Monday, December 10, 2018

Become a Maryland Sierra Club Intern Today!

The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, and educating the public about environmental issues. You do not necessarily have to be an environmental major to be involved with the Sierra Club - we are looking for students within any major that are willing to work hard, learn about the issues, and to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to their work.  

The Maryland Sierra Club is seeking interns for the Winter and Spring 2019 Semesters. If you could forward this email or post the below internship description to any relevant listservs, it would be very much appreciated.

Also, if there’s someone else we should send this email to instead, please let us know!

Thank you!

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Spring 2019, we have the following internships available:
  • Administrative Assistant
    Chapter Coordinator
  • Clean Energy
  • Beyond Natural Gas Organizing
  • Communications / Web Media / Radio
  • Conservation Outings
  • Invasive Plant Removal / Stewardship Field
  • Transportation Organizing
  • Legislative
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume, and a two-­page writing sample to Please have your name on each document title.
  2. Fill out this survey after you send in your materials:  

Apply early for best priority.  

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Josef Korbel School's Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy Fellowship

The Josef Korbel School’s Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy is dedicated to advancing policy-relevant research and engagement in the field of global affairs and educating the next generation of global leaders. As part of our efforts, we have expanded learning opportunities for Sié Fellows, a select group of students at the Josef Korbel School who receive a two-year, full-tuition scholarship for graduate study. 

Fellows join an intellectually rigorous program that brings practical and theoretical approaches to bear on the major policy problems of our time. During their two years at the Korbel School fellows work alongside faculty at the Sié Center on research projects ranging from climate change and nuclear security to global governance and post-conflict peacebuilding and many more

Only applications submitted by the priority deadline of Wednesday, January 23, 2019, will be consid
ered for the Sie Fellowship. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Donuts and Hot Chocolate with MLAW

American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program

The American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities for top undergraduate students. Participants connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI—one of America's leading think tanks—through discussion-based seminars led by AEI scholars and other experts, policy briefings with distinguished policy thinkers and practitioners, high-level networking events, and site visits throughout Washington.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates (winter 2018 or later). International students are eligible to apply. Applications from previous Summer Honors Program alumni will not be considered.

Location: Washington, DC

Duration: Most students will participate in a single one-week course at the beginning of Summer 2019. A select group of students will participate in a four-week opportunity, called the Summer Honors Academy.

Stipend: This is a fully-funded program. Housing, meals on class days, stipends and travel vouchers are provided.

Early Decision Deadline: January 7, 2019

Final Deadline: March 11, 2019 

Students who apply by the early decision deadline will know whether they are accepted, rejected, or waitlisted by February 4. Otherwise, applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until March 11. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered for your top course preference.

Click here to apply!

Course Offerings

Note: Courses marked with an asterisk are offered through AEI’s Values & Capitalism program and integrate Christian faith-related content into the course material.
MAY 28–31, 2019 

Athens, Jerusalem, and Philadelphia: Politics and Its Limits
Dr. Gary Schmitt & Ms. Rebecca Burgess, AEI
(This course is only available to students accepted to the Summer Honors Academy.)

JUNE 3–7, 2019

War & Decision-Making
Dr. Frederick Kagan, AEI 
The University: Disinterested or Activist?*
Dr. Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University
JUNE 10–14, 2019

Capitalism & Christianity: Do Free Markets Hinder Neighborly Love?*
Dr. Anne Bradley, The Fund for American Studies 
The Christian Faith and American Foreign Policy*
Dr. William Inboden, University of Texas at Austin
JUNE 17–21, 2019

For more information, visit 
or send us a note at

Information Sessoin on the Direct Action & Research Training (DART) 12/6

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Thursday, December 6 at 6 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with UMD students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.


DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Police accountability

Positions start January 14, 2019 in Columbus, OH, Charlottesville, VA, Lexington, KY, St. Petersburg and Jacksonville, FL.

Positions start August 12, 2019 in Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Fort Myers, FL.

Starting salary $38,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent

Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Ben MacConnell at or (785) 218-0941.