Monday, April 29, 2013

White House Associate Program Information Conference Call - May 1st

To better inform interested students about the opportunity and our office, we are holding an Information Conference Call Session on May 1st at 3:00pm EST.  Candidates for the program who would like to participate in the call should RSVP by emailing  We will provide call instructions to those that RSVP by April 30th  5:00pm EST. 

Ready for Hillary Super PAC Summer Internship

     The Ready for Hilary Super PAC will be hosting students from around the country during the summer of 2016 at their headquarters in Arlington, VA. The campaign office is on the DC Metro and students will be able to access it easily. Internships will all be campaign related in one of the following areas: Social Media and Online Communications, Finance (Fundraising), Communications (Traditional Media), Campaign Operations, Political Outreach and Research. Please see internship descriptions below.
The Ready for Hillary internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn and serve through first-hand participation in the electoral process. Modern campaign tactics and close association with campaign professionals will create one of the more rewarding internship experiences in Washington.

Social Media and Online Communications: Campaign promotions using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as working with our online advertising consultants on Google, Bing, etc.
Finance (Fundraising): Our finance team helped to raise over 100 million dollars in 2008. Interns will work on events, donor outreach and research.
Communications (Traditional Media): Supporting our press operations includes tracking stories, updating media lists and working with our press secretary.
Campaign Operations: The Ready for Hillary online store will open in May. Students will work with online commerce, order fulfillment and product management.
Political Outreach and Research: Organizing and reaching out to elected officials, party activists and delegates. 

Interested students may email Ron Schneider at to receive an application.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Transfer Scholarships

SECU recently announced our partnership with the University System of Maryland Foundation (USMF) to establish a scholarship program for Maryland community college graduates transferring to four year Maryland universities. USMF will manage and administer SECU’s $50,000 gift as ten individual $5,000 scholarships to students transitioning from one of the state’s two-year community colleges to any of USM’s 12 institutions and two regional higher educational centers for the fall 2013 semester.
Apply today
•   Applicants must be Maryland community college students applying for admission to one of the
    University System of Maryland’s undergraduate-degree granting institutions, and who have earned,

    or anticipate earning, an associate’s degree prior to transferring to the USM institution.
•   Scholarship awards will be based on academic merit (at least a B average) and demonstrated
    financial need.
•   Applicants must also be a SECU member. Not a member? You can be! Membership
    in SECU is open to all students attending a Maryland community college.
•   Applications are due by May 1, 2013.
More details on the scholarship, eligibility requirements, and application submission instructions can be found at

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence Spring Symposium

Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Chaney Library, Riggs Alumni Center
National Security and Civil Liberties, Spring Symposium- Mini job fair at 3 p.m.
The Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence program, sponsored by the Director of National Intelligence through the Defense Intelligence Agency, is intended to interest students – from high school through graduate school – in careers in intelligence and related national security professions. This symposium closes Maryland’s 2012-2013 CAE year, which has focused on civil liberties in the cyber domain. For further information, contact Professor William Nolte, School of Public Policy (, Dawn Pulliam (, or Dionne Williams (

Peace Corps: Employer Networking Sessions

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise
Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from a returned Volunteer. Join Peace Corps Recruiter and Returned Volunteer Molly Douglas to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service. Have your questions answered and gain tips to guide you through the application process. 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 or visit

Monday, April 22, 2013

Teach for All

Summer Intern, Global Partnerships, Growth Strategy and Development
Teach For All’s Growth Strategy and Development team is seeking an intern to play a key role in the organization’s efforts to raise the funds needed to support nearly 30 independent local organizations around the world that are working tirelessly to address educational inequity in their countries.
Click "learn more" for additional information

Internship Opportunities in the Office of Congressman Dan Kildee

Congressman Dan Kildee’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking motivated and hard-working college students for fall, spring and summer internships. Although internships are unpaid, students will gain valuable work experience in a fast-paced, team-oriented congressional office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communications skills, be responsible, dependable, and eager to learn.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Interns are expected to carry out all tasks assigned to them. Day-to-day tasks include, but are not limited to: answering the phones, researching legislative issues, preparing constituent correspondence, data entry, and helping maintain the efficient day-to-day operations of an active Congressional office.
If interested, please send a resume and letters of recommendation to Ghada Alkiek at
For more information on Congressman Dan Kildee and Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, please visit our website at

American Enterprise Institute Summer Internships

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. 
Currently, AEI has 25 summer internships listed on their website.  Click here to check them out.

Two paid internships with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Two Paid Public Health Internships
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. 
  • Intern, Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Intern, Chronic Disease Prevention Policy
If interested, click "learn more" for additional information:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Internship with a Democratic political fundraising firm

Democratic political fundraising firm seeks independent-minded, quick-thinking individual with knowledge of the political process and public policy to work as a fundraising intern. Candidate must be reliable, possess excellent written and communications skills, a working knowledge of national politics, and an appreciation for a well-funded campaign. Position will allow for hands on experience in all stages of campaign fundraising including event planning, campaign research and strategy, donor prospecting and database maintenance. 

Our firm represents U.S. Senators Levin (D-MI), Leahy (D-VT), Mikulski (D-MD), Landrieu (D-LA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Blumenthal (D-CT), Warner (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI) and Kaine (D-VA). Interns will have the opportunity to attend fundraising events and meet many of the members listed above. The internship will commence in May, and opportunities to attend events throughout the summer are many, including our biggest events of the year. This internship is unpaid, but hours are flexible and we are happy to work around class schedules.

Interested candidates should email resumes to Jennings Heussner at

Professor Tismaneanu's lecture at the Library of Congress on April 29

Professor Vladimir Tismaneanu wil be featured as the guest speaker in the Library of Congress series of talks with prominent experts and notable thinkers, "Igniting Conversations, Illuminating Minds."

The event will take place on Monday, April 29, in Jefferson Building Room 119, at noon. Vladimir will speak about his latest book, "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century".

More information can be found here:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Helping Students Translate Study Abroad to the Job Search
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise Resource Room

(3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Research indicates employers broadly value the knowledge and skills gained through international experiences. Yet students and their advisers often struggle with how to articulate the experience in terms that are relevant to prospective employers. 
Hear from study abroad and career office professionals who are collaborating to assist students in connecting the study abroad experience with their career aspirations.
RSVP for this event: Click here

Internship Workshop Series

It's Not Too Late to Find an Internship
Monday, April 22, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, Juan Jimenez Room 2208
Still looking for a summer internship? Want to find out tips and resources to aid in your internship or job search? Attend this session to get tips and tricks for maximizing your job and internship search in time for summer.
This event is in collaboration with Off-Campus Student Life as a part of Off-Campus Student Appreciation week. Find out more information at
RSVP for this event: Click here

Internship Available at Local Animal Welfare Organization

Alley Cat Rescue is a nonprofit international cat advocacy and rescue group. To earn more about our programs please go to

We are seeking a college student for a summer internship position from June 1st through August 30th. Applicants must have strong organizational and writing skills and be able to work independently. Applicants should also have a demonstrated interest in journalism, research and public policy.

Internship Description
Intern will help with researching all aspects of feral cat and outdoor community cats, zoonotic diseases, and wildlife predation. Conduct research for programs in development, collect data and help create educational outreach materials. .
Hours are Monday-Friday  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. We provide a $100/week stipend.

Office is in Brentwood, Maryland.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ICONS Project - Summer 2013 Internship Opportunity

The ICONS Project at the University of Maryland ( ) is an experiential learning program that uses customized Web-based tools to support educational simulations and simulation-based training. The mission of the ICONS Project is to advance learning by designing and delivering dynamic role-play simulations for students and professionals worldwide.

Our high school- and university-level programs cast students in the role of decision-makers tasked to resolve contentious political issues of today. The ICONS Project also uses its simulations to support training programs related to conflict resolution, decision making, negotiations, and crisis management.
The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the Summer 2013 semester. The intern will work with the ICONS staff and will have the chance to learn about how ICONS works with its many clients (i.e.: universities, government agencies, and private companies).

Tasks for the intern will include, but are not limited to:
·         Researching countries and updating statistics for ICONS’ “Research Library”
·         Simulation research and development
·         Research for grant opportunities and other funding
·         Participating in ICONS’ pilot simulations (as needed)

·      Student in the International Development and Conflict Management minor OR GVPT major
·      Sophomore, junior, or senior student
·      Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
·      Good academic standing
·      Excellent organization skills
·      Proficient in Word and Excel
·      Previous coursework and/or interest in international affairs
·      Available 20+ hours a week
Desired Skills:
·       Grant-writing and/or proposal writing experience
·       International travel/experience a plus
·       Prior ICONS simulation experience a plus
·       Good team player and interpersonal skills

The internship is unpaid. If selected, interviews will be held the week of May 6th, 2013. Internships will start mid-May and end in mid-August.

Please send your resume as well as a brief paragraph about your qualifications and interests to with “ICONS Intern: Your Name” in the subject heading of the e-mail.
For best consideration, please submit materials by 5PM on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. No phone calls please. Please note that this internship gives preference to students in the ID & CM minor or GVPT major.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Government Relations/Outreach Intern

Trust for America’s Health is seeking a motivated undergraduate student for a summer internship to work in government relations and external affairs/outreach in support of policy-related goals and efforts.  

The intern will have the opportunity to learn about a range of public health-related issues, including how advocacy and research can impact the legislative process.  The intern will work approximately 30 hours per week to assist with research, drafting letters, background information and materials, organizing meetings & briefings, and working with data/database. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend briefings, hearings, meetings and participate in other organizational efforts. 
Candidates should be undergraduates or recent college graduates in public health, public policy, political science, communications or a related field.  Excellent writing and organizational skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a team environment. 

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to Dara Lieberman at 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons

The Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons at HHS seeks a skilled intern to manage data compilation, assist with the grant awards process, and complete other assignments as needed. Students interested in government service, data/statistics, information technology, graphic design, social sciences and/or human rights are encouraged to apply.
Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to

DCS Services – Paid Summer Internship

DCS Services, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia    75253
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
We are looking for an enthusiastic college student who would like to get experience working in the fast-paced world of online politics. This summer, we’re looking for interns who can commit on a full time basis.

Job Description:
You will work on interesting projects for congressional and campaign clients side by side with a member of our team. The intern’s job will include:
• Research: Find articles about current news and issues in client’s districts that will be included in our newsletter. Look up relevant items that can be included on websites, sales presentations, and other materials.
• Writing: Write content for internal newsletter. Proofread and fact-check client emails and websites.
• Analysis: Put together reports summarizing metrics from both emails and websites. Examine trends from the data and make recommendations.
• Updates: Load articles onto client websites through a content management system.
• Social Media: Manage the social media profile of campaign clients.
These responsibilities will yield results visible to the client. We are looking for someone who can take on responsibility and help our clients achieve their goals.
• Desire to work in an exciting, fast-paced, and progressive political internet consulting firm.
• First-rate computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and Excel.
• Excellent Internet research skills – ability to use search engines, blogs, and news sites to find relevant information.
• Understanding of online technology and concepts – coursework in computer science or political science a strong plus.
• Analytical and problem solving skills are necessary including a strong attention to detail.
• Strong writing and editing skills.
• Knowledge of HTML or additional web technologies is a strong plus.

Arts and Humanities/Communication, Arts and Humanities/History, Behavioral and Social Sciences/African American Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences/Computer Science, Journalism, Public Policy

Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the ID number (75253) in the “Search” box to learn more or apply.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Office of the Inspector General Internship

Volunteer Internship Program
Under guidance of the Special Agents, the incumbent will work as a team member to manage, analyze, evaluate, and summarize evidence connected with SSA program fraud, waste, and abuse. The incumbent will manage day-to-day operations of one or more complex investigative projects, including researching applicable federal and state criminal statutes; conduct case analysis to gather factual information from multiple sources, including medical records, social security disability claims and assessments, court documents, and witness testimonies.
For further description of this internship experience, please visit the following link:

Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop

Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
If you are seeking an internship or full-time position with the federal government and are not sure where to start, this workshop is for you! A representative from the Partnership for Public Service will share tips for developing a federal resume as well as ideas for navigating federal job and internship opportunities. The Partnership for Public Service offers many valuable resources for job and internship seekers to utilize, including the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings.
For additional information about this event, contact Crystal Sehlke at

Global Semester in Washington, D.C program

Global Semester in Washington, D.C.
–exciting new internship program at UMD!  Apply now! 
Go to for applications and details! 
Open to talented students from all majors! The program combines a fall seminar taught by practitioners in the field with a spring internship in the Washington, D.C. area. The 2 fall seminars: Foreign Policy and Security in the Developing World (instructors from Congressional Research Service); Science Diplomacy: Foreign Policy and Science, Technology, and Innovation (instructors from Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science, U.S. Department of State).  This new learning program includes workshops, trips to D.C., visits with policy makers, one-on-one mentoring, etc.!  
 For best consideration, apply by May 1!  Global Semester in Washington, D.C. is the sister program to Federal Semester (also still accepting applications: )  Home for both: 2407 Marie Mount Hall. Director, Dr. Joan Burton. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence Associate Program

Employer Networking Sessions about Fall 2013 Associate Program
Employer Networking Session: The White House Office Presidential Correspondence
Wednesday, April 17, Noon

Seminar room, University Career Center & The President's Promise

(3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
The Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) is currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 Associate Program. OPC Associates gain professional experience, while also getting unique insight into the Executive Office of the President.  For further details about the internship, visit the following link:
Click here to RVSP to the networking session:

Intern With The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

The White House Initiative's Year-round Internship Program provides current undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to learn about African American-focused education policy, communications, and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Young People For: Advanced Leadership and Alumni Program Internship

Young People For (YP4) is a progressive leadership development program focused on identifying, engaging, and empowering the next generation of progressive leaders. YP4 is dedicated to identifying young campus and community leaders, engaging them, and supporting them with the skills and resources they need to create change. Together, People For and YP4 are building a long-term network of emerging leaders committed to protecting our nation's fundamental rights and freedoms.

  • Conduct outreach and support the development of local alumni networks;
  • Support logistics and outreach for the Front Line Leaders Academy;
  • Research current youth leadership programs, college activism, and leadership development curriculum;
  • Conduct and support research on social issues as they affect young people and the alumni network on the local, state, regional, and national level;
  • Support the Young People For team to plan and execute the annual National Summit;
  • Interns are encouraged to contribute to the YP4 Blog, YP4 social media presences, and to take on special projects and responsibilities that relate to their specific interests; 
  • Assist Alumni Program staff members with day-to-day communication with and tracking of alumni;
  • Perform administrative support and duties as needed.
  • Experience with grassroots, political, student or youth organizing and/or leadership development.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; must be well organized, detail-oriented and able to effectively manage competing priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively with a variety of people.
  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications; experience with online communities and interest in web-based tools to advance progressive causes.
  • Familiarity with the progressive community, and a commitment to the issues of Young People For (campus diversity, civic engagement, civil rights, economic justice, education, environmental conservation and justice, healthcare, immigration, international human rights, worker’s right, Native American issues, traditions, and empowerment, and progressive coalition and alliance building).
For addition information, please visit the following link:

To apply: Send resume and statement of interest to Paloma Ibanez, email or at Young People For, 1101 15th St, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005.
People For the American Way Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline Extended for BSOS Global Scholars

BSOS Global Scholars Program Has Extended Their Application Deadline!!! Apply Now
WHAT is BSOS Global Scholars?

The BSOS Global Scholars program is an academic honor for 12 students who serve as role models for the College. Candidates enjoy collaborating with others from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about resolving global problems. The incoming class will decide on a theme for their seminar.

Click here for BSOS Global Scholars FAQ!

WHY should students be BSOS Global Scholars?

Twenty-first century graduates should be able to connect with people in Beijing or Istanbul as well as those in Annapolis or Washington. They need to be able to relate to, and learn from, people of various ethnicities here or abroad who may understand little English. BSOS Global Scholars candidates have face-to-face interaction with those of diverse backgrounds. Scholars will improve their public speaking, leadership and cross-cultural communication skills. Living, working and studying in different cultures helps students increase understanding of the human condition and generate new ideas to solve global and domestic issues.

WHO may apply?

BSOS majors who will have completed 60 credits by the end of summer 2013.

Students with experience in three of the following areas before Fall Semester 2013:
Lived or studied abroad or in a minority community for a semester or the equivalent
World language (spoken at home, or completed intermediate level)
Global or ethnic studies curriculum (12 credits)
Service learning (240 hours, cross-cultural in nature)

International and transfer students and are encouraged to apply.

WHEN may students apply?

Applications are open now and close April 19, 2013 at 5 p.m. Click here to begin your online application!

Fall 2013 Seminar  (2 credits) – students select guest speakers/films and lead classroom discussions.
Spring 2014 Capstone (1 credit) (e.g. short film, live video discussion with a foreign university group).

For more information, contact Kathryn Hopps at

Congressional Briefing on Immigration

Thursday, April 4, 2013

CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE date adjustments!

Career Discovery Zone
 -Don't just get a job, find your passion!

Thursdays, 3:45-5:00 pm, Shoemaker Building
1st floor reception

Thurs., March 7 Taking Charge of Your Career
Thurs., April 4 Discovering Interests & Career Possibilities
Thurs., April 11 Uncovering the Importance of Values
Thurs., April 18 Managing Invisible Career Barriers: Stress, Fear & Other Emotions
Thurs., April 25 Making Career Decisions Now & In the Future
Come to one or all workshops — no advance registration needed.
Students must plan to attend the full workshop time (3:45-5:00pm).

Come to one or all workshops — no advance registration needed.
Students must plan to attend the full workshop time (3:45-5:00pm).

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MPA Student Scholarship Award Applications Available Now!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award. The scholarship provides assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 (per student) will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.
Click here to access the award criteria, instructions and online application
Applications must be submitted online before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3.
Questions regarding the award? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

Monday, April 1, 2013

UN Summer School on International Diplomacy Program in June 2013 with new reduced fee

If you are keen to gain insight into the techniques and procedures of multilateral diplomacy, then this intense course on diplomacy and the United Nations may be critical for your academic and professional career!

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Summer School on International Diplomacy
17-21 June 2013, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office’s one‐week intensive summer school provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to gain in‐depth knowledge on the special dynamics and key issues at stake in multilateral diplomacy.

Summer School Workshops and Discussion Topics for 2013 include:
-Diplomatic skills-building training from expert practitioners: Drafting Resolutions, Effective Negotiations in
Multilateral Conferences and Public Speaking
- An orientation to the UN and its bodies
-Rule of Law and Democratic Institution Building in Post-Conflict Countries
-The Post-2015 Development Agenda
-The UN and Human Rights

Cost: 1000 USD. Transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Students should check with their schools to determine if credit can be given for participating in the summer school. An analytical paper is required to be submitted within one month of the completion of the program.

For more information please visit or send an email to