Friday, March 16, 2018

Arabic Flagship and Summer Institute

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Arabic & Persian at Maryland

Join the next generation of global professionals.

The Arabic and Persian programs at the University of Maryland are among the best in the country. We offer both short- and long-term study options for students interested in reaching the highest levels of proficiency in these critical languages and developing their cultural fluency in an innovative, exciting learning environment. 
The Flagship Programs offer long-term immersion programs both at UMD and abroad to give students a professional level of proficiency.
Our intensive Summer Institute covers an entire academic year in just 10 weeks through engaging classes, cultural activities, and individual conversation partners. Open to all students at any language level!
Project GO is open to ROTC students from any institution and provides fully funded scholarships for summer study at UMD and abroad. 
Arabic Flagship
Persian Flagship
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Project GO
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Persian Flagship

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

April 2018 SMA Conference - looking for volunteers!

The 2018 SMA Conference is looking for student volunteers to assist with various logistical matters throughout the conference April 3rd and 4th. Students would assist in directing people to the graduate poster session room, help out at the registration desk, hand out booklets, etc. Students would be welcome to attend panel discussions or presentations throughout the conference when they're support isn't needed. 

This Conference will assess what today we rightly or wrongly perceive as historically unprecedented changes from the perspectives of politics and history, sociology, biology, information science, and technological innovation. There is a large body of scientific work that supports the notion that human societies are complex adaptive systems with emergent properties that contain core commonalities, but the actions of which cannot be predicted with certainty. Given the properties of human cognition and social behavior, the question remains: How might nations and societies best position themselves to prepare for and manage the risks associated with rapid change under conditions of fundamental uncertainty? Conference speakers and panelists will address these issues relevant to key domains and dimensions of global security.

Please email Eva Coll ( if interested!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Express Yourself! 2018 Student Expression Contest

The Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community is accepting graduate student submissions for the Express Yourself! Student Expression Contest. Please distribute this announcement and attachments within your departments, and encourage students to submit. The deadline is April 6, 2018. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Dr. Kim Nickerson at Thank you!

Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community encourages advancing discussions of identity, difference and commonality.  Because meaningful dialogue and critical thinking can change culture, we want to your thoughts on race and racism or sexual misconduct. Express Yourself! allows others to learn from Maryland students’ unique experiences and perspectives.

Monday, March 5, 2018

New S&T News Release: DHS Announces Deadline for 2018 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative Applications

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security reminds interested student candidates that the window for submitting applications for the 2018 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) will close at 3 p.m. (EST) March 15.

The application submission, review and selection process started February 15. Applicants will be considered in the order in which they submit their form and the reviews will continue until all selections are made or until the closing deadline. Interested students are encouraged to submit their application early to increase their chances of being selected.
“We highly encourage interested students to submit an application as soon as possible to ensure they are considered for a spot in this highly competitive and coveted DHS cybersecurity internship program,” said SHP CSVI Program Manager Joi Brown.

Make an Impact in Ecuador or Guatemala this Summer - MSEC App Deadline Extended to March 15th!

The Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) application deadline has been extended to March 15th.  Please disseminate the following message to students and stakeholders via your list-serv, website or other social media channels.

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Applications are due March 15th.  Significant scholarship funding available!
Want to learn more? Attend an MSEC information session:
Are you looking for a more impactful study abroad experience? 
Spend this summer empowering communities through social innovation in Ecuador or 
Guatemala with the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC)UMD undergraduates 
and graduates from all majors earn 9 credits while working alongside local entrepreneurs 
and development professionals in Latin America.

In your role as a community consultant, you'll learn about social entrepreneurship, adaptive 
leadership, local culture, and empowerment through economic development.  Living with a
homestay family, you'll have a chance to learn or improve your Spanish skills and explore
towns and villages off the tourist track.

·  March 5th:  4:00 - 5:00 pm, 1102 HJ Patterson Hal
·  March 13th5:00 - 6:00 pm, 1102 HJ Patterson Hall

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Precht at

Human Trafficking Hackathon at George Mason - All students welcome to participate

WHAT: George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and
Government -Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption
Center (TraCCC), and the DHS Criminal Investigations and
Network Analysis (CINA) Center of Excellence, are joining
forces with Blue Compass on a Human Trafficking focused
hackathon as a part of the #ExpeditionHacks event series. Join
us with your own team or join a team onsite to create a
solution using technology to help combat human trafficking or
assist its victims, using artificial intelligence/machine learning,
augmented reality, or any other idea you might have to
contribute to the eradication of this terrible crime and the
suffering of its victims.

WHY: Human trafficking is a global enterprise that is second only to
drug trafficking as the most profitable criminal business. It
takes many forms, including labor trafficking and sex
trafficking. Come to get involved in a meaningful way to have
an impact on eradicating human slavery. Also come to show
off your skills and get noticed by industry professionals (bring
your resume!) and compete for a chance to win some cash!

WHEN: Saturday, April 14th, 2018 9:00am thru Sunday, April 15th, 2018 5:00pm

WHERE: George Mason University Arlington Campus – Founders Hall 3351 North Fairfax Drive Arlington VA 22201



Use Coupon Code GMU5OFF for $5 off Registration Fee

*UMD Individuals can attend and may be paired with a participant with more computationally-oriented students*

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is accepting applications NOW for unpaid fall 2018 internships.  The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) invites your students to consider a 10-week internship in our bureau in Washington DC.  Students who are studying conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and related foreign policy issues could be tomorrow’s diplomats - future diplomats whom the Department wants to hire. 

We accept numerous students each semester to work side by side with our staff on projects to address atrocity prevention, countering violent extremism, promoting defections from armed groups, defeating ISIS, preventing election violence, and supporting peace processes.  Interning in CSO provides an opportunity for hands on government work experience, enhancing research and analytic skills, and valuable networking.  Applications for the fall 2018 semester close on March 2, 2018.

To learn more about the State Department and to consider CSO as their first choice for their fall internship, please visit the following website: 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

Honoring a Champion of the Underrepresented
Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings
The prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program is the University of Maryland’s premiere undergraduate leadership and public policy training program. It honors the legacy of Howard Peters “Pete” Rawlings and the work he did as a Maryland delegate. Participants in the Fellows program are provided multiple opportunities--both academic and experiential--to grow as ethical leaders and become champions for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard in the leadership and decision-making process.  Maintaining a commitment to those historically underrepresented in leadership positions is central to the program.
The program works with students, faculty, alumni, and local leaders to provide undergraduates with a commitment to cultural pluralism, advocacy, and change with the necessary skills, resources, and support to prepare them for leadership roles during the school year and after program completion.
If you have at least two semesters remaining at the university and a commitment to public leadership, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows design and implement their own community action projects, take courses on leadership, serve at an internship, and meet elected officials, community advocates, and non-profit leaders.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Apply for BSOS Student Experience Funds!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is launching the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, we encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate ExperienceFunds.

Applications for the summer 2018 and fall 2018 experiences are due on March 28, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria here.

Questions regarding the funds or the application process can be e-mailed to

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!