Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Entry-Level Paralegal Position with Intellectual Property Firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

We are currently seeking entry-level paralegals to join our Electrical Group and assist our lawyers with the patent prosecution and litigation process. Candidates with a four-year degree and with strong academic credentials are preferred. Previous work experience or a paralegal certificate is a plus, but not required as extensive training opportunities are provided by the firm.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Draft, revise, and file documents in pending patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patent applications, information disclosure statements, requests for certificates of correction, and other filings.
  • Draft, revise, and file petitions, motions, and other documents in litigation proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; maintain dockets and internal files for those litigation proceedings.
  • Communicate with clients and vendors to maintain strong client relationships and support the firm’s litigation and patent prosecution practices.
  • Conduct strategic legal and market research for attorneys.
If you are a motivated team player who is capable of working efficiently with all levels of professional staff in a dynamic workplace, please apply for this position with us!
Sterne Kessler offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and is Metro-accessible in a prime downtown location with many nearby restaurants and shops.

Paid Summer Research Position with The Police Foundation

The Police Foundation is looking a few undergraduate students to participate in Ride Alongs with the Prince George's County Police Department. The project will explore the impact of body-worn cameras on victim and witness experiences with PGPD. All ride alongs will take place during shift two (3:30pm-11:30pm) and will require diligent qualitative note taking.

Interested students should be respectful, independent, self-motivated, and show good judgement. Students who have taken CCJS300 (or its equivalent) are preferred. Since the ride alongs will take place throughout the county, it is asked that all RAs have their own mode of transportation. Students will be paid $15/hour and will start at the beginning of July. If interested please contact:

START Fall Internships - Apply by July 1!

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based here at the University of Maryland, is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Internship Program and our application deadline has been extended  (final deadline on July 1st)! We were hoping that you may be able to assist us in reaching out to your interested students. In addition to the information provided below I have also attached a flyer for the Fall semester. Please feel free to disseminate the following information to students and other contacts who you think may be interested in these opportunities.

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates as well. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and are able to participate in a calendar of professional development activities. START is also willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park, unless stated in the internship description.

Please visit our website for more information on all of our offered internships, and to access the application form:

How to apply
Final application deadline Fall 2018: Sunday, July 1, 2018; 11:59pm

Applicants should visit for access to the application system and instructions.

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application form visit:

Federal Fellows: New Concentration in Political Engagement & Advocacy!

Exciting NEW Federal Fellows concentration in Political Engagement and Advocacy!!!
Just Opened— APPLY NOW! For students of ALL MAJORS!
Interested in political engagement at the local, state or national levels? Want to run for office, become a staffer on the Hill, and/or influence or make policy? Apply NOW to the amazing, empowering Federal Fellows Program!
PERKS include:          
·         Fall semester courseThe instructor has over 20 years of political development, public affairs, community relations and civic education experience working in the Federal government, private sector and non-profit organizations. Class visitors will include practitioners with experience in the political, civic engagement, and advocacy arenas.
·         DC spring internship at sites including the Hill, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, think tanks, etc. 
·         Scholarship in Practice credit for internship
·         Spring internship credit through our program or through your major/program!
·         Notation on your transcript as a Federal Fellow!
·         Year-round professional development activities, including field trips, one-on-one help with resumes and interviews, etc.
·         Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application

For more information regarding the Political Engagement and Advocacy course and application requirements, visit or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.

Monday, June 18, 2018

USG Scholarships — Priority Deadline is June 30th!

The USG Scholarship priority deadline is June 30th, so you have less than two weeks to apply for priority consideration! Don't miss out — who doesn't want free money?? 

Click HERE for more information & to start your application.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event

DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event – Spread the Word!

Over the last few weeks, the Department hostedwebinars to provide information on DHS career opportunities, effective resume writing, and navigating USAJOBS. DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

As part of this focus, DHS will host a DHS law enforcement recruitment and hiring event (see details below) to fill hundreds of mission critical positions in law enforcement, such as criminal investigators, deportation officers, Customs and Border Protection Officers, Border Patrol Agents, special agents, physical security specialists, and police officers. We will also be filling other critical positions such as emergency management specialists and intelligence analysts.

Participating DHS Components include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, United States Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.

When:             June 26, 2018, 12–8 p.m. (local time)
June 27, 2018, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (local time)

Where:            Arlington Convention Center

We will hold a variety of career workshops, panels, and exhibits during the event, where participants can learn more about the Department, its mission, and Components. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with hiring managers and recruiters and, if qualified, interview for open positions. Attendees should bring their resume and any additional applicable documents (veterans’ DD-214, transcripts, etc.). Note: attendees assume all travel and accommodation expenses.

Please spread the word with your family, friends, and professional networks. To learn more,

For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit
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DHS Direct Hire Announcement for “Female Only” Deportation Officers

 Direct Hire Announcement for “Female Only” Deportation Officers
FYI, see below.

Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:46 PM
Subject: Direct Hire Announcement for “Female Only” Deportation Officers

This message is sent on behalf of Nathalie R. Asher, Deputy Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations:
 To:                              All ERO Employees
 Subject:                      Direct Hire Announcement for “Female Only” Deportation Officers
In conjunction with the two-day recruiting and hiring event listed below, DHS ICE ERO will post a nationwide “Female-Only” direct hire vacancy announcement for Deportation Officers open mid-dayJune 26, 2018 through the end of the event on June 27, 2018

To be considered under this announcement, there are two ways that interested applicants can apply:
  1. Applicants can give their resumes directly to ERO hiring officials (either at the event or throughout the field offices).  This allows ERO hiring officials who have recruited and received resumes of qualified applicants to submit those resumes as selections (signed and dated during the open vacancy dates) along with an SF-52 hiring action. Or,
  2. Applicants can apply via USAJOBS during the open period of the vacancy announcement.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Stacey Preston, Unit Chief of ERO’s Human Resources Unit, at (202) 732-5542.