Friday, August 18, 2017

Applications for the Global Terrorism Minor are Open! Due by September 29th!

Applications for admission into the Fall 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, September 29th by 5 PM. We will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor from our Undergraduate coordinator, Liz Wasden. The first session will be on Wednesday, September 6th at 5PM in Tydings Hall Room 2109 and on Tuesday, September 12th at 5PM in Tydings Hall Room 2109Mark your calendars now to be sure to learn more about the program!

Click the following link to read through the information on our website or to start your application

We look forward to meeting you at the information sessions!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Career-Related Events and Resources for BSOS Students

  • The popular UMD Alumni Advisor Network has transitioned to a new platform called Terrapins Connect. The Alumni Association is in the process of recruiting alumni to participate. Students may currently access both resources. 
  • NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: All current undergraduate BSOS students are welcome to email career related questions to UCC-BSOS@UMD.EDU

Monday, August 14, 2017

Conflict & Religion Fall 2017 Research Internships in Washington, DC

Conflict and Religion is currently accepting applications for two fall 2017 research internships.

To apply: please send a CV along with a brief not explaining why you are interested in doing this internship to Jennifer Bryson.

Assist Jennifer Bryson, Ph.D., in drafting encyclopedia entries on the following topics for the Islam section of a forthcoming encyclopedia on Religion and Violence:

1000 words each:
1. Al-Qaeda 
2. Assam Riots 2014 
3. Ansar al-Sharia
4. Boston Marathon Bombing, 
5. Charlie Hebdo Attack
6. Clash of Civilization Theory (Samuel Huntington)
7. Hamas
8. Kashmir
9. Maute Group (Islamic State of Lanao)
10. Muslim Brotherhood
11. My Jihad Campaign
12. The Neglected Duty
13. Taliban
14. Wahhabism

2000 words each:
A. "9/11" (World Trade Center, Osama bin Laden)
B. Islamophobia

These are unpaid internships. For students in Washington, DC, there will be the option of attending some in-person events with Dr. Bryson and as well as a semester-long pass to WeWork White House (1440 G St. NW; it's a great work space). For exceptionally high quality, substantive research contributions, credit for research assistance may be included in the published encyclopedia entries.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Philadelphia International Airport Exercise - Fall Fellowship Program

The Office of Emergency Management for the City of Philadelphia is now accepting applications for our Fall Fellowship Program. This program is open to motivated graduate or undergraduate students (and recent grads) interested in careers in emergency management, public affairs, education, public health, or journalism.

The program offers students a unique opportunity to work on a variety of issues and take responsibility for important projects. Fellows will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of particular interest and gain exposure to all aspects of OEM’s planning and operations.

Additional information and applications are available on our website:

Application Deadline: August 28
Fellowship Start: Late September
Fellowship End: Early December

Philadelphia OEM is also seeking volunteers for the Philadelphia International Airport Exercise (EPEX) on Saturday, September 9th. Volunteers are needed to play the role of aircraft accident victims and will be given the opportunity to observe first-hand the response to an aircraft accident. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering must register on our event website:

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fall 2017 Office of Emergency Management Social Media and Marketing Intern

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

Contact Information: Alisha Childress, Emergency Manager,, 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.

- 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!

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

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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Uber Physical Security - Internship/Co-op at Uber for Fall 2017

The Physical Security team at Uber is dedicated to protecting all things Uber, with a major focus on our most important asset - our people.  We’re looking for high energy interns from a relevant field of study who is eager to learn about Physical Security Operations and Strategy to work with our team.  The challenges that the Physical Security team at Uber faces are unique, so you should be comfortable in uncharted territory and #superpumped to get creative in helping to solve those problems.
As a Physical Security Intern you’ll be working directly with our global team to assess risk, build security solutions, and solve problems to keep Uber safe.  We’re not looking for someone to sit on the sidelines and observe - this is an opportunity for you to learn by doing and gain experience in a fast-paced and real-world environment.  This is an opportunity to work with stakeholders from across the company and around the world to build, scale, and assess our Physical Security programs.

Application can be found here
Internships are a minimum of 12 weeks in length at our HQ office in San Francisco.
Applicants MUST be returning to at least one semester of school upon completion of the internship at Uber.
Creative. You’ve got a good foundation of Physical Security concepts and skills, but you’re able to think outside of the box in how to implement best practices and industry standard.
Trustworthy. You are expected to meet the highest standards of integrity.  You’ll be fully integrated into the team while here, and able to exercise discretion and confidentiality with all information you’re exposed to.
Fast-paced. Situations, priorities, and projects shift quickly at Uber.  You’re comfortable moving quickly, and jumping from one thing to the next when needed.  In situations where speed to execution is more important than polish, you’re still able to deliver.
Passionate. You’re excited about the way that Uber is changing the way people move around cities, and motivated by the mission to keep people safe and make cities more resilient.
A team player.  You believe that you can achieve more on a team - and are an active contributor to the group’s success.  You build trust with teammates and rely on their candid feedback to continuously improve.

Perks and benefits
Competitive hourly pay.
Catered meals and unlimited snacks.
Monthly housing stipend, reimbursement for cell phone bill and credits for Uber rides.
The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
Smart, engaged co-workers.
Opportunity for full time employment upon successful completion of the internship.
Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

Any questions please email: Suzzette Abbasciano -

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: