Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Apply to be a delgate at 2016 Duke- UNC China Leadership Summit

Co-hosted by Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, CLS is the region's premier student-run conference on U.S.-China relations.
Each year, CLS brings together 100 of the most promising undergraduates from the U.S. and China for three days of interactive seminars, roundtable discussion, and keynote speeches featuring leaders in academia, business, and government. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with both experts and fellow attendees who are similarly passionate about U.S.-China relations. CLS also provides the opportunity to develop, defend, and present ideas to expert judges in the Leadership Case Competition. This year's theme is China's Soft Power in the 21st Century Order. 
The conference is free to attend, with CLS providing 8 need-based travel scholarships in 2016.
 Applications are due January 22, 2016 at 11:59PM. To apply, visit our website at www.dukeunccls.com
Please direct any questions or concerns to Brian Bartholomew (bbarthol@live.unc.edu).

Friday, December 11, 2015

Internship Opportunity with Red Maverick Media

Apply to the AJC Goldman Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the AJC Goldman Fellowship Program.The AJC Goldman Fellowship is a paid, 9 week opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management.  Fellows work in AJC and partner offices around the world, from New York to Melbourne. 

Secretary Kerry with 2015 Goldman Fellows at AJC's office in New York
The Goldman Fellowship is unique in the quality and scope of opportunities that it offers, providing participants experience in advocacy, research, and programming, working in mentor relationships with senior staff and taking part in conferences and meetings. Depending on their skills and the needs of our offices, Fellows are sent to AJC locations and affiliates throughout the United States and abroad, including Brussels, Melbourne, and Warsaw.
 Fellows receive a stipend of $3,000 plus major travel expenses.  The fellowship runs from June 5 through August 5 (there is some flexibility with these dates for a few placements). Fellows will attend the  AJC Global Forum in Washington DC, June 5-7, and begin work in their offices on June 13.
Applications close Friday, February 12!   Apply here.
For more information, please visit www.ajcaccess.org/fellowship, or email fellowship@ajc.org.

Opportunity to Submit to the UBC Journal of International Affairs

Internship Opportunity with Congressman French Hill

Summer Internship Opportunity with the Maryland Governor's Office

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2016 DCCC Spring Fellowship Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is accepting applications for its 2016 Spring Fellows Program.  

Program Overview:
DCCC Fellows will learn skills that will prepare them for entry level positions on political campaigns when they graduate in the spring.  These skills include mobilizing communities, organizing political events, managing campaign data, and many more. We are looking for students with a passion to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives.

Apply Today:
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis now until January 11, 2016. Interviews will start in mid-January 2016, and the program will begin mid-February 2016.
Apply here: http://action.dccc.org/page/field/dccc-fellows

CAPC Research Assistantship Program

Monday, December 7, 2015

GVPT100 Supplemental Instructor Leader Position for Spring 2016

AAP’s Tutoring and College Study Skills Components are looking for qualified tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders. Come and join the team and get paid while using your academic skills and confidence to help others succeed at their academic goals!

SI leaders, who are peer educators, earn hourly compensation starting at $8.50 per hour increasing with experience OR institutional credit through EDUC388, Guided Experiences in College Teaching. Class meets once per week.

  • Attend lectures for SI-linked courses above (SI Leaders only)
  • Earned a “B” or better in the course you are applying for
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher 
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.   
  • Good level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality. 
  • Two letters of recommendation, with one recommendation that can speak to your knowledge/abilities to be a SI leader in content area.

The Program is looking for SI leaders for the following Spring 16 courses (SI leaders must be able to attend the lecture part of the course):
  • AMST 101 (Must be able to attend one of these sections:
    • MWF 9-9:50, MWF 10-10:50
    • MWF 12-12:50 or TuTh 11-12:15)
  • BSCI 105 (Shields, MWF 1-1:50 pm)
  • BSCI 124 (Moctezuma, TuTh 11-12:15 pm)
  • CHEM 135 (Griffith, MWF 3-3:50 pm)
  • ECON 200 (Schwab, TuTh 11 am-12:45 pm)
  • GVPT 100 (Croco, MWF 1-1:50 pm)
  • NFSC 100 (Lee, MW 11-11:50 am)
To apply, please contact:

Sharon Vanwright-svanwrig@umd.edu, 2201A Marie Mount Hall
If you would like more information, please visit:

2016 Governmental Relations Internship with the Baltimore Jewish Council

The Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) is a local non-profit which serves as the advocacy and community relations arm of Baltimore’s organized Jewish community. The Council represents over 50 Jewish organizations and synagogues, including the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. BJC’s mission focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-community relations and social justice.

