Friday, September 30, 2016

Journal of Politics & International Affairs Student Publication Opportunity

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Fall 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 October 14th, 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.

"The Foresight Project" Participation Opportunity

Want the opportunity to win money while sharpening your analytical and political knowledge? Want to distinguish yourself from other college students when applying for government and private sector jobs? Then join us at “The Foresight Project” as we conduct a political forecasting tournament, starting on October 25th and lasting for about 8 months. To sign up, go to

 The rewards... Each year:
  • The top 2% of participants will each be awarded a $500 Amazon gift card 
  • The top 2% of participants will be featured in The Washington Post, Monkey Cage.
  • 100 other people will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • 200 other people will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on the Foresight Leaderboard
Participants will be asked to:
  • Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.
  • Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.
  • Make predictions about questions throughout the year whenever you wish! We will post a few questions online each week, for example, "Will Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential Election?" Select at least 30 questions and update them until the question closes.
  • After each question closes, you will receive feedback to improve the accuracy of your forecasts.
If you are interested, please go to to sign up.

Please don’t join if you have already participated in GJP or GJ Open.

Do you have questions? Feel free to email us at

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spring 2017 House Judiciary Committee Internship Opportunity

The House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill is currently seeking interns for the Majority Staff Office (i.e. the Republican Member supporting staff office).  The Spring Semester (Jan-April 2017) internship application deadline is quickly approaching! Please see the following link for more info: We would love to see all students apply!

Although the internship is unpaid, it allows flexible scheduling for our interns (comfortable with as little as 18 hours/week commitment, and as much as 40 hours/week is welcomed too), and offers invaluable insight to young adults who have an interest in civil service, particularly in relation to judicial matters. A little bit about our Committee’s intern program:

-For undergraduate students – our Committee will staff 2 interns year-round who are in their undergraduates years of study.  The students will work to assist our Full Committee office in duties to include: legislative research, oversight of Committee proceedings, office administration, and special projects as directed by full-time staff.

-For law students – our Committee will staff 5 interns year-round who are In law school.  Each student will be assigned to 1 of 5 subcommittees of our Office, and work to assist said subcommittee in: legal research, bill editing, extensive writing, preparing for and leading legislative meetings/proceedings, and special projects as directed by the small staffs of each subcommittee.

As the link above reflects, internship applications are due by end-of-the-day on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Please email all applications to John C. ManningIf interns make it through an initial review of applications, they will be contacted about setting a time for a phone interview later that week or the following week.  Intern slot selections will be made by the Chairman of the Committee by early November.

For additional information about the internship, please contact John C. Manning at

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Information Session: Princeton in Asia Fellowship Program

Info session on Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowship Program
Date: Monday, October 3rd
Time and Place: 4pm in 1310 A Marie Mount Hall 


Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia (PiA).

Learn more about PiA from Roya Montazedi, a former PiA fellow in Japan. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand from a PiA alumna and ask her any questions you may have.

PRINCETON IN ASIA INFORMATION SESISON: Monday, October 3, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1310 A Marie Mount Hall. Please RSVP to

PiA fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. Founded in 1898, PiA is one of the oldest not-for-profit organizations of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. For the 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer 130 yearlong fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of access to education, environmental sustainability, public health, economic development, social justice and access to information. The program has an active group of fellows and alumni who, inspired by their yearlong PiA experience, maintain a lifetime commitment to Asia and PiA.

PiA is open to graduates of all colleges and universities and requires no prior Asian experience or language skills. 

The application is due November 11th, and can be found here:
Please email with any questions about PiA or the application.  

Roya Motazedi graduated from UMD in 2012 with majors in Japanese and in International Relations & East Asia (through the Individual Studies Program). After graduating as a proud Terp, Roya did a two- year fellowship in Japan with the Princeton in Asia (PiA) fellowship program.  As a PiA fellow, Roya lived in a small, rural town in Japan called Yakage where she spent two years teaching English at eight different kindergarten and nursery schools. Additionally, as a PiA fellow, Roya was employed at the Yakage Town Hall where she helped organize English events for the town, contributed to re-creating the town's bilingual teaching plan, and interacted with her Japanese co-workers on a daily basis (including the Mayor!). Roya concluded her PiA fellowship in 2014 and is currently in her final year of law school at the George Washington University Law School.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Introduction to the Department of Defense and Presidential Management Fellows Information Session

This event will feature speeches from two Department of Defense (DOD) officials and a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) who currently works in the Department of Defense's Human Resources office.

This is a great event for students who want to learn about professional opportunities within DOD and get tips about the fabulously empowering PMF program.
  • Date: Tuesday, 27 September (12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.)
  • Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
  • The session will be an hour, with questions and one-on-one time. Lunch with be served.
If you have any questions, please email: Nai ( or Mirish (

ideas42 Information Session

Event Details
Want a career that makes a social impact? Come learn about how we're applying insights from behavioral science to tackle some of the world's most difficult social problems.

ideas42 Information Session
Please join the ideas42 team on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:00-6:30pm in the University Career Center to learn about our full-time Associate and Senior Associate opportunities for upcoming graduates at both the undergrad and graduate levels. All majors are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.

Who We Are
ideas42 is a unique social enterprise bringing together highly creative practitioners, industry leaders, and policy experts with world-renowned economists and psychologists from top-tier universities. Our mission is to apply our expertise in behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to the world’s toughest social problems with the goal of improving tens of millions of lives.

What We Do
ideas42 is a rapidly growing organization with a team of 60 people working on more than 100 projects in the U.S. and abroad. We apply our expertise to a range of domains, including consumer finance, poverty alleviation and economic opportunity, health, higher education, and environmental conservation. Our work begins with re-conceptualizing problems, designing new solutions and testing them in the field, then finally scaling them up to reach millions of people. We partner with large companies to create products that will do social good. We collaborate with other cutting-edge non-profits to incubate game-changing ideas. We work with governments to re-imagine policy and revamp programs to make them more effective. We also teach practitioners how to use behavioral economics for innovation.

To RSVP for the event, click here

For additional information about the event, contact Michael Maiden at

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dublin Lecture and Free Trip to Israel

Attention students: 
Win a FREE TRIP TO ISRAEL by attending the Dubin Lecture. 
All UMD students present will be entered to win.

Click below for free tickets to the lecture

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program, established in 1978, honors a small number of faculty members each year who have demonstrated notable success in both scholarship and teaching. By honoring the Distinguished Scholar-Teachers with this prestigious award, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and administered by the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.
Mary Ann Rankin Senior Vice President and Provost invites you to attend the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture by:

Frances Lee
Department of Government and Politics

Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00-5:00 PM

Special Events Room, 6137 McKeldin Library
Reception to follow

Monday, September 19, 2016

Student Participation for Department of Defense Research (Paid)

Location: Washington DC- National Mall and START – University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Compensation: $200 honorarium after the event

Event Date:  October 23rd, 2016 from 8AM-6PM and Preliminary Training (Date TBD) for 4 hours

General Project Description:
The Department of Defense (DOD) through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is supporting the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) in the federally funded research project titled “Mobile Radiation Detectors: Threat Perception and Device Acceptance.” This project falls under the SIGMA Program of DARPA, which aims to revolutionize detection and deterrent capabilities for countering nuclear terrorism. 
In order to test the feasibility of using small, portable radiation detectors in large urban settings, START and DARPA will be hosting an all-day event on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.  The event is an interactive game that is designed to serve as a test deployment of these mobile radiation devices.  Using a set of clues, each participant in the game will be directed to specific locations in the National Mall, covering an area of approximately 5 square miles.  The information collected during the game will provide valuable information to DARPA regarding the adoption of the technology and gauge the functionality of the device in a populated environment akin to the urban setting in which the device could be used in. 
Participation Description:
START is seeking 50 researcher coordinators to participate on the day of the event.  The selected individuals will be required to attend a 4 hour preliminary training a few weeks before the event (most likely on the weekend).  The researcher coordinators will assist in:
  • Game location set-up
  • Organization of participants at game locations
  • Registration activities
  • Oversight of game rules during the event (including scoring system and enforcing game rules)
  • Liaise with participants and game organizers
  • Respond to questions from game participants.
  • Additionally, researcher coordinators may be required carry the small mobile detectors (the same as the participants) during the event to provide additional data collection inputs.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be enrolled in a higher-level education program from an accredited university (must be able to present school ID)
  • Must be able to complete a W-9 Form for payment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced event
  • Ability to walk distances between 2 to 4 miles
  • Ability to stand for intervals of 30-45 minutes at a time
  • Ability to carry a pouch weighing 3-5 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working with large groups of people affiliated to a higher institution (ex. organizer of Greek life events, community organizers, facilitators, etc.)
  • Previous experience in event organizing
  • Has previously worked/interned at START
  • Interest in social science research and data collection

To Apply:
Please send resume to Michelle Jacome ( Please put “DARPA Participant” in the subject line of your email.  For best consideration apply by September 19th, 2016.   

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, September 21, 12-5 p.m. (STEM industries only)
Thursday, September 22, 12 -5 p.m. (all industries)
The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is bringing over 300 employers to campus for the Fall Career & Internship Fair at the University of Maryland! Review the full list of employers attending.

Employers recruiting College of Behavioral and Social Sciences students include the following (sample list): 

·         A Wider Circle
·         CEB (formally Corporate Executive Board)
·         City Year Washington, DC
·         Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach
·         Constituent Services Offices of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
·         Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
·         Food & Water Watch
·         Foresters Financial Services
·         GovConnection, Inc.
·         Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program)
·         KIPP DC / Capital Teaching Residency
·         Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
·         McAdam
·         Morgan Stanley
·         National Park Service - National Mall and Memorial Parks
·         Northwestern Mutual
·         Prince George's County Police Department
·         Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
·         Teach For America
·         The Close Up Foundation
·         USAID Office of Inspector General
·         Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, The
·         Many more!

The Career & Internship Fair is for all students regardless of class level. Click the link below to review how to use the Fair to…
·         explore career paths;
·         research internship options;

Need your resume reviewed? The Center is offering several drop-in options as well as advising appointments.

Transportation: Shuttle buses are provided to Xfinity for all attendees. Buses will run on continuous loops. SeeShuttle Schedule for arrival times. 

Other opportunities for BSOS students to network with employers: