Thursday, October 31, 2013

English Teaching Assistant Opportunity in France

Attention Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads - Teach English in France! 

Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and RĂ©union.

In the last 3 years 30 UMD students were offered a teaching assistantship!INFORMATION SESSION: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2 pm - Language House, Multipurpose Room, St. Mary's Hall

Carolyn Collins, Educational Affairs Program Officer, French Embassy, Washington DC, will give a presentation about the French Teaching Assistant Program on campus.RSVP for this event: Click here.  If unable to attend, please contact Leslie Brice in the National Scholarships Office at for more information about the TAPIF program.


Who can apply:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students between the ages of 20-30. Proficiency in French (at least 3 semesters) or experience living in a Francophone country is required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is highly recommended. 

Description of program: The French Ministry of Education is offering nearly 1,500 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a bachelor’s degree between 20 and 30 years of age. This is a unique opportunity to spend 7 months in France with a monthly stipend; Teaching Assistants are eligible for French Health Insurance (after a brief application period); have a privileged insight into contemporary France; master the French language through linguistic immersion; and gain valuable teaching experience. 

Application deadline: January 15, 2014


The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2014, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.] 

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year. 

 Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2014, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2015. All academic majors are eligible. 

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2014 awards will bTuesday, February 4, 2014. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible. 

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library, except for the first, which will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. Please reply to indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions). 

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:

Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Tuesday, November 12th  at 12:00pm – 2100D McKeldin

Tuesday, November 12th at 3:00pm – 2100D McKeldin

Wednesday, November 13th at 11:30am – 2100D McKeldin

Thursday, November 14th at 6:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Monday, November 18th at 12:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Monday, November 18th at 3:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Tuesday, November 19th at 12:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Tuesday, November 19th at 3:00pm  2100D McKeldin

 Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: 

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

The U.S. Department of State Foreign Policy Classroom

Speaker: Michael Yaffe, Senior Advisor, Special Envoy to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations. 
Topic: “The State Department’s Efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations” 
DateThursday, November 14, 2013 Time: 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Check in will begin at 10:15a.m. Please arrive no later than 10:50a.m. to allow for time to pass through security and registration. 
Where: U.S Department of State, 2201 C St. NW. Room 1105. (Enter through the 23rd street entrance, between C and D Streets. Bring photo ID.)

Dr. Michael Yaffe is currently a Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State. Between 2001 and 2012, he was the Academic Dean and Distinguish Professor of Strategic Studies at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.

Previously, Dr. Yaffe was a career Foreign Affairs Officer in the State Department, concentrating on Middle East peace negotiations, regional security, and nonproliferation. He served on U.S. delegations to the Madrid Middle East Peace Process, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, International Atomic Energy Agency, NATO, and other international forums, and is the recipient of two Superior Honors Awards and a Group Meritorious Honors Award.

Dr. Yaffe was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Research Associate at Harvard’s Center for Science and International Affairs, and Peace Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He earned his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, his Masters from the London School of Economics, and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Office of Vaccine Litigation

The Office of Vaccine Litigation

U.S. Department of Justice

The Office of Vaccine Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice continues to seek undergraduate students for a limited number of part-time Winter/Spring volunteer (unpaid) internship positions. Please feel free to forward this announcement to interested students or post the announcement in your job posting database (simplicity, etc.). Due to effort to reach out to as many universities – and interested students – as possible, we unfortunately do not have the resources to individually post to each simplicity site.

Any questions regarding these opportunities should be directed to Debra Begley at

Volunteer/Unpaid Legal Interns, Winter/Spring 2014
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 part-time Winter/Spring 2014 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

Interns should be able to start on or about January 7, 2014, or sooner, and be able to commit 12-20 hours a week, for approximately 12 weeks, to the office. Interested candidates may be offered the opportunity to continue their service into the summer.

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 postmarked or e-mailed by the deadline date ofNovember 1, 2013. The Office will begin interviews once qualified candidates apply, so early applications are encouraged. Please reference Vacancy Announcement #2-VIN-WS13 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, preferably by e-mail (in PDF format), to:

Debra A. Filteu Begley, 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

United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation (UNF), with locations in Washington, DC and New York City, links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.

UNF is looking to recruit and place highly motivated interns within its organization by developing relationships with various institutions across the country. The internship program at UNF offers opportunities in the following areas:

  • Public Affairs and Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Women and Children’s Health
  • Energy and Climate
  • Finance
  • Business Services, Budgets and Reporting
  • Global Health
  •  Campaign Initiatives
  • Global Partnerships
  • United Nations’ Advocacy
  • Human Resources and Operations

If you have qualified candidates who may be interested in applying for intern positions offered year round (fall, spring and summer semesters), we would love to talk with you. Interns should be matriculating students or recent graduates who can receive either a paid stipend from their university or overseeing institution or are able to acquire college credit if a stipend during the internship is unavailable.

We would love to provide our teams and campaigns with numerous qualified candidates from your institution. If you would like to discuss the possibilities further, please feel free to contact Shawn McMullen, UNF’s Intern Coordinator, at (202) 887-9040.

Polaris Project

Fellowship Positions

Polaris Project offers a wide variety of Fellowship positions with a focus on teaching our leaders of tomorrow how to combat the issue of human trafficking. Whether it's helping on the national human trafficking hotline or working side by side with our operations team on nonprofit management, our Fellows gain a wide variety of skills where they are given the opportunity to learn and flourish. Please see below for a complete list of all available Fellowship positions. Early applications are highly recommended since the selection process is on a rolling basis.

Fellowship Opportunities:

Applied Research Fellow - Communications & Media Fellow - Development Fellow - DC Client Services Fellow - Digital Activist Fellow - Executive Programs Fellow - Finance Fellow - Global Hotlines Fellow - Information Technology - National Human Trafficking Hotline Fellow - NJ Client Services Fellow - Operations Fellow - Policy Fellow - Training and Technical Assistance Fellow 

For more information: Click here

Tomorrow's Youth Organization

International Internship Program

Tomorrow's Youth Organization is recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns and fellows interested in:

- Community development, social wo
rk and psychology
- Women's empowerment through education and economic development- Early childhood and youth programmingto work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our spring session (February through late April).

Full description and application instructions are attached or online for our International Internship Program, Zahi Khouri Fellowship Program and Architecture, Archeology and Historic Restoration Internship

The applications are all due November 30, 2013

Careers & Internships in Startup Organizations and Entrepreneurship

Careers & Internships in Startup Organizations and Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m

.University Career Center & The President's Promise3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Interested in a career with a startup organizations or entrepreneurship? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking.Panelists represent organizations such as:


Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship/ (2011 Cupid’s Cup Business Competition winner)
Kats & Associates at Keller Williams Realty Baltimore
McCross Solutions
Northwestern Mutual
UrbnEarth (formerly Earth Starter/Nourishmat - 2013 Cupid’s Cup Business Competition winner)
Woodberry Kitchen

To RSVP: Click here 

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities Abroad 2013-2014

NGOabroad is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities.

Morocco: Human Rights, Democracy Building & Arab Spring               

Kenya: Transitional justice & Democracy Building New constitution - new possibilities for citizens

Mongolia: Monitoring Corruption & Transparency re who will get the wealth

Kenya, Israel/ Palestine: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention

Rwanda: Reconciliation & averting conflict

Tanzania, Rwanda:Legal Aid

Tanzania: Educating citizens re their rights 
Cameroon, Uganda, Morocco:Legal rights for women


Please read NGOabroad website

and send answered Questionnaire and resume

These are volunteer opportunities.Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall - NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Attention SOPHOMORES (or juniors in a 5 year program) studying atmospheric, oceanicand environmental sciences, environmental sciences and policy, and closely related topics!!! In the last two years 4 Maryland sophomores have won Hollings Scholarships worth up to $8,000 annually along with paid summer research internships (see award benefits below)!!!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2014. US Citizenship and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required – see detailed Eligibility requirements below.

The National Scholarships Office is offering information sessions for students interested in learning more about the Hollings Scholarship program – please write indicating which session you plan to attend (if you cannot attend but are interested, write to the same address:

Tuesday, November 5 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, November 6 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, November 7 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with ‘‘hands-on''/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2014 

Eligibility Requirements: 

• U.S. citizenship.
• Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories, or as a junior in a 5 year program.
• Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
• Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – State Department Foreign Service Scholarships

The Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowship programs seek young men and women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. PickeringPayne, and Rangel awards provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed information below.

 Who can apply: U.S. Citizens; GPA of 3.2 or higher required; Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads are eligible to apply for Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowships; Juniors are eligible to apply for the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship; full-time undergraduate students who are eligible to apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment program. Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. 

PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program participants. See more details about each program below. 

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 5 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, November 6 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, November 7 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, November 8 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, November 8 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall



PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPWho can apply: Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.

Application Deadline: January 27, 2014

 PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIPWho can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to outstanding students who are planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  The Pickering Fellowship provides financial support to for two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. The program also provides State Department mentoring and internship opportunities. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2014

 RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPWho Can Apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of creating an excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2014



 PICKERING UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIPWho Can Apply: US Citizens – Juniors – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.

Description: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S. immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2014



RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMWho Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors– Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,200 stipend for the program.

Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 10, 2014



Francis DuVinage, Director  ­ Leslie Brice, Coordinator ­ The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2014-15 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2014-15 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015. More details are provided below. 

The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.   

Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past two years!!! 

The NSO is holding several Boren Scholarship information sessions –­ please write to to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.)

Boren Workshop: Wednesday, October 30 at 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Boren Workshop: Wednesday, October 30 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Boren Workshop: Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Boren Workshop: Thursday, October 31 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Boren Workshop: Friday, November 1 at 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Boren Workshop: Friday, November 1 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

 All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 24, 2014.  If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland review process for the Boren Scholarship, please attend an information workshop and contact the National Scholarships Office at: nsepboren@umd.edu__________________________________________ 

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP ­ NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM Website: Who can apply: US Citizens ­ students who are now Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, AND Seniors; ­ All Majors ­ GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended; ­ Students should be planning to study abroad between the start of summer 2014 and the end of spring 2015. **UMD winter term courses are NOT eligible.** IMPORTANT: Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. IMPORTANT: Summer-only programs are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematic majors. Students majoring in these areas are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Applications for summer-only programs will be considered only if the program is eight (8) weeks or more. 

DEADLINE FOR REQUIRED MARYLAND REVIEW PROCESS: Friday, January 24, 2014. ­Please contact us for more information about the Boren Scholarship and Maryland’s review process. 

DESCRIPTION: Boren Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in 2013-14 in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The program draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. 

LANGUAGE STUDY: Boren Scholars typically include substantial language study in their study abroad programs. (Exception: students applying to study abroad in French or Spanish speaking regions of the world should already have advanced proficiency in French or Spanish.) For a complete list of languages and regions please visit the Boren Scholarship website. 

AFRICAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: Boren Scholarship applicants have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. Through the initiative, supplemental funding will be available for Boren Scholars to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2013 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren Scholarship funded program: Akan/Twi, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Hausa, French, and Zulu. In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2013 in the following countries: Tanzania (Swahili), Mozambique (Portuguese), Nigeria (Yoruba), Senegal (French), and South Africa (Zulu). 

PROGRAM PREFERENCES: The Boren Scholarship program strongly prefers proposals for TWO semester of study abroad (with the exception of applicants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics, who are free to apply to summer-only or single-semester programs). While single-semester applications are permitted, we encourage students to consider more than one semester of study abroad whenever possible. Preferred combinations include: Summer + Fall semesters abroad and Fall + Spring semesters abroad. Summer-only proposals are limited to Science/Engineering and Math majors, though students in these major may apply for two semester of study abroad as well. SENIORS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. 

AWARD: Awards depend on the actual cost of the proposed study abroad programs. Maximum scholarship awards are: $10,000 for one semester and $20,000 for two semesters or a full academic year. 

SERVICE EXPECTATION: The Boren Scholarship program seeks applicants who are strongly interested in exploring possibilities for U.S. Government employment, and applications from students expressing a strong interest in Federal service will be preferred. Recipients of Boren Scholarships are expected to work for the Federal Government for one year. Boren Scholars must begin fulfilling the service requirement within three years of graduation. For more information about the Boren Scholarship service expectation please visit the Boren website at:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

$2,000 Scholarship Opportunity - Applications Due 10/25

Making History: Will Iran's Domestic Politics Permit a Change in its Foreign Policy?

Making History: Will Iran's Domestic Politics Permit a Change in its Foreign Policy?
Wednesday, October 30, 201312:15pm - 1:30pmUrlich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

Justice and Health: How the Affordable Care Act is Fulfilling the Dream

The University Honors Program’s What Is Your Dream? programming series presents:
Justice and Health: How the Affordable Care Act is Fulfilling the DreamTuesday, October 29
Juan Ramon Jimenez Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream” speech, he describes the journey of black people from slavery to the promise of freedom. He said black people were given a "blank check" and the marchers were in Washington to demand payment. He also said that the people would "….not be satisfied until justice rolled down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream…” This forum, led by Dr. Stephen Thomas from the UMD Center for Health Equity and School of Public Health, will focus on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is indeed making good on a portion of that "blank check".

This event is free, and light refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity headquartered in theSchool of Public Health. For more information about this event and Stephen Thomas, click here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

White House Internship Program added to Wednesday Event

The White House Internship Program was added today to Wednesday’s Government INS panel.  Please share this with your contacts to make sure they’re aware of this late addition:

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Government Sector Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.Location: UCC - 3100 Hornbake Library

Event Details:Interested in a career in the Government Sector? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking.Panelists include representatives from:

  • Department of Education
  • Maryland General Assembly/Maryland Department of Legislative Services
  • City of New Carrollton
  • The White House Internship Program

Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

For additional information about this event:contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D at

Career Discovery Zone Workshops

Stressed out about a major or your future career? Do you need to choose or change your major? Find a career direction after you graduate? Need an internship, but don't know what kind of internship to look for? If you have these and/or other career questions, Career Discovery Zone is for you. CDZ will meet every Weds for the next 4 weeks--no advance registration needed, just show up. You can come to one or all workshops. This week we will help you discover how your interests connect with careers and college majors. Don’t let your stress build; act now -- GET IN THE ZONE, the CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE!

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Shoemaker Building
1st Floor Reception

Wednesday, October 16th- Taking charge of your career
Wednesday, October 23rd- Discovering Interests and Career Possibilities
Wednesday, October 30th- Uncovering the Importance of Values
Wednesday, November 6th- Managing Invisible Career Barriers: Stress, fear, and other Emotions
Wednesday, November 13th- Making Career Decisions Now and in the Future

Transfer Student Tailgate

Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop

Subject       : Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop
When          : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where         : Hornbake University Career Center & The President's Promise 
                       3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s) : Special Event

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 Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (a service offered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's) will share tips for developing a federal resume as well as time saving ideas for navigating federal job and internship opportunities.


GVPT Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in a career in government? Experience is more important than ever in today’s competitive job market! 

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) coordinates three programs that offer internship opportunities in federal, state, and local government, coupled with classroom training. Students receive up to 9 credits for completing an internship and participating in a weekly seminar. 

The Maryland Internship Program (MIP) places students of all majors in Maryland state and local government offices and agencies, including the General Assembly, Governor’s office, Attorney General’s Office, and other state agencies. Students accepted to MIP will receive placement help and earn course credit and valuable experience.MIP Program Contact: Jeffrey Taylor, CAPC Center Coordinator, at 301.314.2736;

Spring 2014 recommended deadline: November 1, 2013 

The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) is open to GVPT majors. Accepted students receive assistance finding an internship in the U.S. Congress.CHIP Program Contact: Kathryn Weiland, Academic Advisor, 301.405.4124;

Spring 2014 recommended deadline: December 13, 2013 

The Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP) is open to GVPT majors who have found an internship in the Federal Government, with an NGO, or other government-related position.PPIP Program Contact: Christina Bussie, Academic Advisor, at 301.405.4142;

Spring 2014 recommended deadline: December 13, 2013 

For more information and to download an application, visit

Internships often lead to careers. For example, a past participant in the Maryland Internship Program (MIP) had this to say: 

“I completed the MIP back in 2011-2012 and was placed [in the Maryland General Assembly]. I was then lucky enough to be asked back for the following session as an intern, and was then offered the position of Legislative Aid for the 2014 session. Without the MIP I might not have discovered my passion for state politics, and not be sitting where I am today. Thank you again for putting together such a wonderful program.” 

Internship Opportunities in the Office of Congressman Dan Kildee

Congressman Dan Kildee’s Washington, D.C. office is always seeking motivated and hard-working college students for fall, spring or summer internships. Although internships are unpaid, students will gain valuable work experience in a fast-paced congressional office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communications skills, responsible, dependable, and eager to learn.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Interns are expected to carry out any task assigned to them. Tasks include and are not limited to the following: 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

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President – Washington, DC Spring 2014 Internship

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is a federal government agency under the Executive Office of the President which is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. trade, commodity, and direct investment policy with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.

Program Description:The intern program at USTR is a semester-long, volunteer program in which undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students gain knowledge and experience in conducting U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions. Internships are available in all 26 departments of the Washington, DC office as well as at USTR’s offices in Beijing, China, and Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information about the application process or internship openings within the USTR please visit:

NSA Women in Intelligence: Making a Difference

NSA will be hosting its fourth annual NSA Women in Intelligence: Making a Difference event on Wednesday, November 13th, 3pm-8pm, at NSA Headquarters in Ft. Meade, MD and would like to extend an invitation to your students. Students interested in internship and full-time opportunities are encouraged to attend.

This is a site visit which showcases our agency, our various career opportunities and also gives students the opportunity to network with agency employees. Would you be able to help us market our on-site event with your students? Please view the invitation below or open the attachment for details. As a reminder, students who would like to participate must provide their own transportation to NSA.

Click for more info: Click here.

Republican National Committee Internship

The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this spring. 

The program starts January 13th with full time and part time positions available in a variety of departments. Spring internships are unpaid but we do offer school credit. 

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to

The application and more information can be found on our website at

 Applications for the spring are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline; however, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, we recommend you submit your application materials early. 

Please contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630 if you have any questions.

Important Registration Information

GVPT Students, please be mindful of the following as Spring 2014 registration begins.

 You may only earn credit for one of the following courses:

 Credit may only be granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GVPT422, PSYC200 or SOCY201.

You may not take more than one of the courses above for credit.
If you have any further questions, please make an appointment to meet with an advisor

Georgetown University Master of Arts in American Government Program

The Georgetown University M.A. Program in American Government prepares its students for careers in public and private service and for future academic study under the guidance of faculty with extensive experience in government and academia.

The Program engages highly motivated and talented students in an accelerated curriculum requiring 30 hours of graduate credit and a career-related apprenticeship. Our career placements include:

The Executive Branch:

Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (Renewable Energy Trade Specialist)
Department of Homeland Security (Deputy Director, Budget and Planning Division)
Department of the Interior (Office of the Secretary)
Department of State (Digital Diplomacy)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (Intelligence Analyst)
Food and Drug Administration (Congressional Liaison)
Office of Management and Budget (Policy Analyst)
Office of Personnel Management (Presidential Management Fellow)
U.S. Army, Forces Directorate (Budget Office)

The Congress:

U.S. House of Representatives (Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett)
U.S. Senate (Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions)
Mike Enzi for Senate (Field Director)

The Public Interest:

American Red Cross (Senior Associate)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Research Assistant)
International Climate Change Partnership (Legislative Research Specialist)
Communications and Consultants
Blue State Digital (Account Manager)
Democratic National Committee (Communications)
NBC News (London Desk)
Synergy Enterprises (Educational and Health Care Consultant Manager)

For further information, please visit our website at