Monday, February 27, 2017

Summer Language Institute Application

Still working on your Summer Language Institute application? Have any questions about the program?

Click on this link to register for the UMD Summer Language Institute informational webinar this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:00pm to learn about our program and participate in a Q & A with our program coordinator!

Students who apply before March 3, 2017 receive $200 off tuition! The application is available at: Please contact us with questions at

Department of State Internships

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) is now accepting applications in our Washington D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from February 27 to March 3, 2017 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizenship is required for all positions.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact or visit our forums or FAQs at

Friday, February 24, 2017

Upcoming Israel Lecture in Baltimore, MD

The Trustees of the 
Cordially Invite You to an Address by 

Steven David, Ph.D. Professor of International Relations, 
The Johns Hopkins University 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Reception: 5:15 p.m. Address: 6:00 p.m. 


Members: Free* – Guest of a Member: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

“Does Israel Have a Future?” 

Certainly, the grand achievement for a Jewish homeland in Israel continues to face considerable hostility in its very dangerous and unstable neighborhood. Moreover, future demographics could preclude continuing to be both democratic and Jewish.

President Trump claims optimism on the pursuit of a resolution of the Arab-Israel conflict. Iran’s rise is threatening, but also has occasioned a rearrangement of local actors. This is a good time to ponder the future of America’s friend and critical regional ally.

We are fortunate to have Professor David share his thinking on the challenges to the future of Israel, a product of years of reflection and scholarly study, and his current primary intellectual focus. He is a graduate of Union College, holds an M.A. from Stanford, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard. After a post-doctoral year at Harvard, he joined the Hopkins faculty in 1981. His books and innumerable articles are on national security, American foreign policy, the importance of underdeveloped countries, the consequences of civil wars on other states, and now, existential threats to the future of Israel.

At Johns Hopkins, he has received major teaching awards; and has held many senior administrative posts, including Director of the International Studies Program, Chair of the Political Science Department, Director of Jewish Studies, and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education. It is a great pleasure to warmly welcome the distinguished scholar,

Professor Steven David to the Council. Reservations for the address by Dr. David, 3/7/17 may be made by mail, phone, fax, or email, or through the link on the event page on our website –

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Jersey Homeland Security Internship

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) offers internships to a select group of applicants. These are full-time, unpaid internships for college credit, located in either our Hamilton, West Trenton, or Newark office. The summer internship program runs from June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017.

Requirements: Students must:
-Currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university;
-Have completed a minimum of 48 college credits or two years;
-Include a writing sample (not to exceed 500 words), resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter discussing why you wish to intern for NJOHSP with your
-Completed application; a letter of recommendation is optional;
-Undergo a Level 1 background investigation check;
-Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status;
-Be available to work Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day, during the above-referenced time period;
-Be available for Orientation on June 5, 2017 from 9:00am - 5:00 pm.

This program gives students the opportunity to receive training and career development while earning college credits and gaining valuable work experience.

If you have any questions, please contact

The application package must be submitted by March 3, 2017.

Visit the State of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness website for more information:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Student/Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the information regarding the below opportunity, available to all institutions.  Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

2017 Student/Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system.  Scientific programs focus on materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.  Visit to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities! 

Position: Higher Education Research Experience Faculty
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, Full-time faculty member in STEM field at an accredited U.S. institution
Application Deadline: Continuous

Position: Higher Education Research Experience Students and Recent Graduates
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. Open to Undergraduates, Recent-BS and AAS, PhD. Appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) majors, but all majors can apply. Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0
Application Deadline: Continuous

Position: Nuclear Energy Science Laboratory Synthesis
Eligibility: No citizenship requirement. Students enrolled at a U.S. college or university in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related degree. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 at time of appointment
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community.

The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. In partnership with the Research Advisor, the Postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to a research opportunity identified at:

Award Details: 
  • Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location.
  • Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
  • Appointments for 2 years, and option to extend for a third year.
  • Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.
  • Research Advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000
Postdoc Eligibility:  U. S. citizenship required Ph.D. received within 5 years of the application deadline

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

For additional program information please visit:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Career Center Programs for Students with Disabilities

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Feb 14    4-5:30pm     Hornbake South 3135
Workshop on targeted hiring opportunities for students with disabilities. 
**Schedule A.  **Best public/private sector workplaces for people with disabilities

 Feb 21    4-5:30pm     Hornbake South 3134
Learn what resources are available online, on campus and in the community to assist students with disabilities with career preparation, job search, disclosure, accommodations, and problem-solving.

Feb 27     12-1:30            Hornbake South 3134
Learn what 'disclosure' really means, what employers want to know. Mastering disclosure turns disability into an asset.

JOIN US!  EmployABILITY Workshop Series
Feb 8, 14, 21      4-530pm    in the Career Center Hornbake South 3100

Feb 27                 12-1:30pm in the Career Center Hornbake South 3100

Monday, February 13, 2017


February 22, 23, 24, 12-5 p.m.
Stamp Student Union
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise
The annual three-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Over 220 employers have registered and are looking forward to meeting undergraduate and graduate students! 

Review the full list of employers attending.

The Career & Internship Fair is for all students regardless of class level. Students attend the Fair to…
·         explore career paths;
·         research internship options;

Student Resources:
·         Start preparing today! Visit this link for preparation tips.
·         Review the list of registered employers.
·         Need some one-on-one help preparing? The University Career Center is offering walk-in hours to review resumes.

Who can attend the Fair?
University of Maryland, College Park:
  *   Current students and spouses
  *   Faculty and staff
  *   Alumni and spouses
  *   Shady Grove campus students (from UMCP)

For additional information about this event: Contact Alicia Montague at

Brookings Research Analyst Position

Full-time job: Brookings Institution seeks a grad student or masters-level alum for Education Research Analyst to provide independent research assistance, analytical support, and writing for one scholar at the Center for Universal Education (CUE). Provides overall activity coordination and participates in the development, dissemination, communication, and presentation of research findings.

Friday, February 10, 2017

BCFA Presents: “Retreat and Its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order” an Address by Robert J. Lieber, Ph.D.

The Trustees of the
Cordially Invite You to an Address by

Robert J. Lieber, Ph.D.

Professor of Government & International Affairs,
Georgetown University

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.
       Members: Free of Charge* – Guest of a Member: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

“Retreat and Its Consequences:
American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order”

The role of the United States in the world is perhaps the most important issue in contemporary American foreign policy.  Many believe that the previous Administration diminished America’s participation and leadership role beyond that required by coping with overreach; and many are confused about the current Administration’s strategic vision.  Hence, we are extraordinarily fortunate to be joined by one of the nation’s premier scholars who has given long and serious attention precisely to the issue of America’s role in the world.

He is the author or editor of seventeen books on international relations and United States foreign policy, including a series of books on American engagement and retrenchment in the 21st century published by Cambridge University Press, an America’s future trilogy: The American Era: Power & Strategy for the 21st  Century (2005); Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the United States Is Not Destined To Decline (2012); and Retreat and Its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order (2016). 
Professor Lieber received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Harvard.  He has taught at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai.  He has served as an advisor to several presidential campaigns, to the State Department, and to the drafters of the United States Intelligence Estimates.  Professor Lieber has lectured in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and his op-eds and articles have appeared in scholarly journals in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, and Israel.  Media appearances have been on the major American news networks, BBC, Al Jazeera, and others in Europe, the Arab world, and Israel. 

It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome Professor Robert J. Lieber to the Council.
Reservations for the address by Dr. Lieber, 2/22/17 may be made by mail, phone, fax, or email, or through the link on the event page on our website –
Mail to:
BALTIMORE COUNCIL Please reserve ______ seats.
401 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1611 Member’s Name: _________________________________________
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone 410-727-2150 Guest’s Name: ___________________________________________
E-mail:  Guest’s Address: _________________________________________
City: ____________________________ State: ______ ZIP: _______
Reservations accepted on a first come first served basis. Please pay guest fees in advance with your reservation. Checks can be made out to: Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. *For membership information, please contact or phone or write the Council office.

**Student non-member tickets are $10, Student guest tickets are $5.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity in Privacy Preservation and Open Data

Below is a call for undergraduate summer research positions for a
large interdisciplinary project on privacy and open research data here at Harvard.
Although based here for the summer, this is funded by NSF as outreach, so we are primarily looking for non-Harvard students. Please note the deadline is Feb 15, but the application is very brief.  A stipend and housing is provided. Questions can be sent to the project coordinator at

*In the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data Project*
The Privacy Tools Project seeks students, interns, postdocs, and visiting researchers in *Computer Science, Statistics, Government, **Mathematics, **Law, *and *Social Sciences with Quantitative Experience*, particularly those with an interest in learning about or working on* Data Privacy. *Available positions are listed below, with instructions on how to apply. For general information, email or one of the PIs <>.

The Privacy Tools Project develops ways for scientists to share research data for producing open, replicable science without compromising the privacy of the individual research subjects whose data is used. Past students have written and contributed to publishable research papers in this fast-moving field, and we expect the same in future years. Work across the different projects includes:
   -          *Theory:* prove mathematical theorems about what is achievable in the framework of differential privacy.
   -          *Experimental algorithms:* implement, optimize, and test algorithms that perform useful data analysis tasks and satisfy differential privacy and other privacy metrics.
   -          *Empirical research:* survey social science datasets and analysis methods to determine the fit with different privacy technologies.
   -          *Software development:* develop software for statistics, user interfaces, and data visualization.
   -          *Programming languages and computer security:* design and implement programming language tools to ensure differential privacy and combine it with other computer security models.
   -          *Law:* develop legal instruments and policy recommendations that complement new privacy-preserving technologies.
   -          *Interdisciplinary interaction:* collaborate with computer scientists, social scientists, lawyers, and statisticians.

Useful background includes any of the following:
   -          Theoretical computer science, especially algorithms
   -          Data science, e.g. statistics and/or machine learning
   -          Programming (in R, Java, Scala, Python, Javascript, or D3)
   -          Quantitative analysis of social science data, especially regression ("least squares", or OLS) and causal analysis methods
   -          User interfaces and user experience testing
   -          Programming language design and implementation
   -          Law, especially privacy law

Undergraduate students outside of Harvard who wish to join the project as a summer intern should apply to the SEAS REU site.
Any Harvard undergraduates should follow follow separate application instructions at
Additional information about the Privacy Tools project can be found at the project site:
Application Deadline is FEBRUARY 15, 2017

This call for applicants can be found here:

Open Positions

Openings for Student Interns at Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is now accepting applications for summer 2017 student internships.  

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Students & Faculty
Organization: Office of the Director
Posting Requirement: External Posting
Job ID: 102019
Job Code: Under Grad CS/ENG/Spec Skills (705.1) / Grad Student CS/ENG/Spc Skills (705.2) / Recent Grad Intern (712.0)
Date Posted: February 06 2017

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.
- Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientists in research and development projects.
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Bio-engineering Psychology, Computer Science, Physical Science, Political Science, or International Relations.
- 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.
In addition 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 Mathematics, Bio-engineering Psychology, Computer Science, Physical Science, Political Science, or International Relations.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in Mathematics, Bio-engineering Psychology, Computer Science, Political Science or International Relations.
- Experience applying basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Ability to work in a team environment. 

In addition at the Graduate or Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):