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September 1, 2009

Become a Best Buddy!

The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Find out how to get involved at these upcoming information sessions:

Monday, September 7th: 12-1pm in PUP 107
Wednesday, September 9th: 12-1pm in PUP 105
Friday, September, 11th: 2-3pm in PUP 107

Questions? Contact Marianne Blemly at mblemly1@umbc.edu

Find an Internship, Co-op or Research experience with the Shriver Center at UMBC

Last year the Shriver Center helped UMBC students find over 1300 internship, co-op and research positions. Will this be the year that you find one too?

Are you looking for a way to gain experience in your major, earn some money, and possibly even obtain upper level credits?

The Shriver Center can help!

Visit us on the 1st floor of the Public Policy Building or call 410-455-2493 to schedule an appointment with a coordinator who specializes in assisting students in your major. During your first appointment, we will review your resume, help you edit it to ensure that you are marketing yourself competitively, and provide you with a brief introduction to UMBCworks – our exclusive job database and search engine.

If you already have an internship, co-op or research position for this Fall and you want to find out how you can get a transcript notation or academic credit to recognize your hard work, simply call our office at 410-455-2493 to set up a brief appointment to register your placement. Both on- and off-campus positions are eligible for these benefits.

For more information on how the Shriver Center can help YOU, visit our website at http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html or stop by during walk-in hours, September 8-10, from 9 am - 4 pm. If you come to walk-ins, please be sure to upload your resume to UMBCworks ahead of time or bring an electronic copy with you.

Volunteer in Howard County – and Receive a Transcript Notation!

FIRN is a small nonprofit in Howard County that helps all foreign-born, providing core services of immigration counseling, information and referral, employment counseling, and interpreting/translation services. FIRM also conducts 2 ESL programs: one for adults and one for ESOL students in the Howard County public school system known as Club LEAP, which is seeking college volunteers to work in Howard County schools.

Dates: October to May (3 8-week sessions)
Times: Directly after school (from 2:30-5:00 depending on school dismissal times).
Service Commitment: Each tutor is required to commit to a minimum of one 8-week session, for 3 hours per week (1.5 hours twice a week in most schools).
Activities: Tutors work in small groups assisting ESOL students gain proficiency in speaking and comprehension. FIRN provides training and support throughout the school year.

For more information, visit the FIRN website to download a Volunteer Application and Reference form. You will then be contacted for an interview and invited to tutor training, which will be held on Wednesday September 9, 2009 from 6:30-8:30 pm at FIRN's Columbia office. For more information, please contact Catherine Chen Hester at 410.992.1923 x28 or chester@firnonline.org

UMBC Students who commit to volunteering with FIRN’s Club Leap may be eligible for a Service-Learning Practicum notation through The Shriver Center. Contact a Service-Learning Program Coordinator at 410.455.2493 for more information.

Eat at Rita’s Italian Ice in Arbutus on Thursday, Sept. 10th

The College Gardens Youth program, run in collaboration with the YMCA of Central Maryland and The Shriver Center’s Service-Learning Program, is hosting a fundraiser at the Rita’s Italian Ice in Arbutus. 10% of proceeds from the evening’s sales (5:30pm-10pm) will be donated to The College Gardens Youth Program. Make a difference and stay cool while doing it!

Learn How to Get Involved with Project HEALTH!

Project HEALTH is an organization that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. Though national in scope, Project HEALTH takes a local approach to finding innovative solutions to the health care crisis. 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. Universities participating in Project Health Baltimore include the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College in Maryland.

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.

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

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

September 2, 2009

Kennedy Krieger Institute Seeks Research Intern


Attention Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, & Sociology Majors

Join the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in serving children with autism spectrum disorders and their families! The Research trainee position is an exciting opportunity to learn more about developmental disabilities through involvement in our clinical research team. The CARD Research Volunteer will be principally responsible for assisting with duties related to the CARD clinical registry and a multi-site study designed to enhance the care of individuals with autism, the Autism Treatment Network. These projects will provide the CARD volunteer with exposure to interdisciplinary research and practice, through observation and hands on experience, in an outpatient pediatric setting providing a full spectrum of care.

IF INTERESTED, apply to this internship via UMBCworks. If you do not have an approved resume on the system, please follow the simple steps found at: http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html

White House Internship Programs seeks Applicants

Applications for the 2010 Spring White House Internship are now available at whitehouse.gov/about/internships.

Applications are due September 20, 2009. The application includes two essays, three letters of recommendation and a resume. Each applicant will be evaluated on three basic qualities: a commitment to public service, demonstration of leadership in the community and dedication to the mission of this Administration. The applicant's communication, writing and office skills will also be reviewed and considered. An applicant's GPA is not figured into the final score, and each application is reviewed on a semi-blind basis.

PROGRAM
This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos.

While the interns’ individual responsibilities and tasks vary, they are united through weekly events and, most importantly, through service. Interns participate in a long-term service project to help the surrounding community. This is a great opportunity to promote leadership and a way to learn about their fellow intern class. Each week, interns come together for a speaker series with senior staff members and participate in off-site field trips around D.C. In addition, during the summer a few interns are chosen as mentors for the D.C. Scholars.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR RESUME AND APPLICATION, touch base with Christine Routzahn, Director of Internships at The Shriver Center at UMBC routzahn@umbc.edu

Johns Hopkins Medicine International seeks Fall Global Services Intern

$10.00 per hour, Part-time
3.00 GPA required
Global Services Intern
Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Compiling marketing materials destined for international clients
•Assisting with development and implementation of business plans for targeted geographical regions and medial specialties
•Conducting background research on individual countries and business entities
•Assisting with campus tours by international visitors
•Up-dating and monitoring databases

IF INTERESTED, apply via UMBCworks under Internships through The Shriver Center or e-mail your resume to Christine Routzahn at routzahn@umbc.edu

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September 4, 2009

CAmm Cage Internship for VizArt Students!

We are currently taking applicants for Fall internships at CAmm! This internship offers filmmakers and moving image artists a great opportunity to build on the skills they already have, and most importantly-- networking and meeting some of Baltimore's film and video people! In addition to this, CAmm interns get special opportunities like using our gear for shoots, building DIY gear and organizing film screenings! This is an unpaid internship, but we can offer school credit.

More Info is below the jump, including how to apply!

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PAID Undergraduate Research Assistantship/Internship for GES Students!

UMBC Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) is seeking a Research Assistant for the Fall!

Student will assist Dr. Welty and graduate students with field work, lab work, data compilation and analysis for urban hydrology studies.

Pay is $10 - $12 per hour. Work in exchange for academic credit is another option.

Background in earth science or environmental science is preferred. Must be willing to work outdoors under conditions that include walking over uneven terrain, carrying bulky equipment, and contact with insects. GIS and computer skills are a plus.

To apply, visit UMBCworks and apply to position #9234665. Contact The Shriver Center with questions - 410-455-2493

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Students Sought for NOAA/Hollings Scholarship Intern Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

Benefits of this internship include up to $8,000 of academic assistance per school year for full-time study during the junior and senior years and a 10-week, paid ($650/week) internship including housing during the summer between the junior and senior years at NOAA or a NOAA approved facility.

Minimum Requirements: Sophomore standing, US Citizenship and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Don't let this outstanding opportunity pass you by! More information can be found under position 9235397. Applications for 2010 will open soon.

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!

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.

GETTING 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 mentorbaltimore@higherachievement.org or 410-752-7753.

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/

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Volunteers Needed as Middle School Tutors!

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 huselton@umbc.edu.

Sign up for Service-Learning!

Are you looking to get involved in new activities? Do you like volunteering, but need transportation to get to the service site? Are you interested in receiving a transcript notation or academic credit for your service?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then the Service-Learning Program at The Shriver Center is your service solution!

Students placed through the Service-Learning Program are enrolled in the 096 Service-Learning Practicum, which enables them to receive a notation on their transcript which recognizes participation in university-sanctioned community service. A 3-5 hour weekly commitment of time is required for participation in Service-Learning placements.

To learn more about weekly service opportunities available for the Fall semester, check out our Fall 2009 Service Charts

Academic credit is also available for students who are interested in connecting their service with a specific course or discipline. For Fall 2009, the following classes are available:

• SOCY 396
• EDUC 387
• HONR 390

To receive authorization to register for these classes, students must select a service site (Fall 2009 Service Charts) and meet with a Service-Learning Program Coordinator.

To get started, contact The Shriver Center at 410.455.2493 today!

September 8, 2009

2010 Legislative Session Internship for MDOT

The Maryland General Assembly and The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are considering having an intern, preferably one who is interested in political policy, to assist MDOT during the 2010 legislative session.

The intern will be considered a “legislative assistant” and will need to be available to work out of our Annapolis Office, 7 State Circle, Annapolis (across from the State House) from mid-January through mid- April. The intern will work directly for the State Legislative Officer and the State Legislative Analyst; and assist other MDOT Executives, including the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Modal Administrators, etc. who quite often share the office during the annual legislative session. The duties would include, but are not limited to, assisting with the preparation of legislative testimony; legislative research; taking notes at legislative hearings; and assisting with the daily administrative needs of the MDOT legislative office.

The hours may vary somewhat – some days will be shorter than others, some longer, depending on the needs of the office, but generally would be about 40 hours per week (approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

If interested, apply by emailing your resume to Mike Oettel, moettel@umbc.edu ASAP! Put "2010 Legislative Session Internship" in the subject line.

Project Team: Recruiting Volunteers!

Enjoy working with kids in a creative and educational environment? Then come and join Project Team, a nationally recognized volunteer organization coordinated through the Service-Learning Program at The Shriver Center. This program provides fun, educational activities for children between the ages of 7-11. Volunteers visit a Boys and Girls Club in Baltimore on Mondays from 4-7pm and in Glen Burnie on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. Transportation is provided. Contact Amy Ladele at amlad1@umbc.edu for details.

IS Students: $15 per hour!

Sentient Medical Systems is looking for interns. Apply today via UMBCworks.

Position Description:
•Delivers first-level IT HelpDesk technical support for users, networks, and related systems
•Performs technical troubleshooting to diagnose and fix common computer problems
•Assists engineers with upgrades to hardware and software components as required
•Establishes user accounts, configures workstations and associated networks
•Troubleshoots problems with Windows PC’s and clinical biomedical equipment
•Maintains detailed biomedical device/supplies inventory, performs preventive maintenance

Special Skills/Courses:

Some college preferred; two-three years experience with Microsoft
Windows operating systems (Server 2003, XP) and Microsoft Office 2003/7 is required;
working knowledge of Active Directory and Cisco routers and switches a plus.
Experience with Dell and Sony platforms valuable

GE IMLP Program

Interested in working at GE? Be sure to check out the position description for the IMLP program on UMBCworks. Here's a summary:

Information Technology is the key enabler for GE to compete and win in our broad range of global industries. The Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) is a key entry point for information management professionals in GE. This program is designed to attract high potential information technology candidates and to further develop their technical skills, leadership abilities and business acumen as they transition from academia to the working world.

