Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Satisfaction Survey

The Universities at Shady Grove is conducting a campus-wide survey for all students. Please complete our 5-minute survey. Your answers are completely anonymous and help us understand how to better serve you.

In appreciation for your feedback, you will automatically receive a coupon for a free coffee, tea, or soda (from the Corner Bistro or Green Grove CafĂ©), and you can enter into a drawing to receive an iPad Mini! Fill out the survey right now and enter to win.
Thanks again for providing your feedback to us!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Security & Strategy Research Assistant Position at Brookings for May or Recent Grad

Position description

The research assistant in the Foreign Policy program’s Security and Strategy team provides general administrative and research support to the Distinguished Fellow in Residence and chair of the Security and Strategy Team. Research topics include U.S. national security, defense policy, and international affairs. This is a one-year term appointment, with potential for extension.
Administrative Support (40%)
  • Manages the Distinguished Fellow’s calendar; organizes and schedules daily activities and meetings.
  • Arranges details of travel schedule; assembles and tracks travel expenses and reimbursements; communicates regularly with Brookings financial staff on details of reimbursements and expenses.
  • Compiles materials for the Distinguished Fellow’s meetings; researches background materials and articles; assembles materials in usable, relevant formats (e.g. lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, etc.). 
  • Drafts and maintains correspondence, memoranda, and other material for Distinguished Fellow; maintains electronic and paper files for all of the Distinguished Fellow’s commitments.
  • Handles large volume of mail and phone calls; receives visitors and staff.
  • Screens media calls and email inquiries for the Distinguished Fellow.
  • Proactively contributes to communication within and between the Foreign Policy program and its Security and Strategy team.
Research Support (40%)
  • Supports the Distinguished Fellow in all aspects of policy research, including support in the drafting of books, papers, opinion pieces, and blog posts, presentations and speeches.
  • Collects data from various sources including the Internet, libraries, government sources, and personal contacts; reads sources for relevancy to research themes; assembles unclassified government data, documents, and reports.
  • Updates and checks existing data and footnotes; provides fact-checking, editing, and proofreading of publications.
  • Compiles bibliographies and chronologies; writes briefing memos; prepares notes on meetings and conferences; creates and maintains spreadsheets and databases.
  • Maintains and expands databases on relevant subject matter, statistics, and forecasts as necessary.
Program and Events Support (20%)
  • Works with Security and Strategy Assistant/Associate Director and FP staff to coordinate necessary logistics for events initiated or hosted by the Distinguished Fellow (general meetings, roundtables, speakers, and conferences).
  • Provides the Distinguished Fellow and Assistant/Associate Director with liaison assistance to various FP and Brookings departments.
  • Serves as rapporteur during meetings when needed.
  • Maintains archive of event discussants and event materials.
  • Provides program assistance to the Federal Executive Fellows (FEF) program including scheduling meetings and conferences, reviewing and editing FEF publications, and fulfilling various programming needs of participating military services.


Education/Experience Requirements:  
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in international affairs, political science, or public policy) required. Master’s degree in relevant field, such as national security policy, preferred. Minimum two years of relevant work experience required; experience providing staff support for senior leaders is preferred. Must have strong academic record; outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills; plus demonstrated familiarity with defense, national security, and international affairs issues. Complete fluency in written and oral English required. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the United States. 
Knowledge/Skills Requirements:  
Superior organizational skills; strong research and analytical skills; project and event management experience; and ability to work independently and prioritize accordingly are required. Ability to effectively utilize the Internet and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite is required, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated familiarity with international affairs, defense, and national security issues is required. Must be flexible, able to coordinate several diverse projects at the same time; and must be a congenial team player, able to work in a fast-paced environment. 

Fall Internships with START

START (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 28-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 14 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology. 

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. 

Applications are due on June 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Federal/Global Fellows Program- Great for BSOS Students!

Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Both programs combine a fall seminar course in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Critical Regions and International Relations, Responses to Global Challenges, Energy and Environment, and Science Diplomacy. Past internship locations include: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Genetic Alliance. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
Second wave of applications will be reviewed on May 5
Rolling admissions thereafter.​

For details regarding the application requirements, go to: and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fair Girls Employment Opportunity--note quick deadline

From Fair Girls.....

We are in a desperate need for RC's starting April. 29th.  FAIR Girls is looking to hire 2 Residential Counselors at our emergency safe home with flexibility to work between 2-3 overnight shifts a week and 1-2 weekend dayshifts. Attached is a more detailed description of the job duties and qualifications. We are looking to hire immediately, so any candidates you know are welcome to apply and can reach out to me directly at

Jacquelin Hahn
Senior Case Manager and Housing Director, 
FAIR Girls
Address2100 M Street NW #170-254, Washington D.C. 20037
Email                                                              and Twitter & Facebook
FAIR Girls prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education.

Graduation Information: CCJS and Campus-Wide Ceremonies

Image result for umd commencementGraduation is quickly approaching! If you are planning on attending either one or both of the commencement ceremonies, please read through the information below as well as the appropriate website(s) for important details about commencement.  After carefully reviewing this email and the links provided, if you have additional questions please contact CCJS Advising at  

1.  Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony
2.  Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Ceremony

1.  Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony – 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM (Xfinity Center)
Tickets are required for the campus-wide commencement ceremony. Each graduate will receive four guest tickets and one processional ticket for their personal use.  Tickets will only be issued to students who are completing ALL degree requirements by May 2017.  Directions with log in access to the ticket site will be emailed to all eligible graduating students on May 3, 2017.  Tickets can be claimed through the students online athletics ticket account beginning May 5, 2017.  For more information regarding ticket distribution visit:

Arrival Time/Location:
11:00 AM Doors open
11:30 AM Graduates report to Lot 4B by Xfinity Center (no later than)
12:20 PM Procession of graduates begins
1:00 PM Ceremony begins

2.  Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Reckord Armory)

Arrival Time/Location:
Undergraduate & Masters Students - Assemble in regalia at 11:15 AM in the basement of the Armory.  Check-in with a graduation marshal to obtain your name card and receive line-up information.

Tickets are not required for the CCJS departmental ceremony and students are not required to RSVP. However, seating in the Armory is limited, so we request that students keep their total number of guests to no more than six.  We want to ensure that all graduates are able to have their immediate family present.

Venue Information:
There will be a bag screening for all students and guest entering the Armory, so we ask that everyone avoid bringing bags into the Armory or limiting the amount and size of the bag to avoid delays.  Parents, guest, and students cannot bring food into the Armory.  Additionally there is no place to store strollers and strollers cannot be placed in the aisles, therefore we ask that guest refrain from bringing strollers into the facility. 

Free parking for students and guests will be available in any lot or parking garage on campus. Recommended parking closest to the Armory is available in the Regents Drive Garage. It is a 10 minute walk from the garage to the Armory and free shuttles to the Armory are also available.

There will be a drop-off area outside of the Armory where guests can drive up to the rear (accessible) entrance of the Armory and drop off anyone who requires physical assistance.  Additionally, there will be a limited number of handicapped parking spots available in Lot L next to the Armory, but spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please note there is a graduation ceremony at 9:00 AM before the CCJS ceremony, so the handicap spaces may be extremely limited.  

A parking map for the Armory is available on our website:  For additional information about parking, parking for the campus-wide ceremony, and campus maps, please visit:

Disabled guests and/or families that have to avoid stairs can enter the Armory through the rear (accessible) entrance adjacent to the Main Administration Building. This door opens directly onto the floor and once guests enter the Armory, they can sit anywhere they like. It is floor seating only, no bleachers or stairs. Wheelchair seating will be marked off, so guests should see a commencement volunteer (wearing name tags) or an usher (in yellow jackets) for assistance.

If additional accommodations are needed, such as a sign-language interpreter, please send an email to by May 1, 2017.

Graduation Regalia:
In order to participate in the campus-wide and CCJS ceremony, students must purchase graduation regalia at the University Book Center.  For more information please visit:

Additional Information:
  • The CCJS ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes
  • Graduates – you will be standing a long time. You will also be walking across a stage with lots of people watching, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • There is no place for graduates to store belongings.  Please leave all valuables, bags, and coats with your guest(s) or in your car
  • Additional information about the CCJS Ceremony, including a parking map, is available on the CCJS Graduation webpage:
  • Questions about the CCJS Commencement Ceremony should be directed to:

CPAC Internship and Research Opportunities

The CAPC Internship Program enables students to work in local, state, regional, and national political or policy institutions and receive college credit. Students are expected to work 9-20 hours per week over the semester and attend a weekly (online) seminar. Student can earn a total of six or nine credits in total. Final Deadline: June 30th. 

The CAPC Research Assistantship Program is for students interested in developing their research and professional skills as well as gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of political science. Research Assistants (RAs) are paired with a faculty member who directs their research for the semester as well as helping them develop a unique project based at least in part, on the research they are conducting on behalf of the faculty member. Priority Deadline: April 26th 

Click here for more information

Summer R.I.S.E. Internship

Summer R.I.S.E. Internship 

WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. is seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Program Intern for the inaugural Summer R.I.S.E. program. Summer R.I.S.E. is a locally funded initiative that will provide rising juniors and seniors in Montgomery County Public Schools with enriching summer career development experiences. The position runs from March 27 - August 1. Interns will be responsible for participating in program events, communicating with program stakeholders, assisting with the program schedule, and offering administrative assistance. Scheduling is flexible and can be up to 20 hours a week.

If interested, please send a copy of your cover letter and resume by USG Career Services no later than April 28th.

Identity Youth Summer 2017 Internship Program

Identity Youth
Summer 2017 Internship Program

Identity Youth is an organization located in Gaithersburg, Maryland working to empower Latino youth and encourage them to reach their highest potential and work towards a successful transition into adulthood. Each year, Identity assists more than 3,000 in-school and out-of-school youth and their families who live in high-poverty areas of Montgomery County and who are most at-risk for poor academic and economic life outcomes. Identity Youth is looking for a summer intern to work approximately 20 hours per week. This is a paid internship opportunity.Responsibilities include administrative work, helping to prepare our monthly bills to funders, and project assistance as needed. Accounting or business majors preferred. 
Interested students should submit a tailored cover letter and resume directly to USG Career Services

Department of Health and Human Services --Internship Opportunities

Department of Health and Human Services 
Teamed Based Internship Opportunity - Spring 2017

he Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is an integrated public health and human services delivery system that helps address the needs of Montgomery County's most vulnerable children, adults and seniors. Planning, Accountability and Customer Service (PACS), located within the Office of the Director, supports the Department's mission by providing performance measurement, data collection and management, evaluation and analytics, and policy analysis that ensures high quality equitable service delivery to promote and ensure residents' health and safety and build individual and family strength and self-sufficiency outcomes. DHHS is currently offering several team based internship opportunities available for Spring 2017, open to all majors. The team based positions are diverse and are as follows:
·  Support to DHHS Service Quality and Sustainability Initiatives 2017
·  Improving DHHS quality assurance mechanisms

Positions range from 5-6 months and all majors are welcome to apply, graduate students preferred. If interested, please send your cover letter and resume USG Career Services.
Cyber Talk: Cyber Investigation 

Thursday, April 27th 6-8pm
Join us at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) for an informative and engaging discussion on digital forensic techniques and how these techniques are used in the incident response and Cyber investigations.

Be a Leader this Summer!

Be a Leader this Summer!

Take this opportunity to apply to be an orientation leader! USG Orientation Leaders gain leadership and communication skills. Apply by May 26

Questions? Contact Rachel Wolohan

Student Research Day Spring 2017

Student Research Day Spring 2017  

Save the Date: May 3
Hear from students as they present their research from school-related and internship/fellowship projects/experiences. Participating programs include UB Simulation & Digital Entertainment, UMB Nursing, UMB Pharmacy, UMBC Political Science, UMBC Psychology, UMCP Biological Sciences, UMCP Criminology & Criminal Justice, UMCP Public Health, and NIST interns from Montgomery College.

Student Appreciation Cook-out and Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Student Appreciation Cook-out and Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 27 5-7pm 

Student Appreciation Cook-out

Join us for an evening of food, fun and games in appreciation of our USG students. Student Leadership Awards ceremony at 6:00pm.  Find out which USG student organizations will be recognized.  Join in on the cornhole tournament or relay race!

Come have fun before finals. #LifeAtUSG

Attn: Undergrads! RSVP NOW for Graduation Celebration

Attn: Undergrads!
RSVP NOW for Graduation Celebration
Graduation Celebration for undergraduates

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Job Announcement - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Student Honors Programs

Image result for Securities and Exchange CommissionFall 2017 Student Honors Business Program (Undergraduate) 

The Fall 2017 Student Honors Business Program will officially begin August 28, 2017 and conclude November 17, 2017.

The SEC is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate level:
Business Administration (Contracting/Procurement, Management, Project Management)
Human Resources/Human Resources Development (Washington, DC ONLY)
Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Systems
Graphic Design
Data Sciences
Public Administration/Government
Criminal Justice (Washington, DC ONLY)
Library Sciences (Washington, DC ONLY)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester or the equivalent) in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.

- Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student as of August 31, 2017
- Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student
- Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

DEA Drug Take-Back Day

DEA Drug Take-Back Day  

Monday, April 24 12-2 pm

Join APhA-ASP Generation Rx and CRIMSA by dropping off expired or unused medication for safe, convenient disposal here at USG. Unused prescription medications in the household can lead to accidental poisoning, abuse, and overdose. Medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and illegally sold or abused. Flushed medication pollute the water supply. Help protect our environment and support safe disposal!

Need to Take the GRE?: Register for a free in-person GRE practice test Saturday, April 22nd (in College Park)

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person GRE practice test!

Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report.

The test is Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM-1:00PM in Tydings Hall 0117.

Registration link -
Space is limited - register today!
ATTENTION: This will be the same version of the test provided last fall (October 2016).

Apply NOW for Scholarships for Summer Internships with Non-Profits and Government Agencies

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  The Bright Futures application for summer 2017 unpaid internships is now open!

DEADLINE: Monday, April 24 at 5 p.m.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2017 semester, who have an internship for summer 2017, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2017 & August 2017) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2017 and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.


If not addressed on the above website, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise