Friday, October 30, 2015

Paid Summer Internship with Bates White Economic Consulting

Summer Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic or financial analysis and reports. They participate in a thorough internal training program, that provides the tools necessary to contribute to many aspects of a project. Under the direction of senior staff, Summer Consultants will have the opportunity to conduct research on various subjects; work with databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to analyze data and information; create economic and business models; synthesize facts, communicate with experts and clients; and prepare presentations and reports. They work side-by-side with colleagues at all levels and backgrounds, from PhD economists to lawyers and MBAs. Our Summer Consultant Program was ranked the #1 overall internship program and the #1 internship program for consulting firms by Vault.


Our Summer Consultant Program is an intensive 10-week program that provides rising seniors with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities while making meaningful contributions to the firm. We seek individuals who are motivated by intellectually stimulating work, possess an outstanding academic record, and exude strong leadership skills. An aptitude for numbers and analysis as well as strong writing skills are highly valued. We also look for personal qualities that include creativity, independence, self-confidence, and tenacity.  Candidates should be current juniors (rising seniors) pursuing an undergraduate degree and maintaining an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Bates White values candidates from diverse academic backgrounds and while training in economics or business with a strong quantitative background is helpful, it is not a requirement.

We offer a competitive salary, paid holidays, an opportunity to work on a community service project, and fun-filled summer outings.  Positions are available in our Washington, DC office.  Click here to apply.

December or Recent Grad? CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator and Research Assistant to join the Project on Nuclear Issues

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator and Research Assistant to join the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI). PONI’s mission is to build and support the next generation of nuclear professionals by providing development and networking opportunities to young nuclear professionals. The Program Coordinator and Research Assistant supports the operational and substantive goals of PONI and will be expected to play a key role in advancing PONI’s initiatives, including the Conference Series, the Nuclear Scholars Initiative, and PONI’s online and social media presence. The Program Coordinator and Research Assistant will assist in the management of day-to-day operations of the program, engaging in member and stakeholder outreach, planning and executing PONI events, and supporting the program’s substantive work and research. Demonstrated skills in strategic communication, social media, and outreach are highly desired. He/She reports directly to Rebecca Hersman, Director of PONI and Senior Adviser, International Security Program. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Responsible for PONI strategic communications, marketing and social media outreach;
• Operates and updates all PONI social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn;
• Regularly updates the PONI page on the CSIS website and manages the PONI Forum;
• Plans and executes program events and conferences;
• Assists with proofreading, layout, editing and dissemination of publications;
• Conducts research in support of PONI publications and briefings;
• Assists in conceptualizing new project ideas;
• Supports the execution of program events and activities;
• Contributes to broader WMD and national security research efforts as part of the Senior Adviser’s portfolio;
• Other administrative and research tasks as needed.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 
• B.A./B.S. in International Relations, Political Science, or related field;
• Interest in nuclear and security issues, as demonstrated by previous coursework and/or experience;
• Demonstrated ability to plan and execute events and/or conferences;
• Strong demonstrated skills and interest in strategic communication, marketing and social media;
• Demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous research and present information clearly and efficiently;
• Superior writing and analytical skills;
• Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines;
• Strong communication skills;
• Ability to write, think, and operate both independently and on a team;
• Ability to interact with and respond to questions from a range of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Click here to apply.

Spring Communications Internship with the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

The Communications Department is responsible for reporting on the broad work of the Institute both internally and externally, conducting media and public relations, and supporting all branches of the Institute with written materials such as the Institute’s magazine, books, reports, brochures, and more. The team also works to attract external editorial coverage of the Institute’s work and assists with the planning and execution of special events and public programs.

Basic Function:
The Communications intern will assist in tasks related to The Aspen Idea magazine, the Institute’s blog, other content for www.aspeninstitute.org, and more. The Communications intern will also support the Communications Department in its work on special events and live programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the production team of The Aspen Idea magazine with tasks such as assembling photos for selection, writing photo captions, tracking photo credits, and fact-checking text.
  • Prepare blog posts contributed by Institute staff and partners in a Drupal CMS, adding hyperlinks and editing in a limited capacity for Institute style.
  • Assist in generating new story ideas and finding dynamic storytelling formats to feature on the Aspen Idea blog.
  • Write original blog posts to promote the work of the Institute.
  • Support the digital communications team by regularly finding and storing stock and editorial images for later use on our digital channels.
  • Participate in weekly digital content meetings
  • Follow up with programs to get/share their photos after events, uploading the photos onto the Institute’s internal server and onto Flickr.
  • Disseminate published materials to programs. Send program staff relevant Institute coverage of their events and other content (PDFs of magazine pages, images, blog post links, etc. for use on their own web pages and external websites).
  • Assist with the preparation for and execution of events such as the Institute’s book talks and roundtables.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications:
  • Status as a current college senior or graduate student studying journalism, communications, public policy, or related field.
  • Must be willing to submit writing samples (including work published online) and complete a writing test.
  • Working knowledge of content management systems and other digital tools preferred; knowledge of Photoshop a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Excellent research, writing, and verbal skills.
  • Commitment to detail.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online at the Aspen Institute’s career page, submitting a full resume and a cover letter.Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  To learn more, click here.

Spring 2016 Paid Internships with Brookings for Juniors, Seniors and Recent Grads

Political Leaders to Headline Campaign Finance Discussion Thursday

Money in politics as a general topic—and campaign finance in particular—have been key issues with Marylanders and voters across the nation as presidential debates and races are well under way. Join us as leading policymakers from both sides of the aisle and academics discuss this timely topic and take questions from the audience.
3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12
Riggs Alumni Center, Orem Hall
University of Maryland


Reception Immediately Following

Informing our discussion will be results and analysis from the third iteration of the Washington Post—UMD Poll, an innovative tool designed to provide academics, students and members of the public with insight into both key races and the issues that matter to Maryland voters.
In addition to discussing the current climate and contemporary problems, participants will shed light on possible solutions and paths forward.
Participants
  • Congressman Steny Hoyer (D–Md. 5th)
  • Former Congressman Tom McMillen (D–Md. 4th)
  • Former Congresswoman Connie Morella (R–Md. 8th)
  • Congressman John Sarbanes, (D–Md. 3rd)
Moderator
  • Dr. Stella Rouse, Director, Center for American Politics and Citizenship
This event is presented by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Government and Politics, the Center for American Politics and Citizenship, Issue One, and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

Staff Assistant, Center on Children and Families, Brookings, for Recent or December Grad

General office management for scholars. Assists Sr. Center Coordinator, and Center on Children and Families (CCF) with event coordination, communications, and administrative assistance related to CCF and the Budgeting for National Priorities Project (BNP). Provide light research assistance as needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum one year of administrative and/or organizational experience required. A background in a research, policy, or academic setting is strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel). Excellent Internet searching skills; organizational skills to manage office independently; ability to work with a team; initiative, discretion, poise, and mature judgment is required. Multi-tasking skills are essential. Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external management is required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

50% CCF/BNP Scholar Support

  • Answer telephone and assist with scheduling and calendars
  • Provide information and materials in preparation for meetings.
  • Make travel arrangements; assemble travel packets, and process reimbursements.
  • Maintain detailed records of scholar’s activities, including publications, meetings, media contacts, boards, bios and CVs.
  • Compose and edit letters, memoranda, papers, and other documents.
  • Assist in preparation for speeches and meetings by assembling slides and materials.
  • Assist with gathering information for foundation and reports, as needed.
  • Check and sort mail.

5% Research Assistance

  • Locate research materials in the library and on the internet.
  • Obtain documents and data from various government and private agencies.
  • Format papers, tables, and footnotes to conform to style.
  • Create visual aids from data for funders, public speeches and publications.
  • Update and check existing data and footnotes.

5% General Office Duties

  • Order and maintain office supplies.
  • Photocopy, fax, and mail documents.
  • Trouble-shoot to resolve any technical or other problems that may arise.

20% Event and Meeting Assistance

  • Assist with event organization, including drafting agendas and invitations.
  • Serve as liaison to relevant internal and external organizations such as co-sponsors and hotel/catering vendors.
  • Handle logistics and administrative arrangements including copying, event set-up, etc.
  • Complete post-conference responsibilities.
  • Assist with other event planning activities related to the CCF schedule as needed.

20% Communications Assistance

  • Assist with layout, formatting, proofreading papers, briefs, and other written materials.
  • Draft text for website, newsletters, social media, and other digital outreach.
  • Format papers, tables, and footnotes to conform to style.
Click here to apply.

Congressional and Department of State Internship Workshop Monday Night

Interested in possibly interning for Congress (or finding other positions on the Hill?)  This is the workshop for you!

Topics include: How to obtain and capitalize on congressional internships; Best practices; How to build careers (including outside the congressional realm), etc. 
  
When: Monday, November 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall

BLOCKBUSTER Panelists:
1. Mr. Scott Baker - Congressional contact and networker extraordinaire (now at Department of State), UMD alumnus and former White House Fellow;
2. Ms. Veena Thangavelu, former constituent services representative for a congresswoman (now at Department of State), graduate student at UMD School of Public Policy; and
3. Mr. Tommy Minter, successful congressional intern (Spring 2014), Federal Semester alumnus, current GA for Federal/Global Semester, and graduate student at UMD School of Public Policy.

Pizza will be served!

Event sponsored by Federal and Global Semester Programs; BSOS students are most welcome! Click to RSVP

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Research Assistant, Economic Policy Studies, AEI for May Grad

Tracking Code
842-410
Job Description
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with an economist. AEI economists study a wide variety of economic policy issues related to the U.S. economy, tax policy, international finance, political economy, energy and the environment, financial services, technology and innovation, and healthcare.  New research assistants will begin in summer 2016.

Responsibilities include research support in the form of data management, retrieval, and analysis; editing and contributing to scholarly papers, articles, op-eds, and books; creating and formatting charts, graphic displays, and tables; and writing literature reviews and background reports using national and international publications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in economics and public policy as well as experience with economic methodologies, acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large data sets, and knowledge of statistical programs—preferably STATA. A strong math/statistics background is required, and coursework in linear algebra, multi-variable calculus, and econometrics is strongly preferred.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcripts, and 500 word writing sample with their on-line application. Qualified candidates should apply at www.aei.org/jobs. 
Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Discover Consumer Banking Internship

The Discover Internship Program is an exciting opportunity to work on challenging projects in a sought after work environment and culture. This program provides participants with:

  • Interesting project assignments that support Discovers strategic priorities and objectives
  • Real time and consistent performance feedback
  • A team of resources to assist with ongoing training and coaching on career development
  • Exposure to managers with excellence in business acumen and effectiveness in managing and developing personnel
  • Broad knowledge of cross-functional initiatives, experience and career contacts
  • Opportunities to interact with the executive leadership team through program events
Discover identifies individuals who inherently possess Discover Values of Doing the Right Thing, Innovation, Simplicity, Collaboration, Volunteerism, Enthusiasm, and Respect. As a values-oriented organization, Discovers goal is to hire the best and brightest interns as full-time employees after graduating from their collegiate studies.


Additional Program Highlights:
  • Fully-furnished apartments for the duration of the internship
  • Group activities, including networking events among interns and other full-time personnel
  • Exposure to and presentations to management (by program)

Consumer Banking Track:

The Consumer Banking Internship Program (CBIP) is an exciting internship for highly motivated individuals who are interested in exploring a host of disciplines within Discovers Consumer Banking division, including:

  • Consumer Deposits
  • Discover Home Equity Loans
  • Discover Student Loans
  • Discover Personal Loans
  • Strategy & Analysis
  • Discover LEAN
Banking Operations

CBIP interns can expect to influence the future direction of the business as a direct result of their contributions. They will be afforded opportunities to exercise people and thought leadership in high exposure roles by leading analyses, supporting internal and external business partners, and implementing unprecedented, revenue-driving projects.

During their internship, participants will refine their abilities to lead, make decisions, problem solve and think creatively. They will have many opportunities to improve processes, manage complex projects, and present to management. Above all, program participants will learn to strategically navigate through organizations in a corporate setting.

Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Individuals enrolled in an accredited Bachelors Program who will have completed their senior year by June 2017 in a business, economics, or math related discipline.
  • Must have a graduation date between December 2016 - June 2017
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on 4.0 grade point average scale 
Desired Skills and/or Attributes:

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with and influence employees at all different levels
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate ideas into clear priorities
  • Ability to resolve ambiguity and analyze data to surface insights
  • Operates as a team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Access)


Click here to apply.

Consultant Position with Bates White Economic Consulting for December Grad

Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic or financial analysis and reports. A Consultant contributes to all aspects of a project, from inception to completion. Consultants conduct research on various subjects; work with databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to analyze data and information; create economic and business models; synthesize facts; communicate with experts and clients; and prepare presentations and reports. Consultants receive extensive formal training, continual learning and leadership opportunities, and ongoing mentoring from firm leaders. They work side-by-side with colleagues at all levels and backgrounds, from PhD economists to lawyers and MBAs. Consultants also participate in community programs, recruiting activities, and other firm initiatives.


Candidates should be motivated by intellectually stimulating work, possess an outstanding academic record, and exude strong leadership skills. An aptitude for numbers and analysis as well as strong writing skills are highly valued. We also look for personal qualities that include creativity, independence, self-confidence, and tenacity. Candidates should be current seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.  An undergraduate degree is required and can be from a wide range of disciplines as Bates White values candidates from diverse academic backgrounds. While an economics or business degree with a strong quantitative background is helpful, it is not a requirement.

Apply here.

Paid Full-Time Internship with the Aspen Institute, Starting in November for Recent Grad

The Aspen Strategy Group (ASG), a policy program of the Aspen Institute, is a nonpartisan forum in which preeminent experts and policymakers explore the most pressing foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. The Strategy Group convenes annually in Aspen, Colorado, as well as various international locations, to hold strategic discussions on issues that affect American interests at home and abroad.

The ASG launched the Brent Scowcroft Award Fellowship (BSAF), a paid internship program, in recognition of ASG Co-Chairman General Brent Scowcroft’s dedication to the ASG over the years, as well as his legacy of distinguished public service. Now in its 12th year, the six-month fellowship is designed to provide the first stepping stone for recent graduates with a keen interest in foreign policy by way of direct exposure to the types of critical, thoughtful, and bipartisan discussions that characterize the ASG’s dialogues.

A collaborative, small-team, and fast-paced environment is the setting for the fellowship. As the team prepares for each meeting, the ASG entrusts with its BSAF fellows a high level of responsibility. Therefore, we seek candidates with the ability to work efficiently as part of a team and independently to ensure the success of the ASG’s various activities.

Please note that while the fellowship is temporary in nature, fellows are required to work full time.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, provide a wide range of administrative and logistical support in preparation for various meetings, namely the ASG Summer Workshop, the ASG’s track II dialogues with China, India, and Brazil, and the Aspen Ministers Forum
  • Generate conference materials and manage information vital to conference planning
  • Draft correspondence for communication with meeting participants and outside vendors
  • Conduct background research and proofread written materials and publications
  • Assist in the writing of grant proposals and reports
Desired Qualifications:

  • Meticulous attention to detail. Ability to work as a team player within a small-team environment; 
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative in problem solving; Strong work ethic, with a keen understanding of protocol
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency with, or easy ability to learn, tools such as Squarespace and Adobe InDesign; Social media tools such as Twitter and Hootsuite; Event registration/survey tools such as Wufoo
  • Prior office experience, especially in events management, is preferred but not required
  • Outstanding academic record in the field of International Relations, Political Science, Economics, etc., along with a long-term interest in working in the field of U.S. foreign policy, is desirable

To Apply:

The Aspen Strategy Group strongly encourages candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply. Please submit the following materials: 1) a resume (listing at least two referees’ contact information); 2) a cover letter; and 3) a writing sample (no longer than 5 pages). Please note that the fellowship will commence in November 2015 and come to an end upon completion of 1000 work hours or six months, whichever comes first. Learn more here.

Five Economic Studies Research Assistantships with Brookings for Spring/Summer Grads

Each year the Economic Studies Program employs approximately fifteen research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately five new assistants. The starting annual salary will be in the mid 40’s.
Research Assistant positions in Economic Studies are entry-level and involve verification of statistical and other material in manuscripts, statistical calculations, literature searches, and computer work. This position offers no opportunity for independent research during the first year. Senior RAs in their second year have occasionally co-authored papers with Senior Fellows. This position is best suited for those who have received an undergraduate degree in Economics, Mathematics, or other social sciences with a minor in Economics. Furthermore, this position best serves those who plan to go on to graduate school but prefer to work a year or two before doing so.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics or related discipline required. Master’s degree in similar fields or one-year job experience in economics, policy research, and/or computer modeling preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision required

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Strong computer skills and experience required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Independent research experience preferred. Experience with software such as SAS, STATA, SPSS and other econometric packages required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

60% Programming Simulation and Statistical Assistance

  • Works jointly with senior scholars, prepares and revises programming code, simulation macros, database files and regression estimates.
  • Prepares tables and graphs output from model simulations.
  • Updates and checks existing databanks; assembles, consolidates, and checks data from new sources.

35% Research Assistance

  • In collaboration with senior research staff, drafts material summarizing research results on specific topics as assigned, for incorporation into working papers and project publications
  • Provides analytical reviews and summaries of existing literature pertinent to the projects.
  • Locates and collects relevant documents and data from sources such as electronic databases, libraries, and government publications.
  • Compiles, reads, abstracts, and organizes written material into bibliographic form and summaries.
  • Maintains electronic bibliography files.
  • Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

5% Communications and Outreach

  • Update web pages in support of the scholar’s area of interest.
  • Conduct Internet searches for related information to support documentation presented in related Web Pages.
  • Write and edit summaries to be posted on pages relating to scholar's work.
  • Gather related bibliographic, link and current event information in support of pages to be created for a scholar's topic area.
  • Assist designated scholar(s) with event preparation and logistics as needed.


Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted until February 12, 2016. Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be uploaded separately if necessary, but the same deadline applies. No applications will be accepted after this date and incomplete applications will not be considered. We do not conduct on site interviews, although most senior staff will conduct phone interviews. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We will make selections by mid-March. Decisions are based on the application documents.
A complete application will include the ALL of following items:
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Completed application form
  • A copy of your latest undergraduate transcript (and a graduate transcript if applicable),
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or past employers/supervisors
*If necessary, letters of recommendation can be sent to Jennifer Ambrosino at her contact below.
If there are any specific questions please contact Jennifer Ambrosino at jambrosino@brookings.edu

Administrative Specialist, Foreign Policy, Brookings, for Recent or December Grad

The Administrative Specialist provides administrative, operational and staffing support to the Foreign Policy (FP) program, a 250-member group including employees and affiliates at the Brookings headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and in three international offices.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years of administrative experience in any combination of administrative support, office management, personnel issues, budgeting, or event planning. Experience in non-profit and/or academic environment preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written). Complete fluency in written and spoken English is required. Superb organizational and interpersonal skills; poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere; ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner whether working independently or as part of a team. Must be extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to exercise good judgment and initiative while maintaining confidentiality. Ability to deal with various personality types. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (including strong MS Word and Excel skills); familiarity with the Internet and ability to learn other types of software programs. Interest in international and foreign policy issues preferred.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

50% Staffing Support

  • Assists with full range of support to FP staff (employees and affiliates).
  • Supports recruitments through preparation of materials; uses institutional on-line resume submission system and Intranet resources.
  • Initiates, prepares, and provides follow-up on orientations (training sessions, business card requests, office supplies, IT needs, etc.); completes orientation processes and schedules; communicates with incoming employees and affiliates as needed; works with other FP and other Institutional staff to ensure smooth onboarding of new arrivals.
  • Assists departing employees and affiliates with checkout and departure procedures.
  • Prepares and documents changes in status of employees and affiliates.
  • Maintains records, organizational charts, space use records, and personnel files.

50% Administrative and Operational Support

  • Serves as a resource to employees, affiliates, and visitors on administrative issues.
  • Serves as administrative liaison to other departments throughout the Institution (HR, IT, Facilities, Mailroom, Front Desk and Security, Central COMM, Accounting, Payroll, etc.).
  • Submits and monitors requests for IT equipment, supplies, and questions.
  • Submits, monitors, and provides appropriate communication for facilities, maintenance, office equipment, and office space or move requests.
  • Supports circulation of contracts via SharePoint system; performs appropriate follow-up for contract approval process.
  • Monitors organization and scheduling of FP public areas and services (conference rooms, supply areas, conference call system).
  • Participates in regular administrative and broader FP team meetings to discuss work status and to stay informed about upcoming administrative support needs; contributes to culture of open communication and free flow of information. 
Click here to read more and to apply.

Research Associate, Women and Foreign Policy Program with CFR for Recent or December Grad

This position is with the Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program.  

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program. The Women and Foreign Policy Program aims to bring the status of women firmly into the mainstream foreign policy debate and addresses the relationship between women’s empowerment and stability, security, prosperity, and development.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas, as requested by the Fellow, for articles, book chapters, and other publications
  • Handling writing assignments, summarizing research findings, and composing business correspondence
  • Tracking news and data sources on women’s issues
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, preparing background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing administrative support to the Fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting with the Fellow’s presence on the internet and social media, including conducting research for and editing blog posts, selecting photographs, and moderating reader comments
  • Supporting other Fellows and departments, upon request
Qualifications
  • Degree in international relations, political science, or related social sciences field with high academic achievement. Experience on women’s issues preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Outstanding research, writing, and editing skills, with demonstrated research experience on women’s issues  and foreign policy issues
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and  internet research
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance preferred
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Application instructions:

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC, 20006

Qualified candidates should email, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.  

Internships with Prince George's County Council

County Council office is seeking bright, self- motivated, politically astute students for internships.  Applicants should be interested in government and governance issues, have good writing skills, some facility for data entry and data analysis, as well as experience with social media, photography, and videography.  Internships are unpaid.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your interest to bllaster@co.pg.md.us.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Apply by November 3 to Part-time Economic Assistant Position with the Department of Labor

SALARY RANGE:
$16.66 to $21.65 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 75% or Greater
  • Travels to all types of businesses servicing the consumer market as well as all types of housing units. Temporary travel outside the duty station by various modes of transportation is required to attend survey specific training or to support collection in nearby cities. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED - Driving conditions will include highway and local streets, and driving at night and in adverse weather conditions.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a valid driver's license.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

DUTIES:

This is a developmental position. Assignments are designed to develop technical competence in the Consumer Price Index Program. In collecting data the economic assistant: (1) contacts previously initiated establishments to price goods and services. Pricing activities include: determination of continued cooperation and eligibility of the establishments; location or previously priced item and verification of accuracy and adequacy of previously reported item specifications; determination of eligibility for continued pricing; determination of actual transaction price; verification and documentation of unusual price changes and/or corrections of previously recorded data based on changes in specifications and selection and identification of new items for item rotation. (2) Visits or contact by telephone assigned housing units and new construction units to secure initial voluntary cooperation from inhabitants, mangers, or owners and re-prices rental units. (3) Ensures the quality of data collection from each sample unit by reviewing electronic collection forms completed on a hand-held PC for internal consistency and for conformance to survey requirements. (4) Provides feedback to the National Office through a variety of methods including a system of outlet and item messages and information/clarification reports. (5) Performs such survey support activities preparing required administrative reports, including travel vouchers and time reports and compiling survey progress reports.

Click here to read more and apply.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Juvenile Justice Forum

Thursday, November 5 | 7:00pm | Benjamin Banneker Room B, Stamp
The forum, sponsored by Justice for Juniors/Luther Rice Chapel and a few college chaplaincies, will focus on the Influence of Hip Hop and Juvenile Police Encounters.

INST301- Introduction to Information Science

 
The I-School is opening INST301- Introduction to Information Science to BSOS undergraduate students in spring 2016 on a space-available basis. Interested students can email UGiSchool@umd.edu to request permission to register.

Discovery Communications Spring 2016 Internships

Ready to swim with the sharks? Through the Discovery INternship Program, INterns have the unique opportunity to learn about the entertainment and media industry from the world's #1 pay-TV programmer through a paid 12 week internship. Through hands on learning experiences, mentorship, executive speakers, and networking INterns will have the opportunity to learn about Discovery's mission, values, culture, and commitment to quality programming, products and services. In turn, INterns will be able to showcase their unique talents, cultivate their skills and have fun while doing it. 

Google BOLD Immersion Program, Summer 2016

Application Due Date: January 10, 2015

The BOLD Immersion program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture where great minds, cutting-edge technology and smart business intersect to make a difference each and every day. Selected students will receive all-expenses-paid travel to Google's headquarters in California for up to one week in August 2016.
Click here to learn more about the summer program.

Google BOLD Internship, Summer 2016

Application Due Date: December 10, 2015

The Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Internship Program is designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field. Google invites students to join us for a unique summer experience, including an 11-12 week paid internship, personal and professional development programming, executive speakers, mentoring, and community-building.

Click here to learn more about the application process.

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Internship

Application Due Date: October 30, 2015 by 5:30pm

The Capitol Hill office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings is looking for interns to fill fall internship positions.  If you are interested, or know of other students who may be interested in interning for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 2-3 pages to courtney.miller@mail.house.gov. Please send resumes by email only.
 
Interns will have the opportunity to attend Congressional hearings and briefings, conduct policy research, complete memos for legislative staff, author policy letters and assist Congressman Cummings on occasion, in addition to fielding phone calls, managing constituents and building meaningful professional connections.

Peace Corps Application Workshop

Learn how to make your Peace Corps application stand out from the rest! Learn how to strengthen your application, gain other valuable tips on the application process, and get any questions you may have answered.

Questions? peacecorpsumd@umd.edu

Click here to RSVP

Peace Corps Information Session

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Questions? peacecorpsumd@umd.edu

Click here to RSVP

Teaching Assistant Program in France - Embassy of France: Employer Networking Sessions

Are you interested in teaching English in France for 7 months after graduation? Learn more about the Teaching Assistant Program in France during a special information session on November 5 from 3-4 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Language House (St. Mary’s Hall). To learn more about this program, please visit: http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-france

Please RSVP via the ARHU Facebook Page or email Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu if you do not use Facebook.

If you are interested in TAPIF but unable to attend the information session, please reach out to Leslie Brice in the National Scholarships Office at lbrice@umd.edu.

Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC): Employer Networking Sessions

Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) networking event; refreshments provided! We are a Defense Department organization under US Strategic Command responsible for solving challenging US national security problems for our nation's warfighters, and we are currently hiring. Ideal candidates are those with strong technical skills in the below fields who also have an interest in national security.
We are seeking students graduating this year, or who have graduated within the past two years. We are looking for people with the following educational backgrounds:
  • Operations Research
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • International Finance
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Human Factors Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
For more information regarding JWAC, please visit our website at www.jwac.mil, or feel free to contact us directly at recruiting@jwac.mil
 
Click here to RSVP

Burson-Marsteller: Employer Networking Sessions

Come to the Burson-Marsteller Lunch & Learn to learn more about the Harold Burson Summer Internship Program!

Burson-Marsteller is a leading global public relations and communications firm. Our strategic insights and innovative programming build and sustain strong corporate and brand reputations. We provide our clients with counsel and program development across the spectrum of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, digital strategy, advertising and other communications services. Our clients are global companies, industry associations, professional services firms, governments and other large organizations.

Learn more at: http://www.burson-marsteller.com

**Open to all majors
Click here to RSVP

**Burson-Marsteller will also be hosting Employer-in-Residence Office Hours from 2-5 pm (sign-up ahead of time or walk-in).

Deloitte Federal Business Technology Analyst

(Application deadline: 11-1-15)
Federal Business Technology Analyst (Summer Intern)

As a Federal Business Technology Analyst Summer Scholar, you will have opportunities to make an impact on a broad range of transformative projects for our clients. You will support delivery of various types of client deliverables that range from information management solutions and implementations of large scale technology platforms to supporting the development of advisory materials for technical architecture and IT operating models. Please see our Technology Service Offerings to learn more about the work we do every day to help solve our client’s most challenging problems. You can capitalize on our cross industry presence to find your niche and begin building your individual brand.

Qualifications

•Junior standing in a full-time academic program with a target graduation date between December 2016 and June 2017

•Undergraduate in the following or related majors: Computer Science, Data Analytics, Math; Analytics, Marketing, Operations, Statistics

•Strong academic track record (minimum GPA of 3.4)

•Availability to participate in the Summer Scholar Program full-time, for approximately 10 weeks from June to August 2016

Search for “125305” to apply for this position in Careers4Terps.

PNC Financial Services

Asset Management Group – Wealth Management/ Hawthron Development Program/Associate

A comprehensive, interactive 7 month program that will fully prepare you to cultivate relationships with clients and assume key client facing roles within the Asset Management Group. Required Education and Experience:

• Preferred business relevant majors (e.g. Finance, Accounting, IT, Economics, Marketing, Math, Statistics, HR, Management, Communications, Business Law, Psychology, Logistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Actuarial Sciences), Minimum GPA 3.0.

• Roles at this level are filled by recent university / college graduates with little or no professional experience, but possessing relevant skills. Includes individuals joining the organization through a corporate development/training program.

Search for “125291” to apply for this position in Careers4Terps.

The InternQueen is Coming to Campus

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Hoff Theatre, Stamp Student Union
I've teamed up with Target to come speak at the University of Maryland at College Park on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm at UMD Stamp Student Union Hoff Theatre.

 RSVP here.

A little bit about me:
I'm Lauren Berger, CEO and Founder of Intern Queen, Inc. (www.internqueen.com & laurenbergerinc.com). Some of you may know me better as the Intern Queen because I completed 15 internships in my undergraduate career. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, especially since I started only three years after graduation! Target and I have come together to give you guys the inside scoop on scoring great internships! Make sure you RSVP and tell your friends. I can’t wait to connect with you.

Careers in Global Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

In a world that is more and more globally connected, global health is a worldwide concern. Are you part of the solution? If you are interested in making building a career in global health, come meet with employers and UMD alumni and hear about their career paths and tips for getting the career you want.

Refreshments will be served - come prepared to mingle with professionals and put your networking skills to use. Business casual attire encouraged. 


Careers in Museums & Archives

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in a career in a museum or archive? Don't miss this chance to connect with professionals and student interns who work in the field.  Panelists include: US House of Representatives, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, National Archives and Records Administration, Hirshhorn Museum, National History Day & more.

Careers in Allied Health

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in a career in healthcare, but not sure exactly where you fit?  Come meet with employers and UMD alumni and hear about the career paths and tips for getting the career you want. Panelists include Right Time Head First (concussion and physical therapy care), University of Maryland Medical Intensive Care Unit, Pivot Physical Therapy, KIPPDC - (At Risk Youth - Athletics), National Association of County & City Health Officials, Primary Care Coalition, Baltimore City Health Department - Baltimarket Programs & Children's Hospital Association.

On Campus Legal Internship and Student Defender Program

Student interns in the Undergraduate Legal Aid Office spend one semester assisting with client intake for students seeking legal help. Interns can then apply to work the following semester as paid Student Defenders, who assist students facing University Charges.

Many interns and Student Defenders are interested in pursuing a legal career. In recent years, students have gone on to attend law school at elite institutions such as Harvard, Duke, University of Virginia and Georgetown.

The Undergraduate Legal Aid Office internship program allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience while earning 3 hours of academic credit. The office selects 8 students per semester. Interns work approximately 6 hours per week and attend an academic session once every other week.
During office hours, interns perform in-take interviews with clients, maintain all administrative records and correspondence, and consult with the attorney. Classroom assignments complement the office learning experience.

Eligibility
To apply, students must have at least 56 credits by the start of the internship and a 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended.

Benefits

At the end of the semester, interns are afforded the opportunity to apply to the Student Defender Program. Both the internship and Student Defender Program provide an excellent opportunity for students considering a law-related career, or any student who hopes to develop writing and interpersonal skills while helping their peers.
 Student Defenders are paid employees of the office.

Politics and Rap - A Discussion with Dr. Jason Nichols

Want to learn more about African American Studies, Black and Latino identity and relations, politics and rap? You should absolutely come to the BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council’s next Brown Bag on November 4th. We will be featuring Dr. Jason Nichols from the African American Studies Department.

AASD-Dr. Jason Nichols
*You don't have to be an AASD major to attend
Wednesday, November 4th
10:00am-11:00am
Location: 1126 Taliaferro Hall (AASD Mauer Library)
RSVP Here!

Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, the first peer-reviewed journal of hip-hop studies, Dr. Nichols is known on campus for both his scholarly work and his engagement beyond the classroom. Balancing his assortment of engagements, including writing for the Guardian on subjects like Black masculinity, hip hop and dance, and being a rapper in the group Wade Waters, Dr. Nichols has an abundance of expertise, and a bevy of real world knowledge to provide.

World Learning International Visitor Leadership Program Internship

World Learning's Exchange and Training Unit offers comprehensive international education, exchange, and training services to US and foreign clients.
World Learning's purpose is to encourage understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and peoples of other countries. We work toward the fulfillment of this purpose by providing professional programs and logistical support services to public and private organizations engaged in international cooperative and business-related exchange projects. World Learning designs, administers, and supports education and training programs for groups and individuals coming from other countries to the United States. It undertakes these activities under contract with government agencies and for private organizations.

World Learning International Visitor Leadership Program Internship

Interns are assigned on a rotational basis to programming teams to develop, implement, and monitor the International Visitor Leadership Program. The internship may include the following responsibilities:
  • conduct research to support the preparation of programs;
  • assist in developing program itineraries and arranging professional appointments for visitors;
  • develop prospective program calendars and itineraries and arrange professional appointments;
  • disseminate program information to professional contacts and sponsoring agency/client
  • arrange program logistics (air and ground travel/hotels/meeting space);
  • assist in conducting project briefings with visitors on program arrangements and provide guidance on understanding cultural differences and expectations to be encountered;
  • accompany visitors, as required, to appointments;
  • coordinate with local sponsors to formulate and implement programs outside of Washington, DC;
  • assist in preparing briefing books and program materials for participants, along with entering and editing data for database;
  • processing financial materials, including invoices and expense reports;
  • handle other assigned tasks as needed and requested by intern coordinators.
Interns will also be responsible for managing long term projects throughout their internship experience and their input will influence the content of these projects. The internship program will include various professional development opportunities, including resume and interview workshops, shadowing sessions with internal and external entities, and brown bag lunches on various topics relevant to this line of work.
Ideal Candidates:
Individuals with a career interest in international affairs and exchanges are recruited seasonally for internship positions. Candidates may include undergraduates in their junior or senior year, current graduate students or recent graduates. Ideal candidates will have had international travel and/or work experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office is required. Foreign language skills are a plus, but not required. Prior administrative experience is preferred. More generally, an interest and comfort in working with people from other cultures and a positive, proactive attitude are essential. You must be eligible to work in the United States.
Start date: Monday, January 4, 2016
End date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Application deadline: Friday, November 20, 2015
Compensation: $10.50/hour 
Hours: 32–40 hours per week
More Information: 202 464-8517 (Allie O'Neil) or 202 464-6597 (Jon Ordog)
If interested, please email resume and cover letter to intern@worldlearning.org.
Allie O'Neil and Jon Ordog
1015 Fifteenth Street, NW
Seventh Floor
Washington DC 20005
Email: intern@worldlearning.org