Thursday, April 27, 2017

Free Workshop
Applying via USAJOBS

Free Workshop: Introduction and Deep Dive into USAJOBS (2 dates)
Learn how to apply effectively for federal opportunities including jobs and internships--transferable information for applying to other sectors too!

The Partnership for Public Service and experts from federal agencies will conduct the workshop and share practical tips on how to:
- Explore career opportunities based on interests and goals
- Use USAJOBS and gain familiarity with other platforms for finding public service careers
- Navigate career opportunities (hear from federal and public sector experts)

Title: Deep Dive into USAJOBS
Two Workshop Dates:
- Wednesday, May 3rd (7:00p.m. - 8:20p.m.) or
- Thursday, May 4th (7:00p.m. – 8:20p.m.)
Location: Tawes Hall, Rm: 1310 (same location on both days)

Please RSVP here (we would like good head count to set up room!)

Pizza will be provided!!! 

The workshop will be useful for all levels of USAJOBS users (new user, need a refresher, or a seasoned users looking for extra tips). The panelists will impart practical skills that are transferable to any jobs or settings.

If you like you may bring along your USAJOBS/federal resume – our panelists will provide quick feedback and tips for improvement!

Please bring along your friends, pass the word to others you know who might be interested to learn about USAJOBS - great opportunity!

Workshops sponsored by Federal and Global Fellows Programs at UMD!

If interested in applying for Federal or Global Fellows for next year (including Energy and Environmental Policy, Global Challenges, and Science Diplomacy, etc.), please APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application For details regarding the programs, go to and/or or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall.
Upcoming Career Center Events
May 2017

Free Professional Headshots
Tuesday, May 2 | 11am-1pm
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Stop in to our final photo event of the semester to get a free professional headshot for your professional profiles (Careers4Terps, LinkedIn, etc.)! No appointments are necessary. This is a drop-in event and is open to all students.

For more information

How to Find an Internship
Thursday, May 4 | 12-1pm
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? Come learn strategies and resources for finding an internship, making a first impression and networking in your field.

For more information & to RSVP

Thompson Creek Window Company Information Table
Monday, May 8 | 10am-2pm
Location: STAMP Student Union - Info Booth in Food Court
Come learn what opportunities Thompson Creek Window Company has available!
Panel Discussion
Non-Profit Careers

AREC's Global Poverty Student Advisory Board will host a non-profit career panel next week. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet with leaders from various non-profit organizations and hear about their experiences in the field. All are welcome! Be sure to RSVP (click here)

Scholarships Available
Blue Vision Summit - D.C.

The Blue Frontier Campaign (ocean conservation non-profit) in Washington, D.C. is hosting their biennial Blue Vision Summit in May in Washington, D.C. and they have some student scholarships available to help subsidize the cost of registration!  

Ocean leaders from across the nation will be coming together at the Summit to network, build the "blue movement" and meet with the Administration and Congress to advocate for healthy oceans.  This is an excellent opportunity for ENSP students!

The Summit is May 9-11, and the scholarship covers the cost of the registration ($150 value). For more info on the Summit, visit:

The link to apply for scholarships is here:

The Blue Fronteir Campaign wants the next generation of environmental/ocean scientists and advocates participate in the Summit!  They would love to see some UMD students attend!

Questions?  Contact Kayleigh Michaelides at

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fall 2017 Internship

START is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 28-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 14 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements.

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions!

For Transfer Students
"Here's What's Next" Fair

The Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life office will be hosting a fair specifically for transfer students!  Find out the services offered to you, map out your career goals, and eat free ice cream!

When:  Thursday, April 27
When: 1:45-1:00
Where: Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Union

Volunteer Opportunities
American Reads America Counts

The mission of America Reads*America Counts (AR*AC), a partnership between the University of Maryland and Prince George's County Public Schools, is to provide a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students.
Stay connected with AR*AC on social media:Follow @ARAC_UMD on TwitterLike America Reads*America Counts on Facebook
Volunteer today:
  • Maryland Reads Day - Friday, April 28 (Registration for this event has closed).
  • Maryland Counts Day - Friday, May 5
  • Partners in Print Family Day - Saturday, May 6 (We are seeking Spanish speakers for this event!)
Register to volunteer for our events!

Our Fall 2017 ARACPNP New Mentor Application is NOW OPEN! Complete your application here.

Have questions about becoming an America Reads, America Counts, or Partners in Print mentor? Email us at
Wildlife Society Fundraiser

Mark your calendars!

The UMD student chapter of Wildlife Society will be having a fundraiser at the Potbelly next to UMD's campus (7422 Baltimore Road) on Tuesday May 9, 2017 from 5-8 pm. 25% of each meal purchased will be donated to TWS as long as we are mentioned at the time of purchase.

We need at least 20 people to commit using the link below by May 6th!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sign-up required
People's Climate March

The SGA Student Sustainability Committee and MaryPIRG have two buses which will be traveling from Xfinity Center to the People's Climate March this Saturday, April 29, at 10am. The best part - they're FREE! The sign-up can be found below, but PLEASE only reserve a seat if you know you'll be going:

There is also a group which will be biking from campus to the March! Check that out here:

Monday, April 24, 2017

Student worker position available
Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education - USDA

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) will help you gain valuable experience and skills working for the nation’s leading sustainable agriculture program.
SARE’s student worker duties include:
  • Maintain and add to our outreach database
  • Website work
  • Respond to requests for information
  • Clerical assistance
  • Develop resource lists for new books, bulletins and other publications
  • Assist staff with various sustainable agriculture projects
  • Available for UMD students only
  • Good computer skills required
  • Convenient to campus (1 block from College Park Metro)
  • Flexible hours (minimum 8-10 hours/week, extra hours during summer/winter break)
  • Interest in ag issues & written communications skills a plus
This position is paid, $9.00 per hour
To apply, send resume to: Kim Kroll (, (301) 405-9912)
SARE is a USDA program based at University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR).

Panel & Discussion
Got Green? Environmental Policy in the Trump Era
What are the next 4 years looking like for Environmental Policy? Carbon tax? Energy security? What about the United States' role in climate leadership?
Join Maryland Discourse in a discussion on these things and more on Thursday, April 27.
Time:  7:30pm
Location: JMZ0220 
Moderated by:
Joseph Chuzhin- Undergraduate Economics Student and Russian Studies Minor at UMD
  • Dr. Gregory Schnaar- Lecturer, Environmental Science & Policy
  • Stephanie Doyle- Senior Outreach Liaison from the Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Bradley Williams- Team Lead of Nuclear Energy University Programs for the Department of Energy

Co-Sponsorsed by: The Student Sustainability Committee and the Citizens Climate Lobby!"

Facebook link:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Internship Opportunity
Bat research!

Looking for an internship opportunity over Summer 2017? Enjoy working outdoors and road trips? UMD is looking for interns to drive specific routes throughout central Maryland most nights of June to record bat echolocation calls. The data you collect will help UMD Appalachian Lab and MDDNR learn which bat species are present during the summer... which is extremely important

If you are interested in this opportunity and willing to donate your time every night of June, you can earn a great skillset highly desired by employers, gas reimbursement, and fulfilling your internship requirement. Please submit questions to and your academic advisor. Please apply to Shannon Pederson by sending your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to by May 15th. Training and equipment will be provided.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Wildlife Positions Available!

10 new Wildlife positions have recently posted!  Opportunities include:
  • Intern at Montana Grizzly Encounter
  • Wildlife Policy Intern at the Wildlife Society
  • GIS Analyst at South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
...and more!

Check all opportunities available HERE.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Attn: Seniors

Wildlife Policy Internships - full-time, paid

The Wildlife Society (TWS) has openings for paid Wildlife Policy Interns with an interest in wildlife resource and policy issues. This 6-month internship runs every year from January-June or July-December at TWS Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.   TWS is currently accepting applications for internships from July to December 2017.

DUTIES:  The Wildlife Policy Interns are an integral part of TWS’ Government Affairs team.  This team works to ensure 1) TWS’s members are informed of policy issues and the impact policies have on their work of wildlife conservation, and 2) that wildlife science is the foundation upon which wildlife-related policy decisions are made.  Interns are responsible for:
  • Researching wildlife conservation and management policy issues
  • Preparing background information for use in testimony, letters, or comments
  • Writing and updating policy-related publications (Fact Sheets, Web articles, Policy Briefs, etc.)
  • Representing TWS at coalition meetings
  • Attending legislative hearings and agency briefings
  • Assisting in other activities of TWS (e.g. professional development programs, conferences, etc.) 

POSITION: This internship is a full time, six month, paid position, carrying a stipend of $1800 per month. Intern is responsible for his/her own housing and insurance.
QUALIFICATIONS:  Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained or are currently pursuing a degree in wildlife management, wildlife biology, or related natural resource or policy degrees.  Applicants should have excellent writing skills, the ability to complete projects independently, and show initiative in taking on new tasks. Membership and/or previous involvement with The Wildlife Society, and knowledge of the federal policy process are beneficial, but not required. 
TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter, résumé, contact information (email/phone/address/title) for three references, a college transcript (unofficial or official), your dates of availability, and a writing sample of ≤500 words that provides an overview and analysis of a specific wildlife policy issue of interest to you (e.g. legislation, agency rule, etc.). If possible, please submit all documents as one PDF.  Finalists will be interviewed by telephone.  Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2017.

Send completed applications via email to:   Keith Norris, AWB®, Director of Government Affairs & Partnerships,, 301.897.9770 ext. 309
Run for the ENSPire Executive Board for 2017-2018!

Hey ENSPirers!

It is almost the end of spring semester, and that means elections are coming up! If you are interested in representing your year on the executive board of ENSPire as a sophomore, junior, or senior representative, consider running for this leadership position! This is a great opportunity to become involved with and learn more about the ENSP Program, the Office of Sustainability, AGNR, and other great departments and groups on campus.

Serving your term as a representative allows you to make the change you want to see in your major. And, this upcoming Fall semester, you will be eligible to run for further leadership roles such as President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Public Representative!
If this is something that interests you, please fill out this form.

Elections will be held on April 27th at 7:00 PM in JMZ 0118. You do not have to be present to run, but make sure you inform us that you will not be attending. Please submit this form by Wednesday, April 26th, at 8:00 PM so that we may be prepared for elections the next day.

Note: You must be an ENSP major to serve as representative.

Have a great week!
-ENSPire Exec Board