Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Project Assistant Position with WESTAT in Rockville for Recent Grad

Job Summary

Westat is seeking an individual to support project activities for large Federal Government contracts with the Clinical Trials study area.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing client and subcontractor correspondence, preparing mailings, preparing requests for special contract authorization as needed, preparing financial reports and assisting with projections and monitoring, processing invoices, making travel arrangements and preparing travel cost estimates, coordinating meetings, copying and filing, maintaining project files, and other tasks as directed by project staff.

Job Requirements

· A bachelor’s degree.

· 1 year of relevant administrative experience.

The successful candidate should be proficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and superior attention to detail.

Apply here.

Undergraduate Research & Outreach Intern

Communications Intern

Health Program Development Intern

Economic Empowerment Program Intern

Monday, July 25, 2016

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING: Fall 2016 USG General Scholarship DeadlineJuly 31st

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING: Fall 2016 USG General Scholarship
Deadline: July 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!!

Final Deadline is July 31st

For more information please visit: 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Operations Officer Positions with the Central Intelligence Agency

The Directorate of Operations (DO) is a cadre of action- and results-oriented professionals who accept significant, demanding responsibilities and accountability for results. Minimum requirements for a DO position include:
  • US citizenship at the time of application (dual national US citizens are eligible)
  • Personal integrity
  • A four year college/university degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and DO
All Directorate of Operations (DO) officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work – as one team. DO officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience gained through a series of interim assignments. Following successful completion of the foundational training each DO officer will transition into advanced training activity to prepare them to serve effectively in the following career occupational specialty:
  • Operations Officers (OO)
Directorate of Operations (DO) Operations Officers focus on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling non-US-citizens having access to foreign intelligence vital to US foreign policy and national security decision-makers. OOs build relationships based on rapport and trust using sound judgment, integrity, and the ability to assess character and motivation.
OOs have:
  • The willingness and ability to establish strong personal relationships
  • Well-developed communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to “think on your feet” and develop creative yet practical solutions to anticipated and unanticipated problems
  • Interest in seeking answers, learning foreign languages, and studying other cultures
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to deal with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds
OOs spend most of their careers serving in multi-year assignments in a variety of overseas locations. All OOs address a highly diverse and dynamic set of intelligence requirements on country- and region-specific issues, as well as transnational issues such as counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and cyber.
All candidates for OO positions must be under 36 years of age at the time of application.
Ready to Apply?
The hiring process for DO positions can take 12 months or longer to complete. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation. To be considered suitable for CIA employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during medical and security processing.
Applicants hired for DO positions join CIA with Contract Employee status. As a Contract Employee you will receive federal employee benefits, such as annual and sick leave, life and disability insurance, and healthcare insurance in the same manner as a Staff Employee in accordance with US Government regulations. Click here to view the full text of the contract agreement, including the terms for conversion from Contract Employee to Career Employee status (Paragraph 12).
The initial period of employment with the CIA for Contract Employees will be limited to the specified number of years. The CIA is not obligated to convert employees in this status from contract to staff either during the term of this contract or following the expiration of this contract.
Applicants submitting an application for a DO career should attach a copy of their college transcript(s) and also a cover letter (not exceeding two pages in length double spaced with 12 point font) that addresses all of the following:
  • Why are you interested in a career with the CIA?
  • Why are you interested in a career with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO)?
  • What characteristics and experiences distinguish you from other applicants to the DO?
  • What other careers are you considering and why?
At the time of application, DO applicants select specific DO occupational specialties (SOO, TO, CMO, OO). Competitive applicants will continue to be asked to identify their DO occupational specialty preference(s) at various stages in the hiring process. It is not unusual for applicants to adjust their preference as they progress and learn more about the expectations and requirements of each occupational specialty.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

Apply here.

Crisis Text Line is looking for Crisis Counselors as volunteers!

Crisis Text Line is looking for Crisis Counselors as volunteers!
Crisis Text Line  serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.
Crisis Text Line trains volunteers (like you!) to support people in crisis. With 15,276,071 messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need. Apply to be a crisis counselor now. More information about the Crisis Counselor, including deadlines and training dates as well as the application, can be located here: If you have any questions, email

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

USG Leadership Program--Apply now!

USG, Office of Student Services 
​will be 
​ ​
 Leadership Program, USGLP
​, this fall semester

The focus will be on Social Change and Leadership development.

Prepare Yourself to Change the World!!!!

Applications are available on Connect@USG > Campus Links

Priority deadline of August 29th. Limited spots available, don't delay!

Program is open to all USG students, Undergraduate and Graduate

A flyer and program summary are attached, to this email.

Please contact Gordon Price with questions: 

DOD Personnel Security Specialist Opening

Department of Defense - Defense Logistics Agency has 4 positions open for Personnel Security Specialist at Fort Meade, MD.

Recent Graduates Eligibility: Individuals who currently possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in the Criminal Justice Field or related Major Field of Study from a college/university listed within this announcement.

To apply:
Duties include:
  • Performing in-depth analysis and evaluation of Personnel Security Investigations, security files and other information containing serious derogatory or extremely sensitive information.
  • Reviewing security clearance documents and related material for information adversely reflecting on the individual’s loyalty or character.
  • Compiling necessary administrative and adjudicative actions and making recommendations of final security clearance eligibility determinations.
  • Reviewing security related information and determining whether or not an individual is eligible for access to DoD controlled facilities and information systems.
  • Recommending denial or revocation of clearance, denial of assignment to, or retention in, sensitive positions; removal, discharge, or non-acceptance for employment, and induction or commissioning.
  • Ensuring case file are complete and accurate.

A cumulative college grade point average of 2.5 or better is preferred. (Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.)

Must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.
To qualify for a (Personnel Security Specialist position), your resume must support the ability to: Plan, organize, set priorities and work independently and as team member, apply technology applications and Communicate effectively orally and in writing; research and analyze.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ocean City Police Department Early Testing Date

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Ocean City Maryland Police Department has a special early testing date for the Summer 2017 season! The Ocean City Police Department will be holding several test dates for interested candidates applying for seasonal and full-time Police Officers, Public Safety Aides, and Communications Operators. There will be a special early testing date of Thursday, August 4, 2016 and Friday August 5, 2016.  Additional testing dates for October to February will be posted shortly. Successful candidates will remain on the eligibility list for 18 months.

  • Thursday’s testing will take place at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.
  • Friday’s Officer interviews will take place at the Ocean City Police Department, 6501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.

For more information, please visit:

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Position for Recent Grad

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in more than 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups. 
ABA ROLI is seeking an Outreach Associate to support the Director of Outreach in promoting ABA ROLI and its mission to bolster its internal and external audience though the use of appropriate communication channels.
Job Responsibilities
  • Creates, designs, edits, and produces outreach publications and materials.
  • Monitors and updates the ABA ROLI website, creates new web pages, posts new publications such as newsletters, reports, and surveys.
  • Creates graphics and imagery for the web site and updates all relevant program materials.
  • Processes site access data and generates utilization reports and forecasts.
  • Researches opportunities to establish links with other organizations and on-line resources.
  • Edits the HTML newsletter, Rule of Law Initiative Update, collects and edits story submissions, builds web story pages, and, where appropriate, creates hard copy editions of the newsletter.
  • Assists in organizing ABA ROLI events and promotional efforts and collaborates with other ABA ROLI sections and entities to optimize results.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Previous work experience in graphic design, media, or publications.
  • At least two years of general office administrative experience.
  • Previous experience with publication, HTML, and other software supporting the production of marketing and/or outreach materials.
Hiring range: $42,160 - $46,624 

Apply here.

Paid Fall Legal Internship in DC

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

We are seeking two legal interns for hire in the DC office: one legal intern to work with our Liberty and National Security (LNS) Program and one legal intern to work with the Director of our DC office on a variety of Brennan Center issues. Interns working in our Washington, DC office can expect their work to have a greater emphasis on advocacy and policy research than on litigation, though they will gain exposure to all facets of our work. The primary focus of the LNS internship is likely to be conducting research and writing memos on issues surrounding foreign intelligence surveillance, policing and technology, and government secrecy. The internship with the DC Office Director will entail a research and advocacy focus on issues within the scope of the Brennan Center’s justice and democracy work. The internships start in September/October 2016 and last for 10 weeks.

Qualifications: Excellent legal research, analysis, and writing skills; initiative, imagination, and versatility; and a passion for our issues.

The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender identity, and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.

How to Apply: Interested students should go and upload, as a single document (where it says "attach resume"):
  • A cover letter explaining which particular program or programs they are interested in joining;
  • A legal writing sample of up to 10 pages;
  • A current resume;
  • Contact information for three references
You may compile your documents and upload them here, or use the separate buttons for each document. If you have difficulty uploading these items as one document, you may also e-mail them to, with “Fall 2016 Legal Internship - DC” in the subject line. We accept applications and will fill positions on a rolling basis through September 15, 2016, but priority is given to applications received by August 1, 2016. We encourage students with a strong interest in joining us to apply early.

Review more opportunities:

Fall Refugee Resettlement Internship with HIAS In Silver Spring

HIAS seeks a U.S. Programs intern to help respond to the global refugee crisis.  S/he works with the U.S. Programs team on initiatives affecting refugees, asylees and special immigrant visa (SIV) holders resettling in the United States. 

A semester or quarter commitment is required.   

Essential Functions: 
  • Supports post-arrival staff in research and develops materials in support of refugee resettlement programs (Reception & Placement, Matching Grants, preferred Communities and Refugee AmeriCorps) and/or functional areas (i.e. employment, cultural orientation, and psychosocial/ mental health).
  • Supports Pre-Arrival staff in all aspects of pre-arrival case processing, which may include case placement and assurance, case transfers, family reunification (P3 and CAM), and AOR.
  • Provides support to the Associate Director, Grants Management and U.S. Programs team, as necessary.
  • Participates in webinars and conference calls.
Job Requirements
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree; strong interest in refugee resettlement, human rights, international relations, and immigration.
  • Experience with immigrants, asylees, and/or refugees preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and written communication skills; critical thinking and cross-cultural communication skills strongly desired.
  • Detail oriented; ability to handle various tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Foreign language proficiency preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.
Interested applicants must include a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and contact information for three references.  

Apply here.

Fall 2016 elective course being offered at USG

This course can be used to meet Upper level supporting sequence or CORE advanced study requirements. You should be able to register via Testudo with no permission needed.

Program Coordinator Internship - Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation

Gene Counihan Legislative Internship - Montgomery Co. Office of Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)

Education and Community Outreach Internship - Montgomery Moving Forward

Administrative Assistant Position in Calverton Law Office for Recent Grad

The Law Office of Isaac H. Marks, Sr., LLC is looking for a recent graduate in any major to provide full-time administrative support for a solo law practice in Calverton, MD. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, case filing, answering telephones, client contact, preparing Excel spreadsheets, drafting correspondence, assembling data and documents, performing mathematical calculations and preparing charts, tables, graphs, etc.

Applicant must be detail-oriented with good verbal and written communication and analytical skills. Must be able to exercise independent judgment, discretion and work well with others in a small office environment. Courteous demeanor is a must.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Quickbooks
Please send resumes to and cc

Friday, July 8, 2016

Job Opportunity For Recent Grads: Dept of Homeland Security

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There is currently a vacancy opening for a Criminal Investigator in the Department of Homeland Security: Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Here is a link to the announcement:

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Many vacancies in the following locations: Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Bangor, ME, and 16 more locations
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 7/6/2016 (0 day(s) ago)
Closes Tuesday 7/12/2016
Salary Range: $39,677.00 to $57,093.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GL-1811-07/09
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Job Announcement Number:  DAL-ELHU-1711656-DEU-TEM


As a Criminal Investigator you will perform the following duties:
  • Conducting criminal, civil, and administrative investigations that are complex in scope encompassing subject matters which require an expert level of planning and coordination;
  • Investigating individuals, businesses, employers, criminal organizations, criminal conspiracies, and terrorist organizations that represent a significant threat to public safety and national security;
  • Serving as an undercover operative, undercover program manager, or case agent in certified undercover operations involving penetration of close-knit terrorist and other criminal groups for extended periods of time; 
  • Conducting and coordinating high-level comprehensive investigations involving individuals, groups, or large organizations operating at a local, national, or international level;
  • Being involved in and coordinating multi-jurisdictional, inter-regional, and inter-organizational inquiries and investigations;
  • Reviewing business and other records, often with other Federal, state and local agencies in order to gather evidence and ultimately prosecute the offenders for various violations of Federal law.

To apply, please visit the job announcement:

Program Coordinator, Energy and National Security Program Position at CSIS for Recent Grad

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

•Manages all program event logistics, including site selection, invitations, speaker requests, media requests, summary reports;
•Drafts to correspondence and responds to inquiries from program stakeholders
•Prepares and distributes development- and outreach-related documents;
•Maintains corporate and program files (e.g., activities, expenses, calendars, conflict areas);
•Maintains program website and related media;
•Serves as point of contact for internal programs, press,  and external contacts;
•Supervises and coordinates intern staff in day-to-day activities;
•Contributes occasionally to the development of the overall program research agenda through data/trend analysis and project research and development as needed.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the successful administration of all aspects of the program. Responsibilities cross all program components, including program organization, event management, outreach, and administrative support.

Required Experience:

•B.A./B.S. required.
•1-2 years related research and administrative experience.
•Ability to work closely and cooperatively with a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, dispositions, and executive levels.
•Ability to draft concept papers, proposals, business correspondence, etc.
•Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public.
•Interest in policy-related research and energy issues.
•Must be computer literate including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media and web-based research tools.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest and resume here.

Apply by July 11 for Fall Internships with START!

START is looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors  (including but not limited to: Criminology, Communications, Government, International Relations, Public Policy, History, GIS, Geography, Economics, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Languages and Statistics). Students from any institution may apply and we will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START is very willing to work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours on location at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland College Park.

Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form:

The fall internship program will begin with an orientation on August 25 and 26, 2016 and end on December 12, 2016. Below is a sampling of available opportunities.

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
The GTD is an open source, unclassified database including information on terrorist attacks around the world since 1970. The database is maintained by START researchers. The GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents and now includes over 125,000 cases. The GTD intern team is organized into the following themes:
·            GTD: Incident Location and Geographic Identification (GEOINT)
·            GTD: Perpetrator Identification
·            GTD: Target Classification
·            GTD: Understanding the Patterns and Use of Weapons and Tactics
·            GTD: The Consequences of Terrorism – Casualties and Outcome

Unconventional Weapons and Technology
The Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division consists of a number of intensive, shorter-term research projects concentrated on research topics within the larger study of terrorism and politically violent non-state actors. Intern positions are available in the following focus areas:
·        Advanced Research Internship (ARI)
·        Aviation Insider Threat Research
·        Behavioral Indicators of Insider Threats
·        Project Leviathan
·        Project Prometheus
·        Terrorist Ideology Project
Risk Communication and Community Resilience
Government, non-profits, and other organizations rely on public communication to deliver important messages to various audiences. Professional communicators today use social scientific research to improve this process, and START’s research teams have several current and upcoming communication projects that address current research questions. Risk communication is important for delivering messages about impending storms, terrorist attacks, public health crises, and more. Interns working on this team will support several ongoing research projects as well as new projects.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Interns will contribute to the construction of a global, multimodal transportation network.  Tasks will include analysis and aggregation of large-scale datasets, database triangulation, manual vector editing, extensive open-source research into traditional and illicit transportation methods, digital cartography/mapmaking, and translation of START’s qualitative research into geospatial format.  Interest/experience in global security and/or terrorism is beneficial.

START’s Communications team is seeking interns to assist with START’s communication activities and products. Intern responsibilities vary but may include: Writing and editing press releases and featured stories, planning and attending events, creating media kits, developing and tracking media lists and monitoring social media.

Understanding Domestic Radicalization
This internship is part of the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, a three-year project which seeks to establish an empirical basis to investigate the underlying mechanisms and processes for individual radicalization in the United States. Previous intern teams researched information on radicalized individuals and entered it into a dataset; wrote case studies on radicalized individuals; performed quality-control checks on the dataset; performed structured qualitative analysis; and assisted project staff in conducting analysis on the quantitative data.

Developing Technology in Explosive Detection Dogs
Interns for this project will assist in developing deployment strategies with explosive detection dogs while utilizing new technology in the field.  Interns will be working closely with four K9 dogs and their handlers while training and being deployed for Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection.  Interns must have a flexible schedule and ability to be around dogs.  Interns will be required to pass a brief background check.

START/State Department Terrorist Organizations Project
Students will gather and analyze statistics on terrorist organizations over time. Projects will include collecting the number and type of attacks over time, looking at trends, and possibly even modeling group capacity out into the future. Interns will also provide assistance in researching open source information on the leadership of some groups for possible future designations. Interns will be co-supervised by researchers at the University of Maryland and by project leads at the State Department. The State Department leads will set and give feedback on tasks. Interns will be based at START’s offices on the University of Maryland campus.

Why choose an internship at START?
         Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
         Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
         Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
         Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
         Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
         Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
         Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and professional development.
         Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful workplace environment.
         Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

General requirements
Applicants for all internships must:
         Have a good academic record.
         Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
         Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
         Agree to attend orientation and training.
         Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:
o   A complete application form
o   One page resume
o   Cover letter
o   Writing sample
o   Unofficial transcripts from most recent institution
Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, citizenship, preferred majors, and compulsory meeting times.