Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Spring Course Information: Writing for Change

ENGL292/ ENGL388C Writing for Change
DSSP and DVUP
Meets TuTh 3:30-4:45 and Tu 2-3:15

This class offers students an opportunity to combine service with scholarship and engage issues of literacy, diversity, and equity in the American education system. We will work with ninth grade students at local Northwestern High School to explore the ways writing can be used as a tool for social change. In collaboration with the high school students, we will host a performance event that opens a dialogue surrounding a pressing social issue. In addition to tutoring and mentoring, this class requires a good deal of writing. You will write multiple reflections, a literacy narrative, a creative composition, and publicity materials. You will conduct independent research and will be expected to switch fluidly between academic, creative, professional, and hybrid genres. We will also focus on developing critical self-awareness of our own relationships with literacy, writing, and dialects of power. In addition to two weekly 75-minute meetings, this class requires commitment to an off-campus service-learning component for about 75 minutes, once a week (Tuesdays from 2:00-3:15, including transportation time). There will also be a fee collected for paperwork and background checks required for volunteering at NHS. The course has no prerequisites, but completion of ENGL101 is strongly recommended. Individuals interested in taking this class as ENGL388C, the Community Engagement Internship, can do so by signing up through the English Undergraduate Studies Office. This course fulfills the Scholarship-in-Practice and Diversity--Understanding Plural Societies General Education requirements.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Client Protection Associate (Legal & Compliance)

AlphaSights is a global leader in knowledge search. Our mission is to make the world’s knowledge more accessible and better utilized than ever before. Professionals at investment funds, consultancies, corporations and non-profits engage in one-on-one consultations with knowledgeable experts identified by AlphaSights to enhance their thinking, improve their decisions and drive their business forward. Founded in 2008, AlphaSights has offices around the globe and regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

Client Protection is a dynamic and autonomous function designed to help our clients use our services and access knowledge safely. We have a wide remit and visibility, operating cross-functionally on a variety of levels within the business and with our clients. Client Protection Associates monitor client requests, develop and implement new policies, anticipate possible roadblocks, train our employees, and ensure that everyone plays by the rules.

This is an exciting opportunity for meticulous team players with a background in operations, law, or risk management looking to transition into a high-growth commercial environment.

For more information about this job opportunity in New York City, please visit Careers 4 Terps ID # 167729.

Summer Research, Policy, and Communications Internship

The National Center for Health Research is a nonprofit think tank that bridges the gaps between research, healthcare, and health policy. Our work helps improve the lives of adults and children across the country.

Our interns become part of our team by working on various projects such as:

-Helping to gather information, whether from the Internet, from magazine, newspaper and journal articles, or contacting researchers and other experts to ask questions.
-Writing or co-authoring articles for print, fact sheets, press releases, briefing materials, and letters to Congress and the Executive branch. Editing and assisting with our website, co-authoring reports, grant proposals, and journal articles.
-Attending briefings on Capitol Hill, policy panel meetings, and policy-oriented meetings with representatives from other non-profit think tanks and advocacy organizations. You can attend meetings with Members of Congress and their staff and be in the front row when we are testifying at Advisory Panel meetings of the FDA, the National Institute of Medicine, and other federal agencies.
Researching and analyzing data, reviewing and critiquing research studies, and presenting information at professional meetings and policy forums.
-Communicating with major media and with the public via outreach efforts.
-Assisting with fundraising activities, including event planning and other development issues.
-Performing outreach to college campuses, students, and other young adults.

For more information and to apply, please visit Careers 4 Terps ID #167875

Summer Internships with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and media. Although students will become familiar with all the research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

Selection is based upon the student's academic credentials, extent of relevant training or experience, letters of recommendation, and the congruence of the student's expressed goals with those of the internship program. The Smithsonian does not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, sex, age, marital status, handicap or national origin of any applicant.

The specific dates and duration of the internship appointment are arranged between the supervisor and the student. However, internship appointments are generally fulltime (40 hours per week), 12 to 16 weeks in length, and coincide with the usual academic semesters and summer terms.

For more details please visit Careers 4 Terps ID #167838

Adele's Circle of Women Scholarship

Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities, who plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $500 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae.  
Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $500 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude
Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award. Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event to be held on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.
Interested students should complete the application at https://orgsync.com/84788/forms/295736.  If you have any questions, please email tzacker@umd.edu.

Full-Time Law Firm Clerical Assistant

Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 25 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly –motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Secretarial department in our Washington office as a Clerical Assistant.

This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday; 8:30am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 5:30pm

Visit Careers 4 Terps #167821

Internships with Hyattsville Community Development Corp

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a local non-profit community-serving organization dedicated to the revitalization and sustainable development of Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and neighboring Inner-Beltway communities. Founded in the Fall of 2000, our mission is to develop arts, entertainment and public spaces; spur economic development and the quality of community life; encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization; and to rebuild the city’s commercial corridors.

We are currently looking for energetic, dynamic undergraduate or graduate students. Interns will work closely with our staff to learn the ins and outs of a community development organization and serving a unique community. Potential candidates must be self-starters with strong communication skills, eagerness to learn, and comfort working in a small team (3 staffers) office environment.

The internship positions are flexible with room for change, so if you possess skills in multiple areas we can adapt a position to fulfill your learning needs. Project placement will be based on personal interests and skillset, as well as the current priorities of the organization.

For more information, visit Careers 4 Terps ID # 166509

FJC Legal Services Intern- Summer 2018

The Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) Volunteer and Internship Program provides interns with a unique opportunity to learn about domestic violence intervention on a direct service level. The Legal Services Intern will gain hands-on experiences in the field of civil law, as it pertains to Protective Orders, Peace Orders and Emergency Evaluation Petitions. The intern will be responsible for the review of legal services referrals and updating databases, observing court proceedings and taking notes, possibly conducting outreach calls to clients to offer legal services, and will assist with reception and intake responsibilities. All internship positions at the FJC are formally supervised by the FJC Program Manager. The intern will also report to the Lead Legal Services Coordinator for daily tasks. Students interested in the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: law, paralegal studies, and/ or criminal justice. 

Hours Required: Interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, (at least three 8:30am-2pm shift).

Applications for the Summer 2018 Internship (from May to August) must be submitted by March 12, 2018. Any application and resume submitted after this date will not be reviewed. Link to the application is below. Send your resume to mcfjcvip.montgomerycountymd.gov@outlook.com.

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEdrHanXZxi0SOy-Sexv0K_-2SbYnmRCsEkj1k-C3WEdSNNg/viewform

For more information, please see Careers 4 Terps ID 167872.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Become a Spring Tutor with the Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) Office!!

Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) assists predominantly first-generation and Pell-grant eligible freshmen in matriculating to the university by providing mandatory academic advising, college study skills courses, English and math supplemental instruction, and academic peer tutoring for a set list of general education courses each semester at UMD.

The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) office is hiring tutors for Spring 2018 for ECON, SOCY and others! Applicants must have a minimum grade of B in the course for which they are applying and a cumulative GPA not less than 2.75. To complete an application and see a full list of classes tutors are needed for, please visit go.umd.edu/AAPtutorapp or email Christal Dimas at aaptutoring@umd.edu.

Opportunities this Spring with TerpService

TerpService is excited to announce that our Spring 2018 Terps For Change applications are now officially open! We wanted your students to be aware about our service-learning and leadership opportunities available for the Spring from the TerpService Program in the LCSL office at STAMP.

Terps For Change offers a wide array of community service sites; from working to remove invasive species to assisting aging communities, there is no shortage of opportunities with Terps For Change. Volunteers commit to a semester of weekly community service, coupled with 8 weekly dialogues where we reflect and explore the social issues related to our service.

To apply, log into OrgSync and follow go.umd.edu/t4c. The priority deadline for this application is January 28th, with a final deadline of February 9th.

Volunteer with CASA

Want to make a difference in the life of abused or abandoned children in your community? There are over 500 youth in foster care in Prince George’s County and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is looking for compassionate and motivated individuals to advocate for these youth. In about 10 hours a month, CASA volunteers create relationships with youth in foster care to ensure that the court and child welfare systems remain focused on their specific needs and finding a safe permanent home. 

Apply today for our Winter Training that will be Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9pm in Hyattsville, MD beginning January 18th and ending February 15th. Will you speak for abused and neglected children in your community? Applicants must be 21 or older and willing to complete a background check. For more information, please visit our website at www.pgcasa.org or call 301-209-0491 or email volunteer@pgcasa.org



Contact:
Brianna Tiedeman, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc
6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402
Riverdale MD, 20737



Humanity in Action Fellowship Deadline Approaching!

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need. 

The deadline to apply is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST. Click here for more details!
From BSOS Alum Luciana Debenedetti '11: 
"Humanity in Action affirmed my interest in studying and promoting human rights, and equipped me with a framework and contextual basis for doing so. The opportunity to spend one month in a new city with European and American students of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints was an unparalleled experience that allowed me to debate and explore contemporary political challenges inside and outside of the classroom. After the fellowship, I benefitted from a close-knit network of former fellows and events for continued engagement. I recommend the fellowship for intellectually curious students who are passionate about active citizenship." 

Luciana invites any interested students to contact her with questions: ldeb1217@gmail.com

Paid On-Campus Summer Internship with University Relations

The Division of University Relations offers the Summer Development Internship Program for students interested in learning about a career in philanthropy, fundraising and nonprofit work. During the 10-week program, interns experience fundraising in higher education. Through hands-on projects, co-curricular learning opportunities and professional development sessions, interns develop valuable skills that prepare them for future careers.


To apply, you must be a rising junior or senior able to commit 40 hours per week between May 22 and July 27, 2018. Candidates must provide a cover letter, résumé and list of three work/academic related references. Cover letters should address:


• Why are you interested in this area of work?
• What does philanthropy mean to you?
• What are your related experiences?

For best consideration, apply by Jan. 19, 2018. All documents should be sent in PDF format to Stephanie Selzer at sselzer@umd.edu. Learn more about the program at blog.umd.edu/developmentintern.

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Winter Courses with AASD

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Take a GVPT course over the winter term with UMD!

If you're looking for something to do over the winter break, consider getting GVPT major credit by taking one of our 10 courses being offered over the winter term! Winter courses are a great way to spend your break productively while advancing progress towards you degree. You can choose between required courses for the major (like GVPT201 or 241), or numerous interesting special topics courses (like Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation, or Inequality and Political Representation)! See the flyer below for more information on our featured winter courses.
Winter term runs January 2nd - January 22nd, and registration is now open. The deadline to register is January 2nd. Please note that winter courses are not included in your fall or spring semester tuition, and immediate payment is required upon registration. You have up until January 1st to drop any Winter Session class with a 100% refund.

More information about winter-term classes can be found here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the GVPT office if you have any questions!

December or Recent Grad Interested in Peace & Security? Apply to the Scoville Peace Fellowship!

Job Description
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, diplomacy, and peacebuilding and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also eligible to apply. They must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have engaged in advocacy as well as those who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
See our video describing how the Scoville Fellowship helps launch careers in international peace and security at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CuQ08o-1po

Application instructions

Salary and Benefits
Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $37,200 ($3,100 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. 
 
Application Deadlines 
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018
Submitting Applications
See www.scoville.org for complete information and application requirements.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BSOS Students are invited to the Accenture Innovation Challenge!


This event combines a hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. Freshman, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. 
If selected to participate in this multi-round event, you will have to use your analytical, strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills to innovate – and possibly help implement – solutions to real-world challenges that are faced by our non-profit partners.  
We are excited to announce we will work with non-profit partner, CARE International, and will be hosting Round 1 on 2/16/2018 in Arlington, VA. Click here https://youtu.be/10mA56iXPFk  to watch highlights from past challenges. 

Deadline for registration is January 8, 2018


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Enter Raffle for FREE Self-Paced Course from The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is excited to offer a free self-paced course (valued at $199 - $1,999 dependent on test type) to THREE lucky winners!

Our self-paced study for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT offers flexible, comprehensive online prep and study tools, including:
• Material covered in our Ultimate courses
• Strategies designed to help you gain points faster
• On-demand lessons available any time, day or night
• Practice tests and drills
• A personalized online dashboard

Enter the raffle by filling out our Google form This raffle ends at 12:01 am on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Raffle link: https://goo.gl/forms/mdig4t2haRkMn9262

Academic Success Strategies: Winter 2018 Online Course

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Spring National Committee on North Korea Internship with Mercy Corps

DATES OF INTERNSHIP:  January 2018 –May 2018 (flexible)
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:  4 Months (flexible)
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: Program Associate
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP: This is an unpaid internship
Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
  • Training and supervisory support
  • Access to Mercy Corps online tools
  • All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this project to be undertaken
Intern responsibilities
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
  • Travel to and from Mercy Corps HQ
  • Laptop for working remotely
  • Accommodation, travel and living expenses
  • All other costs associated with this internship
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  
The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK), a project housed in the Washington, DC office of Mercy Corps, seeks a part- or full-time intern to provide research assistance; maintain the NCNK website; attend meetings on North Korea and regional affairs; and provide administrative support for the program.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  
Over the course of this internship, the intern will:
  • Gain a detailed understanding of U.S. policy toward North Korea.
  • Have opportunities to conduct in-depth research on specific policy issues.
  • Become familiar with new research tools and sources.
DELIVERABLES:
The Intern will support the team through the following activities:
  • Research and gather materials on North Korea.
  • Write or update NCNK Issue Briefs.
  • Attend congressional hearings, meetings, and seminars on North Korea and East Asia, and prepare oral and written presentations of content.
  • Maintain the NCNK website and update its events calendar on a weekly basis; help organize and transfer files and webpages for the pending website redevelopment.
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodic reports and newsletters; proofread and edit publications.
  • Assist with planning and hosting NCNK events and activities.
  • Conduct fundraising-related research, as needed.
IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated interest in Northeast Asia.
  • Either a graduate student or a well-qualified undergraduate; relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to, political science, history, or international relations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Fluent in oral and written English.
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and efficient.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Korean is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Experience working with website content management systems is a plus.
Apply here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

End of Semester Reminders

The BSOS Advising Center will not offer afternoon Walk-In Hours after classes end for the fall semester on MondayDecember 11th. Walk-In Hours will resume when class begins for the spring semester on Wednesday, January 24th.

Advising appointments are always available throughout the Winter Break, so please stop by 2148 Tydings Hall, call 301-405-1697, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment!


Don’t forget to complete your course evaluations at https://courseevalum.umd.edu/

If you are graduating, see information about the ceremonies at http://www.commencement.umd.edu/






Reading Day is Tuesday, December 12th 
Final Exams begin on Wedesday, December 13th and run through Tuesday, December 19th.


You can check your exam times and locations by going to Testudo and clicking on “Final Exam Schedule”

Mental Health De-Stigmatization & Wellness campaign

The Department of Resident Life is taking on an initiative to launch our first official Mental Health De-Stigmatization & Wellness campaign. The idea behind this campaign is to open up the topic of mental health, to encourage Terps to share their stories, and to work towards a thriving campus where everyone can seek help.

As we take the first steps toward launching this campaign, we are seeking individuals who would be willing to share ways they take care of themselves, how they have helped others, and success stories about accessing resources or opening up about mental health challenges. We will use these stories in a variety of written, photo, and video outlets and will contact contributors to discuss further how we would want to share their particular story.

The soft launch is scheduled to take place in January 2018 at the beginning of the spring semester. If you would like to share yourstory, you can access the interest form here.

Feel free to contact Dr. Leslie Krafft, North Campus Residential Case Manager at lkrafft@umd.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this campaign or process.

Apply to be a Consult Your Community Spring '18 Business Analyst


Paid Position on Campus with the Office of the Vice President for Administration & Finance

Opportunity for Students: Paid position
Office Assistant and Communications Support, Spring 2018
Position Type: On-Campus, Part-Time or Full-Time

Description:

The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance seeks an energetic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented student to assist with administrative tasks and other projects as assigned. Must be available to work between 10-15 hours/week. This is a paid position.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

-Answering phones, greeting guests, processing mail, and other clerical duties as needed.
-Assisting with communications projects, including, but not limited to:
o Drafting documents, electronic newsletters, and other communications materials
o Assisting with logistics for meetings and special events
o Designing posters, flyers, and other outreach materials
o Supporting ongoing website projects for the Division (updating websites via Drupal CMS, writing
and editing website content, conducting research on website development and design, etc.)
-Assisting with special projects related to data management, employee engagement initiatives, and more.

Qualifications:
Must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student with at least sophomore
standing. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended. All applicants with the requisite skills will be considered, butstudents with an area ofstudy related to communications, journalism, marketing, business administration, or graphic design are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required:
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Attention to detail
-Willingness to learn in a professional setting
-Ability to maintain a consistent and reliable schedule
-Discretion, and an understanding of the confidentially associated with a Vice President’s office

Desired:
-Basic photography skills
-Knowledge or experience with website and/or database management
-Experience with online research
-Familiarity with MailChimp, Drupal, InDesign and Photoshop a plus

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to:
Division of Administration and Finance
University of Maryland
2119 Main Administration Building
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-6111
vpaf@umd.edu

Applications and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Pickering Fellowships for State Dept. Foreign Service Careers

Are you aiming at a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State?

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. 

Deadline: January 18, 2018

**Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.**

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits:
  • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service.
  • Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a Fellow’s tuition
  • Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and university location
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Eligibility:
Only individuals who are United States citizens.
Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.

Handling Stress: Tips from the Counseling Center

As fall semester reaches its end, it is normal to experience stress with the pressure of final exams and projects. The Counseling Center is here to help manage those feelings.Please view this special message to students as well as their tips to help reduce stress!

Spring Government Relations Internship with 340B Health

340B Health seeks an intern to work part time on issues that affect hospitals participating in the Federal 340B drug discount program. This internship will run from January until late April.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Government Relations (GR) team in planning and coordinating outreach to Capitol Hill
  • Monitor legislative activity on Capitol Hill
  • Assist GR team in all aspects of planning Legislative Days which includes arranging Capitol Hill visits and updating schedules
  • Maintain and update materials for Congressional visits and government relations database
  • Perform legislative research 
  • Draft communications and perform outreach to hospital members
  • Assist with other administrative duties

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Have a previous internship on Capitol Hill
  • Have a strong interest in the political process and health care policy
  • Have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Have strong analytical, writing, and communications skills
  • Be proficient in MS Office
Apply here.

Summer 2018 Government Affairs Internship with Bechtel

Requisition ID: 200140

Under general supervision, provides support to project personnel in the areas of accounting, general business, finance, research, personnel, or related non-technical fields.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists in monitoring federal legislation and regulations as they affect Bechtel's domestic and/or international business. Performs research and assists in the compilation of background information on specific legislative and business issues. Assists representatives of the Bechtel Washington Office as required with research on respective branches and agencies of the federal government and the U.S. Congress.

This requisition is for a summer intern position located in Washington, D.C.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

- Student enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in –
- Business (includes Business Management, Economics)
- Mass Communications (includes Public Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs)
- International Studies (includes International Relations, International Affairs)
- Law School (includes Public Policy)
- Political Science

- Completion of at least 9 months of full-time university studies by June 
- Must be able to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship
- Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Proficient in computer applications and operating systems
- Advanced skills in written and oral communications. If selected for an interview the applicant must provide two writing samples
- Knowledge of United States government and politics

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
- Proficient research experience
- Previous internship experience
- Proficient written and oral communications skills
- Applicant should demonstrate teamwork, strategic thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, initiative with professional discipline, motivation, and the desire to continually learn.


Read more and apply here.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Analyst, Policy, and Supervision – Full-Time Job

The Policy & Supervision Analyst will provide analytical and administrative support for the public policy development process of the CSBS government affairs department. The analyst will perform various data and economic analysis functions in support of the policy and supervisory committees, work groups, and task forces. The individual will also assist in researching, analyzing and assessing federal regulatory and legislative proposals to determine the impact on state regulated institutions and state regulators. 

Essential Functions
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
• Researches regulatory, legislative, and supervisory topics, proposals and studies, prepares comment letters, responds to specific data inquiries and requests from state banking departments, federal banking agencies, bankers, and other parties, and drafts and coordinates responses needed throughout the year. 
• Develops and maintains a range of reports supporting the data analysis needs of state regulators and the public policy development process. 
• Provides economic analysis to support the public policy development process. 
• Develops analytical tools and reports to inform the risk hypothesis and assessment process. 
• Writes regular summary of regulatory proposals and studies issued by the federal regulatory agencies.
• Coordinates with state regulators, federal regulatory agencies, trade groups, academics, and contractors on multiple projects.
• Serves as a facilitator and primary staff support for multiple committees and taskforces of the Policy and Supervision Department.
• Support the integration of new and revised regulations into the state supervisory process

Education and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in public policy, finance, business, economics, accounting, or another business or government related field. 
• Advanced Excel skills in a business, finance or economics environment. 
• Experience with a Bloomberg terminal, Qlikview or Micro Strategy, a plus but not required. 
• An interest in banking and financial services. 
• Work in a bank regulatory agency (national or state), trade association, or financial institution in interpreting, analyzing and assessing federal/state bank procedures, regulations, and statutes, a plus but not required. 

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