Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer 2017 Internship with the Export-Import Bank


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (“EXIM Bank”) is the official export credit agency of the United States.  EXIM Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.  EXIM Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.


The Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations (OPAIR) of EXIM Bank is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic student to serve as a summer intern.  Note that applicants must be US citizens. While unpaid, an OPAIR internship offers an exciting opportunity for students to learn about export finance, both in the United States and abroad. This internship focuses on the activities of the Chinese export credit agencies.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Conducting open-source research to help create a Chinese export credit database
  • Analyzing Chinese initiatives (e.g. One Belt, One Road and Made in China 2025) and their potential implications for EXIM Bank and U.S. exporters
  • Presenting research findings to OPAIR staff and other senior leaders

Interns are also invited to participate in meetings with other EXIM Bank divisions, other federal agencies, and EXIM Bank’s global counterparts.  Students must be currently enrolled.

Application Materials:

·  Cover Letter
·  Resume

Please submit all application materials to:  Adam Moroff atAdam.Moroff@exim.gov by Monday, June 5th.

Fall 2017 START Internship

START is currently accepting applications for their Fall 2017 Internships. START interns work with researchers on 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. The 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 the internship information here: http://www.start.umd.edu/education/internships for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. 

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to the internship coordinator at internships@start.umd.edu with any questions. 

Paid Summer 2017 Consulting Internship

Position Description
SEGURA Consulting LLC (www.seguraconsulting.net), a small DC-area international consulting firm is looking for a paid summer 2017 intern.
Founded in 2002, SEGURA is an international consulting firm specializing in advisory services to public and private sector clients in emerging markets around the globe. We focus on three key service areas: (1) public sector and state enterprise restructuring and institutional modernization; (2) private sector development and reform; and (3) project development and implementation.

Job Summary: Through your internship, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, build your network, and acquire hands-on knowledge while primarily supporting SEGURA’s recruiting, new business development, and communications initiatives.
Key Responsibilities
·         Support new business development by identifying and recruiting candidates for assignments worldwide for existing projects and new business opportunities
·         Update recruiting database and perform other file management tasks
·         Assist with creation, revision, and organization of narrative content for firm capability materials, website, social media, etc.
·         Attend meetings and briefings, preparing  meeting notes as required
·         Other administrative or operational tasks as needed

·         Required: Undergraduate student enrolled at an accredited college or university, with authorization to work in the United States
·         Required: Excellent communication, research, writing, and organizational skills
·         Required: Familiarity with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Required: Enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude and willingness to learn
·         Required: Native or professional fluency in English
·         Desired: Strong interest, academic studies, and/or previous work experience focused on international development, international affairs, business administration, or a related field
·         Desired: Familiarity with U.S. government-funded or other donor-funded international development projects
Location:      Rockville, Maryland

Start Date:    On or around June 15

If interested, please send CV and cover letter with subject line “Summer 2017 Internship” to resumes@segura-co.net no later than June 9, 2017.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to participate in Carnegie’s James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Conference, a premier annual event for young public policy professionals. Hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the conference will bring together leading thinkers and a select group of young domestic and foreign policy professionals under the age of thirty from across the political spectrum to discuss how to address Americans’ waning commitment to bipartisan discourse and low confidence in government.

Don’t Stop Believing: Restoring Civic Norms and Faith in Institutions

Thursday, June 15, 2017
1:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Participants in the Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference will be selected on the basis of a brief application, which is available here. Please submit your application by Friday, June 2, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Successful applicants will be notified of selection decisions by Thursday, June 8.

The conference will include panels and speeches featuring notable experts as well as innovative breakout sessions and online polls that give participants the chance to directly engage experts and each other. Light refreshments will be provided, and the event will conclude with a reception.

Please feel free to forward this email to other young professionals who might be interested. If you have any questions, please contact Bogdan Belei at BBelei@ceip.org or +1 202 939 2339.

Best regards,

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program extends special thanks to Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP).

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program

Office of the Press Secretary
May 19, 2017

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on June 16, 2017.  Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from September 6 to December 8, 2017.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the Internship Program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible.  Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

- Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).

- Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.

- Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive.  Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration.  Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to intern_application@who.eop.gov. More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and frequently asked questions can be found on the White House website.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Workshop: How to Apply for Department of State Internships

Come listen to successful applicants and alumni talk about their experience with the State Department and give advice about how to obtain a student internship! Receive exclusive tips and help with your applications! Bring paper copy of resume for best results.

When: Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m. Lunch provided!
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall

Positions still available for University of Maryland Students

Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?  

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations. Hiring is taking place in over 30 cities across the country, including College Park, MD this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, defend consumers from big banks and credit card companies, or stand up for clean water, just to name a few.   

You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.  

We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.   

You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team and run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

And, you’ll make good money.  

Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice.  

You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future. 

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund

To apply, please visit Summer Jobs That Matter.

Monday, May 8, 2017


TIME: 12 PM on May 9th, 2017
Ice cream will be served.

The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland College Park is pleased to announce the launch of a Masters of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (“MPS GEOINT” and “GCPS GEOINT” respectively) to address the immediate and growing need to train a workforce for the rapidly expanding geospatial intelligence industry, especially for Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. These programs are dedicated to providing training at a graduate level in applied problem-sets in GIS and remote sensing, big and growing datasets, and software platforms that characterize today’s geospatial intelligence.
The MPS GEOINT program encompasses a 30-credit (10 units of 3-credit courses) course structure comprising five core courses and a selection of five other elective courses from a list of choices.
The GCPS GEOINT program entails 12 credits based on four courses (two core and two elective courses). The credits earned from a GCPS GEOINT can be transferred towards the MPS GEOINT.
The programs may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken fully online or on-site. Courses are offered during evenings and are scheduled in 12-week quarter terms.

We are now accepting applications for admission in Fall 2017 (Application deadline: June 15, 2017) and Spring 2018. Full details regarding the programs are available at http://ter.ps/geoint or contact Dr. Ruibo Han at geog-geoint@umd.eduStudents with no prior GIS experience are welcome to apply. We are happy to discuss admission requirement on an individual basis.

Come join us at our Information Session at 12 PM on May 9th, 2017 where we will introduce the GEOINT programs and address all your questions. The event will be hosted in the CGIS Seminar Room at 1124A LeFrak Hall, and all are welcome to attend the info session. Ice cream will be served.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Job Opportunity for Recent BAs

Looking for an employment opportunity? Interested in youth development? If so, this might be just the job for you! Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children has an open Research Assistant position available for those interested in applying! All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, especially individuals proficient in Spanish.

Detailed information about the position and access to the application can be found here

BSOS Needs Ambassadors for Fall 2017! Apply by May 8!