Monday, July 27, 2015

Department of Homeland Security White House Liason's Office Internship

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the White House Liaison’s Office (WHLO) is seeking motivated students interested in an opportunity to participate in a part-time, unpaid internship program for the Fall 2015 cycle. (Information attached)
Fall interns will have an opportunity to work alongside DHS employees, gain critical work experience, and build invaluable relationships.  The WHLO Intern Program provides a robust and exciting experience where participants feel challenged with substantive projects and are afforded unique exposure to various sections and components of the Department.
“I was fortunate enough to be selected  by WHLO to work as an intern during Summer 2014. I was placed in the Office of Public Affairs, where I worked on the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign. I was actively involved in the campaign, and I definitely felt my work was valued. Also, thanks to WHLO, I was able to participate in a number of professional development opportunities for interns, such as field trips, tours, and meet-and-greets. It was a great experience!”
-          Meghan G, Pennsylvania State University
How to Apply:
  • Email your resume, completed application, statement of interest, transcript and one letter of recommendation to WHLOintern@HQ.DHS.GOV by midnight, Thursday, August 14th.  Early submissions of applications are encouraged.
  • On your resume, be sure to include your GPA, work experience, community service, and updated contact information.
  • Must be enrolled at a university, college or community college at least part-time
  • Must be able to pass a full background check
  • Student is available to work at least 20 hours a week for a minimum of 8 weeks
DHS Departments include:
  • Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of Policy
  • White House Liaison’s Office
  • National Protection Programs Directorate
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Immigrations and Customs Enforcement    
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Federal Emergency Management Administration
  • United States Coast Guard
Security and Start Date:
Once students have been interviewed and selected, they will need to be cleared through security, which takes 4-6 weeks. After students have been cleared, it is then that a start date will be set for the student to commence their internship in the fall.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Fall 2015 Intern-Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Washington, D.C. office--DEADLINE JULY 21

Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Washington, D.C. office is looking for three interns to fill the Fall internship positions.  If you are interested, or know of other students who may be interested in interning for Congressman Cummings, please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 2-3 pages to The firm deadline for submission is July 21, 2015 by close of business at 5:30pm. Although the internship is unpaid, you will gain invaluable experience. Thank you for your interest in public service and in the office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.

Fall Mayor's L.E.A.D. DC Internship Program

Offers undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates the chance to gain valuable work experience in one of our departments. We are looking for smart and hard-working individuals who are interested in gaining invaluable public service experience with the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC. The program offers weekly meetings with the district’s top officials including: Deputy Mayors, Directors, and Chiefs of Staff. Interns will also have the opportunity to produce their own public policy platform on health, economic development, safety, and/or transportation issues.
Students in the past have worked in the following departments:
  • Mayor's Office of Community Affairs
  • Mayor's Office of Communication Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments
  • Mayor's Office of Women and Policy Initiatives Deputy
  • Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
  • Office of Federal and Regional Affairs
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Office of the City Administrator Office of Budget and Planning
  • Office of General Counsel
The program will last for 12 weeks from September 14th to December 4th. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit an application via or

Please visit for more information about the various departments and internship duties.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fall Terrorism Studies Upper Level Elective--Seats Available!

BSST339V: Innovations in Countering Violent Extremism merges Design Thinking tenants with theories of Terrorism Studies--particularly deradicalization—for students to design real-world programs to counter violent extremism in local communities.

The course meets Monday from 2-4:45 and Section 0101 is open to any UMD student.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Internship Opportunity with the Republican National Committee

The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this fall. The program runs August 24 – December 18, 2015 with full time and part time positions available in all our departments. Internships are unpaid but we do offer school credit. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to More information can be found on our website

Applications for the fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline; however, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, we recommend you submit your application materials early. Please contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630 if you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Job Opportunity- Government Affairs Coordinator

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), a leading hospitality industry trade association, is seeking to hire a Government Affairs Coordinator to be based out of a growing Washington D.C. office. The coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include assisting the government affairs department through supporting the various state, local, federal related projects. The coordinator will also work to advance the association’s political action committee.


  • Tracking state and federal legislation.
  • Attend hearings and prepare summaries for department.
  • Draft issue summaries and reports for members.
  • Compiling weekly news-clips.
  • Member communications and logistical support.
  • Coordinating with the Government Affairs Committee and their bimonthly conference calls.
  • Assist in the planning of our biyearly National Advocacy Conferences, and monthly meetings.
  • Offer regulatory support to AAHOA PAC.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university
  • A minimum of one years related experience and/or training (internship experience welcome)
  • Prior association experience preferable, Capitol Hill experience helpful but not necessary.

  • Proficiency in Word for Windows, Excel, Access and familiarity with or ability to learn Web content management applications.
  • Must be well organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work well under pressure and able to coordinate workload to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, perform multiple tasks using various software applications; in general must be able to multi-task and work simultaneously on various projects with tight deadlines.
  • Required skills include strong editing and proofreading skills; excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment.

Interested candidates should send an email and include:
Resume, cover letter, writing sample (3 pages max) and salary expectations

Monday, July 6, 2015

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 fall 2015 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 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, Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, July 10, 2015.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.