Friday, January 30, 2015

Join Alpha Phi Sigma - The National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society Membership Requirements
Membership is open to CCJS majors who have completed at least 40 total credits with at least 12 credits in CCJS courses. Undergraduate Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least a 3.2 and a major GPA of at least 3.4. Graduate student applicants must have a 3.4 overall GPA.

To Apply:
Applicants must fill out and print the application available at,
submit an official or unofficial transcript, and a check (personal is fine) made out to Alpha Phi Sigma for $55 ($50 of which goes to the National fee and $5 goes to the local chapter).  The CCJS degree is a Bachelor of Arts.  The name of the local chapter is Omega Iota. Put the completed application, check, and transcript in Dr. Brooks' mailbox inside 2220 Lefrak Hall. Applications are processed once at the beginning of the Fall semester (due by 10/1) and once at the beginning of the Spring semester (due by 2/16) and it generally takes a few months to get official acceptance. Dr. Brooks will notify you when your certificate and pin have been received.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate interested in exploring research opportunities for Spring 2015 at the University of Maryland?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 140 available opportunities by visiting our website at:

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 140 projects are listed with more being added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Summer Internships

START Risk Communication and Resilience Research Summer Internship

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation: Summer 2015 Drug Policy Action Internship

Criminal Justice Policy FoundationThe Criminal Justice Policy Foundation is seeking applicants for their Summer 2015 Drug Policy Action Internship. The posting is available online and pasted below.

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.
CJPF is seeking law students, graduates and top undergraduates passionate about reforming our nation's drug policies and criminal justice system for our Drug Policy Research Internship. Drug Policy Research Interns work on all aspects of CJPF's reform advocacy:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Loss Prevention Internships at Six Flags America Available Spring and Summer

Below are two internship postings.  Students can apply by submitting their resume and a writing sample to Jasmine Taylor via email ( Writing sample must be applicant's original work and have been written within the last 12 months. Samples should demonstrate student’s ability to communicate effectively in a technical manner. Sample should be absent of spelling and grammatical errors.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Position Open for CCJS 352

Dr. Lehman currently has an opening for a Spring 2015 undergraduate teaching assistant for CCJS 352 Drugs and Crime.  Undergraduate teaching assistants must meet the following requirements:

  • A cumulative GPA of a 3.20 or higher
  • A grade of A- or higher earned in CCJS 352
  • A minimum of 56 cumulative credits earned  
  • Ability to attend class TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM
All interested students should contact Dr. Lehman directly at  Please note, CCJS 386 (teaching assistant credit) will not fulfill the CCJS Course of Choice degree requirement.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Montgomery County Police Hiring

The Montgomery County Department of Police will be taking applications for Police Officer Candidate during a two day window from January 31 - February 1, 2015.    Interested applicants can find more information by visiting   Beginning at midnight on January 31, 2015, applicants will be able to apply from this recruitment website or may go directly to   
This opening will be for the June 2015 and December 2015 academy classes. (These start dates are subject to change).  

How to Find an Internship Workshop

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?  To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

United States Secret Service Pathways Internship Event Jan 22

Interact with the USSS and apply for their student trainee positions by attending this event.

U.S. Secret Service and University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Dorsey Station
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 6865 Deerpath Road, Elkridge, MD 21075

In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions within your resume, bring the following materials with you:
·         Resume (with current cumulative GPA and expected date of graduation)
  • Current Transcript – must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student’s name and current course load
  • Proof of enrollment
  • DD-214 to verify eligibility
  • Qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, credit earned, degree, and date awarded. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) must be submitted. Those with Foreign education, click here. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected for the position.
In the event that an applicant is unable to attend this recruitment event, the applicant may submit their resume and supporting documents to:
**Resumes will only be accepted on 01/22/2015 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.**

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Job Opportunity at RAINN for College Grads

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is expanding the National Sexual Assault Hotline by incorporating services for survivors seeking support in Spanish. To make this happen, they are currently recruiting and hiring bilingual staff (Spanish/English) to staff the online and telephone hotline. If you or anyone you know might be interested, visit to learn more.