Friday, November 27, 2015

USG Spring Scholarships - Priority deadline--Nov 30!

USG Scholarships
USG Spring Scholarships - Now Available

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! 

Questions?  Email here

The priority deadline to submit the application is November 30th.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Political Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Subject: Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

In the last seven years, we've seen a lot of big changes in this country. After helping elect Barack Obama, progressive leaders and activists were able to implement the largest change in healthcare availability in over 100 years. We've seen marriage equality go from 6 states to the entire nation. We've seen Hawaii become the first state to ban plastic grocery bags, and three states ban fracking. That's a great start, but there's a lot of work left to do. It's still legal in 29 states to fire someone from their job just because of their sexual orientation. Women's reproductive healthcare is under constant attack,threatening access to basic healthcare services for millions of American women. The effects of global climate change are becoming more pronounced and severe, and time to do anything about it is running out.

Grassroots Campaigns is a national, progressive political consulting firm specializing in running face‐to‐face field campaigns. Over the next year, our activists will reach millions of people all across the country to talk about the issues and call those people to action, inspiring millions to act by giving donations, time, and energy to top organizations working on the issue. We're currently partnering with groups like the ACLU, The Nature Conservancy, Doctors Without Borders, and many others. In 2016, we'll also be working in key states across the country to elect candidates who will advance progressive issues.

We're Hiring! Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview interested students to join our teams as Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors. We're already running campaigns in major cities across the country, and we'll be launching new projects in places like Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and Arizona as we build towards 2016. There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now. Alex will be on College Park campus from December 1st to 3rd meeting with interested candidates and holding interviews. Students who are interested should contact Alex directly:

Alex Doherty



We are also hiring undergraduates to work on our campaigns as Field Managers. These jobs are a great way to get involved on the campaign and have a huge impact before you graduate. We hire students to work part time during the school year, and we will be considering applicants who want to work on campaigns next summer as well. Go to‐app [3] to apply!

Please visit our website, [4], for more information about current and past campaigns. Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the ACLU, Oxfam America, Doctors Without Borders, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Equality California, Lambda Legal, Freedom to Marry, the Southern Poverty Law Center, VoteVets, the Democratic National Committee, [5] Political Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, and the Center for American Progress, and Save the Children.(Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Seeking College Graduate for Entry Level Paralegal Position

Are you a recent college graduate thinking about a career in law? Finkelstein Thompson LLP, a fast-paced Georgetown boutique law firm, is taking applications for one full-time entry-level paralegal position, to begin immediately.
Responsibilities include researching and writing factual memorandum in support of litigation, copy editing and cite checking court documents, client intake, monitoring news reports, assisting lawyers preparing for depositions and court appearances, and managing the firm’s online marketing and presence. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing substantial responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Strong research, writing, and proofreading experience are a must. Knowledge of Wordpress and Westlaw/Lexis-Nexis a plus. Applicant must have a BA/BS or other 4-year degree.
Finkelstein Thompson specializes in the representation of plaintiffs in securities, consumer fraud and antitrust litigation and has developed an extensive class action practice in federal and state courts nationwide, earning a reputation for successful and thorough representation of class clients against some of the largest corporations in the country. Feel free to review our web page at
This position carries with it a $35,000 annual salary and a benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, current resume, transcripts and references to Rosalee B.C. Thomas.  Apply here.

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences

ATTENTION JUNIORS!! Are you a planning to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social studies? Do you have an outstanding academic record? Do you have a high degree of financial need?

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the humanities and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional, demonstrated academic ability who have a high degree of financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA process. [For example, receiving or qualifying for a Pell Grant would indicate a high degree of financial need.]

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, or social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study next fall 2016 and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2016 and August 2017.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented master’s and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need as revealed through the FAFSA process.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 22, 2016.

Learn more about the Beinecke program by contacting Dr. Leslie Brice at the National Scholarships Office at

Who may apply: To be eligible for the Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.8 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.

  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences after graduation.

  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: January 22, 2016. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

Interested in a Gap Year Engaged in Public Service Abroad or in the US? Apply for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Recently, three past award recipients have won an unsolicited, prestigious McArthur “genius” grant; been named U. S. Surgeon General; and been recognized as a Forbes “30 Under 30” entrepreneur.

Proposals Requested
Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted at:

Along with the application, please submit:
1. A brief abstract of the proposal (no more than 100 words)

2. Proposal in 1,000 words or less, including:
   a. Brief statement of need for the project (no more than a few sentences)
   b. Specific measurable target objectives
   c. Schedule for project tasks
   d. Sustainability of the project

3. Budget (your application will be viewed more favorably if a significant portion of the funds is devoted to your project; award monies not to be used for student loan repayment).

4. Three letters of recommendation (each one-page only)

5. Transcript (official)

6. Résumé

Eligibility All graduating students from accredited U.S. colleges are invited to
apply by January 19, 2016. 

Click here for more details.

2015 Award WinnersYasmine Arrington created a nonprofit entitled ScholarCHIPS (Scholarships for Children of Incarcerated Parents) to provide mentoring and financial help to high school graduates who wish to pursue a college degree. The students she aims to help have a parent or parents in prison and are position of financial hardship and bear the burden of prejudice associated with the parent's incarceration. 

Shadrack Frimpong will establish and build a tuition-free Model School for Girls in Tarkwa Bremen, Ghana, where none currently exists. Using an innovative approach to female education and rural empowerment, the school will be sustained through the sale of farm products (cocoa and palm). A classroom, community library, and bio-latrine will be part of the project. Vocational skills, as well as traditional skills, will be included. 

Kathyrn Amelia Watts will develop and implement a program for Ashraya Initiative for Children in Pune, India, focused on providing greater economic opportunity for the most disadvantaged families (Wagh
ri and Sikhligar castes) through practical education and skills training. 

December Grads--Entry Level Position with Vera Institute of Justice, Center on Immigration and Justice

 The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a Program Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office with its Unaccompanied Children Program – a national network that provides legal information and pro bono assistance to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings, both in, and released from, federal custody. The Unaccompanied Children Program is responsible for managing this network, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, determining and promoting best practices, and providing technical assistance to subcontractors.

The Program Analyst will work closely with all program staff in carrying out the following duties:
§ Provide administrative support to the project and the Program Director;
§ Monitor, review and analyze quantitative and qualitative program information received from program partners and other stakeholders;
§ Monitor, review and analyze billing invoices from program partners;
§ Conduct background research on issues related to unaccompanied children and distill key findings into written communications;
§ Manage, update and maintain aspects of the project’s technical assistance website that serves as a repository for the project’s materials and resources;
§ Assist in planning, preparing for, and taking notes at meetings, conference calls, webinars, on-site training programs, and conferences;
§ Assist in the review, editing, and development of program materials;
§ Assist in preparing reports to government partners;
§ Assist in stakeholder relations and communications;
§ Brainstorm project ideas to build upon past and current work in the area of unaccompanied children; and
§ Assist on other projects as assigned.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
§ Bachelor’s degree;
§ A demonstrated interest in or knowledge of immigration, or children’s rights, issues;
§ Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team;
§ Strong oral and written communication skills;
§ Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), and other computer skills;
§ Strong multi-tasking abilities and organizational skills;
§ Experience with “know your rights” and other community education initiatives is a plus;
§ Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus (proficiency in other languages is a plus).

Low to mid-40’s, based on experience, with excellent benefits.

To Apply

Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
Application deadline: November 30, 2015
However, applications will be considered after the deadline, on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

Prince George's County Police Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity

Prince George's County Police Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity

Interested applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and recommendation form (attached below) to by 12:00 PM December 4, 2015.

If you cannot view the recommendation form below, please contact CCJS Internships ( for PDF copy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Position Open: U.S. Probation Officer in Southern District of Iowa

USG Scholarships--APPLY NOW!

***Please note that you must reapply for spring even if you applied in the fall.  However you can resubmit the same application by logging in and clicking submit! There is money to be had--you just need to apply!

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! For more information please visit  or email The priority deadline to submit the application is November 30th.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paid Internship with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a for-purpose organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, seeks a Government and Community Relations Intern. One position is available working with the Director of Government and Community Relations, assisting with developing advocacy initiatives.

USCRI is dedicated to ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship with its interns. USCRI offers interns a student-friendly environment and flexible schedule. Interns are provided opportunities to learn more about the organization and the non-profit sector and enhance their professional development through weekly Brown Bag presentations and mission-related film screenings.

Intern duties are wide-ranging and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Monitor immigration/refugee related legislation of interests to the organization;
• Develop material on congressional representatives by field offices/partner agencies;
• Prepare briefing packets for advocacy meetings;
• Compose advocacy alerts and letters;
• Conduct research on immigration/refugee issues of interests to the organization;
• Provide general clerical support.

• Background focusing on refugee/immigration issues and interest in advocacy.
• Knowledge of legislative processes is a plus.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Attention to detail and ability to work independently.
• Graduate-level student strongly preferred but will consider applicants with equivalent field experience (legislative research, public policy, and advocacy).

Internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week (interns may not work more than 8 hours per day) and a 10-week commitment. The internship is located at Crystal City-Arlington, VA, 15 minutes from DC.

• Part-time (20-30 hrs. per week): up to $160 stipend per month
• Full-time (30-40): $240 stipend per month
• Local travel expenses to and from the office are also reimbursed, up to a maximum of $20 per day.
Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply at Careers4Terps

ACES Minor Fall 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Internship with Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center

Please visit the USG Career Connector or  Wendelin C. Donahue, Ed.D. ,Assistant Director Career & Internship Services Center 301-738-6203 (direct) to apply.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Center for GIS Winter Skill-Set Courses (1 & 2 cr)

Criminal Sentencing Reform Panel--WEDNESDAY at USG

Criminal Sentencing Reform Panel

Check out the Political Sciences Student Organization first event of the year!  You don't want to miss it.

Light refreshments served.

Wednesday, November 18th 
4:30 - 6pm
III - 4220

Panel of experts discussing criminal sentencing policies.  

USG Spring Scholarships - Now Available

USG Scholarships
USG Spring Scholarships - Now Available

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! 

Questions?  Email here

The priority deadline to submit the application is November 30th.

Interesting CCJS Careers Website

Hi all,
This website looks interesting so I thought I would share....

Job Opportunity: United States Capitol Police

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the Legislative Branch of Government.
Our mission is “To protect Congress, its legislative processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism.” Our agency is charged with protecting life and property, preventing, detecting and investigating criminal acts: enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional building.

We serve these individuals throughout the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia.
As “America’s Police Department”, USCP employs approximately 2000 sworn and civilian personnel that provide a full range of security and law enforcement services to the Congressional community.

We are seeking positive thinking, courteous, and self-confident individuals for entry-level police officer
positions which offer competitive salaries; comprehensive benefits and extensive professional development and training.

As a United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer, you will perform a full range of rewarding police duties and responsibilities which include:
•              Enforcing federal, state, county and municipal laws and ordinances, and agency rules and regulations relating to law enforcement;
•              Protecting the Capitol complex, Members of Congress, visitors, and staff from threats of crime and disruption; preserving law and order; serving as a deterrent to crime and other violations of laws, rules, and regulations;
•              Taking charge of accidents and crime scenes, restrict access; observe, stop and question suspicious person;
•              Preparing reports, and testifying in court; and,
•              Performing protective services, guarding federal owned buildings and property and protecting government equipment and material.

Upon successful completion of training, probation, time in grade and completion of all experience requirements,
future competitive promotions may be available to become a higher rank or officer within a specialized area such as;
Patrol Division, K-9, Containment Emergency Response Team (CERT), Dignitary Protection (DPD), Intelligence (INTEL), Hazardous Material Response  Team (HMRT), Threats and/or other positions within the agency. Applicants may review and apply for this position through the Office of Personnel Management's website at  This vacancy will be open until 22 November, 2015.

Learn more about the Police Officer position requirements, benefits, salary, and hiring process at our website!  or

FBI Info Session: Employer Networking Sessions--College Park

***I know students who have received job offers from this session.  Please take advantage and attend!

Monday, November 16, 2015 • 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
FBI will also host interviews on November 17th - see below for more information on how to be considered.

The FBI offers unparalleled opportunities for internship and full-time career opportunities. You are invited to an Information Session with FBI representatives to learn about our mission and how you can contribute to safeguarding our nation. The FBI will conduct limited on-campus interviews with qualified candidates for internship and entry level positions.
FULL-TIME: FBI is recruiting and hiring recent college graduates from diverse institutions to fill full-time, entry-level positions at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC and in our 56 field offices across the nation. If selected for an interview, you will meet with an FBI recruiter in the University Career Center & The President's Promise; some students may be offered conditional job offers for full-time permanent positions.

INTERNSHIPS: FBI Honors and Cyber Internship programs are an ideal way to explore careers within the FBI. These paid, 10-week programs offer you the opportunity to work side-by-side with colleagues who track down terrorists, thwart cyber intrusions, improve business practices and defend civil liberties. We seek 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.

(1) Submit your resume and transcript through Careers4Terps Job ID # 128377 for Internships and Job ID # 128376 for Entry-Level Opportunities. Upon successfully submitting your application, you will receive an email with a unique code.
(2) Register at, entering your unique code and selecting the talent network that best represents your career goals.
(3) Attend the mandatory information session on November 16.
FBI recruiters WILL NOT accept paper resumes or resumes submitted via email.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Spring 2016 Graduates

Spring 2016 Graduates

§ Students planning on graduating in Spring 2016 can now apply for graduation through Testudo.  May 2016 graduates have until the end of schedule adjustment for the spring semester (February 5, 2015) to apply for graduation.
§ Students planning to graduate/finish course work in Summer 2016 should NOT complete the Spring 2016 graduation application.  Summer 2016 graduates will complete a Summer graduation application, which opens after February 5, 2015.
§ After completion of the graduation application, BSOS/Dr. Stickle only contacts students who have problems (missing courses/credits).  If you do not hear from BSOS or Dr. Stickle, then you are considered a pending graduate.

§ Information about May 2016 Commencement will be released in early spring, including information on the University ceremony, CCJS ceremony logistics, and purchasing a cap and gown.  For preliminary information including ceremony dates, times, and locations please visit:  

PAID Legislative Internship for Spring (looking to hire immediately)

The Career & Internship Services Center is partnering with the Montgomery County Office of Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) to offer a legislative internship in honor of the first chair of USGs Board of Advisors, Gene Counihan. This is a highly esteemed internship with the potential to make excellent career connections. This internship will begin during the first week of January, to allow the intern to work with IGR to prepare for session, and end on April 30, to allow the intern to participate in a variety of end-of-session activities.

Assignments and tasks may include:

·         Monitoring and tracking legislation
·         Researching legal, policy and budget issues
·         Analyzing bills, regulations and constituent concerns
·         Writing position statements, briefing materials, reports and correspondence
·         Attending and reporting on committee hearings/work sessions and floor debates
·         Testifying before a committee
·         Assisting in maintaining and updating the IGR website

·         Assisting with administrative tasks

UMD new Cybersecurity Minor

ACES fingerprint logoACES Inaugurates the Cybersecurity Minor

The Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Honors College are happy to announce the launch of the ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) minor. Open to students in all majors, the ACES minor takes a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity education so that students gain knowledge about many fields that intersect in cybersecurity. The minor program is designed to take advantage of its DC area location for regular interactions and learning opportunities with corporate and governmental leaders in cybersecurity, who will serve as both mentors and professional contacts.
For more information about the ACES minor -->


In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! For more information please visit or email The priority deadline to submit the application is November 30th.

Office of Justice Programs: Summer Volunteer Intern Program Application Open

How to Apply:
Application Deadline:
November 22, 2015