Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Alternative Weekends

Alternative Weekends (AW) are three-day immersion opportunities where students connect with social issues and community partners in our region. Whether you are just wanting to start your involvement with service-learning or if you have lots of previous experience, Alternative Weekends is for you!

Choose a weekend (June 10-12 or July 15-17) and from one of the 3 experiences below.
Register today at go.umd.edu/AW16.

Food Security at Clagett Farm
get a firsthand look into the growing community of local agriculture and food systems, spending time working on a farm growing produce for our surrounding areas. The team will learn about access to food in our area and serve alongside the staff and community members of Clagett Farm CSA in Upper Marlboro. 

Racial Reconciliation & Neighborhood Revitalization in Baltimore
Dive into the social construct of race and its impact on communities such as Baltimore. Hear from and serve alongside neighborhood leaders who are challenging misconceptions of this city, fostering understanding across division, and engaging in effective advocacy. The team will be a part of the amazing work through organizations like Bea Gaddy Family Center and Christopher Place Employment Center.

Environmental Conservation at the Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay is sanctuary to thousands of species of plants and animals, and it serves as an economic and recreational hotspot for our region. Participants will serve at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration Center, learn about the policies and restoration efforts in progress, and gain perspective on how the biodiversity of the Bay has impacts on our everyday lives. In addition, we will camp on the beach outside of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters. 

Global Fellows Program New Concentration in Critical Regions and International Development

UMD Global Fellows Program announces new concentration in Critical Regions and International Relations—Apply NOW!!!!

Program includes fall seminar course, spring internship for college credit, and year-round professional development activities! Interested in a DC internship? Interested in changing the world? Apply NOW to the amazing empowering Global Fellows Program (formerly Global Semester Fellows)!

PERKS include:          
  • Fall semester course, Tuesday, 7:00-10:00 p.m. The two instructors are active duty American Foreign Service Officers with diplomatic experience in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Class visitors will include senior American and foreign officials and other policy leaders.
  • DC spring internship at sites including the White House, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, think tanks, etc. 
  • Scholarship in Practice credit
  • Spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
  • Notation on your transcript as a Global Fellow!
  • Seminar course fulfills an upper level GVPT degree requirement.
  • Year-round professional development activities, including field trips, one-on-one help with resumes and interviews, etc.
  • Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 

For details and application form, go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.  Apply ASAP!  You may drop application by office, apply electronically by sending application to globalsemesterdc@umd.edu, or send by fax to 301-314-0941.  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them, and they can come later!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

START Fall Internship Opportunities

START is looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

The deadline to apply is July 10, 2016. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form: https://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships

The fall internship program will begin with an orientation on August 25 and 26, 2016 and end on December 12, 2016. Below is a sampling of available opportunities.

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
The GTD is an open source, unclassified database including information on terrorist attacks around the world since 1970. The database is maintained by START researchers. The GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents and now includes over 125,000 cases. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes:
·            GTD: Incident Location and Geographic Identification (GEOINT)
·            GTD: Perpetrator Identification
·            GTD: Target Classification
·            GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
·            GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcome

Unconventional Weapons and Technology
The Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division consists of a number of intensive, shorter-term research projects concentrated on research topics within the larger study of terrorism and politically violent non-state actors. Intern positions are available in the following focus areas:
·        Advanced Research Internship (ARI)
·        Aviation Insider Threat Research
·        Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats
·        Project Leviathan
·        Project Prometheus
·        Terrorist Ideology Project
Risk Communication and Community Resilience
Government, non-profits, and other organizations rely on public communication to deliver important messages to various audiences. Professional communicators today use social scientific research to improve this process, and START’s research teams have several current and upcoming communication projects that address current research questions. Risk communication is important for delivering messages about impending storms, terrorist attacks, public health crises, and more. Interns working on this team will support several ongoing research projects as well as new projects.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Interns will contribute to the construction of a global, multimodal transportation network.  Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, database triangulation, manual vector editing, extensive open-source research into traditional and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography/mapmaking, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial format.  Interest/experience in global security and/or terrorism is beneficial.

START’s Communications team is seeking interns to assist with START’s communication activities and products. Intern responsibilities vary but may include: Writing and editing press releases and featured stories, planning and attending events, creating media kits, developing and tracking media lists and monitoring social media.

Understanding Domestic Radicalization
This internship is part of the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, a three-year project which seeks to establish an empirical basis to investigate the underlying mechanisms and processes for individual radicalization in the United States. Previous intern teams researched information on radicalized individuals and entered it into a dataset; wrote case studies on radicalized individuals; performed quality-control checks on the dataset; performed structured qualitative analysis; and assisted project staff in conducting analysis on the quantitative data.

Developing Technology in Explosive Detection Dogs
Interns for this project will assist in developing deployment strategies with explosive detection dogs while utilizing new technology in the field.  Interns will be working closely with four K9 dogs and their handlers while training and being deployed for Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection.  Interns must have a flexible schedule and ability to be around dogs.  Interns will be required to pass a brief background check.

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project
Students will gather and analyze statistics on terrorist organizations over time. Projects will include collecting the number and type of attacks over time, looking at trends, and possibly even modeling group capacity out into the future. Interns will also provide assistance in researching open source information on the leadership of some groups for possible future designations. Interns will be co-supervised by researchers at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the State Department. The State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks. Interns will be based at START’s offices on the University of Maryland campus.

Why choose an internship at START?
         Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
         Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
         Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
         Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
         Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
         Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
         Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and professional development.
         Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful workplace environment.
         Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:
         Have a good academic record.
         Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
         Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
         Agree to attend orientation and training.
         Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:
o   A complete application form
o   One page resume
o   Cover letter
o   Writing sample
o   Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution
Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, citizenship, preferred majors, and compulsory meeting times. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pennsylvania Organizing Campaign Organizing Fellowship

The Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign is seeking intelligent, hardworking interns to assist with voter outreach, party building and to help elect Democrats across the Commonwealth. The Coordinated Campaign is the umbrella organization under which the state party combines its resources and focuses its efforts to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

Fellows will take part in a regional onboarding training and then get to work organizing for Democrats in Pennsylvania.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please email fellowship@padems.com with your resume, cover letter and three references.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer, and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, family medical status or genetic information, military service, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, economic status or disability.

For more information about the internship, please visit: http://www.padems.com/organizing-fellowship/ or email KLo@pavictory2016.org.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity with AARP

Paid Summer Internship Available with AARP’s Campaigns Department in Washington, DC
AARP, one of the leading advocacy organization in the country, has an unexpected opening for a paid summer internship for the summer with its Campaigns Department starting in June and ending in mid-August.  
This is a great opportunity to learn about issue advocacy and work with a team of campaign/political professionals.  
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact ​Martin Burns at ​Mburns@aarp.org immediately. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cade Scholarship Deadline Extended


Cade Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship was created to honor the memory of Senator John A. Cade by enabling students to carry on his legacy of public service and leadership.

To apply for the scholarship, please follow the link on the picture.

Reilly Scholarship Deadline Extended

Reilly Fellowship
This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.

To apply, follow the link on the above picture.

Register for Academic Transitions to Internships - Fall 2016

Seven Weeks, One Credit & Online.

In fall 2016, will your students start the internship search process?  
If so, encourage them to register for EDCP108i: Academic Transitions to Internships!

This course is designed to provide students with the full experience of searching for aninternship.  Themes include the importance of targeting your resume and cover letter to internship postings, communicating interests and skills to potential internship sites, searching for internships, networking with alumni and professionals in your intended career field, preparing for your internship experience and much more.

This course is recommended for students who have never had an internship and are actively searching for one.  Course registration is closed to graduating seniors.