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Wilder School Dean Pre-Search Forum

On Wednesday, October 23, members of Wilder School’s Dean Search Committee,  including Search Committee Chair Constance Rellihan, will host a pre-search forum with school stakeholders to discuss the dean search and gather information. As a valued member of the Wilder School community, we invite you to participate in this important meeting. The forum will be held between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the University Student Commons, SGA Senate Chambers located at 907 Floyd Ave.

This is an opportunity for various constituents to share their thoughts and comments regarding the qualities and characteristics sought in the new dean. Information gathered from the forum will be used by the committee to develop the criteria by which candidates will be evaluated. The search committee is most interested in exploring the following questions:

  1. Based on your experience at the VCU Wilder School, how would you describe the short and long term challenges and opportunities facing the Wilder School and the next Dean?
  2. What are the immediate initiatives that the Dean must be aware of and embrace within the next 1-2 years?
  1. Given the opportunities and challenges that you have identified, what are the personal and professional attributes that the successful candidate must possess?
  2. What are the particular points of pride for the Wilder School?


Please feel free to prepare your thoughts and comments prior to the meeting as we anticipate a  robust discussion. Wilder School community members who are unable to attend the forum are encouraged to provide comments to Jenn Arce at by Thursday, October 24.  A brief summary of the initial search committee meeting held on October 15 is included attached

Careers in the Commons: U.S. Army

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) 

The U.S. Army will be in the Commons on Tuesday, October 22nd! Stop by to chat with them about opportunities for students of all class years and majors.

Henrico County Summer Basic Jailor Academy events

Tuesday, October 22nd 

Lobby Chat: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Raleigh Bldg, lobby 

Stop by the Raleigh Building lobby to grab a snack and learn about the Henrico Summer Basic Jailor Academy program. The Wilder School Office of Student Success and the Henrico County Sheriff's office will be available to share information about the program. Students can come by any time during those hours.

General Information Session: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Raleigh Bldg, room 1013

The Henrico County Sheriff's office and Basic Jailor Alumni will be here to share information about this summer internship opportunity. This is an Invaluable stepping stone to careers in Criminal Justice. Come and learn about the benefits and how to apply!

Recruiting Event October 24th - United States Marshal Service

The United States Marshal Service is looking for interns and new recruits!  This event will take place Thursday, October 24th from 6pm to 8pm at the Gateway Dining and Event Center, 2nd floor (23806, 2804 Martin Luther King Dr, Colonial Heights, VA 23834).  Attire is Business Casual.

For more information, contact Enrique Osbourne at or (804) 524-5511.

See the attached PDF

Chesterfield County Police Department Information Session

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 3:00 - 3:50 pm 

Raleigh Building room 1013

Interested in local law enforcement? 

Come and learn about opportunities with the Chesterfield County Police Department. Let us know you are coming:


RVA Table Talk - Access to Housing

Are you interested in learning more about housing access? What does it mean to experience homelessness? What agencies and organizations are working to help citizens access safe and affordable housing? What can community members do to be supportive?

If these questions intrigue you and you are interested in learning more with other RVA community members, please join VCIC for the first 2019-2020 RVA Table Talk program on October 24. The evening will include facilitated table conversations around housing, as well as the following presentations and panel discussion.

The event is FREE and will be located at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (14 W Duval Street Richmond, VA 23220) on Thursday, October 24, at 5:30-7:30pm

For more information please visit the following website:

Research and Mentoring (RAM) Opportunity

The Research and Mentoring (RAM) Opportunity is a new mentoring and experiential learning program designed to serve high school students in the local community. This unique research program is led by graduate student mentors across disciplines!

Each graduate mentor will design a new or develop an existing research project for the mentee(s). The program supports VCU graduate students by providing:

  • professional development,
  • conference funding and
  • real-world teaching/mentoring experience.

This two- three week research and mentoring initiative seeks to engage VCU graduate students with the broader community. It is an opportunity for area high school students to learn more about research and connect with VCU students and faculty.

More information can be found on the RAM Opportunity website:

Spring Analyst Internship

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) is hiring for Spring Analyst Internships!

Fore more information on these positions, click here:

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency- Spring 2020

HSEMA's summer internship program provides real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis. Our internship program seeks qualified graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in or majoring in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • English Writing - Rhetoric
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law/Government
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration/Policy
  • Public Relations

A highly qualified applicant will possess the following: self-motivation, attention to detail, critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Internship Opportunities

The HSEMA Summer Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Session, which begins January 13, 2020, and ends April 17, 2020. You can find specific opportunities on the website. Please send any questions regarding the Internship Program or the application process to The application deadline is October 31, 2019.


City of Hampton Economic Development Internship

The City of Hampton is seeking an Economic Development Intern. See details and apply here:

The application deadline is Nov.1st 

DHS Citizenship & Immigration Student Trainee Intern

The Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship & Immigration Services: Refugee, Asylum, & International Operations Directorate, CORB unit is accepting applications for their internship program in Washington DC. See position description and apply on

The Deadline to apply is Oct.25th.

Charlottesville Transit Safety and Security Intern

The Transit Safety and Security Intern will assist the Safety, Security and Training Coordinator in everyday record keeping and filing of training records and safety & security audit information. This is a paid internship. See description using the following link:

DOL Bureau of International Labor Affairs Student Trainee Intern- PAID

The Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking a student intern. This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking in Washington, D.C.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 4th. See details and apply using the following link:

U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Research Specialist

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Intelligence Coordination Center, Analysis Division, Migrant Branch, Suitland, MD. 

The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:

  1. Knowledge of a basic familiarity with intelligence techniques and sources.
  2. Ability to assess and synthesize information from a variety of sources on a wide range of issues.
  3. Ability to perform research and analysis.
  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

See details and apply using the following link:

The deadline to apply is Oct. 24th 

National Science Foundation Student Trainee Intern

National Science Foundation is seeking a Student Trainee (Administrative Support Assistant). This position is paid and located in Alexandria, VA. See the full position description and apply using the following link:

Deadline to apply is Oct. 24th 

DIA Police Officer

The Defense Intelligence Agency is seeking Policer officers in DC, Maryland, and VA. Officers in this Career Field perform a variety of security, countermeasure, investigative, and law enforcement services to protect and safeguard DIA Officers, property, operations, and classified and sensitive information. Services include multidisciplinary security activities - physical, technical, information, industrial, and personnel security, etc. See full position description on the DIA job portal:

Closing Date: Oct. 25th 

Affordable Housing Specialist-HUD

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is currently hiring for a Full-Time Affordable Housing Specialist (Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Developnent)

The application closes on November 4, 2019.