Thursday, May 31, 2018

Participate in a paid study and learn about the bilingual mind!

Have you always wondered how your mind juggles all your languages? Do you want to know more about your English proficiency? I am recruiting nonnative speakers of English for a study about language and cognition!

You will be paid $20 to complete:

1) Online prescreening (10-15 minutes) – Receive your scores on an English proficiency test!

2) In-person session (1.5 hours)

Participants must be 18 or older, learned English as a second language, have advanced English proficiency, and have moved to an English-speaking environment as a teenager or older. To complete the prescreening, visit or contact Alia Lancaster at

SAT prep Job Opportunity

Looking for Teachers like YOU for Summer & Fall 2018!
Join a dynamic and growing educational organization in Maryland!

We are looking for highly motivated University of Maryland Honors College students to teach
SAT and/or ACT prep at area high schools.

Flexible schedule – daytime, evenings and weekends available.
Training, curriculum and materials are all provided.

Competitive pay: $17-$25/hour based on experience, with bonus potential.
Send resume or letter of interest to:


**Our mission: We feel strongly that all students, regardless of family income, location, school
and extra-curricular schedules should have the opportunity to present their strongest college
application. For this reason, we founded The Answer Class as a way to make SAT & ACT prep as
accessible as possible to as many students as possible -- and in some small measure work to
even the playing field for students taking the SAT & ACT. **

NSF Graduate Fellowship Info Session June 7


Are you planning or pursuing graduate studies toward a Ph.D. in life or physical sciences, math, engineering, or social/behavioral sciences? 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. 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 offering two early summer NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2018 or in subsequent years.  

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 2018.  

NSF Info Session 1:
Wednesday, May 30 from 4:05 pm to 5 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130

NSF Info Session 2:
Thursday, June 7 from 4:05 to 5 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130

If you are interested but unable to attend either session please email us at: 

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF Graduate research fellowship. You must be planning or pursuing graduate studies in an NSF supported field.  IMPORTANT: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

NSF GRFP Fall 2018 Deadlines: 

October 22, 2018: Life Sciences – Geosciences

October 23, 2018: Engineering / Materials Research / Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering 

October 25, 2018: Social Sciences – Psychology – STEM Education
October 26, 2018: Mathematical Sciences – Chemistry – Physics/Astronomy

Fulbright US Student Grant Info Session June 6


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for research, study and English teaching  in over 140 countries to rising seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students. 

About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are awarded annually. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is offering two early summer info sessions on Fulbright study/research and English teaching opportunities – if you are interested but unable to attend let us know by writing to

FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSIONS: RSVP to indicating which session you plan to attend:

Fulbright Info Session 1:
Thursday, May 31 from 4:05 pm to 5 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130 

Fulbright Info Session 2:
Wednesday, June 6 from 4:05 pm to 5 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130 
RSVP to 

Eligibility: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Alumni, Grad Students – All Fields of Study – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2018

UMD Campus Deadline for 2019-20 Fulbright US Student Grants: September 1, 2018 – contact us at for details. 

Prof. James Gilbert 
UMD Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)

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

'Capital Lives' Exhibition – The Stamp Gallery

Capital Lives explores the diversity of lived experiences in Washington, D.C., through photography. The exhibition highlights the work of young photographers documenting the residents and events of the nation’s capital during a time of heightened political tension. The artists in Capital Lives ask: What lies under the image of power? What does it mean to exist in a time when major political shifts trigger movements of both hate and of acceptance? How do artists engage with different identities in such a place and time? Capital Lives is the Stamp Gallery’s annual docent-curated exhibition, curated by gallery staff member Katherine Mullineaux (UMCP ’18), currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. The exhibition is on view May 30 through July 4, 2018.  An opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place at the opening reception on May 30, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. There will be refreshments served.

Opening Reception and Performance: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:007:00pm
Exhibition: May 30––July 4, 2018
Free and open to the public

Our gallery doors are open Monday–Friday 11 am to 4 pm during the summer semester. Questions can be directed to the Gallery via this email, or our coordinator, M’kina Tapscott, at

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fall 2018 internships at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, deadline is July 1

The National Museum of American History internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. The Museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields, from public relations to exhibition research to project design. Learning from knowledgeable mentors in the dynamic atmosphere of the Museum and Washington, D.C. area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself. In addition we provide a robust set of enrichment activities that range from behind-the-scenes collection tours, career readiness workshops, director’s talks and field trips.

We currently have four different programs to select from In our Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA)
1.       NMAH Development Internship (External Affairs) Program – For more information and read our testimonials à
2.       NMAH Special Events Internship (External Affairs) Program - For more information and read our testimonials à
3.       NMAH Office of Communications & Marketing Program – For more information à
4.       NMAH Internship Program à This selection is for all other internship projects outside of External Affairs and Communications & Marketing (i.e. Curatorial Projects; Archives Center; Conservation; Public Programs – Daily Programs, Programs in African American History, Programs in Latino History; Graphic Production; Exhibition Design and more!). Once you select ‘NMAH Internship Program’ you will have to choose three internship projects that are ranked by preference.
a.       PAID INTERNSHIP – James Lollar Hagan – Fall 2018 Project: “Entertaining America” Curatorial Project -
b.       New Project – Inclusion Infusion (Accessibility) Project - This new project will provide a wide range of opportunities for visitors who are blind or have low vision to experience the Museum better. The intern will provide assistance with the four project components: creating verbal description tours, offering electronic guiding system to visitors who use AIRA, two tactile floor plans with audio, and take-away materials in braille and large print. Work will consist of testing prototypes, conducting evaluations, monitoring development of all four components.
Learning Objectives: The intern will learn the planning process involved in launching an innovative large-scale project. They will gain experience in coordinating a project across several different departments, and they will understand what is needed to serve as a Project Manager of a large project.
Comprehensive Evaluation Plan
The Intern will create systems for collecting, monitoring and reporting out evaluation data for all surveys and studies conducted. They will coordinate this with a new initiative for all Smithsonian units to collect evaluation data on outreach, engagement and impact.  Conduct front-end and formative qualitative evaluations with visitors and learn to conduct rapid prototype testing.
Learning Objectives:  The Intern will learn to analyze data and create original reports that will inform a wide range of staff. They will learn how to collaborate with other Smithsonian units and provide feedback data collected so that this initiative can be expanded.

The central Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships ( has paid internship opportunities that students can apply to and receive funding while being placed with a project at the National Museum of American History. In your essay you can indicate the National Museum of American History or other units as potential placements. Here are a few of those programs:
1.       Anne R. and G. Wayne Clough Internship -
2.       James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration
3.       Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship -
4.       Minority Awards Program – Internship and Visiting Student -
5.       Native American Awards Program – Internship -
6.       Go to for deadlines and other information.

We have created multiple internship postings on If your institution uses something other than to post internship opportunities feel free to create a post using information from this email.

If you are interested in organizing an informational session feel free to contact me at Informational sessions are mostly done through our video conference system. If you are within the Washington DC metropolitan area we can also visit your campus as well. If you are outside of the DC metropolitan area and are interested in having us come to your campus please know that we will do our best to accommodate your requests. We also invite schools to bring their students to the Museum for a site visit.

Our deadline is July 1, 2018 for our summer internships

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Workshop on applying to State Department for Spring 2019 Internship

Anyone interested in applying to Department of State for spring 2019 internships?

Federal and Global Fellows Programs are offering a workshop this week on how to apply for Department of State internships!  Honors Students are very welcome!

Reasons for offering such a workshop this week:
1. The application period ( has already opened and will be closing on JUNE 1st, 2018.  
2. Most of you are still around this week!

If you wish to apply to State, we highly recommend that you try to attend this workshop!  Lots of tips on how to be successful in applying!

Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Federal and Global Fellows office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall

Please bring HARD copies of your resume - for review and feedback portion.

Note that much of the information and tips of the workshop is transferable to other types of applications.  So also feel free to attend the State workshop for tips that are transferable to other applications.

From Dr. Joan Burton, Director; Mr. Jay Arasan, Assistant Director, Naz Beyranvand, Coordinator