Friday, April 28, 2017

Peace Corps Informational Workshop

Dear Amazing BSOS Students,

Are you interested in learning more about the Peace Corps? The Federal and Global Fellows Program will be hosting an information session about the Peace Corps next week. Join us to hear Global Fellow and GVPT Alumnus, Jonathan Lee speak about his Peace Corps experience in Lesotho!
The informational workshop will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 2407 Mary Mount Hall (Federal and Global Office). Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP by Monday, May 1st. (Feel free to tell your friends, but do RSVP)
Please RSVP at the following link:

We hope to see you at this wonderful event!

2017 Summer Institute in Political Psychology

at Stanford University from August 6 – August 26, 2017

Applications are being accepted now for the 22th Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held at Stanford University August 6-26, 2017.

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 2017 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 2017, SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. 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:

USAJOBS Workshop

Free Workshop: Introduction and Deep Dive into USAJOBS (2 dates)
Learn how to apply effectively for federal opportunities including jobs and internships--transferable information for applying to other sectors too!
The Partnership for Public Service and a team of experts from federal agencies will conduct the workshop and share practical tips on how to:
- Explore career opportunities based on interests and goals
- Use USAJOBS and gain familiarity with other platforms for finding public service careers
- Navigate career opportunities (hear from federal and public sector experts)
Title: Deep Dive into USAJOBS
Two Workshop Dates:
- Wednesday, May 3rd (7:00p.m. - 8:20p.m.) or
- Thursday, May 4th (7:00p.m. – 8:20p.m.)
Location: Tawes Hall, Rm: 1310 (same location on both days)
Please RSVP here  (we would like good head count to set up room!)
Pizza will be provided!!!
The workshop will be useful for all levels of USAJOBS users (new user, need a refresher, or a seasoned users looking for extra tips). The panelists will impart practical skills that are transferable to any jobs or settings.
If you like you may bring along your USAJOBS/federal resume – our panelists will provide quick feedback and tips for improvement!
Please bring along your friends, pass the word to others you know who might be interested to learn about USAJOBS - great opportunity!
Workshops sponsored by Federal and Global Fellows Programs at UMD!
If interested in applying for Federal or Global Fellows for next year, please APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application For details regarding the programs, go to and/or or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RSVP Now for the Non-Profit Career Panel on May 4th!

Career Center Events: Free Professional Headshots and How to Find an Internship!

Free Professional Headshots
Tuesday, May 2 | 11am-1pm
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Stop in to our final photo event of the semester to get a free professional headshot for your professional profiles (Careers4Terps, LinkedIn, etc.)! No appointments are necessary. This is a drop-in event and is open to all students. Click here for more information

How to Find an Internship
Thursday, May 4 | 12-1pm
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? Come learn strategies and resources for finding an internship, making a first impression and networking in your field.

Federal and Global Fellows Application!

Federal/Global Fellows Program- Great for Government & Politics Students!
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 State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more.  Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
​Application Deadline: Friday, May 5th

For details regarding the application requirements, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261  

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.