Friday, October 24, 2014

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology Internship Opportunity

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a 10 week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology and the Federal Statistical System (
JPSM is a federally sponsored consortium of two universities and a private research firm that provides graduate level training in survey methodology.  Located at the University of Maryland College Park campus, JPSM offers Masters’ and PhD degrees in the study of survey methods.
Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of undergraduate students.  Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal statistical agency in the Washington, DC area.  They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research.  Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work.  While meeting other students from across the country and the JPSM faculty.
If you have questions about the program, please contact JPSM at

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Position

Paralegal Science Specialization

Prominent Plaintiff-side law firm, headquartered in New York City, is currently seeking legal assistants for our DMDL (Drug and Medical Device litigation). Applicants should have a Science or Public Health background. They should demonstrate research experience and strong academic accomplishments. Positions require at least two years of commitment. This opportunity is excellent for motivated recent college graduates seeking to pursue a career in law, medicine, public health, or other related fields.

Candidate must possess a great work ethic, efficiency, and a team player attitude. The individual will work within our firm's Hip Implants' group, be responsible for operative and implant reports, and assist with high volumes of case deadlines. In addition will be responsible for individual case review, case evaluation, and reviewing medical documents. Candidates must be able to start within two weeks.

Ideal candidates
- Have a science background
- Have experience reading medical files
- Have knowledge of the legal field/ law firm experience

Employer: Weitz & Luxenberg  
Position Type: Entry Level (Full-Time)
Location:  New York, New York           
Application Deadline: November 17, 2014           

How to apply: Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the position title in the “Search” box to learn more and apply.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

American Political Science Association Trick-or-Treat Open House

The Inaugural Diversity Fireside Chat

"Rising Tide: The New American Workplace"

Please join us for this complimentary event, open to Smith students, faculty, staff and administrators, as well as the University of Maryland and business communities. Light lunch will be served at a post-event networking portion.
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Ralph J. Tyser Auditorium (Room 1212), Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, MD

Featured Speaker
Veronica E. Villalobos, Esq.
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Attorney Veronica Villalobos has dedicated her career to opening doors for minority talent. Under the auspices of OPM, she is engaged in outreach efforts to develop, drive, and monitor strategies which ensure a more diverse and inclusive Federal workforce. In her current role, Ms. Villalobos can speak to sweeping trends that will impact both the public and private sector. Her remarks will be of considerable value for future business leaders, community members, and public policymakers.
Ms. Villalobos was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is an alumnus of Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she received the Telecommunications Fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. This accolade enabled her to gain hands-on experience at Public Technology, Inc. (a non-profit entity). From 1997 to 2000, she attended American University’s Washington College of Law where she obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence. Ms. Villalobos is a member of the Maryland and Michigan Bars.

Other distinguished guests include:
  • Dr. Alex Triantis, Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Dr. Hank Boyd, Diversity Officer, Robert H. Smith School of Business
For more information, contact Dr. Hank Boyd at or Ms. Judy Martinez
Sponsored by the the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teaching Assistant Program in France Information Session

Attention Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads - Teach English in France! 

Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and RĂ©union. Last year 16 UMD students and alumni were offered a teaching assistantship!

INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm - Language House, Multipurpose Room, St. Mary's Hall

Carolyn Collins, Educational Affairs Program Officer, French Embassy, Washington DC, will give a presentation about the French Teaching Assistant Program on campus.If unable to attend, please contact Leslie Brice in the National Scholarships Office for more information about the TAPIF program.

Who can apply:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students between the ages of 20-30. Proficiency in French (at least 3 semesters) or experience living in a Francophone country is required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is highly recommended. 

Description of program: The French Ministry of Education is offering nearly 1,500 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a bachelor’s degree between 20 and 30 years of age. This is a unique opportunity to spend 7 months in France with a monthly stipend; Teaching Assistants are eligible for French Health Insurance (after a brief application period); have a privileged insight into contemporary France; master the French language through linguistic immersion; and gain valuable teaching experience. 

Application deadline: January 15, 2015

Economic Development Administration Internship