Monday, September 28, 2015

Research Analyst Job with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Research & Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York conducts long- and short-term research and provides analytic support for the Bank’s responsibilities relating to monetary policy, banking supervision, payments systems, funding facilities and other economic and financial issues. In addition to contributing to the formulation and execution of policy in these areas, independent research is conducted on a wide range of topics such as: the links between financial markets and the macroeconomy; structural and financial issues affecting the health of U.S. and foreign banks and banking systems; risks associated with the international flow of payments among large financial institutions; microeconomic issues at the household or firm level; macroeconomic modeling and projections of U.S. economic activity and the federal budget; economic and policy issues of interest to the regional economy; and issues related to international finance and trade and the macroeconomic policies of major foreign economies.

The Research Analyst (RA) Program is a two year program that hires college graduates to assist economists with analyzing current public policy issues and events, as well as long-term, academic research questions. Many RAs have the opportunity to coauthor scholarly articles, blog posts, and other publications with the economists.


• At the direction of economists and senior research analysts or research associates, assist in the preparation of analyses, reports, and other materials for policy and research projects.
• Aid economists and senior staff in a timely fashion with their Bank policy projects. This support includes downloading and assembling data sets; preparing charts, tables and presentations; creating and maintaining spreadsheets; using statistical, econometric and other software packages to perform analyses, model estimation and simulations; and assisting in the preparation of memos.
• Assist economists and senior staff with their research projects. This support includes compiling literature reviews and archival research; data handling and configuration; presenting and maintaining data in attractive, user-friendly formats; running simulations, estimating models, and analyzing datasets with the use of statistical, econometric and other software packages; and writing and proofreading articles under the oversight of economists and senior staff members.
• Support: (1) the production of documents prepared for regular briefings of the Bank president, senior management, and the Bank’s Board of Directors; (2) the production of material included in the Blackbook and other briefing documents produced as part of the FOMC cycle; (3) the production of other reports to carry out the Bank’s and Research Group’s objectives; and (4) the performance of other tasks to carry out the Bank’s and Research Group’s objectives.

• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related field.
• Demonstrated experience in using large databases and statistical packages (Stata, Matlab, SAS, R, Gauss, TSP, RATS, PROCSQL), or other significant computer programming experience (Java, C++, Mathematica, etc.).
• Strong analytical abilities.
• Ability to provide effective verbal and written analysis.
• Ability to meet strict deadlines and work cooperatively in a team environment.

Please include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample.

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2015 (11:59 PM EST)*

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline.

This position requires access to Confidential Supervisory Information and/or Federal Open Market Committee Data, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Opportunity to Intern for Martin O'Malley Presidential Campaign

O'Malley for President is currently looking for interns to join its team. The internship opportunity is perfect for anyone who is interested in getting a career started in politics and developing experience in the exciting world of political communication. The ideal intern would be able to work at least 20 hours a week, but we are flexible.
Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
·   Assisting in qualitative and quantitative research projects
·   Writing and proofreading communication products
·   Helping staff respond to inquiries
·   Media monitoring
·   Drafting briefings and correspondence
·   Transcription of audio and video
·   Assisting other departments as needed or requested
·   Ability to handle multiple tasks
·   Good writing skills
·   Must possess a working computer (PC or Mac)

We are located in Baltimore, near Penn Station. The internship is unpaid and the campaign does not provide travel expenses. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Start and end dates are flexible.

For additional questions, contact Alice Visocchi at 

Internship Opportunity with START for Spring 2016

START offers unpaid internship experiences on many of its large-scale research projects, including START’s flagship research project, the Global Terrorism Database, with the center’s Unconventional Weapons and Technology program as well as our HQ support teams such as Communications and Education. Throughout the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information relating to the study of terrorism. They are versed in critical questions being tackled by homeland security practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and they are mentored in a successful, professional environment. 

The internship program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution. Interns work onsite at START headquarters and often receive academic credit for their participation. Each internship lasts for one semester (or summer term). Participants work at least 10 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours/week during the summer. Interns also participate in a program of enrichment and career development activities and receive mentoring from START researchers and staff.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Political Internships with Impact

Impact is a nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns. They work in states where they can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future on issues like global warming, clean water and the influence of big money on our democracy.

If you want to make an impact on big issues that matter, apply to be an Impact intern today. As an intern, you’ll help educate and engage more students and citizens on this issue. You’ll help Impact spread messages through digital and traditional medias, build coalitions, organize events and get your writing published.

You can read more about our internships at:

And if you’re graduating this year: you can also apply to be an Impact Campaign Organizer, a full-time, two-year program that’s all about winning concrete, lasting change in our country. You can read more about becoming a campaign organizer at:

If you have any further questions, you may contact David A. Beavers (Campaign Organizer, Impact, Solar Program) by email at or by calling his cell:phone at (215) 805-4320.

Penn Group Winter/Spring Internship Program

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. 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.
Internship Dates
Applications Open
Application Deadline
January through May
September 20
November 6
Job Qualifications
Open to undergraduate or graduate 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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Internship Opportunity for Jamie Raskin Congressional Campaign

Raskin for Congress Fall Internship Program
Grassroots Congressional Campaign

Jamie Raskins campaign for Congress in Marylands 8th District is now accepting applications for a Fall internship program for both Grassroots Organizing and Finance oriented positions. Applications are open to highly qualified and motivated college and high school students. Applicants are required to fill out the form below and submit via email to to be considered for participation.

Grassroots Organizing:
Grassroots organizing interns will experience all aspects of a modern field program, including: voter contact, volunteer outreach, cutting and managing turf, organizing phonebanks, and political strategy.
Finance interns will be able to build lasting skills in fundraising by working closely with the finance team on research, event planning, database management, and fundraising strategy.

In order to qualify for participation, applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week in the program. All interns will experience the major departments of a campaign: Fundraising, Political Outreach, Voter Contact, Communications, Policy, and Research. Participants will also get time to meet with Jamie and discuss policy issues with Jamie, his close advisors, and elected officials at length. This is an unpaid internship, but participants may qualify to earn high school or college credit. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis, with three available start dates: September 1st, September 14, September 28, or October 12. The program will end on December 14th. 

(Please answer the questions below, save this file as your name FIRST LAST,
attach your resume, and send via email to









START DATE (Choose between September 1st, September 14, September 28, or October 12):

PREFERRED DEPARTMENT (Choose between Finance and Grassroots Organizing): 

SHIFTS AVAILABLE (Choose between weekday 12pm-4pm or 4-8pm, weekend 11am-3pm or 3pm-7pm): 


Please answer the following questions in 300 words or less (less is fine).

  1. What are your core political beliefs?
  2. Why do you want to work on Jamie Raskins campaign for Congress?
  3. What is the most important issue you want to see discussed in national politics?
  4. Are you interested in running for office at any point in your life? If so, why? If not, how else do you feel like you can make a difference?

START Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis Opportunity

Friday, September 18, 2015

Full-Time Paralegal Job Opportunity for GVPT Grads

Paralegal – Washington DC law firm – position available immediately
Recent college graduate with a GPA of 3.0+ is needed to fill an entry-level temporary paralegal position with an international law firm in Washington, D.C. The position is available immediately and will go through the end of 2016 with the possibility of turning permanent (overtime will be required). The paralegal will support all aspects of litigation.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to gain hands-on legal experience. Send up-to-date resume asap to Professional work/internship references required.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Opportunity to Meet with a Teach for America Recruiter

Hey GVPT Seniors!
Interested in making a difference after graduation? Teach for America, a national non-profit organization, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap in education by recruiting top student leaders to serve in low-income communities for 2 years. We recruit students of all majors, backgrounds, and experiences. A recruitment director, Seon Joon, will be on UMD's campus from September 14th-23rd to meet with interested students. Seon (Baltimore '14) is a former corps member who can answer general interest questions, discuss the application process, and give more information about career and graduate school opportunities through Teach for America. 

To set up an informal meeting session, contact:
Lauren Nurse (GVPT '16)
Campus Campaign Coordinator, Teach for America or via cell at (202)-256-7404

P.S. Many alumni, such as Araceli Martinez-OlguĂ­n, have channeled their TFA experiences into impactful careers in public policy and law. Discover how you can do the same in her story below :


Monday, September 14, 2015

Internship opportunities available with the Chris Van Hollen for Senate Campaign

The Chris Van Hollen for Senate campaign is looking for interns and fellows to join our team. This will be a great opportunity for students to become civically engaged, learn how a campaign works and master cutting-edge targeting and political data techniques as part of the most exciting campaign of the cycle.

The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next U.S. Senator from Maryland!  Hours are flexible with a small requirement, and the campaign team is a lot of fun. No previous campaign experience necessary. When you walk out the door at the end of your internship you will know how to run a local field program, and have met a lot of new friends.

To apply for an internship or fellowship with the Van Hollen for Senate campaign, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form or email any questions to . 

The Van Hollen for Senate Campaign is an equal, opportunity employer.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Intern for a Day

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences. During your visit, you may accompany your host to meetings, participate in informational interviews with other staff members or work on small projects. We hope this short-term experience will help you clarify your career interests and explore the world of work.  In spring 2015, we matched 350+ students with an Intern for a Day host.  A wide variety of career fields and industries are represented in the Intern for a Day program.
In order to be considered for Intern for a Day, you must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are 6 orientations available to attend during the week of September 21-25, 2015.  Please click on the date and time of the orientation session that works best with your schedule to RSVP.  All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing). Fall 2015 Intern for a Day Orientation Options:

Fall Career and Internship Fair

This annual event provides students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship as well as full-time and part-time employment opportunities. September 16th is for STEM majors and September 17th will include employers recruiting for all industries. Attire: business professional. Bring multiple copies of resumes!  Visit employers on the 3rd floor (concourse level) of the XFINITY Center!
The Career & Internship Fair is for all students regardless of your class level. Click the links below to review how to use the Fair to…
·         Explore career paths
·         Research internship options
Need your resume reviewed? The Center is offering several walk-in options (see below) as well as advising appointments.
Transportation: Shuttle buses are provided to XFINITY for all attendees. Buses will run on continuous loops. SeeShuttle Schedule for arrival times.
Career Fair Prep Walk-In Hours for All Majors
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing – University Career Center & The President’s Promise
(Printed resume required for critique!)
Monday, September 14 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
*One employer/organization will be invited to participate in the walk-ins each day.
Walk-In Hours, Career Fair Prep for BSOS Majors
Wednesday, September 16, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
2148 Tydings Hall – University Career Center @ BSOS
Employer Mock Interview Clinic
Tuesday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing – University Career Center & The President’s Promise
You can sign up in Careers4Terps under job #124608!

Participate in the BSOS Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program!

Is graduate school the right option for you? How do you get research experience, take full advantage of classes, ensure high-quality letters of recommendation, identify potential graduate programs and mentors? An informal meeting with a graduate mentor can provide first hand advice.

The BSOS Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program is looking for Sophomore and Junior level GVPT students who would like to be mentored by current GVPT PhD students.

Schedule in Fall 2015

September 8, 2015 - Deadline for graduate students to sign up

September 15, 2015 - Deadline for undergraduate students to sign up

September 22-24, 2015 - Mentors and mentees will be introduced to each other via email

October 5, 2015 – Mentor training

October 6-30, 2015 - Mentorship weeks when mentors and mentees will meet

November 5-20, 2015 - Mentors and mentees log in with feedback

We will enroll students in the BSOS Mentoring Program until the slots for the semester are full on a first-come basis. Second year (sophomore) students will be given first preference followed by Third year (junior) students.

If you are interested, please sign up here:  

For questions, please contact us at

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Looking for Journal of Politics and International Affairs Submissions

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs(JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Fall 2015 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the areas of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.
The Journal typically publishes 10-20 page essays written for upper-level courses, however we welcome submissions of any length and topic that falls within the scope of the Journal. All majors and class ranks are invited.
If this opportunity is of interest to you, please visit to submit an essay. The deadline is October 15, 2015, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Intern For a Day Event

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences.  This fall, we have 200+ hosts with 550+ possible shadowing placements in a wide variety of fields and industries!

In order to be considered for Intern for a Day, students must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are six (6) orientation sessions available to attend during the week of September 21-25, 2015.  Please click on the date and time of the orientation session that works best with your schedule to RSVP. All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing).

More details can be found at

Most questions about the Intern for a Day program can be found on the Intern for a Day website or will be addressed during the mandatory orientation.  For immediate questions, contact

The Sadat Forum Event

PAID Internship Opportunity at The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has paid internships in a range of subject areas including health policy, housing, federal fiscal policy (including tax), legislative affairs, food assistance, family income support and state legislative and fiscal policy --- for undergraduates, law, social work and other graduate and doctoral students.  These internships are highly competitive and provide fantastic experience and access to a great network for students interested in a career in public policy.  

More information here: 

Application deadline for spring internships is October 1st 

We will also shortly be announcing applications for our two year State Fiscal Policy fellowship program --- a great program for recent graduates.  Here is information on last year’s fellowship:

Get Your FREE or SUBSIDIZED Passport at UMD's Passport Day (TOMORROW 9/10)

UMD Education Abroad and CIEE are partnering to provide subsidized passports for UMD students! Register for Passport Day on 9/10!  

We have a limited number of U.S. Passport processing grants remaining  - a $25 value - for UMD students!

Register today and learn more at 

Questions? Contact Education Abroad - 301.314.7473.

Job Opportunity at the CFPB

Become a Director’s Financial Analyst at the CFPB

Are you an analytical thinker with a passion for public service?The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may be the right fit for you!  

You can make a difference...

  •  Contribute through data and policy analysis, structured thinking, and problem-solving.
  •  Help frame and influence substantive policy choices and agency-wide strategy.
  • Spend two years rotating through various CFPB departments.
  •  Complete rotation assignments including conducting cutting-edge economic  research, developing tools to engage and educate consumers, and tracking consumer trends within the product markets we regulate.
  • Drive innovation through data analysis, which serves as the foundation of Bureau activities.
  • Communicate to senior leaders across the Bureau through written and oral presentations.

While reaching your goals

  • Grow your professional brand and position yourself for long-term success through exposure to many aspects of a growing agency.
  • Graduates of the program have gone on to:
    • Private Industry (Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, Deloitte)
    • Public Sector (Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
    • Grad School (Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, Columbia Economics Ph.D. program)

  •   Make a mark on history with lasting policy impact.
  • Enjoy compensation competitive with the private sector along with some of the best benefits government has to offer.


Think you have what it takes? will only be available during these windows.

  1. September 17, 2015 - September 21, 2015
  2. October 12, 2015 - October 16, 2015
  3. November 11, 2015 - November 15, 2015

The federal hiring process can be a bit...different, so if you have questions or would like to speak with someone further about the process, send us a note at 

About the CFPB 

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The central mission of the CFPB is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.        


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to create and maintain a vibrant and diverse workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Study Abroad Fair TOMORROW September 10th

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program.  

Thursday, September 10th 
3PM – 7PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp.