Friday, September 22, 2017

Graduate School Fair

The USC Price School of Public Policy will be at the Idealist Graduate & Professional School Fair in Washington DC on October 2nd!   The fair will be held at:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall E
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001
5pm to 8pm

The Price School was recently ranked #4 in the nation by US News & World Report.  They  offer six professional Master’s degree programs:

Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Policy
Master of Health Administration
Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management
Master of Planning
Master of Real Estate Development

They also offer three executive Master’s and three doctoral level programs.  All programs are offered at their campus just south of downtown Los Angeles, a regional, national, and international hub of governance and enterprise for the Pacific Rim.

A flier with event information is attached, and you may also visit their website at for more information on the school


Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Read our semi-annual Summer 2017 Newsletter, Geograffiti, here

Find out all of the amazing things that have been happening in the Geography Department!
We hope you enjoy this edition of Geograffiti and maybe you'll be featured in our next edition!

If you have any comments about this newsletter, please email us at

Project Success

Are you interested in improving your academic performance? Don't wait until the last minute to seek help! Come join Project Success!

What is Project Success?
Project Success is your one stop introduction to academic advising and learning strategies for this semester. Topics that will be discussed include:
  • how to be successful in school and in life
  • how to identify challenges that are impacting your academic performance
  • how to create an action plan for upcoming midterms and finals
  • important tips to improving your academic performance from an academic advisor and learning specialist
Come enjoy FREE PIZZA, meet other BSOS students and discuss ways to maximize your academic potential.
Wednesday, October 4th 4:00- 5:30pm
BSOS Seminar Room 3100 Tydings Hall
Interested? Sign up at

Internship Workshops

Need help finding an internship? Attend one of these internship workshops from the UMD Career Center!

FBI 2018 Summer Honors Internship

FBI 2018 Summer Honors Internship

Discover an insider's perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship and Visiting Scientist Programs, or begin a career directly after graduation with our Collegiate Hiring Initiative.

The application period for the 2018 Summer Honors Internship Program and Collegiate Hiring Initiative is open from August 25th, 2017 until October 15th, 2017.

Maryland General Assembly Internship

 2018 Session (January 8 - April 9)
Deadline: October 31

Applications are reviews by members or their staff.  A member may select two applications to contact students for placement interviews.  Click here for more information about the program.

National Geographic Internship Internship

For more information go to

Internship Opportunities

U.S. Department of State - Consular Fellows Program Info Session
Wed, Sept 20 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm | University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
The Department of State is coming to campus to discuss the Consular Fellows Program! The Consular Fellows Program is a unique public service opportunity to represent America and contribute to making the world a better place, while serving in the role of a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.

They are looking for individuals who speak Arabic, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish to promote America's interests by assisting U.S. citizens abroad, fostering economic growth at home, and contributing to U.S. national security.

FBI Workshop: Internship Overview and Resume/Interviewing Skills
Wed, Sept 27 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm | University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Join representatives from the FBI to learn more about their 2018 Internship Program available to current UMD students. 
Students will also learn some helpful resume best practices and gain tips on interview preparation.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Internship with NASA GSFC for Spring 2018

Relating fire radiative power (FRP) measurements from space to true fire and emission characteristics

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Internship for Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Large fires occur frequently in various vegetated parts of the globe, releasing tremendous radiative heat energy and smoke, which comprise aerosols (or particulate matter, PM) and trace gases that adversely affect human health, weather, and climate. Fire radiative energy (FRE) release rates (AKA fire radiative power, FRP) are routinely measured by sophisticated satellite-borne sensors, such as the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. FRP data have been used to distinguish different fire strengths and to estimate biomass consumption, and have been found to be strongly correlated with plume injection heights and aerosol PM emission rates in various regions of the world. A similar relationship was obtained in the laboratory between FRE and PM emission using similar measurements of small-scale fires. The FRP to PM emission rate correlation has enabled the derivation of smoke emission coefficients (Ce), such that whenever FRP is measured, the corresponding PM emission rate is instantly evaluated; thereby offering great potential for facilitating the quantitative estimation of smoke emissions for various important applications, including air-quality forecasting and climate studies. A series of prescribed fires involving a variety of ground-based and airborne measurements of fire and smoke characteristics and associated meteorology are being conducted in coordination with relevant satellite overpasses. The objective of this project is to quantitatively analyze the relationships between satellite measurements of FRP the true fire and smoke characteristics based on sub-orbital measurements such as fuel density and properties, sub-pixel fire size and temperature, flaming and smoldering fractions, plume injection and transport, smoke constituents, fire weather and fire-associated mesoscale and microscale meteorology.

Internship with NASA GSFC for Spring 2018

Mapping lava flow channels on Mars

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Internship for Undergraduates!
Lava flows on Mars can travel several hundred to over one-thousand km from their volcanic vent. Within the Tharsis Volcanic Province, lava flows are sometimes characterized by very long channels and tube-like features. In order to unravel the volcanic past of this large area of Mars, it is important to know the size of the channels and where these large channels flowed.

This project will involve mapping the locations of many channelized lava flows and their source locations where possible. Determining source locations of long lava flows will add to a database of known eruption locations, and will help to better characterize the long history of volcanism at Tharsis.

Apply here!

Master's Certification Information Sessions

Interested in becoming a teacher?
Looking to earn your Master’s Degree?
Attend an MCERT Information Session to learn how to pursue your passion!

Monday, September 25th from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. in 0221 Tawes
Wednesday, September 27th from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. in 2110 Tydings
Monday, October 16th from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. in 0221 Tawes
Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. in 1309 Edward St. John Center
Tuesday, October 24th from 5:45 – 6:30 in 1309 Edward St. John Center

Please RSVP via the following link:

It is suggested for you to bring a copy of your unofficial transcript to the
Information Session, as some faculty will be present*.

If you are interested in having your transcript preliminarily reviewed please send an unofficial copy to at least two weeks prior to the Information Session you plan on attending and list the content area you are planning to pursue.

*Faculty from all content areas will NOT be present at each Information Session.

Geography Club Fall Event Schedule!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Internship with AMTRAK

Amtrak’s Service Planning & Costing Department has an internship available this fall for Undergraduate students! 

WHERE: AMTRAK's Corporate Headquarters in Washington, DC 
WHAT: Looking for a candidate with ESRI ArcGIS experience to assist us as we continue to build our Train Economic Database and our analytical capabilities using GIS.  This internship is for the fall semester, and we will be flexible with the successful candidate’s class schedule for part-time hours that fit their schedule.  

This internship opportunity can also be extended into the Spring and possibly through the summer, if applicable.

For more information about the position description and application visit Amtrak’s web site, Or you can follow this link:

Hope to see some of you apply!!

Annual BSOS Student/ Faculty Dinner

​On behalf of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council, you are cordially invited to attend the annual BSOS Student Faculty Dinner

Who: BSOS Students & Faculty
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 5:45-8pm
Location: Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
RSVP: Here by October 2, 2017

Army ROTC for Sophomores

Army ROTC is looking for current sophomores, graduating in May 2020, who are interested in serving as Commissioned Officers in the Army after graduation. All academic majors are needed. Army Officers work in a wide range of fields including engineering, intelligence, aviation, cyber security, logistics and operations. No previous military experience or ROTC courses are required. Scholarships and other financial benefits are available.
Interested students should contact Terry McCall at 301-314-9939 or

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Internships at the AAG

Internships at AAG
The AAG seeks interns on a year-round basis for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Interns participate in most AAG programs and projects such as education, outreach, research, website, publications, or the Annual Meeting. The AAG also arranges for interns to accompany different AAG staff on visits to related organizations or events of interest during the course of their internship. A monthly stipend of $500 is provided and interns are expected to make their own housing and related logistical arrangements. Enrollment in a Geography or closely related program is preferred but not a prerequisite for these opportunities.


Applicants should forward a resume, brief writing sample, and three references to Candida Mannozzi,  

More information on internships at the AAG is also available on the Jobs & Careers section of the AAG website at:

Fall 2017 Internships at START! Apply Today!

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 24-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 15 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. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on June 30th at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to with any questions!

Free Study Abroad Opportunity for Students

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort, who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa in summer 2018 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs. Last year's cohort was selected to travel to London, England in summer 2017, and a future cohort will have the opportunity to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea during summer 2019.

Reminder: Apply for the 2017-2018 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship!

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase the opportunities for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s nearly 600 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Named in honor of Frederick Douglass—the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman—the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship seeks to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from MSIs.

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort, who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa in summer 2018 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs. Last year's cohort was selected to travel to London, England in summer 2017, and a future cohort will have the opportunity to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea during summer 2019.

Selected Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will be meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others. In the spirit of one of America’s most powerful intellectuals, communicators, and scholars, Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will commit to sharing their experiences and intercultural growth with peers and classmates before, during, and after the fellowship.

·  Applicants should be undergraduate college students that classify as rising Sophomores or rising Juniors at the time of participation (summer 2018).
·  This application is for students interested in the Fellowship for participation in the summer 2018 experience in Cape Town, South Africa.
·  Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and presidential nomination
·  Awards will cover the full cost of travel and participation in a four-week study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.
·  CMSI will select 10 Fellows from accredited Minority Serving Institutions.
·  Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus.
·  Fellows from prior cohorts are ineligible from applying again.
·  Fellows earn 3 college credits for taking the Intercultural Communication, Identity, and Leadership in Cape Town course that can be transferred back to fulfill degree requirements.

Do you know a student who sounds like a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow? We hope you’ll encourage them to apply. Applications are due September 15, 2017, and we’ll announce the awards on November 1.

For questions, please contact Paola "Lola" Esmieu at

About the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions brings together researchers and practitioners from the nation's Minority Serving Institutions. CMSI’s goals include: elevating the educational contributions of MSIs; ensuring that they are a part of national conversations; bringing awareness to the vital role MSIs play in the nation’s economic development; increasing the rigorous scholarship of MSIs; connecting MSIs’ academic and administrative leadership to promote reform initiatives; and strengthening efforts to close educational achievement gaps among disadvantaged communities. For further information about CMSI, please visit
About CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Founded in 1947, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization, serving more than 340 U.S. colleges and universities, 1,000 U.S. high schools, and more than 35,000 international exchange students each year. CIEE serves as a leading sponsor for the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program (the J-1 visa program), supporting exchanges with over 90 countries. In addition, CIEE operates 67 study centers in 45 countries, and sponsors international faculty training programs, teach abroad programs, and various specialty and custom programs for secondary, post-secondary, and international students. Visit

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Opportunity for Global Perspectives Students


The International Business Institute combines both lecture and site visits to provide students with insight into how they can leverage their studies into a meaningful career in international business. The course will demonstrate to students how to meet the demands of employers who increasingly expect their associates to possess knowledge of these topics. The courses is really meant as an intro to international business management. 

The course will take place on several Fridays throughout the semester at both the College Park Campus and in Washington, DC. In addition to class lectures, the course will incorporate sites visits through the DC metropolitan area and professional development aspects. For example, last fall the course visits the Embassy of Singapore, the Embassy of Greece, and the World Bank among others. This year we plan on tailoring site visits to the individual majors/interests of the students. 

-       International business management topics
-       Sessions on global mindset
-       Professional development workshop
-       Site visits to companies and organizations

How to register:
-       Students can register for the International Business Institute (BMGT488G) through Testudo
-       Find out more information at
-       The course is open to all majors