Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fall Internship with the Office of the Historian in the House of Representatives

Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: July 12, 2013
Salary Level/Range: Unpaid
Proposed Starting Date: September 2013
End date: December 2013

The Office of the Historian seeks an unpaid intern with a strong interest in history. Responsibilities include assistance in day-to-day office operations, significant historical research, and other special projects as assigned. The intern must be highly motivated, collaborative, and possess excellent research and computer skills.

No phone calls please. Email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to history@mail.house.gov (PDF preferred) or fax to 202-226-2931. Please include “Internship Summer 2013” in the subject line of the email.

Internship opening with the Meyers Group

The Meyers Group, a business development firm focused on marketing products to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, is seeking interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Work is research-oriented and done in the comfort of your own home. Interns can expect to learn about the relationship between the government and billion dollar companies. Some of the tasks interns will gain experience with include: composing reports detailing recent legislation, government contracts and policy news that impacts clients’ business development; researching proposed agency regulations and analyzing the positive and negative implications for clients; and tracking legislation. This is great experience for those looking to pursue a career in government relations.
To apply send a cover letter and resume to bulavinetzka@gmail.com.
You can learn more about the Meyers Group by visiting www.gmeyers.com.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Connect with employers through the Bloomberg Aptitude Test

It’s no surprise they have had more than 100,000 test takers in the past 2 years. In 3 weeks we will be hosting the Bloomberg Aptitude Test on campus, which connects students to employers. Bloomberg invites anyone, (all majors and years,) who might be considering a career in business or finance to attend. Due to limited seating, we encourage only the most career-oriented students to sign up.

The BAT enables test takers, based entirely on their individual abilities, to get in front of 20,000+ employers, who are conducting daily searches to identify and fill internships and entry-level positions.

Session Details:

Date: Sunday, May 26th

Time: 11:00AM

 >>>>>>>>Reserve your spot by registering here:


Want to know how the BAT works?

Watch our new explainer video: http://bit.ly/WhatIsTheBAT

Watch student success stories on how they landed interviews & jobs:


 Share opportunity with your student group: http://bit.ly/BAT2013 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ISRL 349X/GVPT 309X: Conflict Resolution: The Israel – Palestinian Experiment.

July 28-August 16, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9:20 PM. 
This groundbreaking course uses simulations to explore competing historical narratives and to find common ground. Topics include: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, water rights, border disputes, and security concerns. 
The course will be co – taught by Edy Kaufman and Manuel Hassassian. Edy is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), and is a former Director of the Harry S. Truman Institute at Hebrew University. Manuel is the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University and the Ambassador of the Palestinian Authority to the United Kingdom. 

 If interested, please visit the following website where you can access the past course syllabus and the youtube series - http://israelstudies.umd.edu/summer2013.html
You can register for the class by clicking here: https://ntst.umd.edu/soc/courses.html?term=201305&prefix=ISRL

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Internship with the Worldwatch Institute

Climate and Energy Intern-  ID: 79066
EMPLOYER - Worldwatch Institute, The        
POSITION TYPE - Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
LOCATION - Washington, District of Columbia
The Worldwatch Institute, headquartered in Washington D.C., seeks to hire D.C.-based interns to work in our Climate & Energy program. Successful candidates will work closely with Institute staff to conduct in-depth research and analysis on a broad range of issues related to international renewable energy policy, international climate negotiations, climate finance, and low-emissions development strategies worldwide.
• Contribute to ongoing Sustainable Energy Roadmap projects in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica;
• Track and analyze climate and energy data and policies in an area of geographic focus (the Caribbean, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa);
• Contribute to climate finance research;
• Assist in analyzing and communicating the socioeconomic impacts of renewable energy development;
• Contribute to proposal development;
• Contribute to Worldwatch publications, including reports and policy papers;
• Write blogs for the Institute’s Re |Volt page exploring aspects of your research.
Nourishing the Planet
• Demonstrated strong interest in climate and energy issues;
• Degree in environmental policy, economics, international affairs, government and legal studies, natural resource management, or other relevant field;
• Excellent writing skills;
• Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills, and the ability to understand and articulate sophisticated economic, policy and technical analyses;
• Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills enabling him/her to work well both in teams and independently;
• French/Spanish language skills preferred
Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (79066) in the “Search” box to learn more or apply.


The National Museum of American History’s Department of Education and Public Programs seeks three exemplary college students committed to making a positive impact on their communities in the Freedom School fall internship program.
The internship will last for 10 weeks, full-time, from September 16 through November 22, 2013. A stipend of $6,000 will be provided for living expenses.
The three openings described in the link below are particularly appropriate for students interested in the civil rights movement.

BMGT468L: Entrepreneurial Capitalism Around the World open to all UM students with 60 credits.

GVPT majors may be interested in taking the following course as a CORE Adv. Stds or elective.  There are no specific course prerequisites and the course is open to any UM student with 60 credits earned
BMGT468L-0101, Instructor: David Sicilia, MW 11:00am - 12:15pm, VMH 1333


Detailed Course Description: In order to be effective – and to rise above the technical level -- management students training to work in a capitalist world should be knowledgeable about the fundamental characteristics, varieties, and theories of capitalism.  We will achieve these goals through a combination of course readings, class presentations and discussions, and team case analysis.  Each Monday class meeting will be devoted to multimedia lecture and discussion.  Each Wednesday class meeting will be devoted to country and company case analysis.


This course considers three key questions about entrepreneurial capitalism around the world:  1) How does capitalism innovate and create value?  2) What are the key characteristics, similarities, and differences in present-day Western European and the U.S., East and South Asian, Latin American, and Islamic capitalism, and what explains the differences?  3)  Who are some of the leading theorists of entrepreneurship, innovation, and capitalism, and do their theories appear to have explanatory power?


Leading theorists of innovation and entrepreneurship whose work we will explore will include Adam Smith (classical laissez faire); Frank Knight (risk and uncertainty); Joseph Schumpeter (entrepreneurial disequilibrium and business cycles); Ronald Coase (firms and market coordination); J. M. Keynes (managed capitalism); Alfred Chandler (managerial capitalism); and Milton Friedman (modern neoclassical).

In this course you will learn:

* leading theories and theorists of capitalism

* leading theories and theorists of entrepreneurship

* key concepts in political economy

* how capitalism developed, and its key characteristics, in the Germany, the U.K., the U.S., Japan, China, India, Brazil, and Turkey

* case histories of leading firms in these nations

* critical reading and writing skills

* case analysis and presentation skills


Instructor bio

David B. Sicilia is affiliate faculty member in Management & Organization; Henry Kaufman Fellow in Business History in the Center for Financial Policy; and Associate Professor of History.  His research and teaching center on business, economic, and technology history, with special emphasis on the evolution and varieties of capitalism.  He is co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Entrepreneurs (with Robert Sobel; Houghton-Mifflin, 1986); histories of the Hercules chemical company and the Cummins Engine Company (Harvard Business School Press, 1990 and 1997); Professor Sicilia has appeared on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Financial Television, NPR, NHK Japan and other media outlets.  His “TV Moneyland” blog appears in TVworthwatching.com.

Maryland-in-Haifa Spring 2014 Program Application now open!

Have your eye on studying abroad next Spring, but ready to step off the beaten path?  Are you looking for an academically engaging program with approved internship opportunities to interact and get immersed in a different culture?  If so, then check out the Maryland-in-Haifa program! 
Contact Jeremy Gombin-Sperling, the Coordinator of the program at jgombins@umd.edu  for more information.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Thomas B. Fordham Institute Research Internship

Immediate Summer 2013 Research Intern

Would you like to work at the forefront of the national education-reform movement? Are you a personable, organized, and detail-oriented self-starter? Are you comfortable handling varied responsibilities? Calm under fire? A born multi-tasker? A resourceful researcher? A savvy writer/editor?
If so, you might be the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s new D.C.-based summer research intern.
Please follow this link for further details

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fall 2013 Journalism course open to GVPT students

JOUR459Z: Journalism in the Near East and North Africa

Fall 2013, Section 0101, KNI 1206, Professor Sheila Lalwani

Day and Time: Tuesdays 7:00pm – 9:45 pm

This course covers traditional, new and social media in the Middle East. Topics covered include the history of the press, government-press interactions, press policy and the role of the media in changing political stages. This course also includes one guest speaker and utilizes classroom technology to deepen student understanding of the region. This course is seminar-based and ideal for students interested in careers in international affairs, foreign reporting, human rights and law. No prior knowledge of the Middle East is required.

Monday, May 13, 2013

United Nations Institute for Training and Research- Deadline extended

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

Application Deadline Extended to May 31st!

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: $1,000 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 unitar.org/ny or send an email to nyo@unitar.org

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Seats available in LGBT 448Q “Queer Citizenship” Fall 2013

The LGBT program is offering a new course this fall semester that might be of interest to GVPT students- The course, LGBT 448Q "Queer Citizenship:  Perspectives on Bodies, Sexualities, and Performances" is approved for CORE Diversity, as well as GenED Understanding Plural Societies. 

As this course has just recently been added to the schedule, there are a large number of seats still available

About LGBT 448Q “Queer Citizenship”

Students will examine the processes and practices of citizenship in everyday life with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) cultures and identities. Beginning with Thomas Marshall’s concept of citizenship, students explore the history of citizenship in the U.S. with a “queer” lens and identify how exclusion and inclusion operate within citizenship formations of “minority” groups.  They investigate mobilizations and political and cultural affiliations of LGBTQ communities to understand the changing historical and material contexts of citizenship that produce new forms of identity and new forms of belonging.   

Course objectives include: 

  • Understanding how marginalized or “minority” LGBTQ groups resist, negotiate, and/or incorporate issues of citizenship in their everyday lives primarily through various artistic expressions;
  • Reframing citizenship to highlight the cultural aspects of identity that have been excluded from legal discourse to underscore the expressive, communal, and artistic frames that create different forms of membership illustrating LGBTQ self-making and self-determination;
  •  Examining how LGBTQ cultures, sexualities, and identities have changed, disrupted, or modified early conventions of citizenship and theorize the potentials for a 21st-Century "queer" citizenship.

More information about other LGBT courses can be found at http://lgbts.umd.edu/courses.html

Internships with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C., offers part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer.  Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered during the spring and fall semesters.  Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues, including education, health, sustainable neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, and labor and employment.  In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, coordinate events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets.

The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of the President's Executive Order 13515 dated October 14, 2009.  Its purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs.  The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education but its scope is government-wide.

Applicants for the Intern positions should be graduate students or undergraduates who are enrolled at least half-time.  Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, and computer skills.

If you are interested in applying, please send a statement that describes (1) one issue that affects the AAPI community, (2) a strategy that you would implement at the Initiative to address that issue, and (3) the organizations and/or federal agencies with whom you would collaborate.
The statement should be submitted to whitehouseaapi@ed.gov and should be no more than one page, single-spaced.  Resumes, transcripts, and cover letters will not be considered at this time, so please limit your submission to the statement.
If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified within two weeks following the deadline.
  • May 15 for  Fall session (Aug-Dec)
All applicants must be:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution
  • Authorized to work in the United States
Note: If the applicant is not authorized to work in the United States, the applicant may still be eligible for an internship if (1) the applicant holds a valid student visa (F-1 or M-1), (2) the applicant is enrolled in school in the United States, and (3) the applicant’s school provides documentation that the internship is required for educational purposes.
All internship positions at the Initiative are unpaid.  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

White House Internship Program

This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Interns are placed in various offices throughout the White House, and are given varying tasks, such as conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos.

To view the internship opportunities at the individual agencies that comprise the Initiative’s Interagency Working Group, please visit the following link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internships

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Internship position with the Sierra Club

Water Protection Campaign Organizing Intern- ID              65528
Application Deadline: July 31, 2013      
EMPLOYER       Sierra Club, The              
POSITION TYPE             Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Summer Internship
LOCATION         College Park , Maryland              
GOAL: To learn about and support water resources/watershed protection campaign in three counties in Maryland. Will be supervised by Sierra Club MD Water Resources Conservation Representative.
1.Assisting with organizing meetings and special events;
2.Generating attendance at meetings and events through phone-banking;
3.Staffing informational tables
4. Distributing fliers
5. Research
6.Drafting action alerts and phone bank scripts;
7.Assisting with the preparation of presentation.
8.Assisting with research on water resources and watershed management policy issues
9. Data entry in relation to the campaign
10. Communicate regularly with the Maryland Chapter Water Resources Conservation Representative to report progress and get feedback and advice. Schedule weekly hours in the office, set up a personal calendar, maintain a journal & documentation and write a short (1-3 page) description and evaluation of your internship experience.
1. Have access to a vehicle and be able to drive
2. Orientation to detail
3. Excellent written and oral communications skills
4. Computer research skills
5. Ability to complete projects from beginning to end
6. Highly motivated self-starter
7. Ability to work independently
8. Passion for environmental protection, and interest in protecting watersheds, rivers and streams;
9. Evening and weekend work required
10.Hours from 20 to 30 hours per week
 Log in to your C4T account (/www.Careers.umd.edu) and paste the ID number (65528) in the “Search” box to learn more or apply.

2013 Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp

Undergraduate Camp is a two-day program for Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American college freshmen (graduating in 2016) of ALL MAJORS offering an opportunity to explore the numerous career paths in the financial services industry and become familiar with the firm’s business, history and culture. The program features divisional overviews, case studies, career workshops and networking with professionals at the firm.


Well-designed internship and leadership experiences provide pathways for college students to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. Drawing from Leadership & Community Service-Learning’s commitment to the many communities in our area, the Work4Change program provides University of Maryland undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to integrate socially responsible leadership and civic engagement through service-learning within both an academic leadership course and an internship at a local community agency.

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Opportunities in Federal Government: How to Obtain Positions (including Internships)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 • 6:10 p.m.-7:10 p.m.
0104 Skinner Hall, University of Maryland
Two speakers:
  • Alitza Vega, Deputy Human Capital Officer of the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Sherika Ekpo, Program Manager for all Student and Entry Level Programs in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).
Presentation - Questions and Answers - One-on-One visiting.
Sponsored by the Federal Semester Program

Summer Work Study Position with Education Abroad

Education Abroad is looking to hire a Work Study student as an Office Assistant for this summer.   The position information is located on the UMD Work Study job search<http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/fws/jobs/Summer2013/577_oc12.3.php>.  Questions and concerns about this opening to me may be addressed to Jeremy Gombin-Sperling, Advisor for Education abroad at jgombins@umd.edu

Peer Mentor Position Open with Education Abroad

Education Abroad is looking to hire a peer mentor for the 2013-14 Academic Year.  This is a non-workstudy position.  The posting is on the Education Abroad homepage<http://www.international.umd.edu/studyabroad/> and includes all details on the job description and application. Any question or concern can be directed to Jeremy Gombin-Sperling, Advisor for Education Abroad at jgombins@umd.edu.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

3 GVPT students offered Boren Scholarships

We are proud to announce that three Government and Politics students have been selected to receive the prestigious Boren Scholarship to pursue intensive language studies in critical regions around the world

Chineme Ezekwenna, a senior Government and Politics major also minoring in International Development and Conflict Management; Global Communities, received an award to study Igbo in Nigeria

Yael Nagar,a sophomore GVPT and Economics major, minoring in International Development and Conflict Management; Honors Humanities, received an award to study Swahili in Tanzania

 Rachel Mayer, a senior GVPT and Arabic Studies major with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies,  received an award to study Arabic in Egypt
Around 1000 students from around the nation compete for approximately 160 Boren Scholarships annually. Congratulations to our fellow GVPT Terps on their amazing accomplishment!

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Internships

Two Paid Summer/Fall Internships Available
HACU is accepting resumes from local students for two internship positions that begin in June and will continue through mid December. Students must be available full-time during the summer and part-time during the fall semester. This is a paid internship and students can find details on pay at www.hacu.net/hnip.
Resumes must be received by Tuesday, April 30.  Please click "Learn More" for further details.
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  • Position #1: Accounting Intern
  • Position #2: HR/Security Intern 

Island Press - Center for Resource Economics - Hiring Multiple Interns

Island Press - Center for Resource Economics (www.islandpress.org), a nonprofit organization, works to provide the best ideas and information in the field to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.
Applications are due May 31, 2013.  Each internship is 15 hours per week and Island Press provides a $60 stipend each week.
Internship positions:
  • Editorial Intern
  • Sales Intern
  • Web & Social Media Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Publicity Intern
Click "Learn More" for further details.  › learn more

Australian Embassy Education, Science and Technology

Fall 2013 Internship
The Education, Science and Technology Branch of the Embassy of Australia in Washington is a part of the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. 
The Education, Science and Technology Branch is currently seeking a policy intern to begin in September through November 2013 to work on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week). We will provide the intern with a stipend of $1000 per month.
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Summer 2013 Internship, Office of Vaccine Litigation, U.S. Dept. of Justice - For Undergraduates -- applications due 5/10/13

                                               Volunteer/Unpaid Legal Intern, Summer 2013
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch
Office of Constitutional and Specialized Torts
Office of Vaccine Litigation
Washington, DC
About the Office:  The Vaccine Litigation Group represents the interests of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in all cases filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.  The cases involve claims of injury as a result of the receipt of certain vaccines.  
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Vaccine Litigation Group is currently seeking undergraduate students for a limited number of Summer 2013 volunteer (unpaid) internships.   
Interns work closely with attorneys and paralegals on substantive matters in all stages of litigation.  Indeed, the position offers a unique experience in public service.  The legal and medical issues at stake in each case vary greatly.  Attorneys and staff in the group handle heavy case loads, and while streamlined procedures are utilized, cases frequently involve complex liability and damages issues.  The Group is obliged to ensure that the Vaccine Trust Fund, from which damage awards are paid, is protected and, where eligibility criteria are met, that fair compensation is distributed to those whom Congress has intended.  Attorneys appear frequently before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affords interns the opportunity to gain experience in trial and appellate practice.   
More information about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be found at http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/.
Students should be able to start on or about June 4, 2013, or sooner, and be able to commit 40 hours a week, for approximately 9 weeks, to the office. 
Qualifications:  Applicants should have excellent academic credentials, writing, and interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have an interest in health care litigation.  Experience with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is required, and experience with Westlaw/Nexis is strongly preferred.  Experience in law/legal courses and medicine/science is also strongly preferred.  Undergraduate juniors and seniors are eligible for the positions.  Unfortunately, graduates are ineligible for the positions
Salary: The positions are unpaid.  
Location: Washington, DC.
Application Process and Deadline Date:
Application materials must be e-mailed by the deadline date of May 10, 2013.   Please reference Vacancy Announcement #2-VIN-S13 in your cover letter.  Applicants should send a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) transcript, (4) writing sample, and (5) a list of three references by e-mail (in PDF format) to:
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, Esq.
Co-Director, Law Clerk Program
Office of Vaccine Litigation
Torts Branch, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 146
Washington, D.C. 20044
Any e-mail attachments should be sent as .pdf files.  No telephone calls please.