Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DSAC Brown Bag - A Conversation with Judge Williams: Student Activism on Campus (April 7, RSVP Required)

A Conversation with Judge Williams - Student Activism on Campus
BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council - Brown Bag
Thursday, April 7, 2016
2141K Tydings Hall
All are welcome, but RSVP is required.

All are welcome, but RSVP is required.

Be Highlighted on the BSOS Website!

Apply to be highlighted on the BSOS undergraduate page! This is an avenue for students, faculty and staff to nominate an exemplary student who will be highlighted on the BSOS undergraduate page. Please send in a resume/LinkedIn profile and professional headshot to dsacbsos@gmail.com at the time of submitting application. Apply here.

Examples of past student profiles can be found here: http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/about-us/student-profiles Students expecting to graduate Spring 2016 are not eligible to fill out this form.

Miss College Park 2016 Scholarship Pageant

It is the goal of the Miss College Park Organization to award scholarship dollars to young women who live, work or attend school in Prince George’s County.
Pageant contestants should have an interest in and be willing to:
  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Have a passion to serve the community
  • Participate in fundraising activities to raise money for the pageant and for school supplies for area schools
This Pageant is not associated with any other pageant system, and there are no contracts to sign. We only ask that you make one appearance per month for the pageant, and participate in as many appearances to promote the City of College Park that you are able.
To compete is simple, just register, mail in paperwork and show up for the one day event. Our 25th Anniversary Pageant will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Funding Your Ideas: Grant Writing 101 at the Career Center this Thursday!

Funding Your Ideas: Grant Writing 101

University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Workshop Start:
March 31, 2016, 12:00 pm
Workshop End:
March 31, 2016, 1:00 pm

Interested in working in or starting your own non-profit? Come to this skills-based workshop.

You'll learn about grant writing from the Living Classrooms Foundation, an educational non-profit that focuses on hands-on learning. 

RSVP at Careers4Terps

Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair--Friday, April 1!

April 01, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
LeFrak Hall 
1124 LeFrak Hall
College Park, 20740

Find out more about employers and the fair at Careers4Terps!

Federal/Global Semester Fellows Program--Apply by April 8!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Semester Fellows in Washington D.C. or Federal Semester Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript! All our courses are cross-listed with Honors!

In the fall, students take a seminar course from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more. Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details and an application form, go to http://federalsemester.umd.edu and/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Applications due April 8.

Summer and Fall Communications Internships with the National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities is looking for a communications intern!
This summer you will have a great experience working at the National Endowment for the Humanities in communications. 

If you love visiting museums, watching documentaries and learning about history and culture, then NEH is the right fit for you! We are looking for communications interns for the summer/fall of 2016. 

We will be looking for someone with a strong writing and communication skills in addition to a passion for the humanities. Our interns must be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, be professional, and pay close attention to detail. Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Wordpress, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Lexus Nexis is appreciated. It is important that our intern is a team player that can work and communicate with a large group or people. This internship will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants experience in communications on a federal level. 

Duties will include drafting press releases, contacting media, updating press lists, media monitoring, and helping research for the various projects we are working on. You will have the opportunity to meet people from the various divisions on the NEH staff including congressional affairs, publications, Edsitment, and various grant making division. We want our interns to be able to explore different interests and expand their network while they are with us. 

Our internships are unpaid but we do provide full reimbursement for work related travel as well as school credit. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 3 days a week or around 20 hours.

Please send a resume, short writing sample (1-3 pages), and cover letter to Mackenzie Shutler at mshutler@neh.gov, with the subject line: Communications Intern.
Please be sure to go to the NEH website and learn more about our organization.

Litigation Assistant Position with the National Resources Defense Council--Recent Grad

NRDC is a leading nonprofit environmental organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and health since 1970. NRDC engages in litigation, lobbying, scientific research, and public education on air, water, public health, climate change, energy, environmental justice, oceans, public land, smart growth, international, urban, and wildlife issues. NRDC has more than 500 advocates (lawyers, scientists, legislative experts, and others) and offices in San Francisco; Santa Monica; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Montana; and Beijing. You can read more about NRDC's work and advocacy priorities at www.nrdc.org.

Position Summary:
NRDC is seeking a Litigation Assistant to work with the Litigation Team in our Washington, D.C. office. The Litigation Team (which also has branches in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco) is a group of seventeen lawyers and four Litigation Assistants who pursue litigation across a broad range of environmental issues, such as preventing global warming, protecting public health, promoting environmental justice, curbing air and water pollution, preserving wildlife and wild places, and protecting marine mammals. In recent years, the Litigation Team has brought cases to safeguard the people of Flint, Michigan from continued exposure to lead in drinking water; remediate toxic pollution in the Penobscot River; abate mold in New York City public housing for residents with asthma; and protect the residents of Dickson, Tennessee, from TCE in groundwater and their homes. Each of the Litigation Assistants provides administrative and litigation support for the Litigation Team attorneys 
in that office, and collaborates with the Litigation Assistants in the other three offices to support Team attorneys in those offices. NRDC is also seeking Litigation Assistants for our Chicago and New York offices. Please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs to view the postings for those positions.

Administrative support duties include:
* Processing invoices and expense reports, and maintaining detailed budget trackers
* Proofreading, formatting, copying, scanning, and faxing documents
* Assisting in hiring and orienting interns
* Scheduling meetings, booking travel, and organizing retreats
* Assisting other Litigation Team and office Program Assistants as needed

Litigation support duties include:
* Drafting and editing legal correspondence
* Preparing, proofreading, and fact-checking documents for court filings and assisting with filing and service
* Researching and summarizing court rules
* Maintaining extensive case files (electronic, hard copy, and archived off-site)
* Conducting fact research to advance existing and develop new cases
* Reviewing documents produced by other parties in litigation
* Interviewing NRDC members and drafting declarations related to pending litigation
* Tracking case-related expenses

* Bachelor's degree required
* One year of previous administrative or paralegal experience (or equivalent) preferred
* Must be able to perform or quickly learn to perform tasks such as: preparing court filings; proofreading and cite-checking legal documents; processing and tracking expenses; maintaining case files, calendars, and budgets; researching and writing memos; and planning retreats and meetings
* Ability to prioritize and efficiently execute multiple tasks, follow institutional procedures, and work independently with meticulous attention to detail
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Superior editing, research, and data synthesis skills
* Commitment to accuracy and rigor
* Ability to maintain composure and sense of humor under deadline pressure
* Willingness and flexibility to work overtime
* Ability to maintain confidentiality and work discreetly with sensitive information
* High proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Minimum two-year commitment strongly preferred

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Paid, Full Time Summer Internship: Grant Development Intern with the Alliance to Save Energy

Looking to gain firsthand experience in grant writing and management? The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a highly-motivated intern to support the activities of the Development Department, including the Sr. Director and the Sr. Associate of Development & Operations. This individual identifies new sources of funding, tracks proposals through the development, award and reporting processes, and liaises with the Alliance project teams on development-related issues. This individual also assists the Development team in proposal preparation and administrative duties as assigned. The candidate must have superior organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and sound judgment. S/he must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with highly motivated staff in a rapidly growing mission-focused organization.

Duties include:

  • Research a variety of topics and information for the Development Team. Assist in creating/writing items and identifying resources that support the proposal and submission process that may also be used in grants, articles, and other materials. Assist with identification, research, and dissemination of potential funding sources specific to their areas of interest to Alliance staff.
  • Assist in maintaining and tracking a complete central repository of Alliance-related Development materials through Salesforce. Support the maintenance and tracking of all filings related to the Alliance grant activities, including foundation search engines, philanthropy databases and publications, government listings, etc.
  • Liaise with Alliance project teams on Development-related issues, providing support materials as requested. Serves as support to the Sr. Development Associate that ensures program teams are submitting accurate progress reports and financial materials to donors on time. 
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders on the Alliance’s state registrations for charitable organization status.
  • Reconcile expense reports for the Development and Finance departments, and ensures that the data from each department remains consistent. 
  • Assist with Stakeholder Engagement Team projects as necessary, which includes helping with the Associates corporate membership program and giving.

The internship begins June 8, 2016 and extends through August 26, 2016 (end date negotiable) at Alliance headquarters in Washington, D.C. The intern will be paid ($11.50/hour). This is a full-time position and we are unable to consider applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time course load during the internship term.

Desired Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to establish and follow routine processes and procedures
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Exercises initiative in undertaking routine assignments/projects without direct supervision
  • Superior judgment and diplomacy skills
  • Skills in designing resource tools, materials and presentations for writing proposals
  • Confidence and skill in both verbal and written communication
  • Ability to collaborate with different levels of the organization, both internally and externally

Fall 2016 Policy Internship with Children's Defense Fund

CDF’s Policy team seeks interns to work on the issues described below. Interns might work on a single issue or on multiple issues depending on need and interest: 

Child Health: 

The Child Health staff works to ensure that every child has a Healthy Start in life. Their primary policy goal is to ensure all children have access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage that is easy to get and to keep. Work includes policy analysis, legislative and administrative advocacy, research and coalition building around implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal budget, and other elements of maternal and child health policy. 

Child Welfare and Mental Health: 

The Child Welfare and Mental Health staff works to improve outcomes for children and youth by promoting public policies, practices and programs that will keep children safe and in permanent nurturing families and communities. Particular attention is given to those policies and programs that serve or advocate for children who have been abused or neglected, or are at risk of abuse and neglect; are in families challenged by substance abuse, mental health problems and domestic violence; are being raised by grandparents or other relatives; have serious emotional problems and need mental health services, and/or are at risk of coming to the attention of the child welfare system. CDF uses a range of advocacy strategies to address these concerns. 

Early Childhood Policy: 
CDF fully supports the need for consistent, quality education beginning in a child’s earliest years. CDF's early childhood staff works to promote high quality early childhood experiences for ALL children. One of the main areas of work is spearheading the national campaign to focus public attention on ensuring all children have access to free full-day kindergarten. CDF works with other early childhood advocates and professionals to promote additional funding for programs serving low income children birth through five years of age. 

Education Policy: 

CDF is committed to ensuring that every child in America attends a school that is warm, welcoming and where learning happens. CDF intends to transform the Cradle to Prison Pipeline into a system where every child has the opportunity to grow, learn and maximize their potential. CDF’s seeks to achieve those goals by: reforming school discipline policies that push children out of school, ensuring all children have access to full-day kindergarten and strengthening the Title I program that provides federal funding for the education of children in concentrated poverty. 

Juvenile Justice: 

CDF strives to ensure that fewer children encounter the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system and that those who do receive the help they need to thrive. To that end, efforts are made to address the holistic needs of children and youth (1) at the front end (prevention and diversion), (2) during time spent in the juvenile justice or adult criminal justice systems, and (3) the back end (upon release and reentry into the community). Focusing on these three points will allow the "justice" part of juvenile justice to have true meaning by focusing on youth development, rehabilitation, and family engagement/strengthening families. CDF’s juvenile justice work includes advocacy, coalition building, policy analysis, and research. 

Policy Research: 

The research team within CDF’s policy unit supports the organization’s policy efforts by analyzing data, preparing timely and pertinent reports and fact sheets, and conducting rapid response research for internal and external data requests. Policy research interns will work across all of CDF’s issue areas, identifying federal and other data for use in fact sheets, reports, and other CDF publications. Policy research interns will also summarize new reports, attend briefings and hearings, and research issues areas to support the policy team’s work. This opportunity is ideal for applicants seeking a broad exposure to all of CDF’s policy issue areas. 

CDF has a long history of publishing reports that raise awareness about children’s needs and highlight solutions (See our Research Library on the CDF website). CDF seeks masters level interns to assist with analysis of data and research to support development of CDF publications across a range of issues. Policy research interns will work across all of CDF’s issue areas, analyzing federal and other data for use in fact sheets, reports, and other CDF publications. Possible issues that interns might work on include: child poverty, health care access, education, early childhood, juvenile justice, child welfare and gun violence. This opportunity is ideal for applicants with a quantitative background and an interest in social justice for children. 

Policy Internship Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Identifying and researching initiatives in health, early childhood development, education, poverty, child welfare, gun violence, juvenile and criminal justice to address the needs of children and families 
  • Tracking and analyzing federal and state legislation 
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and summarizing policy developments, the federal budget, research briefs and studies that relate to children, low income families, and other key issue areas 
  • Attending hearings and briefings, both on and off Capitol Hill, that are relevant to CDF’s work, and writing succinct summaries to share with the policy team 
  • Contributing to the development of issue briefs, fact sheets, and other materials relevant to our work for publication or the website 
  • Rapid response research for internal and external data requests 
  • Participating in the educational component of the CDF internship program, including luncheons, seminars, and trips
  • Other duties and projects as assigned 


  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with daily deadlines. 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing. 
  • Strong internet research skills Self-starter who is comfortable working independently. 
  • Demonstrated interest in learning about policies that affect children and low-income families. 
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children in America. 
  • For those interested in policy research, strong excel skills and ideally experience using a statistical software packaged (Stata or SPSS), and experience with federal data sources (census, NCHS, HHS, DOE, etc.).
Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Fall 2016 Nonprofit Internship with Children's Defense Fund

CDF’s Non-Profit Management Program seeks interns to work in the issues described below. Interns might work on a single issue or on multiple issues depending on need and interest: 


Interns will be involved with financial record keeping and basic accounting tasks as well as special projects related to financial processes and records. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Research new foundations, corporations and individuals and depending on experience, apply for funding. 
  • Help with quality control of direct mailings, proposals and reports. 
  • Assist with organizing the Beat the Odds®; Washington DC 2016 event. 
  • Help maintain the donor database records. 
  • Assist with CDF direct mailings. 
  • Generate reports on current donors, lapsed donors and perspective donors. 
  • Some administrative duties. 


Interns will be involved with financial record keeping and basic accounting tasks as well as special projects related to financial processes and records. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with account reconciliations 
  • Data entry of accounts payable vouchers 
  • Organizing records and files 
  • Special accounting and finance projects under supervision 
  • May include office support, clerical, and/or filing duties

Development Qualifications: 

  • High level of attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively. 
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children in America 
  • Must display incentive to take the lead on various outreach efforts 
  • A sense of creativity is encouraged 
  • Declared major/minor in non-profit business management or related field, disciple or experience 

Finance Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Discretion 
  • High level of attention to detail 
  • Interest in finance and accounting
  • Some business and accounting classes helpful 
  • Ability to work effectively individually or collectively 
  • Declared major of Accounting, Finance, or related discipline

Fall 2016 Communications Internship with the Children's Defense Fund

The Communications and Outreach Department develops and articulates key public messaging for all of CDF’s strategic priorities, campaigns and rapid response needs. The department works with all other CDF departments and state offices to promote CDF’s brand and publicize its priorities with coalition partners through outreach to the media, online social networks, video production and other multimedia, print and online publications, online advocacy and email marketing, website content development and other promotional materials. 

The Communications Department is led by Vice President of Communications and Outreach Patti Hassler, a Peabody and Emmy-award-winning journalist and a 30-year veteran of CBS News. She served most of that tenure at 60 Minutes, the most watched newsmagazine in the nation. As a Communications Intern you would have the unique opportunity to work with and learn from her. Learn more here. 

CDF’s Communications Team seeks interns to work on the focus areas described below. Interns might work on a single issue or on multiple issues depending on need and interest: 


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Attend hearings on the Hill, briefings, and coalition events to take notes or tweet 
  • Compose Tweets/Facebook posts for CDF social media 
  • Assist with research projects for Mrs. Edelman and the Communication’s department 
  • Update press lists, assist in putting together press packets for events 
  • Assist with gathering daily news clips relating to CDF issue areas 
  • Assist with staffing events, symposia, round tables, discussions, etc. 
  • Assist with photography when needed 
  • Assist with graphic design & editing when needed 
  • Assist in organizing photo archives from CDF’s history 


Interns will work to create interactive and entertaining web content/graphics and to analyze web traffic and emails from the organization. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Daily website updates for national and state websites 
  • Assist Director of Online Communications and Outreach and CDF’s Webmaster with website refresh for multiple CDF websites 
  • Create custom graphics for web and social media as needed 
  • Assist in email communications development and outreach 
  • Assist with social media monitoring and other projects supporting as needed 
  • Support online communications initiatives including, email communications, social media, database management, and administrative duties as needed

Communications & Multimedia Qualifications: 

  • Great oral and written communicator; good writer & researcher 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office, web research, scanning, formatting etc. Previous experience in photography and video production preferred (if applicable, send samples) 
  • Experience with Photoshop preferred 
  • Must be a fast learner and someone who pays attention to detail 
  • Someone who is creative, organized, flexible and a fast worker 
  • Preferably someone who already is active on social media 
  • Archiving experience useful 
  • Must have a passion for CDF’s mission 

NOTE: please indicate if you have a particular expertise or interest in a certain area listed. 

We Design Qualifications: 
  • Experience with HTML, web content management systems, Excel and Photoshop 
  • Experience with Java Script is not required but is a plus 
  • Must have a passion for CDF’s mission 
  • Must be a fast learner & someone who pays attention to detail 
  • Must be a able to create basic website on WordPress or WIX
Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Paid Summer Research and Outreach Internship with the Center for Economic & Policy Research for Recent Grad

The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time 2016 Summer Research and Outreach Intern (Domestic Program).

Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a full-time intern for summer 2016. The internship starts in early June and will end in August (these dates are somewhat flexible). The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy organizations, and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR's appearances in the media.

The responsibilities of interns vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will have the opportunity to attend relevant events around Washington, D.C.

Stipend: Currently $1,761.95/month, plus up to a $255.67 reimbursement for health insurance per month. Starting in July, the stipend will be $1,897.50/month.

Closing Date of Position:The closing date for this position is April 15, 2016. In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or curtailed. In the event that the application period is curtailed, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have 7 days to apply.

Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment. Work schedules are flexible.

CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.

We are looking for a recent college graduate or graduate student for this full-time position. Applicants should have a general understanding of economics and domestic policy, and an interest in economic justice. Excellent writing and communications skills are required. Previous research, outreach, or media experience is helpful. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a self-starter and independent learner, and will receive limited supervision.

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps

Fall Internships with 826DC

826DC provides academic support and arts education to underserved children in the District of Columbia through creative writing workshops and field trips, afterschool tutoring, literacy support, and student publishing opportunities. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Several internships are available. For more information, visit: //826dc.org/get-involved/intern-826dc/

Apply to be an Alternative Break Experience Leader by April 8

Alternative Break Experience Leader Applications
Deadline: April 8th

AB Experience Leaders are undergraduate or graduate students that serve as the chief coordinators for Alternative Break experiences. They plan and oversee experience logistics, facilitate peer learning around social justice issues, develop educational and orientation curriculum for participants, lead team activities and reflections, and serve as the main contact for their individual AB experience.

All Experience Leaders commit to and serve in this role for one complete year (from May 2016 until May 2017). The AB Experience Leader role is a valuable and unique leadership, personal and professional development experience for undergraduate and graduate students. Experience Leaders will develop valuable transferable skills and learning benefiting them in academic, curricular and future career roles. This role is a structured experience guided by on-going mentorship, training, and feedback focused on EL and participant learning through knowledge acquisition and experience. (Previous participation in AB is not required to apply.)

For more information and the application, visit: http://go.umd.edu/leadAB

Department of Energy Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Internships

The 2016 Department of Energy Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program Application Is Now Open! Lots of Internships!!! 

The Department of Energy Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program seeks students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic

majors, including, but not limited to: 

Social Sciences - Economics, International Relations, National Security, Organizational Psychology, Policy, Political Science and Sociology. 
Business - Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, and Public Administration. 

Program Objectives 
Technical Experience 
Undergraduate/Graduate students gain 10 weeks and High School students gain 8 weeks of substantive professional and technical career experience while working side-by-side with an assigned mentor who is a subject matter expert in the U.S. Department of Energy. Mentors will help students tailor their practical work experience to the larger context of their professional interests. 

Interpersonal and Leadership Skills 
Interns participate in workshops that are designed to develop well-rounded leaders. Workshops may address topics such as time management, development of a professional identity, or effective communication skills. 

Career Opportunities 
Students have an opportunity to network with experts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. By attending business meetings, scheduled field trips and planned activities, students have a chance to explore career opportunities on a daily basis. 

Requirements/Qualifications:Undergraduate/Graduate Students 
Be at least 18 years of age 
Be a U.S. citizen 
Have earned at least 24 undergraduate semester hours (39 quarter credit hours) 
MUST BE ENROLLED as a full time student. Recent graduates are not eligible to participate in the program unless they are enrolled in a graduate program 
Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) or above on a 4.0 scale 

To apply for the 2016 MEISPP internship the following documents must be received by March 31, 2016: 
Unofficial Transcript(s)* 
Two Letters of Recommendation 

We encourage all students who are interested in applying to please visit our new website at 
https://www.doemeispp.org/ to apply for the 2016 program! We also encourage you to click on the Facebook Icon and Twitter Icon below to follow us on our social media pages to get some updates on the program as well. 

Fall 2016 Legal Internship at the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Posted: March 3, 2016
Application Deadline: April 25, 2016
Desired Start Date: August 29, 2016
Duration: Fall Semester 2016
Hours per Week: approximately 8 – 9

The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO) at the University of Maryland College Park is looking for talented students for its Undergraduate Fall 2016 Internship Program.  The GLAO provides free legal information, consultations, referrals and brief assistance to UMCP graduate students on a wide range of both off-campus and university matters.  Learn more about the GLAO and the internship at www.gradlegalaid.umd.edu.

Internship Summary:
- Interns work on-site at the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office, located in the South Campus Dining Hall, approximately 8-9 hours a week.  They will garner a wide range of experiences in the following ways: 
1.     - Interns staff the front desk, which is the first point of contact for all visitors, student and potential clients.  Interns handle initial student screenings for eligibility, process intake forms and answer general inquiries. 
2.     - Interns sit-in on client interviews conducted by the GLAO attorney.  Interns may be actively involved in casework through basic research and investigation needed to resolve client issues and concerns and helping clients identify and access outside resources. Please note that the GLAO does not represent students in court; this internship does not involve litigation work.   
3.     - Interns also work with the GLAO’s Coordinator of Services and Programs on administrative and other tasks related to the day-to-day functioning of the office. 

Speak Up, Save a Life - Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Presentation

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM 
Location: 6107 McKeldin Library, 

The University Student Judiciary is hosting, Steven Chaiken, Montgomery County Assistant State's Attorney. Mr. Chaiken will give a presentation entitled "Speak Up, Save a Life" about the growing drug epidemic in Maryland and Maryland's relatively new Good Samaritan Law, which happens to be very similar to UMD's Responsible Action Policy. 

Mr. Chaiken is a charismatic speaker eager to work with students. He will discuss how the law works and how we as, citizens and students, can utilize the law to save lives. The event is hosted by the University Student Judiciary and is open to the public.  For questions, students can contact umdusj@gmail.com.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Paid Project Internship, Civil Society & Education, with Winrock International for Recent/May Grad

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

POSITION TITLE:               Project Intern
GROUP:                               Civil Society and Education
LOCATION:                         Arlington, VA
REPORTS TO:                      CESE Program Officers and Program Associates
LOCATION:                         Arlington, VA
STATUS:                               Full-time, non-exempt

The internship is for up to 6-months, full-time paid internship, with possible extension. The internship requires an energetic, detail-oriented person who can assist with the day-to-day operations of select projects in the CESE Unit. Responsibilities will include supporting on-going projects, conducting research on project-related activities, drafting communications materials, and logistical support.
Essential Responsibilities
  • Assist in tracking program activities of select projects, including monitoring donor requirements, project deliverables, project ending dates and project disbursement dates
  • Assist in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports to donors
  • Support the preparation of major project revisions to be submitted to donor
  • Take part in the design and coordination of research study dissemination processes
  • Conduct project-related and other research, as needed
  • Assist in project start-up and close-out procedures
  • Prepare, review, and edit communications materials for projects
  • Draft contracts/subcontracts for consultants and subrecipients and follow-up with payments, including expense reimbursements and deliverable submission
  • Assist in the review and processing of project financial reports and fund requests, as needed
  • Review and process procurement documentation, as needed.
  • Gather projects’ best practices, success stories, and lessons learned
Qualifications and Background:
  • Recent BA or MA graduate. Alternatively active MA student available to work full time.
  • Relevant focus area related to CSE’s work including international relations, education, political science, women’s studies, human rights, international law etc.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • International experience preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and other communications skills required.
  • Strong analytical and research skills essential.
  • Experience preparing communications materials including brochures, pamphlets, presentations
  • Experience writing or contributing to grant applications/proposals preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to think critically and work independently are a must.
  • Proven commitment to pursuing a career in international development strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) strongly desired
Apply here.

Program Assistant Position for Recent Grad with American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Hiring range: $38,000 - $41,840

Provides administrative and programmatic support. Responsibilities include the full range of administrative and clerical functions. In addition, this person is responsible for programmatic support that may include: editing, proof reading, simple desktop publishing, conducting basic research, providing support to membership and/or marketing activities, assisting with meeting planning, etc. 

Apply here.  

Apply Today for Paid Internship with Farm Service Agency

Closes Thursday 3/31/2016 (3 day(s) away)
Salary Range
$17 to $22 / Per Hour
Series & Grade 

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this announcement.  As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 PM on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2016; whichever occurs first.

Apply here.

Apply Today for Paid Internship with OMB!

Closes Friday 4/1/2016
Salary Range
$43,684 to $56,790 / Per Year
Series & Grade 
Promotion Potential

The Office of Performance and Personnel Management (OPPM) leads the Administration's efforts to achieve government-wide performance improvements, manages the government's performance framework to improve the use of performance information in decision making, and coordinates agency Performance Improvement Officers. OPPM also works closely with the Office of Personnel Management to advance effective personnel practices and formulate the President's budget request for personnel.

This position will support OPPM's Performance Team, which is responsible for leading implementation of the Federal government's performance management framework as established by the GPRA Modernization Act and OMB Circular A-11.  This includes supporting effective implementation of the Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals and associated reviews, agency strategic planning and annual strategic reviews, and performance reporting policy and oversight of Performance.gov.  In addition, the Performance Team is responsible for delivering effective government-wide solutions to priority challenges which cut across agencies and programs by providing policy analysis and developing proposals to improve program performance.  

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. Applicants who do not meet the definition of "student," will not be considered. This is a year-round internship with the intent that the student will work at least 640 hours while still in school in order to be eligible for non-competitive conversion. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position.  Conversion is not guaranteed.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 50 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 50 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 50.

  • Since this position has an educational requirement, you must submit unofficial transcripts or your school enrollment letter In order to be considered.


Student intern trainees prepare information for use by the President, OMB officials, Congress, and the public, and work closely with others in OMB and other Federal agencies, often under short deadlines.
The ideal candidate would be someone with a background or an interest in public administration, business administration, and public policy. Students studying public administration, business administration, or public policy with a particular focus on Federal management are particularly encouraged to apply.  Strong organizational skills, communication (oral and written) skills, analytic ability, and dependability are a must.  The potential duration of the internship is 1-2 years.
The student will be assigned to OMB's Performance Team and will be responsible for a combination of professional, analytic, and administrative work.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
· Provide analysis and recommendations to identify and overcome barriers to organizational performance improvement      across programs and agencies.
· Support OMB's collection and analysis of information from agencies, including information related to agency performance and risk management. 
· Provide logistical support for the management processes required by the GPRA Modernization Act, such as the annual strategic reviews and quarterly reviews of priority goals.
· Coordinate assignments on behalf of the Performance Team to ensure accuracy and consistency with Administration policy.
· Manage information flows within the Performance Team, including overseeing the office's internal file management systems, website, calendars, and other support systems.

· Support Performance Team operations and other duties as assigned.
Apply here.

Summer Internship with National Geographic Travel

The Fox Internship Program provides mentoring and learning opportunities to help you develop your skills, network with Fox employees, and learn more about what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry.
Intern Duties:
--Assisting with the development and publication of content for Traveler, the print title
--Studying travel trends and travel news to suggest topics for editorial coverage
-- Identifying social media trends and opportunities to grow National Geographic Travel's global footprint on social media platforms. 
-- Market research on travel and digital trends, and identifying opportunities for digital and print storytelling. 
-- Analyzing digital data, and reporting site and social analytics.  
-- Fact checking content for digital platforms. 

To participate in Fox’s Internship program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university and be sophomore status or above
  • Be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship by the Company.
Application Process:
Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications.  Apply here.

Communications Internships in Washington, DC with GMMB

We aresocial and digital strategists, comms and advertising gurus, designers, writers, media planners and multi-media producers.
You area Communications Intern who knows how to:
  • Contribute to drafting and copyediting briefings, bios, and analyses for clients
  • Contribute to client social media strategies
  • Maintain, edit and compile media lists
  • Compile and organize press clips, research and write backgrounder-type documents
  • Various other tasks to assist in client service
You have…
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program or a recent graduate in related fields.
  • Previous media experience/interest is preferred, however not necessary.
  • Strong writing and research skills are very important.
Apply here.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Internship in Washington, DC


  • Gain industry and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments.
  • Develop business, financial and analytical skills needed for career in global wealth management and financial services.
  • Provide marketing and sales support to branches and their teams.
  • Perform market research.
  • Gain exposure to wealth management business, products, services and clients’ financial needs.
  • High school diploma required. In pursuit of college degree preferable.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Internships are intended to be positions that are for limited duration, with a maximum duration ten months.
  • Strong desire to gain further understanding of the global wealth management business.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work on a team.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret.
Apply here.

Helpful Tips While Registering for the Fall

The Early Registration Period is right around the corner, here are a few tips from the BSOS Advising Center to keep in mind before and while you register for Fall 2016!

Have you Completed your Major Benchmarks or LEP Gateways?
When planning your schedule, check your student record to make sure you are registering for your benchmark or gateway courses that you have not yet completed. If you have questions about completing this requirements on time, please make an appointment with your Major advisor. 

Registration Block:
A block is a hold placed on student records to prevent registration. Registration blocks may be frustrating for students who need to register for classes. Therefore, each semester, students are expected to log on to Testudo and check their registration time and blocks. It is the student’s responsibility to take appropriate actions to remove blocks in order to register on time. Please visit the Registration Restrictions and Blocks webpage for explanations of different registration blocks.

Duplicate Credit: This is used to indicate two courses with the same course content. Note: students cannot receive duplicate credit. Be mindful of credit you have received through AP/IB or through transfer from another institution. Also, you can view the Schedule of Classes where courses are marked: "Credit only granted for", to see duplicate courses. 

Credit Overload:
Prior to the First Day of Classes and Schedule Adjustment Period, students are limited to registering for no more than 16 credits. On the First Day of Classes this limit is raised to 20 credits. Students who wish to exceed these limits must meet with a BSOS college advisor to discuss a possible exception to university policy.

Time Conflict:
Students can obtain permission to take courses that have a time conflict in two ways: 1) Obtain approval from both of the instructors on University of Maryland letterhead, then bring both copies to the BSOS Advising Center in 2148 Tydings Hall; or 2) Obtain approval from both of the instructors and have them send an email directly to a BSOS advisor from a University of Maryland email account.

Prerequisites; A course which must be completed in order to take a more advanced course. It is your responsibility to check the Undergraduate Catalog or Schedule of Classes to determine possible prerequisites for any given course.