Monday, July 31, 2017

Paid Internships with Montgomery County Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Job: IRC26968

Closing Date:  October 28, 2017

Salary - $11.50/hr.

The Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) of Montgomery County, Maryland provides outstanding work and training experience for interns. The work/training programs are designed to meet the trainees and the correctional program's needs. All interns are eligible to receive academic credit and free Ride-On bus pass. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in social work or law enforcement. Internships are available in two service areas.

The Pre-Release Center (PRC) is a nationally recognized correctional model for community-based correctional and treatment services. The residential facility is located in Rockville, Maryland for adult offenders nearing release. The Pre-Release Center's program has a strong focus on assessment, case management, employment, treatment, intervention services, education, family and community involvement.

The intern work experience at the Pre-Release Center includes such activities as:

Screening and intake of Residents
Supervision of Residents
Adjustment Board Member
Support Case Managers, Work Release Coordinators and Career Resource Center Staff
Conducting community-based on-site verifications
Supervising recreational, MVA and Social Security Administration trips
Urinalysis collection and testing
Treatment Team Member
Crisis intervention
Data collection

Intern schedules at PRRS are either Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday and are mostly evening hours.

The mission of the Montgomery County Pre-Trial Assessment and Supervision Units is to ensure all eligible defendants are afforded the opportunity for Pre-Trial release and to enhance public safety by providing community monitoring and referral to services that increase the likelihood of appearance for trial and to reduce the risk for re-arrest.

The intern work experience at Pre-Trial Services may involve a mixture of responsibilities in the following units:

Pre-Trial Assessment
Pre-Trial Supervision
Alternative Community Services Program (ACS)
Intervention for Substance Abusers Program (IPSA)

Intern schedules at PTS are Monday through Friday, generally during business daytime hours.

  • Interns are assigned to a supervisor and receive weekly individualized and group training, as well as in-service and on-the-job training.
  • Montgomery County's Internship Program provides students an opportunity to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and local government experience. Undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity for unpaid and paid work experience in a progressive local government serving a diverse and well educated community.
  • Employee will be scheduled to work 24 hours per week for a minimum four (4) month commitment, up to one year.
All applicants must complete a background investigation and a physical exam which includes a drug and alcohol screen
Experience:  None.
Education:  Completion of two (2) years of college in the social science, human services, or criminal justice fields.
Equivalency:  None.

Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence.
Preference in scheduling interviews will be given to applicants currently enrolled in school or who have recently graduated with a human services related major (includes criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, counseling) and/or who clearly state their interest in pursuing a career in a human services related field (includes criminal justice, corrections, social work, employment/vocational counseling, counseling, psychology).

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.
 Click here for more information and to apply.

Social Media and Marketing Intern - On Campus!

Position: Social Media and Marketing Intern
Semester: Fall 2017
Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Hours/Week: 10
Department/Office: Office of Emergency Management, , @preparednessUMD (Twitter) and University of Maryland Emergency Management (Facebook)

Contact Information: Alisha Childress, Emergency Manager,, 301-405-2670

The UMD Office of Emergency Management is looking for two Social Media & Marketing Interns to join our team! Interns will create and promote emergency preparedness messages on social media (Twitter and Facebook), and to develop educational materials for various hazards and protective actions (ex., fire safety, weather-related emergencies, terrorist/active shooter) and for training (ex., how to use Blue Light phones, how to register cell phones for UMD Alerts, etc.). Interns will also need to think of creative ways to deliver/market these messages, materials, and training.

Undergraduate/graduate students with experience in Communications, Marketing, Education, Community Outreach, Social Media Management, Digital Strategiy or relevant experience are welcome to apply.

- Successfully manage social media via Hootsuite, schedule messages
- Create and implement marketing concepts; ideas include: infographics, short videos, posters, etc.
- Create education videos to include in the YouTube Library
- Assist with marketing to and educating campus community on emergency preparedness

We are looking for interns that can think outside of the box, that can relate to their peers and the UMD community, and produce creative and quality work!

-Excellent writing and communication skills
-Excellent social media management skills with Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite sites
-Marketing and promotion creativity
-Digital strategy

Internship Credit:

Academic credit is available for internships. This internship is available for 3 credits (120 hours). Students must talk with their academic advisor to see if internship credit is available through their academic department for this internship. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involve 120 hours of work and a significant writing assignment, in addition to an Activities Log and a Letter of Evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship. The Office of Emergency Management cannot pay for course credits.

Census Bureau is Hiring!

The Census Bureau is recruiting usability and user experience researchers to do the following:

  • Lead the design of software usability studies in accordance with the principal of human computer interaction, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Lead and conduct usability testing to collect the human performance data in both laboratory and field settings
  • Lead and perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of human performance in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction.
  • Generate technical reports, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed journal articles on human computer interaction research to disseminate the scientific information.
  • Communicate with the product stakeholders to collaboratively improve product's usability.

If interested, please visit this link.

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative International Development Fall Internships

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is pleased to consider applications for its Fall 2017 International Development Internship Program. ABA ROLI serves as the international development wing of the American Bar Association, and seeks to promote justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. ABA ROLI seeks interns to assist headquarters staff with a wide variety of the day-to-day support functions that are pertinent to the operations of an international NGO. International Development internships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, as well as recent graduates, depending on current staffing needs. Dates and daily schedules may be flexible in response to departmental needs, and correspond roughly to academic terms for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Terms of the Program:
Interns and fellows for ABA ROLI will work with staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. In general, ABA ROLI offers International Development and Legal internships, which differ somewhat in their expected responsibilities and desired applicant profiles. International Development openings will support various aspects of program implementation for DC-based regional and support teams, while Legal openings will be more heavily research-based and tailored toward graduate and law students.
Although these are unpaid positions, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:
  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress
  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers
While the hiring needs of each individual opening may differ, ABA ROLI generally requires the following qualifications for all International Development Internships:
  • Undergraduate, MA/JD students, or recent graduates seeking relevant degrees in international affairs, international development, or related subject areas;
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus.
Available Internships:
Please indicate your internship preference in your cover letter. ABA ROLI welcomes “Generalist” internship applications.
International Development Internships:
  •  Asia Program Intern
    • Key Responsibilities: Conduct necessary research projects for program staff on rule of law issues in Asia and in support of Division-wide business development efforts; Monitor political, economic, and security developments in the region and produce regular status briefs; Assist with proposal research and writing efforts; Support management of current programs in ABA ROLI’s priority issue areas; Develop outreach and communication materials.
    • Preferred qualifications include: Fluency in an Asian language, Strong written and verbal communications skills in English, Degree in law or international development (completed or under completion)
  •  Global Security Intern
    • Key Responsibilities: Work directly with the Director of ABA Security to assist in ensuring the safety, security, and appropriate controls and protection of human, property, and fiscal assets on an international basis; Assist in the creation of a Travel Risk Management program from scratch, including establishment of baseline safety and security travel risk management standards and mechanisms to ensure program compliance, with a focus on Duty-of-Care and international Travel Risk Management.
    • Preferred qualifications include: A keen interest in the security profession; possess a can-do attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves; Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Attention to detail; Ability to work within prescribed deadlines.
  •  Outreach and Communications Intern
    • Key Responsibilities: Research and monitor ongoing global trends to be integrated into appropriate ABA ROLI outreach and communications channels; Contribute to development of materials for and monitoring of ROLI websites, newsletters, collateral, social media outlets, etc.; Update ABA ROLI websites as needed; Support writing, editing, and publication of outreach materials.
    • Preferred qualifications include: One year of work or internship experience in a Communications/Outreach role or equivalent. Currently undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Communications or International Relations, with a background in Communications (journalism, public relations, marketing, etc.); Experience using Adobe CC is preferred.
  •  Latin America and the Caribbean Intern
    • Key Responsibilities: Assist the LAC Division with management of current programs and development of new programs in judicial reform, legal education reform, human rights, among other things; assist with monitoring the political and economic developments in the region, producing outreach materials, researching areas of interest and working with program and in-country staff with day-to-day support tasks
    • Preferred Qualifications include: Spanish proficiency, attention to detail, strong organizational and research skills, interest in the region.
  •  Operations and Hill Advocacy Intern
    • Key Responsibilities: Design and integrate innovative solutions to support knowledge management and organizational design, ensuring that ABA ROLI’s know-how, information, and collective experience are effectively shared across the organization; Help design, maintain, and share organizational know-how in online published formats including Google Drive, Google Docs, and process mapping; Collaborate with the ABA Development Director to help with donor mapping and research of US and non-US foundations as needed; Strategize creative outreach mechanisms for increasing awareness of ABA ROLI’s work – particularly as it relates to advocacy on the Hill.
    • Preferred Qualifications Include: Undergraduate college students pursuing degrees in Marketing, Communications, Government Affairs, Public Policy or other related areas of study. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, strong organizational and research skills.
  •  Middle East and North Africa Intern
    • Key Responsibilities: Work with MENA team members to research rule of law issues and stay abreast of current events in the region; Research and provide summaries on events by perusing major news sources, including various media outlets, foundations, and think tanks’ websites, as well as attending conferences around DC; Support preparation of materials for the upcoming regional retreat; Undertake research on the political and economic contexts in select MENA countries for background documents; research country-specific topics as needed.
    • Preferred qualifications include: Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors pursuing degrees in Political Science, International Relations, or other related areas of study with interest in the Middle East and North Africa region.
  • How to apply: If you are interested in an ABA ROLI International Development internshipplease submit a resume and cover letter indicating your preference from the list of positions below, as well as your availability for the fall semester. If you are interested in being considered for all openings, please indicate that you are interested as a “Generalist.” ABA ROLI will try to match candidates to their top choice whenever possible, but highly value candidate flexibility throughout the selection process.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Paid Tutoring Opportunity!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Paid Food Waste Data Analyst Internship with World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a paid Food Waste Data Analyst Intern 

The Markets Institute at WWF is a thought leadership platform committed to identifying global issues and emerging trends that affect the most critical threat to our finite planet - the production and consumption of food. Our goal is to increase the speed and scale of solutions that make a more sustainable future possible. We accomplish this by convening science-based, multi-stakeholder groups to build awareness and consensus around urgent issues and trends, and develop approaches to advance innovation and accelerate change at scale. Using multiple lenses to look at global challenges and laterally connect the dots, we empower partners with insights and documented solutions to avoid risk, stay ahead of the curve, and proactively drive change at the speed of life. 


This internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate student to learn more about environmental sustainability, specifically food waste prevention and recovery, by working on an initiative that is focused on analyzing global solutions related to food system efficiency and consumption. The internship will work directly with the Director and the Senior Program Officer of the Food Waste program and will support ongoing research efforts and in-depth data analysis, with specific focus on the hospitality industry and the food retailing industry. This position will be a great educational experience and may help pilot interventions with private sector partners that attempt to find food waste prevention best practices. 

Responsibilities: Specific duties will include 

  • Analyze data from multiple sources including food costs, sales data (POS), waste disposal, composting, anaerobic digestion, and weights & measures from food waste pilot programs.
  • Create analytics and reports for the Food Waste team and provide insights and analysis.
  • Data entry, analysis, data visualization and management (Excel MS)

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: 

  • Current undergraduate student
  • Able to commit to 10-20 hours/week for 3 months
  • Must have extremely strong proficiency in MS Excel, data analysis, PivotTables, and creating visual data presentations.
  • Tableau experience preferred.
  • Proactive problem-solving and good communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong research, and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail are obligatory;
  • Ability to work productively on both independent research assignments and as part of a team;
  • Fluency in English is required.

Washington, DC 



How to apply: Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers page. , IN-18003 

Fall Social Media Internship with Subject Matter

SUBJECT MATTER is seeking a part-time SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN to join our Content Team. In this position, you will work with our talented team of writers, editors and digital experts to create and distribute targeted content to audiences across digital outlets and social media platforms. We are not looking for someone to fill a slot or to do mundane tasks. We want your energy and ideas. We want to hear what you’ve learned. We will have you working on our diverse client roster, and doing so will provide on-the-job training in non-profits, government and the corporate world. This role provides an excellent opportunity to learn how to cultivate storytelling skills for social media, understand the basics of digital media advertising and learn about the ins and outs of the creative advocacy business. 


We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, eager to work in a fast-paced environment and wants to make valuable contributions to a wide range of internal and external projects. Sense of humor is a plus, and collaboration is a must. If you’re willing to try, we’re willing to let you try. If you have the best idea in the room, it will win the day. Applicants should work hard, be organized and come willing to learn. We are seeking applicants who are enrolled in a university program or have recently finished their studies. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overall tasks will include but are not limited to:
  • Copy editing
  • Drafting and scheduling social media posts
  • Writing short-form posts for the Subject Matter blog
  • Summarizing news stories and research to inform communications campaigns
  • Creating social media influencer lists
  • Gathering and analyzing campaign performance data
  • Brainstorming ideas for campaigns and editorial content
Apply here.

Fall Fiscal Policy Internship with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board. 

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time, or part-time while attending classes in the DC area. Interns work as a full member of our policy team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest. 


  • Conduct research on taxes, entitlement programs, budgetary policy, and the economy;
  • Contribute to daily blog entries on ;
  • Attend and brief CRFB staff on high-level policy discussions and events;
  • Contribute to press releases, policy papers, and op-eds;
  • Maintain and update the website;
  • Track budget-related news;
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues;
  • Proven research and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with internet research tools;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a flexible and enthusiastic team player.
Application Process 

E-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to . No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Spring 2017). 

Fall Internship with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Interns will provide crucial assistance to SQCC’s conferences, events, and outreach activities, and will provide administrative support to SQCC staff. This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the organization’s core outreach mission.
  • Assist in efforts to promote Omani culture through assisting with the design and implementation of public events, teacher workshops, and other outreach activities
  • Photograph SQCC events for website and social media
  • Maintain SQCC mailing list
Research and writing
  • Conduct research and write entries for the Indian Ocean in World History website (, a K-12 teacher resource
Website and social media
  • Write content for website and contribute to social media accounts
  • Work to maximize SQCC’s reach online, through increased website traffic and social media reach
  • Help design flyers, booklets, and invitationsRequired skillsApplicants should have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, as well as familiarity with the Arab World. Prior experience in research, event planning, communications, and/or office management is preferred.Basic photography skills.Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential.
Desired skills
  • Familiarity with Oman
  • Photoshop skills

  • Arabic language ability
  • General graphic design skills preferred

More information
The internship is based in Washington, DC.Interns will receive a stipend. Please note that candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.Applicants must be fluent English speakers.Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible.Candidates with full-time availability are preferred, though part-time schedules will be considered.
  • SQCC is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for applicants.
  • SQCC will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview.

To apply
Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis. Final deadline to apply is August 6. Please apply a subject line “Internship Application—Full Name.” Each application should have all necessary documents attached as a single PDF. This single PDF should be uploaded under "Resume" for indeed.
  • Cover letter, including availability
  • Resume
  • List of three references
  • Brief writing sample (no more than four pages, an excerpt is fine)
Please direct any questions about the SQCC internship to our contact us link on
About SQCC
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.

Fall Policy & Advocacy Internship with Mercy Corps

DATES OF INTERNSHIP:  August – December 2017 (flexible)
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:  4 months at 30 hours/week
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy

For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
  • $75/month travel stipend to offset weekly transportation costs
  • Workstation with computer and internet
  • Access to Mercy Corps online tools
  • All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this project to be undertaken
Mercy Corps works in fragile and conflict-affected countries, often where communities are recovering from disaster, conflict, or economic collapse.  With programs in more than 40 countries, and an annual budget of more than $400 million, Mercy Corps is one of the largest relief and development NGOs in the US.
The Mercy Corps Policy and Advocacy team serves as the main interface between Mercy Corps and external partners (particularly the US government) on issues of policy.  The team seeks to advance Mercy Corps’ values and interests by promoting policies that support our mission. We work to inform and shape policy in a number of ways, including:
  • Congressional Advocacy: direct meetings with key congressional offices, participation in briefings and hearings, review and commenting on draft legislation, active participation in discussions related to the foreign aid budget, and linking Members of Congress who are travelling with our teams in the field.
  • Administration Advocacy: meetings with Administration officials, ongoing communication with key partner agencies in the USG, participation in joint consultations and briefings together with partner NGOs in DC.
  • Joint work with NGO partners: active participation in Interaction working groups and other coalition efforts organized in DC on priority issues or countries for Mercy Corps, drafting of joint documents, organizing joint lobby days on Capitol Hill.
  • Organizing DC visits for visiting Mercy Corps field staff: scheduling meetings for visiting staff and accompanying them to ensure adequate preparation and follow up to these visits.
  • Publications: preparing and disseminating policy briefs on key issues, circulating information on Mercy Corps programs to key policy makers, participating in joint documents and sign-ons with other NGOs, working with field staff to draft joint articles on policy-related issues for publication. 
The intern(s) will support and participate in the work of the Policy and Advocacy team.  Areas of focus may include:
  • Response to humanitarian crises in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan
  • Support the team’s strategic analysis and advance agency priorities with Congress and the Administration
  • Improving aid effectiveness in fragile environments, including limiting the securitization of US foreign aid
  • Promoting effective food security policies and food aid reform, including implementation of the Global Food Security Act and USAID’s resilience agenda
  • Defending foreign aid budgets in an era of fiscal austerity
  • Country/region-specific priorities (e.g. Syria, Iraq, the Lake Chad Basin) or other policy team or agency priorities, such as engaging with Mercy Corps’ global team
  • Understanding the linkage between international policy, programming and outcomes in the humanitarian and development field
  • Understanding core elements of the US policy process, including the roles of Congress, USAID, State, and the White House in development policy-making
  • Knowledge of key qualitative and quantitative resources related to US development policy
  • Understanding specific policy issues, as listed above, or according to the interests of the intern
The Intern will support the PA team through the following activities:
  1. Conduct policy and practice research in support of Mercy Corps advocacy initiatives
  2. Assist in drafting advocacy documents such as reports, briefing notes, talking points, ‘Dear Colleague’ letters, or factsheets on relevant policy issues
  3. Attend meetings and hearings of interest to Mercy Corps and report back on key issues
  4. Assist in organizing meetings with Congressional offices, Administration officials, and other contacts, and in maintaining a database of key interactions
  5. Review external and internal reports and publications and summarize relevant findings
  6. Assist in communicating policy and advocacy updates to the broader Mercy Corps community through Mercy Corps’ intranet system, weekly newsletter, and website
Students interested in this internship should submit a resume and a cover letter.  In your letter, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences related relevant to the projects outlined.  You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to policy and advocacy, humanitarian aid, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests.  A short additional writing sample (under five pages) is also acceptable, but not required. 
The Policy and Advocacy is seeking an intern to support the breadth of the team’s portfolio.  If qualified, the intern may have the opportunity to specialize in one or more areas, though engagement in all areas will be expected. 
All interns should have the following core qualifications: 
  • Interest in humanitarian and development issues and policy and advocacy
  • Demonstrated solid writing, editing and researching skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment
  • Solid computer skills:  must be able to work effectively and accurately with MS Word, Excel, Google applications, and email.
  • Flexible work attitude: able to work productively in a team environment and independently
Potential qualifications for portfolio-specific interests are below (not required, but preferred):
  • Previous Capitol Hill experience or knowledge of Congressional processes
  • Other specific thematic expertise in any of the areas of focus listed above 
Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Click here to apply and to view other Mercy Corps internship announcements.