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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UMPD Community Police Academy


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The University of Maryland Police Department is having a Community Police Academy starting February 8th, concluding on April 19th with a graduation ceremony.  It will take place each Wednesday night at their Training Facility and it is open to all who live, work, or attend school in College Park.  Information about the class and the application are on the UMPD websiteApplications are due by February 1, 2017.   

The idea of the class is to be an informal setting that will encourage conversation among participants and police officers.  Participants will be introduced to the academic and practical aspects of a police academy and will become familiar with such topics as traffic law, crime scene investigations, and criminal law.  There will also be an opportunity to participate in a ride-along with an officer.  The academy experience will also include practical exercises and scenarios faced by police officers.  This will be a unique experience to bring together, in a non-confrontational, learning environment, an array of citizens who will be encouraged to express their thoughts openly and honestly.

BSOS Scholarships

Greetings BSOS Terps, 

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! This is your last chance to apply for an award for the fall 2017 semester before the February 10 deadline!

Make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria prior to submitting your application. Visitthis link to explore all of our scholarships.

Remember, applications for the fall 2017 semester are due on February 10, 2017 by5 p.m.  Click here to apply.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu
 
Best Wishes,
Dr. Katherine F. Russell

May Graduates: Have you applied for graduation?

May Graduates: Have you applied for graduation?


Deadline for application is Tuesday, February 7, 2017



For more information on graduation ceremonies to go


Community School Coordinator – Mental Health Association

Community School Coordinator – Mental Health Association

As part of the Linkages to Learning (LTL) program, the Community School Coordinator is responsible for assessing the needs of the school community and designing, developing and implementing programs for students, parents and the larger community to meet those needs. The CSC serves as the liaison between the LTL program and the school administration and is responsible for developing strong relationships with volunteers and donors to further the work of the LTL program. Successful candidates will have experience with community outreach, volunteer and donor cultivation and program development. Bachelor’s degree in social services field and bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.

Requirements include: Bachelor's level degree in social service and bilingual in Spanish

New graduates can apply by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the job’s ID number: 146380

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Study Abroad Fair (in CP): February 8!


Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. Find us on February 8th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom, Stamp!

Fall 2017 Internship: Department of Justice - Litigation Security Group


Image result for us dojThe U.S. Department of Justice Litigation Security Group is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2017 internship.

The Agency:
The Security and Emergency Planning Staff, Litigation Security Group (LSG) is seeking a volunteer intern for Fall 2017 semester, pending background check.  The LSG is comprised of security specialists whose mission is to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure which is introduced in litigation.  

This security advice and assistance is provided to the Federal judiciary, counsel, and other participants outside of the Executive Branch during the course of litigation.  This includes, but is not limited to, initiating and adjudicating background investigations, overseeing the construction of sensitive compartmented information facilities in Federal courthouses, providing equipment for the processing, safekeeping and destruction of classified information and conducting security briefings.  The Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) governs the introduction and use of classified national security related information in the course of criminal litigation.  Section 9 of CIPA calls for the court appointment of a classified information security officer (CISO), a neutral security expert responsible for the implementation of policies designed to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. 

The Internship:
Volunteer interns will assist with ongoing administrative projects related to the LSG’s mission.  This internship will focus on a training program related to the protection of classified national security information.  The intern will be working onsite at the office of the LSG located at 145 N Street, NE (NOMA – Gallaudet), Washington, DC. 


Length of Internship: 1 or more semesters
Hours per Week:  Students should be available to work approximately 20 hours per week

Qualifications: 
Applicants should be self-motivated, responsible, have excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail and an interest in the subject matter.   Applicants must be a United States Citizen, have a minimum of 56 cumulative credits at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Applicants will undergo a background check for access to Top Secret information. 

Application: 
Interested students should submit their resume, a writing sample, and an unofficial transcript for review.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.  All application materials should be submitted to CCJS Advising either electronically (ccjsadvising@umd.edu) or in hard copy (2201 LeFrak Hall) by 4:00 PM on February 15, 2017.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Study Abroad Information Session

Are you interested in doing a Study Abroad? Are you worried that you might not graduate on time if you do? 

Come check out this informational session on Feb 13 at 12:45-1:45pm in III-3203

A representative from College Park is coming to talk about:
  • Semester-long study abroad
  • Short-term study abroad (winter break, spring break, summer break)
  • Financing options
This will be a GREAT time to learn more about the CCJS study abroad trip to Thailand and Cambodia this summer! 

Refreshments will be served! 


University of Maryland Police - hiring NOW!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Gainesville Florida Police Department Hiring


ImageThe Gainesville Florida Police Department is actively seeking diversified candidates to serve their community.  The Gainesville Police Department will be testing applicants each month.  Please visit their website for further details regarding employment opportunities and eligibility requirements.  Current testing dates are: March 12, 2017 and April 10-12, 207 for new police officers.

To apply, please visit the City of Gainesville's Employment page .  Next, click on "Apply for Available Positions," then click on "Background Forms" and thoroughly complete the following:
  • Background Data Packet
  • Background Waiver
  • Physician Recommendation forms


Note: The City of Gainesville Human Resource department will instruct qualified candidates when to mail-in the Background forms.

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2017!

To apply, go to https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/midcm2017 and complete the online form.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 20, 2017.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at MIDCMinfo@umd.edu

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Public Service Scholar: Information Session

These full-time summer programs offer experiences in many areas of government/public sector and are PAID! Many of majors here at USG can apply to these programs as they are very flexible. Interested? Check out the info session being held at USG in February!


Refugee Resettlement Intern

Refugee Resettlement Intern

Job Summary: The Refugee Resettlement Intern will assist case managers in all resettlement activities, systems navigation, and access to benefits for recently- arrived refugees in Maryland.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Assist setting up apartments for newly arriving refugees
-Provide assistance to case managers in meeting clients at airport when they first arrive and transport them to their new home
-Assist with conducting Cultural Orientation
-Perform orientations on safety, health and hygiene
-Assist clients to get services from local social service offices and public assistance
-Assist and accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: employment, medical appointments, school enrollments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments
-Assist R&P case manager with maintenance of case files
-Show clients how to use public transportation
-Assist with other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
-College degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, social work, law/justice, human rights, or related field required
-Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable
-An interest in international and refugee issue
-Ability to work independently as well as in a team
-Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines
-Ability to work under pressure
-Flexibility
-Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
-Effective communication and writing skills
-Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable
-Having personal car or access to a car is highly desirable

Time Requirements: At least 2 full days a week

Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.


To view the full position posting and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 151627

Paid Internship with Department of Homeland Security

Human Resources Internship- Department Of Homeland Security

This position will be filled under the Pathways Internship Program. This Program allows students to gain paid work experience while pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate at a qualifying institution. Under the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered a permanent position with our agency upon graduation or completion of a qualifying certificate. At the Agency's discretion, students hired under the Pathways Program may be extended beyond 9/30/2017 and/or non-competitively converted to a term, career, or career-conditional appointment with a Full Performance Level (FPL) of GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 (FPL varies based on the hiring department). Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion.

Student Trainee (Human Resources)

Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Many vacancies - Multiple Locations

Series and Grade: GS-0299-05

Position Information: This is a temporary summer position not to exceed 9/30/2017. There is no promotion potential. - Full time

Who May Apply: This is an internship for students who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a certificate or degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school.

Open Period: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461258400

Apply for the Global Terrorism Minor


Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive understanding of terrorism globally and homeland security?

The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train thenext generation of terrorism analysts. All majors are welcome to apply! Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM. We will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor from our new Undergraduate coordinator, Liz Wasden, as well as our Peer Advisor, Emily Quinn. Information sessions will be held on:
  • Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
  • Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102 
Mark your calendars now to be sure to learn more about the program!

Click the following link to read through the information on our website or to start your application: http://start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program

Apply for the Global Terrorism Minor


Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive understanding of terrorism globally and homeland security?

The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train thenext generation of terrorism analysts. All majors are welcome to apply! Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM. We will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor from our new Undergraduate coordinator, Liz Wasden, as well as our Peer Advisor, Emily Quinn. Information sessions will be held on:
  • Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
  • Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102 
Mark your calendars now to be sure to learn more about the program!

Click the following link to read through the information on our website or to start your application: http://start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Global Terrorism Minor Applications Open Now!

Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive understanding of terrorism globally and homeland security? The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts. All majors are welcome to apply!

Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM. We will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor from our new Undergraduate coordinator, Liz Wasden, as well as our Peer Advisor, Emily Quinn. Information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102


Mark your calendars now to be sure to learn more about the program!

Click the following link to read through the information on our website or to start your application: 

http://start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program

We look forward to meeting you at the information sessions!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book Talk: Countering Terrorism


Do you have your Spring 2017 parking permit?


Montgomery Moving Forward Internship

Montgomery Moving Forward
 
Community Education and Outreach Intern

Are you interested in helping solve community issues? Montgomery Moving Forward is looking for a Spring intern. You will be able to gain valuable experience by promoting community events through social media, participating in critical research of new issues, and various administrative tasks. This internship is located in Rockville, MD. 

Compensation through USG's Internship Scholarship. For any questions or to apply, please send resumes here.

Student ID Discounts!

Student ID Discounts! 

Still don't have a USG ID??

Stop by SAS Suite and the Office of Student Services to get your student ID today!

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Graduate School Workshop @ USG

Graduate School Workshop
 
This Thursday, Jan. 19th from 3-5:30pm
Building-III Room 2226

Learn about the application process and tips for entrance exams.

Food will be provided.  Email CAS to register.
Graduate School Workshop

Register for your Spring USG Parking Pass now!

USG Parking Information
Don't forget to register for your USG Parking Pass. Payment plans are available.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ocean City Police Department Testing



Ocean City Police Department is currently hiring full-time and seasonal police officers, public safety aides, and communications operators. 


Upcoming Testing Dates:
January 7 and 8
January 28 and 29
February 18 and 19

For more information: www.Joinocpd.com

Priddy Library Workshops


Job Opportunity: Legal Assistant/Secretary


Image result for Law Offices of Debra A. ThomasThe Law Offices of Debra A. Thomas in Towson, MD is seeking a Legal Assistant/Secretary.  This is a small law firm with two attorneys and two staff members. The law firm primarily handles personal injury cases, as well as wills, probate, and family law. The law office is seeking a candidate with exceptional organizational skills to man the front desk. This person will open up the office, order supplies, review and scan mail, order medical records, call insurance companies to set up claims, type letters, send faxes, issue checks, answer phones, trouble shoot office problems, accounting, and type pleadings. The candidate must be able to multitask and work in a team environment. The candidate must be able to type and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location:  Towson, MD
Questions: Please contact Ms. Jada Brewer at jada@dtlawoffices.com

Truancy Prevention Program

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

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sao/other/truancyprogram.html



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Job Search Boot Camp - Jan 18


Dec. 16' Graduates: You are invited to a JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Lunch provided)

Are you a new UMD graduate (December 2016 or May 2016) who wants to submerge yourself in basic job search strategies?  Then this free workshop is for you!  Throughout the day you will:

  • discover how to identify your skills, interests and values;
  • learn how to focus your resume;
  • target positions/industries/organizations of interest to you;
  • learn the ins and outs of networking;
  • create a LinkedIn profile;
  • uncover the secrets of effective interviewing; and
  • become informed of on-campus and community resources you can utilize.

Space is limited!! Registration is required to participate, so sign-up as soon as possible at https://go.umd.edu/bootcamp 

For more information, please contact Linda LeNoir at llenoir@umd.edu, University Career Center & The President's Promise.  

Summer International Development Internship


Are you interested in a career in International Development? Join Creative Associates International 2017 internship class and work alongside experts who are addressing some of developments toughest challenges; such as delivering quality education to students in conflict, to stabilizing communities transitioning from crisis to peace.
Through Creative’s International Development Internship, undergraduate and graduate students will gain valuable firsthand experience and insight in this exciting field. The program also provides interns with multiple opportunities for professional development by attending workshops, listening to guest speakers, and other activities.
Working from the fast-paced environment at Creative’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, interns will hone their research skills and explore their academic and professional interests from June 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017.
At the end of the eight-week Internship, participants will present findings from their research projects or other specific deliverables. Winners will receive additional recognition and reward. Past internship projects have included: researching solutions to humanitarian crises in Central America and South Sudan; analyzing land governance in conflict zones; and supporting projects to mitigate electoral conflict and improve security in Tunisia and Burundi.
Focus Areas
Competition for Creative’s International Development Internship is substantial, and only 10-14 students will be selected. Those chosen will be placed in their technical area of concentration based on academic interest and merit.
Technical areas of concentration include:
Education for Development Division
  • Basic Education
  • Education in Conflict
  • School and Community Health
Communities in Transition Division
  • Stabilization and Development (conflict zones)
  • Citizen Security (crime and violence prevention)
  • Political Transitions
  • Electoral Education and Integrity
  • Governance and Community Resilience 
Economic Growth Division
  • Workforce Development and Youth Employment
  • Economic Stabilization and Recovery
Creative Development Lab
  • Technology for Development
Business Development Division
  • Proposal Development
  • Business Analytics
Communications Department
  • News & feature story writing
  • Internal communications
  • Multimedia production
Human Resources Division
  • Human resource management
  • Capacity building
  • International development operations
Operations
  • Records retention
  • Quality Management Systems development
How to Apply
To be considered for Creative’s International Development Internship each applicant must submit the following:
  • Resume.
  • Most recent transcript.
  • Compelling statement of interest, including a statement of academic and research experience; your first and second preference of technical areas of focus; and your willingness to participate in the internship from June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017.
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic source within the international development field.
Applicants must send their complete package to: IDI2017@CreativeDC.com. Individuals selected to participate in Creative’s International Development Internship will be selected and notified by April 2017.
Eligibility Requirements
Creative’s International Development Internship program seeks current graduate students in relevant fields of study. Rising sophomore, junior, and senior year undergraduates are also encouraged to apply.  Studies must be in areas related to international development. Strong candidates will demonstrate an ability to conduct research and write effectively.  
Interns must commit to participation for the entire duration of the program (June 5, 2017 through July 28, 2017). Interns will develop an individual or team project, which will be presented to their peers and to a panel of judges.
Compensation
Creative’s International Development Internship program provides a $5,000 (five thousand dollar) stipend to each participant. Additional recognition and reward is given to selected individuals for exceptional contributions. 
Apply here.

Oxfam America Organizing & Alliances Intern


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We are currently seeking an energetic and enthusiastic intern to work closely with our Organizing and Alliances Team based in Washington, DC. The core function of this position will be to provide research and database development support for Oxfam’s faith engagement program which is a key component  of Oxfam’s campaigning and advocacy efforts. This position will also provide outreach and tactical support for a time-bound and high impact campaign.
The internship is 35 hours per week and includes a stipend.
Typical tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Mapping of U.S. faith constituencies;
  • Research and writing related to targeted Congressional campaigns;
  • Supporting organizers in their outreach with faith communities.
  • Tracking information and measuring impact of program work;
  • Coordinating event and program logistics;
  • Occasional packing and shipping of campaign materials.
The Organizing and Alliances intern will have the opportunity to gain practical organizing skills, get an inside understanding of campaigning and outreach within an international development and advocacy agency and have access to the multitude of events, conferences and interest based meet ups that happen every day all over the nation’s capital. The internship offers a friendly work environment with several fellow interns and supportive staff willing to share knowledge and career advice.
 Qualifications:
  • The intern should be pursuing an undergraduate degree or higher, and should have at minimum junior standing;  
  • The intern must have exacting attention to detail; strong writing and interpersonal communication skills; and a collaborative work ethic;
  • The  intern should possess strong organizational skills, professionalism and ability to meet deadlines;
  • The intern should be familiar with online mapping tools or have the patience and willingness to learn how to use them;
  • The intern should also have an interest in global social justice issues; and a high level of personal energy and commitment.
  • Proficiency with Excel/Google spreadsheets is a must.
Apply here.

Fulbright Summer Institutes to the UK



Applications for Fulbright Summer Institutes to the UK are now open.

Deadlines February 23 or 26 2017. Please look at individual Institute pages below for detailed program information and deadlines.

Please Note: The application will have a new online format for 2017 applications. 
ELIGIBILITY:
 The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three or four week academic and cultural summer program.

Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

If you have any questions about the program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The US-UK Fulbright Commission gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Michael W Louis Charitable Trust and the individual universities in making these summer institutes possible.

Summer Institutes available for US students:

AIFS Summer Institute with Globe Education
Durham University Summer Institute
Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute
SOAS, University of London Summer Institute
Scotland Summer Institute: Identity, Society, and the New Enlightenment
Scotland Summer Institute: Technology, Innovation, and Creativity
University of Bristol Summer Institute
University of Exeter Summer Institute
University of Sussex Summer Institute (New)
University of Westminster Summer Institute (New)

The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.