Thursday, June 25, 2015

UN ECLAC Internship Program


The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC\CEPAL) is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes supporting the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at, for further information.

The fall internship in the Washington Office of ECLAC will start in September 2015 and last 3 to 6 months, depending on the needs of the Office. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis.

Interns are expected to work on a full-time basis (work five days per week; 32 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Office, but they may undertake flexible working arrangements, subject to certain conditions.

The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution.

The child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above for a period of six months following the end of their internship.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Daily duties may include:
- Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
- Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
- Document and internet research
- Working on web-presentation
- Compiling statistics
- Media analysis

Additionally, the Intern will also perform the following duties:
  • Interns play an important role in assisting in the execution of the substantive work of the Office. 
  • Interns engage in economic analysis with a focus on trade, international finance, and development.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Introductory Computer Science Course for Non-Majors

Paths to Computer Science (CMSC198C, D and E) is a programming in Python course for non-majors. It provides a path for students with a broad diversity in backgrounds to learn programming and computer science, including those considering a computer science major. Students will learn at their own pace with a combination of technology-based and face-to-face class structure. Students will use a problem-driven approach to build complex, interactive software systems. The course includes an introduction to a wide variety of issues relating to software, including design, problem-solving, development processes, and broader issues such as security, performance, and ethics.

This course is unusual in that it is self-paced and "mastery-based". This means that students can register for 1, 2 or 3 credits, depending on how fast they plan on moving through the material. They won't move to the next step until they have mastered the current one. In this way, we hope to enable people without a computing background to succeed where they might have otherwise been intimidated by the fast-paced technical culture of computing.

Visit the course website for more details:

Immediate Data Analyst Opening for Recent Graduate

Position: Data Analyst
Department: Internet/Compliance and Enforcement
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Director, Global Internet and Data Analysis

This is a temporary, short-term position with the potential to become permanent for the right candidate. We are looking for someone to start immediately; therefore, we are willing to be flexible with the minimum qualifications if someone has the right educational background. You must have earned your Bachelor's degree to be considered.


BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC and operations in more than 60 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for overseeing and implementing BSA’s data collection, analysis and reporting efforts. This includes designing and analysing programs, processes and procedures to extract, transform, integrate and load data into data systems and reporting tools to ensure timely and accurate compilation, analysis and dissemination of worldwide metrics data.

The incumbent will report to the Director, Global Internet and Data Analysis and is responsible for performing ongoing development and production of BSA’s internal Dashboard via extensive analysis of BSA enforcement program data, tracking the effectiveness of BSA programs and the performance of member companies in those programs. In addition, the Data Analyst will house, provide analysis and respond to ongoing requests for data generated from various BSA sponsored industry reports and studies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Strategic Planning Internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe. 


CSIS seeks an intern to support the Strategic Planning office. The Strategic Planning team helps raise revenue for CSIS and maintains institutional corporate and foundation donor relationships. We work closely with the programs to strengthen their fundraising efforts, prospect new donors for corporate membership and project support, and write and review proposals for contributions. This internship will work closely with each member of the Strategic Planning team by supporting the team in all of these main functions. 

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Developing strategy documents for seeking out new corporate funding
• Drafting briefing materials for CSIS executives
• Helping staff run one-on-one briefings between CSIS experts and high-level donors
• Preparing acknowledgment letters to thank donors for their contributions to the Center
• Reviewing and editing proposals to corporate and foundation donors
• Updating donor information in CSIS databases
• Managing event emails to corporate members 

CIA Data Scientist Internship

The CIA needs technically-savvy students to help organize and interpret Big Data to inform US decision makers, drive analysis and successful operations, and shape CIA technology and resource investments. The CIA is looking for individuals from diverse educational backgrounds to fill the role of Data Scientist Intern. If you have an interest or experience in data analytics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, computational social science, quantitative finance, engineering or other data analysis fields, consider a position as a Data Science Intern at CIA.

Minimum Requirements: Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Initiative, creativity, integrity, technical excellence, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a group; strong writing and presentation skills are also required.

Preferred: Experience with advanced statistical or computational programming and modern databases and distributed computing systems are preferred. Programming expertise with the leading Big Data information management platforms and statistical or modeling software packages or other programming languages is preferred. Some domestic and overseas travel experience is also preferred.

The following items must be attached to your online application:
§ Your resume.
§ A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions.
§ Unofficial transcripts for all college level studies.
§ A writing sample, five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic paper that focuses on your current area of expertise or interests and is related to your interest in internships at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Intern Open House with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Join us for an open house for DC-area interns interested in international affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about Carnegie’s role in public policy and international relations, working in a think tank, and our Junior Fellows Program.

Carnegie scholars will speak about their careers, offer insights into the nature of their daily work, and field questions. A reception will follow with an opportunity to meet and network with our scholars and staff working on Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Russia and Eurasia, nuclear policy, democracy and rule of law, and energy and climate issues.

This event is intended for current students and interns in the Washington, DC area.

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Sarah Sheffer +1 202-939-2238 or

Click here to register

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Michelle Humanick and Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarships

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance. This fall, a one-time $250 award honoring Michelle Humanick will also be available. Online applications and nominations for Fall 2015 award are being accepted through July 15, 2015.

To apply or nominate an individual click here.

Paid Summer Jobs for the Environment

Environment Maryland is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in College Park. We're looking for folks that are hardworking, good communicators and committed to making positive change.

This summer our top campaign is protecting the Chesapeake Bay!

It's hard to imagine life in Maryland without the Bay-- whether it’s visiting the National Harbor, eating crabs and oysters, or taking a trip to the Eastern Shore, Maryland depends on the Bay.

Unfortunately, reckless development and other polluting industries are threatening the Bay, washing pollution and bacteria into nearby streams and marshes. In fact, over 3 million pounds of toxic waste are dumped into the Chesapeake and its connecting waterways each year. Polluting industries can get away with this uncontrolled pollution because loopholes in the Clean Water Act leave 59% of our state's rivers and streams unprotected. The US Senate will decide the fate of these waterways this summer, and we need to make sure Senator Barbara Mikulski is on the right side of the issue.

To win this campaign, we are hiring students in Maryland to get out into communities, and build support for this issue. Over the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,000-$6,000 and make $9-$14/HR. It's a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.

Fill out this form to learn more, or call us at 301-403-0024.

Learn more about our campaigns at

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Marketing Internship with Women for Women International

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 407,000 women in 8 conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Project Description:
Women for Women International’s Summer 2015 Marketing Intern will report to the Direct Response Associate. This position is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate individuals interested in pursuing a career in non-profit development, and learning about the day-to-day workings of an international non-profit. The position comes with a small stipend to offset transportation costs.


Project Deliverables
  • Assist with monthly e-newsletter content collection and writing, editing
  • Assist in writing, proofreading and editing of materials for online and print publication
  • Perform research and competitive analysis on women’s issue groups, marketing campaigns and innovative fundraising techniques, and other projects as needed
  • Audit and update business rules and policies for marketing projects
  • Maintain library of samples of print, audio and visual marketing materials
  • Assist with campaign performance reporting
  • Assist in donor cultivation
  • Other duties as assigned

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fall 2015 Marketing Paid Internship with NPS

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for a University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to assist in the development of an NPS Brand and Marketing Strategy that raises public awareness and understanding of the NPS mission and its core values; resonates with a broad range of audiences and constituent groups; promotes greater recognition of the brand; and attracts and encourages increased engagement and stewardship.

The NPS strives to fulfill its mission and encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by partnering with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and federal, state, tribal and local agencies. The Partnership Office helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their collaborative work through training, communication, and policy leadership.

Responsibilities Include:

Collaborate with a brand and marketing specialist and the Partnership Office to assist in the development of an NPS Brand Identity and Marketing Strategy. Depending on the phase of strategy development, interns may conduct research and write reports on the following topic areas:

  • Define and describe the need and importance of creating a comprehensive NPS brand identity and marketing strategy.
  • Research and report out on the history of NPS brand marks and usage.
  • Research and report out on the history of NPS marketing, including successful marketing campaigns the NPS has carried out in the past. 
  • Create a list of focus and constituent groups and brainstorm ways to engage groups in order to develop a comprehensive and representative list of the universal meanings, values, emotions and intangible assets people equate with the NPS -and that the NPS seeks to convey through its new brand identity. 

Business Internship with the SEC, Deadline TODAY!

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented undergraduate and graduate students for its Fall 2015 Student Honors Business Program in Washington, DC and 8 Regional Offices. We offer students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their potential careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the specific Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops, roundtable discussions, a mentoring program and tours that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws.  Application deadline is TODAY, June 8.

The Fall 2015 Student Honors Program for undergraduate and graduate business students will begin Monday, August 31st and conclude Friday, November 6, 2015.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Research Assistant Position - Econometrica, Inc.

The Research Assistant is an entry-level position who will:

Support economists and statisticians in all service areas for a variety of Federal and private-sector clients.  Work performed will include:

Production of exhibits (tables and graphs) for research reports and business proposals.
Data entry and coding.
Gathering data from federal, state, and local government sources, and private and academic.
Maintaining and updating Excel spreadsheets and statistical programs.
Creating statistical programs for new data and research.
Conducting literature reviews and research regulatory documents.
Upon completion of at least two years of work experience AND a graduate degree, research assistants are reviewed for promotion to staff economist or statistician positions.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Training in econometrics or mathematical statistics.
  • Highly proficient in Excel.
  • Experience with statistical computer software, such as SAS, Stata, and R.
  • Strong attention to detail and neatness, and ability to create production quality work.
  • Precise data analysis skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a group.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, or a social science or quantitative discipline is required.  Applicant must submit unofficial university transcripts and a writing sample when applying.
To apply visit:  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Recruitment & HR Summer Internship with Population Services International

Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

We are looking for summer intern who is passionate about HR and recruitment and is looking to get a ton of experience in these areas by providing support in reviewing resumes, responding to applicant questions, assisting with audits, answering employee inquiries, and being an administrative point of contact for the department.

Your contribution
This summer will be a great opportunity to learn, get your hands dirty, and build your HR and recruitment experience. Your key contributions include responding to audit requests, drafting and reviewing documentation, scheduling interviews, assisting with sourcing on social media, and helping with various HR and recruitment requests on an as-needed basis. This position is available for 16-24 hours a week during the summer months.

Our needs: 
  • Pursuing Undergraduate or Graduate degree in related field 
  • Passion for HR and recruitment 
  • Proactive with a positive attitude 
  • A desire to learn, work hard, and be part of a fast-moving team 
  • Prompt, considerate, and attentive to detail 
  • Proficiency with PC applications (Windows XP, MS Word, strong Excel skills) 
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills 
  • Creative problem solving ability 
Apply Online at

Click here to see this and other PSI internship descriptions.

Paid Internship with USAID Contractor

MBC is offering an entry level internship position for a Business Process Improvement (BPI) project in support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Intern will handle some aspects of operational planning, administrative tasks, research, reporting, and writing. We are looking for candidate who can offer 30 to 40 hours a week during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 5:30PM for an indefinite period not to exceed one year. This is a paid position.

• Provides administrative, operational, and technical support to Senior Consultants delivering technical assistance and advisory services to clients.
• Prepares excellent meeting materials, meeting minutes, written reports, and other documentation as needed in MS Office.
• Conducts research on best business practices, leading strategies, and innovative methodologies for various operations and core business processes.
• Participates in client-facing meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

• General understanding of business processes, systems, and strategies preferred
• General understanding of United States Government (USG) preferred
• General understanding of international development preferred
• Ability to create and deliver presentations to clients, management, and peers
• Demonstrate strong initiative and willingness to get involved.
• Excellent time management and be capable of working independently and as part of a dynamic team.
• Aptitude to quickly understand clients' mission, business environment and basic risk management approaches.

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred, current enrollment in Bachelor’s Program accepted
• 1+ years of related work experience in an office environment, preferably in a client-facing role
• Proficiency with the Web, Google Platforms, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and MS SharePoint.
• Experience working with USAID preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.