Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Internship Opportunity with the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for summer 2015 internships.  Current undergraduate students may apply for this unpaid internship.
  • 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: Jessie Crabb, Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund 
Application Now Open!

Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

Research Seminar Series and Reception - A Mission View of Cybersecurity

"A Mission View of Cybersecurity"
Featured Speaker: Mr. Daniel Ennis, University of Maryland alumnus and current Director of the National Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Moderator: Michael Wertheimer, former Director of Research at the National Security Agency, and current Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland.
DATE: April 8th, 2015
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: 2460 AV Williams Building, College Park, MD, 20742
RSVP to by Monday, April 6th, 2015
For more
Mr. Daniel Ennis, University of Maryland alumnus and current Director of the National Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency, will address some of the operational challenges of defending U.S. networks from cyber intrusions. Mr. Ennis will describe research challenges, training and education challenges, the scope and scale defensive cybersecurity needs, automation, and where he sees future requirements. The talk will be moderated by Dr. Michael Wertheimer, former Director of Research at the National Security Agency, and current Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.
Reception immediately following seminar.

Friday, March 27, 2015

BSOS Peer Mentoring Program Fall 2015

A collegiate level leadership opportunity for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland, College Park

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.

·         Fill Out Application
·         Print and submit to Brandon Clark at BSOS Advising Office 2148 Tydings Hall
·         Priority Deadline May 20, 2015.  Final Deadline June 26, 2015

·         Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
·         Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
·         Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Spring 2016
·         At least a 2.5 GPA within major
·         Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
·         Must be in good judicial/academic standing

Ivy Zheng at or Brandon Clark at
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2148 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-1697 (phone)

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.
Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and Social Sciences

 Knowing how to present academic research is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and career experiences. The research poster session has been a staple of presenting research in the STEM fields yet is still little known in the humanities and some social science disciplines. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting workshops for undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences on creating a research poster. 
This workshop should be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster. Please RSVP to with the subject line “Poster Workshop” and the date/time you wish to attend. Workshops will take place in the MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin Library, across from the Learning Commons. More information can be found on the MCUR website at
To register for Undergraduate Research Day, download the application form from the MCUR website at Applications are due by April 13, 2015.
Upcoming Sessions:
·         Wednesday, April 1, 5-5:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, April 2, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, April 2, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
·         Friday, April 3, 12:30 to 1 p.m.