Wednesday, April 26, 2017

START Fall Internships!

START is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 28-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 14 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology. 

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. 

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions!

Community Outreach Coordinator Position for May Grad with PG County Council

The Community Outreach Coordinator's primary responsibility is to support the Council Member in efforts to build effective relationships with representatives of the community, civic organizations and the non-profit sector; organize and conduct a variety of community events and activities; develop outreach communication plan; and manage district grant process.

A. Handles the planning and execution of community outreach events.
B. Supports the Council Member in providing relevant information on the grant process to residents, civic organizations and non-profit community.
C.  Handles the Council Member's external communication to inform residents on district initiatives.
D. Maintains community outreach database
E. Attends with Council Member, community meetings or public forums to provide assistance, as needed.
F. Performs a variety of other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Council Member or Chief of Staff, with the following skills

  • Coordinates and plans special District events including municipal events to distribute informational material on county services available to residents.
  • Creates and distributes outreach materials such as flyers and press releases.
  • Identifies materials for district promotional items.
  • Manages the District's grant process: receives and reviews gran applications; compiles pertinent information for processing the applications.
  • Documents grant application submissions of tracking and database management.
  • Prepares correspondence for signature of the Council Member as part of grant application and determination.
  • Interacts with County Council Grants Coordinator.
  • Prepares Council Member monthly electronic newsletter and email blast, utilizing Constant Contact.
  • Works with Communication Department to manage and update district webpage and press information.
  • Prepares advertisements to support community outreach efforts.
  • Manages and maintains District social media sites to keep residents aware of county programs.
  • Recruits and develops volunteers to assist in carrying out community outreach activities.
  • Tracks volunteers utilizing Constant Contact.
  • Attends all meetings with the Council Member.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions, ability to get along with others, good judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Prepares oral and written reports on subject matter 
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Works cooperatively with Council staff and other County personnel.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Tomeka C. Bumbry, 
Chief of Staff to Hon. Todd M. Turner Applications/resumes will be reviewed with the goal of hiring about July 1, 2017.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Summer Online Course: "Academic Success Strategies"

EVENT: Finding Justice in the Cambodian Genocide

Finding Justice in the Cambodian Genocide: Mistakes, Consequences, and Questionable Ethics
May 9, 2017, 2:00–3:30pm
McKeldin Library Special Events Room (6th floor)

A light reception will follow the talk

More information can be found here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Info Session for Dual Bachelors/Masters Programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business

RSVP now to attend the final Dual Bachelors/Masters Information Session for Spring 2017!

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers several 4+1 Dual Bachelors/Masters programs, geared towards students in BSOS.

The event is next Wednesday, April 26th from 5:00-6:00pm, co-hosted by Admissions and the Masters Programs Office (4+1 Advisor) in VMH 1307. 

Apply to be an Orientation Peer Advisor!

Summer Internship with Maryland Democratic Party

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Facebook intern

Public Policy Internship with Facebook

Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detailoriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as full-time contracted externs. The Facebook DC office helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook's products and business. Working with policymakers at the international, federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development. Note: This is a full-time, contract position for the Fall term.

• Support Facebook's public policy and communications activities.
• Monitor and analyze legislation, regulation, and policies related to the company.

• Draft policy related materials including briefings and talking points.
• Research policy areas of interest to the company.
• Support outreach to Government, Congress, non
profit organizations, and other entities.
• Research and develop policies and communication related to online safety, security, and privacy.
• Partner with senior team members on a wide range of projects.
• Assist in organizing events including trainings and educational outreach.

• Pursuing a BA or graduate degree in business, law, political science, public policy, international relations, communications, journalism, or equivalent.
• Ability to commit up to 40 hours per week in our Washington D.C. office.
• Previous internship or professional experience in policy, research, communications, or government
• Demonstrated interest in politics, public policy, and technology.

• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully.

• Experience in the Internet technology industry a plus.
• Passion for Facebook and online communication a must!

Applications accepted until May 5th.

For more information and to apply, students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the post’s ID number: 156982

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Internship/RA Opportunities with CAPC

CAPC Research Assistantship Program 
The CAPC Research Assistantship Program is for students interested in developing their research and professional skills as well as gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of political science. Research Assistants (RAs) are paired with a faculty member who directs their research for the semester as well as helping them develop a unique project based at least in part, on the research they are conducting on behalf of the faculty member. Priority Deadline: April 26th 

CAPC Internship Program
The CAPC Internship Program enables students to work in local, state, regional, and national political or policy institutions and receive college credit. Students are expected to work 9-20 hours per week over the semester and attend a weekly (online) seminar. Student can earn a total of six or nine credits in total. Final Deadline: June 30th

Tuition and fees apply for all summer courses, so this doesn't make sense for most students.  If you think it will work for you, review the schedule for summer tuition and fees.

Tax Reform Panel with MD Delegate Anne Healey

Friday, April 14, 2017

Want to Earn Elective or GenEd Credit for Your Summer Internship?

BSOS internship courses are offered in the summer and are open to all majors. You may qualify if:

  • You have completed at least 30 credits at the end of the semester
  • Your internship is onsite and not in a home office
  • You will be spending at least 45 hours at your internship
  • You will be conducting para- or pre-professional work
  • You will be receiving regular and frequent supervision from an experienced professional 

Paid internships and internships in other states may qualify. Tuition and fees apply for all summer courses, so this doesn't make sense for most students. 

If you think it will work for you, review the schedule for summer tuition and fees.
Two courses, BSOS 288I (1-3 credits) and BSOS 386 (3-6 credits) offer elective credit.
BSOS 355 (3 credits only) fulls the GenEd Scholarship in Practice Outside Your Major requirement.

To learn more, visit or email Kathryn Hopps at

Monday, April 10, 2017

Autism Society Summer Internship

Summer Internship, Internship (Fall, Summer, Spring)
Autism Society — BETHESDA, Maryland
Desired Class Level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
APPLY through Careers4Terps, University Career Center
ID: 156611

Founded in 1965 by Dr. Ruth Sullivan and sixty parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. Through its strong national network of affiliates, the Autism Society is well-positioned to directly influence the policy issues and address the potential challenges faced by individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.
The Autism Society is seeking a bright, hardworking, and motivated individual to join our Public Policy and Advocacy division as a fellow. The Dr. Ruth Christ Sullivan Public Policy Fellow would help to plan and prepare for the Autism Society’s annual legislative action Day on the Hill and assist with federal, state and local key public policy and advocacy issues impacting millions of individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The paid fellowship is part-time, approximately 10 to 20 hours per week.

  • Attend pertinent committee meetings, public hearings, and coalition meetings as assigned
  • Track, analyze and report on disability policy issues and priorities such as employment, housing, education, healthcare, Social Security / SSI & SSDI
  • Assist in planning the Autism Society’s annual Day on the Hill
  • Arrange meetings with Congressional officials and staff members
  • Assist in coordinating response campaigns
  • Arrange Public Policy conference calls and meetings
  • Prepare minutes after calls and meetings
  • Interact with federal and state advocacy leaders to develop collaborative relationships
  • Draft articles on public policy relating to autism
  • Assist in scheduling local advocacy contacts with local and state representatives
  • Gather information on autism-related and disseminate via social media, advocacy alerts and other programs
  • Some social media coordination

Parren J. Mitchell Symposium -- April 26

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Student Honors Programs

Fall 2017 Student Honors Business Program (Undergraduate)
The Fall 2017 Student Honors Business Program will officially begin August 28, 2017 and conclude November 17, 2017.

The SEC is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate level:
Business Administration (Contracting/Procurement, Management, Project Management)
Human Resources/Human Resources Development (Washington, DC ONLY)
Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Systems
Graphic Design
Data Sciences
Public Administration/Government
Criminal Justice (Washington, DC ONLY)
Library Sciences (Washington, DC ONLY)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester or the equivalent) in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.

- Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student as of August 31, 2017.
- Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student
- Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred

- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fall Internships with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute


CHCI is seeking full-time undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the CHCI Fall Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience, learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process while working for a member of Congress and receiving weekly leadership programming from CHCI.
2017 Fall Congressional Internship Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:59pm EST!
It's easy to apply, you just need the following information:
  • 1 Letter of recommendation
  • 1 Resume
  • Unofficial or official transcript
  • 3 Essay Questions
Want to learn more about the program? Click here to see the CHCI Intern Diaries!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Unpaid Internship Scholarship

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  The Bright Futures application for summer 2017 unpaid internships is now open!

DEADLINE: Monday, April 24 at 5 p.m.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2017 semester, who have an internship for summer 2017, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2017 & August 2017) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2017 and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Don't Forget: Screening of Tickling Giants

Please join the Society of Professional Journalists and the Government & Politics Student Ambassadors for a screening of Tickling Giants! Tickling Giants follows Bassem Youssef and his fight to bring satire to the Middle East. The screening is free and will be followed by a Q&A session with some of UMD's esteemed faculty. RSVP here:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Apply to be a Member of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC)!

Attention BSOS students! Are you interested in being a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year? If so, please click on this link to apply by April 10, 2017! 

Diversity Abroad Reception & Celebration

Education Abroad invites you to attend the Diversity Abroad Celebration and Reception 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19th, 2017 to celebrate the diversity of UMD Terrapins studying abroad! The reception will include a panel discussion of study abroad alumni, information and resources from campus units on internationalizing your future career, networking and socializing in general. 
Please RSVP whether or not you plan to attend.
Date: 05/10/2017 (Wed.)
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Location: H.J. Patterson Hall Atrium

Event: Finding Justice in the Cambodian Genocide

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Engage in Creating Change - Join Beyond the Classroom

Screening of Tickling Giants (April 3rd)

START Summer Internships--Applications Due 4/4!

U.S. Department of State Diplomacy Lab Fair and Wonk Tank Competition

Join us April 7th at the U.S. Department of State for the 2nd Annual Diplomacy Lab Fair and Wonk Tank Competition Finals!
University students are invited to meet with federal offices and outside organizations in the foreign policy and international development spheres who will be sharing internship, fellowship, and career opportunities for students and recent grads!
Institutions from across the Diplomacy Lab university network will showcase their work with the Department of State in the "University Marketplace." Additionally, three student aspiring foreign policy wonks will take the stage infront of a panel of State Department officials for a chance to win a paid summer internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Confirmed Organizations include:
  • State Department Human Resources
  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Atlas Corps
  • IO Sustainability
  • U.S. Foreign Service Internship
  • Peace Corps
  • The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • The Pickering and Rangel Fellowship
  • The U.S. Diplomacy Center
  • Devex
  • NASA
  • World Learning
  • Global Ties

Professional Etiquette Dinner

Monday, April 17th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise 

As a student, are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you sit down with an employer at the dinner table? Would you like more information on how to best navigate using the forks, knives, spoons, plates, and glasses placed in front of you, without embarrassment? If so, this event is for you!

Employers often observe you during meals and social situations to see how you interact with others. This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice good table manners, helping you to be successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional. Come participate in this facilitated etiquette dinner, guaranteed to provide the guidance you need. Ms. Lauren Scott, a human resource specialist with the Department of Defense, has conducted numerous etiquette dining sessions, and will be our hostess for the evening.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please Note: If you register and do not attend, your student account will be charged a $25 fee. Additionally, access to your Careers4Terps account may be restricted. 

To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Linda LeNoir ( or 301-314-7240) no later than noon on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring 2017 Commencement Postcard

Meet & Greet with Congressman Steny Hoyer

The Jewish Federations of North America Summer Internship

The Washington office of one of the premier American Jewish non-profits is seeking summer interns who are looking to combine their interests in Jewish communal work and national politics. JFNA’s legislative agenda focuses on a variety of issues that includes, but is not limited to, bolstering retirement and aging health policies; protecting programs for vulnerable populations, such as domestic violence victims, human trafficking victims, people with disabilities, refugees, and low income families; safeguarding non-profits from terrorism; and more.
JFNA interns will  work on a wide range of social service focused public policy issues. Through this internship, interns will learn innovative approaches to stimulate community interest by organizing and informing local grassroots networks of Jewish federations and affiliated social service agencies. The day-to-day responsibilities of a JFNA internship includes, but is not limited to, attending congressional hearings, taking part in advocacy/leadership training days, compiling and analyzing surveys, and researching and writing on a variety of existing and proposed policies.
Summer internships are full-time, and interns are offered a stipend. In lieu of a stipend, we also offer college credit if allowed by an individual’s university/college.

If interested, please forward a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and references to

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Federal/Global Fellows Applications Now Open for 2017-2018!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Both programs combine a fall seminar course in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Critical Regions and International Relations, Responses to Global Challenges, Energy and Environment, and Science Diplomacy. Past internship locations include: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Genetic Alliance. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details regarding the application requirements, go to and or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on April 7. Rolling admissions thereafter.

START Summer 2017 Courses

Join START this summer online! Courses are offered to students from any university through the UMD Office of Extended Studies at

Gain Knowledge:

  • Earn Analytic Reasoning credit through Terrorist Financing Analysis and Counterterrorist Finance in BSST 370 (3 credits).
  • Earn credit for your summer internship through an experiential learning course in Terrorism Studies, BSST 386 (3-5 credits).
  • Investigate the different forms of hostage taking and understand negotiation tactics in Terrorist Hostage Taking: BSST 338A (3 credits).
  • Understand factors and motivators that lead to mass shootings and evaluate real-world cases in School Shooter and Spree Killers: BSST 3380 (3 credits).
  • Discuss foundational concepts about propaganda, ideology and narratives used by violent extremists in Extremist Propaganda: BSST 338D (3 credits).

Special Topics in Terrorism Studies:
Register through Testudo! For more information, visit

Contact with questions.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Legal Aid Internships

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017
Desired Start Date: August 28, 2017
Mandatory Training: August 25, 2017, 1pm - 3:30 pm
Duration: Fall Semester 2017
Hours per Week: approximately 8 – 9
The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO) at the University of Maryland College Park is looking for talented students for its Undergraduate Internship Program.  The GLAO provides free legal information, consultations, referrals and brief assistance to UMCP graduate students on a wide range of both off-campus and university matters.  Learn more about the GLAO at

Internship Summary:
Interns work on-site at the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office, located in the South Campus Dining Hall, approximately 8-9 hours a week.  They will garner a wide range of experiences in the following ways: 1.      Interns staff the front desk, which is the first point of contact for all visitors, student and potential clients.  Interns handle initial student screenings for eligibility, process intake forms and answer general inquiries.2.      Interns sit-in on client interviews conducted by the GLAO attorney.  Interns may be actively involved in casework through basic research and investigation needed to resolve client issues and concerns and helping clients identify and access outside resources. Please note that the GLAO does not represent students in court; this internship does not involve litigation work.   3.      Interns also work with the GLAO’s Coordinator of Services and Programs on administrative and other tasks related to the day-to-day functioning of the office. 

Over the course of the semester the following tasks are assigned:1.      Attend one of the GLAO’s "Lunch & Learn" workshops that typically take place on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm. Submit a 2-page report on this experience.2.      Attend two intern classes that meet on designated Tuesday afternoons from 4:00pm – 5:15pm in our office.3.      Attend one day, at least 2 hours, of court observation and submit a 2-page report on this experience.4.      Complete required reading assignments.5.      Complete a Legal Research Assignment that involves answering 10 questions that pertain to the Freedom of Speech.6.      Submit a final research paper, 8 – 10 pages in length.7.      Complete an internship evaluation before the final day of the internship.  The form will be provided by the GLAO.

EDCP 386 Course:
This internship provides 3-credit hours through the EDCP 386 course, which is part of the Undergraduate Experiential Learning Process, Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE) Department. 
Students who wish to apply for and are selected for this internship must meet the following EDCP and GLAO requirements:-          You must have completed 56 credit hours by the time you begin the internship, 12 of which must have been at UMCP.-          You must be in good standing at the University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred.-          You must be available to work between 8 – 9 hours per week during office hours. -          You must meet all other departmental requirements to enroll in EDCP 386.  Please review this information carefully so that you understand the CHSE requirements.  Do not fill out this form unless you have been selected for an internship.   If you are selected for the Internship, you will fill out the EDCP form and the GLAO will submit your paperwork to the CHSE department for approval.  The GLAO will provide the reading list and other information requested on the form.
Note: No “incompletes” are permitted.

- link to the application:
- link to our website for more information:  

ICONS Project -- Summer 2017 Internship

The ICONS Project is looking for a student to join their team as an intern during the Summer 2017 semester. Please note that while the announcement indicates a preference for graduate level students, we are very interested in undergraduates with regional expertise or advanced research skills. 

The International Communication and Negotiation Simulations Project (ICONS) is a unit of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park. ICONS creates web-based computer simulations for policy analysis and forecasting to help public and private sector organizations solve complex problems. Our policy division creates bespoke simulations to support think tanks, cabinet-level agencies, and Department of Defense major commands as they tackle complex national security challenges. Our Education Division places high school and college students from around the globe in challenging online simulation and gaming exercises that allow them to role-play resolving contentious geo-political issues.
The ICONS Project is seeking one upper-level undergraduate or graduate level intern for the summer 2017 semester. The intern will:

  • Work with the ICONS staff in researching and updating simulations;
  • Learn ICONS simulation methodology; and
  • Support ICONS client engagement and outreach (e.g. government agencies, think tanks, colleges and universities, corporate clients, and NGOs).
For additional information regarding the internship, or to apply, please visit our website. Applications are due April 4th.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Position for Recent Graduates: Policy Associate at Frontier Group

Frontier Group is a non-profit, public interest think-tank that uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society.

Frontier Group produces timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. They help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems, and they work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear their message through the media.

As a policy associate, you will:
  • Write compelling reports on social problems and solutions, using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.
  • Help advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.
  • Write op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.
  • Participate in trainings, presentations and panels.
  • Learn the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and run a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.
  • Learn recruiting skills and participate in recruiting new Frontier Group staff

Location: Denver, CO, Boston, MA, and Santa Barbara, CA
Apply Today! Go to to submit a resume, cover letter with references, and writing sample. In your cover letter, please be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised and what location you are interested in.