Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Monday, November 30, 2015

ICONS Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity with Delegate Kirill Reznik

2016 Legislative Session Interns- Delegate Kirill Reznik

Delegate Kirill Reznik is seeking interns for the 2016 Legislative Session.  He is now accepting resumes from students capable of working at least 3 days a week in Annapolis between January and April 2016. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducting bill research
  • Following bills that Delegate Reznik has sponsored or co-sponsored
  • Constituent services (responding to emails/letters)
  • Summarizing legislation

Ideal candidates are hardworking, enthusiastic about state politics and political processes, and are ready to learn in Annapolis! Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited higher educational program and must be eligible to receive college credit for their internship experience. Please note that there is a small stipend associated with the internship, dependent upon the amount of days worked per week. 

Cover letters and Resumes should be submitted to no later than December 15, 2015. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 301-858-3039.

Teaching Abroad Opportunity

Interested in teaching abroad this summer?

The final deadline is approaching (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH) for an amazing summer volunteer opportunity with the international non-profit organization Learning Enterprises (LE). LE sends young adults around the world over the summer to teach English in under-resourced areas. Each volunteer experiences true cultural immersion by staying with a host family who provides all essentials, like food and accommodation, thereby keeping in-country costs very low. Furthermore, LE charges no program fee, so although volunteers pay for their transportation, it's one of the most financially feasible ways to volunteer abroad! Volunteers are given a great deal of independence, creating and teaching their own unique curricula (a highly self-driven achievement to put on a resume)! I participated in the Romania & Croatia program last summer and it was easily the most incredible summer of my life. 
Summer 2016 programs will be in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Panama, Brazil, Moldova, Poland, Crete, Hungary and Slovakia, Romania and Croatia, and Mauritius

 The final application deadline is Sunday, February 14th! Our application is now open, apply here:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
Fill out this form if you’re interested, and we’ll send you updates on application deadlines, and on campus info sessions.
We’re having two information sessions, where we’ll be covering everything you need to know!

The first info session is Thursday, Dec 3rd at 7:30 at Jimenez 3205:

 The second is Monday Dec 7th from 7:30-8:30pm in the art and sociology building ASY 1213:

You can get more info on our website ( and by liking our FB page

Email with any questions you have!

Maryland Sierra Club Seeking 2016 Interns

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Spring 2016, we have the following internships available:
  • Water Protection Organizing
  • Natural Gas Organizing
  • Beyond Coal Organizing (Baltimore office)
  • Beyond Coal Policy
  • Invasive Plant Removal/Stewardship (field)
  • Conservation Outings
  • Communications/ Web Media
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to Please have your name on each document title.
Applications are accepted until December 8, 2015. Apply early for best priority.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Center for Law and Social Policy Research Assistant Position

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is hiring a Research Assistant to work with a team of policy experts on workforce development and postsecondary education in CLASP’s Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (CPES). CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization advancing policy solutions that work for low-income people. Our mission is to advocate for public policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels that reduce poverty, improve the lives of poor people, and create ladders to economic security for all. Our solutions directly address the barriers that individuals and families face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status, as well as low income.
The CPES team, one of five policy centers at CLASP, advocates for better policies, more investment and greater political will to open doors to good jobs, career advancement, and economic mobility for low-income and low-skilled adults and disadvantaged youth by increasing the number of underrepresented students who earn postsecondary credentials and by aligning education, workforce training, and support systems to meet this goal. CPES analyzes federal and state policies, and produces materials designed to explain the meaning and implications for policymakers, state and local officials, advocates, and providers of education and training. In addition, CPES seeks to inform debate at the national level through public forums and presentations, commentaries, briefings, and technical assistance to federal officials, legislators, and staff. The Research Assistant will gain experience in all aspects of policy advocacy, including national legislative and executive branch advocacy, work with state and local governments, research and writing, and coalition experience.  
For more information about this position, including how to apply, please visit the job posting on CLASP’s website at  

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