Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Office of the Curator at the Supreme Court of the United States Internship

The Office of the Curator at the Supreme Court of the United States is currently accepting applications for Summer 2012 Internships. Interns are an integral part of the Office of the Curator. For the past 30 years, interns have contributed their skills and enthusiasm to completing substantive projects that assist the curatorial staff in fulfilling our mission to preserve the records and history of the Supreme Court and provide visitors with information on Court history and architecture.
A detailed description of our program and application instructions can be found on the Supreme Court’s Website at the following address:
Deadline: Thursday, March 15th.
Please note: This is not a legal internship. It does not involve working with the legal functions of the Court. Interns will gain an understanding of museum practices and procedures and a thorough introduction to the history and functions of the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Senator Amy Klobuchar Internship Opportunity

The Washington office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2012 summer session. An internship with the Senator’s office is a terrific chance for students to gain first-hand experience with both the legislative process and constituent services in the United States Senate.

Interns assist the office in a variety of legislative and administrative capacities.  Interns support legislative staff by conducting policy research, attending briefings, and preparing for hearings. They are also asked to give tours of the U.S. Capitol to constituents and assist with constituent correspondence by letter, email, and phone.  During your time in the office, you will learn your way around Capitol Hill and become familiar with the daily operations of a senate office.

The summer internship runs from the end of May or early June through August.  If you will be attending classes while you are here we ask that you note that on your internship application, as well as what days and times you are available to work. We are happy to coordinate with educational institutions and students to develop internships for academic credit.

Materials required for consideration:

If you would like to be considered for this program, please send your application materials by mail, email, or fax to:

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
c/o Internship Coordinator
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-3244
Fax: 202-228-2186

The fall deadline for application materials is March 16, 2012.  Please be aware that due to security measures it may take mail through the postal system 2 or more weeks to reach our DC office. We recommend using the email address above to submit your application materials to ensure your application arrives in time. Students and recent college graduates with ties to Minnesota are strongly encouraged to apply, but all applicants are welcome.

CAPC BSOS Emerging Scholars Program

2 CAPC faculty, Dr. Paul Herrnson (Director) and Dr. Stella Rouse (Research Fellow), have been selected to supervise students next fall under the BSOS Emerging Scholars Program. This is an opportunity for a student to work with a faculty member for a semester on a research project and earn a $1,500 stipend. They need to work 10-12 hours/week for the fall 2012 semester.

Students must be BSOS majors (GVPT preferably), a 3.5 GPA minimum, and have earned between 30 and 60 credit hours by the start of Fall 2012.

Descriptions of the research opportunities are available at

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-12) Internship Opportunity

Northern California Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-12) is seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns for immediate and spring availability. The office is looking for personable, hard working and motivated individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills. Job duties will include, but are not limited to, attending briefings, conducting congressional research, answering phones, and assisting staffers with general administrative duties. California ties are strongly preferred, but not necessary. Please email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to

Monday, February 27, 2012

U.S. Department of State/ U.S. Department of Treasury internships

U.S. Department of State's Fall 2012 Student Internship Program
We are still accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's Fall 2012 Student Internship Program.
Click here ( to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process.
-Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 02, 2012. You have until 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process and upload/fax all required documents (transcripts, etc).

To be eligible for this program, you must:
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school), or graduate student .
• Have good academic standing
• Successfully complete a background investigation
• Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.
You can also visit our Student Programs forum ( to post questions or read discussions about this program.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Research Intern
The Office of Financial Research (OFR) is a new organization established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act within the Treasury Department to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council to improve the quality of financial data, and to conduct and sponsor analysis of financial stability.
To support that effort, OFR is looking for students to work during the summer term at its Washington, DC office location. This is a paid opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. OFR is recruiting for the following internships:

Research Intern
• Graduate and Undergraduate students with majors in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, or related fields should apply.
• Highly motivated with successful academic records who have studied topics in quantitative analysis of financial markers, financial instruments, and/or macroeconomics.
• Knowledge of statistics and econometrics and an aptitude for quantitative research is particularly desirable.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required and experience working with statistical software and large data sets is a plus.

Technology/Data Intern
• Graduate and Undergraduate students with majors in computer science, information systems, economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, or related fields should apply.
• Highly motivated with successful academic records who have studied the principles and development of computer and data base systems.
• Preferred skills include knowledge of LINUX and windows, programming in environments such as: SAS, Matlab, C++, Perl, Python, and similar products, experience with data management, integration and administration or web and SharePoint development.
Management/Operations Intern
• Graduate and Undergraduate students with majors in economics, finance, government, business administration, public administration, or related fields should apply.
• Highly motivated and organized individual with successful academic records and strong communication skills who have an interest in issues related to strategic planning and organizational management.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.

Students should be available to work at least part time (minimum of 20 hours per week) for the summer. The position is open to U.S. citizens only. Selected candidates will begin their summer internship at the beginning of April 2012. Please submit a cover letter indicating 1 of the 3 program areas you wish to work (Research, Management or Technology), resume and transcript by March 11, 2012 to: with “OFR PAID INTERNSHIP” in the subject line.
For more information on our office see:

Events/Opportunities listed on Careers4Terps

Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
Interested in Criminology and Criminal Justice internship and career opportunities OR ATTENDING a law specific graduate program?...Then, the Criminal Justice Career Fair is for YOU! Come network with employers, market your skill sets, and gather information on employment opportunities that await you. The Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair is open to ALL majors and alumni of the UMD College Park campus.
Students: Review and research organizations currently registered at    
The Criminal Justice Career Fair is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Association, and the University Career Center & The President's Promise.
**For additional information about this event, contact Stephanie Pratt at

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Make the Most of Your Spring Break!
Thursday, March 08, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Learn how to make the most of your time during Spring Break. Learn how to search for internships, fine tune your resume, and consider participating in a one or two-day job shadow experience (also known as an externship). For additional information about this event, contact Erin Rooney-Eckel at

Interning on Capitol Hill
Thursday, March 08, 2012 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM
Location: Resource Room - University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Are you interested in politics? Have you ever wanted to intern for a member of Congress? Get the inside track of what opportunities are available and what it takes to land one of these internships. This session will be presented by a UM alum and Capitol Hill veteran, Scott Baker. For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at

US PIRG Full-time, Entry-Level: Employer Networking and Information Session
Monday, February 27, 2012 • 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Location: SSU - Terrapin Room A - Student Involvement Suite
"If you’re like me, you look around and see too many problems in our country to sit back and do nothing. With U.S. PIRG, you can actually get paid to take on and solve the problems our country faces; from advocating for policies that will protect consumers from big bank and credit card rip-offs, to educating citizens and students about energy efficiency, and increasing participation in democracy." Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event, contact Dan Herb at

Thursday, March 01, 2012 • 08:00AM - 02:30PM
Location: USA TODAY HQ 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22108)

Monday, March 05, 2012 • 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Location: GWU Marvin Center, Continental and Grand Ballrooms, 800 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Students should register quickly and no later than February 29th -- the organizers are expecting hundreds of students from all of the participating colleges and universities. Startups are already vying for the 85 company spots available.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 • 02:00PM - 06:00PM
Location: Northern Virginia Center
View a complete list of participating companies, register to attend and submit your resume by March 5 by visiting

Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week!
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. 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. Positions are constantly being added to the C4T database.

Student Intern, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Summer Internship (57441)  
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, District of Columbia           
Salary Level$13.92                       
The position is located in the Clerk’s Office, which is the sole official interface between the court and the public. The Student Intern will provide clerical and administrative support to all deputies responsible for Clerk’s Office operations. Representative Duties:
-Answer and assist telephone inquiries regarding local rules and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedures. Serve as back up to the Deputy Clerk for Public Information as required by providing assistance to all visitors at the public counter.
-Assist with copy requests.
-Conduct research and present findings. Assist with special projects.
-Maintain case files in accordance with court rules. Participate in annual file purge; properly dispose of files marked for destruction.
-Receive, prioritize, and properly route incoming fax transmissions.
-Assist Calendar Clerk with the mailing of the court’s calendar of sessions.
-Deliver sensitive and important legal documents to judges’ chambers and ensure personal receipt by the judge’s administrative assistant.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program. A background or demonstrated interest in law and/or public service is preferred.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Religious Freedom Education Project Special Event

The Religious Freedom Education Project and Wesley Theological Seminary invite you to a provocative and timely presentation by award-winning author John M. Barry on his new work

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul:
Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
7 p.m.

Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

John M. Barry’s latest book, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty, is a revelatory look at the shaping of religious liberty, political power and individual rights in America. The convictions of Roger Williams, the 17th century pioneer in religious freedom, hold a powerful message for Americans debating the meaning of church-state separation and liberty of conscience in the 21st century.
Join us after the presentation for a reception with the author.
Sponsored by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
RSVP to Ashlie Hampton at

Deadline Approaching for Pell Grant recipients Study Abroad Scholarship

Are you planning studying abroad in Summer 2012 or Fall 2012? Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen? Are you wondering how to pay for it or fit it into your schedule?

The Gilman International Scholarship provides up to $5000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad. Last year 23 Maryland applicants won over $98,000 in Gilman scholarship awards for study abroad!

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012 – there is still time to prepare a strong application, but you must start now and contact the National Scholarships Office at to gain access to our online ELMS resource site, and to have your essays reviewed.


Monday, February 27 – 11 am through 3 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, February 28 – 10 am through 1  pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, February 29 – 1 pm through 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

To make an individual appointment contact us at and let us know several preferred days/times to meet.

You can begin the online Gilman application process here:

Important Eligibility Information: To apply for a Gilman Scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen receiving Pell Grants this semester. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks long.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Internship Opportunity from the Career Center

The Governor’s Summer Internship Program was created to introduce college students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government.
 For 10 weeks, beginning June 4, 2012, GSIP Interns will:
-Work on substantive projects (Click to see a sample of 2011 & 2010 intern positions) with senior-level public administrators and policy makers, in departments or policy areas that closely correspond with each intern’s field of study or career interests. Duties often include attending meetings, drafting correspondence, tracking legislation, and researching policy options.
-Develop policy papers (click to review former GSIP Policy Papers) that address significant issues facing Maryland today. These papers, researched in teams, are presented to the Governor and/or other senior staff members at the end of the program.
-Attend site visits and seminars designed to introduce interns to specific rewards and challenges of public administration.
-Gain valuable exposure (click to obtain former GSIP intern comments or, click here to obtain former mentor comments) to the tremendous talents and resources of Maryland State Government while earning a $3,000 stipend.

Past Internship Placements Include:
Office of the Governor, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of the Secretary of State, Comptroller of Maryland, Governor’s Office for Children, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Maryland Department of Aging, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland Department of Budget & Management, MD Dept of Business & Economic Development,MD Department of Disabilities, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Department of Environment, Maryland Department of General Services, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene,MD Department of Housing & Community Development, Maryland Department of Human Resources,Maryland Department of Juvenile Services,Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services, Maryland Department of State Police, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

2012 GSIP Application Procedures: Interested students are asked to submit:
A completed application with essays, a resume, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation

Deadline to Apply:
Monday, March 12, 2012
Materials should be sent to:
The Shriver Center, UMBC
Attention: GSIP
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

-Eligible applicants must be undergraduate students attending a two- or four-year college or university in Maryland, or Maryland residents attending an out-of-state college or university.
-Applicants must be undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year during the Fall 2012 semester, with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
-All majors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions and Additional Information, contact:
Mike Oettel, State Coordinator for GSIP, at 410-455-2493 or
The Shriver Biographies
R. Sargent Shriver
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Public Policy Building, 1st Floor

Please visit Careers4Terps for more internship opportunities 

Global Career Boot Camps

Please email with any questions & comments.

The National Council Fellowships: Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

Special Opportunity for Students:

The National Council Fellowships:
Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

May 28 - August 3, 2012

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.
  • Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
  • Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations.
  • Site visits: Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.
Sponsorship: The program is administered by National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America's foremost scholars and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and functions represented by the organizations and corporations that provide the professional work experience component of the program are varied. Included among placements in recent years have been educational development and exchange organizations, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief groups, broadcasting networks, area studies centers, international transportation companies, foreign trade associations, peace and justice advocacy groups, and a variety of non-governmental organizations.


The National Council's Summer Internship Program offers professional work experiences combined with twice weekly evening seminars that bring academic experts and experienced foreign policy practitioners to meet with the interns in candid off-the-record discussions and free wheeling question and answer sessions. Our goals are: (1) to provide a realistic Washington, D.C. work experience that will pave the way to career development; (2) to provide interns with first-hand experience behind-the-scenes of the foreign policy analysis and advocacy process in Washington, D.C.; (3) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region; (4) to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and, (5) to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the field of U.S.-Arab relations as well as to provide counseling on the graduate school and fellowship application processes.

As complements to the program, interns will also be exposed to D.C. in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, off-the-record conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C. This allows students not only to experience living and working in the city but also encourages them to appreciate the cultural diversity of the urban environment and the exciting cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities available in the Nation's Capital.

A $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

Interested undergraduate or graduate students should send a letter of interest (1-2 pages) to the National Council office by mail or e-mail. This letter should provide basic information about yourself, your interests, previous course work related to politics, economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East, and some indication of the type of internship that would most interest you. Further, please indicate ways in which you might use this experience in further education, such as starting a Model Arab League team. Please recognize that this letter of interest is a vital part of the application and serves as the National Councils introduction to the potential intern. It deserves significant time and attention and should not be a cursory addition to your completed application packet.

In addition, the National Council asks that you submit:

1) A double-spaced essay (no more than 2 pages in length) on the topic:
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Successes, Failures, and Future Prospects;
2) A resume or curriculum vitae;
3) Transcripts of all university-level work;
4) Two letters or recommendation, at least one of them from a faculty member who knows your work well;
5) A signed Internship Program Application [link below and available at]; and
6) $125 non-refundable program fee.

Special preference will be given to applicants who have participated in the National Councils Model Arab League program, but this is not a requirement for selection as an intern.


All materials should be submitted by mail to the National Council's office by March 12, 2012. Application materials may be submitted as e-mail attachments but hard copies of all documents with original signatures should also be submitted by mail or delivery service. Applications submitted after the March 12 deadline will only be considered on a space available basis.

Nearly 230 students have participated in this program to date. Some have joined the U.S. Foreign Service. Several work as staff to Members of Congress or congressional committees dealing with matters of foreign policy. Many have proceeded to graduate school to obtain their masters degrees or doctorates in international relations with an emphasis on the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. Some have been employed by the National Council and other non-governmental organizations. Still others have become professional foreign affairs journalists. These are just a few of the opportunities that program alumni have encountered.

Chairman: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founder and President, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; and consultant to the U.S. Departments of State and Defense (since 1973 and 1974, respectively)

Coordinator: Ms. Megan Geissler, Director of Student Programs, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Estimated cost for ten-weeks of student housing in Washington, D.C. is $2,000 - $2,500, not including meals and incidentals. Detailed information will be provided to assist interns in locating reasonably priced student housing at area universities or other student housing facilities. Many National Council interns choose to take advantage of the summer housing programs at George Washington University because of its central location and the large summer intern community that gathers there.