Friday, December 23, 2011

Course Info - I-Series

Are you looking for CORE courses to take?  Do you want to take courses that spark your imagination, demand intellect, inspiration, and innovation, and conclude where feasible with real world implementation.  Take a look at the new General Education I-Series Courses on the web, or follow them on Twitter @GenEdUMD.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Recruitment Event - Baltimore Police Department

On January 22 and 23, 2012, the Baltimore Police Department is holding a recruitment event targeting college graduates, seniors and veterans.  Due to a larger than expected increase in the number of applicants and hires to the department, we are looking to hire substantially less people than expected a year ago and are encouraging those who are interested in a career in law enforcement to apply.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Course Cancellation - CCJS399C

CCJS399C has been cancelled for the Winter 2012 term.  The course will be offered again in the spring semester, and we encourage all interested students to register as soon as possible.

Thank you

Job Opportunity - Westfield (Indiana) Police Department

The Westfield Police Department will be initiating a hiring process to create an eligibility list for patrol officer positions. This eligibility list will be valid through 2013. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a pre-application by January 16, 2012. Experienced sworn officers may qualify for lateral transfer benefits.

Internship Opportunity - Office of Enforcement Operations

The Criminal Division’s Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO) provides prosecutorial and investigative support and legal advice to Department of Justice (DOJ) components in over 40 substantive areas. Over 100 employees work in five separate units comprising OEO: the Electronic Surveillance Unit, the International Prisoner Transfer Unit, the Special Operations Unit, the Policy and Statutory Enforcement Unit, and the Freedom of Information Act Unit. OEO attorneys and analysts review applications to use electronic surveillance in federal criminal investigations; applications to enter the Federal Witness Security Program (WSP); requests for witness immunities; requests to close public court proceedings; requests to transfer convicted prisoners to and from foreign countries to serve remaining sentences; and requests to issue subpoenas or search warrants upon attorneys or members of the media. OEO provides prosecutorial and investigative support services to U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAOs), various Justice Department components, and federal law enforcement agencies. OEO also assists in developing Justice Department policy on emerging technologies and telecommunications issues, and serves as the Victim-Witness coordinator for the Criminal Division. Please visit OEO’s website:

Scholarship Opportunity - College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Interested in a BSOS College Scholarship? The application period is now open!  BSOS College offers several scholarships to its students.  Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria, so please read the information carefully.  The scholarship awards will be granted for the Fall 2012 semester.  The deadline for all scholarship applications is: 5:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2012.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reminder - MSCCSP Internship

You only have one month left to submit your resume and cover letter to for the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy Spring 2012 internship.  This is a great opportunity to assist with research pertaining to Maryland's sentencing guidelines, and you can earn up to 6 credits for your CCJS Courses of Choice.  See the original post for more information.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reminder - Fall 2011 Course Evaluations

December 14, 2011 is the last day for students to complete course evaluations for the Fall 2011 semester.  Please visit to evaluate any and all courses you have taken this past semester.

Thank you in advance!

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Spring 2012 CCJS Courses

The CCJS Department is offering a number of new, small, upper level special topics courses.  Below are descriptions of the courses.  If you are interested in a course and would like permission, please submit a course stamp request through  Please keep in mind students are limited to permission for 3 CCJS courses prior to the first day of class.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Internship Opportunity - U. S. Supreme Court Police EXTENTION

The deadline for submitting applications to the United States Supreme Court Police Internship has been extended to 4:00PM tomorrow, Friday 02 December, 2011.  Please see the original post here for more details.

Internship Opportunity - Maryland State Comission on Criminal Sentencing Policy

The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) is looking for responsible student interns to assist with various research functions including:  data entry, analysis, report writing, and other duties to assist with the monitoring of Maryland’s sentencing guidelines.  Interns will have an opportunity to learn about sentencing policy and practice in Maryland.  Interns will work 40 hours per credit over the course of the internship.  An intern must be a CCJS major, have completed a minimum of 56 credits at time of application, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  

Work hours (Mon-Fri between 8:00Am-5:00PM) are flexible.  Please submit resume and cover letter to by January 13, 2011.  For more information on MSCCSP, please visit

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Research Opportunity - Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects.  Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2012, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Internship Opportunity - U. S. Supreme Court Police

The United States Supreme Court Police Department is currently seeking students for a police internship for the Spring 2012 semester.  If you are seeking a career in law enforcement this is a great hands on experience. You will be protecting one of the most important bodies in our government, the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit will be granted for this internship through the CCJS department after the proper paperwork has been processed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Food Drive

As we all know Thanksgiving is right around the corner and one of the many things we all get excited about is the large portion of food we plan on eating. Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to have the joys of having a meal every day, let alone on Thanksgiving. This is why Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honors Society, is having a canned food drive to donate food to the "So Some Might Eat"  Homeless Shelter and Soup kitchen located in Washington, D.C. There will be a box in the Criminology Advising Office  (2201 Lefrak) on the second floor of LeFrak for all participants to drop off the canned items that they would like to donate. Please help Alpha Phi Sigma on this mission to try and feed as many hungry families as we can this Thanksgiving. 

Thank you for your time and participation, and have a happy holiday.

Job Opportunity - Baltimore City Police Department

The Baltimore Police Department is holding two more large recruitment events where applicants can take advantage of several stages in processing in a short period of time.  Those with college degrees or plan on graduating in December, with any major, are highly encouraged to apply.

Internship Opportunity - PG County Police Robbery Suppression Team

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Robbery Suppression Team is accepting applications for police interns for the Spring 2012 semester. Interns will work closely with a team of detectives assigned to investigate approximately 650 robberies and 150 carjacking per year. Interns may receive up to 6 credits depending on the number of hours worked after successful completion of this internship.

Scholarship Opportunity - Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished juniors who plan to pursue graduate studies towards a Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation.  "Junior" means a a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2012 and August 2013.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Information Session - Target

You are invited to attend
Target Criminal Justice Information Session

Date:  Wednesday, November 16th
Time:  3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location:  Symons Hall Room 0200

What to expect:  Come and see how Target is leading the industry in partnerships with Law Enforcement and high tech ways to stop theft in the marketplace. Representatives will also be showcasing Target’s innovative career paths for Criminal Justice Majors including information on Internships and Full Time Leadership opportunities.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last Day to Drop with a "W"

Any student wishing to drop a course with a "W" for the Fall 2011 semester has until 4:30PM, today, November 9, 2011 to do so.  You will not be allowed to drop any courses after this time.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Upcoming Events for CCJS Students

Below are some upcoming events that may be of interest to you:
1. BSOS Student Faculty Dinner
2. Meet with U.S. Secret Service: Employer-in-Residence Program
3. Federal Government Application Tips for BSOS Students
4. US Secret Service: Employer Networking and Information Session

Internships - Chesterfield County Police Department

Chesterfield County Police Department is recruiting summer interns for the Summer of 2012. Chesterfield County is a FIRST CHOICE suburban community located outside of the capital city of Richmond Virginia. This community of over 300,000 is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia. Because of its excellent schools and its eye toward the future, it is an employer of choice.

Four Types of Internships 
1. Police Intern-These interns work alongside our officers and detectives on the road and in special assignments, gaining real-world police experience.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Seminar - GWU Department of Forensic Sciences

The George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus, is hosting Robert Ramotowski, Chief Research Scientist for the United States Secret Service Forensic Sciences Division, for a presentation titled "The Evolution of Latent Print Development Techniques" on November 4, 2011 at 4:10PM in Academic Building 301.

Graduate School Preview Day

Are you thinking about graduate school?  This Thursday, November 3, 2011, stop by Graduate School Preview Day from 8:30AM to 2:00PM in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.  The Graduate School will have representatives from UM graduate programs on hand to meet with students, learn about opportunities for research, and give tips on grad school applications.  You can also hear from current UM grad students about their experience, or tour the campus to visit research centers and labs.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information, Send questions to or call 800-245-GRAD.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spring 2012 Registration

Spring registration begins tomorrow, Thursday, October 27, 2011 for special populations.  Registration times for seniors and juniors will begin October 31 - November 10, 2011, and for sophomores and freshmen it will begin November 14 - December 8, 2011.  All students can view their individual registration date and time through the MY UMD portal at .  Registration dates and times are set by credit level; therefore, advisors do not set nor can they change registration dates and times.  

If you would like permission for a CCJS course for either the winter or spring semester, please visit:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scholarship Opportunity - Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Attention Seniors and Recent Grads with a strong International Affairs background

Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year's specific project areas below.)

Scholarship Opportunity - Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues

Are you a Sophomore or Junior strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans?

Learn about the Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues, a program that seeks to identify future environmental leaders in fields including public policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Students from all majors are eligible. The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. The University of Maryland campus deadline to apply for Udall Scholarship nomination is Monday, February 6, 2012. See eligibility details below.

Paid Research Opportunity - Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2012 research opportunities in natural sciences, engineering, or social sciences?  Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!  The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)" program.  The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Internship Opportunity - Public Leadership Internship Program

Looking for an internship?  Join the Public Leadership Internship Program (PLIP)!  Students can be any major and must demonstrate an interest in public service of some sort. Earn up to 6 credits and as explore ways to learn and secure a job in the future.  Most employers want substantial work experience in addition to your degree.  Internships not only build critical work skills, but also provide you with critical contacts that you can leverage for graduate school or jobs in the future.

This internship may be eligible for CCJS credit subject to review.  For more information visit

Paid Research Opportunity - CCJS Faculty

Listed below is a paid research opportunity in the CCJS Department.  Students who are interested in research, possibly going to grad school, and/or looking for an opportunity to work more closely with a CCJS adjunct faculty member should apply…

Internship Opportunity - Maryland Internship Program

Are you a capable and motivated undergraduate student looking for an internship in Annapolis? The Maryland Internship Program (MIP) is a comprehensive program focused on State government that allows students to integrate what they learn in the classroom with real world experience in the political process. Each spring, 15 to 20 highly-qualified undergraduate students are placed in internships where they work with and learn from officials in state government. Possible internship placements include the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, members of the General Assembly, state agencies, and courts. Participants earn course credit and stipends during the semester-long program by attending weekly seminars and completing various assignments, aside from their internship duties. Alumni of the Maryland Internship Program will also take with them invaluable experiences, skills, and networking that will help them find, and succeed in, careers in government, politics, or any other field.

Internship Opportunity - PG County, Public Information Office

The Prince George's County Police, Public Information Office is looking for an intern to work (unpaid) with police on the use of social media.  If anyone is interested, please contact David Tana in CCJS Advising at 301.405.4729.

Winter 2012 Registration

Winter registration begins today, Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7:30 AM for ALL students.  Registration for the winter session is completed through Testudo.

The winter term begins January 3, 2012 and ends January 23, 2012.  All students are limited to enrolling in 1 winter course.  For more information on the winter term including billing, registration, requirements, and deadlines, please visit the winter term website at  A full list of winter term courses are available on Testudo

If you would like permission for a CCJS course for either the winter or spring semester, please visit: