Thursday, July 13, 2023

Scholarship to Study Critical languages, Dept. of State


Want to study one of these critical languages - abroad - during summer 2024 – all expenses paid?


To learn more about the US State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) summer intensive language programs click here to complete a brief questionnaire, or write to us at 

You'll receive access to our ELMS resource site for CLS applicants, which includes a narrated presentation, sample essays, and outlines to guide you through the essay drafting process. 

Deadline: Late November 2023 for Summer 2024 programs.

Eligibility: You must be a US Citizen, and an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, to apply.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Paid Fellowship with Maryland Forestry Foundation, Application due July 15

The Maryland Forestry Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the 2023-2024 Mel Fellowship program.  We are again offering 4 positions - 2 in Urban & Community Forestry and 2 in Natural Resources Careers.

Funded annually by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources through the Mel Noland Woodland Incentive Fund, the Fellowships will begin this year on October 1, 2023 and end on July 31, 2024 with remuneration of $10,000 for each Fellow.

Applications are due by July 15.  An announcement package with detailed instructions on how to apply is attached.  The online application can be found at:  

Paid Internships, Wolf Trap, Apply by July 15


Gain Arts Administration Experience with a Paid Fall Internship at Wolf Trap!
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and will not be considered after JULY 15.
Paid part-time positions ($12/hour; 21 hours per week)
Hybrid and remote positions (must be located in VA, DC, or MD)
Duration is 12 weeks with flexible start and end dates
Gain practical professional experience with portfolio-building, meaningful projects
Receive additional professional development opportunities

Fall internship positions are offered in the following areas (all internship positions are linked):

For more information and to apply visit

1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182 | 703.255.1900

Enhance Your Brand, Resume & LinkedIn Critique for BSOS Majors

Are you ready to make the most of your resume and LinkedIn profile? 

Submit your resume and/or LinkedIn URL electronically for a review by the UMD Feller Center in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences. 

The Career Planning staff will review your materials and send you an email with top tips to enhance your candidacy. Closes: August 11th, 2023.

Questions? Contact 

 *Open to current BSOS undergraduate students only. 


Sunday, July 9, 2023

Fall 2023 Internship with State Department, Application due July 31

 Amplify International Exchange Alumni Community Service Projects to Advance U.S. Foreign Policy  

(Virtual Fall Internship)- U.S. Department of State; Apply by July 31

Apply here:


Do you know what Shaquille O'Neil, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, and Sasha Velour have in common? They are all ExchangeAlumni! Join the Office of Alumni Affairs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the opportunity to learn and enhance key Public Affairs skills relating to press and content creation. Your work will amplify success stories from around the world that showcase the work of Exchange Alumni (alumni of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs). Specifically, you will amplify the impact of alumni-led community service projects.

What you'll do

The Office of Alumni Affairs supports U.S. embassies around the world with their engagement of Exchange Alumni. As an intern for the Office of Alumni Affairs, you will be trained to execute key aspects of Public Affairs work, which include writing feature stories for publication, journalistic interviewing, and presenting impact stories of Exchange Alumni from all regions of the world. Your work will raise the visibility of Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) recipients, while emphasizing the crucial role alumni play in advancing U.S. diplomacy abroad. You will interview project team members and U.S. Embassy staff from around the world to produce journalistic-style articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of AEIF from different perspectives, to be published across State Department media. You will liaise with the outreach team to craft thematic impact stories that will be published on the ExchangeAlumni website, and social media platforms. You will present the highlights you collect at weekly staff meetings, monthly Regional Bureau meetings, and to key Bureau stakeholders. You should have a proactive, remote, independent working style, must have a background in international relations and/or communications. As part of this internship, you will meet weekly with your mentors and communicate directly with Exchange Alumni through email, Slack and WhatsApp. You will complete this internship with multiple Public Affairs skill sets, including journalistic writing, interviewing, content creation, and presentation. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with public diplomacy practitioners within the U.S. Department of State, domestic and abroad.

Required Skills

* Writing

* Storytelling

* Communication

* Social media

* International Affairs

What you'll learn

You will gain experience in the field of public diplomacy and cultural affairs. You will work with Regional Alumni Coordinators who support portfolios representing all parts of the globe and meet weekly with your mentors. You will interact with our Outreach team, exchange program alumni, and U.S. Embassy personnel in different countries and will have the opportunity to connect with Alumni Affairs Office leadership, colleagues, and other interns. The impact stories that you will write will be featured on the International ExchangeAlumni website (link).

Who we are

You will be joining a diverse, dynamic and passionate team of contractors, Civil Service, and Foreign Service Officers that possesses a wealth of public diplomacy and international exchange experience. Come and see first-hand how exchange programs can change peoples' lives and how sustained engagement of ExchangeAlumni amplifies the impact of ECA's programs.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Research Internship with Migration Policy Institute | Stipend Available | July 1 Application


MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world. Research Interns work within one of MPI's four program areas:

U.S. Immigration (link): Tracking and analysis of policies relating to asylum and refugee pathways, border management, immigration enforcement, legal immigration (temporary and permanent), legal status for unauthorized immigrants, and employment outcomes of highly educated immigrants; analysis of immigration, demographic, and economic trends; development of proposals for policy reform.

International Migration: Comparative analysis of immigration and integration policies in the areas of refugee resettlement and asylum, immigrant integration policies (including labor market integration and social cohesion), labor migration, borders and mobility, migration and development, and returns and reintegration.

U.S. Immigrant Integration: Issues related to early childhood education and care; Dual Language Learners and English Learners; K-12 immigrant education; adult education, training, and workforce development; state and local immigration/integration policy and services; and language access policy. (Full-time internship preferred.)

Latin America and Caribbean Initiative: Assessing policy responses to mixed migration flows, with a focus on Northern Central American, Venezuelan, Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan flows; evaluating migration management systems in key host countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia; reviewing legal migration pathways (e.g., labor and protection) within and outside of Latin America; tracking regional and international development policies; and identifying integration challenges and opportunities in education, health care, labor markets, and community building. Written proficiency and oral fluency in Spanish are required.  

Within each of these substantive areas, research intern duties include:

  • Contributing to overall MPI research efforts, including through independent quantitative and/or qualitative research and policy analysis
  • Writing paper drafts and preparing literature summaries
  • Updating online tools on the MPI Data Hub
  • Providing administrative support to MPI on migration-related events
  • Attending and summarizing congressional hearings and other relevant public and private events for MPI staff
  • Assisting with partial coverage of the reception desk and other light administrative tasks.


MPI offers communications and events internships, providing essential dissemination and other support across the Institute and with the ability to experience the breadth of its work across research areas.

The Communications Intern works with MPI’s Communications team on marketing, media tracking, social media, and similar duties, and at times with the Migration Information Source, MPI’s award-winning online journal. Strong editorial, social media, and multimedia skills are required for this full-time internship. Duties may include:

  • Crafting digital campaigns and visuals
  • Tracking media mentions and identifying news outlets for targeted outreach
  • Assisting in the dissemination of MPI publications
  • Editing multimedia audio and video
  • Researching potential authors and topics.

The Events Intern, also working within the Communications team, assists in planning and supporting MPI's private and public events and meetings. The ability to work in person in Washington, DC is preferred, and this internship is typically part-time though full-time applications will also be considered.


The Executive Office Intern works with the President and Strategic Advisor to the President on internal strategic planning, institution building, relations with MPI’s board of directors and advisory board, and also helps with administration of MPI’s internship program. Executive office interns learn about the inner workings of leadership of a nonprofit think tank, contribute to making MPI an even better place to work, and assist with research tasks for the President’s presentations, briefings, media appearances, and other projects. Applicants with administrative experience, an interest in organizational management, and part-time availability are preferred.

RECENT GRADS: On-campus job with the ECON department

Administrative Assistant II, UMD
APPLY- closes July 3, 2023

The Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking to fill the position of an Administrative Assistant II. This position provides complex administrative support and excellent customer service in ECON’s main administrative office. Duties and responsibilities summarized below:

Serves as the first point of contact for both internal and external constituents entering the main office and is responsible for all daily opening and closing procedures.

Processes and tracks to completion business requests, including foundation reimbursements, disbursement vouchers, internal service requests and small procurement requests.

Assists in the organization and processing of department travel services for faculty, staff and guests.

Coordinates the departmental seminar series including using Concur for travel requests and reimbursement, updating the Department’s website, and distributing seminar announcements.

Manages and tracks departmental copy job requests and serves as the departmental liaison to the copy center as needed.

Receives and screens telephone calls and visitors and independently handles procedural and substantive matters and inquiries.

Collects and processes textbook orders and tutoring resources.

Distributes campus mail to departmental recipients.

Manages and monitors several of the Department’s communal spaces, including the break room/kitchenette, mail/copy room and conference rooms.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) recruiting AAP Tutors/SI Leaders for Fall 2023!

Are you interested in providing peer tutoring/supplemental instruction to your classmates at UMD? The Academic Achievement Program (AAP) is recruiting for AAP Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders (SI) for Fall 2023!

AAP tutors and SI Leaders gain exposure to teaching and facilitation fundamentals while providing peer-led small-group tutoring in a collaborative learning environment for first-generation college students and students in the campus’ most challenging courses.

ANSC 227
BSCI 151* (SI)
BSCI 135 (SI)
CLAS 170
GVPT 170
MUSC 215
PHIL 140 (SI)
SOCY 105
THET 110

*Formerly BSCI150/BSCI189I

This is a paid position starting at $15.00 with a time commitment of 4-5 hours/week per course. Applicants must have a minimum grade of B in the course for which they are applying and a cumulative GPA not less than 2.75

To Apply, please visit or email your resume and transcript to

Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in the University of Maryland Cumulative GPA not less than 2.75 Applicants must have a minimum grade of B in the course for which they are applying for Must be familiar with using technology software such as Zoom.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Paid Archeology Internship - Summer, Fall, Spring Opportunities


Position Description and Application:

Salary Range: $18-20 hourly 

Dudek is a leading environmental, planning, and engineering firm that helps public and private clients achieve compliance, practicality, and innovation through our project work. 

About The Job

Dudek is seeking a college-level technical student intern interested in California archaeology/paleontology for Summer 2023. This position will be based in our Encinitas and San Diego offices. Part-time position totaling 8-20 hours per week; depending on schedules and availability.

Learn more about the projects ( you will have the opportunity to shape.

Who You Are

To thrive at Dudek, you should be comfortable with freedom and accountability. We value collaborative, resourceful, and independent thinkers. We look for curious, solution-focused people who are able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry. There is no single way to solve a problem, so we support your creative approaches to solve problems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist teams in using basic archaeological/paleontological field and laboratory skills for various survey, excavation, and laboratory work.

  • Other duties as needed or required.

    Minimum Requirements

  • 2 years college course work in archaeology, anthropology, geology, or related field

  • Knowledge and understanding of the regional cultural histories in California

  • Working knowledge of prehistoric and/or historical archaeology

  • Ability to identify local cultural materials in the field and laboratory

  • Ability to take comprehensive notes

  • Read topographic maps and project maps

  • Willing to travel, with a Valid CA Driver's license in good standing and reliable transportation

  • Ability to work in extreme climatic conditions. Cold or hot weather.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under direct supervision

  • Able to work cooperatively with crew members and supervisors, and clients.

    Proposed Salary Range: $18-20 hourly*

    *Final agreed upon compensation will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to an individual's related experience, education, certifications, skills, and work location.

    Due to the federal government's recent Executive Order for federal contractors, Dudek has adopted a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions/accommodations based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations. In addition, a number of Dudek's clients have similarly issued requirements that any personnel working on their projects must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Client Advocacy Internship with Safe Shores - Fall 2023

 Fall Internship- Client Advocacy Intern, Safe Shores

Apply Here

Safe Shores – The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center is an organization striving for excellence as a service provider and as a workplace. Safe Shores values respect, honesty, trustworthiness, professionalism, growth and learning, taking care to give care, innovation, teamwork and collaboration. The Client Advocacy Intern is a respected and resourceful individual who can work well as a member of our team and is passionate about developing and implementing innovative, effective solutions to help children and families heal. 

Working in a child-friendly facility, housing several public and private agencies, the Client Advocacy Intern is responsible for supporting clients and staff within the Client Advocacy Services program. Primary responsibilities include providing supervision and support to children and families at the center, supporting advocacy efforts through research and service delivery, assisting with maintaining program materials and supplies, maintaining a forensically-sound, trauma-informed, and client-ready waiting area, and other duties as assigned. Client Advocates and interns are often the first points of contact for victims of child abuse and their caregivers. The focus of victim support and advocacy is to help reduce trauma for the child and family members and to improve case outcomes. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.

The duration of the internship would be a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three semesters (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 maximally). This internship is ideal for students who need internship hours to complete requirements towards their degree program in the human services arena. 


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: 

Safe Shores expects all employees, volunteers, and interns to respect and be sensitive to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and the cultural differences of applicants, other employees, and those we serve. We demonstrate this respect and sensitivity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability (actual or perceived), source of income, place of residence or business, military service, and any other basis protected by federal or District of Columbia law.

Safe Shores will take appropriate action, including termination, for employees, volunteers and interns whose words or actions do not uphold our standard of respect and sensitivity to cultural differences.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

· Welcome families to Safe Shores, bringing them upstairs and getting them settled into the playroom. Sit with children in the playroom as needed.

• Ensure client waiting spaces and playroom are tidied between appointments by making sure games and toys are orderly and in good condition.

• Provide support to child and family during the forensic interview process; engage children in developmentally tailored, forensically sound, and trauma-informed activities

• Critique their own interactions with the children (and caregivers when applicable) and produce write-ups reflecting their observations and conclusions.

• Provide children and families with snacks and drinks.

• Prepare clothing bags for children as assigned. 

• Administer Outcome Measurement System (OMS) surveys to caregivers after intakes with Client Advocates.

• Provide support and supervision during client groups as needed.

• Research local programs and other resources to develop materials and information that will meet the needs of current and future clients.

• Make phone calls to outside agencies on behalf of Safe Shores’ Client Advocacy Services Program.

• Provide accurate responses to children and families’ questions as they arise, and/or consult as needed to seek accurate information.

• Collaborate with Client Advocacy Services staff and supervisors and communicate pro-actively. 

• Observe at least 3 forensic interviews and explore the developmental dynamics of forensic interviewing with a Forensic Interviewer.

• Observe the Multi-Disciplinary Team (Metropolitan Police Department, Child and Family Services Agency, United States Attorney’s Office, Office of the Attorney General, Children’s National Medical Center and The DC Children’s Advocacy Center) as they observe forensic interviews, noting dynamics of the team.

• Assist Client Advocacy Services staff in inventorying, stocking, and maintaining all program supplies and materials.

• Participate in regular individual supervision, team meetings, trainings, and other meetings as required. 

• Assist with data entry as assigned. 

• Assist in the implementation of Safe Shores’ seasonal drives as needed.

• Support the development and sustainment of Safe Shores’ Caregiver Support Group.

• Other duties as assigned. 


Essential Qualifications: 

• Must be at least 18 years of age.

• Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s level degree-seeking educational program related to children services, family sciences, human services, advocacy, psychology, mental health, clinical services, or related degree program. 

• At least one year of experience working, volunteering, or interning in a professional setting. 

• Availability to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week.

• Demonstrates capacity to provide trauma-informed, client-centered, and culturally responsive services.

• Demonstrates strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills through ability to handle complaints, mediate disputes, resolve grievances and conflicts, and negotiate with others. 

• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to maximize results and ensure deadlines are met. 

• Ability to be a self-starter and work independently. 

• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with a wide range of professionals including law enforcement, social services, medical and mental health providers. 

• Ability and willingness to establish and maintain positive working relationships. 

• Ability to be flexible and adjust to a quickly changing schedule and handle distractions and interruptions. 

• Knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity and ability to exhibit sensitivity in dealing with people of varied backgrounds, beliefs and abilities. 

• Excellent communication skills, positive attitude and professional demeanor and attitude. 

• Knowledge of local community resources and programs.

• Energy and enthusiasm for helping and working directly with children; commitment to children’s advocacy center mission/model. 

• High level of comfort with technology and proficiency with MS Office applications and the internet; excellent writing skills. 

• Ability to successfully pass Child Protection Registry clearance and criminal background check. 

Preferred Qualifications 

• Experience working with children and families.

• Formal training and/or certification as victim advocate or crisis counselor. 

• Oral and written Spanish language skills preferred.