Friday, April 29, 2016

UMD Climate Action 2016 - May 4th

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The University of Maryland is committed to supporting leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society in the effective implementation of a new climate regime. In support of this commitment, the University of Maryland is hosting the Climate Action 2016 forum on May 4th.

For a full program listing, click here. Register to attend here.

Research Assistant - Development Policy/Finance/Energy for May or Recent Grad

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Research Assistant to provide research and organizational support to two senior researchers.

General Responsibilities:
  • Conduct literature reviews and data compilation and analysis for ongoing and frequently-evolving research projects. Potential areas of focus include political economy of oil-dependent countries, electricity markets, multilateral development banks, private investment, Sub-Saharan Africa, G20, and US development policy.
  • Perform analysis of complex datasets in Excel. This includes foreign assistance data from the OECD DAC, US 150 Account,[[|]], among others.
  • Provide other research, writing and editing support as needed. Perform duties requiring independent judgment and analysis related to data gathering, report preparation, and special projects.
  • Collaborate with senior staff and members of the CGD communications team to draft blogs, policy briefs, notes, and reports.
  • Organize and attend meetings/conferences related to research priorities.
  • Perform other duties as necessary in support of senior research staff.

Program Analyst Position with Social Impact for May or Recent Grad

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, food security, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Data Science Internship Summer 2016

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organizations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries. The U.S. coalition consists of 40 faith-based, humanitarian, anti-corruption and tax-justice groups. PWYP-US is housed in the offices of Oxfam America in Washington, DC.

There is a rolling deadline for this internship, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. This is a paid internship opportunity.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards - Apply by May 11th!

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Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

Entry-level Business Jobs with the National Security Agency

Looking for a job in business? Consider applying to the National Security Agency. We have many great entry-level business opportunities available! Some of these positions include:

APPLY NOW at or by sending your resume and UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT to

Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Political Data Analyst Position with Analyst Institute


The Analyst Institute runs field experiments to help progressive change­makers figure out what really works in politics and social justice organizing. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to become a part of our team:
  • Solve some of the hardest problems in analytics. We conduct cutting-edge research, which means that we are constantly solving new problems. If you’re excited by the thought of testing new technologies or estimation strategies, this is the position for you.
  • Learn lots and quickly. This role will both broaden and deepen your existing skillset. Whether you’d like to grow as an analyst, a manager, an engineer, or an academic, there will always be something new to learn.
  • Have impact. From racial justice to labor to the environment to LGBT rights to electoral campaigns and everything in between, you’ll be answering key tactical and strategic questions across the progressive movement.

Your Role

The Analytics team is at the heart of the Analyst Institute's work. You'll be part of a close-knit and capable team, working to apply your love of data and politics to some of the biggest campaigns and elections in the world. Your co-workers and partners will be among the best in the business, and you will use your skills to help progressive organizations answer some of their most pressing tactical and strategic questions. You will also have the opportunity to present your work to our partners and/or the larger community.

Fellowship for Recent Grads with A Wider Circle


Want to make a difference after you graduate? One-year fellowship positions are available in Direct Services, Community Outreach and Management. These fellowships are a great opportunity for recent graduates to learn more about poverty while gaining experience working for a nonprofit organization. Fellows will report to a committee of three leaders and will participate in a three-hour poverty education workshop each quarter. Fellowships involve a year-long project in which you will design an innovative outreach program.


Fellowships are available to those who have completed their Bachelor's degree within the last two years (2014-2016) or those who have received a graduate degree within the past year (2015 or 2016).

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Paid Economic Development Internship with the City of Bowie


Suitable for:
An undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of business administration, marketing, public administration, planning, or geography.

Possible tasks:
  • Research and write a Bowie guide for home-based businesses
  • Update the business inventory to include field checking
  • Conduct direct business outreach to assess current business development issues
  • Design and administer a telephone survey of the broker list
  • Update selected information publications (research and write)
Retail Opportunities
Office Opportunities
(Other tasks may be developed with the intern, the University, and the supervisor, to focus on specific skills or practical implementation matters that will maximize the internship for the student.)


An undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of business administration, marketing, public administration, planning, or geography.

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

International Business Institute

BMGT448G-0101 (3 cr) International Business Institute (May 23-27, 2016)

The International Business Institute (BMGT 448G 0101) is scheduled to take place May 23-27, 2016. The 3-credit course is led by Professor Bennet Zelner and includes a number of site visits in the Washington, D.C., area. The course will take place primarily at the Smith's School's Washington, D.C. campus.

Students will gain insight into how they can leverage their area of study into a meaningful career in international business, and meet the demands of employers who increasingly expect managers and executives to possess knowledge of these topics. The class includes both classroom-based and experiential learning activities (in addition to pre-work and post-work), with visits to companies, international organizations, and embassies located in the Greater Capital Region.

Registration: The course is open to juniors and seniors in any major, but will be specifically geared toward language students and BMGT students. To register, visit and sign up for BMGT 448G.

When: The accelerated course will take place May 23-27, 2016, from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Tuition for the 2016 summer session is charged at the per-credit rate based on student type (undergraduate/graduate) and residency. At the undergraduate level, the per-credit rate is as follows: $346 (MD in-state) and $1,258 (out-of-state).

Contact: Questions? Contact the Office of Global Initiatives at

70 Fall Internships with the American Enterprise Institute

Internship opportunities through American Enterprise Institute are available on both the research and business sides of the think tank. All positions require excellent organizational, research, writing, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. Responsibilities on the research side include research, writing, editing, and some administrative work. Most of our research positions support more than one scholar, but they are generally grouped by topic. On the business side of the think tank, our conferences, development, communications, and government relations offices all seek interns. Competitive candidates for these internships will generally possess a 3.6 GPA from a top ranking college or university.

Internships with the Center for Economic Analysis

The Center for Economic Analysis (CEA) studies the role of the audit in capital formation and investor protection. CEA also advises the Board and PCAOB staff on how economic theory and analysis can be used to enhance the effectiveness of PCAOB program areas, including standard setting, inspections and other oversight activities. The CEA works to integrate economics and rigorous data analysis across the entire range of PCAOB programs, including standard-setting, inspections, enforcement, and risk assessment. The Center's activities include: (1) preparing economic analysis to inform standard setting and other PCAOB rulemaking; (2) fostering economic research on audit-related topics, including the role and relevance of the audit in capital markets; and (3) developing economic tools for use in PCAOB oversight programs.

Interns will provide support to the CEA by assisting staff economists and economic research fellows with the collection, organization, and statistical and econometric analysis of financial and non-financial information. Successful candidates may also assist staff economists in the development of economic analyses to inform standard-setting initiatives and other CEA initiatives.

As an intern in the CEA, you will have the opportunity to work with academics, economists and auditors to develop analytical tools for a variety of research topics. The assignments will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of auditing, financial markets, and economics while also developing your analytical skills.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Regional Affairs Reserach Associate - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Regional Affairs Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is recruiting for the position of Research Associate. This position will assist senior staff economists on academic research projects, monetary policy briefings, and public presentations. More experienced Research Associates participate in econometric research, write for Bank publications, and deliver speeches to civic and educational groups.

Job responsibilities:
  • Assisting Ph.D. economists on academic research projects and payment policy briefings.
  • Gathering and analyzing data, programming economic models, performing basic econometric and statistical analyses, conducting literature searches, preparing charts for presentations on economic and financial conditions, writing summaries of economic and financial conditions, and drafting other reports and memos. 
This is an excellent position for someone considering a Master’s or Ph.D. in economics or a career in research and policy. Research Associates develop technical skills and are exposed to a broad range of economic research topics. Most Research Associates stay at the Bank for two to three years, at which point many attend graduate school.

Required Education and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or a closely related field, such as statistics, computer science, or math. 
  • Strong academic record.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, spreadsheet software and programming.
  • Coursework or experience in econometrics, math, statistics, and statistical software packages is highly desirable. 
To Apply:
  • Click here on the following link to apply: 
  • Apply for “Research Associate – Regional Affairs.” 
  • Please attach your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript. 
  • Only US citizens and citizens of Canada and Mexico who qualify for the TN visa will be considered. Foreign students with only Optional Practical Training are not eligible. 
  • Applications will be pre-screened prior to interview selections. You will receive notification if you have been selected for a phone interview.

Research Assistant/Analyst, Economic and Social Policy Latin America Initiative at Brookings for Recent/May Grad

The Research Assistant/Analyst undertakes research and provides analytical support, writing, and/or statistical assistance for scholars in the Global Economy and Development program, but more specifically scholars in the Brookings Global CERES Economic and Social Policy Latin America Initiative (ESPLA). Participates in the dissemination, communication and presentation of research findings; helps obtain, manage, organize, and analyze large datasets using statistical analyses and econometric modeling; handles and processes large data sets, assists in the preparation of presentation, blog posts, policy briefs and working papers; aides in the organization of meetings and events; assists with outreach activities; and, as needed, provides administrative assistance.

Voting on Tuesday for Registered Voters

If you didn't vote early, on primary election day, Tuesday, April 26, you should vote where you live. If your voter registration is up-to-date, you can refer to your Voter Notification Card for your precinct number and polling place location or use the voter look-up website. However, if you moved and have not updated your voter registration information, enter your new address in the Polling Place Locator. You will be required to vote a provisional ballot at the new polling place.

Friday, April 22, 2016

3rd Annual Saul I. Stern Symposium April 28th

The 3rd Annual Saul I. Stern Symposium: Mitigating Racial Injustice by Designing Non-Discriminatory Economic Policies for Minorities

Presented by the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park 
Thursday, April 28th | 4-7pm | SPP Atrium, Van Munching Hall


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Featuring Keynote Speaker Stefanie Brown James, Former Vote Director for President Obama and Founder of Brown Girls Lead Inc.

Panel 1: Cause & Effects of Economic Inequality
Panel 2: Economic Mobility & Policy Solutions
Keynote Presentation over dinner.

Attendance is open to the public and free. Students, professionals, and all are welcome. Dinner will be served.

Co-Sponsored by UMD's Black Graduate Student Union, Graduate Women in Public Policy, Nyumburu Cultural Center, and the University of Maryland Public Policy Review

For further questions, please contact: 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Paid Internships with the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, and New Delhi, and leadership programs in Africa and Central America.

Research and Management Intern

The Research and Management Intern assists the Executive and Deputy Directors in carrying out data collection, analysis, and report writing for client projects, undertakes research related to client projects, helps write blog posts, assists with events and client meetings, and provides administrative support. This internship is appropriate for a current master’s degree student or a rising senior in an undergraduate program with an interest in social and policy change and/or in evaluation and impact assessment.

Click the above link to learn more and how to apply.

Summer Internships in the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office - Apply by April 29th

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for summer 2016 internships. Interns will work with the Director’s front office and other senior leadership teams. Current undergraduate students may apply for these unpaid internships.

  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management
  • Provide general office support
  • Special projects as assigned

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas and current issues.

Academic Credit: Internships are only offered as student work-study programs and are not for compensation. Students accepted for an internship may earn academic credit while working in our office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.

Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson at Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, April 29, 2016. Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Carlson and Price Scholarships for Student Leaders

Through the generosity of the Carlson and Price families, two Leadership Scholarship Funds have been established to support student leaders. The scholarships were created to help a deserving student organization leader manage costs associated with textbook expenses and related tuition costs and will provide a $500 award to an incoming or current student organization leader for the Fall 2016 semester. These scholarships recognize the sizeable contribution of time and energy that student organization leaders contribute to the campus community through volunteer service.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Current or incoming student organization leader
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Preference given to students with financial need
Additional Considerations:
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Significant involvement and/or leadership within student organizations
Applications are due on May 16th.

Pardee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship - Apply by April 22nd!

About the Scholarship

The Pardee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship was established in December 2007 by Katherine "Kit" Pardee '77 to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who have demonstrated consistent involvement in campus activities, are in good academic standing, and have financial need. Preference is given to students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Kit Pardee graduated with a Bachelor's degree in General Studies. Her field of academic interest was Women's Studies. During her time at the University of Maryland, Pardee was a member of the women's field hockey and basketball teams. While at UMD she became aware of the challenges that students face in achieving at a high level academically while also being involved in campus activities. Several years after graduating from Maryland, Kit earned her J.D. from the Catholic University of America.

Amount of Award: $1,000

Number of Awards: 1

Eligibility: Must have at least 30 credits by end of the spring semester, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and involvement in campus activities. Must not be graduating before Fall 2016, and must be registered as a full-time student (12+ credits). Preference will be given to first-generation college attendees and students with financial need.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by close of business on April 22, 2016

Apply here.

Entry Level Analyst Position with Charles River Associates for May or Recent Grad

Become an Analyst at Charles River Associates, and you’ll work with and learn from some of the most-respected scholars, specialists, and industry experts in the world. We are currently seeking an Analyst for the Financial Economics practice in our Washington, DC office.

What do we do?

CRA is a global consulting firm that provides independent economic and financial analysis behind litigation matters, guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues to become more profitable, and advises governments on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Our two main services – litigation and management consulting – are delivered by practice groups that focus on specific areas of expertise or industries.

The Financial Economics practice has significant expertise in analyzing issues dealing with consumer credit, financial services regulation, and financial services litigation. Our consultants have analyzed the economic issues related to proposed regulatory changes, provided expert reports and testimony in mortgage and consumer credit litigation, and advised businesses on the most effective ways to address changes within the financial services industry.

Junior Research Associate Position in Silver Spring for May or Recent Grad

Synergy Enterprises, Inc., a minority and woman owned government contractor, is seeking a Junior Research Associate to work in its Silver Spring, MD headquarters. The Junior Research Associate will work closely with both evaluation staff and technical staff, providing support in a variety of areas. Such areas may include providing technical assistance, reviewing and editing publications, conducting research, writing short informational reports and publications, and analyzing and reporting data.

  • Assist in development and delivery of high-quality methods of providing technical assistance and products.
  • Write, review, and edit a variety of informational products, written materials and website and online resources.
  • Conduct research and provide support for a variety of activities, including, but not limited to, developing white papers, case studies, training materials, fact sheets, newsletters, webinars, and other technical-assistance related products.
  • Assist with data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting efforts.
  • Help maintain quality control measures across the project to ensure client deliverables are of high quality.
  • Be proficient and professional representing the TA Center and its various endeavors at off-site events, meetings, and via phone, email and online meetings. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bright Futures Internship Scholarship Summer 2016


The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.

If you are an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid summer 2016 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility details are provided below.

All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an unpaid internship for summer 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2016. Preference will also be given to those who have not previously received this scholarship.

In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
1. Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency.
2. Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 26, 2016.
3. Supervised by a professional in the field.

1. Complete the scholarship program application form by Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m. The application will be available at the morning of Monday, April 4th.
2. Have your internship supervisor complete and submit the Supervisor Statement of Agreement form to Erica Ely ( Students will receive this form via email when your application has been received. This email can take up to 48 hours to send. The Supervisor Agreement form MUST be submitted by your supervisor to Erica Ely. Forms submitted by students will not be accepted.

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship is generously funded by a grant from The President's Fearless Fund and receives ongoing significant support from the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

If you have immediate questions about the Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund, contact: Erica Ely, Program Director, Internships- or 301.314.0362. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Entry-Level Analyst Position with Rock Creek Global Advisors for May or Recent Grad - Apply by May 15th

Firm description: Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC is a small economic policy consulting firm based in Washington, DC. We advise clients, primarily large global companies, from various industries on a broad range of regulatory and economic policy issues, both international and domestic.

Job description: The Analyst will dive deeply into a broad range of economic policy issues, both domestic and international. The position involves significant research and writing about specific policy topics, while also monitoring and analyzing a wide array of global policy trends and news, and helping the principals fulfill client mandates. Occasionally, the Analyst will assist Mr. Price in his capacity as an arbitrator of international investment disputes. The small size of the firm allows the Analyst the opportunity to interact daily with the firm’s principals. While the firm has an office manager responsible for administrative and office support duties, the Analyst may be asked to assist occasionally with administrative tasks.

Salary and benefits: Compensation package of $48,000, with an additional $2,000 transition allowance; 401k contribution (5 percent of total pay); and health insurance.

The ideal candidate is: a strong writer, with the ability to distill and synthesize complex information; dependable; energetic; and entrepreneurial. A demonstrated background and interest in public policy is a plus. Past Analysts have included individuals with Bachelor’s degrees who have typically gone on to graduate programs or who already held a Master’s degree.

Application instructions
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, school transcripts, writing sample (maximum 5 pages), and two references to by May 15.

Friday, April 15, 2016

University Career Center Events

How to Find an Internship
Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? This workshop will provide tons of resources and ideas!

Program Associate Position for May or Recent Grad with International Business and Technical Consultants

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

The ideal candidate will support the Program Management and Business Development functions at IBTCI. The successful candidate will work as part of a team supporting field offices and corporate headquarters. Must be fluent in English language, both oral and written, have good liaison skills and full proficiency in MS Office suite including Word and PowerPoint. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are required. Prior work experience in International Development is a plus. This position is located in Vienna, VA.

Research Assistant Position for Recent Grad with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is seeking a Research Assistant to provide part-time research support to its DC-based U.S. Role in the World Program for 18 hours per week. This position has the potential to become full-time. The Research Assistant will be responsible for providing day-to-day support of the program's substantive work and research on issues of U.S. grand strategy and national security. The candidate will also provide administrative assistance for the Economic Strategy Roundtable series.

Successful applicants will have a B.A. in International Relations or a similar related field. Position requires strong research and writing skills, familiarity with current and enduring issues in U.S. foreign policy, and the ability to produce well-cited and clear reports for the scholar independently and in a timely manor. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, diligence and creativity are required as well.

Application instructions:

Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website

GE U.S. Government Affairs and Policy Summer Internship

The Government Affairs and Policy Summer Internship is a 2-4 month assignment based in our Washington D.C. office. The position will support the Government Affairs team and work on projects assigned by GE's Government Affairs and Policy leadership team.

Essential Responsibilities:

-Research and report on US public policy and regulatory issues such as, financial services, energy, healthcare and transportation
-Attend relevant internal and external meetings/briefings
-Create and edit presentation and briefing materials
-Develop, maintain and support databases as needed
-Coordinate office requests such as responding to internal & external requests for information and documentation
-Assist with logistics for high-level visits and events
-Special assignments/projects as assigned

Research Internship with Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean

Key Role:
Provide support in the performance of research related tasks, including data collection, manipulation and presentation, literature search, and interviewing. Compile reference and statistical data into standard formats. Accomplish assignments based on general directions with a minimum of supervision and guidance.


Basic Qualifications:
-Experience with conducting research
-Ability to collaborate with others
-Ability to present findings
-Currently pursuing a BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
-Possession of excellent critical thinking and analytical skills

Job Number: 01210085

Read more and apply here.

Paid Summer Data and Research Internships with National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has an opening for two interns in its Research Department for Summer 2016, with a possible extension into the Fall. Both interns will provide technical and administrative support for the Research Staff in the daily operation of the Research Department as well as in completing major on-going research projects. 

See below for description of skills needed for each:

1. Data Intern:
- Strong data and analytical skills necessary
- Proficiency with statistical software packages such as STATA or SAS
- Comfort in handling large database of county data
- Background in Economics, Statistics/Mathematics, Public Policy, or related field
- Eye for detail; strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

2. General Research Intern:
- Strong research and organizational skills
- Interest in local government policy
- Background in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, other Social Science, or related field.
- Eye for detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Entry Level Social Science Analyst Position with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Working in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Policy and Programs Group (PPG), Division of Portfolio Management and Strategy, you will serve as a Social Science Research Analyst responsible for conducting analyses of the quality and performance of HHS health and human services programs.

Specifically you will:
  • Develop and conduct policy, program or evaluation analyses to guide the development and implementation of models testing new approaches to health care delivery and payments.
  • Plan and perform activities in conducting quantitative analyses on cost and use of health care services by program populations.
  • Develop clearly written and concise issue papers and talking points for senior staff when needed.
  • Represent the organization at briefings and other meetings on organization matters, including the justification and approval of specific projects.

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Paid Summer Associate Positions with City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities

Integral in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region, the City of Alexandria is 16 square miles with over 140,000 people, making it among the most densely populated cities in the country. With such a high concentration of people, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has an important role in overseeing 900+ acres of open space, ensuring an exceptional quality of life for Alexandria’s residents and protecting the region’s natural resources. The Park Operation and Maintenance Division is committed to maintaining and improving these public spaces. City government associate positions allow students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) is looking for two individuals whose skills are compatible with one of the following disciplines to work independently and as a team to assist with developing a comprehensive and sustainable Park Maintenance Asset Inventory, Park Conditions Assessment, Standard Operating Procedures Manual, and Park Maintenance Management Plan.

Paid Summer Policy & Research Internship with the Alliance to Save Energy

Policy & Research Internship Description:
The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking an organized, attentive, and motivated Policy & Research Intern. The ideal candidate has strong writing and communication skills, an interest in energy policy, and the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Duties will include:
• Conducting research and data collection on a wide variety of topics, including federal energy management, building energy codes, vehicle fuel economy, tax incentives, energy efficiency in the electrical sector, etc.
• Supporting the team’s work in summarizing and analyzing legislation.
• Attending and covering Congressional hearings and other events.
• Tracking federal legislation.
• Maintaining contact information databases.
• Assembling advocacy packets and other materials.
• Drafting letters, fact sheets, and other documents.
• Staffing front desk and answering phones.

Required skills/qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Ability to work independently, multitask, and take ownership over projects/assignments
• Self-motivated and dependable.
• Intellectual curiosity and an interest in energy efficiency policy.
• Comfort with initiating professional interactions with Congressional staff and Alliance Associates.

The internship begins June 1 and runs through mid-August (date flexible depending on start of Fall semester) at Alliance headquarters in Washington, D.C. The internship will be paid ($11.50/hour). This is a full-time position and we are unable to consider applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time course load during the internship term.

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Entry-Level Program Assistant Job with CAMRIS International (International Development)

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Program Assistant
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition/Division of Malaria (GH/HIDN/MAL)

Summer Internship with Coalition for Smarter Growth

The Coalition for Smarter Growth is seeking volunteer interns to work with and learn from our small and committed staff this summer, starting in late May or early June. No salary, alas – just valuable, stimulating, impactful volunteer work, and a crash course in smart growth policy, advocacy, communications, and coalition building. Our small staff means our volunteer interns become a valuable part of the team in a fast-paced office. Because of the brevity of the summer academic term, our summer internships are a minimum of 25 hours/week, though with flexible scheduling.

Our volunteer internships are tailored to the abilities and skills of each individual (from undergraduate to new professional), taking into account our organizational needs at a given time. Depending on their skills and interests, our volunteer interns may:

- Research, draft, and fact-check reports, papers, and public testimony
- Write and post items for our digital advocacy campaigns, including website content, blog posts, and email blasts
- Help organize and manage our signature educational program, the Walking Tours & Forums Series
- Work with our staff on on-the-ground community organizing by attending public meetings, talking to community groups, and reaching out to public officials
- Collect and analyze metrics on our communications and advocacy campaigns
- Research and analyze planning processes throughout our service area

Startup Career & Internship Fair - April 21st

The University of Maryland's UnShelled: Startup Career & Internship Fair provides you an opportunity to network with and recruit students and alumni from all academic backgrounds interested in working for a startup or seeking an entrepreneurial experience as an intern or part-time employee.

The fair is open to all University of Maryland students and alumni, as well as, students from other colleges and universities in the Maryland and DC metro areas.

April 21, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Learn more and see employers at the Career Center.

Undergraduate Research Day - April 18th Deadline

Deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 18 – don’t delay!!!

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland's largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2016! This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April 27 with set-up beginning at 11:30 am. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­are welcome!

Submitting a poster proposal is free and easy ­ you can find the form on the MCUR website at - the deadline to submit your proposal is April 18 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us

Teach Financial and Professional Skills to High School Students - Apply by April 22nd

Are you interested in empowering today's youth to fulfill their dreams? Apply to become a Moneythink Maryland mentor to teach financial and professional skills to students in Prince George's County high schools for the Fall 2016 semester!

Apply by April 22nd at 11:59pm at, and please contact us at our Facebook page or at if you have any questions.

Paid Summer Internship with National Park Service - Apply by April 30th

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to participate in partnership and philanthropy policy research, re-visioning, and outreach while gaining hands-on learning and leadership experience.

The NPS strives to encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by collaborating 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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Apply to be a BSOS Peer Mentor for Fall 2016

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership,presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester. Please visit for additional information.

To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:
  • Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters 
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2016 
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript) 
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Inforum Seeking Research Assistant for Summer 2016

Inforum, a research center within the Department of Economics, would like to hire an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Summer 2016, with the intention of continuing the employment through the fall.  These hourly, paid positions consist of general assistance for economic modeling and analysis projects, especially working with many different types of data with Excel and statistical packages.  Students typically work for 10 to 16 hours per week during the semester, and for 20 to 30 hours per week over the summer.  Candidates preferably have completed several economics courses and should be familiar with manipulating data in Excel.

Interested students should email a current resume and unofficial transcript to Douglas Meade, Inforum Director,

Education Abroad Diversity Dialogue for Latin@/x Students

Education Abroad at UMD is currently recruiting students who identify as Latin@/x for a Diversity Dialogue on April 20th, from 5:00-6:30PM. The dialogue will be hosted by Education Abroad in Susquehanna Hall and pizza will be provided for participants.

What is an Education Abroad Diversity Dialogue? A Diversity Dialogue is a space for students from underrepresented backgrounds to share their perspectives on study abroad. Participants will discuss their personal aspirations and concerns regarding studying abroad, while providing support for their peers throughout the dialogue.

Why an Education Abroad Diversity Dialogue? Education Abroad is interested in learning about the experiences of underrepresented students, especially as they pertain to study abroad. Therefore, Diversity Dialogues serve as a venue for students from underrepresented backgrounds to connect with each other around a common topic, while also providing Education Abroad with insight into ways to better serve students.

Latin@/x students at UMD, whether they have studied abroad or have not, are invited to participate and if interested, can register at our SignUpGenius through this link. Registration will close on Friday, April 15th.

Friday, April 8, 2016

United Nations Summer Internship Opportunities

Why be a United Nations intern?
If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Can you be a United Nations intern?
  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme?
  • Do you have excellent command of English or French?
  • Are you neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations Secretariat staff member?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

KPMG Networking Event for May 2017 or May 2018 Graduates

Are you planning to graduate in 2017 or 2018?  Are you interested in using your economics major in a consulting profession? If so, you should consider attending an upcoming meeting of the International Economics and Finance Society!  IEFS and KPMG ( are hosting an informal dinner here on campus.  

The purpose is to jump-start KPMG’s recruiting process, which happens early in the fall semester for both summer interns and full-time positions.  At this event you can informally “network” with KPMG employee’s in the Tax Practice’s Economic & Valuation Services group.  KPMG has  been recruiting Econ majors from Maryland for several years to work in both Tysons Corner, VA, and New York City offices. KPMG will be interviewing on campus in early fall for 2017 internships and full-time positions, so this is your chance to learn about the positions and be fully ready for those interviews.   Here are the relevant details:

International Econ & Finance Society (IEFS) Meeting
Wednesday, April 20th, 6 p.m.
Van Munching Hall 1411

Pizza Provided!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Looking to Make Some Extra Money? Participate in On-Campus Research

Spanish Language Study - Instructional Techniques

Are you currently learning Spanish or have you learned Spanish in the past? We are recruiting advanced learners of Spanish who have no prior experience in Portuguese to participate in a language study. The goal of the project is to assess the effectiveness of a variety of methods for teaching related languages.

For full participation, you will earn $20 for the first session and $30 for the second session, for a total of $50 for approximately 3 hours of your time.

If volunteer, you will be asked to perform a series of language training and cognitive tasks during two sessions, the first lasting approximately 2 hours and the second lasting approximately 1 hour. The study sessions will be held at LeFrak Hall, the Patapsco Building, or buildings nearby to campus, accessible by public transportation.

If you are interested in participating or if you would like more information, please fill out the prescreening language history and proficiency survey (approximately 10-15 minutes) at If you qualify for the study, a researcher will contact you with a code to sign up in SONA and schedule your sessions. If you are ineligible or decide not to participate, your survey responses will be deleted.

Monday, April 4, 2016

UMD CIA Day Monday, April 25th

CIA DAY - Monday, April 25th
  • 3:00-5:00 pm: Meet & Greet - Networking Opportunities with CIA Officers (No RSVP necessary) 
  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Information Session (RSVP through C4T) 
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise, 301-314-7225.


Goldman Sachs Presentation and Recruiting for Freshman and Sophomores

Goldman Sachs Presentation& Recruiting 101
April 08, 2016, 2:30-3:30 pm
University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
How to register: Visit (and register as a new user)

We offer meaningful opportunities, best-in-class training and a wide variety of career paths for talented people from all academic backgrounds. Plus, with access to important clients and projects, you’ll have the chance to make an impact with global significance.

Join us for our Goldman Sachs Presentation & Recruiting 101 where we will provide you with an overview of Goldman Sachs, our culture and our summer analyst opportunities. This event is intended for undergraduate freshman and sophomore students. Attire: Casual

Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise, 301-314-7225.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Summer Interns with Hyattsville Community Development Corporation

Interns Wanted 2016
Organizational Overview:
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a local non-profit community-serving organization dedicated to the revitalization and sustainable development of Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and neighboring Inner-Beltway communities. Founded in the Fall of 2000, our mission is to develop arts, entertainment and public spaces; spur economic development and the quality of community life; encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization; and to rebuild the city’s commercial corridors.

Position Overview:
We are currently looking for energetic, dynamic undergraduate or graduate students. Interns will work closely with our staff to learn the ins and outs of a community development organization and serving a unique community. Potential candidates must be self-starters with strong communication skills, eagerness to learn, and comfort working in a small team (4 staffers) office environment.

This is an unpaid, part- time internship with a flexible work schedule. Current students can receive class credit.

May –August 2016

Approximate Hours Per Week:
10-20 hours per week or as requested by Academic Advisor for credit.

Internship Description:

We currently have internships open for students interested in:
  • Economic and Community Development (Research, Project Management, Community Outreach)
  • Public Art 
  • Communications