Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just one week left to apply! Bright Futures Summer Unpaid Internship Scholarship Fund

Deadline to apply:  Wednesday, April 23 at 5 p.m.
 In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate returning to campus in September 2014
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during Summer 2014 and completed by August 31, 2014
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
For further details and to

FULBRIGHT - Last Chance English Teaching Info Sessions


Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator 

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international English teaching opportunities during the 2015-16 academic year? (Interested first and second year students are welcome to attend too!) Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program! 

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1900 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 140 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: 

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright English teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to

Tuesday, April 22  at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Tuesday, April 22  at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Wednesday, April 23 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. 

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region. 

UMD Campus Deadline: September 2, 2014 – contact us at for details. 

New Course Offering! ISRL349X/GVPT309X

Conflict Resolution: The Israel-Palestinian Experiment

Professors Edy Kaufman and Manuel Hassasian

This groundbreaking, interactive course provides an in depth understanding of this conflict using simulations that explore competing historical narratives and the search for common ground. Topics include: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, water rights, border disputes, and security concerns.

Edy Kaufman is a Senior Fellow and Former Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), and is the former Director of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Manuel Hassassian has been the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, and is currently the Ambassador of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United Kingdom.

Course meets 08/04/14   08/22/14
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 9:20 PM, 1101 Tydings Hall

Students who wish to register for the course after July 21, please email
For more information, please email Professor Kaufman at kaufmane@umd.eduor visit

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Program Description & Objective:

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed principally to prepare low-income, first-generation college juniors and seniors and/or students from traditionally underrepresented groups matriculate and retain in graduate programs and earn doctoral degrees. 

Services Provided:

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program offers the following services:

  •  Preparation for graduate school admissions tests 
  •  Graduate school advising and assistance with graduate school applications 
  •  Research mentoring 
  •  Paid summer research internship 
  •  Assistance with identification and acquisition of graduate school financing 
  •  Opportunities to present research at national McNair Conferences 
  •  Academic development workshops


To qualify students must be highly motivated with an expressed commitment to research or a desire to further academic development through the pursuit of graduate studies. Visit the website for specific eligibility requirements.Application: 

Visit or contact Dr. Roper Nedd, Associate Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program if you have any questions: (301) 405-4749 or

US Secret Service Career/Networking Fair

Are you interested in an opportunity to pursue a career with the US Secret Service?Attendees will have a chance to meet U.S. Secret Service hiring managers, human resource specialist and actual law enforcement recruiters. At this event, the following opportunities will be available:
  • A Division of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education, State of Maryland representative will be available on-site (booth) to assist with potential IWDs/IWTDs and Schedule A applicants. 
  • U.S. Secret Service EEO and Diversity Team available to answer questions
  • Certified Federal Resume Writer available to assist with the resume reviews. We will have three Resume Reviewers on-site in a private room.
  • Interview will be available for hiring managers who choose to interview on site
  • Actual hiring managers seeking potential highly qualified applicants for areas such as IT, EEO, Instructional Systems Specialists, Contract Specialists, etc.
  • We have a designated HR Specialist compiling job vacancies specifically for this career fair!

Maryland Career Fair, May 12
University of Maryland, University College
10 am - 2 pm

RSVP soon as possible if you intend on participating by emailing: 

POTENTIAL POSITIONS:Listed below is a sampling of position titles and responsibilities (this is not an inclusive listing):

  • Criminal Research Specialist
  • Financial Management Specialist
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Investigative Analyst (Criminal Research)
  • Management and Program Analyst
  • Personnel Security Specialist
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Training Development Specialist
  • Writer/Editor
  • Contract Specialist
  • Document Analyst
  • Operations Research Specialist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Photographer (Forensics)
  • Protective Support Technician
  • Security Specialist (Access Control)
  • Physical Security Specialist

Department of Government and Politics Peer Advisor Announcement

The Undergraduate Advising Office within the Government and Politics Department (GVPT) is seeking three peer advisors for the Fall 2014 semester, with the possibility of continuing employment. This is a part time position for approximately 10-15 hours per week. The preferred start date is the last week of August 2014. 

Employment during Summer 2014 is also available. 


The GVPT Peer Advisor's primary responsibility is to assist the Undergraduate Academic Advisors in the daily operation of the office. The Peer Advisor will answer questions regarding application to the major, registration procedures and deadlines, course selection, career development resources, internship opportunities, commencement, and will help ensure that students are academically successful within the department. Peer Advisors will be responsible for leading at least one academic planning workshop each week. They will also be responsible for updating the GVPT undergraduate student blog and GVPT Facebook page. 

Additional responsibilities include: answering general student e-mails, answering front desk phone, copying, filing, maintaining office supplies, helping inform discussions on academic policies, assisting with book orders, and other duties as assigned. 


  • Registration as a GVPT major 
  • Experience working with students 
  • Advanced computer literacy, specifically experience with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Experience and comfort giving oral presentations in a group setting

The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate: 

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to provide excellent customer service attitude in a highly 
  • diverse environment 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Superior organizational and problem solving abilities 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and balance a heavy workload 
  • Ability to maintain strict regard to confidential records and information 

** Priority will be given to applicants with between 30 and 60 credits and who are available between the hours of 9am and 4pm. 


This position starts at $10.00/hr. 

To Apply: 

For best consideration, candidates should submit hard copies of a cover letter, resume, copy of unofficial college transcript, tentative Fall 2014 course schedule, dates and times of availability for Fall 2014, and the name and contact information for two professional references no later than Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 4:00pm. If you are interested in working during Summer 2014, please indicate your summer availability in your application. 

Submit all application materials to: 

Kathryn Weiland 
3104B Tydings Hall 
College Park MD, 20742 

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence

We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester until May 9.  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship, and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a degree seeking program . 

This is an unpaid position. If interested, please email a resume and a statement of interest to:  

If interested in opportunities involving time commitments less than 30 hours per week, please contact