Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Participants needed for study - UMD Center for Advanced Study of Language

Auditory Training Study
Who is conducting the study?  This research is being conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). 
What would I have to do?  Participate in 12 sessions of approximately 1.5-2 hours each at the University of Maryland and/or CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language, near the College Park Metro). The sessions involve completing questionnaires and computerized tasks. All sessions must be completed within approximately 5 weeks. 
How would I be compensated? Participants receive a total of $165 for completing the entire study. Payments will be made at a rate of $5 per session with a $105 bonus provided at the end of the last session to bring the total to $165. In addition, upon completion of the study, participants will be entered into a raffle for one of 3 $150 gift cards.
How do I sign up? Sign up for the Auditory Training Study on the Paid SONA System (http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com) or by emailing us at Auditory@casl.umd.edu. You will have to complete a pre-screen to check your eligibility before signing up.
Questions or concerns? Email us at Auditory@casl.umd.edu.
We are looking for individuals who fit the following criteria:
1)      18-30 years of age
2)      Native speaker of American English
3)      Normal hearing
4)      Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
5)      No speech/language disorders or learning disabilities
6)      Unimpaired use of both hands
7)      US Citizen

Monday, June 24, 2013

Policy Internship with RISE

Policy Intern (80363)

RISE - Washington, District of Columbia
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

Interns will have the opportunity to learn the importance of the public policy process on the pesticide and fertilizer industry at the federal, state, and local levels. Interns will also gain insight regarding the special relationship the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has with the pesticide industry and the rigorous regulatory process ... view details on Careers4Terps.

Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (80363) in the “Search” box to learn more or apply. 

The Leadership Development Internship Program - Middle East Institute

 Fall 2013 Internship (80504)
Middle East Institute - Washington, District of Columbia


The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with interns from all over the world. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2013 term! Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students. Positions are available on a full- or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. 

 Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (80504) in the “Search” box to learn more or apply.

Internship with the Carey Law Offices

Legal Intern (80268) Carey Law Offices, LLC - Bowie, Maryland
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Legal Intern wanted to assist trial attorney. Apply through Careers4Terps.  

Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (80268)  in the “Search” box to learn more or apply.

Fall Internship with the National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women, a national women’s advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, is looking for interns for the Fall 2013 term. Interns assist with grassroots advocacy, legislative projects, event planning, and administrative tasks. Candidates should have an interest in feminism and possess strong writing and interpersonal skills and have an understanding of the American political system. Internships are unpaid, but we can work to accommodate internships for class credit. If you would like to be considered for a position, please go to our webpage here: http://www.now.org/organization/intern.html and apply today! The deadline to apply is Friday July 19.  Please no calls or drop-ins. Due to the volume of applicants we are not able to answer individual inquiries.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Virtual Student Foreign Service

The Virtual Student Foreign Service is part of a growing effort by the State Department to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement. Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, eInterns (American students working virtually) are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the U.S. Commercial Service domestic offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world. This introductory video provides an overview of the VSFS program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKcm8TqVvbc&feature=youtu.be
To Apply
Applications for the 2013-2014 VSFS eInternship program will be accepted due July 2 – 20, 2013 on USAJobs. Interested U.S. citizen undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students are encouraged to go to USjobs.gov to apply to make a real difference – virtually - during the 2013 - 2014 academic year. As part of the application package, students must submit an official or unofficial transcript, a statement of interest, and a resume. Applicants will see all available positions and can select up to three projects to which to apply. U.S. citizen students studying abroad or attending foreign universities are welcome to apply.
Program Details
VSFS eIntern duties and responsibilities will vary according to the location and needs of the VSFS projects identified at the sponsoring domestic or overseas diplomatic office. VSFS projects may be research based, contributing to reports on issues such as human rights, economics or the environment. They may also be more technology oriented, such as working on web pages, or helping produce electronic journals. Selected students are expected to work virtually on an average of 5-10 hours per week on VSFS eInternship projects. Students apply in the summer and if selected, begin the eInternship that fall lasting through spring. Most work and projects are internet-based and some have language requirements. Past projects asked students to:
  • Develop and implement a public relations campaign using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, etc. to communicate and reach out to youth
  • Conduct research on the economic situation, prepare graphic representations of economic data, and prepare informational material for the U.S. Embassy website
  • Create a system to gather and analyze media coverage on a set of topics including environment, health, and trade
  • Research IT-based interventions that have been successful in higher education, particularly in teacher training
  • Write and contribute biweekly articles to the U.S. Embassy's Facebook page on topics such as internet, computer science/technology, history, and literature
  • Develop a series of professional instructional video clips to be published by the U.S. Embassy
  • Survey social media efforts of U.S. diplomatic posts, NGOs, and private companies around the world to help establish best practices in a U.S. Embassy’s social media outreach business plan.
For more information please visit the following webpage, which includes a link to FAQs: http://www.state.gov/vsfs/. Email VSFS@state.gov if you have questions that were not addressed on the FAQ site.

Fall Internships Available at the RNC

The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this fall. The program starts August 26th with full time and part time positions available in a variety of departments. Fall internships are unpaid but school credit will be offered. 

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application (attached) to internships@rnchq.org. More information can be found on the following website - http://www.gop.com/internships. Applications for the fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline; however, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, it is recommended you submit your application materials early. 

Please contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630 if you have any questions. Interested students may email gvptadvising@umd.edu and request an application for this internship. 

Internship with the Embassy of Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Fall 2013. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate.

The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information and events to the American public, particularly in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We strive to build bridges between the two cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, lectures, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to Japan and the interns are an integral part of our efforts.

-  Enrolled in a four-year degree program and have at least two years of undergraduate study completed. Graduate students may also apply.
-  Enrolled in a U.S. accredited university throughout duration of internship.
-   Major in International Studies, Japanese Studies, Asian American Studies, Public Diplomacy, Political Science, or a related field. 
-  English: Proficient to fluent in speaking/reading/writing
-  Japanese: Proficient to fluent in speaking/reading/writing
-  Excellent writing, public speaking, and organizational skills
-  Superior interpersonal communication skills
-  Ability to take initiative and work successfully both independently and in teams 
-  Interns are required to work at least 12 hours per week. Generally these hours are between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. On occasion, interns are asked to work evening/weekend events.
-  Interns must be available to begin and end the internship within a week or two of the specified Internship Term. See below for specific Internship Term information. 
-  Candidates must either (a) be eligible to receive credit for the internship, or (b) have the internship noted on their academic transcript.
-  Candidates selected for an interview must have an in-person interview at the JICC in Washington, DC during business hours.
-  This position is open to Japanese and American citizens. The JICC, Embassy of Japan cannot sponsor visas for Japanese citizens.
Intern Job Description
Interns at the JICC contribute to and participate in valuable cultural and international relations programs and events by assisting diplomats and Embassy staff. Specific duties include:
-  Participating in JICC’s School Program, a cultural presentation about Japan for local schoolchildren and students
-  Conducting research and drafting letters to respond to inquiries from the public
-  Creating resource materials to educate the public on Japanese culture
-  Preparing for and assisting with events    
-  Assisting Japanese diplomats and JICC staff
Application Process (Application language is English.)
1.      Applications are only accepted during the specified dates below:

Internship Term
Application Period
Fall 2013 (early September ~ early December)
June 10, 2013 ~ July 12, 2013
Spring 2014 (mid January ~ early May)
Summer 2014 (early June ~ late August)
2.      Email your resume and cover letter as a PDF file to Mr. Brian Kato at brian.kato@ws.mofa.go.jp. Due to the high volume of applications received, consideration of your application cannot be guaranteed if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
3.      Candidates chosen to be interviewed must submit all of the following documents at their interview:
-  Document(s) certifying that the intern candidate will either (a) receive credit, or (b) have the internship noted on their academic transcript
-  Copy of Student ID (2 copies)
-  Copy of Passport(s) (2 copies)
-  Copy of U.S. Student Visa (Japanese students only; 2 copies)
-  Copy of Driver’s License (2 copies)
-  College Transcript - unofficial transcripts are acceptable
-  Recommendation Letter from the Dean, Department Head, or Student Advisor
If you have any questions, please contact the Intern Coordinator, Mr. Brian Kato, at brian.kato@ws.mofa.go.jp.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Internship with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Development Division, Internship Opportunity (Unpaid)- ID      78749

Application Deadline: July 01, 2013      
EMPLOYER: American Bar Association         
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
LOCATION: Washington, District of Columbia          
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in roughly 60 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is currently seeking an intern for its Development Division. The intern will assist with ABA ROLI’s development initiatives, with a specific focus on research, monitoring, and administration. This internship requires a commitment of 25 hours/week (over the course of either 4 or 5 business days per week) during the period May 20 - August 16, 2013. The intern will report to ABA ROLI’s Development Officer.

-Tracking pertinent U.S. and foreign government and foundation grant opportunities;
-Updating the ABA ROLI Portal and the GiftWorks donor database;
-Helping conduct research on potential donors for an upcoming event, as well as for programmatic work in general;
-Assisting in the development of capacity statements for the various thematic areas;
-Providing administrative support to the division.

-Graduate student or undergraduate student with relevant background;
-Strong research and writing skills;
-A background in development or fundraising is highly desirable;
-Some knowledge of rule of law and international development is helpful.
 If interested, log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (78749) in the “Search” box to learn more or apply.