Thursday, May 28, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity--CASA

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Politico has Openings for Recent Grads!

Find current openings and application instructions here.

Here is an example of one:

Recruitment Associate


POLITICO is seeking a recruitment associate to source top industry talent.
Develop a solid understanding of position requirements through conversations with hiring manager.
Advertise positions in a smart way to attract quality candidates.
Source passive candidates.
— Review applicant resumes
— Conduct initial phone screens
— Present candidates to hiring managers for consideration
— Build and maintain a solid candidate pipeline for all openings
— Represent POLITICO at recruitment and industry events.


— College degree required
— Excellent process and time management skills
— Strong listening skills
— Some work experience or strong internship experience preferred
To apply: 
Send a résumé, cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience and contact information for three references to with this in the subject line: ADM0003

Federal and Global Semester - Seats Still Available!

A few seats still available in the Federal and Global Semester Programs for next year! APPLY NOW. Students of all majors and years welcome to apply.
Perks include:           
§ Take a fall-semester seminar course on security, U.S. diplomacy, science diplomacy, energy, global challenges--taught by amazing practitioners who bring in guest speakers (foreign ambassadors, F.B.I., United Nations folks, etc.)! 
§ Obtain spring internship at sites ranging from federal, NGOs, private organizations, foreign embassies, research shops, White House etc.         
§ Take spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program! Choose internships according to your interests and career ideas! (The fall seminar is not limiting!)
§ Earn a notation on your transcript: become a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
§ Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! Year-round fellowship and empowerment activities including field trips, etc.
For details and an application form, go to EITHER and/or or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs. APPLY NOW! 
Look at seminar descriptions on our websites to learn about amazing instructors!

Full Time Job - Experiential Education Manager

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring an Experiential Education Manager for its flagship internship program. The Experiential Education Manager will work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.

About the Internship Program:

START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of our research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience. START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution.

Description of Duties:

The Experiential Education Manager will oversee the internship program and report to START’s Education Director. Additionally, the Internship Manager will work with the Events and Communications Coordinator to put together a program of enrichment and career development opportunities for the interns. The Experiential Education Manager will also regularly attend recruiting functions in order to promote internship opportunities.

Additionally, the Experiential Education Manager will schedule desk and office space for interns to meet the needs of projects and intern supervisors. He/she will be responsible for ensuring both the scheduling and hiring processes run smoothly. This will require the Experiential Education Manager to work with about 100 interns from dozens of schools throughout the country as well as about 20 intern supervisors based at START.

In conducting the duties described, the Experiential Education Manager will have the opportunity to work directly with researchers and future professionals in the homeland security enterprise, as well as other scholars, students and administrators.  

For more information, visit

Paid Public Opinion Research Internship with Voice of the People/Program for Public Consultation

PPC has paid internship positions available starting in late May. We are looking to hire 2 interns to work at our downtown Washington, DC office (located near the Dupont Circle metro) either on a full-time or part-time basis.  An individual may have the opportunity to continue working beyond the summer term as well.

Interns assist with office, communication, and research duties, depending on the needs of the organization and his or her interests.  In addition to research, duties include assisting in event planning; updating and maintaining Voice Of the People (VOP) and our affiliate organization databases; gathering information and data from the Internet, government, and non-governmental libraries; preparing reports, graphs and presentations using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; helping with media monitoring and social media outreach; and answering phones. 

The ideal candidate would be a current undergraduate with an interest in public opinion research, public policy, government, political psychology, and/or sociology.  We are seeking individuals with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and conducting Internet and LexisNexis-based research. 

Interns will also assist with a related campaign, Voice of the People ( that focuses more on domestic political issues.

To apply, e-mail cover letter including your time availability (days and hours available) and resume to info@pipa.orgto the attention of Allison Stettler.  For more information, consult the VOP website,, and the PPC website,

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applying soon is recommended.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Paid Internship: Central and West Africa

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for an internship with NDI's Central and West Africa (CEWA) team. The intern will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in the region through the following assignments: 

§ Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs;
§ Provide administrative support on assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, and mailing;
§ Assist with program logistics, including arrangements for airfare and hotel, visas, meeting schedules, and briefing books for traveling NDI staff and consultants;
§ Assist in researching and drafting periodic reports on NDI programs;
§ Attend events and lectures on Central and West Africa and provide written summaries to team members;
§ Attend NDI events and program meetings and provide minutes to team members;
§ Translate documents and messages from French to English and English to French;
§ Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region;
§ Complete special projects as requested; and
§ Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: review of field office expenditures, research and drafting of sections of new program proposals, and more.
§ Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a recent graduate of such a program (relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to: African studies, international development, international relations, or political science);
§ Some knowledge of Central and West Africa and an interest in learning more;
§ High degree of organization, attention to detail, and skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
§ Advanced proficiency in English and French; ability to produce clear, grammatically correct written translations from English to French and French to English;
§ Strong research and writing skills;
§ Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications;
Flexible, diligent, and team-oriented personality

Paid Internship in Nonprofit Management

The Managed Organizations team is looking for a driven and ambitious undergraduate who is interested in learning about nonprofit management, philanthropy and the world of consulting to join our team during the summer (tentative start and end dates of June 15th and August 21st, respectively). In this role, you will provide project and administrative support to Arabella Advisors. You will also have an opportunity to gain exposure to project management skills; nonprofit and grants administration; cross-team collaboration and communication; and meaningful social change. You will attend full onboarding training given to new Arabella staff members and learn about fiscal sponsorship and how it works from an organizational, legal, and accounting standpoint. You will have the opportunity to shadow team members on projects they are managing, assist in implementing a new grants management system for clients, and add value to the team by streamlining processes. 

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple public charities, including a 501(c)(3) named the New Venture Fund and a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation and global health. The organizations have also provided fiscal sponsorship to projects focused on public policy, education, disaster recovery, and music and the arts. 

Essential Responsibilities and Projects: 
§ Team Support (~80%) 
§ Support the team’s daily management of a large portfolio of fiscally sponsored and incubated projects, including tasks such as: 
§ Update project data and information in various technology systems, including Salesforce. 
§ Coordinate logistics for client and project meetings. 
§ Assist with preparation of subgrant dockets, such as reviewing due diligence documentation, mail-merging agreements, etc. 
§ Enter grant, contribution, subgrant and contract information into Salesforce. 
§ Research unidentified donations to determine appropriate project designation, including contacting donors. 
§ Process payments, ensuring accurate coding and documentation. 
Manage special projects, such as:
§ Develop internal procedure guides by observing team members performing core functions related to project management and documenting in detail the steps associated with each activity. 
§ Assist with the roll-out of online grants management system; develop internal training guides. 
§ Implement reorganization of shared files. 
§ Administrative Support backup (~20%) 
§ Other administrative tasks as needed 
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 
§ Rising junior or senior currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA 
§ Interest in nonprofit management, social enterprise, consulting and/or other areas key to philanthropy 
§ Nonprofit volunteer experience 
§ Excellent attention to detail 
§ Strong written and verbal communication skills 
§ Strong organization and research skills 
§ Ability to support projects and meet deadlines 
§ Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
​ Compensation: The internship pays an hourly rate of $13.00 (40 hours/week anticipated). 

Apply here.

Correctional Officer Position Available

Free GRE Prep Series

Free GRE Prep Series
The Center for Academic Success is planning on offering the GRE Preparation Workshop Series from mid-June to early August. The series will be 8 total weeks, with 6 weeks of instruction and 2 weeks of simulated exams. The series will be free of charge to current students at USG or alumni of programs at USG, although we will recommend that students buy 2-3 prep books to supplement the course. Timing will be determined based on participants' availability; it's important that students let us know of their interest in the series so that their availability can be considered when we identify a date and time.

Please contact us by email if you are interested in participating.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

DOJ and Investigative Analyst positions/internships


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US Department of Justice - Environmental Crimes Section (Washington, DC, District of Columbia)
Posting Date: May 08, 2015

Investigative Analyst Entry Level (Full-Time)
Titan Investigative Alliance, LLC(Columbia, Maryland)

Posting Date: April 02, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Excellent Job Search Tool

Hi all.  An adviser on main campus just sent this message my way.  I figured I would pass along.  Let me know what you think! not only solicits ads from employers, it also pulls job announcements from and several other career sites.  Students can create an Indeed alert for particular key words and a particular location in seconds.  They’ll receive an email a day with matching jobs. Instructions are below.

Private Detective Agency Seeking Applicants for Full Time and Part Time Positions

A Maryland based private detective agency is seeking applicants for full and part time positions.  All applicants start as part-time; full-time positions are earned based on performance.  The agency specializes in insurance fraud and related investigations.  Below are some details about the agency and the position.
§ The agency works for doctors, hospitals, defense attorneys, and insurance carriers
§ The position is primarily responsible for conducting video surveillance of individuals who have filed a claim alleging injury
§ The agency is willing to train new employees from the ground up
§ The agency will supply all equipment necessary to complete the job
§ The training period is three weeks and during the training period new employees will learn how to set up and conduct mobile surveillance and obtain video evidence
§ The initial three week training program is free and the agency does not collect any fees, but the applicant is not on payroll and will not be paid for the training
§ Once the applicant has successfully completed the three week course, they will be added to payroll and training will continue
§ Full time, first year investigators will have a compensation package in the mid 40’s to low 50’s
§ Applicants must have a reliable vehicle that blends in
§ The applicant must be able to work at a variety of times
§ The applicant must be able to work independently
If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to, please no phone calls. The agency will respond to every resume via e-mail.  Applicants will be sent additional information about the job and its requirements once the agency has received and reviewed an applicant’s resume.  

UMD Department of Public Safety- Security Monitor Positions Open

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The Security Operations Center (SOC) is currently hiring part-time security monitors.  SOC is a unit within the Technology Services Bureau of the University of Maryland, Department of Public Safety. The SOC is tasked with monitoring the extensive security camera system currently consisting of over 500 cameras that are located both on the interior and exterior of campus buildings, as well as at various locations around the City of College Park.  SOC is close to campus.  Offers a felxible schedule with a 24/7 operations center and pays $10.25 per hour.

Students interested in applying should contact Ms. Barbara Asbury, the SOC Supervisor, at or by phone at (301) 314-8318.  

Gainesville Florida Police Department

Gainesville Florida Police Department
The Gainesville, Florida Police Department is testing for Non-Certified and Certified Police Officer positions every other month starting September 2015 through March 2016.  The candidate(s) selected for non-certified will have the cost of the police academy (approx.. $6,000) paid, along with a non-certified pay of $36,067. - $38,840. during the six months of the academy.  Upon graduation and passing the State test, the salary will be $41,938.94 - $47,450.00.  

Interested applicants can visit our website to find out more about our agency at and to apply they can visit our career page 

Copywriting and Grants Internships with My Girlfriend's House in Capitol Heights

My Girlfriend's House has multiple positions open for UMD students. Great opportunity for those looking for hands on experience in a non-profit environment.These Interns will work in an office environment directly with our Executive Director and Program Coordinator.

 My Girlfriend's House is a local nonprofit located in Capitol Heights, MD.  Our mission is to combat issues facing  at-risk girls dealing with social, financial and personal needs while also providing resources that will guide them in a positive direction.
We are now in the process of searching for Copywriting and Grant Writing Interns. 

Job Description:

Intern will gain hands-on experience through the writing and editing of a variety of both print and electronic marketing communications materials. Intern will also utilize effective communications to write grant proposals to secure ongoing funding.  Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized, self-driven with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.

Responsibilities Include:
* Prepare and update corporate content as needed for brochures, website, grants and other collateral
* Prepare letters of support for corporate community
* Become intimately familiar with all key programs
* Respond to at least 4 grant requests per month
* Maintain database of upcoming grants and track results of previously responded grants
* Identify and prepare LOIs for foundations
* Familiarize oneself with basic funder software
* Follow up on status of LOIs or grants

This internship is an onsite position in an office environment, it’s an unpaid internship, with a minimum requirement of 16 hours per week for at least 6 months.

Please send resumes to  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.