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VCU Public & Social Service Career & Internship Fair October 9th

This fair will be held in the Richmond Salons on the second floor of the University Student Commons from 12pm to 3pm. Co-hosted by VCU Career Services, the VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, and ConnectVA.

All VCU students and alumni are invited to connect with government agency representatives, as well as nonprofit, human and social services organizations to explore career and internship opportunities in the public and social services sector. This fair is open to all students interested in public and social service opportunities.

VCU Experiential Opportunities Fair October 30th

The fair will take place on the 2nd floor of the University Student Commons in the Richmond Salons, Commonwealth Ballrooms, and James River Terrace from 12pm to 3pm.

Connect with organizations offering opportunities that unite academic goals to authentic, real-world work that advances your career development. Gain exposure to a work environment you want to explore through internships, field work, externships or work study. Engage with departments that offer study abroad experiences or undergraduate research activities. Match your creative interests and critical thinking skills with real world applications. Network with community-based organizations that can provide you with opportunities to practice and improve your communication, management and leadership skills while making a positive difference in the world.

Pre-Professional Health Students should visit the Healthcare Opportunities booths to connect directly with employers who offer volunteer and service hours. Explore your options for meeting your academic and professional school application requirements.

Maximize Your Gap Year - October 22nd

Time is valuable. There's so many options after graduation. You're thinking about graduate school, but not quite sure if you're ready, or even prepared? You will learn the different opportunities you can explore for a Gap Year - the year between when you graduate with a bachelor's degree and enter into a graduate program. VCU Careers Services wants to help you maximize your experiences so that none of your time is wasted.

This program will take place in the Alumni Board Room in the University Student Commons from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Crafting your Career Materials for Industry or Academia - October 25th

Tailoring your career materials for opportunities is always a challenge; Should I include my publications? What about my involvement on campus? How important are your technical skills? Beginning your job search, but unsure of how to tailor your career materials for industry and academia?? Come hear from experts from industry and academia on best practices and get expert feedback on your materials. This VCU BEST workshop is specifically geared and targeted to graduate students, both MS & PhD level.

This event will take place in the Alumni Board Room in the University Commons from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Accepting 2020 Henrico Summer Jailors Academy Applications

CRJS undergraduates- Are you looking for a hands-on internship for the summer? 

The Henrico County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, offers students the opportunity to attend a Summer Basic Jailor Academy. The academy allows students to earn college credits (if needed) while simultaneously earning certification as a Jailor/Sheriff Deputy through the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible for part-time employment in Henrico’s Sheriff’s offices.

See attached for details! 

The deadline to submit the Summer Basic Jailors Academy Interest form and REQUIRED Personal History Packet is February 14, 2020. 


Planning Department Intern - GRTC (PAID)

GRTC Transit System in Richmond, Virginia seeks a current graduate student interested in the Mass Public Transportation Industry to assist a busy planning department. The Intern will assist Planning Department Staff with transit operations analysis, primary and secondary data-gathering, report-writing, research, plan development for special projects and provide administrative support. To gain a comprehensive transit organization experience, the intern will also spend time in the Scheduling, Transportation, and Capital Construction & Facilities Management Departments. The intern will be responsible for completing a major project within the Planning department by the completion of their internship. The intern works in a team environment and must demonstrate organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

The position is open until filled - for more information and to apply, go to

Program Analyst - US Department of State

The Program Analyst position is assigned to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Security Infrastructure Directorate, Insider Threat Program (DS/SI/ITP).

The incumbent is responsible for developing operating plans, coordinating with Resource Management to evaluate funds and work authorizations, analyzing work progress, and performing evaluative analyses of program objectives, work operations, and progress. The Program Analyst provides substantive management support services to the ITP director, staff, managers, other federal agencies, and representatives within the Intelligence Community in the areas of program analysis, planning, and development. As a Program Analyst, the incumbent will use various research techniques and skills to identify errors, anomalies, and trends in various program data and statistics which are used by the Insider Threat Program Director as well as other DS senior officials to determine performance resource allocations. The Program Analyst will participate with management in long and short range planning, and developing and maintaining the Work Plan for each fiscal year based upon requirements identified in the long/short-range plans. The Program Analyst will provide professional administrative support in the day-to-day operations of the program, relieving the Program Director of many administrative tasks.

This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position.

The application deadline is October 11, 2019.  For more information and to apply go to

Management Assistant Program - City of Long Beach, CA (PAID)

The City of Long Beach, California is looking for talented aspiring public leaders interested in applying their skills to serve a diverse, full-service city of 470,000 residents. Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant program is the longest-running municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program provides talented and motivated individuals with experience and skills to become innovative local government leaders. Management Assistants experience a paid one-year apprenticeship working in four three-month rotations in various city departments alongside career department heads. For more information, visit

Applications to the program can be found at and are due on January 20, 2019 at 11:59pm.


Compliance Specialist - Office of Program Monitoring (OPM)

The Department of Housing and Community Development in the Office of Program Monitoring is searching for a Compliance Specialist. This position is located in the Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Program Monitoring (OPM). OPM is responsible for managing DHCD’s compliance with federal and District Laws on DHCD assisted projects. Office of Program Monitoring (OPM) is responsible for answering public inquires regarding labor standards and wage rate laws, responding to complaints by phone, mail and in person; computing and collecting back wages under Davis Bacon. OPM performs compliance audits and investigations of private sector employers in the District of Columbia; and mediating employer/employee disputes relative to wages, hours worked, over time compensation, commissions and vacations, and assist in the review and submission of Affirmative Action Program (AAP) packets to other District agencies.  

The application deadline is October 11, 2019.  For more details and to apply, go to