Friday, October 30, 2015

Congressional (And Deptarment of State) Internship Workshop

Interested in possibly interning for Congress (or finding other positions on the Hill?  This is the workshop for you!
Topics include: How to obtain and capitalize on congressional internships; Best practices; How to build careers (including outside the congressional realm), etc.   
When: Monday, November 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
1. Mr. Scott Baker - Congressional contact and networker extraordinaire (now at Department of State), UMD alumnus and former White House Fellow; 
2. Ms. Veena Thangavelu, former constituent services representative for a congresswoman (now at Department of State), graduate student at UMD School of Public Policy; and 
3. Mr. Tommy Minter, successful congressional intern (Spring 2014), Federal Semester alumnus, current GA for Federal/Global Semester, and graduate student at UMD School of Public Policy.
Pizza will be served!
Event sponsored by Federal and Global Semester Programs; GVPT students are most welcome!
Please RSVP!  Click to RSVP

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Internship with Prince George's Council

County Council office is seeking bright, self- motivated, politically astute students for internships.  Applicants should be interested in government and governance issues, have good writing skills, some facility for data entry and data analysis, as well as experience with social media, photography, and videography.  Internships are unpaid.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your interest to

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rep. Grijalva Accepting Applications for Spring Internships through January 15th

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for spring 2016 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices through January 15th.
In Washington
In the D.C. Congressional Office, interns work closely with legislative and press staff, conduct legislative outreach and research, answer office phones, distribute mail, communicate with constituents, and may have the opportunity to assist with activities in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee (Minority).  In the Natural Resources Committee,interns assist committee staff with administrative support, conducting legislative research, compiling data, and drafting correspondence. In addition, interns in both offices may attend committee hearings, briefings, and meetings.
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 D.C. Congressional office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s internship coordinator, at Those seeking to apply directly with the U.S. Natural Resources Committee (Minority) should indicate this in their application. 
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 otherneeds 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
Application deadlines for the rest of 2016 are:
·         Spring: January 15, 2016
·         Summer: May 6, 2016
·         Fall: August 5, 2016

Friday, October 23, 2015

Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship Opportunity at the US Department of State

The Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship is a prestigious, two-year, paid fellowship opportunity at the U.S. Department of State for graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni (within one year of graduation). The application deadline is November 20, with the fellowship term set to begin in July 2016. The selected fellow must then qualify for a U.S. SECRET security clearance.

The Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship  was established in 1999 with support from the DoS Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA). The selected fellow will serve at the PM/WRA office in Washington, D.C. and gain valuable experience in managing foreign security and humanitarian assistance-related programs. The fellowship includes the possibility of international travel. Past fellows have traveled to places such as: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, Laos, Mozambique, Peru, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Our Center (based at JMU) was awarded the opportunity to administer the fellowship in cooperation with PM/WRA. Of the two dozen former FKD fellows, almost all are now employed in international relations and development through the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, the United Nations, and a broad array of domestic and international non-governmental organizations.

Questions or concerns contact:
Lindsay A. Aldrich
Fellowship Coordinator / Senior Project Manager
Center for International Stabilization and Recovery

Monday, October 19, 2015

Political Leaders to Headline Campaign Finance Discussion
Money in politics as a general topic—and campaign finance in particular—have been key issues 
with Marylanders and voters across the nation as presidential debates and races are well under 
way. Join us as leading policymakers from both sides of the aisle and academics discuss this 
timely topic and take questions from the audience.
3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12
Riggs Alumni Center, Orem Hall
University of Maryland


Informing our discussion will be results and analysis from the third iteration of the 
Washington Post—UMD Poll, an innovative tool designed to provide academics, students and
members of the public with insight into both key races and the issues that matter to Maryland 
In addition to discussing the current climate and contemporary problems, participants will 
shed light on possible solutions and paths forward.
  • Congressman Steny Hoyer (D–Md. 5th)
  • Former Congressman Tom McMillen (D–Md. 4th)
  • Former Congresswoman Connie Morella (R–Md. 8th)
  • Congressman John Sarbanes, (D–Md. 3rd)
  • Dr. Stella Rouse, Director, Center for American Politics and Citizenship
Participant Bios

Reception Immediately Following

This event is presented by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of 
Government and Politics, the Center for American Politics and Citizenship, Issue One, and the U.S. 
Association of Former Members of Congress. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Workshop by the Partnership for Public Service: Federal Resume, Interviewing, and Elevator Speech

Dear BSOS students:

You are invited!  RSVP by link below! 

Workshop by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and a team of experts from federal agencies:

1 – How to craft a Federal Resume
2 – How to land and ace an Interview
3 –How to create a great Elevator Speech (sell yourself in 1 minute or less) 

Fabulous opportunity for you to learn and ask questions about these crucial skills from experts!

Title: Workshop on Federal Resume, Interviewing, and Elevator Speech
Date/Time: Monday, October 19: 7:00-8:20p.m.
Location: Tydings Hall, Room: 0102 

RSVP as soon as you can!   
If you have any questions, please email: Tommy ( or Jay ( 

Event hosted by Federal Semester and Global Semester in Washington DC

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Brown Bag Discussion with Dr. Sarah Croco

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council will be hosting a Brown Bag Discussion with Government and Politics Dr. Sarah Croco on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:00AM! If you are interested in international conflict, public opinion of war, research or just have questions about the field of international relations, please come to our discussion where we will have a complimentary lunch. 

GVPT – Dr. Sarah Croco
2141K Tydings Hall
October 21st, 11:00AM-12:00PM
*Complimentary Lunch Provided

Dr. Croco is an assistant professor in Government and Politics and a faculty associate at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Her research interests include international conflict, wartime public opinion and research methods. In 2009, Dr. Croco won a prize from the Committee for the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy for her dissertation titled “Peace at What Price?” which deals with leadership culpability and the domestic politics of war. She currently teaches a course on the Quantitative Study of International Relations.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Maryland Internship Progarm- Apply by October 20th for Spring 2016

The Center for American Politics at the University of Maryland offers the Maryland Internship Program (MIP), a comprehensive program focused on state and local government that allows students to integrate what they learn in the classroom with real
world experience in the political process.
This competitive program places highly qualified undergraduate students in internships where they work with and learn from officials in state and local government. Internship placements include the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, members of the General Assembly, state and local agencies, and courts.
Participants earn up to nine credit hours in GVPT as well as a travel stipend during the semester-long program by attending a weekly seminar and completing assignments, aside from their internship duties. Alumni of the Maryland Internship Program will also take with them invaluable experiences, skills, and networking that will help them find, and succeed in, careers in government, politics, or any other field.
The Center for American Politics and Citizenship and the Maryland Internship Program are both operated within the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.
TO APPLY: visit and apply by October 20, 2015.
Previous Internships have included:
· Office of the Governor
· Office of the Attorney General
· Department of Budget and Management
· Maryland StateStat
· Department of Business and Economic Development
· Maryland House of Delegates
· Maryland State Archives

Monday, October 12, 2015

Conversation with Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Currency Redesign (On Campus Event)

What notable woman would YOU feature on ‪#‎thenew10? BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council presents a conversation with U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Lew 4:30pm Oct. 14 McKeldin Library, University of Maryland Special Events Room 6137. Bring your questions and opinions! RSVP now:

Friday, October 9, 2015

December 2015 graduates- Attend Grad Fair on October 14th

Are you graduating in December 2015? Purchase your cap and gown at Grad Fair on October 14thand receive a 10% discount on your regalia. Enjoy refreshments and freebies!
Regalia is also available for purchase after Grad Fair but sizes and selection may be limited.

Florida Republican from Congressional District 8 is Seeking Interns

Florida Republican from Congressional District 8 is seeking interns for early January through May 2016. Qualified candidates will be hardworking, motivated self-starters, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. 

Daily duties as an intern will include providing general constituents services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings. 

Florida ties are a plus but not a requirement. This internship is unpaid, however, individuals will gain invaluable experience. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to  with subject line “Intern” for consideration. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance Info Session

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is hosting an Information Session on Thursday October 8th about their new dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance program for ECON, GVPT, and Smith undergraduates.

When: 08 Oct 2015 06:00 PM
Where: Van Munching Hall, Room 1415

Click here* to register!

Visit R.H. Smith's website for additional information regarding the dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance program. For questions, contact the MBA/MS Admissions Office directly.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Apply to START’s Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue (CRED) Fellowship

Have you ever wondered how communities respond to terrorism or work to prevent it? Are you interested in working to prevent radicalization and violent extremism in communities? Then START's Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue (CRED) Fellowship, a comprehensive, two-and-a-half –year, program designed for 4 undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, may be for you! Students will enter the program in the middle of their sophomore years, and the program will last through the end of their senior years.  The program is designed to train students to work in homeland security-related positions, especially positions related to community engagement, community resilience, and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

 Apply by 5pm on October 16, 2015

For more information visit

DNC Technology Internship

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Victimization and Expanding Rights Consciousness: A Conversation with Attorney Joel Feller ‘90

Event Date and TimeThursday, October 15, 2015- 9:30am to 10:45am
Location: Prince Georges Room, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland
Join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and MLaw Programs on Wednesday, October 15 for a special event featuring Mr. Joel Feller '90, GVPT for his talk Victimization and Expanding Rights Consciousness. 
Mr. Feller is a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, a nationally recognized law firm that handles all types of personal injury lawsuits. During his extensive career, Mr. Feller has built an impeccable reputation in the legal community where he is known as a tireless advocate for his clients and an exceptionally skilled litigator who can distill the most complex of issues into simple terms for a jury.
Mr. Feller gained national attention for successfully representing seven sexual assault victims of former football coach Jerry Sandusky in civil litigation against Penn State University. With more clients than any other single firm, Feller and Ross Feller Casey played an integral role in finalizing the $60 million global settlement with Penn State in August 2013.
Interested students may register here:

'The Bomb': A Panel Discussion

Join us Thursday, October 8th, from 1pm–2:30pm in the University of Maryland Art Gallery for ‘The Bomb’: A Panel Discussion. University of Maryland faculty members from the departments of Art, Government and Politics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Sociology will be on hand to discuss the subjects and themes of the current exhibition,Questioning the Bomb: History and Non-Proliferation. Featuring over 80 posters by internationally recognized designers from around the globe, the exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and advocates for global relinquishment of such weapons of mass destruction from all national arsenals. During the October 8th panel, UMD faculty members will engage one another and the audience in a lively discussion about nuclear weapons and their relationship to global politics, history, and visual culture.This event is open and free to the public.

Location: 2202 Art-Sociology Building, 3834 Campus Dr., University of Maryland College Park
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
Panel: includes Jim Thorpe (exhibition curator, Department of Art), James Glass (Department of Government and Politics), Michele Mason (Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures), and John Pease (Department of Sociology).

For more information about the panel, please visit our website ( and Facebook page (