Friday, December 13, 2019

Fulbright Program Assistant Job for December or Recent Grad with AMIDEAST


AMIDEAST is an American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. We also pride ourselves in providing 40+ days of paid leave and a great 401k with 6% matching.

The Program Assistant is a key member of the 20-person department charged with managing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa. The incumbent will work in tandem with the assigned Program Officer to support a student caseload and perform placement activities. The incumbent also will assume responsibilities that pertain to and require the assistance of the Fulbright department as a whole. Therefore, the Program Assistant must be organized, diplomatic and team-focused.  


  • Assist with the university placement and monitoring of Fulbright students from the Middle East & North Africa
  • Coordinate university application submissions and track admission decisions
  • Correspond with Fulbright students, AMIDEAST field staff, U.S. colleges & universities and Department of State representatives and Fulbright Binational Commission staff
  • Accurately maintain student files and database records
  • Coordinate and assist with conducting virtual interviews with Program Officer and nominees during the university placement process
  • Coordinate virtual pre-departure orientation meetings with incoming Fulbright students
  • Arrange and track student incoming and outgoing travel logistics
  • Process and reconcile student payments
  • Anticipate DS-2019 renewals and generate necessary forms
  • Enroll and maintain students’ health insurance coverage and assist students with questions or issues concerning their medical coverage
  • Assist with interviewing prospective Program Assistants
  • Contribute to department’s social media efforts
  • Assist with the supervision and training of Fulbright program intern(s)
  • Represent AMIDEAST and the Fulbright program to visiting university representatives and at conferences or seminars
  • Provide general clerical support to the Fulbright department as a whole

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum one year relevant experience in an office environment
  • Interest in the Middle East & North Africa and/or International Education desired
  • Experience working with students is a plus

Please provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Save the Date - Second Look Fair 2020

Second Look Fair will be on Thursday, February 6. Table registration will open in January. Follow @MarylandSORC on social media for the release of the exact date. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New Scholarship in Practice Course: ENES192

ENES192 is new to UMD for spring 2020, so by enrolling you will help to shape how the course is offered and provide important feedback for how to improve the UMD community through invention! Hope to see you there!  Click this link to register!   

Flex your skills and grow some muscle working on problem identification, teamwork and get hands-on experience.  ENES192 is a studio and workshop class open to non-engineering majors that invites everyone to engage in the process of invention.  If you want a space to dabble with a new idea, tinker with some hardware, or explore your ability to be creative, you'll find this new Gen-Ed scholarship in practice class is just the space for you! No prior experience necessary and all abilities are welcome! This class exists in an ecosystem of creativity, problem discovery, and problem-solving at UMD.  It is a smaller commitment than a multi-part programmatic element and a larger bite than a one-credit design thinking class.  Like a community theater that invites contributions from all with an interest in developing acting skills, this engineering class is an inclusive space for anyone interested in invention, creativity, and making. For your three credit investment, you will learn answers
  • Which style of creativity do I prefer? (How you create is what you create)
  • Why do I usually hate group work and how do I fix a dysfunction in my team? (The double-edged sword of dominant logic diversity)
  • How do you move beyond the 'problem discovery' phase of design thinking and into implementation and experimentation via an invention? (All four steps! Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate)
  • What's the deal with rapid prototyping, anyways?  Are 'atoms' so different from 'bits' when it comes to authentic engagement and evaluation?   (Iterae, Itereat, Iterate)
  • How does someone who knows nothing about my idea help me improve it?  How do I communicate and get useful feedback from just about anyone? (Generative, not reactive, pitch style)
The regular class meeting will be MW form 2-3:50. There will be two required field trips and two required rehearsals (Schedules will be distributed early in the semester) - akin to a performance class.  Due to the one-semester nature of the course, you will have an opportunity to do rapid iteration and 'fail fast.'  Successful students will be those who have an interest in exploration and connection over those who are looking for a one-size-fits-all approach.

Here are some quotes from former students of the Professor, Dr. W. Ethan Eagle:

"I’ve always had an interest in how things work, but I’ve always needed someone to force me to do something before I actually go and do it. That’s nonsense. I wish I could’ve realized that earlier because I feel like I could’ve excelled if I had just started sooner."

"I was very hesitant to trust the methods that Dr. Eagle set forth to learn in the class. I did not trust my peers to put forth the needed effort to teach me the way I believed I was teaching them. I did not trust that my peers cared about this as much as I did.  I believe my biggest accomplishment for this class was the ability to trust my peers more while still maintaining leadership over my learning."

"I would advise [you] to not be afraid to fail. You will learn a lot more if you fall, get up, and keep trying than if you shoot for something minimal from the start. A self-directed project offers the opportunity to learn a significant amount about yourself and your work ethic, too. No one likes to fail or do poorly, and it sometimes crushes people, but when you can push through that, you learn that you can accomplish a lot more than you had previously thought possible."

Reminder: 2020 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides opportunities for University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) undergraduates to spend much of the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research, scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer.

Many Summer Scholars expand their summer research into an independent study or honors thesis project the following autumn semester, and find that their research experience helps distinguish their applications for graduate study, fellowships, internships, employment and other competitive opportunities.

Maryland Summer Scholars (MSS) may conduct their summer research on the College Park campus or elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad as required by the nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel for an extended period of time to off campus locations (not to include regular commuting) may submit a travel supplement request as directed in the online application form. Travel supplements will not exceed $1,000.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply for an MSS award: if you have earned 12 or more UMD course credits (not including AP or IB credits) by the date of the application deadline; if you have a cumulative UMD GPA of 3.40 or higher by the date of the application deadline; and if you expect to receive your undergraduate degree no earlier than December 2020. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2020 awards will be Thursday, February 13, 2020. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible. Contact us at with any questions.

Fulbright Research/Study/English Teaching Grants - Early Access

The Fulbright US Student Grant Program offers thousands of opportunities to do research, study, or teach English around the globe. 

Current juniors and seniors, and recent alumni, and grad students are eligible to apply for Fulbright grants this coming autumn 2020. (US Citizenship is required.)

Click here to get a head start in learning about Fulbright international research, study, and English teaching opportunities, to gain access to our ELMS resource site for Fulbright applicants, and to receive notice about our winter Fulbright info sessions.

You can visit the Fulbright US Student Grant Program website by clicking here.

Position Description:

The Government Affairs Intern position for the Communications Department at the Milken Institute is responsible for supporting the overall mission of the Milken Institute by working with the Government Affairs team to support engagement with government officials and external stakeholders to advance policy solutions through programmatic initiatives, research, and events. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and enthusiasm to support the engagement with government officials and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare communication materials and correspondence for engagement with government officials and external stakeholders to advance policy solutions through programmatic initiatives, research, and events;
  • Support the relationships with government officials and external stakeholders by building and maintaining the Institute’s internal contact databases for these entities;
  • Help create and execute high-profile policy-related events hosted by the Institute, including briefings, policy dinners, roundtables; and
  • Provide logistics support to government officials for Institute-hosted conferences and summits.
  • Undergraduate student with a developed interest in government, public policy or a related field;
  • Previous internship experience in government and/or a public policy organization;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills are requisite;
  • Strong attention to detail and high standards of excellence;
  • Ability to manage multiple demands, projects, and deadlines is critical; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is required, and experience with Salesforce and Cvent is preferred.
Note: We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Please submit a cover letter and resume - all applications materials should be attached as PDF files. Any application that does not include both a cover letter and a resume saved as PDFs will be rejected.
Apply on the Milken Institute website:

Spring Peer Mentor Application - Now Open!

Applications due by January 10th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the services the BSOS Advising Center offers to students. Through their service to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain valuable skills in public speaking/presentation, professionalism, and leadership. Peer Mentors primarily facilitate BSOS Graduation Planning Workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 classes. In preparation for these activities, all new Peer Mentors attend a mandatory class session once a week for their first semester as a Peer Mentor. All applicants are expected to serve for a minimum of two semesters.
Peer Mentors earn one graded academic credit after each successfully completed semester.

Eligibility Criteria:• Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters • For Double Majors, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences • Sophomore or higher standing with intent to return in Fall 2020• At least a 2.5 GPA within major AND cumulative • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

Apply today!

Undergraduate Summer Research Experience at Maryland

Established in 1999, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) is part of the College’s longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

For more information, and to apply for Summer 2020, please visit

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tell-A-Terp is Hiring!

Student Opportunity: Undergraduate Marketing & Design Assistants at The Clarice

Greetings from the College of Arts & Humanities' MarComm team! We're hiring two undergraduate positions.  Both students will be integral to the development and implementation of promotional efforts for NextNOW Fest 2020. Presented at The Clarice, NextNOW Fest is a two-day arts festival where creativity and community converge.
The positions are as follows:
Best consideration is Tue, Dec 17.