Sunday, April 30, 2017

International Student? Interested in a Leadership Position? Apply Now for ISU Officer Positions

Are you an international student?  
Do you enjoy interacting with international students?  
Want leadership experience? 

Leadership positions are available with the International Student Union for 2017-18.  The International Student Union (ISU) was created In fall of 2014 by two BSOS students to encourage the UMD student body to embrace its diversity and help international students easily integrate into the UMD community. These are positions that must be filled:

  • President
  • Treasurer/Vice President for Finance (A student has expressed interest in fulfilling this role.)

These are positions that should be filled:
  • Co-President
  • Vice President for Membership
  • Secretary/Vice President for Communication
  • Vice President for Events

Interested?  Email Kathryn Hopps, ISU Advisor, to learn more about 
officer duties.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Have Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, or Russian? Consider the Consular Fellows Program

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions.
Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, or Russian, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals. Duties and responsibilities are similar to those of entry-level career Foreign Service Officers. While at post, Consular Fellows are members of the embassy or consulate community and receive many of the same benefits that career Foreign Service members receive, such as housing and educational allowances for eligible family members. View a more detailed description of the type of work involved and benefits provided.
Consular Fellows are hired via limited non-career appointments (LNAs)*. The Consular Fellow LNA appointment is for 60 months, but may be terminated at any time based on performance and/or needs of the Service. Consular Fellows may terminate their appointment at any time with 30 days’ notice. However, if they choose to do so before completing a total of 12 months of service at post, they are obligated to repay certain costs associated with their travel, transportation, and other relocation allowances, unless the termination is triggered by circumstances beyond their control, as deemed by the U.S. Department of State.
New hires who commit to a four-year service agreement will be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive of up to 10% of their basic salary.  This incentive would be paid in two installments: one upon completion of the first two-year assignment, and the second at the end of 48 months of consecutive service. In addition, Consular Fellows may be eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) at any post in which they serve when they sign an initial three-year service agreement.  For more information on the program, click here.
These are paid, non-career positions.  For more information, read here.

Want to Earn Elective or GenEd Credit for Your Summer Internship?

BSOS internship courses are offered in the summer and are open to all majors. You may qualify if:

  • You have completed at least 30 credits at the end of the semester
  • Your internship is onsite and not in a home office
  • You will be spending at least 45 hours at your internship
  • You will be conducting para- or pre-professional work
  • You will be receiving regular and frequent supervision from an experienced professional 

Paid internships and internships in other states may qualify.

Tuition and fees apply for all summer courses, so this doesn't make sense for most students.  If you think it will work for you, review the schedule for summer tuition and fees.

Two courses, BSOS 288I (1-3 credits) and BSOS 386 (3-6 credits) offer elective credit.

BSOS 355 (3 credits only) fulls the GenEd Scholarship in Practice Outside Your Major requirement.

To learn more, visit or email Kathryn Hopps at

Interested in Global Service in the Dominican Republic Next Winter? Info Session Thursday at 4:00

Spend Winter Break in the Dominican Republic engaging in service-learning work and intergroup dialogue while earning 3-credits! 

Attend an Info Session to meet instructors and past participants, see photos from past trips, and learn more...

4 pmThursday, May 4th
Dorchester Hall, Basement Lounge

Interested but can't attend? Sign up on our interest form or email:

Peace Corps Informational Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about the Peace Corps? The Federal and Global Fellows Program will be hosting an information session about the Peace Corps next week. Join us to hear Global Fellow and GVPT Alumnus, Jonathan Lee speak about his Peace Corps experience in Lesotho!

The informational workshop will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 2407 Mary Mount Hall (Federal and Global Office). Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP by Monday, May 1st. (Feel free to tell your friends, but do RSVP)

Please RSVP at the following link:
​We hope to see you at this wonderful event!​

Panel on Non-Profit Careers

Click on this link to RSVP.

Helping Women Students Explore Careers with MBAs!

After undergrad, what's next?  Concerned about the transition to the real world and how to be your best self?

Heard about the "MBA" but not sure if could be right for you? Join us April 28, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm (Carroll room in Stamp). Come participate in a program hosted by Smith School MBA students and staff on how to navigate career development after college. The program will include information related to women transitioning into the workforce, pursuing opportunities to grow your career over time, and advice on determining if an MBA might be a good fit for you. Best case scenario: you leave with a plan for post-undergrad life; worst case scenario: you get free lunch and make some great connections.

Free - but registration required:

* Registration & Lunch
* Round-table discussions

If you have questions - please contact Kecia Hansard, Director, Diversity Initiatives (

Sponsored By: Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA Students, Forté Foundation Fellows and Office of Diversity Initiatives

START Fall Internships

START is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 28-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 14 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements.

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Federal/Global Fellows Program- Great for BSOS Students!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Both programs combine a fall seminar course in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Critical Regions and International Relations, Responses to Global Challenges, Energy and Environment, and Science Diplomacy. Past internship locations include: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Genetic Alliance. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
Second wave of applications will be reviewed on May 5.
Rolling admissions thereafter.​

For details regarding the application requirements, go to: and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.

Fall Internships with START

START (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 28-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 14 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology. 

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. 

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply to Join BSOS Peer Mentors!

To apply, click here

Grad Bash 2017

*Please note that online registration will close on May 1st at midnight. Onsite registration will still be available on the day of the event. However, only those who have registered online, in advance will receive a drink ticket. *

Celebrate your upcoming commencement with the Alumni Association at Grad Bash 2017. Graduating seniors are invited to join in on the fun! The Alumni Association looks forward to welcoming you to our global Terp family of more than 352,000 Maryland Alumni!
Activities Include: 
Live Student Band & Student A capella Groups
Free Buffet Food
*Opportunities to gain free drink tickets!*
Cash Bar
Digital Photo Booth
Interactive Map
Raffle Prizes

Cost: FREE to attend for graduating seniors and graduate students.
*Attendees who RSVP by May 1st will receive a FREE drink ticket for one free alcoholic beverage OR soda.*
Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

For registration questions, please contact Meghan Herington`14 at or 301-405-7381. 
Click here to register!

Information Session: SEO Career Internship Program

Thu, April 27 at 6:00 pm
SEO Career Interview Workshop & Info Session with NABA UMD
Van Munching Hall – Room 1202

Thank you for your interest in SEO Career, the nation's premier pre-professional development and internship program providing Black, Hispanic and Native American undergrads with coaching, training and access to internships across multiple lines of business. Last summer, UMaryland had 3 students who attended SEO summer training and worked with our partner firms; this summer, 8 UMaryland students will participate in training and work with our partners! We have received over 200 applications from UMaryland students this year and are actively looking for sophomores and freshmen for Summer 2018 partner opportunities. I will be on campus this week and would love to meet you. Join me to learn how the SEO Career team can prepare you for internships with our banking and corporate partners including Goldman Sachs, IBM and BAML. Feel free to stop by the NABA meeting (details below) and share this information with your network.

Food and refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend!

Security & Strategy Research Assistant Position at Brookings for May or Recent Grad

Position description

The research assistant in the Foreign Policy program’s Security and Strategy team provides general administrative and research support to the Distinguished Fellow in Residence and chair of the Security and Strategy Team. Research topics include U.S. national security, defense policy, and international affairs. This is a one-year term appointment, with potential for extension.
Administrative Support (40%)
  • Manages the Distinguished Fellow’s calendar; organizes and schedules daily activities and meetings.
  • Arranges details of travel schedule; assembles and tracks travel expenses and reimbursements; communicates regularly with Brookings financial staff on details of reimbursements and expenses.
  • Compiles materials for the Distinguished Fellow’s meetings; researches background materials and articles; assembles materials in usable, relevant formats (e.g. lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, etc.). 
  • Drafts and maintains correspondence, memoranda, and other material for Distinguished Fellow; maintains electronic and paper files for all of the Distinguished Fellow’s commitments.
  • Handles large volume of mail and phone calls; receives visitors and staff.
  • Screens media calls and email inquiries for the Distinguished Fellow.
  • Proactively contributes to communication within and between the Foreign Policy program and its Security and Strategy team.
Research Support (40%)
  • Supports the Distinguished Fellow in all aspects of policy research, including support in the drafting of books, papers, opinion pieces, and blog posts, presentations and speeches.
  • Collects data from various sources including the Internet, libraries, government sources, and personal contacts; reads sources for relevancy to research themes; assembles unclassified government data, documents, and reports.
  • Updates and checks existing data and footnotes; provides fact-checking, editing, and proofreading of publications.
  • Compiles bibliographies and chronologies; writes briefing memos; prepares notes on meetings and conferences; creates and maintains spreadsheets and databases.
  • Maintains and expands databases on relevant subject matter, statistics, and forecasts as necessary.
Program and Events Support (20%)
  • Works with Security and Strategy Assistant/Associate Director and FP staff to coordinate necessary logistics for events initiated or hosted by the Distinguished Fellow (general meetings, roundtables, speakers, and conferences).
  • Provides the Distinguished Fellow and Assistant/Associate Director with liaison assistance to various FP and Brookings departments.
  • Serves as rapporteur during meetings when needed.
  • Maintains archive of event discussants and event materials.
  • Provides program assistance to the Federal Executive Fellows (FEF) program including scheduling meetings and conferences, reviewing and editing FEF publications, and fulfilling various programming needs of participating military services.


Education/Experience Requirements:  
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in international affairs, political science, or public policy) required. Master’s degree in relevant field, such as national security policy, preferred. Minimum two years of relevant work experience required; experience providing staff support for senior leaders is preferred. Must have strong academic record; outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills; plus demonstrated familiarity with defense, national security, and international affairs issues. Complete fluency in written and oral English required. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the United States. 
Knowledge/Skills Requirements:  
Superior organizational skills; strong research and analytical skills; project and event management experience; and ability to work independently and prioritize accordingly are required. Ability to effectively utilize the Internet and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite is required, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated familiarity with international affairs, defense, and national security issues is required. Must be flexible, able to coordinate several diverse projects at the same time; and must be a congenial team player, able to work in a fast-paced environment. 

Apply here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Community Outreach Coordinator Position for May Grad with Prince George's County Council

The Community Outreach Coordinator's primary responsibility is to support the Council Member in efforts to build effective relationships with representatives of the community, civic organizations and the non-profit sector; organize and conduct a variety of community events and activities; develop outreach communication plan; and manage district grant process.

A. Handles the planning and execution of community outreach events.
B. Supports the Council Member in providing relevant information on the grant process to residents, civic organizations and non-profit community.
C.  Handles the Council Member's external communication to inform residents on district initiatives.
D. Maintains community outreach database
E. Attends with Council Member, community meetings or public forums to provide assistance, as needed.
F. Performs a variety of other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Council Member or Chief of Staff, with the following skills:

  • Coordinates and plans special District events including municipal events to distribute informational material on county services available to residents.
  • Creates and distributes outreach materials such as flyers and press releases.
  • Identifies materials for district promotional items.
  • Manages the District's grant process: receives and reviews gran applications; compiles pertinent information for processing the applications.
  • Documents grant application submissions of tracking and database management.
  • Prepares correspondence for signature of the Council Member as part of grant application and determination.
  • Interacts with County Council Grants Coordinator.
  • Prepares Council Member monthly electronic newsletter and email blast, utilizing Constant Contact.
  • Works with Communication Department to manage and update district webpage and press information.
  • Prepares advertisements to support community outreach efforts.
  • Manages and maintains District social media sites to keep residents aware of county programs.
  • Recruits and develops volunteers to assist in carrying out community outreach activities.
  • Tracks volunteers utilizing Constant Contact.
  • Attends all meetings with the Council Member.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions, ability to get along with others, good judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Prepares oral and written reports on subject matter 
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Works cooperatively with Council staff and other County personnel.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Tomeka C. Bumbry, Chief of Staff to Hon. Todd M. Turner Applications/resumes will be reviewed with the goal of hiring about July 1, 2017.

Writers' House T-Shirt Design Contest, $100 Prize

We will pay you $100, yes, $100 if you win.

Send your T-shirt design in by Monday May 1, 2017 at NOON to:

***ONE submission per person****

Designs will be printed out and then the Writers' House community will vote on them at LITFEST on May 4. Winner to be announced shortly thereafter. The design will then be placed on Writers' House tees for the coming year

Designs should be:
  • black and white only and require only ONE design field - the front or the back of the tee (no additional arm patch or front and back, that is too spendy for us)!

Competition open to all UMD undergraduate and graduate students.

Thank a Teacher Week!

Join us in saying thank you to the teachers that make the difference. Timed to coincide with national Teacher Appreciation Week, we invite everyone to reflect on their most influential teachers, express their appreciation, and collectively recognize the excellence in teaching that exemplifies the University of Maryland.

Send a Thank-a-Gram

It just takes a moment to say thank you, but it means a lot to hear it.  Find a Thank-a-Gram postcard station to send a handwritten note or send a virtual card starting May 1.
For more details and schedule of events, please click here. Please email with any questions or ideas of how you can help us say thank you.

Undergraduate Research Day


We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster presentation tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, between 1:45 and 3:45 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the STAMP Student Union. We will have over 170 posters and hundreds of individual and team presenters.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!


Where: Grand Ballroom, STAMP Student Union

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

EDCP108B Summer Online Course

Full Time Job: Project Assistant – Employment Law Group, PC (Recent Graduates)

Plaintiff-side employment law firm with a practice concentration in whistleblower law seeks a full-time Project Assistant to provide administrative support in a fast-paced law office.

Duties include:
• Providing administrative support to the legal staff and client intake, including document scanning, filing, and database entry;
• Assisting in theme development to prepare for trials, development of trial presentations, timelines, and other demonstrative exhibits for use in court, and preparation of reference materials for use during hearings;
• Conducting specialized research projects and other potential shorter or longer term work, as assigned;
• Maintaining the office workroom, including but not limited to, receiving faxes, stocking supplies, and assisting employees with projects;
• Maintaining and updating databases used for documentation and processing;
• Coordinating with legal assistants and attorneys regarding upcoming projects; and
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Skill set:
• Ability to use all office equipment proficiently
• Experience with database entry and/or computer science
• 50 WPM +
• Administrative Assistant Experience at least one year-Law firm/Political preferred, but not required

Applications accepted until May 19th.

Interested alumni can apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the job’s ID number: 157383

Fall Internships: Maryland Office of the Public Defender

OPD offers a hands-on experience for current undergraduate, paralegal studies, and graduate students to assist in the client-centered and team-based representation of OPD clients. This unparalleled experience allows interns to be fully incorporated into OPD’s innovative and strategic approach to aggressive litigation and comprehensive advocacy.

The vast majority of our interns work in our district offices assisting our trial attorneys in the representation of adult and juvenile clients in criminal cases. OPD has 12 district offices spread across the State of Maryland. If you are interested in trial work you, want to request placement with one of our district offices (the specific office would depend on your geographical preferences and transportation).

Some of OPD's more specialized division also provide internship opportunities. These smaller divisions offer a unique opportunity to work closely with a smaller group of attorneys in a more highly specialized area of the law. The following statewide divisions host interns (please note the location of these offices in parentheses):
- Post Conviction Defenders (Baltimore City)
- Children in Need of Assistance (Rockville, Upper Marlboro, Baltimore City, Towson)
- Forensics (Baltimore City)
- Mental Health Division (Baltimore County) 

Student is pursuing an education in Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies, Paralegal, or a Pre-Law Program. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Applications accepted until July 10th, 2017.

For more information and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the position’s ID #: 157461