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Happy August!

*Friendly Reminder* - If you have an internship for Fall 2020 and would like to earn academic credit, please reach out to the Office of Student Success ( to learn the necessary step to register for the appropriate internship course. First, review the Guidelines and complete the Government and Public Experience Application. 

Students are able to continue remote and resume on-site internships for the Fall semester. Off-Campus sites should abide by health and safety standards as mandated by the state regarding COVID -19 protocols. University updates can be found here:

IMPORTANT- retroactive credit cannot be given for past internship experiences. You must be registered for the internship course while completing your hours. 


Internships/Opportunities Resource Reminder

As a reminder, OSS would like to reminder students of the VCU resources available for seeking internship, project-based experience, and volunteer opportunties: 

Handshake at VCU- if you never activated your account, see the attached for directions

Student Opportunty Center - a new VCU resource for students to find virtual experiential learning opportunities

Parker Dewey - search engine for Micro-Internships. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid professional assignments/projects that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. - archive of the most-recent WS Office of Student Success eNewsletters can be found at the bottom of our homepage. Click the date for the eNewsletter you'd like to view. 

FEMA Recovery Directorate Get-in-Gear Virtual Panel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



Helping People Before, During, and After Disasters

Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success for this virtual panel event to learn about opportunities in the FEMA's Recovery Directorate directly from FEMA team members and how to prepare your federal resume.  

The FEMA's Recovery Directorate oversees the nation's recovery from presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies, providing an average of $6 billion in disaster relief funding annually. The Office of the Assistant Administrator provides the leadership and strategic direction for the Directorate.

The 5 divisions include Individual Assistance (IA), Interagency Coordination Division (ICD), Public Assistance (PA), Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division (RRAD), and Recovery Technology Programs Division (RTPD). For descriptions see the attachment.

See attached for details!




VoteEqualityUS (formerly VAratifyERA) internship

VoteEqualityUS (formerly VAratifyERA) is a national, nonpartisan grassroots effort promoting equal rights for all Americans. The group’s purpose is to ensure the fully-ratified 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution so our country is one step closer to delivering on the promise of liberty and justice for all.

VoteEqualityUS is led by a diverse group of experienced advocates from the last three states to ratify (Virginia, Illinois, and Nevada). The campaign will use the voter outreach and education approach that was successful in Virginia during the 2019 election and led to a 2020 ratification. The primary focus for VoteEquality between now and November 3rd are educational programming (undergraduate programs and law school programs), Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities, and two nationwide tours (Southern Tour: NC, SC, GA, FL, AL; Western Tour: WV, KY, MO, KS, CO, WY, MT, UT, AZ, NM, IA).

Undergraduate Programming Internship

Work with others to plan and develop a program for undergraduate students to learn about the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights)
Solicit feedback through speaking with other students and conducting a pilot program
Create program flyers and handouts
Participate as a speaker in some programs, if desired
Follow up with thank you notes to people and organizations who participated in the programs

All work to be done virtually and hours / length of internship to be flexible depending upon a student’s interest and availability. If interested, please contact Kati Hornung (text: 804-347-4396 or



Virginia Emergency Management Internship (special projects)

The Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Management are seeking 2 unpaid interns for special project work. GPA 3.0 however, all applicants are considered on the full extent of their application. This position is open to undergraduate or graduate students

Flexible with start date contingent on the semester. 

For details and application form, visit the following site:

To apply, submit an Application form, transcript, and letter of interest to Mr. Bradley Killenbeck at

Hispanic Federation Federal Policy Intern

Hispanic Federation’s D.C. office is seeking an intern to join our federal policy team and learn more about the role of federal advocacy, policy, and politics. This internship is ideal for someone with a strong academic record, excellent writing, research, and organizational skills, and someone eager to learn firsthand about policy and politics in our nation’s capital.

Paid - Stipend provided based on experience
• Minimum 20 hour/week but prefer 25 hour/week or more.
Apply by August 15, 2020.

Brunswick County Emergency Management

Brunswick County Emergency Management is looking for an intern that can dedicate their time to assisting them with many projects from grants to COVID-19.

If interested, please send your resume to Michelle Daschner ( ASAP.

Institute For Contemporary Art Development Assistant (Hourly)

The ICA seeks a current student who is interested in serving as a Development Assistant in a paid graduate internship position. This position provides a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to the ICA’s development director. n return, the ICA will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with an international and local reach. Successful applicants gain experience in the administrative and external roles of the Development Office, from stewarding donors, writing quarterly pieces, understanding the importance of quality control in fundraising, interacting with ICA constituencies. The intern will have the chance to explore various avenues of fundraising from grant proposals, event planning, and all forms of individual giving. This position will report to the Director of Development.

Paid: $15

See details and apply here:

NC General Assembly Fiscal Research Analyst

The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) seeks energetic individuals with strong analytical skills who can work quickly under pressure.  FRD analysts are non-partisan and serve as the primary budget and finance staff to the North Carolina General Assembly's 170 members as well as its funding and policy committees.  FRD analysts, along with other General Assembly non-partisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process. 

We appreciate your assistance in identifying strong candidates to join the Division. Below is the link to the job vacancy announcement for you to share with your network. Please visit our website to learn more about FRD ( 

 Visit to apply for this position.

 If you have any questions about the vacancy announcement, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Schuler ( or John Poteat (

Pinsker Law Legal Assistant

Pinsker Law, a criminal defense firm, is looking to hire a part-time legal assistant to work 20 to 30 hours per week. Duties will include the following:

-Filling out templates on letters and motions to send to clients and courts for retainer agreements, motions for discovery, notices of appearance, and emailing clients their case outcomes.

-maintaining an up-to-date firm calendar

-Maintaining files, both physical and digital

-Processing payments, sending receipts and updating booking

-calling court clerks and prosecutors to get available dates in setting cases

-Answering the phone when neither lawyer is able to pick up

-Other duties as assigned

Exact schedule to be determined upon hiring, but can expect normal work hours.  Pay will be $12 to $15 an hour depending on experience. You must be detail oriented and read carefully, and to prove this, in addition to emailing to a resume and references, in the post script of your cover letter, write the word “hamburger.”  

Shoreline Development Analyst (Coastal Program Analyst I or II)

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) has an open position for a Shoreline Development Analyst (Coastal Program Analyst I or II). This is an exciting opportunity to participate in shaping the development of the San Francisco Bay’s shoreline, with particular focus on providing world‐class public spaces and opportunities for people to enjoy and experience San Francisco Bay. The position focuses on reviewing proposals for development projects along the Bay shoreline, including work to expand public access and ensure sea level rise resiliency and adaptation.

The full job announcement is posted on CalCareers (Coastal Program Analyst I or Coastal Program Analyst II) and on BCDC’s website:

The Geo Group CRJS internship

Under direct supervision, this intern position assists with data entry and reporting at a facility and observes and participates in participant program activities. 

This is a paid, part time internship,  approximately 10 to 12 hours per week. 

Current enrollment in an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program in Criminal Justice, Human Services or a related field, required. 

For details and to apply visit: