Friday, November 21, 2014

NGO Internship Oppurtunity

About InterAction
InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs, works to create a more just and prosperous world. A united voice for global change.

Description
InterAction's Communications Internship is a stepping stone to a great career. Interns walk away with projects to put in their portfolios and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level communications position. InterAction's Communications team offers two internships each semester to students interested in gaining some hands-on experience in social media, online communications, media relations and multimedia. Responsibilities vary depending on skill level, and may include:
  • Helping plan and implement social media campaigns as part of a broader communications strategy
  • Monitoring articles to see what reporters are saying about NGOs, relief and development work, and other issues for our community
  • Writing for and maintaining the website and blog
  • Assisting with events
  • Working on infographics, videos or other online collateral

InterAction interns have gone on to be hired at nonprofits, media outlets and occasionally InterAction itself. The Spring 2015 Communications internship at InterAction will begin in January.

QUALIFICATIONS
  •  Enrolled in a communications, journalism, English, graphic design or related degree program, or have recently obtained such a degree
  • Interested in humanitarian relief and global development issues
  • Passionate about storytelling and communications
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Talent for learning new skills quickly
  • Creativity and willingness to contribute ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently but also thrive in a team
  • Self-motivated and flexible along with a can-do attitude
  • Highly organized and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment
  • Multimedia, graphic design, video editing and photography skills highly desired, but not mandatory
  • Must be able to work 20 or more hours a week

DURATION

We are looking for someone to join our team in January 2015 and stay for at least three months, though we are willing to consider shorter terms if an applicant's school has shorter terms. Interns must be available to work at least three days a week for a total of 20 hours a week. The internship is unpaid, but there is a small transportation stipend.

College of Arts and Humanities Social Innovation Scholars Program

The College of Arts and Humanities is accepting applications for the third cohort in its Social Innovation Scholars Program starting in spring 2015. Offered through its ARHU Center for Synergy, the program is an opportunity for students, regardless of major, to work closely with a faculty mentor and a non-profit organization to learn how to develop and implement a strategy for social innovation in a cause they care about.

We are looking for students who are passionate, creative and talented enough to research and develop useful strategies. Each student works with a different organization in a customized program. Over the course of a calendar year, scholars research, design and implement their own innovative solution to the organization's challenges. We will begin accepting and considering applications *November 20* until *December 8* or until filled. This program is open to all UM students, regardless of major.


If interested, please email Ms. Ashley Richerson Miller at arichers@umd.edu <mailto:arichers@umd.edu> by December 8 with your application form, essay, resume and nomination letter. Finalists will be interviewed. Space is limited so act fast! This is a great opportunity to work with a faculty member and build your resume!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Career Center Internship Postings

INTERNSHIPS & MORE

House of Representatives Intern Vacancies 
Departments and Congressmen within the U.S. House of Representatives are in need of interns. 


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 2015 Summer Internship
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its 2015 APAICS Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC.


USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development Student Volunteer Program 
The Office of Policy and Program Development is seeking organized, reliable and motivated students to assist the policy analysis staff in the development of regulatory impact analysis and policy effectiveness projects.
For more information about this volunteer program, please click here.

Third Way Spring 2015 Internships
Third Way is a think tank that answers America's challenges with modern ideas aimed at the center.  We advocate for private-sector economic growth, a tough and smart centrist security strategy, a clean energy revolution, and progress on divisive social issues, all through a moderate-led U.S. politics.

NYU Global Academic Fellowship Info Session


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

USAID and State Department Foreign Service Scholarships - Info Sessions

Are you aiming at a career in Diplomacy or International Development? Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the US Department of State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID)?
 
The Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowship programs seek young men and women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Students with financial need, first-generation college students, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. PickeringPayne, and Rangel awards provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed information below.
 
Who can apply: U.S. Citizens; GPA of 3.2 or higher required; Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads are eligible to apply for Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowships; Juniors are eligible to apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship; full-time undergraduate students who are eligible to apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment program. Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program participants. See more details about each program below.
 
INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP toscholarships@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.
 
Monday, November 24 at 9:30 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 24 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 25 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, December 1 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, December 2 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, December 3 at 1:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
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FOR SENIORS, JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, AND ADVANCED FRESHMEN
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors– Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.
Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.
Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,200 stipend for the program.
Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 4, 2015
 
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FOR GRADUATING SENIORS AND RECENT GRADUATES:
 
PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.
Application Deadline: January 20, 2015
 
PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to outstanding students who are planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  The Pickering Fellowship provides financial support to for two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. The program also provides State Department mentoring and internship opportunities. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2015
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of creating an excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application Deadline: January 14, 2015
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FOR JUNIORS:
 
PICKERING UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Juniors – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S. immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

Monday, November 17, 2014

2015 Maryland Summer Scholars Program-Information Sessions

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2015, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]
Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.
Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2015, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2015. All academic majors are eligible.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2015 awards will be midnight on Sunday, February 8, 2015. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library. Please reply to ugresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).
Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions: 
Tuesday, November 18 – 11:30 am – 12 noon at 2100D McKeldin Library
Thursday, November 20 – 5:30 pm – 6 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Thursday, November 20 – 6:30 pm – 7 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Friday, November 21 – 11:30 am – 12 noon at 2100D McKeldin Library
Friday, November 21 – 12:30 pm – 1 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Friday, November 21 – 4 pm – 4:30 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Monday, December 1 – 9:30 am – 10 am at 2100D McKeldin Library
Monday, December 1 – 12 noon – 12:30 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Monday, December 1 – 2:30 pm – 3 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Tuesday, December 2 – 10 am – 10:30 am at 2100D McKeldin Library
Tuesday, December 2 – 12:30 pm – 1 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Wednesday, December 3 – 10 am – 10:30 am at 2100D McKeldin Library
Wednesday, December 3 – 12 noon - 12:30 pm at 2100D McKeldin Library
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. 

CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE: Uncovering the Importance of VALUES

CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE: Uncovering the Importance of VALUES
We don't often think about our values, but they are behind every decision we make! Becoming more aware of your CORE VALUES can help you make better decisions about your major, career and other life choices. Come to this week's workshop and bring a friend! No advanced registration for this free workshop. Please plan to attend for the entire workshop time (1-1/2 hours). GET IN THE ZONE, the CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE!

Weds, Nov. 19
4:00-5:30 pm
Shoemaker, 1st Floor*
*Please check in with the receptionist