The purpose of IMLP is to provide a pipeline of information management leadership talent for GE's businesses. IMLP accelerates development of entry-level talent and produces leaders capable of meeting the challenges facing the IT function at GE. IMLP is a 2-year program that allows members to hone their leadership, business and technical skills through four challenging six-month assignments and world-class training. The job assignments and training are designed to provide hands-on IT experience on GE's strategic initiatives.

Shriver Center 101: How to land an internship interview?

Monday, September 14th
12:00 to 1:00 PM
Commons 331

This workshop hosted by The Shriver Center will cover steps that will help you land the perfect internship, co-op, or research position. Topics covered will include how to write an effective resume, how to use UMBCworks for your search, and interview help 101.

Ending Sweaty Palms: Intern and Co-op Interview Skills Workshop

Two Sessions Available- 9/16 and 9/17
12:00 to 1:00 PM
Shriver Center Conference Room, Public Policy 107

Do you have an interview coming up for an internship, co-op, or research position just need some basic interview help?

Participate in The Shriver Center's hour long Intern and Co-op Interview Seminar to:
- obtain assistance with what questions to prepare for
- how best to answer questions based on the skills and experiences you offer
- learn what to wear
- and obtain additional tips on the types of questions you should ask during an interview.

Useful handouts will be provided.

September 9, 2009

Promote RECYCLING as a PAID INTERN with Baltimore County

Promote RECYCLING as a PAID INTERN with Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management!
The Bureau accepts resumes (on an ongoing basis) from motivated, talented individuals with an interest in recycling and waste prevention. As a paid ($8/hour to start) Baltimore County employee, our interns:

· Gain purposeful work experience in an office environment;
· Apply and develop skills in public relations, graphic design, research, writing, and/or other areas;
· Provide input and receive feedback as part of a team promoting recycling, waste prevention, and best solid waste management practices;
· Learn more about how local government works; and
· Work flexible schedules customized to academic, job, and other commitments!

If this internship program seems like a good fit for you, why waste any more time? Become a part of a proud tradition (more than 80 interns since 1991)!

Submit a resume and cover letter to Tim Dunn, Public Information Specialist, via e-mail (tdunn@baltimorecountymd.gov). For more information, call 410-887-2790.

September 11, 2009

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/

After School Program Seeking Volunteers!

Enjoy working with kids in a creative and educational environment? Then come and join Project Team, a nationally recognized volunteer organization coordinated through the Service-Learning Program at The Shriver Center. This program provides fun, educational activities for children between the ages of 7-11. Volunteers visit Boys and Girls Clubs in Baltimore on Mondays from 4-7pm and in Glen Burnie on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. Transportation is provided. Contact Amy Ladele at amlad1@umbc.edu for details.

Blood Drive for Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and what better way to support Sickle Cell Awareness than donating blood! UMBC will be hosting three blood drives in the upcoming weeks. This is a great opportunity to get out and support our local hospitals!

The upcoming dates are:

Sept. 30th - University Center Ballroom
Oct. 1st - Mainstreet, The Commons
Oct. 2nd - Mainstreet, The Commons

If you're interested in donating at one of these three times, click on the corresponding date above and schedule an appointment today!

For questions, please email Dustin Hogenson at dustinh1@umbc.edu.

St. Agnes Hospital Volunteer Opportunity

St. Agnes Hospital is seeking volunteers to help conduct associate opinion surveys online.

Dates: Monday 9/14, Tuesday 9/15, and Friday 9/18

Time: Volunteers are needed any time between 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM. If you can volunteer for just a few hours, your help will be appreciated!

To sign-up to volunteer, contact Michelle Slafkosky at 410-368-2816 or mslafkos@stagnes.org.

Become a Leader in Service!

The Shriver Center currently has ONE Service-Learning Intern position open for the Fall 2009 semester. 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).

The position includes a $750 stipend for the semester. Only one open position remains, so apply now for a chance to become a leader in service!

To download an application, visit The Shriver Center's website and click on "Service-Learning Intern Application - Fall 2009” at the bottom of the page. Applications are due to The Shriver Center by Friday, September 18th 2009. Contact Clare Greene at (410) 455-2493 or clare6@umbc.edu with any questions!

STEM Majors Needed for College Access Program

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 18th at 5 pm. If interested and/or have any questions, contact Melissa Huselton at huselton@umbc.edu.

Summer Internships for Engineers with ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil is seeking engineering candidates for summer internships who have strong academic achievements, good relevant work experience to their profession, motivation and leadership. Positions are located in LA, VA, CA, IL, TX, NJ. For more information go to our web site at www.exxonmobil.com/careers/usa and please complete "PROFILE" application, and post your resume and transcript AS WELL AS apply on UMBCworks to position 9234584 .

Most of the internship positions are for BS/MS Chemical and Mechanical Engineers students. ExxonMobil is interested strongly in project management folks.

Work Description for a student in a BS or MS in Chemical Engineering program will work with the premier petroleum company in the world in areas of: Upstream Development, Upstream Production, Upstream Research, Downstream Refining and Supply, Downstream Research & Engineering, Chemicals, Global Services

Initial assignments enable Chemical Engineers to act as combination engineers, scientists, economists, market development specialists and business executives. You'll work to improve efficiencies and analyze deviations from desired operations. You'll assist in developing new technology, plant consulting, and process basis setting for major capital projects. And you'll help identify and screen alternatives to improve existing operations or to design and build new operations.

Work Description for a student earning a BS or MS in Mechanical engineering: Gain experience in Chemical plants, Marketing organization, Pipeline, Production, Global Shared Services, Refining organizations

Resume deadline: September 29, 2009

Don't wait - apply today!

