Thursday, January 29, 2015

Summer 2015 Drug Policy Action Internship

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Summer 2015 Drug Policy Action Internship

One of the oldest U.S. drug policy nonprofits, the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation has been working on drug policy and criminal justice reform since its founding in 1989. Prior to founding CJPF, President Eric E. Sterling served as Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives, where he wrote legislation on drug and gun control, money laundering, organized crime, and corrections. Today, in addition to leading CJPF, Mr. Sterling serves on the committee drafting the new medical marijuana regulations for the state of Maryland. He frequently gives presentations and appears in the media as an expert on drug policy, sentencing policy, and the impacts of the War on Drugs upon the economy, environment, civil rights and immigration.
CJPF is seeking law students, graduates and top undergraduates passionate about reforming our nation's drug policies and criminal justice system for our Drug Policy Research Internship. Drug Policy Research Interns work on all aspects of CJPF's reform advocacy:
  • Using government data and academic studies to research and write targeted briefs
  • Building support for marijuana policy reform among key constituencies, including environmental, business, conservative and Latino organizations
  • Raising awareness and support for Safe Injection Facilities in the United States
  • Attending congressional hearings on drug policy and sentencing reform
  • Developing and leading advocacy projects of your own
  • Strong research skills, including legal research and/or extensive experience with government statistics
  • Strong writing skills, from concise, accurate research reports to simple and eye-catching blog posts
  • Demonstrated interest in drug policy and criminal justice reform, from coursework to extracurriculars
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct high-level independent research and/or advocacy projects with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with Excel, STATA or other data analysis application preferred
  • Familiarity with basic html and web design a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • CJPF is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in the workplace and encourage you to address your own background in your cover letter
  • Compensation is not provided. Course credit may be available.
  • Minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Summer internship generally begins early June and ends early August.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so submit yours early as spots fill up quickly.

How to apply

Application Contents

All applications should include:
1. Cover letter
Successful applicants address the following:
  • Specific research and advocacy interests within criminal justice policy reform broadly and at CJPF specifically
  • An understanding of CJPF’s general mission and strategy
  • Specific experiences that demonstrate how well you fit the qualifications listed above
  • Description of your unique contribution to the interests, skills and diversity of the CJPF staff
  • Available dates, hours per week, and other logistical details
2. Resume
3. A writing sample which reveals your ability to analyze and express your own ideas. Good, clear writing is more important than length or formality. The writing sample should be carefully edited and include references as appropriate.

Application Submission

Applicants will be interviewed and interns hired on a rolling basis. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application. All applicants will be notified as soon as possible if they are removed from consideration.
Email (preferred), fax or mail your application to:
Amos Irwin, Chief of Staff
Subject line: Internship Application for [Your Name]
Fax: (301) 589-5056

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Loss Prevention Internships at Six Flags America Available Spring and Summer

**These are very interesting internships.  We have had students really enjoy them!
Below are two internship postings.  Students can apply by submitting their resume and a writing sample to Jasmine Taylor via email ( Writing sample must be applicant's original work and have been written within the last 12 months. Samples should demonstrate student’s ability to communicate effectively in a technical manner. Sample should be absent of spelling and grammatical errors.

House of Representatives Internship and Professional Opportunities

Members of the House and related committees are announcing the availability of internships and professional positions and calling all interested persons. There are a great variety of tasks available for the intern.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Internship - University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit

The University of Maryland Police Department’s Information Analysis Unit currently has an internship/trainee position open.  Below is a description of the position.  

Monday, January 26, 2015

CRIMSA update--come to our first meeting--THIS WEEK

Big 10 - Summer Research Opportunities Program

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. By participating in SROP, you will gain valuable research experience on a CIC campus and enhance your qualifications for admission to graduate school:
§ Study in your field of choice
§ All-expenses paid plus stipend
§ Housing and transportation included
§ Top faculty-mentored research experience
§ Enrichment workshops and opportunities
§ Participation in academic research conference

Get more information and complete program details on our website:

How to Apply: Watch the "Applying to CIC SROP" video to get started! The first step in completing the CIC SROP application is to gain an overall understanding of the application process and guidelines. It is highly suggested that you read the SROP Application Guide before initiating your application.

Deadline: February 10, 2015

MCPD Police Officer Candidate Recruitment

The Montgomery County Department of Police will be taking applications for Police Officer Candidate during a two day window from January 31 - February 1, 2015.    Interested applicants can find more information by visiting   Beginning at midnight on January 31, 2015, applicants will be able to apply from this recruitment website or may go directly to   This opening will be for the June 2015 and December 2015 academy classes. (These start dates are subject to change).  

Spring and Summer Graduates--READ NOW!

Spring Graduation
Students who anticipate graduating in Spring 2015 MUST apply for graduation by Friday, February 6, 2015.  Students apply for graduation online through Testudo at:  More information about the Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies will be posted on the commencement website (, the CCJS website and emailed to students in the coming weeks. 

Summer Graduates:  If you are planning to finish your course work in the summer, please DO NOT apply for spring graduation.  Summer graduates can apply for graduation while registering for summer courses.  Summer registration begins February 17, 2015.  If you are planning to graduate in the summer, please be advised there is no formal university or departmental graduation ceremony in the summer.  Students planning to graduate in the summer can request to "walk" in the spring CCJS departmental graduation ceremony.  During the departmental ceremony, graduates will have their name called and walk across the stage in regalia.  Summer graduates' names will NOT appear in either the university or departmental program booklets.  If you would like to walk in the Spring 2015 ceremony as a summer graduate, please contact Dr. Stickle ( AFTER you have registered for your remaining summer courses and no later than Friday, April 17, 2015.  In the e-mail, please provide your full name, UID, email address and please list the subject as “Spring 2015 Walk List.”

*Please note that a degree in CCJS is a Bachelor of Arts (BA) NOT a Bachelor of Science (BS)

Spring 2015 Schedule Adjustment

Schedule Adjustment/Registration
January 26, 2015 through February 6, 2015 is the schedule adjustment period. During this time frame, students may add and drop classes without it affecting their transcript.  Schedule adjustment is also the beginning of waitlist/holdfile check-in.  If you are on a waitlist/holdfile for any course, you must check-in daily or else you will be dropped from the waitlist/holdfile.  Once you are dropped from the waitlist/holdfile, there is no way to regain your previous position, regardless of the circumstances. 

Friday, February 6, 2015 is the last day of schedule adjustment.  After February 6, 2015, students will not be able to add or drop courses.  Additionally, all waitlists will end on February 6.  If you were waitlisted for a class, but did not gain access to the course through the waitlist, we can NOT oversubscribe you into the course.  There are NO exceptions to this policy.

USG Welcome Back Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Montgomery County Police Hiring

The Montgomery County Department of Police will be taking applications for Police Officer Candidate during a two day window from January 31 - February 1, 2015.    Interested applicants can find more information by visiting   Beginning at midnight on January 31, 2015, applicants will be able to apply from this recruitment website or may go directly to  
This opening will be for the June 2015 and December 2015 academy classes. (These start dates are subject to change).  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CRIMSA update--come to our first meeting--Feb 4 2pm

Westat Summer Internships in Applied Social Sciences for College Graduates

The program is Westat wide and includes the following groups: Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Health, Health Studies, Health Communications, Human Factors, Psychology, Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Transportation. It’s a chance for graduate students to work with Westat researchers who can expose them to research that goes beyond theory and into the real world.  The program provides the interns with an opportunity to be in a mentoring relationship with seasoned researchers at Westat. 
To be considered, an applicant must submit a resume and cover letter expressing their research interests and what they hope to accomplish through the internship program. Other requirements include some research experience, course work and working knowledge of research methods and basic statistics. Facility is required in MS Windows, and familiarity with SPSS and/or SAS, Excel, and Word. A Bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2015 in child welfare, criminal justice, education, human factors, psychology, public health, behavioral health (substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health), transportation, or related discipline and being enrolled in or planning to attend a related master’s or doctoral program, is required. Compensation is $17 per hour.

The internship program is full time (40 hour work week) and runs for 10 weeks, from the first week of June through mid-August.  Applications will be accepted through
February 28.

To apply, go to enter the Job ID 8811BR in the space provided.

U.S. Department of State 2015 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid)

Please visit more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 2, 2015. 
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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Open classes in COMM (at USG)

From the COMM Program Director--
We just went through all of our seats again and have some openings if your students are looking for electives. We actually have some room in some of the digital and film classes this semester. If they are interested, have them email with the information below and we would be happy to give them a stamp.

Interested Class

The courses we still have room in are:

Selected Topics in Communication; Digital Media and Democracy
Jon Hoffman
Seats (Total: 40, Open: 19, Waitlist: 0)
MW 11:00am - 12:15pm

Ancient and Medieval Rhetorical Theory
: Prerequisite: COMM250. Restriction: Must be in Communication program. Credit only granted for: COMM450 or COMM650.
A survey of rhetorical theory in the ancient and medieval periods. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical problems that gave rise to its development within both periods. Authors include Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Hermogenes, Martianus Capella, Aurelius Augustine, Alberic of Monte Cassino, Geoffrey of Vinsauf and Robert of Basevorn.
Jon Hoffman
Seats (Total: 40, Open: 18, Waitlist: 0)
MW 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Selected Topics in Communication; Social Media Strategy
Julia Fraustino
Seats (Total: 40, Open: 14, Waitlist: 0)
MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Seminar; Communication and Digital Media: Theory and Practice
Adam Nixon
Seats (Total: 30, Open: 15, Waitlist: 0)
TuTh 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Seminar; Creating the Narrative: Genre-Filmmaking and Dramatic Structure
Adam Nixon
Seats (Total: 30, Open: 14, Waitlist: 0)
Th 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Bases of persuasion, with emphasis on recent experimental developments in persuasion.
Soyoung Bae
Seats (Total: 40, Open: 18Waitlist: 2)
TuTh 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Undergraduate Intern US Department of Justice

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Undergraduate Intern
US Department of Justice
Position Type:  Summer Internship
Desired Major(s):           All Majors
Location:            Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
Description:      The Natural Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, is seeking a talented, dedicated, undergraduate student to assist trial attorneys in our motions-based and trial practices during Summer2015 for approximately 10 hours per week.

The docket of the Natural Resource Section (NRS) is a kaleidoscope of diverse and challenging resource issues ranging from litigation to protect such national treasures as Florida’s Everglades and the remnant old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, to protecting the federal interest in the country’s vital water resources, to defense of the public fisc against claims by private property owners for alleged “takings” and by Native Americans for alleged trust breaches. And by virtue of our responsibility for all litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, we defend the decision-making processes of virtually every federal agency. Recent examples include litigation over agency decisions related to the Gulf oil spill, renewable energy projects, various land management decisions, and wildlife management in national parks. Our attorneys practice in both Federal and State courts.

Intern duties may include reviewing administrative records compiled by agencies in defense of actions brought under NEPA to locate information supporting legal arguments, reviewing depositions, performing basic legal research, and drafting internal memoranda. Interns may also have the opportunity to observe court proceedings. The work will require an organized, motivated individual with strong analytical skills and an attention to detail. Demonstrated interest in the law, including natural resource and land use issues is a plus.

For more information on our work, please look at our website:
Job Function:    Other
Desired Class Level(s): Junior, Senior
Duration:            Summer Semester
Approximate Hours Per Week:                10
Qualifications:  U.S. Citizenship and security clearance are required. Applicants must be in at least their junior year of college as of the Summer 2014 Semester and be in good standing.

Seasonal Police Officer Bethany Beach Police Department

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Seasonal Police Officer
Bethany Beach Police Department

Position Type:  Summer Internship
Desired Major(s):           All Majors
Bethany Beach, Delaware (United States)
Description:      Seasonal Police Officer (Paid College Internship!)
Bethany Beach Police Department – Bethany Beach, DE
Are you a college student thinking of a career in law enforcement? How about someone already in the work force thinking of changing career paths? Becoming a seasonal police officer could be a great option for you to gain skills as a police officer, boost your resume and even earn internship credit with your college criminal justice program.
Seasonal police officer are similar to regular police officers in the state of Delaware with the exception of working in a more closely monitored and supervised environment. Seasonal officers are employed between the months of May and October or until the officer must return to school if necessary. As seasonal police officer, you will enforce all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances for the State of Delaware and the Town of Bethany Beach. You will conduct patrol on specific areas on foot and utilizing bicycles. During patrols you will check doors and windows of residences and businesses. Investigate any suspicious conditions and complaints and make arrests in felony, misdemeanor, and city violation cases that you encounter. Possibly perform plainclothes assignments to detect illegal activities if the administration deems necessary. Prosecute cases before the Alderman’s Court of the Town of Bethany Beach, Justice of the Peace Courts, Family Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Superior Court. Direct traffic when necessary and perform all duties as directed by the Chief of Police or your direct supervisor.
Requirements: You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be free from any criminal arrest or felony traffic arrest. Prior to being hired you must satisfactorily complete a written test, oral interview, poly-graph, psychological examination, Doctor’s physical with drug screening, and a physical fitness test, passing weight and height standards. All testing is designed to hire the best applicant possible and is exactly what any full-time officer must complete before being hired. All testing is set up and supervised by the Bethany Beach Police Dept. Once you have completed all necessary testing you are eligible for selection for the seasonal officer position. These are very competitive positions and limited positions are available. Once hires have been made the testing process will end. Those who apply early and complete testing will be evaluated for hire first.

If you are selected for the seasonal officer position you will attend training in accordance with Delaware State Laws. This training will be presented to you by certified instructors from the Bethany Beach Police Dept. and other appropriate agencies including professional consultants. The training period is 267 hours and will cover multiple areas that you will encounter during your tenure with our department. Courses that will be taught to certify you are as follows, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Criminal Code, Cultural Diversity, Report Writing, Criminal and Traffic Summons, City Ordinances and Traffic Violations, Impact Weapon, Capstun, Weaponless Defense, Handcuffing, Fingerprinting, Police Discipline/Courtesy, Manual Traffic Control, Patrol Procedures, Communications, BLS/CPR, State Wide Computer Training. Training will take place approx. the last week in May and the first week in June. This training is mandatory for all hires. Those selected must make the necessary arrangements to be present for this training.
Link to Application

National Security Outreach Intern Human Rights First

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National Security Outreach Intern
Human Rights First

Position Type:  Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s):           All Majors
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

* Policy and factual research on issues related to national security policy;
* Monitor and attend congressional hearings, markups, and floor debates;
* Assist staff with written correspondence with partner NGOs and government offices;
* Assist in outreach with retired military leaders and interrogators;
* Coordination for meetings with national security team;
* Correspondence with national security outreach targets;
* Event coordination for Human Rights First events.

* Interest in human rights and American national security policymaking
* Excellent writing, editing, and research skills;
* Excellent communication skills;
* Mastery of Microsoft Office applications;
* Ability to work with high level military and government officials;
* Knowledge of the interagency process and Department of Defense structure.

EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited undergraduate school.
START DATE: June 1, 2015
TIME COMMITMENT: Full time preferred. The internship will run through August 2015.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 13, 2015. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Interested candidates should submit a writing sample and 3 references.
Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Job Function:    Research, Other
Desired Class Level(s): Masters Candidate
Duration:            Through August 2015
Approximate Hours Per Week:                Part Time or Full Time
•Interests in human rights, anti-trafficking, and American policymaking;
•Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and to work in a professional manner;
•Excellent writing, editing, and research skills;
•Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills;
•Capacity to take initiative, prioritize duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team; and

•Previous work or internship experience in an office environment.