Monday, November 18, 2019

Senator Coons' Spring 2020 Internship Program

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks interns for his office in Washington, D.C. for the Spring 2020 internship session. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and assisting front office and legislative staff. The spring internship session will run from Monday, February 3rd to Friday, May 15th and applicants who are available at least 2 days a week from 9am-5pm are preferred.

Internship positions can be full or part time, however, part time applicants must commit to at least 20 hours a week. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, and flexibility. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants are encouraged to apply.  

The application will include a cover letter, resume, professional references, and a short writing sample. For more information, interested applicants should visit https://www.coons.senate.gov/services/internships.

Interested in a Legal Career? Come Out to a Networking Event!

The Membership Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the MSBA would like to invite lawyers and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland to a happy hour in College Park!

If you are in college and you are thinking about law school or you have already been accepted to law school, come meet some young lawyers who can give you advice about law school and the legal field in general! Learn more about the event at https://www.msba.org/product/so-you-want-to-be-a-lawyer/.


Friday, November 15, 2019

Paid Fellowship for College Graduates

Public Policy Fellowship Program with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Recent college graduates who earned their bachelor’s degree within two years of the program start date can take advantage of this paid nine-month fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos interested in a career in public policy and improving people’s lives. Fellowship openings include our general Public Policy Fellowships and STEM Public Policy Fellowships. Click here for more on our current openings.

Focus Area: All Majors
Location: Washington, D.C.
Benefits: Round-trip airfare, stipend, health insurance and public transportation benefits are included.
Dates of Participation: August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 

Interested students can apply here.

Visit the Public Policy Fellowship ProgramEligibility & Program Details and FAQs pages for more information.

International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Fair

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
invites you to an
International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Fair
November 21, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm ET 
Online Register today at bit.ly/apsiaonline2019 and answer your questions about:
  • application requirements,
  • curricula and joint degrees,
  • financial aid, and
  • career opportunities.
Representatives of APSIA members will be available to connect with prospective students. You can learn about 
masters and PhD programs around the world.

Careers in Politics & Advocacy Round Table, Department of Communication

Politics & Advocacy Round Table
November 21, 2019 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | ESJ 1202 
Want to learn about careers in political communication and public advocacy? Come meet with Terp alumni who work in these fields! This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA), but students of all majors interested in the topic are welcome to attend. 

For additional information about this event: Contact Julie Gowin at gowin@umd.edu or visit the University Career Center's Calendar of Events

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Fiscal Fallout Contest - Win $5000!




November 15, 2019

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is now accepting submissions for our new 
Fiscal Fallout Contest, where students are given the opportunity to put a human face on the 
consequences of high and rising federal debt. The winner will receive $5,000.

The federal budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion this year, and the national debt as a share of the 
economy will reach its highest point outside of World War II. In the coming years, debt will continue 
to grow rapidly. As Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently testified to Congress, “the federal budget is on an unsustainable path.”

The consequences of high and rising debt include slower income growth, less ability to combat the next recession, rising debt service payments, entitlement programs on the brink of insolvency, increased 
burdens on future generations, and a higher risk of an eventual fiscal crisis.
While these consequences are alarming, they are hard to personalize. It is difficult to visualize the 
damage debt can cause for individuals, families, and businesses around the country. The 
Fiscal Fallout Contest is an opportunity for those who would be most affected by the national debt, students, to demonstrate the human consequences of debt.

The Fiscal Fallout Contest asks students to create a compelling multimedia presentation 
(video, podcast, short story, song, storyboard, etc,) portraying the human and societal impact of our unsustainable fiscal situation.
Entrees could focus on any potential long-term consequences of debt – whether a spike in interest 
rates, stagnant wages, or some type of fiscal crisis – the choice is theirs!
The goal is to humanize the risks and costs associated with the debt, and to win $5,000 in the process.



Who: Open to current high school, college, and graduate students
What: A contest to raise awareness about the national debt
When: Submissions due March 1, 2020
Top Prize: $5,000 (what the U.S. spends every half-second on interest on the debt). Second and 
third place prizes of $1,000 and $500.
Submissions now being accepted!
More information available at:
#FiscalFallout
For questions please contact Ben Tomchik at tomchik@crfb.org

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Survey for Transportation to Annapolis for Spring 2020

If you are planning to intern or work in Annapolis this spring and will be needing transportation from College Park, please fill out this survey from the Student Government Association. This survey will help SGA plan the Annapolis-College Park bus for next semester.

Students that know they will drive and will never take the bus should not fill out the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Vierling at rvierlin@umd.edu.