Thursday, March 27, 2014

Office of Senator Chris Coons Internship

The Office of Senator Chris Coons seeks unpaid interns for the summer of 2014.

Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours, and assisting front office as well as legislative staff. Summer internship positions are full time. 

This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample. Applications received by May 15 will be given priority. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls. 

Writing a Successful Fulbright Application

 Writing a Successful Fulbright Application 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director for Outreach at the Council for 
International Exchange of Scholars 

3105 Susquehanna Hall 
 2pm - 4pm 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 
To RSVP (by April 5, please) or for more information, contact 

The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State, has 
announced its annual awards competition for faculty and other professionals to teach, conduct research, and participate in other programs abroad during the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Applicants are welcome from across the arts and sciences disciplines (including engineering) 
as well as business and journalism. Due date for applications: August 1, 2014. UMD Faculty, 
researchers and professional staff, as well as graduate students whose PhD will be complete 
by August 1, 2014, are encouraged to contact Joe Scholten (, UMD 
Campus Representative for Fulbright Scholars programs, for further information and advice. 

Interested members of these groups are also invited to attend an on-campus Fulbright 
workshop, co-sponsored by UMD Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of 
International Affairs, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2-4 PM, in room 3105 Susquehanna Hall. 
Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director for Outreach at the Council for International Exchange of 
Scholars (which administers Fulbright Scholar Programs for the US Department of State), will lead this workshop. 

LGBT Equity Scholarship

The LGBT Equity Scholarship is an annual award presented by the LGBT Equity Center at the end of each academic year.  

Applications for the 2014 award are due April 18, 2014.

The LGBT Equity Scholarship is financed by the LGBT Scholarship Fund and consists of a single $1,500 award.  The recipient must be a full time student at the University of Maryland, College Park, who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting civil rights for and preventing discrimination against LGBT people. Students may be undergraduate or graduate, but must be full-time during the current semester.  One of the objectives of the scholarship is to encourage students to continue their formal education; therefore, spring graduates would typically not receive the award. Exceptions to being full time or a spring graduate may be considered, but must be justified. 

To apply, you must submit a short statement (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced) outlining your qualifications for the scholarship.  You must also submit an unofficial transcript and at least one letter of recommendation. Submit your materials to Dr. Luke Jensen, 2218 Marie Mount Hall or to no later than April 18.  

The LGBT Scholarship Fund also provides emergency support for students in financial need because of sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  For more information about emergency support, contact Dr. Luke Jensen at  

Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, LeFrak Hall, Room 1124

The Geographical Sciences Advising Office, in cooperation with the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, sponsors a semi-annual career and internship fair specific to Geography, Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Science and Policy students every semester. Public, private and non-profit employers attend to seek out potential interns and employees. All majors are welcomed. Learn how to put your best foot forward and review the list of employers attending.

 For additional information about this event: contact Kristen Bergery at

Launching a Career in the Federal Government for Students with Disabilities

Thursday, April 03, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Location: Benjamin Banneker Room, Adele Stamp Student Union

Would you like to start or transition into a career in the federal government? Would you like to learn more about internships, entry level, and mid-level positions? Have you ever wanted to learn more about support networks that are available to help you to be successful in your career with the federal government? If you answered 'yes' to at least one of these questions, then attending this session is for you! Please come out and learn more about how the federal government is looking for you to fill professional leadership positions with career advancement.  Additionally, representatives from the following agencies/organizations will answer questions regarding Schedule A, disclosure, Selective Placement Coordinators, reasonable accommodations and other questions that you bring to this session. 

Agencies/Organizations Attending:
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Department of Labor-Office of Disability Employment Policy
  • U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government

Sponsored by: The President's Commission on Disability Issues. If you would like to request an accommodation, then please contact Stacey Brown, PhD, Chair, The President's Commission on Disability Issues,

 RSVP for this event: Click hereFor additional information about this event: contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at 

Employer Panel: Careers in Sustainability

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Interested in a career in sustainability? In this first part of the Green Career Series, 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. This event is sponsored by Grow Your Impact. 

Have questions for the panel? Submit your questions to with the subject line: Employer Panel Questions before the event. We will also take questions during the panel. Panelists include:

  • John Costa, General Manager at Compost Cab
  • Beth Gunter, Campaign Associate at EarthShare
  • Margarita Morgan-Hubbard, CEO of ECO City Farms (panel only)
  • Michelle Kim, Food Campaigns Manager at Green America
  • Adam Krantz, Managing Director, Government & Public Affairs at NACWA
  • Allison Lilly, Sustainability and Wellness Coordinator at UMD Dining Services (networking only)

RSVP for this event: Click here
For additional information about this event: contact Nyana Quashie at 

Resume Thursdays: Walk-in Resume Critiques @ The Stamp

Thursday, March 27, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Location: Baltimore Room-Stamp Student Union

Do you need to have your resume critiqued? Did you just find an internship or a job that you would like to apply to and you want to have someone to review your resume? The Peer Career Educators (PCE) will be available to  offer one-on-one advising on making your resume marketable to employers.  

RSVP for this event: Click hereFor additional information about this event: contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at

Smith Office of Career Services: Human Resources Panel

Smith Office of Career Services: Human Resources Panel 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Location: Van Munching Hall 1524

Interested in Human Resources? Com
e out to hear the benefits and challenges of human resources careers! Networking will follow after the panel. Sponsored by the Smith School Office of Career Services. For additional information about this event: contact Judy Martinez at

The Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Fellowship


Rosalie Reilly was one of Maryland's most extraordinary and exemplary public servants who was a role model for young women entering politics and was a champion for educating young leaders as they prepared to enter public life. This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.

Eligible candidates must:• be available to serve at least 135 fellowship hours while enrolled at the University• have an interest in public service, government involvement, or political leadership• be a female undergraduate or graduate student• not be graduating before Fall 2014• have a 3.0 GPA or higher

The Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program


The Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program

The prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program honors the legacy of Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings and the work he did as a Maryland delegate. Participants in the Fellows program are provided multiple opportunities--both academic and experiential--to grow as leaders and become champions for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard in the leadership and decision-making process.  Maintaining a commitment to those historically underrepresented in leadership positions is central to this program. If you have at least two semesters remaining at the university and a commitment to public leadership, you are strongly encouraged to apply.   Fellows design and implement their own community action projects, take courses on leadership, serve at an internship, and meet elected officials, community advocates, and non-profit leaders. 

To learn more about the program, and get all your questions answered during an informal, face-to-face information session, please visit us on any of the following dates.  All sessions will take place in Taliaferro Hall, room 1126.  (No RSVP necessary!). SESSIONS: Thursday, March 27, at 5 PM - Friday, March 28, at 12 PM - Monday, March 31, at 12 PMFor questions, please contact James Stillwell at (301) 405-8560 or email:

Undergraduate Research day- register by April 14th!


APRIL 30, 2014 

Francis DuVinage, Director ­ Margaret Peterson, Coordinator ­

For more Info, click here

Registration deadline: April 14, 2014 Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland¹s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments? 

 Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 30, 2014! This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience. 

 The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­ are welcome! 

 Submitting a proposal is free and easy ­ you can find the form on the MCUR website at­ - the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 14 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. 

We look forward to learning about your work! If you have questions, please contact us at

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo Internships

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo is seeking qualified and interested interns for the Summer  term in her Palo Alto, California and Washington, D.C. offices.  These internships are Full-time and unpaid positions beginning in May and ending in August.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones and responding to constituent inquiries as well as policy research and legislative writing. Candidates with affiliations to the 18th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please complete the application located at and mail it to:  

Congresswoman Anna G. EshooIntern Coordinator698 Emerson StreetPalo Alto, California 94301 

or email it or any questions to The deadline for interested applicants is April 14th.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Student Career Experience Program

The TSA Office of Security Services and Assessments is now hiring Security Personnel at TSA Headquarters in Arlington, VA.  TSA offers several programs for many majors throughout the country.  Every Management, Administrative and Professional function at TSA and the Federal Air Marshal Service is open to interns.  This opportunity is paid and includes federal benefits.

Interested individuals, please send your resume to: no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 

Sensitive But Unclassified Careers: How to Network Your Way to a Career in National Security

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 * 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.\

University Career Center - Multi-Purpose Room (3134 Hornbake Library 

Have you ever wondered how your peers got their 'foot in the door' in National Security careers? Have you ever wondered what it is like to prepare for an internship or a career in National Security? Have you tried to figure out who you should network with to get in the National Security field?  If you answered 'yes' to at least one of these questions, then please come out to learn more about 'Sensitive, but Unclassified Careers in National Security.Click here to RSVP.

Federal Semester Program or the Global Semester Program in D.C.

Want college credit for a Washington internship?  Interested in global or domestic issues?  Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service?  Apply now to the Federal Semester Program or the Global Semester Program in D.C.! 

In both programs students take a fall-semester seminar from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring semester, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations.  Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, the White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more.  Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.  

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.Dr.Joan Burton, Director. Applications preferred by April 8.

The Inaugural National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair

Join us for the launch of this groundbreaking event for diverse aspiring lawyers!!!
Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th

The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Diversity & Inclusion * Coalition Building * Cultural Competence * Leadership * Service * Social Justice
We address diversity issues in law school admission, legal education and in the legal profession across race, ethnicity, gender, age/generational/non-traditional, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability differences, as well as multiple social identities.

First Annual Sustainability Speakers Series! Join us for the first panel discussion in the minor’s annual Sustainability Speakers Series: Preserving Maryland’s Waters.

The Sustainability Studies Minor is proud to present Preserving Maryland’s Waters, the first panel discussion in the minor’s annual Sustainable Speakers Series. 

Marylanders are stewards to three major waterways in the region and the country: the Anacostia River, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. These waterways support a vibrant ecosystem, various economic activities, and a deep regional culture. Today, these three bodies of water face diverse challenges, and our decisions on how to manage them will have long-term effects on the sustainability of the entire region. 

Join us to discuss the major challenges to Maryland’s iconic waters as we discuss sustainability issues with experts from three of the region’s top environmental groups, each dedicated to preserving the rivers and the bay that we cherish.  

Who:   Lee Epstein, Chesapeake Bay FoundationMatt Logan, Potomac RiverkeeperDan Smith, Anacostia Watershed Society 

When: April 8th at 5:00 PM 

Where: Plant Science Building, Room 1140

START Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

START is excited to announce that in addition to our Summer 2014 internship opportunities, we are now also accepting applications for Fall 2014. In addition to the information provided below I have also attached flyers for the summer and fall. Please feel free to disseminate the following information to students and other contacts who you think may be interested in these opportunities. 

We 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, EnglishMathematicsPsychology and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates as well. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and be able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. START is also willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park, unless stated in the internship description. 

Below is a short summary of the opportunities available. Please visit our brand new 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 2012). 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 over113,000 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: Motives of Terrorism
  • GTD: Coding Intern At Large (Generalist)

Special ProjectsThe 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
  • Terrorist Ideology
  • Organized Crime
  • Individual Radicalization
  • Risk Assessment and Threat Analysis
  • Use of CBRN Agents by Non-State Actors

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) AnalyticalInterns will contribute to the construction of a global, multimodal transportation network.  Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, database triangulation, manual vector editing, extensive open-source research into traditional and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography/mapmaking, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial format.  Interest/experience in global security and/or terrorism is beneficial. 

Naval Research Laboratory Adversarial Modeling and Exploitation OfficeTwo 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
  • GIS Analytical
 Communications and Research Transition SupportSTART communications and transition team is seeking interns to assist with START’s communication activities and products. Interns’, responsibilities will vary but may include: Writing and editing press releases and featured stories, planning and attending events, creating media kits, developing and tracking media lists and monitoring social media.
DataverseSTART 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 ProjectGovernment, non-profits, and other organizations rely on public communication to deliver important messages to various audiences. Professional communicators today use social scientific research to improve this process, and START’s research teams have several current and upcoming communication projects that address current research questions. Risk communication is important for delivering messages about impending storms, terrorist attacks, public health crises, and more. Interns working on this team will support several ongoing research projects as well as new projects. 

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project InternshipStudents 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. 

Education ResearchInterns on this team will assist with analyzing the real world skills gained through START education and education transition programs.  Research will focus on growth assessment and skill development in internships as well as development of gameification and simulation based learning in traditional classrooms. 

Terrorism Propaganda AnalysisThe nature of the project is analysis of several hundred transcripts of terrorist propaganda videos produced by Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda affiliate groups. One aspect of the project will be somewhat descriptive in that we hope to learn: 1) what the message of the video transcript is (e.g. to defend the prophet, to prevent future grievances, to promote jihad, etc.) as well as 2) how the message is conveyed including the type of persuasive attempt used (rational vs. emotional) and 3) who the target audience is. The coding manual taps into each of these contents. The next step of the project, which will occur after all of the transcripts are coded, will examine 4) if the target audience, the message, or the frequency of these tapes have a discernible pattern, and 5) if these patterns change over time. The final aspect of this project includes analyzing the rhetoric and persuasion techniques used in the transcripts and testing the same messages, both in the US and abroad. 

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 researchers in a successful professional environment.
  • Internships can be undertaken for academic credit. 
 General requirementsApplicants 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:
  • A complete application for the correct semester (available at ),
  • One page resume,
  • Cover letter,
  • Writing sample,
  • 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 applyApplication deadline Summer 2014:Priority Date: midnight Sunday March 23rd (please note this will be the final deadline for some projects, as noted on our website)Final Deadline: midnight Sunday April 6th Application deadline Fall 2014:Priority Date: midnight Sunday June 6th (please note this will be the final deadline for some projects, as noted on our website)Final Deadline: midnight Sunday June 22nd Applicants should visit for access to the application system and instructions. For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application forms visit:

Googling the NSA: Accountability in the Age of Big Data

Googling the NSA: Accountability in the Age of Big Data

Tuesday March 25th, from 4:30-7:00 in the Stamp Union Ballroom Lounge. 

This MLAW Programs event--in collaboration with the UMD Law School-- will feature the following panelists: Professor Michael Greenberger (UMD law school); Professor James Grimmelman (UMD law School); Professor James Lynch (Criminology, UMCP); and Leonard Moodispaw (CEO, KEYW Holding Corp).  

The panels will discuss recent revelations regarding the NSA and big data (telephone metadata). Comments will focus on technology, legal values, existing and potential government programs and policies.   Presentations will touch on the following themes: Whether big data collection is useful;  whether it infringes on 1st Amendment freedom of speech and association, and 4th Amendment privacy rights; and whether less chilling innovations are available. Panelists will also address issues pertaining to governance, oversight and accountability of big data regimes, along with distinguishing oversight standards for programs emanating from the government and from the private sector (Google, Facebook, and others). 

The panel will be following by a reception, with food and drink. 

Please attend, meet the panelists, make comments and ask plenty of questions. 

For more information please contact me at   

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP).

Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. 

Please note the cutoff number of applications for each position. Applications received after the cutoff number is reached will not be reviewed. Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

Announcement Number
GS-299 Human Resources
Washington, D.C.
Announcement Number
GS-1099 Public Affairs - Seasonal 
Washington, D.C.
GS-1899 Investigations
5, 7
Washington, D.C.
GS-599 Budget Analyst - Seasonal
Washington, D.C.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions.

The Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) places interns on temporary appointments not to exceed one year with the possibility of extensions in one-year increments. The temporary nature of ITEP allows for interns to work during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs. ITEP participants are ineligible for noncompetitive promotions. If an ITEP participant is qualified at a higher grade level, he/she must compete for the position via a USAJobs vacancy announcement.

Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
 U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Grassroots Campaign- No Labels

These days, fighting and gridlock have become the norm in American politics. With the country deeply divided and the parties evenly balanced, we’re stuck in a cycle of constant political battles and crisis-to-crisis governing, which get us nowhere. Instead of engaging in serious discussions about how to grow our economy, create jobs, reduce the deficit and tackle the difficult challenges we face, our leaders are more focused on scoring political points. They are not lifting their eyes and trying to figure out how to build for the future. 

At No Labels, we've spent the last three years building the infrastructure for bringing Democrats and Republicans together for this kind of discussion, debate and consensus building. We have the only forum for regular cross-party meetings and problem solving on Capitol Hill. More than 90 members of Congress make up our congressional Problem Solvers coalition and we've gained the support of half a million citizens across the country who are 
hungering for more constructive action from our leaders. 

As we continue to cultivate this unique new community of Democrats and Republicans, elected officials and citizens, members of Congress and policy experts, students and business leaders, we will focus on coalescing a group that shares the vision of a better future for the country and embraces our pathway forward. 

A core component to building this problem-solving community is engaging our nation’s youth in the political process. No Labels is embarking on an initiative to raise awareness on some of the most politically active college campuses across the country. This year, our goal is to establish 25 college chapters on 25 campuses. 

We are looking to you to recommend students on your campus to spearhead this initiative. These individuals are leaders in their campus communities who can recruit their peers to embrace No Labels problem-solving message. 

We are looking to you to lead this important program amongst your peers and No Labels is here as your resource to help you succeed. We also want you to consider a summer internship with us in Washington, DC so you can be on the front lines of our efforts. 

Please contact Anthony Pigninelli at (202) 588-1990 or for 
more information. 

What Will YOU(md) Do? Sustainability Pledge!

Do you want to win cool prizes for living sustainably? YES? Well, then read below to learn more about the SGA’s new initiative, the

 What Will YOU(md) Do? Sustainability Pledge!

Each and every day we make choices. We choose what food we will eat, how far we will drive, and what clothes we will wear. What we often forget about these choices is that they have an immense impact on our planet. Unfortunately, right now because of careless choices, our planet is now facing devastating issues like diminishing natural resources, water scarcity and climate change. The first step to fighting these issues is to get individuals to make more responsible decisions.

So, to remind people that their personal actions do matter, the Student Government Association created a month long program to challenge students all over campus to pledge to be more sustainable in their everyday lives! In return, we’re offering you excitingprizesWe call the program "What Will YOU(md) Do?"

To learn more, take the pledge, and win cool prizes, visit www.whatwillyoumddo.organd watchTHIS VIDEO to learn everything you need to know about the pledge. And always remember, YOU can do more than you think!

How Can I Be the Solution? Perspectives from a Panel of Entrepreneurs

Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

A panel of entrepreneurs will discuss tips for exploring business careers, starting a business, and talk about the impact their careers have had on their industries or communities. Free pizza will also be available! 

The second half of the panel will be open for the audience to ask questions, so bring any questions you have and don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some very successful UMD alumni. 

Learn more about the panelist:

DARREN PORT is the CEO and Founder of Powered by Professionals. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP has started 11 charitable organizations in 10 years. In 2007 alone, Darren led a new charity – one of the first that he helped to create – to reach their fundraising goal of over $1 million. In 2011, PBP and the Sarcoma Foundation of America raised over $1.2 million dollars in conjunction with the SFA’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala, which also marked the organization’s fourth consecutive year working with PBP. As of January 2014, PBP is thrilled to announce that we have raised donations totaling over $40 million for our clients.

PAUL MANDELL is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Consero. In this role, Mr. Mandell provides strategic leadership for the company with a rigid focus on excellence at every level of the business. Prior to founding Consero, Mr. Mandell founded and was the President of a national legal support company that was acquired in 2007. The successor entity was recognized as one of the world’s top legal process outsourcing companies during his continued tenure as President the following year. Prior to entering the business world, Mr. Mandell practiced law at Arnold & Porter LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, DC, and New York, New York, respectively, where he focused primarily on antitrust and pharmaceutical litigation. Prior to his law firm experience, Mr. Mandell clerked for the Honorable K. Michael Moore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He also serves as the Chair of the BSOS Board of Visitors, UMD! 

ARI KAREN is a principal of the Offit Kurman firm in its labor and employment group and is also the Founder and Director of C3 Complaince Consultants, the firm's subsidiary mortgage compliance consulting business. Over recent years, Mr. Karen’s practice focus of labor and employment law has grown to encompass working with mortgage banks and other financial services in the implementation of cutting edge policies and procedures. Mr. Karen's practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning banking regulations, Dodd Frank financial reform laws, contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others. 

MODERATOR: Steven Begleiter is third generation in the garment business and is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of KBL Group International. Steven is responsible for KBL’s overall vision, strategy, and execution. Having been a kid in the shipping room working for his father, starting his own business, and now running a multinational company; Steven has taken on many jobs in his career. He graduated from UMD in 1992 and lives in New Jersey with his wife Karen, and 2 children, Alex and Corey. 

*Sponsored by the BSOS Solutions Lab, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

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IT Professionals: Apply to Become a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist

Foreign Service Information Management Specialists (IMS) 

Responsible for the Department’s Information Resource Management programs and Information Technology systems world-wide. At overseas posts, IMS manage both staff supporting these programs and perform hands-on duties themselves. IMS provide customer support, knowledge management, application support, and manage a world-wide telecommunications network, computer networks, telephone systems, radio networks, and the Diplomatic Pouch and Mail program.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

 Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is April 9, 2014.

New Class! Conflict Resolution: The Israel-Palestinian Experiment

This groundbreaking, interactive course provides an in depth understanding of this conflict using simulations that explore competing historical narratives and the search for common ground. Topics include: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, water rights, border disputes, and security concerns.

Edy Kaufman is a Senior Fellow and Former Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), and is the former Director of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Manuel Hassassian has been the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, and is currently the Ambassador of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United Kingdom.

Course meets 08/04/14   08/22/14
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 9:20 PM, 1101 Tydings Hall
Students who wish to register for the course after July 21, please email
For more information, please email Professor Kaufman at kaufmane@umd.eduor visit