Thursday, December 1, 2016

Final Exam Preparation Resources
Learning Assistance Services

The Learning Assistance Service office is are focused on preparation for final exams. Below is a summary of their final exam outreach efforts in addition to two workshops.

Some of the final prep activities to highlight for the next two weeks:
  • Monday, December 5, Workshop: T3 for Math: Tackling the Test, 4:15 - 5:15 pm, 2202 Shoemaker
  • Wednesday, December 7,Workshop: Finals: Stress Less, 4:15 - 5:15 pm, 2202 Shoemaker
  • Thursday, December 8 - Drop-In hours in South Campus Dining, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Monday, December 12 - Stamp Study Zone - TEST-U- can DO it! event, 12-1 pm. The event description is: "Need some effective tips to maximize success on finals? The Learning Assistance Service can help you do it!". We will have a table outside the Stamp Atrium where we will distribute final exam preparation tips and discuss strategies with students.
Applications Open
Minor in International Development and Conflict Management

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2017!

To apply, go to and complete the online form.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 20, 2017.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at
Student Interns needed
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Branch of Foreign Species (BFS) is responsible for listing actions under the Endangered Species Act for foreign species. This includes adding species to, removing species from, and reclassifying species on the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plants.

They are seeking several student interns this coming spring semester to join our team and assist with their workload. These are unpaid positions. Duties will include assistance in research and review of candidate species under the Endangered Species Act, administrative tasks, outreach assignments, and other projects/tasks that arise.

A time commitment of 8-16 hours per week (8-hour minimum) is required during the spring semester. Orientation and training will be at our office at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Once selected, student interns will work primarily from our office. Work space and equipment will be provided.

Qualifications:  Enrollment in a college or university, good communication/writing skills, background/knowledge in wildlife biology, environmental science and policy, ecology, or similar preferred; experience with basic computer applications

The deadline for applications is December 30, 2016.  

To apply:  Please send your resume, references and a writing sample to Dana Hartley at

For more information on the Branch of Foreign Species, visit: 

Education Abroad applications open
Summer and Fall 2017

Applications are now open for
summer and fall 2017 programs!!

With over 400+ options in 72 countries, Education Abroad is here to help your students find the program that best aligns with their 4-year plan and academic and professional goals.
You know that the earlier students plan, the more choices they have so please help encourage them to take advantage of the following opportunities before winter break:
  • December 1st - Pop up EA advising in STAMP, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Across from the Student Involvement Suite. Walk-in advising and help starting an application.
  • Study Abroad 101 - open to all students who want to learn more about the options to study abroad and how to take next steps.
  • General Advising with Diana - students can schedule an appointment with our Program Assistant and General Advisor at

ALSO:  Save the date for the Study Abroad Fair - February 8th, 2017 

P.S. Check out the winners of our latest photo contest to see what our #TerpsAbroad are up to! All submissions are available for viewing on facebook.
Information Session
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Join the US Fish and Wildlife Service for an information session on December 6th at 5pm in the University Career Center Multipurpose Room, to learn about their Federal Wildlife Officer position. During the information session, they will present on how Federal Wildlife Officers protect our natural resources and answer questions about the position. This information session is open to any student that is interested in natural resources, wildlife, as well as law enforcement.

They will be recruiting their next class of officers in January 2017, but also welcome students (undergraduate and masters level) who are not ready to apply but are interested in learning more. Use this link to take you to the RSVP page (Must log into Careers4Terps with Directory ID to RSVP).

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Upcoming Events
University Career Center

Teach for America Info Booth
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: STAMP Student Union, Food Court
Teach For America's mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Stop by our table on the ground level of STAMP to learn more about how you can continue your leadership after graduation. There will be two TFA alumni to share their experiences and answer your questions.

How to Find an Internship
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of South Hornbake Library 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? To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

RSVP link

Johnson Controls

Global Environmental Sustainability Intern (149588)

Johnson Controls ( is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, Johnson Controls creates smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. With a global team, Johnson Controls creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through value-added products and services for more than two hundred million vehicles, twelve million homes and one million commercial buildings. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability drives environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in the workplaces and communities, and the products and services provided to customers.

Primary Duties:
This role will be part of our Global Environmental Sustainability team within the Corporate Department of Public Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Must be currently enrolled in school as a junior or senior with expected graduation date in 2017 or 2018
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly energetic and multiple-engagement environment, dedication to teamwork, a strong work initiative, and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
  • Detail oriented
  • Comfortable with data and new ways of analyzing data
  • Strong technical proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft products
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • U.S. Citizen or legal right to work in the U.S.

Part time internship with approximately 15-20 hours per week during the Winter/Spring semester/quarter (roughly January – April, exact dates to be determined based on candidate) at our Washington, DC office for an approximate 12-16 week period.

More information can be found via Careers4Terps position number 149588.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Internship Fair
Bethesda Green

Bethesda Green is holding their 8th annual internship fair for college students looking for experience in green businesses on February 9th, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about, meet with, and interview with green professionals in the DMV area.  

The official lineup for attending businesses will be confirmed in early January. Some businesses that have attended in the past include:
  • Green Wheaton
  • Rock Creek Conservancy
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Montgomery County Food Council
  • Department of Environmental Protection (Montgomery County)
...And many, many more!

This is a wonderful opportunity that you don't want to miss. Official materials, including the event flyer and sign up for the event, will be sent out next month. 

Questions? Contact Emily Isaac ( or Kim Goddu (
Students: ENSP needs your feedback!

The ENSPire Executive Board is planning on meeting with ENSP staff to discuss concerns, questions, and suggestions from students regarding the major. If you have anything you would like us to discuss with these faculty,
please enter in your comments at this link. We want to discuss anything from concerns with concentrations to ways to improve ENSP visibility on campus, and anything else that you have concerns about. You can submit comments anonymously or leave your e-mail address if you'd like a specific response for your submission.

Thank you!
- ENSPire Exec Board

Green Roof Restoration
Wildlife Society
rom 11am-2pm on Saturday, December 3, 
​the Wildlife Society​
 will be partnering with the campus arboretum to restore the green roofs on campus. ​​Everyone should wear long pants and 
​a ​
shirt that can get dirty, along with close
toed shoes
​.  B
ring water and snacks. 
​Everyone should
 meet in front of the DOTS building (bldg #424), next to the lacrosse/field hockey fields. Special access is required to get on the green roofs so you must arrive on time to participate because of security reasons. 
Below is a Google Doc for the green roof restoration. Sign-up on the doc is required by Wednesday night so the arboretum can bring enough supplies for everyone.
Still accepting applications
UMD Alternative Breaks

There are still a few openings in the following AB teams. You can go to the Trip Information page to read more about each one and complete an application before the spaces fill up! 
Trips that are in bold may be of special interest to ENSP students!

Spring Break (March 18-25)
  •  The Revitalization of Public Education in Philadelphia's School District
  • Strengthening The Next Generation: Childhood Healthcare and Education in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Balancing the Scale: Childhood Nutrition and Wellness in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Cash, Coal, and Culture: Appalachian Communities in Harlan County, KY
  • Bringing Charm Back to Charm City: Affordable Housing in Baltimore City
  • Economic Opportunity in Rural America- Bland, VA
  • The Backyard Bay: Environmental Health, Justice and Conservation in the Chesapeake
  • Tracing the History of labor, housing, and socioeconomic equity in Chicago, IL
  • Confronting the “Stable Community Problem”: Relationship Violence in Knoxville, TN
Summer Break (May 20-27)
  • Disabilities - Awareness & Inclusion: Indianapolis, IN
  • From the Roots Up: Planting the Seeds for Food Justice Through Urban Agriculture
Volunteer Internship Opportunities
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries currently has three openings for volunteer interns at their headquarters office in Silver Spring, Maryland. Volunteer internships may count towards course credit and our office has previously hosted interns through the Washington Semester program.
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants for the winter session can anticipate a mid January 2017 start date. Applicants for the summer session can anticipate a mid-May 2017 start date.
To apply, please email a cover letter, 1-2 page writing sample and a resume to the contacts below.
We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider’s perspective from the nation’s leader in ocean conservation and management. The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries conducts outreach with members of Congress and constituent groups on key issues, such as marine conservation, climate change and maritime heritage. As a volunteer intern, you will assist with constituent and congressional outreach efforts. We are looking for motivated self-starters who enjoy both independent and collaborative work. The ideal candidate for this volunteer position will possess a strong academic background and the desire to immerse oneself in the world of marine communications and the internal workings of a federal office. Please contact

Media Relations Volunteer Internship: 
We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider’s perspective from the nation’s leader in ocean conservation and management. The Communications Team produces and distributes NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries messages through a variety of channels to a diverse audience – agency departments, news media and the public. As a volunteer intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in staff meetings; fine-tune writing, editing and proofreading skills; develop targeted media lists and media kits; learn media outreach strategies. Strong research and writing skills are a must, along with knowledge of social media trends and best practices. Please contact

Destination Marketing and Outdoor Recreation Intern:
As a volunteer intern, you will work with the Communications and Stewardship group to implement NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Travel & Tourism Strategy and enhance visibility of responsible recreation opportunities in national marine sanctuaries. Relevant support tasks will include, but are not limited to, development of topical factsheets and articles for various audiences, outreach to travel bloggers and convention and visitors bureaus, and attendance at agency meetings. This is an exciting opportunity to explore sanctuary connections to the outdoor recreation and ecotourism industries in both public and private sectors, and assist in ensuring that ONMS place-based conservation efforts are recognized and publicized in local and interagency arenas. Competitive candidates will have good communication skills and an interest in parks and recreation management, tourism development, or marine affairs. Please contact
Research Internship

Looking for an internship opportunity for Spring 2017? Enjoy working outdoors and road trips? The UMD BATS (Bat Acoustic Traveling Study) Team is looking for research interns to conduct field research next spring throughout VA, DC, MD, and DE. Interns are trained on how to program bat detectors to record bat echolocation calls, how to record sound and light pollution, estimate tree height and canopy cover, measure DBH, how to collect insects, and how to use a hand-held GPS. If you're available every Saturday all day (8am-8pm) February 25 through June 17, please send in your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to Shannon Pederson at by December 2. Let her know if you are interested in earning ENSP or ENST internship credit.

Students with cars are especially encouraged to apply. Gas money and tolls are reimbursed.


World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF is hiring an intern for the spring semester to work on a number of renewable energy-related projects with their corporate partners. They are primarily looking for graduate students, but will also consider advanced undergraduates. This is a paid position that will last the duration of the spring semester. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Josh Kaplan directly at

To view the job description and to apply, click HERE.
English course in Environmental Literature

If interested, please contact the ARHU- English department!

ENGL 479I: Global Ecologies, Environmental Literature, and Film

Professor Sangeeta Ray
M/W 5:00-6:15
0201 Tawes Hall

In this course we will read canonical and non-canonical works that deal with environmental issues by American, Caribbean, South Asian, and African writers. Texts will include fiction, memoirs, and poetry. We will also examine films, both popular and documentary, that deal with the environment and that allow us to explore various perspectives on ecological issues. Students will be required to post questions on Discussion Board as well as keep journal entries. Students will also write 5 one-page papers and 2 long papers on assigned topics. In addition, there will be a final group project.