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Opportunities Outside Department

The following job and internship opportunities come from outside the UMBC Political Science Department. These opportunities are both listed on our department’s myUMBC page and emailed out to our students. The updated list of these opportunities will also be recorded here for you to reference.

Most Recent Opportunities

  • The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    • Scoville Fellows are supervised by senior-level staff members at their host institutions and may work on a range of issues including nuclear and conventional arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, diplomacy, environmental security, and emerging technology threats. They contribute to their host organizations’ goals through research, public education, advocacy, and by writing articles, blog posts, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, and/or reports. In addition, fellows often help organize talks and conferences and attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and congressional hearings. Benefits of this fellowship include salary, basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, moving costs to DC, meetings with policy experts, a modest stipend for professional development purposes, and an entrée into an increasingly influential network of alumni working for domestic and international NGOs, the federal government, academia, and media. Visit this link for more information.
    • Upcoming Application Deadlines
      Spring 2021 Fellowship: October 9, 2020 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2021)
      Fall 2021 Fellowship: January 4, 2021 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2021)
  • Presidential Debate Watch Event
    • Will be taking place virtually this coming Tuesday, September 29th. This event is being run by the Center for Democracy and Civic Life.
      Connect on Discord with other members of the UMBC community to share insights and reactions, make connections, and see realtime commentary from campus experts. You will also have access to conversations among students, faculty, and staff from across the U.S. RSVP required to receive the Discord invitation. You will join the American Democracy Project’s server and will find a channel dedicated to conversation among members of the UMBC community, among other channels. Please use this link to RSVP.
  • Post-Debate Lunch and Learn Panel and Conversation
    • Join the Center for Social Science Scholarship for a Lunch and Learn conversation on 9/30, from 12-1pm, to deconstruct and discuss the first presidential debate.  Faculty panelists will begin by highlighting important points and key topics raised by the candidates during the previous evening’s debate, with engaged discussion and conversation to follow. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

      Panelists and facilitators:

      Registration is limited. Please sign up to attend via this Google form, and a Webex link will be emailed to participants in advance of the 9/30 session.

  • Virtual Campaign Unpaid Internship
    • Interested in learning digital organizing skills? Working on a campaign? Intern for Audrey Denney’s campaign for Congress. Audrey is a candidate running in California’s rural District One. Her campaign is rapidly adapting to online organizing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. You will learn how to motivate volunteers remotely, use typical campaign software, and be introduced to the day to day functioning of campaigns. This is an unpaid, 10-12 hour a week remote internship that will run through election day, November 3rd. See her website for more details! To apply, email apply@audreyforcongress.com with your resume