Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Internship Opportunity for Senator Amy Klobuchar's Office

To Whom It May Concern:

The Washington office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2017 spring session. An internship with the Senator’s office is a terrific chance for students to gain first-hand experience with both the legislative process and constituent services in the United States Senate.

Washington interns assist the office in a variety of legislative and administrative capacities. Interns support legislative staff by conducting policy research, attending briefings, and preparing for hearings. They are also asked to give tours of the U.S. Capitol to constituents and assist with constituent correspondence by letter, email, and phone. During your time in the office, you will learn your way around Capitol Hill and become familiar with the daily operations of a Senate office.

The spring internship runs from January to May and is available both part time and full time. If you will be attending classes while you are here we ask that you note that on your internship application, as well as what days and times you are available to work. We are happy to coordinate with educational institutions and students to develop internships for academic credit.

Materials required for consideration:

If you would like to be considered for the Washington program, please send your application materials to:Jennifer_Treutel@klobuchar.senate.gov

The deadline for application materials is November 9, 2016. Students and recent college graduates with ties to Minnesota are strongly encouraged to apply, but all applicants are welcome.

Beyond the Classroom Living-Learning Program Opportunity

Do you want to make an impact for a better world?

Beyond the Classroom students volunteerAre you interested in acting on social issues important to you?

Do you want to gain practical skills through service projects
and internships?

Will you have 45 credits by the end of this semester?

If you answered yes, join Beyond the Classroom.

Beyond the Classroom is a living learning program that exposes you to the world's leading problems and engages you through service, activism, and research to address these challenges
Learn more at: btc.umd.edu
Application Deadline: November 11
Beyond the Classroom at the University of Maryland
E-mail: btcinfo@umd.edu  Tel.: 301-314-6621

Last Chance to Apply for CAPC Internships!

The final deadline to apply for one of CAPC's internship programs is October 30th! Access the application here.

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship offers several internship programs that give students the opportunity to gain both GVPT and elective credit for their internship experiences. 
  • The Capital Hill Internship Program enables students who work in a congressional office to receive credit
  • The Public Policy Internship Program enables students who work in local, state, national, regional, or global political institutions to receive credit
  • Both of these programs require a 3-credit seminar (GVPT388W), for which students will obtain upper-level GVPT credit
  • The internship itself can count for 3-6 credits of elective credit, depending on how many hours per week the student spends at the internship
Please note, students need to identify which of the internship programs they want to apply for on their cover sheet

If you would like to take part in either of these programs but do not have 60 credits or are not a GVPT major, please contact Christian Hosam at chosam@umd.edu for more information.

Senate Internship Opportunity

Critical Issues Launch

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

cordially invites you to the public launch of the

presenting new poll results on the presidential election and on domestic and foreign policy issues

opening and introductory remarks provided by

Gregory F. Ball
Dean and Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Presentations by

Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and
Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll


Stella Rouse
Director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship and
Associate Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll


William A. Galston
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
and columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
2-3:30 p.m.
Prince George’s Room
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

RSVP at your earliest convenience via: go.umd.edu/criticalissues
To view the live stream on the day of the event, please vist:
Please direct questions to the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at 

Critical Issues Poll Partners
Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
Center for American Politics and Citizenship

Education Policy Internship Opportunity

Policy/Advocacy Intern for Spring 2017, Alliance for Excellent Education (PAID)

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a national policy, research, and advocacy organization. Its mission is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life. The Alliance develops and advocates for research-based national and federal policies that support effective secondary school reform. Specifically, the organization aims to assure that high standards, aligned to college and work readiness, are in place in all schools and that students are provided with the supports they need to attain academic success. The Alliance’s efforts are based on the premise that, if given the right environment and tools, every student can achieve.

Job Qualifications
Open to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in public policy, education, or federal advocacy. Candidate must have excellent oral communication, research, organization, and writing skills. Familiarity with policy organizations, federal policy, or the education field a plus.

Job Description
The intern will work closely with all members of the policy/advocacy staff in Alliance efforts and will:
  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research, developing policy fact sheets, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations, and key players in the field.
  • Assist in the development of case studies of promising practices in education.
  • Attend conferences, briefings, and forums as a representative of the Alliance.
  • Assist in the preparation of Alliance publications and events.
  • Keep staff abreast of trends in education reform.
  • Provide any other support to the president and staff as needed.
This position is paid. Interns are hired for employment on the academic semester schedule for fall, spring, and summer terms.
Applications for winter 2017 are now being accepted. Please send a resume, list of references, writing sample, and cover letter expressing interest in the position and dates of availability. Please include all application materials in one Microsoft Word document or PDF file. Submissions with multiple email attachments will not be accepted. Submit your application materials by email to intern@all4ed.org.
Application deadline for winter 2017 internships is November 11, 2016.
Contact: Rachel Bird Niebling at intern@all4ed.org

Monday, October 24, 2016

Internships & More!

Intern for a Day ROUND TWO: Mandatory Orientations

Intern for a Day matching has occurred for the fall semester, but there are still some hosts available to take students for one-day job shadowing opportunities. This orientation session is for undergraduate students interested in participating in Intern for a Day (Round Two).

It is mandatory to attend one orientation session in order to receive the Intern for a Day application and to be considered for the program.  Both orientation sessions will take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing).  
Click the day and time to RSVP.
During this orientation, we will discuss the application process, host sites available, the student/host matching process, and workplace etiquette during your shadowing experience.

Peace Corps Information Session
Tues, November 8, 4:30- 5:30pm
University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)


International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives
Monday, November 14
University Career Center & The President's Promise

Are you interested in interning abroad?  In celebration of International Education week, come hear from a panel of current UMD students who have gained valuable experience through internships in different countries.  You will learn about options that exist through UMD and off campus and the benefits of international work experience.