Friday, January 27, 2017

Learning Assistance Service Spring 2017 Resources

MCERT Info Sessions

Fiction Writing Scholarship

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of Sebastian Herbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg. It provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply. 

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017. 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ohio State Journal of Politics and International Affairs Call for Papers

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2017 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 March 1st, 2017, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here:, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seats Open in GVPT355

GVPT355: Capstone in International Conflict Management has a new section that is open to GVPT majors. You are receiving this email because you are eligible to request a seat in the course. Please note that there are TEN seats available for GVPT majors who are not also part of the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management program. Permission to register for seats will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

GVPT355 will examine international conflict management by addressing key themes, including how conflicts are analyzed and understood, security and development assistance, conflict termination through political transition, conflict termination through negotiation, the role of the press, the role of intergovernmental organizations, and the interagency process in the U.S. For each theme, one or more case studies will be reviewed through readings and lectures.

Assignments will be hands-on and policy focused, with students having opportunities to be “experts” and “policy makers” at different times, providing or challenging advice related to one or more of the key themes and case studies.

This course has a unique focus on international diplomacy, negotiations, and operations related to conflict processes and post-conflict transitions. The instructor, Jarret Blanc, served at the State Department from 2009-2017 and has first-hand experience as a high-placed official in the US Government and at the UN.

If you would like to request a seat in this course, please contact Jillian Santos at Once again, there are ten available seats that will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. GVPT students pursuing the International Relations concentration are particularly encouraged to consider this course. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Minor in Global Terrorism

Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive
understanding of international terrorism and homeland security?
The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts.
All majors are welcome to apply!
Visit for more information, and contact with any questions.

 Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM.

START will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor.

Information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CAPC Research Assistantship

Spring 17 Position Opening with Academic Achievement Programs

Student Positions with Education Abroad

EA Peer Mentor - Help other students take advantage of the #TerpsAbroad experience by sharing your study abroad story (and getting paid to do it!). Peer mentors conduct general advising, guide students towards resources for study abroad and participate in EA outreach events such as class visits, panels and presentations. Apply by January 19th. More info here

Online Communications Intern - Get involved with EA's communication strategy team. Our online communications intern will get experience managing professional social media accounts, developing new outreach campaigns and learning how to creatively market and promote student experiences. We are looking for motivated students with an interest in writing and communications. More info here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Communications Internship with InterAction

Passionate about international humanitarian and global development work? Want an internship with an organization working to make a difference? Love storytelling? Join the InterAction Communications Team.
This is a part-time, unpaid internship during the spring semester 2017 and interns will be working approximately 15-20 hours/week.
InterAction’s Communications interns walk away with projects to put in their portfolios and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level communications position. InterAction’s Communications team offers one, unpaid internship each semester to a student interested in gaining hands-on experience in social media, online communications, media relations and multimedia.
Responsibilities may include:
  • Developing and publishing creative content for all InterAction social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Writing for and maintaining the InterAction website and blog.
  • Working with Communications and IT teams to create a new online photo archive. Project tasks may include transferring, organizing and tagging current photos; creating staff photo gallery user guide; and helping in staff education and roll-out efforts.
  • Helping build and maintain new Communications Tools section of InterAction Intranet; creating a tracking system for InterAction multimedia; and re-organizing or streamlining current team data.
  • Tracking, recording and logging InterAction media clips – including helping keep up to date InterAction "In the Media" webpage.
  • Working on infographics, videos or other online content.
  • Helping plan and implement social media campaigns that inform and influence how people think about pivotal issues like the refugee crisis, ending poverty, and global health and nutrition.
  • Enrolled in a communications, journalism, English, international relations, graphic design or related degree program, or have recently obtained such a degree
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Interested in humanitarian relief and global development issues
  • Passionate about storytelling and communications
  • Talent for learning new skills quickly
  • Creativity and willingness to contribute ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently but also thrive in a team
  • Self-motivated and flexible along with a can-do attitude
  • Highly organized and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment
  • Multimedia, graphic design, video editing and photography skills desired, but not mandatory
  • Must be able to work 20 or more hours a week
For information on how to apply, go here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Paid Internship at the Analyst Institute

The Analyst Institute helps Democratic and progressive groups improve political and social justice campaigns. They share recommendations and provide education and training for the progressive community. They work with groups like labor unions, environmental groups, racial justice organizers, and LGBTQIA rights advocates from local and state-based groups to Presidential campaigns.
They offer two paid internship tracks: Synthesis and Outreach, and Statistics and Programming. Internships are paid, require a minimum ten week commitment, and are available in several cities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University Student Research Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 28th, 2017
Conference Date: April 14th, 2017
For more information: Chris Saladino at

Undergraduate and junior graduate students are invited to submit proposals to present completed
research papers/projects, research-in- progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to
the general fields of government, international, and public affairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Student Research Conference on April 14th, 2017. Proposals should contain your name and e-mail address, your university, and your major or department, the title of your proposed presentation, and a single paragraph describing your work, including general topic and what you will argue. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.
The one-day conference will also include additional panels on internships and careers in
government and foreign affairs, a panel with information on graduate schools, and a buffet lunch
served for all presenters and panelists in the afternoon. There is no fee for participation in the conference.

Symposium on the Brain and Discrimination

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jump Start Your Job & Internship Search with Online Career Labs!

All BSOS students are invited to attend the Online Labs: Internship & Job Search Strategies for BSOS Students, topics listed below! Please join us for one, two, or all three labs to jump start your career development during the Spring 2017 semester. More info:

Exploring career options, Jan. 18th  @ 1 p.m.  
Are you ready to apply? Prepare to apply & customize your resume, Jan. 19th @ 1 p.m. 
Start your search today! Job/Internship search strategies, Jan. 20th @ 1 p.m. 

Hosted by the University Career Center @ BSOS. We will be using UMD'sWebEx software for the labs, check your system compatibility before hand: Join a test meeting, then visit THIS LINK and join the lab at 1 p.m. during the dates above. You will be asked to enter your name and email before joining. If you have speakers, you will be able to hear the lab, otherwise, use your phone to dial in. All participants will be muted, but we hope to hear from you during the polls and chat features.  

Questions: contact Kristen 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Paid Financial Communications Internship for December or Spring Grad with Edelman


  • Edelman’s financial communications practice is a global community of professionals helping evolve, promote and protect corporate brands and reputations.
  • The intern will support monitoring, research and writing projects. S/he works closely with and supports the needs of multiple account teams.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Basic understanding of media relations and digital/social communications
  • Basic understanding of the financial sector, investment industry and capital markets.
  • Some familiarity with the legislative and regulatory policy landscape (Hill experience a plus)
  • Develop client reports that capture and summarize relevant traditional and social media coverage/conversation.
  • Conduct and compile research
  • Compile and manage lists for media, influencers, etc.
  • Pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor
  • Assist with preparation of press kits, drafting of public statements and creation of social media content (e.g. tweets) 
  • Write first drafts of corporate/financial-focused blog post that will appear on client web properties.
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace
  • Basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Cision Edge, etc.)
  • The intern must be able to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. S/he must have good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. S/he must have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and superior verbal and written communication skills. The Intern is generally someone who has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and is looking for entry-level experience in Public Relations. S/he must demonstrate the ability to become a strong writer. Familiarity with the Public Relations discipline through past coursework or other internships is desirable.

  • A basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. 
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to become a strong writer 
  • Familiarity with the public relations and communications disciplines through past coursework or other internships 

Basic Qualifications:

You must have an interest in public relations or communications and possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others.
About our internship program:
  • The duration of the internship is a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months
  • Interns are paid $12.50 per hour and are eligible for overtime 
  • Most of our interns are post-graduates and work a full-time schedule (Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Apply here.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Republican National Committee Internships

Summer Applications due: Friday, February 10, 2017
For more information:
Or contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630

The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at their national headquarters in Washington, DC this summer. The program runs May 31 - August 4, 2017 with full time positions available in all departments. Interns will receive a stipend for their time. Preference is given to Juniors and Seniors and many positions in a range of fields are available. Applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Reproductive Health Issues Advocacy Weekend

Scholarship Deadline: February 24, 2017

Capitol Hill Days 2017 is an advocacy weekend about reproductive health that will be held from March 24-27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The weekend includes informational sessions on international reproductive health issues and an interactive advocacy training, which will prepare participants for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. The event is open to anyone, and there is no registration fee. Students are eligible to apply for a travel and housing stipend to cover their costs for the weekend. More information is available here. 

Pre-Law Networking Opportunity

Engaging under-represented prelaw students in lively, in person discussion with peers, law school faculty, and attorneys. Enhancing the student's social perspective on the admissions process and law school success!
The CLEO CONNECTION program provides a person-to-person environment where under-represented students can:
  • Find answers to important questions about law school, 

  • Create a local network of colleagues and legal professional guides, and

  • Develop an understanding of legal field culture

When:  Jan. 26, Feb. 16 & March 16 2017 (Thursday) 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C.
How Register for FREE. Click here: CLEO Connection website (click on D.C.)

CLEO is a non-profit project organization.  Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession.  The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.