Sunday, January 31, 2016

Plan Now to Be an "Intern for a Day!"



Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences.  This spring, we have 200+ hosts with 550+ possible shadowing placements in a wide variety of fields and industries!


In order to be considered for Intern for a Day, students must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are six (6) orientation sessions available to attend from February 9-February 11, 2016.  Please click on the date and time of the orientation session that works best with your schedule to RSVP. All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing).

Spring 2016 Intern for a Day Orientation Options:
The Intern for a Day application deadline is Sunday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m.  Students receive the application via email after attending one mandatory orientation session. More details can be found at www.Careers.umd.edu/InternForADay


Most questions about the Intern for a Day program can be found on the Intern for a Day website or will be addressed during the mandatory orientation.  For immediate questions, contact ifad@umd.edu.

Scholarships for Female Undergraduates for Unpaid Summer Internships!

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation provides financial and professional support to young women with summer internships in public service.  The goal of the stipends is to cover the living expenses, making it feasible for students to accept unpaid internships.

The Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship supports female undergraduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be rising juniors, seniors, or be recent college graduates (graduated in the last 10 months). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s major or focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met. We anticipate accepting four scholars each year, although this may be adjusted in the future.

Generally, we ask that if you have been accepted to a graduate program but have not yet started, please apply to the Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship. If you have questions or specific circumstances that should be considered, please contact us.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity, and therefore applicants must show financial need (see Overview for details).

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor in her field to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington. Additionally, the Foundation is happy to informally connect the scholar with others that we feel would be useful contacts outside of the assigned mentors, as another opportunity for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

Applications are accepted beginning February 1 and ending April 15.  Apply here.




Friday, January 29, 2016

Know Spanish? Interested in U.S.-Cuba Relations? Apply for the Stephen M. Rivers Memorial Fellowship

Center for Democracy in the AmericasThe Stephen M. Rivers Memorial Fellowship is devoted to cultivating the next generation of activists to promote engagement, mutual respect, and dialogue in U.S. foreign relations. 

This is a paid, full-time, year-long position in Washington, D.C. for a uniquely qualified applicant with a special interest in Cuba, a thirst for activism, and an interest in pursuing a professional career in the foreign policy NGO community. We accept applications from qualified undergraduates, recent graduates, or Master’s students.
The Rivers Fellow will spend one year working side-by-side with CDA staff on projects and ideas that advance our goal of forging a new policy toward Cuba and the region.
The duties of the Rivers Fellow include:
  • Assisting CDA staff with research and policy analysis
  • Informing policy makers about what is happening in Cuba and how US policy should change
  • Organizing and possibly participating in travel to Cuba with U.S. policy makers
  • Helping to research and write our weekly Cuba Central News Blast
  • Ensuring the sustainability of the Rivers Fellowship by consulting with Stephen’s friends about fundraising and program support
Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of U.S.-Cuba relations, proficiency in Spanish, strong organizational and time management abilities, and outstanding analytic and writing skills. 

Application instructions

Candidates may begin the application process by submitting the following:
  1. Cover letter 
  2. Resume including references 
  3. Short writing sample: 3-5 pages, content should be relevant
  4. Transcript(s): may be unofficial, and may come separate from or later than the rest of your materials
  5. [OPTIONAL] Recommendation letter(s): may come separate from or later than the rest of your materials

The application deadline is March 15, 2016. The candidate would start working at CDA in June 2016. CDA will pay a stipend of $2,000 per month.
Please email your application materials to current Stephen M. Rivers Fellows, Sara Baker (sara.b@democracyinamericas.org) and Emilia Gore (emilia@democracyinamericas.org).

Recent Grad with Arabic? Interested In Financial Sector Analytics? Sayari Analytics Has an Opening

Sayari Analytics is currently seeking applications for the full-time position of Middle East Analyst to support ongoing work with private sector partners and US law enforcement agencies.
Duties for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Utilize Middle East regional and country-specific public records systems and commercial registries to produce analytical research support to time sensitive projects.
  • Deploy various technological platforms, such as Palantir and i2, on a near-daily basis to manipulate data findings.
  • Integrate disparate information in a manner that meets or exceeds quasi-law enforcement standards.
  • Actively participate in briefings to senior government officials and Anti-Money Laundering/Compliance officers in private institutions.
  • Support other team members to complete quick turnaround work product at client request.

Qualifications

Desired skills and expertise include:
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field of study. Preferred: Master's degree.
  • Required: Native or professional-level fluency and research experience in Modern Standard Arabic and/or regional dialects. Preferred: any additional competence in Turkish or Farsi.
  • Overseas work and/or research experience. Preferred: experience overseeing and implementing independent research projects.
  • Familiarity with global and Middle East regional commercial, financial, and banking sectors.
  • Strong GPA and academic record.
  • Demonstrated interest in critically examining illicit networks.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with (or natural aptitude for) and willingness to engage frequently with a range of technological platforms.
  • Genuine intellectual ambition; strong work ethic; ability to multitask; willingness to collaborate.

Application instructions

The application package should contain a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page analytical writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include the position name in the subject of your email. 
Please direct all inquiries and applications to HR@sayarianalytics.com.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Paid Summer Research Internships! Apply by February 24!

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is now accepting applications for undergraduate interns for the 2016 SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Internship Program.  Students are paired with on-campus researchers and work in their lab as interns for the summer.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide students with a research or work experience that contributes towards the research or program goals of the mentors.
  • Enhance student understanding of the complex nature of socially relevant environmental problems.
  • Introduce students to research approaches, particularly the synthesis approach, used to address socio-environmental problems.
  • Enhance student understanding of how scientific evidence may be used to inform decision making and policy with regard to environmental problems.


Internship positions are full-time (40 hours/week) from June 6–August 12, 2016. Interns will be paid $11/hour by SESYNC.

To learn more about the SESYNC Internship Program and experiences of a few former interns, please visit: http://youtu.be/wIH9NWHfnCU

For details, visit: http://www.sesync.org/opportunities/summer-internship-program-2016

Interns must be registered as full-time undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park or Coppin State University. Seniors who graduate in spring of 2016 are not eligible for this internship.

Applications for undergraduate internships and letters of recommendation must be received by Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 5 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

American Enterprise Institute Summer Internship

Arthur Brooks is AEI’s president and a prominent public intellectual. A best-selling author and New York Times columnist, he writes and speaks regularly on American culture, social science, and free enterprise. Interns report to the director of Dr. Brooks’s office and work closely with his team across a variety of creative projects, scholarly research, and logistics.

Key focus areas for this internship include: Research in support of journal articles and books; fact-finding assistance for op-eds and speeches; help with digital content such as newsletters and social media; and logistical support that includes compiling regular briefings.

This internship offers a unique opportunity. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and responsible, and comfortable working in a high-paced and discreet executive office setting. Strong research chops and excellent writing skills are strongly preferred.  Apply here.

Brailsford & Dunlavey Internship Starting Now

Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic project intern who will be based out of our Washington, DC office.  This will be a winter internship to start as soon as possible.

The intern will support higher education planning assignments and development advisory assignments.  The learning objects from these assignments will be to develop a knowledge base and background in higher education administration, real estate market research, financial modeling, and transaction negotiation support.

Responsibilities:
  1. Assist project team members with the completion of planning, pre-development and/or implementation assignments
  2. Perform data collection and analysis to include focus group leading and reporting, in-person and telephone interviews, survey design and analysis, site analysis, space planning, financial modeling, and print and Internet research. 
  3. Maintain project-related documents including drawings, project binders, client correspondences, meeting minutes, action items, invoices, and similar items
  4. Research, analyze and present project-related data to project managers and executives so that they may make informed decisions on methodologies, strategies, or required tasks
  5. Performs additional duties as assigned with the effort and skills required to contribute to our continued growth

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must have a college degree or be a fourth year undergraduate student studying planning, higher education administration, accounting, finance, economics, real estate or a related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Office skills, financial modeling, data analysis, and market research is highly desirable
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
We believe the right intern is willing to take intellectual, emotional, and financial risks; all while being committed to excellence.  At B&D, interns are valuable resources, who are provided with unlimited opportunities for growth and development.

Technical Competencies:
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel is highly desired for this role, including prior experience with conditional formatting, VLookup, HLookup functions, IF statements and pro formas.
Core Competencies:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced setting, prioritizing and responding to day-to-day issues as required.
  • Detail-oriented yet capable of strategic thinking.
  • Proven ability to work well with all levels and types of facility-related professionals.
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity in supporting multiple managers.
  • Ability to establish and accurately maintain data management and other record keeping systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction.
  • Ability to be a proactive self-started who thrives within a team structure.
Click here to read more and apply.

Summer Internship, Global Compliance & Investigations, with Navigant

The summer internship will work with Decision Point which is a software product focused on providing risk assessment of third party vendors with whom our clients are doing business.  The role will  include both customer support and quality assurance responsibilities. The primary responsibility will be to work with our clients and our development team to ensure all operational issues with the software are communicated clearly and resolved in a timely fashion. Additional responsibilities will include providing assistance in testing the product as further development or client customizations occur.  The candidate will work independently and as part of a team to identify and resolve technical and functional questions from our clients. This position requires the ability to express concepts and ideas in a clear and concise manner to clients and fellow employees.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain an excellent understanding of the DecisionPoint product suite
  • Researching, resolving, and responding to customer questions received via email
  • Participate in a collaborative team environment with exposure to Sales, Product Development and management
  • Attend meetings and deliver periodic status updates (both internally and with clients)
  • Creation of technical documentation - user guides, FAQs or other resource material
  • Writes clear and concise defect reports and submits trouble tickets to software development teams (internal and vendors).
  • Creates training documentation and application tips and tricks, and Q&A documents.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited university
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong technical abilities
  • Relevant sales, customer service, programs, or analytical work experience.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail.
Apply here.

Iranian Public Opinion on Foreign Affairs Forum Tomorrow

CISSM Forum/Development Circle - Iranian Public Opinion on Foreign Affairs

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 
1203 Van Munching Hall

Ebrahim Mohseni is a research scholar at Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), a lecturer on the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran and a senior analyst at the University of Tehran Center for Public Opinion Research. Mohseni has been studying Iranian public opinion on key national and international issues since 2006. Before joining CISSM, he was a research associate at the Program on International Policy Attitudes where he, along with other senior staff, conducted in-depth surveys on issues of international significance in more than 40 countries, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco, the United States, Russia, China and EU member countries. Mohseni is also the co-author of “People and the Tenth Election,” which investigates Iranian voting behavior in the tenth presidential election of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Mohseni defended his PhD dissertation in June 2014, has a Masters of Public Policy and a Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from the University of Maryland. He also has bachelors degrees in political science and in economics.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship

Want to spend your summer learning how to do Data Science for Good at the The University of Chicago?

There will be an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship information session hosted by Zahra Ashkotrab (iSchool) and Elissa Redmiles (UMD CS) on Wednesday 1/27 @5pm CSI2117.


This fellowship is targeted at college seniors and graduate students.

Information session will include talks on past projects, fellowship overview, and Q&A session.

The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program for aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. Working closely with governments and nonprofits, fellows take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, international development, and more.

For three months in Chicago they learn, hone, and apply their data science, analytical, and coding skills, collaborate in a fast-paced atmosphere, and learn from mentors coming from industry and academia.

Learn more at http://dssg.uchicago.edu/ .

Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship

Spring 2016 Application Now Open
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 10.

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.


Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for spring 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the spring and completed by Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m.

Maryland Student Researchers Program

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 150 available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 150 projects are listed right now with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks!

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s). The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Many positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions at the start of the Spring 2016 semester, to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – Please visit our website at www.ugresearch.umd.edu beginning Monday, January 26 to sign up for a session.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills. It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Paid Internship in Socio-Environmental Research

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is now accepting applications for undergraduate interns for the 2016 SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Internship Program.

The goals of the program are to:
  • Provide students with a research or work experience that contributes towards the research or program goals of the mentors.
  • Enhance student understanding of the complex nature of socially relevant environmental problems.
  • Introduce students to research approaches, particularly the synthesis approach, used to address socio-environmental problems.
  • Enhance student understanding of how scientific evidence may be used to inform decision making and policy with regard to environmental problems.

Internship positions are full-time (40 hours/week) from June 6–August 12, 2016. Interns will be paid $11/hour by SESYNC.

To learn more about the SESYNC Internship Program and experiences of a few former interns, please visit: http://youtu.be/wIH9NWHfnCU


Interns must be registered as full-time undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park or Coppin State University. Seniors who graduate in spring of 2016 are not eligible for this internship.


Applications for undergraduate internships and letters of recommendation must be received by Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 5 p.m. EST.

Paid On-Campus Office Assistant Position

The Department of Family Science is seeking to hire 2 well-rounded undergraduate students to fill our vacant Front Office Assistant positions for the Spring 2016 semester.
To be considered, students MUST BE Federal Work Study recipients.

Wage: $8.25/hr
Hours/Week: Flexible: Must have early morning availability
Qualifications: Undergraduate Federal Work Study recipient; previous experience providing administrative support

How To Apply: Send email with (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) Spring 2016 schedule and (4) copy of Spring 2016 Federal Work Study financial aid award notice to Jackie Wickham at jwickham@umd.edu

Join BSOS Ambassadors!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is accepting applications for the BSOS Ambassador Program.  This is an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and/or prospective students. The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs.

Ambassadors assist with award receptions and dinners, small- and large-scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g., open houses, fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day and commencement ceremonies.

Interested?  We are accepting applications until midnight on Friday, January 29, 2016.  


Please email us at jbynoe@umd.edu to send possible interview times from Tuesday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  Interviews are 15 minutes.

Paid Summer Internships in Research and Policy Promotion

Heritage is looking for rising juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and grad school students interested in experiencing DC first hand this summer. Our program will run from May 23rd to August 12th with opportunities in research (Asian Studies, Latin America, cybersecurity, national security, international economics, energy, regulatory policy, law, welfare reform, and more) and policy promotion (marketing, outreach, communications, business, development, etc.) You can find a full list online of our 60 open positions in policy, promotion, business and more.

If you know of any students who might be a good fit for our program, please encourage them to check it out by visiting www.heritage.org/internships.

Interested applicants should apply by February 1st by filling out our online application. They also need to submit 2 letters of recommendation and an official school transcript by the deadline. International students must also submit work authorization.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Thursday, February 25, 2016
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are interested in the Intelligence Community, the Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair is your opportunity to talk to recruiters.

Registration for the Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair opens Monday, February 1, 2016. Make sure you reserve your spot to chat with recruiters, attend live presentations and explore the many job opportunities available at agencies across the U.S. Intelligence Community. You can find out more about the career fair and sign up when its open by going to this link:
http://goo.gl/O2lTWu

Monday, January 25, 2016

Welcome Back for the Spring 2016 Semester!

We hope you had a great Winter Break! The BSOS Advising Center would like to welcome all of our students for the Spring 2016 semester. Here are a few reminders for the start of the semester:
  • First Day of Class – Monday, January 25th (Adjusted to Wednesday, January 27th)
  • Last day of Schedule Adjustment – Friday, February 5th 
  • Last day to drop a class with a W – Monday, April 11th 
  • Last Day of Class  Tuesday, May 10th 
  • If you are on a waitlist, please check in everyday starting Monday, January 25th. 
For more information about academic deadlines, please go to the Registrar's Office website.

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

Come and see us!

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Summer Business Development Internship with FleishmanHillard

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

This position reports to our Business Development team; assisting with research, writing, editing and general coordination of BD activities. The position is fast-paced, demanding, and will provide the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects across many industry sectors and agency practices - both regional and international in scope.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be a college junior or above, with a minimum B grade average. Applicants should be competitive, assertive, and self-motivated. The ability to think critically, multi-task, and keep up in a fast-paced environment is critical. The ideal candidate will have a passion for public relations and business, and must have strong research and writing skills. Preferred qualifications – but not required – include: previous experience in business development or sales, and a completed/in-progress business degree.
Application Deadline:
March 1

About the FleishmanHillard D.C. Office:

FleishmanHillard’s Washington, D.C. office is one of the most prominent public relations offices in the D.C. metro area. With practice areas covering everything from public affairs and business to government to consumer markets and healthcare, the D.C. office touches a unique portfolio of clients across a wide variety of sectors. Employees in the D.C. office come from a variety of backgrounds in public relations and government policy to provide the highest quality council for our clients.

If you need assistance reviewing Washington, D.C. internship opportunities or completing an application, please call 314-982-6283 or email the Intern Coordinator

Read more and apply here.

Paid Summer Sustainability Internship with the World Resources Institute

The WRI seeks an intern to support the Sustainability Initiative, an internal initiative focused on “walking the talk” to minimize the negative impact of our own operations.  The intern will provide data collection, processing, analysis, and visualization support for our ongoing reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.  In addition, the Initiative is highly collaborative in nature and will help with scheduling meetings with staff from various programs, partners, and offices in the WRI network.  The offer is for a summer internship for 3 months, with the potential for an extension pending performance.

To learn more about the Initiative and its achievements, visit the www.wri.org/sustainability-wri.
Responsibilities
The intern will gain experience the following:

Data collection, processing, and analysis (40%)
  • Communicate with various staff and partners to collect data for the carbon tax, GHG inventory, and nitrogen footprint reports
  • Input and clean data for duplicates, errors, and format
  • Input data into pre-populated spreadsheets for processing
  • Error check processed data
  • Assist in developing data visualizations to communicate progress on sustainability targets
Staff awareness building (40%)
  • Assist in planning staff events, including scheduling spaces, coordinating promotional materials, and evaluating activities
  • Assist in developing graphics and awareness materials for staff and partners
  • Maintain and update staff intranet pages and other staff communication channels on a weekly basis
Administration, research and staff development (20%)
  • Assist in maintaining Sustainability Manager schedules and meetings
  • Research behavior change and sustainability topics
  • Create brief literature review write-ups on research
  • Support project management efforts for various sustainability initiatives, including managing timelines and other planning materials
Other Areas:
  • Greenhouse gas and other resource consumption accounting
  • Sustainability management, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Supporting project development and project management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainable behavior change
  • Conducting research
  • Writing
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Developing and reviewing communication materials
  • Supporting online communications
Qualifications
  • Degree: Working towards or completed Bachelor’s Degree
  • Degree preferred: Working towards or completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture, Graphic Design, Communication, Business Administration, Management, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, or Mathematics.
  • Excellent graphics skills
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong visual thinker
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Familiarity or experience with sustainability management
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Flexible
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated
  • Extremely well organized and efficient
  • WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in the U.S. in order to apply for this position.
Final candidate will be required to take a writing test

Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples that include graphics (e.g. graphics, charts, diagrams)

Reports To: Sustainability Manager

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.


Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers.


Communications and Marketing/New Media Assistant Position at the Smithsonian

Salary Range: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 /Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1001-07

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

Click here for more information and to apply.


Apply Now for Fall 2016 Department of State Internships

SALARY RANGE:$0.00 to $0.00 / Bi-weekly
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, January 15, 2016 to Tuesday, March 1, 2016
POSITION INFORMATION:
This announcement is for full time, unpaid, internships for Fall 2016. - Interns serve for a period of 10 consecutive weeks during the Fall 2016.

The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, Civil Service professionals and Foreign Service Nationals work at more than 270 embassies, consulates, and missions. Together, they help to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.

About half of U.S. Department of State Student Internship participants serve in Washington, D.C., with a limited number of opportunities available at Department field offices and facilities in other cities in the United States. Approximately half of these opportunities are offered in many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is also the only program within the agency that offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas.

Applicants are allowed to select two bureaus or overseas posts in which they would like to work. U.S. Department of State Student Internships generally last 10 weeks. Participants must be able to work a full time schedule (minimum of 32 hours per week).

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is NOT part of the Pathways Program. Unpaid internships in the U.S. Department of State Student Internship program cannot be non-competitively converted to Pathways Internship appointments, nor can they be non-competitively converted to career positions in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign or Civil Services.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • A continuing student and taking at least half-time academic course load
  • Must be at least a college Junior
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Depending on job, it may require a Secret/ Top Secret security clearance
Click here to read more and to apply.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Need a Scholarship to Afford an Unpaid Internship? Apply for "Bright Futures!"

Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship 
Spring 2016 Application Now Open
Deadline to apply: Monday, February 8

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.


Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for spring 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the spring and completed by Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m.

 
Questions?
If not addressed on website, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

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Entry Level Economist/Statistician Job for Recent Grad in Charlotte, NC with DOL

SALARY RANGE: $40,033.00 to $52,043.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, January 15, 2016 to Friday, January 29, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0110/1530-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Permanent

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic/I.O.R Requirements for Economist: 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 in the job description, and qualifying experience.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Membership Administrator Manager with US-China Business Council for Recent Grad

The US-China Business Council (USCBC, www.uschina.org) seeks a membership administration manager for a full-time position reporting to the VP, Finance and Administration. USCBC is a private, nonprofit, membership association that represents US corporations that do business with China.
The primary function of the Membership Administration Manager is to manage all aspects of member services including but not limited to member recruitment, member retention and customer relationship management (CRM) administration. This role has significant interaction with members, prospects and staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Serve as first point of contact for members and prospects for applications and billings
  • Guide member applicants through the application and onboarding process
  • Maintain and update CRM system on a daily basis, including member companies, contacts, events and activities, and coordinate with staff to keep records current
  • Coordinate dues billing process including generating invoices, tracking payments, sending follow-up notices, reconciling payments with accounting, etc.
  • Prepare monthly membership retention reports for staff as well as other reports as needed
  • Coordinate with Communications Department to maintain accuracy of membership information
  • Develop prospect lists and information for recruitment activities
  • Respond to staff requests for membership information and work with staff from all offices
  • Inform staff on membership activities
  • Maintain member files and ensure that all member records are updated in a timely manner
OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:
  • Provide backup support to Administration and other departments as needed
  • Provide general support to the VP, Finance and Administration including light bookkeeping
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with database, particularly with CRM
  • Prior experience with upgrading CRM software preferred
  • Knowledge of member services function and membership recruitment/retention activities
  • Prior bookkeeping experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent, articulate, personable and diplomatic customer service skills
  • Great organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Superior critical thinking and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment
Send a resume, cover letter, salary expectations to: info@uschina.org, with the subject line “Membership Administrator Manager”

Summer Commercial Real Estate Internship

Jones Lang LaSalle Mid-Atlantic, with six offices in downtown DC, Tyson’s Corner, VA, Baltimore, Richmond and Hampton Roads, is currently seeking college students to join our team for a summer internship. The interns will learn the industry through the lens of JLL’s substantial market share and client interaction throughout the region. As part of the internship, JLL will provide learning experiences throughout the organization so that each intern truly understands the commercial real estate experience and universe following this experience. From an everyday perspective, the interns will contribute to best-in-class research, assist with day-to-day responsibilities, contribute to business development initiatives, and carry out tasks for both internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, highly-organized, able to work well in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, demonstrate clear communication skills, and be motivated to learn – with a deep passion for and interest in Commercial Real Estate as a career.  Interns are placed in the following business units:  Tenant Representation, Agency Leasing, Capital Markets, Property Management, Research and Marketing.


Essential functions

  • Contribute to special projects in support of business development and leasing initiatives
  • Assist with the preparation of client presentations and marketing materials
  • Provide ongoing support with current deals - including market surveys, proposal reviews and summaries, lease reviews, financial analysis
  • Conduct research and contribute to property, tenant and market analysis / research projects that identify JLL as a thought leader and advisor to our clients

Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate level students in their junior or senior year with a major or concentration in finance, real estate or a strong desire to work in the commercial real estate industry
  • Rising juniors and seniors preferred
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau and In-Design
  • Corporate and business experience
  • Innovation and strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent client service mindset and attitude      
Click here to read more to apply.

Paid Public Health Internships with the Truth Initiative

*Formerly American Legacy Foundation. 

Internships at Truth Initiative!

Truth Initiative is currently searching for energetic and COMMITTED individuals for our Internship Program. Could this be YOU?

Moving toward empowering the first generation to end smoking is more than just a job, it's what motivates us every day. We're looking for qualified individuals who share this spirit to participate in our internship program.

As a Truth Initiative intern, you'll gain practical knowledge on public health issues, real world professional experience, valuable workplace skills and general career guidance. You'll work hard, learn a lot and have fun, too.
I
f you are confident that your diligence and passion can affect change, we want to hear from you! Our semester-long internships are paid and available in the fall, spring and summer.  Opportunities vary each semester, but are typically in the following areas of specialization: Marketing, Communications, Government Affairs, Human Resources, IT, Evaluation Science and Research, Youth Activism, and Community Youth & Engagement. Read below for more information!

How Long Will This Internship Last?
The duration of the internship varies depending on the semester. The fall and spring internships align with university academic semesters, while the summer internship runs from June to August. Fall and Spring Interns are requested to work between 15 to 20 hours a week, while summer interns may work up to a full-time schedule (37.5 hours). Interns are paid competitively (including a travel stipend) and are eligible to participate in the program for up to two semesters.

Internships include:

  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Government Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Evaluation Science and Research
  • Youth Activism
  • Community and Youth Engagement

Click here for more information and to apply.

Spring Business Internship in Arlington with Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armament areas in support of domestic and international markets. Leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems. This is a part-time internship opportunity for the Spring semester / quarter.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each):

  • 50% - Researching, preparing and presenting briefings on economic and market analysis related to the aerospace and defense sectors. This includes white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel analysis. 
  • 20% - Analyzing and reporting on market trends in the aerospace and defense sectors. 
  • 20% - Researching, preparing and presenting briefings on pending Congressional legislation and its impact on the aerospace and defense sectors. 
  • 10% - Maintaining various databases including Electric Propulsion database for satellites and contacts database.

Requirements:
**Please include 2-3 sentences in the objective of your resume stating why you want to intern for Aerojet Rocketdyne.**

Current enrollment in college program required. Candidate must have completed at least their sophomore year of an undergraduate program. Graduate student is preferred. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and high technical proficiency (Excel, Powerpoint) required. Must be a team player with a solid academic track record.

Preferred Skills:

  • An interest in issues related to the aerospace and defense sector.
  • Researching congressional activities.
  • Conducting market analysis on space projects.
  • Creating and maintaining databases.
  • Technical background.

US Citizenship Required. 

Click here for more information and to apply.

China Program Summer Internship with the Stimson Center

Stimson's East Asia -China Program offers an internship position to those who are seeking to gain research and analysis experience in cross-Taiwan Strait relations and the United States' involvement with both Taiwan and the PRC. The program closely monitors political and economic developments in Taiwan to understand behaviors of major parties involved as well as the dynamic between the two sides of the Strait. Our research looks to elucidate the issues and make policy recommendations for not only the United States, but also the two cross-Strait players.

Internships are unpaid.


DUTIES

Responsibilities for the China/cross-Strait intern include:

  • Provide research support; monitor, track, and translate Chinese-language articles, public opinion polls and other items related to cross-Strait issues on a daily basis
  • Update the Brainstorm database and related WORD files with relevant articles
  • Attend events on relevant subjects in D.C. and take notes
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the program (event planning and organization, managing calendars)

QUALIFICATIONS

Generally, a strong candidate for this position will have

  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Strong command of English and Chinese, including familiarity with both simplified and traditional Chinese characters
  • A strong interest in China and cross-Strait relations and previous experience translating from Chinese into English
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality work
  • A record of academic excellence
  • Full-time interns are highly preferred
  • An ability to work independently
Apply here by February 12.

Paid Public Relations Summer Internships with Powell Tate

Powell Tate, a leading Public Affairs and strategic services communications firm in Washington DC, is looking for talented, enthusiastic students to intern in our office for summer 2016 . Powell Tate is a division of Weber Shandwick , a global communications firm with offices around the world.

Our internship is a full-time, paid program designed to complement and enhance academic studies through participation in different assignments and professional responsibilities. Interns are selected to work in a specific practice area (Healthcare, Social Impact, Digital, Defense, Food & Nutrition, Corporate Reputation Management, among others) for the duration of the summer. Interns may be asked to draft press releases, assist at an event, communicate with the media, or perhaps participate in a brainstorming session. In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities, we offer lunchtime seminars as well as a group client project to enhance the learning experience and provide greater exposure to the practice of Public Relations. Interns are assigned staff mentors to help guide and evaluate them through their professional experience and at the end of the program, our intern teams will present their project to various members of our staff.

  • You must be a student or recent college graduate who received academic credit at an accredited college or university during the spring 2016 semester with a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Rising junior, senior or recent college graduate preferred
  • Available to work a full-time schedule. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
To apply please submit:
  • Cover letter and Resume - including GPA information
  • Short answer (no more than 750 words each) to two of the following questions:
    • Where do you think your greatest strength lies in the current communications landscape?
    • Briefly describe one corporate reputation challenge which has recently received attention in media and give your opinion as to whether you believe it was managed well by the company and why, or what you would have done differently?
    • Why do you believe Powell Tate should select you as an Intern?
Important Dates:

Application deadline is March 31, 2016.

Interviews will take place in the second week of April.

The internship begins on Tuesday, May 31st, and ends on Friday, August 19th.