Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Summer Ireland Field School Opportunity!


Paid Summer Internship with the Children's Hospital Association

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. Children’s hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable children’s hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the nation’s children.  CHA has offices in Overland Park, KS, and Washington, DC.

Position Summary:
CHA’s Public Policy Department addresses public policy issues that affect the ability of children’s hospitals to fulfill their mission of service to children and their communities. This full-time summer internship will provide an excellent professional experience for a student with a strong interest in public policy or health policy/management. The public policy intern will work with the two primary teams within the department -- Federal Affairs and Policy Analysis - and take on a wide range of substantive, as well as some administrative, duties within the department. The range of possible duties includes:
  • Reviewing legislation, regulations and state initiatives on child health and health care delivery
  • Assisting in the preparation of background papers, legislative talking points and regulatory comment letters on relevant issues
  • Researching child health policy issues to advance CHA legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Supporting CHA fly-ins and conference preparation, including the 2016 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
  • Planning of CHA briefings on Capitol Hill in collaboration with allied organizations
  • Attending congressional briefings, hearings and lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill, as needed
  • Assisting in preparation for the CHA exhibit booth at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting
Qualifications:
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a collegiate or graduate course of study, preferably in public policy or health policy, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. If an undergraduate student, the candidate must have completed at least the sophomore year. Candidates must be able to attend Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, on June 21 and 22. Candidates with the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply:
  • Strong interest in child health policy or health care management
  • Professionalism, strong writing and analytic skills, ability to work in team setting
  • Work experience or familiarity with a health care setting, preferred but not required
  • Work experience on Capitol Hill or with a relevant federal or state agency, preferred but not required
Program Details:
  • The summer internship is a 12-week, full-time (40 hours/week) placement
  • CHA will work with the intern and the respective educational institution to ensure appropriate administration of the internship and academic requirements
  • Rate of pay will be $12 per hour
  • The internship will be located in the CHA Washington, C office
Apply here.

Summer Internship with the White House Office of Administration Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Yes, the office title is a mouthful!

SALARY RANGE: Unpaid. Transportation subsidy benefits will be given to interns who rely on public transportation.

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, November 23, 2015 to Sunday, January 31, 2016

SERIES & GRADE: ZZ-0099-00

POSITION INFORMATION: Part Time 15 hours - Internships

Learn more and apply here.

Spring Food Waste Research Internship with World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Food Waste Research Intern.

Overview:
This internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate-level student to learn more about environmental sustainability, specifically food waste and recovery, by working with a team that is focused on researching and identifying global trends and solutions related to food production and consumption. The intern will have the opportunity to attend brown bag learning events on WWF initiatives.  


Responsibilities:
Specific duties will include:
  • Conduct research on food waste and recovery across the entire food supply chain
  • Provide insight into new technologies and businesses working in the food recovery or waste prevention space
  • Data entry and management
  • Create or contributing to reports and material
  • Coordinate with members of the Markets team
  • Review relevant literature on organizational/institutional change
  • Support survey design and strategy efforts
  • Provide logistical and administrative support as needed
Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Current undergraduate (juniors or seniors preferred) or graduate student
  • Able to commit to 15-20 hours/week for ~3 months;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail are obligatory;
  • Ability to work productively on both independent research assignments and as part of a team;
  • Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal) are obligatory;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity to with database research such as Bloomberg terminal is helpful
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of foreign languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, or Chinese) is a plus.
Location and Time:
Spring 2016 semester: Washington, DC

Compensation:
Unpaid. 

To apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search , IN-16046

Spring and Summer Communications Internships with DC Vote

DC Vote is a national citizen engagement and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening democracy and securing equality for all in the District of Columbia. With a talented and highly-motivated staff, DC Vote is a recognized leader in the democracy movement.
We are currently seeking bright, energetic and hardworking undergraduate/graduate students or recent graduates to support DC Vote's work. Candidate should have an interest in education, advocacy and democracy.

The duration of DC Vote internships are one semester. Start and end dates are flexible based on your schedule. There is a 20 hour per week minimum commitment. All internships are unpaid.

Spring interns: January 15-May 15
Summer interns: June 1-August 15
Fall interns: September 1-December 15

The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in the field of cause-marketing, web design, advocacy, and grassroots activism. The Communications Intern will report to the Communications Director.

Responsibilities
  • Assist with developing content for the DCVote.org blog
  • Monitor social media trends and engagement of DC Vote and partners
  • Upload relevant news articles to DCVote.org
  • Share relevant news stories with staff
  • Post relevant information on DC Vote's social media sites
  • Assist in the production of emails, press releases, and promotional materials
  • Organize all DC Vote merchandise and promotional items
Skills and Qualifications: 
  • Strong public speaking skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • An innovative self-starter who can complete tasks under tight deadlines and has the ability to remain flexible while handling changing priorities 
  • Interest in both local and national politics 
  • Interest in outreach and advocacy 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce or similar databases 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment 
  • A people-person who is comfortable interacting with large groups and individuals 
  • Great sense of humor
How to Apply: 
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to resume@dcvote.org.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

UMD Noyce Scholarship Program

Paid Internship Teaching Math and Science

Spring Public Policy Internships

InterAction’s Public Policy Team is seeking applications for two unpaid internship positions for the Spring of 2016 in Washington, DC.  InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) working in every developing country.  

InterAction’s Public Policy team offers internship opportunities to motivated individuals with a compassion for global change. Our team coordinates Congressional advocacy efforts for our members on a wide array of development and humanitarian topics and is a stepping stone to a career in policy and advocacy. Interns walk away with a deeper understanding of current policy and advocacy efforts in the international NGO sphere and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level policy position.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Attend and summarize hearings and briefings as needed on the Hill;
  • Research legislative action that affects the international humanitarian and development community;
  • Update the InterAction website and online profiles with legislative, member, and program updates as necessary;
  • Provide support to public policy team members for meetings and briefings at InterAction and on the Hill, including: scheduling, tracking RSVPs, developing and assembling materials, supporting staff in preparing coffee, ordering catering, and writing summaries of the proceedings.

An intern can expect to gain the following experiences beyond daily work duties:
  • Access to meetings of members and InterAction staff that focus on a variety of current issues;
  • Networking with the staff of member organizations;
  • Opportunities to learn about detailed and timely topics;
  • Feedback and critique of your resume;
  • Informational interviews with InterAction staff.

These and other assigned duties will be designed to support you in gaining the following knowledge, skills and abilities for obtaining future employment:
  • Familiarity with tools available for Congressional research;
  • An introduction to professionalism and DC office etiquette;
  • Familiarity with advocacy strategy implementation and experience using a variety of advocacy tactics;
  • Understanding of the pressing issues within the NGO space and a variety of areas of work for InterAction's members;
  • Increased network of contacts and an improved resume.

Qualifications and competencies of the ideal candidate:
  •     Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  •     Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs;
  •     Must be able to work with minimal supervision;
  •     Commitment to being in the office at least 20 hours per week;
  •     Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and meet deadlines;
  •     Commitment to team work;
  •     Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel);
  •     Good interpersonal skills.


HOW TO APPLY

Apply at http://www.interaction.org/about/internship-program. Applicants should create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter when prompted (the prompt may only ask for a Resume, but candidates should upload both documents). The position will remain open until filled. If you have any technical issues while applying contact intern@interaction.org for assistance. 

Teach for America Currently Accepting Applications


Calling all juniors & seniors! Teach for America (TFA) is currently accepting applications for the 2016 corps until January 15th, 2016.

TFA is a national non-profit dedicated to changing the odds for the 16 million children born into poverty in the United States. We recruit diverse campus leaders from all majors to serve as teachers in low-income communities for a minimum of 2 years. Corps members are placed in all grades and subjects (PreK-12) in one of 52 regions across the country depending on qualification and preference. 

After 2 years, corps members become part of our 42,000 member-strong alumni network, and many pursue one of our many graduate school partnerships. This is a post-graduate opportunity, and all corps members receive a full teacher's salary & benefits as well as TWO AmeriCorps education grants worth over $10,000. More than 150 students at UMD have already applied to become part of the movement to end education inequity! Join them by going to www.teachforamerica.org or contacting your campus recruiter, Lauren Nurse, at lnursedbk@gmail.com.

CTC Ten Fellowship Program in South Africa

The CTC Ten Foundation annually selects two individuals to serve as CTC Ten Fellows in Cape Town, South Africa.   The Fellowship provide high level candidates with the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to best practice methods in the field of youth development. Every attempt is made to match the interest and skills of the Fellow with the needs of the organization. As part of the local program and facility management team at the CTC Ten Safe Hub in Khayelitsha, South Africa. CTC Ten Fellows work closely with our partner organizations, and are instrumental to the success of delivery of community and life skills enhancement programs. 

Responsibilities of Fellows include but are not limited to:
  • Assisting in planning, implementing and managing youth and young adult targeted community enhancement, crime prevention and life skill education programs;
  • Networking with community organizations to develop relationships to promote CTC Ten, its partners and the programs and services at the CTC Ten Safe Hub
  • Research and identification of best practice methods for business, program and curriculum development;
  • Facility management, operating as a CTC Ten liaison coordinating local service providers and incremental construction projects
  • Assisting in the evaluation of curriculum and program development; and
  • Marketing via social media and press releases regarding programs and events
Fellows gain valuable field and work experience in international sociology, health, economics, HIV and AIDS prevention, and sport for development best practices. Most importantly, Fellows develop meaningful, long-term relationships with communities to help build local capacity and ownership.

Qualifications:
Fellows are selected on a competitive basis. Preferred candidates will demonstrate
  • High levels of knowledge and interest in the field(s) of international development, child-care work and/or conflict-resolution;
  • International travel experience;
  • Leadership experience; and
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Although our Fellows come with diverse backgrounds, each Fellow embodies key character traits which are consistent throughout our previous Fellows including: flexibility, creativity, resilience, independence, cultural sensitivity and passion for working with youth.

Fellowship Details
Application Process: We are CURRENTLY accepting resumes until January 1st 2016
Openings: 2 Fellows will be selected by February 19th 2016
Length: 12 Month Fellowship
Start Date: June 2016
Finances: The Fellowship is unpaid, but CTC Ten provides for housing, living expenses, roundtrip travel to Cape Town, and reimbursement for recommended health vaccinations/shots. Included in the living expenses is a shared car and local cell phone.

Application Details:
We are currently accepting applications for our January and summer placements. Please contact Ryan@CTCTen.org or call Director of US Operations Ryan McGonigle at 610-312-1880 for more details.


Anne Arundel Medical Center Clinical Research Internship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2016

Anne Arundel Medical Center proudly offers clinical research internships. Participants collaborate with a physician mentor and other healthcare professionals in a clinical research setting. Interested students should submit an application, which includes a description of goals.


Library of Congress 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

Application Deadline: January 22, 2016

The Junior Fellows Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library.  Working under the directions of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, Fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution's unparalleled collections and resources.


Summer Development Internship Program

University of Maryland Division of University Relations
Summer Development Internship Program
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

For ten weeks, interns will work within a university development office and participate in an array of projects while developing an understanding of fundraising in higher education and non-profit work. The internship experience will be based in a three-pronged program, including real world experience, co-curricular learning and professional development.


2016 Public Service Scholars- Paid Summer Positions!

Now accepting applications for the 2016 Public Service Scholars fellowship programs.  Each year 55 of Maryland’s best and brightest college students of ALL majors are given the opportunity to explore careers in public service and nonprofit organizations through the Walter Sondheim Jr. Public Service Summer Internship Scholarship program, supported by state legislation. Students are paid a stipend for their participation.

Public Service Scholars offers 4 programs: 
  • Governor’s Summer Internship Program
  • Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program
  • MDOT (Maryland Dept. of Transportation) Fellows Program
  • Sondheim Public Service Law Fellows (for law students only)


Information for all programs can be found by visiting http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/publicservicescholars/

Public Service Scholars are Maryland's "best and brightest" students, interested in exploring careers in the public and social sectors, and committed to creating positive change in Maryland.  While the criteria varies by program, most fellows are rising Juniors or Seniors in Summer 2016, though there are some opportunities for graduate students.  Students must either be attending a Maryland institution (that's you!) or a Maryland resident attending school out of state. 

Applications for all programs are due March 15, 2016.  

What does participation in a Public Service Scholars fellowship entail?
Each program is comprised of 4 components:

[Experience] Fellows are placed at a nonprofit organization or government agency and work full-time under the mentorship of a senior-level professional

[Exploration] Fellows attend an orientation and frequent seminars to strengthen their understanding of the sector in which they are placed 

[Exposure] Fellows attend field trips, meetings, and networking events, and are given opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders

[Practice] Fellows work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice and present their projects to stakeholders

Program Experiences
Present a policy proposal that you developed to the Governor of Maryland.  Take a boat ride on the Chesapeake and get a behind the scenes tour of Poplar Island, an wildlife habitat currently being restored.  Meet with key funders of nonprofit initiatives and grants.  These are just a few of the many experiences you may  participate in through these programs.  You'll also grow close to your cohort of students from across Maryland, further expanding your network.

Why should you apply?
 These fellowships allow students to gain real world experience, deepen their knowledge of the public and social sectors, and community challenges, meet some of Maryland’s  leaders, and put their skills, knowledge, and experience into practice to solve some of Maryland's most pressing issues.  Public Service Scholars have gone on to be influential leaders in the state.  State Secretary, State Senator, and Executive Director are just a few of the many titles that past participants hold! Networking with current leaders, young professionals, becoming a part of a network of over 1,000 Alumni opens doors to your future.


Visit http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/publicservicescholars/ for information about each program and to apply. 

Schedule an appointment with the University Career Center

WE ARE OPEN ALL WINTER TERM! www.ter.ps/CareerAppts

During these appointments the University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff help current, graduating, and alumni students plan solutions for career-related concerns while identifying appropriate Center resources, programs and services. Schedule a career assistance appointment today. Call 301.314.7225 with questions.

Schedule an appointment to…

Identify and explore educational/career interests

  • Search for internships/jobs
  • Make career decisions
  • Network/Conduct informational interviews
  • Write effective resumes and cover letter
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Use social media tools in job searches
  • Use online career tools
  • Apply to graduate school

D.C. Mayor's L.E.A.D. Internship Program--Winter/Spring 2016

Mayor's L.E.A.D. D.C. Internship Program

The Executive Office of the Mayor is currently accepting applications for the Winter session for the Mayor's Leadership Engagement and Development ("L.E.A.D") D.C. program offering undergraduates and graduates, and recent graduates the chance to gain valuable work experience in one of our departments. Opportunities are vast and give selected applicants direct experience in public policy, communications, finance, law, intergovernmental affairs, and government operations. These are volunteer internships.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit between 10-20 hours per week
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Willingness to work in a fast paced environment
  • Interest in public service

Interns will be placed into the following agencies - each providing critical functions to support the Mayor's vision for pathways to the middle class and providing services to residents of the District of Columbia. 

 Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) - EOM agencies perform an array of functions including community  and constituent engagement , scheduling, boards and commissions and operations.

Agencies:

  • Chief of Staff
  • Correspondence Unit
  • Office of Budget and Finance
  • Office of Communications
  • Office of Scheduling
  • Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments
  • Mayor's Office of Scheduling and Advance
  • Mayor's Office of Community Affairs


Office of the Senior Advisor (OSA) -  OSA leads government affairs engagement with District Council, as well as federal, regional and Congressional affairs.  

  • Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA)
  • Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs (OPLA)

Legal Affairs - Advise on policy and legal matters for the Administration.   Applicants for these positions must be law students and/or recent law graduates.

  • Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel
  • Office of General Counsel

 Deputy Mayors by Cluster - shape district wide policy in health, economic development, economic opportunity, public safety and education and provide guidance to agencies providing services to District residents.

  • Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS)
  • Deputy Mayor for Education (DME)
  • Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO)
  • Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
  • Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ)

The program will start on Monday, January 11th and end on Friday, May 6th. 

Find out more and apply here

Monday, December 21, 2015

Apply to BSOS College Scholarships for 2016-2017!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 29, 2016. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2016 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit: 

http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/opportunities/bsos-college-scholarships 

Deadline to apply:
Friday, February 12, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Margaret Doyle
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email bsos-scholarships@umd.edu

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.  

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu. Thank you!

See You in 2016!



On behalf of the BSOS Advising Center Staff we would like to wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe winter break.  The BSOS Advising Center will be closed December 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016. We will reopen at 9:00 am on January 4, 2016.

Students needing advising stamps for classes may utilize www.bsosstamps.umd.edu. Stamps will be processed by advisors on Thursday, December 24th and then again starting on January 4th 2016. Stamp requests will not be processed while the university is closed.

Congratulations to the graduating seniors. We look forward to see you at the winter commencement ceremonies in the Xfinity Center. For more information please visit www.commencement.umd.edu

Apply Now for Economist/Statistician Position for Recent Grad with Department of Labor in Atlanta

SALARY RANGE: $39,570.00 to $51,437.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, December 18, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0110/1530-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Permanent

As an Economist/ Statistician for the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, you will represent the Bureau as a technical expert with your prominent enterprises that by nature of their size or significance are essential to the reliability of national, regional, or local survey results. Your duties will include:
  • Makes arrangements preparatory to obtaining data from enterprises for which the collection of data is expected to be straight forward and uncomplicated and requires the application of conventional methods.
  • Performs routine analysis of collected information in order to discover and rectify common discrepancies.
  • Makes follow-up contact to respondents providing data to ensure accurate and timely survey results.
  • Prepares end-of-survey reports which provide a synopsis of collection experiences and recommendations for survey improvement.
  • Responds to queries from respondents for BLS information by providing them with the salient publications, assisting in interpretation where appropriate, or referring them to appropriate regional staff.
To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Economist, GS-0110 series, you must possess: Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR, Combination of education, as indicated above, and qualifying experience.

To meet the Individual Occupation Requirementmeet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Statistician, GS-1530 series, you must possess: Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. OR, Combination of education and experience.

Click here for more information and to apply. 
 

10 Career-Related Things to Accomplish Over Break

When you’re all done relaxing and recharging this break, tackling some (or all) the items on this list is bound to help you get ahead of the game for your job search.
1. Work on your resume. No, it’s less fun than waiting for the marshmallows to melt in your hot chocolate, but if you can get over this hurdle you’re doing your future self a huge favor.
2. Update your LinkedIn Profile. Sometimes the best way to get noticed is a passive one. Update your LinkedIn profile with your most current activities and work experiences. Make sure to incorporate popular words in your industry so that your profile shows up in relevant searches more often.
3. Set up some Careers4Terps search agents. Did you know you can set up searches in Careers4Terps that will automatically alert you whenever a new relevant job is posted? Set them up now and they’ll do the work for you later.
4. Add career events to your calendar. It’s hard to add events last minute when you’ve already committed to dozens of other things. Move your future to a higher notch on the priority list by checking our calendar early so that they aren’t competing with life’s other events later.
5. Research the industries you’re interested in. We pay for Vault (accessible through Careers4Terps) so that you don’t have to. Check out the information Vault compiles on industries you and future Terps will be working in.
6. Practice interviewing. InterviewStream allows you to practice interviewing from the comfort of your own home. Try it out on a day you’d rather stay in.
7. Follow industry leaders on social media. Find industry professionals with a lot of insight and follow them (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are all great places to start). See what it’s like and, if you’re comfortable, reach out to them to learn more.
8. Find a mentor. UMD Alumni love to give back in meaningful ways. Log into the UMD Alumni Advisors Network to find mentors in your fields of interest and expand your network with meaningful connections.
9. Talk to friends and family about your plans. It isn’t always the most fun thing to answer over dinner, but it’s much different if you start the conversation. Make sure people know your professional intentions and interests. You never know who could help you in the future.
10. Read news on your industry. Stay current on developments in the fields you might work in one day. Understanding how the field relates to the grand scheme of things and how things are changing will put you in a better position in interviews and job searches down the road.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Business Development Intern Position with IBTCI

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. (Tysons, Virginia) based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over 100 countries and has implemented over 225 projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth, humanitarian assistance, global climate change and democracy & governance.

Position Summary:
The Business Development Intern will provide proposal development and project-related administrative and logistical support and assistance. S/he will report to the Development Director. This is a temporary part time job opportunity working up to 28 hours per week.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Business Development Support
  • Assists with recruitment listing ads online, monitor recruitment applications, and follow-up with candidates, as requested.
  • Searches of consultant databases to short list consultants and staff; maintain recruitment matrices for specific positions, as requested.
  • Format consultant CVs and Past Performance Reports as per guidelines provided by his/her supervisor.
  • Helps conduct employment history verifications and reference checks.
  • Other business development support, as required.
Project/TO Management Support
  • Provides administrative support to project-related support staff (completing paperwork, obtaining travel itineraries and cost estimates from travel agent, securing MEDEX insurance and visas, drafts consulting agreements and country clearance cable requests etc.), as requested.
  • Provides administrative support to consultants throughout their assignments (reviewing invoices, obtaining travel advances, assisting consultants in filling out paperwork, etc.), as requested.
  • Provide formatting support for reports as required.
Administrative Support
  • Creates, maintains, and updates consultant and assignment files - cleans up the electronic files for completed/closed assignments or tasks.
  • Provide copy-editing and formatting support for proposals and reports, as required.
  • Helps maintain project consultant database or roster updates.
  • Photocopies, scans, arranges courier delivery or pick-up, arranges document printing.
  • Coordinates and supports meetings held in project space: reserves meeting rooms and consultant workspace, arrange catering, manage set-up and cleanup of consultant workspace and meeting rooms, and assists with preparation and copying of agendas, meeting notes, and other materials, as requested.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Education:
College senior or Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs, Economics, Business, English or other relevant area.

Qualifications:
  • Excellent writing, research and organizational ability.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under deadlines.
  • Prior work experience in International Development is a plus.
To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, a detailed CV, salary history and 3 references here:
https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/jobs/332255/

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Paid Spring Internship with Sadat Chair for Peace and Development!

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is accepting applications for a paid internship for the spring 2016 semester. We are looking for an intern with excellent writing and oral communication skills, research skills, and experience helping with events on campus. Interns with knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Excel, and Drupal website editing will be given preference. If you are interested, please email your resume, a cover letter that includes your hours of availability, a one-page writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references to sadat@umd.edu. Please write “Sadat Chair Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants who are considered will be contacted for an in-person interview. 

Program Associate - Cybersecurity Initiative for December or Recent Grad

New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is seeking a Program Associate to support the policy work of the Initiative. The Program Associate position offers a mix of substantive work and administrative work and the opportunity to research and work on a variety of cybersecurity policy issues and to contribute to written publications. Program Associates are expected to provide research and writing for Initiative projects, help plan and staff events, run the Initiatives social media and other communications, edit, proofread, and fact check various publications, and other administrative tasks as needed.
The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate from a Bachelors or Masters degree program most likely (though not necessarily) in political science, computer science, international relations, history, or similar; possess outstanding and outstanding writing and research skills; be organized and attentive to details; and have an interest in cybersecurity and a desire to learn more about cybersecurity policy issues. In addition the Initiative is looking for candidates interested in blogging and publishing short, timely articles relevant to the Initiative’s work. No substantive expertise is required.
The position is based in Washington, D.C.
Responsibilities:
Program Associates are expected to:
•    Provide research and writing for policy papers, regulatory filings, articles and other materials;
•    Work with team members on specific projects and coordinating significant components of the project’s work with the goal of building the capacity to represent that work to the public and policymakers;
•    Edit, proofread, and fact-check various documents;
•    Help with the organization of policy events, roundtables, and conferences;
•    Assist in other additional administrative duties as needed.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:
•    Interest in relevant cybersecurity policy issues and an eagerness to learn more about the topic;
•    A bachelor’s or master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a relevant field of study such as political science or international relations;
•    Office experience through internships or full-time employment;
•    Proven research, analytical, writing, and editing skills;
•    Comfort writing about complex issues in an accessible manner;
•    Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time in order to meet multiple deadlines.
Apply here.

Analytica Business Development Internship

ANALYTICA is seeking a part-time Business Development Intern to support the Business Development team of the fastest-growing business in Washington, DC.  Applicants enrolled either in their Junior or Senior year at a university in the Washington, DC area are strongly encouraged to apply.

DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC DUTIES IN A TYPICAL WORKDAY FOR THIS POSITION:
  • Coordinate proposals
  • Track Action Items
  • Develop Power Points
  • Develop Position Descriptions
  • Support Proposal Production
  • Help track new business
  • Control Marketing material inventory
  • Support the needs of Director of Business Development, BD Account Managers, and Proposal Manager with duties as assigned
  • Become proficient in BD tools and websites (GovWin, Salesforce, BD SharePoint)
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High energy, enthusiasm, ability to learn quickly on the job
  • Adaptability and flexibility

About ANALYTICA:  The company is a rapidly growing SBA certified HUBZone providing technology and consulting solutions that assist clients in managing, analyzing, and protecting information. Headquartered in Washington DC, ANALYTICA provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment for career development. For additional career opportunities please visit: www.analytica.net.

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Several NPR Summer Internships--Apply by January 3rd!

National Public Media, Digital Sponsorship Operations - Part-time



Research Analyst Position for December or Recent Grad with EMPEA

EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization with over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe.

EMPEA is seeking an entry-level, full time Research Analyst to support its efforts to produce industry statistics and research content for private equity practitioners, institutional investors and related stakeholders. EMPEA’s statistics are widely used as industry reference data and disseminated in the market via proprietary publications, media coverage, conference and workshop content and the EMPEA website.
The successful candidate will join a dedicated, high-energy team of individuals with an outstanding track record. Despite its professional stature, this is a team that rolls up its sleeves and is extremely hands-on. The culture is supportive and team-oriented, but in common with the industry it serves, standards are extremely high, and excellence is a daily requirement rather than the exception.
The Research Analyst’s primary responsibility will be improving the quality of data in EMPEA’s proprietary database of private equity firms, funds, investments and exits by:
  • Systematically collecting data through third-party sources as well as through direct communication with EMPEA members and other industry stakeholders;
  • Interpreting and entering this information in EMPEA’s proprietary database and knowledge management systems;
  • Contributing to the ongoing improvement of EMPEA’s data management systems; and
  • Cultivating relationships with EMPEA member firms to support direct data collection efforts.
Other responsibilities include building exhibits in Excel for publications or member research requests, concise analytical writing for regional reports and EMPEA’s weekly newsletter, and compiling a weekly reading pack of the most important news in the industry for distribution to the entire staff.

Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, or similar
  • 1 year work experience, ideally in a data-intensive research capacity
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Demonstrated primary and secondary research skills
  • Proven analytical ability and attentiveness to detail
  • Strong desire to learn about the private equity industry
  • Ability to thrive in close-knit team environments
This position does not require financial services experience, however a keen interest in both private equity and emerging markets are essential. A basic understanding of financial markets is preferred. Experience building and managing large datasets is also preferred. The Research Analyst will gain an in-depth understanding of the firms active in emerging markets, as well as the cross-border issues impacting investment. Proficiency in an emerging market language would be beneficial.
EMPEA offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package and an exciting team environment.
Target start date is Spring 2016.
Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00pm EDT, January 15, 2016.
  • Submissions should be addressed to the attention of Molly Brister, Manager, Research, here.
  • Only applications that include a cover letter will be considered.
  • No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Partners for Democratic Change Business Development Internship

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • An accomplished undergraduate student, seeking greater understanding of the international development field and development community in Washington DC, and interested in exploring career paths in the working areas of PartnersGlobal (democracy and governance, peacebuilding, citizen security, private sector philanthropy, extractives and human rights)
  • A demonstrated willingness to learn, exemplified in an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to collaborative team work
  • Exceptional English language, research, writing and editing skills; professional proficiency in a second language highly desired, but not required
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Word applications, and particularly comfortable in budgeting through the use of Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with other platforms, such as Google docs and Salesforce highly desired.
  • A passion for organization, and excellent interpersonal skills.
To Apply: Please send a résumé with references, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and a brief (no more than two page) writing sample to intern@partnersglobal.org. Please indicate in the email and cover letter that you are applying for the Business Development Internship. No phone calls please –Partners will contact applicants for an interview or to request additional information if interested.

Spring Paid International Humanitarian Law, Public Education Internship

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.

The Internship

The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.

The overall aim of the program is to attract a pool of diverse, skilled, enthusiastic young professionals and provide them with an opportunity to build a long-term, substantive life-long relationship with the Red Cross.

The Intern, International Humanitarian Law, Public Education 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, D.C.

Basic 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.
• Videography/editing preferred but not required
• 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.

The Intern, International Humanitarian Law, Public Education will support our public education programs, including our large public events. The intern will work as part of a small team where he/she will gain hands on experience working with public education programs and with our public outreach activities in International Humanitarian Law.

Responsibilities include supporting the team’s outreach and promotion activities and events, including event outreach, drafting blog posts and short updates for our website, 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.

Candidates will be considered for the Winter/Spring 2016 semester.

• 20 hours/week

To apply for this position, please apply online at

www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=61301

Paid Summer Internship in Fairfax, Virginia

At CustomInk, our business and technology teams are focused on a number of areas, including eCommerce, Marketing, Merchandising, Finance, Logistics, and Operations Technology.
An internship with CustomInk is a great opportunity to gain firsthand experience and transition your tools from the classroom to the business world. You will be guided by seasoned team members in your specific department and with them, embody our company values of practicing the Golden Rule, taking Ownership, and driving and embracing Innovation.

CustomInk
CustomInk is the leading online provider of custom apparel and accessories for groups and occasions. With over 1,500 team members or “Inkers” in 6+ locations, we are passionate about the success and well-being of our team and have earned frequent recognition as a top workplace from institutions such as Fortune Magazine.
With over $275 million in revenue, tens of millions of site visitors, and double-digit growth since 2001, CustomInk is an eCommerce business powered by sophisticated technology, creative design, top-notch production & logistics, and phenomenal customer service.
The position is located at our headquarters in the energizing and pedestrian-friendly Mosaic District of Fairfax, Virginia.


The Logistics

  • Full time summer internship (10-12 weeks; 40 hours/week)
  • Competitive Hourly Pay
  • Awesome casual atmosphere, and team focused environment
  • Office located just outside of Washington, DC
Apply here.

Spring SpaceX Government Affairs Internship/Co-Op

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Government Affairs – Based in Washington, D.C., the SpaceX government affairs team is responsible for all regulatory, congressional, executive branch, and state advocacy efforts. An intern on this team would be expected to prepare policy research documents, create presentation materials, attend and report back on local space policy events, and assist SpaceX staff in day-to-day functions.
Experience on Capitol Hill or with a government agency is highly desired. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of the federal legislative process.
Majors represented are mainly: Political Science, Science & Technology Policy, Law, English

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must currently be enrolled at a four-year university or college or completed a degree no more than 6 months ago

Preferred Qualifications:
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Hands on experience on a project team or through a prior internship

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be available to work full time at our Washington DC facility beginning Jan/March 2016.
ITAR Requirements:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Learn more and apply here.

Paid Spring Internship with the National Governor's Association

The National Governors Association (NGA) seeks a professional to join us as an Intern, Communications during the spring semester. The Office of Communications creates and coordinates the association’s communications strategies to publicize governors’ legislative activities, testimony and key events to build public support for their positions. It also provides members of the media with timely, in-depth analysis and background information on positions and issues of interest to states.

NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. The NGA Center develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and directly serves governors and their key policy staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
 ·       Draft memos and press releases;
·       Conduct research and analysis drafting (e.g., briefing papers, proposals, reports); 
·       Assist with maintaining social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.);
·       Create and edit newsletters; and 
·       Update internal and external websites.  

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS 
·      Seeking a bachelor's or master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., journalism, mass communication, public relations);
·      Experience in editing and writing, especially in a strategic or persuasive capacity;
·      Familiarity with social media channels
·      Strong attention to detail;
·      Conversant in AP Style; and
·      Possesses the ability to work independently with little direction.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Recent Graduate-Safety and Health Assistant with Department of Labor in Colorado

SALARY RANGE: $18.31 to $26.45 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 to Monday, December 28, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1802-06/07
POSITION INFORMATION: Part-Time - Permanent

Click here for more information and to apply.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Summer 2016 Weekend Edition Internship - Apply by January 3rd!

Please note: The schedule for this internship runs from Wednesday through Sunday. 


Responsibilities:
  • Assists producers in putting together the weekly programs
  • Pitches and researches story ideas
  • Researches long- and short-term projects for the hosts
  • Pre-interviews guests for news, feature and book interviews
  • Sets up interviews by coordinating and booking studio time at NPR and remote locations
  • Tasks also include routine administrative work, such as sorting the mail
Qualifications:
  • Strong research, writing and organizational skills
  • Must be a self-starter who enjoys following the news, working independently and finding the quirky and unexpected story 

In addition to standard application materials, candidates should upload/attach an exceptional cover letter.

Semester: Summer 2016: 6/6/16 –8/5/16 

Application Deadline: 1/3/16

Apply here.

Summer SpaceX Government Affairs Internship/Co-op in Washington

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

The Opportunity :

Government Affairs – Based in Washington, D.C., the SpaceX government affairs team is responsible for all regulatory, congressional, executive branch, and state advocacy efforts. An intern on this team would be expected to prepare policy research documents, create presentation materials, attend and report back on local space policy events, and assist SpaceX staff in day-to-day functions.

Experience on Capitol Hill or with a government agency is highly desired. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of the federal legislative process.

Majors represented are mainly: Political Science, Science & Technology Policy, Law, English

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must currently be enrolled at a four-year university or college or completed a degree no more than 6 months ago

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Hands on experience on a project team or through a prior internship

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be available to work full time at our Washington DC facility beginning May/June 2016.
ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Learn more and apply here.

Summer 2016 NPR Audience Insight & Research Internship - Apply by January 3rd!

Interested in first-hand exposure to media research and strategy?  Consider an internship with the Audience Insight & Research (AIR) department, which acts as an internal research consultant to all NPR divisions.
 
The AIR Intern assists the AIR staff with all aspects of research for NPR, including programming, digital media, and underwriting research.  A typical day may include assisting with usability testing for an NPR app, using our databases to determine reach & frequency of a sponsorship campaign, and coding open-ended responses to a survey about a new program.
Responsibilities:
  • Working closely with staff from across the organization to bring audience insights into the center of decision making
  • Analyzing listener habits and demographics
  • Programming surveys
  • Coding survey data
  • Answering research requests from employees
  • Becoming familiar with databases and analytic tools like Nielsen and Google Analytics
Qualifications:
  • Keen ability to synthesize and present information (written and graphic)
  • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint for presenting data
  • Experience with marketing research
  • Experience with SPSS is a plus
Apply here by January 3rd.

Spring PATH Internship, Business Development Profiles

PATH is an international Health organization that mobilizes partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.

Project Name:  Business Development Profiles                                

Start date :  January 2016                 

End date :  TBD     

Estimated number of hours per week: 20    

Location(s) of internship:Washington, DC

Internship project background and aims:  
Intern will learn about international development donors and how business development teams engage with donors and represent our work.
    
Benefit to Intern:
Practical training and experience in business development. Exposure to international global health and development.

Internship goals and learning objectives:
Contribute to the development of donor profiles. Coordinate cross-PATH participation in donor engagement consultations.
    
Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:  
Writing, editing and research skills; business development and proposal budgeting processes; business strategy; project management skills.

Proposed activities:  
Research PATH current and potential donors in cost and compliance issues and create cost and compliance donor comparison matrix. Schedule and manage consultations and research donors to create five donor profiles. Maintain a knowledge management platform on SharePoint. Complete ad hoc projects as needed.

Learning outcomes (how the Intern’s performance will be evaluated):  
The intern’s performance with be evaluated based on various deliverables that they will be asked to complete during the internship. These deliverables will include, but not be limited to: providing research when asked; scheduling meetings, taking notes, and distributing meeting notes to all parties; and maintaining a knowledge management SharePoint site for the donor profiles. 

Is a stipend available? Yes, $1000 per month.
Required Skills
Writing and research skills; interest in international development and global health; organizational skills.
Required Experience
Must be an active student in an accredited university or a recent graduate within the last 12 months. 

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Like Big Data? When You Finish Exams, Apply for the JPSM Junior Fellow Program!

Junior Fellow Program Overview


As the United States moves closer to a full information society, there are enormous career opportunities for those who have the knowledge and skills to design, collect, and analyze large-scale databases.  All that the country knows about its population growth and migration, its health, criminal victimization, traffic patterns, educational performance, labor and job markets, prices of daily goods, agricultural production, air and water quality, and income distributions is based on sample surveys and censuses, as well as administrative data systems.

The Junior Fellow Program is a unique internship experience that gives you a paid research assistantship, plus educational benefits that can expand the horizons of what you can do in your career.

Junior Fellows will be placed at one of the Federal Statistical Agencies. Junior Fellows will be expected to work 40 hours a week (May 31, 2016 - August 5, 2016) on tasks associated with the development, deployment, and analysis of surveys. Each fellowship is unique and tasks vary significantly from cognitive interviewing to data cleaning to interviewer training to imputation to data analysis. In order to ensure a rewarding experience for all, we attempt to match Junior Fellows with positions based on interest and experience.

In addition to working, Junior Fellows will attend weekly seminars covering a variety of aspects of survey methodology as well as visit other Federal Statistical Agencies to broaden their understanding of and exposure to the Federal Statistical System. Finally, you'll meet graduate faculty of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) and technical leaders in the industry who will answer questions you may have about advanced education and career paths.

Each Junior Fellow will be paid between $11.25 - $12.50 per hour ($4,500 - $5,000 for 10 weeks). Housing is also provided as part of the fellowship.

Who Should Apply?


The JPSM Junior Fellowship is not for everyone.  As you think about applying, answer the following questions:
  • Are you interested in learning more about how data is collected?
  • Are you good in math?  Do you like to play with numbers as a way of learning about the world?
  • Would you like to learn more about a career in survey methodology and large social and economic information systems?

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • 3.5/4.0 or higher GPA
  • US Citizen
  • Rising college junior or senior in the 2016/2017 school year
Apply here.