Thursday, October 29, 2015
Applications are now open for the Summer 2016 FBI Honors and Cyber Internship Programs. FBI Honors and Cyber Internship programs are an ideal way to explore careers within the FBI. These paid, 10-week programs offer students the opportunity to work side-by-side with colleagues who track down terrorists, thwart cyber intrusions, improve business practices and defend civil liberties. The FBI is seeking undergraduate freshmen (2nd semester), sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students for internships in DC and our 56 field offices around the country. These highly competitive internships generally begin in June and end in August.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Careers4Terps website. The FBI is recruiting for their summer internship directly through the Careers4Terps portal.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
1. Dates of commencement ceremonies
· University-wide ceremony: December 19, 2015 7pm Xfinity Center
· BSOS ceremony (where you will be individually acknowledged and receive your “diploma”): December 20, 2015 1pm Xfinity Center
· For more information: http://bsos.umd.edu/academics-research/winter-commencement-2015
2. Cap and Gown Orders
December 2015 Commencement Cap and Gown Orders
DEADLINE: November 6th
Pre-Order in the USG Bookstore
Undergraduate Package: $138.98
The HCPD Crime Analysis, Criminal Intelligence and Gang Section is looking for a student intern for the Spring 2016 semester. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 10, 2015 at 5:00PM. Please see the attached flyer for details. Interested students should forward a cover letter expressing their interest, any available endorsements, along with a current resume, to Mr. Skip Baylor, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Tuesday, October 27; All day
Winter registration opens Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 AM for all students. Winter is a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their requirements and/or take smaller, more discussion-based courses. Registration for the winter session is completed through Testudo. Winter term begins Monday, January 4, 2016 and ends Friday, January 22, 2016. All students are limited to enrolling in one course during winter term. For more information on the winter term including billing, registration, requirements and deadlines, please visit the winter term website at: http://oes.umd.edu/winter-term.
Message I received...
My name is Joan Munn, and I work with Teach For America at the University of Maryland. I’m reaching out in hopes that you can send the below announcement to students on your undergraduates’s listserv. Our third application deadline is Friday, October 30th, and we would like for all eligible students (students graduating by June 2016, any major or academic background, minimum 2.5 GPA) to know about this opportunity. We have had students from UMD join Teach For America in the past and are hopeful that there will be many interested students this year as well.
The Directorate of Operations (DO) is a cadre of action- and results-oriented professionals who accept significant, demanding responsibilities and accountability for results. Minimum requirements for a DO position include:
§ US citizenship at the time of application (dual national US citizens are eligible)
§ Personal integrity
§ A four year college/university degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered)
§ Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
§ The ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
§ Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and DO
All Directorate of Operations (DO) officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work – as one team. DO officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience gained through a series of interim assignments. Following successful completion of the foundational training each DO officer will transition into advanced training activity to prepare them to serve effectively in the following career occupational specialty:
§ Staff Operations Officer (SOO)
DO SOOs provide the seamless integration between CIA Headquarters and DO offices in the field necessary to drive operations to success. An effective, versatile, and resourceful SOO is critical to the success of the DO’s most creative, challenging, and impactful operations.
§ Deliver results
§ Develop and maintain broad networks across the CIA and the US Government
§ Deal effectively, comfortably, and confidently with US Government professionals at all levels of responsibility, authority, and rank
§ Multitask and remain calm under pressure
§ View challenge and uncertainty as opportunity
§ Take initiative and deliver solutions
§ Have an authoritative voice in strategic operational decisions
SOOs apply advanced knowledge and expertise of clandestine operations, operational tradecraft, and intelligence priorities when providing strategic guidance and operational case management. In addition, SOOs are responsible for program management throughout the DO, from traditional operational activities to specialized initiatives and Covert Action. The demanding pace of DO operations has SOOs finding solutions to complex operational problems, identifying new technical tools and capabilities to advance operations, and tapping the resources of the DO, CIA, and US Government to ensure operational requirements are met. SOOs provide objective reviews of on-going and potential operations and serve as the vital link between DO officers in the field, CIA Headquarters, and the Intelligence Community.
Many SOOs will spend much of their career serving in the Washington, DC area having opportunities for overseas travel. Opportunities for SOOs to serve multi-year postings overseas exist, but these positions are competitive.
Ready to Apply?
The hiring process for DO positions can take 12 months or longer to complete. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation. To be considered suitable for CIA employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during medical and security processing.
Read more and start your application here.
The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program is for current undergraduate and graduate students looking to begin an exciting career in homeland security and intelligence. I&A offers internships in the functional areas of Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Operations, Management/Support, Information Technology, and Policy. The I&A Internship Program is designed to provide the experience and skills needed to produce capable and well-rounded Homeland Security intelligence professionals. All I&A internships are located in Washington, D.C.
In order to attract a diverse workforce nationwide, the I&A Internship Program offers full-time summer programs, as well as year-long programs for local students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan Area. Interns are expected to work full-time during the summer and part-time during the academic year.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is the premier source of predictive Homeland Security Intelligence and Analysis.
I&A is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and conducts the full range of intelligence functions, including collection and analysis. I&A focuses on equipping our partners with the predictive intelligence and information they need to keep the homeland safe, secure and resilient. Our goals are to:
Enhance customer understanding of, and response to, threats to aviation security;
Increase operational effectiveness against threats to the security of our borders;
Inform operators and decision-makers on effective means to counter violent extremism; and
Improve the integrity of our cyber networks.
For more information, please visit the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
Events and Programming
Interns are able and expected to return in subsequent summers if they continue to meet program criteria. Different programming will be available to them depending on their experience level and interests.
In addition to their assigned duties, interns can expect to spend their first summer enjoying a variety of opportunities and trainings related to the Department of Homeland Security and its components, including the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others.
During their second summer, interns will be exposed to the greater U.S. Intelligence Community and its agencies and missions, including trips and tours to the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, National Counterterrorism Center, and more. Upperclassmen who are unable to work more than one summer may still be eligible for the program.
Internship Mission Areas and Job Functions
There are a wide variety of positions available at I&A. When filling out the application questionnaire, interns will select their top two areas of interest. If selected, I&A places interns in the position that best suits their interest and skill level. Possible areas in which the intern may be placed include:
§ Intelligence Analysis
§ Terrorism Analysis
§ Cyber Threats and Cyber Security Analysis
§ Counterintelligence Analysis
§ Border Security and Transnational Crime Analysis
§ Intelligence Operations
§ International, Federal, State, Local and Private Sector Partner Engagement
§ Collection Management
§ Open Source Collection
§ Support to State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
§ Counterintelligence Operations
§ Mission Support
§ Policy Development
§ Strategic Planning
§ Program Management
§ Performance Management and Decision Science
§ Strategic Communications
§ Graphics, Design, and Multimedia
§ Budget, Finance, and Procurement
§ Human Resources
§ Physical and Personnel Security Management
§ Information Technology and Data Science
§ Information Assurance/IT Security
§ Programming & Development
§ Data Science & Visualization
§ IT Engineering
Learn more and about how to apply at Careers4Terps.
The White House Liaison’s Office (WHLO) is currently looking for motivated students interested in an opportunity to participate in a part-time, unpaid internship program for the Spring 2016 class.
Spring interns will have an opportunity to work alongside DHS employees, gain critical work experience, and build invaluable relationships. The WHLO Intern Program provides a robust and exciting experience where participants feel challenged with substantive projects and are afforded unique exposure to various sections and components of the Department.
§ Must be enrolled at a university, college or community college at least part-time
§ Must be able to pass a full background check
§ Student is available to work at least 20 hours a week for a minimum of 8 weeks
DHS Departments include:
§ White House Liaison’s Office
§ Office of Legislative Affairs
§ Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
§ Office of Public Affairs
§ Office of Policy
§ National Protection Programs Directorate
§ Customs and Border Protection
§ Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
§ United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
§ Transportation Security Administration
§ Federal Emergency Management Administration
§ United States Secret Service
§ United States Coast Guard
Security and Start Date:
Once students have been selected for an interview and then conditionally offered an internship with the Department, they will need to be cleared through security which takes 4-6 weeks. After students have been cleared, it is then that a start date will be set for the student to commence their internship for the spring.
Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply on Careers4Terps.
The Consumer Protection Branch (CPB) leads the Justice Department’s efforts to enforce consumer protection statutes throughout the United States. These laws protect consumers from deceptive, unfair, or fraudulent practices, and provide for both civil and criminal penalties. CPB also defends the Government in suits that challenge the policies of consumer protection agencies.
We offer a few unpaid/volunteer internships for undergraduate students.
The responsibilities of a new intern include a wide range of duties in support of our Branch’s attorneys and paralegals. Some projects include conducting factual research for the Branch’s cases, reviewing documents to identify evidence of fraudulent activity or victims of fraud, and summarizing transcripts and other court records.
In addition, the Branch's attorneys give weekly brown bag lunch presentations to the interns about particular cases or investigations. When the Supreme Court is in session, reserved seating may be obtained for each intern (subject to availability) to observe an entire argument. Interns are also encouraged to attend scheduled seminars, tours, and lectures, as space allows, that provide them with a broad overview of the legal system.
Interns are exposed to a variety of office procedures, case investigative techniques, and agency interrelationships. As such, interns who work at CPB can expect to have an experience that is both productive and educational.
We prefer candidates who can work part-time in the spring (3-4 days per week preferred). We have no objection to candidates seeking school credit for this internship. We seek students who have demonstrated academic success (GPA of 3.3 or higher). Although we will consider students with lower GPAs, especially if they show a strong stated interest in our office.
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Approximately 14 weeks
BACKGROUND CHECK: Criminal background check, U.S. citizenship
SPRING APPLICATIONS DUE: November 13, 2015
Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply at Careers4Terps.
First Aid Supplies Drive and Civic Engagement Event
Join the Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Association and Students Engaged in Public Health on their First Aid Supplies Drive and Civic Engagement Event in November. The supplies will go to help little boys in Thailand. The focus of the event is Human Trafficking. Supplies will be collected starting November 2 - November 12.
Make a difference!
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Applications for Spring 2015 internships at the Institute for the Study of War are now being accepted. You may submit your application immediately. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. We will begin considering applications immediately for the following positions:
Research Internship - Syria Project
Research Internship - Egypt Security Project
Research Internship - Counterterrorism project
Research Internship - Ukraine Project
Communications and Digital Arts Internship
Press, Media, and Government Relations Internship
Fundraising and Non-Profit Management Internship
Emerging Technologies Internship
Editing and Communications Internship
Graduating Senior or Recent Grad Interested in International Security and Humanitarian Assistance? Apply for this Paid Fellowship!
Friday, October 23, 2015
Graduating Senior or Recent Grad Interested in International Security and Humanitarian Assistance? Apply for this Paid Fellowship!
A prestigious, two-year, paid fellowship opportunity at the U.S. Department of State for graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni (within one year of graduation) is accepting applications. The application deadline is November 20, with the fellowship term set to begin in July 2016. The selected fellow must then qualify for a U.S. SECRET security clearance.
The Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship was established in 1999 with support from the DoS Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA). The selected fellow will serve at the PM/WRA office in Washington, D.C. and gain valuable experience in managing foreign security and humanitarian assistance-related programs. The fellowship includes the possibility of international travel. Past fellows have traveled to places such as: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, Laos, Mozambique, Peru, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam.
A new FKD Fellow is selected annually from a competitive group of college seniors, graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). During the first year of the two-year fellowship term, the selected candidate serves as “Junior Fellow” within PM/WRA’s Resource Management Division, learning the fundamentals of foreign assistance, grants, and contract management and the CWD program. At the start of the second year, the fellow will transition to “Senior Fellow” status and rotate to PM/WRA’s Program Management Division, to gain hands-on experience managing CWD projects around the globe. Throughout the two-year term, the fellow will publicly promote CWD successes by authoring materials for State Department websites and social media outlets, drafting newsletters, and conducting speaking engagements.
The FKD Fellowship was established in 1999, originally to raise awareness among the American people about landmine contamination around the world and U.S. government efforts to address the problem. Since then, the fellowship has expanded with PM/WRA’s mission into other conventional weapons destruction activities, including SA/LW stockpile destruction and security.
The next FKD fellowship will tentatively run from July 1, 2016–June 30, 2018.
§ Year one as Junior Fellow: Approximately July 2016 – June 2017
§ Year two as Senior Fellow: Approximately July 2017 – June 2018
Eligibility: College seniors, graduate students and recent graduates (within one year) from accredited, four-year institutions of higher education located within the District of Colombia, Maryland and Virginia. Learn more here.