Friday, January 25, 2013

Internship Opportunity - BSOS Internalization Internship

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Internationalization Internship – Position Description

Learning Outcomes – Intern will:
·         Work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Student Enrichment Administrator, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
·         Utilize skills he or she has learned previously, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, in an office environment
·         Have opportunities to learn new software skills, such as Qualtrics and Microsoft Publisher
·         Further develop oral communication skills while interviewing and conducting discussions with faculty
·         Learn more about campus resources related to area studies, international film, ethnic studies and cross-cultural service learning

·         Assist in the marketing of BSOS Global Scholars, a new program starting fall 2013, for which applications will be accepted in February 2013
·         Assist in testing the online application for BSOS Global Scholars
·         Assist in processing applications for BSOS Global Scholars
·         Assist in setting up interviews for candidates for BSOS Global Scholars
·         Gather resources for the development of the Canvas course space for the fall 2013 BSOS Global Scholars seminar
·         Sort and filter information in Excel spreadsheets on BSOS international alumni
·         Begin collecting information from BSOS faculty on international research experience and interests
·         Assist in developing a database of BSOS faculty international research interests
·         Other responsibilities as may arise related to international activities within BSOS, international students and/or education abroad

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must be currently enrolled as undergraduates at the University of Maryland. A GPA of 2.5 or better is required. Candidates must also:
  • Have completed at least two semesters at the University of Maryland
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have good Microsoft Office skills, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Listen well
  • Be punctual and reliable, learn quickly, and fulfill assignments on time
  • Have the ability to conduct short research assignments independently                    
NOTE: Candidates applying to the inaugural class of BSOS Global Scholars may not apply for this internship

Desired qualifications:
  • BSOS Major
  • Experience with databases
  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher
  • International background, international experience, or ethnic studies background
Intern is expected to work 5-10 hours per week beginning in February 2013.  The internship is designed to qualify for BSOS 388I elective credit for two or three credits depending on the intern’s schedule and availability.

To Apply: Applicants must submit by email to or as hard copies to Kathryn Hopps’ mail box in 2141 Tydings Hall:
·         Resume
·         Cover letter
·         Up-to-date unofficial transcript
·         Names and contact information for two references including any combination of:
o   employer(s)
o   internship supervisor(s)
o   research assistantship supervisor(s)
o   faculty to whom you have submitted at least two written assignments (for applicants who have completed fewer than three semesters at the University of Maryland one reference may be a senior year high school teacher)

Application deadline: February 1, 2013.