Thursday, February 26, 2015

Apply Now to Spend 10 Days in Singapore and Earn 3 Credits Studying Extremism & Deradicalization!

UMD 2015 Summer Abroad: 10 days in Singapore
3-credit course: “BSST338S/BSST638S - Countering Violent Extremism and Deradicalization in International Contexts”

Ever wondered why people commit terrorist acts? Or why they stop? How about what we can do to curb terrorism? Join us for a class designed to help answer these questions.

This course looks and feels like a traditional summer term class until we pack up and head to Singapore for 10 days. There, we’ll put to use the theoretical understandings gained on terrorist radicalization, deradicalization, and countering violent extremism, engaging with in-country experts and START researchers to look at the Singaporean deradicalization process in prisons. Upon return to the U.S., you’ll present group projects explaining real-life policy recommendations for deradicalization and countering violent extremism programs.

Apply by March 1st!

Questions? Contact Marcella Morris at

Application period extended for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

Final deadline: Monday, March 2nd at 12 noon.

Find the application form here:  MIDCM Application Form 2015

***Note that regalia can be ordered from the USG book store but it may be at the higher price.
File:Graduation cap.pngThe University Book Center is offering a discount on graduation regalia for Undergraduate and Master Students that shop during the Grad Fair.  The Grad Fair will take place March 10 - March 12th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  If a student purchases their regalia in the store during the Grad Fair, the cost is as follows:

Undergrad Package: $113.98
Master Package: $122.98

If a student waits and purchases after Grad Fair the cost is as follows:
Undergrad Package: $125.98
Master Package: $135.98

Fall 2015 Campus Legal Aid Internship

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Internship

Careers4Terps, University Career Center & The President’s Promise
Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the position title in the “Search” box to learn more and apply.

Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Internship

University of Maryland - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Position Type:
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s):
Arts and Humanities/Communication, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Anthropology, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Criminology and Criminal Justice, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Sociology, Education/Curriculum and Instruction (GRAD), Journalism, Public Policy/Public Policy (GRAD), Public Policy/Policy Studies (Ph.D.)
College Park, Maryland (United States)
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database integrates existing and new open-source data sets to facilitate more robust and sophisticated analyses of the behaviors, operations, and activities of violent extremists within the United States. For more information on this project visit: . The TEVUS team has developed a web based interface through which users will be able to view and manipulate the data, allowing users to explore the data geographically, temporally, as well as understand the relationships between events, perpetrators and terrorist organizations captured in the TEVUS dataset.

START is seeking 2-4 interns to assist in the development of a user guide, a library of “use-cases” that will show end-users how to answer example analytical questions using TEVUS, and accompanying materials that will eventually be utilized by end-users of the TEVUS interface when it goes live in fall 2015. The Interns on this project will work with the START Training Manager who will be their primary supervisor. Through this internship, interns will become expert users of TEVUS interface, and will gain great familiarity with terrorism and extremist violence in the United States through the production of the library of use-cases.

Interns on this project must have an interest in terrorism particularly from a domestic perspective and a willingness to learn about the project and how to use the interface quickly. Additionally, candidates must be able to write concisely, proof read, have an eye for detail. This project will involve a great deal of collaborative work and so interns on this project should expect to work closely with their teammates in order to ensure the end product is of high quality and consistency.
Job Function:
Arts/Design/Planning, Communication, Creative/Design/Multimedia, Education/Teaching, Research, Sciences
Desired Class Level(s):
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out), Alumnus/a (beyond 1 year out)
1 semester
Approximate Hours Per Week:
Social Science (History, Political Science, International Studies, Human Rights, Anthropology, Sociology, etc.) majors preferred but others will be considered.
Ability to write concisely and clearly is critical (this should be demonstrated in the writing sample submitted with the candidate’s application).
Interest in homeland security, particularly regarding ideologically motivated crime and how to counter it.
Comfortable using and learning new software.

Counseling and MSW grad school scholarships

Do you intend to pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or a similar program?  Then please consider attending this fantastic opportunity.   Several UMBC SG alumni received this funding last year!

Funding for graduate school can be scarce! Join us on March 6th 12-1pm, in USG Building 3, Room 2226  for an information session about Central Scholarship (CS) funding. We’ll cover two generous scholarships for graduate students in mental health programs, and share tips from CS staff on tackling the scholarship essay and creating a competitive scholarship application package.  

Central Scholarship is an education nonprofit, founded in Baltimore in 1924, which administers over 40 scholarship programs and an interest-free loan program. We award one million annually to Maryland residents so they may go higher.  

Check out Central Scholarship’s 2014 Recipients of Mental Health Scholarships!

Marco Aguilar
University of Maryland, BaltimoreM.S. Social Work, 2015

Sergio Borda
Catholic University of America
M.S. Social Work, 2016

Brenda Cruz
Johns Hopkins University
M.S. School Counseling, 2016

Greg Epstein

Ph.D. Psychology, 2018

Marjorie Hatch
University of Maryland, Baltimore
M.S. Social Work, 2015

Genevieve Parr

University of Maryland, Baltimore
M.S. Nursing, 2016
(Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing)

Katie Piura
Catholic University of America
M.S. Social Work, 2016

Mery Rivas

University of Maryland, Baltimore
M.S. Social Work, 2015

Career Shuttle: American Red Cross

Friday, February 27, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the American Red Cross! The focus of this Career Shuttle will be on internships. This visit is open to all University of Maryland, College Park students. The American Red Cross has a wide variety of internship programs that introduce young leaders to the mission of the Red Cross. These engaging internship programs give students real-world work experience by involving them in projects critical to the day-to-day work of our organization. Some sample departments seeking interns include: 
§ Youth & Young Adult Services
§ Volunteer Management
§ Office of the General Counsel
§ Preparedness
§ Health & Safety Services
§ Disaster Services
§ Government Relations
§ Humanitarian Services
§ Hurricane Recovery Program
§ Public Health & Safety Services
§ Services to the Armed Forces
There are only a few spots left, RSVP today! Click here

Mental Health Awareness Intern

Are you interested in mental health advocacy and education for young people on college and university campuses across the country? Are you passionate about building mental health awareness so college students know where to look for resources, how to talk to a friend about seeking help, and how to maintain their own mental well-being?

Apply for the Summer 2015 Mental Health Awareness Internship with Active Minds, Inc.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
§ Research, Writing, Editing Projects
§ Administrative and Data Entry Support
§ Communications and Social Media Support
§ Supporting small and large-scale event planning
§ Design/Creative Projects
§ Special Projects as needed
§ Other duties may be assigned
Click here to learn more and apply.

Paid DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Internship

The District of Columbia Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for our summer 2015 internship program. HSEMA is a unique and dynamic organization dedicated to protecting against, planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made hazards. The paid internship program will provide real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis.

We are seeking current graduate AND undergraduate students who have an interest in the following fields: 
§ Cybersecurity 
§ Criminal Justice 
§ Emergency Management 
§ Homeland Security 
§ Information Technology/Computer Science 
§ Intelligence Analysis 
§ International Relations
§ Political Science
§ Public Administration/Policy
§ Public Communication/Relations

The summer internship will be from May 7, 2015 – August 7, 2015. Those students that are interested should complete the instructions on the attached flyer and submit their application by April 10, 2015.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Grad Fai in CPr - Purchase Your Cap and Gown

Note: cap and gown orders will also be able to be placed at the USG book store later this semester.

Monday, February 23, 2015

U.S. Senate, Legislative Assistant Internship

U.S. Senate, Legislative Assistant Internship
Two Paid Intern Positions Available
Annapolis, MD

As a Legislative Assistant Intern you will assist delegates with special and private events, review legislative bills, and provide support for social media, development of newsletters and other communication platforms. Work one on one with Maryland Senator, Cheryl C. Kagan or Maryland Delegate, Marice Morales.
To apply for featured jobs or for more information, email the USG Career & Internship Services Center or call at 301-738-6338. 


Spring 2015 Grads-Graduation Celebration will be here before you know it.  Save the date for Thursday, May 7th from 6:30-8:30pm at the USG campus.  The RSVP registration link is now open!  Registration closes April 30th.  Email us your group photos from your time here at USG to be featured in our Graduation Celebration video. 

If you are interested in auditioning to SING the National Anthem at the USG Graduation Celebration, please contact Rachel Wolohan by March 27th.

If you would like to be the Student Speaker on behalf of your graduating class! Submit your speech draft to Andrea Milo by March 27th. 

Look out for Senior Week starting on March 9th!  #graduationperks

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Paid Public Policy Internship

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP is accepting applications for its Summer internship program from students with an interest in politics, government, advocacy, or law. Interns will assist the government relations team in this bipartisan lobbying practice by providing research and preparing memoranda on legislation relevant to Fortune 500 client needs. 

In addition, interns will work on projects related to legislative outreach and attend hearings and briefings.
Desired Class Level(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out)

Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled in a university with a 3.2 GPA or higher. Capitol Hill experience is not required, but is preferred.

The Summer internship program typically runs between May/June - August.

For more information and to apply, visit and search for position #112907 in the Careers4Terps Jobs and Internships Database.

U.S. Department of State Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships. The internships provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.

Learn more about this program at

The application deadline is March 2, 2015.

Spring Career and Internship Fair


February 18, 19 and 20
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Grand Ballroom

Sample list of employers recruiting College of Behavioral and Social Sciences students:

§ American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
§ Anne Arundel County Police Department
§ Aristotle International, Inc.
§ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
§ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
§ Community Residences, Inc
§ CoStar
§ Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
§ District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department
§ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
§ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
§ Human Rights Campaign
§ Kennedy Krieger Institute
§ Montgomery County Police Department
§ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
§ Public Citizen
§ Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
§ Smithsonian Institution
§ Supreme Court of the United States Police
§ T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
§ The Institute of World Politics
§ U.S. Census Bureau
§ U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division
§ U.S. Department of State
§ UMBC’s The Choice Program
§ University of Maryland – National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
§ Any many others over 3 days!
To see a full listing of the employers and more details about the positions they will be recruiting for, please see the Spring Career & Internship Fair 2015 Participants listingDownload the App! Need help preparing for the fair? Attend one of the upcoming prep events.

BSOS guide to Career Fair Prep