Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reminder about deadline for scholarship to receive a Master's in Sweden

It is only 5 days left to the deadline for the Challenge your Perspectives Competition.  The application online usually takes less than two hours. 
 
Winners get a full scholarship for a Master's program in Sweden and possibility to get all living and travel expenses covered. The prize ceremony will be held at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC on Nov 28.
 
 
 Also, please view our previous blog post about the Challenge your Perspectives Competition.

Opportunities listed in Careers 4 Terps


Internship Posting deadlines this week on Careers4Terps
The following internship opportunities have an application deadline this week on Careers4Terps!
Sample internships: 
  • Under Armour, Brand Marketing, Creative intern
  • Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, Grants and Research Internship
  • Wolf Trap Foundation For the Performing Arts, Spring Internships
  • McCormick & Company, Inc., Risk/Collections Intern
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force, Spring Intern 
                                                       ...and 104 more internship postings!
 
Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Student Field Trip
Friday, November 30, 2012 • 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites from various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today!
Our tour and information session will be hosted by the National Museum of American History. However, an overview of internship opportunities in the other museums will be provided, as well.
Students Must RSVP for this event: Click here
 
 
Reading Partners - Literacy Intervention Volunteer Tutor Internship
Reading Partners is a local nonprofit that works to expand life opportunities for underserved elementary school children by empowering them with strong literacy skills.  
We are seeking a volunteer intern who is able to assist the on-site coordinator with tutoring and possible organizational projects, at a minimum of two hours per week.
 
 
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Webinar
HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) Informational Webinar
Monday, November 5, 2012
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. EST
Now in HNIP's 20th year, we are proud to have provided nearly 10,000 students with paid internships in the federal government and in the private sector. We would like to see more students from University of Maryland participate in our program and join our network of accomplished alumni.
We invite you and your campus to join us for our first ever HNIP Informational Webinar.
For log-in instructions, please RSVP here.
 
 Internship Search Tip of the Week: Follow the UMD Career Center on Twitter, Facebook, & YouTube!
The University Career Center & The President's Promise has a strong social media presence. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to learn valuable internship search tips and to stay current on upcoming events that will benefit students seeking internships.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to check out our 41 (and counting!) career-related videos for UMD students.
Twitter:  @UMDCareerCenter
Facebook:  University of Maryland Career Center
YouTube:  UMDCareerCenter @ University of Maryland

Steny Hoyer Event On Campus

The College Democrats are hosting House Minority Whip and MD-5 Representative Steny Hoyer this Thursday from 2:45-3:30 pm in the Benjamin Banneker Room in Stamp

 Congressman Hoyer is really looking for a meet and greet with his constituents. Students will be able to ask questions and any and all opinions are welcome. This is a great opportunity for students to interact with one of the most influential politicians in Washington.

Veterans Day Celebration


e-International Relations Call for Essays

e-International Relations (www.e-IR.info) is the world's leading website for students of international politics. Our articles are read over a million times per month by a global audience of students and scholars. We invite students of all levels to submit their graded essays for publication in our student essay section. Please visit the following link for submission details and a list of indicative topics on which we welcome content: http://www.e-ir.info/2012/04/11/call-for-student-essays-2/.
 
We are open for submissions all year round, and we process each essay and reach a publication decision within 4 weeks. So whenever you feel you have a good piece of work that you would like to share, please send it to us and contribute to the best online resource for students of international politics!

USAID and State Department Foreign Service Scholarships - Info Sessions


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – State Department Foreign Service Scholarships
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator – www.scholarships.umd.edu
 
Are you aiming at a career in Diplomacy or International Development? Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the US Department of State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID)?
 
The Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowship programs seek young men and women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. Pickering, Payne, and Rangel awards provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed information below.
 
Who can apply: U.S. Citizens; GPA of 3.2 or higher required; Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads are eligible to apply for Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowships; Juniors are eligible to apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship; full-time undergraduate students who are eligible to apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment program. Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program participants. See more details about each program below.
 
INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.
 
Tuesday, November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
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FOR GRADUATING SENIORS AND RECENT GRADUATES:
 
PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2013
 
PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to outstanding students who are planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  The Pickering Fellowship provides financial support to for two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. The program also provides State Department mentoring and internship opportunities. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: January 21, 2013
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of creating an excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
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FOR JUNIORS:
 
PICKERING UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Juniors – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S. immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: February 7, 2013
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FOR SENIORS, JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, AND ADVANCED FRESHMEN
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors– Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.
Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.
Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,500 stipend for the program.
Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 8, 2013

DHS Honors Program


Secretary Napolitano Announces Employment Honors Program at Academic Advisory Council Meeting
Release Date: 
October 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010
WASHINGTON– Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the creation of the Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP), a new initiative to recruit exceptional recent graduates for careers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The announcement was made at a meeting of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), a federal advisory committee comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders. 
“DHS is committed to providing rewarding and challenging careers for the next generation of homeland security leaders,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The Secretary’s Honors Program will help build a pipeline of talent critical to DHS’ missions and ensure the Department employs the most qualified, and highly trained workforce both now and in the future.”
Qualified candidates for the SHP compete for a limited number of positions across the Department, and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria. This premier program includes six different career tracks, and individuals who possess relevant graduate or undergraduate degrees may apply for fellowships related to information technology, cybersecurity, policy, management, emergency management, and law. 
Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs. Each fellowship lasts one or two years, and participants may have the opportunity to convert to permanent federal positions at DHS. 
Learn more about the SHP at www.dhs.gov/secretarys-honors-program.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Opportunities listed in C4T for GVPT majors


HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:
Creative Learning: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 01, 2012 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
America's Unofficial Ambassadors is a citizen diplomacy initiative dedicated to improving relations between America and Muslim world through volunteer service. AUA is a program of Creative Learning, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization. AUA is increasing the number of Americans who volunteer in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. AUA's upcoming summer programs in Indonesia and Zanzibar offer students a chance to gain hands-on professional experience, learn languages and earn academic credit. Learn more at www.unoffcialambassadors.org.
*For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.
 
 
Peace Corps: Employer Networking Sessions
Friday, November 02, 2012 • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
Peace Corps will present an information session on their volunteer positions. They are interested in students from all majors, but will specifically talk about opportunities related to conflict resolution, international development, and humanitarian relief during this Information Session.
*For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.  
 
INROADS: Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, November 05, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
INROADS is the nation’s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. By providing the skills, support, and network students need to obtain an internship at a top company, INROADS prepares students to lead and contribute from Day 1.
*For additional information about this event, contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu.
 
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Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week by the University Career Center & 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 and to apply.
 
 
Paid Intern, Spring 2013, ID 69018
Public Notice, Arlington, Virginia           
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Public Notice, a 501 (c) 4 non-partisan economic-focused organization seeks to fill a paid internship position. The goal of the organization is to advance open markets and economic growth.  The intern has a variety of responsibilities depending on what is most needed on a given day, such as assisting with strategies for written and online communication, press outreach, legislative and policy research, and administrative tasks.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree (or within one year of graduation) in relevant field
-Outstanding research and communications skills
-Preference for working in a fast-paced work environment
-A personal political philosophy compatible with the organization’s mission and public policy objectives
- Self-motivated, organized team player, with a high sense of urgency, and passion for economic freedom.
 
Qualified candidates will be excited to contribute to a growing organization, a strong sense of professional and ethical responsibility and be able to work independently and on a team while handling multiple projects.

Student Government Association Essay Contest

Following last year's doomsday budget scare--which would have raised tuition more than 10%--students need to take action to ensure that their voices are heard and fight to keep college affordable. This is your opportunity. All you need to do is tell us why.
Prompt:
Tell us why the state of Maryland should keep college affordable. Various approaches can include discussing a personal story, philosophical reasoning, or policy perspective.
Rules:
  1. Submissions must be 400-500 words.
  2. Submissions must be submitted to MarylandInvests@gmail.com by 5:00pm on November 9th.
  3. Entrants must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of the University of Maryland, College Park.
  4. No SGA member can win the prizes, but are eligible to be finalists.
Prizes:
  • There will be three prizes:
  • 1 iPad2
  • 1 semester's worth of textbooks
  • 2 tickets to the Maryland v Duke basketball game in the Athletic Director's suite

Student Regent 2013-14 - Call for Applications


Each year the University of Maryland, College Park in addition to the other institutions in the University System of Maryland are invited to nominate candidates for this prestigious position to the University System of Maryland Student Council. Our single nominee is then reviewed by the System Student Council and their finalists are forwarded to the Chancellor and from his desk they are forwarded to the Governor. In the past, College Park has been represented by outstanding scholar leaders. The current Student Regent is the College Park nominee.
It is time to determine the College Park Student Regent nominee. We invite your application for this position and  encourage you to provide this information to students you believe would be exceptional candidates for this position on the Board of Regents. Applicants are invited to submit their completed applications on-line by November 13, 2012 at http://thestamp.umd.edu/regent/ . Finalists for this position will be interviewed during the week of November 19th and a student nominee from College Park will be forward to the University System of Maryland Student Council. A detailed position description can also be found at the aforementioned website.
Should you have any questions regarding the application or the selection process, please contact Donna Y. Lim, Associate Director, at 301-314-8491 or at dylim@umd.edu.

Religion, the Supreme Court and the 2012 Election: What is at Stake?

Moment Magazine and the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum
invite you to a provocative and timely pre-election discussion:
Religion, the Supreme Court, and the
2012 Election: What is at stake?
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Newseum
Knight Conference Center

555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, D.C.
With one or two appointments, the next president of the United States could reshape the ideological direction of the U.S. Supreme Court on questions concerning religion and religious liberty for years to come. Join expert Court watchers for a lively dialogue on the current makeup of the Court, the significance (if any) of the religious affiliation of the justices, and how the outcome of the presidential election could affect the composition of what is now a closely-divided Court. What are the key First Amendment “no establishment” and “free exercise” issues that are likely to be affected by changes in the makeup of the Court? What are the implications of new appointments to the Court for decisions on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage?
PANELISTS
Jacques Berlinerblau, professor of Jewish civilization at Georgetown University
Kyle Duncan, general counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Melissa Rogers, director, Wake Forest University Divinity School's Center for Religion and Public Affairs
David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Following the program, join us for a reception sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum.

CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS THINK TANK INTERNSHIP


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator – www.scholarships.umd.edu
 
Attention Seniors and Recent Grads with Strong International Affairs Experience/Studies!!!
 
CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE - JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM - http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows
 
Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year’s specific project areas below.)
 
Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2013) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below).
 
Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition. If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and Maryland’s nomination process, please read the message below and contact us at scholarships@umd.edu – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.
 
CARNEGIE  JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM – FURTHER DETAILS:
 
WHO CAN APPLY: All nationalities eligible; Current Seniors AND alumni who graduated in the 11-12 academic year; 3.7 GPA or higher strongly recommended;  applicants should have coursework and other experiences strongly related to one of the 2013-14 project areas (see below);
 
Please note: Students who have started graduate studies are NOT eligible.
 
IMPORTANT: Applicants for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must be nominated by their University.
 
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR MARYLAND NOMINATION: December 10, 2012
 
2013 – 2014 PROJECT AREAS: Candidates should have significant coursework and/or other experiences in any of the various project areas described below. In addition, quantitative and/or advanced language skills may be required for some positions. Please read these additional preferences closely.
 
Democracy
Nuclear Policy
Energy and Climate
Economics - Economics background required.
Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
South Asian Studies - Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. Strong background in international relations, political theory or international political economy is essential. Note: foreign language skills not required.
Southeast Asian Studies - Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
Asian Studies - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Japanese language skills may be helpful.
Russian/Eurasian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required.
 
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The monthly salary is $3,000 ($36,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact us at scholarships@umd.edu – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.

USAID and State Department Foreign Service Scholarships - Info Sessions


Are you aiming at a career in Diplomacy or International Development? Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the US Department of State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID)?
 
The Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowship programs seek young men and women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. Pickering, Payne, and Rangel awards provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed information below.
 
Who can apply: U.S. Citizens; GPA of 3.2 or higher required; Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads are eligible to apply for Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowships; Juniors are eligible to apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship; full-time undergraduate students who are eligible to apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment program. Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program participants. See more details about each program below.
 
INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.
 
Tuesday, November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
 
FOR GRADUATING SENIORS AND RECENT GRADUATES:
 
PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2013
 
PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to outstanding students who are planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  The Pickering Fellowship provides financial support to for two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. The program also provides State Department mentoring and internship opportunities. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: January 21, 2013
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of creating an excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
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FOR JUNIORS:
 
PICKERING UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Juniors – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S. immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: February 7, 2013
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FOR SENIORS, JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, AND ADVANCED FRESHMEN
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors– Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.
Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.
Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,500 stipend for the program.
Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 8, 2013

Reporting and Editing Internship Opportunity

The International, a news platform that features articles from a variety of sources on issues of public interest, is looking for reporter and editors at the University of Maryland: http://www.theinternational.org.
 
The International provides their interns with all the training on how to write for the online environment while maintaining high journalistic standards.
 
Who they are: A small, but dedicated team that works unwaveringly towards furthering global understanding of issues through focused investigative journalism. Their team has always been young, with most people at the company in their twenties. Their goal is not to shape what people think, but to carefully nourish a more perspicacious approach towards consuming the news. They are an independent company.
 
If you want to dig deeper into what The International is and offers, you can take a look at our editorial policy here: http://www.theinternational.org/EP.
 
Apply for their internships here: http://www.theinternational.org/opportunities
NOTE: They can only process applications sent through this link. 
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Boren Scholarships


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS!!!
Francis DuVinage, Director  – Leslie Brice, Coordinator – www.scholarships.umd.edu
 
Reminder: the date for the Boren Scholarship Representative talk is MONDAY, October 29 at 4 pm.
 
The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2013-14 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2013-14 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014. More details are provided below.
 
The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.  
 
Maryland ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded last year!!!
 
A representative from the Boren Scholarship Program, Sarah Gleisner, will be on campus on Monday, October 29 to present an overview of the Boren Scholarship and answer your questions:
 
BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE - Monday, October 29 at 4:00 pm – Prince George’s Room, STAMP Student Union – RSVP  to nsepboren@umd.edu as space is limited.
 
In addition to the session listed above, the NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions for students unable to attend this presentation– please write to nsepboren@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.)
 
Tuesday, October 30 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 30 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 31 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 31 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 31 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 1 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 1 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
 
All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland’s review process is JANUARY 24, 2013.  If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland review process for the Boren Scholarship, please attend an information workshop and contact the National Scholarships Office at: nsepboren@umd.edu