Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DHS STEM Internships for Summer 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 
Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:
- Coast Guard Research and Development Center
- Customs and Borders Protection
- Engineer Research and Development Center
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps
- National Security Technologies
- National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
- Naval Research Laboratory
- Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility
- Transportation Security Laboratory
- DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at For questions please email:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Satirical News TV Show

Want to help pilot a student TV show in satirical news? UMD is looking for talent, writers, producers, and crew to start something new on campus! (AKA the next John Oliver)

Come to the "Laughing Matters" brainstorming session and enjoy free pizza and lots of laughs! Open to all!

Monday, November 14th @ 6 PM
Eaton Theater, Knight Hall

Friday, October 21, 2016

Critical Language Scholarship Programs

1. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) supports undergrad and grad students in intensive summer study of a wide range of critical languages - An official representative from the CLS program will give a talk with valuable advice for preparing a competitive application -take advantage of this special opportunity! CLS application deadline is November 16.

CLS EVENT DAY/TIME/LOCATION: Tuesday, October 25 from 4 pm to 5 pm – 1310A Marie Mount Hall (this is a lower-level room - follow the signs!) Please RSVP to

2.The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2017-18 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 5 years!!! The Boren campus deadline is January 25, 2017.

BOREN EVENT DAY/TIME/LOCATION: Wednesday, October 26 at 4 pm to 5 pm - 1310A Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to learn more! (this is a lower-level room-follow the signs!) Please RSVP to

Additional Boren info Sessions - Please RSVP to :

  • Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, October 28 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, October 28 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Summer Analyst Postion at the New York Federal Reserve Bank

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group. Over the course of the summer, our economists-whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics-work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work.

In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank's responsibilities and operations. As well as serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation. 

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Click here for the full job posting and the portal to apply.

Family Halloween Party!

UMD graduate and undergraduate students with children are cordially invited to the annual Family Halloween Party for UMD Students with Children. We are proud to present an evening of fall fun to enjoy pumpkin decorating, carnival games, face painting, crafts, make your own sundaes, and more! There will be chances to win GradTerps gear. This is a FREE event for UMD students with children. Co-sponsored by UMD Infant and Child Studies, Veteran Student Life, UBC & Team Shops, and Graduate Student Government!

Click here to RSVP through Facebook!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Foreign Affairs, Defense & Trade: CRS internship information

Interested in internships at Congressional Research Services (CRS)? Engage in high level research on current events and crises for congressional staff and committees!

Office of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade at CRS
Information Session on Wed. 19 Oct. noon to 1 p.m.

Led by:
1. Senior Official Michael Moodie, Assistant Director for Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade;
2. Liana Rosen, Specialist in International Crime and Narcotics

Learn about internships at CRS for students interested in foreign affairs, defense, trade, international crime, legislation and Congressional affairs--with skills in research, writing, analysis, etc.!

WHEN: 19 October (12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.)
WHERE: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
RSVP: (lunch snack provided)

The Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2017-18 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 5 years!!! 

A Boren Program representative will make a presentation on campus this coming Wednesday, October 26 at 4 pm, in Marie Mount Hall Room 1310A - RSVP to learn more!

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 2017-18 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018.

*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 25, 2017. You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship 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 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.

Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 28 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 28 at 4:30 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 JANUARY 25, 2017.

Monday, October 17, 2016

National Security Virtual Career Fair - November 17

Protecting the nation is a BIG job. That’s why careers in national security can be found throughout
the federal government. From STEM professionals to business, foreign language to intelligence
analysis, there’s a career for you in National Security.

Join us for the National Security Virtual Career Fair to explore job opportunities, chat with

recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 2:00pm-8:00pm EST (UTC-4)
Location: Online

Benefits of Virtual Fair
• Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
• Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
• Learn about internships and other student opportunities
• Attend live presentations

Participating Agencies
• Air Force Civilian Service
• Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
• Department of Defense (DCPAS)
• Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
• Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
• Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
• Defense Security Service (DSS)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• Department of Justice (DOJ)
• Department of State (DOS)
• National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
• National Security Agency (NSA)
• Naval Intelligence Activity (ONI)
• Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)/Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
• Office of the Director of National Intelligence/ National Counterterrorism Center (ODNI/NCTC)
• U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
• U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

To register, go to Space is limited.

Friday, October 14, 2016

"Rise Above -Isms" Week 2016

“Rise Above -Isms” week is an initiative out of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion that is meant to provide opportunities for us to dialogue about oppression and justice. There are a range of events that follow different formats and take place on different days/times. Please note that some require you to RSVP (look for the blue hyperlinks).

Events will take place between October 31-November 4. Click here for more information about all of the events. For questions, to request an ASL interpreter at any event, or other accommodations, please email

START Hourly Research Assistant Position

The Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division (UWT) of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring Research Assistants to work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park. This is an hourly position, with an initial term of 3 months (starting in October 2016), with continued employment contingent on new projects being awarded.

Positions: Unconventional Weapons and Technology Hourly Research Assistant
Rank: Hourly Positions
Number of Positions Available: 3
Location: Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, START – University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $15-$18/hr - commensurate to experience
Start Date: Immediate

-Possess or are completing a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences (junior or senior standing)
-Possess at least a 3.60 GPA -Strong writing and research skills
-Previous database/dataset coding experience -Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 

Preferred Qualifications: 
-Coursework or research experience on the topic of RN and/or terrorism
-Has previously worked at least one complete semester as a START intern

To Apply: 
First, visit START's hiring post to read over the responsibilities of this position and more information. Please send cover letter, resume and 2 page writing sample to Dr. Cory Davenport ( Please put “UWT Hourly Assistant” in the subject line of your email. For best consideration apply by October 6th.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

U.S. Department of State Office Management Specialist Vacancy

Applications are being accepted for U.S. Department of State Office Management Specialist.

Vacancy Number: OMS-2017-0001
PositionForeign Service Office Management Specialist
RankFP - 0318 07/07
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary$35,364 - $51,933 / Per Year

Eligibility: U.S. citizens 21 years of age or older, with ability to relocate.

Read full description and apply here.

Deadline: Vacancy open from 10/12/2016-10/25/2016.

**For more job notifications from the U.S. Department of State, sign up here for their email updates.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Careers in International Affairs: Pathways and Opportunities in Gender, Diplomacy and Development

Join the Women's Foreign Policy Group for a conversation with international affairs professionals to gain insight into their career paths and learn what skills are needed to succeed.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM (Luncheon 12:00 - 12:15 p.m. & Panel Discussion 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.) Location: The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW Washington, DC

The even will feature multiple women leaders in the field.

Candace Bates: a member of the Career Foreign Service, is currently the Policy Advisor for African Affairs in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. In this capacity, she helps drive US foreign policy in sub-Saharan Africa to support women's political and economic participation; remove barriers to women's and girls' access to education; increase women's role in conflict resolution; and combat violence against women and girls.

Jennifer Hawkins: a Democracy Fellow and Women, Peace, and Security Advisor in USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; Office of Program, Policy, and Management, which manages funding and provides coordination to facilitate implementation of the US National Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP) and the corresponding USAID Implementation Plan.

Lauren Supina: a strategist for foundations and companies seeking to form cross-sector partnerships for social impact. Lauren has dedicated her career to transforming the lives of women and girls by advancing women's economic and political power both domestically and internationally.

Stephenie Foster (Moderator) a Senior Advisor in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues. She previously served at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan where she focused on women and civil society.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
-WFPG Members: Free of Charge
-Students: $15
-Young Professionals: $20

Click here to register.
Please direct any questions to 202-429-2692 or

Ghaith Al-Omari and the Palestinian Municipal Elections

This Thursday, Ghaith Al-Omari from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy will be speaking about the Palestinian Municipal Elections and the feelings of Palestinians towards the United States. The groups which are co-sponsoring the event are College Democrats, College Republicans, Terps for Israel and J Street UMD.

The event will be held at Susquehanna Hall room 1101 from 6-7 PM.
Click here to view the Facebook event and RSVP.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Department of State Foreign Affairs Research Analyst Position

This position is located in the Office of Opinion Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/OPN). The incumbent is responsible for designing and implementing public opinion polls in Latin America on political, economic, and social issues. Duties include daily review and reporting on the subject matter as it involves U.S. intelligence interests, preparations of INR Assessments and Office of Opinion Research analyses, reports, briefs, and alerts daily intelligence briefing responsibilities for the Assistant Secretary, the Secretary, and other high-ranking officials in the Department of State. The incumbent serves as a liaison between the Department and the U.S. Intelligence Community, other foreign policy agencies, and public opinion polling experts and firms in the U.S. and abroad.

Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0130-11/12
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Monday, 10/17/2016

How to Apply: For full details about the position and application process, click here. You will need to create a USAJobs account.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Upcoming Arabic and Persian Outreach Events!

Persian Picnic
-October 12th from 3:30-5:30 PM at St. Mary's Hall
-Open to all interested students
-Hosted by the Persian Flagship Program as a festive cultural event
-Meet current students, staff, and faculty
-Sample Persian kabobs, sweets, and teas
-Please RSVP to:

Arabic Open Doors
-Thursday, October 13th from 3:00-5:15 PM in 2112 Susquehanna Hall
-Join the Arabic community of UMD to experience food, culture, and information about Arabic programs
-There will be a calligraphy workshop, Music club performance, and a Q&A with current students