Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Entry Level Position with Social Impact for Recent Grad

The USAID Food Security Service Center (FSSC) is a five-year project managed by Social Impact. It was launched in October 2013 with the overarching goal of supporting USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) in providing a broad range of integrated and knowledge-driven technical services to FTF Missions, USAID/Washington, other USG operating units, and host country counterparts. Specific services include: state-of-the-art food security support services with a focus on program and project design and management, expert analyses, capacity building; and bridging support and/or developing small scale pilots. To learn more about FSSC go to: http://socialimpact.com/portfolio-items/food-security-service-center/

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Program Assistant (PA) to provide project administrative and logistical support to the Food Security Service Center.

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to FSSC consultants
  • Process consultant expense reports in a timely, compliant manner
  • Maintain project’s monitoring and evaluation records
  • Provide editing and formatting assistance for quarterly and annual reports
  • Monitor and draft consultant contract modifications
  • Set up, populate, and maintain vendor and consultant files
  • Prepare and process travel advances for FSSC consultants and employees
  • Assist in the monthly reconciliation of project credit card
  • Collect and keep files of project financial documents
  • Under the supervision of FSSC Senior Program Manager, monitor program financials
  • Other tasks, as assigned

Monday, February 27, 2017

Paid Summer 2017 Internships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The application for the Chamber's summer internship program is now available. Please click here for a list of internship opportunities.

Please send your resume and application to internships@uschamber.com and please note in the subject line the department to which you are applying. You may only apply for one internship opportunity. This year's summer internship program will run from Friday, June 2, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017, and the deadline for applications is April 28.

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Read more here.

Research/Administrative Assistant Position for Recent Grad in Economic Policy Studies with the Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position located in DC as an Administrative Assistant. The position provides administrative support to a wide variety of scholars and tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position is primarily an administrative position but may include limited communications and research responsibilities.

Institute Overview:

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Intern for a Day Spring 2017

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate UMD students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day job shadowing experiences.

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, you must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how you will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing your host on-site and how to show appreciation to your host after your experience.

Spring 2017 Intern for a Day Orientation Dates (Total of 8 Sessions Available): 
All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Real Estate Finance Virtual Career Fair - Mar. 1st

Free registration for college students and other job seekers.

There is no better time to get into the real estate finance industry than now! The landscape is changing and those who are at the forefront are looking for new talent to help shape its future.

Connect with Top Employers for Entry-Level Jobs during the Real Estate Finance Industry Virtual Career Fair! This event will take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET.

The Real Estate Finance Industry Virtual Career Fair directly connects you to employers with available entry-level career opportunities, from the comfort of your cell phone, tablet, or laptop.

As an attendee, you have the ability to explore employer information and opportunities. Choose which employers you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one text-based conversations directly with a recruiter at those organizations. You can share your background, experience, resume and ask questions. Maximize your time in the event by getting in line to chat with representatives from more than one company at a time.

Interested in a career in state & local government?

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Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with State & Local Government organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions. Each organization will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.

12:00-12:30: 3-5 minute employer presentation

12:30-2:00: Relaxed conversations over refreshments

You are welcome to come and go as your schedule allows!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 Outstanding Advising and Administration Awards - Seeking Nominations

Submissions due on March 13, 2017.
These awards recognize the important contributions of faculty and staff who serve as advisors as well as academic or administrative leaders in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. These awards acknowledge their effort in advancing educational opportunities or enhancing the experiences and outcomes of our students.

Two awards of $1,000 will be presented at the College’s Faculty Staff Recognition Reception. Ideally, one award will honor a colleague working primarily with undergraduate students and one with graduate students.

Tenured/tenure-track faculty, professional-track faculty, and staff are all eligible except those who have received the award in the past 10 academic years.

To nominate a person for the award, submit letters of recommendation to www.bsosawards.umd.edu. Nominators are encouraged to solicit letters from others who are familiar with the nominee’s work. Student nominators are encouraged to describe how the advisor has assisted them both academically and personally and why she/he merits special recognition. The College does not narrowly define the criteria for this award. Rather, the nominator determines the attributes and behaviors that she/he believes constitute consistently excellent advising or administration. Examples of attributes that nominators may want to consider include (but are not limited to) the following: accessibility, dedication, problem-solving skills, dependability, communication skills, motivation/attitude, knowledge/skills and innovation.

DataFest 2017


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2 Economics Positions with the National Institute of Standards & Technology for Recent Graduates

2 Vacancies in Gaithersburg, MD
Salary Range: $44,941-$78,703/Year
Closes Tuesday, March 7, 2017


NIST currently has an internship position located in the Technology Partnership Office. The person selected will perform research assignments under the guidance of an experienced economic researcher to evaluate the impacts of NIST and federal government technology transfer efforts.

This is a Student Internship opportunity under the Pathways Program.


Carries out research assignments under the guidance of an experienced economic researcher to evaluate the impacts of NIST and federal government technology transfer efforts. Applies established methods, tests, procedures, and techniques (including use of SAS, STATA, Excel, or other statistical modeling programs as appropriate) to evaluate data. Records actions and results, and publishes or presents research findings as appropriate.

Webinar: Taking the First Steps to Building Wealth - Feb. 22nd

Wednesday, February 22nd

In the first steps toward building wealth webinar we will be introducing some important financial concepts such as understanding your paycheck, understanding how to best use credit, and how to create a budget and stick to it. I will also then talk about a few various types of investments and when and why someone would use each type to help our audience begin to build their own investment strategy.

Additionally, we will also be discussing student loans, and ways to plan with them as well as options for refinancing.

Presented by Mark Jutkowitz

Diversity in Intelligence Meet and Greet - Apply by Feb. 26th

Application Deadline: February 26, 2017

NSA will be hosting its annual Diversity In Intelligence (DII) event on March 23, 2017 at NSA Headquarters. DII allows students from various local colleges to enter secure NSA spaces and learn about the agency's career opportunities and strong regard for inclusivity. The event provides opportunities to network with recruiters, employee resource group (ERG) chairs, technical experts, and peers.

Students will gain honest insight into life at NSA - directly from the mouths of student program alumni and employees. Space is limited, so in order to apply to attend follow the instructions below. All majors are encouraged to apply. US citizenship is required to attend.

Apply by FEBRUARY 26, 2017 to RECRUITNSA@NSA.GOV with:
  1. A copy of your resume
  2. A short blurb (250 words or less) explaining your interest in NSA
To learn more about NSA careers, visit INTELLIGENCECAREERS.GOV/NSA

Monday, February 20, 2017

Global Fellows' Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Dept. of State - Feb. 22nd

Global Fellows in Washington D.C. Presents
- U.S. Department of State -
Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Department of State

The Federal and Global Fellows Office will be hosting a senior U.S. Department of State official in Marie Mount Hall 2407 on Wednesday, February 22.

The official will provide an introduction to careers at the Department of State and among others, will go in-depth on the following (among others):
  • Foreign Service Officers and Civil Service positions
  • Career tracks options
  • Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), Personal Narratives (PN), Qualification Evaluation Panel (QEP), and Oral Assessment
  • Job application process and TIPS

You are encouraged to bring your HARD copy USAJobs resume (preferably, or another resume) along!

*Lunch will be provided.

Friday, February 17, 2017

TerpService Volunteering

Want to get involved with local nonprofits? Love helping others? Need community service hours? Check out Services 24/7! Services 24/7 is a virtual non-profit database for organizations located in Prince George’s County, MD, run through TerpService. Check it out at services247.umd.edu to access resources, volunteer and internship opportunities, and more!

Need help preparing for the upcoming career fair?

Spring Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 22, 2017-Friday, February 24, 2017 – 12:00pm-5:00pm every day

Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union

The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead.

Hosted by the University Career Center & the President’s Promise

Career Fair Prep Drop-In Assistance

Monday, February 20, 2017 – 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Want to have an edge over other candidates at the Fall Career & Internship Fair? Need help with your resume or want it critiqued? Not sure how to present your qualifications to employers? Have questions about what to wear? If you answer "yes" to any of these questions or have other ones, then plan on taking advantage of these special drop-in hours to prepare for the Fall Career & Internship Fair.

NOTE: Bring printed resume for critique.

Hosted by the University Career Center & the President’s Promise

On Campus Interview Opportunities for ECON Majors

On-campus Interview Opportunities - Spring 2017

Summer '17 Intern, Data & Reporting

Cambridge Associates
Washington DC, District of Columbia

Apply through Careers4Terps (https://careers.umd.edu/careers4terps) to be considered for an on-campus interview for this Summer 2017 internship! Resume submission end date: Feb 22, 2017, 11:59 PM

Cambridge Associates (CA) is a leading global investment firm, with more than 40 years of experience that delivers innovative portfolio management services to institutional and private investors. Within CA, Data & Reporting is a team dedicated to the curation of the financial data that our investment research and advisory teams rely on. Even as global marketplaces evolve, our purpose remains clear: accuracy and integrity in centralizing the collection of all investment manager data, as well as the production of portfolio monitoring services. Data & Reporting Interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week and will be competitively compensated. The Data & Reporting Internship Program will run for 10 weeks, beginning in early June and concluding in August. Data and Reporting Interns will be placed with either the Manager Information Group or Performance Reporting Group for the duration of the 10-week program.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Legal Assistant Position in International Trade for Recent Grad

The International Trade Legal Assistant will work as a member of the practice’s Legal Support team to manage cases and documents, cite-check and file court and agency documents, perform factual and legal research, and maintain documents and databases.

  • Works with attorneys and other practice Legal Support staff on client-billable projects meeting the Firm's minimum hours expectations, including, but not limited to, organization and management of case documents, both written and electronic; maintaining case calendars; research; cite-checking and/or filing of legal briefs and memoranda; and preparation of forms and applications 
  • Maintains current knowledge of cite-checking and filing requirements at Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Able to locate and interpret rules and regulations at above-mentioned courts and agencies in order to maintain case filing schedules and calendars
  • Diligently adheres to administrative protective order (APO) requirements and follows internal protocols for safe handling of documents
  • At attorneys’ direction, acts as a liaison between attorneys and clients and/or agency and court representatives by means of written and oral communications
  • Works effectively with a team of attorney and staff personnel to further client goals
  • Trains Project Assistants and other more junior staff in procedures and practice for document preparation and submission, general practice area support, and related projects
  • Other duties as may be assigned by attorneys, Practice Coordinator, and/or the Director of Legal & Practice Support

Interested in applying to the Smith School of Business?

Are you looking to transfer to Smith from another major at College Park or from another institution? If so, we invite you to attend a Smith Transfer information session.

During the transfer information sessions, prospective students will learn more about majors, special programs, clubs, and career services offered to Smith Terps, as well as more about the details surrounding the transfer application. Sessions are facilitated by Smith staff.

Prior to our session, make sure to check out our resources and frequently asked questions for current UMD students seeking admission to Smith and students seeking transfer admission to Smith and the University of Maryland.

Each session lasts about an hour.

Please see below for our Spring 2017 dates (times are listed on the registration form). Please make sure to register as space may be limited.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Smith Minors applications due Feb 24th!

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity at Measuring Success

Measuring Success is a growing data analytics firm dedicated to helping mission driven organizations enhance their effectiveness. We help non-profits shift from anecdotal to data- driven decision making through a combination of quantitative tools, analytics, benchmarking, and consultation training. Measuring Success was started over 10 years ago and grew out of work at the Harvard Business School, Kellogg Business School, and Harvard’s Kennedy School, as well as its founder’s experience at McKinsey & Company and as Director of Strategy for a national non-profit organization.

Intern Position

Measuring Success seeks a talented intern to join our team. Our specialization in management consulting and data analysis for socially responsible organizations makes this a unique opportunity for the analytical mind looking to put their expertise to work in an energetic and committed environment, as well as learn cutting edge techniques for applying analytics to aid non-profits.

We are looking for an intern interested and willing to take on a variety of roles – from data management to data analysis to marketing and project support.

Some of the specific activities include: Analysis:
  • Database work and data entry
  • Data analysis and data checks
  • Report creation for client meetings
  • Data Visualization
  • Excellent Excel skills
Other Skills and Attributes:
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Desire to learn
  • Openness to any task
  • Humble
  • Sense of humor is a must
If you are great at any or all of these activities, please get in touch. The position is for the Washington DC office.

This is a paid internship position. 20 to 40 hours per week.

Seeking candidates immediately for Summer 2017 positions.  Send a resume and cover letter to: irrum@measuring-success.com Subject line: Intern Inquiry

Concerned about the federal government hiring freeze?

Update: Is the federal government still hiring?

The federal government has been in the news lately because of the uncertainty surrounding how they will deal with President Trump's Executive order to reduce the federal workforce and temporarily freeze hiring. There are several exceptions and more to the story. Click HERE to review the details.

What does this mean for a graduating senior?
  • Keep in mind that the order is temporary and OPM has 90 days to make recommendations and create a plan.
  • Different agencies are dealing with the order in different ways. There is no one hiring statement that will fit all agencies. 
  • The agencies that the University of Maryland University Career Center have heard from, still plan on participating in career fairs and events on campus because they want to maintain their branding on campus to attract talented candidates when the freeze is lifted. (Search the agencies planning to attend the fair - plan to speak with them and learn more.)

Spring 2017 Career & Internship Fair -- ECON/Business Employers


February 22, 23 & 24; 12-5 p.m. Stamp Student Union, 1st floor 

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is bringing over 230 employers to campus for the Spring Career & Internship Fair at the University of Maryland!

Career Fair Prep Walk-In hours
Business professional attire, is encouraged.

Review all employers attending HERE! Sample list of employers is below.

