Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ICONS Project Internship Announcement

The Icons Project at the University of Maryland is an experiential learning program centered on educational simulations, and simulation-based training and policy-oriented exercises. Our educational simulations cast students in high schools and colleges around the world in the role of decision makers tasked to resolve contentious political issues of today. The ICONS Project also uses its simulations to support training and policy-oriented programs related to conflict resolution, decision making, negotiations and crisis management.

The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the Fall 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 in order to maintain the ICONS "Research Library"
  • Assisting with simulation research and development
  • Researching grant opportunities and other funding opportunities
  • Participating in ICONS' pilot simulations (as needed)

  • Student in the International Development and Conflict Management minor OR Government and Politics major
  • Sophomore, junior, senior student
  • excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Good academic standing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Previous coursework and/or interest in international affairs
  • Available 11-15 hours per week

Desired Skills:
  • International travel/experience is a plus
  •  Prior ICONS simulations experience is a plus
  • Good team player and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop, iMovie and/or other software is a plus
  • Demonstrated grant-writing and/or proposal writing experience through volunteering and/or internship experience is a plus
The internships is unpaid. If selected, interviews will take place between Monday, September 9 and Wednesday September 11. Internships will start as soon as possible. Depending on the volume of applications, up to two applicants may be accepted.

Please send your resume as well as a brief paragraph about your qualifications and interests to icons@umd.edu with "ICONS Intern Application: Your Name" in the subject heading of the email.

For best consideration, please submit materials by the end of the day Friday, September 6, 2013. No phone calls please.

Please note that this internship give preference to students in the IDCM minor or GVPT major.

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