Monday, July 28, 2014

Paid Auditory Training Study

Participate in 4 sessions (1.5-2 hours each) at the Patapsco Building, near CP Metro. Sessions involve questionnaires and computerized tasks. Participants receive $55 ($5/session plus a $35 bonus after Session 4), and they will also entered into a raffle for a $150 gift card after Session 4.

Find out more information about the Auditory Training Study on the Paid SONA System (  
Before signing up, you must complete a prescreen to check eligibility at
Questions? Email

¿Estudias el español? ¡Participa en un estudio!

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants!  Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104).
You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!
Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):
  • 18-30 years of age
  • Monolingual native speaker of English
  • Currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
  • Not started studying Spanish before age 12
  • No immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country

Review additional criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System
For more information about this study, contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at

Friday, July 25, 2014

Paid GVPT Opportunity - Experiment in Computerized Bargaining

File:U.S. currency icon.gifOn Thursday, August 7th, at 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM in 4101 Chincoteague Hall, GVPT will be conducting an experiment in the form of a simple computerized bargaining game.  Students are invited to participate in this experiment.  Students will be paid $6 for agreeing to participate, and students may earn up to a maximum of an additional $50 based on how you play the game. Most participants generally earn between an additional $20 and $30.  The experiment will take no more than 45 minutes to complete, and you will be paid in cash at the end. 

There is space for 20 participants, and students can register to participate in the experiment at:

If students are selected to participate, they will be notified by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 5th.  Students selected will be provided with any additional necessary information via e-mail. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Baltimore Police Department is Hiring

The Baltimore Police Department is looking for entry level police officers for their next academy class.  Starting salary for an entry level police officer is $46,199 in 2014 and goes up to $48,971 in 2015.  In addition, all Entry Level Police Officers accrue vacation leave and receive full benefits (medical, dental, etc.).  With more than 2,900 sworn police officers on the department, the opportunity for professional and personal growth is great.  If you or someone you know is interested in a rewarding career in policing, please visit for information about joining the Baltimore Police Department.

Ocean City Police Department Testing - Summer 2015

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Park Ranger I Position - City of Greenbelt (Part-time Paid)

Legal Assistant Position - Job Posting Careers4Terps

Solo criminal defense attorney in Greenbelt seeks part time legal assistant. Duties include answering the phone, drafting letters and legal pleadings, scheduling meetings and client visits, filing, maintaining office organization, organizing client files, contacting court offices to track down legal documents and schedule hearings, and various administrative support as required. Depending on interest, skills, performance, and growth of practice, position could eventually evolve to full time.

  • Previous legal experience required
  • strong interest or background in criminal law preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • able to work independently
  • proficient with various administrative functions including drafting letters and legal documents, internet searches, use of Word, and Excel
  • Knowledge of FileMaker a plus

Metropolitan Police Department Hiring - Job Post Careers4Terps

As an entry-level Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, you will perform the vital public services of preserving the peace, protecting life and property, preventing crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing the laws and ordinances of the District of Columbia and the United States.

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Completed at least 60 semester hours of college credits; or 3 years of active duty military service; or 5 years of prior law enforcement experience
  • Possess an honorable military discharge (if applicable)
  • Possess a valid drivers license

Police Officer candidates must successfully pass a written examination, a physical ability test, and a thorough background investigation that includes a medical examination, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and polygraph examination.

Henrico County Police Hiring - Job Posting Careers4Terps

Description of Position:
Performs law enforcement duties in an assigned area during a specific period; assists in investigations of criminal offenses and in the apprehension of criminals; does related work as required.

  • Graduation from high school; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities 
  • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Virginia 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States 
  • Requires a pre-employment physical examination and/or medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services
  • You must be 21 years of age or older by the hire date to be eligible for this position
  • The projected hire date for this process is December 1, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fall 2014 Congressional Internship - Ann Kirkpatrick U.S. Representative

Depending on the nature of this internship, it may not be eligible for CCJS internship credit, but students can earn credit through the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Center For Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) Internship - Fall 2014

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) is accepting applications for their Fall 2014 internship. To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample to  

Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate Returning Students

The Charlotte W. Newcombe and Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarships are available to returning students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing with the University.  For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Returning Students Program at the University of Maryland Counseling Center or go to their website at

To request an application contact the Co-Coordinators of the Returning Students Programs Program - Barbara Goldberg at or Beverly Greenfeig at  Applications are due Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Position - The Fund For Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that  works to builsupport for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America.  This summer we will be in over 50 cities, including our local Maryland office in College Park, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.