Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Paid Fall 2017 Internships with the NFL Players Association - Apply by June 23rd!

We are now accepting applications for our Fall internship class which will run September 2017 - May 2018. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, June 23rd. Applications stamped by our system after June 23 will not be considered.

A complete application includes:

  1. Cover Letter which includes your choices of department (up to 3) and contact information 
  2. Resume 
  3. Most recent transcript (undergraduate or graduate, unofficial is okay) 
  4. An essay response 
NOTE: If you have previously applied for a 2017 internship and wish to apply again, please resubmit your entire application with an UPDATED cover letter which includes your department choices (up to 3). You do not need to obtain new transcripts or write a new essay.

Summer 2017 Internship Program with US-China Policy Foundation

The United States-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated exclusively to broadening awareness of China and U.S.-China relations in the Washington, DC policy community. The USCPF Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in the field of U.S.-China relations. During their time with the Foundation, students will play in active role in researching and writing reports on current issues related to U.S.-China relations, assisting with educational programming and events, and managing the USCPF website.


USCPF is looking for highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in U.S.-China relations to fill part-time, unpaid internships (15-20 hrs/wk). Interns should have excellent research, writing, and editing skills, be detail oriented, and have travel or study abroad experience in Asia and China. U.S. citizenship is required. This is an equal employment opportunity.

  • Knowledge of key issues in U.S.-China relations
  • Experience in general office, clerical, and administrative support
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Travel experience in China preferred
  • China specific coursework preferred
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Knowledge of Publisher and Adobe InDesign a plus

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program - Apply by June 16th!

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on June 16, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from September 6 to December 8, 2017. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the Internship Program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:
  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
  • Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
  • Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and frequently asked questions can be found on the White House website.

Research Analyst Position with GiveWell for Recent Grad

Position: Research Analyst
Seniority: Entry-level or higher
Salary: $55,000 for entry-level, variable with experience
Location: San Francisco, CA
Timeline: There is no firm deadline for applying.


Research Analysts work on all parts of our research process. Research Analysts' responsibilities mostly consist of:
  • Researching charitable interventions, including analyzing academic research and developing cost-effectiveness estimates
  • Evaluating charities, including assessing internal monitoring & evaluation and representing GiveWell in discussions with charity staff
  • Reviewing research produced by other staff members for accuracy and clarity
  • Miscellaneous duties depending on individual preferences and abilities, including communicating with donors and media, writing, and original analysis on research questions

University Career Center Summer Appointments: Virtual & In-Person

The University Career Center is open all summer to meet with students and recent alumni! 

Summer Virtual Chat Hours with the UCC @ BSOS

STARTING JUNE 1ST: Have a career or internship question over the summer? The University Career Center @ BSOS is offering virtual chat “walk-ins” to address quick questions about career path, resumes, interviewing, etc. Just click the link above on Tuesday or Thursday between 2-3 p.m. and enter your name and email to start the chat. If you have not used WebEx before, review these tips for using the chat.

Schedule a Career Center Appointment

Appointments are scheduled through each student's Careers4Terps account and offered year round. Log into Careers4Terps and click the “Request a Career Advising Appointment” tab, located on the far right, or call 301.314.7225 with questions. Students have the option of scheduling an appointment by topic, staff member or time/date availability.

Resume Review Drop-In Hours

One-on-one resume review assistance is available for all undergraduate students with a Peer Career Educator. Students may walk-in between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday to the University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor. Bring a printed resume to be reviewed.

Summer 2017 Internship with Export-Import Bank - Apply by June 5th!


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (“EXIM Bank”) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. EXIM Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.


The Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations (OPAIR) of EXIM Bank is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic student to serve as a summer intern. Note that applicants must be US citizens. While unpaid, an OPAIR internship offers an exciting opportunity for students to learn about export finance, both in the United States and abroad. This internship focuses on the activities of the Chinese export credit agencies.

Assistant Analyst Position with Congressional Budget Office for Recent Grad - Apply by June 12th!

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 for a period not to exceed three years to work in its Income Security and Education Cost Estimates Unit, which provides analysis of Social Security, income security, nutrition, and housing programs. The assistant analyst provides support to other analysts in the unit through data collection and analysis (including statistical programming) and research assistance. The assistant analyst also provides independent cost analysis of some federal programs. Much of that work is done on a quick-turnaround basis, in response to the needs of Congressional committees.

The Congress relies on CBO’s work to prepare its annual budget plans, review the President’s budgetary proposals, and evaluate the budgetary effects of legislation. CBO’s analysts work closely with Congressional staff and agency officials; they have wide-ranging responsibilities and play a significant role in the legislative and budget process.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Human Resources Assistant - New Graduates

Recent college graduates! Legal Placements has an amazing opportunity for graduates looking for a career start in Human Resources. A premier Washington, DC law firm has an opening for a Human Resources Assistant.

The HR Assistant will assist the HR Director and the HR Department in handling all daily requests from administrative and legal staff in person or by telephone or email. Other responsibilities include providing general administrative and clerical support to Dept. greet and assist all guests at the HR suite front desk, screens incoming calls, and responds to general queries from the Firm’s staff, employment agencies, applicants, government agencies and outside customers to include requests for employment verifications, reference requests and other duties as requested.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills with attention to detail. The ability to handle and maintain confidential information in a professional manner is critical. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree and have previous Human Resources experience or some experience in a professional setting.

Applications due June 17th.

Interested candidates please direct your resume to Miana Ford at

Alumni can also view this post in Careers4Terps by searching the ID number: 158363

Attention May 2017 Graduates: Please Complete the Graduation Survey

Click to Enlarge

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer Class - Computer Programming for Social Scientists

The Department of Psychology will be offering a computer programming course which is open to all majors this summer.  If you are on the ECON-BA track, we will accept this course for your Experiential Learning requirement.  Be sure to contact an ECON advisor if you register so that we can update your degree audit.

PSYC489Y   Computer Programming for Social Scientists
Credits: 3

Basic computer programming skills are becoming both more essential and more in demand across many disciplines, including the behavioral and social sciences. This course requires no prior programming experience. It will provide hands-on, practically-oriented instruction not available from more traditional sources (books, online tutorials, etc.). Students will become proficient  in a popular programming language like R and Python that will be useful for data manipulation and analysis in psychology and related fields. The solid foundation in programming concepts provided will enable students to extend their skills even beyond the course. The classes are highly interactive and problem-oriented, so students should bring a laptop computer each day.

Meets May 30, 2017 - July 9, 2017
MWF 10:00am - 12:30pm
BPS 0140

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Analyst Position with HJ Sims for May or Recent Grad

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics or Business?

Do you have 2-4 years working as an Investment Analyst? Or, if you are a recent graduate, have you interned with an investment firm?

Does the idea of working for an entrepreneurial, growing, but well established firm, where you will have visibility and can make an impact, excite you?

If so, read on . . . HJ Sims, one of the nation’s oldest underwriters of tax-exempt bonds, with expertise in today’s fastest growing project sectors, including senior living, health care, education and energy, is looking to hire an Analyst/Associate, Public Finance. While the company is headquartered in Fairfield, CT, this position is based in Rockville, MD and we are seeking local candidates only.

This position will support the Investment Banking Team in analyzing, evaluating and executing potential tax-exempt and taxable municipal bond financings, senior and subordinate loans, direct bank placements and construction loans, seed capital and equity investments.

Apply Now for UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program!

UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program - Apply Now! Spots Still Open!

Apply as soon as you can—rolling admissions!

  • 7 Fall seminar courses (including Critical Regions and International Relations, Homeland Security, US Diplomacy, Responses to Global Challenges, Public Health policy, Science diplomacy and Energy and Environmental policy) all taught by expert practitioners and focusing on the real world!
  • Spring internship for college credit at sites such as: Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Department of Treasury, Department of Homeland Security and many more!
  • Internship credit through our program or through your major**; Scholarship in Practice credit
  • Year round activities (field trips to DC, professional development workshops, individual coaching, etc.)
  • Earn transcript notation as a Federal or Global Fellow
  • Join an engaged student cohort group and alumni network for life! 
**The internship portion of the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows program is accepted for the ECON-BA Experiential Learning Requirement.


Application Link: Online Application

For more information visit our websites: and

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Research Assistant Position with American Institutes for Research for May or Recent Grad

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in Washington, DC. The assistant would contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Our work includes survey and assessment design, analysis of assessment and survey data, and reporting and dissemination of research results. Multiple positions are available to support projects in the development, review, and analysis of assessment data (e.g., National Assessment of Educational Progress and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), sample survey data (e.g., National Household Education Survey and Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey), and administrative data (Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection).


The Research Assistant will provide support for research, reporting, and review activities, including reviewing draft NCES products (tables, reports, data files, file documentation, and web sites) for statistical soundness, supporting the development and reporting of survey and assessment data for NCES studies, and supporting work of other research, reporting, and review team members.

Summer Gender Internship with International Executive Service Corps

The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) has a summer internship opportunity available for a gender intern, a cross-cutting function that supports the organization across programs and new business departments. This is an unpaid internship The successful applicant must be able to commit 20 - 32 hours per week. The anticipated term of the internship is May 31st - August 31, however there is flexibility on the exact start date.

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. IESC applies and integrated approach to gender throughout our programming to promote inclusive economic growth.

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. Successful applicants must have strong research and writing skills and an ability to work independently. Previous internship(s) and/or professional work experience and knowledge of USAID policies and procedures is preferred.

Location: Washington DC

Reporting To: Gender Intern Supervisor, New Business Manager

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards - Deadline May 12th!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family 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. Scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Research Internship - Race, Place, and Economic Mobility Project

Brookings Institution
This summer internship, beginning in June 2017, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year, senior year, or recent college graduates from a social science discipline with an interest in public policy and social justice issues.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 35 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
Responsibilities will include supporting the director of the Race, Place, and Economic Mobility project on daily and long-term projects. Interns will be responsible for assisting the director with research such as data collection, editing, and general research support. Interns will be tasked with researching, drafting, editing, and posting blog posts for the project. Interns will assist the director with compiling PowerPoint presentations for research and fundraising purposes. 

The intern will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

Apply to be a BSOS Ambassador for Fall 2017!

Click to Enlarge

Priority Deadline: May 8, 2017

Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of spring semester. Good luck!

Click here for more information about BSOS Ambassadors. E-mail Margo Shear at with any questions.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

NSF Graduate Fellowship for Fall 2017 and Future Applicants


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) 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 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: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship. You must be applying for graduate studies in an NSF supported field.

Deadlines to apply will be in late October 2017 for NSF GRFP awards . Planning early give you your best chance of success!

If you are interested, please email us at:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Research Assistant - Statistical Analyses for Recent Grad

Love doing complex data analysis? Spotting anomalies and trends? If so, we have a great opportunity for you! If you have a experience with statistics via an Econ, Stats, Math or related degree, we have a terrific contract opportunity starting almost immediately!

A large social science research organization in DC needs several top-notch people with experience using SAS, SPSS, STATA and/or advanced Excel for a long term data analysis project. This organization needs additional people to jump on board pretty quickly and the project is expected to continue for many months. Candidates must have a degree in Econ, Stats, Math or a closely related degree and experience with STATA, SAS, SPSS or related statistical software.

This is an excellent opportunity to get hands on experience at a top-notch, well-respected, highly intellectual organization! If qualified and interested, please apply ASAP, thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!

* We are a third party employment agency. Any fees will be paid by the client organization, NOT the candidate.*

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Statistics, Economics or other data related field.
  • Experience with Excel or statistical software (SPSS, STATA, SAS etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to get the details right!

Interested alumni can apply for this position by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the ID number: 144278

Monday, May 1, 2017

Research Specialist, Behavioral Ethics Lab

The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant beginning in the summer of 2017. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector. The research specialist would help out with many elements of our lab's research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results.

Please apply before May 31, 2017. The position would start in the summer of 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.

  • B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc).
  • Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc).
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
The application can be found at

International Student? Interested in Leadership Position? Apply for ISU Officer Positions

Are you an international student?

Do you enjoy interacting with international students?

Want leadership experience?

Leadership positions are available with the International Student Union for 2017-18. The International Student Union (ISU) was created In fall of 2014 by two BSOS students to encourage the UMD student body to embrace its diversity and help international students easily integrate into the UMD community. The open positions are:
  • President (must be filled)
  • Co-President
  • Vice President for Membership
  • Secretary/Vice President for Communication
  • Vice President for Events
  • Treasurer/Vice President for Finance (must be filled)

Interested? Email Kathryn Hopps, ISU Advisor, to learn more about officer duties.