Monday, January 30, 2017

May Graduates: Have you applied for graduation?

Deadline for application is Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BSOS invites all graduating seniors to see a department or college advisor before the end of schedule adjustment to make sure you are on track for degree completion

For more information on graduation ceremonies to go

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spring Climate Reality Solutions Internship

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Science and Solutions team is looking for an intern who will be part of campaigns to make the general public aware of climate change science, impacts and the push for clean energy solutions.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
♣ Researching climate and energy related issues.
♣ Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
♣ Reviewing, vetting, editing, and developing support materials for program and campaigns.
♣ Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.

Time Commitment
• This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 20.
• Based on the candidate’s availability, a slightly flexible schedule may be possible.

Desired Qualifications

♣ A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change and energy.
♣ Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
♣ Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.


♣ Applicants who have recently obtained or are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree focused on energy, climate change, environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental economics, environmental finance, or public policy are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Students can find more information on Careers4Terps by searching the internship’s ID number: 152211

University of Maryland Police Officer

The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) is a full-service, legislated police agency that serves the myriad needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction. UMPD is currently recruiting candidates to be considered for the position of University Police Officer for a police academy class anticipated to begin in June 2017. The Police Academy is a 6-month program that trains employees to become police officers. UMPD is seeking dynamic men and women that exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the University of Maryland community.

University of Maryland Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot; respond to calls for assistance and emergencies; apprehend, detain, process, and arrest individuals who violate Maryland Vehicle and Criminal laws; interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community; testifies in court cases as necessary, and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by the department. Additionally, a cooperative, written agreement exists with the Prince George’s County Police to assist with police services in the City of College Park, the second largest city in Prince George’s County.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. OTHER: (1) Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license; (2) Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

*Please note that there are additional qualifications, which recent graduates can view with the full job posting, and apply to the position, by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the position’s ID number: 152020

Applications accepted until February 17, 2017.

Community School Coordinator – Mental Health Association

As part of the Linkages to Learning (LTL) program, the Community School Coordinator is responsible for assessing the needs of the school community and designing, developing and implementing programs for students, parents and the larger community to meet those needs. The CSC serves as the liaison between the LTL program and the school administration and is responsible for developing strong relationships with volunteers and donors to further the work of the LTL program. Successful candidates will have experience with community outreach, volunteer and donor cultivation and program development. Bachelor’s degree in social services field and bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.

Requirements include: Bachelor's level degree in social service and bilingual in Spanish

New graduates can apply by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the job’s ID number: 146380

Summer Research Internship

Research Internship at the Center for Applied Strategic Learning at the National Defense University

Office Description: The Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) at the National Defense University (NDU) designs national security exercises, simulations, and wargames in support of the university’s core academic mission. CASL’s mission is to enhance the strategic decision making and critical thinking capabilities of military and civilian leaders from the United States and other countries through strategic-level exercises that represent the complexity of the security environment. CASL exercises challenge participants to address complex problems at a strategic level in a “not for attribution” academic setting. Previous exercises have focused on pressing national security issues such as deterrence, failed states, nuclear proliferation, energy security, stabilization and reconstruction, homeland defense, pandemic disease, and regional security challenges.

Intern Duties: Interns at CASL conduct research on national security issues using a full range of unclassified sources. Interns will work under the supervision of exercise designers and facilitators to research topics, draft scenario documents, and participate in the design and development process for exercises and wargames. Interns also have the opportunity to support the execution of CASL exercises and participate in professional development opportunities at CASL and NDU. Interns with the appropriate skill sets may be involved in the production of audio/visual assets, GIS products, and other supporting materials. The National Defense University offers an excellent opportunity for interns to gain practical experience in public policy, U.S. policy discussions, decision-making processes, and gain insight into the executive and legislative branches of government.

Program Details: The internship is located at Fort McNair, Washington, DC. This is an uncompensated internship. Interns will be responsible for covering all lodging and living expenses while they are in the DC metro area. Interns work between 15 to 32 hours per week, with flexible scheduling options available. CASL faculty are willing to work with students interested in gaining academic credit from their home institutions for their internship.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a resume and relevant writing sample to the CASL Internship Coordinator, James DeMuth, at Applications for internships in 2017 must be submitted no later than 6 November to be considered for the spring semester, 3 April for the summer term, or 7 August for the fall semester.

Eligibility: Qualified candidates will generally have completed 2 or more years of higher education, with majors in international relations, political science, security studies, economics, history, game design, the liberal arts, or other related fields. Strong writing and research skills are essential, as is an interest in international affairs and national security. Training or experience in video production, graphic design, wargame and exercise design, experiential learning, or related fields is preferred, but not required.

For more information, interested student can log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 152291

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Green Resolutions

The New Year initiates a time of contemplation on the year ahead, a time where we decide how this year is going to be different, and how we are going to commit to affecting positive change. This year, the BSOS Sustainability Task Force proposes your New Year Resolutions include environmental conscientious goals. It’s okay if you’re starting these with the new semester rather than on January 1st -- there are still 11 months to make your actions count in 2017.  Participating in environmentally aware actions is especially important now, and even small steps can make positive change for you, your community, and the world. Here are five green resolutions we can pledge to make this year:

1. Keep reusable bags in your car: Plastic bags in abundance are detrimental to the environment; the U.S averages about 100 billion bags per year. Reusable bags are a simple, and even cheaper alternative to plastic bags. In many states and stores, plastic bags are taxed. Save money and help the planet by carrying reusable bags when you shop.

2. Meatless mondays: Try eating less meat; even dedicating just one day without meat can make a positive impact. The livestock sector accounts for 15% of greenhouse gases, and consequently many people are trading in meat for delicious and healthy alternatives.

3. Rethink your transportation, Transportation has a huge impact on the environment, and is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases. Moving away from private vehicle use and taking advantage of public transportation, biking, and carpooling can alse save you a considerable amount of money.

4. Commit to less energy use in your home: Make signs as reminders to turn of all the lights and unplug all electronics when not in use. Rethinking the way we use electricity is crucial for tangible environmental impact, and you will most likely also see a drop in your energy bill.

5. Join the BSOS Sustainability Task Force: The Task Force works on sustainability projects affecting the UMD community, and is always seeking new members and volunteers. No matter how much time you're able to commit, participating in environmental discussion and actions is greatly appreciated and encouraged within the UMD community.

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Interested in learning more about how terps are acting sustainably and what sorts of projects are going on campus-wide at UMD?  Check out the University's Office of Sustainability!

Author: Grace Donohue

Friday, January 27, 2017

Apply by February 25 for Internship with Sayara International

Sayara International is seeking Interns to gain hands-on experience in international development.
About Us
Sayara International is a development organization committed to building positive change in transitioning societies. By working closely with networks of local change agents, we take a holistic approach to implementation, research, and monitoring and evaluation. Our programs help communities and institutions develop sustainable, research-based solutions to solve today’s toughest development challenges in Central Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. Our primary clients include USAID, State Department and International Non-Governmental Organizations. By employing community-based solutions, our programs focus on civil-society and governance; stabilization and transition; countering violent extremism; capacity building; and research and evaluation methods that account for the challenges of populations in crisis. Our teams of professionals work out of Sayara International global offices in Beirut, Kabul, Islamabad and Washington, DC.
Position Location: Washington, D.C.
Join Sayara International’s Washington, D.C. team to contribute to research and analysis, business development, program reporting and implementation, administrative duties, supporting the executive team, and executing other miscellaneous projects.
Key Responsibilities:
Programming– Support Sayara’s portfolio of development projects by assisting in day to day operations from headquarters and the review, drafting of program reports & concept papers.
Research & Analysis – Conduct research, analysis and synthesis in support of business development efforts, best practices and monitoring and evaluation projects.
Social Media & Industry Events- Responsible for daily company tweets, and Facebook and LinkedIn updates. Attend events in Washington, DC and write memos summarizing key points.
Administrative Duties- Manage the conference rooms for DC Team meetings, update the local event list, and keep track of items on the DC Team calendar.
Desired Profile & Experience
  • Preferably a current graduate (Master’s Degree) university student pursuing a degree in International Development, International Relations, Economics, Political Science, or related field.
  • Strong research and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills preferred (including knowledge of STATA and GIS) Experience studying or working in a developing country.
  • Knowledge of USAID funding mechanisms and proposal writing desired
  • Interest and knowledge of the Middle East, Africa, Central America, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Central Asia.
  • Work well under time-pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Foreign language skills (particularly Farsi/Dari) a plus.
  • Ability to work 25+ hrs/week
  • Can work well independently, proactive
How to Apply:
Please send a resume to explaining how soon you can start and how many hours per week you can work. Subject line of the email should be “Intern” and then the applicant’s name.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Summer Analyst Program, Morgan Stanley (Paid)

Morgan Stanley is hosting on-campus interviews on February 14th for 2017 Operations Summer Analyst Program (Baltimore). Apply through C4T ( via Job # 152009 by next Tuesday, January 31st to be considered!

The Operations Summer Analyst program is a paid internship designed to educate participants about the Operations team and the Firm. Summer Analysts are part of a 10-week program from June to August and are placed with a specific group best aligned to their skills and interests. Summer Analysts will have support and supervision from experienced Operations professionals throughout their assignments.

Training Program
Summer Analysts will participate in an induction day, which provides an overview of the Firm. Summer Analysts work closely with colleagues to process complex transactions, solve operational problems, respond to business issues and client needs, assist in risk management, conduct revenue analysis and participate in Firm reengineering projects. Throughout the Program, Summer Analysts will participate in networking/social events, community service events, senior management speaker series, professional skills training, team projects and mentor networking events.

Qualifications / Skills / Requirements
• Undergraduate junior pursuing your Bachelor’s Degree
•All majors (disciplines) are encouraged to apply.
• Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail, and analytical and problem-solving skills.

*Students graduating between December 2017 and May 2018 are encouraged to apply.

Application Process & Deadlines
Students must apply online at in addition to applying through Careers4Terps: Students who do not apply on both sites will not be considered.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fiction Writing Scholarship!

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing 

Attention creative writers! Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application TODAY!

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of SebastianHerbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998

Internships with the USDA (College Credit Available!)

3 AMAZING USDA internship positions! All majors may apply! Part-time (preferably 20 hours per week); college credit available. Strong outreach, research and writing skills. For more information, call either Dr. Joan Burton, 301-314-1920or Ms. Naz Beyran, 301-314-0261.

To Apply: Send resume and short writing sample directly to ASAP, The student should state for which position(s) he or she is applying (or rank the positions).

Special, high value USDA internship positions! To be filled ASAP!

Position 1) NAREEE (National Research/Economics) Advisory Board, which is under the ARS (Agricultural Research Service) Office of the Administrator.
Overview: The office is responsible for managing several advisory boards for USDA, specifically within the research, education, and economics mission area. Duties: Student to help with a variety of tasks. This will include (1) making a plan and working closely with the IT staff to complete a full revamp of the NAREEE (National Research/Economics) Advisory Board’s webpage, (2) assisting with outreach for nominations for members, and (3) assisting with preparing for three upcoming meetings. Hours: 20 Hours/Week

Position 2) Agricultural Research Service (LTAR)
Description: ARS research is organized into National Programs. These programs serve to bring coordination, communication, and empowerment to approximately 750 research projects carried out by ARS. The National Programs focus on the relevance, impact, and quality of ARS research.
Duties: The intern will benefit from exposure to agricultural sustainability concepts from both a science and policy perspective, agroecosystem states and processes, and environmental data collection. The project will require direct interactions with ARS and ERS scientists.
Skills: Microsoft Office computer skills, written-communication skills Hours: 20 hours/week

Position 3) Grand Challenge Position

Overview: The ARS Grand Challenge seeks to Transform Agriculture to Deliver a 20% Increase in Quality Food Availability at a 20% Lower Environmental Impact by 2025. However, baseline and target levels of production (+20%) and environmental effects (-20%) need to be defined to measure success. Key questions about this include: What increased yield levels need to be reached locally, regionally and nationally to declare success? What decreased environmental impacts of production need to be reached locally, regionally and nationally to declare success? What projected changes of climate must be accounted for when seeking to increase production and reduce environmental impacts? Duties: The intern will address these questions via a survey of literature and data from NASS, ERS, NRCS and NGOs to produce a series of plots like the one below for different crops and regions of the US. The intern will benefit from exposure to agriculture production and climate change science, environmental sustainability, and coarse scale data collection and synthesis. The project will require direct interactions with ARS, ERS and NRCS scientists. The student will also interact with the ARS EMBRAPA liaison.
Skills: Interest in Agricultural Sustainability, Microsoft Office computer skills, written-communication skills Hours: 20 Hours/Week

Students should send their application materials directly to
If students wish to discuss the position, they are most welcome to call either Dr. Joan Burton, 301-314-1920 or Ms. Naz Beyran, 301-314-0261.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Paid Internships at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Interested in environmental science, outreach, or education? Apply for a PAID internship in Global Change Ecology at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) on the Chesapeake Bay! Located in Edgewater, MD, the SERC is home to a 2,700 acre campus and 18 research labs. Visit this website or email to learn more! Deadline to apply is February 15!

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Maryland Student Researchers Spring 2017

Interested in conducting research with a BSOS faculty member? The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program helps connect undergraduate students with professors seeking assistance with real research projects. The MSR program consists of a database that enables professors to post details about their research opportunities, and permits undergraduates to search effectively for opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications.

Click HERE to review research opportunities led by BSOS faculty!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Administrative Coordinator Position with the International Foundation for Electoral System in Artlington

Job description
The Administrative Coordinator will provide support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in areas such as calendar maintenance, prioritizing and handling of inbound and outbound communications, word processing, and file maintenance. H/she will liaise with the Board of Directors, high level dignitaries and other government representatives, who will interact with IFES. H/she will provide support to Manager of Board Affairs and Outreach when deemed appropriate. The  Administrative Coordinator will coordinate and/or support various business and social functions, special events, and other special projects as assigned by the CEO.

Job Responsibilities:
·         Maintain and organize President’s schedules, meetings, travel itineraries, conferences, etc.
·         Handle travel arrangements (including obtaining visas) and expense reporting for the CEO; coordinate compilation of travel briefing materials.
·         Create and develop correspondence, reports, and presentations. Design and draft general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc.
·         Engage with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.
·         Assist with screening of emails, mail, and phone calls.
·         Maintain minutes for internal meetings.
·         Support event logistics and facilities work.
·         Distribute mail and packages. Review and verify supply order deliveries.
·         Direct incoming calls and inquiries to the appropriate department.
·         Provide assistance to the Board Affairs team as needed.
·         Other duties as assigned.

 Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Complies with established procedures and determines appropriate action within standard protocols. Work performance is monitored by supervisor. Manages own workload, time and priorities, with general guidance from supervisor.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING:  Identifies simple, easily detected problems affecting own work. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance on execution for results. Understands and applies policies and proactively suggests solutions/improvements on issues. Limited decision-making, subject to supervisory approval.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:   Prepares routine financial reports in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. Processes routine transaction in compliance with IFES procedures.  
RELATIONSHIPS:   Maintains working relationships with team members and other staff within the Division. Initiates contact with staff in other departments to exchange detailed, substantive information and coordinates activities necessary to achieve work goals. Routine interdepartmental and external business contacts, primarily to exchange information necessary to complete work or provide services. Routine interactions require good interpersonal and customer service skills.

Education:  Degree  
Experience:    relevant experience in international development or related field.    
Related Skills or Knowledge: Experienced with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; work requires continual attention to detail in composing, editing, and proofing materials. Outstanding interpersonal skills with excellent written and oral communication skills; this position requires handling sensitive and confidential situations with poise, tact, and diplomacy. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: detail oriented and highly organized; responsive to urgent requests and tasks; ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines; discretion, judgment, and confidentiality are a priority; professional and comfortable interfacing with senior level executives; strong customer service focus.  

English required. Proficiency in another language is a plus.   

Apply here. Click on "HQ Employment."

Study Abroad Fair: February 8!

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. Find us on February 8th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom, Stamp!

Monday, January 23, 2017

100 Days Until Graduation: Celebrating BSOS Seniors Graduating May 2017!

BSOS Seniors, you're invited to attend the "100 Days until Graduation" event on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4-6 PM for a pre-graduation celebration in YOUR honor!

Heise Ballroom
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Enjoy Terp Tastes from BSOS alumni entrepreneurs Javazen (Eric Golman '15), Diamondback Brewing Co. (Francis Smith '14, Tom Foster '13), take selfies in our interactive photo booth, and mix and mingle with your fellow graduating seniors and BSOS alumni!

Learn how to stay engaged with Maryland as an alum at our UMD Alumni Association table, and take advantage of career advancing programs and platforms at our University Career Center & The President’s Promise table. Each senior in attendance will receive a gift from the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board, as well, as be in the running for Maryland Pride give-a-ways.

Hosted by the BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) and the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board.

Limited space available. Must pre-register for this event. No walk-ins will be accepted. RSVP by Friday, February 10, 2017. Register here!

For questions, please contact Jenny Kilberg, Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, or 301-405-2998.

Upcoming CISSM Forum Topics

CISSM Special Event | Co-sponsored by the Atlantic Council's Iran's Initiative
January 25, 2017 | 3:30-5:00 pm | Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St NW, 12th floor
"Iranian Attitudes on U.S.-Iranian Relations
in the Trump Era" 
Featuring Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Ebrahim Mohseni, and Paul Pillar
This event will feature a panel discussion on Iranian public opinion toward the United States
following the election of Donald Trump. It will present new public opinion data gathered
since the election on Iranian attitudes toward domestic and international economic and
political issues. In particular, the event will explore current Iranian attitudes toward the
recent nuclear agreement, potential changes in U.S. policy toward Iran, upcoming Iranian
presidential elections and Iranian economic policy. The Atlantic Council's Barbara Slavin will
serve as moderator. Read more


Upcoming CISSM events on campus
January 26, 2017 CISSM Global Forum | "Drone: Remote Control Warfare" | Hugh Gusterson
February 2, 2017 CISSM Global Forum | “Voter Anger and the 2016 Election: What Do They
 Want?” | Steven Kull
February 16, 2017 CISSM Global Forum | “Making Politics Work for Development” | Stuti

On-Campus Job--Sadat Chair for Peace & Development Student Office Assistant

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is accepting applications for a paid student office assistant for the spring 2017 semester. We are looking for an assistant with excellent writing and oral communication skills, research experience, and a background assisting with on-campus events. Applicants with knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat will be given preference. 

If you are interested, please email your resume, a cover letter that includes your hours of availability, a one-page writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references to Please write “Sadat Chair Student Office Assistant Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  [Position has now been filled.]  Applicants who are considered will be contacted for an in-person interview.

The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR A BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Dr. Cabrera’s Family Involvement Lab in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology is currently conducting a large and exciting intervention study regarding reading in families with very young children (9 to 30 months of age). We will be recruiting families of first-time mothers and fathers who speak English or Spanish. We are interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth, health, and development. (See our website at

We are looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) research assistant 40 hours/week to assist with the study. The research assistant will recruit parents; schedule visits; participate in data collection; and enter data. Local travel to recruitment sites and data collection will be required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in applying to graduate school or someone who is interested in working with families. DOE, opportunities may be available to collaborate on research publications and presentations.


Fluency in Spanish required

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, public health, education, or related field, preferred but not required if candidate has relevant experience.

Effective communication skills and ability to interact well with study participants
Reliable and punctual

Available to work evenings and weekends

Research experience a plus

Access to a vehicle preferred

If interested, please send a resume and brief cover letter to Catherine Kuhns ( )

Welcome Back for the Spring 2017 semester!

We hope you had a great Winter Break! The BSOS Advising Center would like to welcome all of our students for the Spring 2017 semester. Here are a few reminders for the start of the semester:
  • First Day of Class – Wednesday, January 25th 
  • Last day of Schedule Adjustment – Tuesday, February 7th
  • Last day to drop a class with a 'W'Wednesday, April 5th
  • Last Day of Class  Thursday, May 11th
  • If you are on a wait-list, please check in everyday starting Wednesday, January 25th. 
For more information about academic deadlines, please go to the Registrar's Office website.

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

Come and see us!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Advising Center
2148 Tydings Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Appointments are available daily from 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm4:00pm

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

Family Science is Hiring!

Position Title: Office Assistant

Department Name: Department of Family Science

Number of Available Openings: 2

Total Number of Hours Needed Per Week:
10 Hours / Flexible
Monday 9-1pm; Tuesday 9-1pm; Wednesday 9-1pm; Thursday 9-1pm; Friday 12-4:30pm

Hourly Wage: $8.75 [U]

Job Description: Performs administrative and office support tasks for multiple supervisors by fielding telephone call, receiving and directing visitors, sorting and routing incoming materials, word processing, filing, data entry, internet research, and faxing.

You must have one year of experience working in an administrative capacity. Please e-mail all application materials to; no phone calls, please.
For more information, visit this site.

Friday, January 20, 2017

BSOS Advising Center Walk-Ins Resume on January 24th

Afternoon Walk-In Hours in the BSOS Advising Center will resume for the Fall 2016 semester on Tuesday, January 24th. 

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. 

International Programs Assistant Position for Recent Grad with Relief International

Location: Washington, DC

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a global change organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

Position Summary:
The IP Assistant supports the IP team in the achievement of IP departmental objectives in collaboration with the Humanitarian Director and IP Manager.  The Assistant works with the IP team and across other departments in implementing key parts of the departmental work-plan, which includes supporting the design, implementation and advancement of key elements of RI’s Program Quality Initiatives, as well as grants management and general project management and administrative support. 
Reports to: International Programs Manager; also accountable to Humanitarian Director for specific projects / responsibilities


Program Quality Initiative

PMF support
Supporting the IP department in PMF project management - including integration of EPR manual but also any other responsibilities as directed by the IP Manager in terms of reaching out to task teams, working on particular updates and doing any editing or gap filling that's required.

Institutionalization of Market-based and Cash Transfer Programming
Supporting the Humanitarian Director in the project management of the CALP-supported cash-institutionalization process including drafting regular internal and external communications, taking responsibility for logistics for the workshops, designing and analyzing surveys, following up with CALP project team members to ensure that we're making progress against deadlines etc.

PQ monthly calls
Helping with the set up and management of monthly PQ calls - including working directly with the IP SVP and HD to determine agenda, source presenters, drum up interest etc.  

Grants Management System Support
As required by the IP Manager, supporting set up of the PMT each month, taking notes during calls, sending out key challenges and action items etc.  

  • Prior Office Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or its international equivalent in international development, or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong and demonstrated program/project management skills.
  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management experience preferred.
  • Ability to solve problems and implements corrective action as needed.
  • Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with diverse clients and staff.
  • Demonstrated research, writing and editing experience.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
Apply here.

Campus Pantry Opens Friday!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2017!

To apply, go to and complete the online form.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 20, 2017.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Congressional Internship (Rep.Kihuen)

Congressman Ruben Kihuen (NV-04) is seeking unpaid interns in his Washington, D.C. office. Interns will work in a fast- paced Congressional Office, and gain valuable exposure to the legislative process. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, assist with correspondence, as well as attend briefings, congressional hearings, and press events.

Responsibilities will include greeting visitors in the front office, sorting mail and faxes, leading Capitol tours, answering phones, and assisting staff with legislative research and administrative tasks. Interns must have a positive attitude, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently and within a team. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Nevada ties and the ability to speak Spanish are a plus. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Internship Spring 2017”. No calls please.

Applications accepted until January 27, 2017.

Paid Professional Development Internship

Would you like to intern in a Professional Development Department at a "Best Place to Work" law firm?

Named for several years as a "great place" to work by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal based on employee surveys, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is a dynamic, team- oriented, and highly specialized intellectual property law firm located in the heart of Washington, DC. We are seeking a motivated and energetic self-starter to join our Professional Development Department as an intern.  The rate for this internship is $12/hour.

The ideal candidate will be able to start in January or February 2017 and work up to 20 hours per week. If you are a team player with strong communication, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills, please apply for this internship opportunity with us!


Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude, strong written and oral communication skills, be able to take initiative on various projects and work well in a team environment as well as independently. Candidates with experience working in a professional setting are preferred. Strong communication, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills

To apply, students should log on to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 152039