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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Summer Internships with the Office of the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives!

The Office of the Historian at the U.S. House of Representatives has internship positions available for Summer 2017.  Applicants for this unpaid internship should have a strong interest in history. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance in day-to-day office operations 
  • Significant historical research
  • Other special projects as assigned.  
Interns must be highly motivated, collaborative, and possess excellent research and computer skills. The proposed starting date will be in June 2017 and the end date will be in August 2017.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no more than five pages, PDF preferred) to  Please include "Internship Summer 2017" in the subject line of the email.  Applications should be submitted NO LATER than April 3, 2017. 

Paid Internship with U.S. Senator Chris Coons

May Graduation Fair

Friday, March 3, 2017

Event: Capitol Hills Day 2017

Capitol Hill Days is open to anyone, and there is no registration fee. The deadline to register for the event is Friday, March 10, 2017. Click here for more information on registration.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Legal Aid Internship with the Undergraduate State Legal Aid Office

 Considering a law-related career?  Interested in gaining hands-on legal experience while earning credit?

Apply for the Fall 2017 Internship with the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office!

   Our internship is on campus and interns earn 3 credits which include office hours and a weekly class taught by the attorney.
Our internship fulfills the internship requirement for the MLAW minor.

Applications are now available.  Visit our website:

Applications are due Thursday, March 30, 2017.

    For more information, stop by our office in Suite 3125 of the South Campus Dining Hall or call 301-314-7756.


             >>Must have completed 56 credit hours at the beginning of the internship
             >> Must be able to attend a class on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m
             >>This application can be dropped off at our office, or emailed to