Tuesday, July 31, 2012

S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace is now accepting applications for full or part-time Fall internships. 
Who should apply: Young, bright, energetic, self-motivated, students or recent grads looking for an opportunity in Middle East policy.

·         Responsibilities: Interns will be asked to conduct research, assist in organizing Center events, update key office databases and perform administrative tasks (phones, mail, etc.).

·         Compensation: The position is unpaid, though it includes a small monetary stipend to help offset travel and food costs. 

·         Start date: Late August or Early September (end date subject to applicant availability)

·         Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Josh Cohen – jcohen@centerpeace.org (202-624-0850).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fall 2012 Internship Senator Amy Klobuchar

The Washington office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2012 fall 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 fall internship runs from late August or early September through December and is available both part time and full time. 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 Aug 1, 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.

If you have any questions, please contact me at the email address listed above or the number listed below.


Matt Manning
Intern Coordinator
Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fall 2012 National Women's Political Caucus Internship

The National Women's Political Caucus is looking to fill three intern positions for the upcoming Fall 2012 session. All interns should have a minimum of 90 day availability for part or full-time internships.

Characteristics of an ideal candidate:
·         Strong communications, research and writing skills.
·         Independent workers who are proactive and willing to take initiative.
·         Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
·         Desire and Passion for the progress of women's rights and political participation.
·         Strong supporters of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Diet Coke (only kidding!)

We are a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process and creating a true women's political power base to achieve equality for all women. NWPC recruits, trains, and supports progressive, pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government regardless of party affiliation. We are a membership-based organization and have active chapters in states nationwide. 

Political Planning and Action Intern
·         Research campaign and candidates.
·         Contact candidate campaigns for endorsement process.
·         Develop reports and analysis of candidates and electoral races.
·         Follow current legislative events.

Communications Intern
·         Assist in writing, researching and formatting communications for press releases, bi-monthly newsletters, web sites and blog.
·         Maintain effective communications with State and Local Caucuses.
·         Assist with mailing and e-mail blasts.

Development Intern
·         Assist Director with planning for fundraising events, grant research and sponsor contacts.
·         Participate directly in the continued development of the College Caucus model.
·         Assist with planning of events for DNC, RNC and Exceptional Merit in Media Awards (EMMAs)

Application Process: email your resume, cover letter and brief writing sample (academic is fine) by responding to Bettina Hager at bettina@nwpc.org or check out our website at www.nwpc.org for instructions. And let us know how you found us.
If you prefer, you can fax your resume to 202.370.6306. For more information, call (202) 785-7100.

Opportunities listed in C4T for GVPT majors

Federal Government Pathways Programs update

On July 10, the Pathways Programs went into effect, meaning that agencies can now use these authorities, including the Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program and Presidential Management Fellows Programs, to recruit and hire talented students and job seekers. Taken together, these programs will provide individuals who are in school or who have recently received a degree with greater access to federal jobs and internships, as well as meaningful training, mentoring and career development opportunities.

While some agencies will begin to advertise these initiatives now, the majority of jobs and internships will be announced starting with the fall recruiting season. For more information about the Pathways Programs, please visit the Partnership’s Pathways page or the USAJOBS Students and Recent Graduates site.

Reported by Call to Serve, Partnership for Public Service

SEARCH TIP: positions will be posted on USAjobs.gov (click “advanced search” and click “students” at the bottom and/or use the key word “Internship”), agencies may post information on their individual websites, and agencies that have a presence on campus will post positions to the Careers4Terps job and internship database.


Work, Volunteer, and Intern Abroad!

Going Global is an interactive search database provided by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise that connects students with job and internship opportunities from countries around the world. The site includes:

·         Detailed, expert written Country Career Guides (Perfect for researching a country of interest!)
·         Employer directory with in depth corporate profiles
·         Networking groups
·         Step- by-step tutorial
·         Department of Labor H1B visa application database (For international students seeking employment in the U.S.)
·         Interview and cultural advice; resume and cover letter examples

To access these international opportunities, visit the Center’s website (www.careers.umd.edu) and click the blue Going Global button in the bottom left hand corner.

Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week by the University Career Center and The President’s Promise!

Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more.

Foreign Affairs Internship, ID: 63641
Application Deadline: Aug 06, 2012
EMPLOYER: Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, Baltimore, Maryland           
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Summer Internship
Interns can expect to participate in:

Background research for future and upcoming programs
Implementing Council programs
Preparation for school conferences on American foreign policy
Expansion of the Council's cable television "network"
Maintaining and publicizing the Council's library of programs
Membership development
Grant Preparation
Creation of a photographic montage of Council events, and
Secretarial assistance
QUALIFICATIONS: Our main purpose is to educate the public on foreign affairs issues. The Council seeks diligent, well-organized and personable students who have a strong interest in international affairs.               

Government Relations Intern, ID: 63650
Application Deadline: Sep 04, 2012       
EMPLOYER: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Washington, District of Columbia     
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Exciting opportunity to do extensive research and letter writing in the areas of advocacy, health policy, and insurance coverage. Ideal for someone with an interest in public policy, health care, and access to medical treatments. You can create a flexible internship schedule that works with your school obligations and work directly with two experienced public policy specialists in order to learn the inner workings of advocacy and government relations.
•              You will have the opportunity to support the growth of lupus grassroots advocacy
•              Research the health care needs of people with lupus
•              Attend conferences, meetings, and health care briefings from various stakeholders

Monday, July 16, 2012

Seeking Politically Opinionated DC Young Professionals and Students for TV Show

POLITICAL REALITY SHOW CASTING IN DC: Do you and your friends have opposing political views? Do you debate your opinions with your groups of friends, and then go out, have fun, and share great experiences? A new political reality show in Washington, D.C. is now casting students and young professionals working in politics, or interested in working in politics. Created by an experienced and well known Los Angeles producer, the new untitled show is seeking individuals who are outgoing and opinionated who represent varied political views and/or affiliations, and who are passionate about sharing their views amongst others. If this sounds like you, email dcpoliticalrealityshow.prod@gmail.com with your name and a link to your social media page, ie. facebook, tumblr, twitter, etc..  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Congressman Raul Grijalva Fall and Spring Internships


Congressman Grijalva is pleased to offer congressional internships to those seeking legislative experience on Capitol Hill. Internship provides a tremendous opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to become more familiar with how our government operates.

Interns in my office will work closely with our legislative and press staff on a variety of issues. In addition to their work with the staff, interns will be asked to perform various administrative tasks that generally include, answering the office phones, opening and distributing mail, and responding to constituent correspondence. Every part of the internship is crucial to the day-to-day functioning of the office.

Internships are available year round and for variable lengths of time. Preference is given to those students and individuals from Arizona’s 7th Congressional District, though consideration is given to all qualified applicants. Internships are unpaid. Interns will be responsible for all lodging and transportation cost.

Internship Sessions:
Spring: January 15th - May 7th 
Summer: June 1st – August 15th
Fall: September 1st – December 7th

* Note: The dates and hours of the internship are flexible

Congressman Raul Grijalva

Congressman Grijalva is serving his 5th term in the U.S. House of Representatives and regularly receives the top rating for the most progressive member of Congress. He serves on the Committee on Education and Labor and Committee of Natural Resources, of which he is Ranking Member of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee.

In addition, he plays several leadership roles throughout Congress: he serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and was appointed Senior Whip for the Majority Whip’s Operation.

Congressman Grijalva has been an ongoing advocate for economic justice, the environment, civil liberties and universal health care. In addition he supports redeployment of our troops out of Iraq and return to their families and loved ones. Representing the 300 miles of the U.S. Mexico border, he is a firm supporter of humane comprehensive immigration reform.

Application Process

We are now accepting applications for the fall and spring internships. Due to delays in mail processing at the U.S. House facilities, all applications must be received via fax or email. Please send completed materials to (202) 225-1541 or Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov, addressed to Internship Coordinator.

To apply for an internship, an applicant must submit the following:
·         A cover letter which includes your interest in this particular office and your availability (dates and hours per week).
·         A resume
·         A short writing sample.

*Note: The information above is for interning in the D.C. Office only. For information on interning in either the Tucson or Yuma office, please contact our Tucson district office at (520)622-6788.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Opportunities listed in C4T for GVPT majors


Receive internship and job opportunities based on your interests in FIVE EASY STEPS!

