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August 10, 2009

Federal Reserve Board Seeking PAID Photography Intern!

The Photographers Assistant Intern provides support to the Board’s staff photographer and will be responsible for photographing routine assignments autonomously, working as part of a shooting team for large events, and assisting with studio and location photography. The Assistant will perform image post processing functions, including proofing, printing, large format printing, basic touch-up, color correction, scaling, and filing. The Photographic Assistant will create both online and DVD based gallery and image presentation packages, and will help maintain photo databases by attaching keyword information to archived image files to allow the databases to be searchable. The Assistant is responsible for matting and framing new photographs and repairing frames and images already displayed at the Board. Additionally, the Assistant will support Graphic Center designers work by providing general project support where needed.

Qualifications

Position requires a strong grounding in traditional photography, using both digital and film based technologies. Candidates should have basic working knowledge of photographic studio workflow practices. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite products, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom, are a must. Familiarity with photographic presentation techniques, including traditional matting and framing as well as digital presentation, is required. Candidates should be prepared to show a portfolio of their photographic work and discuss the techniques used to create the images contained in the portfolio.

To apply, visit UMBCworks TODAY and search for position ID # 9232437. Questions? Contact Mike Oettel, The Shriver Center, at 410-455-2493.

Walden Community Center Field Day Event Needs Volunteers!

The Walden Community Center works with youth in Baltimore and they are preparing to welcome them back to school with a field day event - and they need your help!

What: Field day and back to school celebration at Walden Circle Community Center
When: Saturday August 29th, 2009, 11am – 3pm
Where: Walden Circle Community Center, 2 Walden Birch Court, Baltimore, MD 21207 (Carpool is available for volunteers who need a ride.)

Volunteers are needed to help run some of the field day events: face painting, sidewalk murals, bubbles, chess tournament, bike decorating contest, dance contest , limbo, art table, 3-legged race, water balloon toss, basketball tournament, spoon and egg, dodgeball, musical chairs, scavenger hunt, soccer, and spelling bee.

Please contact Kelly Biscuso (kellybiscuso@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping out. There will be a planning and logistics meeting in preparation of the event. If you are not interested in planning, but still want to participate in the day's activities, your help can still be used!

Fall Internship Opportunities for Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Majors

Alcor Inc. and StarQuartz Industries are offering paid Fall internships to UMBC students studying Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Material Science Engineering.

In UMBCworks, search for Position 9234959 with Alcor, Inc. and Position 9234948 with StarQuartz. Both positions are paid and offer exceptional opportunities for learning and professional development.

Applications will only be accepted via UMBCworks and will be reviewed on a first come-first served basis.

New to UMBCworks? From myUMBC.edu, click on the TOPICS menu and then JOBS and INTERNSHIPS. Click on UMBCworks, complete your profile and upload your resume. To apply for internships, your resume MUST be approved by a Shriver Center coordinator, so don't delay in posting your resume and calling 410-455-2493 to schedule an appointment for a resume review. Resumes should be titled "Shriver Resume" to ensure that they are available to our staff.

Other questions on internships, co-ops or research opportunities for science and engineering majors? Contact Kerry Kidwell-Slak in the Shriver Center at kerryk@umbc.edu.

August 13, 2009

PAID Service-Learning Leadership Position Available!

The Shriver Center currently has ONE Service-Learning Intern position open for the Fall 2009 semester. Interns play a pivotal role in The Shriver Center's Service-Learning Program, which places close to 600 UMBC students each year at service sites. Service-Learning Interns are student leaders who aspire to take on a more challenging role to lead various service sites. A Service-Learning Intern position is open for this service site:

• The College Gardens Youth Program provides academic tutoring and assistance for artistic and recreational activities as part of this after-school program. (Tuesday & Thursday, 2:15-5:45pm).

Each S-L Intern position receives a $500-750 stipend for the semester, depending on the service site. Only one open position remains, so apply now for a chance to become a leader in service!

To download an application, visit: http://www.shrivercenter.org/service_forms.html and click on "Service-Learning Intern Application - Fall 2009” at the bottom of the page. Applications are due to The Shriver Center by Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 12noon. Contact Clare Greene at (410) 455-2493 or clare6@umbc.edu with any questions!

August 14, 2009

Volunteer Research Assistantship at NIH

The Clinical Molecular Profiling Core (CMPC), a new and strongly supported collaborative laboratory in the Genetics Branch of the Center for Cancer Research (NCI), is seeking interns with an interest in cancer diagnostics and molecular profiling. Students would be involved in carrying out the CMPC’s mission, which is to develop and implement state of the art genomic technologies to maximize the clinical benefits and biological insights derived from the analysis of human biospecimens obtained from National Cancer Institute clinical trials. Specifically for this internship, significant effort would be devoted to technical development projects and/or participation in testing for clinical trial studies using any one of many cutting-edge molecular platforms (Agilent, Illumina, Affymetrics, ABI, Beckman, Luminex, Solexa).

Qualifications: At least sophomore standing, GPA > 3.5, molecular biology experience, ability to work independently after training, shows initiative, would have to accept special volunteer status – non-salaried position.

To apply, visit UMBCworks and search for position 9235041.

For more information on this or other Life Science internships, contact Kerry Kidwell-Slak in The Shriver Center at kerryk@umbc.edu.

Tresys Technology Seeks CMSC and Computer Engineering Interns

Tresys Technology is looking for outstanding and highly
motivated interns to work in Columbia, MD. Full and part-time internships are available during the 2009-2010 school year to college students in their junior or senior years, as well as graduate students. Computer Science or Computer Engineering major is desired. US citizenship is required by Government contracts.

The Intern pay rate is from $16 to $19 per hour depending on year in school.

IF INTERESTED, please e-mail your resume to Christine Routzahn at The Shriver Center at routzahn@umbc.edu or apply via UMBCworks under Intern Listings- position 9234953.

Students must be project oriented and be able to multi-task. Students should have strong skills throughout the software development lifecycle. Students must have programming knowledge and have core computer science or development skills with C, C++, or python and the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. Linux experience is highly desired. Experience with scripting languages, graphical interface libraries, web development, and Linux system utilities also a plus.

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TOPS at University of MD, School of Medicine seeks RESEARCH INTERNS

TOPS at University of MD, School of Medicine seeks HEALTH EDUCATOR/RESEARCH INTERNS

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Division of Growth and Nutrition within the Department of Pediatrics under the guidance of Dr. Maureen Black. We are seeking interns to assist health educators for TOPS, a toddler overweight prevention study. The project focuses on the dietary, physical activity, and growth patterns of toddlers.

The health educator assistants will be responsible for helping facilitate parent groups on topics pertaining to nutrition, physical activity, parenting skills, and child safety. Other responsibilities may include attending weekly meetings, contacting participants via the phone, transporting class materials, classroom set up, scheduling meeting times, data entry, filing, and other office duties. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team of faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. This is a 10-hour per week position.

IF INTERESTED, please apply via UMBCworks under Intern Listings- position 9235060.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING THE INTERN POSITION ABOVE or one that is similar and do not have an account on UMBCworks, visit The Shriver Center at UMBC TODAY.

Web Development Intern Needed ASAP

Roberta’s House, a non-profit for children affected by violent deaths is looking for an intern who can help build their web page. Roberta’s House is an important and noble effort.

If you are interested in helping this cause, please e-mail your resume to Christine Routzahn at the Shriver Center at routzahn@umbc.edu

A stipend is available for this position.

Currently the web address is Robertashouse.org and is still under construction. It does have an introductory page. However, the nonprofit is interested in developing a site that could model webpages like: Similar sites that I would like to model are:
http://www.elesplace.org
http://www.marysplacect.org

August 26, 2009

PAID Service-Learning Leadership Position Available!

The Shriver Center currently has ONE Service-Learning Intern position open for the Fall 2009 semester. Interns play a pivotal role in The Shriver Center's Service-Learning Program, which places close to 600 UMBC students each year at service sites. Service-Learning Interns are student leaders who aspire to take on a more challenging role to lead various service sites. A Service-Learning Intern position is open for this service site:

• The College Gardens Youth Program provides academic tutoring and assistance for artistic and recreational activities as part of this after-school program. (Tuesday & Thursday, 2:15-5:45pm).

Each S-L Intern position receives a $500-750 stipend for the semester, depending on the service site. Only one open position remains, so apply now for a chance to become a leader in service!

To download an application, visit: http://www.shrivercenter.org/service_forms.html and click on "Service-Learning Intern Application - Fall 2009” at the bottom of the page.
Applications are due to The Shriver Center by Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 12noon. Contact Clare Greene at (410) 455-2493 or clare6@umbc.edu with any questions!

Project HEALTH is NOW Accepting Applications!

Project HEALTH is an organization that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. We mobilize college students to work in urban community clinics and provide low-income families in Baltimore with access to a wide variety of resources. We also work closely with doctors, nurses, lawyers, and social workers to provide patients with a holistic approach to health care that complements the care provided by health professionals in the clinical setting. UMBC, in partnership with St. Agnes Hospital, has launched a family-resource desk to connect families to community resources critical to their health, safety and economic survival.

To request a link to the online application system, email Brian Spendley at Spendley@projecthealth.org, with “Fall Application - UMBC” in the subject line and your first and last name in the email body. The application is due by Friday, September 11th 2009 by 5pm. In order to receive your link to the application in a timely manner, please email us no later than Thursday September 10th, 2009.

Upcoming Information Sessions
Learn about Project HEALTH and how to get involved!
• Monday, September 7th: 12-12:50pm in PUP 206
• Tuesday, September 8th: 12-12:50pm in Commons 329
• Wednesday, September 9th: 12-12:50pm in PUP 206

If you have any questions, please email us at umbc.projecthealth@gmail.com.

Welcome Week Service Project: School Revitalization in Clifton Park

Come help plant a garden in the front entranceway of Reach! Partnership School in Clifton Park. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Buses will be waiting to transport us from the Commons Loop on UMBC campus at 9 A.M. SHARP! Free pizza afterwards! Buses will be waiting to return us to UMBC at 2 o'clock.

Contact Dustin Hogenson at dustinh1@umbc.edu to sign up for your seat on the bus or for more details.

Be Part of Higher Achievement!

Higher Achievement is a non-profit organization that helps underserved middle-school students, referred to as “scholars”, improve their grades, attendance, and standardized test scores, culminating in acceptance to top high schools in Baltimore. During the scholars’ four years in Higher Achievement, they study social-justice oriented curricula; work with three mentors per week; self select enriching elective courses; and participate in academic contests, university stays, and field trips. Higher Achievement’s strong network of mentors is instrumental to the success of its program. Higher Achievement is currently recruiting mentors for the October launch of its After-School Academy in Baltimore.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
What: Mentors work with a small group of intellectually curious 5th and 6th grade scholars in either Math, Literature, or Seminar.
When: Mentors commit to working with three scholars for two hours a week during the school year, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Why: Higher Achievement provides significant support to its mentors, including scripted, structured, and easy-to-use lessons; an extensive orientation session; and ongoing support and training. Teaching experience is not necessary. Mentors bring their enthusiasm and commitment, and serve as positive role models to the scholars. In return for giving their time and effort, mentors receive the rewarding experience of making a lasting impact on a young person’s life.
How: Higher Achievement will hold an Information Session at UMBC on Wednesday, September 9th from 12-1pm in PUP 107 (conference room 107 on the 1st floor of the Public Policy building). If you are interested in becoming a mentor but cannot attend the session, apply online at www.higherachievement.org. To learn more about this opportunity, contact us at mentorbaltimore@higherachievement.org or 410-752-7753.

August 27, 2009

PAID FALL LOBBYIST INTERN NEEDED in Washington DC

The Bockorny Group, Inc. is a bipartisan consulting firm. It is located within blocks of the White House, and it easily metro accessible. With unparalleled expertise in critical areas of public policy, the firm provides its clients with the knowledge and credentials to in the following practice areas: energy, judiciary, healthcare policy, telecommunications/ technology, financial services/ insurance, tax policy, trade, international affairs, and agriculture/ food safety.

Internship Description:
The Bockorny Group currently is seeking an energetic intern to join its team for a paid Fall 2009 internship. The intern will perform daily tasks as well as long and short term projects for the lobbyists and staff assistants. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Answering phones
• Attending or watching Congressional Hearings
• Assisting Lobbyists with daily tasks and errands
• Performing legislative and potential client research
• Generating and updating congressional contact lists
• Compiling Daily News Clips
• Occasional trips to the Hill to deliver packets/handouts

IF INTERESTED, apply via UMBCworks. The position is listed under Internships Through The Shriver Center. Directions on gaining access can be found at:
http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html

Paid internships and Part-time Research Assistantships Available

Goodwill Industries is North America's leading social enterprise: We provide training and career development programs for persons with disabilities and socioeconomic barriers to employment; AND we operate commercial service and retail businesses that generate employment and billions of dollars in revenues for these programs.

The intern would work in the department which supports all aspects of Goodwill in North America,including undertaking federal- and foundation-funded workforce development program demonstrations; market analysis for business expansion and economic development initiatives; and regional and national surveys for product development, customer profiling, and policy advocacy campaigns. Our resources include sophisticated survey and geospatial analytical tools, proprietary lifestyle segmentation and business datasets, as well as the opportunity to test innovative program and business practices on Goodwill corporations: a laboratory for our federal and foundation funders.

A part-time RA would need to work no more than 15-20 hours a week, and will be paid from $20 to $25 an hour depending on skills and experience.


IF INTERESTED, apply via UMBCworks. The position is listed under Internships Through The Shriver Center. Directions on gaining access can be found at:
http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html

August 28, 2009

Summer 2010 Engineering Internships with NSA

The Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Programs are the National Security Agency's (NSA) newest programs for careers in the Project Management and Electrical, Power, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering field.

This program provides opportunities for individuals pursuing a Bachelor's degree, in college-level Electrical, Power, Mechanical and/or Civil Engineering, to gain valuable work-related experience in a government setting. The program has direct involvement with selected NSA Facilities construction/renovation projects using Engineering expertise that will support plant operations, infrastructure planning, design development, standards application, project management services, and design drawing assistance.

Application Deadlines
Applications are accepted August 1st - October 31st of each year.

About the Program
As an I&L Intern, you will be hired on a Temporary Appointment for a term no more than 12 weeks following the beginning of the internship. The program will consist of direct involvement with selected NSA Facilities construction/renovation projects from design through construction, commissioning, activation and occupancy. You will also be involved in ensuring that projects run according to schedule, are cost effective, and meet customer objectives.

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.


Qualifications
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
Eligible to obtain a high-level security clearance
Must have reliable transportation to and from work

For more information on this position and other opportunities with the NSA, check out Position 9234745 in UMBCworks.

Biology Research Assistantships in the UMBC Incubator

Plant Sensory Systems located in the UMBC Tech Incubator at South Campus is seeking two students to support their lab operations. These positions will give students excellent hands on opportunities in a entrepreneurial, start-up setting. Interns will maintain the lab and help assess plant performance. Other responsibilities include conducting lab procedures such as gel electrophoresis, DNA isolation and PCR or protein isolation and immunoblot analysis.

These positions pay $15/hour for qualified students. Applications are only accepted through UMBCworks. Visit http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu to learn how to get started today!

August 30, 2009

ADD Internship, Co-op, or Research to your Transcript this Fall

Have you found the internship, co-op, or research position, but just don't know how to get it listed on your transcript or get credit for it this fall? Do you want a notation on your transcript for all your hard work, but are unsure how to proceed?

Well look no further! The staff at the UMBC Shriver Center is here to help!

If you found an internship, co-op, or research position on your own for the fall already, you can get the notation on your transcript (FREE OF CHARGE) - and be on your way to possibly receiving credit- its not too late.

TO ADD INTERNSHIP/CO-OP/RESEARCH TO YOUR TRANSCRIPT:
1. Either call (410-455-2493) or stop by the Shriver Center on the ground floor of the Public Policy Building to make an appointment with a Coordinator.
2. Get a letter/memo from your employer (on company letterhead) verifying that you are interning 8-10 hours per week and bring it to your appointment.
3. Meet with your Coordinator to get enrolled in the Practicum (to have your internship/research noted on your transcript as a university sanctioned experience) and have your potential credit options explained to you.
4. Enjoy your internship, co-op, or research position this semester!

If you DO NOT have an internship lined up but are interested in obtaining one, we’ll be glad to help you with that as well. To begin the process of finding an internship through the Shriver Center and UMBCworks, visit http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html
That link will detail exactly what you need to do.

The Shriver Center (1st fl Public Policy) is OPEN from 8:30 am to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, so stop in or make your appointment soon! We are also open for evening appointments.

Questions e-mail shrivercenter@umbc.edu> or call 410-455-2493

We look forward to working with you.

August 31, 2009

UMBC Students Needed For Prominent Grant For School Outreach

Service-Learning positions (with stipends) available with local Middle Schools. ACCES (Adventures in College & Career Exploration in STEM) is a program that enhances middle school students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math courses and post-secondary education. The Shriver Center is seeking 9 Fellows to tutor and mentor students and assist teachers in enhancing their instruction in STEM subjects.

Responsibilities include planning and leading after-school activities, tutoring, mentoring, introducing middle school students to the college experience, promoting STEM courses and high school preparation, leading technology sessions, and supporting students in creating individual career plans.

These positions require a time commitment of 3-5 hrs/week and STEM majors are preferred. There are different time slots available: during the school day, after school, and on Saturdays (the schools have different needs). Depending on the school, there may be some flexibility in schedule for in-school support. Fellows must have their own transportation. A stipend is offered. Reimbursement for transportation may also be provided.

Please note that this will be a competitive process! Target closing date for recruitment is Friday, September 11th at 5 pm. If interested and/or have any questions, contact Melissa Huselton at

Do You Love Your Major?

The Major Inspiration project is looking for more volunteers, from all disciplines! The purpose of this project is to introduce K-12 students to the different kinds of majors that are out there so that they can make a more informed decision when it comes to the major they put down for their college application. We want to help people find their passions. So come and share your passion, and help students find majors they love, too!

Visit our website for more information about how to get involved: http://www.shrivercenter.org/majorinspiration/

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