Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Capacity Building Internship with American Friends of the Spafford Children's Center

The American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center (AFSCC) are seeking a Capacity Building Intern (CBI) to support the organization in exploring and assisting in the initiation of strategic partnerships between American Healthcare entities and our facilities in Jerusalem and the West Bank, investigating online fundraising opportunities, researching foundations for possible support, writing proposals for funding, and participating in the preparation of newsletters and other promotional materials.


The Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) is an outgrowth of Palestine’s oldest continuous American community. The Center supports the medical, emotional, educational, and cultural needs of families by providing services to mothers and children that re-weave the frayed fabric of a population that has faced one of the most challenging periods of stress in human history. The AFSCC is an American non-profit created to support and underwrite the work of the SCC as well as raise awareness in the United States of the work of SCC.

Responsibilities
AFSCC is a small nonprofit consisting of a volunteer a board of directors, so interns are not just observers in our organization; they are an integral part of everything we do. The main responsibilities will be to:

·         Conduct research into the American health care community, both institutions and foundations, in order to target those for whom forging a partnership with the Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) would be mutually beneficial and or a logical extension of the stated values and mission of their organization.
·         Create spreadsheet outlining potential partners and organizational facts.
·         Contact organizations as directed to gather additional data.
·         Create prioritized strategic action plan.
·         Investigate and recommend online fund raising opportunities.
·         Explore means of expanding the AFSCCF email data base of names.
·         Research foundations that support activities in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and recommend specific foundations for contact.
·         Write proposals, with AFSCCF and SCC members, for submission to foundations.
·         Help prepare three newsletters per year including concept, writing, editing, selecting pictures, and mailing.

Qualifications
Must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) College/University credits.

Dates of the Internship
Minimum 15 week commitment, approximately 5 hours per week, to concur with the Fall 2016 Semester.

Life-Skill Development
·         Learn how to think critically and act logically to solve problems and make decisions.
·         Use computers, technology, tools, and information systems effectively.
·         Develop leadership skills through taking ownership and responsibility of projects.

Compensation
This is a non-paid internship.

Supervision

The CBI reports directly to the Vice Chair of the AFSCC Board, Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome. Dr Blome is a resident of the Washington area and will be available through email or in person to supervise the student.


To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome, spaffordusa@gmail.com-

Fall Executive Office Internship with AEI

Job Description

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.

Paid Fall Marketing and Branding Internship with the National Park Service!

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to assist in the  development of an NPS Brand and Marketing Strategy that raises public awareness and understanding of the NPS mission and its core values; resonates with a broad range of audiences and constituent groups; promotes greater recognition of the brand; and attracts and encourages increased engagement and stewardship. 

 The mission of the National Park Service is "… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations" (National Park Service Organic Act, 1916).


The NPS strives to fulfill its mission and encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by partnering with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and federal, state, tribal and local agencies.  The Partnership Office helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their collaborative work through training, communication, and policy leadership.     

Responsibilities Include:   
  •  Collaborate with a brand and marketing specialist and the Partnership Office to assist in the development of an NPS Brand Identity and Marketing Strategy.  Depending on the phase of strategy development, interns may conduct research and write reports on the following topical  areas,  

o   Research and report out on the history of NPS brand marks and usage.
o   Research and report out on the history of NPS marketing, including successful cause marketing campaigns the NPS has carried out with other organizations in the past. 
o   Create a list of focus and constituent groups and brainstorm ways to engage groups in order to develop a comprehensive list of the universal meanings, values, emotions and intangible assets people equate with the NPS -and that the NPS seeks to convey through its new brand identity.
o   Research and report out on the “best-in-class” branding and marketing strategies used by government agencies and nonprofit and corporate entities. 
o   Research and recommend the best ways to articulate and roll out the new strategy to NPS employees, partners, and other key stakeholders. 
o   Research different types of tools and tool kits government, non-profit, and corporate entities have created to ensure stakeholders are able to effectively utilize the new brand.  
o   Provide guidance in rolling out the new branding/marketing strategy.
o   Develop a strategy to test brand and marketing effectiveness (once roll-out has occurred).
  • Provide research and writing assistance in the development of a Resource Manual on Partnerships and Philanthropy.  The manual will provide guidance to employees and partners on how to carry out work related to establishing and managing partner relationships and planning for, accepting, and receiving philanthropic donations (support and background information will be provided).    
  • Provide assistance in formatting and designing the Resource Manual.  Develop a template design that incorporates visuals that help guide employees and partners in their work.  
·         Vet potential and current donors – both corporate and nonprofit organizations, using research gathered from online library databases and government databases.
·         Write reports and create presentations on co-branded marketing initiatives with other companies and nonprofit organizations.
·         Work with the Partnership Office, Centennial Office, and National Park Foundation on corporate partnership activations and projects as they relate to the NPS Centennial Anniversary. 


