Friday, June 26, 2015

Alumni are waiting to talk with YOU!

Alumni are waiting to talk with YOU! Make the most of your Summer Break by connecting with professionals in your field of interest.

There are 700+ alumni available to help you learn about your field(s) of interest, review your resume, or conduct a mock interview in the brand new UMD Alumni Advisor Network. Criminology and Criminal Justice students, check out this sample list of alumni ready to connect with you in the UMD Alumni Advisor Network.
-          Attorney at Law, Voight, P.A.
-          Consultant, Intelligence Analyst
-          Consultant/ Intelligence Analyst, T-Rex Corporation
-          Correctional Officer, Washington State Department of Correction
-          Counterterrorism Intelligence Analyst, SRA International
-          Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
-          J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
-          Judicial Extern, The Honorable Arthur Spatt
-          Management Analyst, Federal Government Agency
-          Master Police Officer, Arlington County Police Department
-          National Security, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
-          Paralegal, Hogan Lovells
-          Paralegal, Simeone and Miller
-          Staff Attorney, National Juvenile Defender Center
-          Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
-          Over 700 more in over 30 different fields

·         Search - Find alumni you’d like to connect with based on their organization, industry, or job function.
·         Select - Pick an alum you’d like to consult with based on their profile, availability, and feedback.
·         Connect - Meet via phone or email for a career conversation, mock interview, or resume critique.

Sign in with your UMD email address (it takes less than two minutes).

Review these guidelines and tips to make the most of this amazing opportunity! Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, Program Director at the University Career Center  @ BSOS, at or 301-314-7241. This tremendous opportunity to connect with alumni in your field of interest is offered by the Alumni Association and the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

Notes: No personal phone numbers or emails are exchanged unless it is agreeable to do so during your meeting. You will see “credits/consultation” numbers by the services offered by the Advisors. Disregard this number, as this is an Evisors feature UMD is not using.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

USG Scholarship Priority Deadline--next week!

The USG Scholarship Priority Deadline is Tuesday, June 30th.  Please  apply at

Lead4Life Part-Time Employment Opportunity

Lead4Life, Inc. Frederick County Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative (JEDI) is hiring for a part-time (30 hours a week) for a Case Manager Position.  The position offers medical and dental benefits as well as a great learning environment.  Please send cover letter and resume to Lindsey Feldman at No phone calls please! 

USG Career Center want to EMPLOY you!

Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of Peer Mentors will be:
1. Basic peer counseling through walkin
support Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of
2. Outreach to students advertising CISC services, resources and mission
● Provide basic counseling to students in the following areas: resume & cover letter review, USG
Career Connector, Featured Employment Opportunities, General Career Questions
● Serve as a representative of CISC on campus with professionalism and strong interpersonal skills
● Outreach to the campus community about services and upcoming events through word of mouth
and tabling
● Identify and explain services and resources available to students including the USG Career
● Accurately identify issues needing professional staff intervention and direct the student
● Research careerrelated
articles to post on CISC’s LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media
● Assist with various events and projects, such as creating flyers, updating CISC material and
resources, as needed
● Second semester juniors, seniors, and graduate students currently enrolled in a program offered at
● Completed at least one full semester at USG and be in good academic standing
● Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
● Strong listening and customer service skills
● Possess the desire to assist peers with careerrelated
● Must have had an internship or professional work experience in the past
● Demonstrate a strong work ethic
● Knows how to take initiative
● Excellent organizational skills and detailedoriented
● Ability to develop and present professional presentations for various audiences
● Ability to work independently as well as a productive team member
● Must maintain confidential

Friday, June 19, 2015

Joseph M. Mitchell and Michelle Humanick Memorial Scholarships - Deadline July 15

Joseph M. MitchellThe Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance.  Scholarships will be awarded each fall and each spring semester to one or more deserving students.  Applications and nominations for Fall 2015 award are being accepted through July 15, 2015.

For more information please visit

Apply for Fall 2015 Research Assistant Internships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars!

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) announces its Fall 2015 Research Assistant internship openings.  

The priority deadline to apply is July 5, 2015.  The internship application form and detailed instructions can be found at:

We will start matching scholars and interns, but will accept intern applications after this date. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly recommended.

Margarita Balmaceda, Professor, Seton Hall University. “Chains of Value, Chains of Power: Russian Energy, Value Chains and the Remaking of Social Relations from Vladivostok to Brussels.” (Russian, Polish, or Ukrainian)

Thomas Berger, Associate Professor, Boston University. “A Sea of Troubles: US Grand Strategy in East Asia and Japan's Disputes over History and Territory.” (Japanese)

Alan Cullison, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal. “Rational Roots of Extremism.” (Russian or Arabic)

Zdenek David, Former Librarian, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC. . “The Philosophical and Religious Background of T.G. Masaryk’s Politics.” (German or Czech)

Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz. “Right Reactions to the Left Turn in Latin America.” (Spanish)

Michelle Egan, Associate Professor, American University. “TTIP as Transatlantic Pivot: Strategic and Domestic sources of Legitimacy, Credibility, and Compliance.”

Renaud Egreteau, Visiting Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies of Singapore. “Legislatures and Political Change: The Case of Myanmar (Burma) A Study in the Resurgence of Parliament and its Role in Democratization in a Post-junta Era (2010-2015).”

Igor Fedyukin, Director, Center for History Sources, Higher School of Economics. “Technocrats and the "Vertical of Power": Reforming Education and science in Russia in 2000-2014.” (Chinese)

Nancy Gertner, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School. “Judging in a Complex World.”

Robert Hathaway. Former Director, Asia Program. “Leverage: Turning Power into Clout.”

Farhat Haq, Professor, Monmouth College. “Sacralizing the State: Islam and Democracy in Pakistan.” (Urdu)

James Hollifield, Professor of Political Science and Director of Tower Center of Political Studies, Southern Methodist University. “The Political Economy of International Migration.” (any European language).

Jamie Horsley, Executive Director, Senior Research Scholar, China Law Center, Yale Law School. “Rule of Law and Open Governance Reforms in China: Implications for China, U.S.-China Relations and International Relations.” (Mandarin Chinese)

Kent Hughes, Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy. “Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century.”

Jan Kalicki, Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron; Chairman, Eurasia Foundation. “Global and Regional Energy Security.”

Michael Kofman, Program Manager and Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University. “Russian Foreign Policy: The New Normal in Russian-Western Relations.” (Russian)

William Krist, Former Senior Vice- President, American Electronics Association, Washington, DC. “Globalization and America's Trade Agreements.”

Mark Landler, White House Correspondent for the New York Times. Working on a book project on the Foreign Policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Steve Lagerfeld, Former Editor, The Wilson Quarterly. “The Contrarian’s Art.”

Adrienne LeBas, Professor, American University. “The Organizational Roots of Electoral Violence in Africa.” (French)

Kristie Macrakis, Professor, Georgia Tech/School of History. “Technology and the Rise of the U. S. Global Security State: How Can History Inform Policy?”

Abdelfattah Mady, Associate Professor, Alexandria University. “Strategies of Civilian Control of the Armed Forces: A Comparative Study.”

Richard McGregor, Former Beijing and Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times. “Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and America in the Asian Century.” (Mandarin Chinese or Japanese)

Dinny McMahon, Banking & Finance Correspondent, Beijing, The Wall Street Journal. “Cracks in the Facade – the Mounting Risk and Complexity of China's Financial System.” (Mandarin Chinese)

William B. Milam, Former Senior US Diplomat and US Ambassador in both West Africa and South Asia. “Liberia: Back from Failure—Justice vs. Reconciliation.” Second research topic on “Post-Musharraf Pakistan; Back to Square One in Bangladesh.” (French)

Daniel Neep, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University. “Transformations of Space and State: The Making of Modern Syria.” (Arabic or French)

Diana Negroponte, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution. “Reviewing the History of the End of the Cold War.” (German or Russian)

David Ottaway, Former Washington Post Correspondent. “A Reporter’s Rediscovery of Stories Covered and Countries Lived in Over a 35 Year Career at the Washington Post.” (Arabic)

Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Foundation. “Arab Countries in Transition.” (Arabic or French)

Marvin Ott, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University. “Malaysian Foreign and Security Policy” and “Issues in Southeast Asian Security.”

Viridiana Rios, Senior Security Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Mexico. “Economic Policy for Crime Deterrence in Mexico.” (Spanish)

Elisabeth Röhrlich, Researcher and Lecturer, University of Vienna. “Global Nuclear Governance: Perspectives from the pre-NPT History of the IAEA.”

Fatima Sadiqi, Senior Professor of Linguistics & Gender Studies, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco. “Jihadism and the Escalation of Violence Against Women and Girls. Towards a Formulation of Policies Combating Gender-based Violence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.”

Edward Schumacher-Matos, Ombudsman, NPR. “From Ellis Island to Silicon Valley: The Impact of Mass Migration on Entrepreneurialism, Innovation, Inequality, and American Economic Power.”

John W. Sewell, Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). Working on a policy paper, “Development Without Aid.”

Philippa Strum, Former Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC. “Why Americans Get to Talk so Much: Speech Jurisprudence in the United States.”
Elizabeth Thompson, Professor of History, University of Virginia. “After Lawrence: Woodrow Wilson and the Broken Promise of Arab Liberalism after World War I.” (Arabic, German, or French)

Samuel Wells, Former Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Director, West European Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. “The Worst Case: Korea and U.S. Escalation of the Cold War.” (Russian, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean)

Robin Wright, Former Washington Post Journalist. "The Middle East at a Crossroads—from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.” (Persian or Arabic)

Yue Zhang, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago. “Informal Urbanization: The
Making and Governance of Megacities in China, India, and Brazil.” (Portuguese or Chinese)

Vladislav Zubok, Professor of International History, London School of Economics. “1991, Russia destroys the Soviet Union.” (Russian)

The following reading and writing foreign language skills are useful and applicants should indicate their level of proficiency on the application form: Arabic, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, or Urdu

Fall Internship with Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Tomorrow's Youth Organization (TYO), an American nonprofit working with disadvantaged children and women in the Middle East, is recruiting Fall 2015 interns! The application deadline is Friday, July 17th.

Interns should have experience and interest in:
        Community development, social work and psychology
        Women's empowerment through education and economic development
        Early childhood and youth programming

They will work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our Fall 2015 session (September-December--dates are subject to change).

TYO interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create programs for female entrepreneurs, university students and youth from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative lesson plans through the session as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community.

Programs may include workshops and classes on professional competency for university students, English and IT classes for female entrepreneurs, sports, drama and art for youth and children, community English classes and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in Nablus as well as on grant-funded projects, at the TYO Center, in the areas of photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.

Full description and application instructions can be found online for our International Internship Fall 2015 program

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Study Human Trafficking in Thailand Winter 2016

Human trafficking, while not widely understood, ranks among the most severe and lucrative of criminal enterprises around the world. During this course, you will be exposed to the consequences of and reactions to human trafficking in an international context, specifically in Thailand. You will spend your time in the Northern region of the country, visiting both Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Highlights of the two-week trip will include cultural excursions, speaking engagements with knowledgeable people on the state of human trafficking in Thailand, and volunteer work at the Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Centre, an NGO that works primarily to prevent and to protect children and youth from being trafficked into exploitative labour conditions. Through these activities, you will gain exposure to and an understanding of human trafficking in a way that is not possible in the United States.

Dr. Wendy Stickle(link sends e-mail)
 is the administrator of the CCJS undergraduate program at Shady Grove. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2009. She teaches courses related to research methods, criminological theory, juvenile delinquency, and human trafficking. Dr. Stickle is the previous chair and current committee member for the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Commission. 

Christine White(link sends e-mail) is a faculty member in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. White earned her bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law. White has taught in College Park since 2003 and in 2011 proposed and began teaching the first class at the University of Maryland completely devoted to the topic of human trafficking. 

Click here to learn more.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Feeding America Internship in Washington

We are a national, nonprofit organization and the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Learn more about our culture of working at the Feeding America National Office.

The Feeding America Washington Semester Internship Program offers students an opportunity to complement their formal education with career-related experience in public policy. This placement provides an excellent introduction to policy analysis, lobbying, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and advocacy communications. Interns gain firsthand experience in domestic hunger and nutrition policy and Congressional politics. Interns work closely with Feeding America staff to promote Feeding America’s policy agenda on hunger and nutrition assistance programs to a variety of audiences, including grassroots activists, congressional staff and other stakeholders.

The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate level college students. Candidates must be available at least two days per week for a minimum of 8 weeks. We prefer undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year of college, but others may apply.

The internship provides students with interesting and substantive work experience. Each intern will have clear work-plan and be assigned a designated staff member who will serve as their supervisor and mentor. Work-plans are designed to be beneficial for both Feeding America and the intern and are based on the needs of the organization and the skillset and interests of the intern.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Application now open--APPLY NOW!
For more information and/or to apply, please visit Education Abroad at:

Program Assistant Position with Open Society Foundations Appropriate for Recent Grad

The Washington DC office conducts direct advocacy on a broad range of international and domestic issues, including human rights, civil liberties, drug policy, minority rights, public health, education, judicial independence, government transparency, and criminal justice reform. 

Job Profile The Program Assistant will provide programmatic and administrative support to the Communications Officer in the Advocacy Office and a Senior Policy Analyst who works on the impact of U.S. counterterrorism assistance on human rights and democratic governance abroad. The Program Assistant should have an understanding of the policymaking and legislative process, familiarity with and interest in U.S. foreign policymaking and the media environment, and prior experience working on security assistance, human rights, or governance issues. The candidate should be able to write well, have strong research skills, and be able to manage multiple tasks, including administrative tasks, for two supervisors, under tight deadlines.
§ provide high-level administrative support to two senior staff members
§ draft/edit routine correspondence, memoranda, advocacy documents, and blog posts as required
§ attends hearings, briefings, meetings, and conferences and prepares summaries
§ conduct research and analysis of legislative and policy issues; track media reports on relevant issues; analyze media coverage
§ assist with vetting potential grantees and consultants and prepare related write-ups and assessments
§ perform clerical duties, including responding to incoming calls and requests from the general public, faxing and photocopying; preparing expense reports and generally assist in program administration
§ assist in scheduling meetings, appointments, calls, and travel arrangements for staff, including coordinating with conference organizers
§ maintain and update working files and databases
§ organize logistics of meetings, special events and workshops (travel arrangements, materials, minutes, meeting room set-ups, catering, break down after meetings)
§ assist in preparing annual budget submissions
§ assist in preparing advocacy documents and in preparing materials for website posting
§ assist with office-wide administrative duties as requested, such as answering front-desk telephones and assisting with visitors
§ prepare expense reports and process and track various reimbursements and payment accounts
§ perform other duties as assigned
§ bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, and one to three years of relevant experience or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
§ previous work for an advocacy organization or branch of government
§ demonstrated knowledge of or interest in human rights, security assistance, governance, or media
§ familiarity with federal legislative process
§ excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
§ excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
§ excellent attention to detail and follow-through on tasks
§ excellent listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences.
§ strong research skills
§ discretion and professionalism
§ cross cultural sensitivity
§ strong organizational skills
§ initiative and ability to work proactively and independently when necessary
§ ability to prioritize, think nimbly, and troubleshoot
§ willingness and ability to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize tasks
§ professionalism in interacting with colleagues and the general public

Michelle Humanick and Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarships

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance. This fall, a one-time $250 award honoring Michelle Humanick will also be available. Online applications and nominations for Fall 2015 award are being accepted through July 15, 2015.

To apply or nominate an individual click here.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Recent Grad Interested in Health Policy? Apply for This Research Assistant Position with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids!

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant for the International Research Department. As a member of the International Research Unit, he/she will work as part of team providing technical support to DC-based and in-country staff, grantees, and other advocates working to achieve effective tobacco control policy change and policy implementation in low- and middle-income countries.

Primary Duties:
§ Conduct searches on tobacco documents and secondary sources in areas of interest.
§ Translate findings from reports and other documents into fact sheets, presentations, letters or case studies for dissemination and/or posting on international edition of the Campaign’s website.
§ Assist in responding to rapid research requests for facts and research documents from staff and partners.
§ Monitor the Resource tab of the website to ensure that information remains current.
§ Track and maintain journal subscriptions
§ Maintain electronic records of research articles, fact sheet files and contact lists for the international research team. 
§ Assist with general office duties and administrative tasks such as faxing, scanning, and emailing documents as well as creating spreadsheets, proofreading materials and creating PowerPoint presentations.
§ Assist with writing letters to policymakers, including elected officials and senior administrators. 
§ Assist with organizing workshops and other events hosted by the Research team, other Campaign teams (e.g., country teams), or key partners.
§ Participate in team meetings.
Skills Required: 
§ Undergraduate degree and familiarity with research and/or health sciences terminology.
§ Familiarity with conducting literature searches, including Internet searching.
§ Familiarity with research methods and ability to summarize research articles.
§ Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with a strong attention to detail.
§ Excellent organizational skills.
§ Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
§ Ability to take initiative, solve problems creatively and work independently.
§ Proficient with Microsoft Office.
§ Foreign language skills a plus.
To Apply
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to . Please reference the position code: RAIR-08 in the subject line of the email.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Apply To The CCJS Honors Program

The CCJS Honors Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate CCJS majors to challenge themselves academically.  The Honors Program is comprised of small, interactive and rigorous courses taught by Dr. Maimon, a distinguished CCJS tenured faculty member.  In addition to Dr. Maimon, students will have contact with the tenured/tenure-track CCJS faculty, who are some of the most well-respected researchers in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice.   

Students graduating from our Honors Program receive a departmental honors notation on their diploma and have the opportunity to add a very unique experience to their resumes.  Many of the CCJS Honors Program graduates are currently attending ivy league graduate and law schools, including Harvard Law School, Georgetown Law, and the UMD CCJS doctoral program.  Additionally, some Honors students have moved on to careers with agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security and Teach For America.  

Requirements for admission into the CCJS Honors Program include:

§ A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25
§ A minimum 3.40 GPA in all CCJS major coursework
§ Satisfactory completion of CCJS 100 and CCJS 105
§ Students must present evidence of satisfactory writing
§ Student is entering their Junior year
§ At least 3 full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland prior to graduation
§ A declared CCJS major

Meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission.  Only the top applicants will be admitted into the CCJS Honors Program.

Additional Information:
For additional information about the honors program, including the structure and required courses, please visit the CCJS website honors page at:

If you are interested in applying to our Honors program, please complete the updated Honors application on the CCJS website: submit all supplemental materials.   All application packets must be submitted to the CCJS Advising Office in 2201 LeFrak Hall.  Applications will be accepted in hard copy, by fax (301) 314-9355 and via e-mail    ***All applications are due by 4:00PM on July 1, 2015.***  

If you have any questions about the CCJS Honors Program, please contact CCJS Advising at (301) 405-4729 or by email at