Monday, August 31, 2015

Hourly Student Administrative Job with National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland

DESCRIPTION
The NFLC is seeking a student to provide administrative support in a busy research center. Duties will include filing, gathering information for sponsored projects, scheduling and coordinating meetings, and providing other administrative assistance as required. Student will also assist in office move. Light lifting will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have superb oral and written communication skills, must be energetic, enthusiastic, and a self-starter. Strong attention to detail is essential. Applicants should possess the ability to exercise flexibility and professionalism when dealing with diverse internal and external clients. Candidates must possess the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively. 

Find out more at Careers4Terps.

Internship with A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle is now in its 14th year of service to the most vulnerable children and adults in our nation’s capital region. The average family size of those we serve is 4 and the average annual income – from all sources – is $12,000. We serve the neediest of the needy. We have big goals for being a force in the movement to end poverty and have grown considerably in each of our 14 years.

The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another. We work in partnership with those we serve and with those seeking to help to ensure that every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well. 

A Wider Circle is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings on 10-15 interns each semester to work out of our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring. Interns play a significant role here; in addition to direct service and education internships, there are business, marketing, research, and strategic planning internships available.

We request that interns commit to working at least 10 hours per week (the average is 10 - 20, but some work more). Students interested in our internships may contact us at intern@awidercircle.org.
 
If you have any questions about internship opportunities with us or about our work in general, please contact me any time at 301.608.3504 or at mark@awidercircle.org .

Welcome Back for the Fall 2015 Semester from BSOS Advising!

The BSOS Advising Center would like to welcome all of our students for the Fall 2015 semester. Here are a few reminders for the start of school:
  • First Day of Class – Monday, August 31st 
  • Labor Day – No Classes, Monday, September 7th 
  • Last day of Schedule Adjustment – Monday, September 14th
  • Last day to drop a class with a W – Monday, November 9th 
  • If you are on a waitlist, please check in everyday starting Monday, August 31st 
For more information about academic deadlines, please go to the Registrar's Office website.

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

Contact Information

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

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

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

Recent Grad? Entry-level Position in Bethesda with EPA Contractor

The Cadmus Group, Inc. seeks a highly-motivated entry-level professional to provide program support on energy-efficient building technologies, policy, and energy performance rating systems for our clients at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This position involves extensive work with EPA’s ENERGY STAR platform for commercial buildings. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented problem solver with strong analytical, communication, and writing skills interested in a career in energy efficiency, energy education, and sustainability. The position also involves handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced consulting environment.

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include processed-based work supporting ENERGY STAR recognition programs, such as ENERGY STAR certification application reviews, for energy efficiency in the built environment, providing technical support to organizations (in both the public and private sectors), and working with standard software packages to benchmark building energy use such as EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Additional work may also include supporting training sessions (primarily online), and writing or editing reports, case studies, presentations and other documents, creating and manipulating spreadsheets and databases, and collecting and interpreting vast amounts of data.

Requirements
·      BS/BA degree; background in Environmental Science, Facility Management/Building     Operations, Public Policy, Economics, or related area of study a plus but not required
·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to summarize complicated concepts and process succinctly
·      Ability to work well independently and in teams
·      0-2 years of related work or internship experience
·      Proven analytical skills
·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
·      Strong organizational abilities
·      Comfortable presenting over the phone and in front of live audiences, or willingness to learn

Preferred
·      Knowledge of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Buildings Program and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
·      Experience with EPA’s ENERGY STAR program
·      Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
·      Proficient knowledge of building systems and specific energy efficiency measures
·      Familiarity with webinar platforms such as WebEx or GoToMeeting

Click here to apply.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Want to Earn Elective Credit for Your Fall Internship? Apply for a BSOS Internship Course This Week!

Do you have an internship lined up this semester?  Do you want to earn elective credit for it?  It may qualify for one of the BSOS internship courses if:

  • You have completed at lest 30 credits and one semester at Maryland
  • Your internship will be onsite and not in a home office
  • You will be conducting para- or pre-professional work
  • You will be receiving regular and frequent supervision from an experienced professional
  • You will be spending at least 45 hours at your internship
BSOS students have priority for BSOS 288I, BSOS 388I and BSOS 386, but to be sure your application will be reviewed by the end of schedule adjustment, it must be submitted this week.

To learn more, visit ter.ps/internBSOS or email Kathryn Hopps at khopps@umd.edu.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer 2016 CIA Internship

The CIA has paid student internship, scholarship, and co-op opportunities in several fields of study. There are also incredible career opportunities available.

To be considered for Summer 2016 employment submit your online application by 15 October. Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent nine to twelve months before the desired start date.

From accounting and clandestine service, to economics, engineering and information technology, the CIA needs talented and intelligent professionals to continue the work that keeps our nation safe.

The thing that sets CIA professionals apart is our commitment to protect our national security. Do you have that drive inside of you?

Undergraduate student programs are available in the following areas:

- Accounting, Budget & Finance
- Analysis
- Clandestine Service
- Computer Science/Engineering
- Cyber Security
- Data Science
- Engineering
- Facilities Services
- Graphic, Media, Publishing & Photography
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Open Source/Foreign Media Analysis
- Scholarship Programs

Learn more and apply on our website: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-students.html

Intern with the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Job Title
Program Intern

Position Overview
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders.  MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy,   technical assistance, and legal services.

Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s program interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Program interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for office management, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.  

A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required.  Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.

This internship is located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office.

Intern Objectives
  • Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
  • Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as letters, fact sheets, website content, and newsletter articles.
  • Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls.
  • Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office.
  • Learn about event management by assisting with logistics coordination for professional training sessions and fundraising events.
  • Enhance research skills by completing written projects regarding sexual violence.
  • Develop an understanding of nonprofit membership development and engagement by updating and maintaining electronic database records.
  • Participate in public outreach by attending events, staffing community information fairs, and fulfilling orders for resource brochures.
  • Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects.
  • Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.   
Qualifications
  • Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
  • Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices
  • Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
  • Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • This internship is particularly relevant for students pursuing degrees in communications, social sciences, criminal justice, or Women’s Studies, but we welcome applications from those in any field. 


Commitment to Diversity 
MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity.  MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability. 

Compensation

This internship is unpaid.  We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to jobs@mcasa.org.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. We require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week. For further information, please contact MCASA @ 301-328-7023.

Recent Grad Interested in Peace and International Security Issues? Apply for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship!

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, military budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $34,800 ($2,900 per month), and receive health insurance and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. The next application deadline is October 1, 2015 for the spring 2016 fellowship, which will begin between January 15 and April 1, 2016
Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.


Libertarian Recent Grad? This Cato Institute Position May Interest You!

Assistant Editor for Intellectual History, Libertarianism.org


The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position located in DC as Assistant Editor for Intellectual History at Libertarianism.org. The individual in this role will be contributing to the content on Libertarianism.org. The ideal candidate will be well-read in the libertarian intellectual tradition and have a demonstrated record of writing about libertarian ideas. If you are passionate about intellectual history on libertarianism or have an interest to learn you might be just who we are looking for. 
Responsibilities:
  • Expanding Libertarianism.org’s collection of classic libertarian works
  • Selecting, editing, and writing brief prefaces for excerpts from important texts
  • Write essays for Libertarianism.org on topics within libertarian intellectual history
  • Overseeing addition of full-length books and magazines in various downloadable formats
  • Working with narrators and Libertarianism.org’s A/V staff to create audio editions of our essays and books

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing and proof-reading skills will be important
  • Deep knowledge or passion about libertarian intellectual tradition

Application instructions

Qualified applicants should send resumes to: Aaron PowellResearch Fellow and Editor, Libertarianism.org

Executive Assistant Sister Cities International Position for Recent Grad

This position is responsible for providing high-level executive, administrative, and managerial support to the President and CEO in the execution of her roles and responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long term projects with the urgency of immediate demands of the organization's operations, and be willing to assist with other departments and organizational needs as necessary.
Bachelor's degree required; a degree with an international focus strongly preferred
For further information and application instructions, click here.

Fall and Spring Arts Management Internships on Campus with the DeVos Institute!

Program Dates:

Fall 2015: 
Program Dates: September—December 2015
Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis in August and September

Spring 2016: 
Program Dates: January—May 2016
Application Deadline: Early December 2015

Interning with the DeVos Institute
As a leading provider of arts management training worldwide, the DeVos Institute and its leadership offer valuable, hands-on experience for current students and recent graduates in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. DeVos Institute Interns gain an expansive understanding of the arts and cultural industry by supporting the Institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe. Interns have the opportunity to gain practical skills in many areas including event management, research, evaluation, reporting, and business communications.


For more information, please visit http://www.devosinstitute.umd.edu/Who-We-Are/Careers.

Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master’s candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years. 

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Syrah Gunning at sgunning@umd.edu. Please note the term and the appropriate number of hours per week you are applying for. Following the application deadlines, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Available Positions/ Projects

Research and Evaluation
Research and Evaluation Interns support Institute leadership in an array of projects related to producing and evaluating the Institute’s programs. Interns gain experience researching macro-level trends in the field at large, analyzing program evaluation data, and supporting the Institute’s research initiatives, a series of high-level forums exploring the greatest challenges facing the arts industry today. The Institute's current initiative is investigating the collision of technology, artists, and audiences from three angles: 1) The effect of technology on creative practice: how artists are using, or not, new technologies in their work today, and the implications in these choices. 2) The effects of technology on distribution and consumption: How artists and producers are using technology to change the means, location, and nature in which their work is conveyed to, and consumed by, audiences. 3) The effects of technology on administration: How organizations are using technology to change the way they manage and market their work. These positions provide challenging opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate level students with an interest in research and analysis, non-profit management, and evaluation.

Consulting
Consulting Interns support the DeVos Institute’s engagements with both domestic and international arts organizations through research, data analysis, planning, content drafting, and travel management. Consulting projects differ per client and include a wide array of practical research such as financial analysis, industry research on comparable organizations, event management, affinity marketing, and prospecting research. These positions are ideal for candidates with broad interest in arts management and the trends facing arts organizations.

Program Management
The DeVos Institute’s Capacity Building programs provide training and support for executive, artistic, and board leadership in arts communities’ worldwide. In each city, these two-year programs provide tailored assistance to a cohort of 10-60 organizations through seminars, online master classes, and one-on-one consultations. Program Management Interns gain valuable experience in event planning, vendor coordination, travel management, and program management, both through in person and online activities. These positions are ideal for individuals interested in event management, hospitality and tourism, and program management.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mark Your Calendar for the Study Abroad Fair, September 10th

Explore your world at the Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 10th - 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP


Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. 


Upcoming programs led by our college faculty are outlined here

Apply Now for Spring Internship with the Newseum

Description:
Interns will assist the Education Department with research for online and on-site curriculum for grades 3-college. They will be required to adhere to Education Department practices and procedures.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
 • Work with the Senior Education Manager and Outreach Coordinator to research potential school and community partners whose pedagogy aligns with the Newseum’s history, civics and media literacy curriculum and programs, then suggest programming ideas for collaboration
 • Work with the Multimedia Curriculum Specialist to conduct web research in historic newspaper and other databases to identify primary sources for use in current and future curriculum materials
 • Handle student and teacher requests for research assistance for National History Day, We the People, and other projects
 • Assist with creating, organizing and maintaining resources for Education programming, including family days, gallery guides, teacher professional development workshops and Learning Center classes; then prepare select findings for publication
 • Raiser’s Edge data entry and analysis
 • Daily office tasks
 • Other duties as assigned Qualifications
 • Interest in history or a research-based career
 • Interest in education or museums
 • Attention to detail and accuracy
 • Familiarity with internet research methods and sources
 • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
 • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and fast-paced team environment
 • Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in communicating information and determining reliability of sources
 • Interns must be available to work 15-20 hours per week, but scheduling is flexible.

Application Deadline Sunday, November 1, 2015

Read more and apply here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Africa Program Assistant with International Republican Institute for Recent Grad

The Africa Division is currently recruiting for a Program Assistant to support its East Africa programs.  As a junior member of the team, the Program Assistant will provide administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs in the Africa region.
Position Requirements:   
  • BA/BS in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in international development or related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Assists with implementation of all IRI programs in East Africa 
  • Assists Program Officer, Resident Country Director and Resident Program Officer with research related to project proposals and program activities.
  • Assists Program Officer, Resident Country Director and Resident Program Officer on updating program summaries.
  • Assists with writing quarterly reports, semi-annual, and final reports.
  • Assists with managing and monitoring program budgets and financial reports.
  • Creates and maintains briefing books.
  • Coordinates logistical support for program activities and trainings from DC.
  • Monitors report and analyzes political developments in East Africa, especially as they relate to IRI objectives and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
Click here to apply.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Apply Now for Summer 2016 Intelligence Office Internship with the Defense Intelligence Agency!

Job Title: 2016 Summer Internship Program - Intelligence Officer Intern (Foreign Language Highly Desired )
Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency
Job Announcement Number:105470-01

Salary Ramge:

$31,944.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year
Key Requirements:
- U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation

Application closes Thursday, September 17, 2015

Apply here.

Apply by August 31 for Internships with the District of Columbia Courts

This position is an open continuous announcement. The Human Resources Division refers qualified applicants as vacancies become available.

Are you looking for a meaningful internship that will give you a competitive edge, marketable experience, and knowledge of the judicial system while making a difference in people lives?

The District of Columbia Courts consists of the Court of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court System. DC Courts constitutes the Judicial Branch of the District of Columbia Government and is separate and distinct from the Executive and Legislative Branches.

Apply here. Applications close August 31.

Applications Open for Summer 2016 Paid Private Wealth Summer Internship

AB is a research-driven investment firm that is global in scope and client-focused in its mission. With approximately $485 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015, AB provides a suite of diversified investment strategies to clients located across 50 plus countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Bernstein Private Wealth Management, a unit of AB, offers a full range of investment services designed to help affluent individuals and families preserve and enhance their wealth. Today, as a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P., Bernstein oversees some $78 billion (as of June 30, 2015) in private capital and offers global portfolios in stocks, bonds, hedge funds, and real estate.

Job Description

We are seeking talented, highly motivated students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and an interest in financial services for our Private Wealth Summer Internships.  This is a ten week program that will offer competitive compensation and invaluable experience in the financial services industry.
Interns will play a key role working with Financial Advisors and their teams to provide support in all aspects of the business. Specific responsibilities and activities may include:

• Analyzing financial information for clients/prospects to determine strategies for achieving investment objectives
• Working hands-on with clients to respond to inquiries via written and verbal communications
• Completing ad-hoc business projects
• Partnering with team members toward a common goal of exceptional client service
• Preparing for and participating in a robust on-boarding training program
• Interacting and networking with professionals throughout the firm to fuel career success

Job Qualifications

Candidates should be top academic performers, be interested in the investment management industry and meet the following criteria:

• May or June 2017 Bachelor’s degree candidates in business, finance, economics, math, or liberal arts
• Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Client-focused with a high degree of professionalism, motivation and initiative
• Detail-oriented, ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong quantitative, analytical and communication skills
• Ability to work independently while also being a strong team player
• A track record of exceptional performance in extracurricular and professional activities
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Some coursework in finance and economics is preferred

Job Requirements

• Candidates must be available to work full-time from June 6, 2016 through August 12, 2016.  
• It is not permissible to simultaneously take academic classes or hold other employment that will conflict with the internship schedule.
• Selected candidates will need to successfully complete a thorough background check      

Apply here.  

Paid Fall Communications Internship with the American Red Cross

The National Headquarters (NHQ) Communications Internship is a paid internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship.  The opportunity is based in Washington, DC at our National Headquarters beginning in September 2015.

Click here to learn more and apply.

World Wildlife Fund Seeks Paid Private Sector Engagement Fall Intern!

Description: This intern will work closely with members of the Private Sector Engagement Business Services staff. The Business Services team at WWF supports teams engaging companies on sustainability, fundraising, partner marketing, etc.

The responsibilities will include researching companies, corporate foundations, sector research, data management support including data entry and cleaning, and developing briefs and templates. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing to support the PSE team in various capacities, have research and/or data management background and have office management support experience.

Internship Description: This intern will work closely with members of the Private Sector Engagement Business Services staff. The Business Services team at WWF supports teams engaging companies on sustainability, fundraising, partner marketing, etc.

The responsibilities will include researching companies, corporate foundations, sector research, data management support including data entry and cleaning, and developing briefs and templates. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing to support the PSE team in various capacities, have research and/or data management background and have office management support experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Full time is preferred; minimum of 20 hours a week for 12 weeks (a longer time period, potentially through the spring is desirable)
  • Students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates are eligible
  • Good project management skills are obligatory
  • Familiarity with environment, economics and/or business is required
  • Skills in Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Word and obligatory
Washington, DC

Paid

Apply here.

Apply by September 4 for Paid Fall Communications Internship with the National Housing Conference

Position Summary
NHC is seeking a fall intern to play a strong, substantive role in carrying out the NHC’s goals through marketing and communications activities. This position will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications and work closely with several NHC team members on specific projects, including:
  • Providing communications and organizational support for key events and activities, including the Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods 2015 Convening and other activities;
  • Supporting media relations activities and promotion of NHC research and publications;
  • Brainstorming new ways to reach target audiences through communications strategies and assisting in developing marketing communications plans for NHC;
  • Contributing to blog writing, maintenance and outreach, as well as new and social media outreach through online networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and YouTube;
  • Drafting communications outreach such as letters, flyers and email;
  • Assisting in the management of the Housing Communications HUB online community;
  • Helping to update, expand and organize the organizations’ media and blogger outreach lists; and
  • Supporting the Communications Associate, the Director of Marketing and Communications and other NHC staff in all communications duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
  • Degree or enrollment in a degree program related to marketing, communications, journalism, English, and/or public affairs or related fields.
  • Solid administrative skills and strong computer skills (proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs). 
  • Excellent written and oral communications with experience writing for a variety of media.
  • Knowledge of email campaign software such as Constant Contact a plus.
  • Interest in issues related to affordable housing or related fields.
  • Ability to synthesize complicated material into more accessible summaries.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize duties while functioning as a member of a team.
  • An efficient and organized work style.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communications and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop or other production software and basic HTML/CSS helpful.
  • Audio/Video editing and production experience a plus.

Timeframe and hours
The fall internship will be approximately 10 weeks and will require the intern to work on site at the National Housing Conference (1900 M Street NW, Washington, DC) approximately 15-20 hours each week.

Compensation
Compensated at $10.50-12/per hour depending upon experience. Class credit can be arranged for full-time undergraduate applicants.

Application Deadline
September 4, 2015


Read more and apply here.

Participate in the BSOS Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program!

Is graduate school the right option for you? How do you get research experience, take full advantage of classes, ensure high-quality letters of recommendation, identify potential graduate programs and mentors? An informal meeting with a graduate mentor can provide first hand advice.

Schedule in Fall 2015

September 8, 2015 - Deadline for graduate students to sign up
September 15, 2015 - Deadline for undergraduate students to sign up

September 22, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees will be introduced to each other via email
October 5, 2014 – Mentor training
October 6-30, 2015 - Mentorship Weeks when mentors and mentees will meet
November 5-20, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees login with feedback

We will enroll students in the BSOS Mentoring Program until the slots for the semester are full on a first-come basis. Second year (sophomore) students will be given first preference followed by Third year (junior) students.

If you are interested, please sign up here: ter.ps/mentor2015  

For questions, please contact us at BSOSMentoring@umd.edu

BSOS Advising Center Walk-In Hours Resume August 27th


Afternoon Walk-In Hours in the BSOS Advising Center will resume for the Fall 2015 Semester on Thursday, August 27th. 

Walk-in times can vary, so please call 301-405-1697 to confirm hours for a given day.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Do You Have an Unpaid Internship with a Non-Profit or Government Agency and Need Help Paying for Transportation?

Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund 
Fall submission deadline: Monday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.


For the 2015-2016 academic year, we are excited to offer this scholarship for students participating in fall 2015, spring 2016, and summer 2016 unpaid internships with government agencies and non-profit organizations.
The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.
If you are an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid fall 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply.


Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the spring 2016 semester, who have an internship for fall 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (December 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.
In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the fall and completed by Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply (Submission Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5p.m.):
  1. Complete the scholarship program application form by Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5p.m.  The application will be available here beginning Monday, August 24, 2015.
  2. Complete and have signed the Supervisor Statement of Agreement form (this is a Word document).

Please note: The Bright Futures Scholarship application for spring 2016 unpaid internships will be available on Monday, January 18, 2016.

If you have questions about the Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
eely@umd.edu

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Paid Internship with the American Red Cross International Services Department

BACKGROUND : 

The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities. 

SUMMARY : 

We are looking for an intern to work with the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) team, to support our Public Education programs and large public events. The intern will work as part of a small team where s/he will gain hands on experience working with public education programs and with our public outreach activities in IHL. 

An interest in marketing and promotion, social media, communications and development is essential. Our interns work as integral members of our team and carry out professional level work in a supervised atmosphere. 

This is a temporary, part-time, 20-hr per week, paid internship for the fall semester. The Intern will begin in September 2015 and will continue through the fall semester, with a possibility of extension. 

RESPONSIBILITIES : 


  • Supporting the team’s outreach, promotion activities, and events;
  • Event outreach; 
  • Drafting blog posts and short updates for our website and communicating through social media on IHL topics; 
  • Grant research and writing; and 
  • Assisting with the collection of best practices and performing follow-up activities to strengthen our networks and gather information for monitoring and reporting purposes. 

QUALIFICATIONS : 

  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student in marketing, social marketing, communications, political science, international relations, or a related discipline; 
  • Must have strong written communication skills; computer skills, including familiarity with the Web and social media tools; 
  • Previous experience with grant research and writing; 
  • Strong interest in international issues and in IHL; 
  • Must be responsible, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure; 
  • Willingness to do background research and perform general office duties, as required; 
  • Selected candidate must already be legally allowed to work in the US without any need for Visa Sponsorship now or in the future. 

Anne Arundel County Executive Internship

County Executive Schuh has announced a Fall 2015 Internship Opportunity for college undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about Anne Arundel County government.

This internship will provide students with as much exposure as possible to the workings of county government as well as insight and guidance to further enhance their academic and professional career pursuits.


Internship Overview
Students may apply up to September 14, 2015 to be considered for participation in one of two 8-week unpaid internships.


This opportunity will involve providing exposure to 8 different departments of interest to the intern, including the County Executive’s Office. The first group will begin on September 21st and the second group will begin on September 28th.


Selection of interns will be made by September 14th. Notifications will be made to selected students indicating which departments they will be assigned during the 8-week period. The students will intern in a different department each week and should initially have contact with the Department Heads (or designees) in order to receive an overview of the department. They will be exposed to as many aspects of each of the 8 departments as possible.


Program Eligibility
• Undergraduate and graduate students actively attending an accredited college or university are eligible to participate in this program.
• Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the undergraduate l level and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the graduate level. 
• A college transcript should be provided as evidence of GPA.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Full-Time Operations Coordinator Position with Global Zero

We’re looking for a highly dependable and responsible self-starter to support the work of our Operations Manager and Programs team in cultivating Global Zero’s organizational stability and expansion. This role is well suited for someone who is curious and detail-oriented, loves a good spreadsheet, and is excited by figuring out how things work - and helping to make them better.


  • Salary competitive for nonprofits in Washington, D.C.;
  • Critical role in a rapidly growing, cutting-edge, international movement with opportunities for advancement;
  • Full-time position based in Washington D.C.; and
  • Flexible and occasionally intense hours including the rare evenings and weekends, to accommodate a team across multiple time zones and a rigorous campaign.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provide highly-organized support to both the Operations Manager and Programs team with records management, maintaining database and information systems, utilizing CRMs and tracking communications;
  • Oversee office management and supply inventory, and proactively address needs to maintain a pleasant and productive workspace;
  • Serve as gatekeeper and professional face of the organization when fielding incoming inquiries from vendors, stakeholders, and the general public;
  • Provide basic IT troubleshooting and support (bonus if you have real IT chops, but as a starting place be able to restart the router or call the internet provider)
  • Work closely with both Operations Manager and Programs team on special projects and research such as fundraising registration, profiling potential donors and supporters, or HR benefits;
  • Assist with bookkeeping of all financial transactions in compliance with accounting best practices, including but not limited to completion and review of expense reports and registration forms, as well as compile, scan and organize accompanying documentation;
  • Regularly communicate with employees, consultants, vendors, service providers, and state agencies;
  • Assists in tracking all donor communications including acknowledgements, and maintain current materials for distribution to donors and supporters;
  • Assists in the planning and execution of local, regional and international programs and events;

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience;
  • Experience with administration and operations, preferably at a non-profit;
  • A track record of successfully managing multiple priorities and the ability to work with clear direction and minimal supervision;
  • Experience with invoicing and reimbursements, bookkeeping, customer relations and basic HR management processes;
  • Trustworthy and good sense of discretion when interacting with potentially sensitive data;
  • Meticulous and organized;
  • Solid research skills; and
  • Proficient in database software such as Microsoft Excel.
Desired, but not necessary
  • Familiarity with programs such as Intuit QuickBooks, Salesforce or Salsa;
  • Basic budget and accounting skills and/or degree in Business or Business Administration.
Apply here.

Alternative Breaks--A Great Way to Serve, See the Country, Travel Overseas at a Reasonable Cost & Gain Leadership Experience!

Be a part of the Alternative Breaks movement and do something different for break! Alternative Breaks are year-long team experiences that dive in to social issues and communities across the world. Alternative Breaks culminate with service-learning immersion trips during winter, spring and summer breaks. Participants travel both locally and internationally to engage in active service, learn about social issues, and build upon community assets all while making lasting memories and great friends.

Participant applications are available online at http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu from Aug. 31- Sept. 27th.

To learn more about this year's 27 AB experiences, drop by an AB Meet and Greet! Two upcoming Meet and Greet events will be on Sept. 9th, 4-6 pm and Sept. 21st, 6-8 pm in the Stamp Atrium, STAMP Student Union.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Critical Threats Project Analyst- al Qaeda Team Position with AEI

AEI's Critical Threats Project (CTP) provides the public and policymakers with comprehensive, unique, and objective tracking and analysis of the primary national security challenges faced by the United States.  We are seeking an analyst to provide research, writing, and editing assistance to foreign policy scholars in support of this project. 
The primary area of focus for this position will be al Qaeda’s affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, and the Maghreb and Sahel region, as well as other political and security issues in those regions.  Other key responsibilities will include managing a small team of interns, assisting with the management of the project’s database, and research and administrative support as required.
The ideal candidate works well in a collaborative team environment and possesses excellent research, writing, and organizational skills.  A demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy and language proficiency in Arabic are required; experience in data analytics is preferred. 
Apply here.