Friday, December 20, 2013

DHS Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced the launch of the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative, an unpaid student volunteer program for college students pursuing a program of study in a cybersecurity-related field.  

Through the initiative, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.  

Created in April 2013 by former Secretary Janet Napolitano, the program has been expanded to new DHS offices and locations, with student volunteer assignments available at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations computer forensics labs, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer, and state and major urban area fusion centers.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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 2014, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]
Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, or for the 2014-15 academic year?  Are you a US citizen receiving a Pell Grant (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Then you should learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the past two years 70 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more and to receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship application, please follow this link: 
or write to the National Scholarships Office at as soon as possible.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance.  Scholarships will be awarded each fall and each spring semester to one or more deserving students.  Applications and nominations for Spring 2014 award are being accepted through January 5, 2014.

For more information please visit

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Professor Tom Mauriello Broadcasting on

Professor Tom Mauriello, instructor of CCJS 320, broadcast a weekly forensic show on  This week Professor Mauriello is broadcasting Episode 44, Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST). The topic this week is Forensic DNA Analysis.  How significant and accessible is DNA when found at the crime scene and how has research and technology strengthened its value for the investigator?  The George Washington University’s Dr. William Watson and Dr. Daniele Podini answer these questions and more when they join host, Tom Mauriello and his student interns on    

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

University of Maryland Scholarship Day

For 24 hours on December 11, the University of Maryland is encouraging all Terps to support student scholarships on the first ever Scholarship Day!

Real students with real financial problems need your help! Without additional funding, $80 million in requests for financial aid won't be filled.

Help us make this the biggest one-day giving event in Maryland's history! Will you step up to the challenge?

For more information, visit:

New BSOS Courses for Spring 2014

Classes are restricted to BSOS majors.  All classes are small, participatory group activities.

Emergency Management Internship Available - Spring 2014

The University of Maryland (UMD) Emergency Management (EM) Program is now accepting applications for Emergency Management Intern positions. The UMD EM program looks to fill 3 positions for the Spring 2014 semester. Interns will assist with program development, trainings and exercises, as well as community outreach and education. For a complete position description please visit the Careers4Terps website. Applications are due by January 14, 2014.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Spring 2014 Legal Internship - Trunnell Law Firm

Trunnell Law, LLCCrofton law firm seeks legal interns for the Spring 2014 semester to assist in the daily operations of the firm and learn about the practice of law.  Interns will have the opportunity to attend court hearings, depositions, and client meetings and gain insight into the practice of law at a litigation firm that is in court on a regular basis. Duties will include collecting evidence, organizing files, communicating with clients and other substantive work. Intern will work under the direct supervision of a personal injury attorney and will learn personal injury litigation from initial intake to trial or settlement. Please send resume and weekly availability during the Spring semester to  Please note, this internship is not eligible to CCJS Internship credit, but students may apply for credit in a BSOS internship course.

OMSE Weekly Review Sessions

Defense Intelligence Agency: Off Campus Site Visit

Defense Intelligence Agency: Employer Networking Sessions 
Date:  Friday, February 28, 2014 
Time:  8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

Event Details:
The Defense Intelligence Agency is inviting current UMD students who have an interest in learning more about their organization to visit their Washington, DC offices.

The OFF CAMPUS SITE VISIT will include an overview of the agency’s mission and how it supports other agencies. Additional information will be shared regarding the DIA’s student internship program, skills that make applicants competitive and application tips. There are a limited number of seats available for this opportunity so RSVP now to express interest. All participants must complete a background check and be a US citizen. You will receive a confirmation email with additional details as well as a request to furnish information required for background screening by February 17, 2014. Deadline to RSVP: February 14, 2014.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Join A 1-Credit Diversity Dialogue for Spring 2014!

From a Mural by Gemal Woods, "Unity Through Diversity Overcomes Adversity"The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers 7-week, 1-credit intergroup dialogues for undergraduates. These dialogues satisfy the new General Education Cultural Competency requirement. Dialogue topics include:
  • EDHI 338 A: People of Color/White People
  • EDHI 338 C: Men/Women
  • EDHI 338 G: Interfaith/Secular
  • EDHI 338 K: Socioeconomic Status
  • EDHI 338 N: Sexual Identity (Heterosexual/LGBT)
  • EDHI 338 R: U.S. Born/Internationally Born

Become a BSOS Ambassador (and earn credit)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Investigative Support Center Internship HIDTA - Spring 2014

Title:  Investigative Support Center Intern
Location: Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Greenbelt, MD

Position Summary:
The Intelligence Intern will provide administrative and analytic support for the Analytic Support Unit within the ISC.  The candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the practical application of office practices, and procedures.  Must be skilled in the use of computer software including the Microsoft office suite and should be able to organize tasks and work independently.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  This is an unpaid internship/appointment.

Free Workshop At LAS - Taking Tests with Less Stress

This workshop will present strategies you can use to minimize stress as you prepare for and take final exams.

When: Monday, December 09, 2013 
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker  : 2202

Monday, December 2, 2013

BSOS Scholarships - Available Now!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due by 5:00PM on January 24, 2014. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2014 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit: 

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • Future Alumni Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award

Montgomery County Police Department Hiring

The Montgomery County Police Department (Maryland) will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Candidate from Sunday December 1, 2013 to Friday, January 31, 2014.  This application process is for the September 2014 Academy Class.  

You can apply online at 

Free Workshop At LAS - Save Your Semester

Are you feeling overwhelmed' Exams are approaching and you don't know where the semester went.  Some students tend to give up during this critical time and lose unnecessary points.  Instead, this workshop will introduce you to techniques to organize the last three weeks of the semester, feel more in control of your time before finals, and help you earn as many of your remaining points as possible.

When: Monday, December 02, 2013 
Time:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker  : 2202

Become a PAL: Mentor/Tutor students & Obtain International Certification

Interested in helping your peers, gaining hands-on training and experience, honing communication and leadership skills, and becoming a certified mentor or tutor?

The Peer Assisted Learning Program (PAL) in Learning Assistance Service (LAS) is for YOU!  PALs participate in a comprehensive training and assist fellow students improve study skills, gain confidence in scholastic abilities, and provide tips and techniques for academic success.

PALs have the opportunity to receive official LAS Certification and/or College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)'s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC). PALs can receive 1 or 3 upper-level credits.

LAS is currently accepting applications.  All applications must be submitted by December 6, 2013.  Please visit for more information and the application.

Honors College Passport Day

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The Honors College and Education Abroad are hosting Passport Day with the U.S. State Department.  You may process an application for a new or renewal passport; have your passport picture taken with our photographer ($10), or just come to hear about abroad opportunities and available scholarships. Sessions are at 11, 12, 1, and 2pm. Event information is on our website ( 

Go to US Department of State travel ( for more detailed information regarding required documents.  The fee is $135. Checks should be made payable to the "Department of State."

When: Friday, December 06, 2013 
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Anne Arundel Hall: Basement Lounge