Thursday, August 31, 2017

Paid Fall Internship with National Council for Behavioral Health

$12.50 an hour - Full-time, Temporary, Internship
Job Level: Paid Intern/Temporary
Interns may work for academic credit or a stipend of $12.50/hour, up to $5,000/semester.

Fall internships typically start in September and conclude in late-December. Both part and full-time positions are available.
Job Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:
Over the past decade, the National Council for Behavioral Health has provided valuable real-world experience in the field of behavioral health care policy and practice. Interns from across the country have been able to leverage their interests and expertise to engage in substantive learning opportunities by supporting and working on various National Council initiatives. Examples of past intern projects and responsibilities include:
  • Development of marketing plan for member engagement in practice improvement initiatives
  • Execution of legislative fact sheets to distribute to members of Congress
  • Research and analysis of evidence-based practices and policy landscape to inform proposal/grant development
  • Literature reviews on evidence-based practices in behavioral health such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Development of social media and marketing plans
  • Participation in meetings on Capitol Hill with members of key Senate and House committees
  • Attendance at briefings and coalition meetings with national partners on behalf of the National Council
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must demonstrate strong analytical, writing, and research skills. Interested individuals must have basic knowledge in at least one of the following areas:
  • Mental illness and addictions
  • Healthcare reform
  • Public policy
  • Integrated primary care and behavioral health service delivery
Required Qualifications:
While graduate students are preferred, applicants that meet the following criteria will also be considered:

Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study by the start of the internship, and have relevant education and work experience in a related field.

Recent undergraduates who have completed an undergraduate degree within 6 months of the internship start date.

Organization Overview:
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America's community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health's mission is to advance our members' ability to deliver integrated healthcare. Together with our 2,800 member organizations, we serve our nation's most vulnerable citizens — more than 10 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.

Apply here.

Economic Policy Research Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute is seeking interns to support the Institute’s work on issues including international economics, consumer finance, trade, and housing markets. In addition to being exposed to critical issues in these fields, interns will spend significant time discussing these issues with their scholar. Onsite interns also attend weekly events featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC.
Applicants should have a strong interest in analyzing trends in financial and housing markets, as well as in the manufacturing, energy, and technology industries. A strong background in econometrics and understanding of data analysis software, such as R and/or Stata, is preferred.
Responsibilities include:
  • Gathering and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and articles;
  • Keeping the scholar and team up to date on current events;
  • Assisting the scholar with research projects and presentations;
  • Assisting with articles, op-eds, reports, and briefing papers;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and event support.


Recent graduates or current students working towards a degree in economics, international finance, international relations, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.

Application instructions

All applications should be submitted via our website ( Please upload a cover letter, resume, and short, relevant writing sample (2-3 pages) in a single .pdf file. Due to the large number of applications that we receive, we regret that we can only contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. Applications for a fall semester internship will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 8th.

Fall Search for Common Ground Internships

Battle for Humanity Digital Media Intern

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.
We are searching for…
A fall Digital Media Intern who believes that technology has the power not just to connect us, but to make us better.
In building Battle for Humanity, we’re gamifying doing good. Have you ever been struck by something in the news - a terrorist attack or tragic image of a refugee - and wondered, “What can I do to help? What will actually make a difference?” The Battle for Humanity mobile app gives you just that: concrete tasks you can do and share to spark a better world, where we fight for the dignity of every human being. Join the founding creative team that’s mixing online and offline into a formidable concoction to unite youth around the world.
We are launching the B4H mobile app in two months. Apply to our Digital Media Internship, and work with the Creative Team that’s mixing online and offline into a formidable concoction to unite youth around the world.
Your contribution
Search for Common Ground is seeking an intern with skills in digital communications. The Digital Media Intern will report to the founders of B4H. The intern will assist in mobilizing our community of supporters and coordinating closely with the Creative Team behind Battle for Humanity, Search for Common Ground’s global partners, and field offices across continents. Through hands-on training, the Digital Media Intern will hone skills that can be broadly applied to the nonprofit, tech, and marketing sectors in general. The scope of the internship will be tailored to the intern’s strengths and experience. This is an unpaid internship with the option of earning college credit. The intern will be based in DC, Philadelphia, or Southern Oregon, with the option of working remotely. Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Assisting with a crowdfunding campaign to support additional features of the mobile app and mobilize our community of friends, supporters, and influencers
  • Engaging supporters and potential users via social media and email blasts
  • Providing administrative assistance to the leadership of B4H
  • Supporting digital media marketing strategies
  • Researching startup issues, such as trademarks, domain names, and more
  • Monitoring users’ online activities - quantitative and qualitative - to help determine the relevance, resonance, and efficacy of planned program activities
  • Writing or editing proposals to potential funders
  • Assisting with design of marketing material for Battle for Humanity
  • Assisting with mission design during Battle for Humanity’s pre-launch phase
  • Contributing to the creative process behind Battle for Humanity
As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
You have…
Minimum Qualifications
  • Personable, flavor-filled writer
  • Highly emotional intelligent; proven relationship-builder
  • Savvy on social media; experienced in digital communications strategies
  • Passionate for Search for Common Ground’s mission to end violent conflict
  • Creative; artistic; knowledgeable of trending styles
  • Demonstrated interest in tech and pop culture
  • Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented

Preferred Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign)
  • Familiarity with web and mobile applications development and social media integration
  • Familiarity with WordPress and SquareSpace
  • Experience with browser-based email blast services (ex: Constant Contact, Salsa, etc.)
Unpaid Internship
Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should:
  • Send a cover letter and resume
  • Start date
  • Hours per week availability
Apply here

Development Intern
We are searching for…
The Global Affairs and Partnerships (GAP) program at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is seeking an intern to provide research, administrative, and logistical support to the team’s overall fundraising, development, and knowledge management activities. GAP helps advance Search's mission by contributing to fundraising, organizational partnerships, advocacy and outreach, new program development, and proposal development for global programs. 
The intern will report to the Global Affairs and Partnerships Manager. We are currently recruiting for an intern for Fall 2017.
Your contribution
The roles and responsibilities include:
  • Conduct desktop research related to fundraising from bilateral governments, multilaterals, and foundations;
  • Assist with the development of global partnerships and contracts;
  • Identify and research opportunities for new program development and partnerships;
  • Represent SFCG at relevant meetings and events in Washington, D.C.;
  • Maintain and update knowledge management tools;
  • Compute and analyze fundraising trends;
  • Support new program design and proposal writing;
 As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
You are…You meet the following qualifications:
  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines).
The ideal candidate will further exhibit:
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Experience in foreign policy, fundraising, and conflict resolution;
  • Demonstrable interest in creating partnerships with other organizations, policymakers, and donors to advance conflict prevention;
  • Experience in business development or with donor agencies
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
While we will make this a rewarding and enriching experience, this internship is unpaid.
Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should:
  1. projected start date,
  2. where you found this posting.
  3. days and hours per week you are available
Apply here.
Additional openings are listed here.

Paid On-Campus Student Writer/Communications Assistant

Job Description: The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland is seeking a motivated part-time writer/communications assistant to help generate content for the College’s website, contribute to the College’s social media presence and support the overall communications goals of the College throughout the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (and possibly beyond).

·      Be available to work up to 15 hours per week
·      Write copy that is crisp and to the point, simplifying sometimes complex ideas and terminology for a general audience
·      Be comfortable and experienced interviewing professionals across a wide array of subject matters
·      Manage multiple assignments, prioritize workloads and produce high-quality work within established deadlines
·      Work independently
·      Experience with content management systems for websites a plus
·      Experience with managing social media platforms in a professional setting a plus
·      Experience with PowerPoint a plus

Salary & Benefit Information:

Number of Available Openings:

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, up to three writing samples and a link to an online portfolio (if applicable) to

Position Closing Date:
September 15, 2017

Sara Gavin, Assistant Director of Communications & Media Relations, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Are You a Pell Grant Recipient Considering Study Abroad? Learn About the Gilman Scholarship!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? Are
you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to
$5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell
Grants.  In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students
won Gilman Scholarships—a 45% acceptance rate!  The deadline to apply for
Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.

Hear from returned Gilman Scholars! Attend our student panel and learn from successful applicants:
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, 1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
Refreshments will be served. RSVP to

Additional Information Sessions starting next week!
Please RSVP to and indicate which you plan to attend (please note the location). Interested but can't attend? Email us at the same address.
Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 - 4:30 pm,1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 712:00 - 12:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 810:00 - 10:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, September 11, 5:00 - 5:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 - 2:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall

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

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships
of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic
studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better
prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly
global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 3
weeks in length.