Thursday, September 26, 2013

Losing Sonia Sotomayor: An “American” Life After Multiculturalism

University of Maryland, College Park

Latin American Studies Center
Latino Heritage Month Lecture
Losing Sonia Sotomayor:
An “American” Life After Multiculturalism
Dr. Lázaro Lima
E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts
Professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies
Professor of American Studies
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1208 Knight Hall

 Based on his forthcoming biography of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, University of Richmond Professor, Lázaro Lima will explore how Sotomayor's life story is admired in American culture as a fulfillment of an exhausted "American dream." With critical questions of inclusion, social mobility, and assimilation, Lima creates a chronological narrative through the social, historical, and cultural happenings that surround the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Lázaro Lima is a scholar of US Latino Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond where he holds the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts. He received his PhD from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland. Lima’s teaching, research, and scholarship focus on the historical, literary, and visual technologies of representation that emerged after the US-Mexican War (1846-48). He is particularly interested in interpretive strategies informed by American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Gender Studies methodologies that link forms of cultural engagement (filmic, performative, literary, artistic, and corporeal) to the conditions that enable their production and reception.    This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Center and the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences. For more information about this event please contact the Latin American Studies Center at or by phone at 301-405-6459. See our Facebook event page for a full description.

Internship Opportunity- Laurie-Anne Sayles for Montgomery County Delegate

Laurie-Anne Sayles, candidate for Delegate D-17 is seeking unpaid full-time and part-time interns for the Gaithersburg and Rockville District 17 Delegate race with availability beginning early September and ending in December.  This internship will provide invaluable hands-on experience in grassroots campaigning and a greater understanding of the legislative process.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending County Council meetings and community events, responding to constituent inquiries, event planning, fundraising, drafting press releases, legislative research, and administrative duties as needed. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and an interest in politics and local elections.  This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking campaign and organizing experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Montgomery County ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to Julian Haffner, Chairman at  with “Fall 2013 Internship” in the subject. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please also include dates of availability.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

USAJobs and Federal Opportunities and Internships Workshop

USAJobs and Federal Opportunities and Internships 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Marie Mount Hall 0108

Event Details:

Students may join Federal and Global Semester participants for workshops by the Partnership for Public Service. They will be reviewing how to navigate and federal opportunities.

For additional information about this event:
contact Starsky Cheng at

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?
Learn more about the CLS summer scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the November 15 deadline – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 26, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 27, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 4, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Please RSVP to to let us know which session you plan to attend – if you are interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to receive more information by email. IMPORTANT – BY REPLYING TO YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. A GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels, in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields.

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

POSTED: September 18, 2013

This internship is designed for students who plan to seek approval from and enroll in EDCP 386 – Undergraduate Experiential Learning Process, Counseling and Personnel Service (CAPS) Department.
Students who wish to apply for this legal aid internship must have completed 56 credits, have junior standing, and meet all other departmental requirements to enroll in EDCP 386. Information provided by the CAPS department for EDCP 386 is linked below. Please note (among other things) that you must obtain approval from CAPS to enroll, that no incompletes are permitted, that a ten page paper is required, and that Legal Aid must have final grades turned into the department prior to the start of final exams. If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct (including USJ and SHC), please contact us before completing an application to determine eligibility.
Job Description: Interns work on-site at the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (South Campus Dining Hall) between 6-9 hours a week.  Interns handle front desk duties, including greeting visitors, screening students for eligibility, and answering general inquiries. Interns work one-on-one with our attorney and senior paralegal to provide assistance to graduate students seeking legal services. This includes participating in client interviews, conducting basic research/writing tasks, and helping clients identify and access outside resources. Interns also work with our social worker (Coordinator of Services and Programs) on administrative and other tasks related to the day-to-day functioning of a legal services office. Please note that we do not represent students in court; this internship does not involve litigation work.  Additionally, interns will be required to attend 3 of our “Lunch with the Lawyer” workshops that typically take place on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm, attend at least four hours of court observation, complete reading reports and journal entries, and turn in a final research paper.
Qualifications: Interns must meet all requirements for EDCP 386 to apply for the Graduate Student Legal Aid Internship and must be available for an on-campus interview during the month of November 2013. This internship is best suited for students desiring exposure to a legal services or public interest office that provides direct client services. Internship slots are limited and students will be selected for an interview based on a range of factors including academic record, prior work or related experience, career interests, recommendations, and desire to engage in direct client services. If you are affiliated with the Office of Student Conduct (including USJ and SHC), please contact us before completing an application to determine eligibility.

National Security Agency (NSA) Summer 2014 Internships

If you are looking for that one-of-a kind summer internship opportunity and you possess imagination, initiative, and intellectual curiosity, then the National Security Agency (NSA) is the place for you! NSA offers a wide variety of exciting summer internship opportunities to students majoring in, but not limited to, the following areas: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Architecture, Political Science, International Affairs, Human Resources, Occupational Safety and Health, Communications, Cyber Security and MANY others.

Most ads are open from September 1st-November 15th. PLEASE NOTE: some have a closing date October 15th

For a listing of the summer 2014 internships available, please click "Learn More" or

U.S. Department of State 2014 Summer Student Internship Program (unpaid)

Announcing the U.S. Department of State 2014 Summer Student Unpaid Internship.  The program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships that provide professional experience and personal growth and learning within a foreign affairs environment.

Applicants can continue to use the “U.S. Department of State Internship Program” brochure on for basic information about the program, and information about bureaus and offices in the Department of State.  Individual references to paid internships are no longer valid.  Opportunities under the Student Internship Program are unpaid.

The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, Civil Service professionals and Foreign Service Nationals work at more than 270 embassies, consulates, and missions. Together, they help to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services.  The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.

About half of U.S. Department of State Student Internship participants serve in Washington, D.C., with a limited number of opportunities available at Department field offices and facilities in other cities in the United States.  Approximately half of these opportunities are offered in many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world.  The U.S. Department of State Student Experience is also the only program within the agency that offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas.

Applicants are allowed to select two bureaus or overseas posts in which they would like to work.  Student Internship Programs are full-time opportunities, and generally last 10 weeks.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is NOT part of the Pathways Program.  Unpaid internships in the U.S. Department of State Student Internship program cannot be non-competitively converted to Pathways Internship appointments, nor can they be non-competitively converted to career positions in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign or Civil Services.

  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • Must be a continuing student and taking at least half-time academic course load.
  • Must be at least a college Junior.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher
To apply please go to :

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Practice Makes Perfect: How to Sell Yourself in Interviews for Internships

Thursday, October 03, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

When searching for internships, it is important to effectively articulate your experiences in an interview setting. This interactive session will help students learn about different types of interviews (in-person, phone, Skype, group, etc) and how to effectively handle each one. We will also discuss the power in story telling and provide an effective formula to help your story stay on track. This session is intended to be fun and provide students with an opportunity to practice!

RSVP for this event: Click here

Fall Mock Interview Clinic

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)Need help preparing for an interview? Would you like to gain valuable interviewing tips from employers BEFORE the interview? Need someone to practice your responses with? Come and meet with employers from a variety of sectors and practice your interviewing techniques with them in order to prepare for the real thing!Students: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!HOW TO REGISTER:

Go to our homepage ( to log in to Careers4Terps

We will take same-day walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis to fill any empty slots. Please be aware that there is no guarantee you will be able to walk in and be seen at that time.

Be the Solution- Business Model Competition

Dedicated to conquering a problem? Great at identifying new ones? Will your fearless ideas be the solution to society’s challenges?

This week, on Wednesday, September 25, BSOS kicks off its 2nd annual Be the Solution Business Model Competition!  

The Be the Solution Business Model Competition promotes innovation and entrepreneurship across the behavioral and social sciences by offering students prizes for new ventures with social value. The competition emphasizes learning & entrepreneurship through workshops, coaching, interdisciplinary cooperation and the experience of pitching a business to an expert panel of judges.
Develop & pitch a start-up concept that provides a solution to a problem in any of the following areas:
Global Sustainability   |   Understanding Societies and Cultures
Improving the Human Condition   |   International Relations
Whether you’re starting a non-profit or developing a game-changing mobile app, seize the opportunity to get your fearless ideas on to paper & off the ground. Team up with fellow enTERPreneurs across campus and pursue your common passion to Be the Solution.

Facebook Page:

Google Registration Page:

BSOS Event Page:

Interested in Bringing a Cybersecurity-Related Minor to UMD?

BSOS students, please take 2 minutes to fill out a survey on your interest in bringing a cybersecurity-related minor to BSOS.  Respondents will be entered to win a package of swag from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), including a T-shirt, a mug and other surprises!

Interested in Studying Abroad in Haifa?

Having an international experience in college is critical. Getting career experience is essential; getting career experience abroad is extraordinary! Education Abroad’ s  Maryland-in-Haifa program is a way for UMD students to have an academic internship and study abroad in the same semester in Haifa, Israel. Haifa, Israel is a beacon of Arab and Jewish coexistence, Haifa is the perfect setting for this Maryland program focusing on conflict resolution and diversity in Israel. Whether your interest is in business, special education, politics, nonprofits, communication, biology, theatre, education, public health, or something completely different, this program has internship options for any student!  Maryland in Haifa is a study abroad program for undergraduate students during the Spring semester. This program allows students to participate in a for-credit internship while also taking courses toward graduation. Interested Students should come to the Education Abroad Office in 3122 Susquehanna Hall or visit our website! Students can also make an appointment to speak with the program advisor, Nicole McDermott (

The program is led by Resident Director Dr. Edy Kaufman, a leading scholar in Conflict Management and Resolution.  He has been on the faculty at Hebrew University since 1970, with visiting stints at many other institutions, and has been the Director of both the Truman Institute in Jerusalem and the University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Dr. Kaufman has led the Maryland-in-Haifa program since its inception in Spring of 2010.  Dr. Kaufman's work has focused on human rights and conflict resolution on several continents, especially Latin America and the Middle East. He has been instrumental in focusing the work of the Truman Institute on joint research projects with Palestinian academics, and has helped to introduce conflict resolution as a discipline to Israel and the Middle East in general. Dr. Kaufman serves as a mentor to students, assisting them in acclimating to their abroad experience as well as leading them throughout the semester. Dr. Kaufman will equip students will the necessary tools to navigate this unique experience in a city that is a beacon of Arab/Jewish coexistence in one of the most conflict ridden regions of the world.  All Maryland in Haifa students take a required 3-credit course with the Resident Director focused on the current cleavages in Israeli society during which each student analyzes an issue of his or her choice and explores the peace process efforts in search for common ground trough a research project.   Dr. Kaufman studied at Hebrew University, received his doctorate in International Relations at the Sorbonne, and did postgraduate work in the United States, where he has also taught frequently.

1)            Students spend spring semester  at the University of  Haifa: The only UMD administered semester abroad program in Israel.

2)            Students can choose up to 18 credits of Maryland Resident Credit courses in a variety of disciplines in BSOS. Most courses are credit in Government & Polities, Jewish Studies, and Israel Studies.

3)            Students can shape long term career opportunities with a large variety of hands on internships for 3 academic credits.

4)            Students are housed in modern dorms. Each student will have a single room with his/her own bathroom and panoramic view. Room are in a shared apartment with 4-6 foreign and/or Jewish and Arab Israeli students

5)            Haifa is Israel’s third largest city and is an exemplary model of coexistence and diversity. Haifa is a beacon of unfolding peace negotiations in which students have a unique vantage point.

6)            Haifa University is a state-of-the-art higher education institution located on top of Mount Carmel, facing Israel’s largest National Park. It is also close to the best Mediterranean beaches.

7)            Haifa University exhibits excellence in teaching Hebrew and Arabic and offers a large number of courses in English, including Honors programs in Psychology and Peace and Conflict Resolution

8)            Maryland in Haifa is a great value program for both in and out-of- state students. The program fee is $12,525 including tuition, fees, housing, field trips, international health insurance, on-site staff, advising, pre-departure and on-site orientations. Scholarships are also available.

9)            For alumni feedback, check with Carrie Hildebrandt (

10)          For details about on-site programming contact Resident Director Prof. Edward Edy Kaufman ( or Education Abroad’ s Maryland in Haifa Program Coordinator, Nicole McDermott (

Please see the link below for a wonderful video about the University of Haifa International School.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Spring Internship Opportunities at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

START is excited to announce their Spring 2014 internship opportunities. They are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English and Mathematics). In addition to the experience gained during an internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and be able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. Internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park. 

Below is a short summary of the opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form. .

 Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

The GTD is an open source, unclassified database including information on terrorist attacks around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2011). The database is maintained by researchers at START. The GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes over 104,000 cases. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes: 

·         GTD: Incident Location and Geographic Identification
·         GTD: Perpetrator Identification
·         GTD: Target Classification
·         GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
·         GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcome
·          GTD: Coding Intern At Large (Generalist) 

Special Projects

The Special Projects Division consists of a number of intensive, shorter-term research projects concentrated on three research topics within the larger study of terrorism and politically violent non-state actors:

-          Unconventional Weapons and Technology
-          Extremist Origins and Trajectories
-          Threat Management and Influence

Intern positions are available in the following focus areas:

·   Pinch Hitter & Advanced Research
·   Individual Radicalization
·   Nuclear Security and Smuggling
·   Unconventional Weapons and Technology
·   Open Source Intelligence on Organized Crime
·   Risk Assessment and Threat Analysis
·   Failure Points of Smuggling Networks
·   GIS Analytical 

Naval Research Laboratory Adversarial Modeling and Exploitation Office

Two internships are available with AMX onsite at their offices in Washington DC. The AMX has a number of ongoing research projects related to counter-terrorism, behavior detection, law enforcement, crime analysis, and geospatial analysis. The use of information by law enforcement, often called data driven policing, is an ever evolving and expanding field.

•    Behavioral Indicators of Gun and Drug Carrying
•    System Engineering Analysis & Support
•    Statistical Analysis & Modeling Support 
·        Communications and Research Transition Support

START communications and transition team are seeking interns to assist with communications, writing, copy editing and graphic design activities at the center.

Positions available:

·         Communications Interns
·         Copy Editors
·         Graphic Designer


START is continuing to develop the Terrorism Data Archive Dataverse. Interns for this project will learn about terrorism-related data through archiving datasets and reading over documentation. Interns will serve as Assistant Editors and would be responsible for preparing data for archiving onto the START Dataverse. Depending upon the dataset, there will also be opportunities to create Codebooks and add labels and values to the data. Interns will receive training in the archiving process. 

Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE)

Recent research suggests that governments have a vast set of policy tools at their disposal vis-à-vis terrorist groups, and that pure reliance on repressive policies can be counterproductive. While policymakers increasingly recognize the importance of non-military counterterrorism tools in addition to military ones, it is not yet known which type of government actions are effective; and when carrots might be more effective than sticks in defeating terrorist groups. This is a unique opportunity to better understand the terrorist conflict in the US and across specific regions of the world and to get a unique view of how governments deal with those conflicts. 

Risk Communications Project

Risk communication is an important element of threat assessment, resource allocation, information delivery, and eventual behavior change. The Risk Communication Training Project at START, involves the development, delivery, and evaluation of a program focused on training local leaders in the United States on effective risk communication practices related to homeland-security threats. Additionally, the intern will be asked to contribute to a mobile devices research project by gathering and analyzing media coverage of FEMA's Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in qualitative data analysis for the mobile devices project. 

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project Internship

Students will gather and analyze statistics on terrorist organizations over time. Projects will include collecting the number and type of attacks over time, looking at trends, and possibly even modeling group capacity out into the future. Interns will also provide assistance in researching open source information on the leadership of some groups for possible future designations.

Interns will be co-supervised by researchers at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the State Department. The State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks. Interns will be based at START’s offices on the University of Maryland campus.

 Why choose an internship at START?

·         Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
·         Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
·         Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
·         Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
·         Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
·         Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
·         Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
·         Mentorship from START staff and researcher in a successful professional environment.
·         Internships can be undertaken for academic credit. 

 General requirements

Applicants for all internships must:

·         Have a good academic record.
·         Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
·         Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
·         Agree to attend orientation and training.
·         Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:

o   A complete application for the correct semester,
o   One page resume,
o   Cover letter,
o   Writing sample,
o   Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution.

Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, preferred majors and compulsory meeting times.  For specific requirements and information visit:

How to apply 

Application deadline Spring 2014:
Priority Date: midnight Tuesday October 1
Final Deadline: midnight Wednesday November 13

Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documentation via email to

 For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application forms visit:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Penn Hill Group Internship

Company Overview
Penn Hill Group is a bipartisan government relations firm located in Washington, DC. With decades of Congressional, Administration and private sector experience, the members of Penn Hill Group provide clients with cutting-edge government relations, advocacy, policy development and analysis, communications, research, and strategic consulting support. Penn Hill Group specializes in education and youth issues, including early childhood education, K-12 education initiatives, special education and vocational rehabilitation, job training, higher education, and other critical issues ranging from juvenile justice to library and museum policy. Penn Hill Group is committed to providing internships that are substantive and promote growth of many skills, including research and writing, and allow opportunities for networking and learning more about education policy issues.

Job Description
The Penn Hill Group intern will work on projects across the firm to support research, writing, administrative duties, and event and project management. The intern will work with all members of Penn Hill Group, but will report directly to the intern coordinator. This is a full time (four to five days a week), 10 to 16 week semester/quarter long internship, with start and end dates negotiable (January to May).
·         Assist staff by conducting legislative research, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
·         Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations, and key players in the field.
·         Assist in the preparation of Penn Hill Group publications and events.
·         Conduct administrative tasks as needed

Job Qualifications
Open to undergraduate students interested in public policy, government relations, or federal advocacy related to education issues. Requirements:
·         Completed at least two years of college
·         Strong computer and administrative skills
·         Strong writing ability
·         Solid communication and research skills
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
This position is paid $12 an hour.
Applications for Winter/Spring 2014 are now being accepted. Application deadline: November 1, 2013.

Please send a resume, list of three references, writing sample, and cover letter expressing interest in the position and dates of availability to