Thursday, April 30, 2015

The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the Summer 2015 semester

The ICONS Project, based at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) 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 2015 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 in the ICONS’ “Research Library” and monitoring global events in order to reflect current and up-to-date information
  • Contributing to simulation development and/or research
  • Researching articles for social media posts
  • Participating in ICONS’ pilot simulations
  • Supporting marketing and outreach initiatives

  • 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:
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop, iMovie and/or other audio/visual software a plus.
  • Prior ICONS simulation experience a plus

The internship is unpaid. If selected, interviews will be held on May 11 and May 12. Depending on the candidate’s availability, internships will start mid-to-late-May and end in mid-to-late August.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume as well as a brief paragraph about your qualifications, research interests, and related experience to 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 May 8, 2015. No phone calls please. Please note that this internship gives preference to students in the ID & CM minor or GVPT major.

Penn Hill Group is seeking interns for 2015

Penn Hill Group 2015 Internship Program Description and Application

Company Overview
Penn Hill Group is a bipartisan government relations firm located in Washington, DC. With decades of Congressional, Administration, non-profit and private sector experience, the members of Penn Hill Group provide clients with cutting-edge government relations, advocacy, policy development and analysis, communications, research, and strategic consulting support. Penn Hill Group specializes in education and workforce issues, including early childhood education, K-12 education initiatives, special education, job training, higher education, and other critical issues. Penn Hill Group is committed to providing internships that are substantive, promote the growth of many skills (including research and writing), and allow for opportunities to network and learn more about education policy issues.

Job Description
The Penn Hill Group intern will work on projects across the firm to support research, writing, office operations, and event and project management. The intern will report directly to the director of operations. This position is paid $12 an hour. The intern will:

  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations and key players in the field.
  • Assist in the preparation of Penn Hill Group publications and events.
  • Conduct administrative tasks as needed.

Lengths of internships align with academic semesters/quarters. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate your school's schedule, but we request winter/spring interns be available at least through April. We require a 32-hour minimum weekly commitment and we prefer interns who are able to work Friday mornings.

Job Qualifications
Open to undergraduate students interested in public policy, government relations or federal advocacy related to education issues. Requirements:

  • Completed at least two years of college
  • Strong computer and administrative skills
  • Solid communication, writing and research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

Please combine a resume, list of three references, writing sample, and cover letter expressing interest and dates of availability in one PDF file and send to No phone calls, please.

Rep. Grijalva Accepting Applications for Fall Internships through August 7th

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for Fall 2015 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices through August 7th.
In Washington
Interns work closely with legislative and press staff, answering office phones, distributing mail, and communicating with constituents. Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.
Anyone interested in working in the Washington, D.C. office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s internship coordinator, at

In Tucson, Somerton & Avondale
Interns at district offices help staff provide constituent services to residents of the Third Congressional District. Interns also perform administrative tasks and may be asked to work on special projects for public outreach, events and other needs of the office. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard deadline, but earlier applications may be given priority.
Tucson District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Alexandra Martinez at
Somerton District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Martha Garcia at
Avondale District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Jennifer Papworth at

Friday, April 24, 2015

Summer Program Intern with the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Deadline: April 30, 2015
Start Date: May 4th, 2015
Hours: 20-30 hours/week
Compensation: $1000/month
Location: Washington, D.C.

Summary: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated intern who is passionate about the environment and has experience planning large events. The program intern will support the planning and execution of NCEL’s National Issues Forum, to be held in Seattle, Washington from July 31-August 2.

NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally minded state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives and defend against the rollback of environmental safeguards. The Caucus comprises a nationwide network of over 1,000 state legislators with membership in all 50 states and from both major parties. Out annual National Issues Forum provides an opportunity for legislators to learn about emerging environmental issues and collaborate with their colleagues from other states. More than 130 state legislators from across the country attended our 2014 forum. For more information, visit

