Thursday, June 11, 2015


Child Family Health International's scholarship deadline for fall Global Health Education Programs is coming up on July 15th. CFHI programs place you in the trenches of global health alongside health care workers, patients, and community leaders. They allow you to understand complex global health challenges through the eyes of community members and get to the core of on-the-ground realities.

Scholarship applications for fall CFHI programs are due July 15th by 11:59 pm PST. Apply at  

Part time job: try mystery shopping?

Guest Check is a 12+ year company providing mystery shop service exclusively in the hospitality sector (bars, restaurants & hotels) all through North
America.  We have a number of exceptional clients throughout the Washington DC metro region, including N VA and MD.  We pay a small fee + full reimbursement of expenses.  Reports are detailed and most are completed within a MS Word and/or Excel format or completed online.  Guest Check shoppers are all Independent Contractors, which means you would not be an employee, and can work mystery shop assignments around all other jobs, school etc.  You can keep tabs on available opportunities, and accept only
the ones that work with your schedule.  Most assignments require shoppers to be 21+.  

Interested?  Click on the "join our team" link at to apply online.

Fall Research Opportunity

The Child Development Lab (, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking a highly motivated and extremely dependable student for the Fall semester to work on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project and projects examining cognitive development. The undergraduate will be responsible for data entry and some analysis as well as testing participants and literature reviews. We are looking for a student who is comfortable working independently, organized, detail-oriented, and committed to the accuracy and completeness of data. Requirements: min 3.0 GPA, 9 hrs/week, 2 semester commitment.  Applicants must have familiarity with statistics and research methods.  Familiarity with SPSS, Mplus, and Excel is preferred, but not required.  If interested, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Fall 2016 class schedule to Leanna Papp at lpapp@umd.eduEDHD 498, Psych 479, BSCI 399 credits available.

Are you taking a Spanish class? The Language Learning and Cognition Study needs your help!

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants for the summer and early fall!
Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at Taliaferro.  You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!
Eligibility criteria include (see for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 200- or 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
- not started studying Spanish before age 12
- no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country
Contact us at

Word Guessing Study

The purpose of this study is to develop a measure of cross-language similarity in how words sound. During this study, you will hear words in various languages, and will answer questions about these words. No prior knowledge of languages other than English is needed to participate in this study. Study will take place at University of Maryland Patapsco Building (5201 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Maryland) 

All participants must be at least 18 years of age, be native English speakers, and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing.

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Fall 2015 semester award are due July 15, 2015 (new deadline). All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply:

Paid Fall Brand and Marketing Internship Opportunity with National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship (Partnership Office) is searching for a University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in an opportunity to assist in the  development of an NPS Brand and Marketing Strategy that raises public awareness and understanding of the NPS mission and its core values; resonates with a broad range of audiences and constituent groups; promotes greater recognition of the brand; and attracts and encourages increased engagement and stewardship.  

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 a brand and marketing specialist and the Partnership Office to assist in the development of an NPS Brand Identity and Marketing Strategy.  Depending on the phase of strategy development, interns may conduct research and write reports on the following topic areas,  

  • Define and describe the need and importance of creating a comprehensive NPS brand identity and marketing strategy.
  • Research and report out on the history of NPS brand marks and usage.
  • Research and report out on the history of NPS marketing, including successful marketing campaigns the NPS has carried out in the past.
  • Create a list of focus and constituent groups and brainstorm ways to engage groups in order to develop a comprehensive and representative list of the universal meanings, values, emotions and intangible assets people equate with the NPS -and that the NPS seeks to convey through its new brand identity.
  • Research and report out on the “best-in-class” branding and marketing strategies used by government agencies and nonprofit and corporate entities. 
  • Research and recommend the best ways to articulate and roll out the new strategy to NPS employees, partners, and other key stakeholders. 
  • Research different types of tools and tool kits government, non-profit, and corporate entities have created to ensure stakeholders are able to effectively utilize the new brand.  
  • Determine what types of guidance would be most useful in rolling out the new branding/marketing strategy.
  • Develop a strategy to test brand and marketing effectiveness (once roll-out has occurred). 

This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have completed one or more marketing courses.     

This position requires:

  • Knowledge or experience in strategic marketing, brand and marketing communications,        brand management, and marketing research methods.
  • Strong communication skills; oral and written.
  • Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
  • Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.

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

The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office.

This part time (16-20 hours per week maximum) internship will run from September 14 (or sooner if available for an earlier start date) to the end of the fall semester, with a possibility to extend through the spring semester.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

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

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

Apply by June 15.

University Honors Peer Mentoring Program! Calling Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Be a Peer Mentor!  University Honors is recruiting Peer Mentors for fall 2015. As a peer mentor, you'll work with new students, welcome them to the Honors community, and provide them with guidance through their first semester. 

Interested students should complete the application by Friday, July 17 .  The application is short and should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  You can choose to mentor individually or you can co-mentor with a friend. 

Need an extra credit? Mentors are eligible to take an optional 1-credit Peer Mentor class.  The class is pass/ fail and will focus on coaching & leadership skills.  

Complete your application today!!!   Application link:

Please direct all questions to Liza Lebrun,

Monday, June 1, 2015

Asian American identity study needs Participants

I am a doctoral candidate in the Student Affairs Concentration in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland, and I write to solicit nominations of participants for my dissertation study.  The purpose of my study is to explore the role and salience of race to Asian American college students’ identities and to explore the intersections of race with other social identities.  I hope to learn how Asian Americans see themselves as racial beings and how they make meaning of their multiple and intersecting social identities.

I am seeking current Asian American undergraduate students who have spent some time thinking about their race, ethnicity, and/or other dimensions of their identity (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, ability status, religion, socioeconomic status).  I am seeking participants who represent the range of diversity within the Asian American community in terms of ethnicity and other social identity dimensions (such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, ability status, and immigrant generation status), but the most important criteria are that they have thought about their race and would be willing to engage in reflective conversations with me about their identity. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

If interested, contact  by June 5

If you have any questions about this study, please feel free to contact me at or my dissertation advisor, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, at


Yoolee Choe Kim
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
College of Education
University of Maryland

Volunteer: "Bring on the Books" Workshops Project Manager

GOAL: Provide support to underserved students in our community by organizing monthly AP 
(Advanced Placement) course review sessions and coordinating college application workshops. 

1. Advertise project and coordinate with local high schools 
2. Recruit and manage student influx/demands 
3. Coordinate room reservations 
4. Recruit (review applications & interview) workshop leaders 
5. Review/oversee workshop agendas (pre-workshop)
6. Collect feedback (post-workshop) 

All these tasks will be run under your management with the help of the entire organization. 

APPLY: Send the following information via email to titled "BOB 
Workshop Manager Application"
1. Resume 
2. Cover letter (can be brief) 

UMD Dental Brigades Deadline Extension: June 1st

The University of Maryland Global Dental Brigades is a non-profit student led organization. This upcoming January, we plan to travel to Honduras to provide dental aid to rural underprivileged communities. As a volunteer you will be assisting dentists with procedures such as fillings, sealants, cleanings, fluoride application and extractions. Also you will have the opportunity to increase prevention of oral diseases by educating children in the community. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and will make you a unique pre-dental hopeful.

The link to the application for this upcoming trip is located below and will be due on Monday, June 1st 2015. If your application is not sent in by this date, you will not be considered as a potential applicant. Email any questions to:

Link to the application:

Paid Summer Internship with National Park Service, Interpretation and Education - Deadline June 4

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.  We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing communities preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

NPS Mission
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. 

NPS is seeking a University of Maryland student to work in Interpretation and Education with non-profit partners. The intern would preferably work full-time (40 hours) through the summer, but a part-time schedule could be arranged.

Position Summary:
Help manage NPS relationship with 72 nonprofit cooperating associations (which manage in-park stores); assist in the development of policy and agreements for partnerships with a wide range of non-profit organizations that further the NPS education and interpretation mission.
Assist in analyzing the function of partners to determine strengths and weaknesses, and identify ways to improve the national program. Assist partners in meeting reporting requirements and help NPS compile and analyze annual reports. Serve as a liaison with regional Interpretation and Education coordinators from each of the seven regions around the country.

·                     Strong communication skills; oral and written. Nonprofit or federal agency internship experience preferred.
·                     Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with a range of partner organizations.
·                     Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google applications. 
·                     Rising sophomore, junior or senior preferred.

The office is located at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office. Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

​To apply, send cover letter, contact information for two professional and/or academic references, and resume by June 4, 2015 to: Kathryn Hopps, Program Director for Experiential Learning, at