Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Education Abroad Summer and Fall Applications are Open!

Education Abroad applications for summer and fall 2017 programs open TOMORROW, December 1st!

With over 400+ options in 72 countries, Education Abroad is here to help your students find the program that best aligns with their 4-year plan and academic and professional goals. 

You know that the earlier students plan, the more choices they have so please help encourage them to take advantage of the following opportunities before winter break:

  • December 1st - Pop up EA advising in STAMP, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Across from the Student Involvement Suite. Walk-in advising and help starting an application. 
  • Study Abroad 101 - open to all students who want to learn more about the options to study abroad and how to take next steps.
  • General Advising with Diana - students can schedule an appointment with our Program Assistant and General Advisor at
P.S. Check out the winners of our latest photo contest (three BSOS majors) to see what our #TerpsAbroad are up to! All submissions are available for viewing on facebook

"What to Make of the Election: Perspectives from Political Scientists"

"What to Make of the Election:
Perspectives from Political Scientists"

The Department of Government and Politics in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will host a panel discussion to help students, faculty, and staff better understand what happened in the electorate, what we expect to happen in the government going forward (both in terms of foreign and domestic policy, and in terms of the limits and powers of a unified Congress), and a comparative perspective on what we can learn from other countries.

The discussion will take place on Tuesday, December 6, at 4pm, in Tydings 1136.

Faculty participants will include:

Dr. Irwin Morris and Dr. David Karol (American political institutions and history)

Dr. Antoine Banks, Dr. Lilliana Mason, and Dr. Stella Rouse (American political behavior)

Dr. Vladimir Tismaneanu and Dr. Karol Soltan (International and comparative perspectives)

All are welcome to attend. Faculty will briefly present their thoughts and insight, and then the floor will be open to a Q & A session.

Good Luck on Final Exams, BSOS Terps!

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Paradyme Community Investment Interns

Are you interested in working for a budding Information Technology Firm in the DC-Area? Does the prospect of joining a small (but growing) business excite you? Do you have the skills and drive to make profound changes? At Paradyme Management, Inc. we value the importance of giving back to the community and are looking for interns who will use their business skill-sets to heighten our social impact. We are expanding our consultant role to serve the Greenbelt community, allowing our interns to have meaningful, real-world experiences. By choosing to join the team you will have the opportunity to couple your capabilities with ours to grow and advance the business, as well as your career.

As a small business, Paradyme Management prides itself on putting its employees first while offering purposeful work within a dynamic environment. We foster a culture of providing exceptional services to our customers rooted with a commitment to serving the community.

We are looking to hire interns for our winter/spring and summer programs that will serve as pro bono consultants. You will represent Paradyme externally to assess local nonprofits’ business operations and use your skills to implement process improvement. The successful candidate will be able to:

· Create project plans and proposals

· Build lasting partnerships with outside organizations

· Construct solutions to priority business related project tasks in a variety of areas including quality, business development, Human Resources, accounting and finance

· Stimulate collaboration, creativity and innovation in team environments

· Develop a rapport with fellow interns and engage with Paradyme employees

· Practice public speaking skills

· Engage in learning lunches with Paradyme Executive, Project, and Corporate staff

We’re looking for responsible, hardworking, and proactive people who eagerly welcome the opportunity to help us grow and manage our business. To survive around these parts, you will need to come equipped with a sense of humor, be susceptible to bouts of laughter and willing to immerse yourself in Paradyme culture!

Please send resumes to We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gibran Chair Symposium

The Contributions of Arab Women toward a Lasting Peace

To be presented in collaboration with The University of California - Davis
December 7, 2016
9:30 AM - 5 PM

Featuring presentations and remarks by:
  • Ali Al-Hakami (Saudi Arabian): Former General Manager, King Abdallah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Development Program 
  • Malek Ben Salem (Tunisian): Research Manager, Accenture Technology Labs 
  • Patricia Flederman (South African): International Education Consultant 
  • Marah Bukai (Syrian): Senior Diplomatic Advisor, Syrian High Negotiations Committee 
  • Souleyma Haddaoui (Moroccan): Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University 
  • Cory Heyman (American): Chief Innovation Officer, Room to Read; Executive Director, Room to Read Accelerator 
  • Suad Joseph (American): Distinguished Professor, Anthropology - University of California, Davis 
  • Sahar Mohamed Khamis (Egyptian): Associate Professor, Communications - University of Maryland 
  • May A. Rihani (Lebanese-American): Director, the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace - University of Maryland

McNair Scholars Program - Info Session Dec. 6

Thinking about Graduate School and Pursuing a Ph.D.?
The McNair Scholars Program Can Help You Get There!

The Academic Achievement Programs' Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a competitive program designed to prepare high academic achievers from traditionally underrepresented groups to matriculate into graduate programs & earn doctoral or terminal degrees.

Benefits Of Being A McNair Scholar:

--Paid Summer Research Experience with Room & Board
--Faculty Mentorship & Academic Advising
--GRE & Graduate School Application Fee Waivers

Information Session:
Marie Mount Hall Rm.2106
December 6th 12:00 pm -1:00 pm 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Application Deadline:
January 8th

Rhea Roper Nedd, PhD * (301) 405-4749* * Twitter: @McNairUMD

Spring Social Media Internship - D.C. United

All internships for D.C. United are unpaid internships, however interns are paid for hours worked on game days. The internships allow the individual to gain valuable experience with a professional organization for their future in the sports, entertainment and marketing industry. Hours can be flexible to accommodate with your school or work schedule. Some nights and weekends will be required.
Social Media Production: D.C. United is looking for a social media intern to assist the Digital Media and Communications department. The social media intern will report to the Digital Media specialist and will assist with the day to day objectives of the Digital Media and Communications Department.
Job Duties::
  • Use photos, videos and web content to create interesting posts on a daily basis.
  • Assists in real-time coverage during game days.
  • Track, monitor, and engage with fan feedback.
  • Track and monitor analytics on multiple platforms and with an analytics dashboard
  • Create and track social media campaigns.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
  • A sense of humor and strong awareness of social trends
  • Ability to proficiently and creatively use Vine, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Strong interest in soccer and sports is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel to away games as needed and to various events around the community
Please submit screenshots or links of your most creative social media posts, as well as your most creative 60 second Snapchat story (can be about any subject you choose, we are only interested in how creatively you use the platform)

Spring International Development Internship with Church World Service

Category:                 Intern (Multiple Opportunities)
Location:                  Washington, D.C.
Team:                       International Development Programs – CROP
Employee status:     Minimum 20 hrs/week, unpaid

The CWS CROP international development program works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty, and to promote peace and justice. We work with those who want lasting, sustainable change for the world’s most vulnerable people. We operate in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East focusing on health, water, sanitation, food security and nutrition, disaster risk reduction and reducing the impact of climate change.

To Apply:
Please visit the link below to apply directly online to this position.
Please note that CWS does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted.  All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

CWS uses Applicant Stack for all communications, please be sure to check your e-mail frequently and please check your junk/spam folder.  Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

The International Development Intern will be engaged with a wide array of program and  administrative functions as part of their professional development experience. Under the supervision of the Senior Director, the intern’s specific duties may include:
  • Background research on CWS international country programs including socio-economic indicators, culture and national strategic plans relating to CWS and partner country priorities.
  • Assisting with the development and layout of monthly international program development updates.
  • Background research on key areas of CWS and partner strategic sector activities including technical briefs, policy documents and industry best practices.
  • Coordination and support for training workshops, strategy sessions and leadership meetings.
  • Preparation and presentation of workshop and conference materials.
  • Donor research and the creation of guidelines linking CWS, implementing partner, country government and donor strategic objectives and program activities.
  • Deep engagement in a specific development project or key sector linked to the intern’s skills, competencies and professional aspirations.
Intern Learning Outcomes:
  • Write country research reports regarding current and prospective strategic objectives related to sectors, geography, demographics and capacity building.
  • Understand policy and theories of key sectors in international development including health, food security, disaster risk reduction, climate change and livelihood, among others.
  • Develop creative, dynamic presentations supporting CWS training and program activities.
  • Through research and analysis develop knowledge and understanding of international and local donor strategies, linking them to CWS and partner programmatic and country priorities.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the role and importance of capacity building and development in sustainable international development.
  • Currently enrolled student in an internationally-focused academic program, preferably at the graduate level
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability and interest in working with and in a culturally diverse team and program
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent IT/Social Media/Presentation skills
  • Creative and Solution focused

Internship runs from the beginning of January through the end of May, with flexibility depending on semester calendars.

Paid Spring Policy and Research Internship with the Alliance to Save Energy for December or Recent Grad

$11.50 an hour - Full-time, Internship

The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking an organized, attentive, and motivated intern to support its Policy & Research Team. In addition to energy research and analysis, this internship will contribute to Alliance Accelerate Energy Productivity communications, outreach, and education efforts. The ideal candidate has strong writing and speaking skills, an interest in energy policy, and the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Duties will include:
  • Conducting research and data collection on a wide variety of energy policy topics, including federal energy management, building energy codes, vehicle fuel economy, tax incentives, energy efficiency in the electric power sector, etc.
  • Supporting the team’s work in summarizing and analyzing legislation.
  • Attending and covering congressional hearings and other events.
  • Tracking federal legislation.
  • Maintain contact information databases.
  • Assembling advocacy packets and other materials.
  • Drafting letters, fact sheets, and other documents.
  • Staffing front desk and answering phones.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree—required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and take ownership over projects and assignments
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Intellectual curiosity and an interest in energy efficiency policy
  • Comfort with initiating professional interactions with congressional staff and Alliance associates
Preference will be given to candidates with congressional office or campaign experience. The internship begins January 9, 2017 and extends through the end of May, 2017, 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.

Application instructions: Please attach a cover letter and writing sample (two pages maximum) with your resume. Cover letters may be addressed to "Internship Coordinators." Final candidates will be asked to take a writing test. No phone calls, please.

Spring 2017 International Development and Civil Society Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity’s internship program is an exciting opportunity to research and write on an array of issues related to civil society, international development, philanthropy, remittances, and international health. Interns will write for the Center’s blog, “Blogal Prosperity,” conduct research and analyze data on different international development issues, and play an integral role in the publication of the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances

Responsibilities include:
  • Researching international philanthropy, civil society laws, and international development;
  • Researching and writing brief articles for the Center’s WordPress blog and updating social media pages;
  • Assisting with media communications and distribution plans;
  • Assisting staff with research projects and presentations;
  • Attending and representing the Center at events in Washington, DC;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks, event planning, and execution.


CGP interns are self-starters with a strong interest in the generation of economic growth in the developing world. Candidates should be able to work independently and as part of a team, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. Candidates must be reliable, professional, and possess excellent writing, research, communication, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and be willing to work at least two days a week from 10-4.

Application instructions

Applications for a spring semester internship (from January 17th to May 12th) will be reviewed on a rolling basis through December. All applications should be submitted via our website ( Please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (2-3 pages) in a single .pdf file.
Due to the large number of applications that we receive, we regret that we can only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.

Spring AILA Internship with CSIS

Tracking Code

The CSIS Executive Education Program and the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) seek a highly motivated candidate for a full-time, four to six-month internship in a dynamic and fast-paced environment beginning in January 2017.

The Executive Education and AILA programs provide global leaders with training opportunities in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy. The Executive Education program designs and facilitates specialized training initiatives for executives, visiting government officials, and global leaders. Training programs can range from a few days to several weeks. In addition to executive education training, AILA offers foreign policy seminars, crisis simulations, and skill-building workshops for CSIS’s interns, young professionals, and visiting university student groups. The intern will support the successful administration and execution of the programs, and provide assistance across all program components, such as program development and execution, coordination, outreach, and administrative support. This internship will receive a monthly stipend.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for two references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Providing event management support
  • Contributing to program development
  • Conducting background research
  • Assisting with administrative and logistical tasks
  • Organizing outreach and social media efforts

  • Event management and/or project coordination experience
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a U.S. scale or equivalent
  • Strong demonstrated interest in foreign policy, international relations, education, and/or event management
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Zest for challenging assignments that demand creativity


Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at
Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia

Spring Japan Chair Internship with CSIS

Tracking Code
Job Description
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.


CSIS is seeking several part time research interns to support the Japan Chair during the spring 2017 semester (January-May). The Japan Chair was established to provide a venue in Washington for the study of U.S.-Japan relations and increasing mutual understanding. As Japan's role in Asian and global affairs continues to grow, the Japan Chair is charting a new direction to define a strategic agenda for the U.S.-Japan relationship in a bilateral, regional and global context. The current research agenda covers a broad range of themes including Japanese domestic politics, U.S.-Japan security and economic ties, energy policy, and U.S. strategy in Asia.

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Conduct research on issues animating U.S.-Japan relations and U.S. policy in Asia
• Draft presentations, conference reports, event summaries and other materials for program staff
• Provide logistical and administrative support for program events and research projects
• Perform other general tasks to support office functions
Required Experience

• At least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or recent graduate in Japan studies, International Affairs, or Political Science with a demonstrated interest in Asia
• At least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
• Eligible to work in the United States
• Strong communication, research, and writing skills
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines


Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter, and transcript at
Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia

Teach Abroad with Learning Enterprises

Applications just opened for an amazing summer volunteer opportunity with the international non-profit organization Learning Enterprises (LE). LE sends young adults around the world over the summer to teach English in under-resourced areas. Each volunteer experiences true cultural immersion by staying with a host family who provides all essentials, like food and accommodation, thereby keeping in-country costs very low. Furthermore, LE charges no program fee, although volunteers will have to pay for transportation. Volunteers are given a great deal of independence, creating and teaching their own unique curricula. Summer 2017 programs will be in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Panama, Brazil, Poland, Crete, Hungary and Slovakia, Romania, Croatia and Mauritius. Please email with any questions and apply at There will be the final information session of the semester on 12/8 at 7 p.m. in Jimenez 1120.

Eden Siskind / UMD Campus Director
Learning Enterprises

Apply to be the Winter Commencement National Anthem Singer by December 5th

We are looking for a National Anthem singer for the BSOS Commencement Ceremony on December 21, 2016. If you are interested in singing the National Anthem, please apply and submit a video of you performing the National Anthem. Take advantage of this unique and exciting opportunity to take part in the ceremony! You do not have to be a graduating student to participate and it is open to all students of all majors. Good luck with your submissions and we look forward to viewing your auditions! If you have questions, please email Michelle Slone at

Monday, November 28, 2016

Junior Account Coordinator with OTM Partners

OTM Partners, an award-winning corporate social responsibility agency, seeks a full-time entry-level professional to join its Arlington, VA-based agency. The Junior Account Coordinator reports to the Director of Operations and assists in the coordination and administration of ongoing programs including activities of nationally branded communications programs and in streamlining the current technical support system. OTM is looking for someone who wants to learn and support OTM's growing marketing and communication tasks for our clients, from managing client websites and CRMs to online training portals (Learning Management Systems -LMS), handling LMS customer service issues along with many ad hoc tasks ranging from social media marketing, email marketing, eCommerce, App and digital interactive engagement to traditional direct marketing, catalog marketing and fulfillment. Click here to apply

Market and Branding Internship From a New Startup at UMD!

A startup out of Professor Reinhard Radermacher’s lab in the Mechanical Engineering department in the Clark School of Engineering seeks student interns for the following projects related to a personal “space cooler” (like a space heater but for cooling). This startup is seeking an intern to help design and implement marketing and branding strategy for a personal air conditioning system that was created at the Clark School. This is a relatively straightforward user base with a brand new solution. You will help create and propagate marketing messages and bring product awareness to the marketplace. Intern would receive course credit. 

Become a Spring 2017 America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print Mentor!

Why should you join AR*AC*PNP?
To have a positive impact on wonderful children who want to learn from you!
To learn some important resume-building skills like communication, teaching, and time management!
To meet some great UMD students across all majors and years!
AR*AC*PNP offers great opportunities to develop your leadership capacity and skills, as well as build bonds with passionate and hard-working UMD students!

Apply now to become a Spring 2017 literacy or math mentor!
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 30, 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted prior to the end of the Fall 2016 semester and again in February 2017.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking highly motivated and extremely dependable students for the Spring semester to help with our ongoing research projects (see We are looking for students who are both detail-oriented and have great communication skills - must be comfortable interacting with infants, young children, adolescents and their parents. In addition, students will assist with data entry and detailed coding of behavioral data. Requirements: 3.2 GPA, 6-9 hours/week (PSYC, BSCI, and EDHD credits available), weekend availability, 2 semester commitment, completed PSYC 200. If interested, please send an unofficial transcript and resume to

2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Francis DuVinage, Director - Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator -

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  

For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute information sessions about the summer 2017 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in room 1201 Marie Mount Hall.
Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions: 
Wednesday, November 30 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 1 at 11:30 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 2 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. 

BSOS388T: BSOS Sustainability Task Force

Spring 2017, 1-credit course offered Thursdays from 6-7.
The BSOS Sustainability Task Force is a student group offered as a one-credit multidisciplinary course in sustainability and is accepting students for the Spring 2017 semester.  The group focuses on sustainability issues on campus and connects them to local, national, and global scales. In previous semesters, students contributed to weekly blogs, collaborated on group projects, and worked on professional development skills.  The course is geared to meet student needs and interests, thus the specific content and project goals for the Spring 2017 semester will be developed as a group in the first several weeks of class, but will include continued work and construction of a solar-powered charging station on campus, evaluation of the BSOS Sustainability Plan metrics, and development of a new energy-tracking project within BSOS.

The group will meet once per week, Thursdays from 6-7 in Tydings 3100 (this time may change if an alternate time is preferred and suitable for all members).  Students should expect to spend at least one hour per week outside of meeting time to work on and accomplish tasks; they should also expect to communicate with their group members outside of class time to meet their goals successfully.  Please contact Adriane Michaelis ( with any questions.  You can also find more info at: