Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Career4Terps Postings

Confused about your career options?
Log into FOCUS 2 to research options related to your major, take career assessments, or develop an interest profile. FOCUS 2 is a Web-based, personalized career and education planning system based on established career and counseling principles. It provides a complete picture of your interests, values, personality, skills, and leisure activities using self-assessment questionnaires, interest inventories, and personality testing. After assessing your personal attributes, the system searches its career and occupational information database to identify and analyze occupations and career paths that match your personal characteristics.
First, set up an account in the University Career Center’s jobs and internships database, Careers4Terps. 
  • Go to the Center's home page.  
  • On the left is the login for Careers4Terps. 
  • Select Student or Alumni.
  • Login and/or register. 
  • On the main page of your Careers4Terps account, click the link to Focus 2. 
  • Once on the FOCUS 2 site, create an account.  The access code is:  goterps. You will be able to choose your own username and password when registering.
  • After creating your account, continue to access FOCUS 2 through Careers4Terps.
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 ( and paste the ID number (listed beside the position titles) in the “Search” box.

Transportation Policy Specialist (Student Trainee)- 55479
US Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
Posted: Jan 09, 2012
Division Human Resources Compensation Structure Salary
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
Salary: $34,075 - $65,393 USD/per annum

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.

In addition to a salary, SCEP students are also eligible for the following benefits:
For more information about the SCEP program, contact Ms. Phaytress Kelley (202) 366-6363 or by email to:

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.

Research Associate, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington, DC (55917)
Unpaid Spring 2012 Internship
Desired Start Date January 23, 2012; deadline to apply: Jan. 31

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, Financial Officer, Office/Intern Coordinator, Outreach Officer, Copy Editor/Producer

Qualifications: 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.

Position Type: Entry Level (Full-Time), Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Journalism, Individual Studies Program

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