Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fall Economic Affairs Internship with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - Apply by July 27th!

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 will last 3 to 6 months, depending on the needs of the Division/Section. 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; 35 hours) in the Division/Section to which they are assigned, 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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fall Governance and Economic Development Internship with RTI

The Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division Internship Program at RTI provides outstanding students the opportunity to work side-by-side with senior international governance experts to develop new tools and approaches to some of the most challenging issues in developing countries. Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of the business development process in governance and are encouraged to propose ideas for independent research or business development projects.

Internship Tracks Offered

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Research Assistant for Recent Grad, Demographics and International Economics AEI -- Ability to read Chinese required

AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with two international political economy scholars. The major responsibilities of the position include conducting research and providing support on issues of demographics and international development. Other major topics are Asian economies and US-Asia economic relations. Assignments will include data generation and analysis (featuring population projections) and searching Chinese-language media for international investment and construction activity. Administrative duties will include scheduling and organizing events.

This position requires outstanding research skills, in particular the strong ability to read Chinese and some experience with data analysis. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated interest in topics pertaining to demographics and international political economy and be well organized, a strong writer and intellectually curious.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript with their application to 2016 graduates are eligible to apply.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial academic transcripts to 2016 graduates are encouraged to apply.

Fall Business Development Internship for Recent Grad with The QED Group

The QED Group, LLC is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. We provide a full range of innovative program evaluation, management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies.


The Business Development Intern will provide QED with a variety of services related to the review, analysis, and reporting of development, business, and economic indices and the identification of new business and new business strategies In doing so, the Intern will be responsible for collecting and synthesizing information about priority donors, competitors, partners, and other relevant trends for new business development activities. The Business Development Intern will report directly to the Executive Vice President.


Bachelor’s degree or higher;
Attention to detail and ability to prioritize within a multi-tasking environment;
Excellent writing/editing skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn new software programs quickly;
Professional demeanor and diplomatic communication skills, especially via email;
Interest in international development, business development and/or recruitment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow these steps:
  1. Complete the online application
  2. Attached your resume
  3. Submit your application, resume and biodata. 
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Apply here.

Paid Fall Internships with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation -- Apply by July 22nd!

7 vacancies in the following locations:
Washington, DC
Arlington, VA

Work Schedule is Excepted Service - Full-Time or Part-Time. Temporary Appointment without time limitation.
Closes Friday 7/22/2016
Salary Range: $30,522.00 to $63,426.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: CG-0399-03/05

This announcement is for internship opportunities that will begin during fall/winter 2016.

Internship opportunities are available in the following divisions within the FDIC: Division of Administration, and Division of Depositor & Consumer Protection.

The incumbent will physically work in Washington, D.C. or Arlington, VA. Candidate(s) selected for this position must live or attend school in the local area.

The applicants selected will be offered an excepted appointment without time limitation. After successful completion of the program requirements and based on FDIC's needs, the selectee(s) may be non-competitively converted to a Term or Permanent position based upon an evaluation of performance and completion of at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Pathways Internship Program. However, service in the FDIC Internship Program confers no right to further employment in the competitive or excepted service.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Research Assistant Position, Europe and Eurasia Practice McLarty Associates for Recent Grad Fluent in German or French -- Apply by July 31st

McLarty Associates, a high-profile international strategic advisory firm, seeks a bright, resourceful, and energetic individual to be a research assistant in our Europe and Eurasia practice. The ideal candidate is an accomplished researcher, an excellent writer and is exceptionally organized, with an understanding of international politics, economics, business and culture. He or she should have a strong background, demonstrated interest, and experience living or studying in Europe or Eurasia, as well as fluency in German and/or French. Knowledge of additional European languages is also helpful.

Responsibilities of the position include extensive research of public policy and business issues in the Europe and Eurasia region, as well as global issues such as trade negotiations and multilateral fora. Responsibilities will also include translation; attending and reporting on speeches, panel discussions and policy forums of interest to the firm and clients; and co-coordination of the firm’s internship program.

In addition to excellent organization and communication skills, successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment, interact comfortably with senior-level contacts, and collaborate in a team environment. Candidates must also be comfortable multi-tasking and staying organized in a fast-paced atmosphere.

Application instructions:
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to by July 31.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Gatherings in Response to Recent Tragedies (7/13 & 7/14)

University of Maryland Community
Gatherings in Response to Recent Tragedies
July 13 & 14, 2016

In light of the recent horrific tragedies this week and over the last few weeks, there are a few resources we want to call to your attention in the University of Maryland community.

The Counseling Center has walk-in visits available for community members who need support.

Wed. 7/13 at 4pm-5:30pm
Stamp Student Union - Grand Ballroom Lounge
For Students, Staff, & Faculty

This gathering is grounded in offering you a chance to be in community with others while thinking about what you are doing for yourself and what you are doing with others during this difficult time. We will begin at 4pm by doing some grounding meditation work and have opportunities to connect and support each other based on identity. Co-sponsored and co-facilitated by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Counseling Center. Questions? Contact Jacki Mac at or Domonic Rollins at

Thurs. 7/14 at 12pm-1:30pm
Multipurpose Room Nyumburu Cultural Center
For Students, Staff, & Faculty

Psychologists will be offering a collective community space to support healing and self-care. Co-Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Nyumburu Cultural Center. Questions? Contact Jacki Mac at

Thursday, July 7, 2016

World Vision Technology for Development Fall Internship for Recent Grad

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student/completed graduate program

Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Economics, International Development, Social Sciences, MPH, MPA, MBA or strong interest in mobile technologies in development
  • Research via internet, World Vision intranet and staff sources the types of mobile and digital technology solutions being used for education, health, agriculture, economic development, etc. in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East/Eastern Europe.
  • Create strategic summaries of the current state and opportunities for growth in scaling digital health, nutrition, agriculture, education, economic development within specific national contexts.
  • Undertake and document technology for development (ICT4D) landscape analyses and assessments of key countries where World Vision operates.
  • Expand and refine content for ICT4D toolkits and guidance documents.
  • Integrate new and/or refined outputs detailed above into WV ICT4D Interest Group Intranet Site.
See more and apply at:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Army ROTC is looking for rising juniors, graduating in May 2018, who are interested in serving as Commissioned Officers in the National Guard or Army Reserves after graduation. National Guard and Army Reserve Officers can specialize in fields related to their major– Intelligence / Governmental Affairs / Logistics / Law Enforcement.  Service after graduation is limited to one weekend per month and a two week period each summer, which allows the individual free to pursue a civilian career. Scholarships and financial benefits are available.

Interested students should contact Terry McCall at 301-314-9939 or

Program Assistant Position for Recent Grad, The Wyss Foundation's Women's Equality Program (Spanish Skills Preferred)

The Wyss Foundation’s philanthropy supports projects in areas from conservation and education to economic opportunity and social justice. Each philanthropic investment seeks to encourage new ideas and new solutions that expand the reach of human possibility and compassion.

The Program Assistant will provide general support to the Women’s Equality Program, with an emphasis on the Program’s efforts in Latin America. S/he will report to the Program Manager, Women’s Equality Program, and will work collaboratively with all Foundation staff. The day-to-day work will be carried out under supervision, and may involve limited travel.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Program Support
  • Perform independent research on policy issues, government programs, social and economic data, and other topics relevant to Foundation programs;
  • Compile data and summary charts and spreadsheets;
  • Draft research reports, summary memos, strategy papers and other written products as needed.

Grant support

  • Assist with the preparation and review of financials, budgets, and work plans, and monitor spending;
  • Review grant proposals and grant reports as requested to ensure documentation is complete;
  • Draft/edit routine correspondence and memoranda, send standard letters to grant applicants, ensure grant documentation, supporting documentation and docket memos are timely and in proper order;
  • Conduct evaluations of current and potential grantees;
  • Attend and help organize meetings of grantees as needed.

Entry Level Position with the Advancement Project for Recent Grad

Advancement Project’s Washington DC office seeks a Program Associate to support its civil rights litigation and advocacy work.

This entry level position will work with and support staff and attorneys across all of Advancement Project’s programs and initiatives. Current program areas include voter protection, ending the schoolhouse-to jailhouse-track, immigrant justice, and guaranteeing the right to vote.

Required Qualifications:
  • Strong writing, communication and factual research skills, including editing, cite checking, and the ability to distill and present data.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer and data entry skills, including familiarity with MS Word and basic Excel calculations.
  • Enthusiasm for work in various program areas.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and the ability to work with communities of color.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative/team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under deadlines, and juggle multiple tasks/assignments.
  • The ability to analyze legal and factual documents for accuracy.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • High level of motivation and initiative.
  • Sense of humor.

Program Assistant with CAMRIS International, Education Division for Recent Grad

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:


Program Assistant
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Sustainability and Development/Education Division


The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with managing USAID economic development programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD’s technical responsibilities span across all areas of economic development – economic growth, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, education and health. In providing technical support AFR/SD has articulated three development objectives – (1) generating new ideas to improve these development programs, (2) influencing USAID missions in Africa, African governments and development partners to improve their policies and programs by using better information, and (3) strengthening the capacity of African institutions to develop and implement evidence-based policies.

The Program Assistant will provide support for SD/ED. As a critical member of the AFR/SD/ED Washington DC office, the incumbent will work closely with both SD/ED management and the full technical staff. The incumbent, under the supervision of the AFR/SD/ED Division Chief or her designee, will work with all SD/ED technical staff. The Program Assistant provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings, arranging travel and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical-type tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of tracking systems. The Program Assistant ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Paid Internship, Veterans Affairs, Inspector General

Salary Range: $35,265.00 to $45,844.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0399-05/05

Promotion Potential: 05

** It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 07/12/2016; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.**

OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review and the Office of Management and Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

The Student Trainee (Management Assistant), located in the Office of Audits and Evaluations, serves as a project team member performing entry level developmental assignments and supports the auditing team in various phases of projects.

Summer Research Position with the Urban Institute's Metro Policy Center

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

The Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities (Metro) Policy Center is seeking a temporary summer researcher to assist on several research studies related to housing, community/economic development, program evaluation, and neighborhood level data.


The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting researchers on ongoing projects and developing resources for future research. Tasks may include literature reviews, telephone inquiries, organizing existing data sets, and analyzing data. The temporary researcher will also assist with descriptive statistics, mapping, writing for a research audience, and supporting research convenings.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in progress, with proven research experience, at least one completed quantitative methods course, and an interest in housing policy and/or community economic development. He or she must have a strong independent work ethic, ability to multi-task and be highly organized. Experience with ArcGIS and/or SAS is a plus.

Only those major job duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

Read more and apply here.

National Science Foundation Graduation Fellowship Information Sessions


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral science fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at


IMPORTANT: There are significant eligibility changes for fall 2016 – learn about these by attending one of the newly scheduled National Scholarships Office information sessions listed below. It will help you use your summer to begin developing a highly effective NSF graduate fellowship application.

Current undergraduates, current or entering graduate students, recent alumni and summer researchers are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Opportunity for UMD students - The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow's leaders in technology. The program is a part-time 6-month experience (or full-time summer experience) that teaches software engineering and provides students with the network and perspective needed to launch their careers in tech. The program requires no prior computer science or programming knowledge. It is open to current university students of all ages. Students develop the arsenal of highly employable software engineers as well as the perspective of entrepreneurs.
Application Process/Criteria
·         Currently enrolled in a 4-year university program
·         Submission of transcript, resume, and standardized test scores on
·         Series of fit and technical interviews
·         Applications are on a rolling basis. The final deadline is July 20th 2016 but we encourage students to apply sooner as the program is already filling up.
Horizons Fellowship Details
·         800+ hours of learning to build web applications
·         1-on-1 mentorship from technology industry leaders
·         Speaker series consisting of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, product managers and designers from successful technology companies & leading venture capital firms

·         Lifelong access to the Horizons Career Network