Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Internship with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

The Washington DC office of Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is currently seeking applicants for spring semester unpaid internships.

Interns will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience in a very fast paced office, working with legislative, press and constituent services staff.  Two types of internships are offered – legislative and press.  Legislative interns' responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting staff with legislative research and writing, attending briefings and committee hearings.  The press intern is responsible for clipping news articles and videos, drafting press releases and media advisories, and research. 

Candidates should have interest in the legislative process and/or communication, be motivated, organized, reliable, and possess strong writing and communication skills.  Michigan ties are a plus but not required.

If you are interested in being considered for an internship, applications can be downloaded at
http://stabenow.senate.gov/services/internships.htm.  Please email your completed application to the Washington DC Intern Coordinator, Krystal Lattany, at krystal_lattany@stabenow.senate.gov by December 6th, 2013.

Monday, November 25, 2013

NSF Fellowship: Georgia Tech's Cybersecurity Master's Degree

Georgia Tech offers NSF fellowships for top students interested in a Master’s Degree focused on cybersecurity.

 These are elite funding opportunities for top students interested in serious careers in cybersecurity. Awards are made on a competitive basis.  To request an application, contact Prof. Seymour Goodman at  seymour.goodman@cc.gatech.edu or 404-385-1461.

Students must also gain admission to the Georgia Tech’s Master's of Science in International Affairs program: http://www.inta.gatech.edu/prospective-students/graduate/masters

Graduates will receive a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a focus in cybersecurity. Considerable assistance will be given in finding internships and jobs. 
We currently have 6 students in the program: 1 PhD, 2 MS, 1 mixed MS and undergrad, 2 undergrad. Over the last dozen years, we have had about 70 students.
FFRDC = Federally Funded Research and Development Center.  Examples include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Defense Research Institute, MIT-Lincoln Laboratory. For a complete list of FFRDCs see: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf05306/

Funding covers:

  *Up to 2 years study of cybersecurity at Georgia Tech.
  *Full tuition and fees (either in-state or out-of-state).
  *9 months stipends of $20K/AY for undergrads, $25K/AY for MS, $30K/AY for PhD students.
  *$3K/year for travel and support for professional education/certificates.

 Minimum requirements for consideration:

  *Must be US citizens.
  *GPA of 3.5 or above.
  *Should have already completed at least two courses in computer science or management information systems (or have equivalent work experience), and be prepared to take at least 4 more information security-relevant courses before graduation.

 Recipients will have the following obligations:

  *During their course of study, students must secure a paid summer internship with a federal government agency or other approved employer (e.g. national lab, FFRDC, selected state government agencies) during their 2 years of matriculation. The program provides considerable assistance in finding these internships.

  *Students will complete the requirements for Georgia Tech’s Master's Degree in Science in International Affairs.

  *Upon graduation, recipients should take a job with one of the employers above for at least 2 years. The program provides considerable assistance in finding these jobs.


Join BSOS Ambassadors

Do you...

  • Want to be a bigger part of the BSOS community?
  • Build leadership skills?
  • Build your resume?
  • Represent your department and the college?
  • Work with members of the Dean's Office?
Then join BSOS Ambassadors today! Seeking applicants from all majors within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Earn 2 academic credits for spring 2014. Ambassadors meet on Thursdays from 5pm - 6pm in Tydings Hall.

Online application: http://ter.ps/BSOSambprog

BSOS Ambassador's Recruitment Reception

Thursday, December 5th
5pm - 6pm
1101 Morrill Hall
RSVP by Monday, December 2nd

Please sent RSVP for the reception to:
Julianna Bynoe, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MS 20742

Friday, November 22, 2013

Clinton Global Initiative University- Early Application Deadline is Today!

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2014
Friday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
President Clinton will host the next meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Arizona State University. This meeting is free to attend and will bring together student leaders and innovators from around the world. To date, over $400,000 in funding is available for select CGI U 2014 attendees.

In order to apply (http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/), CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan to address a challenge in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Accepted students will have the opportunity to attend CGI U 2014, where they will hear from experts in the field, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

To be considered for early acceptance and travel assistance to CGI U, students must apply online (http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/) at cgiu.org by Friday, November 22, 2013. The final application deadline will be Friday, January 17, 2014. For more information, join us online every Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 PM ET to participate in a virtual information session (http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/upcoming_events.asp). You can also visit us at cgiu.org or connect with us through social media.

Internship with Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has a full-time, unpaid internship available for the 2014 spring semester in his Washington, DC office.

Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative and legislative staff. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline.

This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary.

Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to VA04Interns@mail.house.gov with "Spring Internship" in the subject line.  No phone calls.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OMSE Hiring Tutors

OMSE is Hiring Tutors for the Below courses

BSCI: 105, 106, 201, 202, 207, 222
CHEM: 131, 132, 135, 231, 241, 271
ENEE: 140, 150
MATH: 003-113, 140, 141, 220, 221, 240, 241
PHYS: 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, 161
STAT: 100, 112, 115
BCHM: 461, 462, 463, 465
BMGT: 220, 221, 230

In order to be eligible to apply, please see below:

·         Earned a grade of A in course(s) wanting to tutor
·         Have taken the course(s) at the University of Maryland, College Park
·         Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Skills Required:
·         Applicants need good communication skills and must have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels
·         Patience and respect towards others

If you meet the above criteria, please complete and submit an OMSE Student Employment Application with the necessary information requested.  The application can be found at the bottom page from the below link:

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Andrea Rodriguez at

(301) 405-5623 or via email at arodrig6@umd.edu

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ready For Hillary Internship

Ready for Hillary is looking for people to play an integral role in our organization. Positions are available for part-time interns in Ready for Hillary’s national office in Rosslyn, Virginia.
Interns are critical to accomplishing the work that needs to be done to encourage Hillary to run for president in 2016. This is a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate Hillary supporters to help build Ready for Hillary from the ground up.
Opportunities Include:

  • Assisting all departments in day-to-day operations and long-term goals.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Managing email correspondence with Ready for Hillary supporters.
  • Assisting in maintaining the online store, including data entry from purchases made, tracking store inventory, and recommending products to sell.
  • Organizing and executing mailings, including labeling and stuffing envelopes.
Field and Constituency
  • Supporting Constituency/Regional Directors' program roll-outs.
  • Scheduling meetings and preparing meeting materials.
  • Assisting with planning and logistics for grassroots events.
  • Staffing grassroots events.
  • Entering data collected during grassroots events.
  • Creating and managing calendars for key internal and external dates.
Digital and Communications
  • Monitoring media coverage and social media sites.
  • Designing, proofreading, and editing digital content.
  • Gathering, organizing, and distributing press clips
  • Assisting with special projects, including targeting digital efforts, creating performance reports, and managing taskmasters involving outside consultants.
  • Supporting the daily needs of outside consultants, including working with consultants to create testing reports.
  • Creating a bank of photos and quotes from Hillary Clinton.
  • Assisting in organizing and planning grassroots fundraising events.
  • Entering and managing upkeep of data in donor databases.
  • Helping with donor communications.
  • Supporting fundraising events.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Dependable and trustworthy.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Considers no task to be too small.
  • Ability to work well independently and with others.
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, research, and administrative skills.
  • Passionate about encouraging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.

Apply Now
Ready for Hillary is looking for people to play an integral role in our organization. Positions are available for part-time interns in Ready for Hillary’s national office in Rosslyn, Virginia.
Interns are critical to accomplishing the work that needs to be done to encourage Hillary to run for president in 2016. This is a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate Hillary supporters to help build Ready for Hillary from the ground up.
We are currently accepting applications for Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 interns.
Interns will receive training on Ready for Hillary's mission and goals.
Only candidates who will make arrangements to receive college or high school credit are considered.
Ready for Hillary is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status.
If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please email interns@readyforhillary.com.
Please complete your contact information below and download the Ready for Hillary Internship Application. You must upload the completed application and your resume to be considered for an internship.

Participate in Asian American Alcohol Use Study!

Participate in Asian American Alcohol Use Study! Earn a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!


Participation involves completing a 30-45 minutes online survey on a secure website.

Eligibility to participate in this study:

  • 18 years of age and older
  • An undergraduate currently enrolled in the University of Maryland, College Park
  • An Asian American who was born in the United States
  • Past experience in drinking is not required to participate
All Asian ethnicities are welcomed! Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Cambodian, Filipino, South Asian/Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Southeast Asian…


Participation in the study offers a chance to enter a raffle to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card (about 1 in 33 chance to win).

For more information, please contact the following e-mail address: aaaustudy@gmail.com

White House Fellowship

White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week".

For details, and to apply, visit:


INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Make the Most of Your Winter Break

Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Stamp Student Union

Come learn about resources and tips on making the most of your winter break. Leverage your time off to attain a future internship - consider doing a job shadow, an informational interview, resume updates, a volunteer position, and the list goes on...

Co-sponsored with Off-Campus Student Life

Room Number: TBA

Career Expo for People with Disabilities

Friday, November 22, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall Washington, DC
Pre-register today by posting your resume online at: http://www.eop.com/expo.
The Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc, in partnership with Careers & the disABLED Magazine, invites students and alumni to participate in our Career Expo, on Friday, November 22nd at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

In 2013, nearly 5,000 job seekers met with 500+ employers from Fortune 500 companies along with government agencies looking to recruiting talent. This year, CAREERS & the disABLED Career Expo will be even bigger and better! FREE


Capital One Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services ender Consulting Services, Inc.

Defense Contract Mgmt Agency

Exelon Corporation

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

Freddie Mac – Silver Sponsor

Harvard School Of Public Health

Johns Hopkins University

Lockheed Martin

Mass. Electric Construction Co.- Industrial

MicroStrategy, Inc.

National Credit Union Administration

National Security Agency

Navy Civilian Careers 

Northrop Grumman – Silver Sponsor


U.S. Social Security Administration

U.S. Department Of State

U.S. Government Accountability Office

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Peer to Peer: Resume Thursdays

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Location: McKeldin Library Room 2109 Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise Peer Career Educators (PCEs) will be available to offer resume critiques for undergraduate students on a walk-in basis. Please bring a copy of your resume!

This will be our last Resume Thursday before the end of the semester!!! Come out and have your resume critiqued, so that you can send it out to employers during the Winter Break! We can not wait to see you!

RSVP for this event: Click here

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Find an Internship Workshop

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: HBK3135- Resource Room

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you're at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? Just using Google will not find you an internship!

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors

Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviewsStrategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

RSVP for this event: Click here

Would you like to Become a BSOS Peer Mentor?

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership,presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.

How to apply?

  1. Click here to access the BSOS Peer Mentor Application
  2. Fill out the Application
  3. Print and submit to BSOS Advising Office 2105 Morrill Hall\
To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:

  • Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2014
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the program, please contact:
Martrez Marshall
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2106C Morrill Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Friday, November 15, 2013

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC

Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Event Details: Join the University Career Center & The President’s Promise on a Career Shuttle to Facebook DC!

This trip is open to sophomores, juniors and graduate students of any major, provided you have a strong academic background and interest in government affairs, public policy, law or strategic communications. To be eligible for a summer externship with Facebook DC, you must be returning to school in Fall 2014 (May 2014 graduates and alumni are not eligible unless they plan to pursue further education starting next fall). ADDITIONAL NOTE: This career shuttle and site focuses on government affairs, NOT social media or computer science-related opportunities.

Facebook DC is currently recruiting for its summer externship program (a paid, full-time opportunity during Summer 2014). Facebook DC helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook’s products and business. Working with policymakers at the international federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations.
Space is limited—please RSVP today! Once the bus is full, you will be added to our waiting list and notified if a spot opens up. Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip, we will be enforcing our "no show" policy. Contact Kate Juhl immediately at
kjuhl@umd.edu if you register and are unable to attend.

Please plan to meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 8:30 am. We will depart promptly by bus at 8:45 am and return to campus by 1 pm. You may want to bring a snack. During our visit, we will take a tour of Facebook DC and hear more about their externship program. There may also be the chance to meet some high-level members of the office as their schedules allow.

RSVP for this event:

For additional information about this event:
contact Kate Juhl at

Paid Internship Position - Partnership and Philanthropic Policy Research and Development

Paid Internship Position - Partnership and Philanthropic Policy Research and Development 

This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, government and politics, public policy, policy research and development, public-private partnerships, or related areas.

This position requires:
·         Knowledge or experience in marketing and partnership and philanthropic policy.
·         Strong communication skills; oral and written.
·         Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
·         Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have strong attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.

Work Location:
The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC. 

Work Schedule and Pay:
This part time (16-20 hours per week maximum) internship will run from January 27th to May 13th, with a possibility to extend through the summer.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

Application Procedures:
To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and professional and/or educational references to Kathryn Hopps, Student Enrichment Administrator, at
khopps@umd.edu. Best consideration date – November 25, 2013.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Want to teach English abroad for free?

Learning Enterprises is a non-profit organization with the simple mission of expanding people’s horizons through conversation-based English language classes taught by American and international volunteers. There are opportunities in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Poland, Romania/Croatia, Hungary/Slovakia, Panama, and Mauritius. The biggest difference between Learning Enterprises and other service organizations is that we don’t charge our volunteers for volunteering abroad. 

Info Sessions:

Monday, Nov. 18 @ 5-7 PM: McKeldin, 2nd Floor (Room 2100G)

Wednesday, Dec. 4: (Time & Place TBA)

Stop by 
any time during the allotted two-hour block for a chat with the Campus Directors! We will provide more information about our programs and answer your questions. You can also check out our Facebook event page for 

updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/222659731241335/  

APPLICATIONS OPEN: November 25th (rolling admissions) 



If you have any other questions, please contact 
umd@learningenterprises.org or visit our website www.learningenterprises.org. We hope to hear from you!

NEW CLASS- ENES140 - Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship

Are you looking for a way to use your scholarship in practice?

Explore dynamic startup topics by designing a new venture this Spring term. Learn how to identify and explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Build your entrepreneurial mindset and business skillsets to launch new ventures. This course will assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. Key course features include:

  • Online course is held asynchronously, allowing students to complete the course from anywhere at any time.
  • View the weekly video lectures in the user-friendly course format with discussion boards to find peers with complimentary skillsets.
  • Earn three Scholarship in Practice credits.
  • Apply credits to the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.

International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives

Monday, November 18, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in interning abroad? Curious to learn more about the options that exist? Hear from a panel of current UMD students who have gained valuable experience through internships in other countries.
Student panelists include:

  • Mackenzie Burnett, UK Parliament, United Kingdom
  • Courtni Berry, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Tanzania
  • Carrie Hildebrandt, House of Grace & Center for Democracy and Community, Israel
  • Alexander Pryor, International Student Conferences, Inc, South Korea
  • Nyana Quashie, Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps, Nicaragua

Lunch provided! RSVP for this event: Click here

For additional information about this event: contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu.

Peace Corps Story Time at UMD: Employer Networking Sessions

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Location: McKeldin Library - Special Events Room 6137

Interested in joining the Peace Corps? Curious about what it’s really like to live and work abroad?

Join us for Peace Corps Story Time at UMD and listen to returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ tales of life and adventure abroad. The storytelling show will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and be followed by a reception (with light refreshments) from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with returned Volunteers and a Peace Corps Regional Recruiter Skyler Dobert (returned Peace Corp Volunteer, Togo 2010-2012). Get one-on-one time to ask about their Peace Corps experiences and tips in the application process. 

RSVP for this event: Click here.
For additional information about this event: 
contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.

Career Panel: Changing the World Through Service

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in serving your country & world after graduation? Want to make a difference?Hear from popular programs such as:

  • Peace Corps
  • Teach for America
  • City Year
  • Teach for All
  • ...and more!
These programs are looking for students of all majors! RSVP for this event: Click here. For additional information about this event contact:
 Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need. 

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need. 

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 24, 2014. 

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Beinecke program by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to lbrice@umd.edufor the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 19 – at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, November 20 – at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, November 21 – at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, November 22 – at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.8 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after graduation.
  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars mus
t utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: January 24, 2014. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

Website: www.Beineckescholarship.org


Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year’s specific project areas below.) 

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2013) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below). 

Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition. If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and Maryland’s nomination process, please read the message below and contact us at scholarships@umd.edu – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity. 


WHO CAN APPLY: All nationalities eligible; Current Seniors AND alumni who graduated in the 11-12 academic year; 3.7 GPA or higher strongly recommended;  applicants should have coursework and other experiences strongly related to one of the 2013-14 project areas (see below); 

Please note: Students who have started graduate studies are NOT eligible. 

IMPORTANT: Applicants for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must be nominated by their University. 


2013 – 2014 PROJECT AREAS: Candidates should have significant coursework and/or other experiences in any of the various project areas described below. In addition, quantitative and/or advanced language skills may be required for some positions. Please read these additional preferences closely. 


Nuclear Policy

Energy and Climate

Economics - Economics background required.

Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.

South Asian Studies - Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. Strong background in international relations, political theory or international political economy is essential. Note: foreign language skills not required.

Southeast Asian Studies - Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.

Asian Studies - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Japanese language skills may be helpful.

Russian/Eurasian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The monthly salary is $3,000 ($36,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact us at scholarships@umd.edu – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.