Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spring 2015 Legal Internship

University of Maryland Police Department Hiring!

Applications may be obtained at .  All applicants must submit their application electronically.  Instructions can be found at the website  on how to create an user login and how to submit an application.  The University of  Maryland, Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

U.S Marshal will be here this Thursday--will YOU?

U.S Marshal will be here this Thursday--will YOU?

It's Audit Time--DON"T IGNORE THIS

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about registration for next semester!  All BSOS students with between 75-89 credits are required to complete an official academic audit in preparation for graduation.

What is an official academic audit?
The academic audit is an official review of what degree requirements you have finished and what you still need to complete.  Doing an audit now is important to prevent graduation problems in your last semester. 

When must the audit be completed?
Students with 75 – 89 credits will be required to complete an audit before being able to register for Spring 2015 classes.

Why is it important for you to complete an audit?
1.       It gives you a chance to review what courses you have taken to ensure that they have been recorded correctly. 
2.       It allows you to verify what courses and/or credits you are missing in order to meet graduation requirements. 
3.       It makes sure that you, your department and the college are all working with the same information.

Where do I go to complete the audit?
You may complete your audit in one of two ways: 

1.       Online.  

For 4 weeks – Friday, September 19th to Friday, October 17th – the online system will be open.  This allows students to complete their audit without having to meet with their advisors in person.  To complete your audit online, please go to: and follow the instructions.

2.       In Person. 

***Preference is for all audits to be completed online.  Skip the first set of questions as they don't pertain to SG students.  Please use degree navigator.  Dr. Stickle will correct any inaccuracies!

Learn a language, study abroad--for free!

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2015 scholarships – and about preparing a strong application by the *November 12, 2014 deadline* – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

Please RSVP to to let us know which session you plan to attend – if you are interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to receive more information by email. IMPORTANT – BY REPLYING TO YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.

Tuesday, September 30 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 30 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 1 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 1 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 2 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 2 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 3 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 3 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at

If you are thinking about law school-READ THIS

Tuesday, October 14 from 1pm-4pm
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

The UMD Law School Fair offers students a unique opportunity to meet in person with law school admissions representatives from over 100 law schools from across the country. The event is open to students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area and does not require registration. Business casual attire is suggested.

Please email Greg Shaffer, Pre-Law Advisor, at with any questions, or visit for further information.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Spring 2015 Internships

I know it feels like the fall semester has just begun's time to start thinking about spring 2015 internships!  Here are a few to get you started:

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) 
Spring 2015 Internship Program
Priority deadline to apply: October 26, 2014
Final Deadline to apply: November 9, 2014
Application information can be found here.

Maryland General Intern Program  
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2014.
This rewarding program is for anyone that has an interest in becoming a Legislative Intern for a member of the Maryland General Assembly.

Heritage Spring Internship Opportunities
To apply: Fill out online application and send in two letters of recommendation as well as an official school transcript by October 1, 2014.  

Corporation for National & Community Service
Unpaid Internship Opportunities 
To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Denise Giles Yeager, Intern Program Coordinator,

Interested in a federal job?

If you think you are graduating this fall....

U.S. Marshals want to recruit YOU....

4 more days until.....

Bachelors/ Master of Public Policy - Information Session

Howard County Police Department Crime Analysis Internship

The Howard County Police Department (HCPD), Crime Analysis, Criminal Intelligence and Gang Section, is seeking applications for Volunteer Internships from students enrolled in criminal justice and related programs. These unpaid positions are for the upcoming 2015 spring and summer semesters.   Suitable candidates have good analytical skills, are able to pass a background investigation, have the ability to follow complex instructions, proficiency in MS Office software such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, have attention to detail, and good writing and oral communication skills.  Interns are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours a week.  Tasks will include: 
§ reading and reviewing crime reports, Field Incident Reports, and other crime-related documents;
§ data entry, reconciliation, validations and performing queries of data stored within assorted law enforcement repositories;
§ development of assorted work-related products such as reports, maps, and charts;
§ creation of products for bi-weekly and ad-hoc command staff meetings and briefings; and
§ performing routine administrative functions as assigned.

The deadline for submitting resumes is Friday, October 10, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m.  Once the resumes are received and reviewed, selected candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person interview. The final selection of candidates will be based on the quality of the interview. 

Interested students should forward a cover letter expressing their interest, along with a current resume, to  Mr. Skip Baylor ( Contact Mr. Baylor directly with questions relating to this opportunity. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Study Politics in Argentina (Where it will be Summer) this Winter!

This winter, study local politics in Latin America from within. The political landscape of Latin America has changed dramatically in the last twenty five years, as most authoritarian regimes in the region gave way to democratic ones. In these democratic environments, political conflicts have increasingly emerged between national and local political institutions. In this course you will explore the tensions between federal and local politics in the third largest federal country of Latin America: Argentina. The seminar will combine class lectures, cultural immersion, and considerable on-the-ground interaction with scholars, activists, and politicians in the Pampas and Patagonia.

This program will take place in several cities of Argentina, including Buenos Aires, Neuquen, and San Carlos de Bariloche.

The program will be directed by Dr. Ernesto Calvo, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, a native of Buenos Aires. Highlights of the program:

§ Close interaction with Argentine local, provincial, and national decision-makers
§ Guest lectures by leading Argentine scholars
§ Opportunity to develop Spanish language skills and vocabulary important to social sciences
§ Hiking in the Argentine Andean region

The application deadline is October 1.  To learn more and apply, click

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:

§ GVPT358K Study Abroad Seminar in Political Science: From the Pampas to the Andes: Political Culture and Local Politics in Argentina
§ LASC369K Special Topics in Study Abroad III: From the Pampas to the Andes: Political Culture and Local Politics in Argentina

Winter Term in Chile: Chilean Literature, Democracy and Social Change

Machupe protestStudents will visit numerous sites included in the readings such as major governmental and cultural institutions. Students will participate in a Service Learning program where they will run a week-long summer camp for 20 to 30 elementary school children in Valparaiso. Toward the end of the trip there will be a few days of unscheduled time in Pucon, a beautiful lake town in the south of Chile, known for its volcano and for its abundance of outdoor sports and activities.

September 24 is the application deadline for financial aid for Winter Term 2015 Education Abroad programs. Please consider applying to the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House program in Chile:
Chile: Chilean Culture, Democracy and Social Change.  Students will receive 3 credits for either: ARHU350, HONR349C, CMLT398L, GVPT309F, or HIST329N.   

Program Dates: Jan. 3 to 23, 2015
Program application deadline: Oct. 1

START Risk Communication & Community Resilience Research Internship

START Spring 2015 Internships

Monday, September 22, 2014

Academic Internship Program--Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation

Academic Internship Program
Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Position Type:
Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s):
Behavioral and Social Sciences/Criminology and Criminal Justice
Boyds, Maryland (United States)
The DOCR Detention Services Division offers unpaid, academic internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students in the social sciences and criminal justice fields. Internship opportunities are primarily provided through the Reentry Services Unit and Inmate Services Case Management staff who primarily serve the inmate population at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF).

These sections strive to ensure information and services are available to address the full
range of individual reentry and program needs of the inmate population, and academic interns are
directly engaged to observe and learn these processes as well as maintain individual responsibilities in
providing portions of these programs and services. MCCF Case Management directly works with the
inmate population in relation to facility processes and coordination of needs and issues within the local
criminal justice system. Some Case Managers also maintain a larger role to provide core program groups
within specialized program housing units to include the Choices for Change Program for men, women,
and youthful offenders. The Reentry Services Unit provides programs and services to the entire
population with a variety of reentry oriented workshops, program groups, and individual services. In
addition to programs, the Reentry Services Unit completes Reentry Intake Screening and Needs
Assessments to identify individual inmate issues and further provides individual Reentry Case
Management to a portion of the population with a clinical focus. The spirit of our reentry mission is to
provide comprehensive services and support to returning citizens as individuals, as members of their
families, and as members of our community. While we have established programs and services within
Inmate Services Case Management and the Reentry Services Unit that support our academic internship
opportunities, we are also open to exploring specific areas of student interest to ensure a rounded
placement and experience.

Interested students should directly contact and submit requested materials to:

Kendra Jochum, LCSW-C
Reentry Services Manager, Intern Coordinator
Direct Line: (240) 773-9982 Fax: (240) 773 9946
Job Function:
Administrative/Support Services
Desired Class Level(s):
Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Doctoral Candidate
Undergraduate or graduate level students in the social sciences and criminal justice fields.

