Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Truancy Prevention Program

There are a few volunteer opportunities currently available with the Truancy Prevention Program. The commitment for the fall semester is 10-weeks and is scheduled to start in the first week of October and end in December just before the holiday. Mentoring is once a week, and each session lasts about 2 hours. Tutoring is also once a week, and each session is an hour.

Here are the current needs for Fall 2017:

Gaithersburg Middle School (priority)
2 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Mondays at 1:30 pm
Briggs Chaney Middle School
1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring MD 20905
Mondays at 12:30 pm

Argyle Middle School
Thursdays at 3:30-4:30 pm
A. Mario Loiederman Middle School
12701 Goodhill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Below is a flyer and position descriptions for more information. If you are interested in applying, please email with the subject line "Truancy Prevention Program" and request an application form. 

Legislative Internship

Please see the flyer below regarding the Gene Counihan Legislative Intern position that the Career Center is currently promoting. During the internship, the intern will help implement new legislative tracking system as well as analyze bills, regulations and constituent concerns, and more. Interested students can send their resume and cover letter to

Security Analyst Internship, Threat Intelligence with Facebook

Facebook's Information Security organization is seeking an intelligence analyst to join our team, which focuses on the impact of geopolitical dynamics and international security events on Facebook, its users, subsidiaries and related customers, particularly from a cybersecurity perspective. The candidate will work cross-functionally with analysts from different teams within Facebook and its family of companies, and his/her analytic insights will be applied to make Facebook and its users more secure. We are looking for a candidate who has both the background and passion for investigating how the interplay between cybersecurity, global affairs and transnational threats affect technology companies. The position will be located in Washington, DC.


  • Provide reporting and analysis on the intersection of geopolitical and security risks as they apply to Facebook and its users, making use of data both internal and external to the organization
  • Help provide research inputs in our team's tracking of malicious activity and provide context around ongoing threat campaigns
  • Assist in scaling our ability to process and analyze related data more efficiently
  • Design, develop, and produce analytic products and risk reports based on geopolitical, technical, demographic, and social data points
  • Lead analytic projects from start-to-finish including all aspects of data analysis and effectively communicating results to audiences both technical and non-technical

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for understanding the intersection of global security risks, and how they apply to Facebook and its users
  • B.A/B.S., M.A./M.S., or PhD candidate in political science, economics, international relations, counterterrorism, or regional studies preferred
  • Candidates with a joint degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field would have a significant advantage
  • Experience using SQL and mining large data sets
  • Experience scripting in Python and running functions in command line, with lesser emphasis on other programming languages and hard technical skills
  • Ability to think critically and properly qualify assessments with concise, accurate communications
  • Experience writing for an intelligence audience or in the context of intelligence analysis a plus
  • Language skills highly desirable with an emphasis on Russian, Arabic, Persian
  • Experience performing deep-dive regional and country analysis
Apply here.

Department of Homeland Security - CBP Jobs and Internship Webinar

Image result for department of homeland securityThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites you to participate in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Jobs and Internships Webinar.  Designed specifically for students and recent graduates interested in beginning a CBP career, this webinar will include an overview of the application process, a panel featuring CBP representatives, and a question and answer session on how the Pathways Programs can lead to a career at CBP.  
For more information visit:
To register visit:

U.S. Department of State - Consular Fellows Program Information Session

Image result for department of stateThe 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.

You will use your proficiency in 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.

The Consular Fellows Program is a temporary appointment of up to five years that offers a competitive salary, paid housing for you and your family while overseas, and the opportunity to receive a recruitment bonus and participate in the Student Loan Repayment Plan (SLRP).

For more information and to RSVP:

FBI Workshop: Internship Overview and Resume/Interviewing Skills

Image result for federal bureau of investigationDate: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: University Career Center 3100 Hornbake Library

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.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) internship - application period open NOW!

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is currently seeking Student Volunteer Interns for Spring 2018.*  HSI’s Student Volunteer Program (SVP) provides unpaid training opportunities related to your academic program.  Additionally, our program allows you to explore career options as well as develop your personal and professional skills.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your official transcript to by November 3, 2017.  *NOTE:  The availability of HSI Student Volunteer Intern positions is subject to available funding and logistics. 

Our Student Volunteer internships provide numerous opportunities that will challenge your analytical and leadership skills. Candidate qualifications include:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Taking at least a half-time academic course load in an accredited high school or trade school, technical or vocational school, 2 year or 4 year college/university, graduate or professional school;
  • Maintaining through graduation a 2.0 GPA; and
  • Passing a background investigation