Department of Commerce Office of the Secretary Internship Program

THIS INTERNSHIP IS POSTED ON UMBCworks under Internships via Shriver Center. Questions, contact Christine Routzahn at The Shriver Center.

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of the Secretary Fall Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service.

Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices.
The students will work closely with the Special/Confidential Assistants in their respective offices. This will keep them engaged in the political process, maintain strong lines of communication and clearly define roles and responsibilities. On a biweekly/
monthly basis, the Internship Board will coordinate visits to local exhibits including the National Archives, lectures, arrange photo/meet‐and‐greet with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, White House Tours, etc.

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Academy for Educational Development Seeks PAID Data / Statistics Intern

Starting Salary: $15.00 (Hourly) + commensurate with work experience and education

Project Duration: The duration of this project will be 09/01/2009 to 06/01/2010

Internship location: Washington, DC

IF INTERESTED, apply on UMBCworks under Internships Via Shriver Center (9235546). Directions-

Project Summary: The Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC) was launched in 2004 by the Academy for Educational Development, with funding from USAID. The EPDC’s mission is to improve information and policies for education through better access and use of data and policy-oriented evaluation and research. The EPDC houses the world’s largest multi-source, sub-national database for education with capability to view data with maps and graphs; the EPDC is developing tools for better interpretation of education data and analysis of important issues. One of the EPDC’s primary global resource services is to provide data that is: more timely than found elsewhere; sub-national; from household, administrative and international sources.

Position Summary: The intern will help implement the EPDC’s mission to improve global access to education information by contributing to the ongoing expansion and updating of the database. Specifically, the intern will: work with household surveys to extract indicators using Stata programs prepared by the EPDC; format data from global websites as identified by EPDC staff; be an administrator of the database,uploading data to the database, and querying data housed in the database.

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Want to Get Involved But Need Academic Credit?

Are you looking to get involved in new activities? Do you like volunteering, but need transportation to get to the service site? Are you interested in receiving a transcript notation or academic credit for your service?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then the Service-Learning Program at The Shriver Center is your service solution!

Students placed through the Service-Learning Program are enrolled in the 096 Service-Learning Practicum, which enables them to receive a notation on their transcript which recognizes participation in university-sanctioned community service. A 3-5 hour weekly commitment of time is required for participation in Service-Learning placements.

To learn more about weekly service opportunities available for the Fall semester, check out our Fall 2009 Service Charts

Academic credit is also available for students who are interested in connecting their service with a specific course or discipline. For Fall 2009, the following classes are available:

• SOCY 396: Reflections on Community Service - A Sociological Perspective
• EDUC 387: Tutoring and Literacy
• HONR 390: Reflections on Community Service

To receive authorization to register for these classes, students must select a service site (Fall 2009 Service Charts) and meet with a Service-Learning Program Coordinator.

To get started, contact The Shriver Center at 410.455.2493 today!

Autism Aid Needed - Paid Position

Do you like working with children?
Do you have experience working with children with Autism?
Do you enjoy making a difference in another family’s life?

Then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

A Family is in need of an experienced in-home behavioral aid to work one-on-one in their home with one of their two Autistic children.

Clients: Boy, age 8 and Boy, age 5

Location: Elkridge/Howard County Area

Hours: Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm; Weekends available, hours vary

Experience: Must have experience with Autism and working with children. Looking for someone energetic and patient who can be trained to implement ABA therapy in the home for a few hours each day after school and/or on some weekends. Pay based on experience and availability.

Please contact Mrs. Salam Berhane at 443-878-3379 for more information.

September 13, 2009

Add Your Internship, Co-op, or Research Position to Your Transcript

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.

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.

September 14, 2009

Make a Difference - Be a Mentor for College Night

Make a difference in the lives of area youth and have fun while doing it! Join College Night as a student mentor. Mentoring through College Night is one component of the community-based Choice Program, based out of the Shriver Center. College Night is held on Mondays from 6-8:15 pm, and is recruiting volunteers who can make a semester-long commitment to mentoring. Contact Jynease Emerson at jynease1@umbc.edu or Kathleen Herwig at kherwig1@umbc.edu for more information.

Want an opportunity to reflect on your service with The Choice Program? Enroll in the Service-Leaning Practicum through the Shriver Center. Contact Clare Greene at clare6@umbc.edu or 410-455-2493. Enrollment in the Practicum for College Night student mentors is optional.

September 15, 2009

Two Great ON CAMPUS Internships with the Commons Arts Program!

The Commons Arts Program is looking for TWO fantastic interns to work on campus. Position is open RIGHT AWAY. Position descriptions are located after the jump. If you are interested in either of these positions, email Mike Oettel, moettel@umbc.edu, with your resume TODAY!

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INCREDIBLE Summer Internship at Constellation Energy

If working for a Fortune 500 company has always been in your plans, this may be your shot! Constellation Energy is hiring a number of interns for the summer. Get your search out of the way now, and start locking up plans for the future.

This position is paid, and the best part is that Constellation will be interviewing ON CAMPUS! To apply to this position, visit UMBCworks and apply to position number 9235486 to be considered.

The position description is below the jump. Make sure to read all the way through in order to get some hints on how to be fully considered! If you have questions, contact Mike Oettel at The Shriver Center, moettel@umbc.edu.

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September 16, 2009

Go on the Road to GE Healthcare with the Shriver Center

Join the Shriver Center as we visit GE Healthcare to learn about opportunities in the medical device development, operations and supply chain management fields.

Instead of bringing the companies to campus, we're taking you to the company!

On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., you are invited to go on the road to visit GE Healthcare. Take a tour of the facility and hear about opportunities within the Engineering and Operations departments.

Transportation is provided, but an RSVP is required. You will receive confirmation of your registration prior to the trip date. Space is limited, so register early! Registration will close on October 18th. Vans will leave the Shriver Center promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Majors: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Business Technology Administration, and Information Systems

To register for this tour, contact Kerry Kidwell-Slak at The Shriver Center at 410-455-2493 or kerryk@umbc.edu.

You may also register under the events tab in UMBCworks. Click on "Events" and then search "Workshops" to locate the GE Healthcare site visit.

Space is limited - register TODAY!

Undergraduate Research Consultation on Monday 9/21 @ Noon

Interested in doing research, but don't know how to get started?

Want to know what you can and should be doing NOW to make sure you have a great opportunity lined up for SUMMER 2010?

Stop by the Undergraduate Research Consultation hosted by Janet McGlynn and the Office of Undergraduate Education on Monday, September 21st from Noon-1 pm in the Administration Bldg, Room 911.

All majors welcome!

For more information, go to: http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research

US Department of State- Intern & Full-time Info Session

INTERNSHIP AND FULL-TIME INFORMATION SESSION
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Wednesday, September 23rd, 12:00 TO 1:00 PM
Commons 331

When you join the U.S. Department of State as a student intern or full-time employee, there's no limit as to how far it can take you. Here, you'll have an exciting opportunity to connect with the global community, gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and most of all, acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. Are you up for the challenge?

QUESTIONS: Contact Christine Routzahn at the Shriver Center (routzahn@umbc.edu)

Entrepreneur Speaker Series

September 30, 2009, 5 - 6 p.m. • UC 310
Guest Speaker:
Kathryn Freeland, Founder and CEO
Freeland and Associates, LLC
and Author, Navigating Your Way to Business Success: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

Kathryn Freeland went from having a 9 to 5 job to realizing the empowerment that
comes from being your own boss. She is a serial entrepreneur and author of Navigating
Your Way to Business Success: An Entrepreneur's Journey.

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September 18, 2009

Internship with Rep. Sarbanes Office

Internship Opportunity (unpaid) with The Office of U.S. Representative John P. Sarbanes

The office of Congressman Sarbanes is seeking service-oriented undergraduate students for internships in the Towson District Office.

Responsibilities include greeting visitors, opening and distributing mail, data entry, supporting administrative needs in the office, assisting with constituent casework and other duties relating to constituent services. Additional opportunities include attending staff meetings, attending events outside the office with the Congressman or staff, attending meetings with constituents, representing the office at an outreach venue, various long term projects and trips to our Washington, DC office.

Internships can be tailored to emphasize those policy areas in which a student has a particular interest. Students with a focus on social work or counseling will have opportunities to work directly with constituents performing intake, assessment and learning how to use Congressional resources to resolve constituents’ issues.

Applicants must be reliable with the ability to multi-task and strong communication and organizational skills.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The office will consider both students who intend to use the internship to earn college credits and those looking to expand their experiences. The office will coordinate with a student’s school to ensure that requirements for credit are met. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Meg Stephenson by email, meg.stephenson@mail.house.gov. To request additional information please use above email address.

Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed!

Help a person achieve a goal that will forever change the direction of their lives! Volunteer with The Learning Bank's Adult Literacy Program on Thursdays from 5-8:30pm. Transportation is provided for students who register for the site through The Shriver Center's Service-Learning Program.

This is a great opportunity for students going into the education, social work, or sociology fields. This unique volunteer opportunity offers hands on experience and the chance to put theory will turn into full fledged practice once a week.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Brian Akinsehinwa at bakin1@umbc.edu.

If You Love Your Major, Let Us Know!

We want to help students find their passions and set their sites on college.

The Major Inspiration project is still 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.

Contact Richard Blissett at rsl.bliss@gmail.com to get more information. You can also visit our Major Inspiration website for more information.

What are you doing on Monday or Wednesday afternoon?

Project Team is in need of volunteers!

Project Team is a nationally recognized volunteer organization coordinated through the Service-Learning Program at The Shriver Center. This program provides fun, educational activities for children between the ages of 7-11.

Volunteers visit a Boys and Girls Club in Baltimore on Monday from 4-7pm and a Boys and Girls Club in Glen Burnie on Wednesday from 4-7pm. Volunteers can select which day they want to volunteer, and transportation is provided. Contact Amy Ladele at amlad1@umbc.edu to sign up today!

PAID Internship with After School Program

The Shriver Center is recruiting for a Service-Learning Intern with the College Gardens Youth Program. The College Gardens Youth Program provides academic tutoring and assistance for artistic and recreational activities as part of this after-school program, Tuesday & Thursday, from 2:15-5:45pm.

The position includes a $750 stipend for the semester. Service-Learning Interns are student who aspire to take on a leadership position with a service site. They shape the service experiences of other students, and are responsible for driving students to the site each week (van training provided), and leading 2 reflection sessions for their volunteers (support and resources provided).

To download an application, visit The Shriver Center's website and click on "Service-Learning Intern Application - Fall 2009” at the bottom of the page. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email Clare Greene at clare6@umbc.edu with any questions!

September 21, 2009

Shriver Center Lunch & Learn on Research - Monday, 9/28

Monday, September 28th
12:00 to 1pm
Commons 331

Interested in an internship or career in research?

Meet professional researchers from a wide range of disciplines and learn the steps you should be taking now to get ahead of the competition. Panelists will also discuss opportunities for student research with their organizations.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Patricia Ball, R.N., C.M.S., Study Manager/Sr. Research Nurse
Maryland Psyciatric Research Center

Jessica Debolt, Clinical Research Assistant
Clinical Insights

Erle Ellis, Ph. D., Associate Professor
UMBC Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems

Jabez McClelland, Ph. D., Group Leader
CNST Electron Physics Group, NIST

Mick Needham, Research Program Manager
Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University

Lauren Schiszik, Archaeologist and Intern Coordinator
Anne Arundel County's Lost Towns Project

If you have any questions, please connect with The Shriver Center

Constellation Energy Recruiting IT Majors

If working for a Fortune 500 company has always been in your plans, this may be your shot! Constellation Energy is hiring a number of interns for the summer. Get your search out of the way now, and start locking up plans for the future.

This position is paid, and the best part is that Constellation will be interviewing ON CAMPUS! To apply to this position, visit UMBCworks and apply to position number 9235486 to be considered.

The position description is below. Make sure to read all the way through in order to get some hints on how to be fully considered!

If you have questions, contact Casey Miller at The Shriver Center, cmille1@umbc.edu.

Constellation Energy Corporate Audit Internship - Summer 2010

Job Summary:
Performs information technology risk-based and continuous audits under the direction of a more senior member of the audit team.

Reports To:
Manager or Associate – Corporate Audit

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Understands and applies generally accepted auditing standards.
2. Assesses the adequacy of the design of information technology internal controls to mitigate business risk including financial, operational and compliance and tests their operating effectiveness.
3. Executes audit procedures to examine and evaluate the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information.
4. Evaluates systems and processes for compliance with relevant existing or proposed laws, regulations, established polices, plans and procedures.
5. Appraises the adequacy of the corrective action taken to improve deficiencies identified during audits.
6. Obtains and analyzes data as basis for reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of systems and the efficiency of processes.
7. Develops and maintains knowledge of energy industry and associated risks.
8. Works with supervisor to design and execute a development plan addressing communication, leadership, technical audit skills, business acumen, and industry knowledge.


Job Specifications:
Knowledge:
• Ability to quickly understand internal auditing standards and practices.
• Demonstrated technical competency, knowledge, and professional care commensurate with completion of assignments.

Skills/Abilities:
• Ability to cultivate strong collaborative working relationships and contacts within work group and across other company functions.
• Ability to effectively communicate via oral and written means.
• Ability to obtain, analyze, and evaluate evidentiary data to form an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of systems and processes being reviewed.

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or equivalent is preferred. (working toward degree for intern position)
• Candidate for CPA, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or MBA is desirable.
• 0 to 2 years of auditing, or information system experience.
Other (including physical requirements, working conditions, etc.):
• Travel may be required (generally 20% or less).


Constellation Energy Group will be hosting an Information Session on 10/5 from 6pm-8pm in ITE 456. Please rsvp via the Events tab in your UMBCworks account. Information sessions offer students the chance to network and prepare for the application process and/or interviews with the hosting company.

Be a Summer Intern for GE!- Seeking IS,CMSC, BTA, & Computer/Electrical Engineering Majors

The GE Information Management Leadership Program is back, and GE is looking for talented UMBC students for SUMMER internships! 3.00 GPA required, Sophomore or Junior Status

Majors of interest include- IS, BTA, , Computer Eng, Computer Science, and Electrical Eng, Engineering

APPLY to Position Number in UMBCworks- 9234678'
Questions Contact:
Casey Miller at The Shriver Center (cmille1@umbc.edu)

Information Technology is the key enabler for GE to compete and win in our broad range of global industries. The Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) is a key entry point for information management professionals in GE. This program is designed to attract high potential information technology candidates and to further develop their technical skills, leadership abilities and business acumen as they transition from academia to the working world.

The purpose of IMLP is to provide a pipeline of information management leadership talent for GE's businesses. IMLP accelerates development of entry-level talent and produces leaders capable of meeting the challenges facing the IT function at GE. IMLP is a 2-year program that allows members to hone their leadership, business and technical skills through four challenging six-month assignments and world-class training. The job assignments and training are designed to provide hands-on IT experience on GE's strategic initiatives.

IMLPs will be placed at one of the following businesses based on availability of positions, the interviewers assessment and the applicant's preference (indicated in the online application):

*GE Corporate
*GE Energy Infrastructure (Energy / Oil & Gas / Water)
*GE Technology Infrastructure (Aviation / Transportation / Healthcare / Enterprise Solutions)
*GE Capital
*NBC Universal

Interested? Apply online via UMBCworks! Don't have an approved resume on UMBCworks- follw the simply directions at:http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html

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Intern On-Campus and Get Paid - UMBC Entrepreneur Intern Program

4 positions just became open which pay a $1500 stipend for 150 hours of work- $10 per hour
These positions are part of the UMBC Entrepreneur Intern Program and best of all the companies are located on campus in either the UMBC Research Park or Tech Center.

IF INTERESTED, APPLY ON UMBCworks by WEDNESDAY or send your resume to Christine Routzahn at The Shriver Center routzahn@umbc.edu indicating which position interests you.

POSITION 1
Organization: Aurora Analytics LLC (http://www.auroraanalytics.com)
Position: UMBC Entrepreneur Intern (position ID 9235660)
Majors Requested: CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Intern projects/duties include:
Aurora is a contract services and product development company focused on the development of food quality indicator devices using a proprietary amine detection technology. The intern would be involved in Aurora’s R&D program for the development of a diagnostic test for spoilage in seafood, including efforts to manufacture and commercialize the core chemical component of the test kit. The project is multi-disciplinary and requires efforts in organic as well as analytical chemistry. Under the direction of Dr. Kalivretenos, the intern would carry out solid and solution-phase organic synthesis to prepare the detection agents. The intern would use these agents to tag amine compounds (found in spoiled seafood) and analyze the products.

POSITION 2
Organization: Cybergroup, Inc. (http://www.cybergroup.com)
Position: UMBC Entrepreneur Intern (position ID 9235642)
Majors Requested: IFSM, CMSC, CMPE, ENEE, but all majors are welcome if the individual has an appropriate technical background and interests.
Intern projects/duties include:
Cybergroup, Inc., founded in 1994, is a leading provider of Internet / Intranet technology solutions that enhance communications and commerce between organizations and their customers, suppliers, and other constituencies. We provide a comprehensive range of Internet and Intranet Web site solutions and services, with a primary focus on Web to database integration.

An intern is needed in to complete the following:
Assist in the development of Web applications and database integration with Web applications. Position requires a significant proficiency in HTML, some experience with scripting languages such as PHP, RoR, Python, ASP.net, or ColdFusion. Knowledge of SQL and databases such as MySQL or SQLServer is a plus.

POSITION 3
Organization: Quantum Medical Metrics, LLC (http://www.qmminc.com)
Position: UMBC Entrepreneur Intern (position ID 9235656)
Majors Requested: Physics, Engineering, and Computer science
Intern projects/duties include:
The company is involved in research, development and production of x-ray spectral imaging systems and advanced quantitative imaging algorithms for the diagnosis and monitoring of human musculoskeletal disease. The inter will assist with a research project involved in development of x-ray medical imaging system. Both hardware and software skills are required. Lab experiences also preferred.

POSITION 4
Organization: Solvern Innovations (http://www.solvern.com/)
Position: UMBC Entrepreneur Intern (position ID 9235594)
Majors Requested: Finance, Information Systems, Systems Admin, and Software Development
Intern projects/duties include:
Solvern Innovations, a bwtech@UMBC Research Park company that specializes in comprehensive research and development products and solutions, acquisition and business management services, and training and technology development, has established a Center of Excellence. The Center, located one floor below the company’s headquarters, will train Department of Defense employees and contractors in business management, acquisition, logistics and procurement processes..

Intern are needed in the following area- Systems Admin- System Administrators with skills in VMWare, Virtualization, and Ops Ware experience across Windows/Linux/Unix Operation Systems.

Senior Curriculum Developers- must be familiar with NCS/ADET development techniques and requirements

CBT Developers- familiar with development in FLASH.

September 23, 2009

IT Internship Opportunities at Booz Allen!

Positions available via UMBCworks. Apply now! Position number- 9235748

As a Booz Allen consultant, you’ll work within teams that deliver results to our clients in areas such as Biometrics/Identity Management, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture, Reverse Engineering, Service-Oriented Architecture, Systems/Software Engineering, and Wargaming. Come talk to us about doing cutting-edge software and engineering not available anywhere else.

Opportunities for talented individuals with knowledge and skills in the following disciplines—and many others—are available at our Aberdeen, MD, central Maryland; and Virginia offices.

-- Computer Engineering
-- Computer Science
-- Electrical Engineering
-- Information Assurance/Security
-- Network Engineering
-- Systems/Software Engineering
-- And all other related majors

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September 24, 2009

Aero & Defense Test Expo Career Fair is coming Oct 1

Calling all science and engineering majors!

Join hundreds of employers at the International Test and Evaluation Association Career day!

October 1, 2009
Baltimore Convention Center – Main Exhibition Hall
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Aero & Defense Test Expo.

This free entry event sponsored by the International Testing and Evaluation Association (ITEA) and Aero & Defense Test is designed for students whose majors prepare them for exciting careers in aerospace & defense industries. Faculty & administrators are welcome, also.

Presentations by Representatives from:
Aberdeen Proving Ground
MITRE Corporation
Survice Engineering
Vought Aircraft Industries

Participants in Careers Fair inclue:
Survice Engineering
A2LA
FAA William J. Hughes
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
Scientific Research Corporation
Northrop Grumman
Georgia Tech Research Institute – GTRI
Lockheed Martin
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Computer Sciences Corporation

Note: Click here to pre-register online to receive electronic badge.

Also, see Student Programs / Careers Zone: http://www.aerodefencetest.com/academic/ for further information on taking part in the Careers Zone.

September 27, 2009

If You Love Your Major, Click Here!

We want to help students find their passions and set their sites on college.

The Major Inspiration project is still 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.

Contact Richard Blissett at rsl.bliss@gmail.com to get more information. You can also visit our Major Inspiration website for more information.

Donate Blood for Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and what better way to support Sickle Cell Awareness than donating blood! UMBC will be hosting three blood drives in the upcoming weeks. This is a great opportunity to get out and support our local hospitals!

The upcoming dates are:

Sept. 30th - University Center Ballroom
Oct. 1st - Mainstreet, The Commons
Oct. 2nd - Mainstreet, The Commons

If you're interested in donating at one of these three times, click on the corresponding date above and schedule an appointment today!

For questions, please email Dustin Hogenson at dustinh1@umbc.edu.

Do You Want To Make a Difference This Fall?

There are just a few weeks left to register for Service-Learning for Fall!

Students placed through the Service-Learning Program are enrolled in the 096 Service-Learning Practicum, which enables them to receive a notation on their transcript that recognizes participation in university-sanctioned community service. A 3-5 hour weekly commitment of time is required for participation in Service-Learning placements.

To learn more about weekly service opportunities available for the Fall semester, check out our Fall 2009 Service Charts

There are several sites that still have openings AND provide transportation for students: Adult Literacy Program, College Gardens Youth Program, Education Based Latino Outreach, MS-Swim, Project Team, and Paul's Place

THIS WEEK ONLY: The Shriver Center will be on Main Street in The Commons on Wednesday, September 30th from 11am-2pm for on-site service site registrations. Stop by to sign up for Fall!

If you can't join us on Wednesday, contact The Shriver Center at 410.455.2493 to schedule an appointment today!

MD Department of Budget & Management seeks Legislative Intern

Department of Budget & Management seeks a volunteer intern to assist with the Departments Legislative Operations during the Maryland General Assembly
Requirements include an:
Interest in learning about and participating in the Maryland legislative process; good writing skills.

If interested, apply via UMBCworks position number 9233993
If you do not have an approved resume on UMBCworks, follow the simple directions via the following link- http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html

Shriver Center Lunch & Learn Nonprofit Panel- Open to ALL Majors

Attend the Nonprofit Lunch and Learn Panel Session on
Monday, October 5th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Commons 331

OPEN TO ALL MAJORS

PANEL MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Barbara Anderson, Executive Director
The Pro Bono Counseling Project

Jessica Li, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
International Rescue Committee

Mark Marino, Executive Director
Project HEALTH Baltimore- Baltimore HealthCare Access, Inc

John Nethercut, Executive Director
Public Justice Center

Janessa Shaikun, Manager, Marketing & Events
World Trade Center Institute

Shannon Walsh, Manager, Volunteer Services
Sheppard Pratt Health System

This unique panel will: 1) give students an opportunity to meet and network with a diverse group of industry professionals representing various occupations in nonprofits; 2) arm students with practical advice about their major and tips on getting ahead in the "real world" including the importance of internships/co-ops; and 3) allow students to clarify their occupational interests/options, make informed career decisions, and obtain current information and trends including salary information in today's industries.

BRING COPIES OF YOUR RESUMES!

Questions: Contact Christine Routzahn at The Shriver Center routzahn@umbc.edu

Obtain a Great Internship via UMBCworks/Shriver Center

Experience prior to graduation is essential particularly in today's job market. Therefore, if you do not currently have an internship, co-op or research position, please consider applying to these opportunities via UMBCworks.

NEW positions are posted daily including opportunities for winter, spring, and summer.

IF YOUR RESUME HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE SHRIVER CENTER FOR YOUR INTERN SEARCH, FOLLOW THE SIMPLE STEPS BELOW:

http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/student_howdoigetstarted.html

Add your Internship or Research Position to Your Transcript & Obtain Credit- NOT TOO LATE FOR FALL 2009

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? UNDERGRADS- ITS NOT TOO LATE!

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.

Paid full-time summer internships in the multimedia and entertainment industry

The T. Howard Foundation is now accepting applications for PAID summer 2010 internships!

The T. Howard Foundation is a non-profit organization that partners with some of the largest companies in the world to provide paid full-time summer internships in the multimedia and entertainment industry to minority and female students.

Partners include companies such as AOL, Comcast, DIRECTV, Discovery,
ESPN, HBO, Lifetime, Rainbow Media, Time Warner Cable, Turner Network Sales, Showtime and many more! These companies work with the T. Howard Foundation because they are committed to increasing ethnic and gender diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry workforce.

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Serve as an Executive Intern this Summer for Target

See a company like no other: Target.
Apply to this summer internship via UMBCworks- position number 9235426
Open to all majors!

DEADLINE TO APPLY-Thursday, October 1st
If you do not have a resume in UMBCworks, Follow these directions- http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/intern_coop.html

Target is an upscale discount retailer that provides quality, trend-right merchandise and everyday basics at attractive prices in clean, spacious and friendly stores. Our vision is clear: To Be The Best. To achieve the vision, we must have the best team. A team of strong, passionate leaders with unique experiences and differences as people, willing to bring their personal best every single day.
See yourself in Store Leadership.
If you can thrive in a fast changing environment, want to offer innovative ideas, focus on results and inspire your team to do the same, then Target’s Executive Internship Program is for you. You must be authorized to work in the United States to be accepted into this position.
Store Executive Intern

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September 28, 2009

Up for some HEALTHY COMPETITION? UMBC could top another chart...

UMBC joins many others fighting for a great cause with the American Heart Association's 2009 Start! Baltimore Heart Walk to raise funds to fight the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers—heart disease and stroke. UMBC joins other area colleges and universities to show support and to make a difference.

Come join other UMBC students and staff on Saturday, October 24th in Baltimore to raise awareness through a 3 mile walk throughout Federal Hill (near the Inner Harbor). Raise funds as an individual or create your own team! Regardless, all efforts as "UMBC" will have an impact! Signing up is fast, easy, and secure - go to http://www.startgreaterbaltimoremd.org./ to register and seek out UMBC (which you might find under "Company").

The event is 8:30am-12pm, which includes registration, celebrations, and the actual walk. Transportation to and from the event will be provided for those who join Team UMBC on a first come, first served basis. You must contact Lori Hardesty, Program Coordinator, by Wednesday, October 14th at lhardesty@umbc.edu to secure your place.

Show everyone the power that UMBC has to make a difference!

September 29, 2009

Upcoming Workshop- How to Apply for an Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Monday, October 12th
12:00 PM, Administration Building Room 911

If you hope to conduct research or a creative project in the future and need funding, this session is for you! Learn how to apply for a UMBC Undergraduate Research Award (URA) of up to $1,500. Fifty awards will be made later in the academic year. To receive funding you must apply.

For more information, contact Janet McGlynn: mcglynn@umbc.edu
http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research/URA/

Upcoming Workshop- How to Get Started in Research at UMBC?

Friday, October 16th
12:00 PM, Sondheim 105

Students in all majors and years can gain valuable experience in research or mentored creative work. Find out how to get started.
For more information, contact Janet McGlynn at: mcglynn@umbc.edu
http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research/workshops.html

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