Monday, February 11, 2019

Internship at John Snow Inc.

Business Operations Intern (Undergraduate Level)

Location: Rosslyn, VA
Position Category: Internship
Posting Date: 02/07/2019
Deadline Date: 03/01/2019
Starting Date: 06/03/2019


About JSI:
For over 40 years, John Snow, Inc. (JSI) has provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI is deeply committed to improving the health of individuals and communities. We work in partnership with governments, organizations, and host-country experts to improve quality, access and equity of health systems. We collaborate with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to achieve change in communities and health systems.

The JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME) is a technical assistance, research, and knowledge group within JSI dedicated to improving the quality of health information and increasing evidence-based decision making in the health sector. CHIME responds to the growing demand for information-driven health services planning and management. The Center provides assistance and resources within JSI and to other organizations to strengthen collection and use of high-quality data to improve health program and system performance. It also works to coordinate JSI resources and experience in research, monitoring, and evaluation (RM&E) to ensure access among RM&E and program staff to essential tools, techniques, and peer support.

About the position:
CHIME is seeking a summer Business Operations intern to provide operational support for its Center-managed projects. The intern will contribute to new business development and project management tasks to prepare students for careers in nonprofit administration and global health.

The intern will engage with staff from various technical areas of expertise across the organization, learn about the opportunities and challenges in working with institutional partners, funders, governments, etc. to promote data-driven decision making, and build skills in strategy, operations, program planning, reporting, and financial management. This will be a paid, 40 hour per week internship.

About you:
You are an aspiring global health professional who is energized by the intractable questions around global health and development and enjoy analyzing and presenting qualitative and quantitative data to shape thinking around policies and programs.


  • Support document management, including updating operational resources or developing new communication and knowledge management systems and training with members of the team and others in the company.
  • Support organization internal events that reflect current trends and priorities in the business area, as assigned.
  • Contribute to efforts to capture, synthesize, and share JSI’s experiences, capabilities, and lessons learned related to the assigned area of business.
  • Assist members of proposal teams as assigned, performing tasks such as assisting with past performance reports and developing budgets for proposals to learn the fundamentals of new business development.
  • Work as part of a team to provide logistical coordination and administrative support of project activities and events (meetings, trainings, workshops, webinars).
  • Shadow CHIME team members in select tasks to learn the functions of a home office-based project management team.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and technical papers.
  • Summarize (through visual and written materials) learnings from projects for external publication.
  • Provide additional support on other relevant tasks as necessary.


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (rising junior or senior) or recent graduate; a focus on business, public health, public administration, international development, finance, or management strongly preferred.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Demonstrated experience in international development or public health.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in the relevant business operations area preferred.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and willingness to learn.
  • Familiarity with the principles and approaches to monitoring and evaluating global health and development programs is desirable.
  • Experience in manipulation of spreadsheet data. 
  • Computer literacy required, specifically MS Office Suite (e.g., MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and G Suite. 
  • Experience working with data visualization platforms (e.g. Excel, Tableau, Power BI), with capacity to contribute to training materials around data visualization programs preferred.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in a multicultural team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a wide range of activities daily with limited supervision.
  • Language: English proficiency essential; second language skills valuable (French).

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/01/2019.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

Dear SOCY Undergrads,

The next SOCY Collective meeting will be held on 2/21 at 3pm in the undergraduate lounge (2108 PJM Art/Soc BLDG).  

In this meeting, the SOCY Collective Social Justice event planned for late March will be discussed.  

We look forward to seeing you and bring a friend!

2019 Internships

Bluelight Strategies, a DC-based public affairs and media consulting firm, specializing in Jewish affairs, nonprofits, progressive domestic and foreign policy, and human rights, is currently seeking internship candidates.
The internship offers a significant opportunity to work closely with many progressive, nonprofit, Democratic Party and international organizations. Bluelight Strategies focuses on publicizing issues, advocating and planning events for clients with a wide range of issues from human rights and religious freedom to the Middle East peace process and U.S. Democratic Party politics.
Given the firm’s boutique feel and the diversity of its client base, interns will be exposed to a wide variety of projects in the marketing, advertising and particularly publicity and public relations fields and will be actively engaged in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and American Jewish communities and – not least of all – the media.
Intern applicants must possess strong written and verbal communications skills with a particular sensitivity to political nuance. A working knowledge of current international and domestic politics and current events is required. Other qualifications include strong administrative and organizational, communication, writing and editing, and internet research skills. Initiative, enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought, and a sense of humor are essential. The ideal candidates seek careers as political press aides, public relations executives, nonprofit communication professionals, ethnic communal professionals or reporters.
The internship position begins as soon as possible.
Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed.
This internship is PAID ($14/hour) and can be either part-time or full-time.
Please email your resume, cover letter and a list of references to No phone calls, please.
Thank you and good luck. We appreciate your interest.
Bluelight Strategies is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Careers in Women's and Gender Issues

Wednesday, February 13 | 5-6 p.m.
UCC Hbk So., 3rd floor

Hear from a panel of alumni and professionals working in fields related to and supporting women and gender issues.

Spring Career & Internship Fair

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 list of attendees and plan ahead.      
The Career & Internship Fair is for all students regardless of class level. Click the links below to see how you can use the Fair to...
explore career paths;
research internship options;
apply for part, full-time, or internship positions;
increase your network of professional contacts.
  • Review some of our career fair preparation tips.
  • Plan to attend one of our upcoming fair preparation events, including walk-in hours at the UCC (3100 Hornbake Library, South) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. February 11-15 &19 for a resume review or to ask questions about the Fair. 

Terps Converse


Image result for terp imageCURRENT EVENTS IN THE U.S.

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

TIME 5:30P.M. - 8:00P.M.

This event, Terps Converse, focuses on sparking a conversation on topics effecting campus climate, and the health of students today.  Come join the discussion, and get involved on campus.  

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Did you miss it? Don't worry....

Another job skills workshop will happen on 

Feb 20 (W) from 12-1245pm.  
"Professional Connections - Building a Network"
Undergraduate Lounge - FREE PIZZA!

Hope to see you there!

Today's resume builder workshop...Next time join us!