Work for peace? Counsel governments? What will you do next? How do you build a skill set for a global career?
A graduate degree can help. Top international affairs schools want to talk to you!
Leading graduate schools will be in DC on September 14 to answer your questions about how to turn your experience into a career in international affairs: http://www.apsia.org/admissions-fairs/
Join 20+ members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs for a graduate admissions fair in Washington DC on September 14. More details and register online: http://www.apsia.org/admissions-fairs/
So far exhibitors include:
§ Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
§ Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
§ George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs
§ Georgetown University Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service
§ Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
§ Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
§ Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs
§ Syracuse University the Maxwell School
§ Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service
§ University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies
§ University of Maryland School of Public Policy
§ University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
§ University of St. Gallen Masters of Arts in International Affairs and Governance
§ University of Southern California Master of Public Diplomacy
§ University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
§ Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the White House Liaison’s Office (WHLO) is seeking motivated students interested in an opportunity to participate in a part-time, unpaid internship program for the Fall 2015 cycle. (Information below)
Fall interns will have an opportunity to work alongside DHS employees, gain critical work experience, and build invaluable relationships. The WHLO Intern Program provides a robust and exciting experience where participants feel challenged with substantive projects and are afforded unique exposure to various sections and components of the Department.
“I was fortunate enough to be selected by WHLO to work as an intern during Summer 2014. I was placed in the Office of Public Affairs, where I worked on the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign. I was actively involved in the campaign, and I definitely felt my work was valued. Also, thanks to WHLO, I was able to participate in a number of professional development opportunities for interns, such as field trips, tours, and meet-and-greets. It was a great experience!”
- Meghan G, Pennsylvania State University
How to Apply:
§ Email your resume, completed application, statement of interest, transcript and one letter of recommendation to WHLOintern@HQ.DHS.GOVby midnight, Thursday, August 14th. Early submissions of applications are encouraged.
§ On your resume, be sure to include your GPA, work experience, community service, and updated contact information.
§ Must be enrolled at a university, college or community college at least part-time
§ Must be able to pass a full background check
§ Student is available to work at least 20 hours a week for a minimum of 8 weeks
DHS Departments include:
§ Office of Legislative Affairs
§ Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
§ Office of Public Affairs
§ Office of Policy
§ White House Liaison’s Office
§ National Protection Programs Directorate
§ Customs and Border Protection
§ Immigration and Customs Enforcement
§ United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
§ Transportation Security Administration
§ Federal Emergency Management Administration
§ United States Secret Service
§ United States Coast Guard
Security and Start Date:
Once students have been interviewed and selected, they will need to be cleared through security, which takes 4-6 weeks. After students have been cleared, it is then that a start date will be set for the student to commence their internship in the fall.
Georgetown University’s Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) Program is hiring a Program Assistant. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Deputy Director of BSFS, the Program provides essential program and administrative support to the BSFS program. Duties include but are not limited to:
Recording and academic program
§ Posts transfer credit in Banner (student information system), including study abroad, summer school, and pre-GU college credit to student electronic records.
§ Updates matriculation changes to student records in Banner, including change of major, classification, graduation date, faculty mentor, and catalog year.
§ Adds course attributes in Banner.
§ Maintain in-house training guides for recording tasks in Banner for all routine processes, including posting of transfer credits, matriculation changes, and common report types.
§ Maintains transfer credit equivalency charts for advanced placement and 13th year programs.
§ Maintains all student files, including records of termination, matriculation, grade changes, language proficiency exams, and study-abroad transcripts.
§ Purges graduating student files in preparation for registrar archiving.
§ Manages conflict exams.
§ Distributes results of language proficiency exams to deans and students.
§ Coordinates the placement exam and the proctoring of the final exam for the required course, Map of the Modern World.
§ Assists with the production of the commencement book and diploma order, and other graduation-related activities.
§ Provides assistance in scheduling and for activities related to events and meetings.
§ Assists in document production.
§ Provides support for the Associate and Assistant Deans as assigned.
§ Masters and upholds university regulations, advising program directors, faculty, and other senior staff on appropriate courses of action in accordance with regulations.
§ Bachelor’s degree.
§ Experience in administrative support, academic records management, budget reconciliation, and event planning.
§ Proficiency in Banner, MS Office Suite, electronic calendars, and e-mail.
§ Commitment to professionalism and client-service orientation.
§ Ability to exercise leadership in all areas of responsibility of the position.
Program Assistant with the American Bar Association
Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Hiring range: $38,000 - $41,840
Provides administrative and programmatic support. Responsibilities include the full range of administrative and clerical functions. In addition, this person is responsible for programmatic support that may include: editing, proof reading, simple desktop publishing, conducting basic research, providing support to membership and/or marketing activities, assisting with meeting planning, etc.
Prefer a 4 year undergrad degree, but an AA with suitable work experience is acceptable. Must be able to: juggle multiple projects; work with minimal supervision; and be responsible for deadline management. Must have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work in a professional setting.
Click here to learn more and to apply.
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
University Research Co., LLC is looking for a Research Assistant to collect, analyze, monitor, report and maintain information pertaining to various public health issues and programming. Assignments include engaging in and managing a wide range of intellectual and physical work, ranging from preparing mass mailings to analyzing proposed data-collection designs. The Research Assistant reports to the Project Director.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
§ Use Internet, surveys, program and legal documents, published data/research, grey literature, books, newspaper and journal articles, etc., to assist in the collection of information and create summarized reports for analysts to peruse.
§ Prepare print documents, web pages, and other graphics using Word, Dreamweaver, and illustration packages.
§ Use technology to enter data, and transcribe tapes and handwritten notes.
§ Assist staff in design and maintenance of online surveys and relational databases, including writing code and analyzing data in SPSS, STAT, SAS or other statistical packages.
§ Participate in the data gathering process, such as preparing questionnaires or locating and screening interview subjects, etc.
§ Analyze data and compile summarized reports, graphs, and tables.
§ Participate in the conduct of literature reviews, surveys, focus groups, data integration and analysis.
§ Handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity.
§ Provide administrative and clerical services as needed.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
§ BS or BA degree in public health or related field.
§ Completion of a technical writing course is important.
§ Three (3) years or less experience in conducting program research, and data analysis.
§ Capacity and will to learn new software and research methods.
§ Sound knowledge and understanding of MS Office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
§ Ability to balance and prioritize work, to generate on-time and high-quality deliverables that meet client requirements.
§ Should be organized, pays attention to details, and have good analytical and reasoning skills.
§ Good written and oral communication skills.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Are you a CCJS Student who has between 75-89 credits? It is now time for an Academic Audit! You can complete your audit online until July 31. After that, you will have to make an appointment with CCJS and BSOS to complete the process. If you want to complete your audit online go to: http://www.onlineaudit.bsos.umd.edu/
Remember, the extended deadline ends July 31!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Monday, July 20, 2015
UMD Education Abroad and CIEEare partnering to provide free and subsidized passports for UMD students!
We believe in eliminating barriers for Terps to study abroad and want to help create access to important international experiences.
Limited availability so register today at ter.ps/passportday
Questions? Contact Education Abroad - 301.314.7473.
Thursday, September 10th is Passport Day!
Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Washington, D.C. office is looking for three interns to fill the Fall internship positions. If you are interested, or know of other students who may be interested in interning for Congressman Cummings, please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 2-3 pages to email@example.com. The firm deadline for submission is July 21, 2015 by close of business at 5:30pm. Although the internship is unpaid, you will gain invaluable experience.
Offers undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates the chance to gain valuable work experience in one of our departments. We are looking for smart and hard-working individuals who are interested in gaining invaluable public service experience with the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC. The program offers weekly meetings with the district’s top officials including: Deputy Mayors, Directors, and Chief of Staffs. Interns will also have the opportunity to produce their own public policy platform on health, economic development, safety, and/or transportation issues.
Students in the past have worked in the following departments:
· Mayor's Office of Community Affairs
· Mayor's Office of Communication
· Mayor's Office of Women and Policy Initiatives Deputy
· Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
· Office of Federal and Regional Affairs
· Office of the Secretary
· Office of the City Administrator Office of Budget and Planning
· Office of General Counsel
The program will last for 12 weeks from September 14th to December 4th. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Click here to apply and to see the full list of office with openings, many related to minority affairs.