Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Career4Terps Postings

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.

Internship, Locke Lord Strategies Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)- 55443
Washington, District of Columbia, Deadline:  Jan 31, 2012
Locke Lord Strategies is looking for an unpaid intern (or 2) to start in January. LLS is a government relations firm in downtown D.C., with a wide variety of clients. We are looking for graduate students, or recently graduated students, to support our very busy office. Our interns are required to attend Congressional hearings and think tank events, write memos for clients, produce multiple media reports, and help in the day-to-day operations of the firm.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
-Excellent oral and written communication skills

Transportation Policy Specialist (Student Trainee), US Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Co-op (Fall or Spring Full-Time)- 55479  
Washington, District of Columbia, Deadline: Jan 31, 2012
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a modal administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation with its headquarters offices located in Washington, D.C. With an annual budget of more than $35 billion, FHWA provides financial and technical support to state, local, and tribal governments for constructing, improving, and preserving America’s national highway system. For more information about FHWA, see http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/about.htm This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the executive branch of the federal government and with Congress.
Salary: $34,075 - $65,393 USD/per annum
Location: Washington, DC

As a member of the Congressional Affairs Team in the Office of Legislative Affairs and Policy Communications, you will:
• Assist in serving as a point of contact within FHWA for a high volume of inquiries from Capitol Hill offices and provide current and accurate responses.
• Monitor and track inquiries and assist in publishing a daily report of casework completed and technical assistance provided to Capitol Hill.
• Provide notification to Capitol Hill offices of significant events such as grant announcements, ribbon cuttings and ground breakings, etc.

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) provides students with an opportunity to earn money and combine academic study with on-the-job experience. It provides formal periods of work and study while attending school with a trilateral agreement between FHWA, the student, and their school.

You may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a professional career appointment within 120 days after successfully completing your education requirements and meeting certain work requirement of at least 640 hours of career-related work. You may earn academic credit(s) towards graduation, depending on the college or university and gain valuable work experience to include on your resume.
You must be a U.S. citizen, a senior-year undergraduate or a graduate student in good academic standing (3.0 GPA minimum) majoring in political science, public policy, public administration, or a similar field. A background in transportation policy and/or Capitol Hill experience is preferred.

Intelligence Operations & Analysis Internship, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc Summer Internship- 55415
McLean, Virginia, Deadline: Feb 24, 2012
The Sotera Internship program will give students interested in a career in the intelligence field an opportunity to learn about the community, experience working with seasoned intelligence professionals, and a competitive edge in entering the national security workforce upon graduation. Each week a Sotera Program manager will brief the interns regarding a particular piece of Sotera's work within the Intelligence Community. They will be expected to perform open-source research to inform an analytical briefing that will be submitted to that week's PM. Interns will provide support to Sotera corporate functions as needed. This support may include research, analysis, and writing on specific open source topics; research and analysis on intelligence-related federal procurements; development of corporate briefings and spreadsheets to support corporate business decisions; and other support to the intelligence business unit, business development and marketing efforts.

• Program Dates: Beginning of May 2012 - Beginning of August 2012 (subject to change based on candidates' timelines).
• Location: Sotera - Intelligence Solutions Headquarters, McLean, VA.
• The program requires interns to work 40 hours per week on a flexible schedule.
• Interns will be compensated based on experience.
• Based on individual performance, Sotera will consider sponsoring interns for Top Secret security clearances.

Sotera will accept applications through Friday, February 24, 2012. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted beginning Friday, March 2nd. Selected candidates will receive internship offers beginning on March 12. Candidates not selected will be contacted by Friday, March 16, 2012.
• U.S. citizenship; eligible for TS-SCI (based on pre-screen); willing to take a polygraph.
• Studies in relevant areas with strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills, as part of a degree-seeking program (e.g. political science, history, foreign policy, government, cultural studies).
• Proficiency with MS productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Ability to work in a dynamic, flexible environment and manage multiple tasks to completion.
• Self-starter willing to take initiative to complete projects in a timely manner.
• 3.0 GPA or above preferred.

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