOW. Students of all majors and years welcome to apply.
Perks include:           
  • Take a fall-semester seminar course on security, U.S. diplomacy, science diplomacy, energy, global challenges--taught by amazing practitioners who bring in guest speakers (foreign ambassadors, F.B.I., United Nations folks, etc.)! 
  • Obtain 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! Choose internships according to your interests and career ideas! (The fall seminar is not limiting!)
  • Earn a notation on your transcript: become a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
  • Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! Year-round fellowship and empowerment activities including field trips, etc.
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! 
Look at seminar descriptions on our websites to learn about amazing instructors!

Want to Earn Elective Credit for your Summer Internship?

BSOS internship courses are offered Summer I and II and are open to all majors. You may qualify if:
  • You have completed at least 30 credits at the end of the semester
  • Internship is onsite and not in a home office
  • You will be spending at least 45 hours at your internship
  • You will be conducting para or pre- professional work
  • You will be receiving regular and frequent supervision from an experienced professional 

Paid internships and internships in other states may qualify.

Tuition and fees apply for all summer courses, so this doesn't make sense for most students.  If you think it will work for you, review the schedule for summer tuition and fees



To learn more, visit ter.ps/internBSOS or email KathrynHopps

Program Development Internship with OIC International

OIC International seeks an intern to support key aspects of our Program Development Team. The selected intern will assist with work in the areas of TVET (Technical and Vocational Education Training) programs, fund-raising development and communications. Tasks will be assigned as a balance between those activities that will provide a meaningful learning experience and those activities that will increase productivity in the organization. 

Organization Overview:

Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OIC International) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  
Today OIC International is building the capacity of communities through technical and vocational training in agriculture livelihoods, health and nutrition. OIC International is a global organization with affiliates and training centers in 19 countries.

General Responsibilities:

Interns conduct research and gather information on development initiatives; they play an integral role in the organization and they also provide organizational and logistical support.
  • Research the viability of a new program, campaign, or initiative; compile and present statistics.
  • Create a potential social media strategy, evaluate various social media platforms, or come up with suggestions for how your current social media strategy might be improved.
  • Research and identify the most influential blogs in your industry. Follow them and provide weekly reports.
  • Scan industry media for news items; provide regularly scheduled updates.
  • Accompany employees to outside meetings; have them take an observer role, but ask for their input and ideas (and answer any questions) after you’ve left.
  • Evaluate some area of IT functionality (for tech-savvy interns); ask if they see a way to improve efficiency, streamline programs, or cut costs.
  • Take responsibility for some regular task. Even if it’s as simple as taking, and placing, the Weekly supply order, it will demonstrate follow-through and an ability to take ownership.
  • Create support materials, such as charts, graphs, or other visuals.
  • Plan and coordinate an event or meeting.
Requirements:
  • Background or strong interest in global affairs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer proficiency; must know Excel
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Internships are open to university level juniors, seniors, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample subject “Intern” attention, Vanessa Kilcrest at vkilcrest@oici.org 

Politico has Openings for Recent Grads!

Find current openings and application instructions here.

Here is an example of one:

Recruitment Associate

Description:

POLITICO is seeking a recruitment associate to source top industry talent.
Develop a solid understanding of position requirements through conversations with hiring manager.
Advertise positions in a smart way to attract quality candidates.
Source passive candidates.
— Review applicant resumes
— Conduct initial phone screens
— Present candidates to hiring managers for consideration
— Build and maintain a solid candidate pipeline for all openings
— Represent POLITICO at recruitment and industry events.

Qualifications

Qualifications
— College degree required
— Excellent process and time management skills
— Strong listening skills
— Some work experience or strong internship experience preferred
To apply: 
Send a résumé, cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience and contact information for three references to employment@politico.com with this in the subject line: ADM0003

Friday, May 22, 2015

Paid Climate and Energy Internship

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking a full-time intern interested in climate and energy issues to provide technical support to COG’s Climate and Energy team and COG members with implementation of the regional climate and energy action plan, with particular focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory development work for the region. Primary responsibilities of the position regarding climate and energy programs, and GHG inventory development include: 

· Performing technical review of the recently completed COG regional GHG inventory;
· Helping to prepare GHG inventory documentation on inputs, methods, and results;
· Assisting COG member jurisdictions to prepare local greenhouse gas inventories;
· Collecting and applying input data for use in local government operations and community inventories;
· Presenting results and recommendations to COG staff and workgroups;
· Providing technical support to COG and local government members for climate and energy program activities, including progress tracking and analysis of program impacts for various initiatives such as efficiency retrofits, building benchmarking, resiliency planning, and electric vehicle and renewable energy deployment. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicant should be a graduate or undergraduate student in environmental studies, urban studies, engineering, or related field. Demonstrated interest in sustainability, climate change, and/or energy issues is helpful. Intern must have strong quantitative, oral communication and writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. The intern will work 40 hours per week, compensated at $13/hour (undergraduate level) or $15/hour (graduate level). Open until filled.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, & Writing Sample to: Resumes@mwcog.org     

Paid Writing and Editing Internship with the World Resources Institute for Recent Grad

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is seeking a creative professional to assist its Marketing and Communications team in generating content for TheCityFix.com blog and EMBARQ.org news section, as well as monthly email newsletters. This internship is ideal for recent graduates or early-career professionals in communications, marketing, public relations, environmental studies, urban studies, English, liberal arts, or related studies. You will get real world experience in a fast-paced environment. Internships may vary in length depending on your schedule, interest, and abilities.

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities integrates WRI’s global analysis and builds on its on-the-ground experience in urban planning, sustainable transport, energy, climate change, water management, and governance. The Center galvanizes action that will help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. It operates through a global network of offices in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Washington, D.C. where this internship will be located.
Responsibilities
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
  • 70% Edit, write, and publish online as support to experts
  • 15% Research news stories, blogs, new initiatives and trends, interact with and assist WRI experts in promoting their work
  • 10% Email marketing
  • 5% Organize content on websites, databases, social media
Qualifications
Required qualifications:
  • Recent graduate or early-career professional with a degree in communications, marketing, public relations, urban studies, environmental studies, English, liberal arts, or related studies
  • Interest in sustainability marketing and communications
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Capable of meeting tight deadlines on a regular basis, and organizing an editorial calendar
  • Strong editing/interviewing/note-taking skills
  • Expert knowledge of MS Word
  • Extremely well organized
  • Strong research ability
  • Ability to learn new technologies and online platforms for publishing quickly
  • Taste for graphic design
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experiencing writing and editing content for a daily online publisher
  • Knowledge of photo editing software
  • Experience with Drupal 7, WordPress, and Vertical Response
  • Experience in developing marketing materials, working with videos, podcasting, blogs, web content management, graphics and email systems
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and/or Mandarin Chinese a plus
Final candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.

Duration: 6 months

Location: Washington, DC

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers

Analyst Position for Recent Grad with the Advisory Board Company

The Education Advisory Board is the firm’s higher education practice, with membership programs serving Chief Academic Officers, Chief Business Officers, Student Affairs Executives and Community College Presidents at institutions in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Our research focuses on the university’s most pressing quality and productivity issues, performing rigorous root cause analysis and conducting hundreds of interviews with thought leaders to identify effective best practices that are shared with the membership through a series of national roundtable meetings, on-site workshops, webinars and publications.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Discuss study topic and subsidiary issues with team
  • Map the research process and delegate responsibilities
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with university “thought leaders”
  • Perform root-cause analysis
  • Identify and critique best demonstrated practices
  • Brief team regarding research progress and new research developments
  • Revisit hypotheses as necessary
  • Analyze and synthesize research findings
  • Share knowledge, ideas and insight
  • Develop innovative constructs for presentation of findings
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • Minimum of one year of work or internship experience
  • Experience with at least two of the following:
Conducting long-term research (at least 3 months in duration)
Conducting primary and secondary research
Demonstrated interest in higher education
Writing in-depth reports in a professional setting
Analyzing business issues

Ideal Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives, in both oral and written formats
  • Experience conducting root-cause analysis
  • Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively

Agriculture Development Internship for Recent Grad

PROGRAM SUMMARY
Winrock is seeking candidates for an Agriculture Intern to provide administrative and technical support on agriculture and food security projects and proposals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide support to project staff on agriculture and food security projects. This will include assisting with reviewing and editing reports, fielding consultants (drafting TORs, arranging airfare), and other tasks as needed.
  • Contribute to new business development. This will include conducting research on technical topics, potential partners, and other projects, drafting proposal pieces including tables and CVs, reviewing/contributing to technical sections and annexes as appropriate.
  • Conduct research on a range of topics including agriculture, value chains, gender, nutrition, food security, etc. for projects.
  • Attend agriculture, food security, and nutrition-related events on behalf of Winrock and report findings.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Education:               
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Nutrition, International Development, or related field.
Work Experience:  
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in agriculture-related field, including coursework and/or development projects.
  • Demonstrated writing abilities.
  • Knowledge of and experience in international development required, agriculture/agriculture research desired.
  • Strong research experience in relevant sectors.
  • Experience participating in proposals/new business development desired.
  • Familiarity with USAID a plus.
  • Experience studying and/or working in a developing country a plus. 
Skills:                   
  • Basic understanding of agriculture and/or food security in developing countries.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
 Other:                     
  • Fluency in English and strong written English is required.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Healthcare Financial Analysis Summer Internship

Inovalon is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern for the summer months to work with the Premier Client team, responsible for implementing risk adjustment, clinical and quality outcomes, business intelligence, and auditing solutions for health plans offering products under the Affordable Care Act. The ideal candidate would be interested in health care and be eager to learn about the industry.

Responsibility of the role will include developing, documenting, and managing key business process tools and reports including, but not limited to:  financial analysis, operational metrics, key performance indicators, and comparative analysis. He/she will have the ability to interact with and influence management and contributors many all levels of the organization.  This role requires the candidate be interested in analyzing operational and financial data to define and measure meaningful metrics that lead to insightful business decision-making.

Responsibilities:
  • Build and drive an efficient, user-friendly process for developing financial and operational analyses that link to strategic objectives;
  • Work collaboratively in preparing and automating monthly reporting packages that includes analysis of key business trends and actual versus plan variances, including comprehensive explanations of differences;
  • Determine key performance indicator metrics and help to produce forecasting models to support senior management in decision making;
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of key systems analytics information including operational, financial, and historical metrics, healthcare data patterns, claims utilization, provider utilization, and/or cost and reimbursement patterns to improve the functioning of processes and operation;
  • Collaborate with business owners on data analysis and modeling projects;
  • Develop product knowledge and expertise regarding products utilized by Inovalon clients, and acquire proficiency in healthcare Risk Adjustment for Commercial populations; and
  • Assist on special projects, as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled as a candidate for a Bachelor's Degree or Master’s degree;
  • Eager to learn about the Affordable Care Act, commercial health plans, and the health care industry;
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite, including MS Excel;
  • Basic experience writing queries in SQL or similar software preferred;
  • Must be self-motivated and work well in a team environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Strong attention to detail and solid organizational skills.

EHS Internship in Silver Spring

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. 

Position Overview:

To provide support for ongoing EHS projects and learn and assist the EHS team with meeting the department objectives.

 Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
  • Work with departmental staff to evaluate the adequacy of engineering and administrative controls, perform or coordinate industrial hygiene assessments and help make recommendations through written technical reports.
  • Assist EHS employees to plan, schedule, coordinate or conduct EHS Training Programs for employees and contractors such as HAZCOM, Blood borne Pathogens, Hazardous Waste Generator,  Laboratory Safety, Fire Protection and Prevention, DOT HAZMAT requirements, etc.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining day-to-day EHS programs, including Laboratory Assessments/Audits, New Hire Orientation, PPE distribution, etc.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Currently pursuing a BS degree
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • No industry experience is required, previous internship experience preferred
 

Fall Internships with the Project on Government Oversight

At POGO, interns will be immersed in the gritty work of government oversight.    Recent intern projects have included:


  • Investigating how different government agencies are implementing the Open Government Initiative
  • Writing about human trafficking issues for the POGO blog

  • POGO takes interns throughout the year, with summer interns generally working from May through August, fall interns from September through December, and spring interns from January through May. Internships are also available during the winter for those on the quarter system. In short, POGO is flexible and will work with an individual’s time restrictions as long as there is a minimum commitment of three months.  All interns work full time. The deadline for fall applications is July 15.



