Monday, February 29, 2016

Are You an International Student Interested in Connecting to International Alumni for Career Advice?

If you are an undergraduate in one of our BSOS majors (Economics, African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Science and Policy, Geographical Sciences, Government and Politics, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psycholgy or Sociology), and interested in networking with international alumni, please help us serve you by responding to this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/36V5MH3.  Thank you!

Summer Criminal Investigation Internship with the IRS

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, February 22, 2016 to Friday, March 4, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-9999-00
POSITION INFORMATION: 12 Week Student Volunteer Program - June 13, 2016 through September 9th, 2016

WHAT DOES A CI EDI STUDENT VOLUNTEER DO? A Student Volunteer has the opportunity to supplement his/her education by gaining experience in public service. The Student Volunteer gains work experience in the area of Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) within the law enforcement component of the IRS. The IRS Student Volunteer Program is designed to give degree-seeking students a unique opportunity to witness the Internal Revenue Service's vital mission of "providing America's taxpayers top-quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all."

WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (CI) DIVISION: Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS. The American system of voluntary tax compliance relies heavily on self-assessments of what tax is owed. When individuals or corporations deliberately don't comply with the tax laws, Criminal Investigation responds with financial investigations and potential criminal prosecutions to promote compliance and confidence in the fairness of the tax system.

2 Student Volunteer positions will be filled at 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

Click here for details and to apply.

Paid Summer Communications Internship with New America

New America’s Open Technology Institute seeks enthusiastic, motivated college/graduate students or individuals with equivalent experience for our communications internship for summer 2016 in our Washington, DC office. Applicants must be passionate about tech policy and interested in learning about and breaking down complex issues for broad audiences, while working in a fast-paced environment. Internships are for pay unless credit is required.
The Open Technology Institute (OTI) works at the intersection of technology and policy to ensure that every community has equitable access to digital technology and its benefits. OTI’s staff includes noted experts on multiple issues who work closely with a diverse team of policy experts, technologists, social scientists, and data analysts. OTI is housed within New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

About the Job:
OTI is looking for a Communications Intern who will work with our internal communications team. S/he will help  support OTI’s efforts to create public discussion around issues by assisting with press list curation, content creation, creating visuals for the website and for social media, and by helping refine the user experience on our website. S/he will report to the Communications Manager. The internship is based in Washington, DC, right next door to the White House.

Responsibilities:
●     Research and document process for posting OTI content (events, editorial content) to external sites
●     Update Meltwater with reporter pitching preferences
●     Research articles on OTI’s issues in order to identify new reporters, and add them to issues specific press lists.
●     Website Audit - assist in managing and repairing user experience issues
●     Issue Based One Pagers - compile recent outputs for our issue areas that would could easily send out for pitching or be tailored as a quick hits reader
●     Visual Designs/Graphics - to be used on social media, in reports and more
Qualified interns will have the opportunity to author or co-author blog posts, articles, press releases or press pitches. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend educational events in Washington, DC.

Qualifications:
●     Current student at accredited college or university or possessing relevant professional experience;
●     Experience with content management systems, graphic, and web design;
●     Proficiency in Word, Excel, TweetDeck and Google Docs;
●     Familiarity with Salesforce will be a plus;
●     Video editing or print design experience will be a plus;
●     Knowledge of Adobe InDesign & Photoshop will be a plus;
●     Strong written and verbal skills;
●     Acute attention to detail;
●     Must be a web-savvy;
●     Interest in tech and policy will be a plus but not required;
●     Should have strong work ethic. S/he should be a self-starter with a positive attitude who can take on projects with minimal supervision.

Application Process:
Submit a resume, one-page cover letter, and a brief writing sample. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis.  Apply here.

Paid HR Project Internship with Bridgepoint Healthcare

Job Summary:
The intern will be given an opportunity to work alongside clinicians, nurses, and human resource manager to understand and review the process of ensuring employee health and wellbeing.  He or she will assist in measuring employee satisfaction and analyzing gaps in the managerial processes to improve employee motivation and engagement. The intern will be exposed to a learning environment with an opportunity to gain experience in human resource management activities.

Education:
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program.

Apply here.

Pathways Internship With Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for ECON Major Pursuing a Dual Degree

SALARY RANGE: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution , for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate, and must maintain their enrollment status throughout the duration of the appointment. Students who expect to obtain a diploma, degree, or certificate in Spring 2016 are elgible, if and only if, they plan to continue their education, and enroll in a program on at least a half-time basis for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate.

Click here for details and to apply.

Summer (Starting in April) Video Operations Internship with the Mystics

Monumental Sports & Entertainment owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, and the WNBA's Washington Mystics. Monumental, which merged Lincoln Holdings and Washington Sports & Entertainment on June 10, 2010, also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the group operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Capitals' state-of-the-art training facility in Arlington, Va., and George Mason University's EagleBank Arena, located in Fairfax, Va.
Overview: Work closely with the Manager of Video Operations assisting with all video, film exchange and playbook diagraming aspects of team operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff with video room and film exchange responsibilities. 
  • Assist with computer logging and editing game and practice film (WNBA and college). 
  • Assist with compiling a hard copy playbook as well as a video playbook. 
  • Assist with player personnel edits for pre-game scouts throughout the season. 
  • Record and edit WNBA, college and European games. 
  • Film team practices and scrimmages. 
  • Assist in practice and player development workouts as needed. 
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Manager of Video Operations. 
  • Attend all team practices (starting late April) as well as all homes games (May–September), plus potential playoff games. 

Minimum Qualifications :
  • This internship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students eligible to receive academic credit for their work with the Mystics organization. 
  • Proficiency in Synergy Sports Technology and/or SportsCode is a plus. 
  • Experience playing and/or coaching basketball. 
  • Familiarity with basketball, WNBA players and statistics. 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast paced environment. 
  • Ability to work long hours and maintain a flexible work schedule.

Paid Summer Internship with CNN Political Unit

Duties: This internship will be split between the Political Unit and Inside Politics. This intern will have the opportunity to gain insight into the U.S. political system and CNN's editorial process. They will work with CNN Political Unit staff in various aspects of the network's election coverage, including: observing and assisting with the production of political packages for air; conducting video searches; transcribing video; compiling research for producers and correspondents; accompanying producers at DC-based political events (when possible); and assisting with other aspects of CNN's political coverage and newsgathering. This intern will also work with the Inside Politics show team. They will learn how CNN's Chief National Correspondent, John King, and his team plan and produce a Sunday morning show. As an integral part of a small group, the interns will get the opportunity to pitch reporters and topics, do show research, help with elements and Magic Wall hits, and be a part of the show's digital expansion. Extensive understanding of and interest in political campaigns and U.S. politics a must.‪‬‬ 

Please Note: inTURNERship Program dates are June 6th through August 12th. Interns are paid at minimum-wage based on location and relocation is not provided. Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program. 
Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner's Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Competitive candidates are typically contacted after internships are no longer posted on the website.

Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidate seeking a career in journalism, writing, or research preferred. Extensive understanding of and interest in political campaigns and U.S. politics a must.‪ Should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to multi-task, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects. Interns would need to be available during the week for this internship. ‬‬

Apply here.

Market Research Internship with Atlantic Media beginning in March

Government Executive Media Group's publications include Government Executive , Nextgov , Defense One , and Route Fifty.

Job Description
Government Business Council (GBC), the research arm of Government Executive Media Group, is seeking an entrepreneurial, innovative, and driven intern to begin in March. S/he will be responsible for supporting market intelligence efforts on behalf of our blue-chip client base. The majority of the intern’s time will focus on supporting the team’s web-based survey work, but qualitative and secondary research tasks may also be assigned. Candidate must have at least intermediate-level Microsoft Excel skills.

Responsibilities Include:Survey execution:
Draft, edit, schedule, and deploy email blasts for market research surveys
Make updates to surveys while in field
Track responses and trends and report up on progress
Offer recommendations to supervisor for meeting response rate goals
After results are collected, contribute to preliminary analysis by drafting high level summaries of data
Proofing final reports for clarity and accuracy
Additional duties as needed, including supporting qualitative research engagements (interviews, focus groups) and conducting secondary research

Required Attributes:
Basic familiarity with market research techniques
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong time management skills
At least intermediate-level Microsoft Excel skills

Additional Preferred Attributes:
Familiarity with Qualtrics, Vovici, or other web-based survey tools
Experience conducting surveys and/or qualitative research interviews
Knowledge of basic HTML/CSS

Essential Candidate Qualities:
Nimble--able to pivot and adjust priorities at a moment’s notice
Innovative--hungry to support the next best research tool, marketing strategy, or digital product
Accountable--owns the process and the result
Detail-driven--hyper-focused on how each piece fits into the puzzle 


Apply here.

Paid Media Advocacy Internship with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

The media advocacy intern will assist the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) national media advocacy team with executing communications and media relations activities that support ACS CAN’s advocacy work.


Research media outlets and reporters
Assist with researching, drafting and copy editing press releases, email pitches, newsletter articles and other internal and external communications materials
Assist with executing events such as press conferences
Assist with content inventory and maintenance of the organization’s intranet community
Provide support to the team’s social and online media efforts
Monitoring online databases for news stories of interest
Assisting with drafting media coverage reports

Position Requirements

Candidates must be at least a college sophomore, preferably with a major in communications/public relations, journalism, public relations, political science or a related field.  Candidates must also have strong oral, written and computer skills, be a team player, handle multiple projects effectively, and have an interest in public policy and/or health care issues.

All Interns Must meet the following requirements:
Full-time student, If you are an undergraduate student you  have completed your freshman year of college;
Have a minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale);
Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester
Note: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.


Click here for more information and to apply.

Pathways Internship with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection

Salary Range: $25,733.00 to $32,392.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Thursday, March 10, 2016
Series & Grade: GS-0399-02
Position Information: Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE One year
6 vacancies in the following location: Washington DC, DC 
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens who have been accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution on at least a half time basis.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Summer Grants Team Internship with KaBOOM!

Are you a college student who wants to gain experience working hard at a seriously playful organization? KaBOOM! ( kaboom.org ) is a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all children, particularly the 16 million American children living in poverty, get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. 

TITLE: Grants Team Intern
DEPARTMENT: Grants
DESIRED START DATE: June 1, 2016
APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK: 30-40
LOCATION: Washington, DC
COMPENSATION: $500 stipend

DESCRIPTION:
KaBOOM! is looking for a college student, recent college graduate or graduate student to join our dynamic Grants team. The Grants team is responsible for identifying and selecting highly qualified organizations to receive playground grant funding or Creative Play Product Grants. The Grants Intern will work closely with the Grants team to support the grant program portfolio, conduct outreach for prospective applicants, reach out to past grantees and provide administrative support.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process, review, and evaluate grant applications and materials
  • Make recommendations for grant awards
  • Coordinate contract creation and administer awards (pending approval of the grants manager)
  • Maintain records in database system (Salesforce)
  • Prepare special reports, studies and analysis
  • Participate and/or assists in special projects, and perform associated administrative duties, as assigned
  • Develop a good working understanding of each program's goals and strategies
  • With Grants Managers, monitor applications as they move through the review process, and identify and collect outstanding application materials
  • Conduct research and outreach to identify prospective grant applicants
  • Create stories about grantee impact for external use
REQUIREMENTS:
  • A matriculating college student who has earned enough credits for a sophomore status, or a student who has graduated from college within the preceding six months.
  • Area of academic study relates to the intern opening (Nonprofit Management, Communications, Marketing, Construction Management, etc.), strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in Washington, D.C. KaBOOM! office
  • Ability to work between 24-40 hours per week.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 8 weeks May through August 2016
  • Ability to secure their own lodging/housing
  • Adhere to all KaBOOM! employment policies
TO APPLY:
We have a fun and dynamic work atmosphere filled with talented and passionate Boomers who want to make a difference in kid's lives. To apply for this position or to see other internship opportunities visit http://kaboom.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

Entry-Level Position USAID-funded Project in Afghanistan for Recent Grad

Chemonics seeks a Washington, D.C.-based project associate to provide day-to-day support to project teams and contribute to proposal development for a USAID-funded project in Afghanistan. Our country portfolio spans technical sectors that include agriculture, trade, financial access and management, gender, and early education. We offer a fast-paced environment that is dynamic and full of challenging opportunities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, versatility, and integrity.

Responsibilities include:
• Monitor project finances and budgeting
• Assist with procurement and grant-related project activities.
• Recruit local staff
• Provide administrative and financial support to overseas project staff
• Organize and maintain project records
• Process field reports, including time and expense reports and other client-related reports.
• Participate in new business roles

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in international development or relevant technical field required
• At least one year work experience
• Strong writing and interpersonal skills
• Proven problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail
• Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-moving team
• Previous experience in conflict or post-conflict areas, especially Afghanistan, is highly preferred
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Willingness to travel to Afghanistan is required

Apply here.  Application deadline March 7. 

Human Trafficking Panel Tuesday in Stamp!

DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
TIME: 
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union
HOSTS:
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and MPower

Guest Speakers
D. Michael Lyles, Esq.
Executive Director, PG County
Human Relations Commission

Christine White, J.D.
Lecturer
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Leigh Goodmark, J.D.
Professor
Carey School Law

Katherine Soltis, J.D.
Legal Fellow
Ayuda

Join MLaw Programs and our distinguished panel in examining a global human rights tragedy experienced in our own backyard.
Please RSVP to mlawprograms@umd.edu by Monday, February 29.
Event to be following by catered reception.


301-405-3179

Friday, February 26, 2016

Minor in International Development and Conflict Management -- Application Period EXTENDED

The application period for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) has been extended a week! Applications are now due by 11:59 PM Monday, February 29, 2016.

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in Fall 2016!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at: www.cidcm.umd.edu/minor.

Interested in Studying Abroad and Don't Know Where to Start?

Education Abroad is offering scheduled general advising appointments for students who are at the beginning of the process and not yet ready to meet with one of the regional advisors. 

Diana Daisy, Program Assistant for Advising & Outreach, will serve as general advisor and students can schedule an appointment with her at http://ter.ps/ddaisey

It is appropriate to meet with Diana if you:
  • are at the beginning of the process
  • don't know where you want to study abroad
  • are still considering multiple programs in different regions
  • want to study abroad in the distant future and need an appointment during peak advising season 
You may also want to attend a Study Abroad 101 session, held Mondays and Thursdays across campus. 

Paid Artistic Property Summer Internship

The Maryland State Archives is recruiting for Summer Internship candidates. Any High school, undergraduate or graduate level college students are eligible to apply.  It is not necessary to be a history major to participate in the program, and students of other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Interested students may apply for more than one internship opportunity and will be considered for each internship applied for.  Read more and apply here.  Application deadline is March 31.

Paid Fall Government Programs and Events Internship with Consumer Technology Association

Basic Function of the Position: Provide support for the Leaders in Technology Program which takes place during CES 2017. The Leaders in Technology Program provides those who shape technology policy the opportunity to discover and learn about CES first-hand.  The invitation-only program is comprised of Members of Congress and their legislative staff; White House officials; executive and regulatory agency officials and their staff; state legislators and officials from state agencies.
Critical Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as CTA’s first point of contact for speakers/panelists and Congressional Staff attending CTA and CES events, and ensure all logistical questions are answered quickly and efficiently.
  • Provide a strong level of customer service and manage special event RSVP’s.
  • Assist invitees with on-line registration and run registration reports.
  • Prepare and track program invitations
  • Assist invitees with travel arrangements.
Work Experience
  • Event planning experience strongly preferred.
  • Past experience working with high-level officials or on Capitol Hill strongly preferred. 
Education/Training
  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Government or related field preferred or commensurate experience.
Skills/Capabilities/Technical
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage special requests and meet expectations of high-level officials.
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel and Access skills, including mail mergers.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Additional Information 
  • Must be able to travel to CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as needed in December and January.
  • Hourly wage: $15.00/hour.
  • Internship begins in August 2016 with an expected end date of January 2017. 
Apply here.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Study Abroad Scholarships for Pell Grant Recipients--Deadline March 1!

Are you thinking about studying abroad or interning abroad in Summer or Fall of 2016? Are you a US citizen receiving a Pell Grant (a federal need-based educational grant)?

The GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students who receive Pell Grants. In the past three years more than 100 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must be receiving a Pell Grant.  For more information see http://scholarships.umd.edu/ and http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program


Application Deadline: October 1, 2016 (Central Time, one hour ahead of Maryland)

Grants Internship with Macfadden in Silver Spring

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety, and security of the world around us.  Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.  With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with multiple client site operations worldwide including:  Washington, DC; Chesapeake, VA; Birmingham, AL; Lakewood, CO; and Beirut, Lebanon.

Position Summary: 

USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking a Grants Intern to work with OFDA’s Grants Unit. OFDA's mandate is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and reduce the economic impact of disasters. OFDA is the lead coordinator of U.S. Government responses to disasters in foreign countries. OFDA works to minimize the human costs of displacement, conflicts and natural disasters. The Grants Unit performs a crucial function in supporting disaster mitigating activities around the world. The Grants Intern will support the grants team in the timely delivery of crucial grant funding. 

Essential Functions:
  • Assist with Grants Unit operation, documentation, updating files and templates.
  • Be trained on GLAAS system and support the Grants Unit through data entry into GLAAS. Other duties as assigned.
  • Review and record all incoming requisitions and pass onto OFDA grant specialists.
  • Organize the official grant files for year-end audits.
  • Utilizes Abacus Program Planning, Tracking & Monitoring System to share grant information with USAID.
  • Other duties as required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in process or just completed

Job Knowledge: Good knowledge and/or experience with International and U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

Skills:    
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as analytical skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 
  • Foreign language and international experience is preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Professional level skills in both oral and written communication.
  • Previous experience with grants is preferred.
Additional Details and Schedule:
We are seeking to fill this internship immediately. This position requires a full-time commitment for 3 months, Monday through Friday - 40 hours per week. 

Apply here.


Paid Amazon Internship for Juniors

Customer Service Discover Internship


Interested in a management role developing people, solving problems and driving innovation with one of the fastest growing companies? If you're a rock star leader who's ready to learn, take risks and be creative, we want to talk to you!
Program Quick Facts:
Term: 10 weeks
Benefits: Competitive Salary, Relocation and Housing Assistance
Locations: Our Customer Service centers located across the country
You must also be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
What’s in it for you?
Leadership: Your internship will teach you what it takes to become an innovative, thought-provoking and inspiring leader within the company. You will learn the leadership skills necessary to motivate a team, effectively analyze metrics, identify problems and assess talent.
Exposure: During your internship with Amazon you will have visibility into one of the world’s best customer service worlds. You will also have the opportunity to interact with senior leadership, giving you the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best and brightest.
Basic Qualifications:
· Students must be working toward their Bachelor’s degree
· Looking for juniors entering their senior year and graduating either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017
Preferred Qualifications:
· Leadership! We are looking for students who are standing out and making a difference in their classes, student groups, part-time jobs and extra-curricular activities
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
· Analytic minded students who have a passion for data and creative thinking
· Strong academic performance

Apply here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Want to Learn the Basics of Study Abroad?

What is study abroad? How does it work at UMD? Where do I even start? Get started with our Study Abroad 101 sessions! This session is designed to give an overview of study abroad at the University of Maryland and answer general questions.  We will cover the basics about academics, finances, locations, and how to plan to go abroad!
No prior research, preparation, or sign-up is required.
After participating in this session you will be able to conduct a program search and be ready to meet one-on-one with an Education Abroad advisor to discuss the details of your study abroad journey! 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 15:30
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:00
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 12:00
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 15:30
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 12:00
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 15:30
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 15:00
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 15:30
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:00
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:30

Click here for locations.

Litigation/Securities Project Assistant Position Appropriate for Recent Grad

The Litigation/Securities Project Assistant position is an entry-level training position for individuals who anticipate going to law or graduate school and/or pursuing a career as a Paralegal. Working efficiently and collaboratively with and under the supervision of attorneys, senior paralegals, paralegals, senior project assistants and support professionals, the Project Assistant assists with all phases of the litigation process and government and internal investigations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists with document collection, production, organization and management.
  • Assists with the maintenance and manipulation of document databases for purposes of facilitating productions, preparing for depositions, hearings, trials, proceedings and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Assists with the implementation and utilization of eDiscovery applications for purposes of document management and production including redacting and bates stamping.
  • Assists with the utilization of WH Discovery Solutions Roles and Process Management and Review Methodology.
  • Updates case management pages, electronic databases and support systems.
  • Assists senior project assistants, paralegals and senior paralegals with routine preparations for depositions, including the assembly of witness files and reference binders.
  • Assists with routine preparations for and at trials, proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.
  • Assists with updating indices, chronologies, logs and tracking systems.
  • Assists with the set-up, maintenance and close-out of case rooms in accordance with best practices.
  • Assists with establishing logistical support and set up of remote offices to accommodate the needs of the case team for purposes of depositions, hearings, trials and proceedings.
  • Assists with administrative tasks, including filing, scanning, printing and organization of documents and information.
  • Attends and participates in training programs for professional development and building technology skills.
  • Meets the Firm's billable hours expectations and adheres to best practices for daily time entry for client billable work and eTime for attendance and time off requests.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Contributes to the Firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally.
  • Displays professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the Firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to work collaboratively, across offices, to meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong technology skills.
  • Ability to work overtime and travel.
Read more and apply here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office Hours

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3rd Floor, Hornbake Library, South Wing)

10 .am. - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sign up for an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Senior HR Specialist from OPM to have your questions answered about federal resumes. A copy of your resume is highly encouraged.

Click here to sign up

Careers in: Public Policy Panel

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor

Interested in a career in public policy?

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. Gain inside knowledge by learning what skills employers are seeking, entry level job titles, and how to differentiate yourself in the very crowded field of public policy.

Participating Organizations Include:
Director of Constituent Services and Internship Coordinator in the U.S. House of Representatives- 14 years of congressional staffer experience (former)
Bureau of International Organizations, (former) Economic Intern- U.S. Department of State
InterAction- Legislative Coordinator, Humanitarian Affairs
UMD School of Public Policy, Director of Career Services (Graduate Program)

Please click here to RSVP for the workshop.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, February 25, 2016 • 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

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 officially 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 US 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

For additional information about this event:
http://goo.gl/O2lTWu

Spring Career & Internship Fair 2016 - Tomorrow!

The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the List of Attendees and plan ahead.

Start preparing to attend the Fair today!

Dates: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016    
Friday, February 26, 2016             

Time:12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:1st Floor – Stamp Student Union, College Park

WHO CAN ATTEND?University of Maryland, College Park:
  • Current students and spouses
  • Alumni and spouses
  • Shady Grove campus students (from UMCP) 
No other individuals (including other UM system schools) will be admitted to this event.

WHICH DAYS TO ATTEND?Employers will be looking to fill internship and full-time positions. Preview our list of attending employers and the opportunities they will be recruiting for at the fair. 

DO I NEED TO RSVP OR PREREGISTER?
No! No pre-registration is required for students. Upon arriving at the fair, we will ask that you bring your Student ID card to check in and we will provide you with a name tag.

 Need to request accessibility accommodations?
Please contact Alicia Montague at the University Career Center & The President's Promise (amontagu@umd.edu) by Monday, February 8th, 2016 if you need to request accessibility accommodations for this event.

For additional information about this event: Contact Alicia Montague at amontagu@umd.edu 

NSA Diversity in Intelligence Event, March 31

NSA will be hosting its annual Diversity in Intelligence on Thursday, March 31st, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at NSA Headquarters in Ft. Meade, MD. Students interested in internship and full-time opportunities are encouraged to attend.

This is a site visit which showcases our agency, our various career opportunities and also gives students the opportunity to network with agency employees.

IMPORTANT: As a reminder, students who would like to participate must provide their own transportation to NSA.

Space is limited! RSVP via email to Lmscot3@nsa.gov and attached your resume. Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, March 10th, 2016. 

Career path information: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa.html

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps


MARYLAND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR CORPS MSEC: G l o b a l  I m p a c t  T h r o u g h  A c t i o n


Thinking about spending the summer abroad? 

Looking to build sustainable solutions in your global community?

Willing to embrace challenges and venture outside of your comfort zone?


Join the 2016 MSEC team and discover how social entrepreneurship

can bring lasting improvement to people’s lives

  • Eight-week Social Entrepreneurship Internships Abroad
  • Summer 2016 sites include:  Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Nicaragua
  • Earn 9 academic credits
  • Acquire or improve Spanish language skills
  • Live with local home-stay families
  • Scholarships available!
  • Approved experiential learning course for Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor
  • Application deadline:  March 1st

Learn more:  http://ter.ps/msec


Ask questions:   jprecht@umd.edu Jennifer Precht

Schedule advising appointmenthttp://ter.ps/iwaldman Ilana Waldman

Maryland Leadership Summit

The Maryland Leadership Summit is targeted to emerging leaders who are looking for a launching point into leadership development at University of Maryland. Leadership development helps you gain a greater understanding of your own talents, values and interests, and empowers you to facilitate positive change as a member or leader of a group.​

Join 50 of your peers for an intensive, one-day experience of learning, growth, and self discovery. Over the course of the day, you will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone, examine your core values and beliefs, and move forward toward creating change in your community. The summit will take place March 5, 2016. Register at ter.ps/Summit2016.

Career Shuttles: Spring 2016 Site Visits

The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to explore a workplace in a small group setting, to get a sense of organizational culture, and to expand their professional network.
Seats on the shuttles are extremely limited-- RSVP today!
 
 
Career Shuttle: NPR (National Public Radio) - Friday, April 1, 2016 • 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This career shuttle is for students who are interested in learning more about the wide range of internship and career opportunities available with NPR (including, but not limited to, programming, news, digital and corporate/communications). Learn more about careers and internships with NPR.
 
Career Shuttle: Capitol Hill - Wednesday, April 6, 2016 • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This visit is open to all UMD students and would be a perfect choice for students interested in career paths and tips on landing a job/internship on the Hill. Agenda:
  • Introduction/welcome UMD Alum: Mr. Pamitha D. Weerasinghe, J.D., Professional Staff, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology – Democratic Staff
  • Panel of Hill professionals discuss tips and best practices for discovering your place on the Hill
  • Lunch is on your own, but a cafeteria is nearby
  • Tour

Career Shuttle: Smithsonian's National Zoo - Friday, April 8, 2016 • 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This career shuttle is for students who are interested in learning more about the wide range of careers available within a zoo (including but not limited to: public affairs, communications, development, animal care, exhibits and more). You will hear from UMD alumni who work at the Zoo and learn more about internship, career and volunteer opportunities with the organization. Read more about employment and internships with Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
 
Career Shuttle: Equinox Fitness - Friday, April 8, 2016 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ITINERARY:
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - TRAINING AT EQUINOX: A DAY IN THE LIFE, EDUCATION AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES, Q&A
  • 1:45-2:00 PM CLUB TOUR
  • 2:00- 2:30 PM - ANIMAL FLOW WORKOUT (or VIPR)
  • 2:30- 3:00 PM- LUNCH AND MANAGER MEET AND GREET
 
Career Shuttle: Kennedy Krieger Institute - Friday, April 15, 2016 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The focus of this site visit will be on learning more about health careers at KKI, as well as touring the outpatient units and aquatic rehabilitation facilities. You will also hear from a panel of current professionals and have a changes to network. Lunch will be provided.
 
This shuttle is open to all majors, but will be especially interesting to students who have interests in working with children with disabilities, public health in action, and interdisciplinary clinical services. Business professional dress is encouraged. 

Government Career Day

University Health Center is Recruiting Peer Educators

The University Health Center is recruiting new Peer Educators for Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Peer Educators earn credit to host programs and facilitate fun and interactive presentations on varying health topics including: Sexual Health, Sexual Assault, Stress, Mental Health, Alcohol, Drugs, and Wellness. Additionally, beginning Fall 2016 as the new messengers for the Step UP! Bystander Intervention workshop Peer Educators have a unique opportunity to greatly impact nearly every incoming student on UMD’s campus!

Attend our informational
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-6:30PM
Ground Floor, University Health Center!
Have some pizza with us!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Have questions? Email HPandWS@gmail.com

Don’t miss out! APPLY TODAY!!

Free Tutoring Resources

Looking for dedicated study time and tutoring for BSOS courses? The following offices offer free academic support for a variety of ECON, GVPT, & PSYC courses in Spring 2016. 
  • Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ASTS) offers free peer tutoring for the campus' most challenging courses. To make an appointment for individual and small-group sessions, sign up directly at https://umdtutoring.mywconline.com/. Contact Christine Duchouquette at cduchou@umd.edu or 301-405-4745.
  • The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) is a free, walk-in tutorial program that covers most key courses in Writing, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and more. Individual and small group tutoring consisting of 2-4 students per group is available each semester. Stop by or call today to see if help is available in your course. Contact Miriam Osborne Elliott at omsetutoring@umd.edu or 301-405-4100.
  • Learning Assistance Service of the Counseling Center offers services to help students strengthen their study skills. Assistance is provided with Guided Study Sessions (GSS), time management and organization, study plan development, effective reading, exam skills, managing exam anxiety and more. Services are provided through individual and group academic coaching, learning skills courses, math learning support, and workshops. Go to www.counseling.umd.edu, email las-cc@umd.edu, or call 301-314-7693 for more information.
 

Research Positions with the Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking highly motivated and extremely dependable upper-level students for the Spring semester to help with our research on a longitudinal study of temperament. To do this, we collect EEG and behavioral data from adolescents. We are looking for students who are both detail-oriented and have great communication skills - must be comfortable interacting with adolescents and their parents. In addition, students will assist with data entry and administrative tasks.

Requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA, 9 hrs/week, 2 semester commitment. If interested, please send a resume, unofficial transcript, and Spring 2015 class schedule to Rachel Croce at cdlstudy@umd.edu. PSYC 479, BSCI 399 and EDHD 498 credits available. For more info about this project, visit: http://www.cdl.umd.edu/current-studies/

START Summer 2016 Internship Opportunities - Deadline April 3

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a DHS Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland, is looking for talented students for its Summer 2016 internship program.

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics).

Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2016. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form: http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships

Spread the Word on Giving Day, March 3rd

Thursday, March 3rd marks Giving Day: the single largest day of giving at the University of Maryland.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences can use your help! Please help spread the word about Giving Day to your friends and family by sharing content from the BSOS website, Facebook and Twitter pages. We’ll be posting updates on the College’s progress and pushing out information about how donations made on Giving Day will directly impact our students, faculty and programs.

Make sure your post or tweet includes #givingdayumd @bsosumd go.umd.edu/gdbsos  

Thanks for all you do every day to support the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ mission to Be the Solution.

Travel to South Africa This Summer and Earn Resident Credit Learning From Area Experts!

Following on the legacy of luminaries such as W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, Eslanda Robeson and Martin Luther King Jr., this program builds on the African American Studies Department's commitment to understanding race and social inequality in international and, in particular, Black diasporic contexts. This exciting study abroad opportunity will expose you to the many dimensions of social inequality and the consequences for well-being in post-apartheid South Africa, while traveling to Johannesburg and Bushbuckridge.  
Dr. Sangeetha Madhavan is the Program Director, an Associate Professor in African-American Studies, and Associate Director for the Maryland Population Research Center. She considers South Africa her second home. Dr. Madhavan has taught at WITS University, has been engaged in research in both rural and urban contexts for 15 years, lived in Johannesburg and Bushbuckridge, and has conversational fluency in Shangaan, the language of Bushbuckridge.(link sends e-mail, is the Program Director, an Associate Professor in African-American Studies, and Associate Director for the Maryland Population Research Center. She considers South Africa her second home. Dr. Madhavan has taught at WITS University, has been engaged in research in both rural and urban contexts for 15 years, lived in Johannesburg and Bushbuckridge, and has conversational fluency in Shangaan, the language of Bushbuckridge.
Vusi Dlamini is the co-director and holds an MA in Development Studies from Sussex (UK) and was born and raised in Bushbuckridge. Vusi has years of experience in rural development work in South Africa and is, therefore, ideally suited to co-direct this program. He is also well known in all the villages in which students will be staying for their homestays.
Partial, need-based scholarships are available through the African American Studies Department.  
Learn more here.  Application deadline March 1st!