  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI): 2017 Staff/Research Assistants, 2017 Summer Internships 
  • Cambridge Associates: Summer Intern: Data & Reporting, Jnr Investment Operations Associate
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Social Science Research Analysts, Program Analysts, Management Analysts
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Full-Time (Entry Level), Full-Time (Experienced), Part-Time, & Internship
  • Fraunhofer USA, Inc.: Research Scientist
  • GAP Solutions, Inc.: Foreign Service Institute - Program Assistant I, National Institutes of Health - Secretary II
  • Keyrus US: Data Technology Analyst 
  • Oxfam America: Extractive Industries Project Officer, Senior Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements Clerk, etc. 

Paid Summer 2017 Internship in Economic Consulting

Compass Lexecon provides law firms, corporations and government clients with analysis of complex issues.

Compass Lexecon is interviewing for the position of Summer Intern. We are hiring for positions with a start date in June 2017.

The position demands knowledge of or interest in economics, a broad range of research skills, and the ability to perform quantitative analysis. Summer Interns work with case teams in nearly all aspects of our projects including a variety of quantitative and qualitative tasks, such as: (a) gathering data and performing analyses, including spreadsheet modeling; (b) conducting industry research; (c) reviewing analyst reports and business documents produced in litigation; (d) assisting with the production of expert reports, government filings, and client presentations; (e) ensuring the quality of all work product; and (f) providing administrative support.

Key Responsibilities:

We seek candidates with strong academic backgrounds who are completing his or her junior year of college. Individuals who have completed significant coursework in economics and mathematics (or other quantitative disciplines) are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Excel and statistical programming packages such as STATA or SAS are preferred, but not required. Candidates must be highly motivated, analytical, detail oriented, able to work independently or in teams, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Summer Interns are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week for seven weeks. Compensation is consistent with paid internships at other major economic consulting firms. 

 Apply here.

Summer 2017 Advertising Internship with Wunderman

Wunderman’s Internship Program is designed to provide college students an opportunity to complement their formal education with career-related experience. Each intern will collaborate with an assigned supervisor/department leader to develop projects or work on assignments devised to make the focus of the internship specific to the students’ interests or learning objectives in relation to direct marketing.

Students receive hands-on agency experience, working on Fortune 500 accounts as well as access to agency resources such as in-house trainings, events, etc.

Program Length: Interns must be willing to commit to a 12-16 week program. We’re located in Georgetown & our hours are M-F, 9am-5:30pm (flexible work schedule may be arranged).

Internships are available in the following departments:
  • Client Services
  • Business Development
  • Creative (Art Director/Copywriter/Designer/User Experience Designer)
  • Marketing Analytics/Intelligence
  • Strategy & Insights/ Digital Strategy
  • Human Resources

Our internship program is designed for students who are interested in the advertising world and want to work on complex client projects with talented professionals.

Apply here.

Summer 2017 Finance, Treasury Department Internship with NPR

The Treasury intern participates in all facets of the organization’s Treasury functions including the oversight and management of the daily cash process, developing and maintaining reports on NPR’s long-term investments and debt, and providing support with ad hoc projects.

  • Manage the daily cash process
  • Maintain investment department databases
  • Acquire data from government agencies
  • Process and analyze bank and investment management fees
  • Organize materials for year-end audit
  • Complete ad hoc Treasury/Investment research projects
  • Write-up meetings with investment managers and other external consultants

  • Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Economics, Business, or Technology
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Respect for deadlines; ability to prioritize
  • Prior internship or work experience preferred

Apply here.

Paid Summer Advocacy Internship with Consumer Reports

Our interns work with our amazing staff to help consumers make smarter choices--whether it’s the big stuff (student loan debt anyone?) or everyday choices at the supermarket. Spend the summer developing skills that will serve your career goals while engaging in work that promotes facts, science, and smart public policy.

As a Consumer Reports intern, you’ll stand with us as we stand alongside consumers. You’ll work with us as we empower consumers with the knowledge they need to make free, informed, confident choices in the face of a complex marketplace. It’s important work and it’s been our thing for more than 80 years.

To get this work done, we are an independent (we take no ads!), nonprofit, social enterprise dedicated to celebrating and supporting our driven and diverse team. We look forward to having you join us in our mission to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world for all consumers.

The fine print:
  • Internships are available to current full-time undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year or graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The program runs from June 5, 2017 through August 18, 2017, with some flexibility to accommodate school schedules
  • This is a paid internship, based on an hourly rate
  • Internships are on-premises; we can not consider requests for remote positions
  • We cannot pay any relocation or housing allowance
  • Please specify in your application if you are seeking, and your school offers, academic credit for internships. Include the contact information for your academic Institution representative
  • Internships are filled on a rolling basis. It is suggested that you apply as soon as possible
  • Consumer Reports interns are considered trainees under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1973

Apply for the Law and Society Minor

The Law and Society minor is now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 cohort. Interested students should apply as soon as possible as early applications will receive priority consideration. More information about the Law and Society minor as well as the application can be found at mlaw.umd.edu.

Rhodes - Marshall - Gates Scholarships

Are you motivated to make a specific kind of difference in the world? Do you have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment? Do you have exceptional public service and leadership experiences? Do you have a strong, focused interest in graduate studies?

If you think you may have these strengths and aims, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 2 or more years studying at a major university in the United Kingdom, contact Francis DuVinage at duvinage@umd.edu for an individual appointment to learn more about the Rhodes, Marshall, and Gates scholarships. Students in ANY CLASS YEAR OR MAJOR are welcome to be in touch.

You may also learn more by visiting the Rhodes website here, the Marshall website here, and the Gates website here.

The Rhodes, Marshall, and Gates scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for 2 years of graduate study in the UK.

ELIGIBILITY: Generally, you must be a US citizen; a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Permanent residents may be eligible for Rhodes Scholarships. Other eligibility requirements specific to the Rhodes, Marshall, and Gates programs are detailed on their websites.

NOMINATION PROCESS: To apply for a Rhodes or Marshall scholarship you MUST be nominated by the UK Post-Graduate Fellowships Committee of the University of Maryland, College Park. Details of the nomination application requirements are available from the National Scholarships Office.

Fulbright Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

Applications for Fulbright Summer Institutes to the UK are now open.

Deadlines are 23 or 26 February 2017. Please look at individual Institute pages below for detailed program information and deadlines.

Please Note: The application will have a new online format for 2017 applications.

ELIGIBILITY: The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three or four week academic and cultural summer program.

Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

If you have any questions about the program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The US-UK Fulbright Commission gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Michael W Louis Charitable Trust and the individual universities in making these summer institutes possible.

Research Assistant Position for Recent Grad with Child Trends - Spanish Fluency Preferred

Child Trends has an opening for a full-time Research Assistant in its Early Childhood research area, in its Bethesda, MD office. We are looking for support in research for a number of projects related to early childhood topics including parent and family engagement, child care, and measurement development.

General Description

Under supervision of more experienced researchers, this position assists in the performance of social science research by gathering information and helping to develop new materials; support stakeholder engagement tracking and logistics; prepare material for inclusion in reports; may administer surveys/questionnaires or conduct interviews and compile results; collect, tabulate, and process data; manage project files and project reporting requirements; and perform other duties as necessary.

Typical Responsibilities and Duties
  • Performs library research on specified topics and synthesizes material in the form of bibliographies, abstracts, memoranda and reports, according to instructions.
  • Tabulates and/or maintains collected data by means of coding or organizing data into tables or graphs. Produces tables and graphs.
  • Processes data using NVivo, SAS/SPSS, or other such statistical packages.
  • Analyzes qualitative data and quantitative using basic statistical methods.
  • Recruitment and follow-up with study participants.
  • Organizes project files and tracks important project report deadlines. May assist in data entry.
  • Assists with clerical tasks, phones, and photocopying, when necessary.

Summer 2017 Internship with Booz Allen Hamilton

Key Role:

Support the performance of research tasks, including data collection, manipulation and presentation, literature search, and interviewing. Compile reference and statistical data into standard formats. Accomplish assignments with minimum supervision and guidance based on general directions. Leverage knowledge of standard research techniques, statistical analysis and compilation of data. Select, analyze, and present data and information in written, oral, or graphical form. Apply knowledge of commonly used PC applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience with conducting research
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to present findings
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Pursuing a BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
  • Possession of excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Pursuing a MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Apply here.

Need help with time management and study skills?

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Junior Consultant Position with the Pan American Health Organization - Spanish/English Fluency

Junior Consultant on Economics (P1 level)

The consultant will be part and provide support in the following activities:
  1. Support implementation of capacity building activities aimed at facilitating the use of economic evidence in the design of policies in consistency with the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and control of Noncommunicable Diseases. 
  2. Development of systematic search and literature review on effectiveness of SSBs and alcohol taxes.
  3. Preparation of background documents for governmental meetings on fiscal policies for tobacco, alcohol, and SSBs and support organization of such meetings.
Development of systematic search and literature review on investment cases for NCDs, including preparing reports and briefs.

Education: A university degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, public health, international affairs, or related field, from a recognized institution.

Language: Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language

Availability: Immediate

Interested contact: Ms. Rosa Sandoval at sandovar@paho.org
                                         CC belaustdel@paho.org

Monday, February 13, 2017

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Summer Programs in Latin America!

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) is a unique study and internship program for undergraduate students to spend their summer in a Latin American country and observe, address, and implement sustainable business solutions to poverty. Prior to departure, students participate in a spring course at UMD that introduces social entrepreneurship with accompanying lectures on consulting techniques, Latin American culture, and economic development. Students then spend two months immersed in program sites while learning about social entrepreneurship through hands-on experience consulting with local businesses and implementing dynamic development projects with rural populations. Upon returning to campus, students complete a one-credit course to reflect on in-country experiences and incorporate the skills and lessons learned into future courses and careers. MSEC is 9 credits, based in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply! There are three locations of the MSEC program - click below to view the program descriptions for each country, get more details, and start your application!

Are you ready to become a changemaker?
Watch Rachel George's video about her MSEC experience in Ecuador during the Summer 2015 program.

Program highlights:

  • 9 UMD credits - can all be applied toward the Smith School Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor
  • Multiple scholarship opportunities open to applicants!
  • Tangible impact through multiple community-based projects
  • 8 weeks in a beautiful Latin American country
  • Dynamic cultural immersion that will improve your Spanish
  • Lasting connections with homestay families
MSEC Nicaragua
MSEC Dominican Republic
MSEC Ecuador

Economics Spring Career Fair in Washington, DC - Feb. 14th

The undergraduate and professional masters programs in the Economics Department invite you to attend a Career Opportunities event on Tuesday, February 14th. 16 employers will be available from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the conference space at 1400 16th Street, NW - about 3 blocks east of DuPont Circle between O and P Streets. The participating employers are listed here along with specific details about opportunities at each organization. NOTE: You do not need to RSVP for this event.

Details for how to apply for positions with the employers vary. All of the federal agencies attending the event have reassured us that they will be hiring soon after the current freeze is lifted. Please see the web page for information specific to each employer. And please check back to the web page between now and the day of the event. Additional information is added to the page as it is provided by the employers.

Resume review support provided by the UMD Career Center is described here.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Paid Summer Internship with the International Executive Service Corps

The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) has a summer internship opportunity available for a youth intern, a cross-cutting function that supports the organization across departments. The intern will be paid $11.50 per hour. The successful applicant must be able to commit to up 20 hours per week.

IESC is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes economic growth in developing countries by supporting the development of private enterprises, business support organizations and public institutions. To better serve the beneficiaries of IESC’s work, research will be performed on obtaining expertise regarding women and youth in development. IESC seeks to apply integrated solutions for youth throughout our programming to promote inclusive economic growth for our beneficiaries.

IESC’s internship program is open to students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Students that have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within 6 months of applying are eligible for the internship. Previous internship(s) and/or professional work experience preferred. Strong research and writing skills, and an ability to work independently are needed.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Ford Foundation Summer Internships for NY Tri-state Area Residents

The program, which runs annually from mid-June through the end of August, is designed to expose students to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and to provide them with a rich learning and development experience. Assignments vary by department but generally include administrative, analytical, research, and special project support. Students also attend weekly learning sessions, which include meetings with senior foundation staff and opportunities to learn about business etiquette, build networking skills, and discuss career planning.

The 2017 summer internship program is paid and will be open to students who are:
  • Full-time undergraduates entering their junior or senior year
  • Residents of the New York tristate area
  • Receiving needs-based financial aid
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Demonstrating leadership and an interest in social justice via coursework or extracurricular activity

We are particularly interested in students who would like to learn more about the work of nonprofit organizations and foundations. Some interns return during the school term to work on a part-time basis, and a number of our intern alumni have been hired into permanent positions

Internships may be available in our grant-making programs, working on issues including education, economic justice, open government, arts and culture, and racial, ethnic, and gender justice.

Apply here.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fullbright Fellowship Info Sessions

Attention Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.htm

Gillman Scholarship for Study Abroad (Pell Grant Recipients) - Apply by March 7th!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in summer 2017, fall 2017, or academic year 2017-18? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last year and a half, nearly 50% of University of Maryland students that applied won Gilman Scholarships! We highly encourage you to start early, so you can submit a strong application!

Two information sessions added: Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu and indicate which session you plan to attend. If you cannot attend either of these, please email us at the same address.
  • Monday, February 13 10:30 – 11:00 am 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, February 14, 11:00 – 11:30 am 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2017

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Graduation Fair For May Grads

Paid Undergraduate Research Assistantship

Calling all BSOS students looking for a PAID research opportunity! Are you interested in a meaningful research assistantship on a National Science Foundation funded project?

Sociology department Professor Mansoor Moaddel is seeking an undergraduate student to participate in a project in order to learn about survey research and data analysis, starting as soon as possible. The project is on panel study of changes in values in Egypt and Turkey.

The student will be paid $15 per hour for (at least) 10 hours per week, with the possibility of employment to continue through the summer of 2017. The prospective student is expected to be familiar with the SPSS, motivated, and willing to learn about the attitudes and value orientations of the publics from the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Moaddel studies culture, ideology, political conflict, revolution and social change. His work currently focuses on the causes and consequences of values and attitudes of the Middle Eastern publics.

Email Professor Moaddel at moaddel@umd.edu if you are interested!

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft - Feb. 23rd

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is bringing over 220 employers to campus over three days to the UMD Career & Internship Fair! Don't miss this opportunity to meet, network, or possibly interview with organizations seeking to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions. 

Review the list of employers attending and check out the details below.

  • The University Career Center is offering several drop-in options as well as advising appointments for career fair prep.
  • Use THESE TIPS to start preparing today. Business professional attire, is encouraged.
  • All undergraduate, graduate, UMCP alumni, and faculty/staff are welcome to attend. 
  • UMD welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Alicia Montague at amontagu@umd.edu at least two weeks prior to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Free tutoring for ECON & MATH courses!

Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ASTS) tutoring is free and available to all UMD undergraduates in need of academic support in some of the university's most challenging courses. Peer tutoring is provided in one-on-one and small-group settings. Below you will find the website where students can create appointments with one of our tutors. Appointments are available from 9AM to 9PM and the tutor will contact the student directly after an appointment has been made to agree on a meeting place. Our tutors are excellent students, most are faculty recommended and all have earned a B or above in the course they are tutoring. This semester, we are offering tutoring in

  • BMGT110, 220, 221, 230, 340
  • BSCI170, 171, 201, 202, 222, 223
  • CCJS100
  • CHEM131, 132, 231, 232, 241, 271
  • CMSC131, 132, 216, 250, 330, 351
  • ECON200, 201, 330
  • MATH 113, 115, 140, 141, 220, 241, 246
  • PHIL100, 170
  • PSYC100
  • STAT100

Visit our website to make an appointment: https://umdtutoring.mywconline.com/

U.S. Department of State Workshop - Feb. 10th

Federal Fellows and Global Fellows in Washington DC Presents:
U.S. Department of State Workshop

Date: Friday, February 10
Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/v0eLIcRexThoHW6V2

Information session on applying successfully for U.S. Department of State Internships this coming fall, and for Consular Fellowships for recent graduates!

  • One-on-One session opportunities (9:00am-11:30pm)
  • Lunch! (12:00pm-12:30pm)
  • DoS Presentation (12:30pm-1:30pm)
  • One-on-One session opportunities (1:30pm-4:00pm)
Main Presentation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Main Presentation on State Internship in Fall and Consular Fellows Program for recent graduates (great employment opportunity)

Limited One-on-One Slots: We also have limited one-on-one with Senior Diplomat from 9 a.m. though 12:00pm and then 2:00-4:00pm.
If you are interested in doing a one-on-one information session, list multiple half-hour time slots (from 9:00am-11:30am or from 1:30pm-4:00pm) when you are available.

Please bring a HARD copy of your USAJobs resume (preferably, or another resume) along! Lunch will be provided.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Submit to "The Visible Hand" - Cornell's Undergraduate Economics Journal

“The Visible Hand” is Cornell's premier undergraduate economics journal and is fully student run. We aim to cover a wide range of economic issues and keep the focus of each publication relevant to the contemporary issues in economics. We are distributed in print across the Cornell campus and are available online through the Cornell Economics Society website.

We would like to invite students from The University of Maryland to submit papers. We accept past papers, original pieces, and have no specific topic or length (we accept both longer and shorter pieces).

Our submission deadline is Friday, February 24. Applicants should attach a Word document, indicate their major and college/university, and email it to cornellvisiblehand@gmail.com

Please contact Jack Ellrodt (jce67@cornell.edu) with any questions.

100 Days Until Graduation Senior Reception

BSOS Seniors, you're invited to attend the "100 Days until Graduation" event on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4-6 PM for a pre-graduation celebration in YOUR honor!

Heise Ballroom
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Enjoy Terp Tastes from BSOS alumni entrepreneurs Javazen (Eric Golman '15), Diamondback Brewing Co. (Francis Smith '14, Tom Foster '13), take selfies in our interactive photo booth, and mix and mingle with your fellow graduating seniors and BSOS alumni!

Learn how to stay engaged with Maryland as an alum at our UMD Alumni Association table, and take advantage of career advancing programs and platforms at our University Career Center & The President’s Promise table. Each senior in attendance will receive a gift from the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board, as well, as be in the running for Maryland Pride give-a-ways.

Hosted by the BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) and the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board

Limited space available. Must pre-register for this event. No walk-ins will be accepted. RSVP by Friday, February 10, 2017. Register here!

For questions, please contact Jenny Kilberg, Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, jkilberg@umd.edu or 301-405-2998.

Study Abroad Fair This Week

Find your way to the study abroad fair Wednesday, Feb. 8th to explore how you can cultivate your curiosity in Cuba, compete in a global marketplace in Indonesia and contribute to meaningful service projects in Japan! Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program.

Wednesday, February 8th
3PM – 6 PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp.

Educationabroad@umd.edu, 301-314-7746

Spring 2017 Meet Ups for Jobs and Internships

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MEET UPS are relaxed, informal opportunities to meet and greet organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions. Each organization will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of the event.

Spring 2017's line-up is above. Check out the University Career Center's event calendar for more details about each Meet Up.

Assistant Analyst Position with The Congressional Budget Office for Recent Graduate

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks an Assistant Analyst to work within its two health analysis units. Tasks will include monitoring Medicare demonstrations and the implementation of major health care legislation; collecting and analyzing data; conducting literature reviews; and developing and producing summaries, charts, and tables. The successful candidate will assist with a broad array of projects, conduct independent research on a variety of topics, and work on projections of spending for federal health care programs under current and proposed law. This is not a permanent position: At the end of a two-to-three-year appointment, Assistant Analysts typically leave CBO to continue their education in such disciplines as economics, public policy, medicine, or the law.

The division’s health analysts work closely with key Congressional staff on U.S. health care policy, preparing multiyear spending projections for federal health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the health insurance marketplaces, and the Public Health Service. They analyze the President’s budget proposals and prepare cost estimates for legislation that encompasses a range of issues in public health and the financing or delivery of health care, including research and development, health care benefits, payment methods, and federal regulations that govern health insurance coverage.

Friday, February 3, 2017

American Enterprise Institute Summer 2017 Honors Program

The American Enterprise Institute, a public policy research think tank in Washington, DC, is offering AEI Summer Honors Program this summer. AEI’s Summer Honors Program is a fully funded educational and career development opportunity for undergraduate students interested in public policy and politics. Each year, we bring together top students from around the country to discuss policy topics in small seminars, join daily lunches with policymakers and business leaders, and advance their careers through high-level networking opportunities. The program gives students an unparalleled opportunity to spend one week immersing themselves in a particular public policy issue with leading scholars and practitioners in their fields. Instructors this year include AEI scholars Charles Murray, Fred Kagan, John Yoo and Michael Strain teaching about everything from democratic capitalism, to the Constitution, to the Middle East, and more (full course descriptions are below).

More information and the application can be found here and below.

The application deadline is March 15, 2017. Applicants must be current undergraduate students. International students are eligible to apply. Students planning to take other jobs or internships during the summer are also eligible and encouraged to apply.

Please email summerhonors@aei.org with questions.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Career Center programs for Students w/ Accommodations/Disabilities

EmployAbility: The Focus Group 2.0
Feb 8     4-5:30            Hornbake South 3100
WHAT DO YOU WANT?    Come tell us about your vision for a campus environment that prepares all students, including those with disabilities, for their chosen careers.  This is a moderated focus group designed to get your input into career services for students with disabilities.
Feb 14    4-5:30pm     Hornbake South 3135
Workshop on targeted hiring opportunities for students with disabilities. 
**Schedule A.  **Best public/private sector workplaces for people with disabilities

 Feb 21    4-5:30pm     Hornbake South 3134
Learn what resources are available online, on campus and in the community to assist students with disabilities with career preparation, job search, disclosure, accommodations, and problem-solving.

Feb 27     12-1:30            Hornbake South 3134
Learn what 'disclosure' really means, what employers want to know. Mastering disclosure turns disability into an asset.

Seminar: Insights into the Hiring Process 2/16/17

Seminar: Insights into the Hiring Process
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5-6 PM
Crist Boardroom, Riggs Alumni Center 

Join Lauren Ciandella, a University of Maryland alumna and experienced recruiter based in NYC, who will be providing insight into the hiring process with a focus on resume writing, interviewing, and post-interview follow up. This seminar will help students feel more prepared and confident in their job search. Students will learn: - How to properly format their resumes and what content is most important to include - What to say and not to say on interviews, including how to respond to challenging questions - How to conduct themselves in the most professional and amenable manner Light snacks and beverages will be served.

RSVP by: 2/15/2017 by 5 pm


Research Analysts Positions in Cambridge, MA

Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) is looking to attract top college seniors to our firm. IEc will begin to review and screen candidates in February, with an eye to recruit several Research Analysts (with undergraduate training) to begin working in the spring of 2017. We look to hire bright individuals, people from disciplines such as Public Policy, Environmental Science, and Economics who are able quantitative analysts, creative problem-solvers, and excellent communicators.

For more information and to apply visit our web site at www.indecon.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Columbia Business School Summer 2017 Research Internship Program

Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program. The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research. Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences. Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics.

This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply.