Friday, June 30, 2017

Criminal Justice Internship Opportunities

Career Connector, CISC’s job and internship database, offers a variety of jobs and internships for students at USG. Check out the internship opportunities below! You can read the full job/internship descriptions and apply on Career Connector.

Family Justice Center Fall 2017 Intern 
Internship/ Volunteer Opportunity at Montgomery County Hotline 
ID #5895 on Career Connector 
Job Description: Interns will be able to provide confidential, supportive listening, crisis prevention and intervention, and information and resource service Crisis chat support.
Deadline to apply: 2017-07-31

Intern Investigator at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia 
ID #5118 on Career Connector 
Job DescriptionIntern Investigators spend at least 12 weeks at one of the most prestigious public defender offices in the nation. Partnered together, they work directly with staff attorneys to complete various investigative tasks and zealously advocate for their clients. 
Deadline to apply: 2017-07-31

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

USG Scholarships — Priority deadline is THIS FRIDAY!

Free Money = USG Scholarships 

Fall 2017 Scholarship Application now available! 
Priority deadline is in TWO DAYS, on June 30th.
Apply today with just one application!

Monday, June 26, 2017

USM Women's Forum Scholarship Application — Deadline is this Friday!

The USM Women's Forum is now accepting applications for its 2017 awards/scholarship period. Faculty, staff and student awards are available (open to all of USM!). Please consider applying! Deadline: 6/30/17

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Internships with the City of Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is launching an internship opportunity designed to introduce student participants to public service principles; provide practical application work experience; and assist with preparing them to enter and/or advance in a public sector environment while earning credits toward their degree requirements.  Student participants may choose to apply to work with a specific partnering Agency or within their field of study.

  • July 15th for Fall Semester
  • November 15th for Spring Semester
  • April 10th for Summer Semester
 For more information follow this link:

Fall Internship with Responsive Law

Responsive Law is a national, nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve accessibility, accountability, and affordability in the civil justice system. We advocate for more competition in the provision of legal services, better self-help options for the legal system's customers, and improved legal literacy for those customers.

Interns will work directly with the Executive Director and will engage in policy research in support of our advocacy efforts before state legislatures, bar associations, and supreme courts. Interns will have the opportunity to draft blog posts and newsletter entries, and they will be responsible for contributing to and maintaining Responsive Law's online presence through social media platforms.

Internships can range from 15 to 40 hours per week, and specific hours are flexible. Responsive Law is willing to work with students to receive course credit.

Excellent writing ability.
Interest in consumer and legal issues.
Superior interpersonal skills and professionalism.

Applications accepted until September 1st.

To learn more and to apply, interested students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 159786

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Apply for START Fall 2017 Internships by June 30!

START 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 24-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 15 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. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on June 30th at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out 

Interested in Forensics? Register for CCJS 320 in Summer Session II!

Image result for forensic scienceCCJS 320 provides students with an introduction to forensic science. The course is taught by Professor Thomas Mauriello, who has been featured on Investigation Discovery and various documentaries on the Discovery Channel. Students in the course learn about:
  • Crime scene physical evidence
  • Preservation of evidence
  • Polygraphing, firearms identification
  • Blood analysis
  • Death investigation
  • And more

CCJS 320 is a hybrid course, students watch online lectures and meet in-person for labs.   CCJS 320 is hands-on and interactive.

Summer Session II begins July 10, 2017 and ends August 18, 2017.  Students can request permission to register for CCJS 320 by visiting

Monday, June 19, 2017

Graduate School Summer Information Sessions

All UMD undergrads from all majors are invited.  RSVP at:

Open House and Recruiting Event - The United States Capitol Police

Image result for us capitol policeDate: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, C Street N.E., Washington D.C., 20002
No RSVP required

Attendees will learn how to apply, hear about the hiring standards, and have the opportunity to take the initial Police Officer Selection Test (POST) test, if interested. To attend: take the metro to Union Station and walk across the street to the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Additional Information:

The United States Capitol Police is seeking professional individuals for sworn and civilian positions who display the utmost level of integrity, honesty, maturity, and commitment to serve the public. The USCP offers extensive professional development and training and competitive salaries.

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, its legislative process, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure, and open environment.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to law enforcement operations and effectiveness. From the global nature of threats to strengthening community relations, there is a heightened need for our employees to respond to emergencies with professionalism, pride, and effectiveness. Through diversity management, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) leverages the unique skills, talents, and expertise that we bring to the USCP through our different backgrounds, experiences, demographics, and perspectives. By embracing these differences, the USCP is keenly positioned to recruit, retain, and promote the best and the brightest.

Monday, June 12, 2017

National Sexual Assault Online Hotline – Internship

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Each semester interns will:
-Complete a 40 hr training program encompassing sexual assault, domestic violence, crisis intervention and online communication.
-Help people from all over the country find resources and support in the recovery process.
-Provide vital research assistance for RAINN’s hotlines.
-Be part of a national volunteer community with members across the country.
-Opportunities to attend community outreach events or Congressional hearings related to sexual assault.

-Be on time for shifts scheduled using the Online Hotline website
-Complete 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Training
-Follow computer safety best practices learned in the online training
-Remain supportive and engaged with visitors
-Provide accurate support using crisis intervention best practices
-Work on research and administrative tasks relative to the Online Hotline

- Able to work some nights and/or weekends from home
- Exceptional communication skills both verbal & written
- Computer proficiency to include instant messaging- must be able to pass a typing test with minimum of 35 wpm with accuracy;
- Complete a criminal background check (at no cost to you, provided by RAINN);
- Must be comfortable discussing issues surrounding sexual violence.
- Ability to work well under pressure and maintain composure during stressful situations;
- Resiliently positive and energetic attitude, with the ability to successfully work on a team and independently

This is an unpaid, part-time position. RAINN employees will work with the student and university to ensure college credit is given for the internship.
Applications accepted until July 15th.

Interested students can read the full posting and apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the internship’s ID number: 159440

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Refugee Youth Program Internship

The Ethiopian Community Development Council is seeking a Fall intern.

The Youth Program Intern will assist the Youth and Special Program Coordinator in implementing program activities. This includes preparing activities for the after school program, planning and possibly teaching workshops on life skills (e.g. healthy study habits, time management, etc.), attending after school sessions for homework help on Monday Wednesday, and/or Thursdayafternoons (typically 4-6 pm), maintaining client files, and other tasks as needed.

This position requires someone who can use MS Office and has a strong interest in working with youth. The selected individual will need to submit a background check eventually and need to have either completed college or be enrolled in an undergraduate program. This opportunity requires at least 2 business days per week.

Applications accepted until August 28th.

Interested students can apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the ID number: 159186

Friday, June 2, 2017

Apply for the CCJS Honors Program

Image result for CCJS UMDThe CCJS Honors Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate CCJS majors to challenge themselves academically.  The Honors Program is comprised of small, interactive, and rigorous courses taught by Dr. Maimon, a distinguished CCJS tenured faculty member. More information about Dr. Maimon, his research and teaching is available here.

Students graduating from our Honors Program receive a departmental honors notation on their diploma and have the opportunity to add a very unique experience to their resumes.  Many of the CCJS Honors Program graduates have attended Ivy League graduate and law schools, including the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Social Work, Georgetown Law, and the UMD CCJS doctoral program.  Additionally, some Honors students have moved on to careers with agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, and Teach For America.  

 Requirements for Admission:

  • A declared CCJS major
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25
  • A minimum 3.40 GPA in all CCJS major coursework
  • Satisfactory completion of CCJS 100 and CCJS 105
  • Students must present evidence of satisfactory writing
  • Student should be entering their Junior year in Fall 2017
  • At least 3 full consecutive semesters remaining at the University of Maryland starting Fall 2017

Meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission.  Only the top applicants will be admitted into the CCJS Honors Program.

Additional Information:
For additional information about the honors program, including the structure and required courses, please visit the CCJS Honors Program page.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying to our Honors program, please submit the following:

  • The CCJS Honors application (available on the CCJS website)
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A paragraph explaining your passion and/or ability to conduct research and why you are a suitable candidate for the CCJS Honors Program
  • A writing sample that is approximately 3-5 pages in length (the writing sample can be a portion of a larger paper or a paper on its own)

All application packets must be submitted to CCJS Advising.  Applications will be accepted in hard copy, by fax (301) 314-9355, and via e-mail   

All applications are due by 4:00 PM on Monday July 3, 2017.

If you have any questions about the CCJS Honors Program, please contact CCJS Advising at (301) 405-4729 or email at

Thursday, June 1, 2017

NOVA Capital Defense Office Fall 2017 Internship Opportunity

The Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office (CDO), located in Tysons, VA, seeks highly motivated graduate students pursuing a degree in Forensic Psychology, Social Work or related field, with an interest in assisting with the zealous representation of defendants facing the death penalty. The CDO is a pretrial office under the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission that represents people who are charged with capital offenses and who are facing a possible death sentence. The Mitigation Specialist/Investigative interns assist with gathering information and documentation about factors in our clients’ lives that can be used to argue for a sentence other than the death penalty.

The CDO is currently seeking students for the Fall 2017 semester. Interested students should submit a resume and a cover letter to Alexandra Silanskis, Mitigation Specialist, Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, via email to The application deadline is rolling. The CDO is an equal opportunity employer, equal without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or political affiliation.

Each year, students spend a semester or summer at the CDO completing a variety of assignments under the supervision of experienced staff. The tasks to be performed are limited only by the ability and willingness of the interns.

Responsibilities for the Mitigation Specialist/Investigative interns typically include collecting and analyzing records, conducting client-specific research, interviewing witnesses, reviewing discovery, developing mitigation themes to be presented at trial, preparing guilt phase defenses, participating in guilt phase investigation, and preparation of trial exhibits.

This unpaid internship position provides an invaluable opportunity to receive direct experience working in a forensic setting while serving in the rewarding and challenging field of capital defense.