Thursday, April 22, 2021

Bright Futures Scholarship for Unpaid Summer Internships

Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 26, 2021

The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships. Scholarships are generously funded by the Eisen Family, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, and individual donors through Maryland Giving Day.

If you are an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid summer 2021 internship with a non-profit organization or government office, you are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility details are provided below.

Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester, who have an unpaid internship for summer 2021, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December. Preference will also be given to those who have not previously received this scholarship.

Summer 2021 Research and Communications Internship: Korea Economic Institute of America

KEI is an established public policy institute focused on the Korean peninsula and the U.S.-Korea relationship. KEI is currently seeking graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students with a clear interest in the U.S.-Korea bilateral issues for its Spring 2021 intern class. Interns will develop a deeper understanding of the major policies concerning the economic, political, and security aspects of U.S.-Korea relations. Interns also gain valuable experience in the areas of professional writing, policy research, data collection and analysis, and event planning.

KEI is looking to hire 2 Research interns and 1 Communications intern this summer. Please indicate which position you're applying for. The internship will run for a minimum of 4 months and interns are required to work full-time. KEI offers a monthly stipend to interns.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Career Opportunities in Annapolis: Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Virtual Event, Register

Considering a Career in Government, Politics, Policy, Law or Related Professions? Consider ANNAPOLIS! Black Students in Public Policy (BSiPP), the School of Public Policy, and the University Career Center invite you to join us for a virtual roundtable discussion about career opportunities in Annapolis. You’ll hear about the rewarding and meaningful work of legislators, chiefs of staff, lobbyists, journalists, legislative lawyers and more.

Confirmed Panelists:
  • Will Smith, Senator - Maryland State Senate
  • Delora Sanchez Ifekauche, Lobbyist - Cornerstone Government Affairs
  • Richard Tabuteau, Lobbyist - Tabuteau LLC
  • Keiffer Mitchell, Chief Legislative Officer and Special Advisory - Office of the Governor
  • Tamika Winkler, Chief of Staff - Office of Senator Cory McCray
  • Ny’esha Young, Chief of Staff - Office of Delegate Debra M. Davis
  • Debra Davis, Delegate - Maryland House of Delegates

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Job Posting: Legislative Assistant


The Legislative Assistant manages a diverse portfolio of key issues for the office including the economic justice, consumer protection, housing, small business and supporting the member on her assignment to the Committee on Financial Services. This role reports directly to the Legislative Director.

Have experience working in public policy and advocacy and have demonstrated experience advancing legislation, monitoring the House floor and conducting research. You are committed to the progressive values of the office and enjoy working in a fast-paced setting and engaging members of the community, advocates and activists in our legislative work. You believe in shared power and cooperative governing. You have a set of professional and lived experiences that equip you well to serve the Massachusetts 7th and you believe that every person has a contribution to make to our legislative agenda.

Become a Feller Center BSOS Peer Mentor


Student Organization Account Specialist - SORC Position

Department: Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life
Job Title: Student Organization Account Specialist

The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) manages the financial accounts of over 400 SGA recognized student organizations supporting the allocation and spending of a $1 million annual budget. This position assists in processing advanced financial transactions and performing ongoing audits for all organization accounts.



We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster exhibition!

This year we are hosting URD on the Symposium online platform for beginning Monday April 26 at 10 am, and concluding at 5 pm on Friday April 30.

Beginning at 10 am this Monday April 26 you can click here to view undergraduate research posters, listen to recorded poster talks, and pose questions/comments for our presenters.

Please note: In order to ask questions of our presenters, or to make comments, you will need to create a free Symposium account using your ** email address. To create a Symposium account you will click on the "Sign In" tab in the upper right of the URD Welcome Page.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

We look forward to hosting you online!

Tutoring Sessions Available

Are you looking for extra help with a challenging course?

Three programs from across campus have joined together under the TLTC to support student learning. In the fall, our highly trained GSS leaders supported 19 courses and met with nearly 4,000 students and our math learning specialist provided 60 one-on-one consultations. This spring we are excited to offer the Math Success Program's virtual drop-in support.

Student Learning Programs (Free)
Call 301.405.9356

Monday, April 19, 2021

Apply today for BSOS Summer/Fall 2021 Undergraduate Experience Funds!


These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service-learning, and professional or academic virtual conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities including, but not limited to;
  • pandemic conscious travel/transportation expenses
  • pandemic related relocation expenses
  • professional attire
  • opportunity costs, (i.e. the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship.)
  • software/technology, material needs, not provided by employer/University, but essential to the experience.
  • conference fees

For additional examples on the kinds of expenses that may be considered for funding, please click here.

If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, you are encouraged to apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds.

The best consideration date for Summer/Fall 2021 experience applications is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 by 5 PM. Funding will be allocated on a rolling basis, based on the availability of funds. This application will close on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 by 5 PM or when funding for Summer/Fall 2021 experiences has been exhausted.

Click here to apply.
Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to

Friday, April 16, 2021

GIS Minor now enrolling!

The Geospatial Information Science minor is now enrolling! Students minoring in Geospatial Information Science (GIS) gain the technical skills needed to acquire, manage, and analyze large amounts of geospatial data. The curriculum will provide students with the necessary background to use GIS in various fields such as environmental monitoring, disaster assessments, military analysis and intelligence, social justice, cartography, and other related fields. 

Interested in the GIS minor but worried you don't have enough space in your degree plan? Try our Summer 4 + 1 Program! Complete the minor by enrolling in 2 Summer Session I courses, 2 Summer Session II courses, and 1 Fall course. Visit to learn more.