    Paid Human Resources Internship with Five Guys in Lorton, Virginia

    Five Guys is looking for an intern to work this summer with our Recruiting Department. Learn the in's and out's of the recruiting world while gaining hands on administrative skills.

    Human Resources- Recruiting Support Intern
    Your specific responsibilities in this role will include, but not limited to, the following:
    · Evaluate and process incoming candidate applications
    · Post and maintain jobs to local and national job boards
    · Plan and facilitate job fairs, meetings, and interviews
    · Prepare weekly and bi-weekly reports
    · Assist the recruiting team in other areas as determined by management
    · Assist with redesigning job descriptions
    · Set up job alerts and email profiles
    · Source and call candidates for open positions
    Desired Skills and Experience

    · Junior or Senior pursing a Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in Human Resources or similar field
    · Technical skills using MS Office, Social Media and Internet savvy
    · Interest in pursuing a career in human resources, recruiting, or similar profession
    · Ability to handle confidential information using mature judgment
    · Must be an extremely perceptive and organized person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels
    · Excellent communication and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects
    · Strong customer service skills, good communication skills and courteous telephone skills
    · Desire and passion to be successful and part of a winning team

    Salary: $15.00 /hour

    Apply here.

    Paid Summer Human Resources Internship

    American Legacy Foundation is currently searching for applicants for the Summer 2015 Internship Program.

    In addition to working within their respective departments, interns will be exposed to tobacco knowledge, current issues in public health and career development opportunities.  The internship duration is June 2015 through August 2015.  Interns are paid competitively (including a travel stipend) and are eligible to participate in the program for up to two semesters.

    The Human Resources Intern will support Legacy's Human Resources expertise center in various function areas and with special projects to broaden their knowledge of the HR function. They will assist with performance management projects, learn HRIS processes and assist in processing employee changes/updates, file/discard HR files and contracts consistent with Legacy's document retention policy, read and understand Legacy policies, procedures, and benefits to answer employee inquiries, and assist with updating benefits information into an HRIS. Experience working on multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment is essential.

    Ideal candidates are students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree with an interest in learning more about Human Resources as a profession. An interest in public health or tobacco control is a plus. Those interested in applying should apply here.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Experiential Education Manager

    The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring an Experiential Education Manager for its flagship internship program. The Experiential Education Manager will work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.


    About the Internship Program:

    START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of our research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience. START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution.

    Description of Duties:

    The Experiential Education Manager will oversee the internship program and report to START’s Education Director. Additionally, the Internship Manager will work with the Events and Communications Coordinator to put together a program of enrichment and career development opportunities for the interns. The Experiential Education Manager will also regularly attend recruiting functions in order to promote internship opportunities.

    Additionally, the Experiential Education Manager will schedule desk and office space for interns to meet the needs of projects and intern supervisors. He/she will be responsible for ensuring both the scheduling and hiring processes run smoothly. This will require the Experiential Education Manager to work with about 100 interns from dozens of schools throughout the country as well as about 20 intern supervisors based at START.

    In conducting the duties described, the Experiential Education Manager will have the opportunity to work directly with researchers and future professionals in the homeland security enterprise, as well as other scholars, students and administrators.  

    For more information, visit http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/experiential-education-manager

    Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

    The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for Discover UChicago, an expenses-paid visit weekend in October 2015 for traditionally underrepresented and minority candidates planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2015.

    This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

    Students interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business, as well as master’s programs in religious studies, physical sciences, and social work are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2015.

    A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at gradadmissions.uchicago.edu/discover.

    Looking to network with UMD alumni over the summer?

    Check out the tools below @ Connect with BSOS alumni: www.ter.ps/ConnectAlum
    • Join the new UMD Alumni Advisor Network to connect with over 5,000 alumni waiting to share their career information with you or conduct a resume or mock interview.
    • Watch over 30 UMD alumni present information about their careers with Candid Career videos. Many serve as Career Coaches; available to speak with students interested in their industry.   
    • Stay informed and connect with BSOS alumni through the over 80 UMD related LinkedIn groups (located on the right under “Featured groups").
    • LinkedIn’s find alumni, allows users to research where UMD alumni are working and locate alumni.

    Access Solutions for Career Concerns

    Have a job/internship search question? Schedule a Career Assistance Appointment -We are open ALL SUMMER!

    The University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff help students plan solutions for career-related concerns while identifying appropriate Center resources, programs and services. Schedule a career assistance appointment today through Careers4Terps by clicking on the “Calendar” tab, once logged in, or call 301.314.7225 with questions.

    Paid Internships at the Interagency Council on Homelessness

    USICH is seeking interns to support its work on behalf of the nation’s efforts to end homelessness. There are currently multiple intern positions available across the various teams at USICH, including our Policy, National Initiatives, Communications and Executive Office Teams. Assignments may include but are not be limited to:
    • Researching and compiling of information, statistics, studies, etc. on housing related issues;
    • Coordinating activities, meetings, forums and USICH initiatives with Federal, State, local and private stakeholders around the U.S.;
    • Supporting essential administrative assignments related to document and correspondence preparation, answering calls, facilitating webinar and conference calls and responding to general questions of a non-policy nature;       
    • Tracking and analyzing appropriations, authorizing and other legislative developments;
    • Data analysis and assessment of resource implications of policy decisions;       
    • Analysis of federal programs, policies, and procedures as they relate to the Federal response to homelessness-related issues;
    • Writing and editing a variety of publications, presentations, technical assistance materials, and other documents related to the work of USICH;
    • Compilation of content for website; website management; and,
    For more information and to apply, visit http://usich.gov/about_us/job_listings/usich_internships/

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    Paid Summer Internship with National Park Service, Interpretation and Education

    The National Park Service 

    Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.  We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing communities preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

    NPS​ Mission
    The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. 

    Internship
    NPS is seeking a University of Maryland student to work in Interpretation and Education with non-profit partners. The intern would preferably work full-time (40 hours) through the summer, but a part-time schedule could be arranged.

    Position Summary:
    Help manage NPS relationship with 72 nonprofit cooperating associations (which manage in-park stores); assist in the development of policy and agreements for partnerships with a wide range of non-profit organizations that further the NPS education and interpretation mission.
    Assist in analyzing the function of partners to determine strengths and weaknesses, and identify ways to improve the national program. Assist partners in meeting reporting requirements and help NPS compile and analyze annual reports. Serve as a liaison with regional Interpretation and Education coordinators from each of the seven regions around the country.

    Qualifications:
    • Strong communication skills; oral and written.Nonprofit or federal agency internship experience preferred.
    • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with a range of partner organizations.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google applications. 
    • Rising sophomore, junior or senior preferred.

    The office is located at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office. Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.


    ​To apply, send cover letter, contact information for two professional and/or academic references, and resume to: Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at khopps@umd.edu.






    Apply by July 1 for Department of State Spring 2016 Internships!

    Visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 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.
    So consider spending your Spring 2016 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.






    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Employment Specialist Position for Graduating Senior or Alumnus with Experience

    PRS, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization in the Northern Virginia and DC areas that helps adults and youth living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and people in crisis achieve personal Wellness, Recovery, Community Integration and Safety.
    We have some exciting opportunities for experienced Supported Employment Specialists to assist our clients in finding and maintaining employment.
    What the job entails:
    • Job Placement – Identify employment opportunities with clients based on assessment information gathered on client's vocational interests, skills and abilities.
    • Job Development – Within the community obtain relevant employment opportunities for your clients
    • Job Coaching – Provide support on- and off-site to employed clients.
    • Work Readiness - Conduct psycho-educational courses to train clients on what it takes to be employed.

    Profile of Successful Candidate:
    • Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred, in rehabilitation counseling, social work or related human services field with at least one year of work, internship or volunteer-related experience. Licensed in either DC or VA a plus! 
    • Strong clinical writing, ability to work independently and prioritize work, high emotional intelligence, able to quickly establish rapport with clients, employers and providers;
    • Experience with adults or youth with mental illness, substance use disorder, autism spectrum disorder or mild intellectual disorders; and
    • Reliable transportation with a clean driving record.