Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Study Abroad Fair, 2/3/15

Education Abroad is hosting their 16th Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, February 3rd, from 3pm-6pm in the Grand Ballroom at Stamp Student Union.
Fearless Terps get out of the classroom!  Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in Morocco.  Explore Mayan culture and tropical rainforests in Belize. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Israel. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with program directors, college representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program.

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Graduates Post-Graduation Survey

December Grads- Congrats! We want to hear about your post-graduation plans!
Click the link below to share what your post-graduation plans include. The collected information is used to demonstrate the success of our graduates to your college Dean, future students, prospective employers, and the public at large, so your response is very important! The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete.Please note that information provided in individual responses will be kept confidential. Survey results will be reported in aggregate.
When you access the survey you will be prompted to login with your Directory ID and password. Only those students reported as graduating in August/December 2014 will be able to access the survey - if you are unable to access and graduated in August/December 2014 please contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu ASAP to receive access.
To start the Graduation/First Destination Survey - CLICK HERE.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Education Abroad Internship Opportunities Spring 2015

The University of Maryland’s Education Abroad office (EA) offers 2 semester-long internship opportunities for students who are interested in learning about the field of international education, gaining professional experience in the workplace, and participating in the internationalization of the University. Internships may be extended through the summer. All internships are unpaid.

Internship Positions (see further description on page 2):

  • Online Communications
  • Diversity Initiatives

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience living, working or studying abroad
  • Ability to devote 8 to 10 hours weekly
  • Junior, Senior or Graduate student

Benefits:

  • Develop skills in a professional work environment.
  • Expand knowledge of the field of international education.
  • Build leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Frequent opportunities to communicate with diverse audiences about the professional takeaways from your study abroad experience.
  • Engage with EA campus partners and build professional networks.
  • Gain professional experience working in a fast-paced, cross-cultural and dynamic environment.
  • Enhance your resume with international education experience.

Internship Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm, reliability, strong communication skills, and genuine interest in international education.
  • Weekly check-in meetings with supervisor.
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely and responsible manner.
  • Willingness to support the daily processes of the Education Abroad office.

How to Apply:

E-mail a cover letter and resume to Leanne Johnson at lijohnso@umd.edu. Please specify which internship is of interest to you and also include any additional requirements listed under the internship for which you are applying. For best consideration, apply by January 20th, 2015.


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Online Communications Internship

Expertise: social media strategies and online content development

This intern will report to the Applications Coordinator to support and improve EA’s social media presence.

Projects may include:

  • Assisting with management and organization of EA social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr
  • Carrying out social media initiatives aimed towards increasing EA’s presence on campus and attracting UMD students of diverse backgrounds to study abroad
  • Researching social media tools and strategies that will help EA connect to students and stakeholders and creating action plans for implementation
  • Developing content for biweekly listserv
  • Documenting campus events and share photos, videos, and quotes from attendees on social media
  • Conceptualizing and proposing projects/ideas that advance EA’s mission and which are uniquely supported by the intern’s particular skills set/knowledge/interests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferences: Strong oral and written communication skills, experience using social media platforms to represent a group or organization, engagement in campus groups and activities.

Diversity Initiatives Internship

Expertise: outreach and underrepresented students in study abroad.

This intern will work closely with an EA Advisor and the Assistant Director for Advising and Outreach on initiatives geared towards supporting students who are underrepresented in study abroad. At UMD this category includes but is not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, first generation college students, males and students with high financial need.

Projects may include:

  • Identify and correspond with student organizations to promote study abroad.
  • Represent Education Abroad at presentations and on student panels.
  • Help to organize the Welcome Back Dinner for minority student study abroad alumni.
  • Conceptualize and propose projects/ideas that advance EA’s mission and which are uniquely supported by the intern’s particular skills set/knowledge/interests.
  • Collect data about expectations and the decision-making process of underrepresented students regarding studying abroad.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional requirements: An expressed interest in working to support students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Students who identify with an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply.

UMD Education Abroad Internship Opportunity

The University of Maryland’s Education Abroad office (EA) offers 2 semester-long internship opportunities for students who are interested in learning about the field of international education, gaining professional experience in the workplace, and participating in the internationalization of the University. Internships may be extended through the summer. All internships are unpaid.

Internship Positions:

Online Communications Internship
Expertise: social media strategies and online content development
This intern will report to the Applications Coordinator to support and improve EA’s social media presence. Projects may include:
  • Assisting with management and organization of EA social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr
  • Carrying out social media initiatives aimed towards increasing EA’s presence on campus and attracting
  • UMD students of diverse backgrounds to study abroad
  • Researching social media tools and strategies that will help EA connect to students and stakeholders and creating action plans for implementation
  • Developing content for biweekly listserv
  • Documenting campus events and share photos, videos, and quotes from attendees on social media
  • Conceptualizing and proposing projects/ideas that advance EA’s mission and which are uniquely supported by the intern’s particular skills set/knowledge/interests.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Preferences: Strong oral and written communication skills, experience using social media platforms to represent a group or organization, engagement in campus groups and activities.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience living, working or studying abroad
  • Ability to devote 8 to 10 hours weekly
  • Junior, Senior or Graduate student


Diversity Initiatives Internship
Expertise: outreach and underrepresented students in study abroad.
This intern will work closely with an EA Advisor and the Assistant Director for Advising and Outreach on initiatives geared towards supporting students who are underrepresented in study abroad. At UMD this category includes but is not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, first generation college students, males and students with high financial need.
Projects may include:
  • Identify and correspond with student organizations to promote study abroad.
  • Represent Education Abroad at presentations and on student panels.
  • Help to organize the Welcome Back Dinner for minority student study abroad alumni.
  • Conceptualize and propose projects/ideas that advance EA’s mission and which are uniquely supported by the intern’s particular skills set/knowledge/interests.
  • Collect data about expectations and the decision-making process of underrepresented students regarding studying abroad. Other duties as assigned.


Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience living, working or studying abroad
  • Ability to devote 8 to 10 hours weekly
  • Junior, Senior or Graduate student
How to Apply
E-mail a cover letter and resume to Leanne Johnson at lijohnso@umd.edu. Please specify which internship is of
interest to you and also include any additional requirements listed under the internship for which you are applying. For best consideration, apply by January 20th, 2015.




Thursday, December 11, 2014


American Red Cross Winter/Spring 2015 Internships
The American Red Cross Foundation has made a variety of internships available for the Winter and Spring of 2015 to all interested students.

All applications are due December 29, 2014.

 

 
2015 Legislative Internship with Delegate Ariana Kelly

Delegate Ariana Kelly is opening the doors of her office to undergraduate, recent graduate, and graduate students who have a concentration in Political Science, Goverment, Public Policy, Law, and Women's Studies or similar concentration.  To apply please send a cover letter and resume stating your interest in the position with the subject line "2015 Legislative Internship" to DelArianaKelly@gmail.com
House of Representatives Internship Opportunities
Members of the House and related committees are announcing the availability of internships and calling all interested persons. There are a great variety of tasks available for the intern. View more here.  
Spring Internships with Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 
 
To apply to the internship located in Washington, D.C. students must submit a cover letter, resume and a one-page writing sample to Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov Rep. Grijalva's internship coordinator.
 
Smithsonian Institution Internships

The Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with the National Science Foundation have created numerous internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Listed below are just a few of the them. Click on the internship title to be directed to more information.
 
Application Due Date: January 27, 2015
 
Application Due Date: February 1, 2015
 
Application Due Date: February 15, 2015
 
Application Due Date: February 15, 2015
 
Application Due Date: February 15, 2015

STRI Research Experience for Undergraduates 
Application Due Date: February 15, 2015  

Application Due Date: February 25, 2015
 
Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award
Application or Nomination deadline: January 4, 2015

The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $1,000 per recipient.

Anthropology Course for Winter 2015 Semester

Are you interested in issues of sustainable development and culture? 
Announcing the University of Maryland Winter Term Course:ANTH 298E: Anthropological Approaches to Sustainable Development 
This is a CORE course counting toward SB: Behavioral and Social Sciences; it also counts as a Social and Human Dimensions elective for the Sustainability Studies Minor. 
This is an ON-LINE COURSE.  Students do not need to be on campus to take this course. 
Course Description:This course is an introduction to anthropological approaches to sustainable development. The material will cover an overview of the history of sustainable development, major development and environmental theories, and development strategies as they relate to an anthropological concern for an integrated, holistic, comparative, and humane approach to sustainable development. We will examine the relationship between social well-being and the conservation of natural resources, and we will take a critical approach to common assumptions about this relationship. We will also look at practical applications of an anthropological approach to project methodology. The overall aim of this course is to engender a more context-based and culturally aware approach to sustainable development. 
If you have any questions, please email Melissa Stevens at melissa.stevens7@gmail.com.

Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internship in Panama

The Kalu Yala Program in Panama has a variety of entrepreneurial internship programs for students such Agriculture, Biology, Business, Farm to Table Culinary Arts, Health and Wellness, and Outdoor Recreation.

Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala has had students from 17 countries, 45 states, and 160 colleges. 

Internship programs are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall, and are 11 week programs that take place in Panama.

Students interest are welcome to find more information and apply at www.kaluyalainternships.com