Friday, September 22, 2017

Company: Jefferson Waterman International

Location: 1401 K St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005

Company Description: Jefferson Waterman International is an international relations
consulting firm that serves foreign governments and private sector clients working abroad. For
more information please see

Job Title: Research Intern

Job Description: Interns conduct research in support of projects and write about events in the
Washington area that impact the interests and business of our clients, attend Congressional
hearings and other programs in Washington, write summary reports, and monitor news media
reports for countries of interest. Though there is a small administrative component to the
internship, it is largely research-based. This position is paid on an hourly basis.

 This position is open to recent graduates or current graduate students
 Demonstrated interest in international relations, political science, international
economics or business, Middle Eastern, African, or European affairs
 Exceptional analytic and writing abilities, organizational skills, and attention to detail and

Hours: Full-time (between 40-45 hours per week)

Compensation: This is a paid internship with an hourly rate commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to Lauren
Schumacher at

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Social Media and Marketing Intern with the UMD Office of Emergency Management

If you're interested in social media or marketing, consider this internship opportunity with the UMD Office of Emergency Management!

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.

Ocean City, MD Police Department - Upcoming Applicant Testing Dates

The upcoming applicant testing dates for the Ocean City, MD Police Department are:

November 18-19
December 16-17
January 6-7
January 20-21
February 10-11

Visit them online at or contact them at for more information!

Searching for 2018 Truman Scholar Candidates!

This week the National Scholarship Office begins its search for our 2018 Truman Scholarship candidates.

The Truman Scholarship program ( is the official federal memorial for President Harry S. Truman, and recognizes JUNIORS (3rd year students) with demonstrated abilities to contribute to the public good through outstanding leadership and service. US Citizenship is required.
The Truman program provides a $30,000 grad study award, plus top-level internship opportunities, and participation in an unrivaled professional network of leaders and change-makers in public service.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Maryland Student Researchers - BSOS Fall 2017 Opportunities

Below are some examples of mentored research opportunities available for undergraduate students with BSOS faculty that are listed in the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) database.
Students can use the link at the bottom to search the entire database. The MCUR database is campus-wide so especially helpful for connecting students/faculty who are considering research opportunities that are not exclusively major-specific.

Maryland Student Researchers - BSOS Fall 2017 Opportunities
Below we've highlighted some research opportunities listed by BSOS faculty for Autumn 2017. Attached you'll find a spreadsheet with these as well as all postings by faculty in other schools/college - many of these might also be of interest to your students.

Interested students can see the full listings for all schools and colleges, including contact information for faculty, on our MSR webpage:

NORAD-USNORTHCOM Academic Alliance Update - Internship Program

NORAD and USNORTHCOM are pleased to announce that we are now accepting student applications for our recently created Volunteer Student Internship Program (N&NC VSIP). Application information as well as eligibility criteria can be found at:   
Questions regarding specific intern duties associated with these available positions should be directed to the N&NC VSIP team at:   NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, all internship positions are located at NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Volunteer Internship Program is an annual program. As such, there are specific deadlines for submitting applications. The application window for internship appointment opens twice a year.   SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:   Applications are accepted from 01 September - 30 November*, with interns duties beginning the following June (*The application window for our first intern cycle beginning in June 2018 closes  30 November 2018)   WINTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Applications are accepted from 01 April - 31 July; intern duties begin the following January   INTERN WORK SCHEDULE: Please be advised that all interns must be available to work a minimum of 9 Weeks, but may continue to participate in the program as long as they continue to meet all eligibility requirements.   ACADEMIC LETTER OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  Each student applicant must complete and submit the attached educational institution acknowledgement letter certifying that participation in our program does not interfere with their academic studies.  This signed document* must accompany each student's application packet. Information regarding application packet contents can be found on our program website. *NOTE:  The link to this document is not yet operational on our webpage. We hope to have this remedied by 11 Sept 2017.   Please do not hesitate to contact the VSIP Admin Team should you have any additional questions regarding the program eligibility criteria or application processes and requirements.  Our VSIP Admin Team can be reached at: .   V/R,   Lauren Schindler, CTR HII/Camber Corporation N&NC/ J722  Joint Training Facilitator Specialist COMM 719.554.6357   DSN 312.692.6357 Building 1470 250 S. Peterson Blvd Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3285 NIPR: SIPR: Internship Program OMB: N&NC VSIP Website:

Friday, September 8, 2017

“Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe”

The Trustees of the
Cordially Invite You to an Address by

Michael O’Hanlon, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Foreign Policy Program
The Brookings Institution

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.
Members: Free of Charge* – Guest: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

“Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe”

Russia’s recent somewhat secretive wargames have stoked fears that President Putin’s assertiveness in Crimea and Ukraine might be extended to the Baltic States or elsewhere in Eastern Europe. Dr. O’Hanlon’s Brookings’ Marshall monograph “Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe “is extraordinarily timely. We are fortunate that he will be sharing his thinking on this important matter with us.

Michael O’Hanlon is a good friend of this Council, a highly respected scholar, and a most active commentator.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees, also from Princeton, are in the physical sciences. He served in the Peace Corps teaching physics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was a national security analyst for the Congressional Budget Office before joining Brookings. At present, in addition to being responsible for foreign policy research at the Brookings Institution, he is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and an adjunct professor at Columbia, Syracuse, and Denver Universities.

Michael O’Hanlon is known to Council members from his memorable prior addresses here and from his extensive commentaries: over a dozen authored or coauthored works on technological change and the future of warfare, missile defense, homeland security, hard power, land warfare, the Obama foreign policy, North Korea, Afghanistan, and U.S.-China relations. He has made over 3,000 major television and radio appearances since 9-11 and has written hundreds of opinion pieces including dozens in both the Washington Post and the New York Times

It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Michael O’Hanlon to the Council.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Summer 2018 International Affairs Programs - Fall Deadline!!!


Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Asst. Director -

Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior excited about pursuing a career in International Affairs and Policy? Learn about the PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) Junior Fellows and Rangel Summer Enrichment programs for sophomores and juniors with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs. (See program links below) 

These all-expenses-paid programs offer comprehensive summer 2018 experiences including courses (with transferable credit), a full range of extracurricular activities and career-development support, travel & room and board included!

**These programs focus on students with financial need, as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in international affairs leadership roles in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings.**

US citizenship or permanent residency is required to apply for these programs. GPA minimum of 3.2. Deadline to apply for PPIA is November 1, 2017

**Hear from FIVE Maryland PPIA Junior Fellows at our Student Panel**
Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 - 5 pm in Marie Mount Hall room 1310B (lowest level - follow the signs!) - please rsvp to if you plan to attend
Can't make it to our panel session? Attend one of these additional info sessions (all sessions below take place in Marie Mount Hall room 2403)

Wednesday, September 13 at 4:30 pm – please rsvp to if you plan to attend
Thursday, September 14 at 12 noon – please rsvp to if you plan to attend
Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm – please rsvp to if you plan to attend
Friday, September 15 at 12 noon – please rsvp to if you plan to attend

PPIA and Rangel Websites:

Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Fellows Program -
Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program -

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2018

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2018 – all expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2018 – allexpenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2018 scholarships  – and about preparing astrong application by the mid-November deadline (approx.) – byattending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

Monday, September 18 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVPto as space is limited
Monday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Tuesday, September 19 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Tuesday, September 19 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Wednesday, September 20 at 12:00 noon– 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Wednesday, September 20 at 4:30 pm  – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 am  – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Friday, September 22 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to address to receive more information by email.
--To be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS, include your email address in your reply or RSVP.

Application Deadline: Mid-November 2017, date to be announced shortly.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currentlyenrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. AGPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLSprogram in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one ortwo years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS websiteat

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program Webinar

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites you to participate in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program Webinar from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern on September 7. 
This webinar will include an overview of the application process, a panel featuring former and current I&A interns, and a question and answer session for the 2018 I&A Internship Program. The internship program is a paid experience focused on developing talented students into skilled, well-rounded DHS intelligence professionals.
The event is free for participants. To register for the event, visit
More information regarding the I&A Internship Program Webinar will continue to be shared with stakeholders and potential participants. Email should you have any questions regarding participation in the I&A Internship Program Webinar.

For additional information about this event:
Contact Michael Maiden at

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

NEH Summer Stipend Competition

Subject:         NEH SummerStipends
Sponsor:        National Endowment for the Humanities

Intent to Submit:                    September 6, 2017
Internal UMD deadline:         September 15, 2017
Sponsor Deadline:                 September 27, 2017

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.
NEH invites projects related to its initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. This initiative seeks to connect the study of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. Many of today’s challenges require more than ever the forms of understanding and knowledge represented by the humanities. They require the broadest possible engagement of scholars and the public with the resources of the humanities, including but not limited to the study of language, literature, history, philosophy, comparative religion, and ethics. The study of the humanities can help illuminate the complexity of many contemporary challenges while enriching our understanding of the common good. Note that the Common Good initiative incorporates the Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.
In response to the destruction of cultural heritage materials worldwide, NEH encourages applications for projects that study, document, or create digital representations of lost or imperiled cultural heritage materials. Proposed projects should be based on scholarly work and follow standards and best practices. Projects must demonstrate the capacity to be sustained and must be widely accessible to the public. For more information click here.

The Summer Stipends program will give equal consideration to all applications in accordance with the program’s evaluation criteria, whether or not they respond to the Common Good initiative or the Standing Together initiative or focus on lost or imperiled cultural heritage materials.

Award Information: Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

Further information about the program and the submission process is available on the National Endowment for the Humanities site at:

Campus Nomination Process
The NEH Summer Stipends program allows two (2) nominees per institution. Faculty who wish to submit a proposal for consideration for a nomination, should send an “intent to submit” notice to Dr. Daryle Williams, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, no later than close of business on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A three-page, single-spaced narrative and a two-page resume are due to Associate Dean Williams no later than close of business on Friday, September 15, 2017. Campus nominees will be notified no later than Monday, September 25, 2017. The final submission deadline is Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

All materials submitted for consideration for a campus nomination must follow the NEH guidelines found at the link noted above. Materials that do not conform to the published guidelines will not be considered.

Questions may be directed to Daryle Williams <>. TEL: 301-405-2091

Information Session
All applicants who submit an “intent to submit” notice by September 6, 2017 are invited to an information session on Tuesday, September 7, 2017, from 11:30am-12:30pm in 1102J Francis Scott Key Hall. This session will provide applicants with information and guidance on their proposals and the review process, as well as sample successful applications.

Despite the budget uncertainties inherent in the FY18 federal budget, the NEH has circulated communication to campus nominating officials to encourage submissions as usual. Given how much more of the federal budget process remains to be completed, the NEH believes it is wise to continue accepting and reviewing applications for all NEH programs. 

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: