Thursday, February 28, 2013

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Info Session

Want more information about the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps? Join us on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00pm in 0124 La Plata! Hear more about courses, internships, daily life, and get your questions answered!

You can also find other information about upcoming events on our calendar:

UMD Summer China Information Session - Scholarship Available!

Find out how you can received a $500 scholarship to study in China!
Information Session: Thursday, February 28th 6:00pm 0106 St. Mary's Hall (Language House)

Maryland-in-London Fall 2013 Information Session

Come to the Education Abroad office to learn all about the Maryland-in-London study abroad program. You can spend an exciting semester in London all while earning academic credit (and participating in an internship!) - and we'll tell you how.

Thursday, February 28th 5:00pm
1125 Holzapfel Hall (Education Abroad office) Light Snacks provided

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Announcing the first GVPT Distinguished Lecture with Larry Bartels on March 11, at 11am

We are delighted to announce the inaugural event in the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Government and Politics.  

Prof. Larry Bartels, Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University, will present a lecture entitled, “Political Effects of the Great Recession”.  

The lecture will be at 11 am on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Banneker A Room in the Stamp Student Union.

Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Colony Ballroom - Stamp Student Union, College Park
Interested in law enforcement, law related or social welfare internship or career opportunities? Still exploring career options? Attend and network with employers, market your skill sets and gather information on employment opportunities that await you at the Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair. ALL MAJORS and alumni of the UMD College Park campus are welcome.
Sample list of employers:
·         Federal Bureau of Investigation
·         Kohl's Department Stores
·         Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (Claims Dept.)
·         Maryland Natural Resources Police
·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)
·         Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
·         Teach For America
·         The Choice Program
·         The Princeton Review
·         University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
·         Plus many more state and county police departments (some offer community based internships)
Review the over 30 employers who have registered, at  
Learn how to put your best foot forward by reviewing tips, at For additional information about this event, contact David Tana at
The Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Association, and the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Indonesian Garment Worker Event at U Maryland

Who: Former Indonesian Adidas Workers, United Students Against Sweatshops

What: Beginning in February, United Students Against Sweatshops is conducting a nationwide Adidas worker tour with Aslam Hidayat and Heni Sutisna, two former Indonesian garment workers who sewed apparel for U Maryland and other universities at PT Kizone, an Adidas factory that shut down over a year and a half ago, leaving 2,700 workers unemployed. Since the factory closure, the former PT Kizone workers have been fighting for Adidas to pay 1.8 million in severance pay, a benefit that all companies are required to pay under Indonesian law. This Adidas worker tour event will be an incredibly powerful and informative opportunity for workers to speak directly with students and faculty about conditions in the global apparel industry and their struggle for justice. We hope to see you there!

When: 6pm on Thursday, February 28th

Where: Tydings 1101

For more information, visit or contact Garrett Strain at Facebook event at: 


Free Law Admissions Workshop

The Law Society is hosting a free Law School Admissions workshop for all students interested in applying to law school. Come learn how to craft the perfect personal statement, how to secure the best letters of recommendation, and the best methods for tackling the beast that is the Law School Admissions Test from an LSAT Prep instructor who scored in the top 99th percentile on his LSAT. Don't miss this free opportunity to learn more!

Meeting info:
Free Law School Admissions Seminar
sponsored by the Law Society
Tuesday, February 26th
Jimenez 0105
The College Park Law Society is a non-exclusive and on-campus organization at the University of Maryland, College Park. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. We are continually working towards uniting fellow Government and Politics and Criminal Justice majors across campus, as well as all those majors interested in a future pertaining to politics and the practice of law. The Law Society's mission is to provide students with an insight into the several aspects of law, such as civil, patent, criminal, malpractice, environmental, etc., as well as an insight into the specific responsibilities and duties the profession of a lawyer entails. Moreover, College Park Law Society will discuss various issues that surround the legal system today and investigate contemporary court cases. This organization also provides guidance to students interested in law school and who plan on applying to law school.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Press Internship in the Office of Congressman Dan Kildee (Representing Michigan’s 5th District)

Congressman Dan Kildee’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking a motivated press intern for a fast paced and demanding internship. While schedules are flexible, the press intern must be able to commit 30-40 hours per week. The intern will learn how a communications shop operates and interact with the other departments to help create a succinct message.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Ghada Alkiek at
For more information, visit

Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking: Foreign Policy Classroom - March 15

The U.S. Department of State Foreign Policy Classroom

Speaker: Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Topic: “The United States’ Efforts in the Global Fight Against Contemporary Forms of Slavery.”
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 Time: 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. 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

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:  
This information is due on Wednesday, March 13th by 12:00p.m.
Please include in your email your first and last name, date of birth, school you attend, school ID number, driver's license/ passport number, and state/country of issuance.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Social change jobs for seniors

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to work for change after graduation.  .
The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean water, equal rights for GLBT Americans, and ending subsidies to corporate farms.  And we're hiring!
Specifically, we're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall -- working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG.
We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.

We will be holding an information session about the position on Monday, March 11th, at 4 P.M. in the University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, and we will be back the entire next day, Tuesday, March 12th, to hold one-on-one interviews in 3117 Hornbake Library, South Wing.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at, or contact Assistant Canvass Director Felicia Feingersch  directly - 954-410-4185, She is looking forward to speaking with you more about their positions!

2013 Hispanic Youth Insititute Internship

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FULBRIGHT - Opportunities for English Teaching and Study/Research Abroad

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2014-15 academic year?
Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!
Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1700 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:
The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to
Friday, February 22 at 4:00 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Monday, February 25  at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Tuesday, February 26  at 4:00 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Thursday, February 21 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Friday, February 22 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Monday, February 25 at 4:00 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Tuesday, February 26 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
There are two types of Fulbright grants:
--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.
--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.
Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.
Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.
UMD Campus Deadline: September 3, 2013 – contact us at for details.

2013-2014 Rawilings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Applications are now available!

What would the world look like if you had 24 hours to change it?
Leaders change the world in ways that are transformative, inclusive and long lasting. They know that creating change through excellent public leadership is essential. Become a leader and change the world!  All you need is two semesters remaining at UMD and a commitment to public leadership to apply for this program. Fellows develop community action projects, take courses on leadership, serve at an internship, and meet both elected officials and non-profit leaders!
The 2013 - 2014 Applications for the School of Public Policy's Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows are now available. Applications are due April 12th, 2013. Please visit our website, read the attached flier, or come to one of our information sessions to learn if the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows is right for you.
Information Sessions will be held in 1126 Taliaferro Building on
March 4th: 12 PM
March 5th: 2 PM
March 13th: 5PM
March 28th: 12 PM
March 29th: 4 PM
Please contact Shane Loorz with any questions.
phone: 301-405-8560

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Washington Center: Employer Networking Sessions

Friday, March 01, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
The Washington Center is the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the country. It brings together exceptional and dedicated college students and civic, governmental and business leaders, hundreds of colleges and universities, scores of public and private host organizations (or internship sites), and more than 50,000 alumni.
Offered during spring, summer, and fall, the internship program consists of three components:
1. An internship that is tailored to your interests, skills and professional goals.
2. A leadership forum consisting of weekly events, including a speakers series, a career boot camp, a meeting on Capitol Hill and more.
3. An academic course, ranging across many disciplines, that meets one evening each week.
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
RSVP for this event: For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Employer Networking Sessions

Thursday, February 28, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union - Pyon Su
The CIA will present an information session on their available positions. They are interested in students from all majors. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
*For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at

U.S. Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Meet the U.S. Intelligence Community Online. The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields. Join us at the fourth annual IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.
*Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Go to to register and learn more. (U.S. citizenship is required.)
From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:
• Visit IC agencies’ virtual booths 
• Chat in real-time (event day only) 
• Attend live presentations 
• Explore currently available jobs 
• Link to IC agency Web sites to apply to positions online 
• Network with other job seekers 
• Learn about internships and other student opportunities
The following IC agencies will be participating in the fair:
• Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 
• Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) 
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) • FBI Language Services Section (FBI LSS) 
• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) 
• National Security Agency (NSA) 
• National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC)
Visit the Center’s website for additional information-
Questions, contact Megan O'Rourke at or visit

Federal Resume Writing Workshop: Presented by National Institute of Health: Employer Networking Sessions

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise: Resource Room (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Learn about careers at the National Institutes of Health and get help with your resume from an expert. A recruiter will show you how to get that Federal Government job or otherwise you really want by using great resume tech-niques. We can talk about anything or everything! If you are interested in supporting NIH’s mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability, join us!
All students interested in a career with the federal government are encouraged to attend. The strategies and tips outlined by the NIH presenters are relevant to applied for any federal agency. 
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
RSVP for this event: For additional information about this event: contact Megan O'Rourke at

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Oakland Hall, Multipurpose Room
Learn how to find an internship and how to make the most of your time at the Spring Career and Internship Fair! 
Many employers will be looking specifically for interns, so come by this workshop and learn how to maximize your chances at landing an internship for summer! This workshop is part of the Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate Program, where students can earn a professional portfolio and certificate in four easy steps while gaining insight into the internship search process. 
To learn more: This workshop is intended for all students, not just Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate participants. RSVP for this event:  
*For additional information about this event: contact Edward Bempong at


Do you have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment? Do you have exceptional public service and leadership experiences? Do you have a strong, focused interest in graduate studies? Do you aspire to make a difference in the world?

If you believe you have these strengths and aims, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 2 years studying at a major university in the United Kingdom, plan to attend one of our Rhodes and Marshall scholarship information workshops – students in any class year or major are welcome to attend:

Wednesday, February 27 at 12 noon– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Thursday, February 28 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Friday, March 1 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

Very interested but can’t attend a workshop? Send a message to to arrange an alternate time. You may also visit the Rhodes website here: and the Marshall website here:

The Rhodes and Marshall scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for 2 years of graduate study in the UK.

ELIGIBILITY: Generally, to apply you must be a US citizen; a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; and have a min. GPA of 3.7 – other eligibility requirements specific to the Rhodes and Marshall programs are detailed on their websites – Nomination is required for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships.

NOMINATION PROCESS: To apply for a Rhodes or Marshall scholarship you must be nominated by the UK Post-Graduate Fellowships Committee of the University of Maryland, College Park. To be considered for nomination candidates must submit complete nomination applications to no later than August 15. Details of the nomination application requirements will be presented at the workshops listed above and may also be requested by writing to


Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Coordinator -

National contest for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy

The MacArthur Foundation and Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring a national competition for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded in May. Submissions are due by April 16th, 2013. 
Click here for all the details:
We’re looking for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. 
If you are an independent media maker, investigative reporter, student, graphic designer, artist – or anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way, then use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives.  
Go to to find out more and submit an entry. 


Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?
Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2013!
This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.
The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on May 1, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research – including creative and performing arts – are welcome!
Submitting a proposal is free and easy – you can find the form on the MCUR homepage at – the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 15 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!
If you have questions, please contact us at

Monday, February 18, 2013

2013 Spring Career & Internship Fair

February 26, 27 and 28 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily
1st Floor Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University Career Center & The President’s Promise is Bringing Nearly 300 Employers to Campus for the Largest Spring Career & Internship Fair at the University of Maryland! 

Employers recruiting College of Behavioral and Social Sciences students include:   

·         American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
·         American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
·         Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
·         Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Consolidated Graphics, Inc.
·         Defense Intelligence Agency
·         ESRI
·         FedBid, Inc.
·         Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
·         Hassett Willis and Company
·         INROADS
·         Kennedy Krieger Institute
·         Korean Education Center
·         MassMutual Greater Washington
·         National Trust for Historic Preservation
·         St. Luke’s House
·         Stone Street Capital, LLC.
·         US Census Bureau
·         US Department of State
·         And more over 3 days! 

Prepare for the fair and see a full list of employer attendees

Also join us for the SEAGreen Career & Internship Fair and the Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo! 

SEAGreen Career & Internship Fair (Sustainability, Environmental and Agriculture)

Tuesday, February 26
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo

Thursday, February 28
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Spring/Summer Fellowship with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is now accepting applications for its Spring and Summer
2013 Paid Fellowship program!

We're inviting folks with a strong sense of social and economic justice to apply now for our spring and summer
fellowship program. Fellows take responsibility for their own, innovative projects, matched to their unique skill
sets and interests. As a Fellow, you could work with our online organizing team to run cutting-edge campaigns;
help organize local events and work in the field with our amazing volunteers; learn the nuts and bolts of
development and fundraising; produce and edit videos that will be broadcast to a national audience; or work
alongside our research engineers to create the next generation of campaign technology.

The PCCC fellowship gives the opportunity for talented people to take their skills to the next level. Past fellows
have become full-time staff and now run some of our major projects and initiatives. Others have used their new
skills to run for state legislature (and win!) or become community leaders. Others have launched careers as
lawyers, researchers and public policy experts.

In general, we look for competent, politically aware, progressive people for fellowships. In particular, we’re
looking for folks who want to hone their skills in the following areas:
● organizing
● blogging & social media
● graphic design
● video editing/production
● research
● applied math/analytics
● software development
● fundraising
● press
These are full-time, paid positions. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a virtual work
environment, so fellows can be based anywhere.

Apply at Please include in your application a sample of your work, such as a blog
post or video you’ve edited. 

Deadlines --
Spring Fellowship: Deadline to apply is March 1st. The fellowship will run from March 15 - May 31.
Summer Fellowship: Deadline to apply is May 1st. The fellowship will run from June 3 - August 23.

PPL Electric Utilities Government Relations Internship

Intern/Cooperative Associate: Federal Government Relations - Washington DC (Summer)

PPL is an energy company headquartered in Allentown, PA which hires interns into paid positions year round (spring, summer and fall) in various departments based on the business need.

Position Summary 
An Intern/Cooperative Associate is a temporarily employed full-time college student in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, who is offered a work-study program designed to give college students practical work experience in their field of study. This program often helps students determine career interests. Beyond the scope of the actual tasks performed, the student becomes familiar with a corporate environment and gains practical skills and knowledge to supplement their classroom experience.

Primary Responsibilities 
Position will entail:
Monitoring Congressional activity in areas relevant to PPL's businesses.
Research and summarizing legislative proposals of potential interest to PPL and its business lines.
Attending and summarizing Congressional hearings and briefings.
Representing PPL at political fundraisers, trade association meetings and other stakeholder events.
Assisting in general office duties.

How To Apply 
Click on Apply Now button
Upload a new resume or select one you previously uploaded, or cut and paste a resume from a Word document
Complete the online application.
Click the Submit button
You can save your electronic application and come back at a later time to finish; however, you must hit Submit to actually send your completed online response.
For questions contact:

Scientific Terrapin: deadline for research extended!

Scientific Terrapin, the University of Maryland's undergraduate research journal, has extended its deadline for the Spring 2013 journal to Friday, February 22nd. If you did work with a mentor on campus,had a research internship off-campus, wrote a research paper for a course, or have an abridged Honors thesis or Gemstone paper, we encourage you to submit your research manuscript for review. You can read our past journals, learn more about our review process, and submit your manuscript online at

We are also looking for graphics staff members to design journal layouts, news/features writers to cover the most exciting science on campus, and social sciences editors to review manuscripts. For more information, please email us at

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fall Study Abroad Exchange Programs Informaton Session

The Education Abroad Office will be holding an information session about exchange programs with Institut d'├ętudes politiques de Paris - Sciences Po in France, Freie University in Berlin, Germany and the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. on Monday, February 18 from 5:00pm to 5:30pm in the Dorchester Basement Lounge, Global Communities. If you are interested in any of these programs, we encourage you to attend the session, or to visit the Education Abroad website for more information: 

As a reminder, the application to apply for a fall semester exchange program is March 1, 2013.

Global Terrorism Minor Program Applications Due Feb 22nd

START has developed an undergraduate minor in Global Terrorism, a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. The minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts, including students who plan to pursue graduate study related to terrorism as well as employment in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and/or private sectors. The program is part of the University of Maryland’s Global Studies program, alongside the minors in International Development and Conflict Management, Global Poverty, and International Engineering.
START is currently accepting applications to the program from University of Maryland undergraduates. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply.
Student Learning Outcomes
START's goal for the minor is to provide interested students of all majors with the education and training they need to pursue graduate education focused on terrorism research or employment in the ever-expanding homeland-security community, including opportunities within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. By the end of the minor program:
  • Students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the theories explaining the formation of terrorist groups and the motivations behind terrorist behavior;
  • Students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the impact of terrorism on groups and individuals;
  • Students will have developed first-hand experience working in the homeland security community; and
  • Students will have developed a capacity to conduct research on terrorism using a range of analytical tools and research methods.
*Attention, START has moved offices – please see below for updated application drop-off location*

Eligibility and Application Process
The minor program is limited to 30 students per cohort. Students eligible to apply for selection must meet all of the following requirements (by the time of application):
  • 30 university credits completed, with at least 15 credits awarded by the University of Maryland;
  • Strong academic record (minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred); and
  • At least three full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland prior to graduation.
In selecting students to participate in the program, START emphasizes academic achievement, extracurricular achievement, levels of demonstrated interest in terrorism and/or homeland security (through coursework and/or activities), and diversity of academic disciplines.
Application Process and Deadline
Interested students must submit a completed application package in hard copy to START headquarters at 8400 Baltimore Ave, Suite 250. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2013.
Each application must contain:
  • Three copies of the completed application;
  • Three copies of the applicant's one-page resume;
  • Three copies of the applicant's unofficial transcript; and
  • One copy of a completed faculty recommendation form in a sealed envelope. Recommendations should come from University of Maryland faculty members when possible, but the committee will also accept letters from advanced graduate students at the University of Maryland who have taught the applicant, as well as from faculty members at other universities who have taught the applicant. Recommendations should not come from graduate students at other universities, from employers, or from family friends.
Please note: Late and/or incomplete application packages will not be considered.
A committee comprised of faculty and staff affiliated with START will review applications and select no more than 35 students for the program's 2013-2015 cohort.
Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision by March 15, 2013.
Please direct any questions to