Tuesday, September 25, 2018

CCJS Justice & Government Networking Night - Tues Sept 25

Date: Tuesday, September 25
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Colony Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

The Justice & Government Networking Night connects current students with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of legal, law enforcement, and government in a variety of positions throughout the DC Metro area. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain tips from these amazing professionals and learn about career options.

Limited spots are available so RSVP today! This event is open to all students, but will be particularly helpful for Freshman, Sophomore and Junior level students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Light refreshments will be available. See participating organizations.

For more information and networking tips please visit: https://careers.umd.edu/event/justice-government-networking-night.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Meet Your 2018-2019 CCJS DSAC Representative!

Hi! My name is Paden Tranter, a junior Criminology and Criminal Justice major with a minor in Global Terrorism. This year, I will be serving as the CCJS representative on the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC). DSAC is a group of student leaders within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences that work closely with Dean Russell to bring about initiatives aimed at bettering both BSOS in general and our respective departments. Outside of DSAC, I work as a senior peer advisor in the BSOS Advising Office and am a member of the Federal Fellows Homeland Security Policy program. 

I'm hoping to make my term as CCJS representative as beneficial and productive as possible, so I encourage you all to contact me at ptranter@terpmail.umd.edu with any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have about BSOS or CCJS!

START Spring 2019 Internship Application Now Available

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based here at the University of Maryland, is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Internship Program! A list of available opportunities and their descriptions, as well as the application form, can be found on the START Internships page

Application deadlines are as listed:
  • Priority application deadline Spring 2019: Sunday, October 28, 2018; 11:59pm
  • Final application deadline Spring 2019: Sunday, November, 2018; 11:59pm

Want to know more about START's Program? 
START will be providing two information sessions via webinar about the Internship Program, available for interested applicants! For more information and to sign up for the webinars, please review the following: 

Why choose an internship at START?
  • Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers.
  • Exposure to cutting edge theories and methods.
  • Deepen your understanding of current issues in terrorism and homeland security.
  • Work on projects of immediate interest to the practitioner and policy community.
  • Hone and develop a range of transferable skills attractive to future employers.
  • Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
  • Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
  • Mentorship from START staff and researchers in a successful professional environment.
  • Internships can be undertaken for academic credit (depending on approval from your institution and department).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Career Night: Hosted by Maryland State Police - Oct 4

It’s here again, in 2018!  The Maryland State Police will host the largest recruiting event of its kind in Maryland.  “Career Night” is about exclusive recruitment for qualified students and adults desiring career fields in national security, public safety and emergency services. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Become a Peer Counselor at the Help Center Hotline

Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, confusion, mental health, thoughts of suicide, and other life issues.

Training happens only once a semester, so call (301) 314-4357 or fill out this survey to schedule an interview: https://goo.gl/forms/ZltkWO3mrM9z7T5f2

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2018
Applicants must be available:  October 11th from 7pm-9pm, October 13th and 14th from 10am-6pm both days.
Freshman and Sophomores Only!  Position requires 2-3 semesters of on-the-job training.

Department of Justice Internship - Environmental Crimes Section

Image result for dojThe Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking three undergraduate student interns for its Environmental Crimes Section in Washington, DC, for the Spring of 2019.

The Environmental Crimes Section is responsible for prosecuting individuals and corporations that have violated laws designed to protect the environment and/or unlawfully covered up those violations.  The Section works closely with criminal investigators for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies in prosecuting criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as well as other federal statutes. In addition, the Section prosecutes criminal cases under a number of federal wildlife laws, including the Lacey Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Endangered Species Act. These cases, handled in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Enforcement (National Marine Fisheries Service), involve smuggling and illegal trafficking in protected wildlife, illegal take of protected species, and hunting offenses. 

For more information about the Environment & Natural Resources Division, visit the Justice Departments web site at: https://www.justice.gov/enrd.

Interested candidates should log on to Careers4Terps & search ID #178237.
Transit subsidy included.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Masters in Geospatial Intelligence Info Session

Considering graduate school?  Learn how a Master's Degree in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) can help advance your career!  GEOINT will be holding an information session for all interested students.

Date:  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: LeFrak Hall, room 1124A
Free Pizza will be served!
Registration is required, please contact the program at geog-geoint@umd.edu.

Spring 2019 Legal Aid Internship

The Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office is now accepting applications for their Spring 2019 internship. The Spring 2019 application will be due on October 25th.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fall Career & Internship Fair - Sept 13

This annual event provides students and alumni an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship as well as full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Attendees should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of resumes. No preregistration is necessary.

Day 1 - Sept 12: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Day 2 - Sept 13: ALL majors and industries.

Current students and spouses
Alumni and spouses

See a full list of employers attending the fair  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Join Alpha Phi Sigma: First Meeting on Sept 11

Image result for alpha phi sigmaThe first meeting of Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in LeFrak Hall, room 1220.  Current and interested members should try to attend.  

A new Board of Officers (President, Vice President, and Secretary) will be elected and activities will be planned.  In order to run for an officer position, students must be a current member of APS.  Students joining APS in Fall 2018 will not be eligible to run for office. Students interested in running for office should prepare a very brief presentation about themselves.  If you cannot attend but would like to run for an office, please email Nicole Jackson (jacksonn@umd.edu) a short blurb about yourself that will be read to the group.

Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society founded in 1942. Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.  The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity (http://www.alphaphisigma.org/).  The CCJS staff advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma is Nicole Jackson.

Membership Requirements:
Membership is open to CCJS majors who have completed at least 40 total credits with at least 12 credits in CCJS courses. Applicants must have completed at least one semester at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and have an established UMD grade point average.  Undergraduate Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and a minimum CCJS major grade point average of a 3.20. 

Interested in Going Abroad? Start with Study Abroad 101

What is study abroad? How does it work at UMD? How do I get started?

Get started with our Study Abroad 101 sessions! These sessions are designed to give an overview of study abroad at the University of Maryland and answer general questions.  We will cover the basics about academics, finances, locations, and how to plan to go abroad!

*Advisors are also welcome to attend a session to learn more!*

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Arlington County Police Department Investigative Assistant Internship

Arlington County Police Department is currently seeking an Investigative Assistant Intern for the Spring 2019 semester. The position is located in the Criminal Investigations Division: Homicide/Robbery Unit. The purpose of the Investigative Assistant Intern is to provide direct assistance to the detectives in the Homicide/Robbery Unit, Burglary/Larceny Unit, Special Victims Unit and the Cold Case Unit. 

Interns will be directly involved in interviewing victims and witnesses for a variety of cases such as assaults, threats, missing persons, domestic assaults, larcenies and other property crimes. The intern will be provided with orientation and guidance on how to conduct these interviews and work on each case with the assigned detective. This internship will acquaint the student with the investigative process by demanding their participation in the investigations. Interns will conduct interviews, document statements and provide input to the detectives on disposition of cases. The intern's work may lead to identifying suspects that may later be prosecuted.

Interns accepted for this assignment will complete the process with true investigative experience. The intern will develop strategies and make recommendations while working closely with the detectives throughout the investigative process. The detectives will involve the intern in all phases of the investigation and treat them as colleagues.


  • Forensic Sciences or Law Enforcement related program
  • Preferred GPA: 3.0 or above
  • Minimum 20 hours per week (Monday - Friday during normal business hours) for at least one semester
  • Application, Interview, Favorable completion of Police Polygraph Exam & Background
  • Investigation
  • Graduate students preferred/ Undergraduate students considered

Questions and concerns can be directed to Chelsea Melcher at cmelcher@arlingtonva.us or at 703-228-4337. Interested students must complete and submit an application by October 1, 2018.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New Public Policy Professional Fraternity - Rush Fall 2018

Exciting news!  A group of UMD students have created a new Public Policy Professional Fraternity called KOA.  It is now recognized as a student group and part of the Professional Fraternity Council.  It promises to be an excellent way to connect with those of similar interests while also developing important professional skills.  All majors are welcome!

Panel Discussion: Immigration and the Rule of Law in the Trump Administration

Please join us for a lively panel discussion with some of the nation's foremost experts on US law and immigration as they discuss legal implications of immigration actions by the Trump administration, including the travel ban, family separation, and the role of the circuit courts.

This event celebrates the University of Maryland’s Year of Immigration (2018-19)
and Constitution Day.

Please visit this site for more details. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

UMB Paid Research Opportunity for Fall 2018/Spring 2019

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is looking for an undergraduate research assistant for the Fall/Spring semester. This position is a paid research opportunity, assisting with an on-going clinical trial research program at the University of Maryland Methadone Treatment Program Center, in Baltimore. 

The RA's will be responsible for assisting the Principle Investigator and the Research Coordinator with the required duties for all aspects of back-end data organization and regulatory (IRB) affairs. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Helping maintain a database
  • Creating data collection instruments in RedCAP
  • Ensuring compliance in accordance with UMB IRB standards
  • Assessing IRB protocol modifications. 
Additionally, this person will assist in data collection by directly interacting with patients enrolled in the study. The candidate’s assistance may also be solicited for other new research programs in the clinic. 

It is anticipated that this person will be called on an as-needed basis for a minimum of 12-15 hours of duty per week. Please have any interested students email Thomas Cole with their cover letter, resume/CV, current course schedule, and an unofficial transcript at thcole@som.umaryland.edu by September 21st 2018.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session and Student Panel

Image result for gilman scholarshipAre you a Pell Grant recipient (and US citizen) planning to study abroad in Winter, Spring, or Summer 2019?

You may be eligible to apply for the US State Department’s Gilman Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000. Last year 30 Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships worth a total of $107,550!

Learn more by participating in our upcoming Gilman events! For all events please RSVP at gilman@umd.edu. If you are unable to attend any of these, please email us at the same address and we'll be in touch!

Join us for an information session:

  • Wednesday, August 29, 4:00-4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, August 30, 12:00-12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, August 30, 4:00-4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall 
  • Tuesday, September 4, 12:00-12:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2:00-2:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 5, 3:30-4:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall 
  • Thursday, September 6, 11:00-11:30 am, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, September 7, 12:00-12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Returned Gilman Scholar Panel:  Hear about the program from past Gilman Scholars. The panel will be held Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00-6:00 PM in 1102 HJ Patterson Hall.  Refreshments will be served.

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 21 days - Must be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

FBI Summer 2019 Honors Internship - Application Opens Aug 28

Image result for fbiThe application for the Summer 2019 FBI Honor's Internship will open up tomorrow, August 28, 2018 until Friday, October 14, 2018.  Please visit FBIJOBS.gov, then click on "Students" towards the top of the page, followed by  "Undergrad Students" for the application and requirements.

Here are some notes and tips for your application:

  • Students can apply their Freshman year and beyond as long as they will be enrolled in school full-time in Fall 2019.  Seniors graduating May 2019 and not immediately attending graduate school in Fall 2019, will not qualify for the Summer 2019 internship
  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA.  (Freshman will have to provide SAT/ACT scores and high school transcripts)
  • Students must be able to pass the FBI background - students must review the restrictions prior to applying.  If students fail the FBI polygraph, they will not be eligible for future FBI positions
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (dual citizenship is fine).  Unfortunately Legal Resident Aliens, Permanent Residents or students in the US on Student Visas are not eligible
  • Applicants will be asked to select 3 offices where they would like to work.  Headquarters has the most available positions and selecting headquarters can significantly increase a students ability to be placed
  • Students should include everything on their resume, there is no limit on length! 
    • Include your high school and high school activities on the resume
    • Don't just state your duties, write in detail about your duties (e.g. promotions, raises, employee of the month, work busier shifts, train others, resolved issue, work adopted their suggestion for something, increased profits, lowered loses, ran fun run and got more donations or runners than previously etc.)
    • Show your leadership skills/positions (e.g. school organization, jobs, sports, church, volunteering etc.)
    • Applicants should include the school name, expected graduation date, major and minors, GPA ,and if they're on Scholarship towards the top of their resume