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GIS Day November 13th

In celebration of the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and maps and their ability to connect people, regions and systems, VCU Libraries is joining with hundreds of organizations around the world to mark GIS Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 2pm to 3pm at the James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303 . In connection with this year's VCU Common Book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, the speakers will discuss GIS-related work they do for the RVA Eviction Lab.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street, and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

Henrico County Spring 2020 Internships- Reminder


Henrico County is accepting applications for the below Spring 2020 Internships. The application deadline is November 12th.  Visit for details. Select "Search/Apply for a Job" and then under the "Jobs" tab select "Intern"
  • Victim Witness Specialist Intern- Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program 
  • Case Management Technician Intern- Department of Community Corrections
  • Police Personnel Intern- Police Division 
  • MH/DS Intern- Department of Mental Health & Development Services

Legislative and Policy Analyst Intern - Virginia Department of Military Affairs

The Virginia Department of Military Affairs is seeking a motivated Legislative and Policy Analyst intern who is ready to apply knowledge of state and federal government to an authentic real-world experience. The intern will assist with a wide range of duties, including researching possible legislative initiatives, tracking legislation at the federal and state level that is of interest to DMA, and learning about how the Virginia National Guard interacts with state and federal legislators. This is an exciting opportunity for any student pursuing a career in local, state, or federal government.

This is an unpaid or academic credit internship. Agency willing to work with academic department and career center to meet University/College requirements for academic credit. Internship offers are contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background/security check and employment reference checks. Must have, and maintain, a valid Driver’s License for the duration of internship experience. To be eligible the student must have a 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale.

For more details and to apply, go to application deadline is December 1, 2019.

Prince William County Service Authority GIS Intern

The Prince William County Service Authority is seeking to hire a GIS Intern. This is a paid internship in Woodbridge VA. To be eligible students must be a junior, senior, or graduate student with a 3.0 or higher. Under direct supervision, perform spatial and tabular data creation, update and maintenance for the Service Authority's Asset Registry.  Perform creation, update and maintenance of the SA's asset records.  Provide geospatial product creation and spatial analysis. 

For details and to apply visit the following link:; select " GIS Intern" 

The deadline to apply is 12/1

DHS FEMA Student Trainee (Administrative)

FEMA is seeking student interns for the summer. Locations include: Washington, DC, Winchester, VA, Bluemont, VA, Emmitsburg, MD and more. For details and to apply visit the following link:

As a Student Trainee (Administrative), you may:

  • Maintaining program files, regulations, publications, and related documents;
  • Coordinating and attending meetings or large conferences;
  • Formatting reports and statistical data for presentations;
  • Using databases and other software to sort, track, edit, and retrieve data;
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and other documents;
  • Assisting with analyzing trends and projecting potential program outcomes.

The Deadline to apply is 11/22



DHS FEMA Student Trainee (Emergency Management)

FEMA is seeking to hire emergency management  summer interns. locations include: Washington DC, Winchester, VA, Bluemont, VA, Emmitsburg, MD and more. For details, visit the following link:

As a Student Trainee (Emergency Management), you may:

  • Performing administrative, technical, and analytical duties related to the mitigation, response, recovery, and/or preparedness process;
  • Attending briefings concerning planning and scheduling response, recovery, and preparedness aspects of program plans;
  • Conducting analytical research and present findings;
  • Using databases and other software to generate reports and validate information.

The Deadline to apply is 11/22

Summer Internship - Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The deadline to apply for this internship is February 15, 2020 - for more details and to apply, go to

City of Portsmouth Forensic Technician

The City of Portsmouth is seeking to hire a Forensic Technician. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the collection and identification of evidence associated with civil and criminal cases, and internal investigations. Reports to a Police Sergeant. For details and to apply, visit the following link:

Positions at Connetics Transportation Group

CTG is seeking applicants for two open positions: a Planner 1 and a Visualization Specialist.  The location for each of these positions will be in either the Atlanta or Chicago offices.  Both offices are easily accessible by transit.  As a woman-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm, enhancing the diversity of our staff is an important consideration.

For job descriptions and to apply, go to

Planning, Zoning & Project Manager - City of Emporia

The Planning, Zoning, and Project Manager performs difficult professional and administrative work assisting in managing important projects and developing, implementing and enforcing the City’s Zoning Ordinance and serves as the City’s designated Zoning Administrator. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Economic Development Director.

This position is open until filled - to apply, go to


Planning Fellowship Opportunity with the National Park Service - PAID

Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO (My Access to a Network of Opportunities) Project is thrilled to welcome the National Park Service - Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (COR) Fellowship Program to our diverse roster of enriching internship experiences for Latinx recent graduates and graduates who are passionate about community-led projects, public land conservation, and outdoor recreation. 

MANO is accepting applications for 6 year-long fellowship positions in community planning, landscape architecture, urban ecology starting in mid-January 2020 and based in multiple locations throughout the country. 

To apply, go to  The application deadline is November 24th, 2019.


Planning/Landscape Architect Fellowship, National Park Service New Mexico - PAID

The New Mexico National Park Service (NPS) Community Planning/Landscape Architect Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an exemplary Latino master’s graduate student or recent graduate. The Fellowship is designed to provide practical experience with diverse communities that we serve including Native American and Latino. It provides an opportunity and exposure to community outdoor recreation and conservation planning projects with a wide spectrum of partners in New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas. The fellow will work on local-level collaborative trail, park, and conservation planning and design, and public engagement with rural to urban communities. Occasional overnight travel with RTCA project managers is required with travel costs reimbursed by the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF). The fellow will support two RTCA project managers in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The selected candidate will develop or improve skills in some or all of the following areas: community planning, conservation, landscape architecture, outdoor recreation design, public outreach and engagement, and partnership development for community-led conservation and outdoor recreation.

To apply, go to  The application deadline is November 24, 2019.

Publishing Opportunity for Graduate Students of Color

A CALL FOR ESSAY SUBMISSIONS for a special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color

Your voice, your experiences, and your insights are critical for a special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color focused on the experiences of graduate students of color learning, working, navigating, and matriculating in higher education. We seek a diversity of perspectives from marginalized and minoritized populations in the academy, including students currently in MA and PhD programs as well as recent graduates across disciplines. 

Women, Gender, and Families of Color is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication that centers the study of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American women, genders, and families. For this special issue, we are interested in reflective essays that explore graduate students of colors’ lives—their struggles and triumphs. Additionally, we invite essays that center the observations and best practices of students of color and articulate authors’ visions for the future of departments, graduate schools, and campus communities.  

In soliciting these essays, the journal aims to provide a space for emerging scholars to contemplate the formal structure and informal customs of graduate school as well as the aforementioned factors’ import and impact for graduate students of color as they make their way in the academy. The special issue is an effort to create a dialogue among graduate students of color for sharing ideas, affirmation, and guidance. It is also an endeavor to build a forum for graduate students of color to provide feedback to the journal’s other readers, which include college and university faculty, administrators, and staff persons.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2019.  For more information, email