Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Global Zero Action Corps - Apply by June 1


“Global Zero is grassroots organizing at its finest.” -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

At Global Zero, we’re powered by the creativity and passion of young people who understand that nuclear weapons have no place in the 21st century. We face a new administration that jeopardizes decades of progress by increasing nuclear weapons spending and volatile, bombastic rhetoric that brings the world to the brink of nuclear war. When global leaders such as Donald Trump are able to trigger nuclear war with the push of a button, the need for change is greater than ever. Action Corps leaders are at the forefront of this fight: spearheading the campaign in their city or campus, directing outreach in their communities, and leading as the face of a vision for a world without nukes.
THE GIG

Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, we’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference -- and have fun while you’re at it!
Over the course of the year, you’ll work with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nukes. You will have insider access to cutting-edge international policy, work with local and national media, lobby elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter to resist President Trump’s reckless nuclear agenda. Action Corps leaders this year will be working to pressure their campuses and city councils to pass resolutions in opposition to President Trump’s march toward nuclear war, while attending our organizing trainings and helping to recruit for larger national actions.
Action Corps is not your average volunteer role. By the end of this program you will have the skills you need to effectively organize your peers, mobilize them to action, lobby decision-makers, work with the media, and more. Action Corps leaders typically dedicate 3-5 hours a week to the program.

Ready for the challenge? Here’s your chance to become a leader in the fight to eliminate nuclear weapons.
HOW TO APPLY

Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to field@globalzero.org. If selected, we will be in touch to set up a time to chat about the opportunity over the phone. The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. in August.

Questions? Contact us at field@globalzero.org.


Fulbright English Teaching and Int'l Research Grants - Last Call!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduatesAre you interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to teach English or do research abroad for the 2018-19 academic year?

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1800 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

To make an appointment to discuss applying for a Fulbright US Student Program grant to teach English or conduct research, contact us at fulbright@umd.edu before, or very shortly after, you leave campus for the summer.

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Grad Students – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in over 70 countries around the world.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2017 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Free Workshop: How to Apply for Department of State Internships - 5/17

When: Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall) 

Successful applicants and alumni will be there too--to give you tips and help you with your applications.  

You might figure on a possible 6 month lead on internships--so you might apply now, including for Pathways positions, even if you don't wish to start until spring 2018!!

This workshop is sponsored by UMD Global Fellows Program
Applications still open for next year's cohort of Global and Federal Fellows!  Apply Now!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Research Asst. Positions for Fall Semester

Interested in gaining hands-on research experience?

The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR ENGLISH AND SPANISH SPEAKING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for the fall semester (2017).

Students will serve as research assistants for the Family Involvement Lab project Baby Books 2, which is an intervention for low income mothers, fathers, & young children. The goal of the study is to understand the reading practices of these mothers & fathers.

Research assistants will participate in data collection; recruit parents; schedule visits; & enter data. Effective communication skills and a passion for working with families with young children is required. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in the social sciences. Depending on interest & skill-level, there will be opportunities to write honors theses and participate in papers for publication.

Interested students should send their unofficial transcript and resume to Catherine Kuhns at ckuhns@umd.edu. For additional information on our lab, see our website at http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/filab/ and www.babybooks2.com

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

Apply as soon as you can—rolling admissions!
Includes:
·         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: Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. Helsinki Commission, 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! 

APPLY NOW!!!
Application Link: Online Application

For more information visit our websites: http://federalfellows.umd.edu/ and http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu/

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Apply to be on the Executive Board of the Black Honors Caucus!

The mission of the Black Honors Caucus is to provide a space for black and minority students to convene on the basis of scholarship, creativity, and camaraderie in order to support the achievement of its members. The Black Honors Caucus is established for the purpose of building cohesiveness among Black members of the honors community and promoting activism within the Black community. This organization aims to serve the university as a whole by providing a forum for diversity and discussion about the community's greatest concerns. Although the organization is sponsored by the Honors College, membership is open to all students.

A list of some events that the Black Honors Caucus held this year:


If you are interested in being on the Black Honors Caucus e-board, please indicate the position you would like to run for and email your resume to: blackhonorscaucus@gmail.com

White Coat Strategists - Medical School Consultation

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