Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Green Corps Career Opportunity

In Green Corps' year-long paid program, you'll get intensive training in the skills you'll need to make a difference in the world. You'll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we'll help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read below or visit our web
In your year with Green Corps:
You'll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Phil Radford, former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and GC alum, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of
You'll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Climate Reality Project and Food & Water Watch across the nation.
You'll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we're facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.
You'll even get paid: The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500. We also offer a generous benefits package. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
And when you graduate from the program, you'll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
In the next few months, we'll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016 -2017. We're looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.
If you think you're one of those people, visit to apply to join the 2016-2017 class of Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing.
Green Corps' year-long program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
For more information, visit or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director,

Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Amanda Becker
Recruitment Director
Green Corps
(o) 303-573-5995 x373
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Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. We are looking for the next generation of environmental organizers.

ESRI Internships

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The GREEN Team

The GREEN Program is recruiting for 2016 Winter programs and we need your support in spreading the word to the emerging leaders in your classrooms.

Our team has been in NYC to assist in the conversation and launch of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (see below for the 17 SDG's).  We are dedicated to educating student leaders through our immersive programming abroad to drive their passion towards careers and initiatives that are advancing the SDG's over the next 15 years. World leaders have set the goals for the next 15 years, religious figures like Pope Francis have shown support, and now it is up to the young leaders to act.

I am more than happy to chat about our team, partnership network, mission, professional programs for you and other ways to get involved.

If you would like to learn more, please visit:

Thank you!
Brady & The GREEN Team

T. Brady Halligan
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Enrollment
215.796.7860 |
Education Abroad: Redefined, Reinvented

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America: Deadline October 1

Are you interested in studying abroad while at UMD?

The deadline to apply for UMD faculty-led winter term and spring break 2015 programs is October 1, 2015

For complete listings and application information, visit the Education Abroad website here.  LASC offers elective credit for many of the courses taking place in Latin America and is cross-listed with the classes below.

As a reminder, an interest meeting is being held this evening, 9/24, 7-9pm, in 1107 Benjamin Building for students interested in the El Salvador’s Children: Risk, Poverty, and Educationprogram.
An interest meeting for Dominican RepublicGlobal Service in the Dominican Republic program will be held on Monday, 9/28, 4-5pm, Dorchester Hall Basement Lounge.

Winter 2015
Argentina: From the Pampas to the Andes: Political Culture and Local Politics - GVPT358K/LASC369K
This winter, study local politics in Latin America from within. The political landscape of Latin America has changed dramatically in the last twenty five years, as most authoritarian regimes in the region gave way to democratic ones. In these democratic environments, political conflicts have increasingly emerged between national and local political institutions. In this course you will explore the tensions between federal and local politics in the third largest federal country of Latin America: Argentina. The seminar will combine class lectures, cultural immersion, and considerable on-the-ground interaction with scholars, activists, and politicians in the Pampas and Patagonia. 

Brazil: Doing Business in Brazil: A Look at the Growing Economy - BMGT448P/LASC448P
Doing Business in Brazil: A Look at a Growing Economy will explore business in Brazil from an economic and financial standpoint. You will compare business in Brazil to business in the U.S. primarily through research on economic and financial factors. You will visit a variety of businesses – in differing industries, U.S. companies doing business in Brazil, local and global Brazilian companies and financial institutions. Meetings with top government officials, senior executives and industry experts will provide you with a better understanding of market entry strategies, government procedures, business practices and specific business opportunities in Brazil, skills which are transferable to doing business in a variety of locations around the world.  Substantive presentations in Brazil will give you an understanding of differing views on topics such as international financial arrangements, trade policies, taxation and government spending policies, government subsidies, and demographic and labor market issues including immigration.

Brazil: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship in Curitiba - SOCY498C/LASC448C
Explore sustainability and entrepreneurship next winter in Curitiba, Brazil. As the Winner of the 2013 World City Award, Curitiba is known for its sustainability and high quality of life. With a population of 1.8 million, the city supports a rich and varied urban life with numerous man-made lakes, and more green space and parks than any other city in southern Brazil. Experts from around the world go to Curitiba to study its efficient and inexpensive public transportation system and its innovative approach to recycling. Curitiba is also the most digitally connected city in Brazil. On this program, you will have the opportunity to visit city agencies and the people who have planned and implemented a plethora of sustainable programs developed since the 1970s. These visits will be accompanied by field trips to program sites for first hand observation. Visits to other university and private organizations will connect you to the entrepreneurial environment and initiatives in Curitiba, giving special attention to micro, small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) that constitute 98% of Brazilian firms. You will also learn about Brazilian culture and visit some of the city's innovative projects in poverty reduction, decentralized service delivery through "Citizenship Streets", as well as environmental and mobile market programs. You will learn about sustainability and entrepreneurship directly through participation in service programs in many of the NGOs of the city.

Caribbean: Geography of the Southern Caribbean - GEOG328B/LASC369B
This unique course gives you the opportunity to explore multiple islands in the southern Caribbean and the significance of each one's heritage, culture, and physical geography. Subject to wind and tides, the itinerary begins with an embarkation from the island of Grenada followed by a cruise through the Grenadines to Bequia and back, at which point you will spend 3-4 days on the “Spice Island” of Grenada, exploring this English-heritage island. This program is specifically designed to afford you as a student geographer the opportunity to study first-hand the remarkable physical and cultural geography of southern Caribbean islands. 

Chile: Chilean Literature, Democracy, and Social Change - ARHU350/HIST329N
This course is an introduction to contemporary Chilean society and culture. It will provide you with the tools necessary to understand how international circumstances and Chile's social and economic tensions resulted in the 1973 coup d'etat and ensuing military dictatorship. The course emphasizes the creativity and cohesive power of many different un-trained individuals and groups who, despite their dissident status, developed effective community-based strategies for survival and found ways oppose the regime through a series of solidary engagements. Through each of these experiences, you will learn about the Chilean people and the social movements that contributed to the defeat of Pinochet's dictatorship and the restoration of democracy in Chile.

Dominican RepublicGlobal Service in the Dominican Republic - BSGC338D/LASC369R 
Global Service in the Dominican Republic is grounded on the premise that community service is a valuable response to social problems faced by marginalized populations.  Once in the Dominican Republic, you will engage in several types of service projects: education and environmental conservation. Over the course of the program, you will live with host families to maximize your cross-cultural communication and skill-building opportunities. **Interest meeting being held on Monday, September 28, from 4-5 pm in Dorchester Hall’s basement lounge**

Ecuador: Andean Spaces: Traversing the Colonial City and the Natural World - SPAN448E/LASC448R
This winter, take a blended approach to learning about Ecuadorian history and culture through both formal classes and excursions to key cultural sites. By studying the socio-spatial configuration of the colonial city as exemplified by Quito, you will be immersed in the art, architecture, and other cultural legacies of Ecuador.  This course will interrogate the European influence on urban design and representations of America. Understanding this colonial past, enhances the understanding of the Modern History of the Andean Region and Latin America as a whole. 

Ecuador: Technology and Society: Ecuador in Context - CPSP279T/LASC269T 
Working in collaboration with the University of Cuenca, this course explores the uses of technologies among indigenous and rural communities in Ecuador. After earning a Spanish certificate, you will have the opportunity to visit and collaborate with host communities in Shiña, discussing current and historical uses of technology, particularly as they address social issues such as education, food security, climate change, and sustainable development.  You will work alongside Ecuadorian peers to get a firsthand look at how technology has been and continues to be an important component of rural, indigenous life in Ecuador. 

El Salvador: El Salvador's Children: Risk, Poverty, and Education - EDSP488B/LASC448V
Learn about the culture and history of El Salvador through this service-learning experience. Tackle the issue of intergenerational poverty and how it relates to education, migration patterns, and daily life of children and adults. As you embark on a project to promote educational and social opportunity, you will live alongside local Salvadorans to experience the lifestyle and culture in rural El Salvador. By understanding the social and cultural context, you will also better understand how to serve a growing population of Latino children and families now living in the United States. **Interest meeting held today, 9/24, from 7-9pm in Benjamin Building - Room 1107**

Spring 2015
Nicaragua: Microfinance in Action - BMGT448N/LASC448W
Join “Microfinance in Action” during Spring Break 2015 and impact real businesses with your business knowledge. In this course, you will be paired with Nicaraguan students from Universidad Americana, a bilingual business college, to work on consulting projects for local organizations as well as local entrepreneurs. This year, you will work in a team to expand and continue consulting services to other microfinance organizations. You will also extend and continue consulting services to new local entrepreneurs by developing business plans, revising business strategies, and reorganizing business structures. 

Intern at START for Spring 2016

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply. START will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD candidates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START at the University of Maryland College Park, unless stated otherwise in the internship description.

Why choose an internship at START?
·         Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
·         Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
·         Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
·         Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
·         Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
·         Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
·         Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and professional development.
·         Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful workplace environment.
·         Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:
·         Have a good academic record.
·         Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
·         Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
·         Agree to attend orientation and training.
·         Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:
o   A complete application form
o   One page resume
o   Cover letter
o   Writing sample
o   Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution
Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, citizenship, preferred majors, and compulsory meeting times. 

How to apply
Priority Deadlinemidnight October 30th (Please note this is the final deadline for some projects, as noted on the project description. All international students must apply by the priority deadline in order to ensure appropriate paperwork is completed in time for start of the program.)
Final Deadline: midnight November 13th   

Applicants should visit for access to the application system and instructions.

Below is a sampling of available opportunities. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form:

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
The GTD is an open source, unclassified database including information on terrorist attacks around the world since 1970. The database is maintained by START researchers. The GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents and now includes over 113,000 cases. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes:
· GTD: Incident Location and Geographic Identification (GEOINT)
· GTD: Perpetrator Identification
· GTD: Target Classification
· GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
· GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcome
· GTD: Coding Intern At Large (Generalist)

Unconventional Weapons and Technology
The Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division consists of a number of intensive, shorter-term research projects concentrated on research topics within the larger study of terrorism and politically violent non-state actors. Intern positions are available in the following focus areas:
· Aviation Insider Threat Research
· Advanced Research Internship (ARI)
· Terrorist Idealology Project
· Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats
· Assessing and Preventing the Bioscience Insider Threat
· Project Leviathan
· Project Prometheus

Risk Communications and Community Resilience
Government, non-profits, and other organizations rely on public communication to deliver important messages to various audiences. Professional communicators today use social scientific research to improve this process, and START’s research teams have several current and upcoming communication projects that address current research questions. Risk communication is important for delivering messages about impending storms, terrorist attacks, public health crises, and more. Interns working on this team will support several ongoing research projects as well as new projects.

START is continuing to develop the Terrorism Data Archive Dataverse. Interns for this project will learn about terrorism-related data through archiving datasets and reading over documentation. Interns will serve as Assistant Editors and will be responsible for preparing data for archiving onto the START Dataverse. Depending upon the dataset, there will also be opportunities to create Codebooks and add labels and values to the data. Interns will receive training in the archiving process.

Strategic Military Assessment Research and Transition (SMART) Projects
SMART projects focus on the relationships of violent non-state actors (terrorist, pirates, etc.) and state authorities to analyze their patterns of interaction and strategies of violence.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analytical
Interns will contribute to the construction of a global, multimodal transportation network.  Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, database triangulation, manual vector editing, extensive open-source research into traditional and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography/mapmaking, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial format.  Interest/experience in global security and/or terrorism is beneficial.

START’s Communications team is seeking interns to assist with START’s communication activities and products. Intern responsibilities vary but may include: Writing and editing press releases and featured stories, planning and attending events, creating media kits, developing and tracking media lists and monitoring social media.

Understanding Domestic Radicalization
This internship is part of the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, a three-year project which seeks to establish an empirical basis to investigate the underlying mechanisms and processes for individual radicalization in the United States. Previous intern teams researched information on radicalized individuals and entered it into a dataset; wrote case studies on radicalized individuals; performed quality-control checks on the dataset; performed structured qualitative analysis; and assisted project staff in conducting analysis on the quantitative data.

Developing Technology in Explosive Detection Dogs
Interns for this project will assist in developing deployment strategies with explosive detection dogs while utilizing new technology in the field.  Interns will be working closely with four K9 dogs and their handlers while training and being deployed for Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection.  Interns must have a flexible schedule and ability to be around dogs.  Interns will be required to pass a brief background check.

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project Internship
Students will gather and analyze statistics on terrorist organizations over time. Projects will include collecting the number and type of attacks over time, looking at trends, and possibly even modeling group capacity out into the future. Interns will also provide assistance in researching open source information on the leadership of some groups for possible future designations. Interns will be co-supervised by researchers at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the State Department. The State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks. Interns will be based at START’s offices on the University of Maryland campus.

Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE)
Recent research suggests that governments have a vast set of policy tools at their disposal vis-à-vis terrorist groups, and that pure reliance on repressive policies can be counterproductive. While policymakers increasingly recognize the importance of non-military counterterrorism tools in addition to military ones, it is not yet known which type of government actions are effective; and when carrots might be more effective than sticks in defeating terrorist groups. This is a unique opportunity to better understand the terrorist conflict in the US and across specific regions of the world and to get a unique view of how governments deal with those conflicts.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Project Success

Geography Club Meeting

This Wednesday, September 23rd at 6pm will be our first Geography Club meeting of the semester! Come on out to meet new and returning members, learn about the great events we have planned for you, and for some delicious S'MORES!!! 

We will be meeting on the Washington Quad. Just look for the fired up grill and follow the smell of roasting marshmallows!

***Please RSVP to the Facebook Event here. We want to be sure to provide enough s'mores for everyone! :)

This meeting will also serve as an interest meeting for Gamma Theta Upsilon, The International Geographical Honor Society. If you're thinking of joining, or want to find out more about GTU, be sure to come!

Also, please like our Facebook page for updates and further communication!

See you Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GIS Interns: University of Maryland - Center for Advanced Transportation Tech Lab (CATT)
Position Type: Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Winter/January Term Internship, Co-op (Fall or Spring Full-Time), On-Campus Part-Time, Graduate Assistantship
Location: College Park, Maryland (United States)
Description: The UMD CATT Lab is looking for students to assist our full time administrative staff with growing the lab’s impact on the marketplace. We are looking to improve our products, our reach and our execution. We are looking for students to participate in the following tasks:
  • Mapping tasks
  • Proximity analysis
  • Map data management
  • GIS tasks
  • ArcGIS tasks

Job Function: Communication, Computer Science/Statistics, Engineering, Other
Duration: 1 year
Qualifications: Knowledge and experience with several of the following is required:
  • ESRI products
  • TMCs (Traffic Message Channel
  • Databases
  • Proximity analysis
  • GIS
  • Geography
  • Navteq maps
  • Tele Atlas maps

Knowledge and experience with several of the following systems is preferred:
  • Transportation technologies
  • Navigation technologies
  • Data feed analysis
  • Open OSM maps
  • Manipulating shape files
  • Data fusion

Communications Internship Opportunity with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Position Type: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland (United States)
Description: The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program is seeking an intern eager to communicate the value of coral reef ecosystems and the body of scientific research the program funds to conserve them. 
Potential Duties Include:
  • Support the planning and drafting of web features and social media content;
  • Identify and compile materials for a multimedia library; and
  • Support the planning of outreach activities that increase awareness about coral reefs and the threats they face among key audiences.

Job Function: Communication
Duration: 3 months
Approximate Hours Per Week: Flexible
Qualifications: Academic status: A junior, senior, or graduate level student enrolled in a communications, journalism, English, or biological/environmental science program.
GIS Intern: CG/LA Infrastructure
Position Type: Entry Level (New Graduates), Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Location: Washington, DC, District of Columbia (United States)
Description: Leading global infrastructure advisory group seeks intern with GIS skills for its internet startup located in Dupont .
About us: CG/LA Infrastructure focuses on the creation of long-term value in the world's infrastructure markets. Our goal is to support the doubling of global infrastructure investment by 2020. Infrastructure is the internal framework for a country, allowing its economy and its citizens to be productive and healthy. CG/LA provides public and private sector firms with services based on over two decades of working in various infrastructure sectors in the developed and developing world.
Core services provided by CG/LA Infrastructure include the Infrastructure Leadership Forum Series, Strategic Consulting, Project Development, and Macroeconomic analysis based on proprietary tools. Together these services form a dynamic package allowing stakeholders to properly identify key market challenges and effectively develop business.
We are looking for an intern excited to use his or her technical abilities with GIS to serve an instrumental role in the constant improvement of this sophisticated platform. He or she must also enjoy the challenges that come with working in a dynamic work environment and with a rapidly growing knowledge platform.

Responsibilities: Because CG/LA is a small firm, GIS interns are given the opportunity to take ownership of the GViP Platform through:
  • Using their experience and abilities with GIS to improve the platform’s mapping function
  • Tackling key start-up issues like: creating client value through innovative features and technologies like GIS to drive user growth and platform utilization
  • Collecting and compiling GIS data
  • Inputting and converting GIS data
  • Creating, manipulating, designing, and delivering GIS feature classes, maps, and databases as required by project developers and team members
  • Interacting with high-level clients to insure a successful product

You will receive:
  • Hands-on experience with senior staff with a leading technology that will revolutionize the industry
  • Insight into the infrastructure sector and learn from visionaries in the field
  • Introductions to industry experts and thought leaders by attending our Infrastructure Leadership Forums
  • Opportunity to attend industry lectures and seminars in the DC area
  • And an awesome letter of recommendation if you are up to the task

Interns will receive a stipend to cover related costs:
Part time $100/month
Full time $250/month
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to noting GViP Intern in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern for CG-LA Infrastructure.
Job Function: Computer Science/Statistics, Engineering, Research
Duration: Four Months
Approximate Hours Per Week: 20-40
Salary Level: Stipend: Part time $100/month Full time $250/month
  • Undergraduate student in their final year, or graduate student, with background in Business, Marketing, Economics, Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience and significant comfort with GIS, either from previous academic or professional experience
  • Spanish or Portuguese desirable
  • Exceptional oral and writing communications skills
  • Capacity to operate and interact with high-level executives
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting
  • High-level research and organizational skills
  • Must be highly organized, detailed oriented, self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic and fast
  • paced environment