Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall Internships Still Available at the US Department of Commerce

We are seeking applicants for our fall 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 competitiveness, 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 an 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
   Assisting the White House in long term economic recovery during natural disasters.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Joseph Hurst, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, at jhurst@eda.govPlease indicate your top three choices of office preference in your cover letter.

Internship Opportunities at A Wider Circle

As the fall semester begins, we want to again share that internship opportunities are available at A Wider Circle. We are in the unique position of offering both direct service and behind-the-scenes internships to qualified students. We are looking for students who are passionate and committed and would like to be part of a movement to end poverty.

A Wider Circle was founded in 2001 to provide services to the most vulnerable children and adults in our nation’s capital region.  The average family size of those we serve is 3.5 and the average annual income – from all sources – is $12,500.  We serve the neediest of the needy.  We have big goals for being a force in the movement to end poverty.

Since our founding, A Wider Circle has helped families on the journey out of poverty through the provision of basic need items, job skills training and, most recently, wraparound support. Last year, we furnished the homes of more than 4,400 families. We also are involved in multiple initiatives to build community and a movement to end poverty. We are currently serving onsite in one neighborhood in D.C. and we plan to add one or more additional neighborhoods in the next three months. Internships are available in those neighborhood programs as well.  

A Wider Circle is a grassroots nonprofit organization that hires 10-15 unpaid interns each semester to work out of our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring as well as our neighbor sites. Interns are truly the lifeblood of our organization. In addition to direct service and education internships, there are business, marketing, research, and strategic planning internships available. We request that interns commit to working at least 15 hours per week. Students interested in our internships may contact us at intern@awidercircle.org for information or simply send a resume and cover letter to that address. Internships are also listed on our website www.awidercircle.org.

If you have any questions about internship opportunities with us or about our work in general, please contact me any time at 301-608-3504 or at this email address.

Internship Opportunity with Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler

3rd Congressional District
Washington, DC

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office is currently accepting applications for internships in the Washington D.C.. This is a great opportunity for college students, recent graduates, military veterans and others who are interested in an insider’s view of the legislative process and the daily operations of a congressional office.

Typical intern responsibilities in the D.C. office include: leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, attending congressional hearings and briefings, and assisting staff in a variety of projects including research, writing and editing. Our office focuses on making sure the internship is adapted to the interns’ interests and provides networking opportunities.

All candidates should possess great oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated, demonstrate knowledge of computer applications, maintain a positive attitude and show initiative.

Applicants must be able to make a commitment of at least 10 weeks. Those with Washington state or Pacific Northwest ties are preferred, but all may apply. Internships are unpaid; however, if academic credit can be awarded through your school, the office will be happy to assist in that process.

To apply, please submit the following materials to Rebecca.Sikora@mail.house.gov:
·         - Cover Letter (state availability)
·         - Resume with three references


Do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions regarding our internship program.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Internship with John Delaney for Congress

John Delaney for Congress (D-MD), is currently accepting applications for our internship program. An ideal intern should be motivated, detail oriented, display a strong work ethic, and interact well with constituents. Part-time and full-time internships are available.

Interns will learn from Campaign staff and be an integral part of the campaign team. This is a great opportunity to get on-the-ground training for anyone interested in politics.

The internship is open to current students and recent graduates.

  • Training volunteers for canvassing, phone banking, and data entry.
  •  Contacting Voters and staffing campaign events
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and volunteers.

The internship is unpaid. 

To apply, please send a resume to reiam@delaneyforcongress.com

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Study Abroad Fair

Explore your world at the Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 8th - 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP

Facebook event: http://ter.ps/eafairfa16

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. 

Thursday, September 8th
3PM – 7PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Career Shuttle to Chemonics

Career Shuttle: Chemonics

You are receiving advance notice of this the Career Shuttle to Chemonics, so RSVP if you are interested in attending. This event will be open to ALL students on September 15, 2016. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

1-5 p.m.

Leave from the University Career Center & The President's Promise (RSVP required!)
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to Chemonics, DC! This trip is open to all UMD students, but will be of particular interest to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in exploring career paths in global or foreign affairs. Student with foreign language skills are also encouraged to attend.
Chemonics International has over 35 years in the international development field. We pride ourselves on being an industry leader and employer of choice for individuals interested in international development work. The session will provide an overview of our work, information on the Entry-Level Professional program, working as a consultant, and how one can join our team. Students will also have a chance to ask questions of UMD alumni who are currently employed by Chemonics.
  • Business professional attire is encouraged
  • All participants must present an official photo ID. 

Space is limited - please RSVP today and reserve 1:00-5:00 p.m. for the site visit. 

Once you have RSVP'd and received a confirmation email, please plan to meet in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 1:00 p.m. We will depart promptly by bus and return to campus by 5:15 p.m. You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to departure and you must be 18 years or older to consent.
*Once we reach capacity, you will have the opportunity to register for the wait list. Students on the wait list will be emailed on 10-10-2016 and slots will be filled with whoever confirms first.

Learn more:
A career at Chemonics is more than a job. It’s about helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. It’s about actively pursuing and sharing knowledge that benefits the development field. And it’s about knowing you can make a difference in the world. Founded in 1975, Chemonics now works in more than 130 countries across the globe. Our projects span five continents and most sectors of international development.

Chemonics is always looking for new talent. Whether through our Entry- level Professional program (ELP) or as a consultant in the field, Chemonics hires and orients new employees for meaningful careers as versatile development professionals. We seek career-minded individuals with long-term interests in international development. We’re also looking for enthusiasm, commitment to teamwork, and integrity. Above all, we’re looking for people interested in applying their skills, knowledge, and experience toward every aspect of international development.

A career at Chemonics means managing projects across the globe in:
  • Agriculture
  • Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Education
  • Environmental Services
  • Financial Services
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Management Solutions for Development
  • Private Sector Development
Come and learn about joining our team! For more information on Chemonics International please visitwww.chemonics.com.

Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, csehlke@umd.edu, Program Director at the University Career Center & The President's Promise. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Job Opportunities with The Fund for the Public Interest

Campaign Jobs for Equality!
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country.  We've run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance.

This year, we are running an office in Washington, DC for the Human Rights Campaign to build support for the Equality Act, a federal bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and education. Right now, people risk being fired or losing their homes in 28 states for being gay or bisexual and in 31 states for being transgender. We need a federal civil rights bill for LGBT people to ensure full equality under the law.

This is your chance to spend your school year working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience. We have both part-time and full-time positions available.

Fill out the form at the link below to set up an interview and to hear more about the positions we have available:


If you have additional questions please contact:
Emily Furlong

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Finance Internship with the DSCC

In this busy election year, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is looking for qualified interns for our Finance Department as we work to regain a Democratic Majority in the Senate. Interns will assist on a variety of Finance related projects, such as donor research and outreach,  as well as other everyday tasks. Interns will also have the chance to meet Democratic senators and candidates from across the country and become familiar with the basics of campaigns. If interested, please email pietrantoni@dscc.org with the following:

  1. An up-to-date resume
  2. A cover letter
  3. A writing sample
  4. A short (1 page maximum) writing sample in the form of a letter to the editor. Take a position on a current event and lay out your argument coherently and cohesively.
  5. Please also include one letter of recommendation, and make sure the contact information is clear and accurate.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Student Essay Competition

Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow's leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. 

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate's essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Selection committee includes:
  • Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
  • Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

Submit your essay here.

Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BSOS Needs Ambassadors!

BSOS is looking for student leaders to become ambassadors for the College. It's an exciting opportunity to get involved while earning two elective credits. This is an invitation-only leadership program, and students selected to move forward will be interviewed on campus the first week of classes. Click here to learn more about BSOS Ambassadors. Think you have the experience to stand out? Please apply here by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wiley Rein LLP Project Assistant Job Position for Recent Grads

Note: This job opportunity is for recent grads.

Wiley Rein LLP Project Assistant - Legal & Practice Support

The Legal & Practice Support Project Assistant position provides both client project and administrative support to the both Legal and Practice Support teams. Primary responsibilities to be split between providing administrative support (coordinating project staffing, meeting scheduling, data analysis, and preparing documents for distribution) and direct support of attorneys on client projects. 

  • Coordinate staffing of Legal Support projects in a timely manner; 
  • Prepare spreadsheets, memos, and reports from attendance, billable and client-chargeable hours, and training credit data; 
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, training sessions, and staff luncheons; 
  • Work with attorneys and legal assistants on client billable projects meeting the Firm's minimum hours expectations; 
  • Prepare, updates, and maintains document indices, coding in database management, basic research, organization of files, compilations of exhibits, proofreading and document retrieval from outside sources (Internet, libraries, courts and agencies); 
  • Actively develops case management, cite-checking and research skills; 
  • Draft, proofread, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations; 
  • Performs research and concisely summarizes findings; 
  • Update and maintains shared calendars (e.g., Outlook; SharePoint/intranet); 
  • Other duties as assigned. 



Two- or four-year degree and at least one year of experience preferred, will substitute experience for education. Law firm experience preferred. 

  • Highly proficient in the use of all office productivity applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat); exposure to viDesktop a plus; aptitude for learning new software skills strongly preferred 
  • Ability to proactively identify issues, problem-solve, and propose solutions to challenges encountered 
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of law firm personnel 
  • Possess strong customer service skills 
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to meet strict deadlines 
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities, competing deadlines, and work in a team environment 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and be able to build strong interpersonal relationships

Fall 2016 Internship with the National Endowment for Democracy

Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) –
Fall 2016 (Job # 1651)

The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. More information can be found at www.ned.org. The National Endowment for Democracy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an intern for Fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events. 

Intern will assist with:

  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Orientation of Fall 2016 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition, including correspondence with potential applicants and preparation of materials for the selection committee
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Database management and implementation of administrative policies
  • Alumni relations and preparation for the program’s
  • Other duties, as appropriate

We seek a college student with:

  • interest in human rights and international exchange
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus


  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016
Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016
Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2016
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Travel Reimbursement:
This position is unpaid; however, a reimbursement of $10 per day is available to offset commuter expenses.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern, Reagan Fascell Fellows (Fall 2016) – Job #1651 in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit www.ned.org.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fall 2016 Internship with the United Macedonian Diaspora

DESCRIPTION: The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is a leading international non-governmental organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., UMD has built a formidable operations network throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe, with membership spanning six continents.

Learn more about UMD by visiting http://www.umdiaspora.org.

The UMD offers internships (title: UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow) throughout the year. The internship program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Macedonia, Southeast Europe, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, NATO, and European Union. The internship can serve as an effective means to introduce and advance a future career in foreign policy, journalism, public relations, human rights, advocacy, government, or the nonprofit sector.


  • monitoring legislation and congressional hearings
  • liaison with Congressional offices and advocating on subjects vital to the UMD
  • attending events throughout Washington, D.C.
  • conducting research on issues affecting U.S.-Macedonia and U.S.-Southeast Europe relations
  • preparing memoranda
  • drafting letters to the Congress and the Executive Branch
  • drafting press releases, monitoring human rights in Southeast Europe
  • organizing events throughout the U.S. and the world
  • assisting with general administrative duties

UMD extensively works on EU and NATO-related issues as well and the intern will gain considerable insight and experience into how the EU and NATO operate.

The internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Prospective applicants from a variety of academic majors are welcome, and all majors are eligible. Candidates for UMD should expect to work a minimum of 16 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer. This position is unpaid. However, a small monthly transportation stipend will be available. Full-time internships (5 days a week) will be given preference. GPA must be 3.5 and above.


  • ability to work independently
  • highly motivated, responsible and reliable individual with strong research and writing skills
  • excellent oral communication skills
  • strong organization skills
  • comfortable with public speaking
  • good at problem solving and developing his/her own initiatives
  • team player

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Metodija A. Koloski at mkoloski@umdiaspora.org.

Paid Fall Partnership and Philanthropic Policy Research and Development with the 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 assist in the  development of an NPS Brand and Marketing Strategy that raises public awareness and understanding of the NPS mission and its core values; resonates with a broad range of audiences and constituent groups; promotes greater recognition of the brand; and attracts and encourages increased engagement and stewardship. 

 The mission of the National Park Service is "… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations" (National Park Service Organic Act, 1916).

The NPS strives to fulfill its mission and encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by partnering 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.  
  • Provide research and writing assistance in the development of a Resource Manual on Partnerships and Philanthropy.  The manual will provide guidance to employees and partners on how to carry out work related to establishing and managing partner relationships and planning for, accepting, and receiving philanthropic donations (support and background information will be provided).    
  • Provide assistance in formatting and designing the Resource Manual.  Develop a template design that incorporates visuals that help guide employees and partners in their work.  
  • 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.
  • Vet potential and current donors – both corporate and nonprofit organizations, using research gathered from online library databases and government databases.
  • 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. 


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 and will not graduate before December 2016.

This position requires:

  • Knowledge or experience in partnership and philanthropic policy.
  • Strong communication skills; oral and written.
  • Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
  • Experience in utilizing design/desktop publishing software such as in-design, photo-shop, illustrator, and/or other programs.
  • 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.

Work Location:

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.

Work Schedules and Pay:

This part time (24 hours per week preferred, minimum 16 hours per week) internship will begin as soon as possible and continue until the end of the fall semester, with the possibility of extension.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour. 

 Application Procedures:

To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, contact information for two professional and/or educational references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at khopps@umd.edu.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  For best consideration, apply by August 30.

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

ACU Fall Internship Opportunity

ACU has added new positions to the Fall Internship! 

Join in this exciting election year working for the events and conferences team, development team, and government relations team.  The positions are paid and we can accommodate part-time interns who are enrolled in school.  

This is an exciting time to be working in politics and working at ACU: you will be working directly with our major projects, including events on Capitol Hill, possible travel for policy events around the country and planning for CPAC 2017.  You will gain hands-on experience as part of a supportive and collaborative team, all sharing the goal of spreading and energizing the conservative movement in America.  

For more information and to fill out an application, visit : http://conservative.org/careers/internship/

Job Opportunity for Recent Grads: Project Assistant/Simulation Researcher (part-time), ICONS Project

Note: This job posting is for recent grads.

Position Overview

The person hired will serve as a Project Assistant/Simulation Researcher supporting the ICONS Project’s growing portfolio of simulation-based policy projects. The ICONS Project creates simulations and scenario-driven exercises to advance participants' understanding of complex problems and strengthen their ability to make decisions, navigate crises, think strategically, and negotiate collaboratively. A substantial portion of this position’s time will be devoted to supporting projects looking at U.S. strategic planning and decision-making in the field of international relations and security.

The position will be directly supervised by the ICONS Policy and Research Program Director. This is an hourly, part-time position (20-25 hours per week) with an anticipated start date of September 15, 2016.  The position is currently slated as a five-month position, with potential for extension contingent on funding, performance, and program needs. 


Coordination and project management support across the ICONS policy program’s portfolio of projects. Assist the Policy Director in tracking progress on deliverables, identifying potential bottlenecks, and reporting project status.
Logistics management for simulation events, including participant coordination, facilities scheduling, and equipment set-up. 
Provide research-related support for simulation development projects. Assist in the review, editing, and final preparation of simulation materials.
General support to project teams, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS required.
Extremely well organized and detail-oriented.
Ability to multi-task in an often fast-paced environment.
Pro-active, self-starter with strong project management skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively with senior-level government clients.
Strong research skills. 
Experience with standard business productivity software (i.e., word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation, etc.) and with Web-based software (Web-browsing and similar on-line applications and tools).

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated project management or coordination experience a plus.
Knowledge of or experience with international security issues a plus.
Salary The hourly rate for this position will be $20 per hour. The position is not eligible for benefits.

To Apply Please send cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to Devin Ellis (ellisd@umd.edu). Please put “ICONS Project Assistant” in the subject line of your email. For best consideration, apply by August 22, 2016. No phone calls please.  For more information on the ICONS Project’s policy program, visit www.icons.umd.edu/policy.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Army ROTC National Guard and Army Reserves Opportunity

 Army ROTC is looking for rising juniors, graduating in May 2018, who are interested in serving as Commissioned Officers in the National Guard or Army Reserves after graduation. 

National Guard and Army Reserve Officers can specialize in fields related to their major– Intelligence / Governmental Affairs / Logistics / Law Enforcement.  S

ervice after graduation is limited to one weekend per month and a two week period each summer, which allows the individual free to pursue a civilian career. 

Scholarships and financial benefits are available.

Interested students should contact Terry McCall at 301-314-9939 or armyrotc@umd.edu

Important Information About GVPT Internship Programs/Credit


To better serve the needs of the students who participate in the three CAPC Internship programs, the Maryland Internship Program (MIP), the Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), and the Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP), the Center will be offering one seminar course for all three programs. 

For the Fall 2016 semester, the course will be titled: "GVPT388W: Topical Investigations; Experiential Learning: Maryland, Public Policy, and Beyond." This course will combine aspects of all three programs while giving students a firm grasp of the theoretical underpinnings of policymaking at the state and federal level.

If you were already accepted into one of the three programs for the Fall 2016 semester under GVPT388P, you will be automatically enrolled in the new course so this is just a notification. If you are in the process of submitting your application, you will need to register for both GVPT388W and GVPT386 to receive credit for both the seminar and your internship credit.

In addition, future semesters of the CAPC Internship Programs will use one streamlined application to maximize efficiency and clarity for students. 

If you have any questions about this or anything else related to experiential learning in the Government and Politics, please contact CAPC Coordinator Christian Hosam at chosam@umd.edu.

Fall 2016 Research and Publication Internship with the Environmental Law Institute

For four decades, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, both domestically and internationally. For more information on the Institute, visit www.eli.org.

ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Interns work directly with staff attorneys, editors, scientists, and economists on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: land use policy, public participation in environmental regulation, biodiversity, air quality, public health, hazardous waste and brownfields, wetlands and watershed policy, international environmental policy, armed conflict and the environment, environmental management systems, and environmental enforcement.

Interns conduct library and internet research, attend and report on outside events, analyze, edit, and synthesize scholarly material, assist with preparation for environmental training courses, and perform various administrative tasks. ELI integrates interns into the day-to-day operations of the Institute, and interns are encouraged to attend ELI policy events and meetings.

Positions are available throughout the academic year (minimum 15 hours/week) and during the summer (full-time). Candidates should possess superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field. A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Candidates must have completed their freshman year of college. Compensation is not available, but a transportation stipend is provided.

Applications for the fall internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm Monday, August 1, 2016 on a rolling basis. To apply, send a cover letter explaining interest and availability, resume (include overall GPA), unofficial transcript, and 3-5 page analytical writing sample to:

Intern Coordinator
Environmental Law Institute

Please direct all inquiries and applications to internsearch@eli.org. Phone calls are not accepted.

ELI is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to providing equal opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


Candidates for the fall internship must be available to work part-time for at least 10 weeks. Candidates should possess superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field. A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Candidates must have completed their freshman year of college.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fall 2015 Legislative Internship Available with the Baltimore Jewish Council

Graduate School Fair with APSIA

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Explore what you can do with an APSIA Degree!

APSIA schools share the same passions you have for solving global challenges.
Talk with admissions experts about masters and mid-career degrees,  financial aid, and other questions you may have.

Come learn how an APSIA degree can transform your career at our Toronto graduate school fair:

September 15, 2016

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apsia-admissions-fair-toronto-tickets-24635895627

Monday, August 8, 2016

Internship Opportunity with the Maryland Democratic Party

Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program

As the 2016 Election cycle kicks into gear, a Maryland Democratic Party Summer Internship will be a valuable experience which will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.
Internship Program
The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in Maryland’s political process.
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2016 Maryland Democratic Party Internships. The internship will run from September 2016 to December 2016 with the potential for an extension. Internships will focus in several areas including fundraising, communications (social media), field activity, research, and political outreach. The internship will be based at our office in Annapolis.
Intern duties and responsibilities include:
Draft communications for general distribution
Manage data lists
Assist in event planning
Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff
Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations
General research
​General office support and organization
An interest in politics, especially Maryland politics
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to commute to our office in Annapolis
Interns should be prepared to use their own laptop computers
Interns may be asked to attend events in Annapolis and around the state of Maryland
Interns must commit to a minimum of ten hours per week during normal business hours
Schedules will be set with your direct MDP supervisor

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship position. 
Apply here: https://www.mddems.org/fall-internship-application