Monday, August 29, 2016

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Admissions Fair

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is a network that consists of 30+ schools and programs across the globe that offer admissions in the areas of international affairs, policy analysis, economics, and foreign languages.

This fair can help you meet admissions officers from APSIA member schools, discuss admissions requirements, curricula, financial aid packages, joint degree programs, and more career opportunities, as well as collect application information.

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm (EST)
Location: George Washington University - Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st Street, NW | Washington, D.C., 20052
Parking:  University Parking Garage - Access from H Street, between 22nd and 23rd Streets. Located under the Science and Engineering Hall
Metro: Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange Line)

List of Exhibitors:
- American University, School of International Service
- Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
- Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
- George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
- Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
- Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
- IE University, School of International Relations
- Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
- National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
- Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs
- Stockholm School of Economics
- Syracuse University, The Maxwell School
- Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service
- Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- University of California San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy
- University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
- University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public And International Affairs
- University of Southern California, Master of Public Diplomacy
- University of St. Gallen, Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance
- University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
- Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Tips for Success:
- No dress code for this event, but most people opt for business casual.
- Bring business cards if possible, instead of filling out information request cards.
- Be prepared with a bag to carry materials collected from exhibitors.

Register here.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Office of Emergency Management at UMD Seeking Social Media and Marketing Intern!

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 (e.g., fire safety, weather-related emergencies, terrorist/active shooter) and for training (e.g., how to use Blue Light phones, how to register cell phones for UMD Alerts, etc.). Interns will also need to develop creative ways to deliver/market these messages, materials, and training.

Position: Social Media and Marketing Intern
Semester: Fall 2016
Compensation: Unpaid
Internship Hours/Week: 10
Department/Office: Office of Emergency Management
Twitter: @preparednessUMD
FacebookUniversity of Maryland Emergency Management 

Undergraduate/graduate students with experience in Communications, Marketing, Education, Community Outreach 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.)

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

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.

How to Apply:
Contact: Alisha Childress, Emergency Manager,, 301-405-2670

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

George Washington University's Program on Extremism is Looking for Fall Interns!

George Washington University's Program on Extremism, hosted through GWU's Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, brings together teams of experts from different fields in the public sector, law enforcement, and academia to provide analysis on violent and non-violent extremism--and they are on the look out for fall internships!

More information on the Program on Extremism can be found here:

Interested students should email a cover letter and a one-page resume to no later than Wednesday, August 24th!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

UMD-BSOS Seeks Ambassadors

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is seeking ambassadors!

Deadline: Monday, August 22

Description: Become a BSOS ambassador and represent the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). This is an invitation-only leadership program, and student selected to move forward will be interviewed on campus the first week of classes.

Duties: Ambassadors will assist with award receptions and dinners, small and large scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g. open houses, college fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day, and commencement ceremonies.

Experience: The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs. This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and prospective students.

Each ambassador will receive two (2) course credits for the successful completion of a semester of duty and the fulfillment of the accompanying course (BSOS 248A) requirements. 

After the successful completion of one semester of duty, students may continue serving as ambassadors and earn additional credit for each full semester of service thereafter, assuming they maintain the necessary requirements set forth to be a college ambassador. Please note that service as an ambassador may be revoked at any time as deemed appropriate by the Office of the Dean. The expected learning outcomes for students in this program include: leadership and networking opportunities with the college’s units (departments and centers), the Office of the Dean, faculty/staff, other students, alumni, elected/appointed officials, campus administrators, prospective students and so forth; mastery of the proper protocol and etiquette for professional events; improving communication skills with peers; public speaking experience; and teaching, listening and marketing skills.

Eligibility: If the applicant holds a double major or is a candidate for a double degree, he/she must hold a primary major in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. All applicants must have held a behavioral and social sciences major for a minimum of two (2) semesters. All applicants must have earned a minimum of 30 credits at the University of Maryland (College Park campus). All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher. All applicants must be in good judicial and academic standing. All applicants should be able to perform light to moderate lifting (e.g., transportation of special event materials, programs, supplies, etc.). All students must be able to register and attend the two (2) credit course: BSOS 248A on Thursdays from 4:00pm-4:50pm in 2141K Tydings Hall.

How to apply: Click here for the survey link application. The application requires: a brief statement outlining your interest in the ambassador program, a current resume, a current transcript (official or unofficial), a copy of your Fall 2016 schedule, list of your commitments during the Fall 2016 semester (jobs, internships, sports teams, planned vacations, and extra-curricular activities).

*Submission of the application and supplemental materials does not guarantee admittance to this program. This is a selective program where all applications and supplemental materials are taken into consideration. For more information, click here to read the full description on the BSOS website. 

START-UWT is Looking for Hourly Help!

Position: Terrorist Ideology Project –Research Assistant
Division: Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, START
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Rank: Hourly
Position Salary: $15/hr
Additional Salary Info: This position is not eligible for benefits.
Start Date: August 30th, 2016

General Project Description: There is little debate that, along with creating focal points for participants' grievances, an ideology can operate as a set of important motivating concepts. These include, but are not limited to, explanations of the circumstances under-girding grievances, identifications of culpable parties and their allies, and frameworks for the redress of injustices and the formulation of a new social, political, or historical order.

Terrorism researchers have long examined ideology as a compelling impetus for recruitment, as a means of organizational fusion, and as a justification of various violent activities (whether against outsiders or against members themselves, through suicide bombings). However, debate continues as to the precise roles and impact ideologies have in supporting and promulgating terrorist behavior. Moreover, it is yet to be resolved how the manifold roles ideology may play interact with varying terrorist milieus (e.g., ethno-nationalist, religious, revivalist), as well as with differing organizational structures (e.g., hierarchical, cellular, loosely aggregated).

The Terrorist Ideology Project (TIP) is geared to address this puzzle and set these questions into context for continuing academic and professional terrorism analysis. TIP is pioneering an empirically-grounded, longitudinal set of ideological data and analytical instruments that will promote systematic studies on the dynamic relationship between terrorist behaviors, terrorist organizations, and their associated ideologies.

Specific Position Description: The Terrorist Ideology Project relies on a body of collected ideological artifacts. These artifacts act as the basic data through which the project can study hypothetical relationships between a militant group’s ideas and its behaviors. In order to make sure these artifacts are prepared for use during later stages of the project and for use by future researchers, the project requires an hourly assistant to act as curator.

The selected individual would be responsible for the following tasks:
- Developing a structure for the artifact library, consisting of categories and subcategories that provide a relational foundation for user queries and collection reporting
- Developing an artifact collection auditing template, which will serve automated reporting purposes
- Developing a manual for database use and database in-fill, detailing how a user can query, search and aggregate artifacts or meta-data on artifacts for easy reference
- Developing a manual for depositing new artifacts in the database
- Reviewing, editing and ensuring the accuracy of artifact meta-data information; with particular attention to ensuring that meta-data accurately reflects categories and relationships found in the functional library
- Populating the library structure with all artifacts and associated meta-data collected to the current moment

Minimum Qualifications:
- Possess or is completing a bachelor’s degree in a field related to terrorism studies and/or library and information sciences
- Possess at least a 3.50 GPA
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience working with cataloged materials; e.g., as a library assistant, archivist’s assistant, medical office aid, etc.
- Previous experience producing technical writing products; e.g., written manuals describing use of work technologies, protocols or processes
- Previous experience studying militant movements and/or terrorist organizations
- Has previously worked at least one complete semester as a START intern

How to apply
: Please send cover letter, resume and 2 page writing sample to Herbert Tinsley ( Please put “TIP Hourly Assistant” in the subject line of your email.
For best consideration apply by August 23rd.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

American Enterprise Institute Seeking Foreign and Defense Policy/Communications Assistant

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a full-time communications assistant to work in the foreign and defense policy department.

Tracking Code: 1025-410
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, D.C.

Primary Responsibilities: Serve as an internal liaison and point of contact between the foreign and defense policy department and communications departments within AEI (including, but not limited to: Public Affairs, Editorial, Video, Design, and Digital Marketing). 

Other Duties: Post to the AEIdeas blog and website, measure the impact of the department’s content, manage department’s social media efforts, assist in the development and overseeing of promotion strategies for department-wide initiatives, large-scale reports, and events, write the department’s weekly newsletter, “The Rundown,”and handle media requests.

RequirementsBachelor's degree in International Relations, Political Science, Communications, English, Journalism, or a similar field is required. Excellent writing, research, communication, and organization skills. Demonstration of interest in and knowledge of foreign and defense policy with experience in public relations, new media, and communications. Creativity and an ability to multitask are also essential. 

How to applyQualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 500-word writing sample on any topic to or apply here.

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Employment/Paid Internships with Ocean City Police Department

Full-time, seasonal, and paid internships are available at the Ocean City Police Department.

Testing Dates for candidates interested in full-time or seasonal work as Police Officers, Public Safety Aides, and Communications Operators have been listed on their website. Testing is free. For more information about testing preparation, click here.

Testing Dates 2016
Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23
Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20
Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18

Testing Dates 2017
Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29
Saturday, February 18 & Sunday, February 19

Testing Location (Saturday):
Ocean City Elementary School
12828 Center Drive
Ocean City, MD 21842

Interview Location (Sunday):
Ocean City Police Department
6501 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842

For discounted rates at the Grand Hotel for the testing weekend, please contact (410) 289-6191 with the code "PDTEST".

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U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Vacancy Number: HRSC/PATH-2016-0013
Position: Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs)
Rank: GS-0199-03/04
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary$28,078.00 to $40,977.00 / Per Year

EligibilityStudents 16 years or older who are U.S. Citizens accepted for enrollment during the current or next upcoming semester in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis with a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2017. Minimum GPA: 2.0. 

Read full description and apply here.

Vacancy Number: HRSC/PATH-2016-0014
Position: Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs)
Rank: GS-0199-09/09
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary$53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year

EligibilityStudents 16 years or older who are U.S. Citizens accepted for enrollment during the current or next upcoming semester in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis with a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2017. Minimum GPA: 2.0.

Read full description and apply here.

Deadline: Vacancy open from 8/16/2016-8/22/2016 or until 100 applications have been received for each position.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

START-ICONS Project is hiring!

Position: Project Assistant/Simulation Researcher (Part-Time)
Division: ICONS Project, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
Rank: Part-time, Hourly Position
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
Salary: $20/hr
Additional Salary Info: This position is not eligible for benefits.

Position Overview: The person hired will serve as a Project Assistant/Simulation Researcher supporting the ICONS Project’s growing portfolio of simulation-based policy projects. The ICONS Project creates simulations and scenario-driven exercises to advance participants' understanding of complex problems and strengthen their ability to make decisions, navigate crises, think strategically, and negotiate collaboratively. A substantial portion of this position’s time will be devoted to supporting projects looking at U.S. strategic planning and decision-making in the field of international relations and security.

The position will be directly supervised by the ICONS Policy and Research Program Director. This is an hourly, part-time position (20-25 hours per week) with an anticipated start date of September 15, 2016. The position is currently slated as a five-month position, with potential for extension contingent on funding, performance, and program needs.

- Coordination and project management support across the ICONS policy program’s portfolio of projects. Assist the Policy Director in tracking progress on deliverables, identifying potential bottlenecks, and reporting project status.
- Logistics management for simulation events, including participant coordination, facilities scheduling, and equipment set-up.
- Provide research-related support for simulation development projects. Assist in the review, editing, and final preparation of simulation materials.
- General support to project teams, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
- BA/BS required.
- Extremely well organized and detail-oriented.
- Ability to multi-task in an often fast-paced environment.
- Pro-active, self-starter with strong project management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively with senior-level government clients.
- Strong research skills.
- Experience with standard business productivity software (i.e., word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation, etc.) and with Web-based software (Web-browsing and similar on-line applications and tools).

Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated project management or coordination experience a plus.
- Knowledge of or experience with international security issues a plus.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to Devin Ellis ( Please put “ICONS Project Assistant” in the subject line of your email. For best consideration, apply by August 22, 2016. No phone calls please. For more information on the ICONS Project’s policy program, visit

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Careers in International Affairs: Discussion & Lunch

Join us for a conversation with experienced international professionals to learn from their experiences and gain insight on the range of skills and experiences that would enhance your ability to enter and succeed in your international careers.

Dawn Calabia is a consultant who works on issues of statelessness, aid to displaced populations, resettlement, and asylum. She now serves as honorary advisor to Refugees International. Earlier, she served ten years in the UN as deputy director for the United Nations Information Center Washington office and as senior external relations officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Calabia was also director of refugee policy and development at the US Catholic Conference and has worked on the Hill. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, treasurer of the WFPG Board, and a founder and commissioner of the Women's Refugee Commission. In 1996, she was honored at the White House for her work with refugee women and children.

Andi Gitow is a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist who's the acting deputy director of the UN Information Center in DC. Gitow also served the UN in NY for more than 10 years in various capacities including: executive producer and acting chief of partnerships in the News and Media Division; and as head of film, global campaigns and special projects in the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She's traveled to and reported from nearly 50 countries, covering genocide, human rights and humanitarian issues. Her work has garnered more than 30 prestigious awards. Prior to joining the UN, Gitow was a producer at NBC Network News. Her broadcast features and documentaries have also appeared on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and PBS, among others. She holds a BA and MS in Psychology from Columbia.

Ambassador Linda Jewell served 32 years in the US Foreign Service, with a final assignment as Ambassador to Ecuador (2005-2008). Her other positions at the Department of State include Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and director of the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination for the Bureau. She served in Indonesia, India, Mexico, Poland, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Ambassador Jewell joined the Foreign Service (US Information Agency) in 1976 after a stint in publishing at Prentice-Hall, Inc. After leaving the State Department in 2008 she was Executive Vice President of the International Student Exchange Programs until 2015. She has a BA from Yale and a Master's in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Sandra Pepera is a career diplomat and international development professional. Before joining National Democratic Institute (NDI) as its director for gender, women and democracy, she spent thirteen years as a senior officer at the UK's Department for International Development, including leading programs in the Caribbean, Rwanda-Burundi and Sudan. Previously, she spent time in British domestic politics; lecturing in political science and international relations at the University of Ghana; and as a political analyst in the Political Affairs Division at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Her experience spans strategy development, political and risk analysis, diplomacy, general management and corporate governance.

Patricia Ellis (Moderator) is president and co-founder of the WFPG, a nonprofit which promotes women's leadership and voices in foreign affairs. Previously, she was a journalist covering foreign affairs for the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She also taught news coverage of foreign affairs at American University's Washington Semester Program, worked at the US UN Mission, and MIT's Center for International Studies. Ellis was awarded a fellowship from Harvard's Shorenstein Center, received the Netherlands Universities' Foundation for International Cooperation Scholarship for graduate study in The Hague, participated in the European Community Visitor's Program, and was a founding member of the International Women's Media Foundation. She moderates WFPG programs.

Time: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: The Wilderness Society 1615 M Street, NW Washington, DC

This program is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Space is limited and preference will be given to WFPG members.

Click here to register

Please direct any questions to 202-429-2692 or