University of Maryland
Department of Women's Studies
WMST/LGBT Undergraduate E-News
Fall 2017, Issue #55 September 19, 2017
First, it was great seeing you all at our pizza welcome/welcome back party. We are looking forward to a positive, productive semester. We hope all is well and you're getting into your groove for the school year.
We have both sad and happy news about the department -- Ms. Cliffornia Royals Pryor is leaving the department (and the state) after 13 years as everyone's first contact. We're hosting a farewell party for her tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, so check below for more details about that.
At the same time as we say goodbye, we also are saying hello to some new faces in the department. Our Spotlight this week gives a warm welcome to the new faculty here in Women's and LGBT Studies, Drs. Iván Ramos and Carol Stabile.
Note that applications to attend the National Women's Studies Association conference have been extended until next Tuesday, September 26. This year's theme "Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives" is pretty exciting and plenary speakers will include Angela Davis, Alicia Garza, Kimberle Crenshaw, Barbara Smith, Charlene Carruthers, and a range of other activists across multiple generations. It will be a good space to think about putting your academic knowledge into action. The NWSA Travel Award will provide several night's hotel room, per diem for meals, and cover the $155 student registration fee. Check out the announcement and apply.
In addition to our regular Career Corner news, please note the announcement of an opening with the Women Legislators of Maryland for a Fall 2017 Communications and Policy Intern.
Inside this Issue:
Cliffornia Royals Pryor is leaving UMD!
For the past 13 years everyone entering the department office at 2101 Woods Hall has been greeted by Ms. Cliffornia Royals Pryor. Now we must bid farewell as she heads closer to family in Atlanta and begins a new position at Georgia State. We are sorry to lose her wisdom, experience, and deep knowledge of the department, but are thrilled about this exciting new opportunity for her. Her warm welcome, assistance with all questions and problems, and support of Triota and other student activities will not be forgotten.
Join in celebrating her time with us at a farewell party, Wednesday, September 20, 3:00-5:00 pm in 2101R Woods Hall (WMST Conference Room).
And, if you can't make the party, stop up to the department before her last day on Thursday, September 21, to say goodbye to Ms. Pryor and wish her well on this next chapter of her life!
Mark Your Calendars!
10 Tips for Academic Success
Tuesday, September 19
Learn the ten tips that successful students use to do well in their courses.
Sponsored by the Learning Assistance Service. Please use this form to register
for the workshop.
LOCATION: Shoemaker Building, Room 2201
TIME: Tuesday, September 19, 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Meet the Artists Reception: Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow
Wednesday, September 20
This exhibition showcases thirteen contemporary African and African American artists, including works of sculpture, collage, spirit dolls, mosaic, painting and assemblage.
LOCATION: Zenith Sculpture Space,
1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
TIME: now t
hrough January 6, 2018.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 7 pm, Sat, 8 am - 4 pm
Do Good Dialogue: Hands Up, Don't Shoot!
Tuesday, September 26
Kieth A. Wallace's explosive solo performance draws on his youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country. In this Do Good Dialogue, join Wallace, campus law enforcement officials and members of the Nyumburu Center's Black Male Initiative for a conversation about what it's like to be black in America, coping with trauma, and how to instill hope in young people living with unimaginable challenges.
Join them for the performance of Kieth A. Wallace's "The Bitter Game".
LOCATION: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
TIME: 7:00- 9:00pm
This event is free and open to the public.
are required-- register early before all the seats are filled!
Alternative Breaks: Learn, Serve, Reflect, Act
Applications due: October 1st
Be a part of a movement of
active citizens who are learning, serving, reflect and acting on social issues across the globe!
Participate in one of the 27
experiences during Winter, Spring & Summer breaks this year! Visit the AB website for more information.
The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Dawn Lundy Martin
Monday, October 23
Join Ron Charles, The
, for an in-depth discussion with poet Dawn Lundy Martin. The Life of a Poet series offers a rare opportunity to consider a writer's entire career and explore the major events that have shaped their work. Readings from the work are interspersed throughout the conversation. A book signing will follow.
Dawn Lundy Martin is co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation in New York, a national grant-making organization led by young women and transgender youth, which focuses on social
justice activism. She is also a member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets embracing critical theory about gender, race and sexuality.
In 2004, she co-edited, alongside Vivien Labaton,
The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism
(Anchor Books, 2004), a collection of essays on modern theories of activism in America. She also wrote the Afterword, titled "What, Then, is Freedom," to Harriet Ann Jacobs' 19th century slave narrative,
Incidents of a Slave Girl
(Signet Classics, 2010).
Co-sponsored by Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, the Library of Congress, The Washington Post and the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.
TIME: Monday, October 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public, but please register here.
For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America
Now and ongoing till July 1, 2018
Hornbake Library presents its first major exhibit about labor history, featuring materials from the AFL-CIO Archive which is housed in the University of Maryland's Special Collections.
The exhibit exp
es the labor move
ment's involvement with issues of economic equality, including the struggle for the eight-hour day and a living wage; reveals its deep roots with the civil rights and women's movements; and documents lesser-known connections with the movements for LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, religious freedom, environmental justice and international workers' solidarity.
LOCATION: Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery, Hornbake Library
TIME: Now through July 1, 2018, Mon
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mankiller: Activist. Feminist. Cherokee Chief
Monday, October 2
Featuring a Q&A with Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Director/Produc
and Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer
MANKILLER examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller and reunites the documentary team of Gale Anne Hurd and Valerie Red-Horse Mohl for their third and most powerful film. As a child, Wilma's family was relocated from Oklahoma to San Francisco, and although the move was traumatic, it was in the Bay Area during the turbulent 1960s that she became involved in the fight for civil rights and joined the Alcatraz Occupation. Wilma brought this passion back to her people where she was re elected for three terms to serve as the Cherokee's highest leader laying important foundations for the current Nation's economic and cultural status as one of the most successful tribes in America. Although she considered herself a liberal democrat, as Deputy Chief she served under a conservative Republican and was known as a uniter of all people. Wilma launched many cutting edge initiatives that substantially improved living conditions during her tenure, and in 1990 she signed an unprecedented Cherokee Nation self-determinat
ion agreement with the federal government, in which the Nation took control of its funding, programs and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.633.7020 by Friday, September 29.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Seating is limited.
LOCATION: National Museum of the American Indian,
4th St SW & Independence Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20560, USA
TIME: Monday, October 2,
6:30 - 7:30pm
Spotlight: Meet the New LGBT/WMST Faculty
Dr. Iván Ramos- Assistant Professor for WMST and LGBT Studies
Dr. Ramos joins the WMST/LGBT faculty this semester as an assistant professor. He is teaching LGBT200 this fall, and in the spring will be teaching an upper-level course, "Queer and Feminist Thought in Latina/o America". He comes to us with a rich educational background that includes an undergraduate degree in critical gender studies and a PhD in performance studies with a specialization in queer and feminist theory from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Ramos's research interests include Latina/o Studies, Transnational American Studies; Gender and Sexuality: Queer and Feminist Theory; Performance Studies; Critical Race Theory; Masculinities; Sound Studies; and Visual Culture. He has published in
Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory
Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and
ASAP/Journal, a publication of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. He is currently working on a book project about Latino/a and Mexican feminist and queer artists focusing on the ways these artists use sound in their practice as a form of resistance.
If you would like to meet Dr. Ramos, stop by the WMST department to say "hello!" In addition to his areas of expertise, he loves movies, music, and, as it is his first time living on the east coast, exploring around his new home!
Dr. Carol Stabile- Professor and Chair, Women's Studies
Dr. Stabile explains her duty as the new Chair
of the department as to be an advocate for faculty and students, working with them to continue to develop the mission of Women's Studies. She received her PhD from Brown University, did her dissertation in Women's Studies, and has worked in Communications and Women's Studies departments across the country.
Dr. Stabile says that her political and academic interests are intertwined, and they are based on the communities she found herself a part of. Her work at University of Oregon was around issues of sexual violence on campus, and it was less academic, and more institutional-- she worked with students, faculty, staff, and administration to put together recommendations and suggestions for how to alleviate the problem.
When she's not working, you might find Dr. Stabile running, cooking, or reading about things she doesn't
know much about. Currently she's reading a couple of novels, as well as a book about John Brown and Harper's Ferry, and Saul D. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.
Also, she is currently finishing her work on a book about a group of women who lost their jobs in the TV industry in the 1950s because of their political beliefs. She says they were these radical intersectional thinkers in TV, but they've been written out of the history of the medium.
Dr. Stabile will be teaching "Racialized Gender & Rebel Media" in the spring, and she says the course will act as a guide to how to create oppositional media. She's so excited to get to know students in the department!
Apply to Attend National Women's Studies Association Conference
Application deadline has been extended to September 26
The Department of Women's Studies will support the participation of 4 undergraduate students in the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-19. The conference will attract women/gender/sexuality studies scholars and students from across the country presenting workshops and panels on a wide range of issues addressing the conference theme, "40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives." The conference begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday with a keynote address by Angela Davis and Alicia Garza and ends at 1:45 pm on Sunday.
View the conference program here.
The award will cover transportation, hotel, conference registration, and food.
Who is eligible to apply: Any University of Maryland College Park undergraduate student in good standing who has completed 12 credits of WMST and/or LGBT courses.
To apply, students should note whether they can attend the full conference or which days of the conference or which days of the conference and submit:
- List of LGBT and WMST courses, indicating which are completed and which are current enrollment
- name and email address of one faculty recommender
- 250-500 word statement of why you would like to attend the NWSA conference
Applications should be emailed to Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown at
email@example.com no later than
4:00pm on Tuesday, September 26. Successful applicants will be informed by September 29.
of the NWSA conference features several UMD women'
s studies scholars (Dr. Mel Lewis, WMST PhD 2012; Maariya Bassa, WMST B.A. 2012; Dr. Michelle Rowley, WMST Core Faculty).
LGBT Equity Center Student groups are back in session!
Student groups are open to all newcomers! Below is the schedule for the semester:
Male-Identified Queers (MIQ)- 5:00pm
For LGBTQ+ male-identified students
A safe space for students who identify as transgender or genderqueer, or who otherwise feel restricted by the gender binary.
Women to Women (W2W)- 4:00pm
For LGBTQ+ woman-identified students.
Bisexuals at Maryland (BAM)- 5:00pm
For those inhabiting the expanse between "gay" and "straight"
All student groups are hosted weekly in the LGBT Equity Center 2218 Marie Mount Hall.
For LGBTQ+ students in STEM degree programs.
True Colors of Maryland (TCOM)-
For LGBTQ+ people-of-color.
First Year Book Events
March: Book 3:
A Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2115 Tawes Hall
Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (USA, 2017, 60 minutes)
Thursday, September 28, 12:00 - 1:15 pm, 1102 South Campus Commons Building 1
"The way of love is a better way, the way of peace is a better way," John Lewis stated at a MLK Day
breakfast on Monday morning. Congressman Lewis' words are more important now than ever. An
American icon, Lewis is an advocate of peaceful protests, and is an important figure in the African
American Civil Rights Movement.
In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights
Movement. John Lewis-now a revered U.S. Congressman, then a young student-co-led hundreds
of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. GET IN THE WAY is
the first biographical film about John Lewis' personal journey of courage, searing disappointments
and hard-won triumphs, as over the decades he inspires others to stand up and Get in the Way.
Mark your calendar for these future First Year Book events!
A Force More Powerful (Episode 1 on lunch-counter protests in Nashville, TN)
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History (USA, 2013, 60 minutes)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Become a Counselor at the Help Center Hotline
Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and other life issues.
Training begins only once a semester, so call 301-314-4357 to set up an interview!
Freshmen and sophomores only.
Deadline to call: October 6th
Must be available: October 19th from 7pm-9pm and October 21st and 22nd from 9am-5pm. Requires 2-3 semesters of on-the-job training.
Study Abroad Info Sessions
The Study Abroad office will be hosting info sessions throughout the next few weeks on several of its programs.
University of Liverpool
Winter: El Salvador
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00pm 1120 Jimenez
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00pm, EDU 1224
Winter: United Kingdom: Documentary Filmmaking in London
Friday, September 22, 12:00pm, H.J. Patterson Hall 1102
Winter: Taiwan: Exploring a Different China
Monday, September 25, 5:30pm, 0106 St. Mary's Hall
For more information, click here.
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship
Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? Are you a US citizen
receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?
The GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students.
In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships -- a 45% acceptance rate!
The deadline to apply for Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.
If you missed the info sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know that you're interested.
US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks -
Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell
Application Deadline: October 3, 2017
Internships: The National Center for Transgender Equality
Interns at the National Center for Transgender Equality help to support many different projects and programs at NCTE with the opportunity to learn and gain experiences in every element of the organization's nonprofit advocacy work. All undergraduate and graduate interns will be expected to assist with the day to day operations of the organization including drafting correspondence, answering phones, supporting event logistics, and other duties as assigned. However, NCTE is committed to ensuring that all interns have an exceptional learning experience with real, hands-on organizational work. NCTE is located at 1133 19th St NW, Washington, DC.
Interested students should email a resume, cover letter, and a 1-5 page writing sample to email@example.com.
Cover letters should describe the student's background, experience, and interest in this work.
Contact Lauren Dow at (202) 804-6058 with any questions.
ARHU Career Events & Opportunities via Kate Juhl
A full listing of career events can always be found at www.Careers.umd.edu. ARHU students can schedule appointments with the University Career Center @ ARHU through Careers4Terps (www.Careers.umd.edu). Walk-in hours are also held on Mondays from 1:30-3:30 pm and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am in 1118 Francis Scott Key Hall. To contact Kate Juhl, Career Center Program Director for the College of Arts & Humanities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 20, 12:00-5:00pm | XFINITY Center
This annual event provides students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship as well as full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day has different employers so students are encouraged to plan ahead. Attendees should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of resumes. No preregistration is necessary.
Thursday, September 21, 5:00-7:00pm
Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create? Come to this event if you want to hear how you can put your talent and ambition to work and be part of a team that creates positive change.
Thursday September 21, 12:00-12:30
In order to better serve YOU, we want to provide an opportunity for you to ask our team questions as you prepare your Bank of America application. Join us for our virtual office hours events! We will host bi-weekly Apply and Ask Questions episodes in which you can join our recruiting team to ask questions and voice your concerns about the application process. We want to be there for you to ensure our process is user-friendly and stress free. Please register in advance for the sessions. Dial-in information will be sent to registered attendees prior to the episode.
Monday September 25, 5:30-7:00pm | 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Nail your interview with tips from this case workshop led by Capital One Strategy Consulting. We'll discuss strategies for success and walk through a full case, answering any questions you may have along the way. After the case, you'll have the chance to talk with Capital One Strategy consultants and learn more about opportunities to work with us.
Tuesday September 26, 6:00-8:00pm | Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom
The Justice, Government & Law Networking Night connects current students with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of legal, law enforcement, or government in a variety of positions throughout the DC Metro area.
Wednesday September 27, 4:00-5:30pm | 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Join representatives from the FBI to learn more about their 2018 Internship Program available to current UMD students. Students will also learn some helpful resume best practices and gain tips on interview preparation.
Career Shuttles- Sign up now, spaces fill up fast!
Friday, September 29 8:15am- 2:00p
3100 Hornbake Library South Wing
Join us on a Career Shuttle to LifeBridge Health (Sinai Hospital in Baltimore) on Friday, September 29! Lifebridge Health is a regional healthcare organization consisting of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, and Carroll Hospital, among others. Students of all majors are welcome to attend.
Career Shuttle: Cornerstone Montgomery
Friday, October 6 10:00am- 2:00pm | 3100 Hornbake Library South Wing
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the Cornerstone Montgomery in Rockville! This career shuttle is for students who are interested in working with youth and adult clients with a mental illness in a supportive encironment. All undergraduate majors are welcome, but students majoring in psychology, family science, sociology, art, or criminology & criminal justice may be particularly interested. Lunch will be provided.
Career Shuttle: Mary's Center
Friday, October 27 9:00am- 1:00pm
3100 Hornbake Library South Wing
Join us on a Career Shuttle site visit to the Mary's Center in Washington, DC! The career shuittle is for students who are interested in working towards healthcare access for all, especially minority populations in a supportive clinical setting. All undergraduate and graduate majors are welcome, but students majoring in family science, psychology, community health, and public health may be particularly interested.
Thousands of internships as well as part-time and full-time jobs (including the few listed below) can be found by logging into Careers4Terps atwww.Careers.umd.edu. Need help accessing your account? Stop by the University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) anytime Monday-Friday from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm (no appointment needed) for help with Careers4Terps.
Together We Rise
Position Type: Internships (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Preferred Class: Junior, Senior
Preferred Majors: All Majors
Job Function: Communication, Social Services
Location: US (
: Interns assist with online national campaigns to raise awareness for foster children who are neglected or forgotten about. They do this by creating and managing personal social media sites to make social media impressions in the foster care and non-profit industries. You will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that are applicable to various fields. The internship is a fun, innovative and creative opportunity to benefit foster children across the country as well as in our own community! Previous interns have had the opportunity to travel on our clothing tours, host fundraising events, and even work directly at the TWR headquarters in Brea, CA.
- Raising awareness for foster children
- Creating and managing a fundraising event to support the cause of TWR
- Participating in social media and being an advocate for foster youth in your community
- Social media savvy
- Passionate about making a difference in the world
- Well-spoken and well-written
- Able to make a one semester commitment
- Pursuing Bachelor's Degree or Degree in hand
Application deadline: October 10, 2019
The Food Research and Action Center
Position Type: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Winter/January Term Internship
Preferred Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
Preferred Majors: All Majors
Job Function: Education/Teaching, Research, Social Services, Other
Location: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 10 weeks
Hours Per Week: 20-25
Maryland Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to join Maryland Hunger Solutions as an Advocacy intern. Through advocacy, research, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance, public education and program monitoring, the intern will work with MDHS staff to protect and improve federal, state and local nutrition programs in the state of Maryland. This internship will be located in Baltimore, Maryland with some travel around the state as required.
FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, technical assistance, information dissemination, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, and an array of communications strategies.
Formed in 2007, Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) is the leading Maryland non-profit working to reduce hunger and improve nutrition in the State of Maryland by improving participation and benefits in public nutrition and related programs. MDHS's focus is on using federal programs (e.g., food stamps, called the Food Supplement Program in Maryland, school breakfast and lunch, summer and afterschool nutrition programs, WIC and other programs) to reduce hunger and its adverse effects; to improve economic security, health and nutrition; and to strengthen community institutions.
This internship may be done either to meet course /program requirements or as a volunteer. If this is done on a volunteer basis, FRAC will reimburse commuting expenses up to $500.
- Minimum of 2 years college education
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to present and speak in public
- Willingness to work varied hours
- Good organizational skills
- Self-starter, ability to work independently
- Excellent interpersonal skills; team orientation
- Evidence of commitment to social justice; experience with SNAP/ food stamp program a plus
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products with ability to use Excel for data collection
- Conversant in Spanish, a plus
- Ability to travel around the state for meetings and events (must have own transportation; mileage will be reimbursed)
The start and end dates of the internship are flexible; however, the ideal candidate will be available for a 10-week internship. Interns are expected to work at least 20 - 25 hours per week.
Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references to:
email@example.com. Please include "Advocacy Intern - MDHS" in subject line.
FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.
Application deadline: October 26, 2017
University of Maryland - Health Professions Advising office
Position Type: Clinical Shadowing Opportunity
Preferred Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out),
Alumnus/a (beyond 1 year out)
Job Function: Healthcare
Location: Cambridge, MD
Hours Per Week: 25-40
Description: Clinical shadowing to be arranged between student and provider.
Please contact docnewmier@rosehillfp or call 410-228-1325 for more information.
Application Deadline: November 20, 2017
Additional Internships and Jobs
NARAL Pro-Choice America: Community Outreach and Communications Intern
Position Type: Internship
Preferred Class: Unspecified
Preferred Major: Unspecified
Job Function: Community Outreach and Communications
Location: NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland; 8905 Fairview Rd, Suite 401; Silver Spring, Maryland
Duration: Fall 2017
Hours Per Week: 20-25
Compensation: Unpaid (travel stipend and class credit offered)
Description: NPCM is seeking a Community Outreach and Communications Intern to assist with community outreach and education, help with online outreach efforts, and learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization.
- Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to engage a diverse audience with comfort and confidence;
- Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
- Possess excellent writing, researching, and editing skills; be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and social networking sites;
- Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual projects;
- Possess ability to work well independently and in cooperative decision-making settings;
- Outgoing personality and willingness to work with volunteers;
- Support the full range of reproductive options for women including birth control, bearing healthy children, adoption, and safe, legal abortion;
- Spanish language skills preferred but not required;
- Experience living, working, or attending school in Maryland is preferred but not required.
Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Chelsea Yarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please include proposed start and end dates and whether you are interested travel stipend only, or the travel stipend and class credit.
Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis
MarylandPIRG: Service Trip Coordinating Intern
Position Type: Internship
Preferred Class: Undergraduate
Preferred Major: Unspecified
Job Function: Grassroots campaigning; event organizing
Location: 3110 S. Campus Dining Hall, Univ. of Maryland * College Park, MD
Duration: Fall 2017
Description: Meet new people, get involved in your community, learn important skills, and make a difference on the issues that matter. Interns take on a leadership role within a campaign, and in many cases are able to receive course credit for their work. This Fall they will be working on campaigns to protect the Chesapeake Bay, address hunger and homelessness, get money out of local politics, and make college more affordable by standing up for the Pell Grant program
For more information and to apply,
Email UMD's MarylandPIRG
, or contact the Campus Organizer,
with any questions.
Maryland General Assembly Legislative Intern Program
Position Type: Internship
Preferred Class: Unspecified, as long as you are enrolled in college
Preferred Major: Unspecified
Job Function: To provide research and staff assistance to legislators
Location: 90 State Circle Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Duration: Spring 2017, 90 day session
The General Assembly meets annually for a period of 90 calendar days, beginning the second Wednesday in January and continuing through early April. During the initial months, the busiest days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with few or no committee hearings scheduled for Mondays or Fridays. Most legislators would like their interns to work the three days from Tuesday through Thursday or full-time. However, realizing the demands of college scheduling, the General Assembly accepts students who are able to work only two days per week.
Since the legislature does not take any holidays during its 90-day session, interns are required to commit themselves to a weekly work schedule and to take no holidays or spring break.
To apply, contact your college or university intern coordinator, career counselor, or department dean for an application.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Are you interested in motivating people?
Want a job where you're constantly moving instead of sitting behind a desk all day?
Looking to be a Leader in a Global Operation?
As an Amazon Area Manager, you will have the opportunity to lead and develop your own team of Amazon Associates; your main focus will be motivating, mentoring and coaching your team. The core of the job will be engaging with your team during a shift to ensure that the highest levels of safety, quality, attendance performance and engagement are maintained.
Amazon is an exciting and fast paced company to work for that is continually evolving to meet the demands of customers.
Amazon Area Manager role -- Please check out these events held in the University Career Center.
- September 26th, 1:00-3:30pm
- September 26th, 4:00-5:30pm
Teach For America
Teach For America partners with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. We seek promising, diverse leaders who have demonstrated the values and leadership necessary to make systemic change. Women's studies majors, like yourself, have the unique opportunity to not only teach students to analyze and challenge gender norms but also to empower our young women. As a corps members you will make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools, making a profound impact and gaining context, clarity, and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field you choose. They become part of an alumni network of over 50,000 leaders working together across sectors to shape the political, economic, and social future of our nation. Additional deadlines are available throughout the year. For more information, visit