Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fall 2015--Revised Schedule!

Please see revised schedule below.  Everything is the same except we added a section of CCJS350 Juvenile Delinquency!

....and don't forget to schedule your advising.  Registration begins April 14!

Summer Internships in White House Office of Management and Budget

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for summer 2015 internships.  Current undergraduate students may apply for this unpaid internship.

§ Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
§ Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
§ Coordinate meeting and event logistics
§ Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
§ Assist with correspondence preparation and management
§ Provide general office support
§ Special projects as assigned

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas or current issues.
Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Jessie Crabb, Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Park Ranger (Interpretation) Position with National Park Service

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill a temporary position at Rock Creek National Park, DC. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under
this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow . Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2015.  Application deadline: April 2, 2015.  

Education:  Major study -- natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.
Click here to apply. 

Are you a College Park CCJS Graduate?

If you have or will be graduating with a degree from UMCP in Criminology and Criminal Justice we want to hear what you are up to! Where are you working and what are you doing? Let us know by emailing  so we can post it to our alumni webpage!

Helpful Tips While Registering for Fall

The Fall Registration Period is right around the corner, here are a few tips from the BSOS Advising Center and CCJS@USG to keep in mind before and while you register for Fall 2015!

Meet with your Adviser!
Note that all CCJS@USG students are required to complete mandatory advising.  You must schedule a meeting with Dr. Stickle to get your advising block removed. 

Have you Completed your Major Requirements?
When planning your schedule, check your student record to make sure you are registering for your major and general education courses that you have not yet completed. If you have questions about completing this requirements on time, please make an appointment with Dr. Stickle. 

Registration Block:
A block is a hold placed on student records to prevent registration. Registration blocks may be frustrating for students who need to register for classes. Therefore, each semester, students are expected to log on to Testudo and check their registration time and blocks. It is the student’s responsibility to take appropriate actions to remove blocks in order to register on time. Please visit the Registration Restrictions and Blocks webpage for explanations of different registration blocks.

Credit Overload:
Prior to the First Day of Classes and Schedule Adjustment Period, students are limited to registering for no more than 16 credits. On the First Day of Classes this limit is raised to 20 credits. Students who wish to exceed these limits must meet with Dr. Stickle to discuss a possible exception to university policy.

Prerequisites; A course which must be completed in order to take a more advanced course. It is your responsibility to check the Undergraduate Catalog or Schedule of Classes to determine possible prerequisites for any given course. 

Duplicate Credit: This is used to indicate two courses with the same course content. Note: students cannot receive duplicate credit. Be mindful of credit you have received through AP/IB or through transfer from another institution. Also, you can view the Schedule of Classes where courses are marked: "
Credit only granted for", to see duplicate courses. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Event--this Thursday!

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund Application Now Open!

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund 
Application Now Open!

Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

Sunday, March 29, 2015

CIA Career Center Campus Sessions

The CIA will be offering two opportunities in April for students on campus to learn and be exposed to the intelligence field. Please see the announcements below and visit the Career Centers website for more information.

US Secret Service Employer Networking Session

Image result for us secret serviceUnited States Secret Service will present an information session on their Special Agent, Uniformed Division Officer, and Various administrative, professional, technical opportunities positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors. Read more about the U.S. Secret Service,

Appropriate Attire:  Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

When:  Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time:  4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center - Resource Room (3135 Hornbake Library)
More Information:

Federal/Global Semester Program

Want college credit for an internship in Washington D.C.? 

Interested in Homeland Security and/or global policy issues? Intrigued by the idea of public service? Apply now to UMD’s Federal Semester Programor Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!  Apply by April 6 for first round consideration! 

Join a lively, engaged, and motivated student community!  In both programs students take a fall-semester seminar from expert practitioners in one of several concentrations including Homeland Security, U.S. Diplomacy, and Global Challenges. Past internship locations include the Department of Homeland Security, the House Committee on Homeland Security, Helios Global, and the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).  Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. The programs also feature one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.

Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a notation on their transcript!
For details and an application form, go to http://federalsemester.umd.eduand/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.eduor contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out just one application and rank your choices across the two programs.  Applications preferred by Monday, April 6. Rolling admissions thereafter.

UMD Career Shuttle: Prince George’s County Police Department

Career Shuttle: Prince George’s County Police Department 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Off campus
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the Prince George’s County Police Department to learn about the wide variety of careers available in the field of law enforcement!
The trip will include a welcome from the Inspector General (an alumnus of UMD/ARHU), an overview of the law enforcement field and tours of facilities such as the crime scene investigation room, firearms library, DNA lab and more. You can learn more about careers with Prince George’s County Police Department here. Space is very limited - please RSVP today!
Please plan to meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 8:45 am.  We will depart promptly by bus and return to campus by 12:30 pm.  You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to departure and you must be 18 years or older to consent.  Please dress in business casual attire.

RSVP for this event: Click here
For additional information about this event: contact Alicia Montague at

Fall 2015 Internship at Legal Aid Office

Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Scholarship

Rosalie Reilly was one of Maryland's most extraordinary and exemplary public servants who was a role model for young women entering politics and was a champion for educating young leaders as they prepared to enter public life.

This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.

Eligible candidates must:
§ be available to serve at least 135 fellowship hours while enrolled at the University
§ have an interest in public service, government involvement, or political leadership
§ be a female undergraduate or graduate student
§ not be graduating before Fall 2015
§ have a 3.0 GPA or higher
The service work you do for the fellowship will be up to you, subject to department approval. Past recipients have often fulfilled their fellowship service requirement through an internship with a non-profit or in government. You may also opt to fulfill this requirement through an independent, civically oriented service project of your own design. You do not need to have your fellowship service commitment settled in order to apply for and win the fellowship.

Fellowship applications are due by 4:00 PM Friday, April 3, 2015. Finalists will be notified shortly thereafter and may interview with the School of Public Policy Fellowship Committee.

For additional questions, please contact Christopher Perez, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, School of Public Policy:

Job Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

Full-time research assistant position

Internships with the Association of Former Members of Congress

The United States Association of Former Members of Congress is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student interns. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. Our interns assist with FMC’s international programs and domestic initiatives, and we recommend applicants familiarize themselves with the work we do by browsing through our website. Language proficiency and Hill experience are a plus, but are not required. Follow the links below for more information about the specific positions.

You can meet our current and past interns here!

Internship Application Deadlines
Summer Internship (May – August) …………………May 1
Fall Internship (August – December) ……………….August 1
Spring Internship  (January – May) …………………December 1

Internship Descriptions

Government and Public Policy Initiatives Internship

International Programs: Events and Administrative Intern

Study Abroad Opportunity

Block 2: 20 to 31 July
There are 20 scholarshipsavailable of €500 for highly motivated students. Deadline for application is 1 April. Also there is a discount of €250 for students of partner universities.

The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of disciplines. The courses are taught by excellent academics, all connected to VU University Amsterdam. Participating in the Amsterdam Summer School will give your students a great opportunity to further develop their academic career. They will study together with a diverse group of peers, while spending time in an academically inspiring and cultural environment. The courses include excursions to a museum or institute, such as the International Criminal Court. Different types of housing are available for all students.

Please inform your students with interest in this field about this great opportunity to experience the beautiful city of Amsterdam, while learning about important issues that are dealt with in The Hague, ‘the Legal Capital of the World’ and the latest research techniques in the field of criminology.

For further information, please see the webpages. In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Amsterdam Summer School at: