Monday, August 26, 2013

UMD Noyce Scholars Program

Interested in helping students learn math or science?  Considering a career in K-12 education?  The UMD Noyce Scholars Program can pay you to “dip your toes” into education or to enter a teacher certification program.  Here are several opportunities available during the 2013-2014 school year:

·      Tutoring: Freshmen and sophomores with strong math or science backgrounds can work with students in local middle or high schools.  You will earn $15 an hour, and most school sites can be accessed via the UMD shuttle system.  Tutors also get paid to attend a monthly seminar to learn tutoring strategies and share experiences and may attend other Noyce Scholars’ activities.  We will be looking for approximately 15 math tutors and 10 science tutors.

·      Summer internships: Rising sophomores and juniors can apply for paid education-related internships in the summer of 2014.  You will receive $2,700 for working six weeks over the summer and can choose from a variety of sites (or craft your own experience!).  Previous interns have worked at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and with other groups both on and off campus.

·      Teacher certification scholarships – Noyce Scholars: Noyce Scholars receive $14,000 a year while enrolled in an undergraduate teacher certification program in math or science and continued mentoring/training once they graduate and begin teaching.  For each year of scholarship support, Noyce Scholars are expected to teach for two years in any high-needs school district in the United States (in Maryland, for example, this would include Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, etc.).

For more information, including applications and deadlines, visit or contact Dr. Jennifer Richards at

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Earn up to $70 as a research participant!

Paid Research Participants
Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research
Cognition and Emotion Relationship Study


Do you get angry or frustrated easily? Do your emotions feel intense or out of control? Do you say/do things when upset that you wouldn’t do otherwise? If you answered YES to these questions you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research at the University of Maryland. This study examines the relationship between cognition and emotion. Participation requires three (3) visits at our center. The visits will consist of a psychological evaluation (at no cost to yourself), questionnaires, and participation in several computer games. You also will be asked to speak about a stressful event.

The First session will take approximately 2 hours, and you will earn $20. The Second and Third sessions will take 30-45 minutes at most, and you will earn between $12 and $25 depending on your performance on a computer task.

-Must be between the ages of 18 and 45
How To Apply:
If you answer YES to the questions below please email us at

-Do you get angry or frustrated easily?
-Do your emotions feel intense or out of control?
-Do you say/do things when you are upset that you wouldn't do otherwise

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Course Added to Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes!

Dear Students,

The Department of Economics has added a new course to the Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes. This course is now available and on Testudo.

ECON425 Mathematical Economics

Prerequisite: ECON325 and ECON326

Mathematical developments of theory of household firm, general equilibrium and welfare economics, market imperfections, and role of information.

Section 0101
MW 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Instructor: Seyed Yousefi

Seeking Health Policy and Research Intern in Washington DC (Paid)

Health Policy and Research Intern (Paid)
Policy and Research Department, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) 2013/2014

PhRMA, a leading trade association seeks an intern for the Policy and Research department. PhRMA represents the country’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

PhRMA invests in high impact intramural, extramural, and academic research projects related to policy analysis and better use of medicines. Interns will work directly with PhRMA staff to develop and manage research protocol, monitor and organize existing research base, and tracking peer-reviewed literature. Interns will gain experience in a range of policy issues including Medicare, Medicaid, health services research, health reform, medication use and adherence, insurance benefit design, access and cost sharing, among others.

Responsibilities include research on policy issues; collection, analysis, and synthesis of data related to health policy; writing and editing of policy papers; assisting in research development and progress, management of grant proposals; tracking and summarizing literature related to policy and health services research.

Candidates should be current graduate students, recent college graduates, or current college students with a strong interest in healthy policy, economics, epidemiology, health behavior, public health, pharmacy, or communications. Strong written communication skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required. Experience with EndNote is encouraged. A technical background in economics, epidemiology, or health services research is a plus.

Hours: 18+ hours per week. Scheduling is flexible.
Start date: As soon as possible
Compensation: $15/hour

Please forward curriculum vitae and cover letter to:
J. Samantha Dougherty, PhD
Director, Policy & Research
950 F Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.835.3476
Fax: 202.715.7084

Terps! Career & Internship Season Approaches...Are You Ready?

60-Minute Job Search Booster Workshop

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 1)
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 2)
Monday, September 09, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 3)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 4)
Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 5)

Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Did you know that students who utilize their university career centers have a higher rate of job search success? Are you aware that a wide array of regional and national employers are using rooms in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise to interview students for full-time and internship positions? Don't let the challenging employment market get you down. What you know may not be enough to compete effectively. Spend 60 minutes with us and boost your chances. We’ll cover our essential services and resources and share some important "insider tips" to help you succeed.
Click the date above that works with your scheduling to review the RSVP instructions.

2013 Fall Fair Series - Mark Your Calendars

· Fall Career & Internship Fair: Sept. 24, 25 and 26; 12-5 p.m.
· Law School Fair: October 8; 4-7 p.m.
· Language Career & Internship Fair: Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
· Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair: November 1; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
· Startup Career & Internship Fair: Nov. 8; 12-4 p.m.

Visit the University Career Center & The President’s Promise’s website for more details at

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Work4Change - Internship Program

Well-designed internship and leadership experiences provide pathways for college students to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. Drawing from Leadership & Community Service-Learning’s commitment to the many communities in our area, the Work4Change program provides University of Maryland undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to integrate socially responsible leadership and civic engagement through service-learning within both an academic leadership course and an internship at a local community agency.
Are you interested in gaining practical work experience?
Are you looking for ways to engage with the community to address important issues?
Are you ready to develop your socially responsible leadership skills through active learning?
Are you interested in putting your passions to work?
Are you interested in developing a relationship with other student change agents on campus? 
These are just some of the things that the Work4Change program will enable you to experience as a member of the student cohort.  
To prepare students for socially-responsible leadership in the world of work through interdisciplinary learning focused on:
  • Personal and multicultural development
  • Understanding organizational structures and complex systems in a shared leadership world
  • Civic engagement, asset-based sustainable community, and leadership for social change
Are you looking for assistance with identifying an internship experience?
  • Participants will take part in an internship experience during the Fall 2013 semester.
  • Staff will work with you to find an internship experience exploring socially responsible leadership and your personal career goals.
  • Learn how to build and polish your resume and take advantage of the resources and networks of local communities.
Have you developed your leadership style?
  • Work4Change students will learn about asset-based community development, service-learning, leadership in the workplace, and leadership for social change while enrolled in EDCP318Z in the Fall semester.
  • Students will delve into various leadership styles, practices, and ideas through their course work to develop their own ideas and leadership style and apply these to their internship sites.

Friday, August 9, 2013

U.S. Treasury Dept. - Spring 2013 Internship Opportunity

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Spring 2013 internship program.  Our program runs year round with three sessions:  January through May, May through August, and September through December.  Our program is about substance.  Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects.  They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists.  Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated.  Interns are expected to work between 32 and 40 hours a week.  There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C.  Our intern positions are unpaid.  We do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references to Christine.Devlin@treasury.govApplications are due November 1, 2013.  U.S. citizenship required.  For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Position Available Immediately at WealthEngine

Client Service Associate

Location: Bethesda, MD
This is an entry- to mid-level position which reports directly to the Manager of Client Services. Qualified candidates will thrive as an independent worker in a team environment. Must have an orientation toward customer satisfaction and the ability to let it shine through to our clients. Must possess the ability to take ownership of tasks and complete them accurately and efficiently. Must be able to work cooperatively with various internal groups and teams.
  • Serve as first line of contact for client inquiries via phone and email regarding product questions or issues
  • Manage client on-boarding and service initiation
  • Manage exchange of data files with clients
  • Deliver training webinars to clients
  • Work with clients to integrate WealthEngine data into their systems
  • Monitor client usage reports to ensure renewals
  • During client conversations, identify possible upsell opportunities for pursuit by sales team
  •  Identify trends in client needs/requests and effectively communicate those to the Product Development team to improve our product offerings
  • Contribute to special projects, for example: client surveys, training content, and the online knowledgebase

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Maryland Democratic Party - Internship

As the 2014 Election cycle kicks into gear, a Maryland Democratic Party Fall Internship will be a valuable experience which will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.

Internship Program

The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in Maryland’s political process.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Maryland Democratic Party Internships. The Fall internship will run from September 2013 to December 2013 with the potential for an extension. Internships will focus in several areas including fundraising, communications (social media), field activity, research, and political outreach.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
· Draft communications for general distribution
· Manage data lists
· Assist in event planning
· Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff
· Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations
· General research
· General office support and organization

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SEIA - State Affairs Intern

State Affairs Intern (C4T Position # 82665)

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) - Washington, District of Columbia
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

 Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is working to build a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 members to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, see the SEIA website at

Internship Description: SEIA State Affairs seeks 2 (1 legal and 1 undergrad or grad student) qualified, motivated interns to assist with its state outreach effort. The ideal candidates will be available 20-40 hours per week, demonstrate an interest in energy and environmental policy, and possess strong writing and research skills. Candidates should also have an understanding of the legislative process, keep up with current events, and have the ability to multitask in a fast‐paced environment. Computer literacy (online research, familiarity with Word, Excel, etc.) is essential. Those with a legal background can be expected to assist on regulatory filings and proceedings. State affairs Interns at SEIA will have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced, high-energy government affairs team and participate in state advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar energy industry.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Research studies looking for paid participants

Wanted: Arabic Students for Paid Study

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic understand and decipher cultural allusions in Arabic. We are looking for students who have completed about 3 years of university-level Arabic courses. Participants must be native speakers of English at least 18 years of age and should not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic.

You will be asked to attend 1 session lasting no more than 1 hour. During the session, you will complete a questionnaire and answer a comprehension questions regarding Arabic passages and political cartoons. You will be able to access dictionaries and the internet to aid your comprehension of the texts and political cartoons.

You will be paid $25 in cash upon completion the questionnaire and comprehension test.

Contact to schedule an Arabic test. Thanks!


Auditory Training Study

Who is conducting the study? This research is being conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL).

What would I have to do? Participate in 12 sessions of approximately 1.5-2 hours each at the University of Maryland and/or CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language, near the College Park Metro). The sessions involve completing questionnaires and computerized tasks. All sessions must be completed within approximately 5 weeks.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Hamilton Project is Seeking Fall and Spring Interns

The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution in DC, produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans (you can find more information on our website at

We are currently seeking motivated, energetic students--preferably rising juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend. Applicants should be pursing an undergraduate degree in economics or in a related field like mathematics, statistics, political science or international relations and should have strong writing and analytical skills. Successful applicants will have taken introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics; coursework in statistics or econometrics is highly recommended. The full internship description can be found here.

Hamilton Project interns gain exposure to a broad set of policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. This is a great opportunity for students interested in applying their skills to the federal policy arena.

For more information and to apply visit