Monday, December 11, 2017

Spring Government Relations Internship with 340B Health

340B Health seeks an intern to work part time on issues that affect hospitals participating in the Federal 340B drug discount program. This internship will run from January until late April.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Government Relations (GR) team in planning and coordinating outreach to Capitol Hill
  • Monitor legislative activity on Capitol Hill
  • Assist GR team in all aspects of planning Legislative Days which includes arranging Capitol Hill visits and updating schedules
  • Maintain and update materials for Congressional visits and government relations database
  • Perform legislative research 
  • Draft communications and perform outreach to hospital members
  • Assist with other administrative duties

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Have a previous internship on Capitol Hill
  • Have a strong interest in the political process and health care policy
  • Have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Have strong analytical, writing, and communications skills
  • Be proficient in MS Office
Apply here.

Summer 2018 Government Affairs Internship with Bechtel

Requisition ID: 200140

Under general supervision, provides support to project personnel in the areas of accounting, general business, finance, research, personnel, or related non-technical fields.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists in monitoring federal legislation and regulations as they affect Bechtel's domestic and/or international business. Performs research and assists in the compilation of background information on specific legislative and business issues. Assists representatives of the Bechtel Washington Office as required with research on respective branches and agencies of the federal government and the U.S. Congress.

This requisition is for a summer intern position located in Washington, D.C.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

- Student enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in –
- Business (includes Business Management, Economics)
- Mass Communications (includes Public Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs)
- International Studies (includes International Relations, International Affairs)
- Law School (includes Public Policy)
Political Science

- Completion of at least 9 months of full-time university studies by June
- Must be able to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship
- Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Proficient in computer applications and operating systems
- Advanced skills in written and oral communications. If selected for an interview the applicant must provide two writing samples
- Knowledge of United States government and politics

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
- Proficient research experience
- Previous internship experience
- Proficient written and oral communications skills
- Applicant should demonstrate teamwork, strategic thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, initiative with professional discipline, motivation, and the desire to continually learn.


Read more and apply here.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Baha'i Chair for World Peace Presents: The Ethical Foundations of Human Rights Conference

The Ethical Foundations of Human Rights Conference

March 28, 2018  |  9AM - 6PM 
Atrium, 1107, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract:
In 1948, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, beginning the codification process of human rights in international law. The preamble affirms the “recognition of the inherent dignity and…equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family” and goes further to assert that human rights are “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” (United Nations, 1948).
Human rights have become increasingly codified, in both national and international legal systems. While debates have focused on what types of rights should be codified, political rights, social rights, economic rights, and even environmental rights, less attention has been paid to examining the ethical foundations of the concept of human rights.
This conference will bring together leading thinkers from across disciplines to explore the ethical foundations of human rights in the 21st century. Underlying the discussion will be an exploration of some of the more challenging philosophical and practical questions that have come into view as human rights thinkers have sought to translate the ideals that are embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into action.
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Speakers:
Dr. Alison Brysk – “Why Rights are Right: The Politics of Persuasion”
Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Raimond Gaita – “Human Rights and the Frail Idea of a Common Humanity”
Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Law School and The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne and Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at King’s College London. Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Dr. Samuel Kerstein – “Treating Others Merely as Means”
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park 

Dr. Karol Soltan – 
“Looking for a deeper meaning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
Associate professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park 
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Baha'i Chair for World Peace - UMD
1114 Chincoteague Hall
College ParkMD 20742

Finance Assistant Position Available

Apply now: Finance Assistant position with a campaign for Montgomery County Council. Email johanna@andrewfriedson.com with your resume.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Study Abroad in Italy

During summer 2018 Education Abroad will run a two week program in Italy to study the refugee crisis and its relationship with human trafficking.  The trip will focus on education and culture in Rome, Naples, and Sorrento. More details for the program can be found on the website and the attached flier. 
During and after the course students will be expected to:
  • Observe and assess the prevalence and forms of human trafficking in Italy (specifically Rome and Naples);
  • Develop an understanding of the reactions to human trafficking, both by the government as well as non-profit organizations;
  • Participate in service activities in a non-profit setting in order to understand the challenges faced by both the organization and the people it serves;
  • Articulate an understanding of why Italy is a Tier 1 country according to the world's report card on human trafficking (the U.S. Department of State's Trafficking in Persons report) and yet is facing significant challenges addressing the unique challenges of refugees arriving in their nation from neighboring countries. 
  • Process and reconcile what they are reading, hearing, and seeing through journaling, presentations, and a final paper.



Summer Study Abroad Opportunity


GVPT Winter Course Offerings


Monday, December 4, 2017

Winter/Spring Internship with American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Apply NOW for BSOS College Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2018 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the fall 2018 semester are due on February 12, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Scripps Howard Foundation is taking applications for its 12-month fellowship program, offered in conjunction with the Scripps News Washington Bureau/Newsy and ProPublica.
The program, which starts in June 2018, is a paid opportunity for postgraduates looking to kick start their journalism career. Your degree does not have to be in journalism to be considered. We are looking for people with a demonstrated passion and commitment to journalism, and a desire to become a future leader in the industry. 
Today's fellows will be tomorrow's journalism leaders
We all know the Internet has changed journalism. And it’s not just the business models. It has also helped spawn new ways of reporting and new forms of storytelling. For journalism to flourish, the leaders of tomorrow’s newsrooms will need to understand and take advantage of the new ways of doing it all. That means data, crowdsourcing, multimedia, and no doubt forms we haven’t yet landed on. Nobody can be an expert in it all. But deep exposure to the tools is crucial. As are the management skills to meld them all together. 
That’s why we’ve created the Scripps Howard Fellowship Program. It’s an intensive, 12-month program with the goal of developing a diverse pool of talented, young journalists who will have the foundational skills for future leadership. Starting in June, fellows will work at either Scripps News Washington Bureau/Newsy or ProPublica, focusing on developing expertise in one specialty, while being exposed to all the components of the newsroom. 
The fellows will come together on three occasions for sessions on career management, leadership/collaboration and the business of journalism/entrepreneurship. 

Here are the tracks you can choose to apply in:
  • Investigative Reporting (offered both at ProPublica and Scripps/Newsy)
  • Engagement Reporting (at ProPublica)  
  • Data Reporting (at ProPublica) 
  • Multimedia storytelling (at Scripps/Newsy and ProPublica) 
  • Newsroom 360 

Click here for more information on the Fellowship and how to apply.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tennessee House Internship Opportunity

A Tennessee House Republican seeks unpaid interns for the Spring semester.

Duties will include:

  • Welcoming guests
  • Handling constituent communications
  • Giving tours of the Capitol, attending briefings and hearings, and 
  • Assisting the office staff
College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Tennessee ties are a plus, but not required. The start date would be mid-January and the internship would end at the beginning of May. The internship is unpaid, but we are more than happy to offer school credit for the internship. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing their interest and time commitment they are willing to make to nicholas.ayers@mail.house.gov

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Congressional Internship Tips Workshop

Free workshop on How to obtain and succeed at Congressional Internships and on Congressional Committees, featuring a panel of fabulous UMD Alumni!!

Congressional Internship Tips Workshop:
  • WHEN:  Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00-7:30PM (just come when you can!  Drop-ins are welcome)
  • WHERE: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
  • RSVP here
Pizza and drinks will be served (Pizza)!!!  Please RSVP so that we can get a good head count.  

Don't worry if you have to leave early or will be late - just come and get as much as you can.

Congressional internships offer a GREAT way to get incredibly valuable experience. There will be amazing opportunities in congress to see how things get done, how things change. Learn how people can get their voices heard!  Congressional experience looks great on your resume.

You'll have experience in hearing the voice of the people, in seeing how policy gets made.
Remember: you are all the future! Empower yourself to make change happen.  Learn how to advocate from the inside track!

Then, if you seek to make change from the outside, you will know what happens on the inside--where your petitions land, etc.!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Winter and Spring 2018 Internships at the Maryland Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, and educating the public about environmental issues. You do not necessarily have to be an environmental major to be involved with the Sierra Club - we are looking for students within any major that are willing to work hard, learn about the issues, and to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to their work.  

The Maryland Sierra Club is seeking interns for the Winter and Spring 2018 Semesters.

MARYLAND SIERRA CLUB SEEKING 2018 INTERNS
As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Winter and Spring 2018, we have the following internships available:
  • Administrative Assistant Chapter Coordinator
  • Beyond Coal
  • Beyond Natural Gas Organizing
  • Communications / Web Media
  • Conservation Outings
  • Invasive Plant Removal / Stewardship Field
  • Maryland General Assembly Legislation
  • Political
  • Water Protection
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume, and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.

Apply early for best priority.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Summer 2018 Koch Internship Program and Koch Fellow Program

Summer 2018: Koch Internship Program (KIP) and Koch Fellow Program (KFP)
The Koch Internship Program (KIP):
KIP is not your typical internship program. It’s paid. It’s nationwide. It’s offered in the spring, summer, and fall. KIP is for those who want to be introduced to the world of non-profit careers—either in Washington, DC, or across the nation—through hands-on experience in fields such as:
• Communications and public relations.
• Development and fundraising.
• Graphic design and video production.
• Operations and technology.
• Policy and research analysis.
• External Relations and coalition building.
• Program management.
• Human resources.
The Koch Fellow Program (KFP):
KFP is a suite of three separate programs that all provide a focused educational experience geared toward furthering participants’ knowledge, skills, and professional network within a specific field (communications or policy).
o KFP: Communications helps participants become well-rounded communications professionals in the field on topics such as digital communications strategy, data visualization, branding, op-ed writing, digital media platforms, marketing, and advertising.
o KFP: Policy is a good program for individuals interested in careers in non-profit policy, academia, or law.
Both interns & fellows develop professionally. For the duration of the program, interns and fellows will participate in weekly professional development courses, either online or in person at the Charles Koch Institute. They will spend the rest of the week working at a partner organization.
The Charles Koch Institute admits applicants of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, we are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. Degree not required. Candidates are expected to have a strong desire to develop professionally and a commitment to limited government and individual liberties.
About Charles Koch Institute
For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students opportunities to turn their passion for liberty into careers through professional education programs. These opportunities have expanded to include the Koch Associate Program, the Koch Fellow Program, the Koch Internship Program. During 2016, approximately 650 people completed one of the programs and there are currently nearly 3,000 alumni.

GVPT Winter Course Offerings! All majors are welcome to register!


NEW! 1 Credit Winter 2018 Skill-Set Courses in Geospatial Information Science

This Winter, The Center for Geospatial Information Science will be offering TWO new, 1 credit courses:

GEOG778O: Processing Geospatial Data Using Open Source Tools (1 Credit)
GEOG788C: GIS and Hadoop for Big Data (1 Credit).

Current UMD graduate and undergraduate students, students from other universities and colleges, professionals, and life-long learners are welcome to enroll. 


Presidential Internship Program at the American University in Cairo for 2017-2018 Grads

PRESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The American University in Cairo
The Program:
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic and experience life in Egypt.

Work and Available Offices:
Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. More offices may be added in the coming weeks, so please check the website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

Benefits:
Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

Application:
We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

The application is due January 22, 2018.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Geospatial Intelligence Online Information Session


EVENT: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Online Information Session
TIME: 7 PM EST on Monday, Nov 20th
The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland is pleased to present the Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (MPS GEOINT). You're invited to join us for an online information session for our master's degree in GEOINTReserve your place here today to register for this event.
The MPS GEOINT program provides workforce-focused technical training that gives graduates the skills and expertise to lead new initiatives in the rapidly shifting landscape of GEOINT applications, data collection systems, analytic methods, and mission support. The master's program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken fully online or on-site. The MPS GEOINT degree can be completed in as little as 15 months.
At the online information session, we will introduce our master’s program in Geospatial Intelligence, and discuss our unique program format, curriculum, class delivery, and the admissions process. The session will feature a comprehensive presentation, and a question and answer section with us. I hope that you will join us to learn how this master's degree can advance your career in the geospatial industry. 
We are now accepting applications for admission in Spring 2018 (Application deadline: Feb 15, 2018) and Fall 2018. Full details regarding the programs are available at http://ter.ps/geoint or contact us at geog-geoint@umd.edu. Students with no prior GIS experience are welcome to apply. We are happy to discuss admission requirements on an individual basis.
Don't forget to reserve your place today for this upcoming online information session.