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Monday, June 30, 2014

If you have completed (or are currently enrolled in) CCJS320

Below are two opportunities for students who have completed or are enrolled in CCJS 320 for Summer 2014 or Fall 2014. 
1             .       Cold Case Internship – Fall 2014
2              .      Open Teaching Assistant Position – Fall 2014

1      Cold Case Internship – Fall 2014
An internship assisting with the investigation of the 1975 cold case of Kathy Beatty is available for the Fall 2014 semester.  Interns will assist an investigator with research related to the unsolved 1975 murder.  Students interested in the internship must meet the following qualifications:
·         Must have successfully completed CCJS 320 or registered for the course in either Summer 2014 or Fall 2014
·         Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
·         Students must have 56 cumulative credits
Please visit the following CCJS Blog for a full description of the case: http://www.umdccjs.blogspot.com/2014/06/cold-case-internship-fall-2014.html
Students interested in apply should contact Professor Mauriello at: tmauriel@umd.edu

2    Open Teaching Assistant Position – Fall 2014
Professor Mauriello is seeking an undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2014 semester for CCJS 320 section BL03.  Section BL03 meets Mondays from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.  Students will earn general elective credit (3 credits) for their work as an undergraduate Teaching Assistant.  Interested students must meet the following criteria:
·         Cumulative GPA of a 3.20 or higher
·         A minimum of 56 cumulative credits
·         A grade of  A- or higher earned in CCJS 320

Please contact Professor Mauriello at tmauriel@umd.edu for additional information and to apply for the position.

Check out Fall 2014 class schedule with room numbers!


or click below to view the schedule:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B29LeInf8yyVNzVTcnQwZnBsNHc/edit?usp=sharing

Keep Yourself Informed About Department of State Employment Opportunities

The US Department of State Pathways Programs include three paid Civil Service programs located in the United States:
§ Internship Programs (appropriate for US citizens enrolled in high school, college and graduate programs)
§ Recent Graduates Programs (appropriate for recent college graduates)
§ Presidential Management Fellows Programs (the Federal government's premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates)
Click on the appropriate highlighted link to receive alerts about applying to these programs.

Fall 2014 Schedule is now on the USG website!

The Fall 2014 Schedule of Classes is live on the web! Here is the link:




Deadline to Apply to CCJS Honors Program - July 1

The deadline to apply to the CCJS Honors Program is quickly approaching!  All applications must be received by 4:00PM on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  The CCJS Honors Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate CCJS majors to challenge themselves academically.  The Honors Program is comprised of small, interactive and rigorous courses taught by Dr. Thomas Loughran.  CCJS Departmental Honors courses are structured to enhance a student’s analytical skills, research capability, critical thinking, and writing ability.
Students who participate in our Honors Program experience the following benefits:
§ Smaller, discussion-based classes with no more than 20 students
§ One-on-one interaction with CCJS tenured faculty members
§ Ability to conduct independent research on a topic of your interest in the criminal justice field
§ Ability to develop and write your own thesis/research proposal and orally defend it to a committee of faculty and graduate students
§ A chance to stand out amongst roughly 850 other CCJS students when applying to internships, jobs, grad school, or law school

And these bullet points are just a few examples of the MANY benefits that follow from participating in our Honors Program.  Students graduating from our Honors Program receive an Honors citation on their diplomas/transcripts, and have the opportunity to add a very unique experience to their resumes.

Admissions Requirements:
§ Requirements for admission into the CCJS Honors Program include:
§ A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25
§ A minimum 3.40 GPA in all CCJS major coursework
§ Satisfactory completion of CCJS 100 and CCJS 105
§ Students must be a declared CCJS major
§ Students must present evidence of satisfactory writing
§ At least 3 full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland prior to graduation

Meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission.  Only the top applicants will be admitted into the CCJS Honors Program. 

Additional Information:
For additional information about the honors program, including the structure and required courses, please visit the CCJS website honors page at: http://www.ccjs.umd.edu/content/departmental-honors-program-0.

Application:
If interested in applying to our Honors program, please complete the Honors application on the CCJS website.  All application packets should be submitted to the CCJS Advising Office in 0102 Morrill Hall.  ***All applications are due by 4:00PM on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.***   

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship - Summer Information Sessions


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate study in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences. The NSF award provides three years of support, with an annual stipend of $32,000.
The National Scholarships Office is providing information sessions that will help you begin developing a highly effective NSF graduate fellowship application. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2014.
Session Dates:
1.       Tuesday, June 24 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm – TODAY!
2.       Wednesday, July 2 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm
3.       Wednesday, July 16 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm
Please send any questions by email to: nsfgrfp@umd.edu

You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Winter Study in the Dominican Republic!


   
Global Communities is launching a new study abroad program to the Dominican Republic! This service-learning course will take place over Winter Break.


 Program Highlights
§ Runs January 6-16, during Winter Break
§ Engage in education and environmental conservation service projects with the host community
§ Cultural and language immersion through homestay living arrangements
§ Daily cultural experiences and seminars, including a special day trip to 27 Charcos where you can explore the area by jumping into the naturally formed pools, slide down waterfalls, and coast downstream with the current!
The program fee is $2100 and includes:
§ 3 credits of tuition (BSGC338D OR LASC369R)
§ Housing with Host Families
§ Most meals
§ Evening cultural experiences such as salsa and merengue lessons, Dominican food and traditions, and cultural excursions -  including a trip to SosĂșa Beach and 27 Charcos
§ International health insurance
§ In-country transportation
§ $250 deposit (credited towards the program fee)
Not included:
§ Education Abroad application fee
§ Passport and visa costs
§ Course materials
§ International Airfare
§ A few meals and snacks
For best consideration, please apply before the October 1 deadline: http://terps/wtdr
Questions? Please feel free to contact Malaika Serrano malaika@umd.edu or 301.314.7100.

Cold Case Internship--Fall 2014

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 01:23 PM PDT
An internship assisting with the investigation of the 1975 cold case of Kathy Beatty is available for the Fall 2014 semester.  Interns will assist an investigator with research related to the unsolved 1975 murder.  Students interested in the internship must meet the following qualifications:
§ Must have successfully completed CCJS 320 or registered for the course in Fall 2014
§ Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
§ Students must have 56 cumulative credits


All students interested in applying should contact Professor Mauriello at tmauriel@umd.edu.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Volunteers Needed!

The Montgomery County Police Department SWAT team is looking for student volunteers to act as role players in various SWAT scenarios. The dates will be determined on an as needed basis.  If you are interested, please contact Richard Armagost at richard.armagost@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Baltimore City Visitation Center Employment Opportunity

Visitation Monitors

The City of Baltimore is seeking a Center Director to oversee the daily operations and administration of Baltimore City’s Visitation Center. The Visitation Center is a safe place where families with histories of domestic violence can engage in visitation between children and their visiting parents in a monitored setting or can participate in monitored exchanges of children for weekend visits with their non-custodial parents. Visitation Monitors will monitor hour-long visitation sessions between visiting parents and children and/or will conduct the exchange of children between a custodial and non-custodial parent at the Visitation Center. Monitors will be working a non-traditional schedule, therefore the City is seeking several monitors who are willing to work some of the following periods: Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday afternoons.  

Responsibilities:
§  Observe visitation sessions between visiting parents and children, at times observing visitation for several families simultaneously.
§  Intervene as necessary during visits or exchanges to address any concerns that arise with parents and/or children.
§  Keep accurate and complete records of any safety concerns or potential problems that come up during a visitation session.
§  Meet parents and/or children before and after visits to check in with them and refer them to any needed services or programs.
§  Maintain clear and consistent communication with the on-site supervisor, on-site police, other monitors, and volunteers whether by phone, email or in person.
§  Coordinate the safety of visits by being available to accompany individuals wherever needed in and around the building.
§  Maintain client files.
§  Maintain personal timesheets and invoices.
§  Discuss case progress and concerns with supervisors as well as attend occasional meetings about case status and other center operational issues.
§  Attend preliminary training sessions once hired, as well as some continued trainings as they arise.
§  Comply with all Visitation Center policies and procedures, including confidentiality, safety, and mandated reporting procedures.
§  Other duties as assigned

Skills:
§  Knowledge of strategies to engage families
§  Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
§  Understanding of interpersonal dynamics
§  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
§  Knowledgeable of community systems with the ability to access community resources and maintain up-to-date resource information
§  Ability to assist individuals in accessing services and coordinating a service plan
§  Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team

Minimum Education & Experience: 
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology or related field and at least 1 year experience working with families, domestic violence victims and/or abusers, or at-risk youth required (or equivalent).  Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.  Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology preferred.

Salary:  $15/hour

To apply, please email your resume to VisitationCenter@baltimorecity.gov. Please include “Visitation Monitor” in the title.

Successful candidates will be subject to a background check.

USG Scholarship Deadline THIS WEEK

**USG GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, June 20, 2014**
In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for undergraduate students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! For more information please visit www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships or email shadygrove@umd.edu.  

Full Time Position- Dept of Defense: Personnel Security Specialist


Job announcement closes Tuesday, June 17, 2014!











Wednesday, June 11, 2014

USG Scholarship Deadline--June 20!

**USG GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, June 20, 2014**
In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for undergraduate students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! For more information please visit www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships or email shadygrove@umd.edu.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Spring Break Studying in Japan?


Are you interested in:
· An international or domestic career in the non-profit or government sectors?
· Environmental policy and nuclear energy?
· Disaster recovery and preparedness?
· Social reform in a global context?
· Japanese culture and Japan-U.S. relations?

...Then apply for Spring Break 2015 in Japan: "Civil Society, Recovery & Reform in the Wake of Disaster"

1 week in Japan + 4 weeks of online coursework and special events at UMD

Weeks 1 and 2: Pre-departure activities (early March, 2015)
· Online discussions of Japanese culture and the impact of disasters in the U.S. and Japan
· Guest lectures by experts on the Japan-U.S. relationship and Japan’s nuclear energy issues; documentary screening on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
Week 3: Travel to Japan! (March 14 to 21, 2015)
· Participate in service learning with Japanese university students from Tohoku University  (Tohoku was the region of Japan most affected by the March 2011 disaster)
· Explore Tokyo and Sendai; meet with organizations involved in disaster relief and social reform
Weeks 4 and 5: Post-travel activities (late March and April, 2015)
· Develop and deliver a presentation for the civil society audience of your choice about the situation of disaster victims in Japan, and on disaster preparedness
· Participate in the Sakura Matsuri, the Japanese cultural festival held as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
  
Knowledge of Japanese language is not required. Open to UMD sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Participating students will be enrolled in the 3-credit course UNIV 318: “Civil Society, Recovery & Reform in the Wake of Disaster.”    Program fee (which does not include airfare) is $1,850.00.



Visit www.ter.ps/sbjapan to learn more!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Apply Now for Overseas Spring State Department Internships!

Applications are open for the U.S. Department of State 2015 Spring Student Internship Program (unpaid).  Click here (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/369816600) to start the online application. The deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2014.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.


As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
§ Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
§ Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
§ Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
§ Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
§ Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Spring 2015 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. 
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

The FBI is Hiring!

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Internship

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is 11:59pm, Friday, Jun 20Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the Fall 2014 semester are welcome to apply.

More information and application instructions are available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/about/student/