Monday, November 24, 2014

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Office of Policy and Program Development Internships

The Office of Policy and Program Development is seeking organized, reliable and motivated students to assist the policy analysis staff in the development of regulatory impact analysis and policy effectiveness projects.

Department of Homeland Security Paid Summer Internship Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spring Semester Internship - DC Pretrial Services Agency

DC Pretrial Services Agency is seeking interns for the Spring 2015 semester.  Intern responsibilities include:
§ Conducting pretrial interviews
§ Tracking and reporting compliance with conditions of release
§ Evaluating defendant eligibility for PSA Supervision Programs
§ Coordinating treatment placements
§ Referring defendants to appropriate social service organizations
§ Conducting individual and group counseling sessions
§ Conducting program orientations

Intern Qualifications: 
§ Candidates must be attending a college or university that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
§ Students must attend a college or university at least part-time
§ Candidates must provide proof that academic credit will be received
§ Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or be able to prove legal residency in the United States of America
Applications will be accepted until: Friday, December 12, 2014

For more information and to apply for this internship please log onto Careers4Terps:  

C4T Open Position: Northrop Grumman Security Analyst

Northrop Grumman CorporationNorthrop Grumman is currently accepting applications for a full time security analyst position in Irving, Texas and Falls Church, Virginia.  

Job Duties:
Develops and administers security requirements for classified/proprietary materials, documents, and equipment. Assists with computer security audits, account creation, configurations, and assessments. Studies and implements federal security regulations applicable to company operations. Obtains rulings and customer interpretations in order to comply with government requirements. Prepares manuals outlining regulations. Establishes procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for granting personnel and visitor access to restricted records and materials. Conducts security education classes and security audits. Investigates security violations and prepares reports specifying preventive action.Here’s the link to posting:

Applicant Qualifications:
The Professional Development Program offers the opportunity to experience several different job assignments before making a commitment to remain in a particular position. Requirements for this Program include an overall GPA of 3.3/4.0 or higher and U.S. citizenship is required.

Our security rotations include experiences in business continuity, computer security, executive protection, emergency operations, information security, physical security, and personnel security.

For more information and to apply for the position, please visit Careers4Terps:  

Spring/Summer Internship: National Crime Victim Bar Association

NSVRC LogoThe National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime, based in Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for a 2015 spring and summer interns.

The intern reports to the Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. The NCVBA provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

We are seeking an unpaid Program Assistant intern to help with our National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), the legal arm of the organization. The NCVBA connects victims of crime to lawyers across the nation, and provides ongoing technical litigation support and trainings on how victim advocates can better use the civil justice system to help victims of crime. This internship provides an opportunity to build your resume with while learning how a non-profit organization that works with those in need operates from the inside.

§ Assist with planning, marketing, and execution of conferences
§ Assist with membership services
§ Assist with databases and administrative work

§ Interest in legal studies and/or victim issues
§ Excellent written communication skills
§ Basic computer skills; web site/html experience beneficial
§ Cooperative team work style

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Joanna Thomas
National Crime Victim Bar Association
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8700

HIAS Immigration/Refugee Policy Internship

The immigration/refugee policy Intern will work with HIAS' Washington, DC office on efforts to advocate for generous and just immigration and refugee policies. HIAS is seeking candidates with a strong interest in government affairs and advocacy. Bilingual a plus but not required.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From President Loh....

Dear University of Maryland community,

This is an update on actions by the University of Maryland to strengthen a learning and working environment that is free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct.

Creating such an environment is the responsibility of every member of our 50,000-strong University community of students, faculty and staff.

The University recently published its new policy and procedures on sexual misconduct among students .  The policy defines the proscribed conduct and mandates educational programs to heighten awareness and prevent sexual misconduct.  The procedures describe how to report misconduct and how these complaints will be investigated and adjudicated.

Both comport with the guidelines issued by the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, the agency charged with implementing the Title IX law on sex discrimination. The new policy and procedures are in effect on an interim basis while the University Senate reviews them. The new policy and procedures on sexual misconduct involving faculty and staff will be ready by end of this calendar year.

All students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete a training program on sexual misconduct prevention.

The required online training for undergraduates will begin this week and must be completed by December 10, 2014. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to complete it.

The training focuses on (1) what constitutes sexual misconduct, (2) the consequences of engaging in sexual misconduct, (3) the reporting options and support resources available within and outside the campus, and (4) actions to reduce the risks of such misconduct. Later, the University will provide in-person bystander intervention training. Training for faculty and staff will be ready later this academic year.

The new website of UMD's new Office of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence has additional resource information: .  The director and UMD Title IX Officer is attorney Catherine A. Carroll.

I encourage you to take the "Rule of Thumb pledge," the centerpiece of the University's public awareness campaign: You may also follow the campaign on Twitter @RuleofThumbUMD.

Each of us must assume responsibility and take action to prevent sexual misconduct. Together, we can do it.


Wallace D. Loh
President, University of Maryland

Free Kaplan Study Guides

Kaplan is giving away Free Study Guides on campus and a chance to Win a set
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To sign up to receive a free study guide and enter a chance to win a set of
Kaplan Prep Books please use the link below!

U.S. Department of Justice Spring Internships

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs has extended its spring internship application deadline to November 17.

The Office of Public Affairs offers internships that provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work in a fast-paced government communications office. As the principal point of contact for the Department of Justice with the news media, the office is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the department’s activities, and the priorities and policies of the Attorney General with regard to law enforcement and legal affairs.

The Office of Public Affairs offers a Media Affairs Internship and a Speechwriting Internship

For more information and to apply, visit

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Paid Research Opportunity: Geographies of Conflict and Development

Geographies of Conflict and Development Research Opportunity

For more detailed information and how to apply, click here.

GeoCoDe will build important, marketable expertise in geographic analysis that transitions immediately to close involvement in a major faculty-led research project to study the relationship between foreign development assistance and the dynamics of intrastate armed conflict.

GeoCoDe consists of three stages:
1.       A special topics course during the Spring 2015 semester
2.       A paid research assistantship during the Summer 2015
3.       A special topics course during the Fall 2015 semester
For more detailed information and how to apply, click here.

Research Positions with the Maryland ADHD program

The Maryland ADHD Program is looking to fill undergraduate research assistant positions for Spring 2015 through Fall 2015. Students who are committed, highly motivated, interested in a supervised research experience, and are looking to attend graduate school should apply.

The benefits of being a Maryland ADHD Program Research Assistant include the following:
§ Gain experience in conducting child clinical psychology research
§ Receive career and graduate school guidance
§ Learn about current child behavioral research
§ Earn course credit
§ Secure a letter of recommendation
To learn more about this research assistant position and how to apply please visit our website ( or contact Kelsey Woods at Applications are due by 10:00 AM on Monday, December 1st.

Democratic Governors Association Internships

The Democratic Governors Association is committed to electing and assisting Democratic governors across the nation. The DGA is looking for energetic, hardworking individuals with a passion for politics and a desire to move the country forward.
An internship with the DGA will provide students with an inside-look on gubernatorial campaigns. 

DGA interns responsibilities include:
§ Media monitoring
§ Writing memos and political briefings
§ Assisting with fundraising events on behalf of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates
§ Assisting in the production of DGA promotional materials
§ Providing essential support to the DGA staff.
The DGA Internship Program will be offered on three different schedules:
§ Spring Session: January – Mid May
§ Summer Session: Late May-Mid August
§ Fall Session: Late August- December
Rolling Application Deadline: Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 applications are open – decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted, no phone calls please.

Financial Information: DGA interns are provided with a stipend.

To apply submit a cover letter and resume to:

Interested in Preventing Health Disparities? Check out this Summer Internship with Funding

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. 
Public health experiences offered to scholars are:
1.       Clinical/Community: Scholars rotate through clinical experiences provided by Maternal and Child Health disciplines (pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, physiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, social work, psychology, speech/language, special education and nursing) (Kennedy Krieger Institute only). In addition, scholars will have planned experiences in providing community-based multi-level health care and support systems for underserved groups.
2.       Community Engagement and Advocacy: Scholars work with professionals in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Public Health and related systems on the formation, implementation and evaluation of health care and disability legislation, regulations and practice guidelines. The critical role of engaging underrepresented communities in shaping responsive systems of care receives a special emphasis.
3.       Research: Scholars work with research mentors on a wide range of public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Scholars receive training in conducting community-based participatory research, which engages communities that are currently underserved by mainstream systems.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Summer 2015 Paid Research Opportunities for Members of Underrepresented Groups

For students who are members of groups underrepresented in Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences research communities Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, the CIC SROP, the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP, and other programs.

All session will be in 2100 D McKeldin Library.
§ Friday, November 14, at 4:30 pm 
§ Monday, November 17, at 9:30 am
§ Tuesday, November 18, at 12 noon 
Space is limited - Please let us know by email to which session you plan to attend. 

Are You a Senior Interested in Teaching in English in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai? Come to Language House 11/21

The Global Academic Fellowship (GAF) Program serves to enhance the learning experiences of the multicultural student body at New York University portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
GAFs are recent highly-achieving college graduates with an interest in higher education who undergo teacher training with an emphasis on working with multicultural students in the liberal arts environment.
In Abu Dhabi, GAF support is built into courses across all four divisions of the university and in the core curriculum. GAFs lead in-class writing workshops, facilitate small-group recitations, hold one-on-one meetings with students, assist students’ exploration of laboratory experiments, and organize review and study sessions.
In addition to their academic support role, GAFs work on institutional enrichment projects throughout the University in offices such as First Year Programming, Residential Education and Athletics, which prepare them for future leadership in higher education and elsewhere.

They also receive support for professional development as educators and emerging scholars.

There will be an information session in Language House, St. Mary's Hall, Friday, 11/21, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chesterfield County Police Department is Hiring

The Chesterfield County Police Department is currently accepting applications for the July 2015 police academy.  We are holding a special test session on November 14, 2014 at 7:00 AM at our academy located at 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832.  Pre-registration is not required for this test.  Interested parties need to come dressed for the physical fitness test and must also be prepared to take the written exam.   Prior to testing, a handwritten application will be completed.  This is the last scheduled test date for the July 2015 academy.  Please visit our website at<> to view our qualifications and the test standards.

Chesterfield County is located in central Virginia and adjoins the City of Richmond. We are a progressive and professional department offering paid training, permanent shifts and career development. Benefits include tuition reimbursement, health/dental insurance and a take home vehicle. We also offer paid retirement and a GI Bill approved academy. The initial training consists of a 32 week, non-residential academy and 2 month field training period.  The department is a full service agency with 21 specialized units including SWAT, K-9 and Investigations. Officers are eligible to join specialized units two years after field training.

Park Police visit--Wednesday November 12

UMD Master of Information Management (MIM) Program Information Session at USG

Dear USG/UMCP Students:
Please join us for a special information session about the Master of Information Management (MIM) Program offered by University of Maryland’s iSchool. We will hold two identical sessions on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM and Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM. The sessions will last about an hour, and pizza will be available.
You will see how valuable a master’s degree can be as an investment for your future. You will learn how the MIM program can help you launch a career in the rapidly-growing information industries. You will get all the information you need to decide whether the MIM program is the right choice for your education and your career. And if you decide to pursue the program, you will get information on how to apply and get admitted.
The MIM program prepares you to be a leader in the use of information and technology in your organization. Drawing from the fields of management, computing, information systems, and information science, the MIM program gives you the skills and knowledge to successfully meet your organization’s information needs, lead efforts to develop new information management capabilities, develop and deploy emerging information technologies, and manage high-value information resources.
Event:       Master of Information Management Info. Session for USG/UMCP Students
When:       Monday, November 17, 2014; 2:00 - 3:00 PM
                  Wednesday, November 19, 2014; 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Where:      SG-III, Room: 4219 on Nov. 17th
                  SG-III, Room: 3216 on Nov. 19th
Vedat Diker
Director, iSchool @ USG
(301) 738-6241
Hussain Abbas
Coordinator, iSchool @ USG
(301) 738-6242
Tetyana Bezbabna
Coordinator, MIM Program
(301) 405-2033