Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Internship Opportunity with the Maryland Sierra Club

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 Fall 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:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.

Applications are accepted until September, 9 2016. Apply early for best priority.

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
7338 Baltimore Ave, Suite 102
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-277-7111  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paid Research Assistant Position- Political Science

Description: A research assistant is needed on a part-time basis to help with data input and validation for a short-term (~50 hour) project. The project is about the connections between military organizations and commercial enterprises. The job entails sifting through primary and secondary sources as well as previously prepared materials for business entities that are military-run or military owned. The intern would help input the names of the entities with a short description of the entity’s purpose and founding dates, and validate previously found information before putting it into a spreadsheet.
Applicant must have the ability to hold regular hours during the week, preferably between 2-5 hours a week in my in Chincoteague.
Must have experience using Excel. Previous research experience a plus, along with a good attitude.
Pay: $10 an hour, including paid training
If interested, please email: dprina@umd.edu



Friday, June 24, 2016

Discussion on Supreme Court Vacancy


Internship Opportunity at The White House's Office of Management and Budget's Director's Office

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for Fall 2016 internships. Current undergraduate students may apply for this unpaid internship. 

Responsibilities 

  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership 
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics 
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities 
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management 
  • Provide general office support 
  • Special projects as assigned 
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary. 


Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas or current issues. 

Academic Credit: Internships are only offered as student work-study programs and are not for compensation. Students accepted for an internship may earn academic credit while working in our office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.

Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing. 
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Stephanie Gaither, Stephanie_Gaither@omb.eop.gov . Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2016. Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LGBT Equity Scholarship Opportunity

LGBT Equity Scholarship
The LGBT Equity Scholarship is financed by the LGBT Scholarship Fund. For 2016, there will be two $1,500 awards. Recipients must be full-time students at the University of Maryland, College Park, who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting civil rights for and preventing discrimination against LGBT people. Financial need is not a requirement for the scholarship, but may be taken into consideration.
To apply, submit a short statement (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced) outlining your qualifications for the scholarship. You must also submit an unofficial transcript and at least one letter of recommendation.
What type of unofficial transcript should you submit for the LGBT Equity Scholarship? If you were….

Admitted to University for Fall 2016 as a first-time Freshmen – Submit your unofficial high school transcript.

Admitted to the University for Fall 2016 as a transfer student – Submit your unofficial college transcript(s) listing all courses you have completed.

Enrolled at the University for Spring 2016 – Submit your unofficial University of Maryland 
transcript.

The deadline to submit LGBT Equity Scholarship materials is July 1, 2016. You may submit your completed application materials to lgbt@umd.edu with "LGBT Equity Scholarship" as the subject. 

Please direct any questions to the LGBT Equity Center at 301-405-8720 or email lgbt@umd.edu.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Department of State Spring 2017 Internships

Department of State- Spring 2017 Internships (deadline is July 1, 2016)
The program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships that provide professional experience and personal growth and learning within a foreign affairs environment.

Students interested in international relations or a data-focused internship may be particularly interested in the internship positions with the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Please list the bureau of interest, and highlight your data analytic skills in the statement of interest, to be considered. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Reminder- Apply NOW for Global Fellows- Critical Regions and International Relations!

Call for Applications:

Brand New UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC concentration open for applications.  Exciting Internship and learning program perfect for GVPT students of all interest areas!  Counts toward GVPT major!
New concentration, Critical Regions and International Relations, officially opened May 27 for applications for fall 2016-spring 2017!  Places available! Rolling Admissions.  Apply now!

(For information and application form go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu

The program includes: fall seminar course, spring internship for college credit, and year-round professional development activities! Interested in changing the world? Apply NOW to the empowering Global Fellows Program (formerly Global Semester Fellows)!

The fall seminar for Critical Regions is taught by two active Foreign Service Officers!  Spring internships include White House, State Dept., USAID, foreign embassies, think tanks, NGOs, other federal agencies and international organizations!

Other perks: Scholarship in Practice credit; notation on transcript as Global Fellows; empowering and active alumni career network, etc.  Life-changing program!  A bridge to your professional futures. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors encouraged to apply!
And if you are interested in others of our concentrations—in Federal or Global Fellows, just note that on your applications too!

For details and application form, go to  http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu (or http://federalfellows.umd.edu) or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.  Apply ASAP!  You may drop application by office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall (301-314-0261), apply electronically by sending application to globalsemesterdc@umd.edu, or send by fax to 301-314-0941.  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them, and they can come later!