The internship will focus on BJC’s Government Relations program, which advocates in support of government resources for Jewish agencies and the policy priorities of the Jewish community.

Interns will have a unique opportunity to view our dynamic organization in action. BJC Interns are involved in all aspects of our programming, including, legislative activities, research, event planning, public relations and policy development. Interns will be mentored by the Director of Government Relations and will have significant opportunities to interact with elected officials and staff.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Drafting written testimony
  • Monitoring key legislation
  • Assisting in planning and staffing of BJC Advocacy Day
  • Planning special community events, including our Maryland U.S. Senate Candidate’s Forum
  • Researching key advocacy issues
  • Providing administrative support as needed
  • Other projects as assigned by the Director of Government Relations

Successful candidates must demonstrate the following:
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Dedication to the values of the Jewish community and Israel
  • Knowledge of Maryland political system
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail
  • Motivation to take initiative on new projects

Other information:

1.      The intern will receive a stipend
2.      We expect 15-20 hours a week, but days and hours are flexible
3.      The Intern is required to work out of our Annapolis office
4.      Application deadline is December 28, 2015

To apply, please provide a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample to:

Sarah Mersky
Director of Government Relations
Phone: 410-542-4850

Once your application and references have been received, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

DCCC Fellowship Program

Apply by the Dec. 9th for the Public Affairs Paid internship

Friday, December 4, 2015

Apply to the International Development and Conflict Management Minor Now!

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2016!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at: www.cidcm.umd.edu/minor.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 22, 2016.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

GVPT Winter 2016 Course Offerings

Sierra Club Winter and Spring Internships

The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, and educating the public about environmental issues. You do not necessarily have to be an environmental major to be involved with the Sierra Club- we are looking for students within any major that are willing to work hard, learn about the issues, and to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to their work.  

The Maryland Sierra Club is seeking interns for Winter and Spring 2016. If you could forward this email to students or post the below internship description to any relevant listservs, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Spring 2016, we have the following internships available:
  • Water Protection Organizing
  • Natural Gas Organizing
  • Beyond Coal Organizing (Baltimore office)
  • Beyond Coal Policy
  • Invasive Plant Removal/Stewardship (field)
  • Conservation Outings
  • Communications/ Web Media
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.

Applications are accepted until December 8, 2015. Apply early for best priority.


Apply to the Global Terrorism Minor

What Americans (especially evangelicals) think about Israel and the Middle East: New Poll Release and Discussion

December 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Washington, DC
As the United States gears up for the 2016 presidential race, Americans seem increasingly polarized on issues related to the Middle East, including whether and how to resolve perceived tensions between Israel and the United States. Republican candidates profess support for Israel at almost every opportunity, seeking to capitalize on an apparent partisan gap in support for Israel among the American public. The Israeli prime minister seemingly played into this gap in his fierce opposition to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal earlier this year. His visit to Washington in November was largely an attempt to overcome this partisan legacy. What is driving these political cleavages, and how are they evolving as the presidential campaign heats up?
On December 4, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will launch a new public opinion poll by Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor at the University of Maryland and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings, focusing on American attitudes towards the Middle East. Based on a national sample, the poll also includes a substantial sample of Evangelical Christians—enabling an expansive analysis of this increasingly important segment of the American electorate.
Telhami will be joined in discussion by Washington Post Reporter Michelle Boorstein and POLITICO Editor Susan Glasser. Tamara Cofman Wittes, senior fellow and director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the panel. Following the discussion, the panelists will take audience questions. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Last BSOS Brown Bag Lunch with Dean of BSOS Dr. Gregory Ball

Hello BSOS Students!
 Our last Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening on Wednesday, December 2 - lunch with the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our Dean better, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!
BSOS - Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)
 Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

ICONS Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity with Delegate Kirill Reznik

2016 Legislative Session Interns- Delegate Kirill Reznik

Delegate Kirill Reznik is seeking interns for the 2016 Legislative Session.  He is now accepting resumes from students capable of working at least 3 days a week in Annapolis between January and April 2016. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducting bill research
  • Following bills that Delegate Reznik has sponsored or co-sponsored
  • Constituent services (responding to emails/letters)
  • Summarizing legislation

Ideal candidates are hardworking, enthusiastic about state politics and political processes, and are ready to learn in Annapolis! Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited higher educational program and must be eligible to receive college credit for their internship experience. Please note that there is a small stipend associated with the internship, dependent upon the amount of days worked per week. 

Cover letters and Resumes should be submitted to Kirill.Reznik@house.state.md.us no later than December 15, 2015. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 301-858-3039.

Teaching Abroad Opportunity

Interested in teaching abroad this summer?

The final deadline is approaching (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH) for an amazing summer volunteer opportunity with the international non-profit organization Learning Enterprises (LE). LE sends young adults around the world over the summer to teach English in under-resourced areas. Each volunteer experiences true cultural immersion by staying with a host family who provides all essentials, like food and accommodation, thereby keeping in-country costs very low. Furthermore, LE charges no program fee, so although volunteers pay for their transportation, it's one of the most financially feasible ways to volunteer abroad! Volunteers are given a great deal of independence, creating and teaching their own unique curricula (a highly self-driven achievement to put on a resume)! I participated in the Romania & Croatia program last summer and it was easily the most incredible summer of my life. 
Summer 2016 programs will be in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Panama, Brazil, Moldova, Poland, Crete, Hungary and Slovakia, Romania and Croatia, and Mauritius

 The final application deadline is Sunday, February 14th! Our application is now open, apply here:http://www.learningenterprises.org/application-2.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
Fill out this form go.umd.edu/UMD-LE if you’re interested, and we’ll send you updates on application deadlines, and on campus info sessions.
We’re having two information sessions, where we’ll be covering everything you need to know!

The first info session is Thursday, Dec 3rd at 7:30 at Jimenez 3205:https://www.facebook.com/events/743929752404319/

 The second is Monday Dec 7th from 7:30-8:30pm in the art and sociology building ASY 1213:https://www.facebook.com/events/1678257639125713/

You can get more info on our website (http://www.learningenterprises.org/) and by liking our FB page https://www.facebook.com/LEatUMD

Email maryland@learningenterprises.org with any questions you have!

Maryland Sierra Club Seeking 2016 Interns

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Spring 2016, we have the following internships available:
  • Water Protection Organizing
  • Natural Gas Organizing
  • Beyond Coal Organizing (Baltimore office)
  • Beyond Coal Policy
  • Invasive Plant Removal/Stewardship (field)
  • Conservation Outings
  • Communications/ Web Media
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.
Applications are accepted until December 8, 2015. Apply early for best priority.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Center for Law and Social Policy Research Assistant Position

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is hiring a Research Assistant to work with a team of policy experts on workforce development and postsecondary education in CLASP’s Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (CPES). CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization advancing policy solutions that work for low-income people. Our mission is to advocate for public policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels that reduce poverty, improve the lives of poor people, and create ladders to economic security for all. Our solutions directly address the barriers that individuals and families face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status, as well as low income.
The CPES team, one of five policy centers at CLASP, advocates for better policies, more investment and greater political will to open doors to good jobs, career advancement, and economic mobility for low-income and low-skilled adults and disadvantaged youth by increasing the number of underrepresented students who earn postsecondary credentials and by aligning education, workforce training, and support systems to meet this goal. CPES analyzes federal and state policies, and produces materials designed to explain the meaning and implications for policymakers, state and local officials, advocates, and providers of education and training. In addition, CPES seeks to inform debate at the national level through public forums and presentations, commentaries, briefings, and technical assistance to federal officials, legislators, and staff. The Research Assistant will gain experience in all aspects of policy advocacy, including national legislative and executive branch advocacy, work with state and local governments, research and writing, and coalition experience.  
For more information about this position, including how to apply, please visit the job posting on CLASP’s website at http://www.clasp.org/about/jobs/research-assistant-center-for-postsecondary-and-economic-success.  

UBC Journal of International Affairs Submissions

Monday, November 23, 2015

Internship Opportunity with Senator Mark Kirk

The office of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is seeking full- or part-time interns for the spring 2016 session in the Washington, D.C. office. Prospective interns should be hard-working, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. Candidates should also have strong research and writing skills. 

Duties will include: 
  • Answering phones
  • Giving U.S. Capitol tours
  • Researching legislative issues
  • Attending congressional hearings and briefings
  • Assisting staff with legislative research and drafting letters.

 Internships are unpaid and applicants should be available from January to May. 
Illinois ties are preferred but not required. 

To apply, please send a resume, two letters of recommendation and a 3-5 page writing sample to internship_kirk@kirk.senate.gov

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

START Scavenger Hunt for Research

Apply to the BSOS Peer Mentor Program

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. Please visit http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/engagement/bsos-peer-mentors for additional information. 
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 2016
  • 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

ESPN 305-- Applied Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science and Policy

ENSP305 -- Applied Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science and Policy.   Prerequisite: One semester each of calculus and statistics. Credit only granted for: ENSP305 or AREC382.
This course is intended for students interested in pursuing career or graduate research opportunities that will include management of environmental databases, detailed analysis of environmental data, and/or application of predictive environmental models. The course is also designed to be accessible to non-science majors interested in practical quantitative analysis of environmental data as a component of environmental policy development and environmental law. Students will learn necessary skills to manage and analyze environmental data through hands-on training in commonly used software and a series of topical case studies. Data analysis and data management will be taught using publically available real-world environmental data sets, including examples from marine and coastal settings, wildlife, soils and contamination, environmental geology, and others.
Applied topics covered in this course will supplement previous coursework in introductory statistics and mathematics. Credit will only be given for ENSP 305 or AREC 382.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
·         Perform advanced quantitative data analysis using Microsoft Excel, including simple and complex functions, array functions, data filtering, application of lookup tables, importing and exporting data from/to specified file formats and illustrate complex data sets in charts and tables
·         Perform statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel and the U.S. EPA software package ProUCL. Statistical analyses will include regression analysis, trend analysis, frequency distributions, correlation analysis, measures of central tendency and variability, and hypothesis testing
·         Develop, manage and query environmental databases using Microsoft Access
·         Identify common sources of publically available environmental data, including from the USGS, NOAA, U.S. EPA, and DOE
·         Understand basic concepts in environmental modeling, including model parameterization, calibration and sensitivity analysis. Develop and apply environmental models using the Microsoft Excel Solver package and selected U.S.EPA-developed environmental modeling platforms.
·         Prepare a professional-level environmental report including reporting of raw environmental data, summary tables, quantitative and statistical analyses, descriptive charts, and supplementary text to describe the data and associated analyses.
Interested students should contact Dr. Greg Schnaar at gschnaar@umd.edu.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Potential Congressional Internship Opportunity!

The Washington, D.C. office of Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) is currently seeking applicants for the (spring/summer/fall) semester.  Internships are available to qualified college students seeking college credit or recent college graduates. Colorado ties are a plus, but they are not required.

Internships provide valuable real world experience of our federal legislative process.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing tours of the Capitol, answering phones, and helping staff process constituent’s mail and inquiries.  Other responsibilities may include assisting staff with legislative research, writing, attending briefings and committee hearings.  Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, especially financial services and natural resources issues, as well as motivated, organized and reliable, with strong communication and writing skills.  

If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter and any relevant writing samples to agustina.andisco@mail.house.gov 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Paid Internships at Analyst Institute

ABOUT ANALYST INSTITUTE: AI runs randomized controlled experiments to find out what really works in political and social justice campaigns. AI keeps a low profile, but works with all the big name groups in the progressive  ecosystem -- labor unions, environmental groups, racial justice organizers, LGBT rights advocates, you name it, from local and state-based groups all the way up to the Presidential campaigns.

