Friday, June 30, 2017

Global/Federal Fellows Application: Spots Still Open!

A Few Spots Still Open in UMD Global & Federal Fellows Internship Programs!

Open to All Majors! Apply as soon as you can—rolling admissions!
·        7 Fall seminar courses (including U.S. Diplomacy, Science Diplomacy, Energy & Environment, Responses to Global Challenges, etc.), taught by expert practitioners and focusing on the real world!
·        Spring Internship, with college credit through our program or through your major; Scholarship in Practice credit
·        Year round professional development activities (field trips to DC, workshops, individual coaching, etc.)
·        Earn transcript notation as a Federal or Global Fellow
·        Join an engaged student cohort group and alumni network for life! 

Application Link: Online Application
For more information visit our websites: and

Public Affairs Officer Position for Recent Grad, Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States of America

Position description
The Public Affairs Officer’s duties at the Delegation of Catalonia in Washington DC
include, among others, attending and representing the Delegation in relevant
meetings and conferences, coordinating internal meetings between the different 
offices of the Government of Catalonia in North America, managing the Delegation’s 
contact and communications with the Catalan community in North America and 
writing periodic reports on issues of interest for the Secretariat of Foreign and EU Affairs. 


The candidate must be able to work legally in the United States; Experience in 
international relations and/or bilateral affairs and knowledge of North American public 
institutions valued. Candidate must be fluent in English and Spanish; Catalan highly 
valued. The salary will be commensurate with experience and profile of candidate 
Application instructions
Those interested should send their application through a single cover letter and CV to 
the Delegation by email to: . Only CVs meeting the requested 
profile will be considered, submissions accepted until 07/14/2017.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Use Lynda.Com or Khan Academy for Free to Learn New Skills or Prep for Grad School

If your summer plans include learning a new, career-enhancing skill, or prepare for graduate school, here are two accessible and manageable options available anytime, anywhere, day or night. Here are two that are free:
  • - FREE to UMD students, staff and faculty- you can. Check it out at With the recent merger with LinkedIn, there are now over 6,000 courses for you at your fingertips. Courses include Excel 2016: Advanced Formulas and Functions and Job Hunting for College Grads.  
  •         Khan Academy - “You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever.” To highlight a few options, the Khan Academy offers test prep for the GRE and GMAT. Also available are tools for personal finance management, and numerous interviews with accomplished entrepreneurs.

NextNOW Fest Poster Design Competition!

Calling all student designers- Make your mark on NextNOW Fest 2017! 

The Clarice is seeking submissions from UMD students for a NextNOW Fest poster design competition. The NextNOW Fest will be held this year on September 15 &16, 2017.

Submissions are due Friday, August 11th by 5pm
Click here for details:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fall 2017 Internship with New America - Higher Education (Paid)

Location: Washington, DC

New America’s Education Policy Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in higher education policy for a paid Fall 2017 internship. The intern will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data, and policy analysis for issue briefs and policy reports, in addition to writing posts for the program’s blog, EdCentral. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of education-related research projects.
New America’s Education Policy Program is a think-tank industry leader in PreK-12, higher education, and the workforce. In addition to conducting research and analysis in these areas, interns will have the opportunity to publish their own blog posts and other work, attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field. They will also have the opportunity to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.
This intern will work closely with our higher education team and policy expertise in higher education policy is strongly preferred.
  • Work approximately 15-20 hours per week in our downtown D.C. office
  • Conduct research and analysis on education policy issues
  • Write for the Education Policy Program’s blog, EdCentral
  • Assist with planning and staffing New America Education Policy Program events
  • Attend events and Congressional hearings on behalf of the education program
  • Perform some administrative work supporting New America projects
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of higher education policy strongly preferred. Because of the content knowledge necessary for this position, a graduate student or experienced undergraduate student is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills. Previous blogging experience or writing for a public audience a plus.
  • Passion for education and equity issues.
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on the job. Must be a self starter and have the ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Strong research abilities. Some understanding of statistical analysis software (Stata, R) preferred.
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter depicting your experience, current resume and a brief (no more than three 3 pages) writing sample.  If the applicant has experience with statistical software, an optional coding sample may also be submitted. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions (by Friday, July 14) are recommended.

Interning in DC in Public Service or Public Policy? Apply by Friday for July Leadership Conference

A Next Generation Conference for Undergraduates

Technology and Societal Change

What Leaders of Tomorrow Need to Know Today

Technological innovations are transforming our communities fast — bringing promise to some but leaving too many far behind. Successful leaders of tomorrow will need to shape policy and develop solutions to address questions like:
  • How can technology be used to close the educational achievement gaps?
  • What will the workforce look like in the age of automation?
  • How can technology be used to make cities smarter?
  • Can algorithms discriminate?
  • Keynotes and presentations from leading thinkers and practitioners
  • Hands-on interactive workshops with Heinz faculty to learn the tools of innovative problem solving
  • The opportunity to network with other young public interest leaders in Washington
  • Information sessions and the opportunity to meet and network with alumni from  public policy and international affairs graduate schools
  • A Challenge competition where students work in teams to develop their policy solutions – The top three teams will earn awards of up to $500 per student
Undergraduate students (rising Juniors and Seniors preferred) living in the DC Metro area this summer or recent graduates not enrolled in graduate school. Whether you live in DC full time or will only be in town for the summer!
Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Heinz College Washington, DC (near Union Station)
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on June 30, 2017

Apply here

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Program Assistant/Senior Program Assistant: Southern and East Africa (SEA) for Recent Grad

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Program Assistant/Senior Program Assistant  to work with its Southern and East Africa (SEA) team and support in-country staff, as well as the East Africa support team and the regional management in day-to-day activities and in the planning, designing and implementing programs related to strengthening citizen participation, political parties and the legislature in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and is available immediately.
  • Under supervision and direction, researches or contributes to drafts of proposals, reports, memos, program updates, work plans and newsletter articles;
  • Under close supervision, provides administrative and logistical support to team, including arranging travel and organizing meetings and conferences;
  • Under supervision, creates initial drafts of budgets and monitors program expenditures;
  • Assists in program support and conducts research on programs;
  • Provides administrative support for proposal production and work plan formulation; takes part in strategic and work plan discussions;
  • Monitors political events in assigned countries and provides written and oral updates to senior staff as needed;
  • Attends meetings to keep up to date on team, region, or partner-related developments; and
  • Trains and provides guidance to interns on tasks.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field; graduate degree preferred;
  • For the Senior Program Assistant, a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development or legislative affairs preferred;
  • Experience living/working/traveling in Southern and East Africa preferred.
  • Interest in and in-depth knowledge of regional political environment and people;
  • High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel and the general public;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and prepare written reports in a professional and timely manner;
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must be detailed-oriented, organized and efficient;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of basic budget and accounting procedures;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations which are often remote and difficult to reach;
  • Political analysis skills; and
  • Ability to apply discretion and maintain confidential information.
Apply here.

Jr. Analyst Position with Novogradac & Company for Recent Grad

The Jr. Analyst position is responsible for performing research and analysis for the Government Consulting and Valuation Advisory (GoVal) department. This includes collecting and coalescing pertinent data, assisting in market analysis, and analyzing economic trends in designated regions. This position reports to a designated Manager on the GoVal team. 

Position Responsibilities 

  • Conduct basic economic and cultural research regarding market areas via telephone interviews and internet resources
  • Analyze demographic information of market area and economic trends which include employment, average wages, median incomes of market area and relation to demand of affordable housing in area
  • Perform preliminary property screenings, market analysis, comparable rents surveys, and demand analysis
  • Perform interviews with local housing authorities, planners, senior centers, chamber of commerce to identify problems and understand demand in the market
  • Perform interviews with property managers of market/LIHTC/subsidized properties to gather property specific information and general market conditions
  • Gather information on new developments in the area by speaking to developers, searching newspapers and the internetFind subsidized, tax credit and market rate comparables
  • Request information from appraisers/brokers on improved and land comparables
  • Assist in performing market studies and appraisals of proposed and existing real estate developments Analyze general housing market through comparison of renting and buying a home, construction of buildings and apartment market studies performed by other sources Quantify excluded properties in the market area
  • Assist with other duties, projects, or partner requests as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; this position involves a great deal of primary research in addition to web-based research, and Jr. Analysts must be comfortable speaking with individuals via telephone, and synthesizing this information in written narrative form
  • Display strong analytical skills, including the ability to gather information, conduct analyses, and present findings
  • Solid organizational and follow-through skills, performing work accurately with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively prioritize a fast-paced and varied workload, effectively manage a variety of concurrent and shifting priorities
  • Strong computer skills, including solid skill in the Microsoft Office suite (prefer advanced skill in Excel)
  • Available for domestic travel as needed, including ability to drive in order to reach designated sites for in-person visits
Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in related area plus 1-2 years of Real Estate research, market analysis, or commercial appraisal experience, and/or appropriate balance of education and work experience. Apply here.

Junior Business Analyst Position for Recent Grad

Centeva is a professional and technical services firm providing federal acquisition support services, FPDS auditing, business process improvement and software development services to public and private sector clients. We’re experiencing rapid growth and are in need of a Junior Business Analyst to join our team. This position will work full timebusiness hours.
Who we’re looking for:
An ambitious self-starter, who thinks proactively and has excellent interpersonal skills. You also have a positive outlook on life and consider yourself service oriented. These will serve you well as you work closely with our development staff on new and existing software projects for one of our high-profile government clients. Your commitment to service excellence and passion for our client's success aids you as you work directly with our client to proactively identify and react to problems they encounter. Then, using your refined analytical abilities, help troubleshoot or escalate issues you come up against. You're a quick learner and help to sequence our technical staff and assist the project manager to ensure the project is completed on time and exceeds expectations. You take pride in a good day's work and represent the Centeva name well to our clients by personifying "Service Excellence in Pursuit of Customer Excellence".
  • Desk-side support to all inbound client requests
  • Formal end-user training
  • Troubleshoot and escalate support requests
  • Assist in the management of business requirements and software updates
  • Interaction with end-users and stakeholders
  • Participate in customer and team meetings
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-3 years of work experience
  • Able to pass background investigation for Federal Government employment
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise discretion to best solve problems
  • Positive, service oriented attitude
  • Commitment to customer excellence
  • Previous support experience
  • Previous experience with business intelligence and applicable software applications
  • Familiarity with technical terms and software development process
  • Experience working in or with the Federal Government
Apply here.

Paid Sustainable Cities Research Internship for Recent Grad

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks a Research Intern to support research, analysis, writing, and reviewing on topics related to sustainable cities and the development of the flagship World Resources Report (WRR) on Sustainable Cities. WRR takes a novel approach by examining whether meeting the needs of the 'urban undeserved' can achieve more economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable cities for all. The audience for the Report comprises a broad range of urban change agents - including politicians, civil servants, business people and civil society - who build, govern and shape cities. Through extensive stakeholder engagement and partnership with leading institutions and experts, the WRR seeks to influence global discussions about urban sustainability. 

The results of the Intern’s research may be incorporated into the WRR framing paper, key chapters, and case studies. The Intern should have some knowledge and/or experience in sustainable urban planning, policy, finance, and innovative initiatives and programs in cities. The intern will support the Research Director by assisting with research, writing, and proofreading on the topics central to WRR including: urban expansion, housing, water risk and access, as well as energy and transportation. The intern may be asked to co-author blog posts and assist on video production for seminar series and vignette stories of the urban undeserved. Additional tasks will revolve around organizing stakeholder engagement events for the WRR and assisting in coordination of case study work lead by country offices. 

The position is located in WRI's Washington, D.C. office and will report directly to the Director of Research within the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. 


The intern will gain experience in the following areas: 

  • Writing case studies
  • Conducting secondary research
  • Writing literature reviews
  • Reviewing publications
  • Assisting in organizing and analyzing data
  • Writing up qualitative research/surveys conducted in the field
  • Copyediting/proofreading, reference managing through EndNote
  • Developing outreach materials
  • Organizing workshops and/or roundtable discussions with stakeholders

Degree required: Bachelor's in urban planning, public policy, political science, geography, economics, or other relevant subject 

  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner in the written form
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Familiarity and experience with Endnote software
  • Experience creating a research methodology
  • Experience with synthesizing academic journals
  • Strong oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Familiarity and experience with sustainable urban planning, policy, finance, and innovative initiatives in the cities in the global south
  • Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Flexible
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated
  • Good sense of humor
  • Extremely well organized and efficient
  • Preferred degree: Masters degree in urban planning, public policy, political science, geography, economics, or other relevant subject
WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in the U.S. to be eligible for this position. 

Candidate must have personal health coverage throughout their internship. 

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples. 

Start: August 2017 

Duration: 6 months 

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience. 

Apply here.

Fall 2017 Internship with New America - Communications and Editorial (Paid)

New America seeks applicants who have a strong interest in communications, public policy, web content, and analytics for our paid Fall 2017 communications and editorial internship.
The communications and editorial intern will assist our communications and editorial staff in extracting key information from our research and composing communications plans, media pitches, press releases, media lists, and website content. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills in their applications and an interest in the public policy issues relevant to New America.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, has excellent writing and verbal skills, and has some experience or interest in public policy, media relations and PR, and journalism.
  • Work 20-40 hours a week in our downtown D.C. office
  • Help the communications team write communications plans, media lists, pitches, and press releases for programs studying a variety of timely domestic policy issues
  • Help the assistant editor edit and publish articles for New America’s weekly magazine, the New America Weekly
  • Monitor press coverage of New America, and assist in capturing all media mentions in our Salesforce database
  • Conduct research and analytics projects to help New America assess its impact
  • Update and ensure consistent quality of content posted to the New America website
  • Take photos of New America public events, and manage the New America Flickr account
  • Provide as-needed staffing support to the events and production teams
  • Undertake various short research and writing projects, and light administrative duties as needed
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on the job
  • Applied media relations experience and demonstrated interest in policy issues relevant to New America are preferred
  • Proofreading and copyediting skills
  • Experience or interest in website editing and CMS
  • Strong attention to detail, together with excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Prior experience in Salesforce a plus
  • The ideal candidates will bring at least some technical expertise to the role, in areas like design and editing (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); mapping; data visualizations; or coding (HTML, Javascript)
Application Process:
Submit a cover letter and resume here. We are looking for evidence of how you can communicate complex ideas in straightforward, intuitive ways, so include a writing sample and examples of any other previous work that may be relevant to the position (graphics design, visualizations, charts, social media strategies, etc.) Candidates without at least one writing sample will not be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a deadline of Friday, July 7.

Winter Internship with United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Job Site is Washington, D.C.

Interns are expected to work on a full-time basis (work five days per week; 35 hours) in the Division/Section to which they are assigned, but they may undertake flexible working arrangements, subject to certain conditions. 

The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution. 

Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above for a period of six months following the end of their internship.

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:

- Degree programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied ?)

- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)

- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

- List your top three areas of interest.

- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

Candidates also must include: 

- Their latest transcripts

- A letter of recommendation 

- A short written English sample.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match his/her suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department. 

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Winter internship in the Washington Office, will last 3 to 6 (2 min/6 max) months, depending on the needs of the Office. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis. 

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at for further information.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; as well as the internship period. The intern will be under supervision of the Statistics Assistant

The Intern will perform the following duties:
- Assisting in the execution of the substantive work of the Office
- Engaging in economic analysis with a focus on trade, international finance, and development.

Tasks may include:
- Document, legal and internet research
- Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
- Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
- Assistance during conferences
- Working on web-presentation- Compiling statistics
- Media analysis
- Speech-writing
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

- Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation. 

- For this internship, studies in the area of economics, international finance, international relations, Latin American studies is desirable.
Work Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Applications close 21 July 2017.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Chemonics Financial Planning & Analysis Winter-Spring Internship

Chemonics seeks a part-time (10-16 hours per week) intern for our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team for the winter and spring semesters. As part of the Finance & Accounting Division at Chemonics, an intern for the FP&A team will get a broad overview of the budget process while also gaining experience in forecasting, reporting, and preparing presentations and trainings for key stakeholders. If the opportunity arises, the internship will also involve the development of a live cost proposal in conjunction with FP&A staff. The team is open to a flexible work schedule to accommodate the right candidate's availability. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Compile historic cost proposal data from 2006-2016
  • Work with FP&A to review and analyze data
  • Learn how to analyze a Request for Proposal (RFP), and assist in developing a new business cost volume
  • Draft monthly presentations for our Regional Financial Analysts (RFAs)
  • Follow-up with RFAs about key forecasting outliers
  • Research opportunities to better communicate financial data using a data visualization tool (PowerBI)
  • Troubleshoot and correct excel errors on Budget Monitors as needed
  • Assist in preparing monthly reports, and reviewing for accuracy
  • Generate new access codes for ChemFin, our corporate online financial reporting site
  • Update backlog data and ceilings for new projects
  • Support FP&A team throughout annual budget process, which may include reviewing content for errors, generating reports, and assisting the Executive Office team with logistics for the budget retreat
  • Provide other ad hoc support, and respond to requests as needed
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree required
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in statistics, accounting, finance, and/or economics coursework required
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, etc.)
  • Responsibly manages sensitive or confidential information
  • Excellent research, analytical, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently on projects and tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in international development
  • Additional language skills a plus
Apply here.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Research Internship Center For Strategic And International Studies

CSIS seeks a research intern to support the Simon Chair’s Reconnecting Asia Project. The Simon Chair focuses on the theory and practice of economic statecraft and the intersection between economics, geography, and foreign policy. Together with the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy, the Simon Chair focuses on the evolving connectivity infrastructure of the Eurasian landmass and bordering seas and assessing the implications of changes in the region’s economic geography. Because of the fast-paced work environment, interns should be motivated self-starters that enjoy a wide variety of analytic and logistical tasks and have strong written and oral communications skills. Interns will be part of a tight-knit and relatively flat organization where they will have the opportunity to make serious and substantive contributions to the shape of a final product. Applicants should be evidence-based thinkers who are willing to engage in productive, Socratic discussions. 

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Conduct and manage research within a well-defined geographic and topical scope 
  • Gather, organize, and input data on infrastructure projects and related primary source documents according to a set of project schemata 
  • Contribute to the development and management of databases and website user interfaces 
  • Identify, attend, and take notes on internal and external events relevant to the work of the Simon Chair 
  • Train other CSIS programs on contribution to and use of project resources 


  • Candidates must have strong English-language writing and research skills, be effective critical thinkers, and be detail-oriented under pressure 
  • Must be able to function well as part of a team 
  • Practical and/or academic background in at least one of the following areas is desirable: 
  • International relations 
  • Intelligence analysis/forecasting 
  • History 
  • Geography 
  • Economics 
  • Computer Science 
  • Engineering 
  • Proficiency in any of the following languages is preferred, but not required: Urdu/Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, South Slavic languages, French 
  • Curiosity, a sense of humor, and a strong interest in U.S. foreign policy all preferred 

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at

Intern at the United Nations Information Center in Washington!

Organization Overview
Established in 1946, the United Nations Information Center is responsible for US/UN issues and serves as a liaison to Congress, the US government and foundations in Washington as well as to the media, academic institutions and public across the United States. The Center includes a small reference library that houses official UN documents as well as other materials published by the United Nations. The office also supports high-level visitors from headquarters and field offices around the world. The Center accepts interns three times a year (Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer) with deadlines posted on the website on a unpaid basis for a period of three months or more.
Position Description/Duties and Responsibilities
Interns of the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) have a broad range of responsibilities that include everything from representing the office at Washington events to fielding public inquiries. As part of the program, interns attend Capitol Hill hearings and NGO/think tank briefings on a variety of international subjects and report back to the office and UN headquarters on what was said. UNIC works with each intern to enable him/her to attend meetings on topics of particular interest. Another facet of the internship program involves monitoring international and regional news and keeping UNIC abreast of important UN-related developments. In addition to these primary responsibilities, interns are responsible for assisting with UN events, outreach and public inquiries. They are also given the opportunity to help write UNIC’s weekly newsletter and assist with visits of UN officials and conduct research for UN staff and projects. Likewise, interns are expected to assist with some administrative duties and contribute to the day-to-day functioning of the office.
Intern selection is highly competitive. We receive more than one hundred applications each semester for 4 positions. Preference will be given to students in their senior year of college or in graduate school, with an area of study in international relations, political science, communications or related field. Students should demonstrate excellent language, research and writing skills. Past experience in a professional office environment is an asset. Knowledge of Microsoft office is required. Preference is given to students who can work full-time with a minimum of 3 days per week required.
Strong candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the United Nations system, the U.S. Government, Washington think tanks and media. They will also have previous international experience and strong interest in the UN and its focus areas. He/She will have a professional demeanor and the ability to work in busy office with changing priorities and minimal supervision. Above all, the strongest candidates will have a can-do attitude and a sense of humor about themselves.
Please send a cover letter with start/end date and hours per week available, a résumé, three reference letters (letters under separate cover are preferred) and a writing sample to the address below. The writing sample should be 2-4 pages and demonstrate an ability to put complex ideas into clear concise language.
E-mail application to: Please put "UNIC Internship" in the subject line.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the large volume of applications, only those being considered will be contacted. Applicants must be available within the duration listed below. Specific start and end dates of internship will be discussed further if hired.
Application Deadline – July 16th
Internship Duration – September-January

Friday, June 23, 2017

Apply by July 7 for Fall Research Internship with CESAR

Position:              Undergraduate Internship –Fall 2017

Title:                    Research Assistant

Duties:                 The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with a variety of projects, including substance abuse focused research and a public service website project. Students can participate in one or more of the following projects depending on the amount of time committed. No prior research experience is required.

Public Service
·         Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL): Funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, CESAR is working to develop and maintain its free online service locator tool ( that houses information for almost 9,000 social service, health service and criminal justice programs statewide. Students can participate in conducting telephone surveys with community providers, data maintenance and updates using Microsoft Excel, and community outreach at resource fairs.
Research Projects
·         Community Drug Early Warning System (CDEWS): With funding from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), CESAR is conducting ongoing studies to assess trends in drug use in the United States. Expanded drug testing panels are being used to screen existing urine specimens from individuals under drug monitoring as part of the criminal justice system. Expanded drug testing of urine specimens collected from individuals that have experienced a synthetic cannabinoid overdose and seek care in emergency departments is also being conducted. Students can participate in analysis and report preparation as part of this study.
·         National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS): Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the NDEWS project is an innovative public health surveillance system designed to identify new drugs and drug trends as they emerge. The project will focus on new drugs, such as new psychoactive substances, synthetic cannabinoids, and changes in the use of other more traditional drugs such as fentanyl and heroin. Students may be involved with NDEWS in several ways, including assisting with news scans, website updates, analysis of social media scans and data collection and analysis.
·         Spread the Word Not the Virus Project: With funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CESAR works in collaboration with Bowie State University (BSU) to increase the awareness of HIV and Hepatitis C among high risk populations in Bowie, Maryland. Trained peer educators conduct HIV and Hepatitis C education and prevention workshops on the BSU campus and in the greater Bowie community. CESAR is responsible for data analysis of surveys administered at workshops and conducting a 30-day follow-up study to assess participant behavior change. Students may be involved with the project in various ways, including data entry, checking, and analysis, and follow-up study administration. 
·         The Intersection of HIV Risk Behavior and Violent Victimization among Black Male Victims of Violent Injury: This study involves ethnographic interviews with African American males who have sustained violent injury (gunshot wound, stabbing, or violent assault) to examine the hypothesis that those who experience violent victimization may engage in HIV risk behaviors. Students can participate by transcribing and coding ethnographic qualitative interviews with African-American male victims of violent injury.

Qualifications: GPA Requirement: 3.0 minimum. No prior research experience is required. This candidate must have strong attention to detail, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred skills (not required): interest in epidemiology/public health research, substance abuse, knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Access, SPSS, experience working with community service providers.

Hours: 10 hours/week minimum. Ability to commit a greater number of hours is a plus!

Preference will be given to candidates that are interested in working with CESAR for more than one semester.

Compensation:    Internship open to undergraduate and graduate students. May be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits). These credits may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements. Paid opportunities may also be available.  

To Apply:            Please submit by email a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to:  
Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park

Please indicate the approximate number of hours per week you are interested in working. If you are applying as part of a formal internship program on campus, please indicate this as well.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. We encourage applicants to submit applications by

COB Friday, 7/7/17. 

Sophomore or Junior Interested in Graduate School in International Affairs? Register for July 15 Workshop

International Careers Workshop for Student and Young Professionals
as part of APSIA Diversity Forum 2017
July 15, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm ET
Washington DC

On behalf of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), I invite you to participate in a special workshop for students and young professionalson Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Washington DC.

We will explore how to :
  • Channel interests into international careers,
  • Build skills and competencies to be competitive in a global marketplace, and
  • Prepare for and afford graduate school.
The workshop will also feature a keynote address and many opportunities for networking.

Registration is first come, first serve. Space is limited. To secure your spot, please follow all of the registration instructions.