Wednesday, August 15, 2018

U.S. Marshals Internship - Fall 2018

The U.S. Marshals Service is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2018 semester. The internship program provides students interested in federal law enforcement an opportunity to obtain educational work experience and an understanding of the role of the U.S. Marshals Service in the justice system. This internship is located in Washington, D.C. at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse located at 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Suite 1500. 


  • Preparing court schedules
  • Organizing legal documents
  • Learning about the many functions of the U.S. Marshal Service
  • Communicating with Deputy U.S. Marshals along with court staff
  • General clerical duties

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university. 
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree; preferred degree programs are criminal justice, criminology, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, and social science. 
To apply, submit the following documents: a current resume; a cover letter describing future career goals and interest in the U.S. Marshals Service; and an unofficial academic transcript. The documents may be submitted by email to or to the other Deputy U.S. Marshals copied with this email. Due to the sensitive nature of this position, if selected, the students will have to submit to a background check and submit fingerprints and should anticipate a minimum waiting time of several weeks before they would be cleared to begin. As such, it would be in the students’ best interest to respond as soon as possible. Please submit all applications no later than September 7, 2018.

The USMS internship is a voluntary, unpaid program, designed to be flexible to work around existing employment and academic commitments. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all necessary procedures for receiving university or college credit for the internship. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Intern Opportunity at Maryland Pretrial Detention and Services

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Division of Pretrial Detention and Services is seeking an intern for the Fall 2018 semester. The intern will support the Chief of Compliance and Integrity and assist with data collection and management, with regard to pretrial population. For more information and how to apply, please view the above flyer.

No prior knowledge of excel is necessary. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in corrections, as we sit in the commissioner's office, right on campus at the Baltimore Pretrial Complex. S/he will also learn about data cleaning and integrity, and how Maryland uses data to make informed decisions for the administration of the pretrial system.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Exciting NEW Federal Fellows concentration in Political Engagement and Advocacy!

Image result for federal fellows umdInterested in political engagement at the local, state or national levels? Want to run for office, become a staffer on the Hill, and/or influence or make policy? 
The Federal Fellows Program has opened a brand NEW concentration called, "Political Engagement and Advocacy!" Applications are currently being accepted from students of all majors and years.  Students must have at least 45 UMD credits and 3.0 GPA. New seminar course begin this Fall 2018!

Perks include:

  • Fall semester course with an instructor who has over 20 years of political development, public affairs, community relations and civic education experience working in the federal government, private sector and non-profit organizations
  • DC spring internship at sites including the Hill, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, think tanks, etc. 
  • Scholarship in Practice credit for internship
  • Spring internship credit through our program or through your major/program
  • Notation on your transcript as a Federal Fellow
  • Year-round professional development activities, including field trips, one-on-one help with resumes and interviews, etc.

Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application

For more information regarding the Political Engagement and Advocacy course and application requirements, visit or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, (301) 314-0261. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue (WEIDP) - Fall 2018 Course Offerings

The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue (WEIDP) Program is excited to share our Fall 2018 course offerings. WEIDP courses are 7-week, 1-credit engagements open to all undergraduate students, freshmen through seniors! Dialogues are offered in the first and second half of the semester and count towards the Cultural Competence Diversity Requirement (DVCC).

After a student registers for a dialogue course on Testudo, they work with the WEIDP team to complete a student profile, which facilitates the student's placement in one of the themed sections of their dialogue course. Questions? Please email 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CCJS Advising Closed July 4th

Image result for july 4thThe University of Maryland, College Park (including CCJS Advising) will be closed Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day. CCJS Advising will reopen Thursday, July 5 at 9:00 AM.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Justice For Juniors- Currently Seeking Participants

Image result for justice scaleJustice for Juniors is a registered UMD student organization focused on reducing juvenile recidivism through tutoring ethics at the DC Juvenile Jail; organizing faith formation chapel services on Sundays for DC juvenile shelter residents transitioning from the jail to the community at the GW Marvin Center; and planning an annual juvenile justice forum in DC and UMD to address the public policy issues of juvenile justice.  

Justice for Juniors is seeking college students to participate in one or may ways by: 

(1) Tutoring ethics at the DC Juvenile Jail (1000 Mt. Olivet Rd., NE Washington DC) on Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Transportation is provided; a van leaves UMD on Mondays at 5:15 PM to the jail.

(2) Academic tutorials and college access at UMD on Sundays, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM for PG County middle and high school students (Parkdale High School) and two local churches

(3) College students may sign up to serve on the Forum Committee.  Chaplain Johnson will assign articles for a specific topic of the forum.  Students will read the articles and design talking points for the panelists. Dr. Nichols and/or Dr. Evita Bynum will serve as the Moderator. Two or three students, preferably seniors, will serve as co-moderators for the experience.

Justice for Juniors is currently recruiting interested UMD students to train for the summer. To receive more information and/or to get involved, please contact Alexander Burton at or Chaplain Johnson at

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fall 2018 Internships with START - Application Deadline July 8

START internships are a great way for students to gain professional experience in the counterterrorism/national security field, working alongside our researchers on projects such as domestic radicalization, our Global Terrorism Database, Unconventional Weapons and Technology, Communications, Geospatial Intelligence, International Crisis Behavior, Negotiation and Simulations, etc. Additionally, students can receive academic credit for their work with START.
The fall 2018 application deadline is now Sunday, July 8th at 11:59 PM. The application and project descriptions are available here:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

PAID Summer Research position with PGPD

The Police Foundation is looking a few undergraduate students to participate in Ride Alongs with the Prince George's County Police Department. The project will explore the impact of body-worn cameras on victim and witness experiences with PGPD. All ride-alongs will take place during shift two (3:30pm-11:30pm) and will require diligent qualitative note taking. 

Interested students should be respectful, independent, self-motivated, and show good judgement. Student who have taken CCJS300 are preferred. Since the ride-alongs will take place throughout the county, it is ask that all RAs have their own mode of transportation. Students will be paid $15/hour and will start at the beginning of July. 

If interested please send a resume and unofficial transcript to: by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018.