Friday, February 24, 2017

Interesting Summer Internship for Students Interested in IR AND State Government

Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), International Division, Annapolis
Summer 2017 Hours: 3-4 days a week 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (can be flexible with hours)

Administrative assistance for the International Division - Works closely with Director and Assistant Coordinator on day to day operations of the Maryland Sister States Program and the Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. The location of the internship is Annapolis. The position is unpaid at this time. The internship provides the participant with hands-on experience and insight into the daily operations and substance of Maryland’s international affairs and government administration.

  • Drafting and sending correspondence, letters, memos, and briefings  
  • Coordinating calendars to schedule meetings
  • Organizing meetings and assisting in setting meeting agendas
  • Sending meeting notices via email and tracking RSVPs
  • Taking and transcribing meeting notes; sending notes as follow up
  • Organizing program contacts and files
  • Assisting with event planning and protocol
  • Updating existing and creating new program databases
  • Updating social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Participating in meetings with senior-level Maryland government officials, foreign delegations, and embassy diplomats
  • Attending off-site meetings and programs to represent the work of the Office of the Secretary of State
  • May assist other OSOS staff, including Deputy Secretary, from time to time

Qualifications
  • Third and fourth year university/college government majors with international relations concentration, or similar, preferred
  •  Familiarity with Excel and Google calendar
  •  Ideal candidate possesses following characteristics: flexibility, reliability, independence, good  writing skills

Background
The Maryland Sister States Program, a program in the International Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, was established to provide a forum for the promotion of international cooperation and understanding.  Through broad-based citizen participation in a wide variety of exchanges in areas of mutual interest, the Sister States Program offers countless opportunities to develop partnerships around the world.  The Maryland Sister States Program was established in 1980 and currently includes 19 relationships in 17 countries.

The Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs is chaired by Maryland’s Secretary of State. The Subcabinet is comprised of the Secretaries and staff of state agencies (Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation, etc.,) with international interests.  The Subcabinet meets on a quarterly basis with the dual objective of fostering communication related to international projects and creating a strategic plan for the state’s international agenda.


Start date: May 30, 2017.  Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by March 26, 2017.  A brief telephone interview followed by an in-person interview is required.  Contact: Ms. Mary E. Nitsch, Director of International Affairs, OSOS; mary.nitsch@maryland.gov; 410.260.3865  

Research/Administrative Assistant, Economic Policy Studies, with the Cato Institute for Recent Grad

The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position located in DC as an Administrative Assistant. The position provides administrative support to a wide variety of scholars and tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position is primarily an administrative position but may include limited communications and research responsibilities.
Institute Overview:
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Responsibilities:
  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to:  answer phones, photocopying, faxing, mailing, document creation/modification and filing (hard copy and electronic).
  • Meet and greet clients and visitors
  • Resolve administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, collecting data, and identifying solutions.
  • Manage meetings, conferences and event logistics (e.g. reserve rooms, arrange travel, provide handouts, order lunches, prepare materials, act as point person on day of event, and RVSPs)
  • Provide switchboard coverage for the receptionist
  • Assist with, and keep track of, scholars’ meetings and travel
  • Manage and reconcile expense reports and receipts
  • Managing the Downsizinggovernment.org website.
  • Work with the mailroom on large print job requests for papers and publications
  • Keep office supplies stocked, and local printers operational (including paper, ink), and deal with other technology issues (e.g. phones)
  • Gather contact information for outside people/organizations
  • Purchase books or other research materials for scholars
  • Ensure that the most recent research is on display
  • Managing multiple Facebook and Twitter accounts for brands including Regulation and Downsizinggovernment.org, list-building and preparing email communications to allied groups.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree in a social science field such as economics, political science, or public policy
  • A deep understanding of Washington-based think tanks and their staff is a positive
  • Will have basic quantitative skills
  • Must have strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Must have the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and telephone protocol
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work well on a team
  • Must possess the ability to work under pressure and meet stringent deadlines.
Apply here.

Paid Summer Internships with the US Chamber of Commerce

The application for the Chamber's summer internship program is now available. Please click here for a list of internship opportunities. 

Please send your resume and application to internships@uschamber.com and please note in the subject line the department to which you are applying. You may only apply for one internship opportunity. This year's summer internship program will run from Friday, June 2, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017, and the deadline for applications is April 28.

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  

Read more here.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Program Development Officer with Relief International for Recent IR Grad

Location: Washington DC

Reports to:  Vice President, Program Development

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. 

Position Summary: Responsible for providing wide range of support to both the Program Development team with research, communications, editing, external contacts, data tracking, proposal production, and other tasks as needed.
  
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Support recruitment process of candidates for inclusion in RI proposals
  • Create, update, and/or maintain databases of consultants and proposal candidates
  • Assist in preparation of proposals, including, but not limited to editing and review of proposal narratives, budget preparation, and annexes
  • Conduct research related to specific program sectors, as needed
  • Research and evaluate potential international partners
  • Track and update potential PD opportunities and awards
  • Provide analysis of donor trends 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree –International Relations or related field preferred but not required
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and carefully review work for accuracy
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to act independently to identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions
  • Must be able to work in the United States for any employer without requiring sponsorship
 Apply here.

First Semester BSOS Students - Send us your Grad Plans by March 1st

As a first semester student in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, you are required to attend a graduation planning workshop and submit a graduation plan by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Without an approved plan, you will have a block placed on your record which prohibits you from registering for Fall 2017 classes.

If you submit your graduation plan by March 1st, we guarantee that your registration block will be lifted prior to your early registration date. However, if you submit your graduation plan after March 1st, there is NO guarantee that your block will be lifted prior to your registration date.


How to Complete your Graduation Plan

First: Attend an in-person Graduation Planning Workshop.

  • These are offered several times a week and led by BSOS Advisors and Peer Mentors to explain the process and importance of developing plan. 
OR
Then: Turn your completed Graduation Plan in to the BSOS Advising Center in 2148 Tydings Hall by Wednesday, March 1st.

If you are currently enrolled in a BSOS section of UNIV 100, you will create your graduation plan in your UNIV course and do not need to attend the graduation planning workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact the BSOS Advising Center at (301) 405-1697 or visit us in 2148 Tydings Hall.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paid Internship with NASTAD

Job Summary 
The Intern, Communications supports NASTAD’s Communications team in all internal and external communications activities. Tasks may include, but aren’t limited to, updating websites, writing copy online and offline platforms, scheduling social media, building eblasts, graphic design, video editing, assisting with project management, and document design and layout. 

Essential Duties 

  • Support the Communications team in keeping the organization’s web-based platforms (e.g. websites, blogs, and social media) up to date
  • Assist in the design and formatting of NASTAD products (online and print) and contribute to writing projects such as op-eds and blog posts
  • Assist digital lead with optimizing content and engaging audiences strategically for NASTAD’s online platforms
  • Follow trends and news on emerging technologies and social metrics as needed for internal review
  • Assist with project management, including scheduling meetings, creating agendas, taking notes during calls, and keeping track of deadlines 
Qualifications Experience/Education 
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited bachelor or master degree program, working towards degrees in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
  • One year of intern or professional communications or marketing experience 
Minimum Competencies,Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities 
  • Solid project management, research, writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to take on multiple projects at once
  • Basic understanding of social media and online content practices, including an understanding of audience behaviors by channel and platform
  • Basic personal and professional experience in creating content for online communities
  • Ability to adapt to shifting and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment 
Additional Competencies, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities 
  • Knowledge of document design and experience using Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite,
  • and/or Canva to create web-ready content a plus
  • Experience with content management systems (e.g. Drupal), email marketing tools (e.g.Mailchimp), social media management tools (e.g. Sprout Social), and basic knowledge of HTML and CSS a plus
  • Experience with video editing software such as iMovie a plus 
Additional Information Environment and Scheduling 
  • Able to commit to at least 15-20 hours per week
  • Intern will be paid $15/hr
  • We will work with candidates to recieve college credit(s) where applicable
  • To Apply, use form to submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should address: 
  • What experience do you hope to gain from your time with NASTAD
  • What unique talent would you bring to the team
  • Your interest in working with a national HIV and Hepatitis public health organization
  • Your interest working with and/or an understanding of communities impacted by HIV and Viral Hepatitis, such as people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender communities

  • Apply here.

    Paid Refugee Policy Advocate Internship for Recent Grad

    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Refugee Policy Advocate Intern who will assist the Advocacy Office in expanding its capacity to conduct outreach to the new Administration and the 115th Congress, on religious minorities who are fleeing persecution. Reporting to the Refugee Advocacy Officer, you will engage with LIRS staff members and LIRS constituencies, networks, and coalition partners. Located in LIRS's Washington DC Advocacy office, this a full time (40 hours per week) opportunity for a duration of one year with an expected start date of April 2017. The intern will be compensated $15 per hour and is eligible for full medical benefits. 

    DUTIES 

    • Communicate and represent LIRS's legislative policies and positions, with respect to religious minorities who are persecuted to Congress, the Administration, LIRS constituencies, networks, and coalition partners.
    • Develop written materials, legislative analyses, action alerts and updates to inform LIRS constituencies and networks in advocacy campaigns.
    • Track assigned issues, concerns and policy developments and report on these to the Advocacy unit and other LIRS staff.
    • Contribute to coalition advocacy plans and activities, advancing substantive policies while fostering strong and collaborative relationships.
    • Performing other job-related duties as assigned. 


    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners.
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field. 
    • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes. 
    • Ability to quickly master substantive subject matter, implement legislative strategies, and work independently and under pressure. 
    • Experience synthesizing and communicating complex legislative issues and processes to LIRS staff and coalitions. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to tailor persuasive messages to different audiences including policymakers, constituents and colleagues
    • .Ability to maintain and nurture collegial relationships with congressional staff, coalition partners and Lutheran partners. 
    • Familiarity with nonprofit advocacy work. 

    To be considered, please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Friday, March 10, 2017 hereFor more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

    Early March Deadlines for Fall Study Abroad Applications and Gilman Scholarships!

    Application deadlines for summer & fall programs

    Did you know that barely 10% of all study abroad students take advantage of fall semester programs? That means there is less competition for study abroad scholarships and that it is easier for students to find sublet housing when they return in the spring!

    March 1 applications due for:

    March 15 applications due for: Visit our website to learn more about all the ways to just go away...and study abroad. Click here.

    Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships - Applications due March 7th! Awards of up to $5,000 for:

    • U.S. Citizens.
    • Pell Grant recipients
    • Students studying abroad for 4 weeks or longer
    Visit the Gilman website for more information
    UMD's National Scholarship Office offers application support for applicants! Students can fill out the NSO interest form or Email gilman@umd.edu for more information.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    M-NCPPC Position for Recent GIS/GEOG or ENSP Grad

    This position may be filled at either a Principle Planning Technician or Planner level. A Planning Technician plans, organizes, and prioritizes their work in the context of established standards under general supervision. In addition to this, a Planner performs professional entry level planning work involving limited responsibility and complexity. This position is associated with the intake and processing of various types of regulatory plans.
     
    The successful candidate will be required to review development applications for consistency with our submission requirements; identify problems and changes needed for applications to be complete; and work with developers, professionals, and the general public to identify and explain submission requirements.  Work requires the ability to learn development review procedures and become familiar with the county zoning and subdivision codes.  Knowledge of county geography and familiarity with the use of GIS are also needed.
     
    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to understand and apply a system of procedures and rules.
    • Organized, self-motivated and works well within a team environment.
    • Experience in the use of computer databases for entering and extracting information.
    • Ability to communicate with individuals on matters relating to permit/application processing and code compliance.
    • Experience with a variety of computer programs and applications for word processing, spreadsheets, electronic plan reviews, map production graphics, data entry or tracking systems.
    • Ability to work efficiently on assigned tasks while also providing general service to customers and responding to phone calls and voice mail.
    Examples of Important Duties:
    • Reviews submitted development applications for compliance with submittal requirements, accuracy, and completeness; includes applications that are submitted both electronically and by paper.
    • Checks and updates the department's application database and associated GIS layers that contain application related information.
    • Communicates regularly with developers, builders, engineers, architects, and attorneys to explain application procedures and submittal requirements.
    • Identifies application deficiencies and changes needed for compliance.  Prepares and disseminates detailed written review comments on application issue and discusses them with applicants and their representatives.
    • Calculates and collects application fees.
    • Performs various other tasks related to the Division's Regulatory Coordination role.
    Minimum Qualifications:

    Planner

    1.  Bachelor's Degree in planning, architecture, environmental science, geography, or related subjects; and
     
    2.  One year of directly related work experience; or
     
    3.  An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Apply here.

    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel


    Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing 

    Ever wondered what the Peace Corps is REALLY like? Come listen to some volunteers who lived it! Join in the fun and learn about the challenging, rewarding, inspirational, and hilarious moments from a panel of returned Peace Corps Volunteers. To celebrate Peace Corps Week, learn about the benefits, challenges, and rewards of service. Meet with multiple volunteers from different countries of service to have your questions answered and gain tips to guide you through the application. 

    To RSVP for the panel, please click here.

    Email peacecorpsumd@umd.edu with any questions.

    For additional information about this event:
    Contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Entry-Level Immigration Paralegal (New Graduates)

    Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our McLean, VA office. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample.

    Position Summary

    The Paralegal will assist with preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa cases. Our Paralegals perform challenging, substantive legal work, such as:
    • Learning to analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency.
    • Learning procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications.
    • Drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits.
    • Filing documents with government agencies and internally.
    • Maintaining case management system and client contact information.
    • Interfacing with corporate representatives and foreign nationals.
    • Working closely in a team environment.


    Qualifications

    Applicants should have:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent computer/technology skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail.
    • Ability to achieve a high level of productivity.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands.
    • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

    Position requirements include: a Bachelor’s Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

    If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered.

    For more information and to apply, interested graduates should log in to Careers4Terps and search the position’s ID number: 153386

    Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our McLean, VA office. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample. 

    Summer Research Internship with the International Center for Terrorism Studies

    The International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) is an independent, not-for-profit policy research institute associated with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, located in Arlington, Virginia.

    Activities
    ICTS has sponsored, co-sponsored, and participated in over 100 seminars, briefings, and conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Ukraine. In addition, ICTS published 40 books and 18 reports on topics including Combating Foreign Affinity Terrorism in America, Terror on the High Seas (Piracy), New Iranian Leadership Challenge, and the Evolution of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. Finally, ICTS activities were covered extensively by television, radio and press in over 40 countries.

    Call for Students
    ICTS Internship Description: Internship responsibilities include research assistance and administrative support, conference coordination, editorial and publication assistance, and database development.

    Duties
    Duties include monitoring developments and conducting research on terrorism and counterterrorism over the past two decades, peace processes, regional insurgencies and ethnic conflicts, terrorism and law, etc., developing and maintaining a database on terrorism and regional developments; compiling bibliographies and chronologies, and summarizing research materials as directed; collecting and assembling data; copy editing and proofreading; providing a full range of administrative support of the terrorism center.

    Qualifications
    Requirements: Students, with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and with a background or interest in terrorism, ethnic conflict, political violence, international affairs, history, public policy, computer science and law are preferred, though others accepted. Candidates should have relevant research experience, writing and editing experience, excellent organization and communication skills, strong MS Office skills and Internet research skills, and the ability to prioritize a heavy workload. Professional attire is expected. Interns are expected to work at least 4-5 days a week for Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters.

    To learn more about ICTS and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the position’s ID number: 153439

    Applications accepted until March 15, 2017.

    Diversity In Intelligence (DII) Meet & Greet with NSA

    Application Deadline: February 26, 2017

    NSA will be hosting its annual Diversity In Intelligence (DII) event on March 23, 2017 at NSA Headquarters. DII allows students from various local colleges to enter secure NSA spaces and learn about the agency's career opportunities and strong regard for inclusivity. The event provides opportunities to network with recruiters, employee resource group (ERG) chairs, technical experts, and peers.

    Students will gain honest insight into life at NSA - directly from the mouths of student program alumni and employees. Space is limited, so in order to apply to attend follow the instructions below. All majors are encouraged to apply. US citizenship is required to attend.

    Apply BY FEBRUARY 26, 2017 TO RECRUITNSA@NSA.GOV WITH:

    1.) A COPY OF YOUR RESUME
    2.) A SHORT BLURB (250 WORDS OR LESS) EXPLAINING YOUR INTEREST IN NSA

    TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NSA CAREERS, VISIT INTELLIGENCECAREERS.GOV/NSA



    Become a Peer Educator with the University Health Center!

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    The University Health Center has an amazing opportunity for YOU!

    The University Health Center is Recruiting New Peers for Fall 2017-Spring 2018.
    Peer Educators earn credit to educate the campus community about wellness through one of four topic specific lenses (substance use, sexual health, mental health and wellness, or power-based violence). Peers have opportunities to turn their innovative ideas into action. Being a peer educator is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working directly with students, improve your public speaking and program planning skills, and join a group of talented, creative, dedicated students like you who are committed to our mission of wellness for all at UMD!

    Have Peer Educator questions? Email HPandWS@gmail.com
    Applications Close: March 6, 2017

    Looking for other Opportunities?
    CARE to Stop Violence has two additional dynamic Peer Teams also Recruiting New Peers for next year.

    Peer Advocates earn credit to assist members of the UMD community (both in-person and via the crisis cell) that have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and other CARE related issues.

    Outreach Peers earn credit to be the voice of the CARE office and are ultimately responsible for ensuring the entire UMD campus community is aware of CARE and other resources for those that have been impacted by power-based violence.

    Have CARE Program questions? Email uhc-care@umd.edu
    Applications Close: March 6, 2017

    Don’t miss out! APPLY TODAY!!

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Global Fellows' Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Department of State

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    Global Fellows in Washington D.C. Presents
    - U.S. Department of State -
    Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Department of State


    The Federal and Global Fellows Office will be hosting a senior U.S. Department of State official in Marie Mount Hall 2407 on Wednesday, February 22.


    The official will provide an introduction to careers at the Department of State and among others, will go in-depth on the following (among others):

    - Foreign Service Officers and Civil Service positions
    - Career tracks options
    - Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), Personal Narratives (PN), Qualification Evaluation Panel (QEP), and Oral Assessment
    - Job application process and TIPS

    You are encouraged to bring your HARD copy USAJobs resume (preferably, or another resume) along!

    *Lunch will be provided.


    Date: Wednesday, February 22
    Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
    Intended Audience: Current Students, Graduating Seniors, and Recent Graduates

    Agenda: 
    1 - One-on-One session opportunities (9:00am-11:30am)
    2 - Lunch (12:00-12:30pm)
    3 - Presentation on Careers with State Department (12:30pm-1:30pm)
    4 - One-on-One session opportunities (1:30pm-4:00pm)


    Please RSVP here. If you are interested in doing a one-on-one coaching session, limited slots are available. Please list multiple half-hour time slots (from 9:00am-11:30pm or from 1:30pm-4:00pm) when you are available.

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Fulbright Fellowship Program

    ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation!

    Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

    Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

    The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

    FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSIONS: Please specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response
    • Friday, February 17 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    • Friday, February 17 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.eduMonday, February 20 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    • Tuesday, February 21 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    • Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    • Wednesday, February 22 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    • Wednesday, February 22 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    • Thursday, February 23 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
    Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017


    There are two types of Fulbright grants:

    --Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

    --Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in over 70 countries including: Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco; Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa; A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

    Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

    Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

    UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2017 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

    BSOS International Week (February 27-March 3)

    The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) will host BSOS International Week on February 27 to March 3, 2017!  This will be a week of cultural, academic, and informative events all celebrating the international backgrounds and diverse cultures that make our community special.


    The kick-off event for BSOS International Week is Cultural Explosion on Monday, February 27th, an evening of music and dance performances! 

    For the most up-to-date information, and a schedule of events, please visit the BSOS International Week's Facebook page: ter.ps/intweek2017.




    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Legal Assistant, International Trade, Position for Recent Grad

    The International Trade Legal Assistant will work as a member of the practice’s Legal Support team to manage cases and documents, cite-check and file court and agency documents, perform factual and legal research, and maintain documents and databases. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    •    Works with attorneys and other practice Legal Support staff on client-billable projects meeting the Firm's minimum hours expectations, including, but not limited to, organization and management of case documents, both written and electronic; maintaining case calendars; research; cite-checking and/or filing of legal briefs and memoranda; and preparation of forms and applications 
    •    Maintains current knowledge of cite-checking and filing requirements at Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    •    Able to locate and interpret rules and regulations at above-mentioned courts and agencies in order to maintain case filing schedules and calendars
    •    Diligently adheres to administrative protective order (APO) requirements and follows internal protocols for safe handling of documents
    •    At attorneys’ direction, acts as a liaison between attorneys and clients and/or agency and court representatives by means of written and oral communications
    •    Works effectively with a team of attorney and staff personnel to further client goals
    •    Trains Project Assistants and other more junior staff in procedures and practice for document preparation and submission, general practice area support, and related projects
    •    Other duties as may be assigned by attorneys, Practice Coordinator, and/or the Director of Legal & Practice Support
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
    EDUCATION:   Four-year college degree required; major and/or advanced studies in International Relations, International Studies, Economics, or Business preferred.
    SKILLS: 
    •    Proficient in cite-checking on documents submitted to the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of International Trade; exposure to documents submitted to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit preferred
    •    Familiarity with administrative protective order (APO) regulations and filing procedures related to the One-Day Lag Rule
    •    Extensive experience with locating, interpreting, and applying court and/or agency rules
    •    Very strong attention to detail and organizational skills
    •    Demonstration of consistent growth in substantive professional skills and knowledge of International Trade issues and law, OFAC regulations, and relevant current events
    •    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of Firm personnel, clients, and outside vendors, both orally and in writing
    •    Demonstrated competence in performing both legal and factual research and analysis under the supervision of attorneys (e.g., Westlaw research and document retrieval, open-source web searches, factual research at government agencies and courts, investigative fact-gathering)
    •    Proficiency with office productivity applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat); aptitude for learning new software strongly preferred
    •    Ability to digest and prepare concise written summaries of administrative and case-related materials
    •    Ability to draft basic motions and proposed orders at the direction of attorneys
    •    Ability to supervise, train, and delegate to junior personnel
    Apply here.

    Part-time Position for Recent Grad or MPP Candidate with Internews

    Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategic Development and the Senior Program Associate – Program Support, the Government Affairs Junior Support Assistant will provide valuable assistance to Internews’ obtaining first-hand knowledge and experience with Capitol Hill and overseas development projects.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Researching Members of Congress regarding committee affiliations, personal connections and additional information that may be relevant to Internews’ mission.
    • Tracking information in Salesforce.
    • Compiling thank you notes.
    • Researching and reporting on the media environment in specific countries/regions.
    • Attending and reporting on congressional hearings regarding democracy and development issues.
    • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Proven organization skills, with attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize with a shifting workload. 
    • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment.
    • Have interest in international development, media rights, and government affairs.
    • US work authorization required.

    Preferred
    • Good writing and communication skills.
    • Highly organized.
    • Available at least 8 hours a week.
    • Apply here.

    Hoyer for Congress Field/Finance Internship


    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    BSOS International Week Kick-Off Featuring CULTURAL EXPLOSION (Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7 PM

    BSOS International Week Kick-Off Featuring CULTURAL EXPLOSION
    TER.PS/CEXPLOSION17

    Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00-9:30 PM
    Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

    Come join the Global Communities Student Association and the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council for a night of celebration and fun!

    Enjoy performances from a great line-up of international student performance groups.
    Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information about BSOS International Week Events visit the Facebook events.

    https://go.umd.edu/BSOS-InternationalWeek2017