Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Justice, Government & Law Networking Night

Come to the Justice, Government & Law Networking Night ! This networking event will be perfect for students in their first year to senior year, who are interested in legal services, political positions, careers in justice, or working with federal and state agencies. While the primary purpose of the event is for students to learn more about a career field and identify the skills needed to be successful, some organizations will also be recruiting for internship and job openings! 

We have expanded this event this year to accommodate more alumni and employers, so let me know if you have an alum or internship site supervisor you would like to invite (while we still have room)!  

Justice, Government & Law Networking Night

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cosponsored by: The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Alpha Phi Sigma, and the Department of Government & Politics

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Apply to The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. Fall Semester 2017 Internship Program

The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. is continuing to accept applications for its Fall Semester 2017 Internship Program.  We would like your assistance in advertising this program to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, who are U.S. citizens.

INSS is a collection of Department of Defense research centers established in 1984.  The mission of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) is to conduct research in support of the academic and leader development programs at NDU, and to provide strategic support to the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Unified Combatant Commands.

INSS includes the following Centers: the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (CSCMA), the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), the Center for Complex Operations (CCO), and the National Defense University Press (NDU Press)  

We offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs.  All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. 

Our areas of subject matter expertise include: Western Hemisphere/Latin America, Africa, Europe, Russia, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, China and East Asia regional concentrations, in addition to functional topics such as military force structure and readiness, intelligence, cyber-security, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, science and technology policy, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, energy and environmental security, international law, international economics, national security reform, contingency and complex operations, post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction.

Please find attached a general announcement describing internship opportunities, as well as specific announcements for certain programs.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in distributing this information to relevant students and alumni at your university.  Please also feel free to share these announcements with other colleagues.

Application requirements include submission of a cover letter, resume and 2-3 page writing sample.  The application deadline for the Fall Semester 2017 Internship is July 30, 2017.  All applications should be sent  We welcome applications from students receiving credit for internships or concurrently enrolled in courses and are happy to accommodate those schedules.  Part-time and Full-time internships (not to exceed 32 hours per week) are available.  ALL INTERNSHIPS ARE UNPAID AND REQUIRE U.S. CITIZENSHIP.

If you have any questions about the INSS Internship Program, please feel free to contact Donald Mosser, Dean of Administration and Chief of Staff, directly at or 202-685-3844 or Mr. Brett Swaney at or 202-685-2335.

Friday, July 14, 2017

U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section looking for Interns to Support Countering Violent Extremism Projects

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section is currently looking for 3-4 interns who would like to support our Countering Violent Extremism related projects. More information on how to apply can be found here:

Project Title: Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan
Required Skills or Interests

Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis

Project Description
Countering violent extremism (CVE) refers to proactive efforts to address the conditions that enable violent extremist recruitment and radicalization. If this is an issue of interest to you, then here is the opportunity for you to assist the United States government’s work with Pakistan on violent extremism issues? U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s Office of Community Engagement is looking for an intern who can research and summarize global developments, interventions, and research in CVE, and assist in building a simple database of primary source resources on CVE interventions. The intern will search the full range of online information – media, CVE and related-field research databases, academic material, and reports from government/official sources and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, and think tanks – related to regional and global CVE programs, products, best practices, and trends.

Additional Information
You will be part of a team of 3-4 people. While you will be working remotely, the rest of your team will be at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. We will have regular contact so that you remain engaged with the team. We are looking forward to having you join!

Language Requirements


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Center for Global Security Research Student Intern

The Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is now accepting applications for fall 2017 student internships.

Essential Duties At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Gather and analyze the data or information in support of ongoing research.
- Communicate research project(s), document work, and have technical knowledge based on the level of education.

Qualifications At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
- Ability to apply basic and scientific approaches to problem-solving (plan, analyze and execute).
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties at the Graduate or Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientists in research and development projects.

Qualifications at the Graduate or Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate within one year in nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
- Experience applying basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Ability to work in a team environment.

CGSR’s research objectives include: Exploring the dynamics of potential 21st century strategic conflicts, (i.e., those with a potential nuclear aspect) and to formulate ideas about how to achieve U.S. deterrence and other objectives in such conflicts. Exploring the sources and characteristics of strategic competition in the emerging security environment and to formulate organizing concepts to enhance the competitive position of the United States and its allies and partners over the long term. Identify whether and how technically-based approaches can address new challenges to national and international security. Catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment. Assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment.

Apply through this link:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Graduate Summer Course in Albania

War, Reconstruction, and Establishment of Peace from the Roots of War to the Establishment of a Lasting Peace

September, 18-22, 2017 
The European Center of Peace Science, Integration and Cooperation (CESPIC) and the Catholic University “Our Lady Of Good Counsel” jointly organize the Second Summer School “War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace”. The Summer school aims to provide a group of international graduate students with scientific pillars about roots of war, peace and issues in peacebuilding. In line with Peace Science tradition, the program is interdisciplinary involving disciplines such as economics, political science, international relations and history. The Summer school is designed for graduate students with a strong interest in the scientific study of Peace that are either willing to proceed to advanced graduate studies or to become future practitioners in the field of international relations and peacebuilding. In order to favor also a fruitful and open dialogue with the faculty a small group of students will be selected. The faculty (please see the list below) is composed of world-class scholars in the field. Classes will be held on 18-22 September at the Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana. The Summer School is organized by CESPIC (European Centre of Peace Science, Integration and cooperation) in Tirana. Link:

Faculty and Topics
Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and CESPIC - Director of the program
Arzu Kibris, University of Warwick - “Exposure to political violence in a civil conflict context”
Han Dorussen, University of Essex – “Institution and Peace Building”
Scott Gates, PRIO – “Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Religious Conflicts”
Christos Kollias, Thessaly University – “Military Expenditures and Economic Development” Subhasish Chowdury, University of East Anglia - “Identity and Behavioral aspects in group conflict” Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick – “Peacekeeping”
Tobias B√∂hmelt, University of Essex –“International Mediation and Third-Party Intervention” Michele di Maio, University of Naples Parthenope - “Impact of conflict on education”

Please Contact: and send a detailed curriculum vitae and other relevant information about you. References are not required but they are welcome. Submit your application by August 11th, 2017. Since a first-come first-served criterion will be also considered for selection please apply early, as space in the program is limited.

Fee: 500 euros. A small number of grants can be provided
Accommodation: accommodation solutions can be provided within or near the campus which is located in downtown Tirana.

AIPAC Summer Seminars

You are invited to join AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, for the AIPAC Summer Seminar Series. For more than 30 years, AIPAC has hosted its Summer Seminar Series for Washington-based interns and young professionals interested in Israel and American foreign policy. The first event of the summer is this Thursday, June 22nd. Doors open at 6:15pm, and the event will begin promptly at 7pm.

Register online here: 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Next week you will receive another email confirming event location and logistics.

You can view the Facebook event for more information: 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Carly Hooker at, Elana Blinder at, or Jacob Pellegrino at

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

​INVITATION: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Event Regarding Recent Violence on Our Campus​

I wanted to invite you on behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA) and Graduate Student Government (GSG), to join us Thursday to help our students both process and plan in the wake of the violence on our campus. 

The event will take place in the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room from 3-6pm on Thursday June 1st. We have a Facebook Event, and are also welcoming community members to send ideas/thoughts to either president or to tweet @GSGUMD. Please feel free to invite your other committee members, we welcome any and all support from the community.

Thank you so much, and let us know if you have any questions.

Stephanie Cork (GSG President)
AJ Pruitt (SGA President) 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs Upcoming Event

The Trustees of the
Cordially Invite You to an Address by


Project on  International Order and Strategy
The Brookings Institution

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.
Members: Free of Charge* – Guest: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

“The Future of American Foreign Policy
in a Disordered World”

Today, it is commonly observed that the international order is greatly disordered.  It also is noted that the role of the United States in world affairs is unsettled.  What the United States should or can do is not agreed upon.  Nor is it settled as to a price that the United States is willing to pay in dollars or blood.  Nor is there agreement on a desirable order or even of how the world works.  It is clear that there has been an existential weakening of an American role, yet there are hints today of a somewhat greater commitment.  A fundamental strategy for the nation is absent and remains a critical concern.

Dr. Thomas Wright is one of many distinguished authorities seriously considering these basic matters.  His book due to be published in late May,All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power, deals with these elemental problems.  Centrally, he sees Russia and China as competitors of the United States and advocates Responsible Competition as a path to sustaining a liberal international order.  We look forward to his perspective on order and the American role in the world.

Dr. Wright received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University College Dublin, a Master of Philosophy from Cambridge University, and his doctorate from Georgetown University.  He held a pre-doctoral fellowship at Harvard and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton.  He was a Senior Researcher for the Princeton Project on National Security and a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.  Prior to Brookings, he was the Executive Director of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  At Brookings, he works on U.S. grand strategy, Donald Trump’s worldview, the future of Europe, and Asian security.  We look forward to a most interesting evening.

It is a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Thomas Wright to the Council.

Mail to:                                                                    Reservations for the address by Dr. Wright, 5/31/17 may be made by mail, phone, fax, or email, or through the link on the event page on our website –
BALTIMORE COUNCIL                                  Please reserve ______ seats.
401 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1611                          Member’s Name:_______________
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone 410-727-2150                                           Guest’s Name: ________________
E-mail:                        Guest’s Address: ______________
City: _____________________ 
State: ______ ZIP: _______
Reservations accepted on a first come first served basis. Please pay guest fees in advance with your reservation. Checks can be made out to: Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. *For membership information, please contact or phone or write the Council office.
**Student non-member tickets are $10, Student guest tickets are $5.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Open Position at START: Experiential Education Specialist

Experiential Education Specialist

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring an Experiential Education Specialist for its flagship internship program. The Experiential Education Specialist will work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.

About the Internship Program:

START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of our research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience. START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution. 

Description of Duties:
The Experiential Education Specialist will oversee the internship program and report to START’s Education Director. The Experiential Education Specialist will work with other START staff to put together a program of enrichment and career development opportunities for the interns. The Experiential Education Specialist will also regularly attend recruiting functions in order to promote internship and educational opportunities.

Additionally, the Experiential Education Specialist will schedule desk and office space for interns to meet the needs of projects and intern supervisors. They will be responsible for ensuring that both the scheduling and hiring processes run smoothly. This will require the Experiential Education Specialist to work with about 75 interns from dozens of schools throughout the country as well as about 20 intern supervisors based at START.

In conducting the duties described, the Experiential Education Specialist will have the opportunity to work directly with researchers and future professionals in the homeland security enterprise, as well as other scholars, students and administrators.  

  • Work with Center researchers/intern supervisors to create a program of research-based internships available each academic term.
  • Supervise and provide professional mentorship for approximately 75 student interns (undergraduate and graduate) each academic term.
  • Market the internship program, through liaising with career advisors and professors at University of Maryland and other institutions and updating information on external websites.
  • Recruit students from University of Maryland and other institutions through attendance at student events, showcases, and other functions.
  • Manage the intern application, hiring, and scheduling processes.
  • Organize, facilitate, manage and participate in a day-long intern orientation each semester.
  • Provide career counseling and mentorship to interns, to include advice on hiring processes, resumes and cover letters, professional behavior, and other relevant topics.
  • Work with colleagues to develop a professional development program of events for student interns;
  • Oversee the evaluation process for the program and provide regular reports on the internship program to intern supervisors, START leadership, and external stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Maintain internship files in order to provide updated metrics on program recruitment, participation, and success;
  • Provide support to intern supervisors throughout their oversight of student interns.
  • Oversee a for-credit internship course offered through the Terrorism Studies program;
  • Work with colleagues to establish new experiential learning opportunities and programs for students;
  • Fulfill administrative duties, such as data entry and scheduling, for the internship program; and
  • Assist with Center events.
Depending on the skill set of the selected candidate, additional responsibilities may include:

Supporting other education staff in the identification of instructors/teaching assistants for undergraduate and graduate coursework, including facilitating the completion of contracts;
Providing budget support to the Education Director; and
Liaising with the business office concerning management of education portfolio budgets.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of experience working with student programs
  • Experience conducting program evaluations
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends (for recruiting events)
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Flexible attitude and strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience in coordinating internship programs
  • Experience designing program evaluations, especially using quantitative methods
  • Knowledge of and experience regarding internship trends, career/workforce development, and the educational needs of college students
  • Ability to develop and maintain campus and external partnerships
  • Experience with budget and program management

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 21, 2017, for best consideration. The desired start date is July 1, 2017. Salary range is from $45,000 to $55,000, commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to with “Experiential Education Specialist” as the subject line.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

USAID Employment Opportunities

The USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning is launching an assessment of its policy and programming regarding violent extremism and insurgency prevention. A contractor for USAID, DEXIS, will be assembling a team for this assessment and they are looking to hire individuals for a few different roles.

Use the following links to explore these opportunities and to apply:

1. Technical Expert

2. Methodologist

3. Academic Researcher

4. Research Assistants