Thursday, January 28, 2016

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarships Extended Deadline

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on February 12, 2016. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2016 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit: 

Deadline to apply:
Friday, February 12, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Margaret Doyle
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to  
Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to Thank you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spring Career and Internship Fair

Internship Opportunity for the Joel Rubin for Congress Campaign

The office of Joel Rubin for Congress is currently looking for campaign interns to join their staff. 
Interns will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to begin a strong career in the political sphere. Students will be working on all aspects of the campaign, including canvassing neighborhoods, calling voters, social media and communications, and helping organize events. These students would be expected to work out of our office in Silver Spring and would be expected to commit twenty hours a week towards the campaign. They are happy to arrange class credit, if needed.

For more information, contact:

Andrew Vannucci
Field Organizer
Joel Rubin for Congress
c: 203-885-2030
P.O. Box 30052
Bethesda, MD 20824

International Development and Conflict Management Minor Now Accepting Applications

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ICF International Paid Summer Internship

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, identifying and supporting pathways out of poverty and career ladders, or breaking ground on any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.
We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.
Job Description:
ICF International is hiring a summer intern to support our Family Self-Sufficiency Line of Business. FSS is a Line of Business within the Health Education and Social Programs’ Community and Social Programs Division. The Family Self-Sufficiency Line of Business works with public, private, and community based organizations to help vulnerable families and individuals achieve economic and social stability by building knowledge, improving skills and applying evidence-based practices. Our professional, collegial, and intellectually supportive environment empowers staff to pursue work in the issues and causes that matter most to them. 
The FSS Line of Business seeks a Summer Technical Assistance/Training Intern.  This position will support a team of project managers and staff working on a wide array of LOB priorities.  The opportunity is available to current undergraduate underclassmen (current freshmen and sophomores) with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  The internship is 10-12 weeks (June-August 2015) for 30-40 hours each week, under the supervision of our Fairfax, VA office. 


Key Responsibilities:

The Summer Technical Assistance/Training Intern will immediately begin advancing LOB priorities through support to various projects and teams.  Areas of responsibility include:
  • Support project managers and task leads in virtual technical assistance (Webinars, online learning)
  • Draft newsletter, Web site, and other content
  • Participate in data entry and analysis
  • Provide logistics and meeting management support (materials, registration, A/V support, participant engagement and support, other duties as assigned)
  • Transcribe and summarize training and technical assistance events, client meetings, and other engagements (includes flip charting, meeting evaluations and session notes)
  • Provide help desk support to various LOB-managed Clearinghouses.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors program in the social sciences as a current freshman or sophomore.
  • Proficient with preparing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint products.
  • Interest in vulnerable populations, poverty, education.
  • Ability to travel to DC area meetings, as requested.   
  • Experience in social media tools and development
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in graphics, infographics, and/or data communication tools (charts, flowcharts, logic models)
  • Experience in logistics support, meeting management, event coordination (paid or unpaid)
  • Experience with diverse client/customer communications
Professional Skills
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including experience with developing presentations.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Raskin for Congress Spring Internship Program

Raskin for Congress Spring Internship Program
Spring Campaign Blitz on a Grassroots Congressional Campaign
Jamie Raskin’s campaign for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District is now accepting applications for a Spring internship program for both Grassroots Organizing and Finance oriented positions. Applications are open to highly qualified and motivated college and high school students. The internship will take place during the final weeks leading up to the primary election on April 26th, 2016. Interns during this period can expect to experience and be involved in the high energy and excitement generated during the most intense days of a campaign.
Applicants are required to fill out the form below and submit (with resume attached) via email to to be considered.
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 college or high school credit. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis, with three available start dates: January 11th, January 23rd, and February 1st. The program will end after the Primary Election on April 26th.
(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 January 11th, January 23rd, and February 1st):
PREFERRED DEPARTMENT (Choose between Finance and Grassroots Organizing):
SHIFTS AVAILABLE (Choose between M/Tu/W/Thu/Fri 12pm-4pm or 4-8pm, Sat/Sun 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.            Have you been following the campaign? Why do you want to work on Jamie Raskin’s campaign for Congress?
3.            What is the most important issue you want to see discussed in national politics?
What kind of skills, passions, and personal traits do you feel that you ca

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

U.S. Climate Plan Policy Internship Opportunity

U.S. Climate Plan seeks a full or part time Spring Policy Intern. The internship will be an excellent opportunity for those interested in policy and advocacy at a nonprofit organization with a focus on climate and energy issues. This position is unpaid.
The Policy Intern will be responsible for supporting policy advocacy efforts through research, analysis, communication, and advocacy. Projects may include analysis of state-level potential for ambitious climate and energy policies, assisting with state level carbon tax campaigns, analyzing legislation and regulations,  and support/expansion of ongoing efforts to lobby the Obama administration for stronger climate policies.
  • Supporting national, state, and local policy advocacy and education through research and analysis
  • Assisting team with policy advocacy and communication efforts
  • Staying abreast of current climate and energy policies
  • Attending policy briefings and meetings
  • Blogging and social media
  • Bachelor's degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in environmental studies, government, economics, environmental law, or a related field
  • Demonstrated background in research and analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadlines and manage multiple assignments as needed
  • Provide your own laptop and cell phone
Desired (but not required) skills and experiences:
  • Interest, passion, and background in climate and energy issues strongly preferred
  • Ability to translate highly technical content into that which is accessible
  • Experience with the Action Network platform
  • Experience with social media engagement
  • Web design (HTML, CSS, etc.)
Position type: full time or part time
Start date: January/February 2016
Compensation: unpaid
Location: Washington, DC
Application instructions: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references to with “Policy Intern” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you would be available to work full- or part-time.
About U.S. Climate Plan:
U.S. Climate Plan was formed in June of 2013 in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to build support and draw attention to the need for comprehensive energy policy solutions grounded in scientific demands — not politics. We are working to empower people to take action for scientifically-grounded climate policies and elevate the national dialogue on how equitable & just energy solutions in the U.S. and the world make positive changes in people’s lives.
U.S. Climate Plan is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ, and members of other marginalized groups to apply.

BSOS Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students, ranging from $500-$1500 per award. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. 

Applications are due on January 29, 2016.  

Scholarship awards are for the fall 2016 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:  
The college offers the following scholarship awards:

Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Margaret Doyle
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs Submissions

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2016 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 area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.
The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.
If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website at The deadline is March 1st, 2016, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here: ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Friday, January 15, 2016

New GVPT Course Available for Spring 2016

The department of Government and Politics has added a new upper-level course for the Spring 2016 semester. GVPT409L/808E: Transnational Relations and Non-state Actors is a graduate level course that is now open to undergraduate GVPT students. Students should expect to complete extensive reading and writing assignments, but note that undergraduates in the course will be given different assignments from the graduate students. That is, the workload for undergraduates in the course will be similar to other 400-level GVPT courses. 

If you are interested in registering for GVPT409L, please read the description below and edit your schedule through the drop/add tool on Testudo. To sign up as an undergraduate, you must sign up for the undergraduate course number, GVPT409L. 

GVPT409L/GVPT808E Transnational Relations and Non-state Actors
Professor Virginia Haufler
Mondays 3:30-6:15pm 1111 Tydings 

Transnational relations—not inter-state relations—are a growing feature of world politics. They involve a growing variety of non-state actors—non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, transnational corporations, international associations, diasporas, private militaries, criminal and terrorist networks, and others. They also include politics among sub-national elements of government, and government agencies. This seminar introduces students to the concept of transnationalism and debates over its significance, and analyzes the growing role of different actors in shaping outcomes across diverse issue areas. We will explore the factors that account for the emergence of transnationalism, the strategies of non-state actors and trans-governmental actors, and their accountability and impact. Topics will include the growth of global governance, public-private partnerships, and the concept of world society. Examples are drawn from security, environment, health and other issue areas. The course will be taught as a combined undergraduate/ graduate seminar, focusing on the theoretical and empirical literature relevant to this topic.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Multiple Spring Internships with Partners of the Americas

Multiple Spring Internships with Partners of the Americas!

If you are a creative, socially conscious self-starter with a passion for the Americas, then apply for one of our internships below today!
Please note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and only finalists will be contacted.

All internship applicants must fill out this form to apply to the Partners of the Americas Internship Program.

Positions Available:

Ready? Apply Now!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) Spring Internship

 Interns will have the opportunity to experience the daily operations of Senator Cotton's office and witness the legislative process firsthand. We are interested in interns with strong writing and research skills.  Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to my email address, which is

Department of Education Internships

ED Student Volunteer Unpaid Internship Program, Washington, DC

Last minute opportunities to work on issues related to the field of education, grants, law, social services and humanities! Unpaid, but available for academic credit. Given the tight turn-around time, please email your resume to Kimberly Beynum directly at
In the past, students have completed projects focusing on:
•             Policy analysis and evaluation.
•             Research.
•             Finance.
•             Public affairs and communications.
•             Community outreach.
•             Intergovernmental relations.
•             Legislative affairs.
•             News media.
•             Legal work.
•             And a host of other projects.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York- Undergraduate Summer Analyst Program- Research Group

Program Description:
The Undergraduate Summer Analyst Program provides outstanding undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at a unique institution. Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, analysts are provided with an extensive understanding of the work of the New York Fed.  Summer analysts will be given the opportunity to enhance their business skills through critical financial analysis, formal presentations, research and writing.
Analysts are assigned to a particular area or function for the summer, but they will also have opportunities for collaboration with other analysts and with employees from around the Bank. In addition to their daily responsibilities, analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide an extensive overview of the Bank's responsibilities and operations, and offer a unique opportunity to learn about full-time career opportunities upon graduation. The summer program is the largest recruitment source for the New York Fed's full time campus hiring.
Research Group:
The Research 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.  
As a summer analyst in Research, responsibilities may include:
  • Assisting economists and research associates in the analysis of current public policy issues and events;
  • Assisting economists and research associates in long-term, academically orientated research projects;
  • Conducting econometric, computational, and analytical research intended for Bank publications as well as academic journals; and
  • Programming in statistical packages such as SAS, STATA, and MATLAB
The Summer Analyst Program requires that applicants complete their sophomore year of college by the beginning of the internship. The program is extremely competitive and size is limited.  As a summer analyst in Research applicants must have a demonstrated interest in economics, public policy, mathematics or statistics, and a strong academic record.  Additional requirements include:
  • Apply to at most two (2) Undergraduate positions;
  • Demonstrated experience in using large databases and statistical packages;
  • Solid analytical and decision-making abilities;
  • Ability to provide concise, articulate and insightful economic analysis in written and verbal form;
  • Good leadership skills with the ability to think strategically and demonstrate a broader viewpoint on assignments. 
Please include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample. 
Application Deadline: January 15th, 2016 (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.
Please note, summer housing is not provided.

White House Council on Environmental Quality Summer Internship 2016

Council on Environmental Quality
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. The Council's Chair, Christy Goldfuss, serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President. CEQ is also responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies operate in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment.
To apply:
Please email all application materials (resume, short essay, and application form) to
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines for applications are as follows:
Spring – October 1st
Summer – February 1st  
Fall – July 1st
All internship positions are unpaid. CEQ can coordinate with students who are seeking college credit for participation upon request. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Two Internship Opportunities with InterAction for Spring and Summer 2016

See all positions- early January for spring 2016.
InterAction’s Public Policy Team is seeking applications for two unpaid internship positions for the Spring of 2016 in Washington, DC.  InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) working in every developing country.  

InterAction’s Public Policy team offers internship opportunities to motivated individuals with a compassion for global change. Our team coordinates Congressional advocacy efforts for our members on a wide array of development and humanitarian topics and is a stepping stone to a career in policy and advocacy. Interns walk away with a deeper understanding of current policy and advocacy efforts in the international NGO sphere and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level policy position.

Primary responsibilities include:
  •     Attend and summarize hearings and briefings as needed on the Hill;
  •     Research legislative action that affects the international humanitarian and development community;
  •     Update the InterAction website and online profiles with legislative, member, and program updates as necessary;
  •     Provide support to public policy team members for meetings and briefings at InterAction and on the Hill, including: scheduling, tracking RSVPs, developing and assembling materials, supporting staff in preparing coffee, ordering catering, and writing summaries of the proceedings.

An intern can expect to gain the following experiences beyond daily work duties:
  •     Access to meetings of members and InterAction staff that focus on a variety of current issues;
  •     Networking with the staff of member organizations;
  •     Opportunities to learn about detailed and timely topics;
  •     Feedback and critique of your resume;
  •     Informational interviews with InterAction staff.

These and other assigned duties will be designed to support you in gaining the following knowledge, skills and abilities for obtaining future employment:
  •     Familiarity with tools available for Congressional research;
  •     An introduction to professionalism and DC office etiquette;
  •     Familiarity with advocacy strategy implementation and experience using a variety of advocacy tactics;
  •     Understanding of the pressing issues within the NGO space and a variety of areas of work for InterAction's members;
  •     Increased network of contacts and an improved resume.

Qualifications and competencies of the ideal candidate:
  •     Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  •     Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs;
  •     Must be able to work with minimal supervision;
  •     Commitment to being in the office at least 20 hours per week;
  •     Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and meet deadlines;
  •     Commitment to team work;
  •     Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel);
  •     Good interpersonal skills.


Click "the 'Apply Now' button below. Applicants should create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter when prompted (the prompt may only ask for a Resume, but candidates should upload both documents). The position will remain open until filled. If you have any technical issues while applying contact for assistance.