Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Assistant Project Coordinator Internship - On Campus!

Assistant Project Coordinator Internship - On Campus!

An Assistant Project Coordinator Intern is needed to participate in events and provide the Office of Community Engagement staff with administrative and executive support in the implementation of projects that harness UMD resources to enhance quality of life in Prince George’s County, MD. The internship is unpaid. However, interns will gain valuable work experience and are encouraged to coordinate receiving academic credit. The Assistant Project Coordinator Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout the semester. Hours are flexible.

The intern will work with a wide variety of stakeholders in local government, business, non-profit organizations, and the campus community to assist in planning, implementing and evaluating community engagement projects. Project areas include, but are not limited to, collaboration between the University of Maryland and the City of College Park, UMD’s Partnership with Paint Branch Elementary School, and projects involving local organizations. Assignments to project areas will be kept in the intern’s skills and interests. The intern will also help the Office of Community Engagement with general outreach at campus events and perform other duties as assigned. 

The Assistant Project Coordinator Intern must be able to successfully collaborate with Office staff and community members to help plan partnership activities. Successful applicants will exhibit excellent organization and communications skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for building positive relationships between the University of Maryland and our surrounding community. Familiarity with and connections to UMD student groups and Student Government Association (SGA) is a bonus; access to own transportation is preferred. Students in all majors with the requisite skills and who are in good academic standing will be considered.

Interns must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student. Interns are expected to have a professional work ethic, manage their time well, and must be disciplined and self-motivated.

Interested applicants should send a resume and one-page cover letter addressing the following questions: Why do you want to be a community engagement intern? What are your qualifications for the Assistant Project Coordinator Intern position? What are your post-graduation plans?

To apply, please log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 167619

Paid Internship - National Park Service

Paid Spring Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship Internship with the National Park Service

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

National Park Service Mission:  "… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations" (National Park Service Organic Act, 1916). 

Partnership Office Program BackgroundThe NPS strives to fulfill its mission and encourage greater citizen engagement in national park programs and activities by partnering with educational institutions, organizations, businesses, and federal, state, tribal and local agencies.   The Partnership Office helps the NPS and its partners create, enhance, and recognize their collaborative work through training, communication, and policy leadership.       

Responsibilities Include:

  • Projects associated with this position fall under current efforts to write an employee Reference Manual (RM).  The RM will be a “go-to” online reference document for NPS partners and employees, including service-wide park-based Superintendents and employees who work regularly with philanthropic partners.  The RM will be a companion document to Director’s Order #21: Donations and Philanthropic Partnerships (a document that defines NPS partnerships and philanthropy policy parameters).  The RM will guide employees as they put into practice, the policies outlined in DO#21.  Topics include establishing and managing partner relationships in their parks; developing partnership agreements; accepting, receiving and acknowledging donations; and developing donor recognition plans. 
        Internship projects will include:   
    • Providing research, administrative, and analytical support to employees drafting the RM.  Reference documents include NPS Director’s Orders, The Department of the Interior (DOI) Departmental Manual, the NPS Code of Federal Regulations, and other DOI and NPS guidance documents. 
    • Co-writing sections of the RM.
    • Developing and designing employee training tools and visual products that will link into the RM as supplemental training attachments.  These may include process flow charts, posters, and slide shows or similar tools.        
    • Providing assistance in formatting and designing the RM.    
    • Strategizing a plan and methods to communicate the roll-out of the RM to service-wide employees.
  • Vet potential and current donors, both corporate and nonprofit organizations, using research gathered from online library and governmental databases.  
  • Conduct research on applicable laws, regulations and policies related to partnerships and philanthropy.     
  • Conduct research and provide assistance in the development of new programmatic practices and policies to align with NPS goals pertaining to cause related marketing, corporate philanthropy, media partnerships, strategic philanthropy, fundraising,   
  • Document findings and recommendations in written summaries, briefings and/or white papers.  Communicate findings and share recommendations with fellow employees.


This internship is designed for current graduate students who have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, non-profit management and leadership, government and politics, public policy, policy research and development, public-private partnerships, or related areas.

This position requires,
  • Knowledge and/or experience in applying nonprofit management and leadership policy and best practices. 
  • Strong communication skills in a variety of settings, including but not limited to: web, formal written, and presentations.
  • Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
  • Experience in utilizing design/desktop publishing software such as in-design, photo-shop, illustrator, and/or other programs.
  • Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.

 Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have strong attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the internship, students should have:
Delivered visual and oral presentations to professionals in the federal sector
Effectively communicated with professionals in the corporate and philanthropic community
Increased their knowledge of the Dept of Interior and NPS (including gain an understanding of NPS parks, programs and partners) and how the NPS initiates, develops and enhances public/private partnerships with the non-profit and corporate sectors.
Enhanced their skills in public policy research, analysis and formulation
Improved their hands-on skill in design software
Improved their professional writing skills

Work Location

The Partnership Office is located in the Department of Interior Headquarters Building at 1849 C Street NW, RM 1351, Washington, DC 20240.  The closest metro stations are Farragut West, Farragut North, and Foggy Bottom.   Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office.

Work Schedules and Pay

This part time (24 hours per week) internship will begin at the start of the spring 2018 semester (or preferably earlier, depending on availability) through the end of the spring semester, with the possibility of extension into the summer.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and professional and/or educational references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at Application Deadline December 31.

For additional information about this position, please phone or email Jackie Dostourian, NPS Washington Partnership Office, at 202-354-2182 or  

Note: This is an entirely different internship from the Digital Communications Internship with the National Park Service that had a best consideration date of November 26.  The application perisod for that position has closed.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Opportunities from the Dean's Office....

Law School Interviews on Campus 

Paid Opportunities with the National Park Service
Paid Internship with CSIS
Paid Internship with the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Paid Internship with Results for Development
Paid Internship with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Internship with the United Nations Foundation

Careers4Terps Jobs & Internships
Sales Associate with Wedding Wire
Financial Paralegal Position

Summer Employment with Conferences & Visitors Center - on campus!

Maryland Summer Scholars Info Sessions
Fulbright Summer Institutes - Info Sessions
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship - Info Sessions
Library Award for Undergraduate Research  win $1000 for your research project!

Around Campus:
Apply for Innovo Scholars Consulting: Business Processes
Inforum's Annual Outlook Conference December 7
The Course of the American Economy: A Lecture by Tyler Cowen December 7

You Are Welcome Here:
Rainbow Room is a student-led space where LGBTQIA+ undergraduate student and allies can come together to build community, de-stress, and have a good time. Rainbow Room is open to undergraduate students of all majors who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or who would like to learn more about fellow LGBTQIA+ students’ experiences. Attend onDecember 7 from 2-3:30pm!

Dr. Katherine F. Russell
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Maryland

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions 

The University of Maryland Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab (PEARL) has specialized positions available for undergraduate research assistants (RAs) for the spring semester who are interested in early childhood research.

We are conducting an evaluation of the impact of preschool on children’s readiness for Kindergarten. Specific tasks include scoring assessment instruments, data entry, data management, data cleaning, and completing additional laboratory tasks.

RAs can receive course credit for their work.

For best consideration, please send a resume, unofficial transcript, and spring schedule to Rebecca Watkins at by January 10th.

Please type in the Subject line, “PEARL RA Position” when submitting materials. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Not Too Late for Spring!! INTERNSHIPS!

Hi all --

Please remember that if you have an Internship lined up for Spring, you can get up to 6 Sociology credits for it.  I am attaching the Internship Proposal that needs to be completed in order to get your internship approved for credit;  it may be well worth your time to fill it out.  

Make an appointment today ( to talk over any questions you might have about this process.  I can help you find an internship, review your application materials, and go over any other questions you might have.

Reasons for doing an internship:

• Helps you to stand out in a competitive job market 

• Expands your resume 

• Makes contacts for job references 

• Internship may lead to a permanent position 

• Enables you to explore a variety of career interests, occupations, and work environments 

• Allows you to apply classroom knowledge 

• Develops new skills and builds on your experience 

• Develops professional relationships and mentors 

• Increases self-confidence, leadership skills, and builds interpersonal and communication skills

• Helps with some graduate school applications 

Amy McLaughlin

Paid Internship with Education Abroad


Paid Internship on Campus with Education Abroad

Online Communications Internship

Education Abroad seeks a creative and self-motivated Online Communications Intern to assist with developing engaging and dynamic online content to support outreach and education initiatives. The Online Communications Intern must demonstrate strong writing skills and creativity and be familiar with using social media platforms in a professional manner.

The online communications intern will learn best practices for effectively managing online engagement with a public audience. In addition to having opportunities to network with communications professionals and participate in strategic initiatives, the online communications intern will develop marketable skills such as communication and project management.

Hours: 8-10 hours per week

Compensation: $9.25 per hour

For a full job description and application instructions, visit:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Summer Research Opportunities

Now is the time that summer research programs are announcing their 2018 deadlines!  We have 699 summer research programs posted on our site currently and we are busy posting new program dates and new programs every day!

At the following link students can find our summer research listings:

Students will be able to find:

-       57 summer science exposure programs for high school students
-       607 PAID summer research programs for undergraduates
-       30 PAID summer programs for post-baccalaureate students (including graduating seniors)
-       56 PAID summer programs for graduate students

For even more search options and filters, try our advanced search page:

If students need help finding programs that fit their interests, please encourage them to email me and I would be happy to search our database of programs and send them recommendations.


Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor
David Siegfried, Executive Director
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.