Monday, March 31, 2014

Italian Ambassador to Speak at UMD - Thurs.

Thursday April 3
12:15 - 1:20 PM
Policy Atrium, Van Munching Hall

About the Speaker
Claudio Bisogniero was born in Rome, on July 2 1954. After graduating with a Degree in Political Science from the University of Rome (1976) with a dissertation in International Economics, he completed his military service as an Officer in the Italian Army in 1976-77.  He entered the Italian Foreign Service in May 1978. In September of 1981, he was posted to the Embassy of Italy in Beijing as First Secretary for Economic and Commercial Affairs with responsibility also for bilateral and multilateral development co-operation programs with China. From 1984 to 1989, he served at the Permanent Mission of Italy to NATO in Brussels, as Counselor with primary focus on disarmament and international security issues. He also served as a Delegate to the Senior Political Committee. In 1989, he returned to Rome and was assigned to the Office of the Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the Republic , Francesco Cossiga, where he remained until April 1992. In this task, he covered a wide range of international issues, both bilateral and multilateral, relevant to all aspects of the international activity of the Italian President.
From 1992 to 1996, he served at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. as First Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs, with special focus also on financial issues, relations with the IMF and World Bank, think tanks, and defense-industry co-operation. In 1996, he was assigned to the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York, with primary responsibility for political affairs and UN reform. During this period he served as a member of the Italian delegation in the UN Security Council in 1996 and as a member of the Italian delegations to the 50th, 51st, 52nd and 53rd UN General Assemblies. In 1999, he returned to the home office, serving first with the Division of Personnel and later with the Office of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as direct collaborator to the Secretary General. 

In February 2002, he was appointed Deputy Director General for Political Multilateral Affairs  - Deputy Political Director - responsible for NATO, United Nations, G8, disarmament, OSCE, anti-terrorism, and human rights. In June 2005 he was named Director General for the Americas, with responsibility for the relations of Italy with the United States and Canada, as well as with all the countries of Latin America. In October 2007, he took up his duties as NATO Deputy Secretary General, responsible for a variety of security and strategic issues on the Alliance’s agenda; he also followed the NATO Summits in Bucharest, Strasbourg/Kiel and Lisbon, and worked actively in the preparatory phase for the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago.Named Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Ambassador Bisogniero presented his credentials to President Obama on January 18, 2012.
Claudio Bisogniero is married to Laura Denise Noce Benigni Olivieri; they have a daughter and a son. Hobbies and personal interests include classical music, reading, sailing, flying.

The Maryland Global Leaders Series is a joint effort of the UMD School of Public Policy, and Office of International Affairs.

Lose the Lights - April 14

Want to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint in a room filled with lava lamps, music, and free food and prizes? Join the UMD Sustainability Committee of Maryland in the Atrium of Stamp Student Union on April 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm for cool prizes, free delicious food, and interesting presentations from student clubs and off-campus organizations! 

We will be raffling off some great prizes including a brand new bike, bobble water bottles, and much more for FREE!! Also, our very Mark Stewart, the Director of the UMD Office of Sustainability, will be the keynote speaker for our feature presentation. Various student clubs and off-campus organizations will be hosting interesting booths and entertaining games. So come have a blast with us for FREE- minus all of the electricity of course. 

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Donate Your Kids' Books! - March 31-April 4

Do you have children's or AP books sitting around?  Donate them to underprivileged children in the 
area through the Bring on the Books Drive!  There will be a collection box in ASY 1213 this coming 
week (March 31-April 4), where you may place any children's, AP, or SAT prep books you have.  The 
books will be donated to UMD Children's Hospital in Baltimore and to high schools in the area.  Please 
help this cause of promoting literacy in the area through your kind donations!  Email with any questions.

Paid internship

Crossroads Campaigns (CCS) is a progressive political consulting firm helping organizations and campaigns with development, field programs, online tools, and communications services. We strive to provide top-notch service and a high return on investment for our clients. We empower our team in an environment with potential for professional and personal growth.

We are seeking paid Full Time Interns to assist staff members with research, client support, and administrative tasks. The Intern will work either for CCS or for one of CCS’s clients here in the District. Full Time Interns will receive a stipend of between $500 - $1000 a month.  Interns will work closely with both senior and junior staff members of CCS and/or our client and will also be expected to be able to carry out independent projects.

Job Description:
-Completing political research tasks on the national, state, and local levels
-Working with social media sites and basic websites
-Supporting staff with daily administrative tasks
-Helping staff with editing and proofreading of material
-Providing support with client-work in the corporate, electoral, and non-profit fields 

We are accepting interns on a rolling basis. 

The internship time frame is three months.

If interested, please send a brief cover letter and resume No calls please.

Pre-Health Event: Northeast Diversity Collaborative

THE Pre-Health Event of the year!!! 5 Med Schools + 1 Dental School Diversity officers from 5 regional medical schools and 1 dental school will visit us to share their wisdom on the admissions process, the
personal statement, the relevance of GPA and MCAT, post-back program,financing medical education and more! Whether you're applying to schools now or just beginning your pre-reqs, this event will be beneficial to your journey!

This event will be held in BRB1101 on Tuesday, April 1 from 5-7 pm. Spread The Word!!!!

Volunteer at Bitcamp this weekend!

Sign up to volunteer here: Bitcamp ( is a 36-hour hackathon in Cole Field House this weekend, April 4-6, 2014. It’s going to be a chaotic and fun weekend, as we manage a 750+ person event where you stay up all night and build something awesome. Volunteer activities include event management, running errands, crisis control, registration, manning booths, etc. All volunteers receive free Bitcamp t-shirts, free meals for the entire weekend, free swag, and free networking opportunities with companies like Microsoft, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bloomberg, Oculus Rift, Twilio, SendGrid, and more! Reach out to Jeremy Griffith at with any questions.

Support UMD InnoWorks by eating Chipotle

Come support UMD InnoWorks by eating Chipotle on Wed, April 9th from 6-9pm! Be sure to tell the cashier that you're supporting InnoWorks and we'll get 50% of the proceeds to help run a free weeklong summer science camp for underprivileged local middle schoolers!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Federal and Global Semester Information Night

Thursday, April 3rd, 5:30-6:30 in 1101 Tydings!  Cookies will be served!
Interested in obtaining internship experience, including in the Federal government, before you graduate?
Do you have aspirations of international work experience, but cannot afford to leave the country?
Come hear about the University of Maryland's premiere internship programs, Federal and Global Semester!
The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is hosting a Federal and Global Semester Information Night to demonstrate how valuable these programs actually are.
Honors students are very welcome!  Bring friends who might be interested!
Both programs are a full year program consisting of a seminar in the Fall, and culminating with an internship of your choosing in the Spring Semester.
The director of both programs, Dr. Joan Burton, will give a brief introduction, followed by a student panel Q&A session, open to audience questions. We will also be serving light refreshments (cookies!)

For more information before the event, check out the websites at:
If you have any questions contact Tommy Minter at

Here’s a link to the Facebook.

Gemstone Senior Thesis Conference 2014!

The Gemstone Program will be hosting its annual Gemstone Senior Thesis Conference! Please join us on April 11 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm in Riggs Alumni Center as our eleven senior teams present their research projects that they have worked so hard on for the past three years. Faculty, students and parents are all welcome! Junior Gemstone teams will also have posters set up with the latest updates on their research projects. Be sure to stick around for the reception afterward to celebrate!

You can visit to see the presentation schedule as well as learn more about each team’s research project.

You can also like the Gemstone Program on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates on Senior Thesis Conference and other Gemstone events! Please feel free to email for any further questions and concerns.


You could try to find what's waiting at the end of the rainbow, or we could just give you something better than a pot of gold: two hours of improv. 
It's our first specialty show of the semester! Bring all your cheapskate leprechaun pals, because it's free as always. See you there!


Employment Panel on Careers in Sustainability

Grow Your Impact is sponsoring an Employment Panel on Careers in Sustainability at the University Career Center on Wednesday, April 2nd from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The panel will be broken up into 2 parts: the first hour will be a Q&A panel with representatives from ECO City Farms, Green America, Compost Cab, and NACWA. The second hour will be a networking session. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in having a career in the sustainability field! Submit questions for the panelists to using the subject line Employer Panel Questions.

Information Session- MEDLIFE in Tanzania

This Tuesday, April 8th, Tim Anson, Director of
Student Affairs, and Terry Mulligan, Director of Tanzania, will be coming to UMD to talk to us about MEDLIFE in Tanzania! This would be a great time to ask questions about this trip and/or anything MEDLIFE related!
Also, MEDLIFE @ UMD is planning a 5k mid April and will be make an announcement at this meeting with all of the information needed to sign up!
Hope to see everyone there!
Feel free to contact us with any questions
Find us on Facebook : MEDLIFE- University of Maryland Chapter

Maurice Shohet: My Experience, Politics, and the Fight to Protect Iraqi Jewish Archives

Sunday 7 pm, Maryland Hillel Library (upstairs) Maurice Shohet is an Iraqi Jew who escaped to Israel during the Ba’athist regime, a time of rising anti-Semitic violence. He is the president of the World Organization of Jews from Iraq, American Friends of Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Israel, and is an analyst for the Middle East Media Research Institute. 
He will be speaking about his experience living in Iraq, his escape to Israel, and about the Mizrachi experience

Legal Aid Internship

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Emily Landau Book Talk - Thursday

Beta Psi Omega evening of internship search experience

Unsure on internship opportunities? Want to know how to get them? Come join Beta Psi Omega for an evening of internship searching and the experiences. We will have a number of presenters discussing their experiences. 

It will be held on April 1, 2014 at 6 pm in the Pyon Su Room of Stamp

Any questions please contact us at

“Organizing, Mobilizing & Advocating for Transgender Equality in the Washington, D.C. Area & Beyond”

What: Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program presents a special seminar:
“Organizing, Mobilizing & Advocating for Transgender Equality in the Washington, D.C. Area & Beyond”
An Evening with Andy Bowen, Policy Associate at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) & UMD Alumna (‘08)

When: Tuesday, April 1st, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: South Campus Commons Building 1, Seminar Room 1102
RSVP on Facebook:

More information:
In the past decade, American attitudes on gay and lesbian rights-- such as same-sex marriage, adoption, and military service—0 have shifted tremendously, with polls showing unprecedented levels of support. But what about the "T" in "LGBT"? Beyond the Classroom is proud to present this special seminar by Andy Bowen (UMD ‘08). Andy will share the struggles and recent achievements for transgender rights, as well as her journey from UMD college student to professional activist in Washington, D.C.

Andy is pursuing a Master of Social Work from Catholic University (’14); and received a BA in History, Certificate in Women's Studies, and Lorde-O'Leary Award (for service to the LGBT community) from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008.

At NCTE, Andy works on behalf of trans people’s access to accurate identity records, health insurance, and shelter. She helped lead the efforts to pass the Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act, which eases D.C.'s birth certificate and name change processes for transgender people; and the recently-announced policy giving transgender people in D.C. access to insurance coverage for transition-related care.

Beyond the Classroom presents "How to Survive a Plague"

Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program
Series on “People Power: Activism for Social Change!”
presents the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary:
How to Survive a Plague

Monday, March 31, 7:00-9:00 pm
        1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, Seminar Room

This Series on People Power: Activism for Social Change is sponsored by
Beyond the Classroom Living and Learning Program, 
and the Office of Undergraduate Studies,  at the University of Maryland, College Park

Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and 1990s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
        “…The first documentary that I have seen that does justice to this story of a civil rights movement rising from the ashes of our dead.” -- Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast.
•           “Tells the story of these activists and the organizations they built... in compelling detail. Their fight was a Gandhian one—using the tactics of non-violent civil disobedience, the creativity of the gay community, and the effective but tough slog of grassroots participatory democracy.” -- Chris Beyrer, The Lancet. 

Applications for Terrapin Talent Now Open!

Dear talented Terps!

Student Entertainment Events invites you to submit applications to the second Terrapin Talent!  We're looking to showcase all different kinds of talent, so show us what you've got! The event will take place Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm in the Hoff Theater. Please make sure all members involved in the performance will be available at that time. For more information check out the Facebook Event Page. 

Applications are available at You can submit your application here. All applications are DUE by April 9

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Gabby Davis and Emily Costa at

We're looking forward to receiving your submissions. Best of luck!

Basketball Freethrow-a-thon for Charity at UMD! - April 12

Salaams everyone! 

On April 12 1PM at the University of Maryland inshaAllah 3Di Althetics and UMD United Muslim Relief are coming together for the first ever Freethrow-A-Thon! Find out how many out of 50 free throws YOU can make. Earn money with every shot you make to raise funds to open a school for children in Pakistan. A part of the funds will also be going towards athletes and families needing financial assistance who seek to participate in 3Di Athletics’ camps and clinics.  

Prizes include UMRAH PACKAGE and iPAD MINI!  

Register Here:  
Cost:  Online Registration - $10 (See Eventbrite link above) 
Online Registration w/Event T-Shirt - $20 (See Eventbrite link above)

How does it work?
1. Collect Sponsorship commitments from family members, friends, businesses or anyone before the big day (April 12th, 2014). Pledges can be either a flat donation or “per free-throw made.” PLEDGE FORM HERE: 

2. Come to the University of Maryland, College Park, Reckord Armory on April 12th, 2014 for our event to shoot your 50 Free-Throws! Mark how many you make at the bottom of this sheet. Please submit your Free-Throws made to the front table. 
We will calculate the final total “money raised” by:  Flat Fee Donation + (Free Throws Made) x (Pledge for Every Free-Free Throw Made)  
3. A tentative winner will be announced for Most Money Raised at the event. HOWEVER, a winner will only be confirmed when money is collected. After the event, notify your sponsors of the final total to be collected and collect the money from them. 3Di/UMR will collect the money from YOU, NOT the sponsors. 

Auditions for Terrapin Theatre Troupe’s “Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda!” Spring Cabaret

Have you ever been denied a part because you didn’t quite fit the role? That problem ends here. Screw typecasting and sing whatever you want! Come out with your best song, and don’t hold back. 

Who: YOU 
What: Auditions for Terrapin Theatre Troupe’s 
“Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda!” Spring Cabaret
When: Friday, March 28th from 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 30th from 4–5:45 p.m.
  Sunday, CSPAC ROOM 1809
How: Come prepared to sing at least 32 bars of the song of your choice.
Why: Because everyone has a song the wish they could have done, should have done or would have done if the circumstances were correct.  

Auditions will be accompanied.  Bring sheet music! 
If you need help finding it, give us a shout out on Facebook or Twitter.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pre-College Programs Summer Employment Opportunity

Pre-College Programs - Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math & Science seeks college upperclassmen, graduating seniors, and recent grads for residential tutor counselor positions.  The application is now available at; applicants seeking best consideration should submit their application no later than April 18.

Smith Undergraduate Net Impact - Saturday

Interested in arts, community, and entrepreneurship? Then join us for a uniquely interactive collection of talks by UMD students, professors, artists, and entrepreneurs, and the first ever collaboration between the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center this Saturday, March 29 from 2-4 p.m. in CSPAC Room 2540! Prepare to break through the fourth wall around the performing arts, build interdisciplinary networks, and inspire creative approaches to social change no matter what field you are in. Sponsored by Voices: Arts for Social Change, Smith Undergraduate Net Impact, and AshokaU TerpChangemakers. RSVP at our Facebook event page.

Delta Sigma Pi Date Auction fundraiser this Friday.

Business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi is holding a Date Auction fundraiser this Friday.

 We also have a link to our event on facebook: .


          TerpKIDS is an organization of UMD students mentoring students in DC public schools in order to kindle inspiration, dreams, and success.  The founders of this movement are honors college students participating in the Do Good Challenge (more on that at, a requirement for one of our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) classes.  This is an eight week contest to create social good.
          The after school programs we will be assisting are at elementary schools in the D.C. public school system.  The reason we have chosen this location is because the University of Maryland is indeed very close, and the coordinators of these programs reached out to us when we told them what we were looking to start.  We want to motivate these children while we care for them and help them as they strive to accomplish their dreams.  TerpKIDS is bridging the gap between these public schools and UMD students who can help them.

     The requirements before you start:

          We are looking for anyone who is excited about making a difference in the lives of youth in our area.  The legal requirements are an official background check and fingerprinting from the FBI, as well as a negative tuberculosis (TB) test within the past 12 months.  Our group is currently undergoing these certifications.  We would guide you through the entire process, and have one of us travel from campus into the DC public school office with a group of you.  Obtaining a TB test is easy if you have not had one, and takes only 48 hours until you are declared negative.  If you have had one in the past 12 months, you simply bring the record of that with you when you are certified.  The clearing process should be rather quick and efficient.  We will be getting those forms (with further and more detailed instructions) on our website,, as soon as possible.
     The requirements to stay in the terpKIDS program:
          The time commitment for terpKIDS is about 3 & 1/2 hours every 2 weeks.  This is 2 & 1/2 hours of actual volunteer time, as the schools conduct their after school activities from 3:30 - 6 p.m. each weekday.  We would take the metro bus from Stamp Student Union to the metro and then go into the city.  A group of us and you would leave around 3 and be back around 6:30 on a typical volunteering day.  Right now, this small travel cost would be up to you to provide.  However, we hope to eventually receive donations that would pay for your transportation.  After becoming certified, we will work with you to decide on times to volunteer.  We realize this is a large commitment for college students.  If the amount of time is an issue but you still want to do this, please email us and we can see what to do from there.  What the volunteers will be doing exactly will be decided according to what the schools need, but they have mentioned that they need us to help with homework (tutor), mentor, play games, help with snacks, and even coach a Girls on the Run team.  If any of these sound appealing then we would love to have you!

Thanks!  We hope to hear from you soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Learn about Gates-Cambridge Scholarships to the UK

Created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship program provides unique graduate study opportunities for intellectually outstanding students with a proven capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. The Gates-Cambridge Scholarship FULLY FUNDS up to three (3) years of graduate study in any field at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, one of the world’s leading educational institutions.
You can learn more about the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship and the University of Cambridge by attending an informal event co-hosted by the National Scholarships Office and the Individual Studies Program (IVSP). The event will give you the opportunity to speak with two Maryland faculty members who studied at the University of Cambridge:
--Prof. Richard Bell, B.A. (History), University of Cambridge
--Prof. Christopher Reynolds, B.A. (Physics and Theoretical Physics) and Ph.D. (Astronomy), University of Cambridge
Event Details: Friday, April 4, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm – 2407 Marie Mount Hall (home of the Individual Studies Program) - Light snacks will be provided
PLEASE RSVP to if you plan to attend. If you are interested in learning more about the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship program but cannot attend this event, please contact Francis DuVinage at for more information.
More about the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Opportunity:
The Gates-Cambridge Scholarship program seeks to build a global network of future leaders in all fields committed to improving the lives of others. It looks for candidates with:
--commitment to a career focused on improving the lives of others
--outstanding, demonstrated intellectual ability
--clear leadership accomplishments and potential
--a strong fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and a graduate degree program at Cambridge
Eligibility: You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:
--a citizen of any country except the United Kingdom.
--applying to pursue one of the following full-time degrees – in any field except clinical medicine – at the University of Cambridge: PhD; MSc or MLitt; or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
--although there is no minimum GPA required, the typical range for scholarship recipients is 3.7 – 4.0
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship -
University of Cambridge -

Opportunity for Student Researchers and Writers!

The Mithril Turtle, UMD's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Lord of the Rings, invites YOU to submit Tolkien-related research papers for an on-campus Student Research Conference.

The conference will be October 10, 2014.

Submissions are due by April 30th.

For more information, visit our website, or email

For May Grads: Medical Receptionist / Medical Assistant Position in a Dermatology Office

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, LLC, we celebrate the diversity of all skin colors and all skin types.  We are dedicated to using innovative techniques to treat the medical, surgical, and cosmetic needs of our patient’s skin, hair, and nails.  We treat every patient with kindness, dignity, and respect.

This private dermatology practice in North Bethesda near White Flint Mall is looking for a part-time medical receptionist / assistant (~32 hours/week) to start in May 2014. Paid part-time hours are highly encouraged for extra training before the position becomes vacant.  A minimum of a two-year commitment is required. 

The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM to 5:15 PM. 

Job Responsibilities include primarily front office duties along with back office duties:
Answer phones, schedule appointments, insurance and billing, receive and process prescription requests, assist with procedures and surgeries, prepare exams rooms, clean and sterilize instruments, etc.

This is the perfect position for a future health care professional who wants to learn all of the aspects of running a patient-centered private practice! Previous employees have gone on to medical school, nursing school, and dental school.

Eligible candidates should be extremely reliable.  You will be working very closely with the two doctors, so it is imperative that you are dependable and trustworthy.  There will be a lot of patient interaction, so customer service skills are a must. 

Please send a cover letter along with your resume to

Summer Internship/Research Asst.

Position:              Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – SUMMER/FALL 2014

Title:                    Research Assistant

Duties:                 The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with conducting local substance abuse prevention needs assessments and program evaluations. These projects were implemented as a part of local initiatives to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse, and risky sexual behavior. CESAR staff work with local coalitions and prevention staff to complete a five step process to build community capacity, identify local priorities and needs and more efficiently identify, implement, and evaluate evidence-based programs and policies. Specific duties include:

  • Assist with development of local data collection instruments
  • Data entry (using Access or SPSS) for responses from student and community surveys
  • Review local data and develop tables/spreadsheets/graphics  
  • Assist with preparation of needs assessment reports, strategic plan documents, logic models, evaluation reports, etc.
  • Attend project meetings
  • Assist with other projects such as analysis of data for a urinalysis study and preparing grant proposals
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:   This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with local agency staff and analyzing and writing up local data. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Access or a statistical program such as SPSS is a plus.

Compensation:    This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students to gain academic experience and/or may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits).

To Apply:            Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:  
Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD  20740
301-403-8342 (fax)

Deadline:             Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Position:              Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – SUMMER 2014 and/or FALL 2014

Title:                    Research Assistant

Duties:                 The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the development and maintenance of the Maryland Community Services Locator website ( Specific duties include:

  • Verify the accuracy of program listings in the database using online sources and telephone surveys
  • Data entry (using Excel) for responses from provider surveys
  • Assist in augmenting the comprehensiveness of the existing database through database comparisons, resource inventories, etc.
  • Outreach to community providers to promote awareness of the MDCSL in Maryland
  • Field work with community providers to promote awareness and use of the website
  • Assist with dissemination of materials to providers
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:   This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with community providers. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Experience working with community organizations and/or social service/health/criminal justice providers. Preference will be given to candidates that are willing to make a commitment to both Summer and Fall semesters.

Hours: 10 hours/week minimum.

Compensation:    This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students only and may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3 credits).

To Apply:            Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:  
Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD  20740
301-403-8342 (fax)

Deadline:             Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.