Qualifications:
This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have completed one or more marketing courses and will not graduate before December 2016.     This position requires:

·         Knowledge or experience in strategic marketing, brand and marketing communications, brand management, and marketing research methods.
·         Experience in utilizing design/desktop publishing software such as in-design, photo-shop, illustrator, and/or other programs.
·         Strong communication skills; oral and written.
·         Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
·         Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.
·         Experience using online library databases to conduct research on various companies and nonprofit organizations

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, have strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments. 

Work Location:

The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office.

Work Schedules and Pay:

This part time (24 hours per week preferred, minimum 16 hours per week) internship will begin as soon as possible and continue until the end of the fall semester, with the possibility of extension.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour. 

 Application Procedures:

To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, contact information for two professional and/or educational references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at khopps@umd.edu.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  For best consideration, apply by August 30.

For additional information or general questions about this position, please phone or email Jackie Dostourian, NPS Washington Partnership Office, at 202-354-2182 or Jackie_Dostourian@nps.gov.  

Paid Fall Partnership and Philanthropic Policy Research and Development with the National Park Service!

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to assist in the  development of an NPS Brand and Marketing Strategy that raises public awareness and understanding of the NPS mission and its core values; resonates with a broad range of audiences and constituent groups; promotes greater recognition of the brand; and attracts and encourages increased engagement and stewardship. 


 The mission of the National Park Service is "… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations" (National Park Service Organic Act, 1916).

The NPS strives to fulfill its mission and encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by partnering with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and federal, state, tribal and local agencies.  The Partnership Office helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their collaborative work through training, communication, and policy leadership. 

Responsibilities Include:  

  • Provide research, administrative, and analytical support for employees engaged in the re-visioning and rewriting of National Park Service policy documents related to fundraising, donations, and intellectual property.  
  • Provide research and writing assistance in the development of a Resource Manual on Partnerships and Philanthropy.  The manual will provide guidance to employees and partners on how to carry out work related to establishing and managing partner relationships and planning for, accepting, and receiving philanthropic donations (support and background information will be provided).    
  • Provide assistance in formatting and designing the Resource Manual.  Develop a template design that incorporates visuals that help guide employees and partners in their work.  
  • Strategize and outline a plan and methods to communicate policy changes to a wide range of stakeholders, including governmental and non-governmental employees and partners.  Duties may include creating visual products to communicate the progress, goals, and outcomes of policy re-visioning work, including PowerPoint presentations and posters.
  • Vet potential and current donors – both corporate and nonprofit organizations, using research gathered from online library databases and government databases.
  • Conduct research on applicable laws, regulations and policies related to partnerships and philanthropy.
  • Conduct research and provide assistance in the development of new programmatic practices and policies to align with NPS goals pertaining to cause related marketing, co-branding, and brand alignment between the NPS and corporate and non-profit entities.   
  • Document findings and recommendations in written summaries, briefings and/or white papers.  Communicate findings and share recommendations with fellow employees. 
Qualifications:

This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, government and politics, public policy, policy research and development, public-private partnerships, or related areas and will not graduate before December 2016.

This position requires:
  • Knowledge or experience in partnership and philanthropic policy.
  • Strong communication skills; oral and written.
  • Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
  • Experience in utilizing design/desktop publishing software such as in-design, photo-shop, illustrator, and/or other programs.
  • Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings. 
  • Experience using online library databases to conduct research on various companies and nonprofit organizations.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have strong attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.

Work Location:

The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office.

Work Schedules and Pay:

This part time (24 hours per week preferred, minimum 16 hours per week) internship will begin as soon as possible and continue until the end of the fall semester, with the possibility of extension.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour. 

 Application Procedures:

To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, contact information for two professional and/or educational references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at khopps@umd.edu.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  For best consideration, apply by August 30.

For additional information about this position, please phone or email Jackie Dostourian, NPS Washington Partnership Office, at 202-354-2182 orJackie_Dostourian@nps.gov.  

Fall Global Classroom: Field Operations Research to Address Pressing Issues in Waste Management in Dhaka Open








































Field Operations Research to Address Pressing Issues in Waste Management in Dhaka, in collaboration with the Independent University in Bangladesh. The course is open to upper level undergraduates, with the instructor's permission. As in any global classroom, the students will be teamed up with colleagues from abroad (Bangladesh) and work together on real-world challenges, using digital technology, online collaboration and communication. 

Recently Returned from Study Abroad and Want to Share Your Experience with Others??

Study abroad students are just like YOU! Get inspired by stories and advice from study abroad alumni by visiting the #TerpsAbroad page of the EA website or searching #TerpsAbroad on social media. You may filter by college.  Currently, three BSOS students are profiled.

Studied abroad? Complete a #TerpsAbroad profile to share your story and advice to inspire future study abroad students like YOU! 


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Paid Fall Housing Finance Policy Internship with the Urban Institute

The Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center (HFPC) was established to provide timely, impartial data and analysis, and to educate policymakers and the public on how the housing finance system affects households, communities and the broader economy. The goal of HFPC is to produce analyses and ideas that foster sound public policy, efficient markets, and economic opportunity.

HFPC seeks an intern with interests in the nation's housing and housing finance markets coupled with a strong analytical and research background. This is a paid, temporary, and part-time position during Fall 2016.

Responsibilities
The intern will support researchers through conducting literature reviews, compiling and analyzing quantitative data, and contributing to the writing of research papers and blogs that will be published under the Housing Finance Policy Center brand.  In addition to these duties, s/he  will also assist with other critical functions of the center including communications, development, and  general project support. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in an economics, public policy, finance, or statistics field. Original research or demonstrated interest in original research a plus, but not required.
Must have excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills. SAS or Stata programming experience is preferred. Interested candidates should provide a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample.  

Apply here.

DC Marketing and Communications Internship with Playworks

Playworks is a national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 900 schools in 23 U.S. cities, and reaches almost half of a million students directly and through professional training services.

Playworks DC seeks an unpaid intern to assist program in day-to-day activities. This internship will give the intern valuable, real-world experience in creating outreach and marketing strategies for an organization. Well suited candidates should have an interest in social media & communications. Candidates must be currently enrolled or recent graduates and plan on pursuing a career in a related field. This is an unpaid position, but it comes with a great reference and lots of fun in the office – including daily play and plenty of hi-fiving. This position is located at our Washington, DC office.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Marketing and Communications:

  • Increase awareness of Playworks as a national organization;
  • Strengthen communication with our current partners and donors (i.e. drafting outreach emails to community and corporate partners);
  • Research and propose communication strategies for engaging current and future stakeholders;
  • Develop and manage a Playworks DC YouTube channel, including production of game illustration videos;
  • Manage Playworks DC’s social media outlets - including creation of tailored messaging based on target audiences;
  • Lead publicity plan for events;
  • Create and update website content;
  • Visit Playworks programming at schools
Qualifications: 
  • Passion for play, children’s health & high-quality public education
  • Familiarity with social media norms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) & trends
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and take initiative
  • Creative spirit and motivation to propose new ideas with confidence to ask questions
  • Interest in designing and proposing communication plans
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized with excellent research skills and attention to details
  • Ability to thrive in a professional yet playful workplace culture
  • Ability to commit to at least 15 hours a week
  • Previous experience in digital material creation, film creation, editing, and production preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with Google Drive applications and/or Salesforce preferred but not required
Apply here.

Fall International Trade and Finance Internship with AEI

Job Description
Resident Scholar Claude Barfield's primary areas of study include international trade policy, U.S. competitiveness, and science and technology policy. Interns will assist with research projects focusing on free trade agreements, international investment, U.S. trade policy, and Asian regionalism. Economics or public policy students are preferred. Proficiency with Excel and statistical software packages a plus.

Apply here.

PAL COACH APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2016!

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is a peer-to-peer academic coaching program, in which trained PAL coaches assist UMD students in using effective learning techniques to improve study skills and gain confidence in their scholastic abilities.

Students engage in a semester-long, peer mentor training program, and are able to volunteer (for a small stipend), or receive 1 or 3 upper-level credits. PAL coaches also have the opportunity to become a certified mentor by the Learning Assistance Service or the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

If you are motivated to learn how to support UMD students in achieving their academic goals, please see the attached flyer.

To apply, complete and submit an application (PDF or Wordby September 7, 2016.

For more information, please visit go.umd.edu/laspal or contact the PAL Program Coordinator, Juliana Wong at jwong626@umd.edu.

Fall ACLU Communications Internship

OVERVIEW
The ACLU Communications department is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission, its brand and its programs through our website and social media.  The Communications Internship offers the opportunity to learn about the breadth of the ACLU’s work and how the Communications Department supports the work through branding, public relations and communications strategy, and producing content for the ACLU blog and website, multimedia and social media channels.
This Fall Internship requires a commitment until December (specific date to be determined) and can be either full or part-time.  The ACLU offers a small stipend for students who do not receive course credit and/or outside funding.  Arrangements can also be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending on experience and interest, Interns will gain experience in communications by:
  • Participating in creating strategies to communicate our work;
  • Drafting Facebook and Twitter posts for ACLU social media channels;
  • Drafting, editing, and posting blog posts and website content;
  • Conducting research for various communications projects;
  • Preparing talking points, press materials, report materials and other communications;
  • Conducting research into social media and digital campaign best practices;
  • Preparing media lists and monitoring reports;
  • Assisting with media outreach;
  • Participating in strategy discussions and meetings. 
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This Internship is open to all undergraduate students who have completed their first year of college.  Duties will be assigned based on experience and interests:
  • A strong interest in working on nonprofit communications;
  • Coursework or employment related to the Internship;
  • Experience in social media;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Commitment to civil liberties and to the work of ACLU.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of three references to: hrjobsCOMM@aclu.org. Reference: [Communications/Fall 2016 Washington, D.C. Internship] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Communication Department postings. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials. Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Students are encouraged to submit application materials as early as possible, since decisions are made on a rolling basis. 

Explore Your World at the Study Abroad Fair Thursday, September 8, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. 


Thursday, September 8th
3PM – 7PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp. 


Facebook event: http://ter.ps/eafairfa16

Know Enough Arabic to Laugh at the Right Times? Get Free Tickets to Bassem Youssef (Jon Stewart of Egypt)!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 . 8PM

Arabic language event
باسم يوسف معروف بـ"جون ستورت" العربي وأصبح رمزاً للكلام الحر في الشرق الأوسط. برنامجه التلفزيوني الشعبي السياسي الساخر "البرنامج" كان البرنامج الأكثر مشاهدةً في المنطقة وعدد المشاهدين بلغ 30 مليون كل أسبوع. في خلال ثلاثة مواسم أصبح البرنامج مثيراً للجدل بسبب نقده المضحك الجريء الذي يسخر من السلطة الحاكمة وأدى ذلك إلى رفع دعاوى كثيرة ضد البرنامج ومقدمه والى إصدار أمر باعتقاله. في النهاية فضّل باسم يوسف أن يلغي البرنامج في 2014 على أن يخضع للرقابة. في هذا العرض المقدم باللغة العربية يرافق باسم الدكتور شبلي تلحمي وهو أستاذ كرسي المركز أنور السادات للسلام والتنمية بجامعة ميريلاند وجميعا سوف يتحدثون عن الديمقراطية ووجهة نظر باسم يوسف حول الوضع السياسي المعاصر في الشرق الأوسط والولايات المتحدة وكيف أصبحت الكوميديا والسخرية طرقاً مهمة للتعبير الحر ومحفزات للتغيير.

  • Students may order tickets for the Arabic language performance free from September 1 to September 14 (ending a full week before the program) while supplies last
  • Access the free student ticket by visiting the Clarice website and entering promo code17ARABIC 
    • One free ticket per customer
    • Valid on student tickets only
    • Apply promo code on the Shopping Cart page, after having selected seats and ticket types
    • Quantities are limited, so reserve your ticket today
    • Discounted price not guaranteed
    • If the offer is still valid, you can tell if you entered the code properly because the discount will be listed on the Shopping Cart page.
    • If you find that you are unable to use your ticket please let the Clarice Box Office know prior to the program!

    Become a Legislative Intern for a Member of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis!


    Monday, August 29, 2016

    The Stamp Gallery Presents: Paradise Now

    A GAMING EVENT BY KIMI HANAUER CURATED BY STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

    Opening Round: Thursday, September 1, 6–8:30 pm

    *The 60-minute game begins promptly at 7 pm*

    Free and Open to the Public

    This fall, the University of Maryland’s Stamp Gallery
    presents Paradise Now, a project by Baltimore-based artist Kimi Hanauer featuring work by Sydney Spann, Michael Stephens, and Nikki Lee. Paradise Now is a game of unequal circumstances and varying objectives. From August 29 through October 15, Paradise Now invites visitors to develop their potential as players by participating in gaming rounds that, over time, will collectively alter and reinvent the game’s score thus changing the rules of the space itself. Visitors are invited to experience the game’s opening round on Thursday, September 1, 7–8 pm, doors at 6 pm, featuring live performances by Sunatirene, Michael Stephens, and Nikki Lee.

    More information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery.

    Maryland Student Researchers Program Information Sessions

    MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH –
    Maryland Student Researchers Program

    Francis DuVinage, Director – Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator –http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ - ugresearch@umd.edu

    ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2016 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND?

    Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review nearly 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. Nearly 150 projects are listed 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. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

    The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions 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 – space for each session is limited so please RSVP tougresearch@umd.edu with the date/time of the session you plan to attend:

    Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Fall Semester 2016:

    Wednesday, September 7, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Wednesday, September 7, 3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Thursday, September 8, 10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Thursday, September 8, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Friday, September 9, 2:00-2:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

    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.

    John Delaney for Congress Campaign Internship

    John Delaney for Congress (D-MD), is currently accepting applications for our internship program. An ideal intern should be motivated, detail oriented, display a strong work ethic, and interact well with constituents. Part-time and full-time internships are available.

    Interns will learn from Campaign staff and be an integral part of the campaign team. This is a great opportunity to get on-the-ground training for anyone interested in politics.

    The internship is open to current students and recent graduates.

    Responsibilities
    · Training volunteers for canvassing, phone banking, and data entry.
    · Contacting Voters and staffing campaign events
    · Ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and volunteers.

    The internship is unpaid.

    To apply, please send a resume to reiam@delaneyforcongress.com

    Thinking about Studying Abroad? Learn about the Gilman International Scholarship!


    Are you thinking about studying abroad in spring 2017 or summer 2017?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a
     PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?


    Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. Last year, 35 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships - nearly 50% of our applicants!

    The deadline to apply is October 4 - there is still plenty of time to write a strong application, and no recommendations are required!

    To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application process join us for a panel info session with returned UMD Gilman Scholars and staff from the National Scholarship Office and Education Abroad. Food will be served!

    GILMAN SCHOLARS PANEL: Tuesday, September 65:00-6:00 pm, 3105 Susquehanna Hall. Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu

    ADDITIONAL INFO SESSIONS STARTING THIS WEEK: If you are unable to attend the panel we will hold six information sessions in our offices. Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu and indicate which session you plan to attend. If you cannot attend any of these please email us at the same address.

    Wednesday, August 313:00-3:30 pm – 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Thursday, September 112:00-12:30 pm – 2403A Marie Mount Hall
    Wednesday, September 74:30-5:00 pm - 2403A Marie Mount Hall
    Friday, September 912:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Monday, September 122:00-2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
    Tuesday, September 134:30-5:00 pm - 2403A Marie Mount Hall

    Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

    Application Deadline: October 4, 2016 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for spring 2017 OR summer 2017 study.

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.