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Celebrating Governor Wilder’s 30th Inauguration Anniversary

Please join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, in partnership with Virginia Union University, as we celebrate “L. Douglas Wilder: Continuing 30 Years of History, Then & Now,” a daylong virtual symposium. Tune in as we commemorate the inauguration of L. Douglas Wilder, 66th governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation’s first elected African American governor. During the live webcast, Gov. Wilder will deliver a keynote address, and senior elected officials, political analysts and students will offer their insights and take audience questions. 

When: 9-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17
Where: Via Zoom; the link will be emailed to registrants.

Questions? Contact To learn more about the event or to register, visit Follow #WILDER30 on social media for the latest updates

Register Here

VCU's first Adobe Creative Jam

We have an event that was put on our radar by our colleague Andrew Ilnicki, Director of Digital Innovation. VCU Will be hosting its first-ever Adobe Creative Jam, where students can team up together to tackle a design challenge. They have the opportunity to win Amazon Gift Cards and bragging rights. Plus, Dean Andrew Daire from VCU Education will be the keynote speaker for the kickoff!
September 11 & September 12
12 PM - 2PM
Please feel free to share this opportunity with students and colleagues within your network. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Andrew via email:
no prior experience is needed - it's a workshop and you can team up with someone you know (or don't) and work together around a shared goal.
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2020 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference

Mark your calendar for the virtual 2020 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference Nov. 18-20. Join us for this three-day event packed full of educational sessions led by experts in housing, finance, and community development, as well as unique networking opportunities with colleagues from across the commonwealth. To view the conference schedule, click here. Registration is only $149, so register today! Registration will cut off on Friday, Nov. 13.

Register here


Scholarships for the conference are available:

This is a competitive application process and all requested information must be submitted to be eligible for the scholarship. Scholarships cover the cost of the conference registration only. Applications will be ranked based on financial need and statement of interest. Applicants who have not received a scholarship in the past will be given priority. 

Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

September 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Join us online for the Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair, where you can connect with representatives from hundreds of social-impact graduate programs! 

This is the perfect opportunity to get answers to all of your grad school questions. So whether you’ve only just started researching master’s programs or you’re elbow deep in brochures, register today (it’s free!) to reserve your spot at the upcoming Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair.

By registering you agree to share your information with and its members for the purpose of sharing graduate school information and related events.*

Register here


The fair on September 17th is just one in our series of 12 fairs. Because this year’s fairs will all be held online, you’ll be able to connect from anywhere and pick the dates that work best for you!


TDC-MIT Transportation & Infrastructure Virtual Summit

Monday, October 12, 2020.

The TDC-MIT Transportation & Infrastructure Virtual Summit will feature keynote presentations from Anthony Foxx (current Chief Policy Officer at Lyft and former US Secretary of Transportation) and Craig Cipriano (Acting President of MTA Bus Company), as well as panel discussions addressing this year’s theme of “Navigating Transportation Challenges and Opportunities in a New Era.”

Students can register for FREE at

At the conference, hear experts from regional agencies and companies representing all modes of transportation speak on:

1.    Navigating Political and Funding Structures

2.    Mitigating Transportation Workforce Challenges 

Feel free to contact Rubén Morgan at or John Moody at with any questions or comments. We hope to see many of you there!

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U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) - 2021 Summer

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid experience offering U.S. citizen students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.  Additional information can be found at

Temporary - Interns are required to serve for a period of 10 consecutive weeks during Summer 2021. Interns are required to work 32-40 hours per week to successfully complete the internship.

Application deadline 09/16/2020.

2021 Virginia Capitol Semester Internship Program


Accepting Applications: Spring 2021 Virginia Capitol Semester Internship Program

The Wilder School Office of Student Success is currently recruiting interns for our Spring 2021 Virginia Capitol Semester Internship Program. 
**This internship is intended to start in January 2021. Due to COVID- 19,  this is subject to change. Our office is monitoring mandates from the university regarding VCU-sponsored internship programs.**
Students of ALL majors are welcomed to apply!
The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020. For more information go to and to apply go to

Virginia Capitol Semester Internship Zoom Chats 

September 17, 2020

September 18, 2020

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Join Zoom link:

Stop by to learn about the Virginia Capitol Semester program. The Wilder School Office of Student Success will be available to share information about the program on the hour, each hour (students can attend anytime during the 11 am - 2 pm time block; student attendees do not need to stay the whole time slot :))

Law Clerk, Arab-American Business and Professional Association (UNPAID)

Law Clerk Honors Program Spring 2021
Semester requirement: a minimum of 15 hours per week for 11 weeks.
EPA’s National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) is accepting applications for unpaid positions in its Law Clerk Honors Program. We also share resumes with other offices. Participants in NETI’s program will work in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and other enforcement-related offices in Washington, DC.
Semester requirement: a minimum of 15 hours per week for 11 weeks. Will work with students schedule. Looking for a student to work a few hours each day on mainly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Monday and Friday also available. 
Interested applicants should submit a resume to Naheen Alam, ABPA Program Coordinator, at
DEADLINE: Friday, September 11, 2020

Executive Office of the President 2021 Spring Internship

The Office of Administration (OA) within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) is currently seeking students to serve as interns for the OA Student Internship Program Spring 2021 term. The OA is now accepting applications for a multitude of offices, where students will assist in the performance of the OA mission of providing support services for the EOP. 

Students will be offered challenging and valuable experiences, which will build their leadership and professional skills within the Federal work environment.

Attached is our OA Spring student internship marketing announcement letter. The following EOP OA Student Internship Program application tool provides direct access to the application. The link, which lists the internship opportunities within the OA offices, is also embedded within the attached document:

EOP OA Student Internship Program Application Tool

Application Period
Apply here by 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2020.

For more information contact

EPA- Student Trainee - Support Services

Application deadline: September 15, 2020 2:55 AM
Estimated salary: $16.38 Per hour
Role Description
  • Type in final form a wide variety of materials, (procurement requests, name badges, auto trip reports, graphs and correspondence). Input data from the information forwarded from staff (mileage reports, motor pool reports, postage reports, blanket purchases, procurement requests, receiving reports) and generates reports from such data.
  • Assist in receiving incoming property, delivers to originator and inspects all items for visible damage and completeness.
  • Assist the facilities staff in a variety of tasks associated directly with the maintenance and operation of our 13 facilities locations. 
  • Assist in requisitioning bulk orders of routine supplies to ensure cost-effective purchasing, "green purchasing" and in-house availability.
  • Maintains office filing systems for materials such as reports, memoranda, receiving reports, mileage reports, overnight mailings report and correspondence. Files and cross reference materials by subject matter, organization, number codes, etc.

Apply on Handshake

GIS Member - New River Gorge National River Internship

Start Date: October 19, 2020
End Date: January, 9, 2021 (or 12 weeks after start date)
Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking one GIS Member to assist New River Gorge National River staff with the site's GIS needs. This position will primarily use GPS to locate infrastructure utilities above/below ground at park facilities, update GIS databases for park infrastructure, and produce infrastructure maps.
Location: New River Gorge National River, Glen Jean, West Virginia.
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $250/week to offset the costs of food, housing, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with three (3) professional/academic references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website, found through the external application link on Handshake.
Please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Member Manager, Madison Douthitt, (828) 329-4793,

Russian Cybercrime Investigator Intern

Advanced Intelligence, LLC is looking for a Russian-Speaking part-time and/or full-time research intern for our CyberThreat Early Warning Project, starting in September. This is an unpaid remote position.
Application deadline Sept 15, 2020
  • Proficiency in Russian
  • Degree in Eurasian Studies, Security Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration or Criminal Justice
  • Ability to write concise, clear business reports
  • Interest in the areas of cybercrime, cybersecurity, fraud prevention, and the intersection between policy, security, and technology
  • Experience in data analysis is a plus, but not required
  • Produce 2-3 page intelligence reports on a daily basis
  • Investigate the DarkWeb in search of prolific cyber threats
  • Review and edit reports produced by other members of the intelligence team as needed
Details available on handshake:

Internships - Summer 2021 (Varying)

Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With more than a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base.

Summer internships are the perfect opportunity for you to explore potential careers, gain valuable job experience, fulfill college requirements, and learn about yourself.

We are currently accepting applications from current students to participate in Summer 2021 internships at our Richmond, VA office in these areas: Civil Engineering, Environmental Services, Landscape Architecture, and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)


Details available on the website:


NGA Summer 2021 Student Internship Program

Application deadline: September 30, 2020

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Student Interns perform a variety of entry-level functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. They are given a work project that involves problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned. They must be in attendance at and enrolled in a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree program. They are placed on a one-year temporary appointment, which can be extended in one-year increments until the student graduates. Their appointment terminates upon graduation or when the student no longer attends school, even if the expiration date on the current appointment has not been reached. Upon graduation, successful interns may be offered the opportunity to non-competitively convert to a full-time employee.

NGA is headquartered in Springfield, VA and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, MO. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world. **Although most students will be placed at one of these locations, placements may also be made at other NGA sites, based on mission needs**
Estimated salary
$16.00 Per hour
Details available on handshake:

CEOS Spring 2021 Undergraduate Student Internship

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section- The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (“CEOS”) and its forensic High Technology Investigative Unit (“HTIU”) are the nation’s experts in investigating and prosecuting high-technology federal child exploitation cases and crimes.

Interns will assist paralegal and attorney staff in performing legal and factual research and other closely related duties of a complex nature in support of the investigation and prosecution of complex criminal matters. This includes: digesting substantive materials and transcriptions of trial testimony or witness interviews; compiling, indexing, duplicating, and collating documents; reviewing and analyzing information, including statistical data, relevant to criminal cases and matters; preparing memoranda, discovery and other documents for attorneys; conducting factual research for a variety of purposes; preparing tables of contents, indexes for legal briefs, memoranda, and other such documents; specific problems and issues raised in litigation or correspondence; and performing a variety of other duties which may be assigned.

Only junior and senior students may apply. Students must be enrolled either full-time or part-time in a college, university, or comparable educational institution. Internships are unpaid.

Details available on handshake:

VCU Work Study Research Assistant Program

Are you are an undergraduate student with a federal work-study award? Are you interested in gaining research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor?

The VCU Work-Study Research Assistant Program was designed to connect students with experiential learning opportunities through research.

To Apply:

If you currently have a federal work-study award, you can apply for research assistant postings at VCU Handshake. Log in and search for “FWS: Research Assistant”. You may apply to more than one posting if it aligns with your goals and interests. Please follow the specifications of the posting and upload all requested information, a resume will be required. It may also be useful to include a cover letter that explains why you are interested in that particular faculty member’s area of research. Only undergraduate students with work-study awards will be able to apply.

Cyber Security Spring Intern (Washington, DC)

Application deadline
September 22, 2020 1:55 AM
Estimated salary
$20.00 Per hour
United States Postal Service Information Technology Interns will apply their knowledge and understanding of related principles and practices gained from their program of study to support the information systems needs of the USPS.
The Internship is part-time during the Spring academic semester and will begin in January with a duration of 10 weeks. The Internship has the potential to be extended additional weeks on a case- by-case basis.
This position is a non-career position, therefore there are no benefits associated.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a bachelors or graduate degree program with a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.
Details available on handshake:

EPA - Student Trainee - Administration

Application deadline: September 15, 2020 2:55 AM
Estimated salary: $16.38 Per hour
Role Description
  • Collect data from reference sources in office and incorporates it into typed/computer generated material. Proofread all material, correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Call questionable items to the originator’s attention for resolution. Verify and arrange information in accordance with the general nature of the material and purpose of presentation.
  • Provide information and assistance on procedural requirements and formats for filing various data and material. Compare basic information to established requirements to identify and correct errors and omissions in files and documents; searching, compiling and arranging data in a usable format, identifying facts, considering relevance to the assignment.
  • Use several types of office automation tools, such as word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, and database management skills to compile and manipulate information into various formats. Applies knowledge of various software functions to generate reports used by senior staff.
  • Assemble materials for staff associated with briefings, conferences, and meetings. Also assemble other material for briefings and meetings which may include overhead projectors, video equipment, computers, etc. as needed.

Apply on Handshake

EPA- Student Trainee - Environmental Protection

Application deadline: September 15, 2020 2:55 AM
Estimated salary: $16.38 Per hour
Role Description:
  • Assist with varied but routine environmental protection work to support higher level members of the branch or division for planning for program management of environmental programs.
  • Review and summarize a variety of environmental program information data for supervisor’s use in preparing reports and programs evaluations.
  • Assist higher graded specialists by performing clear cut assignments that allow employee to become familiar with the basic EPA statues and regulations.
  • Work as a team member on a special project or study teams performing day- to-day staff operations to assist higher level analysts in the Information Services Branch (ISB).
  • Provide limited technical assistance to higher graded specialists within ISB. 

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Resident Specialist I

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, Chesterfield County, Virginia

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (VADJJ) is an agency that prides itself in recognizing that we must continuously strive in all of the work that we do to meet the needs of our youth and staff by upholding four guiding principles: Safety, Purpose, Connection and Fairness. Here at the VADJJ we believe in the capacity to change, to promote healthier and safer communities.

The Resident Specialist I provides direct care to residents in a secure correctional environment and is assigned to security posts to ensure orderly facility operations and the safety of the youth, visitors, and staff. This position oversees and monitors all activities, maintaining security and control in an assigned housing unit community to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and staff. The incumbent shall conduct and document security/safety checks and intervene in behavioral crisis situations to ensure safety through the use of approved intervention/de-escalation strategies and techniques to include but are not limited to, verbal de-escalation, physical restraint, and mechanical restraints.

Details available on handshake:




The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity is seeking to hire a Senior Health Equity Analyst to provide real-time and long-term analysis of disparities in COVID-19 outcomes and response. The incumbents will provide analytical support focusing on issues of race, ethnicity, rurality, ability, income, education, and other social, economic and demographic factors impacting vulnerable populations.

With guidance, Senior Health Equity Analysts will be responsible for project development and design. The Senior Health Equity Analysts should be passionate about addressing health disparities, including structural improvements to data and analysis systems and policy, as they relate to COVID-19 and potential future pandemics.


Graduate degree in a public health, public policy, economics, social science or a related field.
Strong oral, written and visual communication skills.
Background combining both qualitative and quantitative research.
Proficiency using statistical software (SPSS, SAS, R or similar tools).
Proficiency using data visualization and mapping tools (Tableau, ArcGIS, or similar tools).
Structural understanding of inequities.


This position is a contract position, grant-funded, and provides an hourly wage up to $34.00 per hour, for up to 40 hours per week

Position is located in the Madison Building, 109 Governor St, Richmond Va, 23219. Although we prefer the incumbent be located in Richmond, Virginia, remote work is available for the right candidate.

Telework is available and encouraged during the Public Health Emergency

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Justin Crow

Transportation Analyst

Are you passionate about Transportation issues? Want to contribute to the development of innovative projects to support the ever-changing transportation field? Then join ICF’s Transportation portfolio. This team supports exciting projects within transportation policy and planning; along with sustainable transportation initiatives, transportation operations, travel demand programs, infrastructure preservation, and transportation technologies. 
We are currently hiring for Transportation Analyst to join our teams in Summer 2021.  
Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor's degree in City / Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Transportation / Civil Engineering, or related field  

Details available on handshake:

Hiring at the Mountain Association (formerly MACED

The Mountain Association is looking for a highly motivated and experienced professional to join its staff as Lending Specialist. Specialist will engage in loan underwriting, identify potential community economic development projects, work directly with entrepreneurs, assess business viability, contribute to evolving strategy development and learning, develop strong local relationships, and more. Position based in Berea, Paintsville or Hazard.

Police Property Technician (North Carolina)

Salary $31,262.40 Annually
Location Wilmington, NC
Provide assistance to officers and the public regarding evidence and found property, and coordinate police evidence and found property operations by reviewing items from officers and the public, making computerized and written descriptions, transporting items to appropriate locations, retrieving items, sending and receiving items from crime lab, completing forms and packaging of items, answering telephone and walk-in inquiries, researching and returning property to owners, testifying in court, recording status of items, and maintaining security and integrity of confidential files. Other duties include coordinating shipping and receiving of items, serving as department mailperson, and serving as backup Quartermaster.

Required Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma, or GED. 

Experience:  Minimum one (1) year of full-time experience performing responsible clerical work, warehousing and inventory control; with considerable knowledge of personal computers and software programs.

Details available here:

Forensic Services Technician (Virginia Beach)

Application Deadline: 9/30/20

The Virginia Beach Police Department’s Forensic Unit is the largest unit within the Detective Bureau, employing twenty civilian and ancillary employees in two distinct sections (crime scene investigation and fingerprint identification).  The unit responds to approximately 5000 crime scenes annually, including vehicle accidents, fires, property crimes and violent crimes.

Duties:  Forensic Services Technicians/Specialists (Crime Scene) perform work in the recognition, collection, documentation, preservation and processing of physical evidence associated with criminal activity under investigation; process crime scenes; develop latent finger and palm prints at crime scenes and on evidence recovered at crime scenes; identify and recover all forms of evidence, coordinating forensic laboratory submissions of evidence for further analysis; document crime scenes, using note-taking, sketching, measurements, photography and laser scanning; prepare reports and supplemental documents; and testify in court.


Official City Job Description:

Details available here:

Health Equity Data Coordinator

The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity is looking for a Program Analyst to provide project management and research support to the COVID-19 response. This is an exciting opportunity to support a team of analysts and researchers providing real-time and long-term analysis of disparities in COVID-19 outcomes and response.

With guidance, the Health Equity Data Coordinator will provide project management and tracking; research, acquire and manage data; budget tracking, communication coordination, and other data and administrative support.


  • BS in Public Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Social Science, or related degree. Graduate degree a plus. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with project coordination/management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with statistics, including descriptive statistics, and experience working with datasets.
  • Experience with web design in Word Press or similar tool preferred. Experience with statistical programs or packages such as R, SPSS, Tableau or SAS is a plus.
  • Experience with data visualization, including infographics or online dashboards is a plus.

This position pays an hourly rate up to $20.00. Approximately 24 hours per week. This is a grant funded position ending April, 2020. Position is located in the Madison Building, 109 Governor St, Richmond Va, 23219. Telework is available.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Justin Crow

See attachment for details.


Planner Position with the Town of Dumfries

Salary, Benefits and Classification

$60,000 - $70,000 annually. This position is full-time permanent. The Town of Dumfries offers a full range of employee benefits including healthcare, retirement, and training resources.

Position Description

The Town of Dumfries is seeking a Planner for our Department of Planning & Community Development. This position will perform a wide variety of professional level planning and zoning responsibilities such as zoning permit review, site development plan review, comprehensive planning, and ordinance/plan amendments.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter and who has a strong desire to develop and build client relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a closely related field
Zero (0) to one (1) year of professional experience in urban and regional planning
Strong abilities in written and oral communication.
Ability to use a computer for word processing, database management, and GIS and design applications.
Must submit to criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in urban planning or a related field


Please visit the website to complete the Town employment application:


EM Partners Analyst I

The ideal candidate should have an interest in the emergency management field, and participate in and/or coordinate project initiatives for federal, state, local, tribal, and/or private sector clients related to emergency management and homeland security. Work may include but is not limited to: capabilities assessments, emergency operations and/or contingency plans, documents, manuals, document review, operations analysis, policies, procedures, training, and exercise.


  • Energetic, detailed oriented self-starter with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to produce technically and programmatically sound deliverables (writing sample is pre-requisite).
  • Working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), the National Response Framework (NRF), National Disaster
  • Recovery Framework (NDRF), and other federal preparedness guidance documents and experience researching topic areas.
  • Experience in data analysis, synthesizing and refining data, document review, report writing, and policy interpretation and/or analysis.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Aggressive compensation based on credentials, experience, and degrees. Compensation is dependent upon educational and professional background, experience and classification and skill level. Per diem and rapid reimbursement at GSA rates apply to staff living greater than 50 miles from duty station.

See attachment for more details

Email a cover letter and your resume to:
Shandi Treloar

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.