Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Apply to be a delgate at 2016 Duke- UNC China Leadership Summit

Co-hosted by Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, CLS is the region's premier student-run conference on U.S.-China relations.
Each year, CLS brings together 100 of the most promising undergraduates from the U.S. and China for three days of interactive seminars, roundtable discussion, and keynote speeches featuring leaders in academia, business, and government. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with both experts and fellow attendees who are similarly passionate about U.S.-China relations. CLS also provides the opportunity to develop, defend, and present ideas to expert judges in the Leadership Case Competition. This year's theme is China's Soft Power in the 21st Century Order. 
The conference is free to attend, with CLS providing 8 need-based travel scholarships in 2016.
 Applications are due January 22, 2016 at 11:59PM. To apply, visit our website at www.dukeunccls.com
Please direct any questions or concerns to Brian Bartholomew (bbarthol@live.unc.edu).

Friday, December 11, 2015

Internship Opportunity with Red Maverick Media

Apply to the AJC Goldman Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the AJC Goldman Fellowship Program.The AJC Goldman Fellowship is a paid, 9 week opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management.  Fellows work in AJC and partner offices around the world, from New York to Melbourne. 

Secretary Kerry with 2015 Goldman Fellows at AJC's office in New York
The Goldman Fellowship is unique in the quality and scope of opportunities that it offers, providing participants experience in advocacy, research, and programming, working in mentor relationships with senior staff and taking part in conferences and meetings. Depending on their skills and the needs of our offices, Fellows are sent to AJC locations and affiliates throughout the United States and abroad, including Brussels, Melbourne, and Warsaw.
 Fellows receive a stipend of $3,000 plus major travel expenses.  The fellowship runs from June 5 through August 5 (there is some flexibility with these dates for a few placements). Fellows will attend the  AJC Global Forum in Washington DC, June 5-7, and begin work in their offices on June 13.
Applications close Friday, February 12!   Apply here.
For more information, please visit www.ajcaccess.org/fellowship, or email fellowship@ajc.org.

Opportunity to Submit to the UBC Journal of International Affairs

Internship Opportunity with Congressman French Hill

Summer Internship Opportunity with the Maryland Governor's Office

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2016 DCCC Spring Fellowship Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is accepting applications for its 2016 Spring Fellows Program.  

Program Overview:
DCCC Fellows will learn skills that will prepare them for entry level positions on political campaigns when they graduate in the spring.  These skills include mobilizing communities, organizing political events, managing campaign data, and many more. We are looking for students with a passion to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives.

Apply Today:
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis now until January 11, 2016. Interviews will start in mid-January 2016, and the program will begin mid-February 2016.
Apply here: http://action.dccc.org/page/field/dccc-fellows

CAPC Research Assistantship Program

Monday, December 7, 2015

GVPT100 Supplemental Instructor Leader Position for Spring 2016

AAP’s Tutoring and College Study Skills Components are looking for qualified tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders. Come and join the team and get paid while using your academic skills and confidence to help others succeed at their academic goals!

SI leaders, who are peer educators, earn hourly compensation starting at $8.50 per hour increasing with experience OR institutional credit through EDUC388, Guided Experiences in College Teaching. Class meets once per week.

  • Attend lectures for SI-linked courses above (SI Leaders only)
  • Earned a “B” or better in the course you are applying for
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher 
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.   
  • Good level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality. 
  • Two letters of recommendation, with one recommendation that can speak to your knowledge/abilities to be a SI leader in content area.

The Program is looking for SI leaders for the following Spring 16 courses (SI leaders must be able to attend the lecture part of the course):
  • AMST 101 (Must be able to attend one of these sections:
    • MWF 9-9:50, MWF 10-10:50
    • MWF 12-12:50 or TuTh 11-12:15)
  • BSCI 105 (Shields, MWF 1-1:50 pm)
  • BSCI 124 (Moctezuma, TuTh 11-12:15 pm)
  • CHEM 135 (Griffith, MWF 3-3:50 pm)
  • ECON 200 (Schwab, TuTh 11 am-12:45 pm)
  • GVPT 100 (Croco, MWF 1-1:50 pm)
  • NFSC 100 (Lee, MW 11-11:50 am)
To apply, please contact:

Sharon Vanwright-svanwrig@umd.edu, 2201A Marie Mount Hall
If you would like more information, please visit:

2016 Governmental Relations Internship with the Baltimore Jewish Council

The Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) is a local non-profit which serves as the advocacy and community relations arm of Baltimore’s organized Jewish community. The Council represents over 50 Jewish organizations and synagogues, including the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. BJC’s mission focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-community relations and social justice.

The internship will focus on BJC’s Government Relations program, which advocates in support of government resources for Jewish agencies and the policy priorities of the Jewish community.

Interns will have a unique opportunity to view our dynamic organization in action. BJC Interns are involved in all aspects of our programming, including, legislative activities, research, event planning, public relations and policy development. Interns will be mentored by the Director of Government Relations and will have significant opportunities to interact with elected officials and staff.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Drafting written testimony
  • Monitoring key legislation
  • Assisting in planning and staffing of BJC Advocacy Day
  • Planning special community events, including our Maryland U.S. Senate Candidate’s Forum
  • Researching key advocacy issues
  • Providing administrative support as needed
  • Other projects as assigned by the Director of Government Relations

Successful candidates must demonstrate the following:
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Dedication to the values of the Jewish community and Israel
  • Knowledge of Maryland political system
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail
  • Motivation to take initiative on new projects

Other information:

1.      The intern will receive a stipend
2.      We expect 15-20 hours a week, but days and hours are flexible
3.      The Intern is required to work out of our Annapolis office
4.      Application deadline is December 28, 2015

To apply, please provide a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample to:

Sarah Mersky
Director of Government Relations
Phone: 410-542-4850

Once your application and references have been received, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

DCCC Fellowship Program

Apply by the Dec. 9th for the Public Affairs Paid internship

Friday, December 4, 2015

Apply to the International Development and Conflict Management Minor Now!

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2016!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at: www.cidcm.umd.edu/minor.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 22, 2016.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

GVPT Winter 2016 Course Offerings

Sierra Club Winter and Spring Internships

The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, and educating the public about environmental issues. You do not necessarily have to be an environmental major to be involved with the Sierra Club- we are looking for students within any major that are willing to work hard, learn about the issues, and to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to their work.  

The Maryland Sierra Club is seeking interns for Winter and Spring 2016. If you could forward this email to students or post the below internship description to any relevant listservs, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.

Applications are accepted until December 8, 2015. Apply early for best priority.


Apply to the Global Terrorism Minor

What Americans (especially evangelicals) think about Israel and the Middle East: New Poll Release and Discussion

December 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Washington, DC
As the United States gears up for the 2016 presidential race, Americans seem increasingly polarized on issues related to the Middle East, including whether and how to resolve perceived tensions between Israel and the United States. Republican candidates profess support for Israel at almost every opportunity, seeking to capitalize on an apparent partisan gap in support for Israel among the American public. The Israeli prime minister seemingly played into this gap in his fierce opposition to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal earlier this year. His visit to Washington in November was largely an attempt to overcome this partisan legacy. What is driving these political cleavages, and how are they evolving as the presidential campaign heats up?
On December 4, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will launch a new public opinion poll by Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor at the University of Maryland and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings, focusing on American attitudes towards the Middle East. Based on a national sample, the poll also includes a substantial sample of Evangelical Christians—enabling an expansive analysis of this increasingly important segment of the American electorate.
Telhami will be joined in discussion by Washington Post Reporter Michelle Boorstein and POLITICO Editor Susan Glasser. Tamara Cofman Wittes, senior fellow and director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the panel. Following the discussion, the panelists will take audience questions. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Last BSOS Brown Bag Lunch with Dean of BSOS Dr. Gregory Ball

Hello BSOS Students!
 Our last Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening on Wednesday, December 2 - lunch with the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our Dean better, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!
BSOS - Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)
 Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.