Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Competitive MD State Delegate Race Looking for Paid Phone Bankers and Paid Canvassers

Join one of the most exciting primary campaigns in all of Maryland in 2014. A Montgomery County State Delegate candidate is looking for paid phone bankers and canvassers. 

Candidate has received endorsement of Montgomery County Education Association. Candidate has spent his career standing up for consumers and is finally making a run for public office. This race is set to be one of few competitive delegate campaigns in Montgomery County. This is truly a great opportunity to hone your campaign skills.  Description: 
  • Work nightly making phone calls to likely Democratic Primary Voters 
  • Knock Doors on the weekend to likely Democratic Primary Voters 
  • Gain Valuable Campaign Experience 

  • Applicant should have a go getter mentality, willing to put in 150%, 
  • Applicant should have an excitement and willingness to learn
  • Experience making phone calls on behalf of candidates or organizations is a plus 
  • Experience knocking doors on behalf of candidates or organizations is a plus 
Position is a paid position on an hourly basis. 

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and any references to mddelegatecampaign@gmail.com

21st Century U.S.-Egypt Strategic Relations Conference

Key Note Speaker – Amr Moussa

May 7th, 2014, 1pm – 6pm

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC 

Join us for in depth look into the current state of Egypt, the challenges the nation faces, and the future outlook for the government and people.Key Note Speaker: H.E. Amr Moussa

Amr Moussa is a leading Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the Secretary-General of the Arab League from 2001 to 2011. Previously he served in the government of Egypt as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 2001. Last September, he was elected president of the committee of 50 representing all segments of Egyptian society that authored the new constitution, which was subsequently approved in a referendum in January 2014

Panel One: U.S. Egyptian Strategic Relations – Moving ForwardEgypt is the most populous and traditionally, one of the most influential countries in the Middle East. The United States has had long-term military, cultural, and economic links with the country. Recently, due in part to lack of knowledge and understanding of political change in Egypt, that relationship has faltered.This panel will discuss the importance of the relationship, and the key issues both Cairo and Washington will need to build upon to strengthen the partnership

Panel Two: Counter-Terrorism & Regional SecurityEgypt merits the attention and concern of all nations due to its natural position as the leader of the Middle East and Africa; its counter-terrorism efforts; the importance of securing its borders; the Suez Canal; and its key position on both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.This panel will discuss the recent terrorism spike in Egypt, its implications for the region, and what key issues both Cairo and Washington can focus on to overcome this terrorism threat.

Panel Three: Investment Climate, and EntrepreneurshipEgypt is the largest economic market in the Middle East, with over 90 million people.  An open and competitive economy, a politically stable government, and the potential for investment from nations around the world will be key in the growth and the sustainability of Egypt. Not only will this produce stability for the region, but it will also encourage entrepreneurship and the foreign investment that Egypt needs to be a strong American ally.This panel will discuss the key economic changes Egypt will need to go through, as well as the vast business opportunities that Egypt can offer.

A link to the event and RSVP page may be found HERE.

New Class! Journalism in the Near East and North Africa

JOUR459Z: Journalism in the Near East and North Africa
Professor Sheila Lalwani
Tuesdays 4:00pm – 6:45 pm
Section 0101 
This course covers traditional, new and social media in the Middle East. Topics covered include the history of the press, government-press interactions, press policy and the role of the media in changing political stages. This course also includes one guest speaker and utilizes classroom technology to deepen student understanding of the region. This course is seminar-based and ideal for students interested in careers in international affairs, foreign reporting, human rights and law. No prior knowledge of the Middle East is required.

Maryland Law Lecture : What is Law School Really Like?

What is Law School Really Like?

DATE: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TIME: 4:30  - 6:15 p.m.

LOCATION: 1120 Susquehanna Hall

HOST: The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, MLAW, the Pre-Law Advising Office and the Francis King Carey School of Law

Guest SpeakerProfessor Michael Van Alstine
University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law

He will conduct a live Socratic method class.RSVP to mlawprograms@umd.edu 

CONTACT: Robert Koulish

New Minor! Remote Sensing of Environmental Change!

Extreme environmental events are becoming more common in this time of global environmental change and it is essential that today's students be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be leaders in understanding the upheaval that these extreme environmental events are causing. The Remote Sensing of Environmental Change minor program (RESC) is designed to build students’ understanding global environmental change in order to assess their impacts on the physical and human landscapes, and to use remote sensing as an analytical tool for identifying the impacts. Students in the minor program will receive technical training in remote sensing to examine how extreme environmental events shape human society and ecosystems from the interdisciplinary perspective afforded by the field of Geography. The minor will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply the latest geographic science concepts and techniques in exploring, planning for, and responding to environmental events. These skills are in great demand in fields such as public policy, sustainable development, disaster preparedness, mitigation, and adaption, in the private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors.

Admission to the Program
There are no special requirements for the Minor Program in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change. The Department of Geographical Sciences welcomes students from every area of study. GIS and ENSP students are also welcome to enroll in this minor. 


  • All credits for the minor must be taken in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. 
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. 
  • No more than six credits are to be included in the Minor and student's major, supporting courses, and college requirements. 

Please contact the advising office for an application 
Lefrak Hall 2181M 
w w w . g e o g . u m d . e d u 
Email: geog-advise@umd.edu 
Phone: 301-405-4073 

Invitation to the Summer 2014 edition of the NCAPSA American Politics Workshop.

The workshop will take place Wednesday, June 4, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm and will be hosted by the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Thanks to the Department for support of the workshop, and to Jon Ladd for help organizing.

We have four papers on the program:
Leticia Bode (Georgetown), David Lassen (Wisconsin), Young Mie Kim (Wisconsin), Dhavan Shah (Wisconsin), Erika Franklin Fowler (Wesleyan), Travis N. Ridout (Washington State), and Michael Franz (Bowdoin): "Social and Broadcast Media in 2010 Midterms: The Expanding Repertoire of Senate Candidates' Campaign Strategies"

Matt Green (Catholic): "The Fraying Cartel: Explaining Defections and Disunity in the House Republican Conference"

Nathan Kalmoe (George Washington): "Wisconsin's Ballots and Bullets: Voting and Violence in the Civil War Era"

Julie Wronski (Stony Brook): "Authoritarianism and Social Identity Sorting: Exploring the Sources of American Mass Partisanship"

As is our custom, the format will be a little different than the standard conference model. We will devote an hour of discussion to each paper. Each author may present a brief overview, but the vast majority of the time will be devoted to dialogue with the audience. For that reason, we will make the papers available about a week before the meeting so that attendees can read them before the workshop.

We'll discuss two papers in the morning, break for a catered lunch, and take up the two remaining papers in the afternoon.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP by May 26 to Danny Hayes (dwh@gwu.edu). That will give us a head count for lunch. There is no cost to attend. For those interested in coming, we will follow up with details -- directions to the Georgetown campus, information about transportation and parking, etc. -- before the workshop.

Please spread the word to other faculty and Ph.D. students who might be interested. The more the merrier.

Thanks, and we’ll look forward to seeing you June 4.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Terps Engaging in Service: Non-profit Internship/Career Panel & Networking

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you interested in working in the non-profit sector? Are you looking for an internship or career in service? Attend this internship and career panel to hear from and network with professionals who work in local community based organizations! There will be a panel discussion, followed by networking roundtables. Food and drinks will be provided. 

Participating community organizations include:
  • Bread for the City
  • Magruder Park
  • Little Lights
  • Community Forklift
  • Maryland Multicultural Youth Center
  • A Wider Circle

 RSVP for this event: Click here For additional information about this event: contact Kai Kai Mascarenas at kaimasca@umd.edu

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Apply now to the 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 http://federalsemester.umd.edu and/orhttp://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. 

Second wave of applications will be reviewed May 13. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Maryland Delegate Campaign Intern

Are you interested in politics, government, policy, or campaigning?

Are you looking for a way to get started in politics or looking to solidify your skills and gain some real world experience?

If so, come work with the Elect Eric Ebersole campaign for State Delegate in the MD 12th District! Eric is a career educator of over thirty years who wants to be one of the three delegates representing the 12th. This is the perfect opportunity to try your hands with political campaigning as Eric’s campaign is a large group of former students and college interns from local Universities. Together we’ve already knocked on 10,000 doors and we need more partners to pull us through summer!

Being a young campaign, there is a collective understanding on our staff of developing credentials for future employment. We are all building up our skills while also electing a good man to the legislature. Everyone is a part of the learning process and there is definitely something that you can do on the campaign that will make you a more marketable professional once out of school. Come build your skills and your resume. Come join us and the Ebersole movement.

Contact Alex Downie, Deputy Campaign Manager, at phillipalexanderdownie@gmail.com with your resume to get your intake started. Become a part of the process today!

IONS Projects Seeks Summer 2014 Interns

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

The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the Summer 2014 semester. The intern will work with the ICONS staff and will have the chance to learn about ICONS simulations as well as how ICONS works with its many clients (i.e.: universities, government agencies, and private companies). 

Tasks for the intern will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Providing updates to Country Profiles (including statistics and web resources) in the ICONS’ “Research Library” 
  • Contributing to simulation development and/or research 
  • Participating in ICONS’ pilot simulations (as needed) 
  • Supporting marketing and outreach initiatives (as needed) 


  • Student in the International Development and Conflict Management minor OR Government and Politics major Sophomore, junior, or senior student 
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills 
  • Good academic standing 
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Proficient in Word and Excel 
  • Previous coursework and/or interest in 
  • international affairs 
  • Available 20+ hours per week 
Desired Skills: 

  • Prior ICONS simulation experience a plus 
  • Previous administrative experience 
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop, iMovie and/or other software a plus. 
  • International travel/experience a plus 
The internship is unpaid. If selected, interviews will be held the week of April 28th, 2014. Depending on the candidate’s availability, internships will start mid-to-late-May and end in mid-to-late August. 

Please send your resume as well as a brief paragraph about your qualifications, research interests, and related experience to icons@umd.edu with “ICONS Intern Application: Your Name” in the subject heading of the e-mail. 

For best consideration, please submit materials by the end of the day on Friday, April 25th, 2014. No phone calls please. 

Please note that this internship gives preference to students in the ID & CM minor or GVPT 

U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Security Technical Specialist Position

Security Technical Specialists provide support and assist in worldwide technical security programs. These programs for which you will give overall program management, maintenance and support, provide protection for U.S. Department of State facilities and personnel from technical espionage, acts of terrorism, and crime.

Potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure they meet all of the requirements for this position, and fully understand the special circumstances involving a career in the Foreign Service before applying. 
All applicants must be U.S. citizens, be available for worldwide service, be at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed, and be able to obtain all required medical, security and suitability clearances.
Please visit our forums if you have any questions or to search for answers regarding the Foreign Service Specialist selection process. 
The forums can be found under "Engage" on the careers.state.gov website.
Click here (http://careers.state.gov/specialist/vacancy-announcements/sts) for more information, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.Please note that the deadline to submit your completed application is May 5, 2014.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Paid Internship

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

The grassroots intern will assist the ACS CAN grassroots team on nationwide legislative campaigns relating to federal grassroots volunteer advocacy efforts.

1. Assist in the creation and development of grassroots products and tools
2. Help write, edit and publish action alerts, newsletter articles and web content to help engage and motivate our grassroots volunteers to take action on our major legislative priorities
3. Assist with our social networking sites and help produce content that will help recruit new members to our Facebook and Twitter networks
4. Develop plans to engage our online advocates in our advocacy campaigns
5. All other duties, as assigned

Candidates must be at least a college sophomore, preferably with a major in communications/public relations, journalism, political science or a related field and be able to dedicate 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks to the internship. Candidates must also have strong oral, written and computer skills, be a team player, handle multiple projects effectively, and have an interest in public policy and/or health care issues.

All Interns Must meet the following requirements:
• Full-time student, If you are an undergraduate student you have completed your freshman year of college;
• Have a minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale);
• Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester

Note: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.

• Resume
• Two references from academic/professional sources addressing the student’s credentials based on the internship’s skill requirements
• Recent transcript attesting to their GPA and standing as a full-time student

It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

Qualified candidates in are encouraged to apply by clicking the job posting link below.

Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Alcañiz

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is hosting a networking lunch with Dr. Isabella Alcañiz of the Environmental Politics and Policy department on Friday, April 25th, from 12PM to 1:30PM in a room that is to be determined. Dr. Alcañiz's work is focused on international environmental policymaking, specifically how environmental bureaucrats cooperate when making policy in the developing world. Dr. Alcañiz has been published in multiple political journals and is currently working on a book which examines the role of science bureaucrats in advancing nuclear science and technology in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions related to research, internships, or Dr. Alcañiz's background in general. All BSOS majors are welcome. An RSVP to the event ensures a guaranteed FREE lunch. More information can be found on the DSAC Facebook page, and the RSVP is available here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just one week left to apply! Bright Futures Summer Unpaid Internship Scholarship Fund

Deadline to apply:  Wednesday, April 23 at 5 p.m.
 In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate returning to campus in September 2014
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during Summer 2014 and completed by August 31, 2014
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
For further details and to apply:www.Careers.umd.edu/Scholarships

FULBRIGHT - Last Chance English Teaching Info Sessions

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – www.scholarships.umd.edu

Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator 

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international English teaching opportunities during the 2015-16 academic year? (Interested first and second year students are welcome to attend too!) Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program! 

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1900 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 140 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html 

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright English teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

Tuesday, April 22  at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, April 22  at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, April 23 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. 

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region. 

UMD Campus Deadline: September 2, 2014 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details. 

New Course Offering! ISRL349X/GVPT309X

Conflict Resolution: The Israel-Palestinian Experiment

Professors Edy Kaufman and Manuel Hassasian

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 summer@umd.edu
For more information, please email Professor Kaufman at kaufmane@umd.eduor visit http://israelstudies.umd.edu/summer2014.html

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Program Description & Objective:

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed principally to prepare low-income, first-generation college juniors and seniors and/or students from traditionally underrepresented groups matriculate and retain in graduate programs and earn doctoral degrees. 

Services Provided:

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program offers the following services:

  •  Preparation for graduate school admissions tests 
  •  Graduate school advising and assistance with graduate school applications 
  •  Research mentoring 
  •  Paid summer research internship 
  •  Assistance with identification and acquisition of graduate school financing 
  •  Opportunities to present research at national McNair Conferences 
  •  Academic development workshops


To qualify students must be highly motivated with an expressed commitment to research or a desire to further academic development through the pursuit of graduate studies. Visit the website for specific eligibility requirements.Application: 

Visit http://www.aap.umd.edu/mcnairprogram.html or contact Dr. Roper Nedd, Associate Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program if you have any questions: (301) 405-4749 or rnedd@umd.edu.

US Secret Service Career/Networking Fair

Are you interested in an opportunity to pursue a career with the US Secret Service?Attendees will have a chance to meet U.S. Secret Service hiring managers, human resource specialist and actual law enforcement recruiters. At this event, the following opportunities will be available:
  • A Division of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education, State of Maryland representative will be available on-site (booth) to assist with potential IWDs/IWTDs and Schedule A applicants. 
  • U.S. Secret Service EEO and Diversity Team available to answer questions
  • Certified Federal Resume Writer available to assist with the resume reviews. We will have three Resume Reviewers on-site in a private room.
  • Interview will be available for hiring managers who choose to interview on site
  • Actual hiring managers seeking potential highly qualified applicants for areas such as IT, EEO, Instructional Systems Specialists, Contract Specialists, etc.
  • We have a designated HR Specialist compiling job vacancies specifically for this career fair!

Maryland Career Fair, May 12
University of Maryland, University College
10 am - 2 pm

RSVP soon as possible if you intend on participating by emailing: rec-recruitment@usss.dhs.gov. 

POTENTIAL POSITIONS:Listed below is a sampling of position titles and responsibilities (this is not an inclusive listing):

  • Criminal Research Specialist
  • Financial Management Specialist
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Investigative Analyst (Criminal Research)
  • Management and Program Analyst
  • Personnel Security Specialist
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Training Development Specialist
  • Writer/Editor
  • Contract Specialist
  • Document Analyst
  • Operations Research Specialist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Photographer (Forensics)
  • Protective Support Technician
  • Security Specialist (Access Control)
  • Physical Security Specialist