Friday, February 16, 2018

UMD: CIA Careers Information Session (Federal/Global Fellows hosting)

Information session on CIA career opportunities!  The premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on political, social, economic, technological and military environment.  All years, including first-years, and all majors are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, February, 21st
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (including time for Q&A and one-on-one talking with recruiters!)
Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Featuring CIA Recruiters and Senior Manager, CIA Near East Mission Center 
Audience: All years, freshman through seniors, of ALL majors, are welcome!  If you are a freshman or sophomore, this is a great time to think about the process of applying to the CIA (and possible fellowships along the way)!
The presenters will be sharing tips about characteristics they seek, the application process, and what it is like to work for the Agency. Get an insider view!  Bring HARD copies of your resume to share if you like.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here

The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. They preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert  operations, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe. The agency hires individuals from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds to serve in roles both in the US and overseas.
Please note that only US Citizens are eligible to pursue employment in the intelligence community. 
Session hosted by UMD Federal and Global Fellows Programs!   Applications now open!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Global and Federal Fellow Application Now Open!

​Apply Now to the Global and Federal  Fellows Programs​!
​First application deadline is ​March 26.  We’d love to have you! PERKS include: 

  • Take a fall-semester seminar course on a topic of contemporary concern--taught by expert practitioners who bring in guest speakers (ambassadors, industry experts, etc.)!
  • Obtain an extraordinary spring internship at sites ranging from the White House, media outlets, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, research shops, etc. 
  • Gain Scholarship in Practice credit
  • Receive spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
  • Earn a notation on your transcript as a Federal or Global
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  • Enjoy year round empowerment activities:  field trips, professional development, conversations with industry leaders, individual help obtaining internships. 
  • Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 
  • Program Concentrations: 
    ​Homeland Security, ​Critical Regions and International Relations, 
    Science Diplomacy, Public Health Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, and many more!
​APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application​​Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs.  Rolling admission afterwards!  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them; and they can come later!For details regarding the application requirements, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on 
March 26

Monday, February 12, 2018

Immigration Screenings

UndodocuTerp Student Training

This Wednesday February 14th at 5:30pm we will be hosting a one hour UndocuTerp training for students. If you are a student and is interested in learning more about immigration, myths, the barriers faced by undocumented students at UMD and also their resilience join this session!

Food will be provided!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Apply Now to Study Abroad in Singapore with START this Summer! Applications due March 1st

UMD-Summer: Singapore: Religious Rehabilitation of Terrorists 

Interested in non-violent approaches to countering terrorism? Singapore was one of the first nations in the world to develop religious rehabilitation programs for individuals detained on charges relating to terrorism. In this program, you will study with the Muslim clerics and scholars who built a wave of programs aimed at addressing terrorism in non-violent, non-criminal spaces, beginning in Singapore, but also extending to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Clerics from Singapore’s Religious Rehabilitation Group and scholars from Nanyang Technological University will host us, as we study reasons that individuals leave terrorist groups and movements and the theories behind these programs created to dissuade people from committing violence. This course is open to all—no knowledge of terrorism required—and its structure will allow you to pursue other work, internship, and study opportunities during the same summer you travel with us. We will conduct 5 weeks of asynchronous online coursework, when you can be working from anywhere at any time, and we will spend 10, immersive, exciting days in Singapore. In Singapore, we won't just study--we'll also eat at a cat cafe, take a tea appreciation workshop, do a rain forest canopy walk, get a fish pedicure, watch Chinese street opera and see a soccer match!
  • Program Cost: $4,675.  
  • Dates In country: June 23rd-July 1st 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Research Analyst Job Opening at Arabian Foundation

Job Title: Research Analyst
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: Early career
  • Deadline: February 18th, 2018
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree from a top-rated university with an outstanding academic record in political science, international studies, history, social sciences, religious studies, Middle East studies, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East and/or the Arabian Peninsula required;
  • Strong record of coursework and/or internship work in the politics, economics, history, society, and culture of the modern Middle East and/or Arabian Peninsula required;
  • Arabic and/or Persian-language fluency strongly preferred;
  • Strong record of coursework, internship, and/or work experience in counterterrorism (CT), countering violent extremism (CVE), and/or Middle East terror groups and networks strongly preferred;
  • Experience conducting qualitative research and/or writing a topical honors or master’s thesis involving original research strongly preferred;
  • Candidates must be highly intelligent and forward-thinking with superior writing and note-taking skills;
  • Candidates must be able to multitask, adapt to a constantly changing workflow, and complete assignments on tight deadlines;
  • Candidates must be able to respond positively to constructive criticism and work productively under close editorial supervision.

Position Description
The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank that focuses on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula is seeking a full-time research analyst to start as soon as possible.
Research analysts are responsible for providing research and administrative support to Arabia Foundation senior analysts and scholars. Research analysts will also contribute to organization-wide projects assigned by the head of research and director and regularly attend area events and conferences on the Middle East.
This is an entry level position for candidates with 0-2 years of job experience.
Application Instructions
Applicants are requested to apply by sending a single PDF attachment via email with the subject heading “Research Analyst” to This PDF file must include a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter detailing relevant experiences and interests, two references, and a writing sample no longer than three pages single-spaced (excerpts from larger works, such as a thesis, are acceptable).
Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Maryland ROTC- National Geographic's Chain of Command docuseries

Please join the Maryland ROTC department for a screening of National Geographic's Chain of Command, an eight-part documentary series that exposes viewers to the challenges the United States military faces in the Global War on Terror. Through its unprecedented access National Geographic has followed our nation’s warriors to Afghanistan, Iraq, Latin America, Africa, and Washington DC, depicting “every level of military apparatus – from the Oval Office down to the service members of the front lines.”  

The screening of Episode One: By, With, & Through, will take place on February 8th, 2018 beginning at 6pm to 8pm in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, Room 2808. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion led by veterans of the Global War on Terror.

You may view additional information about Chain of Command at:

2018 BSOS Summer Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for 2018 BSOS Summer Scholars. These are awards of $3000 to undergraduate students to support independent research projects with faculty in the summer. This program is modeled after, but separate from, the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research's (MCUR) Maryland Summer Scholars Program. Recipients will gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, national scholarships, and other awards. Students may expand their research into an independent study or Honors thesis during the following fall semester.

We will give a maximum of four awards. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors with at least a 3.4 GPA may apply. Applications should include:
a) an unofficial copy of the student's transcript and any other evidence of the student's scholarly accomplishments;
b) a letter of recommendation from a BSOS faculty member addressing the merit of the proposed summer research, the student's qualifications to undertake that project, a mentoring plan; and
c) a one-page personal statement from the student about their long-term professional/intellectual goals, and how this fellowship and research project would advance those goals.
BSOS Summer Scholar proposals are jointly submitted by the undergraduate student and the Faculty mentor who provides a support letter. The Faculty member must have an appointment in a BSOS Department or Center and the student must be a BSOS major.
Applications are due by March 1st to Rebecca Hunsaker at If you have questions, please contact Rebecca or Jeff Lucas (

Monday, January 29, 2018

Apply for the Honors College Research Grant

Attention Departmental Honors students: Apply for the Honors College Research Grant 

The Honors Research Grant Program supports the research efforts of students in the departmental and college Honors programs. Students may apply for grants up to $500.00 for any legitimate purpose that would enhance their research efforts. For example, grant money could be used toward travel to conferences or special research collections or for the purchase of equipment unique to the student’s project not covered by a mentor’s grant. Generally, grant money is not awarded for the purchase of common laboratory equipment. A student may receive the award once. 

For more information and the application, click here. Applications are due February 26.

UMD TA Opportunity - ISRL448V/BSST338Y

*This opportunity is available to University of Maryland students, ONLY!*

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is looking for a TA who can assist one of our visiting Faculty, Prof. Gabriel Weimann. His course is ISRL448V Seminar in Israel Studies; The New Theater of Terror: Online Terrorism.  The course is held on Tuesdays, 3 - 5:30 PM in HBK0105.

Prof. Weimann is a world leading expert in the field and has published many books.  His papers and research reports, more than 120 publications, have been published in scientific journals and books.  Professor Weimann is looking for someone with good online research skills; able to assist students with accessing library materials and assisting the Professor with grading papers and exams.

If you have excellent online library research skills, enjoys helping others, and has an interest in the subject matter of the course, please email me with your interest.  Please forward your resume with references to Avis Koeiman,