Friday, October 31, 2014

Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis: a Student Perspective

Are you interested in an internship with Congress or the Maryland General Assembly? Hear about the benefits of these internships and gain valuable tips on how to find and apply for these opportunities. A panel of students and recent graduates who interned in a wide array of offices will share their experiences and answer questions.

Looking for “EDCP” Leadership Classes? They Have Moved to HESI

Leadership Studies Courses with “EDCP” prefixes are now “HESI” (Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy) in the College of Education.

These classes include the following:
217 – Introduction to Student Leadership
315 – Student Leadership in Groups & Organizations
318, all classes – Applied Contextual Leadership
418, all classes – Special Topics in Leadership 
417 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 

Starting Spring 2015, these classes and any additional “EDCP” leadership class can be found under our new “HESI” prefix on Testudo:

For more information and questions, please contact Leadership Studies at

Do you study Spanish? Participate in a paid study!

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants!  Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each.  Sessions will be held at Taliaferro and/or Patapsco (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!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office - Teen Court Internship

Concerned About Your Mid-Semester Progress? Attend Project Success II

Hinman CEOs Program Now Accepting Applications

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Applications Now Open for Fall 2015 Class

As the nation's first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial students from all academic disciplines into a unique community. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures during this two-year experience. All undergraduates from the University of Maryland are invited to apply for this competitive program. Brian Hinman, University of Maryland alumnus and successful entrepreneur, provided funding to initiate and support the Program.

Apply for the BSOS Peer Mentor Program!

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. 

Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • If the student is a Double Major, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2015
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

Spring Internship- Baltimore Police Department

Below is the application for the Baltimore Police Department Internship Program for Spring 2015.  This will be the only application that will be accepted for consideration into the program. Applications will be accepted for the (14 week) Spring 2015 semester, from October 24  - November 7, 2014.  Kindly fax completed applications to (410) 396-2620 attention CSO Michelle Epps.  Applications received after 5:00 PM on November 7, 2014 will not be accepted. Thank you in advance for your timely submissions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Are you planning on going to graduate school?

Do you have questions about the graduate school application? Do you need more information about the GRE or other admissions tests? Do you want to hear first hand from current students and recent graduates? If so, come to a free graduate school panel on Wednesday October 29 from 5:00-6:30 at Shoemaker 2102. You will get a brief presentation with an overview and then you will hear from our panelists. Light refreshments will be provided.

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Shoemaker Hall, room 2102

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Social Sciences Job and Internship Fair - Shady Grove

The Shady Grove campus is hosting a Social Science Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM.  There are a lot of criminal justice related agencies scheduled to attend!

December 2014 Graduation Ceremony Information

Friday, October 17, 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Know Your Rights! Featuring Steve Silverman

Know Your Rights! Featuring Steve Silverman

When: Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
Where: Margaret Brent B room, Stamp Student Union
Cost: This event is free and open to the public

Come join Students for Sensible Drug Policy as we screen the Flex Your Rights film "10 Rules for Dealing with Police." The film will go over 10 simple rules based on common sense and constitutional rights that will help protect you from negative police interactions. After the film guest speaker Steve Silverman, Executive Director of Flex Your Rights, will be answering questions about the film. Steve will also be talking about additional ways to flex your rights, such as how to film police interactions and jury nullification.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BSOS Engagement and Success Reception

Please join BSOS for an informational opportunity with representatives from BSOS and around the university.  Come and explore the many resources and opportunities available that can lead to a successful undergraduate career in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.  There will be information about undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad, Deans Student Advisory Council, Federal/Global Semester, BSOS Peer Mentors and many more.  BE ENGAGED!

Henrico County, VA - Hiring Police Officers and Animal Protection Police Officers

Full Time Research Fellows Position - Stanford Law School

A great opportunity for December graduates considering law school:

Monday, October 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Foreign Service Security Protective Specialist positions.

Click here: for more information, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Internship Opportunity: Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation's Drug Policy Action Internship is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 term. Please seel below for additional information
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.

Internship Opportunity: Howard County Police Department

The HCPD Crime Analysis, Criminal Intelligence and Gang Section is still looking for student interns for the Spring and Summer 2015 semesters. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00PM.  Please see the attached flyer for details.