Monday, October 31, 2016

USG Poverty Simulation--Sign up now!

Poverty Simulation

Save your spot and register here  starting  November 1st!

Session 1: Wed., 11.30.2016 1-4 pm
Session 2: Thurs., 12.1.2016 2-5 pm

Take part in this educational experience for greater understanding of the challenges faced by low-income people, and the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with others supporting this population. All professions working with low­-income populations are encouraged to attend.

Spring 2017 Nonprofit Internship Interviews - MAIN CAMPUS

Interested in a Spring 2017 internship with a nonprofit? 
Apply before Nov. 8, 2016 to be considered!

The following nonprofit organizations will be leading on-campus (main campus) interviews soon for Spring 2017 opportunities. If you would like to be considered, you must apply through Careers4Terps via and search for the ID number below (listed in parenthesis after the internship job title). You may apply for as many opportunities that are of interest to you. 

View all opportunities on Careers4Terps and apply today (deadline: November 8 at 11:59pm)
     Communications Intern (148340)
     Marketing/Visitor Relations Intern (148341)
     Business Plan Monetization & Marketing Project (148302)
     Educational Programming and NonProfit Management Intern (148304)
     Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival Intern (148310)
     Intern - Aftercare Coordinator (148298)
     Program Development Intern (148299)
     Office of Learning & Talent Development Intern (148286)
     Fundraising and Development Internship (148342)
     Community Schools Intern (148343)
     Housing & Community Development Intern (148287)
     Internship - "Borderless" Art Project (148305)
     Internship - Development Team (148328)
     GIS Intern - Department of Public Works (148289)
     Internship - Assisting Senior Citizens to Live at Home (148312)
     Front Desk Greeter (148296)
     Program Administrative Intern (148292)
     Program Administrative Intern (148297) 
     Program Facilitator (148294)
     Program Support Intern (148293)
     Program Tutor (148295)
     Age-In-Place Spring 2017 Intern (148308)
     Events & Advancement Intern (148344)
     Nonprofit Strategy Intern (148345)
     Social Media Intern (148346)
If you are invited for one or more on-campus interviews, you will be able to sign up for an interview timeslot through Careers4Terps under the "On-Campus Interviews" tab on the left-side navigation bar beginning Thursday, November 11 at midnight on a first-come, first serve basis.  You should receive an email about being invited for an on-campus interview (so check your email and spam folders).

​Still not sure how to apply through Careers4Terps?  Watch this brief video to learn how: 

CRIMSA Meeting – November 3rd

CRIMSA Bake Sale

Spring 2017 Course Highlight: CCJS332

Thursday, October 27, 2016

START Winter Courses

START is offering Winterterm classes, open to all students interested in Terrorism Studies. This winter you can learn the basics of GIS, Behavioral Profiling, or Network Analysis for Terrorism, or enroll in our 3-credit course on the Rise of the Islamic State. Check out our course listings on Testudo (listed under BSST). For more information, see the attached flier!

*TOMORROW* Tower Sniper — Book Discussion & Signing with Dr. Roger Friedman

USG Scholarship Application: Apply Now!

It's time to submit scholarship applications for the Spring 2017 semester! If you would like to be considered for scholarships for the coming semester, make sure you submit your application no later than November 30, 2016. 

You can direct all questions regarding the application to the Office of Student Services at 301-738-6023. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Truancy Prevention Program

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Job Opportunity: Law Firm Assistant


(PT/FT) Seeking reliable and detail oriented person to assist with all case related matters related to immigration and family law. Modern office with friendly and highly motivated law office staff. Flexible schedule of 15 to up to 30 hours per week.  May also consider full-time employment for the right candidate. Bilingual Speaker (English/Spanish) is a plus for otherwise qualified candidate. Law firm located on 355/Rockville Pike -2 blocks from Rockville Metro. Our website is  Send resume and/or cover letter via fax e-mail to

START Internships

Election Night Watch Party @ USG

Election Night Watch Party

Your vote matters.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 7-10pm
Green Grove Cafe

Rock the Vote on Tuesday, November 8 and join us for the Watch Party with the Political Science Student Organization & Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Association.

Free food.
Several broadcasts.
Election photobooth & more!

*TOMORROW* Graduate Studies Info Session

GRADUATING SENIORS: It's time to order your graduation regalia!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Forensics@NIST Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading a federal effort to strengthen forensic science in the United States. How are they doing that? Find out by attending Forensics@NIST 2016, on Nov. 8-9, when you will have the opportunity to visit the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, meet their scientists, and learn how they are using advanced methods in metrology, computer science, and statistics to develop new forensic techniques. Registration and attendance is completely free of charge.

Webinar registration will open Nov. 2.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Connection, Communication, & Civility Event

Please RSVP if you plan to attend! 

Spring 2017 Internship Opportunity: Department of Treasury – International Affairs

The Department of The Treasury- International Affairs
Spring 2017 Junior Fellowship and Internship program Term: 01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017
Closes Friday 10/28/2016

Departmental Offices is comprised of divisions headed by Assistant Secretaries and Under Secretaries who are primarily responsible for policy formulation and overall management of the Treasury Department. These offices include:

  • Executive Offices of the Secretary of the Treasury
  • Domestic Finance
  • Economic Policy
  • General Counsel
  • International Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Management/Chief Financial Officer
  • Public Affairs
  • Tax Policy
  • Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
  • Treasurer
Students are required to select up to three program offices from the list above. For more information and detail descriptions, visit Treasury's website

Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (proper documentation required)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Successfully complete Pre-Employment Background Investigation
  • Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
  • Must be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale)

About the Agency
Departmental Offices is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From January 30, 2017 - May 12, 2017, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury. We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C. with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to the White House, a few blocks from McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations, and close to shops, museums, and restaurants.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spring 2017 Internship Opportunity: Supreme Court of the United States Police

The Supreme Court of the United States Police is currently seeking students for a police internship for the Spring 2017 semester.  If you are seeking a career in law enforcement this is a great hands on experience. You will be protecting one of the most important bodies in our government, the Supreme Court of the United States. Credit will be granted for this internship to eligible students through the CCJS department after the proper paperwork has been processed.

Intern’s duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist officers on the front plaza and with crowd control
  • Aid any investigations
  • Assist visitors with directions
  • Escort Justices and/or groups with reservations
  • Assist officers with screening of visitors
  • Various administrative duties
To apply, please submit an electronic copy of your resume to Diane Hou at with "SCPUS Internship Application" as your subject line.  All resumes should be submitted by 4:00PM on Friday, October 28, 2016.  Interviews for selected candidates will be scheduled on campus the for the week of November 14.  Please remember this is a professional internship with a federal agency and should be treated as such from the initial application through the completion of the internship. 

Career Fair at Main Campus

Location: SPH building, MAIN CAMPUS, Volley Ball Gym
Dates: Tuesday, October 25th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SPH Career Expo invites all undergraduate and graduate students to learn about potential internship and career opportunities in the local and federal government, social services, and health research and analysis. 

CCJSers, check out this list of employers attending... Especially the ones from local & federal government!

Health Research & Analysis:
  • DrFirst
  • IQ Solutions
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Social & Scientific Systems
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Emmes Corporation 
Clinical & Health Services:
  • Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center
  • Children's National Health System
  • Whitman Walker Health
  • Brain Injury Association of Maryland
  • Chase Brexton Health Care
  • Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice
Local & Federal Government:
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Health and Human Services,
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Community & Social Services:
  • Greenbelt CARES Youth and Family
  • Services Bureau
  • Nourish Now
  • Peace Corps
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
  • American Heart Association Fitness & Wellness
  • Columbia Association
  • Equinox
  • Gold's Gym
  • Well Space
  • Prince George's Sports and Learning Center

For additional information about this event: Contact Shannon Edward at

CRIMSA Bake Sale

Why Grad School?

Are you considering applying to graduate school?

Do you have questions about:

·        Components of the application
·        Letters of recommendation
·        Statement of purpose
·        Graduate Record Exams (GRE) (GMAT) (LSAT)

Are you curious about:

·        How students are supported in graduate school?
·        How long it takes to get a PhD?
·        Whether a Masters degree is a good option?
·        Pros and cons of taking a "gap year"?
·        Are you interested in forming a study group for the Physics "Subject" GRE exam?

Then come to Why Grad School on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 3:30 -5:30 pm in the Building III, room 3142 Crockett Theatre. Experts will provide information on the ins and outs of graduate school. Food will be provided.

Please click on the form  and RSVP.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Policy and Advocacy Paid Internship

The Detention Watch Network is hiring an intern for the spring semester.

The Policy & Advocacy Intern will work with DWN's Policy Director and Research & Advocacy Associate. The intern will conduct detailed research into documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, produce written analysis about research findings, support DWN's ability to track key relationships, and participate in internal policy discussions. DWN is seeking candidates with a strong interest in immigration, detention, advocacy, and public policy. This is a paid internship.

• Conduct research and analysis of detention facility contracts and other documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests;
• Review inspections of detention facilities and track detention-related updates;
• With support, draft complaints regarding mistreatment and mismanagement at detention facilities;
• Support DWN’s ability to track key Congressional relationships;
• Participate in DWN strategy discussions and join the Policy Director for some advocacy meetings with Congressional and Administrative decision-makers;
• Other duties as needed related to program development, management, and operations

• The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient Microsoft Suite skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• A collaborative work style and a self-directed spirit
• Demonstrated quantitative analysis skills a plus, but not required
• Spanish proficiency or fluency a plus, but not required
• All applicants must be enrolled in a related field of study and pursuing a degree or certificate
• Must be able to use own laptop

Start Date: January 2017
End Date: May 2017
Application Due Date: Tuesday November 1, 2016
Compensation: $11.50/hour at 10-15 hours/week 

To apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the post’s ID number: 147558

Research Analyst Position with the FBI

Are you looking for a career that is challenging, compelling and important? Then consider the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Name Check Program (NNCP). We play a vital role in protecting the United States from espionage and counterterrorism. Our mission is to disseminate information from the FBI files in response to name check requests received from over 70 federal agencies.

The information provided by NNCP, is essential to national security interests. Our customers rely on this information to adjudicate matters resulting in but not limited to:
• Security clearances
• Government employment and appointment
• Issuance of an immigration benefit such as naturalization or visas
• Attendance at White House functions

Research Analysts access records that contain investigative, administrative, personnel and general information. Searches performed by our analysts are unique and cannot be duplicated by any other organization because the FBI’s Central Record System is strictly for the use of FBI personnel.

• Research/analytical skills
• Strong computer skills
• Writing comprehension
• Ability to conduct research with accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and establish priorities while collaborating with colleagues
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality policies

Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university. Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills are also required to excel in this position.

You must be a U.S. citizen and consent to a complete background investigation, drug test and polygraph as a prerequisite for employment. The FBI is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications accepted until December 13, 2016.

*Please note that this is an abbreviated version of the job posting. To view the full post and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the post’s ID number: 147554

Order your CCJS t-shirts starting TOMORROW!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Department of Correction & Rehabilitation - Internship Program

2017 Institute for Defense Analyses Summer Associate Program

The IDA Summer Associate Program provides students unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

Two of these FFRDCs are accepting Summer Associates.

Staff at the IDA Systems and Analyses Center (SAC) provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges.  The Studies and Analyses Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is comprised of eight research divisions:

• Cost Analysis and Research Division                            • Information Technology and Systems Division
• Intelligence Analyses Division                                        • Joint Advanced Warfighting Division
• Operational Evaluation Division                                     • System Evaluation Division
• Science and Technology Division                                  • Strategy, Forces and Resources Division

Staff at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), located in Washington, DC, assist the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other executive branch agencies in formulating federal S&T policy by providing high-quality, objective, analytical support to inform policymakers.

Each year, IDA hires paid student associates at its Virginia and Washington, DC facilities to work for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months. Attendance at the 8 week core period between June 5 and July 28 is required.  An additional 2 weeks (or more) either before or after the core period is required for a complete 10 week internship. In some cases opportunities exist for associates to work a few weeks longer than the 10-week minimum.  

The wage range is dependent on the field of study and years of education completed. For students living outside the area, IDA pays for one instance of round-trip travel.  Associates are responsible for living expenses during the summer.

The responsibilities vary depending on division and particular assignment.

We seek highly qualified students with strong academic backgrounds.  Our preference for the program is graduate students, but we will consider undergraduates who are rising seniors.  In either case, students must be returning to an academic institution in the fall to continue their educational pursuits. 

We seek a variety of disciplines including computer science, information technology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, operations research, aero/astronautical engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, materials science, statistics,economics, behavioral sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, learning sciences, international relations, policy studies, and finance.   Strong quantitative, critical thinking and writing skills are our top priority regardless of the academic discipline.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and transcripts. 

Applicants who are selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required.  

Apply here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Live-stream Event: Zika & The Collapse of Global Public Health

This event will be live-streamed to USG!

October 17th from 1-3pm 
Building III Room 4230

We would love to see you there.

Apply to be the Winter 2016 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

Image result for graduationCollege of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
12:00 PM

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

Each year the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences selects one student to deliver a 4-5 minute speech at the commencement ceremony. The theme of the speech is entirely up to you but must speak to all graduates from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.


  • Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • A GPA of 3.50 or better
  • Graduated in Summer or Graduating in Fall 2016

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please

Anti-Trafficking Intern – Spring 2017

Human Rights First is accepting applications for an Anti-Trafficking Intern for Spring 2017 (January 17-May 12). Intern must be available at least 22.5 hours/week.
•General and legislative research on issues related to human trafficking;
•Draft blogs;
•Proofread, edit, and fact check material;
•Assist in development and execution of campaign-related events and meetings;
•Monitor legislation, attend congressional hearings, and research legislators’ backgrounds and voting records;
•Assist in preparation for congressional advocacy and lobbying;
•Update organizational databases that track anti-trafficking legislation and campaign goals; and
•Administrative and other tasks as needed, including participating in team meetings.

•Detail Oriented and excellent writing, editing, and research skills;
•Previous work or internship experience in an office environment;
•Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills;
•Capacity to take initiative, prioritize duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team;
•Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and to work in a professional manner; and
•Interest in human trafficking, human rights, and American policymaking.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through January 2, 2017.
Students must submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.
Interested students can view the posting and apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the internship’s ID number: 147146

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tower Sniper — Book Discussion & Signing with Dr. Roger Friedman

DOCR Job Openings

Below is 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

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

Correctional Specialist I/II – Grade 19/Grade 22: Requisition #IRC23184 –Closes 10/8/16

Correctional Officer (Grade C3): Requisition #IRC23049 – Closes 10/7/16

Correctional Health Nurse II, (Substitute). Grade 24: Requisition #IRC22853 –Open Until Filled

Correctional Health Nurse II, Grade 24: Requisition #IRC22105 – Open Until Filled

Community Correctional Intern, Grade S-1: Requisition #IRC23013 – Open Continuous