Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Internship Opportunity: Maryland Democratic Party

As the 2013 Legislative session kicks into gear, a Maryland Democratic Party Spring Internship will be a valuable experience which will give students an opportunity to gain experience and learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Presentation TODAY

A representative from the Exploited Children Division at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) will give a presentation to students regarding their program and pursuing a career at NCMEC upon graduation. The event will take place TODAY Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM in Taliaferro Hall room 1101.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Internship Opportunity: Maryland State Comission on Criminal Sentencing Policy

Job Opportunity: Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium

York County, PA Police Department is currently hiring.  York County Police Department is a part of a police hiring consortium.  An applicant can take one test and earn  eligibility for 13 police departments.

The Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium will be holding entry level testing on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:00PM and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9:00AM at the York County School of Technology, located at 2179 South Queen Street York, PA 17403. The testing will consist only of the written examination.  Member departments participate in the York County Forensic Team, The York County Drug Task Force, and the York County Quick Response Team.  Each department offers an attractive starting salary and elaborate benefits packages.  Many of the participating departments have applicant drug policies, which will be considered prior to hiring.

CCJS Event: NCMEC Presentation

A representative from the Exploited Children Division at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be presenting to students regarding their program and pursuing a career at NCMEC upon graduation. The event will take place from 1:30PM to 3:30PM next Wednesday, 12 December 2012 in Taliaferro Hall room 1101.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Montgomery County Department of Police (Maryland) - Application Process Opening

The Montgomery County Police Department (Maryland) will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Candidate from Saturday, December 1, 2012 to Saturday, December 15, 2012. This application process is for the August 2013 Academy Class.

The on line process has changed and you will now be expected to set up an account through iRecruitment. Go to the iRecruitment Visitor Homepage link in the middle of the page. Click "Register Today" to create an account and then you can Search Jobs under the category of Public Safety for Police Officer Candidate.

When applying on-line resumes are not required they are optional. When the system opens it will state that resumes for POC (Police Officer Candidate) are optional.

Minimum Qualifications

The Following Minimum Qualifications Must Be Met By All Police Officer Applicants

1. Possession of an Associate's Degree or it's equivalent
(60 college credits or 90 college quarter hours) at time of application. We do not substitute prior law enforcement or military experience for the credit requirement.

2. Not less than 21 years of age at the time of graduation from the Academy.

3. United States citizenship.

4. Possession of a valid driver's license.

5. Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation conducted by the Department of Police.

Successful candidates must pass a written examination, structured interview, polygraph examination, background investigation, psychological and medical evaluations.

Applicants maybe expected to come to our location six (6) times in order to complete the application process.

I look forward to working with you during the selection process.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact via email or at the number listed below.

Good luck!

PO3 Mauricio Veiga

Montgomery County Department of Police

100 Edison Park Dr. 3rd. Fl.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

O: (240) 773-5314

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SARPP Spring Break Study Abroad Trip

HLTH 389S is a three credit, interdisciplinary 10-day study abroad course from March 15-March 24, 2013 where students will travel to Rome and Sicily to learn about the issues surrounding domestic violence.  Students enrolled in HLTH389S will learn about the dynamics of domestic violence including the power and control wheel, the cycle of violence and safety planning.  Students will be expected to draw comparisons of the response to domestic violence between Rome, Sicily and the United States.  Students will visit various community organizations to further their understanding of domestic violence in Rome and Sicily.   Students will blog daily during the course and must be available to present on their experience during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event on April 10, 2013.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) will be  hosting Maryland State Police STATE Team 1st Sargent Keith Ruck.  Sgt. Ruck will be speaking to students about being a state trooper and a member of the STATE Team on November 27, 2012 at 5:00PM in 2205 LeFrak Hall.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to engage with a professional in the law enforcement field.  All students and majors are welcome.  Please email any questions to the CJSA at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Internship Opportunity: USSCP Spring 2013

The United States Supreme Court Police Department is currently seeking students for a police internship for the Spring 2013 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. 

 Intern’s duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist officers on the front plaza and with crowd control
  • Aid any investigations
  • Assist visitors with directions
  • Escort Justices and/or groups with reservations
  • Assist officers with screening of visitors
  • Various administrative duties
The application deadline for this internship has been extended.  To apply, please bring your resume in hard copy form to David Tana in the CCJS Advising Office (2201 LeFrak Hall) or submit them electronically to  All resumes should be submitted by 4:00PM on Monday, November 26, 2012.  Interviews for selected candidates will be scheduled for the week of November 26, 2012, and will be held on campus

Job Opportunity: Baltimore County Police Department

Friday, November 9, 2012

START Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis

Designed for both future practitioners and scholars, START’s yearlong, fully online program provides students with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. The unique online format enables students to work full- or part-time while advancing their education.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Internship Opportunity: PGCPD Special Enforcement Division

240 Hour Internship Opportunity for the Spring 2013 Semester

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Enforcement Division is accepting applications for police interns. Interns will work closely with detectives assigned to investigate robberies, violent repeat offenders, motor vehicle theft rings, or homicides. Interns will receive 6 credits after successful completion of this internship.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

For Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Advanced Freshman

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.

Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (for Juniors)

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S. immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.

Peace Corps: Employer Networking Session

The Peace Corps will present an information session on their volunteer positions. They are interested in students from all majors, but will specifically talk about opportunities related to conflict resolution, international development, and humanitarian relief during this Information Session.

Public Policy Internship Program Applications Available Now

Looking for an internship?  Apply to the 2012-2013 Public Policy Internship Program!  Most employers want substantial work experience in addition to your degree.  Internships not only build critical work skills, but also provide students with critical contacts that you can leverage for graduate school or jobs in the future.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Presents: Know Your Rights!

Date: Monday, November 5, 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Hoff Theater in Stamp Student Union

There will be a Free screening of "10 Rules for Dealing with Police" co-sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Students for Liberty at UMD, and Community Roots. The film, created by an organization called Flex Your Rights, is designed to inform individuals on how to best handle a police interaction. Following the film Steve Silverman, Executive Director of Flex Your Rights, will provide commentary and answer audience questions.

Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop TODAY

The University Career Center is holding a Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop TODAY just for BSOS Students.  Below are the event details. 

Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop (BSOS Students)
DATE:  Wednesday, October 31, 2012
TIME:  4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity - Court Watch Mongtomery

Interested in getting some experience with the law and the court process?  Want to work for a non-profit that is devoted to improving the court process?  Then CourtWatch Montgomery is the perfect opportunity for you! 

"Court Watch Montgomery is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. We fight domestic violence by working to improve the process that abuse victims move through in our county courts. We monitor restraining hearings and document where things are working well, and where there are problems. We recommend innovative approaches gleaned from other judicial systems and from recent research."

Internship - National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (Careers 4 Terps)

Internship, ID 68911
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia   
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Summer Internship, Winter/January Term Internship

Spring 2013's November 1st deadline is fast approaching. Available positions include: Missing Children's Division Case Assistant, Project ALERT, Team Adam, and Forensic Services (graduate level preferred); Exploited Children Division (graduate level preferred) Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) and Cyber Tipline; Case Analysis (graduate level preferred); External Affairs, Outreach and Program, and Development Assistant; Family Advocacy Division Assistant; and Public Relations & Communications. Please view individual internship position descriptions at

Monday, October 22, 2012

Winter/Spring Registration Reminders

Winter Registration
Winter registration begins Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:30 AM for ALL students.  Winter is a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their requirements and/or take smaller, more discussion-based courses.  Registration for the winter session is completed through Testudo.   Winter term begins Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and ends Wednesday, January 23, 2013.  All students are limited to enrolling in one course during winter term.  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. 

Spring 2013 418/498 Course Descriptions

Below are course descriptions for CCJS special topics courses.

CCJS418A Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Deterrence
Prerequisites: CCJS 105, CCJS 200, and CCJS 300       Tu........ 4:00pm- 6:30pm
What can we do prevent people from committing crime? Hire more police? Put more people in prison? Spend more money and expand punishments? The popular concept of ‘getting tough’ on crime by increasing the severity of punishments is often championed by policy makers, elected officials and the public at large as a way to reduce crime.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Student Legal Aid Internship - Spring 2013

Considering a law-related career?  Interested in gaining hands-on legal experience while earning credit?  Apply for a Spring 2013 Internship with the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office!
Interns must be undergraduate students, who have completed 56 cumulative credit hours by the beginning of the spring 2013 semester.

Applications are now available on the student legal aid website:  The application deadline is Monday, October 22, 2012.

For more information, stop by our office in Suite 3125 of the South campus Dining Hall or call 301-314-7756.
A service of your Student Government Association

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DC Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Temp Employment

District of Columbia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (DC YRBS) needs people who are willing and able to travel to all parts of the city, and not just where they live, who have an interest in the health and well-being of adolescents to help administer questionnaires in 112 middle and high schools.  Assuming successful completion of training and performance in the field, you can expect to work 2 to 4 days per week for up to 5 weeks (i.e. end of October through the end of November) with the possibility of additional work into early December.  If you can commit to this schedule without distraction, we encourage you to apply. 

UMD Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Cops Say Legalize Drugs: Ask One Why!

Cops Say Legalize Drugs: Ask One Why!

Retired Major Neill Franklin will give a presentation about why, as a former officer, he believes the prohibition of drugs has failed and explain why he advocates for a system of legalization and control.  To support his position he draws evidence from current studies, recent events, and his personal experience of being a Narcotics Agent for the Maryland State Police.  Major Franklin is a 34-year police veteran from Baltimore, Maryland, and is now the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Benjamin Banneker B room in Stamp Student Union
For more information contact

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CJSA Meeting: Kohl’s Assets Protection Division

CJSA will host a networking session with Kohl’s Assets Protection division on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:30PM in Taliaferro Hall room 1101.  Kohl’s is currently recruiting for their Loss Prevention Internship Program.  The Kohl’s Loss Prevention Internship Program is designed to give students the knowledge and experience needed to explore what an exciting career in retail Loss Prevention management is all about. The training program is designed to give you the experience you need in Loss Prevention to prepare you for running a successful retail business with a focus on the protection of company assets.  While many people may not be interested in the private sector, Kohl's is a great opportunity to kick-start your criminal justice career.  Past CJSA members have graduated and began working in retail assets protection; they have enjoyed the job, earned excellent benefits and in many cases commanded a higher salary than most entry level jobs including law enforcement.
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:30PM – 7:30PM
WHERE: Taliaferro Hall, Room 1101

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Career Center Event: USSS Information Session

Internship Opportunity - Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General

Please see below for a job description, duties, and responsibilities for an internship position with the Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General.  This internship is geared towards students with a strong interest in federal law enforcement.  All CCJS students are able to apply regardless of standing, but in order to be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship, CCJS students must have at least 56 credits completed and have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the beginning of the internship.  Please submit a resume and unofficial transcript electronically to David Tana at by 4:00PM on October 26, 2012 to be considered for the position.

Job Description
As an Investigative Student Trainee (Intern) in the Department of Education Office of Inspector General, the incumbent will learn about the tasks related to gathering, acquiring, and developing resource materials and other information in support of law enforcement activities to achieve the mission of the organization.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist assigned staff to compile reports on research conducted and updating administrative records
  • Use software applications such as spreadsheets, database inquiries, word processing and desktop publishing.
  • Develop profiles, criminal history and current location of subjects using state and federal records along with commercial databases.
  • Prepare written and statistical reports for use in investigations.
  • Assist Special Agents with case work, to include assisting with interviews and document reviews. 
  • Learn about the day to day operations of a federal law enforcement office and federal government employment.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Important CCJS Announcement - Limited Advising Hours

CCJS Advising Limited Advising Hours Oct 3-Oct 5 

CCJS Advising will have limited advising hours beginning Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – Friday, October 5, 2012.  All CCJS Advisors will be out of the office for a conference.  Peer advising will be available Oct 3 – Oct 5 from 12:00PM – 4:00PM.  Peer advisors will be available to answer general major questions.  Please note during this time audits will not be completed.  Additionally, e-mail will be answered on a limited basis.  Advisors will return to the CCJS Advising office Monday, October 8, 2012.