Tuesday, October 3, 2017

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS - Study Abroad for Critical Languages

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall ­ BOREN SCHOLARSHIP FOR CRITICAL LANGUAGE STUDY
Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Assistant Director­ www.scholarships.umd.edu

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2018-19 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 6 years!!!

Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2018-19 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019. 

*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*
The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 24, 2018. You can learn more about the BorenScholarship program here:


The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more about the Boren Scholarship and its application process. Please write to nsepboren@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address).

Wednesday, October 11 at 12:30 - 1 pm pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 12 at 12:30 pm - 1 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 12 at 4 - 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 13 at 12:30 - 1 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 13 at 4 - 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, October 16 at 12 - 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, October 16 at 4:30 - 5 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018.

Friday, September 29, 2017

TEFL Worldwide Prague - Teach English Abroad!

TEFL Worldwide is a highly reputable American owned school offering the internationally recognized and accredited TEFL certificate course in the enchanting city of Prague. The course is 4 weeks long and runs monthly. Upon completion of the course 
graduates are able to teach English as a foreign language worldwide! We provide continued job assistance to all graduates. To date we have nearly 3000 graduates who have taught in over 60 countries! 

Our graduates highly recommend the program.  You can read their testimonials at http://teflworldwideprague.com/graduate-profiles or see their reviews on
Google at: https://business.google.com/reviews/l/10364452039068022699. You can also read reviews of our program all across the web by simply typing in “TEFL Worldwide Prague reviews” on Google.

There is a high demand for TEFL certified English teachers worldwide therefore graduates of our program are working 1-3 weeks after graduation, many times sooner! For further information feel free to visit www.teflworldwideprague.com


Thursday, September 28, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Fake News Interdisciplinary Forum October 17

SAVE THE DATE:  October 17, 2017 - noon-2; McKeldin Library Special Events Room

Questions?
 Please Contact: 
Lily Griner
​,
 griner@umd.edu
​, 
Breaking News:
The onslaught of newscasts is overwhelming!  Is it fake news? Real news? Alternative facts? Come and discover the different perspectives on this vital topic from our esteemed interdisciplinary panelists.  See flyer below for more details.   

Calling all Tamil speakers! Provide Language Support to START and CASL

START's colleagues at CASL are in need of your assistance in finding some language support. CASL is working on a project that requires someone to do some language work involving identification, marking, and transcription of target languages.

We are in critical need of a (or a few) Tamil speaker(s). A few stipulations: 
1) the candidates cannot be current employees of UMD - students are OK; and 
2) the candidates must be US citizens.

If interested, please email Steve Sin at sinss@start.umd.edu

Friday, September 22, 2017

Company: Jefferson Waterman International

Location: 1401 K St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005

Company Description: Jefferson Waterman International is an international relations
consulting firm that serves foreign governments and private sector clients working abroad. For
more information please see www.jwidc.com.

Job Title: Research Intern

Job Description: Interns conduct research in support of projects and write about events in the
Washington area that impact the interests and business of our clients, attend Congressional
hearings and other programs in Washington, write summary reports, and monitor news media
reports for countries of interest. Though there is a small administrative component to the
internship, it is largely research-based. This position is paid on an hourly basis.

Qualifications:
 This position is open to recent graduates or current graduate students
 Demonstrated interest in international relations, political science, international
economics or business, Middle Eastern, African, or European affairs
 Exceptional analytic and writing abilities, organizational skills, and attention to detail and
deadlines

Hours: Full-time (between 40-45 hours per week)

Compensation: This is a paid internship with an hourly rate commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to Lauren
Schumacher at lschumacher@jwidc.com.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Social Media and Marketing Intern with the UMD Office of Emergency Management

If you're interested in social media or marketing, consider this internship opportunity with the UMD Office of Emergency Management!

Position: Social Media and Marketing Intern
Semester: Fall 2017
Compensation: Unpaid Internship
Hours/Week: 10
Department/Office: Office of Emergency Management, www.prepare.umd.edu , @preparednessUMD (Twitter) and University of Maryland Emergency Management (Facebook)

Contact Information: Alisha Childress, Emergency Manager, ajade@umd.edu, 301-405-2670

The UMD Office of Emergency Management is looking for two Social Media & Marketing Interns to join our team! Interns will create and promote emergency preparedness messages on social media (Twitter and Facebook), and to develop educational materials for various hazards and protective actions (ex., fire safety, weather-related emergencies, terrorist/active shooter) and for training (ex., how to use Blue Light phones, how to register cell phones for UMD Alerts, etc.). Interns will also need to think of creative ways to deliver/market these messages, materials, and training.

Undergraduate/graduate students with experience in Communications, Marketing, Education, Community Outreach, Social Media Management, Digital Strategiy or relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Duties:
- Successfully manage social media via Hootsuite, schedule messages
- Create and implement marketing concepts; ideas include: infographics, short videos, posters, etc.
- Create education videos to include in the YouTube Library
- Assist with marketing to and educating campus community on emergency preparedness

We are looking for interns that can think outside of the box, that can relate to their peers and the UMD community, and produce creative and quality work!

Skills:
-Excellent writing and communication skills
-Excellent social media management skills with Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite sites
-Marketing and promotion creativity
-Digital strategy
-Graphics

Internship Credit:

Academic credit is available for internships. This internship is available for 3 credits (120 hours). Students must talk with their academic advisor to see if internship credit is available through their academic department for this internship. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involve 120 hours of work and a significant writing assignment, in addition to an Activities Log and a Letter of Evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship. The Office of Emergency Management cannot pay for course credits.

Ocean City, MD Police Department - Upcoming Applicant Testing Dates

The upcoming applicant testing dates for the Ocean City, MD Police Department are:

November 18-19
December 16-17
January 6-7
January 20-21
February 10-11

Visit them online at www.JOINOCPD.com or contact them at pdtrain@oceancitymd.gov for more information!


Searching for 2018 Truman Scholar Candidates!

This week the National Scholarship Office begins its search for our 2018 Truman Scholarship candidates.

The Truman Scholarship program (www.truman.gov) is the official federal memorial for President Harry S. Truman, and recognizes JUNIORS (3rd year students) with demonstrated abilities to contribute to the public good through outstanding leadership and service. US Citizenship is required.
The Truman program provides a $30,000 grad study award, plus top-level internship opportunities, and participation in an unrivaled professional network of leaders and change-makers in public service.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Maryland Student Researchers - BSOS Fall 2017 Opportunities

Below are some examples of mentored research opportunities available for undergraduate students with BSOS faculty that are listed in the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) database.
Students can use the link at the bottom to search the entire database. The MCUR database is campus-wide so especially helpful for connecting students/faculty who are considering research opportunities that are not exclusively major-specific.

Maryland Student Researchers - BSOS Fall 2017 Opportunities
Below we've highlighted some research opportunities listed by BSOS faculty for Autumn 2017. Attached you'll find a spreadsheet with these as well as all postings by faculty in other schools/college - many of these might also be of interest to your students.


Interested students can see the full listings for all schools and colleges, including contact information for faculty, on our MSR webpage:
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html


NORAD-USNORTHCOM Academic Alliance Update - Internship Program

NORAD and USNORTHCOM are pleased to announce that we are now accepting student applications for our recently created Volunteer Student Internship Program (N&NC VSIP). Application information as well as eligibility criteria can be found at:http://www.northcom.mil/Educational/N-NC-Volunteer-Student-Internship-Program/   
Questions regarding specific intern duties associated with these available positions should be directed to the N&NC VSIP team at: n-nc.peterson.n-ncj7.mbx.j72-internship-omb@mail.mil   NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, all internship positions are located at NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Volunteer Internship Program is an annual program. As such, there are specific deadlines for submitting applications. The application window for internship appointment opens twice a year.   SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:   Applications are accepted from 01 September - 30 November*, with interns duties beginning the following June (*The application window for our first intern cycle beginning in June 2018 closes  30 November 2018)   WINTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Applications are accepted from 01 April - 31 July; intern duties begin the following January   INTERN WORK SCHEDULE: Please be advised that all interns must be available to work a minimum of 9 Weeks, but may continue to participate in the program as long as they continue to meet all eligibility requirements.   ACADEMIC LETTER OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  Each student applicant must complete and submit the attached educational institution acknowledgement letter certifying that participation in our program does not interfere with their academic studies.  This signed document* must accompany each student's application packet. Information regarding application packet contents can be found on our program website. *NOTE:  The link to this document is not yet operational on our webpage. We hope to have this remedied by 11 Sept 2017.   Please do not hesitate to contact the VSIP Admin Team should you have any additional questions regarding the program eligibility criteria or application processes and requirements.  Our VSIP Admin Team can be reached at: n-nc.peterson.n-ncj7.mbx.j72-internship-omb@mail.mil .   V/R,   Lauren Schindler, CTR HII/Camber Corporation N&NC/ J722  Joint Training Facilitator Specialist COMM 719.554.6357   DSN 312.692.6357 Building 1470 250 S. Peterson Blvd Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3285 NIPR: lauren.a.schindler.ctr@mail.mil SIPR: lauren.a.schindler.ctr@mail.smil.mil Internship Program OMB: n-nc.peterson.n-ncj7.mbx.j72-internship-omb@mail.mil N&NC VSIP Website:http://www.northcom.mil/Educational/N-NC-Volunteer-Student-Internship-Program/