Tuesday, January 31, 2012

“Iraqi Jewish Intellectuals: Between Arab Nationalism and Communism” Lecture

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies
and the Committee on Middle East Studies

Invite you to a lecture:

Professor Orit Bashkin
“Iraqi Jewish Intellectuals: Between Arab Nationalism and Communism”
Monday February 6th
Noon – 2 PM
0142 Holzapfel Hall (JWST Seminar Room)

The lecture studies the life of Iraqi Jews, their urban Arab culture, and their hopes for a democratic nation-state. It presents their ideas about Judaism, Islam, secularism, modernity, and reform, focusing on Iraqi Jews who internalized narratives of Arab and Iraqi nationalisms and on those who turned to communism in the 1940s.

Orit Bashkin is Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Chicago.

For more information please visit jewishstudies.umd.edu
Or contact dakirsch@umd.edu

Internship with the National Campus Leadership Council

The National Campus Leadership Council, a non-profit organization devoted to engaging student leaders in a national dialogue about campus-related policy issues, is looking for interns for the Spring 2012 semester to assist with our recruitment, grant writing, and media activities. If you want to advance your communication and research skills, and have a strong commitment to advancing youth leadership then this is the perfect internship for you! While this is is an unpaid position, you will be given the opportunity to attend events with White House officials as well as NCLC’s first-annual summit at the White House.

Time required: 10 - 20 hours / week
Start date: February 13th
Responsibilities: The interns will be responsible for assisting with our recruitment efforts by engaging with student body leaders across the nation via phone and email. Interns will also be asked to assist with researching grants, producing reports, monitoring related media.
Required Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated proficiency in online research; grant writing experience preferred but not required; proficient at using a spreadsheet (Excel or Numbers) and word processing (Word or Pages)
If you are interested in this position, please send an email to Molly Barg-Walkow (molly@nationalcampusleaders.org) with resume and cover letter describing your (a) interest in this internship, including specific roles you would like to take on (b) relevant experience and (c) availability. Application Deadline: Wednesday February 8th

The National Campus Leadership Council is a non-profit organization, which empowers student leaders to engage in a national dialogue by facilitating communication among students and developing connections with national policy makers. NCLC is a network of hundreds of student body presidents at colleges and universities, representing millions of students across the country. It serves as a sounding board for federal policy and a springboard for national student initiatives. NCLC works with the White House’s Office of Public Engagement to ensure that high-level policymakers hear the voices of students.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Grants for Research on Congressional Leadership

DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2012.   
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund   
research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named   
for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private,   
nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the   
study of Congress and its leaders. Applications are accepted at any time, but   
the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in   
April. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2012.   
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying   
Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public   
administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.   
The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their   
dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds   
for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the   
United States.   
The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study.   
Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are   
eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a   
Congressional Research Award.   
Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Award Application -- and   
complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or PDF   
attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at   
fmackaman@dirksencenter.org. Please insert the following in the Subject Line:   
"CRA Application [insert your surname]." Thank you.   
The Congressional Research Award Application contains the following elements:   
Applicant Information, Congressional Research Award Project Description,   
Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter, and Overhead   
Waiver Letter.   
The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. This total does   
NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver   
Letter (one additional page). Applications which exceed the page limit and   
incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for   
All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2012. Awards   
will be announced in April 2012.   
Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for   
consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application   
procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's   
Website: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm. PLEASE READ   
THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer -   
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a   
private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted   
to the study of Congress and its leaders. Since 1978, the Congressional   
Research Awards (formerly the Congressional Research Grants) program has   
invested more than $840,000 to support over 400 projects.   
If you do not want to receive information from The Dirksen Center in the   
future, please send an email to Cindy Koeppel at   
Cindy Koeppel   
The Dirksen Congressional Center   
2815 Broadway   
Pekin, IL 61554   
309.347.6432 Fax   
Email: ckoeppel@dirksencenter.org   
Web site: http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org   
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DirksenCenter   
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/dirksencenter   

Internships/Opportunities listed on Careers4Terps


Capital One Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) – APPLY NOW!
The Capital One Leadership Internship Program (CLIP), sponsored by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life, the University Career Center & The President's Promise, and Capital One Bank is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 cohort.  Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to gain leadership skills while doing an internship and studying abroad!

CLIP is an opportunity for students to explore the concept of Global Leadership through two leadership courses, an internship, and a short-term study abroad experience.  During the fall semester students will participate in an internship with a local community agency and attend a weekly 3-credit leadership course, EDCP 318I. During the spring semester students will enroll in the continuation of EDCP 318I and will travel to Masaka, Uganda during spring break to explore community-based leadership in an international context.

This great program covers all the major expenses (i.e. airfare, accommodation, meals, in-country transportation, and tours) of the trip to Uganda. In addition, the program, with the help of the University Career Center and the President’s Promise, will assist students to find the fall internship. First year students who want to make a difference in their community, who have an interest in global leadership, and who are searching for a way to connect at Maryland are strongly encouraged to apply. However, ALL students are eligible to apply.

Applications are due Friday, February 24th, 2010 at 5 pm. Applications and program information is available online at www.thestamp.umd.edu/clip
If you have any questions about the program or the application please do not hesitate to contact Val Nam, CLIP intern and past participant, at clip@umd.edu

Careers4Terps may have a position waiting for YOU!
C4T is a free web-based service providing UMD students and alumni access to full-time, part-time, and internship positions posted by employers looking to hire UMD students and alumni. Several positions are highlighted below, but there are more located in the C4T database. To read more about the positions below, log in to your C4T account (http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (listed beside the position titles) in the “Search” box.

Intern/Research Assistant (56201)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington DC Metro Area
Summer Internship
Job Function Research Compensation Structure Salary
Desired Start Date June 4, 2012 Duration 10 weeks 
Approximate Hours Per Week 40 

CPIA interns join a team of experienced intelligence professionals to conduct all-source intelligence research and analysis to support ongoing projects for clients within the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. CPIA interns assess current and emerging threats, conduct link and relationship analysis, produce written and oral reports, and provide business analysis and development support.

The CPIA Internship provides thorough training and development opportunities with veterans in national security. In addition to individual projects, CPIA interns participate in seminars, field trips, community service events, and networking events with firm leadership and project managers. CPIA interns also work collaboratively on a “capstone” group deliverable which they present to clients and senior partners at the conclusion of the summer. Successful interns are considered for fulltime employment.

Students possessing regional expertise related to Mexico or Iran are highly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: All applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- A current graduate or undergraduate student in good standing pursuing a degree in International Relations, Intelligence Analysis, Government, or related disciplines.
- Expected graduation in Spring/Summer 2013
- Superior academic achievement (minimum GPA 3.3)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent research and analysis skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Selected applicants will be subject to an initial security screening and possibly a full security investigation in the future. Additionally, applicants may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. We value the diversity of our people. Booz Allen is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

Program Assistant - Middle East and North Africa (56144)
POSITION TYPE: Entry Level (Full-Time)
Center for International Private Enterprise - Washington, District of Columbia
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
• 1-2 years of administrative office experience
• Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Background in international affairs and/or the Middle East with an emphasis on political and economic issues
• Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired. MS Project or similar a plus.
• Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Competency in written and spoken Arabic is a plus.

Research Associate, Position Type- Entry Level (Full-Time), Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)- 55917 
Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia
Deadline: Jan. 31
Division N/A Desired Class Level(s) Junior
Job Function Research Compensation Structure Unpaid Internship

Positions and Responsibilities
COHA will accept multiple research associates during each semester, and we will also accept one student for each other position. All interns will research and write articles, but while this will be the primary function of research associates, the highest priority of other interns will be tending to their specific duties.

Research Associate – As a research associate, interns will be writing articles for COHA’s highly regarded publication, the Washington Report on the Hemisphere (WRH); composing Opinion-Editorials and letters to the editor for publication in major national and international news media; performing personal interviews with Washington officials; attending Congressional hearings, legislative seminars, and various events on topics relevant to COHA’s work; and assisting in office administration tasks such as maintaining subscription lists. Applicants with high computer literacy are encouraged to apply.

Financial Officer – The financial officer will develop, coordinate, and evaluate the financial program and supporting information systems of COHA. His duties will include budgeting, bookkeeping, tax planning, banking, and managing financial office operations.

Office/Intern Coordinator – The Office/Intern coordinator will have the general duty to manage the day-to-day affairs of the COHA office, and will be integral to the continual recruitment of new interns for the following semester. He or she will plan and manage recruitment and selection of staff, conduct new employee orientation, manage staff meetings, track articles in progress, and give COHA’s director a daily briefing on the status of these tasks.

Outreach Officer – The outreach officer will be charged with maintaining COHA’s communications and mutual understanding between the organization and its public. He or she will also be charged with seeking business development opportunities in the form of grants and other funding. This includes the use of all forms of media and communications to project and protect the appropriate image, attending to exhibitions and conferences, managing mailing and subscription lists, and locate new potential sources for organizational funding.

Copy Editor/Producer – The copy editor will prepare, proofread and copy edit to improve readability, as well as supervising others who do this work. Read, copy, or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. He or she will also maintain the organization’s style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. As such, he or she will be required to verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. As a producer, this intern will be the main point of contact for COHA’s off-site writers, and work with the office/intern coordinator to track progress on articles in progress.

IT Officer/Webmaster – Duties for the IT officer/webmaster include basic maintenance of computers, printers, fax machine, and Internet. He or she will also manage our website and send emails to COHA’s mailing list. Experience with programs we use (WordPress for the website, Atomic Mail Sender for mailings, or similar programs), familiarity with Windows, and knowledge of basic HTML code are preferred.

Intern candidates should have some knowledge and/or interest in U.S.-Latin American affairs or international relations and should display impressive research and writing skills. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is desired, though experience in journalism, English, or one of the social sciences may be substituted for the normal background requirements. Ideal internship candidates should be highly motivated and will be expected to show initiative and a capacity for innovation.
Desired Major(s)- Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Journalism, Individual Studies Program

The SEC is looking for the best and brightest to help strengthen their team in order to better serve as the investor’s advocate.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has retained Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company to provide strategic talent acquisition solutions to help the agency address its continuing talent needs.

2012 1L Summer Honors Program- Washington, DC Headquarters (http://sec.futurestep.com/Opportunities/JI457)
Volunteer Student Intern Opportunities- Note: This is a volunteer or for-credit internship.
The Securities and Exchange Commission selects volunteer interns for its Summer Honors Law Program.  Though these positions are uncompensated, they offer students responsibility and real experiences that promote their careers. Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the SEC's Washington DC headquarters or at one of its eleven Regional Offices.  

Interns directly support attorneys and other professionals in the regulation and enforcement of the securities markets.  Each intern is assigned to one of the SEC’s offices or divisions for a ten-week period.  The potential assignments are as varied as the SEC’s responsibilities in regulating the securities markets.  We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney who had completed law school.  Students who succeed in their assignments assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony.  They spend hours every day with line attorneys, and they support senior executives. Most summers, the Summer Honors Law Program places students in the following offices at the SEC’s Washington DC headquarters:
  • Division of Corporation Finance
  • Division of Enforcement
  • Division of Investment Management
  • Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation
  • Division of Trading & Markets
  • Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Office of the Inspector General
Opportunities for interns in the Regional Offices are in Enforcement and OCIE.

2012 Summer College (Undergraduate) Summer Honors Program- Washington, D.C. Headquarters (http://sec.futurestep.com/Opportunities/NN358)
Location: Washington, DC (Headquarters) Office  
Volunteer Student Intern Opportunities- Note: This is a volunteer or for-credit internship.
The Securities and Exchange Commission selects volunteer interns for its Summer Honors Programs.  Though these positions are uncompensated, they offer students responsibility and real experiences that promote their careers. The Summer Honors College Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and the activities of the Commission. Students from undergraduate schools across the country work at the Commission's Washington, DC, Headquarters and in a number of our Regional Offices nationwide. The Summer Honors College Program is a 10-week long internship that introduces undergraduate students pursuing degrees in such areas as accounting, economics, finance, human resource management and information technology/information security, among others, to the regulation of the securities markets and the work of the Commission.
Listed below are the Divisions and Offices that typically hire Summer Honors College Program interns. This list is subject to change on an annual basis.
Washington, DC — Headquarters
  • Division of Corporation Finance
  • Division of Investment Management
  • Division of Trading and Markets
  • Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
  • Office of Economic Analysis
  • Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of Risk Assessment
  • Office of the Secretary
Regional Offices 
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Fort Worth
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Salt Lake

American Enterprise Summer Institute
The American Enterprise Summer Institute is looking for college undergraduates who are passionate about public affairs, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into public policy. Our fully funded four-week program will help students develop the core analytical skills required for rigorous public policy analysis while introducing them to some of the nation's top free-enterprise leaders.  Up to 25 highly qualified applicants will be accepted.
The application deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2012.
APPLY: Visit our website www.aei.org/SummerInstitute


USCIS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM- http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307811800#qualifications

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Duty Locations: Many vacancy(s) - Washington DC Metro Area, District of Columbia (WASHINGTON, DC)
Salary: $24,865.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0099-02/07
Open Period: Monday, January 30, 2012 to Friday, February 10, 2012
Position Information: Recent Graduates - Full-Time
Who May Be Considered: United States Citizens
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.  

Ideal candidates for these internships are individuals pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree programs in business administration or management, economics, public policy, political science, international relations or studies, accounting or financial management, information technology / information systems, human resources management, and pre-law and law. Candidates will be considered on the basis of the applicability of their education and experience to specific USCIS assignments.

International Study/ Research, Teaching Opportunity

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing international study/research or teaching opportunities after graduation (during the 2013-14 academic year)?

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).


Friday, February 10 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, February 10 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Monday, February 13 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, February 14 at 4 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, February 15 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, February 16 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, February 17 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu


Friday, February 10 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Monday, February 13 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, February 14 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, February 15 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, February 16 at 4 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, February 17 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in the 65 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta, Andorra; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,  Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Bulgaria; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia; Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic; Bahrain, Israel, Oman, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey; Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, South Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda. A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMCP Campus Deadline: September 4, 2012 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

CCJS Study Abroad in Ireland

GVPT Students – The CCJS department is offering a great summer study abroad program that may be of interest to many of you.  There are course pre-requisites for the program, however many GVPT students have supporting sequences in CCJS or have taken CCJS100 and CCJS105.  Additionally, the deadline to adjust your schedule is February 7th – so there is still time to register for a missing pre-requisite if you are interested in the program. 

 Please visit the link below for information on how to apply.

Friday, January 27, 2012


 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 2012, 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 earned 60 or more credits by the end of spring 2012, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in fall 2012. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2012 awards will be Monday, February 6, 2012. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS APPLYING FOR AN MSS AWARD, PLEASE CONTACT US AT ugresearch@umd.edu as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

The online MSS application form and instructions are available here: 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.

NIF Social Justice Fellowship DEADLINE EXTENSION

NIF has extended the deadline for theSocial Justice Fellowship in Israel Applications are now due JANUARY 29 by midnight.

This prestigious, paid fellowship places young Jewish activists in Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for a year of in-depth contribution and learning.  Because Fellows intern full time in an Israeli NGO, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with strong Arabic skills.

More information and application materials can be found at www.nif.org/sjfellowships.

Summer 2012 Internship Program

The Foreign Policy Initiative is now accepting applications for
the Summer 2012 Internship Program.

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Internship Program seeks rising college seniors and graduate students of the highest caliber with interest in the fields of, but not limited to, international studies, defense, national security, democracy and human rights, political science, and foreign affairs. FPI interns are given substantial work in current events research, policy communication, and think tank operations. Interns are encouraged to attend stimulating discussions around the local D.C. area and to interact closely with FPI's in-house experts. Though the FPI internship program is unpaid, participants gain marketable skills, a broader understanding of the policy world, invaluable experience, and networking opportunities.

The 2012 Summer Internship Program will run from May until August. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 14th.
Click here to apply.
·         Rising college senior or graduate student
·         Understanding of FPI's mission  
·         Foreign policy interests
·         Strong written communication skills
·         Excellent academic and current events research skills
·         Proven work ethic and willingness to take initiative
·         Professional demeanor and positive attitude
·         Ability to take instructions and work with minimal supervision
·         Reliable and able to commit 20 to 40 hours a week
·         Capitol Hill experience is a plus
·         International experience is a plus
·         Second language is a plus
To apply:
·         Visit the application page on our website
·         Submit your resume with GPA
·         Submit a one-page cover letter explaining your passion for foreign policy and how you meet our requirements
·         Submit a short summary and reflection on one of FPI's recent publications. This writing sample should be approximately 200-300 words and demonstrate your writing, summarizing, and analytical skills
For further questions, please e-mail intern@foreignpolicyi.org.

Apply for the IDCM Minor Now!

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors interested in the fields of conflict resolution, international development, and humanitarian relief. To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at www.cidcm.umd.edu/minor. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2012.

Health Policy Internship

Optimal is looking for multiple interns (2-3) for a health policy project, Part D Web Monitoring.  The internships would begin Feb. 11th and pay $12.50 per hour.  Candidates should be willing to work a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Internship announcement: http://optimalsolutionsgroup.com/contact/internship-health-policy-research-center-0

Rebuilding Lives, Systems and Confidence After the Arab Spring Discussion

American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC would like to invite students to an exciting event in Washington, DC. 

"Rebuilding Lives, Systems and Confidence After the Arab Spring” will take place on Monday, January 30 from 9 to 11 am. The discussion will be with Baroness Emma Nicholson, General Peter Chiarelli, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, and scholar Roger Bate and will include talks about Conflict Resolution, health systems, foreign aid effectiveness, and the role of the U.S. before and after withdrawal. 

This will be a great opportunity for students to network with high profile individuals at the end of the event. We also hope this will be an opportunity to lay the groundwork for greater engagement between AEI and the BSOS department.

You can also register directly at the link below.  If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at this email, or to Julissa Milligan julissa.milligan@aei.org.