Friday, January 30, 2015

Join Alpha Phi Sigma - The National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society Membership Requirements
Membership is open to CCJS majors who have completed at least 40 total credits with at least 12 credits in CCJS courses. Undergraduate Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least a 3.2 and a major GPA of at least 3.4. Graduate student applicants must have a 3.4 overall GPA.

To Apply:
Applicants must fill out and print the application available at,
submit an official or unofficial transcript, and a check (personal is fine) made out to Alpha Phi Sigma for $55 ($50 of which goes to the National fee and $5 goes to the local chapter).  The CCJS degree is a Bachelor of Arts.  The name of the local chapter is Omega Iota. Put the completed application, check, and transcript in Dr. Brooks' mailbox inside 2220 Lefrak Hall. Applications are processed once at the beginning of the Fall semester (due by 10/1) and once at the beginning of the Spring semester (due by 2/16) and it generally takes a few months to get official acceptance. Dr. Brooks will notify you when your certificate and pin have been received.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate interested in exploring research opportunities for Spring 2015 at the University of Maryland?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 140 available opportunities by visiting our website at:

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 140 projects are listed with more being added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Summer Internships

START Risk Communication and Resilience Research Summer Internship

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation: Summer 2015 Drug Policy Action Internship

Criminal Justice Policy FoundationThe Criminal Justice Policy Foundation is seeking applicants for their Summer 2015 Drug Policy Action Internship. The posting is available online and pasted below.

One of the oldest U.S. drug policy nonprofits, the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation has been working on drug policy and criminal justice reform since its founding in 1989. Prior to founding CJPF, President Eric E. Sterling served as Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives, where he wrote legislation on drug and gun control, money laundering, organized crime, and corrections. Today, in addition to leading CJPF, Mr. Sterling serves on the committee drafting the new medical marijuana regulations for the state of Maryland. He frequently gives presentations and appears in the media as an expert on drug policy, sentencing policy, and the impacts of the War on Drugs upon the economy, environment, civil rights and immigration.
CJPF is seeking law students, graduates and top undergraduates passionate about reforming our nation's drug policies and criminal justice system for our Drug Policy Research Internship. Drug Policy Research Interns work on all aspects of CJPF's reform advocacy:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Loss Prevention Internships at Six Flags America Available Spring and Summer

Below are two internship postings.  Students can apply by submitting their resume and a writing sample to Jasmine Taylor via email ( Writing sample must be applicant's original work and have been written within the last 12 months. Samples should demonstrate student’s ability to communicate effectively in a technical manner. Sample should be absent of spelling and grammatical errors.