Friday, February 15, 2019

BSOS Advising

First semester students – submit graduation plan by March 1st

As a first semester student in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, you are required to submit a graduation plan by Friday, March 1st, 2019. If your graduation plan is not submitted by March 1st we cannot guarantee your registration block will be lifted prior to your Spring 2019 registration date.

How to Complete your Graduation Plan


Sign up for a workshop that best fits your schedule by visiting BSOS Workshops website at

Complete the Online Graduation Planning Workshop from the convenience and comfort of your own room.

Turn your completed Graduation Plan in to the BSOS Advising Center in 2148 Tydings Hall by Friday, March 1st, 2019.

Please Note: 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.

10th Annual ANTHRO+ Student Conference

The Practicing Anthropology Student Association Presents:
The 10th Annual Student Conference

Moving Forward: Interdisciplinarity and the Future of Anthropology
Saturday, March 9, 2019
University of Maryland, College Park


  • What does anthropology as a field look like in our increasingly interconnected future?
  • How can we conduct work that aims to break down silos both within anthropology and between anthropology and other disciplines?
  • How do we account for past anthropologies while continuing to look toward the future? How do those in other disciplines rectify previous iterations of their fields with ongoing and forward-looking research?
  • What methods can other disciplines provide to anthropological research, and vice versa?
Please join us as we explore these questions and more in the hope of expanding our horizons as researchers, scholars, and collaborators. We invite undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology, social sciences, and related fields to contribute to this multidisciplinary student run conference.
The conference features oral presentations and posters focusing on student research, and collaborative workshops exploring fieldwork, interdisciplinarity, methodologies, and professional development.
Abstracts are due on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Please limit abstracts to 150 words.
Register and submit abstracts for free at
Anthro+ is a conference by graduate students for students in the field of anthropology and related disciplines. Submissions of paper or poster abstracts about original research, ideas and projects are now welcome. Submission is not restricted to students of anthropology -- all students doing relevant work in the social sciences and humanities are welcome to submit!

Paid FOCUS Training Summer Internship

Job Title: Leadership Trainer Intern
Job Type: Internship with FOCUS Training
Work Period: Summer
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Internship Start: May 20th – June 30th, 2019
Job Description + Company Overview: FOCUS Training is looking for highly motivated students to join our Leadership Trainer Intern team. They will travel with experienced trainers to facilitate interactive leadership and college readiness programs for middle and high school students. Interns learn how to effectively lead a team, development and deliver educational workshops, and polish their public speaking skills. As a leadership development company, FOCUS Training has used experiential learning techniques, dynamic trainers, and deep content to deliver an exceptional leadership development experience to students across the country.
● Junior status or higher from a regionally accredited college or university
● 2.8 GPA or higher
● Must be available to travel between end of May through the end of June 2019 (including weekends)
● Demonstrated leadership experience
● Ability to work well in groups and alone
● Mobility: Run short distances, lift 30 lbs, be on your feet for as long as 8 hours
● Previous public speaking or facilitation experience preferred but not required
Job Overview:
● End of May through end of June commitment
● Domestic travel for program facilitation; travel-associated costs to be paid for by FOCUS Training
● Facilitate interactive leadership programs for student groups as small as 5 and as large as 200, 6th - 12th grade
● Interact with clients and students in a professional manner
● Set-up, prep and take down materials for programs
● Work indoors and outdoors
● Develop content and create interactive leadership activities
● Paid internship
● Domestic travel
● Airfare, meals, and lodging provided while traveling for FOCUS programs
● College credit available
Next Steps: Please visit for additional information and to submit your application.
Contact information: Latrell Armstrong Executive Trainer

Alyssa Chang Executive Trainer

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Participate in a Language Learning and tVNS Study (Running now through Spring Break!)

Two studies are recruiting participants! Complete questionnaires and computerized cognitive and foreign-language learning tasks. Some sessions will also involve transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS).
·         Speech Perception3 sessions
o   Also involves electroencephalography (EEG) and pupillometry
o   All sessions are at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center
o   Session 1 is 1.25 hours
o   Sessions 2, 3 are within 2 days of each other and are 3 hours each
o   $145 total ($10/session until last session) 
o   Access the prescreen at
·         Vocabulary/Grammar5 sessions on 5 consecutive days
o   Also involves heart rate monitoring
o   Monday, Friday sessions are at the Patapsco building and are 2 hours each
o   TuesdayWednesdayThursday sessions are at H.J. Patterson Hall and are 1.25 hours each
o   $155 total ($10/session until last session) 
o   Email
o   Access the prescreen at

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Paid Summer Internships with the Nuclear Threat Initiative

NTI internships are especially well suited to undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in the intersection of global affairs, public policy, science, engineering, and national security. While an intern’s primary focus will be on NTI activities and projects, we encourage our interns to attend relevant congressional hearings, briefings at think tanks, or other career enhancing opportunities, and to develop their professional network throughout his/her internship. NTI will assign each intern a mentor to help ensure that the intern receives regular guidance and feedback. NTI also hosts regular, internal “brown bag” sessions and seminars open to the public; interns are encouraged to participate.  
NTI interns play critical roles on our teams, working to advance our mission objectives while learning more about the WMDD community in the process. Responsibilities can include research and analytic support, event logistics support, and administrative tasks necessary for accomplishing team objectives.
NTI welcomes applications from those interested in and with expertise relevant to our core programs:
NTI | bio: NTI’s Biosecurity program seeks to reduce biological risks associated with advances in technology, create new approaches to improve infectious disease surveillance, and identify and fill gaps to measurably strengthen global health security capabilities with a strong focus on biosecurity.
Global Nuclear Policy Program (GNPP): The Global Nuclear Policy Program works with leaders and partners around the world to develop policies, leadership, and the global capacity—human and institutional—to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their spread and use, and ultimately end them as a threat to the world. GNPP also leads NTI’s congressional outreach.
International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategies (FC): FC seeks to develop pragmatic international fuel cycle approaches that reinforce key nonproliferation principles while enabling peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including through verification and monitoring for both civilian nuclear activities and for arms control/disarmament initiatives.
Materials Risk Management (MRM): MRM’s mission is to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism. The MRM program works with governments, industry, international organizations, and experts to minimize these risks by securing, minimizing, and, where possible, eliminating dangerous nuclear and radiological materials, and promoting sustainable materials management practices. The MRM program also seeks to strengthen the global institutional capacity for managing these materials and promotes cooperation to reduce nuclear and radiological threats.
Science and Technical Affairs (STA): STA seeks to capture the opportunities new and emerging technologies afford while working to reduce the impact of their malevolent use. STA works to address the growing and potentially catastrophic cyber threat to nuclear systems and facilities around the world and monitors the risks and potential benefits of big data and artificial intelligence, among other emerging technologies. 


For summer 2019, NTI seeks candidates able to commit to an internship duration of at least eight weeks and can dedicate 30-40 hours per week in our Washington, D.C. office. NTI looks for exceptional interpersonal skills and strong organizational, writing, and communication skills in its interns. Selectees will be expected to join our team on a pre-scheduled orientation day. If you have special scheduling circumstances you would like us to consider (e.g., ROTC tour during the summer), please simply let us know within your application.  NTI is currently inviting applicants from those who have/will have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies at the time of the internship’s commencement. Please go to and submit an application by February 28, 2019 for full consideration for our summer program to begin in June or July.

