Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Frederick Hiring Improving - Summer Internships too

Unskilled Workers Finding Temp Work

One economic indicator that you're not very likely to see is the number of (relatively) unskilled workers actually finding day work at Labor Ready in downtown City of Frederick. Yesterday everybody that showed up for temporary work (who got there early enough) went out the door to a job that day. Temporary work is usually the realm of the homeless but I found it extremely useful more than once to finance my job search (made enough to put gas in my car and buy cigarettes)

Because my blog traffic stats show that most of my readers came here in hopes of finding a job I'm posting recent job openings for Frederick Maryland:

Administrative Assistant - Finance
Frederick, Maryland
Professional, dependable, trustworthy and career-minded Administrative Assistant is needed for a small financial securities and investment company in Frederick. Candidates who have a proven record of working in a fast paced office environment, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word experience, filing, solid work history and strong business etiquette skills are encouraged to apply.
Salary: $12.00 per hour.
Qualifications: Requires high level of professionalism, integrity and ability to maintain absolute confidentiality due to nature of the work.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0491963.

Medical Job Openings in Frederick Maryland

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Biodefense Medical Intelligence
Leading Technology Company - Frederick, MD

The Bio-defense Medical Intelligence Analyst is responsible for specific portions of projects/programs as assigned and provides solutions to an assortment of...

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Warehouse Manager - Printing
Frederick, Maryland
Local printing and mailing company is seeking a warehouse manager. General duties will be daily operations of all warehouse tasks including shipping and receiving. Individual must have experience in printing and direct mail. The Warehouse Manager is responsible for the efficient operation of the warehouse. In addition, the Warehouse Manager holds the primary responsibility for maintaining and implementing all warehouse functions, once fully acclimated to the organization.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Two Years previous experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0161255.

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Summer Internships – An Insider's Guide to Washington, DC Internships

By Rachel Cooper,

A summer internship in Washington, DC is often a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to test-drive their careers and make important professional contacts. But what’s it really like? The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), a nonprofit organization that helps students locate internships in government, business and non-profit organizations in Washington, DC, assisted us in connecting with several interns to create the following profiles. The students answer questions and describe their experience in their own words.

For general information and additional resources, read Washington, DC Internships – Interning on Capitol Hill.

Intern Profile Index - Listed by First Name and Workplace
•Dominic - Ball Janik LLP (This page - see below)

•Jeanette - American Council of Young Political Leaders

•Jameson - National Education Association

•Rachel - The Institute for Gulf Affairs

•Christian - Congressional Office of Kendrick Meek

•Megan - CentroNia

•Darren - Progressive Majority

•Thomas - Senator Mikulski’s Office

Student Name: Dominic
School/Major: University of Ottawa / Universit√© d’Ottawa – Political Science and Public Administration

Internship Placement: Ball Janik LLP – A lobby and government affairs firm

Duties: As an intern, I work primarily with the lobbyists at the firm to assist them with various projects related to their legislative work. I track the progress of bills and funding requests from the cities that the firm represents in DC. I also provide assistance to an organization called Transportation for America as they launch a grassroots campaign in order to help urge President Obama and Congress to create the world-leading, sustainable transportation system so desperately needed in the United-States. This is important because during the current session, Congress will likely pass the Transportation Authorization Act, which will set your country's transportation and infrastructure priorities — allocating hundreds of billions of dollars for projects that can shape communities for generations. Specifically, I attend Senate Committee hearings on transportation issues and report back on the testimonies that were given. I deliver letters to congressional offices and additionally I provide assistance during special events organized by the firm like fundraising events, which enable me to interact with American elected officials.

What did you like the most about interning in Washington, DC?

Everyday is a learning experience, when I first moved here I knew very little about the legislative process in the United-States and my goal was to observe it and learn about it as much as possible. This internship has definitely enabled me to do this above and beyond my initial expectations.

What did you like the least?
What I like the least is the weather. The crazy humidity levels, high temperature and unpredictability of the weather are hard to get accustomed to. Quebec City is much cooler and dryer this time of the year and the weather there is quite predictable, we basically get what Toronto had the day before.

Did your internship help you make future career plans?
Definitely, The Washington Center has provided many extracurricular activities that allowed me to meet and network with people that work at agencies for which I would like to work in the future.

What recreational activities did you participate in while in Washington?
I enjoy digital photography of landscapes and the beautiful sunny weekends we have had have been spent outdoors at local landmarks and monuments taking photographs and then processing them with High Density Range software to create works of art. I also look forward to seeing a few movies at the SilverDocs film festival. I have a few friends that will come visit during the summer and I plan to go visit some of the museums with them.

Where did you live?
I live in North Bethesda near the Grosvenor Metro stop.

How were the accommodations?
The building is really nice and has great amenities including an outdoor pool and a pub room! When I say real nice I mean it. But this neighborhood is not pedestrian friendly. I must take the metro for two stops to have access to a supermarket or a pharmacy. Considering I left my car in Canada and flew here, that is a bit of a drag…

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your experience?
This city is amazing, the people are great. It seems to me like a microcosm of the United-States, there are interns here from every States and I meet someone from a different State everyday. As your neighbor to the North, part of the experience for me in DC this summer is to meet and get to know who are these people that share the world’s longest border with our country.

Read more intern profiles on the following pages

Issue #62
Life in Frederick Maryland

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