Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Policy and Advocacy Fall Internship with MSH in Arlington

MSH is a nonprofit international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission: Saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 
MSH’s Policy and Advocacy team furthers the organization’s mission by raising global health priorities before global and U.S. decision makers, advocating for increased health resource commitments, and communicating MSH’s expertise and impact. 
Please Note:
  • Ideal candidates will be available from September 5- December 15, 2017
  • This is an unpaid internship 
Specific Responsibilities
  • Attend hearings, conferences, briefings, meetings and events. Write up event notes.
  • Assist the P&A team in preparing for meetings with congressional staff, administration staff, and other NGOs.
  • Conduct desk research on international development and global health issues.
  • Draft articles for MSH’s internal newsletter and external blog
  • Assist with organizing internal and external events, such as congressional staff briefings.
  • Assist with administrative tasks when necessary.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Students majoring in public health, public policy, international relations, international development or related subjects
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (Graduate students preferred).
  • Commitment of working at least two days per week.
  • A basic understanding of and an interest in global health policy and/or issues.
  • Posses strong organizational, research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work proactively and independently, as well as part of a team.
Learn more and apply here.

Research Associate Position for Recent Grad Considering Law School with Westlaw Court Express

Job Description
Entry level researcher position at Westlaw Court Express. This person is responsible for learning WCX systems and processes, completing WCX training and working both with and without supervision on research requests. This individual will complete research requests and perform all duties as described in the WCX researcher metrics.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • Complete DRR/DD training program- become familiar with the US Court System and main pleadings in all types of court cases.
  • Become competent with all DRR/DD research tools, court websites, WCX, WL, PACER, etc.- know how and when to use these search tools.
  • Complete client requests for the appropriate department.
  • Adhere to DRR/DD performance metrics.
  • Provide professional, informed answers to client inquiries and take new client requests.
  • Utilize appropriate customer service skills and behaviors to effectively communicate with customers.
  • Exhibit good time management skills to include completing responsibilities within regular work hours and appropriate prioritization of jobs to meet client deadlines.
  • Learn WCX pricing structure and complete timely billing of client requests. Be able to accurately estimate pricing on proposed requests.
  • Maintain notes on research requests in a manner that allows peers to work on them when the need arises.
  • Exhibit appropriate level of teamwork filling in and assisting other researchers when needed.
  • Follow all department procedures & guidelines.


Qualifications:
  • This is an entry level position. Court related or legal experience useful, but not required.
  • Knowledge of court system and legal documents useful, but not required.
  • Research Associate will have access to WCX order fulfillment and tracking systems including Extranet, OrderTrack, WL,
  • WCX.
  • Research Associate will have access to various court websites and data bases as required to fill research requests

Apply here.

Monday, August 21, 2017

BSOS Advising Walk-Ins Resume on August 28th


Afternoon Walk-In Hours in BSOS Advising will resume for the Fall 2017 semester on Monday, August 28th. 

Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Walk-in times can vary, so please call 301-405-1697 to confirm hours for a given day. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - Maryland Student Researchers Database of Opportunities

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2017 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND? 


Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 160 available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 160 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 soon announce numerous early-semester 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.

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 undergraduates 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.



Francis DuVinage, Director – Blakely Mulder, Coordinator – http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ - ugresearch@umd.edu




One-Year Well-Paid Internship with the Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.
This is a one-year internship from November 2017 – November 2018 providing outreach, logistical, and research assistance. Your work will support UCS’s advocacy efforts for better local food policies, funding to support sustainable agriculture, and preserving conservation and nutrition programs. You will assist with outreach to agricultural scientists, public health experts, and activists. You’ll also coordinate travel and event logistics, conduct research as needed, and help with special projects.
Responsibilities
  • Help recruit new expert supporters for UCS, communicating regularly with supporters and allies, and engaging supporters in policy advocacy.
  • Recruit and engage diverse scientists, economists, and other experts
  • Provide logistical and outreach support for events and activities at conferences
  • Assist with updates and alerts to the UCS Science Network and activist list.
  • Conduct research as requested by staff scientists and analysts, in support of reports, fact sheets, and advocacy materials.
  • Write for UCS publications as directed.
Qualifications and experience
Attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects, familiarity with office operations, and skills in basic office software including databases. Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent administrative, research, and organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a group are also required. Completed Bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience with issue campaigns and engaging diverse public audiences strongly preferred. Interest in science and familiarity with food and agriculture issues is helpful, but required. Competence with online engagement tools, spreadsheets, databases, and research tools preferred.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
May spend extended periods at computer. Very occasionally move heavy boxes. Occasional travel may be required (1-5 total nights over the course of the internship).
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a one-year full-time internship based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is $34,320. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “F&E Intern” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: October 1st or until filled.

Former State Department Intern? Become a Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator!

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Public Engagement is currently accepting applications from prior State Department interns for the Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program for the 2017-2018 academic year! This is a volunteer position. 
The Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program is managed by the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs. The mission of the program is to establish outreach partnerships with universities throughout the United States and to better inform college students about U.S. foreign policy priorities. The program is designed to create a network of State Department student contacts on college campuses across the nation. By relying on students' academic experience, interest in foreign policy and knowledge of their campus community, the Bureau of Public Affairs seeks to reach a wider cross-section of students on college campuses and surrounding institutions. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Career Events for BSOS Students!



The University Career Center & The President’s Promise invites BSOS students to attend Career Events this fall!


Events & Opportunities:

- Career & Internship Fairs
- Networking Events
- Careers In... Panels
- Career Shuttle Series
- Internship Series Workshop
- Intern for a Day 
...And more!

Please check the website for potential changes, updates and to review
additional events. RSVP’s are encouraged, and sometimes required, for each event. Please click on each image to enlarge.






Course Alert: ECON181: Incentives for Sustainability: An Economist's Perspective

A brand new ECON course (ECON181) was just added to the Fall 2017 schedule of classes and has been approved for I-Series and DSHS!

How can we design policies that incentivize sustainable choices? Why might usual market functioning fail to achieve sustainability? Do we need to put a price on the environment in order to protect it? How do we measure an economy's "success"? This course explores the answers to these and other related questions from an economist's perspective


Instructor: Dr. Erin Moody
Lecture: Mondays & Wednesdays from 2pm – 2:50pm
Discussion: Fridays at various times
Total Seats = 120 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fall Internships with The Council on Competitiveness

The Council on Competitiveness is looking for fall interns in their policy, communication, membership, or IT departments. The Council on Competitiveness is a non-partisan and non-governmental organization made up of CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and national lab directors working to ensure U.S. prosperity. Since its foundation in 1986, the Council continues to set an action agenda to drive U.S. productivity and leadership in world markets and to raise the standard of living for all Americans.


The Council’s dynamic and entrepreneurial culture means an intern can expect to be exposed to and engaged in various projects. Day-to-day responsibilities will include research and writing, maintaining and updating databases, general administrative support and, most importantly, staffing and preparing for Council events. Interns will be able to receive a stipend or complete the internship for course credit. If you are interested in applying, please e-mail all application materials (resume, cover letter, availability and desired start/end dates) to Katie Sarro (ksarro@compete.org). More information can be found at http://www.compete.org/about/careers/internships.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Apply Today for Fall Internships with the Atlantic Council for Juniors and Seniors

The Atlantic Council is still accepting applications for several fall internships:

Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience 








Click here for all available fall internships all application instructions.

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? 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. In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships—a 45% acceptance rate! The deadline to apply for Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.

Get an early start and write to us at gilman@umd.edu to learn about the Gilman Scholarship program and to gain access to our ELMS online resource site.

Do you want to hear from returned Gilman Scholars? 
Ask your questions at the Gilman Returned Scholar Panel:
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, 1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
Refreshments will be served. RSVP to gilman@umd

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017

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 3
weeks in length

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fall Internship Opportunities with Baker for Governor Campaign

The Rushern Baker for Governor campaign is launching their internship program in September 2017 and is in search of enthusiastic applicants for the following roles:
  • Finance Intern: We’re looking for energetic, experienced individuals to join Team Baker as Finance Interns. Interns can expect to gain a basic knowledge of political fundraising, Maryland election law and political accounting practices. The Finance Intern will assist with the overall daily function of the finance team. Examples of daily tasks include donor research and prospecting, filing disbursement and receipts, assisting with expense account tracking, coordinating with the team to manage miscellaneous projects, and assisting the team in ensuring compliance with Maryland State Board of Election campaign reporting standards. 
  • Organizing and Operations InternHelp us establish a comprehensive grassroots strategy that effectively communicates the vision of the campaign, increases engagement with supporters and potential supporters, and motivates voter turnout on election day for Rushern. We’re looking for energetic, talented individuals to join Team Baker as Organizing and Operations Interns. The Organizing and Operations Intern will work directly with the campaign’s Field Director to coordinate vital organizing efforts, such as volunteer recruitment, phone banking, door knocking and community organizing. This team will spearhead the campaign’s voter contract program and assist the campaign with crucial operational support. Interns must be able to convey key points of Rushern’s message and will have the opportunity to travel with the campaign to various events around the State. 
  • Communication Intern: Join Team Baker to further your communications skills and help change the political discourse through earned media. We’re looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals to join Team Baker as Communications Interns from Fall 2017 – Summer 2018.  Interns will assist the campaign’s Communications Director in shaping the narrative arc of Rushern’s campaign.  The Communications Intern will be responsible for maintaining district specific lists of media outlets, drafting/editing press releases, monitoring media coverage using an online media monitoring service, and developing content for Rushern’s social media outlets in conjunction with the Digital and Direct Marketing team.
  • Digital Marketing Intern: Join Team Baker to help establish a comprehensive messaging strategy that effectively communicates the vision of the campaign, increases engagement with supporters and potential supporters, and motivates voter turnout on election day for Rushern. We’re looking for motivated, talented individuals to join the campaign as Digital and Direct Marketing Interns. Interns will work with the campaign’s digital team to assist in, developing and posting social media content in conjunction with Communications interns, spearheading our email fundraising program and updating Rushern’s campaign website. Additionally, interns will be responsible for engaging with supporters and expanding Rushern’s reach and effectiveness online. Graphic design experience is a plus! 
  • Policy and Research Intern: We’re looking for a few dedicated, experienced, and highly-motivated individuals to join Team Baker as Policy and Research Interns during Rushern’s gubernatorial campaign. Interns will be responsible for providing extensive policy analysis and critical research to help shape Rushern’s campaign platform. Interns will work directly with the Director of the Internship Program and be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Policy and Research team. Interns will assist in compiling databases, opposition research, drafting/editing policy papers, and tracking current events, news and policy issues around the nation and state, including all 24 local jurisdictions. Law students are encouraged to apply & research experience is a plus! 
Not only will interns get real, hands-on experience, but they will also become key members of the team who are actively engaged in the strategic development of the campaign. While unpaid, interns may receive college credit if approved by their college and all interns will be getting valuable experience that will provide the foundation for a career in politics. 

To apply, please send resume to Campaign Manager Andrew Mallinoff at Andrew@RushernBaker.com and indicate your area(s) of interest.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fall Internship with Mayson-Dixon Strategic Consulting

Mayson-Dixon is a business development and public affairs firm that specializes in strategic planning for government agencies, non-profits, political leaders, and community developers. Our hands-on, creative approach based on research, data, and partnerships helps us achieve results for our clients and enhance the bottom line. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player. They must be reliable, capable of working independently, and possess a positive attitude and work ethic.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in non-profit, political, and campaign finance. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the subject area from top to bottom, and will complete this program ready to enter any fast-paced public affairs or business development firm with an exemplary skillset. It is essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication and basic mathematic skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

Responsibilities
·         Complete donor research
·         Staff client call-time
·         Assist with administrative duties: data entry, scanning, and filing
·         Elected official, constituent and community outreach
·         Attend meetings and events with company staff, clients, public officials and community leaders
·         Assist with project research by providing information about project history, individuals involved, and relevant case studies
·         Track local and congressional races

Benefits
·         Intern will have the opportunity to interact and network with high ranking organization officials, candidates, and elected officials
·         Intern has the option to work from home or out of one of our offices (located in Bowie, D.C., and Baltimore) [Note that working on site is required for students wishing to earn academic credit for an internship.]

Requirements
·         Must be a current student in good standing 
·         Must own personal laptop computer 
·         Must have their own personal transportation
·         Attend and staff at least two events during your internship

·         Ability to work 2-3 days a week 

Send your application to Myles Hicks (UMD alum) at myles@maysondixon.com



Instagram Contest: "Show Off Your Summer"


SHOW OFF YOUR SUMMER CONTEST
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise
Deadline to Enter: Mon, Aug. 21, 2017

Submit a photo of your internship, gain the most likes on Instagram via @UMDCareerCenter and win the 2017 Show Off Your Summer Contest! You choose the prize: either an Amazon fireTVstick or Google Chromecast!

All details on how to enter and how to win can be found at https://careers.umd.edu/SOYS2017

Additional information about this contest:
Contact Michelle Watson at mlopezmu@umd.edu


Paid Fall Development Internship with New America

New America is seeking a paid Development intern who will work on a variety of projects to support New America’s development and fundraising activities.  
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Researching individual, foundation, and corporate donors and prospects 
  • Updating Salesforce (SF) individual, organization, and event records 
  • Updating engagement history and opportunities in donor records
  • Assisting with corporate engagement strategy--researching and pulling together packets
  • Assisting with national and regional foundation research for organization and program and initiative level opportunities
  • Assisting with the individual donor solicitation groups--merging letters, gathering enclosures, assembling packets, etc.
Qualifications:
  • Current student at accredited college or university or possessing relevant professional experience;
  • An interest in fundraising, non-profit management, and/or business administration 
  • Work or internship experience in an office setting or another non-profit 
  • Ability to work full-time or near full-time for at least ten weeks 
  • Internet research skills, must be a web-savvy;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel, and Google Docs
  • Experience using a database (not required), Familiarity with Salesforce will be a plus
  • Experience with fundraising,
  • Attention to detail,
  • A sense of humor,
  • Good time management skills, and
  • Eagerness to learn.
  • 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.

Class Alert: Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Black Masculinity

Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Black Masculinity 
 (KINES289R-0101) Open for Fall 2017

The Kinesiology department has just opened a section of the following course which will count as an IS and HS for students.

Class Details:
  • KNES289R-0101 Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Black Masculinity 
  • M/W 4pm-5:15pm in ATL 2428

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Boost your Creative Confidence: Apply to Take IDEA258A (1-credit) this fall!

Want to flex and strengthen your creativity muscles? Looking for a fun 1-credit course to take this semester?

This fall, learn to see the world like a designer and unleash your inner innovator in this 1-credit course, IDEA258A: “Becoming a Design Thinker: Mindsets and Tools for Innovation.” This class is open to ALL majors, but space is limited! Learn more and apply by Wednesday 8/16: ter.ps/IDEA258A

Outreach and Communications Coordinator Position with the Hollings Center (Full-Time Job)

The Hollings Center for International Dialogue, an NGO promoting dialogue and exchange between the United States and Muslim-majority countries, seeks an Outreach and Communications Coordinator to oversee key communications and outreach activities. The Center is based in Washington, DC and Istanbul, Turkey. The coordinator will report to the Center’s Executive Director and will work closely with other staff in Washington and Istanbul. The position has significant responsibility across all areas of the Center’s work and requires a diverse skill-set. The position will involve occasional overseas travel. This is a full-time position. See www.hollingscenter.org for more information about the Center.
Outreach and Communications Responsibilities
  • Conducts outreach activities, designed to engage existing and new Center stakeholders:
  • Communicates with participants for upcoming dialogue programs, ensuring proper communication of program specifics.
  • Engages previous program participants, informing those individuals of new opportunities and collecting information to measure the Center’s long-term impact. Connects Center participants with programmatic opportunities.
  • Supports the development and execution of events and other programs in Washington, D.C. and the United States. 
  • Explores opportunities in coordination with the Executive Director to develop new partnerships.
  • Updates and maintains the Center’s contact database.
  • Coordinates the timely release of the Hollings Center e-newsletter, including drafting, editing and promoting articles and multimedia content.
  • Works with Center contributors and stakeholders to develop content consistent with the Center’s mission and values.
  • Maintains the Hollings Center web site:
  • Ensures consistency in the design and presentation of web pages.
  • Uploads written content and multimedia to the Center’s web site to promote the Center’s programs.
  • Creates and develops private web sites for Center dialogues.
  • Maintains web site functionality. Coordinates with external contractors to maintain site security and integrity.
  • Tracks key metrics and analytics of Center’s digital platforms and develops strategies to increase traffic. 
  • Develops regular reports to map the Center’s communications reach and other trends. 
  • Writes features, summaries, and other content at the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Proofreads and edits content written by Center staff and stakeholders.
  • Compiles photographs from staff, consultants, and participants for social networks and private participant use.
  • Maintains and develops the Center’s social media presence in consultation with the Executive Director.
Administrative and Programmatic Support
  • Supports Hollings Center staff in the planning and execution of Center dialogue programs, including dialogue logistics, participant invitations, and other duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.
  • Assists with organizational technology and office equipment, including working with consultants to ensure office technology is properly functioning.
  • Assists the Operations Manager with accounts payable, invoices, and miscellaneous financial information as needed. Supports the Washington, D.C. staff in maintaining an efficient office environment.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.
Occasional domestic and international travel (via economy class fare) may be required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Approximately 1-3 years experience in the international affairs, communications, and/or nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects with tight deadlines. 
  • Highly professional demeanor and meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Superior skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other CMS systems. 
  • Experience using Constant Contact, Salesforce, and other contact management systems.
  • Experience in publication layout and design.

Application instructions

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@hollingscenter.org by Friday, August 18.

Fall Internships with Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is advertising the following fall internships in Washington:

The US Program of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking undergraduate interns for the fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. Ideally, the candidates will be available to intern 10 to 15 hours a week (dates and hours are flexible). 

The interns will learn about human rights issues within the US, especially those related to criminal justice and immigration policy. Specific assignments will enable students to learn about bail and sentencing reform, criminalization of drug possession, and juveniles caught in the justice system. Interns will be oriented to HRW’s research methods and gain skills in their ability to conduct research and analyze data. They will also learn how to effectively monitor the press and draft documents regarding human rights issues in the United States. They will have exposure to HRW’s methods for compiling case histories and researching relevant state and federal policies. Additional projects will be assigned as the opportunity arises.

The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in US domestic human and civil rights issues, particularly related to criminal justice and immigration policy. Relevant coursework is highly desirable and knowledge of Spanish is a plus. Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications) and experience completing social science research are required. Apply here.


The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. The selected candidate will intern closely with the Middle East and North Africa associates and researchers. Ideally, the candidate will be available for at least 20-hours per week for three months, beginning as soon as possible.

The internship is unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


The internship will focus on the following: 
  • Research: The intern will perform various short-term and long-term research assignments using sources in English and Arabic. Research will focus on a range of human rights and humanitarian law abuses across the Middle East and North Africa. The intern may help HRW staff conduct phone interviews with victims of and witnesses to human rights violations. The intern will also assist with the production and release of reports and press releases. 
  • Monitoring and Advocacy: The intern will assist with monitoring and summarizing MENA political and policy developments. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend internal and/or external advocacy strategy meetings. 
Other duties and projects will be assigned as they arise.

This position is open to students in law, social studies, international relations, political science, or related subjects with strong writing and research skills. Applicants must be enrolled as students for the entirety of the internship. Excellent oral and written command of English and Arabic are essential. Applicants should demonstrate precise attention to detail, the ability to follow instructions, conscientiousness about checking one’s own work, a positive attitude, a proactive approach, and good judgment. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights and some familiarity with the current situation in MENA. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required. Apply here.

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking undergraduate student interns for the fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. The intern will focus on Human Rights Watch projects surrounding West Africa issues. Ideally, the intern will be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week for 3-4 months starting in September 2017, with the option to extend into spring 2018.

This internship is unpaid. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other US and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


The internship will consist primarily of press monitoring and compiling reports on news from Mali, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, and Senegal. Other responsibilities will include small research assignments, data management and analysis, drafting documents regarding issues in Africa, and attending external meetings. Other projects may be assigned as they arise and match the student's interests and abilities.

The intern must be an undergraduate student for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with strong attention to detail. A strong interest in human rights, specifically concerning Africa is essential. Relevant coursework is highly desirable. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) and internet based research skills are essential. Proficient reading and writing ability in French is required, at the intermediate level or above.  Apply here.


Search here for HRW opportunities worldwide. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Organizational Development Analyst Position with the Smithsonian Institution (Full-Time Job)

Organizational Development Analyst
U.S. Federal Government  
$44,941 - $58,428 a year 

Apply by  2017-08-17


This position is located in the Office of Policy and Analysis (OP&A), Smithsonian Institution. The employee is an Organizational Development Analyst with entry-level competence in the assessment of organizational effectiveness. Studies involve the action research methodology which includes preliminary diagnosis of the matter being addressed, data collection using surveys, interviews, observation, and group facilitation; quantitative and qualitative data analysis, feedback to the client on key findings, conclusions, and recommendations; collaborative action planning, and performance measurement.

Duties 
  • Participates in planning, design, and implementation of organizational assessments including preliminary diagnoses, data collection using appropriate techniques and interventions (both quantitative and qualitative), and data analysis.
  • Supports action planning to develop change interventions and measures of success.
  • Works as a member of diverse OP&A and client project teams.

Supervisory Status No

Promotion Potential 09

Travel Required
  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized
  • No

Who May Apply This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #17R-JC-302990-MPA-OP&A.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement. Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements Job Requirements Key Requirements
  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Qualifications You must meet these Basic Education Requirements :

Degree: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
or

Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
or

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above you must have the following:

Experience: 

You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as assessing organizational effectiveness using the action research methodology which includes preliminary diagnosis of issues needing to be addressed, data collection using surveys, interviews, observation, and design and facilitation of groups; quantitative and qualitative analysis, and feedback to the client on key findings, conclusions, and recommendations; collaborating on action planning, and measuring change.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Or Education: 

1 year of graduate-level education

or 

Superior academic achievement

One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

Superior Academic Achievement Provisions:

A Bachelor's degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, plus at least one of the following superior academic achievement provisions:

1. A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed
undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; or
2. A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
4. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman
honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the American College of Honor Societies. Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991).

To verify your claim for this provision, please submit a college transcript(s) showing that you maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all 4 years of undergraduate courses, or on all undergraduate courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum, including all transferred courses.

Note: GPAs are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards . Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date. Apply here