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Casey Family Programs Internship Announced

Casey Family Programs is the nation's largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Their mission is to provide and improve - and ultimately prevent the need for - foster care.

CFP is looking for a graduate-level intern in their Public Policy office in Washington, DC. Ideally, CFP is looking for someone that is focused on Policy, but has an interest in Child Welfare or Social Services. The intern would attend events and briefings as a representative of Casey Family Programs and be able to report back to the team on what was shared. They will also act as a research assistant on research projects as assigned. This internship is paid a small hourly rate for no more than 20 hours per week.

Casey Family Programs is currently scheduling brief interviews with interested students as part of the selection process. If you are interested, please contact Heidi Tobaben at, or contact the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies ( for more information.

Architecture Job Opportunities

Leuterio Thomas LLC is a provider of architectural and structural engineering services in Prince George’s County, Maryland with core services that includes architecture, engineering, design build, BIM technologies, new building design, renovations, historical facilities, seismic repairs, condition assessment reports, and facility management technologies such as CAFM & CMMS to the commercial and federal communities

Leuterio Thomas LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our team.

The company is currently seeking an Architect (Level II) to work out of their National Harbor, Maryland office. For more information, please see the attached flier, contact Lueterio Thomas LLC, or contact the School of Architecture and Planning.

Other Scholarship and Research Opportunities

A comprehensive listed of current scholarship and research opportunities can be found in the Funding and Research Opportunities section of the Graduate Studies website. 

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Survey of Earned Doctorates Assistance

NORC is continuing to recruit research doctorate candidates who are nearing graduation (i.e., graduating by March 2016) and recent doctoral recipients (graduates who received their degrees in 2015) to participate in a confidential cognitive interview that will discuss the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) questionnaire. During the interview, participants will be asked to “think aloud” as they fill out the questionnaire and respond to questions. NORC is hoping to get valuable feedback from doctoral students and recipients so that we can better understand how students respond to the questionnaire.

Our third round of cognitive interviews is scheduled to take place in October and early November 2015 during regular business hours at NORC’s Bethesda office (4350 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814). The session will last no more than 60 minutes, and students and recipients only need to participate in one session. Each participant will be paid $40.00 upon completion of the cognitive interview.

If you fit this criteria and are willing to participate in the survey, please contact to set up an appointment.

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CUA News and Current Events (Spring 2016 Semester)

Graduate students can always keep up with events of campus by visiting Home@CUA and Inside CUA.

Students can also click here for press releases, announcements, and graduate studies events for the 2015 calendar year, or click here for press releases, announcements, and graduate studies events for the 2014 calendar year.

Aquinas Mass a Reminder of God's Love (January 29, 2016): Members of the University community were encouraged to take solace in God's love during CUA's annual Mass honoring Thomas Aquinas.

Conference on Business and Human Ecology (January 28, 2016): The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics are hosting a conference titled “Human Ecology: Integrating Business and 125 Years of Catholic Social Doctrine” March 16 through 18, at CUA in Washington, D.C.

Student Reflects on MLK Day of Service (January 22, 2016): Michaela Shea, a senior English major, reflects on the MLK Day of Service.

Annual Aquinas Mass to Be Nationally Televised (January 19, 2016): The Catholic University of America and the Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), will kick off the second semester of the academic year and National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass on the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Yale Professor to Speak on Faith (January 19, 2016): Carlos M.N. Eire, a Yale University professor and National Book Award winner, will talk about how his experiences as a Cuban-American contribute to his faith on Monday, January 25.

Executive Director of Communications Hired (January 15, 2016): President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Elise Italiano as the new Executive Director of University Communications, effective Feb. 15, 2016.

Creating a Culture of Life (January 15, 2016): This year, students from Catholic University will lead the March for Life, but pro-life ministry is a year-round movement at the University.

Experts on Life Issues (January 13, 2016): The following Catholic University professors are available to serve as experts on issues related to bioethics, the pro-life movement, and other topics related to the respect of life.

University to Mark MLK Day with Service (January 12, 2016): Catholic University is aiming to send more than 800 members of its community into D.C. neighborhoods to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

CUA Receives Grant for Theology Institute (January 11, 2016): The University has received a grant of $565,689 to educate high school students about theology in daily life.

Vatican Economist to Speak Feb. 4 (Januay 8, 2016): Joseph F. X. Zahra, a Maltese economist who has played a key role in putting the Vatican’s financial house in order, will speak at CUA about the progress of reform efforts.

University Hires V.P. for Finance and Treasurer (January 5, 2016): President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Robert M. Specter as the new Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Contact Information

Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
116 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Main Phone: (202) 319-5247
Fax: (202) 319-6174