Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Info Session on Joint Program in Public Policy

Apply for BSOS Student Experience Funds!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is launching the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, we encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate ExperienceFunds.

Applications for the summer 2018 and fall 2018 experiences are due on March 28, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria here.

Questions regarding the funds or the application process can be e-mailed to

START Internship Program Now Accepting Applicants for Fall 2018!

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

Campus Voter Engagement Intern – TerpsVote Coalition

The TerpsVote Coalition, a group of students, staff, and faculty dedicated to increasing UMD student voting activity, is seeking two undergraduate students to serve as Voter Engagement Interns for June to December 2018. These interns will be responsible for supporting student voter registration, education, and engagement efforts at the University of Maryland.

Number of Openings: 2
Time Commitment: 10 hours per week from June 1, 2018 through December 12, 2018 (summer 2018 remote work option, but students must be in College Park for Fall 2018)
Compensation: $5000 stipend for 6 month term, paid in monthly increments.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Position Description:
Social Media/Communication
  • Develop year-long social media/communication plan and calendar. Identify campus events to provide information to students (First Look Fair, Next Now Fest, Athletic events, Farmer’s Market, etc).
  • Connect with campus-based organizations and groups to maximize social media reach (University Communications, SGA, Class Councils, Resident Life, Stamp, etc). Cross-promote other campus events relevant to voting issues (immigration, environment, education, etc).
  • Craft and distribute messages to campus community regarding registration information, voter education/information, and important events and deadlines.
  • Engage with relevant student organizations (College Democrats, College Republicans, issue-based orgs, etc) to promote student voter engagement.
  • Develop and maintain website
  • Create social media images, email and website banners, and other images to be used for marketing
Event Planning
  • Develop and execute voter registration events to register students and provide information about voting locations and procedures.
  • Develop and execute voter education events (debates, panels) to help educate students about ballot issues and candidates.
  • Plan activities for Voter Registration Day, Constitution Day, Voter Registration Deadlines
  • Plan election result watch events.
  • Recruit and coordinate student volunteers to staff events.
  • Provide resources to campus community about local ballot issues and candidates.
  • Develop short modules for implementation in UNIV100 and other introductory courses.
  • Become familiar with voting/registration procedures (including absentee ballot requirements) in MD, DC, VA, DE, NY, and NJ to be able to answer student questions.
  • Review and understand campus voting data. Research campus voting trends around the country.
Qualifications & Expectations
The preferred candidates would have passion for civic engagement and voting. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:
  • Punctuality and accountability
  • Experience promoting programs/events via social media platforms
  • Organization skills and strong self-motivation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Internship Pre-Service Requirement
  • Attend TerpsVote Coalition Meetings (April & May 2018)
  • PGC Election Board Training (April/May 2018)
  • Supervisor & expectation-setting meetings (April/May 2018)

BSOS International Week: March 26-30