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project Spring Internship

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project Spring Internship
American Bar Association
Position Type: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

The ABA created the Project in 1986 in order to better inform the bar and public about the lack of representation available to death row inmates. We address this urgent need by recruiting competent, volunteer attorneys, offering counsel training and assistance, and working for systemic reform to ensure that individuals facing a sentence of death are represented at every stage of the proceedings by competent counsel.

The ABA Death Penalty Representation Project provides unpaid internships for Fall, Spring and Summer semester undergraduate students. In the Fall and Spring semesters, internships are full or part time (15 to 20+ hours per week) and in the Summer, internships are full time (35 to 40 hours per week). Interns can complete an internship for course credit. Previous experience with or knowledge of the death penalty is not required.

Internship projects could include:
1.Recruitment: One of the Project’s primary goals is to find representation for death row prisoners who are without counsel. This effort requires an extensive nationwide firm-recruiting process, and the undergraduate intern assists with reaching and contacting firms across the country, creating and updating computer databases with firm information, and sending out invitations to these firms for the Project’s recruitment meetings. The intern assists in tracking potential recruits.
2.Prisoner requests for assistance: The Project receives hundreds of letters from prisoners looking for legal counsel. Using materials provided, the intern will be asked to research the prisoners’ cases and determine whether the Project can help.
3.Website: The Project maintains a website that contains resources for attorneys representing capital defendants. Interns are responsible for keeping the site records updated and posting new items. A working knowledge of website maintenance and social media is helpful.
4.Editing: The Project maintains thousands of resource materials from both national and international sources. The intern will be asked to edit and format these documents and keep detailed accounts of all files. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance.
5. Other duties as assigned: Interns are encouraged to explore areas of interest to them while interning at the Project, and creativity and initiative are highly valued. Interns are expected to be self-starters, motivated, and interested in contributing significantly to the Project and its mission.

Desired Class Level(s):                 Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Duration:            12-14 weeks
Approximate Hours Per Week:                15 to 20

Qualifications: Interest in the death penalty or criminal justice, attention to detail, and strong writing skills required. Social media management in a professional setting is a plus.

Career & Internship Networking Panel: Law Enforcement--worth the trip to College Park!

Career & Internship Networking Panel: Law Enforcement
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel (4:30-5:30 p.m.) discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking (5:30-6:30 p.m.). Panelists include, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, United States Secret Service, Target, U.S. Marshal, Prince George's County Police Department.*Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The event is open to all majors.

The Marshalls are coming!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Study Abroad Opportunities in Italy, Greece, Paris, and the Dominican Republic

Would you like to take a course in Italy, Greece, or Paris this year?  The Classics Department will be offering an information session on its winter term, spring break, and summer study abroad courses.  We will describe each of the programs, review the application deadlines, and discuss the generous scholarships that are available.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Marie Mount 0100 (the Maryland room)

Serve and Explore: Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic Winter 2015!

Make  a difference with hands-on service-learning projects, expand cultural competency through host family stays, and discover the beauty of the Dominican Republic on this 3 credit, Winter Term 2015 course. Credit will be given for BSGC338D or LASC369R.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 PM
Where: Dorchester Hall Basement (Res Hall next to St. Mary’s, across from Cole Field House)

Applications are due October 1, so please apply now!

Applications for Alternative Breaks participants due Sept. 28th!

Do something different for your Winter, Spring or Summer Break! Apply by September 28th at 11:59 PM to participate in any of this year's 27 experiences!

Alternative Breaks are substance-free, community service-learning trips during winter, spring and summer breaks. Participants travel both locally and internationally to engage in active service, learn about social issues, and build upon community assets.

Drop by the upcoming AB Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, September 23rd from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the Stamp Atrium, where you can talk with student and staff leaders of the program.

Applications and more information available on our website-

Career & Internship Networking Panel: Law Enforcement--in College Park!

Interested in a career in law enforcement (criminal investigations, policing, assets protection, etc.)?Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel (4:30-5:30 p.m.) discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

§ Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General'
§ United States Secret Service, Special Agent
§ Target, Assets Protection
§ Prince George's County Police Department
§ U.S. Marshal Service

Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The event is open to all majors.

Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 
Time:  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing