Friday, December 16, 2016

M.S. in Forensic Studies Information Session

Are you interested in a forensics graduate program? This information session is a great way to learn more about opportunities available right here at USG!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Become a Spring 2017 America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print Mentor!

Why should you join AR*AC*PNP?
To have a positive impact on wonderful children who want to learn from you!
To learn some important resume-building skills like communication, teaching, and time management!
To meet some great UMD students across all majors and years!
AR*AC*PNP offers great opportunities to develop your leadership capacity and skills, as well as build bonds with passionate and hard-working UMD students!

Apply now to become a Spring 2017 literacy or math mentor!
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 30, 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted prior to the end of the Fall 2016 semester and again in February 2017.

Montgomery Moving Forward

Montgomery Moving Forward
Community Education and Outreach Intern

Are you interested in helping solve community issues? Montgomery Moving Forward is looking for a Spring intern. You will be able to gain valuable experience by promoting community events through social media, participating in critical research of new issues, and various administrative tasks. This internship is located in Rockville, MD. 

Compensation through USG's Internship Scholarship. For any questions or to apply, please send resumes here.

Collections Paralegal Position for New Graduates

Robert Half Legal is seeking and entry level paralegal for a prestigious law firm in Northern Virginia.

Candidates need to be analytical. Potential candidate may be considering law school in the future.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to work closely with attorneys. Job responsibilities include, but not necessarily limited to:
- Review, analysis and maintenance of accounts, generate documents, and manage documents for legal proceedings
- Prepare monthly status reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors for assigned Community Associations
- Perform factual investigation (i.e. locator, asset, and registered agent searches)
- Research governing documents, land records, liens, judgments, bankruptcy filings, and foreclosures
- Docket and track court dates and maintain filing deadlines
- Liaison with attorneys, clients, courts, title/settlement companies, and property owners
Key qualifications/skills to be a successful candidate:
1. Must be organized
2. Must be detail oriented
3. Likes working with numbers
4. Produces quality work products
5. Proficient in Windows Office Suite Excel a plus
6. Multi-task oriented must be able to jump from task to task and be able to pick back up where they left off
7. Capable of working independently
8. Meets deadlines without reminders
9. Follows directions
10. Wants to work

Interested graduates should log in to Careers4Terps and search the job’s ID number (136492) to view the full posting and to apply. 

Fall 2016 BSOS Course Evaluation Reminder

Course evaluations for Fall 2016 courses are still open. Log into CourseEvalUM: to complete your evaluations!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies

Are you looking to study terrorism? Are you hoping to work in the intelligence community? Are you considering graduate school? 
Designed for both future practitioners and scholars, START’s flexible and fully online program provides students with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. The unique online format enables students to work full- or part-time while advancing their education. No prerequisite knowledge is required, yet our coursework is appropriate for both new and experienced learners. 

Program Description
START's Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis aims to train the next generation of scholars and analysts to examine questions related to the behavior of terrorists and terrorist groups, and how societies can best prepare and respond to terrorist threats and attacks. Students also develop the methodological skills necessary to pursue advanced research on and analysis of terrorism. This four-course, twelve-credit, fully online program can be completed in as little as nine-months –  or a more expanded two years. To learn more about the program and courses, visit

Eligible applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree at a foreign university. A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but experience may substitute. GRE scores are not required.

Application Information 
The program accepts applications at two points during the calendar year. Applications for fall admission are due July 1. This allows upcoming fall, spring, and summer graduates to begin the program soon after they have earned their four-year degree. More information regarding the application deadlines and term timelines can be found on our website. 

An online information session will be held tomorrowWednesday, December 7th, 2016, 6:00pm EST (UTC-4:00). To join the discussion, RSVP to START Education at  

More Information?
Request a virtual information packet by emailing and be sure to check out other opportunities at START, like our internship program and summer/winter courses on our website.

Internship with DC Law Firm

Tipograph Law is a boutique firm serving businesses, entrepreneurs and citizens in the United States
and abroad.  Our work consists of litigation, contract negotiations and business compliance. 
We are looking to bring in an intellectually curious college student who is planning to apply to law
school or is interested in starting a business.  It is an unpaid internship.

The legal intern will work directly with licensed attorneys daily and experience first-hand the inter-
workings of a DC-based collaborative practice. From advising clients of the firm on legal matters to
implementing marketing initiatives, the intern will have the opportunity to hone critical thinking
skills in an actionable setting. 

To apply, please send your resume to

Department of State - Special Agent Opportunity

The Department of State is recruiting for a Diplomatic Security Foreign Service Special Agent. If interested, you are encouraged to apply by clicking on the link provided.  To view the complete list of current Department of State vacancies, please visit USAJobs.

Diplomatic Security Foreign Service Special Agent (SA-2017-0001)
Department:  Department of State 
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  MANY vacancies – Washington, DC 
Salary:  $43,226 to $58,092 / Per Year 
Series and Grade:  FP-1811-06/06, with promotion potential to MC 
Open Period:  Thursday12/8/2016 through Thursday 12/15/2016 
Position Information:  Part Time - Internships 
Who May Apply:  Must be a U.S. Citizen. Potential applicants should read the entire announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements and understand a Foreign Service Career.

Interested in Social Work?

Are you interested in earning your Master's in Social Work degree right here at USG? If so, please read below.....

 Scott Stafford, Associate Director of Admissions, will be at USG next  Thursday 12/15 to meet with students that may be interested in the MSW program at USG. He has availability from 10-12 and  1-4:30. Students can contact him by email<> or stop by his office 4127. 

Howard County Police Department Internship: Apply Now!

The Howard County Police Department is now soliciting expressions of interest for unpaid internship opportunities within the crime analysis workgroup. Applications are now being accepted for internship opportunities in the summer and fall semesters of 2017. Our internship program, which was first implemented in 2012, has been extremely successful and has resulted in benefits to both the students and our organization.

Interested students should express their interest by completing and forwarding the following: 

  • a COVER LETTER (explaining your interest in being considered)
  • a completed Volunteer Internship Application

To receive a copy of the application, please email

Again, students interested in being considered for the 2017 summer and/or fall semesters should respond to this solicitation. Please advance completed paperwork by one of the following methods:

·         Drop off in person;
·         Mail;
·         Email; or
·         Fax.

The mailing address is:  Howard County Police Department
                                           Police Personnel
                                           Attn: Erin Bounds
                                          3410 Court House Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Erin Bounds /      Fax: 410-313-2312

The deadline for submitting completed paperwork is Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Paperwork received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Once the paperwork is received and reviewed, a determination will be made as to which candidates will be invited to participate in in-person interviews. Please feel free to direct any student having specific questions regarding the scope of responsibilities associated with the internship to contact: Mr. Skip Baylor at or 410-313-3683.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Department of Health and Human Services - OIG Internship Opportunity

The HHS Office of Inspector General is recruiting for a Student Trainee (Administration Support). If interested, you are encouraged to apply by clicking on the link provided.  To view the complete list of current OIG vacancies on the USAJOBS web site, please click View All Opportunities.

Student Trainee (Administrative Support) (HHS-OIG-OI-DE-1856724-MW)
Department:  Department of Health and Human Services
Agency:  Office of Inspector General
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  One vacancy – Washington, DC
Salary:  $31,521 to $45,844 / Per Year
Series and Grade:  GS-0399-04/05, with promotion potential to GS-05
Open Period:  Monday 12/5/2016 through Friday 12/9/2016
Position Information:  Part Time - Internships
Who May Apply:  Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Note:  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  This includes, for example, SF-50s (Notice of Personnel Action), veterans' preference documentation (DD-214), CTAP or ICTAP documentation, and transcripts if applicable and as specified in the vacancy announcement.  All applicants, internal or external, are held to the same standard, so if an applicant is missing documentation or incorrectly answers an application question, they will be marked ineligible.  If you have any questions concerning application requirements, please contact the HR Specialist or OIG HR HelpDesk as noted on the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.

Last Day of Classes is December 12th

The Last Day of Classes for the Fall 2016 semester is Monday, December 12th

***This is also the last day to withdraw from all Fall 201courses, which must be done in-person at the Registrar’s Office in the Mitchell Building.***

Don’t forget to complete your course evaluations at

If you are graduating, see information about the ceremonies at

Good Luck on Finals!

Reading Day is Tuesday, December 13th 
Final Exams begin on WedesdayDecember 14th and run through Tuesday, December 20th.

Please refer to your syllabi to determine your final exam schedules. 

Research Internship Program

Monday, December 5, 2016

CGIS Winter 2017 Course

Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship

The Returning Students Program was established by Barbara Goldberg and Beverly Greenfeig in 1973 to serve the needs of a growing number of adult women in their transition to University life.  They are responsible for seeking funding for adult learners, and particularly women, through the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Gerald G. Portney Scholarship and the Marilyn K. Brown Loan.   Since 1981, they have awarded over half a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of adult learners. Beverly Greenfeig and Barbara Goldberg currently advise the Counseling Center in the administration of these scholarships.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides scholarships in partnership with selected colleges and universities that welcome enrollment by mature adults and are committed to their success. The University of Maryland is very pleased to be selected as a partner institution with the Newcombe Foundation by providing Newcombe scholarships for mature adult students seeking to complete bachelor’s degrees at the University. Adult students now comprise a large portion of the enrollment at most colleges and universities, with many of these non-traditional students being mature women. Newcombe Scholarships help reduce dependence on loans while recognizing the tremendous efforts of many mature students make to be good students and to complete degrees while juggling a myriad of other commitments.

The application deadline is FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017. Applicants will be considered after that date, based on availability of funds.

For more information about eligibility and application procedure, please see the provided attachment.

Please contact Monica Kearney at with any questions or concerns.

START Winter Courses

Friday, December 2, 2016

International Development and Conflict Management Minor - Accepting Applications!

Federal Wildlife Officer Position Openings- Info Session

Join the US Fish and Wildlife Service for an information session on December 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the University Career Center Multipurpose Room, to learn about their Federal Wildlife Officer position

During the information session, they will present on how Federal Wildlife Officers protect our natural resources and answer questions about the position. This information session is open to any student that is interested in natural resources, wildlife, as well as law enforcement.

They will be recruiting their next class of officers in January 2017, but also welcome students who are not ready to apply but are interested in learning more. 

For more information about the event and the Federal Wildlife Officer position, please see the documents below. Use this link to take you to the RSVP page.

Scoville Peace Fellowship for Fall 2017

May 2017 graduates: This is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC, including leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security issues.

Application Deadlines:
Fall 2017 Fellowship: January 6, 2017
Spring 2018 Fellowship: October 2, 2017

Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Benefits include a $3,000 monthly salary, health insurance, board and alumni mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course. 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Spring 2017 USG General Scholarship

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING: Spring 2017 USG General Scholarship 

Priority Deadline: November 30th 
Final deadline: December 31st 

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. 

Don't Wait! Apply Today!! 

For more information please visit: 

Research & Outreach Internship

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Job Opportunity: Caseworker Erie County PA

The Erie County Office of Children and Youth is recruiting to fill numerous vacancies for County Caseworkers. Openings exist at the County Caseworker 1 and County Caseworker 2 levels.
More information about the positions posted after the page break...

Executive Leadership Panel Networking Event

Monday, November 28, 2016

Truancy Prevention Program

Interested in the Truancy Prevention Program? Click the following link for more details:

Post Election Open Forum @USG

Post Election Open Forum
4-5:30pm III-2230
All points of view welcome. Come discuss in a safe environment about the election results.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

UMD SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

Maryland Internship Program

MIP places highly-qualified UMD undergraduate students in internships throughout Maryland state government. 

These internships provide unique internship experiences for motivated and talented students to work within state government. In addition to exposing interns to the governmental process, the program provides Maryland government leaders with research and other professional staff assistance. For students interested in working at the state legislature while it is in session, fill out this application and Christian Hosam will contact you to fill out another form required by the legislature. If you are accepted, you will be placed with an internship by Jane Hudiburg, the State Legislature Internship Coordinator.

See link below for application form; send form and application materials to by November 30th, 2016

Click HERE for the application.

Research Assistantship with Urban Institute for December or Recent Grad


The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy.

ithin the Urban Institute, the Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a team of policy analysts focused on accelerating the development and use of actionable knowledge to shape and inform the policy challenges facing urban America. PAG works to address a fundamental challenge for stakeholders aiming to improve outcomes for urban areas: how to bridge the gap between research and policy.

The Policy Advisory Group seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Research Assistant to support research and policy analysis projects related to a variety of urban policy topics.


The successful candidate will support the Senior Management in the Policy Advisory Group and other research staff with background research on a range of topics by collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative information; producing PowerPoint presentations and various forms of data visualization, including tables, maps, and graphics for reports; contributing to other products that translate research for policy and practice. Research and policy topics could include pay for success, assisted housing policy, community development, economic development, and other urban policy topics.
Other tasks may include: planning and preparation for substantive interactions with researchers and policymakers; providing background support for drafting letters, emails, memos, presentations, talking points for internal and external audiences; supporting researchers preparing written products such as literature reviews, op-eds, reports, policy briefs, blog posts and social media; and support for scheduling onsite and offsite meetings.
This individual will need to exercise judgment on priority of tasks, meetings, incoming materials for review, pending decisions as well as handle confidential and non-routine information/matters.


Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the field of Public Policy, Urban Studies, Political Science, or other social science field. The successful candidate must have outstanding writing ability and be well-organized, highly motivated, and able to work effectively on multiple projects at once. Prior work experience or public policy related internship experience in fast-paced office environments is preferable and with federal, state, local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders is a plus. Should have a strong interest in one or more of the following topics: low-income and affordable housing, evidence-based policymaking, neighborhood revitalization, local government, housing as a platform, economic development, inclusive communities, and federal policy and systems. Facility with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, mobile technology, and social media tools is essential.

Apply here.