Thursday, March 16, 2017

Federal/Global Fellows Applications Now Open for 2017-2018!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Both programs combine a fall seminar course in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Critical Regions and International Relations, Responses to Global Challenges, Energy and Environment, and Science Diplomacy. Past internship locations include: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Genetic Alliance. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details regarding the application requirements, go to and or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on April 7. Rolling admissions thereafter.

START Summer 2017 Courses

Join START this summer online! Courses are offered to students from any university through the UMD Office of Extended Studies at

Gain Knowledge:

  • Earn Analytic Reasoning credit through Terrorist Financing Analysis and Counterterrorist Finance in BSST 370 (3 credits).
  • Earn credit for your summer internship through an experiential learning course in Terrorism Studies, BSST 386 (3-5 credits).
  • Investigate the different forms of hostage taking and understand negotiation tactics in Terrorist Hostage Taking: BSST 338A (3 credits).
  • Understand factors and motivators that lead to mass shootings and evaluate real-world cases in School Shooter and Spree Killers: BSST 3380 (3 credits).
  • Discuss foundational concepts about propaganda, ideology and narratives used by violent extremists in Extremist Propaganda: BSST 338D (3 credits).

Special Topics in Terrorism Studies:
Register through Testudo! For more information, visit

Contact with questions.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Legal Aid Internships

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017
Desired Start Date: August 28, 2017
Mandatory Training: August 25, 2017, 1pm - 3:30 pm
Duration: Fall Semester 2017
Hours per Week: approximately 8 – 9
The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO) at the University of Maryland College Park is looking for talented students for its Undergraduate Internship Program.  The GLAO provides free legal information, consultations, referrals and brief assistance to UMCP graduate students on a wide range of both off-campus and university matters.  Learn more about the GLAO at

Internship Summary:
Interns work on-site at the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office, located in the South Campus Dining Hall, approximately 8-9 hours a week.  They will garner a wide range of experiences in the following ways: 1.      Interns staff the front desk, which is the first point of contact for all visitors, student and potential clients.  Interns handle initial student screenings for eligibility, process intake forms and answer general inquiries.2.      Interns sit-in on client interviews conducted by the GLAO attorney.  Interns may be actively involved in casework through basic research and investigation needed to resolve client issues and concerns and helping clients identify and access outside resources. Please note that the GLAO does not represent students in court; this internship does not involve litigation work.   3.      Interns also work with the GLAO’s Coordinator of Services and Programs on administrative and other tasks related to the day-to-day functioning of the office. 

Over the course of the semester the following tasks are assigned:1.      Attend one of the GLAO’s "Lunch & Learn" workshops that typically take place on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm. Submit a 2-page report on this experience.2.      Attend two intern classes that meet on designated Tuesday afternoons from 4:00pm – 5:15pm in our office.3.      Attend one day, at least 2 hours, of court observation and submit a 2-page report on this experience.4.      Complete required reading assignments.5.      Complete a Legal Research Assignment that involves answering 10 questions that pertain to the Freedom of Speech.6.      Submit a final research paper, 8 – 10 pages in length.7.      Complete an internship evaluation before the final day of the internship.  The form will be provided by the GLAO.

EDCP 386 Course:
This internship provides 3-credit hours through the EDCP 386 course, which is part of the Undergraduate Experiential Learning Process, Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE) Department. 
Students who wish to apply for and are selected for this internship must meet the following EDCP and GLAO requirements:-          You must have completed 56 credit hours by the time you begin the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.-          You must be in good standing at the University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred.-          You must be available to work between 8 – 9 hours per week during office hours. -          You must meet all other departmental requirements to enroll in EDCP 386.  Please review this information carefully so that you understand the CHSE requirements.  Do not fill out this form unless you have been selected for an internship.   If you are selected for the Internship, you will fill out the EDCP form and the GLAO will submit your paperwork to the CHSE department for approval.  The GLAO will provide the reading list and other information requested on the form.
Note: No “incompletes” are permitted.

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- link to our website for more information:  

ICONS Project -- Summer 2017 Internship

The ICONS Project is looking for a student to join their team as an intern during the Summer 2017 semester. Please note that while the announcement indicates a preference for graduate level students, we are very interested in undergraduates with regional expertise or advanced research skills. 

The International Communication and Negotiation Simulations Project (ICONS) is a unit of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park. ICONS creates web-based computer simulations for policy analysis and forecasting to help public and private sector organizations solve complex problems. Our policy division creates bespoke simulations to support think tanks, cabinet-level agencies, and Department of Defense major commands as they tackle complex national security challenges. Our Education Division places high school and college students from around the globe in challenging online simulation and gaming exercises that allow them to role-play resolving contentious geo-political issues.
The ICONS Project is seeking one upper-level undergraduate or graduate level intern for the summer 2017 semester. The intern will:

  • Work with the ICONS staff in researching and updating simulations;
  • Learn ICONS simulation methodology; and
  • Support ICONS client engagement and outreach (e.g. government agencies, think tanks, colleges and universities, corporate clients, and NGOs).
For additional information regarding the internship, or to apply, please visit our website. Applications are due April 4th.