Thursday, March 31, 2016

TerpsVOTE: Make Sure You're Registered to Vote

Hey Terps! Are you registered to vote for the presidential elections? Need to update your voter registration? Want information about where to vote on Election Day? Register to vote TODAY at! Maryland’s deadline to register is April 5, 2016.

This message is brought to you by TerpsVOTE, a nonpartisan coalition of student organizations and living & learning programs working to get students registered to vote and to the polls in time for the primary elections.

Federal/Global Semester Fellows Program- Great for Criminology & Criminal Justice Students!

Image result for umd federal semesterATTENTION STUDENTS— Spots are still available in Global and Federal Semester Fellows Programs. APPLY NOW! Next application deadline is April 8th. We’d love to have you!

PERKS include:          
·         Take a fall-semester seminar course on a topic of contemporary concern--taught by expert practitioners who bring in guest speakers (ambassadors, industry experts, etc.)! 
·         Obtain an extraordinary spring internship at sites ranging from the White House, media outlets, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, research shops, etc. 
·         Gain Scholarship in Practice credit
·         Receive spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
·         Earn a notation on your transcript as a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
·         Enjoy year round empowerment activities:  field trips, professional development, conversations with industry leaders, individual help obtaining internships.
·         Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 
·         Program Concentrations: Science Diplomacy, Public Health Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, and many more!

For details and an application form, go to EITHER http://federalsemester.umd.eduand/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.eduor come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs.  Next application deadline is April 8th. Rolling admission afterwards!  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them; and they can come later!

Information about Science Diplomacy Program:

Through expert speakers, presentations, readings, and negotiation exercises, students will explore the critical roles that diplomats and negotiators can play in the exchange and shaping of technological and scientific innovation.  You do not need to be a STEM major to make change happen! The instructors, top officials at the State Department, started as Fine Arts and English majors. 

University Career Center: CIA Information Sessions and Meet & Greet

Central Intelligence AgencyCIA Meet & Greet  
Monday, April 25, 2016 • 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Come meet and greet with a diverse group of CIA Officers from the various CIA Directorates. Learn about various internship and full-time opportunities available to current students and recent alumni.  Light refreshments will be provided.
Come and go as your schedule allows between 3-5pm.
No RSVP necessary.
For additional information about this event: contact Caroline Lee at

CIA Information Session  
Monday, April 25, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to be part of our Agency. Learn more about CIA employment opportunities as well additional information about: CIA Organizational Structure Application Process Obtaining a Security Clearance.
RSVP: (if you have problems with the link: log into Careers4Terps, click "Events" and "Information Session" to find the event of interest)
For additional information about this event: contact Caroline Lee at
The recruitment announcement for Parole and Probation Agent I is now on the Internet. The deadline for filing is April 11, 2016.  Anyone interested in applying should file on-line at or should download an application and send it to Ms. A. Coleman, Human Resources Services Division (HRSD), Suite 309, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215.  All questions should be directed to HRSD at 410-585-3362.

Free lunch and career networking--April 7!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

USG Council--Apply Now

Enhance your leadership skills and make a difference to our community! Run for a seat in the first ever USG Student Council Elections! ________(i.e. UMD) will elect two students to be institutional representatives on the USG Student Council for a one year term beginning May 9, 2016.

Responsibilities of the USG Student Council include hosting monthly Town Halls, reviewing USG Student Organization funding requests, serving on the USM Student Council, regularly attending campus life events, fundraising for the USG Student Involvement Scholarship, and most importantly soliciting feedback from your peers and providing recommendations to the USG Administration.

Plus starting next year see the stipend structure (and approximate time commitment) below which will be given to USG-Student Council members at the end of each semester that they successfully serve:
President- $1,000 per semester (5 hours/week)
Vice President- $750 per semester (3-4 hours/week)
Secretary, Treasurer, and two sub-committee chair positions- $500 per semester (2-3 hours/week)
General representatives (10) - $375 per semester (1-2 hours/week)

To get a candidate application or discuss your eligibility you can come to see me or complete an online candidate application today:

DOCR Job Opportunities - March 30, 2016

This email will provide you information specific to job opportunities available within the department that are currently posted on the Montgomery County Career Opportunities web page.  To search available opportunities and to apply on-line follow this link: Montgomery County Careers Website

If you are interested in a job opportunity listed below, we encourage you to apply or share it with someone who may be interested in the position.   NOTE:  If you are interested in a lateral transfer or are willing to consider a voluntary demotion into any position, you must apply via the Montgomery County Career Opportunities website.

To view any of the vacancies below, please click on the job title and you will be redirected to the complete posting.

Social Worker III, Grade 24: Requisition #IRC21440 – Closes 4/12/16
Correctional Officer I, Grade C3: Requisition #IRC21361 – Closes 4/18/16
Correctional Health Nurse II, Grade 24: Requisition #IRC20780 – Open Until Filled

Correctional Health Nurse II (Substitute), Grade 24: Requisition #IRC16186 – Open Until Filled

Career Center: Career Shuttle to Capitol Hill April 6

Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the Capitol Hill! This visit is open to all UMD students and would be a perfect choice for students interested in career paths and tips on landing an internship or job on the Hill.

Space is limited - please RSVP today at and reserve 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the site visit. Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke at

Fall 2016 Legal Internship at the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Fall 2016 Policy Internship with Children's Defense Fund

CDF’s Policy team seeks interns to work on the issues described below. Interns might work on a single issue or on multiple issues depending on need and interest:

Child Health:

The Child Health staff works to ensure that every child has a Healthy Start in life. Their primary policy goal is to ensure all children have access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage that is easy to get and to keep. Work includes policy analysis, legislative and administrative advocacy, research and coalition building around implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal budget, and other elements of maternal and child health policy.

Child Welfare and Mental Health:

The Child Welfare and Mental Health staff works to improve outcomes for children and youth by promoting public policies, practices and programs that will keep children safe and in permanent nurturing families and communities. Particular attention is given to those policies and programs that serve or advocate for children who have been abused or neglected, or are at risk of abuse and neglect; are in families challenged by substance abuse, mental health problems and domestic violence; are being raised by grandparents or other relatives; have serious emotional problems and need mental health services, and/or are at risk of coming to the attention of the child welfare system. CDF uses a range of advocacy strategies to address these concerns.

Early Childhood Policy:
CDF fully supports the need for consistent, quality education beginning in a child’s earliest years. CDF's early childhood staff works to promote high quality early childhood experiences for ALL children. One of the main areas of work is spearheading the national campaign to focus public attention on ensuring all children have access to free full-day kindergarten. CDF works with other early childhood advocates and professionals to promote additional funding for programs serving low income children birth through five years of age.

Education Policy:

CDF is committed to ensuring that every child in America attends a school that is warm, welcoming and where learning happens. CDF intends to transform the Cradle to Prison Pipeline into a system where every child has the opportunity to grow, learn and maximize their potential. CDF’s seeks to achieve those goals by: reforming school discipline policies that push children out of school, ensuring all children have access to full-day kindergarten and strengthening the Title I program that provides federal funding for the education of children in concentrated poverty.

Juvenile Justice:

CDF strives to ensure that fewer children encounter the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system and that those who do receive the help they need to thrive. To that end, efforts are made to address the holistic needs of children and youth (1) at the front end (prevention and diversion), (2) during time spent in the juvenile justice or adult criminal justice systems, and (3) the back end (upon release and reentry into the community). Focusing on these three points will allow the "justice" part of juvenile justice to have true meaning by focusing on youth development, rehabilitation, and family engagement/strengthening families. CDF’s juvenile justice work includes advocacy, coalition building, policy analysis, and research.

Policy Research:

The research team within CDF’s policy unit supports the organization’s policy efforts by analyzing data, preparing timely and pertinent reports and fact sheets, and conducting rapid response research for internal and external data requests. Policy research interns will work across all of CDF’s issue areas, identifying federal and other data for use in fact sheets, reports, and other CDF publications. Policy research interns will also summarize new reports, attend briefings and hearings, and research issues areas to support the policy team’s work. This opportunity is ideal for applicants seeking a broad exposure to all of CDF’s policy issue areas.

CDF has a long history of publishing reports that raise awareness about children’s needs and highlight solutions (See our Research Library on the CDF website). CDF seeks masters level interns to assist with analysis of data and research to support development of CDF publications across a range of issues. Policy research interns will work across all of CDF’s issue areas, analyzing federal and other data for use in fact sheets, reports, and other CDF publications. Possible issues that interns might work on include: child poverty, health care access, education, early childhood, juvenile justice, child welfare and gun violence. This opportunity is ideal for applicants with a quantitative background and an interest in social justice for children.

Policy Internship Primary Responsibilities: 
§ Identifying and researching initiatives in health, early childhood development, education, poverty, child welfare, gun violence, juvenile and criminal justice to address the needs of children and families 
§ Tracking and analyzing federal and state legislation 
§ Monitoring, analyzing, and summarizing policy developments, the federal budget, research briefs and studies that relate to children, low income families, and other key issue areas 
§ Attending hearings and briefings, both on and off Capitol Hill, that are relevant to CDF’s work, and writing succinct summaries to share with the policy team 
§ Contributing to the development of issue briefs, fact sheets, and other materials relevant to our work for publication or the website 
§ Rapid response research for internal and external data requests 
§ Participating in the educational component of the CDF internship program, including luncheons, seminars, and trips
§ Other duties and projects as assigned 

§ Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with daily deadlines. 
§ Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
§ Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing. 
§ Strong internet research skills Self-starter who is comfortable working independently. 
§ Demonstrated interest in learning about policies that affect children and low-income families. 
§ Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children in America. 
§ For those interested in policy research, strong excel skills and ideally experience using a statistical software packaged (Stata or SPSS), and experience with federal data sources (census, NCHS, HHS, DOE, etc.).
Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.

Federal/Global Semester Fellows Program--Apply by April 8!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Semester Fellows in Washington D.C. or Federal Semester Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript! All our courses are cross-listed with Honors!

In the fall, students take a seminar course from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more. Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Applications due April 8.

Summer Course at USG

1.       Summer 2016 (May 31, 2016 – July 8, 2016) - Special Topics in Psychology: Groupwork—How to make groups work, Wednesdays 10AM - 1:10PM, Mondays on-line, Active Learning Classroom (III-2133). This is a Blended (Hybrid) class offered to all students. The course listings are UMBC PSYC 393 and UMCP COMM498.  In this course, students will learn:
·         How to work in groups and with a team,
·         The importance of interprofessional cooperation,
·         How to be an effective communicator within a team,  and
·         Team decision-making processes and techniques.

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact Dr. Diane Alonso at

Please let me know if you would like to register for this course.  It provides an opportunity to complete elective credit at USG (rather than traveling to College Park or taking an online course). 

Fall 2016 Schedule and Helpful Tips

Registration begins in a couple of weeks (April 14!)! Here are a few tips from CCJS@USG to keep in mind before and while you register for Fall 2016!

Have you Completed your Major and General Education Requirements?
When planning your schedule, check your student record to make sure you are registering for your required courses that you have not yet completed. We will go over these requirements at your mandatory advising meeting.  Please email Dr. Stickle ( with your name, UID, and availability to make and appointment. 

Registration Block:
A block is a hold placed on student records to prevent registration. Registration blocks may be frustrating for students who need to register for classes. Therefore, each semester, students are expected to log on to Testudo and check their registration time and blocks. It is the student’s responsibility to take appropriate actions to remove blocks in order to register on time. Please visit the Registration Restrictions and Blocks webpage for explanations of different registration blocks.

Credit Overload:
Prior to the First Day of Classes and Schedule Adjustment Period, students are limited to registering for no more than 16 credits. On the First Day of Classes this limit is raised to 20 credits. Students who wish to exceed these limits must meet with Dr. Stickle to discuss a possible exception to university policy.

Duplicate Credit: This is used to indicate two courses with the same course content. Note: students cannot receive duplicate credit. Be mindful of credit you have received through AP/IB or through transfer from another institution. Also, you can view the Schedule of Classes where courses are marked: "Credit only granted for", to see duplicate courses. 

Here is a copy of the course schedule that has previously been sent in an email.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Federal Employment Opportunities including Career Fair and Seminar

The Career & Internship Services Center at USG presents two EXCELLENT career opportunities that will allow students to become more aware of many of the potential career paths available in the Federal workforce. We ask that you forward this information and encourage your students to make plans to attend the Federal Employment Career Fair and the “Cracking the Code to your Federal Job Search” Seminar.
Federal Employment Career Fair
sponsored by the Universities at Shady Grove, Montgomery College and the Federal Asian Pacific Asian Council (FAPAC)

Friday, April 22, 2016
Montgomery College (Rockville Campus – Large Gym, PE Bldg, 51 Mannakee St.)
Pre-registration for the Fair is strongly recommended:  

Over 40 Federal Agencies and more than 20 private employers will be available for seminars, on-site interviewing and general recruitment.

Confirmed agencies are:
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms · National Science Foundation · USDA, Farm Service Agency · Coast Guard · Dept. of Homeland Security · National Intelligence Agency · USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service · Dept. of Education · US Public Health Service ·  Dept. of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration · Federal Emergency Management Agency · Dept. of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services · CIA ·  Dept. of Justice · National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases · Fish and Wildlife Service · USDA, Food Safety & Inspection Service · USDA Forest Service · Nuclear Regulatory Commission · Defense Logistics Agency · FBI · Peace Corps ·Central Intelligence Agency · Dept. of the Navy, Naval Intelligence Activity · Dept. of Housing and Urban Development  ·Dept. of Defense · Dept. of Veterans Affairs ·  Social Security Administration · Dept. of the Interior,  Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement · National Security Agency · Environmental Protection Agency · Transportation Security Administration (TSA/DHS)

"Cracking the Code to Your Federal Job Search” Seminar
Seminar is led by Corliss Jackson, MPA, former GS-15 HR Manager with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:00 – 5:30pm
USG Bldg III-3240

Topics include:

•Understanding the Federal job road map
•Qualifying for Federal jobs
•Reviewing Federal vacancy announcements
•Understanding how Federal HR staff score your application

•Writing your Federal resume.

Join CRIMSA to support Suicide Prevention!

Out of the Darkness Walk
The USG Student Council is proud to announce that they will be hosting their first American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on April 23rd, 2016 with a $5,000 fundraising goal.
Please consider showing your support for the cause by starting a team, donating to the cause, volunteering to help at the event, and/or promoting this walk to the USG Community.  
The Council is also currently searching for speakers willing to share how suicide has impacted their life. To learn more please contact Marina Bronstein, USG Student Council Vice President.

Want to learn more about the media and terrorism?

Intersection between Terrorism and the Media

Tuesday, April 19th 3:30-5:30pm in III-3241

The UMD Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Association and the Undergraduate Communication Association in conjunction with the Office of Student Services are planning a panel discussion to explain the media's influence on America's understanding of terrorism.

Stay tuned for more details!

New Fall 2016 course

1.       Fall 2016 –Innovation Leadership, Mondays 4PM - 6:30PM, Location TBD, UMCP COMM 498L.  This course focuses on teaching students to work on real world projects and focus on how to implement innovative ideas such as iteration, design thinking, project management, lean start-up methodologies and experimentation.  At the end of the course students will have the ability to plan, prototype, test, and demonstrate solutions to challenges in a project-based learning environment.  Students will be qualified to take the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) exam at the conclusion of the course.

This course is being offered by UMCP’s Communication program and is open to all students. We hope they will take advantage of this unique opportunity. Dr. Leah Waks is working with Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County’s Chief Innovation Officer and Dr. Dean Chang’s UMCP Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to teach this course. 

You do not need permission to register for this course.  It can be used to meet Upper Level Supporting Sequence or CORE Advanced Study requirements.  It can also be applied towards elective credit. 

USG's Undergraduate Research Day

Program Assistant Position for Recent Grad with American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Hiring range: $38,000 - $41,840 

Provides administrative and programmatic support. Responsibilities include the full range of administrative and clerical functions. In addition, this person is responsible for programmatic support that may include: editing, proof reading, simple desktop publishing, conducting basic research, providing support to membership and/or marketing activities, assisting with meeting planning, etc. 

Apply here.  

Paid Project Internship, Civil Society & Education, with Winrock International for Recent/May Grad

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

POSITION TITLE:               Project Intern
GROUP:                               Civil Society and Education
LOCATION:                         Arlington, VA
REPORTS TO:                      CESE Program Officers and Program Associates
LOCATION:                         Arlington, VA
STATUS:                               Full-time, non-exempt

The internship is for up to 6-months, full-time paid internship, with possible extension. The internship requires an energetic, detail-oriented person who can assist with the day-to-day operations of select projects in the CESE Unit. Responsibilities will include supporting on-going projects, conducting research on project-related activities, drafting communications materials, and logistical support.
Essential Responsibilities
§ Assist in tracking program activities of select projects, including monitoring donor requirements, project deliverables, project ending dates and project disbursement dates
§ Assist in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports to donors
§ Support the preparation of major project revisions to be submitted to donor
§ Take part in the design and coordination of research study dissemination processes
§ Conduct project-related and other research, as needed
§ Assist in project start-up and close-out procedures
§ Prepare, review, and edit communications materials for projects
§ Draft contracts/subcontracts for consultants and subrecipients and follow-up with payments, including expense reimbursements and deliverable submission
§ Assist in the review and processing of project financial reports and fund requests, as needed
§ Review and process procurement documentation, as needed.
§ Gather projects’ best practices, success stories, and lessons learned
Qualifications and Background:
§ Recent BA or MA graduate. Alternatively active MA student available to work full time.
§ Relevant focus area related to CSE’s work including international relations, education, political science, women’s studies, human rights, international law etc.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
§ International experience preferred.
§ Exceptional writing and other communications skills required.
§ Strong analytical and research skills essential.
§ Experience preparing communications materials including brochures, pamphlets, presentations
§ Experience writing or contributing to grant applications/proposals preferred.
§ Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to think critically and work independently are a must.
§ Proven commitment to pursuing a career in international development strongly preferred.
§ Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) strongly desired
Apply here.