Wednesday, October 18, 2017

USAJOBS Workshop - Be Prepared!

Deep Dive into Federal Resumes, USAJOBS, and Pathways Internships Workshop  
Monday, October 23rd7:00 p.m.
Location: Tawes Hall, Room 1310

Considering applying for jobs/internships with federal government?  
Want a paid internship that can convert non-competitively into a job?

The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and their team of experts from federal agencies will conduct the workshop and  share deep-dive practical tips!
  • How to Write Stunning Federal Resumes  
  • How to Apply Effectively through USAJOBS 
  • The Great Opportunity of a Pathways Internship (paid and can convert to job non-competitively)
  • Learn deep-dive tips from federal and public sector experts!
The workshop will be useful for all levels of USAJOBS users (new user, need a refresher, or a seasoned users looking for extra tips). The panelists will impart deep-dive practical skills that are transferable to any jobs or settings.

If you have already created a USAJOBS/Federal Resume, feel free to bring it to the Workshop – our panelists have volunteered to offer quick advice too!

Event sponsored by Federal and Global Fellows

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spring Internships with START

Apply for Spring Internships with START!

Intern with START, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a DHS Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland!

START is looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates as well. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and are able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. START is also willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park, unless stated in the internship description.

Application deadline Spring 2018: Sunday, November 5, 2017; 11:59pm
Click here for more details

Paid Spring Internship with Nat'l Park Service

Paid Spring Digital Communications Internship with the National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for a student who is interested in an opportunity to assist in the development of web content and media products that communicate the partnerships and philanthropy program of the NPS. This position is open to students who are scheduled to graduate no earlier than Fall 2018.

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

The 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:   
  • Collaborate with the Brand Manager to develop content for the NPS Partnership website and implement a content strategy.  Content will tell the story of partnerships and philanthropy and the National Park System from a modern and historical perspective.
  • Assess and update content strategy.
  • Serve as the digital media expert, remaining current with emerging trends, opportunities, and best practices.
  • Create, edit, and post video, audio, and text content for NPS partnership website.
  • Track website analytics and recommend ways to improve site traffic.
  • Developing competency in various publication forums, software, and systems (e.g., the website content management system, social media sites, InsideNPS, the NPS Places system, etc.).
  • Developing competency in application of (e.g., Section 508) and NPS accessibility standards.
  • Developing competency in application of policies pertaining to digital communications and related tools and technologies, such as federal law (Section 508, etc.), Executive Orders, Director’s Orders, guidance documents, NPS Graphic Identity Program, and intellectual property use.

  • Strong web and social media communication skills.
  • Experience managing a website and social media.
  • Ability to frame digital content in meaningful and engaging ways for visitors and staff.
  • Ability to use communications and interpretive skills to write effectively for digital media.
  • Skill to frame digital content in meaningful and engaging ways for visitors and staff.
  • Skill in media production and editing (e.g., photographs, graphics, video, audio, etc.).
  • General knowledge of analytics and how analytic data can be used to assist in developing, managing, and evaluating digital content.
  • Ability to ensure that their content demonstrates knowledge of, and effective execution of, their digital strategy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, within a team environment, for improved internal communication and unified messaging.

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

Work Location

The Partnership Office is located in the Department of the Interior at 1849 C St., NW, 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 Schedule 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) and continue until the end of the spring semester, with the possibility of extension into the summer.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour. 

 Application Procedures

To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, professional and/or educational references, and a one-page writing sample to Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Paid RA Opportunity-Diverse Black Families Project

The Diverse Black Families Project, led by Dr. Cecily Hardaway in the Department of
African American Studies, is seeking undergraduate students to work as research
assistants. This is a great opportunity for students who plan to pursue graduate training
in the behavioral or social sciences.

The project focuses on understanding how risks and opportunities associated with socioeconomic status and race shape child development and family processes in African American families. We study socioeconomic status as a source of within-group variability among African Americans
and examine how factors such as stress, discrimination, and economic disadvantage
affect African Americans families across social classes.

We are currently using longitudinal data sets to conduct secondary data analysis on relevant topics and preparing for an upcoming pilot study on stress and parenting in African American families. Undergraduate research assistants will be involved with conducting literature searches and reviews, data management, developing conference presentations, creating interview protocols, and planning for the upcoming pilot study. In addition, research assistants will attend weekly meetings where we discuss ongoing research activities and address questions that arise from work on the project.

Undergraduate research assistants are expected to work on the project for one full
semester; however, there is some flexibility around start and end dates. This opportunity
is paid but may also be done for course credit.

If interested, please send a resume, unofficial transcript, and a one-page cover letter stating why you would like to work on this project to Dr. Hardaway at Students majoring in African American Studies, Family Science, Human Development, Psychology, and Sociology
are especially encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

FT Job Opp at PRB!

Job description

Population Reference Bureau
Program Assistant
Position Summary:
The Program Assistant will serve as a member of the International Programs department, providing administrative and logistic support to programs and activities. The Program Assistant will assist with organizing meetings and conferences, handling multiple travel arrangements, maintaining participant and contact lists, processing invoices, editing and formatting workplans and annual reports, sending regular newsletters, making photocopies, and streamlining administrative processes when possible. The Program Assistant will also be called upon for providing substantive support to projects. This support may include researching data and information, conducting some data analysis, and assisting with writing selected materials such as web articles, case studies, briefs, and project reporting documents. The Program Assistant will primarily support projects funded by USAID, but may also be called upon to support private donor-funded activities.
Primary Responsibilities:
  1. Provides general administrative support, such as editing and formatting documents, photocopying, handling and distributing mail, maintaining department and project files, managing email listserves.
  2. Arranges logistics for domestic and international meeting planning by coordinating participant schedules and making travel arrangements. Prepares participant materials by assembling binders, ordering materials, and disseminating agendas. Helps to secure international visas and travel insurance. Arranges per diems and reimbursements.
  3. Serves as proposal coordinator responsible for scheduling meetings, managing logistics and communications, and supporting the technical writer and proposal manager in producing proposal content. Conducts grant-related research as needed.
  4. Creates and maintains database of training participants, consultants, media contacts, and other project partners. Produces mailing labels, basic reports, and other database outputs for project managers.
  5. Assists with field and home office communications and follow-up.
  6. Arranges and sets up conference rooms for meetings, seminars, and training workshops. Sets up conference calls and virtual meetings using Skype, GoToMeeting, webinar software, or conference call lines.
  7. Writes routine correspondence. Edits and proofreads materials.
  8. Organizes material for and contributes to administrative reports and routine reporting to donors. Edits and formats reporting documents with tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  9. Edits, proofreads, and formats materials. Prepares original correspondence. Produces graphs and tables for reports.
  10. Conducts routine Internet searches for projects.
  11. Manages invoices and expense reports for project activities, consultants, and senior staff.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned to support staff, such as finding articles and making routine phone calls requesting information.
  • Bachelor’s degree with social sciences background and an interest in global health/development issues preferred; associate’s degree with additional experience considered.
  • Experience providing administrative and project support to a staff of five or more employees.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office required with an emphasis on Excel. Knowledge of spreadsheet database functions in Excel also desirable.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize according to staff needs and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience working or studying in developing countries, or providing administrative support to an international organization with staff based in developing countries, preferred.
  • French language proficiency required.
  • Occasional travel may be involved.
    Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.
    Please remember to attach the resume and cover letter in the documents section. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Resumes will be considered immediately upon submission.
    This position is located in Washington, D.C.
    The Population Reference Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.

Greetings from the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area!

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 beginning at 5 pm, UNA-NCA invites students and young professionals to participate in its semi-annual Young Professional’s Career Dinner series.

This signature event is an opportunity for University of Maryland students and young alumni to discuss global career paths and network with experienced professionals in their fields of interest. The Fall 2017 Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards. This Fall's keynote speaker is Andy Rabens, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Following will be a series of concurrent, intimate dinners hosted at the UN Foundation and private homes across the National Capital Area.  Each dinner will feature guest speakers discussing their experience and careers in fields such as the UN, Global Health, Working Globally & Locally to Implement the SDGs, and Managing International Conflicts.

We ask that you circulate the included flier amongst your peers, colleagues, and any students or young professionals you may know who would be interested.

This is a ticketed event with special rates for UNA-USA members – students and young professionals up to age 25 can become members for free as part of theGenUN Program.

More about the event and registration information can be found at our website!

Please feel free to reach out to us, or contact me directly with any questions.

We hope to see you there!

Andrew B. Doll
Manager of Programs and Membership
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
O: 202-223-6092
M: 216-470-2686

Global Goals || Local Leaders

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Internship Trends!

Interesting Article on Internships:

Internship Trends
In addition to ranking the companies with the best internship programs, Vault discovered some interesting facts about students, internships, and the internship search.
  • Half (approximately 50 percent) of internships resulted in full-time job offers.
  • 98.5 percent of respondents surveyed had paid internships.
  • Pay was the No. 1 deciding factor when choosing an internship. Location was No. 2, followed by career advancement in their chosen industry at No. 3, and the opportunity for a full-time job offer at No. 4.
  • 61 percent of respondents found their internships through campus recruiting, 11.9 percent found them through referrals and family members, and 9.6 percent found them through a company’s website.
  • 66 percent of respondents relied primarily on their laptops for researching internships, while 21 percent also used their smart phones.