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Searching for a Job in the Federal Government -VCU Career Services

Searching for jobs with the federal government can seem overwhelming, but they are always hiring! Join VCU Career Services for an overview of how to navigate and apply to positions on USAJOBS and develop an understanding of why some jobs are posted to other resources.


Oct 14, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Registrations link here:

VCU Diversity Career and Internship Fair - October 2020 (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


This career fair will enable you to connect with recruiters and hiring managers from organizations that are committed to building a diverse workforce by hiring candidate like you. These organizations are seeking students and alumni for internship and full-time job opportunities. Everyone is welcome!

Not sure if you're ready to connect one-on-one with recruiters? Login to attend group sessions to learn about organizations who are committed to equity and diversity in both recruitment and their workplaces. These employers are excited to meet VCU students and alumni, to share what skills and experiences they are looking for in an employee, and to help students learn about affinity groups and internal opportunities for their employees to be engaged professionals in their roles. 

The fair will be held virtually in Handshake. You will be required to register for the fair on Handshake in order to participate, and can schedule times to meet with individual recruiters leading up to the event.


Details available on Handshake

Experiential Opportunities Fair

Experiential Opportunities Fair:

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m. on Handshake 

Co-sponsored by VCU REAL, this fair is designed to connect students with organizations offering opportunities to connect their coursework to authentic, real-world work and provide exposure to the work environment through internships, fieldwork, and the like. Students can also engage with departments that offer study abroad experiences or undergraduate research activities, and network with community-based organizations that can provide opportunities to practice and improve communication, professionalism, and leadership skills. Students should register and view the growing list of employers in Handshake.

VCU Global Education: Education Abroad Policy & Curriculum Integration Intern

The VCU Education Abroad Office is seeking an intern to work remotely for the fall 2020 semester. This intern will need to be enthusiastic, motivated, and an organized self-starter. The Policy & Curriculum Integration Intern position will assist in market and policy research; procedure and policy drafting; international curriculum research and integration with VCU curriculum from various academic departments; international program development; and, provide administrative support to the Education Abroad Office as needed. Possible projects include: revision of major advising sheets, organization and management of course equivalency database and course request form.

The office would love to host an MPA student in need of internship hours :)

See details here:

Please email cover letter, resume and relevant writing samples to:
Stephanie Tignor, Director of Education Abroad,

VDOC - Undergraduate Internship Summer/Fall 2020

The Virginia Department of Corrections - Corrections Operations Unit is now accepting applications from undergraduate Wilder School students for an unpaid (academic credit offered) Spring/Summer 2021 Internship. This is a project-based internship to analyze and present employee input to an executive audience within the agency.

Interested students can contact and submit applications to Steve Smith, Operations Project Manager, Virginia Department of Corrections (Email:, Phone: 804-887-8087)

See the attached PDF for more information.

Victim Services Specialist Intern II/III

Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, November 9, 2020.

This is an internship for academic credit for the spring of 2021 for a Victim Services Specialist Intern II/III. You must be a current student eligible to earn academic credit either as a requirement or an elective for your program to be eligible.

Henrico County offers a variety of hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available in many departments at various times throughout the year. For information on available internships check the job site frequently at information on the operations and functions of each department click here


Details available on their website:

Henrico County Community Corrections internship

This is an internship position for college students who will work with Community Corrections to perform administrative and technical work in support of probation services staff in the Community Corrections Program; does related work as required.

Application Closing Date:  Monday, November 9, 2020.

Visit the following link for details and to apply.

Virtual Non-Paid Internship with DOE Insider Threat

The DOE Insider Threat Program Internship, is a year-long, hybrid professional/educational opportunity that offers real world work experience to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career within the insider threat field, the intelligence community, or the federal government writ large.

This is an unpaid internship starting in January 2021

Application Deadline: October 24, 2020. 

Handshake link for details and to apply:

Zero Hunger Intern

The Zero Hunger Internship matches college students and recent graduates with Washington, D.C.-based organizations working to address hunger across the country and around the world. Over the course of your 10-week internship, you will develop your professional and leadership skills and expand your subject knowledge through on-the-job training, the Hunger Center’s leadership development curriculum, and a summer seminar series. After the internship, you will return to your home community, ready to advocate for an end to hunger.


Details available on their website:

Emerson National Hunger Fellows

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship program trains and inspires new leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty in the United States. Fellows gain vital first-hand experience through placements with community-based organizations across the country as well as policy-focused organizations in Washington, D.C. The program bridges gaps between local efforts and national public policy, as fellows support partner organizations with program development, research, evaluation, outreach, organizing, and advocacy projects.


Details available on this website:

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program trains emerging leaders in the movement to end hunger worldwide. Each class of twelve to fifteen dedicated fellows develops the tools and skills they need to become effective change agents, advancing the goal of a hunger-free world by strengthening host organizations and building food and nutrition security at the field and policy level.


Details available on their website:

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.