Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"What to Make of the Election:
Perspectives from Political Scientists"

The Department of Government and Politics in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will host a panel discussion to help students, faculty, and staff better understand what happened in the electorate, what we expect to happen in the government going forward (both in terms of foreign and domestic policy, and in terms of the limits and powers of a unified Congress), and a comparative perspective on what we can learn from other countries.

The discussion will take place on Tuesday, December 6, at 4pm, in Tydings 1136.

Faculty participants will include:

Dr. Irwin Morris and Dr. David Karol (American political institutions and history)
Dr. Antoine Banks, Dr. Lilliana Mason, and Dr. Stella Rouse  (American political behavior)
Dr. Vladimir Tismaneanu and Dr. Karol Soltan (International and comparative perspectives)

All are welcome to attend.  Faculty will briefly present their thoughts and insight, and then the floor will be open to a Q & A session.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RAND Graduate Student Summer Program

RAND's Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. RAND's core research areas include:
Children and Families, Education and the Arts, Energy and Environment, Health and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, International Affairs, Law and Business, National Security Population, and Aging Public Safety, Science and Technology, and Terrorism and Homeland Security
The program runs in the summer months only. Summer Associates work at RAND full-time for a 12-week period. Positions are available in RAND's major U.S. offices — Santa Monica, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and Boston. All Summer Associates are collocated with project mentors. The location of the project mentor determines the location of the Summer Associate. Students receive bi-weekly compensation and are given the opportunity to conduct research that can be completed during the summer they are at RAND. The summer earnings for 2017 will be approximately $13,500 (before taxes) for the 12 weeks of full-time research.

Eligibility: The program is designed for full-time students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate (e.g., PhD, EDD, DRPH, SciD, etc.) or professional degree (e.g., law or medical degree, professional engineer certificate). Students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program during the spring and fall of 2017 to be considered for the program. Students graduating prior to September 2017 are encouraged to look at our full-time positions at

Application Deadline: January 5th, 2017 For all information pertaining to the application process and the position, click here.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Speak Ask Reflect Change Campaign (SPARC)

SPARC is an innovative platform designed to encourage discussion of perspectives that aren’t often engaged in the right wing movement. The organization will post content that explores experiences of former members of the movement. SPARC hope to facilitate a safe platform for individuals to voice thoughts and ask questions provoked by these narratives. Use our site to ask questions and share your thoughts.

Join the dialogue through the facebook page, found here:

The Boren Scholarship - November Information Sessions

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.)

Monday, November 28 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 29 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 29 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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Political Science Research Grant Challenge

Are you currently working on research related to geography or political science? We're selecting 12 projects to launch campaigns together in January. The one with the most backers will be awarded $500 on top of what is raised through Experiment (crowdsourcing site).

Questions of interest include:

  • Who is impacted through today's geopolitical climate, and how do we measure and monitor the impact?
  • How is the behavior of migrants changing over time?
  • What does terrorism mean for the future of the internet (e.g. security and social networks)?
  • How is radicalization happening across borders and mediums?
  • How are counter-terrorism policies and strategies changing?
  • How can data mapping or data management be used to learn more about political issues?
  • How is political science education evolving to accommodate changing global events?

We're looking for first drafts of project ideas submitted by Tuesday, December 20, 2016. You can view the call for proposals and start a project here:

The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program

Panel Discussion: Race, Place, & Juvenile Justice

Presented by the University of Maryland Honors College Co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies

The United States incarcerates the highest proportion of children and adolescents in the world. Crime rates among American youths are not significantly higher than anywhere else, yet our juvenile justice system is the largest and most expensive—and seems to reserve its harshest treatment for children and adolescents who are black and Latino. Our panel of activists, educators, justice officials, students, and formerly incarcerated individuals will examine how we got into this mess and what we can do to make juvenile justice in Prince George’s County, in the state of Maryland, and across the United States more cost-effective, more responsive, and more humane.

Date: November 21st, 2016
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom Lounge Stamp Student Union, Room 1209 University of Maryland

Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, UMD

Mr. Saleem El-Amin, Living Classrooms Foundation Project SERVE
Mr. Derris Moore, Living Classrooms Foundation Project SERVE
Ms. Rebecca Turner, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Ms. Laura Miller, The Voice, UMD Student Organization
The Honorable Leo Edward Green, Jr., Prince George's County Circuit Court
Dr. Joseph Richardson, Department of African American Studies, UMD

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Conflict Dynamics International Seeks Research Assistant, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Conflict Dynamics International ( seeks to engage an exceptional and highly motivated Research Assistant to work in Cambridge on its emerging research on preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE) as part of the organization’s peacebuilding program.

Position: Research Assistant, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Type: Part-Time
Duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension
Hourly Requirement: 16-20 hours/week
Location: Cambridge, MA
Salary: TBD

- Graduate degree in progress or completed.
- Professional experience working on issues related to PCVE, governance, political systems, fragile states, peacebuilding, and other related fields.
- Practical experience of research application in situations of conflict or political transition, preferably relating to East Africa and/or the Middle East.
- High quality analytical and qualitative research skills.
- Excellent writing skills (English), with experience drafting for a variety of audiences.
- Excellent organizational and presentation skills.

