Monday, November 30, 2015

ICONS Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity with Delegate Kirill Reznik

2016 Legislative Session Interns- Delegate Kirill Reznik

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

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

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

Cover letters and Resumes should be submitted to no later than December 15, 2015. 

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

Teaching Abroad Opportunity

Interested in teaching abroad this summer?

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

 The final application deadline is Sunday, February 14th! Our application is now open, apply here:

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

The first info session is Thursday, Dec 3rd at 7:30 at Jimenez 3205:

 The second is Monday Dec 7th from 7:30-8:30pm in the art and sociology building ASY 1213:

You can get more info on our website ( and by liking our FB page

Email with any questions you have!

Maryland Sierra Club Seeking 2016 Interns

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Center for Law and Social Policy Research Assistant Position

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

UBC Journal of International Affairs Submissions

Monday, November 23, 2015

Internship Opportunity with Senator Mark Kirk

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

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

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

To apply, please send a resume, two letters of recommendation and a 3-5 page writing sample to

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

START Scavenger Hunt for Research

Apply to the BSOS Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership,presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester. Please visit for additional information. 
To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:
  • Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2016
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

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

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

Potential Congressional Internship Opportunity!

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

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

If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter and any relevant writing samples to 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Paid Internships at Analyst Institute

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

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

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

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

Dual Bachelor's/Masters program Information Session

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Capitol Hill Spring and Summer Internships with Congressman David Rouzer

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

If anyone has any further questions please contact the intern coordinator at or refer to the Congressman’s website: We have available spots in the Spring as well as during the Summer months.

Application instructions can be found at:

Research Fellow at Stanford Law school

Spring 2016 Internship with the Economic Development Administration

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BSOS Brown Bag Discussion with Dr. Jason Nichols

Hey BSOS Students!
Are you interested in knowing more about Black and Latino identity and relations, politics, and rap? Would you like to know what it's like to be an Editor for a peer-reviewed academic journal, a journalist for the Guardian, and about research opportunities? If so, you should absolutely come to the BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council’s Brown Bag Discussion tomorrow, November 4th. We will be featuring Dr. Jason Nichols from the African American Studies Department. 
*You don’t have to be an AASD major to attend
Dr. Jason Nichols (AASD)
Wednesday, November 4th
Location: 1126 Taliaferro Hall (AASD Mauer Library)
Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, the first peer-reviewed journal of hip-hop studies, Dr. Nichols is known on campus for both his scholarly work and his engagement beyond the classroom. Balancing his assortment of engagements, including writing for the Guardian on subjects like Black masculinity, hip hop and dance, and being a rapper in the group Wade Waters, Dr. Nichols has an abundance of expertise, and a bevy of real world knowledge to provide. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fundraising Internship

Democratic political fundraising firm seeks independent-minded, quick-thinking individual with knowledge of the political process and public policy, to work as a fundraising intern during the Spring 2016 Semester (beginning early-to-mid January, and running until early-to-mid May). 
We have four clients in-cycle for the 2016 elections, three for the Senate, and one for the House: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH), Katie McGinty (D-PA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Through the work you put in on these campaigns you will see every aspect of the campaign finance process. You will help plan events, staff the events you’ve worked on, and help with donor prospecting and database maintenance- all of which insure that our candidates are victorious in November.
Candidate must be reliable, possess excellent written and communications skills, a working knowledge of national politics, and an appreciation for a well-funded campaign.
Our firm also represents U.S. Senators Leahy (D-VT), Mikulski (D-MD), Klobuchar (D-MN), Casey (D-PA), Warner (D-VA), and Whitehouse (D-RI). Interns will have the opportunity to attend fundraising events and meet many of the members listed above. This internship is unpaid, though we are happy to work around class schedules and do offer class credit if you meet requirements put forth by your school. Interested candidates should email resumes to Jennings Heussner at

Monday, November 2, 2015

Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program- Apply by Nov. 6th

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program is for current undergraduate and graduate students looking to begin an exciting career in homeland security and intelligence. I&A offers internships in the functional areas of Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Operations, Management/Support, Information Technology, and Policy. The I&A Internship Program is designed to provide the experience and skills needed to produce capable and well-rounded Homeland Security intelligence professionals. All I&A internships are located in Washington, D.C.
Program Length
In order to attract a diverse workforce nationwide, the I&A Internship Program offers full-time summer programs, as well as  year-long programs for local students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan Area. Interns are expected to work full-time during the summer and part-time during the academic year.
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Washington, D.C.
I&A interns are paid federal employees with positions ranging from GS-3 to GS-9 pay grades.
Eligibility & Security
You must meet the following to be eligible for the I&A Internship Program:
  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited university
  • Be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • Maintain/Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Complete Selective Service Registration if you are a male applicant born after Dec. 31, 1959
DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation and be granted a Top Secret/SCI clearance as a condition of placement in this position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses, and the illegal use or possession of drugs.
Application Deadline
The job opportunity announcement will open on October 23, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and will close on Friday, November 6, 2015.
Application Process and How to Apply
 Students can apply on USAjobs( or on the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Student Internship website ( before Friday November 6th.
  • October: Job opportunity announcement opens
  • November–Mid-December: Internal selection and processing
  • Late December: Selected candidates complete security paperwork
  • Early May: Eligible candidates notified to report on duty
  • Late May/Early June: Interns enter on duty in Washington, D.C.
I&A will only consider complete applications. Veterans' Preference does apply; therefore, qualified veterans should also submit a copy of their DD214 to ensure proper consideration.
Who to Contact for Additional Information
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Internship Program Coordinator at

Apply for Global Classroom

Apply for Global Classroom- GVPT356 for Spring 2016! Deadline November 5th
MIDCM, GVPT, and Global Studies Minor students!  
Applications are out for the spring 2016 Global Classroom course (held at UMD but with University College Dublin (Ireland) joining remotely).  MIDCMers:  GVPT356-0201 will count for your Capstone in International Development requirement.  The application is very short, just a brief statement (300-500 words) addressing a couple of straightforward questions. ApplyHERE*.
This blended-format course (part traditional, part online), sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Office of International Affairs and MIDCM, will pair 10 UMD students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, another Global Studies Minor, or GVPT with 10 University College Dublin students in the School for Politics and International Relations.  They will spend the bulk of the semester collaborating in teams comprised of equal numbers of UMD and UCD students, working to research and produce creative, viable, and sustainable solutions to major contemporary development problems.  Each team will be challenged to build expertise about a specific problem in a specific locale.  The search for solutions to these problems will be complicated by a context of violence, in the form of a humanitarian emergency, post-conflict reconstruction, or another aspect of conflict prevention, management, or transformation.  The primary assignments and “deliverables” for each team of UMD and UCD students will be a jointly written project concept note and a final presentation.  By the end of the course, all students should develop both hard skills and issue expertise.  This course will be team-taught by faculty members from the two participating universities.

Applications should be emailed to by 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Decisions will be made and students notified by Friday, November 6, 2015.