Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Careers in Public Policy: Is Graduate School for Me?

March 8, 2017; 5-6 p.m. 
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Interested in interning or working in the field of public policy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field as well as current graduate students to learn about the entry points and the advantages that an advanced degree can have in this field. 

Topics to be covered:
  • How should I evaluate graduate programs in this area?
  • Hiring trends in the field of public policy.
  • How can I make my application more competitive? 
  • Tips for exploring career options in the field of public policy. 
Mr. Scott is a senior policy analyst at the Open Society Foundations focusing on criminal, civil, and racial justice. Specifically, Scott advocates for educational equity, reducing disparities, strengthening family structures, and increasing economic opportunity for vulnerable populations. Scott promotes policy initiatives for the Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement and helps convene the Justice Roundtable, a coalition working to reform the U.S. justice system.
A representative from Urban Institute. An organization that opens minds, shapes decisions, and offers solutions through economic and social policy research. 

Mr. Kempton Director, Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations, University of Maryland School of Public Policy has almost 10 years of experience working with organization recruiting students for the field of public policy.
Mrs. Burgott is a UMD Master of Public Policy,  International Development Specialization, Student (May 2017); Internships include: InterAction and Vital Voices in DC and has spent a summer in Dhaka, Bangladesh conducting public health research
Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, Executive Director at Assoc. of Professional Schools of Intl Affairs will share information about pursuing a graduate degree in the area of international affairs. 

Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu. Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring 2017 CAPC Internship Reception Invitation

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship and the Maryland General Assembly cordially invite you to the

CAPC Spring 2017 Internship Reception

with Keynote Speaker Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk 

and Invited Guests
President of the Senate Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch 

Come and enjoy networking, music, and refreshments with fellow interns and MGA staff and representatives.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

5:00-7:00 p.m.
House Office Building #170
100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD, 21401

RSVP at your earliest convenience here.

*For University of Maryland students, there will be a free shuttle available at 7:15PM returning to College Park.*

Please direct questions to CAPC Coordinator Christian Hosam at 301.314.2736 or chosam@umd.edu

Summer Internship for Students Interested in IR and State Government

Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), International Division, Annapolis
Summer 2017 Hours: 3-4 days a week 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (can be flexible with hours)

Administrative assistance for the International Division - Works closely with Director and Assistant Coordinator on day to day operations of the Maryland Sister States Program and the Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. The location of the internship is Annapolis. The position is unpaid at this time. The internship provides the participant with hands-on experience and insight into the daily operations and substance of Maryland’s international affairs and government administration.

  • Drafting and sending correspondence, letters, memos, and briefings  
  • Coordinating calendars to schedule meetings
  • Organizing meetings and assisting in setting meeting agendas
  • Sending meeting notices via email and tracking RSVPs
  • Taking and transcribing meeting notes; sending notes as follow up
  • Organizing program contacts and files
  • Assisting with event planning and protocol
  • Updating existing and creating new program databases
  • Updating social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Participating in meetings with senior-level Maryland government officials, foreign delegations, and embassy diplomats
  • Attending off-site meetings and programs to represent the work of the Office of the Secretary of State
  • May assist other OSOS staff, including Deputy Secretary, from time to time

  • Third and fourth year university/college government majors with international relations concentration, or similar, preferred
  •  Familiarity with Excel and Google calendar
  •  Ideal candidate possesses following characteristics: flexibility, reliability, independence, good  writing skills

The Maryland Sister States Program, a program in the International Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, was established to provide a forum for the promotion of international cooperation and understanding.  Through broad-based citizen participation in a wide variety of exchanges in areas of mutual interest, the Sister States Program offers countless opportunities to develop partnerships around the world.  The Maryland Sister States Program was established in 1980 and currently includes 19 relationships in 17 countries.

The Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs is chaired by Maryland’s Secretary of State. The Subcabinet is comprised of the Secretaries and staff of state agencies (Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation, etc.,) with international interests.  The Subcabinet meets on a quarterly basis with the dual objective of fostering communication related to international projects and creating a strategic plan for the state’s international agenda.

Start date: May 30, 2017.  Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by March 26, 2017.  A brief telephone interview followed by an in-person interview is required.  Contact: Ms. Mary E. Nitsch, Director of International Affairs, OSOS; mary.nitsch@maryland.gov; 410.260.3865  

Intern for a Day Orientation

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate UMD students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day job shadowing experiences.

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, you must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how you will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing your host on-site and how to show appreciation to your host after your experience.

Spring 2017 Intern for a Day Orientation Dates (Total of 8 Sessions Available): 
All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Please RSVP for the session that works best with your schedule.
You will receive the application after attending one of the orientation sessions above.  Applications will be due Sunday, March 5 at 11:59pm.

The majority of questions about Intern for a Day's process and structure will be addressed during the mandatory orientation session.  For other questions or concerns, please email ifad@umd.edu.

Students who have already participated in Intern for a Day still need to attend one orientation session.  

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Come join us tomorrow, February 24, for the History Graduate Student Association's 12th annual conference:

"Power and Persuasion: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Constructing and Contesting Legitimacy"

This event is open to all, and will feature panels such as "Dignity and Identity in African American Life," "At the Intersection of Church and Polity," and "The Contested Nation," as well as a Keynote by Kimberly Welch of Vanderbilt University titled "Black Litigants: Rethinking Race and the Law in the Antebellum American South." In addition to all of this, we will be holding and undergraduate workshop panel on taking undergraduate work and turning it into material for a graduate degree.

The Conference will be held on the 2nd floor of Taliaferro Hall, 9:00am-4:10pm. Feel free to join us for any part of the day, or the day in its entirety. 

Please see the poster below for more information.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Study Abroad in Cuba

Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Department of State

Global Fellows in Washington D.C. Presents
-       U.S. Department of State -
    Introduction to careers at the U.S. Department of State

The Federal and Global Fellows Office will be hosting a senior U.S. Department of State official in Marie Mount Hall 2407 on Wednesday, February 22.

The official will provide an introduction to careers at the Department of State and among others, will go in-depth on the following (among others):

-          Foreign Service Officers and Civil Service positions
-          Career tracks options
-          Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), Personal Narratives (PN), Qualification Evaluation Panel (QEP), and Oral Assessment
-          Job application process and TIPS

You are encouraged to bring your HARD copy USAJobs resume (preferably, or another resume) along!

*Lunch will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Intended Audience: Current Students, Graduating Seniors, and Recent Graduates
1 - One-on-One session opportunities (9:00am-11:30am)
2 - Lunch (12:00-12:30pm)
3 - Presentation on Careers with State Department (12:30pm-1:30pm)
4 - One-on-One session opportunities (1:30pm-4:00pm)

Please RSVP here.  If you are interested in doing a one-on-one coaching session, limited slots are available.  Please list multiple half-hour time slots (from 9:00am-11:30pm or from 1:30pm-4:00pm) when you are available.

2017 Field/Finance Internship for Hoyer

Applicants should be detail-oriented, work well with a team, and be committed to achieving individual and group goals. Prior campaign experience is useful, but is not required. The internship is unpaid, but may be taken for college credit.

Responsibilities may include:
• Planning and implementing District Events, such as Young Professional Outreach events
• Administrative duties such as filing, answering phones, and taking messages
• Donor research
• Work with NGP database and VAN
• Helping with fundraising events, especially the Bull Roast (June 10, 2016)
• Helping prepare and send acknowledgements for contributions
• Developing knowledge of campaign finance laws and campaign field operations
• Assisting staff with miscellaneous tasks as they come up

To apply, please send an email with a cover letter and resume to max@hoyerforcongress.com. Any questions may be directed to the same address. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Career Fair Prep - Resume Review Options

Walk-In Resume Review Hours for Career Fair Prep

  • University Career Center @ BSOS, 2148 Tydings Hall-  Stop by for a 15-minute or less meeting with a career consultant to discuss résumés, networking questions, etc. These hours are for BSOS majors only. Feb. 16th and 20th from 1-3 p.m. 
  • Career Fair Prep SPECIAL Walk-In Hours, University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor (printed resume required for critique) Available each day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Monday, February 13  
    • Tuesday, February 14  
    • Wednesday, February 15 
    • Thursday, February 16  
    • Friday, February 17  
    • Monday, February 20  
    • *One employer/organization will be invited to participate in the walk-ins each day. 
  • Schedule an appointment for a resume review through Careers4Terps (options may be limited during career fairs). 
  • Resume review with an industry professional
    • The UMD Alumni Advisor Network has many UMD alumni working in a variety of fields who have volunteered to review resumes and offer mock interviews. The reviews can occur over the phone or through email. Get started now by logging into the UMD Alumni Advisor Network

BSOS International Week

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) will host BSOS International Week on February 27 to March 3, 2017, primarily aimed at undergraduate students from across campus, but all are welcome. The most up-to-date information is on Facebook at ter.ps/intweek2017.

This will be a week of cultural, academic, and informative events all celebrating the international backgrounds and diverse cultures that make our community special.

The kick-off event for BSOS International Week is Cultural Explosion on Monday, February 27th, an evening of music and dance performances that represent the range of international flavor and talent of students from across campus. DSAC partnered with the Global Communities Student Association on this event. The DSAC organizing committee received grants for just over $2000 that will cover the total cost of the kick-off event.

Below is a list of the events currently scheduled. A few details are still forthcoming. A draft 
poster of the week's events is attached. Events will continue to be updated at ter.ps/intweek2017.

Schedule of Events:

BSOS International Week Kick-Off: Featuring Cultural Explosion
Host: BSOS DSAC & Global Communities Student Association
Monday, February 27 from 7pm–9:30pm
Stamp Grand Ballroom

"Years of Living Dangerously": Carbon pricing and divestment as market solutions
Host: SGA Sustainability Committee
Tuesday, February 28 from 7pm–8pm
2123 Jimenez Hall

Host: SGA Sustainability Committee
Tuesday, February 28 TBD

International Coffee Hour
Host: International Student and Scholar Services
Wednesday, March 1 from 3pm–4:30pm
Dorchester Hall (Lounge)

Global Entrepreneurship: Cross-cultural Negotiation and Networking
Host: Honors College EIP
Wednesday, March 1 from 4pm–5pm
0100 La Plata Hall

Alumni Networking Event
Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30pm–7:30pm

Global Entrepreneurship Semester (GES) Information Session
Host: Honors College EIP
Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30pm–6:30pm
H.J. Patterson (Lobby)

Classroom to Careers: Interning in the Global Community
Host: Federal/Global Semester Fellows
Thursday, March 2 from 2pm–3pm
2407 Marie Mount Hall

Roundtable Discussion on Syria
Host: Arabic Flagship Program
Thursday, March 2 from 4pm–5pm
2118 H.J. Patterson

Who Run the World: Girls, An Exploration of Modern Feminism
Host: Maryland Discourse
Thursday, March 2 from 7:30pm–8:30pm
0220 Jimenez Hall 

Persian Flagship Program
Friday, March 2 from 3pm–5pm
3115 H.J. Patterson (Lounge)

Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble
Presented by the Clarice Artist Partner Program
Friday, March 2 from 7pm–9pm
Kogod Theatre at the Clarice

Program Associate - Latin America and the Caribbean Division

New post-graduate job opportunity at the International Republican Institute in Washington D.C.
Position description:

The Program Associate is the entry level position for program work at IRI, and provides administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs in the region.

• Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
• 0-1 year of experience in international development or related field.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
• Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
• Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved
• Updates budget tracker; cross-reference with PSR on monthly basis and interacts with appropriate Project Accountant and other Accounting staff
• Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
• Handles travel for all portfolio programs, including ensuring the receipt and recording of approvals and maintaining the Travel Tracker up to date, and in compliance with funder requirements
• Compiles and facilitates submission of contract packages
• Serves as point of contact for RFP solicitations and compiles submitted materials for the RFP evaluation process
• Updates program databases, contract trackers, etc.
• Compiles briefing books for trainers
• Maintains project site and documents
• Provides logistical support for DC meetings and events for the Regional Division
• Supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
• Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives (optional)
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Application instructions
Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations. 
Position Requirements: 
• Fluency in Spanish preferred 
Primary Functions & Responsibilities: 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Required Education:
Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.
Required Experience:
Experience in international development or related field.
*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spring into the Semester with a PAL!

Post-Graduation 2017 Job Opportunities Making Social Change

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.

The Fund for the Public Interest partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day.

Specifically, we're hiring Canvass Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country, working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.
Change takes people power, and the Fund’s job is to build that power for other groups working on important issues.

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, hoping for it or sharing political videos on Facebook isn’t enough. That’s where you come in.
The president or the governor usually gets the headline when change does happen. But the real story takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds, thousands or even millions of people making their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings.
That’s people power, and that's what you deliver with the Fund. You build and lead a team that recruits supporters, raises money and mobilizes thousands of people to take action -- for the environment, for our democracy, and more.
We are looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in working for the change our country needs.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at bit.ly/FundApplication to fill out an application, or contact me directly – (202) 461-3839, mmckenna@fundstaff.org.

Megan Tanner is our Recruitment Director. She may also contact you about the position and you can reach out to her with questions at jobs@fundstaff.org.

CASA de Maryland Internship Opportunities

CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Our vision is a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. CASA de Maryland has created a separate affiliate to expand the tools we have available to serve the immigrant community.  CASA in Action is a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information regarding CASA and their recent internship openings please visit the following links: