Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Course: Gender and Politics

The Gender and Politics course (GVPT 359C/WMST 498Q) will introduce students to the main topics in Gender and Politics scholarship. Race, sexual orientation, class, and gender identity are all fundamental to the critical analysis of the who, where, what and when of gender politics.  This class covers diverse issues such as; women’s participation in political parties, women as voters and candidates in political elections, feminism and the state, and gender and international politics. The class will further expose students to democratic representation theoretical literature. 

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Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Spring Internship with Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to help America's seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information, visit mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Intern:
*Track legislation and gather information regarding the Appropriations process and Older Americans Act Reauthorization
*Attend Capitol Hill briefings with Staff
*Draft communications to members, stakeholders, and legislative offices
*Perform research on topics relevant to senior nutrition programs across the country
*Synthesize knowledge on how senior nutrition programs participate in alternative food systems, particularly food hubs
*Synthesize knowledge on USDA senior nutrition programs, particularly Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program
*Input data into databases and other tasks as needed
*Preferred areas of study: food studies/food systems, nutrition, agricultural/applied economics, public policy, social work, law
*Perform qualitative interviews with member program staff to gather data related to program impact
*Interest or experience in statistics/data analysis

Qualifications
Preferred Skills:
*Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
*Studying or completed degree in Nonprofit Management or Social Sciences preferred
*Interest in and enthusiasm for nonprofit organizations
*Passion for the mission of Meals on Wheels America
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products—particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
*Ability to work both independently and on a team
*Ability to work under pressure delivering a high degree of accuracy while meeting challenging deadlines.

Compensation:
MOWA will provide a stipend to each intern. The intern is responsible for securing short-term housing and transportation to and from work, as needed. MOWA is accessible from the Blue and Yellow metro lines in Crystal City, VA.

Timing:
All interns are expected to commit a minimum of 8 weeks to MOWA. Business hours are 9 am - 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The schedule will be flexible and will allow for time off as needed. All interns will need to start on January 9th, 2017. Applications accepted until December 30, 2016.
Interested students can apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the post’s ID number: 149700

Spring Internship with Maryland Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), International Division

Assistance for the International Division - Works closely with Director and Assistant Coordinator on day to day operations of the Maryland Sister States Program and the Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. The location of the internship is Annapolis. The position is unpaid at this time. The internship provides the participant with hands-on experience and insight into the daily operations and substance of Maryland’s international affairs and government administration. 

  • Drafting and sending correspondence, letters, memos, and briefings  
  • Coordinating calendars to schedule meetings
  • Organizing meetings and assisting in setting meeting agendas
  • Sending meeting notices via email and tracking RSVPs
  • Taking and transcribing meeting notes; sending notes as follow up

  • Organizing program contacts and files
  • Assisting with event planning and protocol
  • Updating existing and creating new program databases
  • Updating social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Participating in meetings with senior-level Maryland government officials, foreign delegations, and embassy diplomats 
  • Attending off-site meetings and programs to represent the work of the Office of the Secretary of State
  • May assist other OSOS staff, including Deputy Secretary, from time to time

Qualifications
  • Third and fourth year Government majors with IR concentration preferred 
  • Familiarity with Excel and Google calendar
  • Ideal candidate possesses following characteristics: flexibility, reliability, independence, good writing skills

Background

The Maryland Sister States Program, a program in the International Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, was established to provide a forum for the promotion of international cooperation and understanding.  Through broad-based citizen participation in a wide variety of exchanges in areas of mutual interest, the Sister States Program offers countless opportunities to develop partnerships around the world.  The Maryland Sister States Program was established in 1980 and currently includes 19 relationships in 17 countries.
The Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs is chaired by Maryland’s Secretary of State. The Subcabinet is comprised of the Secretaries and staff of state agencies (Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation, etc.,) with international interests.  The Subcabinet meets on a quarterly basis with the dual objective of fostering communication related to international projects and creating a strategic plan for the state’s international agenda.

Start date: January 2017.  Please send resume and cover letter.  A brief telephone interview followed by an in-person interview is requested.  Contact: Ms. Mendy Nitsch, Director of International Affairs, OSOS; mary.nitsch@maryland.gov; 410.260.3865  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Adele's Circle of Women 2017 Scholarship Application


The Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities and plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $250 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 
Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $250 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude
Interested students can apply at https://orgsync.com/84788/forms/232464/submission .  Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award.  Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.  For more details visit the Adele's Circle of Women, at http://adelescircleofwomen.umd.edu/ .
Any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Zacker, Stamp Scholarship Coordinator, at tzacker@umd.edu or via campus mail to 3100 Stamp Student Union.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spring Internship with Maryland Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), International Division

Assistance for the International Division - Works closely with Director and Assistant Coordinator on day to day operations of the Maryland Sister States Program and the Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. The location of the internship is Annapolis. The position is unpaid at this time. The internship provides the participant with hands-on experience and insight into the daily operations and substance of Maryland’s international affairs and government administration. 

  • Drafting and sending correspondence, letters, memos, and briefings  
  • Coordinating calendars to schedule meetings
  • Organizing meetings and assisting in setting meeting agendas
  • Sending meeting notices via email and tracking RSVPs
  • Taking and transcribing meeting notes; sending notes as follow up
  • Organizing program contacts and files
  • Assisting with event planning and protocol
  • Updating existing and creating new program databases
  • Updating social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Participating in meetings with senior-level Maryland government officials, foreign delegations, and embassy diplomats 
  • Attending off-site meetings and programs to represent the work of the Office of the Secretary of State
  • May assist other OSOS staff, including Deputy Secretary, from time to time

Qualifications
  • Third and fourth year Government majors with IR concentration preferred 
  • Familiarity with Excel and Google calendar
  • Ideal candidate possesses following characteristics: flexibility, reliability, independence, good writing skills

Background
The Maryland Sister States Program, a program in the International Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, was established to provide a forum for the promotion of international cooperation and understanding.  Through broad-based citizen participation in a wide variety of exchanges in areas of mutual interest, the Sister States Program offers countless opportunities to develop partnerships around the world.  The Maryland Sister States Program was established in 1980 and currently includes 19 relationships in 17 countries.

The Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs is chaired by Maryland’s Secretary of State. The Subcabinet is comprised of the Secretaries and staff of state agencies (Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation, etc.,) with international interests.  The Subcabinet meets on a quarterly basis with the dual objective of fostering communication related to international projects and creating a strategic plan for the state’s international agenda. 


Start date: January 2017.  Please send resume and cover letter.  A brief telephone interview followed by an in-person interview is requested.  Contact: Ms. Mendy Nitsch, Director of International Affairs, OSOS; mary.nitsch@maryland.gov410.260.3865