Friday, September 12, 2014

Senator Chris Coons Internship Opportunity - Fall 2014

The Office of Senator Chris Coons seeks unpaid interns for offices in Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, and Dover, DE for the fall of 2014. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours, and assisting front office as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill or state Congressional offices are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one brief (2 page) writing sample. Students should also specify which offices they are interested in applying to. Delaware ties strongly preferred, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Featured Speaker: Dr. Adam Cox, Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Department of Homeland Security
Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pepco Room, 1105 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
RSVP to by September 11, 2014
For more information:
Dr. Adam Cox is the Acting Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) since August 2013. He is responsible for ensuring that HSARPA programs provide new capabilities and operational efficiencies for Department of Homeland Security components and First Responders. He will be sharing his insights into current HSARPA strategies, research priorities and future plans. Areas of research and development include explosives detection, border and maritime security, cyber security, chemical and biological security, and infrastructure protection and resiliency.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PAL is Recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program from the Learning Assistance Service office is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors for Fall 2014. Peer Educators who have previously experienced success in difficult courses meet individually with students to improve their performance.
Peer Educators/ Tutors have the opportunity to receive official Learning Assistance Service (LAS) peer educator certification and/or College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)’s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC).
We are now accepting applications. Deadline: 9/12/2014. For additional details regarding this program, or to receive an application, please contact:  Katie Koo at or visit the website:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seminar: Border Crossings and American DREAMers

Think outside your borders at the Education Abroad study abroad fair TODAY!

Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Stop by the Grand Ballroom in Stamp TODAY, Tuesday, September 9th, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Will you break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary by researching medicinal plants in the Amazon of Peru this winter? Or will you develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Israel? There are many ways to think outside your borders with study abroad. Find out how by chatting with program directors, representatives from your academic college, and EA advisors to find your perfect program at the study abroad fair.

Research Internship with Washington DC Think Tank

The Research Department of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies is seeking part-time and full-time interns for the fall. Interns will work closely with FDD staff to conduct research on a number of our critical projects. Interns will also work with the research team and will likely have an opportunity to work directly with an FDD Research Fellow. If there is a particular FDD Fellow of interest to you, please indicate that on your cover letter. The Research Department is looking for interns with research experience, and ability to conduct research in a foreign language is a plus (particularly Farsi and Arabic) but not required.

Based in downtown Washington, D.C., the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has a number of fall internship opportunities available. All FDD interns will have the opportunity to participate in a twice-monthly speaker series, which brings high-level DC officials and senior staff members to engage with interns in an intimate setting. FDD interns will be encouraged to build on their academic skills by working closely with senior staff. FDD is also happy to assist students who wish to earn academic credit for this internship. All internships are unpaid.

To be considered, send the following application materials via email to Kristin Reents:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Short personal statement/cover letter articulating your interest in an internship position at FDD
  3. Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages)
  4. Unofficial transcript copy (for Research-Department only)
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. It is recommended that interested candidates submit applications early.

Study Abroad Program Highlights: Upcoming Info Sessions!

Interested in studying abroad but want to learn more about a specific program? Check out these upcoming info sessions for a chance to chat with program staff and alumni about the application process, life abroad, and ask any questions you may have.

Wednesday, September 10, Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm, Location: JMZ 2207


September 10th in 3105 SQH at 10:00am

September 10th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm   Tydings room 2108


UMD-Winter: Ecuador: Technology and Society: Ecuador in Context (CPSP/LASC)
 24 September, 5:30-6:30 PM, in Cumberland Hall


University of Glasgow, Scotland
September 30
th at 4:30 pm. Location TBD

UMD-Winter: India: Risk and Resilience in the Face of Poverty (PSYC)
Wednesday, 24 September  5-6 PM in 1208 Biology-Psychology.

SOCY Coffee House on Study Abroad
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:45-5:45, Art/Socy building student lounge

Study Abroad for JOUR majors
Wednesday, September 24, 4:30 - 5:30 , 3202 Knight Hall

ENGL Coffee House on Study Abroad
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:30 - 4:30, 1134 Tawes