Friday, October 19, 2018

Full-Time Program Assistant Position at the Chesapeake Bay Trust


The Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Program Assistant in the Outreach and Education Program Department. This position will assist the Trust with grant review, grant management, and grant tracking.  This person will be a key member of a sixteen-person staff. This is a full-time salary position (40 hours per week) that requires periodic evening and weekend work. The Assistant will report directly to the Director of Outreach & Education Programs.

Established in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is a non-profit, grant-making institution dedicated to promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the natural resources of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region.  In the past decade, the Trust has increased its grant-making four-fold through new partnerships, with current annual grant-making of approximately $10 million.  The Trust currently allocates these grant funds through more than 400 awards per year to entities who apply through open, competitive calls for proposals.

Primary Responsibilities:
The person in this position will spend approximately 80% of his or her time assisting the Outreach and Education team in advancing its mission, and approximately 20% of his or her time supporting the Trust in other avenues of work.  Specific duties include:
-Assist in the management of grants that advance the Trust’s outreach and education goals, including the steps of: proposal review (programmatic and budgetary aspects), status and expense report review, grant revision requests, and final report/close-out.
-Serve as the lead on grantee correspondence for the Outreach and Education team.
-Prepare grant reports for staff and technical review committees.
-Prepare queries of grant data as needed for a variety of purposes, such as funding partner requests, reports to the Board of Trustees, legislature, the Trust’s website, and more.
-Provide support to a subset of not-for-profit organizations in the preparation of grant proposals and in the management of grant awards. 
-Support the Outreach and Education team with grantee outreach.
-Assist the Outreach and Education team with event logistics, including review committee days and external events such as grantee workshops or symposia.
-Assist the Outreach and Education team with special projects, such as grantee newsletters, social media posts, presentations, identification of demonstration photos.
-Serve as lead on producing information about the Trust’s grant-making for certain audiences, such as quarterly grant lists for the legislature.
-Support processing and site visits for the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program.
-Serve as the support staff for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps program.
-Support several administrative functions, such as tracking and recording grant and other payments.
-Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications
-Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (especially Word and Excel) required.
-Ability to tackle multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner required.
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required. The right candidate must be exceptionally thorough and detail-orientated.
-Ability to work both independently and in team settings in an office environment required
-Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
-Experience with at least one database that illustrates ability to learn preferred, but not required.
-Bachelor’s degree in an environment/natural resources field preferred
To learn more and to apply, login to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 179632

Communications & Marketing Spring 2019 Internship at Madison House Autism Foundation

Our mission is to provide more support, more opportunities, and more hope to adults with autism and their families. We accomplish this by partnering with passionate individuals, organizations, and governments to bring about creative, dynamic, and effective solutions that reshape possibilities for adults with autism.

The Communications/Marketing Intern will assist the Madison House Autism Foundation with projects and tasks to promote various fundraising initiatives, public relations activities, and other operational duties that help the organization achieve its goals. 

Looking for: 
 College student or a recent graduate 
 Interest in marketing, public relations, non-profit management, and fundraising 
 Excellent communication skills 
 Experience with Google Drive is a plus 
 Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel 
 Excellent oral and written skills 
 Experience with Wordpress is a plus 
 Experience with social media is a plus 

Interns will gain experience working on projects that directly impact Madison House Autism Foundation’s mission. Additionally, interns will gain new skills through exposure to various development and communications activities. 

Interns will work at least 12 hours per week. 

For more information and to apply, please login to Careers4Terps and search the position's ID number: 179700

Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant - Spring 2019 Internship

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) is UNA-NCA's flagship education program. GCDC aims to educate and introduce those, particularly youth, in the Washington DC area on the United Nations. Program Assistants with GCDC will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of different tasks, including social media promotion, research and development, and preparing conference background guides and materials related to global education and Model United Nations. This position is ideal for those interested in international relations, non-profit management, program development, and education, and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team. This position also allows assistants to access a variety of professional development tools and seminars during their time.

Job Duties
  • Support the Director of Global Education with event and conference logistics, such as the Spring Model UN Conference at the U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization
  • Write, research, and edit background and preparation materials for GCDC Year-Round Curriculum and Conferences 
  • Strategize volunteer recruitment for mentorship and conference opportunities as well as community outreach to new schools and partners 
  • Develop promotional program materials, and posts on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter 
  • Research partnership, grant, and fundraising opportunities to expand the work of GCDC 
  • Assist with maintaining the UNA-NCA website in regards to Global Classrooms DC content 
  • Represent Global Classrooms at UNA-NCA, partner organizations, and other events in the DC area as the relate to global education and international affairs

Required Skills and Experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong planning and time-management skills 
  • Extensive research, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills
  • Experience in an office setting handling day-to-day administrative tasks 
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once 
  • Background or strong interest in international affairs and/or Model United Nations

*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available.

For more information and to apply, please login to Careers4Terps and search the position's ID number: 179692

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Upcoming Event--Arabic Open Doors Oct. 24, 6pm-8pm


Interested in Arab culture?

Please join members of the Arabic Flagship Program at UMD for an event called "Arabic Open Doors" on Wednesday, October 24th from 6pm-8pm in Wing 1 of H.J. Patterson Hall. 

Any students interested in learning more the programs, scholarships, and clubs or about the Arab world are welcome to attend!

Games and prizes (T-shirts!), cooking demonstrations, and calligraphy lessons!

Free food will be available to students who RSVP with this link: Arabic Open Doors RSVP Form. 



The event can be found on Facebook as well.

Spring 2019 Internship with Middle East & North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch

The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is currently seeking student interns for the spring 2019 semester in the Washington D.C. Office. The selected candidate will intern closely with the Middle East and North Africa division associates and researchers. Ideally, the intern will be available part-time for three months, starting in January 2019.
The internship is unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


Responsibilities:
T
he internship will focus on the following:
  • Research: The intern will be given various short-term and long-term desk research assignments using sources in English and Arabic. The research will focus on a range of human rights and humanitarian law abuses across the Middle East and North Africa region. The intern may help HRW staff conduct phone interviews with victims of and witnesses to human rights violations under close staff supervision and guidance. The intern will also contribute to the production and release of reports and press releases.
  • Monitoring and Advocacy: The intern will focus on monitoring and summarizing MENA political and policy developments. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend internal and/or external advocacy strategy meetings. 
 Other assignments and projects will be assigned as the opportunity arises.

Qualifications

This internship is open to students in law, social studies, international relations, political science, or related subjects with strong writing and research skills. Applicants must be enrolled students for the duration of the internship term. Excellent oral and written command of English and Arabic are essential.  Applicants should demonstrate precise attention to detail, conscientiousness about checking one’s own work, a positive attitude, a proactive approach, and good judgment.  Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights and some familiarity with the current situation in the MENA region. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required.


Apply on the HRW job board.

Spring 2019 International Economics and Trade Internship with the Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute is seeking an intern to support the Institute’s work on economic and political factors affecting the performance of the industrial economy of the United States. This is comprised of worker training, tax structures, regulatory issues, and international trade. 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.
Responsibilities include:
  • Gathering data relevant to economic research topics (many involving foreign sources);
  • Putting data into visual formats using charts and graphs;
  • Assembling bibliographies for research topics and providing summaries of relevant findings;
  • Writing summaries of relevant background research for articles, speeches, and reports;
  • Assisting in editing draft articles and reports.

Qualifications

  • Be recent graduates or current students working towards a degree in economics, international finance, international relations, or related fields;
  • Be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines;
  • Be detail-focused, reliable, professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills; 
  • Be proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications;
  • Demonstrate professionalism, attention to detail, and reliability.

Oxfam UMD/SAFER Center Food Drive Now!

Bring your cans and other non-perishable items to the OxfamUMD food drive! OxfamUMD is partnering with the SAFE Center to run a food drive to support victims of human trafficking in our community. Make sure to tell your friends! Items will be collected from October 15th until the 26th in SORC.










Apply to Serve as the BSOS Winter Commencement Student Speaker - Applications Due October 26!

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 
Commencement Ceremony 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 
3:30p.m. 

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests. For more information, please visit

Eligibility
Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
A GPA of 3.50 or better
Graduated in Summer or Fall 2018 You will be required to answer the questions below along with the submission of a resume/CV and 2 references:


1. What is your BSOS and Maryland journey?
2. What would be 1) memorable UMCP experiences, 2) experiences unique to BSOS 3) other reflections, and 4) goals/hope for the future that you would want to share with the audience?
3. Why do you feel like you should be selected to represent your graduating class?

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 26th. For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website.

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? If so, please attend BCDI's Info Session!



For 48 years, with 20 plus Affiliates throughout the United States, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families. In 2012, the Black Child Development Institute - DC Metro Affiliate was established; our mission is to advance and improve the quality of life for Black children and their families through education and advocacy. The work of BCDI-DC could not be possible without the support of student volunteers and interns who play a very important role in supporting the efforts to advance our mission.

Please find below the flyer with details about the volunteer and intern info session, and please register through this Eventbrite link if you would be attending given space is limited. Chick-Fil-A catering will be served. 










Economic Research Position at Brookings for December or May Grad!

Join the top-ranked think tank for domestic economic policy! We invite you to apply for a position in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Policy program (ES), where research assistants support experts as they focus on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity. ES Scholars provide insights to achieving and maintaining a strong labor market, designing sound fiscal policy, investing in human capital and infrastructure, improving the regulatory system, developing practical solutions to health policy, addressing concerns about pensions and retirement savings, and advancing opportunity and social mobility.

ES is committed to investing in the next generation of economic policy experts; each year ES employs approximately fifteen research assistants for one or two year appointments. We aim to recruit top talent with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to work on emerging and critical policy issues and offer innovative policy recommendations to improve the nation’s economic future.

Research assistant positions in Economic Studies are entry-level and involve data analysis, verification of statistical and other material in manuscripts, statistical calculations, literature searches, and drafting written materials. The below allocation of duties describes the average division between tasks; the actual work will vary depending on the particular project needs of the scholars or centers to whom the RA is assigned. This position offers no opportunity for independent research during the first year. This position is best suited for those who have received an undergraduate degree in Economics, Mathematics, or other social sciences with a minor in Economics. Preferred start date is between June 1 and August 1. These are two-year termed positions that are funded through August 2021. The starting annual salary will be mid 40’s.

Responsibilities

Quantitative Analysis, Programming, and Statistical Assistance (50%)
  • Works jointly with senior scholars, prepares and revises programming code, simulation macros, database files and regression estimates.
  • Analyze data, using statistical packages and spreadsheets
  • Prepares tables and graphs output from model simulations.
  • Updates and checks existing databanks; assembles, consolidates, and checks data from new sources.

Research Assistance (40%)
  • In collaboration with senior research staff, drafts material summarizing research results on specific topics as assigned, for incorporation into working papers and project publications
  • Provides analytical reviews and summaries of existing literature pertinent to the projects.
  • Locates and collects relevant documents and data from sources such as electronic databases, libraries, and government publications.
  • Compiles, reads, abstracts, and organizes written material into bibliographic form and summaries.
  • Maintains electronic bibliography files.
  • Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Project Support, Communications and Outreach (10%)
  • Update web pages in support of the scholar’s area of interest.
  • Write and edit summaries to be posted on pages relating to scholar's work.
  • Gather related bibliographic, link and current event information in support of pages to be created for a scholar's topic area.
  • Work with ES communications team to prepare, lay out, and post scholar’s work for publication on the web site.
  • Coordinate with ES communications team on scholar’s publication schedule.
  • Assist designated scholar(s) with event preparation and logistics as needed.
Duties and responsibilities vary depending on designated scholars

Qualifications

Education/Skills/ Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics required. One-year job experience in economics, policy research, and/or computer modeling preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision required.

Strong computer skills and experience required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Independent research experience preferred. Experience with software such as STATA, SAS, or other econometric packages required.

Application Procedure:

Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2019. No applications will be accepted after this date and incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We will make selections by mid-March.

A complete application will include ALL of following items:
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • A copy of your latest undergraduate transcript (and a graduate transcript if applicable),
    • If you are submitting an international transcript, please be sure to include a Grade Key.
    • Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or past employers/supervisors

Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be uploaded separately but the same deadline applies.
If preferred, confidential letters of recommendation and/ or official transcripts may be sent directly to Jennifer Ambrosino at jambrosino@brookings.edu. Please contact her with any specific questions you may have.

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