To Apply: 
Visit a link to their requirements here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Jobs & Internship Webinar

FEMA and Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Program & National Training Liaison Presents Webinar Series: Session IX - Jobs and Internships for Emergency Management Students

Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30 pm EST


  • Tal Ehlers, MEP, Uintah County Emergency Manager
  • Brent Cox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness, Arkansas State University
  • Timothy J. De Palma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, BS in Emergency Management, Barry University 
  • Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager, Moderator

To register, click here.
Conference Call-In: 800-320-4330, PIN: 376368

Maryland Summer Scholars

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.

For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute information sessions about the summer 2017 MSS program BEFORE and AFTER Thanksgiving break. Please note: All information sessions will be held in room 1201 Marie Mount Hall. PLEASE REPLY TO INDICATING THE SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND -- SPACE IS LIMITED!

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Monday, November 14 at 12 noon - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 14 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 16 at 3:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 17 at 10:30 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 17 at 12 noon - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 18 at 12 noon - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 18 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Additional sessions will be announced for the week following Thanksgiving break. Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website, here.

Monday, November 14, 2016

U.S. Department of State: Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP)

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

Vacancy Number: HRSC/PATH-2017-0002
Position: Student Trainee (Office Automation)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary$31,521.00 to $40,977.00 / Per Year

Read full description and apply here.

Vacancy Number: HRSC/PATH-2017-0003
Position: Student Trainee (Office Automation)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary$28,078.00 to $36,501.00 / Per Year

Read full description and apply here.

Deadline: Vacancy open from 11/14/2016 to 11/18/2016 or until 100 applications have been received for this position.

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

U.S. Department of State: Foreign Service Medical Providers Vacancy

Applications are being accepted for the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Medical Providers

Foreign Service Medical Providers; Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with a family practice background, assume the role of a primary care provider in diagnosing and treating patients and will be responsible for administering a full range of community health care services, including preventive health education for the official mission community.

Vacancy Number: MP-2017-0001
PositionForeign Service Medical Provider - MP - (NP/PA Corps)
RankFP - 0610 - 03
Location: MANY
Salary$75,854 - $98,972

Eligibility: U.S. citizens 21 years of age or older, with ability to relocate, ability to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance, and ability to obtain Foreign Service Medical Clearance.

Read full description and apply here.

Deadline: Vacancy open until from 11/9/2016-11/22/2016.

U.S. Department of State PEPFAR Country Coordinator Vacancies

Applications are being accepted for U.S. Department of State's PEPFAR Country Coordinator in Angola, India, and Kazakhstan.

The PEPFAR Country Coordinator leads the U.S. government PEPFAR interagency team in the designated country in the conception, formulation, and recommendation of initiatives in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in designated country. A master’s degree or higher in a relevant professional discipline such as Public Policy, Public Health, Business Administration or other related subjects are required.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement on USAJOBS to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. Applicants must submit applications and required documentation electronically under the cover of one email to by November 22, 2016.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens 21 years of age or older, with ability to relocate, obtain security clearance, and obtain Foreign Service Medical Clearance.


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

FEMA Seeks Community Planning Capacity Building Coordinator in Denton, TX

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks a Community Planning Capacity Building Coordinator at the Regional Offices - Recovery Division in Denton, TX. 

Vacancy Number: FEMA-17-KNH-122085-CORE
PositionCommunity Planning Capacity Building Coordinator
Location: Denton, TX
Salary$89,383.00 to $116,203.00 / 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 until 11/11/2016 at 11:59pm EST or until the 200th application is received.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Research Assistant at the Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide conducts work on genocide and related crimes against humanity and is guided by the Committee on Conscience (COC), a standing committee of the USHMM Council. The COC was established to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity.

The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide (Simon-Skjodt Center) at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is seeking to hire a Research Assistant responsible for performing research in support of the Museum’s work to foster the field of genocide prevention and to educate policy makers and the public about the need and possibilities for preventing genocide and mass atrocities in at-risk places in the world today. The incumbent performs research in support of the Simon-Skjodt Center Research Director, other Simon-Skjodt Center staff and fellows, and other Museum departments. This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: First, visit this site for more information on duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and a (2 -3 page long) writing sample to Please include both your resume, cover letter, and writing sample in a single PDF or Word document titled “First Name Last Name”. Salary history may be required during the interview process.

For more information about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, please visit The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This position is open to all qualified individuals. If you are not a US citizen, you must possess sufficient legal documentation and permission to work in the United States (and provide if requested).

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DHS Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis Position

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to work across disciplinary boundaries and to develop multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems relating to critical infrastructure? Then consider joining the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The mission of OCIA is to produce innovative cyber and physical analysis to inform the decisions that strengthen the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure. OCIA produces threat assessments which integrate intelligence into a variety of analytic products for use by DHS, other Federal Departments and Agencies, as well as State, Local, Territorial and Tribal governments and private sector stakeholders.

Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Location: Arlington, VA
Series & Grade: GS-0110, 1301, 1515-09/11
Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Job Announcement Number: PH-17-JP-1758832-DEMP
Deadline: Tuesday 11/8/2016

-The incumbent may perform a variety of duties in the following areas:
-Perform research involving the systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of data related to critical infrastructure.
-Prepare and submit reports and develop information papers and briefings.
-Analyze and prepare critical infrastructure data of a factual nature using defined processes.
-Create visual representations of analysis using geospatial information software.

Click here for the USAJobs posting link with additional information about the position and how to apply.