Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Diamondback Is Hiring Copy Editors

The Diamondback, the university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring copy editors for the fall semester. Copy editors fact-check articles and columns and proofread pages for accuracy, spelling, grammar and AP style. They typically work 8-12 hours per week (2-3 shifts). Shifts are four-hour commitments between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. This paid position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the newsroom for a daily paper, and a great way to get involved at The Diamondback. All majors are welcome to apply; we especially encourage candidates with previous journalism or editorial experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume via email attachment to copy desk chiefs Brittany Cheng ( and Lyla Lawless ( We are looking to hire as soon as possible; the deadline for applications is August 31.

SuperScore Prep Seeks Social Media Intern

SuperScore, Inc., a nonprofit education outreach organization, is looking for a social media specialist intern. Intern will work to build SuperScore's online presence and following on Facebook and Twitter. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in social entrepreneurship and social media marketing in the community. 

Requirements: Self-directed worker, experience with social media 

Commitment: Flexible    

Please contact us at if you are interested. Learn more about SuperScore at

Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you thinking about studying abroad or interning abroad in SPRING 2015 or later? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

The GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive Pell Grants.  In the past three years more than 90 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more and to receive advice about preparing a Gilman Scholarship application, please follow this link ­ ­  or write to us at

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2014 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for study abroad programs for Spring semester 2015.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085

Recruitment Extended - Join the Food Recovery Network Leadership Team!

Are you passionate about ending hunger and reducing food waste? Then apply for the 2014-2015 Food Recovery Network Leadership Team! FRN is an organization that recovers leftover food from campus events and donates it to local shelters. To date, we have recovered over 300,000 lbs of food that otherwise would have been thrown away. Email a copy of your application ( to by September 1st. 

Fall Intern Needed - Food Recovery Network

Founded in September of 2011 at UMD, Food Recovery Network (FRN) is the largest national student-led movement using food recovery to fight hunger and food waste. While one in six Americans are food insecure, according to the NRDC 40% of food in the United States is wasted. This food decomposes in landfills, making up almost 25% of U.S. methane emissions. We envision a world where meals feed people, not landfills. FRN unites students at colleges across the country in recovering surplus perishable food from their campus that would otherwise go to waste, and donating it to people in need. In only three years, we have grown explosively from our first chapter at UMD to 98 schools in 25 states across the country, and have recovered and donated over 420,000 pounds of food. We are now a team of 10 full time and one part time paid staff and  recently moved our national office into the Hartwick Office Building in the heart of College Park, right next to UMD. Apply now for an internship with this exciting, high-impact organization!

Position Description: FRN is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented UMD student to join our national team as an intern. This person will assist all staff members in the efficient administration of our organization, and will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how a nonprofit functions. The student will also work with the Development Manager to design a semester-long project depending on his/her interests to support FRN’s work. This position pays a one-time stipend of $400. Additionally, we encourage you to pursue internship credit with UMD for this experience.

Expected Commitment: This internship is a semester-long commitment and will run from the week of September 15th until December 12th. The intern must be able to commit to coming to our office for 10 hours/week within our operating hours of Mon-Fri from 9:30-5:30[B1] .

·         Support Executive Director and senior staff, including scheduling and miscellaneous projects
·         Maintain Food Recovery Certified’s ( social media accounts
·         Assist in Food Recovery Certified program maintenance
·         Office errands and administrative duties
·         Manage FRN’s general email account
·         Manage FRN’s online donations and thank high-level donors
·         Complete a long-term research project to develop the organization 

·         Preferred: has a car on campus
·         Must be detail-oriented
·         Must have strong organizational skills
·         Must have the ability to work independently on assigned tasks
·         Enjoys a fast-pace, dynamic, and team-oriented work environment
·         Has interest in food recovery and fighting hunger

How to apply: If interested, please send a cover letter including the following information to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled or until Wednesday, September 10.
·         Contact information
·         Class year and major
·         Why you’re interested in joining our team
·         Any other relevant information about your interest in food justice, previous work experience, or other fun things we should know about you
If you have any questions regarding this positions, the application process, or Food Recovery Network in general please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Development Manager, Cam Pascual, at or visit our website at


Job Description: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland is seeking a motivated part-time student web writer/communications assistant to help generate content for the College’s website, contribute to the College’s social media presence and support the overall communications goals of the College throughout the fall 2014 semester and possibly beyond.

·         Be available to work 10 hours per week
·         Write copy that is crisp and to the point, simplifying sometimes complex ideas and terminology for a general audience
·         Be comfortable and experienced interviewing professionals across a wide array of subject matters
·         Familiar with various social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Experience working with and/or creating social media marketing plans a plus.
·         Manage multiple assignments, prioritize workloads and produce high-quality work within established deadlines
·         Work independently
·         Be responsive and readily available via phone and email
·         Experience with video and video editing a plus
·         Experience with content management systems for websites a plus

Salary & Benefit Information:

Number of Available Openings:
1 to 2

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, up to three writing samples and a link to an online portfolio (if applicable) to

Position Closing Date:
Friday, September 5, 2014

Sara Gavin, Communications Coordinator, College of AGNR

Internship Opportunity with the Howard County Republican Party

The Howard County Republican Party is seeking political campaign interns for the 2014 fall semester. We are seeking personable and courteous individuals who possess excellent verbal communication skills. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to experience the inner workings of a political campaigns and/or working with the party central committee. Interns will learn about the organizational, and operational functions of a campaign including field work, campaign messaging, outreach to the community, use of technological tools (such as MS Office, Goggle Docs, social media, use of databases), attending campaign events, and brainstorming. Interns should expect to work approx. 100 hours up to and including Election Day (not to conflict with semester college course schedule). This internship is unpaid but will prove to be a rewarding, interesting experience. Faculty in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences have been notified of this internship opportunity and students may be eligible to receive credit for this internship. Please note that credit is not guaranteed and eligibility will be decided by the university and the BSOS College on a case-by-case basis. This is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your communication, organizational and team work skills during a fascinating election. You can view the full posting and apply online at the Careers4Terps website. Search "Howard County Republican Party."

SGA's Student Sustainability Committee

Want to make a difference, help the environment and make new friends? If yes, join the SGA's Student Sustainability Committee at the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21!! This will be the biggest action yet in the climate movement, an important chance to let world leaders know we demand serious and immediate action against climate change.  Fill out this form if you are interested, we hope to have you join us!

Peer Educator Training Certification

The Peer Assisted Learning program (PAL) is designed around the concept of students assisting their peers in reaching their short and long-term academic goals. PAL educators are trained student volunteers who assist fellow university students improve their study skills, gain confidence in their scholastic abilities, and provide tips and techniques for continuing academic success.

LAS in the Counseling Center provides a comprehensive peer educator training program with varied tracks for all qualified students interested in becoming PALs.
Want to gain experience & hone your skills?
Participants in the LAS Peer Educator Training program will:
·         Receive ongoing, semester-long training; partake in professional development opportunities; and gain new techniques and skills to incorporate into their roles as peer educators
·         Have the opportunity for various training tracks. Students can volunteer or gain either 3 credits (EDCP318E) or 1 credit of upper-level coursework (EDCP 498)
·         Participate in experiential learning through hands-on, out of class activities and one-on-one mentoring and tutoring sessions
·         Hone Communication and Leadership skills
·        Network with fellow peers

Participants have the opportunity to receive official LAS peer educator certification and/or College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)'s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC):
·         Certification type depends on training track
·         Your information would be listed on the LAS Counseling Center website as a certified LAS mentor or tutor  OR as a IMPTPC certified mentor
·         This website serves as a referral source for any UMD student, parent, faculty, or staff member looking to work with or hire a highly qualified mentor or tutor
·         This is a great professional development opportunity to list on a resume, job, or graduate school application


For more info. or to receive an application, contact Katie or