Thursday, January 31, 2013

Graduation and Important Deadlines

If you are planning to graduate in May 2013, it is important for you to complete the steps below. Graduating is a huge accomplishment and one that you have worked very hard to achieve.

That being said the College and Departmental Advisors in BSOS are asking you to check to make sure that you are registered for all the classes that you need in order to graduate this May. We would like for each of you to do the following three things:

1-Check your unofficial transcript online to review your registration, repeated coursework, earned credits and any transfer credits you may have earned for accuracy.

2-Check to see that your requirements will be met this semester by using Degree Navigator online. Go to
and click on the words Degree Navigator located on the bottom center of the screen and then log in using your directory id and password. If requirements listed are unfulfilled you will not graduate.

3- Seek advising if you have any questions about your academic record or what is listed in Degree Navigator.

Please do this today and then follow up with your department or college advisor before February 5th if neccessary. February 5th is the last day to adjust your schedule and the last day to apply for graduation. If schedule adjustment is necessary now is the time to find out!!!

Thank you for your time and action on these requests.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Maryland State Archives Summer Internships Available

We are currently accepting applications for multiple paid openings with a submission deadline of Monday, April 1, 2012.
Internships include:
Digitization, Archival File Management and Electronic Archives; Paper and Book Conservation; IT Application Developer; Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Research; Revolutionary Military History Research; Special Collections Newspaper Project; Women's Hall of Fame Research

Fields of Green Internship Fair

Saturday, February 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bethesda Green office

4825 Cordell Avenue (second floor above the Capital One Bank, suite 200)

Bethesda, MD
Are you a college or grad school student looking for an internship or job in the environmental sector? Have you recently graduated and need to get your foot in the door to kick start you environmental career?
Sneak peak of some employers hiring at the Fields of Green Internship Fair:
  • Living Classrooms - Capital Regional Office
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Rock Creek Conservancy
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
And many, many more! 

Upcoming Employer Networking Sessions

Upcoming Employer Networking Sessions
The following Employer Networking Sessions will occur in the University Career Center & The President's Promise in the next two weeks.  Click "Learn More" to read details about each session.
Teach for America Office Hours: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Maryland Community Connection: Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, February 04, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Peace Corps: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Nordstrom: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, February 07, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Teach for America : Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, February 07, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
Not sure where to start with your internship search -- or feel like you're at a standstill and not sure about the next steps to take? Learn more about resources available to help you research internship opportunities, strategies to connect with UMD alumni to network with industry professionals, and how to best market yourself on your resume and during interviews.
This workshop is intended for all students, not just Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate participants.

Call for papers: the Bipartisan Issues Group

A new undergraduate journal at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is calling for papers. An undergraduate student organization, the Bipartisan Issues Group, hopes to publish a journal of undergraduate submissions next fall. The journal, entitled the Undergraduate Journal for Collective Action, will feature papers that propose practical solutions to our nation’s most pressing collective action issues.
Submissions will be accepted through March 15, 2013, with an expected publication date of Fall 2013.

The guidelines for papers are as follows:
-Submissions should be between 5 and 25 pages -Authors may adapt papers from previous, original coursework, but the pieces should not have been published previously -Papers should explain a collective action issue in the U.S. today and propose a solution in a bipartisan or nonpartisan manner -Papers will be accepted through March 15, 2013 via email at

More information on the UW Bipartisan Issues Group and the Undergraduate Journal for Collective Action is accessible through the following mediums:

twitter: @uwBIG
email: or

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Fall 2013 Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
Thinking about a legal or client services career?  Would you like to earn credit while obtaining direct experience?  If so, visit: to download the application and learn further information about the internship.
Please note:
1.       Applicants must have completed 56 credit hours by the start of the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.
2.      If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct, please contact us before completing your application to determine eligibility.   
Graduate Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall

National Jewish Democratic Council Seeking Interns

Communications Intern
 The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) is seeking Communications Interns to work in our Washington, DC office. NJDC offers the chance to work and learn at the intersection of the American Jewish community and the Democratic Party. Students and recent graduates who complete our internships will gain experience in political advocacy and rapid response communications.
 Basic Responsibilities Include:
  • Assisting the Communications Department with press releases, op-eds, and fact sheets
  • Blogging for NJDC’s blog
  • Increasing NJDC’s presence on social media networks including Facebook and Twitter
  • Building and maintaining press lists
  • Conducting research as needed
 Other projects will be assigned at the discretion of NJDC staff.
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Interest in learning basic web publishing techniques
  • Passion for American politics
  • Commitment to the melding of Jewish values and progressive policies
  • Knowledge of the American Jewish community
  • Reader of a variety of news sources
Other Helpful Skills:
  • Previous writing experience (especially for online and print publications)
  • Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
  • Experience with video editing software
  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and ability to use a university library
 To apply for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples as a single PDF file to Please title the email “Communications Internship” and label the file “Your Name Communications Application Materials.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note if you are available full or part time.
 NJDC staff will work with students to ensure that they receive credit from their universities, if they are seeking credit. NJDC is unable to offer financial assistance or compensation to interns.
Questions can be directed to David Streeter at or (202) 216-9060.
 For more information about the organization, please visit
 NJDC maximizes Jewish support for Democrats at the federal and state levels of government.
NJDC also educates Democratic elected officials and candidates to increase support for Jewish domestic and foreign policy priorities.
We do this to promote both social justice in America and a secure, democratic Jewish State of Israel.

Monday, January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of State's Foreign Policy Classroom - February 7

The U.S. Department of State Foreign Policy Classroom Speaker:
Marc Norman, Director for Africa, Europe and the Americas, Bureau of Counterterrorism
Topic: "U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts."
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Check in will begin at 10:15am. Please arrive no later than 10:50am to allow for time to pass through security and registration

Where: U.S Department of State, 2201 C St. NW (Enter through the 21st street entrance, between C and D Streets. Bring photo ID.) ***Please note, this program is closed to the press and is not for recording or publication.***
Marc Norman
currently works for the U.S. Department of State as the Director for Africa, Europe and the Americas in the Bureau of Counterterrorism, where he is responsible for development and direction of U.S. Government counterterrorism policy and programs for countries in the those regions. Mr. Norman entered the Foreign Service in 1984 and converted to the Civil Service in 2005. Overseas, he has served as a consular officer in London, and as a political officer in Belfast, Kingston and Warsaw. While in Warsaw, he worked as a labor attaché and officer in charge of Holocaust Restitution Issues. In Washington, Mr. Norman has served as a desk officer on a variety of country desks, including the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Slovenia. Mr. Norman holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and did his graduate work in History and Public Policy at George Washington University.

To register for a Foreign Policy Classroom briefing as an individual, send an email to To register a group, complete the registration form found at this link:

"Equality from a Human Point of View," Political Theory Workshop, 02/22

We are delighted to announce that Professor Chris Lebron, Research Scholar in Political Science at Yale University, will be speaking to the UMD Political Theory Workshop on the topic of:
"Equality from a Human Point of View: An Articulate Account of Racial Egalitarianism"
Chris is currently Research Fellow in Political Science at Yale University and formerly Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.  He is the author of _The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time_ (Oxford University Press, 2013) and  “The Agony of a Racial Democracy” in the journal _Theory & Event’s_ 2012 Symposium on Trayvon Martin.  Dr. Lebron holds a PhD in Political Science from MIT and is a graduate of Baruch College, CUNY.
The talk will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 4pm-5:30pm in 1101 Morrill Hall.  Prof. Lebron's paper will be distributed approximately 2 weeks before the workshop, and a flyer for the event is attached.  
This is not only an important event for political theorists, but should also interest to colleagues in GVPT, PHIL and AASD who work at the intersections of race and politics.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Ward at

MIDCM Application Now Available!

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!
The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2013!
To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at:
Applications are due by 5PM  Friday, February 22, 2013.

Internship Opportunities with CAPC

Internship Opportunity of the Week
Governor Martin O’Malley’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
“My experience with the Maryland Internship Program was one of the most exciting and valuable of my college career.  I had the opportunity to work in Governor O'Malley's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which serves as a liaison between the state and local governments.  The opportunity to get right into the legislative process, and to see how policies affected not only the state, but each county and municipality in Maryland, was incredibly valuable.  I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone with an interest in state government.” - Former Maryland Internship Program participant
The Center for American Politics and Citizenship and the Department of Government and Politics offer three exciting internship programs to help University of Maryland undergraduates gain real-world experience in government and public policy, coupled with classroom training:  Maryland Internship Program (MIP), Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), and Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP).  You will have the opportunity to intern in federal, state and local government offices and agencies for a semester, earning course credit and valuable experience.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Internship Program’s Summer 2013 Session (deadline April 8, 2013).
Applications for the fall semester for all three programs will be accepted on a rolling basis.
To find out more about all three internship programs and how to apply visit:
Program Contacts:
MIP: Jeffrey Taylor, Center Coordinator, at 301.314.2736;       
PPIP: Christina Bussie, Academic Advisor, at 301.405.4142;
CHIP: Kathryn Weiland, Academic Advisor, at 301.405.4124;
For up-to-date information and upcoming events, follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @CAPCUMD

Gilman International Scholarship

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen? Are you thinking about studying abroad this Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Fall/Spring 2013-14?
Learn about the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad.  In the past two years 59 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!
Please join us for a panel discussion with returned Gilman Scholarship recipients and staff from Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office:

Date and Time: Friday, February 1, 4:00 pm

Location: St. Mary's Hall, Multipurpose Room (adjacent to the patio facing McKeldin library)

Please RSVP to - Food and refreshments will be served.

Interested but unable to attend? Please contact to learn more.
Eligibilty: To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship you must be a Pell Grant recipient, a US Citizen, and planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

ODK Applications Available online


Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 semester.  Sigma Circle of ODK at College Park began in 1927 and, since then, has initiated over 3900 students, faculty, and honorary members.  ODK tapped Senator Joe Tydings in 1950 when he was playing varsity lacrosse and US Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 when he was SGA Vice President.  ODK has also initiated other proven leaders such as State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jane and Jim Henson, and honorary members President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. James MacGregor Burns, and Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. The names of all of these outstanding leaders, along with many others, are engraved on the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall. 

ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve.  We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of campus community life.




                                    JOURNALISM, SPEECH AND THE MASS MEDIA

                                                CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.34 for juniors (60-89 credits), 3.45 for seniors (90 credits), and 3.88 for graduate students to be considered for membership. 

ODK needs your help to identify talented and deserving leaders for consideration! 

Applications are available ON-LINE now! Students should visit to begin the application process.  Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013. 

On - Campus BSOS Internationalization Internship

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Internationalization Internship – Position Description
Learning Outcomes – Intern will:
·         Work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Student Enrichment Administrator, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
·         Utilize skills he or she has learned previously, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, in an office environment
·         Have opportunities to learn new software skills, such as Qualtrics and Microsoft Publisher
·         Further develop oral communication skills while interviewing and conducting discussions with faculty
·         Learn more about campus resources related to area studies, international film, ethnic studies and cross-cultural service learning
·         Assist in the marketing of BSOS Global Scholars, a new program starting fall 2013, for which applications will be accepted in February 2013
·         Assist in testing the online application for BSOS Global Scholars
·         Assist in processing applications for BSOS Global Scholars
·         Assist in setting up interviews for candidates for BSOS Global Scholars
·         Gather resources for the development of the Canvas course space for the fall 2013 BSOS Global Scholars seminar
·         Sort and filter information in Excel spreadsheets on BSOS international alumni
·         Begin collecting information from BSOS faculty on international research experience and interests
·         Assist in developing a database of BSOS faculty international research interests
·         Other responsibilities as may arise related to international activities within BSOS, international students and/or education abroad
Minimum qualifications: Candidates must be currently enrolled as undergraduates at the University of Maryland. A GPA of 2.5 or better is required. Candidates must also:
  • Have completed at least two semesters at the University of Maryland
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have good Microsoft Office skills, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Listen well
  • Be punctual and reliable, learn quickly, and fulfill assignments on time
  • Have the ability to conduct short research assignments independently                    
NOTE: Candidates applying to the inaugural class of BSOS Global Scholars may not apply for this internship

Desired qualifications:
  • BSOS Major
  • Experience with databases
  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher
  • International background, international experience, or ethnic studies background
Intern is expected to work 5-10 hours per week beginning in February 2013.  The internship is designed to qualify for BSOS 388I elective credit for two or three credits depending on the intern’s schedule and availability.
To Apply: Applicants must submit by email to or as hard copies to Kathryn Hopps’ mail box in 2141 Tydings Hall:
·         Resume
·         Cover letter
·         Up-to-date unofficial transcript
·         Names and contact information for two references including any combination of:
o   employer(s)
o   internship supervisor(s)
o   research assistantship supervisor(s)
o   faculty to whom you have submitted at least two written assignments (for applicants who have completed fewer than three semesters at the University of Maryland one reference may be a senior year high school teacher)

Application deadline: February 1, 2013.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

International Opportunities in Political Science

International Opportunities in Political Science

1. KENYA: Teach Conflict Prevention and Peace Building

This organization was born after the Election Violence in 2007-8.
Their aim is to build, at the grassroots level, citizen's skill in peace-making & conflict prevention
thus creating a community culture that disallows the birth of such violence.
Kenya will have national elections in March 2013. No volunteers will be in Kenya at this time.

2. MONGOLIA:  Help with Democracy Building - determine who gets the wealth?

Mongolia is at a critical cross-roads.
It has shifted from a Soviet era government and is now an "emerging democracy."
i.e. It doesn't have all the democratic institutions in place.
Foreign mining companies are eager to tap Mongolia's vast mineral resources:
gold, copper, coal, uranium, iron ore and oil.
Will Mongolia distribute this wealth to its citizens?
Or will only a few at the top get the wealth like in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea?
Or will all Mongolians prosper from their new-found mineral wealth?

3. MOROCCO: Work with Human Rights, Refugees or International Relations

Morocco is a modern, secular, traditionally Western-leaning, constitutional monarchy.
Responding to Arab Spring impetus, the king has made constitutional reforms but few that curb his power.
This is a great place to learn and/or practice (Moroccan) Arabic.

4. MALTA: Aid Asylum Seekers in Resettlement

The turmoil in Libya, Syria, Sudan and Somalia is producing a steady stream of refugees heading north.
Malta now has the highest ratio of immigrants per capita of any European Union member.
Under European rules, because immigrants first landed here, they are essentially stuck in Malta.
Officials routinely jail everyone who arrives by boat, in many cases for as long as 18 months.

5. INDONESIA: Human Rights for native peoples on Sumatra

The Indonesian archipelago spans 3,200 miles and 17,00 islands.
The native Batak of Sumatra chafe under Java's central control.
The lesson learned from the 1965 purges when 600,000 to 1,000,000 leftists
or Communists were killed was not to oppose the central government.
Come help with this delicate balance of asserting one's rights but not being crushed.

These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. No end date.

Please read NGOabroad website:
then send answered Questionnaire and resume embedded in an email to:
so we can discuss which opportunities fit best for you.

Here is a summary of other international opportunities:

Teach Math, Science or English to former child soldiers & sex slaves; women have a voice & change how women are represented in media; street kids in Ghana learn how to tap their musical talent and record their music;
.........teach English....or conflict prevention...or appropriate technology...or help small enterprises flourish...& more

1. MICRO-FINANCE: Costa Rica, Cameroon, Oceania
2. SMALL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT: Rwanda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malta, Peru, India
3. ENVIRONMENTAL & APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY: Ghana, Tanzania, Indonesia, Belize, Bolivia
4. JOURNALISM: Uganda, Sri Lanka, Thai-Burma
5. SOCIAL WORK/ PSYCHOLOGY: Gulu, Tanzania, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Malta, Peru, Honduras, Costa Rica
6. COMMUNITY or RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Peru; Gulu; Cameroon, Indonesia, India
7. HEALTH: Sacred Valley, Caribbean, Uganda, Cameroon, Peru, India, Malta, Tanzania
8. REFUGEES: Thai- Burma, Malta, Congolese
9. WOMEN: Cameroon, Uganda, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Bolivia, Congolese
10: KIDS & YOUTH: Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Honduras, Peru, Rwanda, Morocco, India, Thai-Burma
11. TEACH ENGLISH: Nepal, China, Honduras, Rwanda, India, Morocco

These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. No end date.

Please read NGOabroad website:
then send answered Questionnaire and resume embedded in an email to:
so we can discuss which opportunities fit best for you.

Opportunities listed on Careers4Terps

The Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate Program is a new initiative through the University Career Center & The President’s Promise to encourage students to jump-start their internship search and better prepare for the Career & Internship Fair, on-campus interviews and the overall internship search process.  If a student completes four easy steps, (s)he will earn a certificate and a professional portfolio to use during the Spring Career & Internship Fair! Register ( and complete all four steps below by Monday, February 25 to pick up a portfolio in time for the Spring Career & Internship Fair.
Job and Internship Events Calendar:
Start your semester off right by visiting the University Career Center & The President’s Promise website to review the many Spring 2013 employer and workshop events! Events are being added daily:  
HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS- RSVP available for most events, so reserve your space today.
·         SEAGreen: Feb. 26; 12-5 p.m.
·         Spring Career & Internship Fair: Feb. 26, 27, 28; 12-5 p.m.
·         Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair: March 6; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
·         Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair: April 5; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
·         60-Minute Job Search Booster Workshop: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Jan. 23, 24, 29)
·         Resume Clinic with Employers: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Feb. 20)
·         Federal Resume Writing Workshop: Presented by National Institute of Health: Employer Networking Sessions: 5-6 p.m. (Feb. 20)
·         Mock Interviews with Employers: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (March 7)
·         How to Use LinkedIn for Your Internship Search: 4-5 p.m. (April 3)
·         Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop; 4-5 p.m. (April 11)
Industry Networking Series
·         International Development- Advocacy, Humanitarian Aid and Social Movement: Feb. 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
·         Consulting: March 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
·         Government: April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
·         White House Office of Presidential Correspondence Networking Session: Employer Networking Sessions: Jan. 24, 12-1 p.m.
·         Teach for America Office Hours: Employer Networking Sessions: Jan. 31, 3-4:30 p.m.
·         Congressional Internships with UMD alumnus Scott Baker: March 13, 4-5 p.m.
Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise!
Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more and to apply.
Facebook Public Policy Externship – Washington, DC (72681)
Facebook - Washington, District of Columbia
Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detail‐oriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as summer externs. The Facebook DC office helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook's products and business. Working with policymakers at the international, federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non‐governmental organizations. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development. This is a full-time position.
POSITION TYPE: Summer Internship
Research Associate (ID: 72670)
National Association of Counties - Washington, District of Columbia
The incumbent will perform research, data analysis, and policy writing duties on county issues, as well as other assigned topics.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
In cooperation with the Director of Research and other research division staff, the research associate will:
• have primary responsibility for handling large databases of county data;
• identify and analyze key economic, demographic, and development trends for reports;
• identify, research, and develop policy recommendations for reports on several policy areas of interest to NACO, with possibility of specialization in specific policy areas;
• work with contracted authors on assigned NACo reports;
• co-author reports, County News columns, Research News, and other publications;
• prepare data for interactive web posting;
• respond to requests for information and technical assistance from county officials, county staff, academia, NACo staff, and other interested parties;
• create Keynote presentations for research projects;
• supervise research interns on projects as necessary;
• perform other duties as assigned.
POSITION TYPE: Entry Level (Full-Time)
Spring Intern, Office of Rep. Rick Larsen
The Office of Rep. Rick Larsen (D WA 02) is seeking to hire an intern in the Washington, DC office for the spring. Candidates should have an interest in and knowledge of the legislative process and American political system, possess excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work independently.
Interns play an important role in the congressional office, and perform tasks that make the legislative process work.  They will be responsible for projects such as researching and writing memos, assisting legislative staff in committee hearings, and fielding constituent phone calls and other requests.  Other duties include leading Capitol tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest.
Those with ties to Washington State or the 2nd Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. While the internship is unpaid, we are happy to work with schools that offer students’ academic credit for the internship. If you would like to be considered for an internship, please email your resume, cover letter, and two references to Cara Sullivan at

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate

The Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate Program is a new initiative through the University Career Center & The President’s Promise to encourage students to jump-start their internship search and better prepare for the Career & Internship Fair (Feb. 26-28, 2013), on-campus interviews and the overall internship search process.  If a student completes four easy steps, (s)he will earn a certificate and a professional portfolio to use during the Spring Career & Internship Fair!
Register here and complete all four steps below by Monday, February 25 to pick up a portfolio in time for the Spring Career & Internship Fair.
1.       Attend one How to Find an Internship workshop (1 hour)
2.       Attend one Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair workshop (1 hour)
3.       Receive one resume critique by a career counselor in our Center (Stop by our walk-in resume critiques in the Stamp or schedule a career assistance appointment)
4.       Conduct one virtual mock interview through InterviewStream. Once logged into InterviewStream, select the “Internship Search Certificate” interview option. (30 minutes)
All workshops are in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) unless otherwise stated.

Click on the program date to RSVP!

How to Find an Internship:
Wed, Jan. 30, 2013: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. 
Tues, Feb. 5, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m. 
Tues, Feb. 12, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair:
Thurs, Feb. 7, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m. 
Mon, Feb. 18, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m. 
Wed, Feb. 20, 2013: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. in Oakland Hall Multipurpose Room
We hope you will jump-start your internship search with us!  Register here.
Questions?  Contact Erica Ely,, 301.314.0362