Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ASPA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Now Accepting Applications!

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is accepting applications for the 2015 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)
Application Deadline: January 16, 2015
Application and eligibility information: http://www.apsanet.org/rbsi
(Applicants must be juniors in college at the time of applying.
For additional eligibility information, visit www.apsanet.org/rbsi).

BSOS Brown Bag Event

Hey BSOS Students!
Our last Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening Wednesday, December 3 - lunch with the new Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our new Dean, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!
BSOS- Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)
Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.

Rep. Grijalva Accepting Applications for Spring Internships through January 23rd

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for Spring 2015 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices through January 23rd.
In Washington
Interns work closely with legislative and press staff, answering office phones, distributing mail, and communicating with constituents. Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.
Anyone interested in working in the Washington, D.C. office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s internship coordinator, atCristina.Villa@mail.house.gov.

In Tucson, Somerton & Avondale
Interns at district offices help staff provide constituent services to residents of the Third Congressional District. Interns also perform administrative tasks and may be asked to work on special projects for public outreach, events and other needs of the office. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard deadline, but earlier applications may be given priority.
Tucson District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Josie Medina at Josie.Medina@mail.house.gov
Somerton District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Martha Garcia at Martha.Garcia@mail.house.gov.
Avondale District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Jose Miranda at Jose.Miranda@mail.house.gov.

Monday, November 24, 2014

BSOS Would Like To Encourage Students To Sign Up For The Spring Course BSOS388B

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now

Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM

Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit dogood.umd.edu.

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D.

MLAW Student Worker

TITLE: MLAW Student Worker
LOCATION: 0101 Taliaferro Hall
SUPERVISORS TITLE: Assistant Director MLAW Programs
HOURS: Minimum 10 hours per week
SALARY: $8.00

  •   Organize, facilitate, and attend all MLAW related events
  •   Draft fliers and newsletters disseminating information about the program
  •   Coordinate field trips and logistical aspects of the Law and Society Minor
  •   Control social media outlets ie. Twitter and Facebook
  •   Draft blurbs on MLAW website pertaining to opportunities and events

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in the law or policy
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and WordPress is a plus

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to mlawprograms@umd.edu. Thank you.

Friday, November 21, 2014

NGO Internship Oppurtunity

About InterAction
InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs, works to create a more just and prosperous world. A united voice for global change.

InterAction's Communications Internship is a stepping stone to a great career. Interns walk away with projects to put in their portfolios and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level communications position. InterAction's Communications team offers two internships each semester to students interested in gaining some hands-on experience in social media, online communications, media relations and multimedia. Responsibilities vary depending on skill level, and may include:
  • Helping plan and implement social media campaigns as part of a broader communications strategy
  • Monitoring articles to see what reporters are saying about NGOs, relief and development work, and other issues for our community
  • Writing for and maintaining the website and blog
  • Assisting with events
  • Working on infographics, videos or other online collateral

InterAction interns have gone on to be hired at nonprofits, media outlets and occasionally InterAction itself. The Spring 2015 Communications internship at InterAction will begin in January.

  •  Enrolled in a communications, journalism, English, graphic design or related degree program, or have recently obtained such a degree
  • Interested in humanitarian relief and global development issues
  • Passionate about storytelling and communications
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Talent for learning new skills quickly
  • Creativity and willingness to contribute ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently but also thrive in a team
  • Self-motivated and flexible along with a can-do attitude
  • Highly organized and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment
  • Multimedia, graphic design, video editing and photography skills highly desired, but not mandatory
  • Must be able to work 20 or more hours a week


We are looking for someone to join our team in January 2015 and stay for at least three months, though we are willing to consider shorter terms if an applicant's school has shorter terms. Interns must be available to work at least three days a week for a total of 20 hours a week. The internship is unpaid, but there is a small transportation stipend.

College of Arts and Humanities Social Innovation Scholars Program

The College of Arts and Humanities is accepting applications for the third cohort in its Social Innovation Scholars Program starting in spring 2015. Offered through its ARHU Center for Synergy, the program is an opportunity for students, regardless of major, to work closely with a faculty mentor and a non-profit organization to learn how to develop and implement a strategy for social innovation in a cause they care about.

We are looking for students who are passionate, creative and talented enough to research and develop useful strategies. Each student works with a different organization in a customized program. Over the course of a calendar year, scholars research, design and implement their own innovative solution to the organization's challenges. We will begin accepting and considering applications *November 20* until *December 8* or until filled. This program is open to all UM students, regardless of major.

If interested, please email Ms. Ashley Richerson Miller at arichers@umd.edu <mailto:arichers@umd.edu> by December 8 with your application form, essay, resume and nomination letter. Finalists will be interviewed. Space is limited so act fast! This is a great opportunity to work with a faculty member and build your resume!