Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Congressional Internship Opportunity

Congressman Sean Duffy's (WI-07) office currently has openings for interns. The internship would be for the Fall and would span about 3 months. This time can be flexible and changed to accommodate the timeline of the intern.
Congressman Duffy sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is the Chairman of the Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. The internship is a very hands on program where the goal is to make the intern feel like they are a staff member.
If you need anything else from me please let me know. I look forward to working with the University of Maryland in the near future.Interested students should contact Jake Orta at Jake.Orta@mail.house.gov

Monday, July 24, 2017

Careers in Political Media

Monday, October 2, 2017
5:00pm - 6:00pm

3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 3rd floor

Event Details

Are you interested in interning or working in the fast-paced world of political media? Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with alumni and professionals in this dynamic field. Panelists will be announced here closer to the event date.

For additional information about this event:

Contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu
Click here to RSVP

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Internship with U.S. Senator Chris Coons

The Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks unpaid interns for his office in Washington, D.C. for the Fall 2017 Semester (September-December). Internship positions are full or part time, but interns must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week in the office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and assisting front office staff as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should visit Senator Coons’ website at www.coons.senate.gov to apply. The application portal can be found under the tab “Services” and will require a completed questionnaire, a resume, cover letter, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample related to your major. Applications received by August 4th, 2017 will be given priority. Delaware ties are a plus, but not required. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Congressional internship with Representative Dave Reichert

The Washington, D.C. Offices of Congressman Dave Reichert is excited to announce that we are accepting internship applications. Interns are an integral part of our office, assisting constituents and staff. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the federal government. Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching constituent requests, drafting correspondence, constituent outreach, keeping up to date on local and national issues, and data entry. There are also opportunities for long-term research and outreach projects. We are looking for applicants interested in government, law, public policy, or social sciences. A competitive candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office. Our unpaid internships run throughout the school year, depending upon the student’s schedule and we offer flexible scheduling. If you are interested in applying or have any questions about interning with the Washington, D.C. Office, please contact JD Greening at 202-225-7761 or JD.Greening@mail.house.gov.

Congressional Internship

Congressman Mike Best is currently seeking interns. Internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session. Congressman Mike Best is currently seeking interns. 

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. To apply, please visit https://bost.house.gov/services/internships or send a resume to cayla.cerny@mail.house.gov

Democratic Governors Association Fall Internship

The Democratic Governors’ Association (DGA) is an independent, non-profit political organization. The DGA’s purpose is to assist in the election and re-election of Democratic Governors as well as to provide policy background
to the nation’s Democratic Governors. The DGA works closely with the state and Washington, D.C. offices of the governors, and national Democrats.

An internship at the DGA will allow interested individuals to obtain practical political, policy, and fundraising experience. Interns complete a wide variety of tasks and large-scale projects, including but not limited to GOTV, targeting, and political/donor research.

Researching initiatives of the Democratic governors, and making contact with gubernatorial campaigns;
Investigating prospective corporate and individual members of the DGA;
Obtaining news articles and information from the Internet and other media sources pertaining to the political landscape of various states;
Developing media and member prospect lists;
Assisting in the organization of Washington, D.C. events on behalf of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates; 
Assisting in the production of materials distributed at DGA meetings; and
Providing essential support to the DGA staff.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Access;
Professional Attitude and attention to detail; and
Reliable students who are highly organized, self-motivated, have an interest
in politics
Ability to be very flexible, detail oriented, work well under pressure, and
maintain a good sense of humor.

Students who are selected for this competitive program get the opportunity to take on projects from all of the DGA’s departments, which provides them with valuable political experience. In addition, interns also take part in ducational brown bag lunches and events for both Democratic governors and candidates.

The job description is below. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to DGA's internship coordinator, Donna Tappin, tappin@dga.net.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New UNIV100Q Section

Register for UNIV100Q Today!
As we approach the new semester, our staff at the LGBT Equity Center would like to make sure you know about this great opportunity for any first-year students (or if you know an incoming student!). UNIV100Q is a 1-credit "Introduction to the University" course that taught in the fall. This class is the cornerstone for The One Project, a first-year experience program for students who identify as LGBTQIA+. UNIV100Q is a safe space that aims to support you in your transition to UMD, reviewing different campus resources and introducing you to all that Maryland has to offer. 
We would love for you to sign up for this class - it's going to be a lot of fun, and is a great way to connect with other LGBTQIA+ and allied students. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at lgbt@umd.edu if you have any questions about the class, how to adjust your schedule (it's easy to drop and add classes on Testudo!), or anything that's on your mind leading up to the beginning of the semester.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Internship with the Office of Rep. Michael Capuano

Congressman Michael E. Capuano is looking for interns to join his Washington, D.C. team for a full-time, unpaid internship during the fall, for a duration of three months or longer.

Candidates should be self-starters and able to exercise good judgment on a wide range of assignments in a fast-paced and busy office. Very strong writing skills with close attention to detail and a courteous demeanor are essential. Main responsibilities include: answering phone calls, attending briefings and writing memos, processing mail and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. A hard-working intern in our office will eventually move on to assisting staff with more complex, legislative projects. Candidates with Massachusetts ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a one-page writing sample, resume and cover letter in PDF format to eliza.ramirez @mail.house.gov

Government Relations & Public Policy Intern

Job ID R04223
VMware is seeking highly motivated, talented, and intelligent interns to work on its government relations and public policy team. The interns will report directly to the Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy and be an integral part of a team of federal and state lobbyists. Interns will research and work on the many issues facing technology companies as they relate to federal and state policy. During the internship, you will attend meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill, attend industry meetings, provide research, and support day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies of VMware. The position is located in Washington, D.C., and Reston, Virginia. Interns must commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, full time.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide support to the company’s government relations and public policy organization in the United States
  • Create newsletters, infographics, and other materials for internal and external audiences
  • Research and provide analysis on policy issues surrounding technology, privacy, cloud
  • infrastructure, and other issues
  • Monitor and track industry news and related legislative developments using a myriad information sources
  • Assist with government relations and public policy projects as assigned

Qualifications & Experience
  • A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses strong business acumen and is confident, mature and calm under fire
  • Must be able to juggle multiple priorities and tasks in a fast paced environment, but be focused when needed on the matter at hand
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills
  • Strong and demonstrated research skills
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and with a team
  • Of the highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethic
  • Experience with graphic design and/or HTML is desirable
  • Prior experience with an elected official or state/local government is a plus

  • Current or recently graduated (within 6 months of graduation) undergraduate with a focus in political science or technology-related field. Significant public policy, government, political science, or international affairs coursework is necessary
  • Juris Doctorate candidates are encouraged to apply
Dates of Potential Internships
  • September-December 2017
  • January-April 2018
  • May-August 2018

Press intern: NY Congressional race (Democrat)

Democratic candidate for NY-19 is in search of a WASHINGTON, DC-BASED press intern to work with a DC-based Communications Manager.
Candidates who do not include a cover letter or who do not mention politics in their application will not be considered. Applicants with no political experience should explain why they want to get into politics. 
The intern will help garner media coverage for the candidate in both local (NY-based) and national (DC-based) news outlets. This is an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the political process, specifically around media and PR, under the guidance of an experienced communications professional. This is an opportunity for direct mentorship from a seasoned political communications professional.
This is NOT a full time internship, and candidates who are currently in school or have other jobs will be considered. The position will require 5-10 hours/week and can mostly be done remotely, with in-person "check-in" meetings at a coffee shop ~1-2 times a week. The Communications Manager is a fan of Compass Coffee, but is open to Starbucks if the intern insists.
  • Assist Communications Manager in building out press list for Congressional district. Keep tabs on top reporters in the district
  • Track candidate's travel schedule and reach out to NY-based media when the candidate is speaking or attending an event
  • Help draft press releases and, if desired, opeds
  • Directly assisting the candidate and campaign manager as needed (and as time/interest allows)
Job Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have the following skills:
  • Political experience or convincing interest in progressive politics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some working knowledge of Democratic politics; a strong interest in government, politics and/or communications is a bonus.
  • Must have excellent writing and computer skills, organizational, and customer services skills. Candidates are to have patience and ability to work within a diverse group of individuals.
  • Discretion and common sense when dealing with sensitive or timely information.
  • School and work schedules are acceptable but must be flexible to work a minimum of 5 hours per week.
Salary: Unpaid; college credits offered
Deadline: OPEN
To apply: Please send resume and short cover letter.
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $0.00 /month
Job Location:
  • Washington, DC 20009
Please go to indeed.com to apply 

Monday, July 10, 2017

IAD Airport Shuttle

This year the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and Yuva have teamed up to bring students the International Student Shuttle from Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia to College Park, Maryland. GSG and Yuva have created a preliminary schedule of shuttle dates and times, but the schedule is flexible and based on demand. If you will be flying to Dulles International Airport (IAD) later this summer on your way to College Park, MD please fill out this RSVP so that we can help you with transportation:

GSG will be in contact with you to confirm the dates and times of the shuttles as well as to get information about your flights. If you have any questions please contact gsg-office@umd.edu. You need not be an international student to use the shuttle.

Wednesday, July 5, 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 ter.ps/internBSOS or email Kathryn Hopps at khopps@umd.edu.

Applications are still being accepted for Summer II.  Apply now! 

Gilman Scholarship for Spring 2018 Study Abroad - Pell Grant Recipients

Are you thinking about studying abroad in spring 2018?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last year and a half 62 University of Maryland students - nearly 50% of our applicants – have won Gilman Scholarships!

Write to us now at gilman@umd.edu and we’ll give you access to our ELMS online support site for Gilman applicants, and let you know about info sessions and our upcoming Gilman Panel with returned UMD Gilman Scholars.

Learning about the Gilman Scholarship over the summer will help you submit a strong application by the October 3 deadline!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017