Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SAA Summer Internship Program

Are you looking for a great place to gain work experience and to take a look behind the scenes of the US Senate? The Office of the Sergeant at Arms may be the palce for you! The office of the Sergeant at Arms provides operational, security and protocol support and services to the US Senate. We help keep the sentae up and running. Past intern placements have the included assignments in the senate Photo Studio, finance, media galleries, and the post office to name a few. We are currently accepting resumes and applications from college students seeking full time summer internships.

Interns must have completed a least one year of college and be enrolled in school for the coming fall semester.

* Intern assignments will start mid-May and no later than the first week of June and can last until August 27th.

* Internships require a 10 week work commitment.

* Compensation is $11.50 per hour.

* Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Please send cover letter and resumes to or fill out an application in the Senate Hart Bldg. room 142. Application may also be picked up from Cotina Lane at UDC in bldg 41/308.

Monday, January 25, 2010

NY Allows Controversial Partial DNA Matches

New York Times
Published: January 24, 2010

New York has become the latest of a handful of places to permit a controversial use of DNA evidence that gives law enforcement authorities a sophisticated means to track down criminals, says the New York Times. Under a rule approved last month, DNA found at a crime scene that does not exactly match that of someone in the state's DNA database can still be used to pursue suspects if the DNA closely resembles that of someone on file.
Because family members share genetic traits, a partial DNA match allows investigators to narrow searches to relatives of people whose DNA is already in the state database. Advocates for protecting the public's privacy warned that the practice could be abused and that it promotes a guilt-by-association approach to criminal justice that could result in the investigation of innocent people. New York's DNA database contains more than 343,000 genetic profiles of people convicted of serious crimes. In Denver, searching for partial matches has led to one conviction in the year and a half the city has been using new software that allows investigators to identify possible relatives of suspects. A suspect broke into a car and bled on the dashboard. Investigators matched the blood to someone already in the DNA database who turned out to be the suspect's brother.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Scholarship

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is a 501 (c) (3) organization comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement professionals from around the country. The NOBLE Washington Metro Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the country, and we have dedicated ourselves to four goals:

•To establish effective programs to increase minority participation at alllevels of law enforcement throughout the Metropolitan region.

•To establish a mechanism for working with members of the community to achieve greater involvement, understanding, and cooperation with law enforcement.

•To develop a dialogue for sensitizing police executives, police officers, and
law enforcement agencies to the problems of minority communities and minority police officers.

•To support the national organization in its goals and objectives.

NOBLE will award $1,000.00 scholarships to college students within the DC/MD/VA metro area who have demonstrated a concern for their community while maintaining academic excellence.

The Scholarship Committee will evaluate candidates based on community service, academic achievement, a personal statement, a written essay, an interview and letter of recommendation. All candidates must possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 calculated through the end of the 1st semester 2009-2010 school year and plan to continue full-time in 2nd semester of the 2009-2010 school year.

The following must be returned in one packet (no later than March 1, 2010)to:

Professor Margaret Moore
University of the District of Columbia
Department of Urban Affairs, Social Science,and Social Work
Administration of Justice Program
Bldg. 41/Rm 308
Washington, D.C. 20008

(1) Typed/signed application;
(2) Personal statement (maximum of 2 typewritten pages double spaced);
(3) Essay – Respond to ONE of the essay questions listed in the packet (Maximum of 3 typewritten pages double-spaced.);
(4) One (1) recommendation: A scholastic recommendation letter from
staff/faculty member (Letter must be on official letterhead and must be typewritten.);
(5) Copy of official transcripts;
(6) Wallet size school or passport photograph; and,
(7) Proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Candidates are required to participate in an interview with the members of the Scholarship Committee. Interviews will be completed by April 15, 2010. A complete copy of the Scholarship Application is available at

For more information please contact the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Scholarship Committee at with the subject line “NOBLE 2010 Scholarship.”

For scholarship applications please contact Cotina Lane at with the subject line "NOBEL 2010 Scholarship".

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Moving Ahead in Haiti

Moving Ahead in Haiti. Now that the immediate shock of the earthquake has subsided, the real work of rebuilding the nation is slowly taking shape. As we mentioned in previous post, UDC has taken its first steps to identify a course of action that the university will undertake to support the Haitian people and create a foundation for a stronger, more stable society. The Haitian Earthquake Disaster Task Force is developing an action plan that governs everything from managing a semester-long fund-raising drive to collaborating with the state university of Haiti, sending key UDC faculty and staff members to work with relief missions already on the ground and facilitating connections between the campus community and orphaned children. Details for these and other initiatives are still to be worked out, but the goal is to establish a long-term relationship that benefits all parties.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Heartbreak in Haiti

The images out of Haiti have been overwhelming as have been the response of people the world over to the tragedy. Every news outlet lists relief organizations and ways to donate on their websites. Ditto the White House and Facebook. You can also contribute via cellphone. Text "Haiti" to 90999 and $10 will be donated to the American Red Cross or "YELE" to 501501 and $5 will go to Wyclef Jean's Earthquake Fund. (These amounts will appear on your next phone bill.) Closer to home, Ambassador Denis Antoine and the office of international programs is organizing an official UDC response. Watch this space for details.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Office of Communications Internships

OCOM strives to make its internship a positive learning experience tailored to the needs or interests of each individual intern. Duties may include the following:
• Reviewing incoming and drafting responses to citizen mail.
• Monitoring and reporting on Congressional hearings, bill mark-ups, news briefings, or other events
of interest to OJP.
• Performing legislative and other research.
• Assisting in preparing briefing books and special reports.
• Assisting in analyzing pending legislation.
• Assisting in Congressional notification of grants or other routine administrative duties as needed.

Application Deadlines
Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the desired start date to accommodate the required security investigation and FBI fingerprint check. The deadlines for applications are:
• Summer semester - March 15
• Fall semester - July 1
• Spring semester - November 15

Because of the competitive nature of the application process, students are encouraged to apply several weeks before these deadlines.

To Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship and when you will be available, along with your resume and your current college transcript. Send applications to:

Deborah Sheetz
Intern Coordinator, Office of Communications
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202-514-9338
Fax: 202-514-5958

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Summer 2010 Program: June 1 – August 13
Below is the link to the application and recommendation form for the summer internship program from June 1 – August 13. Please read instructions below and refer to our FAQ page for additional explanations.

1. All applicants must submit a completed application packet ON or BEFORE Sunday, February 7, 2010.

A completed packet includes:
•Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length.
•Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page.
•Three Letters of Recommendation

2. To be eligible an applicant must be:
•United States citizen
•At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
•Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR
•A veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years.

3. The White House internship program is an unpaid full-time program.
•Interns will be expected to work from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday, although hours may vary with each office. For questions regarding the definition of “full-time” please visit our FAQ page.

4. The application packet must be submitted online.
•When an applicant has successfully submitted an application, he/she will receive an email confirmation.
•When a letter of recommendation has been successfully submitted, both the applicant AND the recommender will receive an email confirmation with the name of the recommender who has submitted a letter on the applicant’s behalf. This is to ensure that all three letters of recommendation are successfully submitted.

5. If you have questions or problems with this form please visit our FAQ. If you still have problems, contact
If you are an applicant, please use the Applicant Form to apply to the Summer 2010 White House Internship Program.

Please note: Every applicant must have three letters of recommendation in order to complete their application.

NEW! Are you a quarter system student? Or are you a student currently enrolled in a Washington-based program who cannot commit to a full-time internship? If so, you are now eligible to apply to the Office of Presidential Correspondence! When applying, please make sure to identify yourself as such on the application and only mark the Office of Presidential Correspondence when asked to list your offices of interest.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

National Criminal Justice Association Internship Opportunity

The National Criminal Justice Association hires undergraduate interns for semester long internships throughout the year. The NCJA's undergraduate internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in criminal justice policy to undergraduate students. Interns primarily research and write articles for the NCJA's newsletter, Justice Bulletin, and participate in other projects as assigned. Much of their time is spent summarizing and analyzing criminal justice research reports, as well as attending and reporting on congressional hearings, Justice Department briefings and other meetings around the city. Clerical duties are minimal. Because the interns spend much of their time writing, the NCJA is looking for prospective interns who have excellent writing skills. However, prospective interns are not required to have a specific academic major. We are looking for inquisitive, hard-working students who have a genuine interest in criminal justice or journalism.The unpaid internship positions are available on a full-time or part-time basis throughout the academic year and during the summer. We prefer that students work between 20-40 hours per week but are willing to accommodate students' academic schedules.Students who would like to be considered for an internship are asked to send a cover letter, resume and writing samples (no more than five pages).

*A copy of a current transcript is encouraged.

Send to:
Bethany Broida
Director of Communications
National Criminal Justice Association
720 7th Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001
tel.: (202) 628-8550
fax: (202) 448-1723

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CSOSA Non-Paid Internship Program

CSOSA’s Non-Paid Internship Program is seeking studentswho are specifically interested in pursuing careers in mental health concentrated criminal justice related professions. We will provide meaningful opportunities for interactions with government mental health organizations as well as community based organizations.
The primary goal of our program is to provide a relevant, meaningful and professional workplace experience. Each student will be required to provide appropriate verification of academic credit hours that will be received as a result of their participation in the program.
Eligibility and Types of Positions: Students must be enrolled at least half-time; students must be in good standing academically and eligible to continue as an enrolled student in respective institutions. Student volunteers will be involved in professional projects and work activities related to their academic studies.
Length of Assignment/Agreement: We are seeking students desiring to volunteer immediately thru the 2010 summer break. The following schedules are available:
Day Program: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00pm Evening Program: Monday thru Wednesday – 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm Thursday – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm - no evening schedule available on Saturdays.
All interested students should provide their resumes and contact Ms. Cotina Lane at for electronic application documents. Students can visit our web site at
Preferred transmission of completed applications and resumes are by email to Karen.Mansfield, or fax to (202) 220-5615 attention of Karen Mansfield, Human Resources Specialist.
Applications may also be mailed to the attention of Karen Mansfield, Human Resources Specialist at Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, 655 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 or for and question please contact (202) 220-5765.

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