Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Spring 2017 USG General Scholarship

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING: Spring 2017 USG General Scholarship 

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

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. 

Don't Wait! Apply Today!! 

For more information please visit: 

Research & Outreach Internship

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Job Opportunity: Caseworker Erie County PA

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

Executive Leadership Panel Networking Event

Monday, November 28, 2016

Truancy Prevention Program

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

Post Election Open Forum @USG

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

UMD SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

Maryland Internship Program

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

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

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

Click HERE for the application.

Research Assistantship with Urban Institute for December or Recent Grad


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

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

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


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


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

Apply here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LSAT Practice 12/3 (in College Park)

Taking the LSAT in February?: Register for a free Kaplan diagnostic test on December 3rd!
  • BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person LSAT practice test on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 AM-2:00PM in 0117 Tydings Hall. 
  • Registration link (Space is limited!) -
  • Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report.
  • Kaplan's "What’s Next" law school quiz will assess your place in the journey and give you access to free LSAT / law school tools and information that can help you become more prepared. -
  • Contact with questions.

U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Career Fair: Seeking Spring/Summer 2017 Paid Interns

U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 1735 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 

RSVP Today to take advantage of this opportunity after the Thanksgiving break! Attend to network and apply for paid student cooperative positions and learn more about what an U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General does.

Because badges are required for security purposes, RSVP is REQUIRED by November 25, 2016. Please email your RSVP and include your first and last name to Deborah Ostertag, If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Ostertag, dostertag@uspsoig.gov703-248-2118 or Trina King, tking@uspsoig.gov703-248-2197.

*Transportation is not provided by UMD. One stop from metro station.
Please Note: This event is a non-UMD sponsored event.

Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, November 23rd

There are no classes on Wednesday, November 23rd. The CCJS offices at USG will be closed but staff will be available by email. The University of Maryland (and USG) will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th

All of us at CCJS@USG wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you back on campus for the final stretch of the Fall 2016 semester!

Family Justice Center Legal Intern - Spring 2017

The Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) Internship Program provides interns with a unique opportunity to learn about domestic violence intervention on a direct service level. The FJC Legal Intern will assist the attorneys and legal advocates housed at the Center, this includes, Catholic Charities, DVS Legal Services, and House of Ruth Maryland. 

The FJC Intern will assist in the following duties:
•Maintain legal services referral database and review protective orders
•Conduct outreach calls with FJC clients for possible representation
•Maintain the legal appointment book
•Coordinating between outside partners for legal representation for FJC clients
•Covering the FJC reception desk
•Covering the FJC intake desk
•Other duties as assigned

Applicant Requirements: 
•Must be 18 years of age
•Highly organized and motivated
•Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school
•Complete and submit an Internship Application
•Submit a resume
•Agree to an interview (if selected for an interview)
•Successfully complete a background check application (if selected for the position)
•Available 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, three (3) to five (5) days per week (Mon-Fri)**

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

•Bilingual (Spanish/English)
•Experience or interest in the following areas: domestic violence, pre-law/law, political science, and/or criminal justice

Application due November 30, 2016

To view the full posting and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 149177

BSOS Scholarships – Apply Now!

Greetings BSOS Terps, 

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! I encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2017 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the fall 2017 semester are due on February 10, 2017 by 5 p.m.  Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to
Best Wishes,

Dr. Katherine F. Russell
Associate Dean

Monday, November 21, 2016

Prince George's County Police Spring/Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity

Interested applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and recommendation form (attached below) to Diane Hou ( or turn in a hard copy (2201 LeFrak Hall) by 4:00 PM December 2nd, 2016.

If you cannot view the recommendation form below, please contact Diane via email for a copy.

Job Opening: Family Reunification Specialist

Esperanza Center is currently hiring a full-time Family Reunification Specialist as part of our Family Reunification Program. This position works directly with caregivers/sponsors in the process of reunification with recently arrived unaccompanied minors who are in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Candidates must be bilingual (written and spoken) in Spanish and English, possess a High School Diploma, and able to work Monday- Friday 8:30 am to 4:30pm. This position is eligible for benefits after an introductory period. To apply, click the link below:

Friday, November 18, 2016

ACES Cybersecurity Minor - Applications Open Dec 1

The ACES Minor takes a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity in which students gain knowledge about many of the fields (criminal justice, business, public policy) that intersect in cybersecurity. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students will gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus. Students will also have the opportunity to participate with students in the ACES Living-Learning Program as peer mentors, tutors, and advisors. The minor program will also include regular interactions with corporate and governmental leaders in cybersecurity, who will serve as both mentors and professional contacts.

Below are flyers that include admission and curriculum information. The admissions application will open on December 1st and can be found here: Applications are due no later than March 1, 2017

Spring Internship with UMD Center for Substance Abuse Research

Position:   Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – Spring 2017
Title: Research Assistant

Duties:   The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the development and maintenance of the Maryland Community Services Locator website (, a public service website that helps service providers and individuals in the community to access community resources. Specific duties include:

  • Verify the accuracy of program listings in the database using online sources and telephone surveys
  • Telephone surveys with community service providers to collect information on services provided
  • Data entry (using Excel) for responses from provider surveys
  • Assist in augmenting the comprehensiveness of the existing database through database comparisons, resource inventories, etc.
  • Outreach to community providers and individual community members at resource fairs to promote awareness of the MDCSL in Maryland
  • Assist with dissemination of materials to providers
  • Record website usage statistics to assess site utilization (using Google Analytics)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:   This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with community providers. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Analytics. Experience working with community organizations and/or social service/health/criminal justice providers.

Hours: 10 hours/week commitment. [Note: This was originally advertised with a higher time commitment.]

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students only and may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3 credits). May be used to fulfill elective credit.

To Apply:   Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and writing sample to:   
Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD  20740

Monday, November 14, 2016

Spring Intern: South Asia Studies

An intern in the South Asia Studies program at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) will work closely with staff in the foreign and defense policy studies department on research relating to South Asian politics, economics, and security issues. The intern will focus specifically on India, but may also work on Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or other regional topics as needed.

Tasks will include: 
·       Gathering news clips from Indian and international news sources
·       Researching Indian political economy and demographics
·       Fact checking and editing articles, and producing literature reviews as well as research concerning the domestic and foreign policies of India and Pakistan to support Sadanand Dhume's regular column and book research 

Some administrative work will be required to help assist with events and helping the scholar prepare for any speaking engagements and other ad hoc assignments. 

Desired skills: familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, and Lexis Nexis. Hindu/Urdu language skills are a plus. All class levels accepted. 

Applications accepted until February 07, 2017.

To apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 148855

Dept. of Homeland Security - Internship Opportunity

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ●  National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at

For questions please email us at

Dept. of Homeland Security - Job Opportunities

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking Students and Recent Graduates for job opportunities in Human Resources, Finance, Readiness, Security and Acquisition. The department is excited to offer this unique opportunity to recruit and hire the best and brightest among the Nation’s students and recent graduates. The DHS Pathfinder Hiring Event will use the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Programs to recruit qualified candidates.

The following announcements are open for students and recent graduates:
1.      Student Trainee (Human Resources), GS-0299-4/5. Apply at USAJOBS.
2.      Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-7/9/11. Apply at USAJOBS.
3.      Student Trainee (Administration and Programs), GS-0399-4/5. Apply at USAJOBS.
4.      Administrative Specialist, GS-0301-7/9/11. Apply at USAJOBS.
5.      Student Trainee (Financial Management), GS-0599-4/5. Apply at USAJOBS.
6.      Financial Management Specialist, GS-501-7/9/11. Apply at USAJOBS.
7.      Security Specialist, GS-0080-9/11/12. Apply at USAJOBS.

If you would like to be considered for any of these positions, submit a complete application package to USAJOBS, which includes a resume, occupational questionnaire, and other pertinent information (e.g., SF 50, DD 214). See each announcement for specific closing date information. You may apply to multiple announcements.

Direct Hire Opportunities

The department is also offering the following opportunities in Acquisitions and Contracting, using a direct hire authority. Direct hire authority permits agencies to hire individuals in an expedited manner by making an employment offers on the spot.

1.      Contract Specialist, GS-1102-9/11/12/13. Apply at USAJOBS.