Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship

Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities, who plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $500 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 
Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $500 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude
Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award. Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event to be held on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.
Interested students should complete the application athttps://orgsync.com/84788/forms/295736.  If you have any questions, please email tzacker@umd.edu.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December or Recent Grad Interested in Peace & Security? Apply to the Scoville Peace Fellowship!

Job Description
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, diplomacy, and peacebuilding and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.
Qualifications
Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also eligible to apply. They must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have engaged in advocacy as well as those who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
See our video describing how the Scoville Fellowship helps launch careers in international peace and security at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CuQ08o-1po
Application instructions
Salary and Benefits
Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $37,200 ($3,100 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. 
 
Application Deadlines 
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018
Submitting Applications
See www.scoville.org for complete information and application requir
ements.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Accenture Innovation Challenge


This event combines a hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. Freshman, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.

If selected to participate in this multi-round event, you will have to use your analytical, strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills to innovate – and possibly help implement – solutions to real-world challenges that are faced by our non-profit partners.  

We are excited to announce we will work with non-profit partner, CARE International, and will be hosting Round 1 on 2/16/2018 in Arlington, VA. Click here to watch highlights from past challenges. 

Deadline for registration is January 8, 2018. 

Online Winter Courses with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism (START)

Are you looking to gain a marketable skill that many employers in the intelligence community and security field value in applicants? The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism (START) is offering Winter online courses. 

We are offering 2 one-credit skills based courses, BSST399W: Introduction to Wargaming,  and BSST399F: Geospatial Analysis of Terrorism.  

Additionally, we are offering a three-credit course, The Rise of The Islamic State (BSST338P)which takes an in-depth approach of analyzing the many complicated facets of ISIS. 

More information about the courses can be found in the attached flier, or through Testudo. Any questions can be directed to: education@start.umd.edu

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Internship Opportunity with Congressman John Delaney (Maryland-6)


U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MARYLAND’S SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Congressman John K. Delaney

District Office Congressional Internship Application

We are currently looking for highly qualified students or recent college graduates to serve as interns in our District Offices in Hagerstown and Gaithersburg, MD for the Spring 2018 term. Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office. Our interns work with us as full-fledged members of our staff, gaining experience in constituent outreach, casework, office management and research.
                                                                                                                                                      
I.                   Capabilities:
The ideal candidate will be professional, responsible, and friendly. They should be organized, eager to learn, able to work both individually and as part of a team, perform well under pressure, and adapt to rapidly changing situations.

II.                Qualifications:
a.       Basic computing knowledge
b.      Proficiency in Microsoft Windows 7
c.       Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
d.      Be able to complete Internet-based research on a variety of topics
e.       Some previous work experience is preferred
f.        Knowledge of voter or constituent databases a plus
g.       Good written and oral communication skills
h.      Commitment to public interest and government work
i.        A can-do attitude.

III.             Expectations and Compensation:
Preference will be given to applicants who can work a minimum of 20 hours per week and give a 10-week minimum commitment. Specific start and end dates as well as the weekly schedule are negotiable.

This is an UNPAID internship; however, academic credit can be arranged through participating institutions. The grassroots organizing and national-level advocacy experience is not to be missed.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to our Internship Coordinator, Nikki Jordan, at:

If you have any questions about the Congressional Internship Program, please feel free to contact my Gaithersburg Office at 301-926-0300 or my Hagerstown Office at 301-733-2900.

Spring Internship Opportunity with BrownMillerGroup in NYC

Description

BrownMillerGroup is seeking seasonal Associates in our New York City office for the Spring semester, starting in early January through mid-May.

BrownMillerGroup specializes in developing direct voter contact strategies that integrate field, paid communications, and earned media to build the campaign’s relationship with voters, engage them in the political process, and empower them to effect change in their community. We marry time-tested organizing tactics with innovative strategies and cutting-edge technology to win elections.

Do you have a passion for electoral politics? Would you like to pursue a career in campaigns and elections? The BrownMillerGroup internship program is designed to provide a well-rounded and realistic look at the inner workings of a winning campaign. Current students or recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Associates will provide support for the firm’s partners to find, pitch, and sign new political clients across the country as well as help manage field, communications, and digital programs for our clients.

Women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

BMG Associates receive a stipend that covers food and travel on a per diem basis. We can also work with your academic institution to arrange academic credit.

Preference will be given to candidates who can make a full-time commitment, but all candidates are welcome to apply. 

Responsibilities

Election and district research
Candidate research
Database management
Drafting campaign plans
Research, write and implement field and GOTV plans including canvassing, training volunteers, and managing phone banks
Draft press releases and email blasts
Build fundraising lists and assist in candidate call time
Support the BMG team in research projects 

Requirements

A passion for politics and elections
Creative thinkers who are goal-oriented and able to function well in a collaborative environment
Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong written and oral communications skills
Well-organized, detail-oriented, numbers-driven, and self-managing
Proficiency with office programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Proficiency with campaign database systems including VAN and NGP is a plus
Foreign language very helpful 
To apply: 
Send resume and cover letter, including your weekly availability, start and end dates to Info@BrownMillerGroup.com subject line: Associates 

Summer Institute in Political Psychology

ANNOUNCING:

THE 2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
at Stanford University from August 5 – August 25, 2018

Applications are being accepted now for the 22th Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held at Stanford University August 5-25, 2018.

The Summer Institute offers 3 weeks of intensive training in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work.

Research findings in political psychology advance basic theories of politics and are an important basis for political
decision-making in practice.

SIPP was founded in 1991 at Ohio State University, and Stanford has hosted SIPP since 2005, with support from Stanford University and from the National Science Foundation. Hundreds of participants have attended SIPP during these years.

The 2018 SIPP curriculum is designed to (1) provide broad exposure to theories, empirical findings, and research traditions; (2) illustrate successful cross-disciplinary research and integration; (3) enhance methodological pluralism; and (4) strengthen networks among scholars from around the world.

SIPP activities will include lectures by world class faculty, discussion groups, research/interest group meetings, group projects, and an array of social activities.

Some of the topics covered in past SIPP programs include public attitudes and attitude change, race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization, justice, and many more.

In 2018, SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. Please visit our website for more information and to find the application to attend: https://web.stanford.edu/group/sipp/cgi-bin/sipp/Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled, so applying soon maximizes chances of acceptance. Any questions should be directed to: 2018SIPP@gmail.com

1-Credit Winter Online Course: Academic Success Strategies


Careers in Diplomacy Panel

Monday, March 5, 2018 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm |  University Career Center, 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing

Interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in and around diplomacy. RSVP to reserve your spot today. All students in attendance will have the opportunity to network one-on-one with the panelist and will receive a special resource detailing careers in the field of diplomacy. 

Confirmed panelists (4-6 organizations will be represented):

  • Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America- Protocol Officer
  • U.S. Department of State, Special Agent Diplomatic Security Service
  • U.S. Department of State, Security Engineering Officer (e.g. SEO, Security Technical Specialist and Diplomatic Courier positions)
For additional information about this event: Contact Kristen Frese at UCC-BSOS@umd.edu, at the University Career Center. 

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.