Friday, June 30, 2017

UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program- Apply Now!

UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program- Apply Now! Spots Still Open!

Apply as soon as you can—rolling admissions!

  • 7 Fall seminar courses (including Critical Regions and International Relations, Homeland Security, US Diplomacy, Responses to Global Challenges, Public Health policy, Science diplomacy and Energy and Environmental policy) all taught by expert practitioners and focusing on the real world!
  • Spring internship for college credit at sites such as: Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more!
  • Internship credit through our program or through your major; Scholarship in Practice credit
  • Year round activities (field trips to DC, professional development workshops, individual coaching, etc.)
  • Earn transcript notation as a Federal or Global Fellow
  • Join an engaged student cohort group and alumni network for life! 

Application Link: Online Application

For more information visit our websites: 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CAPC Internship Applications

CAPC Internship Program Fall 2017
(GVPT 388W/GVPT386)
DescriptionThe Center for American Politics and Citizenship 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 seminar in order to complete the program. Students can earn a total of six or nine credits for the internship seminar.  The CAPC internship program is divided into two sections. The first is a seminar course (GVPT388W) and the second course is for purely elective credit (GVPT386*). GVPT388W is a course within the government major that shows students how to contextualize their internship experiences in a classroom setting. GVPT388W counts as 3 upper-level GVPT credits.GVPT386 is not a typical course. GVPT386 does not meet. Rather, it accounts for the hours worked at your internship. Students can receive 3 or 6 ELECTIVE credits depending on the amount of hours spent interning. •           9-17 hours/week: 3 elective credits•           18+ hours/week: 6 elective credits GVPT386 does NOT count towards any requirements for the major. The credits WILL help push you towards the 120 credits required for graduation and will count in your overall semester credit total.You now have permission to register for both courses. Please register for GVPT388W for 3 credits under the regular grading method. Please register for GVPT386 for 3 or 6 credits under the PASS/FAIL grading method. If you have any questions about the amount of GVPT386 credits you should register for, please contact Christian Hosam. *Students should register for GVPT386 if they have been accepted to the program for the first time. If it is for the second time, they should register for GVPT389. 

Program Requirements

CAPC requires the following prerequisites (see CAPC Coordinator to discuss potential overrides): 

CAPC Internship acceptance is highly competitive. Applications are evaluated on an individual basis and simply meeting the requirements does not guarantee admittance into the program. Please turn in your application if you are sure that you want to participate and you are still in the process of finding an internship. If this is the case, email CAPC Coordinator, Christian Hosam, at Securing an internship prior to applying to the program is not necessarily a prerequisite, although you do have to have an internship secured by the final deadline.

1.   Registration as a GVPT major2.   Junior or Senior status (60 credits or more)3.   An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

*GVPT students are eligible for a maximum of two experiential learning options. (Maryland Internship Program, Capitol Hill Internship Program, Public Policy Internship Program, Independent Study, Mock Trial, etc.) Please make sure that you will not exceed this limit when applying for the program. You may direct any questions regarding this policy to

Program Application

The following materials are required for the application electronically NO LATER than September 1st, 2017. This is to ensure that you have time to find another class if you are not admitted into the program
  1. Application Form (see next page)
  2. Cover Letter with name, major, class standing (JR or SR), UID, and contact information
  3. A current unofficial transcript
  4. Include the name and phone number of an academic or professional reference. This may be a current or former professor or supervisor.
  5. A copy of a one-page resume of your educational and employment background. Relevant courses and educational experiences should be emphasized.
  6. A short writing sample (roughly five pages) - Submit a copy of a paper that you are proud of. It does not have to be from a GVPT course.
 Submit application materials to Christian Hosam at using subject line: CAPC Spring 2017 Application – YOUR NAME 

Admittance to the Program

Students will be notified of their acceptance to the program via email. Students will be contacted by the seminar instructor prior to the beginning of their seminar course. Questions about the application and registration process should be directed to Christian Hosam at Go to for more info.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Fall Semester Capitol Hill Internship

The office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) is currently seeking applications for the fall internship program running from August 2017 through the beginning of December. This position will strengthen your understanding of the legislative process and give you firsthand experience of the operations necessary to run a Congressional office. The internship is unpaid.
This position requires:
  • greeting guests and constituents,
  • leading Capitol tours, attending hearings,
  • drafting constituent correspondence letters, and
  • assisting in general day to day activities
Qualified candidates will be hard working, possess strong written and oral skills, and have the ability to work in a professional environment. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter

New Classics Course

CLAS309F / 688F: Roman Civil Law 
Prof. Gregory Bucher, Fall 2017, MWF 9:00-9:50

What is your status in your community?  Who are you eligible to marry, and who should have custody of the children if you divorce?  How do you go about making or challenging a will?  Fundamental questions such as these are of importance to all complex societies.  In this course, we focus on the answers the Romans gave.  

Using a case-study approach to Roman family law, we discover a large subset of the “underlying assumptions” of Roman society: no one can claim to understand Roman society without a grasp of Roman law. The focus on family law limits the scope so that we can discover, discuss, and argue about a reasonably self-contained body of case law. Our interlocked set of cases which increase in complexity requires us to draw more and more upon the basic concepts we develop in the earlier ones. We study the nature of rules and their interpretation, precedent and reasoning by analogy, sources of law and authorities, and other principles of legal reasoning. 

These skills and ways of thinking are as applicable to US law as to the Roman, and are recommended for pre-law students. A natural focus on the evolution of family law over time makes of our cases a laboratory for studying the forceful interplay of pre-legal tradition, the realities of the world law must confront (such as demographics), and ideas of social justice. At its best, this class should train you in traditional ways of thinking about the law while simultaneously leaving you astonished at examples of Roman laws that see the world in a fundamentally different way from ourselves. 

All readings in English.

Summer Session II Course with START

Join START for Summer Session II online! Courses are offered to students from any university through the UMD Office of Extended Studies at
  • Earn credit for your summer internship through an experiential learning course in Terrorism Studies, BSST 386 (3-5 credits).
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies:
  • Investigate the different forms of hostage taking and understand negotiation tactics in Terrorist Hostage Taking: BSST 338A (3 credits).
  • Discuss foundational concepts about propaganda, ideology and narratives used by violent extremists in Extremist Propaganda: BSST 338D (3 credits).
Register through Testudo! For more information, visit

Contact with questions.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

International Careers Workshop for Student and Young Professionals

International Careers Workshop for Student and Young Professionals
as part of
APSIA Diversity Forum 2017
July 15, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm ET
Washington DC

On behalf of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), I invite you to participate in a special workshop for students and young professionals on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Washington DC.

We will explore how to:
  • Channel interests into international careers,
  • Build skills and competencies to be competitive in a global marketplace, and
  • Prepare for and afford graduate school.
The workshop will also feature a keynote address and many opportunities for networking.

Register today:
Registration is first come, first serve. Space is limited. To secure your spot, please follow all of the registration instructions.

Created in 1989, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs brings together the leading graduate schools around the world which specialize in international affairs. APSIA's Diversity Forum series seeks to inspire young professionals – and those who influence their understanding of the world – to seek out the field of international affairs. Learn more at

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Online Career Chat Hours with the UCC @ BSOS

Do you have a career or internship question? The University Career Center @ BSOS is offering virtual chat “walk-ins” to address quick questions about career path, resumes, interviewing, etc. Students will a few minutes to ask questions every Tuesday or Thursday between 2-3 p.m. 

For more information, go here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Full-time Internship, Office of Barack and Michelle Obama

The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama is launching a fourteen-week fall Internship Program in Washington, D.C. from Monday,  September 11 through Friday, December 15 with an orientation on Saturday, September 9. 
Interns will work in the D.C. office of Barack and Michelle Obama doing a variety of tasks, largely centered around correspondence. The office is looking for interns who take initiative, manage their time well, have strong attention to detail, solid writing skills, and the utmost commitment to public service. 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than 6:00 PM on Friday, June 30.  
Submit questions about the Internship Program to

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

START Campus Internship Opportunities

START is currently accepting applications for 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 24-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 15 different projects. 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: for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on June 30th at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to with any questions!

Apply to be a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase the opportunities for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s nearly 600 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). CIEE has pledged 100% of all exhibitor fees related to its annual conference in 2016, 2017, and 2018 to support study abroad scholarships for students from MSIs.

Each year, the scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from MSIs. Each cohort of 10 students will take part in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in one of three locations: London, England (summer 2017); Cape Town, South Africa (summer 2018); and Seoul, South Korea (summer 2019). The CMSI will award the study abroad scholarships annually based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and presidential nomination.


  • Applicants should be undergraduate college students that classify as rising Sophomores or rising Juniors at the time of participation (summer 2018)
  • This application is for students interested in the Fellowship for participation in the summer 2018 experience in Cape Town, South Africa. 
  • Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and presidential nomination 
  • Awards will cover the full cost of travel and participation in a four week study abroad program sponsored by CIEE
  • 10 Fellows will be selected from accredited Minority Serving Institutions 
  • Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus 
  • Fellows from prior cohorts are ineligible from applying again 


Online application due by September 15, 2017: Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship. All checklist items should be submitted through the online application.

  • One Nomination Letter from University/College President 
  • Copy of Transcript 
  • Proof of Pell Grant Eligibility 
  • One Personal Video o Upload a short 2-minute video that provides a detailed explanation of your objectives for study abroad. In this explanation, discuss how the combination of your major and participation in study abroad will support your development and help you become a global leader. Also, discuss how this particular scholarship will help you meet your goals. 
  • One Personal Essay o Discuss why you believe study abroad is important for students from Minority Serving Institutions and how you plan to share your study abroad experience with others upon returning (no more than 800 words). o You may wish to read about Minority Serving Institutions & Study Abroad here.
Applications will be accepted until September 15th, 2017. Please contact Paola “Lola” Esmieu at the University of Pennsylvania with any questions. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ICONS project intern

The ICONS Project is looking for a student to join their team as an intern during the Fall 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 Fall 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 the website. Applications are due June 30th. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Maryland District 20 Race Internships

Lorig Charkoudian for D20 Seeking Summer Interns

Lorig Charkoudian is a progressive Democrat from Takoma Park and candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 20, which includes portions of Downtown Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and White Oak.  As our campaign kicks off at the beginning of June, we're seeking motivated high school and college students with an interest in politics and passion for Democratic policies to intern during the summer.  Applicants should be available to commit to 15-30 hours per week between June - August/September.  Although not necessary, weekend availability and access to a vehicle are both helpful.

This unpaid internship will provide exposure to the essential components of a grassroots campaign:  direct voter contact, visibility, fundraising, political events, and communications/press.  The internship will have a particular emphasis on direct voter contact such as canvassing neighborhoods in District 20 to connect with and persuade registered Democratic voters.  This will be a unique experience among political internships because it will provide a broad introduction to political campaigns and chance to play a larger role than a statewide campaign.  We have a competitive 2018 Democratic primary in District 20 and we need to hit the ground running! 

To apply, please send your resume and a brief paragraph discussing your interests in politics/campaigns in the body of your email to  Also feel free to check out our website at  Please address your email to Tim Wolff, Campaign Manager.  We provide an inclusive work environment and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

CAPC Internship Opportunity for Summer and Fall!

CAPC Internship Program

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship provides experiential learning opportunities for students by giving them credit for their internships while also registering them for an academic seminar that allows them to contextualize their experiences. The Center offers a course (online during the summer) that challenges students to understand their internships in the theoretical frameworks of political science. The course is offered concurrently with the internship.

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. 

Summer Final Deadline: June 30th
Fall Final Deadline: September 1st.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Campaign Fundraising Staff Position

Carolyn Bourdeaux, an Associate Professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, is exploring a run against incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Woodall in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia.

Carolyn is hiring fundraising staff as she explores a run for Congress.  Prior campaign and fundraising experience is not required.  This job would be an excellent opportunity for recent college/law school graduates and others who are interested in pursuing a career in Democratic politics or looking for a once in a lifetime experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working directly with Carolyn
  • Organizing and coordinating fundraising events
  • Compiling and analyzing data, research
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans

Applicants for this position must:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to write clearly and concisely
  • Be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects
  • Have proven organizational skills
  • Be personable and enjoy working with others
  • Be comfortable communicating on the telephone
  • Ideally, have database experience

To apply, email resume and cover letter to 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Wilson Center Research Assistant Internships for Fall 2017

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Fall 2017 semester.  An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar.  (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

The priority deadline to apply is July 16, 2017.  *We will start matching scholars and interns, but will still accept intern applications after this date.*  Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged. The internship application form and detailed instructions can be found at:

Lawrence (Larry) K. Altman, Medical Writer and ‘The Doctor's World’ Columnist, New York Times. “Reporting on the Health of Presidents and other Political Leaders.”

Guo Chen, Associate Professor of Geography and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University. “Moving Slums: China’s Hidden Urban Realities and Beyond.”

Zdenek David, Former Librarian, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. “Thomas Masaryk, a Scholar and a Statesman: Philosophical Background of His Political Views.” (German or Czech)

Haleh Esfandiari, Former Director, Middle East Program. Working on a book project about women in Qajar, Iran during the nineteenth century. (Persian)

Oleksandr Fisun, Professor of Political Science, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. “How Ukraine is Ruled: Informal Politics and Neopatrimonial Democracy after the Euromaidan Revolution.”

Kevin Gray, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. “North Korean Reform and the Development-Security Nexus under Kim Jong Un.”

Robert Hathaway, Former Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center. “Leverage: Turning Power into Clout.”

Kent Hughes, Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center. “Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century.”

Amy Holmes, Associate Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo. “Between Democratic Autonomy and Authoritarianism: The Political Ambitions of PYD-aligned Kurdish Militias in Syria and Iraq.”

Stephen Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University. “The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in Latin America.”

Aynne Kokas, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia. “Networked Chinawood Media, Cybersecurity and the Restrictions of Connectivity.” (Mandarin Chinese)

Akira Kurosaki, Associate Professor of International Relations, Fukushima University, Japan. “The Politics of Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation in Japan-U.S. Relations in the 1950s and 1960s: A Case Study of Bilateral Nuclear Cooperation and its Impact on Nuclear Proliferation.”

Steve Lagerfeld, Former Editor, the Wilson Quarterly. “The Art of Contrarian Thinking.” 

Lauri Mӓlksoo, Professor of International Law, University of Tartu, Estonia. Does Russia Have a Unique Concept of Jus ad Bellum in the Context of International Law?

Xolela Mangcu, Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. “Nelson Mandela: A Biography.”

Hajimu Masuda, Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History, National University of Singapore. “After the Occupation: The Rise of Grassroots Conservatism in Postwar Japan.”

Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics, Institute of the Americas, University College London. “The International Defense of Labor Rights: The North American
Agreement on Labor Cooperation in Comparative Perspective.”

William B. Milam, Former Senior US Diplomat and US Ambassador in both West Africa and South Asia.  “Post-Musharraf Pakistan and Back to Square One in Bangladesh.”  

Neeti Nair, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia. “Blasphemy: A South Asian History.” (Bengali or Urdu)

Diana Negroponte, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution. “Reviewing the History of the End of the Cold War.” (German or Russian)

David Ottaway, Former Washington Post Correspondent.  “A Reporter’s Rediscovery of Stories Covered and Countries Lived in Over a 35 Year Career at the Washington Post.” (Arabic)

Marina Ottaway, Former Senior Research Associate and Head of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Working on the countries of the Arab Spring and Iraq. (Arabic or French)

Marvin Ott, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Former Professor of National Security Policy, National War College and Deputy Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “Malaysian Foreign and Security Policy” and “Issues in Southeast Asian Security.”

Elizabeth Stanley, Associate Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University. “Techno-Blinders: How our Techno-Centric Security System Endangers U.S. National Security and What to Do About It.”

Philippa Strum, Former Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center. “Why Americans Get to Talk so Much: Speech Jurisprudence in the United States.”

Jeffrey Taliaferro, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University. “The Best of Frenemies: Politics of Intra-Alliance Coercion in U.S. Foreign Policy.”

Alexander Thurston, Assistant Professor of Teaching, African Studies Program, Georgetown University. “Jihadism in Northwest Africa: Doctrines, Debates, and Politics.” (French or Arabic)

Earl Anthony Wayne, Former Career Ambassador to Afghanistan, Argentina, and Mexico. “Deepening North American Economic Integration.”

Samuel Wells, Former Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Director, West European Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. “The Worst Case: Korea and U.S. Escalation of the Cold War.” (Russian, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean)

Robin Wright, Former Washington Post Journalist. "The Middle East at a Crossroads—from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.” (Arabic or Persian).

Irene Wu, Senior Analyst, Federal Communications Commission. “Measuring Soft Power.” 

Research Assistant Opportunity with UISPP

The United States Institute of Peace has multiple Research Assistant positions for Summer and Fall. Openings are spread across multiple departments including: Global Practice & Innovation; Middle East & Africa; Planning, Learning, & Strategy; and Public Affairs. Positions are paid and approximately 20 hours / week. Applicants with proficiency in either Arabic or Farsi are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested students should go to for additional information. A cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample should be submitted for consideration.