Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fall Research Opportunity in Family Involvement Lab

Interested in gaining experience in research?

The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for the fall (3 Credits).

Students will serve as research assistants for the Family Involvement Lab, which is currently conducting a study on Latino immigrant mothers, fathers, & children. The goal of the study is to understand how mothers’ & fathers' values, goals, & beliefs influence their children’s social and academic skills.
Research assistants will code/transcribe mother-child and father-child play and reading interactions, conduct short literature reviews; participate in data collection; recruit parents; schedule visits; & enter data. 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 Jenessa Malin and For additional information on our lab, see our website at

Homeland Security Internships - App Deadline Friday

To apply, email a complete application package (in one PDF
All packages must include:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- Two writing samples (maximum of eight pages each)
- Copy of valid driver’s license or state issued ID
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic; one employer)
Application Deadline: July 24, 2015


Are you already studying a CRITICAL LANGUAGE – one that is important to U.S. national interests – such as Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Persian, or Japanese?

Are you interested in starting to study a new critical language, such as Indonesian, Turkish, Hindi, Bangla/Bengali, Urdu, or one of many, many others?

Learn about the BOREN SCHOLARSHIP and the CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP, two great U.S. Government-sponsored programs that fund the study of critical languages all over the world!

-- Provides up to $20,000 for TWO semesters of critical language study abroad (can be Fall and Spring, or Summer and Fall semesters)
-- You can study in any world region EXCEPT Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada
-- Special opportunities to study African languages, including in French- and Portuguese-speaking nations
-- IDEAL FOR STUDENTS STRONGLY MOTIVATED TO PURSUE U.S. GOVERNMENT SERVICE – Boren Scholarships carry a ONE YEAR federal government service requirement
-- Eligibility: You must be a U.S. Citizen, and enrolled as an undergraduate, at the time of application this Winter 2016
-- You can visit the BOREN SCHOLARSHIP website here:

-- Provides intensive SUMMER language study institutes abroad in the following languages:
-- Prerequisites apply for (*) languages above
-- All expenses paid
-- No Government service obligation
-- Eligibility: You must be a U.S. Citizen, and enrolled as an undergraduate, at the time of application this Fall 2015
-- You can visit the CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP website here:


To learn more about the Boren or Critical Language Scholarship application process, and to receive advising and assistance, contact the National Scholarships Office at

Free/Subsidized Passport Day

UMD Education Abroad and CIEE are partnering to provide free and subsidized passports for UMD students! 

We believe in eliminating barriers for Terps to study abroad and want to help create access to important international experiences.

Limited availability so register today at

Questions? Contact Education Abroad - 301.314.7473.

Friday, July 10, 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Honors Convocation Thursday, August 27th

Dear Honors Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors –
Please consider volunteering as a Marshal for Honors College Convocation on Thursday, August 27th. The Honors College community will formally welcome our new first-year students at this important event. Here are details about the commitment.
Event:                   Honors College Convocation
Date:                     Thursday, August 27th 
Time:                    5 PM - 9 PM
Location:             Memorial Chapel (We will meet in Anne Arundel at 5 PM.)
Duties:                 Help set up for the event, greet and usher guests, help clean up after the event
Attire:                   We will provide you with a t-shirt.
Perks:                   A pizza dinner will be served at 5 PM in Anne Arundel!
If you are able to help, please sign up by Wednesday, July 29th. We will try to arrange early move-in for volunteers who live on campus, but you must sign up by July 29th.  Questions? Contact Erin Wessell, Honors College Associate Director, at
Thank you!

Fall Semester Part Time Campus Jobs: Memorial Chapel Hiring !

The Chapel is now looking to hire a few new Event Managers for the Fall '15-Spring '16 Academic Year.

The Chapel Staff are seeking individuals to (1) work in the Chapel Office and answer phones, take event reservations, and assist the Chapel Coordinator with day-to-day tasks  (2pm – 5 pm preferred time), and (2) provide event coverage for at least two weekends in the Fall and Spring (weekends consist of Thursday-Sunday evening event coverage). 

Applications will be available starting Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 9:00AM, but please be advised, the application will not be available online; students must request an application by emailing the Chapel at with the subject heading "Request EM Application." Applications are due by Friday, July 17th, 2015 at5:00pm.  

If interested, please complete the application, scan/email and return it to: Denise McHugh, Chapel Coordinator, at, or Melva Coles, the Senior Event Manager, at  Questions may be directed to Denise or Melva via e-mail or by phone to 301-314-9866 .


Do you have outstanding community service accomplishments, an excellent academic record, and clear evidence of leadership ability? Are you passionate about public service? Are you planning a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?
Learn about the Truman Scholarship ( which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward graduate study, exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits.
To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process please contact Francis DuVinage at as soon as possible.
WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2015) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended - All Majors. ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university.

Help Crowdfund Video to Teach Kids about Soil Formation

I graduated from the University of Maryland Honors Program in 2013. 

I wrote and recorded a song about soils, to teach kids about soil formation. Since then I've worked with three other UMD graduates with the purpose of raising funds to create an animated video that illustrates the lyrics.

Today we launched the crowdfunding campaign where people can donate. 

We're really excited about this project, especially due to the fact that the UN declared 2015 International Year of Soils. Please check out our crowdfunding campaign, and spread the word in any way you can!  We need the UMD HONR community's support to make this happen. 

Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign -
Listen to the song here -

Spencer Ernst

Join StudySoup for our 8-week Marketing Internship program

Looking for an awesome internship this Fall? Join StudySoup for our 8-week Marketing Internship program. It's a highly competitive position but if you get chosen, you'll have the unique opportunity to work hand in hand with our executive staff to brainstorm, and roll-out nationwide marketing campaigns for our peer-to-peer learning marketplace!
Interested? Apply here soon:
Commitment: 5-8 hours per week

Location: On Campus/Work from home...all meetings are conducted on campus or online :)

Language Research Opportunity - Fall Semester

Are you interested in research, language, and child development?  Can you take some extra course credits, that also give you hands-on research experience?  Dr Lidz, a professor in the linguistics department, is looking for enthusiastic undergraduates interested in
conducting research on the acquisition of children's first language. Students enroll in LING248, followed by LING448, Laboratory Research in Developmental Linguistics, and learn how to conduct experiments
while receiving course credit.  Preference is given to students interested in linguistic and cognitive development.  For more information, visit; to
apply please send a resume and tentative fall schedule to the lab manager, Tara Mease, at  Thanks!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Did you know that UMCP offers majors, minors, and scholarships for students of Classics?

In addition to courses in English that fulfill Gen Ed requirements, we offer a full sequence of language courses in Latin and Greek; minors in Classical Mythology, Archaeology, Latin, and Greek (ancient or modern); and major tracks in Latin, Latin and Greek, or Classical Humanities.  We have generous scholarships (with preference given to majors and minors) for study abroad in Italy and Greece, but even if you're not a major, you may qualify for one of our Latin scholarships if you continue your study of the language at the 200 level or above!  See the attached flyers and contact the department chair, Prof. Lillian Doherty (, for more information.

Join the Asian American Literature club!

We are starting an Asian American Literature club at UMD in the fall of 2015. Meetings will be once every other week Thursday evenings at 8 PM (tentatively). Between club meetings, we will read one work of Asian American literature that we've voted on as a group. I hope we can cover a lot of ground -- AA sci fi, AA immigration literature, not just East but also South [and much more] Asian American literature, mixed race literature, writings by women, manga, poetry, etc. During the meetings, we will discuss the literary qualities and social implications of such works, and talk about how to incorporate diversity into our own writings. We will also vote on a "novel of the semester" that (hopefully) everyone will finish by December. You definitely do not have to be either of Asian heritage or a creative writer to join -- the idea is that someday diverse literature will be read by everyone.

This club is a combination of social advocacy, cultural awareness, critical reading, and creative writing. We will attend MICA, APAHM, and diverse literary events as a group, and have coffee and dinner together. Depending on the interests of our members and funding, we may have workshops or editing pairs later on -- and put together a small chapbook.  Our faculty advisor, Lawrence Minh-Bui Davis, has a great deal of experience in this field and will help us along the way.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please contact Alice Lu at or Radhika Tyagi at

Interns & Volunteers needed at the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 9/8/15

Are you looking for a way to get involved in the business community and build your resume? The Maryland Hispanic Business Conference needs summer interns and volunteers to help prepare for the September 8th conference. Interns will be placed on a planning committee and will be asked to help with different tasks as their schedules allow, about once a week. Anyone interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity can also sign up to help for 4 hours on the day of the conference in a morning or afternoon shift. Volunteers may elect to attend part of the conference either before or after their shift. This is a valuable opportunity for networking with Maryland entrepreneurs and small businesses. For more information on getting involved, send an email with the subject line “MDHBC Internship” or “MDHBC Volunteer” to with your question and contact information.



The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate study in the science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at


The National Scholarships Office is providing summer information sessions that will help you get an early start on developing a competitive NSF graduate fellowship application. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2015.

4 pm on Tuesday, July 7 – Plant Sciences 1130 – rsvp to

4 pm on Wednesday July 8 – Plant Sciences 1130 – rsvp to

[Interested but cannot attend? Write to for more information.]

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. You must have less than two years of complete graduate studies at the time of application (fall 2015).

Deadlines to apply will be in late October / early November 2015. Starting early give you your best chance of success!

Please RSVP to:

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


PAID internship opportunity NOW AVAILABLE through the Philanthropy Fellows 

 The Philanthropy Fellows Program is a partnership between the School of Public Policy's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), which encompasses over 100 of the top nonprofit organizations and foundations in the DC area. Fellow positions offer substantive projects, professional development programming, and exclusive networking opportunities that provide a leg up in the job market—some of our Fellows have ultimately been offered full-time positions at the organizations they interned with!  Most are graduate level positions but one is recruiting for an undergraduate.  This means you will get great work experience while also networking with graduate students in other Fellows positions.  Details below!
You can apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to by July 20. Please note the name of the organization you are applying to in the subject of your email. You can also contact the fellows email if you have any questions.  

The Community Foundation for Montgomery County

The Community Foundation for Montgomery County is a regional affiliate of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Our mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community, and at the affiliate specifically in Montgomery County. The Community Foundation is a public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. 
The Grants Administration Fellow works closely with The Community Foundation for Montgomery County staff to support the organization's grantmaking activities in the following issues areas: safety-net services, education, and workforce development. The Fellow will also support the staff with donor services tasks, including small development projects and/or client relationship management related assignments. 
Good luck!

Global Health Education Programs in 9 countries

INTERPROFESSIONAL GLOBAL HEALTH COMPETENCIES RELEASED: The publication, "Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professional," brings together vast sets of competencies cutting across disciplines toward an agreed upon set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for global citizens and leaders. Authored by members of the CUGH Global Health Competency Subcommittee, including CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert. PDF available online at:

GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA AND THE PHILIPPINES: Child Family Health International (CFHI) is now accepting applications for global health programs in Ghana and the Philippines. Choose from two new programs in Ghana-- "Child Health & Social Determinants" and "Hospital Medicine in Coastal Ghana"-- and a new "Remote Island Medicine" program in the Philippines. Witness the challenges of providing health care in low-resource settings and improve your understanding of broader social determinants of health. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more at:

FALL GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS: Child Family Health International's scholarship deadline for fall Global Health Immersion Programs is coming up on July 15th. These 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

 2-WEEK GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIPS THIS WINTER: Child Family Health International (CFHI) is now accepting applications for 2-week Global Health Intensive Programs this December and January. Made possible by CFHI's longer programs and year-round in-country presence, these programs provide a compressed experience for students with limited time to go abroad. Offered in Mexico, Argentina, India, and Uganda. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at:

Lauren Talamo
Outreach Coordinator
Child Family Health International:  

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CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.