International Student Support Group

The UMD Counseling Center invites international students to join the "International Student Support Group."   This is a free group meeting where you can meet other students who are new to the United States and the university, learn from each other about adjusting to a new culture, discuss problems, share information, and practice speaking English.  The group meets with two Counseling Center counselors every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting in mid-February.  Students who would like to participate in this group must attend a brief information appointment. Please contact Dr. David Petersen at or Dr. Jinhee Kang at

Application for Smith Minors is Friday, February 15, 2019!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Summer or Fall Communication Internship with Mary's Center

Mary’s Center is a Community Health Center that provides healthcare, family literacy, and social services in Washington D.C. and Maryland to more than 50,000 individuals regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more visit:


Mary’s Center’s Communications Department is seeking an unpaid intern to join our team during either Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. The Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Communications Department, including research, media outreach, video production, photography, graphic design, event and internal planning, social media support, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications and Public Relations. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research on topics related to Mary’s Center services and programs
  • Contribute to the monthly editorial calendar
  • Film and edit footage for in-house videos to post on YouTube
  • Take photographs of Mary’s Center staff, patients and events
  • Assist with story/ blog writing and social media if needed
  • Attend health fairs and other events to raise visibility of the organization if needed
  • Provide promotional support for fundraising events
  • Other tasks as needed
    Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to work with diverse populations.
  • Improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Allocate time effectively
  • Gain experience teaching others

  • Understand the responsibilities of working in PR/Communications
  • Gain experience working with a team
  • Understand how an office functions
  • Gain experience writing and editing in a real-world setting
  • Deepen social media skills
    To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to Liesel Hamilton, Communications Specialist, at by March 15th, 2019 for Summer 2019 and June 15th for Fall 2019. Summer interns will be expected to work 20 hours a week from May – the end of July. Fall Interns will be expected to work 10 hours a week from September – December. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a full-time degree program. Some flexibility is available in terms of work schedule. 

Summer 2019 Research Internships with START

Want to know more about START's Program? 
We will be providing three virtual information sessions via webex about START's Internship Program, available for interested applicants! The dates are scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at 3pm ESTWednesday, March 6 at 2pm EST, and Monday, March 25 at 3pm EST. Please feel free to share this information with your students or colleagues who may be interested in learning more about our program! For more information and to sign up for the webinars, please see our website: 

If you're interested in setting up a separate webinar for your students or classroom, please let me know and we'd be happy to discuss that as well.

Below is a short summary of the opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form

GIS: Data Collection & Cartography
This internship opportunity will provide cartographic assistance for a research project focusing on crime and conflict in West Africa. Interns will code and digitize geographic information that has been collected by field researchers through means of cognitive mapping interviews. Additional tasks may include conducting spatial analysis and/or spatial statistics to identify patterns within the data. The GIS team is seeking up to 3 interns to assist with this effort.

GIS: Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT)
This internship opportunity will contribute to the expansion of START’s TransIT project. Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, manual vector editing, open-source research into global licit and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial formats. The GIS team is seeking up to 5 interns to assist with this effort.

Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Internships

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is the most comprehensive unclassified terrorism database in the world. Currently updated through 2017, the GTD details information on more than 180,000 terrorist attacks that have occurred since 1970. Data from the GTD have been featured by the BBC, CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Economist, The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, and numerous other media outlets. The data are also used by the United States Department of State in its annual publication, Country Reports on Terrorism. GTD interns gain valuable experience working on a time-sensitive data collection effort that is used by those responsible for shaping United States counterterrorism policy. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes:

  • GTD: Incident Location and Geographic Identification
  • GTD: Perpetrator Identification
  • GTD: Target Classification
  • GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
  • GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcomes 

ICONS Project Internship
The International Communication and Negotiation Simulations Project (ICONS) is a unit of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park. ICONS creates web-based computer simulations for policy analysis and forecasting to help public and private sector organizations solve complex problems. Our policy division creates bespoke simulations to support think tanks, cabinet-level agencies, and Department of Defense major commands as they tackle complex national security challenges. Our Education Division places high school and college students from around the globe in challenging online simulation and gaming exercises that allow them to role-play resolving contentious geo-political issues.

International Crisis Behavior Project
The International Crisis Behavior Project (ICB) has for over 40 years collected and analyzed data on all military security crises in the international system. Under the direction of its founders Michael Brecher and Jonathan Wilkenfeld, ICB focuses on crucial themes including crisis trigger, major response, crisis management techniques, third party intervention including mediation, and forms of crisis outcomes. Recently, ICB has collaborated with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) on a long-term project focusing on cross-domain deterrence (CDD) in international crises. That is, the use of deterrence in one domain (for example economic sanctions) to counter an adversary’s behavior in another domain (armed attack). This joint University of Maryland/UCSD effort involves the merging of the CDD and ICB datasets prior to empirical analysis for both the academic and policy communities. Work on this project is funded by the Minerva Research Initiative, administered jointly by the Office of Basic Research and the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Pathways to Violence: Understanding Hate Crime Offenders
This internship will support START researchers in identifying and assessing the individual pathways of hate crime offenders via the new BIAS (Bias Incidents and Actors Study) dataset. BIAS builds on the team’s PIRUS (Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States) dataset, which contains information on the pathways, mechanisms, and consequences of violent and non-violent extremism at the individual level. The BIAS dataset draws on an innovative combination of research in terrorism, criminology, sociology, psychology, and political science, with the goal of identifying the configurations of background characteristics, life-course events, and social relationships that condition and facilitate individuals’ involvement in hate crimes.  

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project Internship
START is excited to be able to offer a limited number of highly selective intern positions to students interested in working on projects for the U.S. State Department using START data (such as the GTD) and other open sources. Students will be tasked with developing materials that create a realistic scenario based on extensive research on history, geopolitical situations, and internal religious or ethnic cleavages in a region in support the Bureau of Counterterrorism training efforts. This internship will be co-supervised by START on-site staff at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the U.S. State Department. The U.S. State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks. 

Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Advanced Research Internship
Designed for highly motivated, high-performing students, Advanced Research Interns participate in high-level substantive research and analysis for a variety of projects within the broader unconventional weapons and technology portfolio. Past Advanced Research Interns were tasked with projects such as designing models of insider threats in the aviation system, conducting imagery analysis of nuclear facilities to determine vulnerabilities, and assessing sophisticated engineering capabilities of terrorist and criminal organizations. This internship provides an opportunity for extremely capable students to engage in research in a manner that is akin to a staff researcher at START and provides greater levels of responsibility and participation in real-world projects than many other internships. More advanced terrorism concepts and analytical skills are explored and developed in a collaborative, team-based environment. Advanced Research Interns may be involved in multiple projects simultaneously and have the opportunity to help transition projects into a variety of mediums and publications, including potential opportunities for co-publications. 

Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Next Generation WMD Threat Detection System
Are you interested in participating in cutting-edge research funded by DARPA, the U.S. Department of Defense agency responsible for developing the Internet, stealth aircraft, GPS, and AI robotics? STAT’s Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT) Division is seeking highly-motivated research interns to assist in helping DARPA develop a holistic platform to detect chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats in urban environments. Interns will utilize an array of research techniques including quantitative methods, adversary modeling, and computer simulations. 

Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Transnational Illicit Trafficking
Students joining this internship will be conducting open source research to profile transnational criminal organizations, as well as more loosely organized criminal networks. Interns will research specific groups, write summaries of their activities, isolate their areas of operation, and identify new or emerging patterns relevant to national security interests. Interns will have to code and geocode the data collected on the various organizations, and may also work to identify or verify through open sources research transportation networks in the regions of interest.

Understanding Extremist Networks
This internship will support START research focused on the processes of radicalization to violent in the United States. The core component of this research portfolio is the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) dataset, the largest dataset of US-based cases of radicalization of its kind, which contains information on the trajectories, mechanisms, and consequences of violent and non-violent extremism at the individual level. PIRUS and its related projects have already generated significant attention among policymakers and scholars, and PIRUS researchers have published several reports and articles based on the data.

Why choose an internship at START?

  • Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
  • Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
  • Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
  • Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
  • Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
  • Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
  • Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
  • Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful professional environment.
  • Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:

  • Have a good academic record.
  • Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
  • Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
  • Agree to attend orientation and training. 
  • Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:

Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, preferred majors and compulsory meeting times. 
How to apply
Priority application deadline Summer 2019: Sunday, March 17, 2019; 11:59pm
Final application deadline Summer 2019: Sunday, March 31, 2019; 11:59pm

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application form visit: