Monday, February 29, 2016

Community Services Foundation - Assistant Site Director

Community Center Asst.
Community Services Foundation - Assistant Site Director
($10- $12 per hour, 20 hours per week)
Community Services Foundation is seeking an individual who can provide assistance as a tutor, mentor, and chaperon, provide supervision and leadership for youth/teen programs, maintain daily records and attendance, sign in sheets, etc., and assist in recruiting new participants through advertisement and special events. This job opening is on Gaithersburg, MD. The applicant should be a team player, organized, and self-motivated.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with the subject line Community Center Assistant Site Director

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Graduating Seniors--Job Opportunity--Interviews next week!

Robert Half is looking to hire 10-15 criminal justice graduates or upcoming graduates for a cutting edge new company in Baltimore.  You would be using Airborne Wide Area Surveillance camera systems to track down criminals immediately following a crime.  This company recently received authorization from Baltimore City and is looking to rapidly grow their team!  The ideal candidate is someone who has the desire to work for the FBI or CIA, enjoys solving puzzles, proficient with PowerPoint and Microsoft Word, has a keen eye for detail, and a quick learner.  This company is looking to interview the week of February 29th- March 4th.  This is a contract to hire position, and when the contract is completed, you will become a certified analyst.  Below is the zoomed out picture of what the tracking of a criminal using their surveillance system looks like.  If you are interested in this position, email your resume to Ryan Blum at as soon as possible.       

Ryan Blum
Account Executive
Office: 410.783.6290 x50414   
Cell: 443.845.6154
Fax: 410.659.6765
Connect with us: LinkedIn90763 | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+

Robert Half Technology | 500 East Pratt Street | Suite 1150 | Baltimore | MD 21202 USA |


Career Center Events: Federal Government and Intelligence

The University Career Center & The President Promise invites you to participate in one or more of our industry events below focused around career interests in federal government or the field of intelligence. Click the title of each event to learn more and RSVP today to reserve your seat!
Career Fairs
Wednesday, February 24, 25, & 26; 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance. Start preparing today with these tips.
**List of Employers (i.e. FEMA, Naval Intelligence, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, START, and many more)

Thursday, February 25, 2016 • 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
If you are interested in the Intelligence Community, the Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair is your opportunity to talk to recruiters.

Workshops/Skill Building: Federal Resume & Finding an Internship
Federal Resume Writing Workshop led by Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join us for an interactive workshop on how best to craft your federal resume document. Senior HR Specialist, DeShan King, from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will equip students with information on how write a resume for federal opportunities. Bring your laptop or iPad to participate. A limited number of desktop computers will be available.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Employer Networking Sessions
Peace Corps Week Service Panel: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office Hours for federal resume questions (RSVP required)
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

MaryPIRG: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, March 03, 2016 • 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

We hope to see you at an event soon. Review all upcoming events by visiting

Part-Time Park Ranger Position - City of Greenbelt

The City of Greenbelt currently has an opening for two Park Ranger positions beginning March 19th and lasting through the summer. This is a part-time paid position with flexible hours. Perfect for students seeking seasonal work and for those who enjoy the outdoors! Below is a copy of the job description or follow the link here:

Maryland General Assembly Internship Program

Pleas read about great internship opportunity below!

Dear Student,

You are invited to apply for the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) Internship Program, a two-semester course open only to students who have earned superior academic records and who have demonstrated effective writing skills.  Your academic record indicates you are an excellent fit for this limited-admissions program.

Many program alums have claimed that the MGA program offers the best internship opportunity at UMCP. Interns serve at the MGA for twenty hours a week during the spring legislative session. Their assignments develop invaluable professional skills. In previous sessions, interns researched proposed legislation, responded to constituent mail, organized news conferences, and wrote and delivered testimony. The internship (ENGL388M/HONR379W) conveys six credits.

The preceding fall semester course (ENGL381/HONR368A) conveys three credits, and teaches students the skills that the internship will require. In addition, students learn about the MGA and Maryland state politics.

For students under university CORE, the combination of ENGL 381 and ENGL 388M will fulfill your Professional Writing Requirement.  For students under the university General Education program, ENGL 381 satisfies the Professional Writing Requirement, and ENGL 388M satisfies one Scholarship in Practice requirement.

Benefits of participating in the program:

•             Earn a total of nine credits
•             Complete the university’s professional writing graduation requirement
•             Receive a minimum of $850 as a stipend to help defray expenses
•             Receive a pass for free parking in the Naval Academy stadium parking lot
•             Serve as an undergraduate ambassador to the state government

Many program alums consider two other benefits even more valuable. First, the program helps develop skills that will help graduates secure real-world jobs. Second, it enables them to network with legislators and legislative staff. (Four program alums currently work for the MGA!)

Here’s what recent interns had to say about their experience in Annapolis:

·         “My Delegate asked me to prepare testimony for his bill hearing.  He read my speech verbatim during the hearing and was quoted in the local paper the next day!”
·         “My Senator, my office, and other connections I made in Annapolis recommended me for jobs after graduation and wrote great law school recommendations.”
·         "I learned more in this internship than I ever could from sitting in a classroom. The firsthand experience of being in Annapolis and experiencing the day-to-day actions helped me to gain a much better understanding of how Maryland politics works."

You can find full information about the program on

To apply, just download an application form from the website. You will need to submit the completed application (including an unofficial copy of your transcript) along with two recommendations ASAP to receive full consideration. The application deadline for your portion of the application is Friday, April 8, 2016. (Recommendations may come later if necessary.) After that, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
If you have additional questions about the program, please feel free to contact me at

Congratulations on your fine academic record. I hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and I look forward to receiving your application.


Karen E. Lewis
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
University of Maryland College Park
Department of English Language and Literature
1128 Tawes Hall
7751 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Seniors! Purchase cap and gowns at the USG bookstore!

Graduating Seniors: Purchase your cap and gown at the USG book store!  The book store is accepting orders NOW through April 15 and cost $138.98.  Don't forget you are getting a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  You must pre-order to have your gown for graduation.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Check out a current student's blog post on the Discover USG page!

Victoria spent her January in Thailand studying human trafficking.  Read about her experiences here:

Only a few more days...nominate your favorite instructor or staff person!

Kendall Service Awards 2016
USM Regent and former USG Board of Advisors member Cliff Kendall and his wife Camille have generously established three annual awards that recognize faculty, program directors and staff who have performed exceptionally in supporting student success at USG. The three Kendall Award categories are:
  • Excellence in Teaching,
  • Program Director of the Year, and
  • Outstanding Service to Students 
Each award recipient will receive a substantial cash award. The names and pictures of award recipients are prominently displayed in the Priddy Library and are formally recognized at a campus-wide event.

Please take a moment to consider nominating a deserving friend, teacher or colleague for one of these awards.  Nominations are easy to submit and are accepted via our webpageDeadline for nominations is this Friday, February 26.

CCJS Major Scholarship: The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship
2016-2017 Academic Year

Multiple scholarships ($1,000-$2,000 each) will be awarded to high achieving CCJS rising juniors and seniors. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated strength in CCJS coursework, merit, financial need, and leadership ability.   Preference will be given to students who have an interest in and are eligible for (e.g. law enforcement careers.

Applicants for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
§ Declared as a CCJS major
§ Rising junior, or senior standing for the 2016-2017 academic year
§ Registered full-time for the Fall 2016 semester in good university standing
§ Minimum GPA of 3.3 for all colleges/universities attended
§ Demonstrates financial need
§ Demonstrates leadership qualities

Applicants must submit all of the following materials:
§ Transcript (s) (official or unofficial)  showing all college/university coursework
§ Resume (please include expected graduation date)
§ Short (250 word) Bio  – include year of study, major, other activities relevant to scholarship and professional activities
§ Letter of recommendation – At least one letter is required from someone who can speak on behalf of your academic performance and why you are the best candidate for a scholarship based on the qualifications set forth. The letter(s) should be from faculty who is/are familiar with your academic performance.
§ Short essay (1-2 pages) specifying career and academic goals
§ The following financial aid statements (found on
§ 2015-2016 Student Financial Aid Award
§ 2015-2016 Student Financial Aid Budget

Recipients of the scholarships will be recognized in May 2016 at the college’s awards ceremony.

All application materials must be submitted in a single packet by 4:00 PM on Friday, March 11, 2016 to:

Dr. Laure Brooks
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Minor in International Development and Conflict Management -- Application Period EXTENDED

The application period for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) has been extended a week! Applications are now due by 11:59 PM Monday, February 29, 2016.

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in Fall 2016!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at:

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office Hours (in College Park)

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3rd Floor, Hornbake Library, South Wing)

10 .am. - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sign up for an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Senior HR Specialist from OPM to have your questions answered about federal resumes. A copy of your resume is highly encouraged.

Click here to sign up

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Recent Grad? Program Assistant Position for USAID Global Health Bureau Contract with Kaizen in Arlington

The Kaizen Company is recruiting for a contract delivering Professional and Organizational Development services to USAID’s Global Health Bureau. USAID’s Bureau for Global Health provides worldwide leadership and technical expertise in areas including child survival, maternal health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, population and reproductive health services, health systems strengthening, health policy and environmental health. The contract will provide a variety of professional development activities for health sector staff world-wide that will focus on skills and competencies in health sector technical areas, management, leadership, personal and team effectiveness and staff performance management as well as organizational development activities, such as retreats and strategic meetings.

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Program Assistant to provide general administrative, clerical, and technical support as needed to assist other staff and ensure timely and quality provision of services and deliverables for the Global Health Professional and Organizational Development (GHPOD) Project. The candidate will assist in all pre-event preparation, on-site support during the events and follow-up activities.

Illustrative Duties/Responsibilities: 
§ Provide administrative and logistical support to project activities, organizational development facilitation, and large-scale multi-sectoral events.
§ Provide administrative and logistical support for all professional development training courses. Program assistants are the sole support staff member responsible for professional development courses.
§ Draft, edit, and format course materials, course descriptions, documents, and reports.
§ Onboard independent consultants and manage the consultant invoicing process.
§ Arrange travel, hotels, visas and other necessary preparations for traveling team members.
§ Assist Business Manager in procuring goods and services. This includes tracking and reconciling expenditures with supportive documentation and writing justifications for the selection of vendors.
§ Provide technical support such as administering surveys, taking meeting minutes, assisting with planning and design of events, developing event registration platforms, and other support services.
§ Assist Training and Events Specialists with tasks as assigned.
§ Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications:
The Program Assistant will have a Bachelor's Degree in international studies, health or a related subject with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.  The ability to organize, manage, prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills is required. A background in event management and international experience is preferred.

Apply here.

START Summer 2016 Internship Opportunities

NSA Diversity in Intelligence Event, March 31

NSA will be hosting its annual Diversity in Intelligence on Thursday, March 31st, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at NSA Headquarters in Ft. Meade, MD.  Students interested in an internship and/or full-time opportunities are encouraged to attend.  STEM students are encouraged to attend, but all majors are welcome to participate!!

This is a site visit which showcases NSA, their various career opportunities, and also gives students the opportunity to network with agency employees. 
IMPORTANT: students who would like to participate must provide their own transportation to NSA.

Space is limited! RSVP via email to Lmscot3@nsa.govand attached your resume. Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, March 10, 2016. 

Summer Jobs: The Fund for Public Interest

Image result for the fund for public interestMake a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water, just to name a few.

You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.

We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

And, you’ll make good money.

Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice.

You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund.

We will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus on Monday 2/22, Tuesday 2/23, and Wednesday 2/24. To apply, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

USG's Annual Etiquette Dinner

Summer Abroad: Australia & New Zealand: Intelligence Analysis and Five Eyes Intelligence Cooperation

We are excited about this program and we're working with our partners at Macquarie University in Sydney and Massey University in Wellington to put together an excellent schedule of events! First, we'll begin online from the US focusing on US intelligence systems, organizations, and processes. Then we'll look at what we can learn from Canada and the UK when it comes to intelligence. Two weeks in, we'll pack up and meet in Sydney to study--in person---the Australian systems and the societal facets that shape their intelligence system. After about a week, we head to Wellington, New Zealand to round out the 5th member of the Five-Eyes Intelligence Alliance. While in country we'll meet with academics and members of the intelligence communities to better understand these foreign systems and the importance or influence of this high level alliance on their intelligence community and national security. We'll also take in the sights of New Zealand and Australia when we have free time!

The program is designed to be scalable depending on your background knowledge as a student. This course is offered at the graduate and undergraduate level together, but we are confident that the topics discussed will be accessible to students of all levels as long as they are interested in learning more about the course topics.

More specifics on the program--like dates, costs, specific activities we're currently working on, and how to apply can be found here.

We hope to see you in Australia!

Summer Study Abroad in Singapore: Countering Violent Extremism and Deradicalization

 In this program we work closely with the Nanyang Technological University's International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research Center and their researchers, and we are putting together a fantastic itinerary and set of guest lectures! The course overall focuses on radicalization and deradicalization theories and programs that implement disengagement, deradicalizaiton and Countering Violent Extremism programs in prisons and in society writ large. Singapore is seen as a world leader in these pursuits, and we travel there to hear from the experts from the academic, government, and non-profit side of these programs and others like them from across the Middle East and South East Asia!

This program is designed with busy students in mind. We know you may already have a job or an internship lined up for the summer--or other things you need to take care of, so spending 4-weeks abroad (while appealing) may not be feasible. Because you aren't the only student in that position, we built this program to your schedule's needs better. We are in-country for 10 days, so you'll only have to miss about a week of work or internship to participate. The coursework in advance of the trip and afterward is all online and can be completed remotely.

More specifics on the program--like dates, costs, specific activities we're currently working on, and how to apply can be found here

Law and Society Minor

Learn more at Applications due by February 29.

Maryland Leadership Programs

The Maryland LEAD program is offering two exciting leadership development experiences this semester. Registration is NOW OPEN!
1.       Terrapin Leadership Institute: a FREE 5-week workshop series designed to equip students with the skills necessary to promote positive social change. Introductory and Advanced tracks are offered at various times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning the week of February 22. Students who successfully complete the series will receive a letter of recommendation, resume review, and personalized leadership coaching. Register at
2.       Maryland Leadership Summit: Join 50 of your peers for an intensive, one-day experience of learning, growth, and self discovery. Over the course of the day, you will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone, examine your core values and beliefs, and move forward toward creating change in your community. The summit will take place March 5, 2016. Register at
Email with any further questions about Maryland LEAD programs.