Thursday, January 14, 2021

Jumpstart Your Job Search Workshop

Jumpstart Your Job Search

January 26 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM | Register


Are you a recent alumni? Are you senior job searching? Are you needing direction on what to do? If so, this workshop is for YOU! In this session, come learn the basics about:

1. Key items for an effective resume
2.  Elements necessary for a successful job search strategy
3. Netiquette, the proper behavior to find a job in an online or virtual environment.

View more events for BSOS majors: fellercenter.umd.edu/careerevents

Join us for the Spring 2021 Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program!

 
Do you want to connect with your peers? Learn about social issues? Do direct service? If so, the Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program is for you! Any student, undergraduate or graduate, who wants to explore community development, civic engagement, local issues, leadership, and service should consider joining. 
Program Details:
  • The Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program looks to build a world in which UMD students are empowered learners in community together, taking action toward just causes.
  • Through deliberative and reflective dialogues addressing global social issues, student participants will exchange and evaluate different ideas and approaches that challenge specific social, political and economic structures of our global community. 
  • Direct service with a local community partner will demonstrate how students can turn their knowledge into action in safe, responsible, and sustainable ways.
  • Interested students must be willing to commit 1.5 hours/week for 8 weeks between February 15th, 2021 - April 9th, 2021. 
  • The experience is free!
Visit alternativebreaks.umd.edu to sign up, the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31st, 2021. For more information or questions, visit our website or contact us at alternativebreaks@umd.edu
Spring 2021 AB Application

Virtual English Tutoring (and More) Volunteer Program Serving Diverse Residents of Greenbelt

 

Tutoring Program Needs Volunteers!


Established in 1974, by the City of Greenbelt, Greenbelt CARES is a community based, family oriented counseling program dedicated to promoting responsible behavior and appropriate family management skills. Volunteers have the opportunity to directly help our community with Greenbelt CARES! The Vocational / Educational Counselor offers GED preparatory classes, an individual and group tutoring program to assist students in school to help people with the world of work and help citizens with odd jobs around the community. There is also an Adult ESOL program to help those with low English proficiency. Participants come from a variety of countries including: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cameroon, Iraq, Iran and Taiwan. Students meet one-on-one with people to tutor English and reach any other goals they have set for themselves. Curricula and education plans are established by the full time staff who will be there to supervise and help out. 
This program will be conducted virtually this semester. Contact Judye Hering at jhering@greenbeltmd.gov to get involved!
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Hacking the Student Debt Crisis--Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Webinar January 26th

 

JOIN US!

 

Diálogos Webinar Series: Hacking the Student Debt Crisis

Student debt reached over $1.6 trillion in 2020, and this crisis weighs heaviest on communities of color. As costs of tuition and borrowing continue to increase, the negative implications on Latino/a/xs’ financial futures - particularly in light of the current global pandemic - will be significant and long lasting.

Join us on Tuesday, January 26, to hear the latest on how Congress and the new Administration are approaching student debt and potential ways to reduce the burden on Latino/a/x borrowers.
REGISTER

SPEAKERS

Cheye-Ann Corona
Senior Policy and Gov't Affairs Associate
Center for Responsible Lending
CHCI Alum (2014-2015)
Tanya Menendez
Co-Founder & CEO
Snowball Wealth
Marissa Muñoz
Northeastern Regional Director
Young Invincibles

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Paid Summer Research Internship: Energy Transition Policy with Resources for the Future

Do you want to begin a career in academic or policy research? Are you interested in contributing to impactful, balanced research that is aimed at improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions? A summer research internship with Resources for the Future (RFF) might be right for you. The RFF summer internship program provides an opportunity for students to prepare for careers that engage in academic and policy-relevant research. Interns are essential members of the Resources for the Future (RFF) Research and Policy Engagement team. They are responsible for providing technical support that, under the direction of RFF Fellows, allows for the production of compelling and impactful research that aligns with RFF’s mission of improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

Our research internships are a 10-week program paid at $15 an hour for up to 35 hours a week. They will be conducted virtually unless otherwise noted. Internships will run from June 7, 2021 to August 13, 2021. Start or end dates can be changed with an approved exception.

Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. We work with leading national and global partners—from technologists at NASA to climate scientists at our new European institute—to apply an economic lens to climate change and other global environmental and resource challenges of the 21st century. 

We are seeking an intern to support an ongoing project on Energy Transition Policy

The intern working on this project will contribute to RFF’s research on current and proposed transition policies that include, but are not limited to, decarbonization assistance programs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, other policies that provide a foundation for transition initiatives (even if they are not explicitly linked to policy-induced energy transitions), and the public finance effects of an energy transition.

Qualifications/Experience
  • Education: Priority is given to candidates enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program that is relevant to RFF’s research and mission. Highly motivated candidates in the social and natural sciences with training in economics and quantitative methods, or with a keen interest in public policy, are encouraged to apply.
  • Desirable Skills
    • Experience in literature review
    • Strong interest in transition policy issues
    • Strong information and data gathering skills
    • Strong writing and communication skills

To Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically. Please complete the application and provide a resume/cover letter, beginning the name of each file with your last name. Please include:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in and how your qualifications match to the specific project
  • Resume summarizing your experiences and qualifications for the position
  • Copy of your post-secondary academic transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage)
  • The name, address, phone number and email information for three references
  • Apply on the RFF website.  For best consideration, apply by January 31.

Paid Global Market Development Internship with the Milken Institute Starting Soon

 

Position description

The Milken Institute is a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. We do this through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented convenings, and meaningful policy proposals. 

 

The Institute’s Global Market Development (GMD) practice helps build and strengthen financial markets in emerging markets and developing economies. The practice does so in several ways, including (i) by facilitating an informed and coordinated policymaking process across government institutions, private-sector stakeholders, and civil society; (ii) by providing training to a generation of leaders in central banks, finance ministries, securities regulators, and other agencies charged with supervising and/or developing financial markets; and (iii) working with international development partners to pursue innovative approaches to financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

 

About the Internship

The intern will join the GMD team in Q1 2021 and will continue working with the team through the summer. This is a paid, temporary, non-exempt position. The intern will assist senior staff on a number of projects, ranging from researching financial markets in developing countries, to conducting literature reviews and maintaining datasets, to supporting the IFC-Milken Institute Capital Markets Program, a training program on capital markets for policymakers from developing and emerging market countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research and preparing background materials on financial markets in developing and emerging-market countries 
  • Analyzing reports from international financial institutions to investigate a country’s financial health and strategic priorities
  • Managing lists of stakeholders and planning for convenings with policymakers and financial experts as well as panels at Milken Institute summits and conferences
  • Contributing to research, database management, and knowledge products related to economic recovery in African countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including for our site covid19africawatch.org
  • Supporting the development of our training program and staffing our educational events for IFC-Milken Institute Fellows
  • Supporting the design and execution of the Milken Institute’s innovation prize platform
  • Assisting with additional GMD work as needed

Reporting Relationships/Scope 

The intern will be a part of the GMD team and will report to senior staff. The intern will work closely with GMD staff as well as the wider Milken Institute team in Washington, DC, and around the world.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

 

  • Professionalism: The intern will be expected to represent the Milken Institute to external parties, including to senior policymakers and/or business executives, with a high level of professional courtesy and tact. The ability to write a good business email is essential, as is the ability to hold a meaningful conversation on the phone. We are also looking for someone who is comfortable working in multicultural environments and with international organizations. Attention to detail is paramount, and we begin evaluating this characteristic as soon as we open the application materials we ask for below. 
  • Drive: The ideal intern will be ambitious and eager to take on new responsibilities and new challenges. We are looking for someone who works hard to advance projects, even with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of capital markets and economic development: The intern will be expected to be financially literate and able to knowledgeably discuss themes related to financial markets as well as wider issues of economic development. Knowledge of the banking sector, financial inclusion issues, FinTech, money markets, derivatives, financial regulation, and the debates about foreign aid and assistance would also be useful. 
  • Native or near-native level of English: It is essential the intern is able to speak and write in English with ease. Professional writing and editing experience would be useful. Please do not apply unless you are a highly confident English speaker.
  • Statistical training and/or the ability to code: These qualities are less important than the characteristics above, but could certainly set an applicant apart from others applying for this post. If you know how to use statistical software or know coding languages, it is recommended that you highlight these abilities in your cover letter. 

 

Note: Temporarily, due to COVID-19 this position is currently working remotely and any applicant should plan to return to the office in the future.

For best consideration, apply by January 31 on the Milken website.

The Terp DREAM Scholarship Fund

Are you a first-gen College student? Do you NOT qualify for federal student financial aid? The Terp DREAM Scholarship Fund is now open. Apply now at go.umd.edu/terpdream by 3/24 for Fall 2021 scholarships.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student, who will be continuing their studies in 2021-2022. 
  • Exhibit demonstrated path in completing undergraduate degree. 
  • Exhibit financial need, as evidenced by submission of Personal Statement of Financial Need.
  • Does not qualify for FAFSA
  • Does not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Must be a first-generation college student
Click here to complete the application by 5 PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

The Robert R. Satterfield LGBTQ+ Opportunities Endowed Scholarship

Are you LGBTQ+ Advocate? The Robert R. Satterfield LGBTQ+ Opportunities Endowed Scholarship is now accepting applications from BSOS undergraduate and graduate students who advocate and/oror study LGBTQ+ causes. Apply now at go.umd.edu/satterfieldlgbtq.

The Jay G. Cohen Memorial Student Opportunities Endowment

Are you planning to apply to law school and need support for law school applications or LSAT prep? The Jay G. Cohen Memorial Student Opportunities Endowment Fund is open to BSOS students prepping for law school. Scholarships up to $1,250 will be awarded. Apply now at go.umd.edu/cohen2021.

Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing

Are you skilled in creative writing?📝 The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship, open to all UMD undergraduate students, is accepting fiction pieces of 5,000 words or less to be considered for scholarships of up to $600.