National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending April 17!!



COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

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Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. Schools can play an important role in this effort.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 along with their Guidance for School Settings.

Weekly Spotlight: HBCUs and Geological Agriculture Research

HBCU GeoAg Green Paper- Spring 2020

GeoAg National Priorities

Student Opportunities

Producing the Dream Conference

Want to bring to your attention this virtual conference for aspiring filmmakers that’s occurring next week from the 22nd – 26th that will have student participation from Morgan State, Bowie State, Coppin State and Howard U. amongst other area universities. The creator, Kia Freeman, is a Morgan U alumna and PG County resident. I spoke glowingly of you and the team and asked if I could make an introduction. https://www.producingthedreamconf

Young Scholars Program 2021

The Foundation for Child Development is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Young Scholars Program (YSP). Below is the Call for Proposals which includes details on the YSP guidelines and on an upcoming informational webinar about the YSP program.

Film School Fridays

Motion Picture Association

School is back in session! The Motion Picture Association invites you to join the first virtual “Film School Friday.”

This session of Film School Friday, Heroes, Villains, and Everything In-Between: Behind the Scenes of Hit Film and TV Shows, will feature creative industry leaders who have worked on shows including Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Watchmen etc.

Please see the below details for more information. We hope you’ll be able to tune in!

Friday, April 24, 2020

2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT)

To RSVP: Visit the Motion Picture Association’s Facebook Event Page

Join the Conversation: #FilmSchoolFriday | @MotionPictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

The White House Internship Program

Fall 2020 Applications Available

The Fall 2020 White House Internship Program application is now open (Link to application:

The application portal will remain open until 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, April 24, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Fall 2020 White House Internship Program term runs from Wednesday, September 16 to Friday, December 11, 2020. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the internship program start date and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible.

Additionally, applicants must be United States citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) and have completed two semesters prior to the internship start date.
  • Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
  • Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to More information, including details about placements in the White House Internship Program and a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website:

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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If you or someone you know is interested in working for the federal government, then the following webinars will be of interest. All sessions are free. However, they are limited to 1,500 participants each.   All times are Eastern.

Writing Your Federal Resume

Interested in a Federal Government job and learning from the experts? The staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will present an in-depth webinar that provides attendees with the tips and tools needed to write a competitive Federal resume.

April 29, 2020, 1:30 p.m.             REGISTER

May 12, 2020. 11:00 a.m.            REGISTER

May 27, 2020, 1:30 p.m.              REGISTER

Navigating USAJOBS – Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs

Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar that provides a step-by-step process for navigating USAJOBS. We cover job searching, creating your account/profile, reviewing Job Opportunity Announcements, applying, and application status.

April 21, 2020, 1:30 p.m.             REGISTER

May 5, 2020, 11:00 a.m.             REGISTER


Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar on the Federal Government interview process. It explains the types of interviews, delivery methods, common questions, responding using the S.T.A.R. (Situation/Task, Action, Result) method and preparing for an interview.

April 29, 2020, 2:00 p.m.             REGISTER

May 14, 2020, 11:00 a.m.            REGISTER

May 26, 2020, 1:00 p.m.              REGISTER

National and Federal Opportunities


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Available Jobs

EEOC is hiring a Trial Attorney (CR), GS-905-13, in Pittsburgh and in Birmingham, AL or Mobile, AL

EEOC is seeking a Librarian (Technical Services) Recent Graduate, GS-1410-09, FPL 11 (OEDA) in Washington DC – (1 vacancy)

National Park Service

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National Park Service Announces $14 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights – Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service) –

News Release Date: April 6, 2020 Contact: WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants to fund 51 projects across 20 states and the District of Columbia that will preserve sites and history related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.

U.S. Department of Commerce


NIST MEP Centers to Receive CARES Act Funding for Pandemic Response

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched the application process for $50 million in grants to help manufacturers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using funds authorized by the CARES Act signed by President Trump last month, NIST will issue awards to Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico for COVID-19-related projects.

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27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference 

Houston, Texas October 28 – 31, 2020

Theme: “Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education”

Focus of 2020 Conference The 2020 HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference will focus on the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education. The conference will also highlight some best practices as well as emerging pedagogical practices and programs that enhance students’ academic success. Additionally, there will be sessions that will enable participants to address interdisciplinary strategies, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and current research.

The HBCU Faculty Development Network Ensuring quality in higher education has been a cornerstone of the HBCU Faculty Development Network Annual Conference. For over 25 years the HBCU Faculty Development Network has covered a variety of programs for administrators, faculty and staff, aimed at improving students learning outcomes. Programs range from quality management, curriculum development, and faculty development, etc. This year’s conference celebrates 27 years of continuous programs and service in developing the faculty workforce, especially at HBCU institutions.

Proposal Submission We cordially invite you to participate in this 27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference to be held October 28 – 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. We invite faculty, administrators, faculty development directors, and personnel of all areas that support an academic program to submit proposals for presentation at this year’s conference that support the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education.

Conference Duration and Format The conference offers two and a half days of workshops, concurrent sessions, round-table discussions, plenary sessions, and a poster session. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network with colleagues; exchange strategies proven successful in teaching and learning, and develop practical skills that can be put to immediate use upon return to their respective institutions. Attendees will take away from this conference, useful information that works and will assist them in enhancing their current role. Conference proposals should address one of the following strands: Teaching & Learning • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Engagement • Current Issues & Trends in STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Math) • Learning Acros s the Curriculum • Global Trends in Teaching & Learning • Brain-based Teaching & Learning • Assessment Innovative Instructional Design & Technology • Instructional Technology • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign • Online & Distance Learning Educational/Faculty Development and Administration • Shared Governance (success, planning, tenure and promotion) • Leadership Development in Higher Education • Centers for Teaching & Learning • Workplace Productivity • Ethics • Accreditation Research in Higher Education • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning • Scholarship of Educational Development • Scholarship of Education Administration • Scholarship of Counseling Student Success • Cross-institutional partnerships • International Student Support • Mentorship • Living & Learning Communities (Residence halls, Bridge programs,) � � Advising & Counseling • Financial Aid

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U.S. Department of Treasury


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Pre-Webinar Conference Call

The purpose of the conference call is to allow HBCUs representatives an opportunity to ask questions regarding the VITA Grant Program.   The conference call will also be helpful as it prepares them to participate on the VITA Grant Application Process Webinar to be held in May.

The conference call will be held Tuesday, April 28th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST.  The numbers are:

Conference: 1-888-331-8226

Access Code: 6406620

In preparation of the call, please note: 

  • An overview of the VITA Grant Program can be found in Publication 4671 VITA Grant Program Overview and Application Instructions
  • There isn’t a minimum nor maximum grant amount awarded.
  • Grant recipients must match awards.  This is done monetary or via in-kind services.
  • If applicable, recipients must have filed all required IRS forms and paid in full any taxes that are due.  
  • Applications process opens May 1, 2020 – May 29, 2020.
  • Grants will be awarded October 1.  

U.S. Department of Energy


EMPOWERED Funding Opportunity Announcement: Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working to Enable Renewable Energy Deployments (EMPOWERED), a $4.5 million collaborative effort spearheaded by the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technology Office, Vehicle Technology Office, and Buildings Technology Office. Learn more.

The Civic Innovation Challenge: The Civic Innovation Challenge is a collaborative effort, launched by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Homeland Security, where teams will compete for awards of up to $1 million to support ready-to-implement research-based pilot-projects that have the potential for scalable, sustainable, and transferable impact on community-identified priorities. Learn more.

NASA EONS 2020 Announcement


This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) – 2020, solicits proposals for competitive funding opportunities in support of the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) administered by NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. EONS 2020 is an omnibus announcement that includes a wide range of NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Engagement opportunities for basic and applied science and technology research and education. Specific opportunities will be issued periodically throughout the year as Appendices to this solicitation with individual requirements and milestones.

Two appendices are now available:

APPENDIX I: MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) Planning Grant

Proposals Due June 15, 2020

In support of NASA’s Artemis program, the MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) activity is established, to strengthen and develop the research capacity and infrastructure of U.S. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in areas of strategic importance and value to NASA’s mission and national priorities. Overall, M-STAR awards act as planning grants with the goals of promoting literacy in STEM and enhancing the capability of institutions to participate in NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) opportunities. Awards are up to $40k for a maximum duration of four months.

For general inquiries, contact:


Proposals Due June 15, 2020

In response to the Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan, MUREP is working with the NSF to expand the NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discovers in Engineering and Science) National Network of partners. This NRA invites planning gran t proposals to assist in the formulation and convening of MSI-led coalitions in support of broadening participation in engineering. This is a novel and strategic partnership initiative, enabling MSIs to assemble and lead coalitions comprised of multiple organizations, institutions and agencies. The planning grant enables applicants to prepare for response to a full solicitation, tentatively scheduled to be released in Fall 2020. Awards are up to $50k for a maximum duration of four months.

For general inquiries, contact:

For more information regarding these opportunities and scheduled information sessions, please visit the ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM (EONS-2020) page on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website and click on ‘List of Open Program Elements’.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

U.S. Fish and WildLife

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Vacancy Announcements

Career Announcements

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.  For more information about FWS job opportunities and employee benefits, please visit our FWS Human Resources page.


Students interested in wildlife conservation and stewardship are encouraged to apply for our paid internships through our partnership organizations. Opportunities with FWS and other conservation agencies throughout the country can be found on the following partner’s websites:

*You will need to use the agency filter to see our internships offered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.