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating event materials for the Summer Conference and program work.
  • Coordinating travel for state legislators and even presenters and processing reimbursements
  • Manage the registration process for the conference on an ongoing basis, including room and meal counts
  • Developing and distributing event itineraries.
  • Work with NCEL staff to identify and recruit expert speakers for the forums. This will include following up with speakers to acquire bios, presentations, and relevant handouts.
  • Assisting with phone calls and mailings to participants.
  • Updating member profiles and other databases
  • Facilitating day of event logistics
  • Handling of post event evaluations/recaps.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience planning large events with more than 100 participants
  • Ability to work remotely and from a personal computer
  • Experience managing databases with Excel and similar programs
  • Experience with graphic design (Adobe InDesign or similar program) preferred.
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with non-profit organizations preferred
  • Students majoring in special event planning, marketing, communications, hospitality, non-profit management, public relations, or similar field preferred
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from late April 2015 through August 2015 and attend the forum.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and interest in the environment and event planning to Dylan McDowell at Include “NCEL INTERN 2015” in the subject line.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/ Trainee Position Description

University of Maryland Police / Public Safety, Information Analysis Unit
Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee Position Description

The University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Analyst Internship program. This is a paid, part-time position for University of Maryland College Park students interested in a career in crime and intelligence analysis. The Law Enforcement Analyst trainee will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible with class schedules and study requirements. The office is open Monday – Friday and recognizes the University Holiday Schedule, during which time the office is closed. Work will largely be conducted in typical office setting and involves contact with civilian and sworn police personnel. There may be some limited opportunities for evening and weekend hours to support special events. Preference is given to applicants planning on one year or more of employment. Position requires fingerprint background check (provided by department).
Minimum Qualifications:
• Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice, or related field at University of Maryland, College Park; including coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods, and theories of crime/criminal behavior.
• Experience using statistical computer programs, computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, and desktop publishing (Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent).
• Experience with ArcGIS preferred.
• Applicants must submit resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (please limit writing sample to 600 words; samples should exhibit correct spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and consistent citation).
Job Description:
• Prepare, clean, and code data for crime and problem analysis
• Collect, analyze, and interpret data and information related to criminal activity, public safety, and homeland security
• Maintain, query, and retrieve pertinent information in computer databases
• Identify patterns of crime and public safety concerns using database software, reviewing incident data, and conducting open source research
• Research and monitor developing crime trends, public safety issues, and threats for the University community and surrounding region
• Assist with a variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual tactical, operational, and strategic reports
• Conduct a wide variety of open source research and evaluate credibility of information
• May perform other similar or related task as assigned or requested
Knowledge, skills, abilities:
• Experience with data entry and/or variable coding,
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret basic statistics,
• Knowledge of social science research methodology,
• Strong writing skills and ability to adapt writing to address various needs and audiences,
• Ability to conduct open-source research using credible sources and appropriate citation
• Ability to think critically about a variety of issues and topics, and
• General computer functions and software applications.

For more information and to apply to the position please contact Bethany Tiernan directly at

2015 Undergraduate Summer School

2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School (U21 Summer School)
Only ten days left to apply!
Host: University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: July 1-15, 2015
Theme: Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age
Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $2,700/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be fully covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Scotland.
This is a competitive application.

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School being hosted by the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 1-15, 2015. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age”.  U21 undergraduate students from a variety of countries, cultures, and academic disciplines will spend two weeks engaging in activities, discussions and workshops aimed at exploring ideas for using new technologies to improve the quality of life in urban settings worldwide. 
Cities are complex, dynamic structures: difficult to predict and manage, with everyday issues arising in economic stability, energy security, environmental integrity, independent living, communications, built environment and civic participation.
Understanding how these services combine to produce a city level effect is a challenge.  Their sheer complexity and unpredictability makes the policy setting and management of effective, high-functioning, successful cities an increasingly important social and economic priority. Successful cities are those which position themselves to understand systemic behaviors and develop policy and service responses which address the issues these create – an ability to respond and adapt to the changing environment around them.
The U21 Summer School 2015 theme is Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age and will offer a program of seminars and practical experiences demonstrating how new technologies can be used to support and improve the vital components of a fully functional city. This will cover citizen engagement, transportation, energy, big data, protecting vulnerable groups and physical regeneration, with a focus on how key services are increasingly informed and influenced by emerging technologies.
To apply, please submit the following materials to by Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
-          Resume
-          Cover letter including your full name, UID, Class status, College, Major and Minor, and GPA*
-          A two-page essay describing your interest in the program, your motivation to apply, how will you contribute to the program, and what do you expect to gain from this experience.
-          Two academic recommendations
For more information, please contact Dr. Raluca Nahorniac in the Office of International Affairs at
* Class Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; Minimum GPA: 3.3; Major Eligibility: All Majors

Summer II GVPT 306: Global Environmental Politics

Course Overview:
Environmentalism is an issue at every political level: from local to national to global. Environmental policies are affected by regimes, by agreements, by institutions, and by international cooperation.  We will explore the nature and scope of environmentalism, its relationship with politics, and the resulting consequences in terms of environmental protection, conservation, food production, industry, and conflict around the world.
This course will be divided into four parts. The first will be primarily focused on the institutions that effect environmental policy-making. The second will be how human use of the environment often turns into abuse of the environment. The third will deal with case studies across the globe, highlighting environmental issues that are region-specific. The fourth and most practical dimension of this course is that students will be designing their very own sustainability projects.
This course will be offered online.

If you have any questions, kindly contact the instructor, Carla Abdo, at:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

US Department of State Foreign Policy Classrom: Global Action to Address Climate Change

Please join the U.S. Department of State
for a Foreign Policy Classroom on:
Global Action to Address Climate Change
Speaker: Alisha Johnson
Senior Advisor, Bureau of Public Affairs

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Check in will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Please arrive no later than 2:20 p.m. to allow time to pass through security and registration.

Location: U.S Department of State, 23rd Street Entrance
Conference Room 2208, HST
Enter through the 23rd street entrance, between C and D Streets, N.W.

Bring photo ID
In order to attend, please RSVP to with your full name, university, date of birth, driver’s license numberwith state OR passport number with country by Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. 

Please note, this program is closed to the press and is not for recording or publication.

PSA and the Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation Summer 2015 Foreign Affairs Internship

Summer 2015 Foreign Affairs Internship

Period: June to mid-August

In partnership with the Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation, PSA is now accepting applications for one paid Foreign Affairs Intern. The period of the internship is June through mid-August 2015. Candidates must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students. Applications are due April 30th, 2015.

The internship will require 40 hours per week over 10 weeks and includes a stipend of $2,400 per month.

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former US representative Lee Hamilton and the late US Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today's national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America's national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, Middle East policy, energy security, international organizations, and more. PSA works heavily with Capitol Hill offices, the executive branch, and the NGO community.

The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation provides economically challenged college students the means to participate in internships and the opportunity to advance their careers. The foundation works with state and community colleges, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to build college-to-business partnerships to help ensure that all college students, regardless of circumstance, have an opportunity to succeed.

At PSA, interns will have the opportunity to participate in a close team environment and gain first-hand exposure to and knowledge of the DC political and policy establishments. In addition, interns will leave PSA with practical experience in the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organization.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Research future bipartisan policy statements on key foreign policy and national security challenges;
  • Help draft organizational newsletters, press releases, event invitations, talking points and other materials supporting PSA initiatives;
  • Work with the media to promote coverage of PSA's activities; track media references and coverage;
  • Help plan, organize and run events promoting PSA statements and other projects;
  • Assist with PSA’s Capitol Hill education programs;
  • Attend and report on relevant events in the DC area;
  • Help manage the organization's online presence and advocacy tools; including the PSA website, the blog, Facebook account and Twitter account;
  • Contribute to PSA's blog on national security and foreign policy issues, "Across the Aisle."


The ideal candidate will be a bright, highly-motivated individual with a strong academic background, a demonstrated passion for U.S. foreign policy and national security issues, and a keen interest in Capitol Hill. In addition, candidates should have the following background and qualities:

  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Ability to take on several diverse tasks at once;
  • Superior organizational skills;
  • Experience with social media, marketing, web design, and HTML;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to work on a team in a close-knit environment;
  • Strong familiarity with current foreign policy and national security issues;
  • Strong commitment to PSA's bipartisan principles;
  • A sense of humor

To qualify:

Applications are due April 30, 2015 to with email subject “McLean Internship.” Candidates must submit:

  • A completed Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation form (listing Partnership for a Secure America as the “Sponsoring Organization”),
  • Two letters of recommendation,
  • A one-page statement on what you hope to get out of a summer internship experience,
  • A personal essay on your interest in the PSA internship,
  • Statement of Financial Need (FAFSA),
  • Academic Transcript,
  • Resume.

Glen Ivey for Congress Seeking Summer and Fall Interns

Student Internship Opportunity
Summer and Fall

Glenn Ivey for Congress is seeking Student Interns to work directly with the Campaign’s
Senior Staff. Student interns will have the following responsibilities:

  • Volunteer Outreach and Coordination
  • Strategize ideas to engage voters and volunteers
  • Communicate with Voters and Volunteers on the phones and on the doors
  • Assist with advance and site survey for events
  • Staff the candidate at events
  • Research and Data Entry

What we’re looking for in an intern:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great sense of humor
  • Self Motivated and Hard Working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Oriented
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Preferred

Opportunities for class credit and community service hours available.
If interested please send resume to

Monday, April 20, 2015

Upcoming Career Center Workshops

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Now that you have completed your LinkedIn profile, you may be wondering what is next! Attend this Lab to gain tips for following organizations of interest, researching your major related skills, and obtain a template for crafting messages to potential contacts.
*Note: in order to participate in this Lab all students must have a completed LinkedIn profile and be a member of several groups (try the UMD College of Behavioral and Social Science group or the University of Maryland Alumni Official group). Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here
Photo Friday - April Edition 
Friday, April 24, 2015 • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Introducing Photo Fridays! The Center is offering free professional head shots! Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your time slot. You will be directed to a room where you may change, prep, and wait for your moment in the spotlight. Each session will last roughly 5 minutes. Photos will be prepped and emailed to you by the end of the next business day. Scheduled appointments will occur between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Walk-ins will be accepted between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. For additional information about this event: contact Michelle Lopez-Mullins
Queer Life in the Real World Career Panel 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Navigating life after Maryland in the real world is a challenge for all students, especially students who identify under the LGBTQ spectrum. With support from the LGBT Equity Center, Lambda Pride, OSTEM, SmithOUT, and PrideAlliance, The University Career Center & The President's Promise will host a career panel with recent LGBTQ Terp Alumni to share how they are navigating their first job experiences as well as share advice on being out (or not) in the workplace and why it matters. Come learn from the panel and ask those burning questions in an interactive safe space. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP for this event: Click here.
Ice Cream & Internships 
Monday, April 27, 2015 • 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Do you want to know how to get the most out of your summer internship experience? The University Career Center & the President's Promise invites UMD undergraduate students with summer internships to talk with our Peer Career Educators and enjoy Maryland Dairy ice cream! Come by anytime on Monday, April 27 between 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.! The Peer Career Educators will be available to answer questions on networking, professional dress, dealing with workplace problems, setting up informational interviews and more! This will be a relaxed discussion session designed to answer YOUR questions. RSVP for this event: Click here.
BSOS Career Lab: Salary negotiation 
Monday, April 27, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Learn how to research your worth and use that research to negotiate your salary. Attendees will leave with a salary range for their industry for the geographical area they are interested in working, talking points to use during salary negotiation, and knowledge of the cost of living in their area of choice. This event is part of the BSOS Career Lab for students in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here
Service Careers & Corps Panel 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Interested in a service program or a career dedicated to service after you graduate? Then consider attending our Service Careers & Corps panel co-hosted by Leadership and Community Service Learning (LCSL) and The University of Maryland Career Center & The President's Promise! 
This panel will feature representatives from service corps programs and the non-profit field – from Peace Corps to the Food Recovery Network -- to help you explore options for post-graduation. Following the panel, there will be an opportunity to speak with our guests and receive career and application advice in small groups.
The Real Real World Career Series: Diversity + Me 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Prince George's Room - Stamp Student Union
**rescheduled from April 7th**
Come learn the basics of how to create a more inclusive environment at work. Hear from diversity expert Pamela Allen on how to deal with common issues that may pop up in the workplace. While you're at it, you'll get to know about the many diversity related resources available at your disposal. Everyone is welcome! There will be food. This event is supported by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund program.
RSVP for this event: Click here

Friday, April 17, 2015

NASAA Summer 2015 Research Internship

Interested in the social sciences, government, economics or the arts? Want to gain professional experience conducting research for an influential national organization? Then the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) summer internship may be for you!

NASAA is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts. NASAA's mission is to strengthen state arts agencies.

About the Internship
The research intern will have the opportunity to work alongside members of NASAA's research department on a new project investigating correlations of public funding for the arts with various data sets. The research intern also may learn about and assist with NASAA's ongoing research projects. Primary tasks will include data collection, statistical analysis of NASAA data sources and internal reporting. The research intern should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Time spent working at the NASAA office or from another location is flexible and is expected to average 15-20 hours per week. A stipend may be available.

Desired Qualifications
  • Strong interest in the arts or public policy
  • Graduate or undergraduate coursework in statistics
  • Experience or coursework in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to keep complex data sets and information collections systematically organized
To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to no later than Friday, May 8.

For more information, please visit:

US House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Internship Position

The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, Minority is accepting candidates for an unpaid Summer 2015 Clerk Internship. The intern will be an important part of the administrative team. This internship offers the unique opportunity to experience the inner workings of a congressional committee firsthand.
The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee is the primary investigative body of the U.S. House of Representatives, exercising the largest jurisdiction of any other committee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to clerking televised hearings, managing committee correspondence, and answering phones. Qualified candidates should possess exceptional time-management skills, attention to detail, and be a demonstrated self-starter.
To apply, please email an application package consisting of:
  • Cover Letter that includes date of availability
  • Short writing sample or excerpt
  • your CV to with subject line “Summer 2015 Clerk Internship”

Department of State Informational Webinar

Monday, April 20, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center -
 3134 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Are you a student interested in getting involved with the Department of State?
Join the University Career Center this Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. as we broadcast the live webinar "How to Engage with the Department of State as a Student" in our Multi-Purpose room. This webinar is hosted by the organization, Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) and led by Terry Davidson (a Department of State Diplomat in Residence), and will include information about student opportunities within the Department of State. We will also have the opportunity of posing our own questions to Mr. Davidson through this interactive webinar.
Enjoy this hour long presentation for free and the opportunity to network with other students interested in careers at the Department of State! Feel free to arrive early to help decide a question to ask Mr. Davidson!

Summer 2015 Louise Tate Internship Grants

To be eligible you must be interning with a congressman or political organization in the Washington D.C. area during the summer 2015 semester. Our goal is to get more young men and women involved in the political process.
These grants are designed as a one-time "stipend' of $1,000 to help young people offset their cost of living while interning in our nation's capital.
The deadline to apply is May 26, 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fulbright Scholarship Annoucement

Are you a interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to 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 (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 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. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and 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 Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply, but interested Freshmen and Sophomores are also welcome to attend!

FULBRIGHT GRANT WORKSHOPS: Please specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response

Tuesday, April 21 at 12 noon pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Wednesday, April 22 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Wednesday, April 22 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Thursday, April 23 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

There are two types of Fulbright grants:\

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, ThailandVietnam; Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech RepublicFrance, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, SenegalSouth Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.
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. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

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

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2015 – contact us at for details.

Bright Future Scholarship Fund

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund
Only 1 Week Left to Submit Your Application!
 Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m.
Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

  • Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.
    Erica Ely
    Program Director, Internships
    University Career Center & The President's Promise

    UMD Federal and Global Semester Programs

    Attention BSOS & GVPT StudentsSeats still available in UMD’s Federal and Global Semester Programs! APPLY NOWBSOS&GVPT students of all years (rising sophomore through senior) are welcome!  All majors are welcome too!  Rolling admission!  We’d love to have you!
    PERKS include:          
    ·         Take a fall-semester seminar course on a topic of contemporary concern (including homeland and national security, health, energy, science diplomacy)--taught by expert practitioners who bring in guest speakers (security specialists, industry experts, etc.)! 
    ·          Obtain an extraordinary spring internship at sites ranging from federal (DHS, DoD, etc.), NGOs, private organizations, foreign embassies, White House security details, etc. 
    ·         Take spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
    ·         Earn a notation on your transcript: become a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
    ·         Enjoy year round empowerment activities:  field trips, professional development, conversations with industry leaders, individual help obtaining internships.
    ·         Add amazing lines to your resume!
    ·         Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)!
    For details and an application form, go to EITHER and/or or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs.  APPLY NOW!  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them; and they can come later!

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Internship Opportunity

    It is not too late to find an internship.
    There are currently 831 summerinternships posted in Careers4Terps!
    Habitat for Humanity Summer 2015 Internships
    Habitat for Humanity has made available several options for possible internships offered during the summer. Take your time and read through the descriptions of all of the position titles that you are interested in.
    If you are interested in any of these internships, please contact Ms. Ruxanda Renita at 
     American Red Cross Summer Internships
    The American Red Cross has an abundance of internships lined up for students! You can access the full profile of each internship, by clicking on the title. 
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    House of Representatives Internship Opportunities
    Members of the House and related committees are announcing the availability of internships and calling all interested persons. There are a great variety of tasks available for the intern.