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USA Student Org Interest

Are you an undergraduate Urban and Regional Studies student? Consider joining USSA! 

The Urban Studies Student Association (USSA) is a club for students in and/or interested in urban and regional studies/planning. This is a student-led organization that offers a variety of ways for students to network with professionals in the field as well as with each other. Events include Coffee and Talks, game nights and any member-suggested activities related to expanding students' opportunities to connect with the field. In order to be a member, you simply must be in the Urban Studies undergraduate student or be interested in the urban and regional planning field. 

To join or to learn more, please contact TJ Boyce, USSA President, by email: 

Defense Intelligence Agency Job and Internship Opportunities

February 20, 2020, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Raleigh Building room B001 (basement/lower level).

Interested in working for the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence agency with a presence in 140+ countries? This month, a recent VCU graduate will discuss the hiring process and experiences working at DIA. DIA is recruiting for all portions – to include Analysis, Counterintelligence, and Science and Technology – and is interested in a wide range of students from the Wilder School. Students specifically interested in the CI Agent and Analysis career fields may provide their resumes at this event.

Students interested in future opportunities may additionally submit applications to internship programs and vacancy announcements posted on DIA’s Internships and Careers websites, listed below. DIA will announce for positions in the late March/April timeframe for a Summer 2020 hiring event, at which interviews and selections will occur. Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

For more information, go to


PASA Federal Resume Workshop

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Raleigh Building room 1013

The Public Administration Student Association is hosting a Federal Resume Workshop! Students are encouraged to bring their resumes to edit during the workshop


See attachment for details 

Panel on Minimum Wage and the Fight for $15

The perspectives on public policy: Views on critical issues from the public, policymakers, & Wilder School experts series will present Public Opinion on Minimum Wage and the Fight for $15 at 11:00 AM Today, February 17.
This will be a panel session on "Public Opinion on Minimum Wage and the Fight for $15," featuring expertise from the Wilder School, the Center for Public Policy, and community experts. The event will take place in the Raleigh Building, RAL 0001, lower level from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Topics will include data from the Wilder School Commonwealth Poll, information from the latest literature and case studies, and ways in which the community is working to raise the minimum wage in the Commonwealth.
RSVPs are appreciated at

VA ABC Summer Intern- Bureau of Law Enforcement- PAID

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is seeking college students who are interested in gaining paid professional experience to join our second annual Summer Spirits Program. The Summer Spirits Program is a 10-week, full-time opportunity that will take place in our central office location in Richmond, Virginia from May 18th to July 31st. 
The Bureau of Law Enforcement is seeking students majoring in criminal justice, law enforcement, public safety, police science and/or coursework in criminal analysis who will be able to assist in the Training Department and Licensing & Records Division.
Use the following link to apply;  select "summer hire"
The deadline to apply is February 21, 2020

Complete Community Economies, LLC

Complete Community Economies, LLC is searching for a qualified intern interested in assisting localities meet their Community Revitalization and Community Development goals.
The expected need for this internship may vary from week to week, but should average approximately 10 hrs/week.
This is a high accountability position with excellent opportunities for gaining experience. The pay rate is $20/hr.

Interested individuals should contact Jeff Sadler at  Please include a brief statement of interest, a writing sample (preferably a full document),
and a resume or documentation of experience and training.
See the attachment for full details

Humana Safety & Security Fusion Center Team Analyst

The Humana Safety & Security Fusion Center team in Louisville, KY is looking for an analyst to support its mission of monitoring the safety & security of 72,000 associates and contractors, and hundreds owned, leased or vendor properties around the globe. The Fusion Center is 24x7x365 and utilizes a dozen tools to maintain situational awareness, send notifications, and manage incidents. 

*FYI- this is an out of state position, so this would be a position for online HSEP or May graduates to consider. 

See attached for details.


VCU Student Research Conference

The VCU Department of Political Science 14th Annual Politics and Government Student Research Conference will be held on Friday, April 10th, 2020 in the VCU Student Commons. The conference is free and open to the public. Proposals can be submitted at and are due by Friday, March 20, 2020.
Any questions can be directed to

REU Programs - UNC-Charlotte and University of South Carolina

The criminal justice and criminology departments at the University of North Carolina- Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) and the University of South Carolina (UofSC) have each been awarded National Science Foundation grants to establish Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte is seeking applications for its REU Site: Data Science and Crime Analytics. The REU site brings together 9 selected undergraduate students to work with faculty from multiple departments to work on a research team during the 10-week program. Students will conduct research, attend workshops, and receive a stipend ($5,000), travel ($500) and food ($1,000) allowances, and university housing during the 2020 summer program. See attachment for more details.  For more details and to apply, go to

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for its REU Site- Disparities in the Criminal Justice System. The REU site brings together 9 selected undergraduate students with graduate students and faculty in the department to work on one of three research teams during the 10-week program. Students will conduct research, attend workshops, and receive a stipend ($5,000), travel ($500) and food ($1,000) allowances, and university housing during the 2020 summer program.  For more details and to apply, go to

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Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit - Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions to the 23rd Annual Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit. This event was created to give graduate students the opportunity to share their learning experiences and research with other graduate students from all disciplines. Each symposium, graduate students present their original research and creative projects to faculty, staff, students and community members.
The symposium is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in the Commonwealth Ballrooms of the University Student Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Submit your research proposal abstracts at deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6, 2020.
Please feel free to email Erin Britton, Graduate Research Symposium Chair, at  with any questions.

Sant'Anna Institute Study Abroad Opportunity!

VCU at Sant'Anna Institute

Program Dates: 05/24/2020 - 06/27/2020
Application deadline: 03/02/2020
Cost: $5,200 + airfare + meals
See full program description at

VCU Faculty Taught Courses:

SOCS 340: Human Sexuality
Daphne Rankin, Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Sant'Anna Taught Courses: Internship Opportunities, Archaeology, Business, Italian Language & Culture, Marine Biology, Creative Writing, World Studies, & MORE!