Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Job Posting: Research Center Associate at George Washington University

Job Description Summary: The Program on Extremism at George Washington University provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. The Program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work that strengthens extremism research as a distinct field of study. The Program aims to develop pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders, and the general public. To achieve these objectives, the Program brings together a unique team of experts from various continents and a range of disciplines, including government officials with experience in public safety and law enforcement; scholars; former extremists; counter-extremism practitioners providing firsthand assistance to families grappling with radicalization

The Program seeks a Research Center Associate to be a member of a larger team looking at non-violent extremism in the United States. The Research Center Associate will be responsible for drafting reports and memoranda based on the data collected on non-violent extremist groups and their activities. The position will require the individual to conduct research independently and will need to utilize open source information to obtain intelligence for more in-depth analysis. This includes assisting staff with original research and analysis. The Associate will be expected to produce written reports and op-eds on behalf of the Program on Extremism. Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Visit the GWU Job Listing website here for more information. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Deloitte hiring

Deloitte is seeking individuals with a TS clearance interested in any of the jobs below.

If interested email Eva Coll (escoll@umd.edu), a former START intern offered to provide a referral or more information for those interested and she will put you both in touch. These requisitions are with the Department of Justice. 


·       Software Developers (Java, .NET, Mobile)

·       MicroStrategy Developers

·       Oracle PL/SQL Developers

·       ETL/Informatica Developers

·       Oracle DBAs

·       Data Analysis (SPSS, SAS, Stata, Tableau, Python)

·       IT Audit

·       Accounting Specialists

·       Cost Analysis

·       Functional testers

·       Dashboard Developers

·       UI/Front End Developers

·       E-Discovery and Litigation Specialists

·       Network Engineers

·       Human Capital Consultants

·       Business Analysts 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

National Security Education Program Boren Scholarships

2017 “National Security Education Program Boren Scholarships” is open to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. 

Award Amount: $38,000
Deadline: February 8, 2018
Applicants can get more information through the given link: National Security Education Program Boren Scholarships

Recent Grads Job Search Boot Camp

                                                               
Thursday, January 18, 2018  |  9:00 am - 4:30 pm |  3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing

Are you a UMD recent graduate (December 2017 or May 2017) who wants to submerge yourself in basic job search strategies?  Then this workshop is for you!  Throughout the day you will:
  • discover how to identify your skills, interests and values;
  • learn how to focus your resume;
  • target positions/industries/organizations of interest to you;
  • learn the ins and outs of networking;
  • create a LinkedIn profile.
Space is limited, so please register at https://go.umd.edu/JSBC18 as soon as possible. There is a $15.00 registration fee. Deadline to register and/or to cancel registration with refund is Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

* Lunch will be provided

For additional information about this event: Contact Linda Lenoir at llenoir@umd.edu. This event is hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) hiring up to three statisticians

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Policy, Border, Immigration, and Trade, Office of Immigration Statistics. The Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) develops, analyzes, and disseminates statistical information needed to inform policy and assess the effects of immigration in the United States.

The primary purpose of this position is to plan statistical research projects that evaluate the social, economic, environmental, and demographic impact of immigration, to include immigration benefits, border security, migration flows, and immigration enforcement.

Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS-13.

This Statistician position starts at a salary of $54,972 (GS-09), or $66,510 (GS-11), or $79,720 (GS-12),depending on the grade level of the selection.

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

For more information about this position and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486851300

Monday, December 18, 2017

Adele’s Circle of Women 2018 Scholarship Application

Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities, who plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $500 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 
Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $500 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Emerging Student Leaders:
  • One (1) First Year Student
  • One (1) Second Year Student
  • Accomplished Student Leaders:
  • One (1) Third Year Student
  • One (1) Fourth Year Student
  • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude
Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award. Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event to be held on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.
Interested students should complete the application at https://orgsync.com/84788/forms/295736.  If you have any questions, please email tzacker@umd.edu.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New course in Cybersecurity!

PLCY388C: Special Topics in Public Policy; Cybersecurity Policy: Practical Hacking for Policy Makers (3) This course explores the key issues facing policy makers attempting to manage the problem of cybersecurity from its technical foundations to domestic and international policy considerations surrounding governance, privacy, isk management, and operational orchestration. It is designed for students with no background in information technology, and will provide the principles to understand the current debates shaping a rapidly evolving security landscape.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Apply NOW for BSOS College Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2018 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the fall 2018 semester are due on February 12, 2018 by 9am. Click here to apply.
Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - 2018 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides opportunities for University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) undergraduates to spend much of the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research, scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer.

Many Summer Scholars expand their summer research into an independent study or honors thesis project the following autumn semester, and find that their research experience helps distinguish their applications for graduate study, fellowships, internships, employment and other competitive opportunities.

Maryland Summer Scholars (MSS) may conduct their summer research on the College Park campus or elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad as required by the nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel for an extended period of time to off campus locations (not to include regular commuting) may submit a travel supplement request as directed in the online application form. Travel supplements will not exceed $1,000.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply for an MSS award: if you have earned 12 or more UMD course credits (not including AP or IB credits) by the date of the application deadline; if you have a cumulative UMD GPA of 3.40 or higher by the date of the application deadline; and if you expect to receive your undergraduate degree no earlier than December 2018. All academic majors are eligible.


Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2018 awards will be 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute information sessions about the summer 2018 MSS program. Please note the *room number* for the session you plan to attend.


Thursday, November 30 from 10:30-11:00 am -1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 30 from 11:00-11:30 am -1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, December 5 from 5:00-5:30 pm -1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 7th from 4:00-4:30 pm -1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 8th from 12:00-12:30 pm -1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, December 12th from 1:30-2:00 pm -1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 1 from 4:00-4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, December 4 from 12:30-1:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, December 4 from 4:00 pm-4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, December 5 from 12:30-1:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, December 6 from 12:30-1:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 7 from 12:30-1:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. 

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: 


Important Tax Information: Please note that MSS awards are subject to taxation as personal income, and awardees should plan accordingly; tax withholding may apply. 
HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship Applicants Please Note: Students applying for Summer 2018 funding through the HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship program will be considered for Summer 2018 MSS awards automatically, through the HHMI application process. All MSS eligibility requirements must be met by applicants considered through the HHMI application process. Eligible students who wish to have their Summer 2018 HHMI research proposals considered for an MSS award do not need to submit a separate MSS application.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Facebook: Security Analyst Intern, Online Safety Security

Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design
Security Analyst Intern, Online Safety Security
(Menlo Park, CA)

APPLY HERE

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

The Online Safety team within Facebook Security analyzes current trends in user safety, investigates cases, and develops solutions to mitigate future risk. The team is looking for an intern with a passion for investigation and analysis, cybercrime, and problem solving. This role is for Summer 2018 and will be based in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities

  • Support investigations into Facebook and Instagram accounts to identify sources of abusive behavior
  • Summarize and present information from investigations and reports to internal teams
  • Help to build and chart networks to stop abuse
  • Gather, synthesize and analyze relevant data, suggesting improvements in the tools and techniques to help scale the team and mitigate future risk

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursing a Master’s degree in relevant fields such as Public and International Affairs, Security and Intelligence Studies, Forensic Psychology, etc.
  • Interest in online investigations about users safety
  • Experience with analytical tools, internet based research tools and relational databases
  • Interest in performing complex link analysis based on technical artifacts, and conducting -thorough online investigations
  • Passionate about the subject of criminology on the Internet
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability and inclination to protect highly confidential information and users’ privacy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional language skills preferred