Thursday, November 16, 2017

Summer 2018 Koch Internship Program and Koch Fellow Program

Summer 2018: Koch Internship Program (KIP) and Koch Fellow Program (KFP)
The Koch Internship Program (KIP):
KIP is not your typical internship program. It’s paid. It’s nationwide. It’s offered in the spring, summer, and fall. KIP is for those who want to be introduced to the world of non-profit careers—either in Washington, DC, or across the nation—through hands-on experience in fields such as:
• Communications and public relations.
• Development and fundraising.
• Graphic design and video production.
• Operations and technology.
• Policy and research analysis.
• External Relations and coalition building.
• Program management.
• Human resources.
The Koch Fellow Program (KFP):
KFP is a suite of three separate programs that all provide a focused educational experience geared toward furthering participants’ knowledge, skills, and professional network within a specific field (communications or policy).
o KFP: Communications helps participants become well-rounded communications professionals in the field on topics such as digital communications strategy, data visualization, branding, op-ed writing, digital media platforms, marketing, and advertising.
o KFP: Policy is a good program for individuals interested in careers in non-profit policy, academia, or law.
Both interns & fellows develop professionally. For the duration of the program, interns and fellows will participate in weekly professional development courses, either online or in person at the Charles Koch Institute. They will spend the rest of the week working at a partner organization.
The Charles Koch Institute admits applicants of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, we are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. Degree not required. Candidates are expected to have a strong desire to develop professionally and a commitment to limited government and individual liberties.
About Charles Koch Institute
For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students opportunities to turn their passion for liberty into careers through professional education programs. These opportunities have expanded to include the Koch Associate Program, the Koch Fellow Program, the Koch Internship Program. During 2016, approximately 650 people completed one of the programs and there are currently nearly 3,000 alumni.

GVPT Winter Course Offerings! All majors are welcome to register!

NEW! 1 Credit Winter 2018 Skill-Set Courses in Geospatial Information Science

This Winter, The Center for Geospatial Information Science will be offering TWO new, 1 credit courses:

GEOG778O: Processing Geospatial Data Using Open Source Tools (1 Credit)
GEOG788C: GIS and Hadoop for Big Data (1 Credit).

Current UMD graduate and undergraduate students, students from other universities and colleges, professionals, and life-long learners are welcome to enroll. 

Presidential Internship Program at the American University in Cairo for 2017-2018 Grads

The American University in Cairo
The Program:
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic and experience life in Egypt.

Work and Available Offices:
Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. More offices may be added in the coming weeks, so please check the website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

The application is due January 22, 2018.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Geospatial Intelligence Online Information Session

EVENT: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Online Information Session
TIME: 7 PM EST on Monday, Nov 20th
The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland is pleased to present the Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (MPS GEOINT). You're invited to join us for an online information session for our master's degree in GEOINTReserve your place here today to register for this event.
The MPS GEOINT program provides workforce-focused technical training that gives graduates the skills and expertise to lead new initiatives in the rapidly shifting landscape of GEOINT applications, data collection systems, analytic methods, and mission support. The master's program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken fully online or on-site. The MPS GEOINT degree can be completed in as little as 15 months.
At the online information session, we will introduce our master’s program in Geospatial Intelligence, and discuss our unique program format, curriculum, class delivery, and the admissions process. The session will feature a comprehensive presentation, and a question and answer section with us. I hope that you will join us to learn how this master's degree can advance your career in the geospatial industry. 
We are now accepting applications for admission in Spring 2018 (Application deadline: Feb 15, 2018) and Fall 2018. Full details regarding the programs are available at or contact us at Students with no prior GIS experience are welcome to apply. We are happy to discuss admission requirements on an individual basis.
Don't forget to reserve your place today for this upcoming online information session.