Thursday, August 21, 2014

Congressional Internship Opportunity

The office of Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) is seeking unpaid interns for Fall 2014 (approximately beginning of September  – middle of December) and Spring 2015 (approximately beginning of January - end of April) in a fast-paced office where they will gain valuable exposure to and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Congressman Vargas represents the 51st Congressional District which includes all or part of San Diego and Imperial Counties covering the entire California-Mexico border region.

Applicants should be positive, motivated, organized and reliable individuals willing to assist with the legislative, press and administrative needs of the staff. Duties include greeting constituents, answering phones, leading tours of the Capitol, opening and sorting mail, attending briefings, performing legislative research, drafting press releases and social media posts, and various other tasks to assist staff. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and possess a strong attention to detail. California connections are preferable, but not required.

Prospective interns should send resume, cover letter, availability (both availability during the week as well as a start and end date), three references and a three page (or less) writing sample to with “Internship” in the subject line. Please include a brief synopsis of your interest in interning for a congressional office, your issues of interest (Agriculture, Health, Foreign Affairs, Veterans, Immigration, Environment, etc.).Our fall, winter and summer programs offer flexible hours to easily coincide with a student's school schedule. We require a minimum of 8 hours per week. The office will continue to hire until position is filled.

Call for Submissions

The USC Journal of Law and Society

 is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Fall 2014 issue.

Whether exploring the impact of corporate law on international political institutions or the effects of patent law in an age of online piracy, the USC Journal of Law and Society welcomes innovative discourse regarding the law and society.

All undergraduates from any university, major, or program are invited to submit research papers of at least 12 double-spaced pages in length. Papers may have been completed for coursework, independent study, or written specifically for the Journal. We encourage students from a wide range of disciplines to submit papers. Papers should relate to an aspect of law and society in some manner, but need not have these topics as the central theme.

The USC Journal for Law and Society carefully considers all submissions that it receives. Our selection process has many steps: each piece is reviewed anonymously by at least two editors, then each piece moves on to a vote by the body of the Journal. There is no “best” time to submit a paper to the Journal, as every article will receive the same level of review.

Submissions are due Friday, September 12, 2014. Please e-mail submissions to in Word format (.doc or .docx). Please include a cover page with the title of your paper, your full name, your contact information (cell phone number and e- mail address), the name of your university, your major(s), expected year of graduation, and a 4-6 sentence abstract. Please note that by submitting a paper, authors commit to working with the Journal’s staff to edit and prepare the paper in February and March for publication if the paper is selected.
Please contact the Journal at with any questions.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship



The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest (2000 awards annually) and one of the most prestigious awards for graduate study in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences. The NSF award provides three years of support, with an annual stipend of $32,000. To be eligible you must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and you must have fewer than 2 completed years of graduate study. You can learn more about the NSF award at


Write to us at to receive a copy of an informative presentation to help you get started with your NSF application – the National Scholarship Office also provides individual appointments and advice, including essay reviews, for UMD applicants.

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship, and you must have fewer than 2 completed years of graduate study.

The online application for the NSF Graduate Fellowship program is now open at: - deadlines to apply vary by your intended field of graduate study:

October 29, 2014 (Wednesday): Computer and Information Science and Engineering
October 29, 2014 (Wednesday): Engineering
October 29, 2014 (Wednesday): Materials Research
October 30, 2014 (Thursday): Chemistry
October 30, 2014 (Thursday): Mathematical Sciences
October 30, 2014 (Thursday): Physics and Astronomy
November 3, 2014 (Monday): Psychology
November 3, 2014 (Monday): Social Sciences
November 3, 2014 (Monday): STEM Education and Learning
November 4, 2014 (Tuesday): Geosciences
November 4, 2014 (Tuesday): Life Sciences

Applications Must Be Submitted by 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on these dates.

Please send any questions by email to:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

RNC internship opportunities!

The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this fall. The program runs August 25 – December 19, 2014 with full time and part time positions available in all our departments. Internships are unpaid but we do offer school credit. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to More information can be found on our website at Applications for the fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline; however, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, we recommend you submit your application materials early. Please contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630 if you have any questions.

International development consulting firm internship

This company is looking for graduate students, but extremely qualified undergrads may apply!
The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is a small international development consulting firm located in Washington, DC. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change. Kaizen is currently seeking graduate students to join our team as part-time or full-time Associates (interns) for the Fall Semester 2014.
This internship is best suited for MBA, Management, Development or Foreign Affairs graduate students interested in entering the field of international development. The internship comes with a modest stipend. It is expected that the selected associate will work part time (at least 20-25 hours per week) or full time, depending on availability during the semester. This internship is intended for DC-based students only.
  • Assist with New Business Development activities including monitoring upcoming proposals, proposal coordination/ management, and research as applicable
  • Help with recruiting and partnering efforts for projects and proposals as necessary
  • Contribute to the development and research of new, innovative service offerings
  • Carry out diverse USAID project management tasks on an as-needed basis including processing expense reports, invoices, and helping to mobilize consultants as applicable
The ideal candidate:
  • Is an entrepreneurial self-starter, and works well without excessive supervision.
  • Has previous professional experience, ideally working in consulting, management, organizational reform, or information technology.
  • Is interested in entering the field of development assistance.
  • Has strong internet research skills.
  • Is a good communicator.
  • Is currently enrolled in a graduate program (required).
  • Graphic design, social media, and communications skills is a plus.
Candidates living within a HUBZONE are preferred. Enter your address at the top of this page to determine if you live in a HUBZONE:
If you are interested in this position and have most or all of the desired qualifications, please submit a CV , a cover letter explaining key qualifications, and the names and contact information for 3 references (professional and/or academic) via the Kaizen Company’s online recruitment portal by the deadline posted found at You may also submit these materials to and include @fallassociate2014 in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Learn more about the organization and how to apply here:

USAJobs Posting

The Office of the Chief Economist is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Internship Program (IP). The Pathways Internship Program (IP) targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of student will not be considered.) Internships can be seasonal (spring, summer, fall) or year round. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a GS (0110) Economist position with a promotion potential to the GS-12. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion.

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 - must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout the entire internship appointment.

Find out more about the position here. The open period is until Sept. 1.

Maryland Student Researchers Program - New Opportunities!



Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 100 available opportunities by visiting our website at:


The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 100 projects are listed with more being added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.


The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they meet the listed required skills.  It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.