ABOUT THE JOB: AI views interns as future partners in the progressive movement, so it’s important to us to invest in our interns’ skills and professional development. Analyst Institute is a small organization, so interns will work closely with key staff on meaningful and necessary projects like summarizing research, building training materials, and outreach to partners. Plus you'll make good connections to last you a lifetime. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/VA9NzU
DC, Denver, or Los Angeles.
8-20 hours a week, $12/hour, 10-week minimum commitment.
To learn more and apply, click here: https://goo.gl/VA9NzU

Federal Policy Internship Available with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Government Affairs Office

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Government Affairs office seeks a Sophomore/Junior/Senior undergraduate student for a 2015 internship in its Washington DC Government Affairs office.  Receiving more than $330 million in government funds, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago supports a network of more than 120 health and human services agencies serving more than 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and hundreds of thousands more in 59 countries around the world. 
Prior exposure to government relations, non-profits, and domestic policy would be helpful. The selected candidate will gain exposure to Capitol Hill and the Administration, develop an understanding of a variety of domestic social policy issues, and a first-hand look inside the Jewish communal world.
The candidate should have excellent writing and research skills, be able to juggle multiple projects at once, and have a solid foundation in Microsoft Office. Specific responsibilities during the internship will include:
  • Attend and/or watch congressional hearings and provide notes to Government Affairs staff
  • Prepare and update materials for Capitol Hill visits
  • Assist with all phases of preparation for special outreach events, including advocacy missions
  • Compile and analyze surveys
  • Research and draft documents on issues which include, but are not limited to, senior transportation, aging, Israel, Medicaid, Medicare, Iran, and family caregiving.
The Federal Policy Internship is a part-time position (flexible but consistent 15-20/hour/week). The internship will begin in January and will end early May (dates are flexible with your school schedule). This internship is paid, and we may be able to help you obtain credit for the internship. Knowledge of the Chicagoland area is helpful but not necessary. The internship is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Please forward a resume/cover letter, writing sample, and any questions to: gov@juf.org or fax at 202-466-7092. Please visit www.juf.org/gov for an overview of JUF/JF’s Government Affairs Program.

Dual Bachelor's/Masters program Information Session

As a current Smith or Economics and Government and Politics undergraduates (BSOS) undergraduate student join us to learn more about the Dual Bachelor's / Masters programs that are being offered through the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
When: 12 Nov 2015 06:00 PM ET
Where: Van Munching Hall, Room 2505
Registration Link: https://rhsmith.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/ViewDetails?gid=623577c000350c21a04456bea8c5d875e22811

Internship Opportunities in the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for spring 2016 internships.  Interns will work with the Director’s front office and other senior leadership teams. Current undergraduate students may apply for these unpaid internships.

  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management
  • Provide general office support
  • Special projects as assigned

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas and current issues.
Academic Credit: Internships are only offered as student work-study programs and are not for compensation. Students accepted for an internship may earn academic credit while working in our office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.
Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Jessie Crabb, jcrabb@omb.eop.gov. Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, November 30, 2015.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Capitol Hill Spring and Summer Internships with Congressman David Rouzer

Apply for an internship with Congressman David Rouzer’s office to experience what it’s like to work on Capitol Hill. The internships are unpaid, but offer students invaluable work experience and tremendous exposure into the way Congress operates.  Hours can be made flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules and commitments, but generally run from 8:30 AM to 6 PM when Congress is in session.  When not in session, hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

If anyone has any further questions please contact the intern coordinator at ian.whitson@mail.house.gov or refer to the Congressman’s website: https://rouzer.house.gov/internships. We have available spots in the Spring as well as during the Summer months.

Application instructions can be found at: https://rouzer.house.gov/internships.

Research Fellow at Stanford Law school

Spring 2016 Internship with the Economic Development Administration

We are seeking applicants for our internship program at the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA drives collaborative regional economic development initiatives that lead to job creation.
The EDA Internship program is a unpaid opportunity but a travel stipend can be provided.. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, legislative affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.
All Interns Must Be:
         A U.S. Citizen
         Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship
         Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
         Be able to pass a comprehensive background/security investigation
EDA Internship Program Offices:
         Office of the Assistant Secretary
         Office of External Affairs
         Office of Regional Affairs
         Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
         Office of Finance and Management Services
         Performance and National Programs Division
Example Intern Projects:
         Conducting  research and synthesizing reports for the White House’s High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) between the United States and Mexico
         Evaluating EDA grants to create best practice case study examples pertaining to long-term economic development
         Preparing grant announcements for key EDA stakeholders- including members of Congress, Governors, and other elected officials
Please send your resume and cover letter to Joseph Hurst, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, atjhurst@eda.gov  and Adam Bieniek, Intern Paperwork Coordinator, Abieniek@doc.gov by November 18, 2015.Please indicate your top three choices of office preference in your cover letter.