The Careers4Terps (C4T) Search Agent allows students to save criteria for commonly run searches and schedule email updates to receive the most recently posted jobs or internships that match their interests. Set up your Search Agent today to review opportunities for the summer/fall/spring or to research which employers post to C4T to reach UMD students and alumni!  Contact the University Career Center & The President's Promise with questions at 301-314-7225.

1. Login to C4T at www.Careers.umd.edu.  
2. On the C4T homepage, select “Set Up Search Agents” listed on the right side of the webpage.
3. Check the box next to “Save as” and enter a name for your search. You may have many saved searches if you are interested in several different fields or type of employment (i.e. PSYC Internships or Nonprofit Jobs).
4. Select the attributes for your search (major, position type, key word, etc.).  HINT: Select only a few attributes to get started and if you are overwhelmed with the results, you can always select more attributes to filter through the results later. Don’t forget to click “Submit” at the bottom.
5. Now that you have a saved search, set up the Search Agent to email you jobs and internships matching your attributes.  Select the “Search Agents” tab and click “Schedule” to assign the frequency in which you would like to receive alerts.

For detailed instructions, visit www.careercenter.umd.edu/c4t/helpdocs/search_agents.pdf. This is only one resource to research opportunities that the Center offers, schedule an appointment with a career counselor to learn about more (www.careers.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=6).

Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week by the University Career Center and The President’s Promise!
Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more.

Volunteer/Unpaid Legal Interns, Fall 2012
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch
Office of Constitutional and Specialized Torts
Office of Vaccine Litigation
Washington, DC
About the Office:  The Vaccine Litigation Group represents the interests of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in all cases filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.  The cases involve claims of injury as a result of the receipt of certain vaccines.  

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Vaccine Litigation Group is currently seeking undergraduate students for a limited number of Fall 2012 volunteer (unpaid), part-time legal intern positions. 

Interns work closely with attorneys and paralegals on substantive matters in all stages of litigation.  Indeed, the position offers a unique experience in public service.  The legal and medical issues at stake in each case vary greatly.  Attorneys and staff in the group handle heavy case loads, and while streamlined procedures are utilized, cases frequently involve complex liability and damages issues.  The Group is obliged to ensure that the Vaccine Trust Fund, from which damage awards are paid, is protected and, where eligibility criteria are met, that fair compensation is distributed to those whom Congress has intended.  Attorneys appear frequently before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affords interns the opportunity to gain experience in trial and appellate practice. More information about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be found at http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/.
Interns should be able to start on or about September 4, 2012, and be able to commit 12 to 20 hours a week, for approximately 12 weeks, to the office.   

QualificationsApplicants should have excellent academic credentials (top 15% of class preferred), writing, and interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have an interest in health care litigation.  Experience in some legal courses or with law-related work is strongly preferred.  Experience in medicine/science is strongly preferred but not required.  Current undergraduate juniors and seniors and MPH candidates are eligible for the positions.
Salary: The positions are unpaid.  
Location: Washington, DC.

Application Process and Deadline Date: Application materials must be postmarked by the deadline date of July 16, 2012.  Please reference Vacancy Announcement #2-VLC-F12I in your cover letter.  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample, preferably by e-mail, (in PDF format) to:

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, Esq.
Co-Director, Law Clerk Program
Office of Vaccine Litigation
Torts Branch, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 146
Washington, D.C. 20044

No telephone calls please. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)

University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) invites students to participate in a new study. The study investigates a person’s ability to read or hear sentences with distortion while undergoing functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) brain scanning. Several cognitive and language tasks will be administered in addition to fMRI.

Research participants must be fluent speakers of American English, right-handed, between 18 and 35 years of age, have good reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in English, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses are fine, no eyeglasses), and normal hearing.  Research participants should NOT have any of the following: history of neurological and psychological disorders, or learning disabilities.

Compensation: $20 per hour for up to 2 ½ hours.

For more information email the CASL Neuroimaging Team:

Study will be held at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center on Greenmead Drive, near UMCP campus. Campus shuttles to Courtyards are available, which drop off next to the MNC.

Job Opportunities with The Community Voters Project

Immediate Opportunity to Make a Difference

The Community Voters Project is immediately hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run non-partisan grassroots voter registration offices through October 2012. Help make a change by helping register African American voters. Here in Wisconsin an estimated 80,000, or 41%, of eligible African Americans are not registered to vote, and registering to vote is the first step in active participation in our democracy. For more information, contact Recruitment Director Jeff Sprague at (303) 623-4900 ext 201 or jsprague@workforprogress.org.

Citizen Outreach Director, Community Voters Project
Immediate Openings:  Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Denver, Colorado Springs  
Possible Future Openings: California, Florida, Ohio and Virginia
Experience: college graduate or experience working on campaigns or managing canvassing operations
Salary: $1980 a month

We are looking for smart, motivated, action-oriented organizers who are interested in politics and have a commitment to social justice organizing. Citizen Outreach Directors will build and manage a team to run a campaign which will register 10,000-30,000 voters. Directors will recruit, manage and motivate staff, manage outreach sites, conduct registration and train canvassing staff to register voters. Nationally, we will register voters in eight states to help 350,000 under represented voters more easily exercise the right to vote. The Community Voters Project is a project of Fair Share Education Fund. Citizen Outreach Directors will work for Work for Progress, through a partnership with Fair Share Education Fund. To find out more, and to apply now, visit: http://www.fairsharealliance.org/edfund/jobs

Wikistrat Internship Program

ASIRT Summer and Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Internships

ASIRT has posted internships in the past for UMD students. We currently have internships available for the remainder of the summer, as well as the fall and spring semesters. ASIRT accepts cover letters, resumes and writing samples from undergraduate and grad students who have experience or interest in study abroad, international road travel, marketing, social media, research and advocacy.
Candidates can forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Cathy Silberman, Executive Director, ASIRT

Thursday, July 5, 2012

State Department: Virtual Student Foreign Service Applications Open

Please find information at the following link regarding an internship program through the Department of State and USAID that allows students to participate in what is called the Virtual Student Foreign Service. Students work 5-10 hours a week remotely. They could be doing work for an office in Iraq, or Tajikistan from their dorm rooms! E-intern applications opened 07/02/2012 and are due 07/20/2012.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fall 2012 Embassy of Israel Internships

An opportunity to work in a fast-paced diplomatic office, earn college credit and learn about Israel! The Embassy of Israel is looking for creative, motivated and responsible undergraduate students with professional skills and knowledge of the Middle East for our internship program.

Interns are selected based on their knowledge of the Middle East, involvement in related activities, professional experience and writing and computer skills.

About the Internship

Interns will assist the Department of Public Affairs as needed with both everyday tasks and individual projects. Examples of projects include:

Academic Affairs Department
Intern responsibilities include organizing events on university campuses in our region. Events range from political briefings, cultural events, diplomat speaker series, and bringing students and professors to the Embassy. Projects will be assigned based on the activities of the campuses and an intern’s individual strengths.

Cultural Affairs Department
Intern responsibilities include research on local venues, event planning, creating a database of local contacts, and creative outreach. Assignments vary depending on the sort of programs taking place each semester as well as the interns' strengths and creativity. Interns are always welcome to attend cultural events inside and outside the Embassy.

Media & Press Relations
Responsibilities include monitoring local newspapers, analyzing trends, doing political research and dealing with media issues related to Israel. Also includes cultivating and maintaining media contacts. Assignments vary depending on the sort of programs taking place each semester as well as the interns' strengths.

Public Affairs
Summer interns are fully responsible for organizing an intern briefing. This is an event for all summer interns in the DC area to come to the Embassy to hear a briefing by the Ambassador. Inters are also responsible for daily tasks such as answering phone calls, emails and mail. Interns may do research, follow political trends, and work on the Embassy newsletter and other publications as necessary. This summer in particular, interns will help with arrangements for the Israel @ 60 celebration on the national mall. Lastly, interns help with arranging events in Jerusalem Hall.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend all briefings and events occurring at the Embassy.

Applications are due Thursday, July 26th. Please e-mail cbussie@umd.edu to have an application forwarded.