Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bright Futures Unpaid Internship Scholarship Opportunity-DEADLINE APPROACHING



The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  The Bright Futures application for summer 2016 unpaid internships is open!

DEADLINE IN 5 DAYS: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for summer 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2016 and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply: go.umd.edu/bfs16
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.

 
Questions?
Visit go.umd.edu/bfs16
.  
If not addressed on the above website, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship is generously funded by a grant from The President's Fearless Fund and receives ongoing significant support from the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Friday, April 15, 2016

University Career Center Events



BSOS students, it is never too late to meet employers and expand your network! The University Career Center hopes to see you at…

UnShelled: Startup Career & Internship Fair 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Stamp Student Union - Colony Ballroom
The UnShelled: Startup Career & Internship is a fun and informative opportunity for students to connect with new and innovative companies, explore opportunities and develop lasting relationships with representatives. The Washington, DC and Baltimore areas are home to many startups looking for talented, diverse, and creative people like you. Do not miss your opportunity to network with these unique firms! Advance registration is not required.


Opportunities in the Temporary Job Market 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Still seeking a PAID summer opportunity?
Looking for something to do for a year while you apply to graduate school?
Interested in working abroad post-graduation?
Attend this panel to learn about the different types of short term work opportunities available and how to make yourself marketable! Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni are encouraged to attend. Panelist attending:

  • Law Resources- specializes in temporary and permanent legal placement.
  • Contemporaries, Inc.- specializes in providing top-notch staffing support services to federal and private sector clients within the D.C. metro area.
  • Teach Thailand Corps - specializes in sending recent graduates to Thailand for 10 months of teaching English.


All participants will receive additional resources on “gap year” experiences as well.


Just In Time Hiring Meet Up: Employer Networking Sessions 
Friday, April 29, 2016 • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Are you graduating in May and still job searching? If the answer is yes, this event is for you!
Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with organizations that are actively hiring graduating University of Maryland students. Each organization will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.

  • 12:00-12:30: 3-5 minute employer presentation
  • 12:30-2:00: Relaxed conversations over refreshments – feel free to stop by even if just for a few minutes!

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.


Plan for your future with these workshops!

How to Find an Internship
Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? This workshop will provide tons of resources and ideas!

Personal Finance 101 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Come learn about personal finance from our employer guest! Learn about creating budgets, saving for retirement, and the benefits offered as a part of entry-level job offers!


Review all upcoming University events at https://go.umd.edu/CareerEventsCalendar

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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 summer 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.

Responsibilities
  • 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: Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson scorbin-johnson@omb.eop.gov . Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

2017 German Bundestag Internship Program

2017 German Bundestag Internship Program
This Internship Program provides the opportunity for American graduates to learn first-hand about German politics by working in the office of a member of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). The program runs from March 1st to July 31st, 2017. During this time participants are enrolled as students at the Humboldt-Universit√É€t zu Berlin. The application deadline is June 30, 2016.


This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and Arab region the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government.

  • US citizenship
  • University degree (BA, BS, Diploma, Magister, state examination or doctoral); a college degree is not enough, the proof of graduation may be provided later in certain circumstances up to 31 December 2016
  • Very good knowledge of German
  • Knowledge of German politics, society and history

You can find more information about the program at www.bundestag.de/ips

Carlson and Price Families Scholarship Funds for Student Leaders


Through the generosity of the Carlson and Price families, two Leadership Scholarship Funds have been established to support student leaders. The scholarships were created to help a deserving student organization leader manage costs associated with textbook expenses and related tuition costs and will provide a $500 award to an incoming or current student organization leader  for the fall 2016 semester. These scholarships recognize the sizeable contribution of time and energy that student organization leaders contribute to the campus community through volunteer service.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Current or incoming student organization leader
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Preference given to students with financial need
Additional Considerations:
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Significant involvement and/or leadership within student organizations
Applications are due on May 16th. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Leadership Scholarship Available

Through the generosity of the Carlson and Price families, two Leadership Scholarship Funds have been established to support student leaders. The scholarships were created to help a deserving student organization leader manage costs associated with textbook expenses and related tuition costs and will provide a $500 award to an incoming or current student organization leader for the fall 2016 semester. These scholarships recognize the sizeable contribution of time and energy that student organization leaders contribute to the campus community through volunteer service.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current or incoming student organization leader
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Preference given to students with financial need


Additional Considerations:

  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Significant involvement and/or leadership within student organizations

Applications are due on May 16th. 

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Paid Summer Internship with the National Park Service

Paid Summer Partnership & Philanthropic Policy Internship with National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to participate in partnership and philanthropy policy research, re-visioning, and outreach while gaining hands-on learning and leadership experience.        

The NPS strives to encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by collaborating with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and federal, state, tribal and local agencies.   The Partnership Office helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their collaborative work through training, communication, and policy leadership.     

Responsibilities Include:   

·         Provide research, administrative, and analytical support for employees engaged in the re-visioning and rewriting of National Park Service policy documents related to fundraising, donations, and intellectual property.  
·         Strategize and outline a plan and methods to communicate policy changes to a wide range of stakeholders, including governmental and non-governmental employees and partners.  Duties may include creating visual products to communicate the progress, goals, and outcomes of policy re-visioning work, including PowerPoint presentations and posters.
·         Conduct research on applicable laws, regulations and policies related to partnerships and philanthropy.     
·         Conduct research and provide assistance in the development of new programmatic practices and policies to align with NPS goals pertaining to cause related marketing, co-branding, and brand alignment between the NPS and corporate and non-profit entities.   
·         Document findings and recommendations in written summaries, briefings and/or white papers.  Communicate findings and share recommendations with fellow employees.
·         Vet potential and current donors – both corporate and nonprofit organizations, using research gathered from online library databases and government databases.
·         Assist with corporate partnership projects related to the NPS Centennial Anniversary. Work with the Partnership Office, Centennial Office and National Park Foundation on corporate partnership activations as they relate to the Centennial.


Qualifications:

This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, government and politics, public policy, policy research and development, public-private partnerships, or related areas.

This position requires,
·         Knowledge or experience in marketing and partnership and philanthropic policy.
·         Strong communication skills; oral and written.
·         Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
·         Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.
·         Experience using online library databases to conduct research on various companies and nonprofit          organizations.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have strong attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.

The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office.

This part time (16-20 hours per week maximum) internship will run from the end of May (or sooner if available for an earlier start date) to the end of the summer, with a possibility to extend through the fall semester.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and professional and/or educational references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at khopps@umd.edu.

For additional information about this position, please phone or email Jackie Dostourian, NPS Washington Partnership Office, at 202-354-2182 orJackie_Dostourian@nps.gov.  

Best consideration date is April 30.

GVPT Paid Research Participant Opportunity

Dear Students of the University of Maryland,

If you are interested in both earning money and contributing to new social science research, please read further.

A researcher in the Department of Government & Politics is conducting a research project, and needs participants interested in earning between 10 and 15 dollars for approximately 30 minutes of effort. Participants must be full-time undergraduate students, familiar with basic computer use, and fluent in English. 45 reservations will be taken.

All participants with confirmed reservations will receive a $10 participation fee, provided they show up to the experiment on time. Participants with reservations that arrive late will not receive a fee. Interested students must reserve a spot through the following reservation page (
https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12242820
). Students selected will receive an email confirming their reservation. Reservations offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Creating Change Through the Political Process Event

Creating Change through the Political Process , is a panel discussion and forum aim to bring together local government officials and UMD students to explore the challenges and benefits of engaging in local government and political processes in order to foster change.

Come meet Mayor of College Park, Patrick Wojahn, Councilmember PJ Brennan, and Councilmember Dannielle Glaros to engage in dialogue around current issues affecting the College Park community and UMD students; and understand students’ role and ability in influencing local government and political processes.

When: Monday April 25th, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: 1126 Taliaferro Hall, University of Maryland
RSVP: online

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Education Abroad Diversity Dialogue for Latin@/x Students

Education Abroad at UMD is currently recruiting students who identify as Latin@/x for a Diversity Dialogue on April 20th, from 5:00-6:30PM. The dialogue will be hosted by Education Abroad in Susquehanna Hall and pizza will be provided for participants.

What is an Education Abroad Diversity Dialogue? A Diversity Dialogue is a space for students from underrepresented backgrounds to share their perspectives on study abroad. Participants will discuss their personal aspirations and concerns regarding studying abroad, while providing support for their peers throughout the dialogue.

Why an Education Abroad Diversity Dialogue? Education Abroad is interested in learning about the experiences of underrepresented students, especially as they pertain to study abroad. Therefore, Diversity Dialogues serve as a venue for students from underrepresented backgrounds to connect with each other around a common topic, while also providing Education Abroad with insight into ways to better serve students.

Latin@/x students at UMD, whether they have studied abroad or have not, are invited to participate and if interested, can register at our SignUpGenius through this link. Registration will close on Friday, April 15th.


Bright Futures Unpaid Internship Scholarship Opportunity




The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  The Bright Futures application for summer 2016 unpaid internships is open!

DEADLINE: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for summer 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2016 and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply: go.umd.edu/bfs16
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.

 
Questions?
Visit go.umd.edu/bfs16
.  
If not addressed on the above website, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship is generously funded by a grant from The President's Fearless Fund and receives ongoing significant support from the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NSA- Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences Opportunity


UMD students are invited to tour the National Security Agency’s - Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences (LTS) in College Park, MD on Wednesday, April 27th. Transportation and Lunch will be provided. Students interested in internship and full-time opportunities are encouraged to attend.  STEM students are encouraged to attend, but all majors are welcome to participate!

This is a rare opportunity to visit the National Security Agency (NSA) and tour the Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences (LTS) where NSA technical experts and diverse analysts conduct advanced networking and computing research. The LTS initiates technical research projects to prototype and explore the implications of new communications domains. Research here is a fluid process, often involving diverse fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, sociology, psychology, and political science.This is a site visit which showcases our various career opportunities and also gives students the opportunity to network with agency employees.
Space is limited! Students that are interested should RSVP (indicating their selected session – morning or afternoon) by April 15th with a copy of their resume to Kmjoh12@nsa.gov.
Important Note: U.S. Citizenship is required of all applicants.


2016 Elections Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Job Opportunity- Work for Progress Election Canvass Directors

Work for Progress seeks Election Canvass Directors.  Canvass Directors will help us elect candidates who will fight to reverse global warming, get big money out of politics and help young people deal with the rising cost of college and student debt. Applicants should be friendly, outgoing, politically savvy, and creative. You will recruit and oversee a team of committed canvasser activists to have face to face conversation with voters in critical districts this summer and fall.

For the 2016 election, Work For Progress will partner with Fair Share Action and Environment America Voter Action to help elect candidates who want to make a difference on issues like global warming and getting big
money out of politics. We will launch close to 20 field offices in critical states like New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, or Colorado. We are looking for Canvass Directors to manage these operations.

The canvass director exercises independent judgment and discretion to:

Recruit a team of committed canvasser activists: To get out and talk to tens of thousands of voters, you need a team of committed canvasser activists. As a Director for one of our election offices, you will recruit dozens of people to have face-to-face conversations with voters at their homes. You will design a recruitment strategy, write and place ads, and interview and hire top candidates.

Manage a field plan: As you build your team, you will send your staff into the field to talk with targeted voters. Directors are responsible for creating and managing a plan that involves speaking with tens of
thousands of specially identified voters in precincts around the office.

Manage & train your team of canvassers: You will need to train your team in the best practices for communicating with and motivating voters. Each day, you will hold training sessions in the office, and each week you will get out in the field, yourself, where you will canvass and train your staff hands-on.

Manage operations: You will need to manage all of the operations behind the scenes. You will track information we can use for more sophisticated targeting and planning. You will be responsible for running payroll, reimbursing office expenses, and all of the other logistics that go into running a big operation.

Qualifications:

Work For Progress is looking for Director candidates with all levels of experience. We will provide you with classroom and ongoing training so you will know everything to do the job, from how to run a staff recruitment campaign to how to manage and develop leaders in your office to how to work with advanced mapping and canvassing technology. We are looking for people who are ready for a major challenge. You should be ready to:

Go where the fight is. We are looking for people who are flexible
geographically and ready to move to work in one of our election offices.
Work hard and work long. You will work 70+ hours and 7 days a week.
Successful candidates will also bring all or most of the following
skills and attributes to the position:
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
- Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities;
- Demonstrated recruiting skills;
- Proven problem-solving and organizational skills;
- A team orientation and focus on results;
- An outstanding work ethic and an entrepreneurial mindset; and
Compensation & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the
relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a
candidate has. We value experience with electoral, advocacy and
organizing campaigns. Work for Progress offers a competitive benefits
package.

To Apply: Apply online
at: http://workforprogress.org/component/content/article/1-main-content/
121 . Direct your application to Mary Rafferty.  We'll carefully
consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in
touch.
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Work for Progress is an equal opportunity employer


White House Internship Program and D.C. Scholars

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR
THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND THE D.C. SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT THE WHITE HOUSE
IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Apply today for the Fall 2016 White House Internship Program – the final internship opportunity in the Obama Administration.  This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
*Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college,     community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
*Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
*A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

Every summer since the start of the Obama Administration in 2009, graduating high school seniors from public and charter high schools in the District of Columbia have been invited to apply for a part-time summer internship opportunity at the White House through the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House. 

Additional information on both programs, including eligibility requirements, application materials, and internship timelines are available on our website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/about.