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Friday, December 15, 2017

Save the date: Careers in Diplomacy Panel


Careers in Diplomacy Panel 
Monday, March 5, 2018 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
University Career Center, 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing 

Interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in and around diplomacy. All students in attendance will have the opportunity to network one-on-one with the panelist and will receive a special resource detailing careers in the field of diplomacy. Confirmed panelists (4-6 organizations will be represented): 
  • Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America- Protocol Officer 
  • U.S. Department of State, Special Agent Diplomatic Security Service 
  • U.S. Department of State, Security Engineering Officer (e.g. SEO, Security Technical Specialist and Diplomatic Courier positions) 
All students must RSVP in order to ensure a spot is reserved. For additional information about this event: Contact Kristen Frese at UCC-BSOS@umd.edu, at the University Career Center.

December or Recent Grad Interested in Peace & Security? Apply to the Scoville Peace Fellowship!



Job Description
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, diplomacy, and peacebuilding and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also eligible to apply. They must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have engaged in advocacy as well as those who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
See our video describing how the Scoville Fellowship helps launch careers in international peace and security at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CuQ08o-1po

Application instructions

Salary and Benefits
Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $37,200 ($3,100 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. 
 
Application Deadlines 
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018
Submitting Applications
See www.scoville.org for complete information and application requirements.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Middletown PD job postings



The Middletown Police Department is hiring for full-time police officers and Summer 2018 public safety aides. The 2018 application process has several mandatory dates, so please read through the process carefully. Applicants complete the following by 6:30 PM on January 5, 2018 in order to be considered:
All application materials can be emailed to Christine.Brenner@cj.state.de.us and/or Heidi.Menasco@cj.state.de.us. The study guide will be provided once the application and eligibility standards guide are received.

If you have any interest or questions, feel free to reach out to a recruiter:
In person: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Middletown Police Department 
Email: Christine.Brenner@cj.state.de.us
Phone: 302-376-9950

Pickering Fellowships for State Dept. Foreign Service Careers


Are you aiming at a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State?

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. 

Deadline: January 18, 2018

**Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.**

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits:
  • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service.
  • Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a Fellow’s tuition
  • Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and university location
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Eligibility:
Only individuals who are United States citizens.
Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Final Exam Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle service between College Park and Shady Grove will run on its normal schedule on 12/11-12/14 and will also be available for the Friday and Saturday exams.  The Friday and Saturday shuttles are on an abbreviated schedule and will run as follows:

Friday, December 15
CP Departure Time - 6:50am
Arrive at USG by 7:45am
Arrive to CP by 8:45am

CP Departure Time - 9:15am
USG Departure Time - 10:15am
Arrive at CP by 11:05am

Saturday, December 16
CP Departure Time - 9:15am
Arrive at USG by 10:15am
Arrive to CP by 11:05am

CP Departure Time - 2:40pm
USG Departure Time - 3:45pm
Arrive at CP by 5:00pm
The bus is scheduled to be at the stop 5 minutes prior to departure time, and will leave promptly at the departure time. 

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Shuttle service will run the regular Monday-Thursday schedule Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19.  

No service after the 19th until the first day of classes, Wednesday, January 24.

NextBus alerts will be up to notify passengers.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Apply NOW for Fall 2018 BSOS College Scholarships!


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The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2018 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 2018 semester are due on February 12, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Volunteer with the Truancy Prevention Program







Department of Transportation internship opportunities



The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is proud to announce the launch of the OIG Student Volunteer Pilot Program and is currently seeking interns for the following departments:
The deadline for submission for the Spring 2018 semester is Dec 15, 2017

You may also find the postings on USAJobs below, should you choose to apply via USAJobs instead:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Apply NOW for BSOS College Scholarships!


The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2018 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 2018 semester are due on February 12, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu

Full-Time International Security Program – Smart Women, Smart Power Internship


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 decision makers 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.

JOB SUMMARY:

CSIS seeks one full-time intern to support the Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) initiative in the International Security Program. ISP focuses on global security challenges, and the management of the United States Department of Defense. The Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) initiative works to amplify the voices of women leaders in national security, foreign policy, international business, and development. It includes a live event series and biweekly podcast series.  The SWSP intern is a self-motivated, independent, creative thinker who can juggle multiple responsibilities while working as part of the overall International Security Program (ISP) team. The SWSP intern spends as much as 50 percent of her/his time working on ISP tasks, so an understanding of and interest in national security and defense policy is also required for the position.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate and keep updated the International Security Program (ISP) and Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) social media accounts (including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn).
  • Live tweet ISP and SWSP events.
  • Assist in preparing background briefers for podcast interviews and live series interviews.
  • Assist with scheduling of podcasts.
  • Assist with webpage updates; HTML and WordPress knowledge a plus
  • Assist with the organization and management of live events, to include creating and sending invitations, helping update mailing lists, and running the registration desk during events.
  • Assist with production of ISP monthly newsletter ISP Brief.
  • Track and log media (print, broadcast, and web) appearances by ISP scholars.

Required Experience

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, an advanced student or recent graduate
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be able to work full time (9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily)
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Social media proficiency
  • Interest in defense and security issues, international relations, and foreign policy
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently but also collaboratively with a team

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample which should be no more than three pages and relevant to the position being applied for at https://csiscareers.silkroad.com/For more information on ISP please visit: http://csis.org/program/international-security-program

Spring Internships in Amnesty international's DC Office


Amnesty International USA’s Individuals at Risk Program, DC office, is currently looking for full time interns for the Spring. We are looking for students who are committed to and interested in human rights and social justice, have a strong attention to detail, are proactive in problem-solving skills, are self-motivated, have a passion for campaigning on specific cases of human rights abuses, and have a positive attitude and ability to be a team player.

For more information you can go to https://careers.aiusa.org/vacancy/individuals-at-risk-program-internship-0408/434/description/.   (Application button there.) Please feel free to contact us at iar1team@aiusa.org.   

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

USG Spring 2018 Scholarships — Priority Deadline is TOMORROW!

USG Spring 2018 Scholarship Application Now Available! 

Be sure to apply before the priority deadline of November 30th!  Looking for other scholarships?  Get Fastweb's free tools and resources to help you on your college path.

Law School Interviews on Campus (College Park)


The pre-law advising office has scheduled several law schools to interview students on campus in the Career Center. The schools are Maryland, Baltimore, Richmond, Virginia, William & Mary, George Washington, American, George Mason, Cardozo, and Fordham, respectively.

These interviews are for students who intend to matriculate in the fall of 2018.

To schedule an interview, students simply need to login to Careers4Terps, select "Center Events" and then "Student Programs," and, finally, type "law school" into the search field. The available law schools and interview times should appear.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Spring 2018 Urban Resources Initiative Internships in Baltimore

***CHECK OUT THE GIS INTERNSHIP
The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities and institutions.
FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, APPLY BEFORENovember 30 

   Semester internship:  180 hours; 10-12 weeks; 15-18 hours/week
For information, contact Dr. Edward Orser, URI Program Manager:   info@parksandpeople.org
To apply, please complete the application found in the link below:

Be advised that the application asks forthe following:
1)      Resume     2) Letter of interest    3) Faculty academic advisor contact info.
PROJECTS WITH THE BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT
 OF RECREATION AND PARKS
 (See following pages for project descriptions)
·         Docs in the Parks
·         Researching Recreation Division Milestones
·         Outdoor Activity Program
·         Recreation Center Programs
·         Carrie Murray Nature Center
·         Park Events Programming  
·         Media Marketing Intern
·         Graphic Design for Park Promotional Materials
·         Emergency Locator GIS Mapping
PROJECTS WITH THE PARKS AND PEOPLE FOUNDATION
(See following pages for project descriptions)
·         Branches Environmental Educator Intern
·         Urban Ecology Curriculum Fellow (Baltimore Ecosystem Study)

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS:  BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
Docs in the Parks
The project seeks an intern with an interest in public health, the environment/nature and social media to develop the capacity of the Docs in the Park Program. The intern will research and prepare fun and engaging challenges on an environmental/educational mobile app for elementary age students who visit Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. The intern will also post weekly on the Greater Baltimore Children and Nature Facebook page and help plan two community events to present Docs in the Park to the public.  For information on Docs in the Parks, see http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/special-programs/docs/
Researching Recreation Division Milestones
The Recreation Division seeks an intern to research and develop promotion plans for events to celebrate important anniversaries in its programs.  For example, in December, 2018, the Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Ice Rink will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, and in May, 2019, the Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League will be celebrating its 50thyear. These are significant milestones for serving the citizens of Baltimore.  The Division seeks an intern with demonstrated interest in recreational programs, as well as research and writing skills, to assist In documentation, planning and preparation for the anniversaries.  
Outdoor Activity Program
Continuation of an ongoing project to assist in the development and implementation of outdoor activity programs in Baltimore parks, with a special emphasis upon assessment of their health benefits. The intern will organize and provideleadership for such outdoor activities as biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or camping.  Typical responsibilities include conducting surveys, compiling demographics, and disseminating information on the health benefits of outdoor activity. There also are opportunities for independent research and development for such additional outdoor recreation activities as equestrian use, rock climbing, mountain biking, natural surface trail development, or fishing.  Outdoor activity projects contribute to the Mayor’s Healthy Baltimore Initiative; the National Park Service Partnership to Find Your Parkland; and the Waterfront Partnership’s Swimmable/Fishable Harbor goals.
Recreation Center Programs
The Recreation Center Enrichment Program Intern will assist a Recreation Center Director with a wide variety of activities for the department’s Out of School Time Enrichment Program.   Required are experience with and ability to conduct recreational sports and activities, plus evidence of effective work with children and adolescents.
The Fitness Instructor intern will be responsible for the program to promote the physical, emotional, and mental health of the Center’s participants.  Duties will include instruction, programming, and promotion.  Experience with fitness assessments, nutritional counseling, the use of fitness equipment, and fitness education is required.
Carrie Murray Nature Center
The Carrie Murray Nature Center, located in West Baltimore’s Leakin Park, seeks interns for two projects.
The Environmental Education Intern will support the center’s naturalist in creating, facilitating, and instructing environmental educationprogramming to young people from the surrounding city communities.  The intern also will assist in such Nature Center duties as projects for park cleanup, trail maintenance, and garden upkeep.
The Volunteer Program Development intern will conduct research to develop a strategy for the recruitment of Nature Center volunteers.  The project involves proposals for the promotion of volunteer service opportunities, recruitment of participants, and a process for tracking their service.
Park Events Programming
The intern will assist the staff in all aspects of event planning in Baltimore’s parks, especially programs that engage families and youth.  The internship may include development of proposals for special events (concerts, fitness runs, outdoor movies, or others); promotion and publicity; supervision of event arrangements; and evaluation of outcomes.  It also would involve identifying local businesses, organizations and friends groups surrounding the parks for sponsorship and promotion of events in their area of the city.
Media Marketing Intern
The Media Marketing Intern will assist with a variety of projects and efforts, including social media campaigns (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), email campaigns, website updates, design of printed promotional, such as print ads, flyers and brochures. The intern will be work with the Chief of Communications and the Public Information Officer. Work will involve a variety of Recreation and Parks programs.

Graphic Design for Park  Promotional Materials                
The Graphic Design Intern will be integral in assisting with a variety of fast-moving design projects, including print, signage, web, e-mail, and social media. The Intern will learn to be responsive to art direction from Communications team members and react quickly to feedback. The Intern will collaborate with many BCRP staff members on projects from the conceptual stage to the final delivery, including the printing, production, and management process.

Emergency Locator GIS Mapping
The intern will work with the department’s GIS coordinator to create a detailed data set that will assist 311 (non-emergency) and 911 (emergency) dispatch with the location of callers within parks and along park trails. Tasks for the intern involve:  digitizing features from aerial photographs; collecting data in the field; confirming existing map data; and identifying nearest access point for emergency personnel.  The intern will make use of ArcGIS desktop software as well as ArcGIS online to set up sample webmaps of the data and participate in map design reviews and changes. Experience using ArcGIS and editing features is required. ESRI Collector will be used for field data collection. The intern will be required to work outdoors in a park setting and along wooded trails to collect data and mark locations.
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS:   PARKS AND PEOPLE FOUNDATION
Branches Environmental Educator
The intern will assist the two team leaders for the environmental education program of Branches, an after school program for high school students.  Branches focuses on exploring green careers, improving public parks, building green spaces, participating in outdoor sports/recreation, and conducting urban environmental and ecological research. Participants also gain essential life skills, including job-readiness.  The intern will assist staff with the facilitation of lessons and projects. Desired skills include experience working with high school age youth and delivering education-based programs. This internship is suitable for students with majors in Environmental Science or Studies, Urban Studies, Education or any of the social sciences.
Urban Ecology Curriculum Fellow (Baltimore Ecosystem Study)
BES urban ecology curricula are intended to provide students with direct, authentic experiences with their environment.  The intern will revise and update BES urban ecology curriculum and disseminate it in local school districts through social media, website updates, and/or newsletters.  Desired academic programs include Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, and/or related fields; also required are experience with science curricula; knowledge of the ecology of the Baltimore area, as well as excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Learn about digital forensics from a CCJS alum!

Hi all— Please see the message below from one of our own CCJS graduates, Brianna Morey. If you are interested, feel free to email her for more information.

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Hello, 
I am hosting a free informational Digital Forensics meetup here at USG in Building III conference room 5124 on Nov. 27th and 28th at 6pm. I will be talking about digital forensics and giving some demos. I will also talk about my experience at UMD and the University of Baltimore Forensic Science- High Technology Crime M.S at USG. If any anyone is interested in attending or has any questions, they can contact me at brianna.morey@ubalt.edu.

Thanksgiving Break begins on November 22nd



There are no classes on Wednesday, November 22nd. The offices at USG will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 22Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th.

We 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 2017 semester!