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Interns - Office of the Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security

THe Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security in Governor Northam's Administration is searching for dedicated interns for the Spring Semester 2020 which will overlap with General Assembly Session 2020. Information about this office and its responsibilities can be found here:

Responsibilities of the Role: 

  • Handle constituent casework
  • Answer phones
  • Draft correspondence
  • Conduct policy research
  • Administrative support
  • Accompany staff to committee meetings
  • Track legislation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a 3rd year student or above
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to work in criminal justice, emergency management or homeland security

Please Note: Although this internship is unpaid, students are encouraged to recieve academic credit or a stipend from their university.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to by November 15th. Candidates will be contacted for first round interviews following the deadline.


Chip Woodrum Legislative Internship - Virginia General Assembly (PAID)

The Chip Woodrum Legislative Internship is a paid internship spanning the Virginia General Assembly session from January through early March 2020.  The position is open to college juniors, seniors or December 2019 graduates interested in a hands-on learning experience about the Virginia General Assembly, lobbying, grassroots advocacy and access to public records and meetings.  Sponsored by the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, interns will work independently and directly with the executive director to witness the making of law in the Commonwealth and will educate the coalition's members and the public about legislation that could affect their ability to keep their state and local governments open and accountable.

To apply, interested students should submit a résumé of course study and work experience, two letters of recommendation from current or past professors, an acknowledgement of the schedule flexibility needed to spend time at the General Assembly in Richmond, a 500-word essay on what the phrase “open government” means to you, and a cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in the internship.  Applicants must be able to attend 5-10 hours of morning or afternoon committee meetings at the General Assembly Building/Capitol. 910 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219-3506, United States
This is a two-month internship with a $2,000 stipend open to college juniors, seniors & December graduates. Application packets are due Nov. 28.

Student Trainee - Department of Homeland Security (PAID)

As a Student Trainee (Management and Program Analysis) (Pathways Intern) GS 0399 7, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Serves as a trainee working in a variety of OCFO management programs or activities.
  • Uses SharePoint to create sites for maintaining, accessing and displaying program information.
  • Obtains requirements from program managers, establishes libraries and folders for various types of content.
  • Creating SharePoint content solutions using Microsoft Office, SharePoint 2010, InfoPath, SharePoint Designer 2010, and later versions (as upgrade are made).
  • Assists specialists/analysts in developing material for briefings, presentation and conference material needed by supervisor and executive management.

This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. For more information about the Pathways Program, please visit:

This application will close once 100 applications are received, or on November 18, 2019.  To apply, go to

Part Time Land Use Planning Associate - Baker Development Resources (PAID)

BDR is seeking candidates for one or more land-use planning associate positions. This position may range from part-time (minimum of 15-20 hours a week) to full time, which will be determined based on the availability of the candidate. This position will generally assist with due diligence research related to zoning and land use policies of various jurisdictions, permit expediting, and the preparation of various land use approval applications and zoning confirmation letters.

The ideal candidate would have a background in due diligence research related to zoning and land use policies or similar regulatory policies as well as experience with drafting land use approval applications or other similar requests. Understanding that this experience is rare, candidates participating in the Virginia Commonwealth University Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program with an interest in Land Use Planning will be given strong consideration. Any such candidate should be extremely detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. GIS/CAD capabilities and/or experience in real estate or real estate development would be considered a plus. This position will interact directly with clients, design/service providers, and local government

A starting rate of pay of $15 an hour is offered. The opportunity exists for an increase in this pay rate based on performance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to Mark Baker at

Deadline to apply: November 25th. They are hoping to hire immediately

Management Intern Program 2020 - City of Phoenix, Arizona

The City of Phoenix Management Intern Program is a nationally recognized program that has been training future municipal leaders since 1950. More than 205 former participants have achieved success in all levels of government as well as in the private sector. If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging public service career, this is an excellent opportunity to apply to work in an award-winning, world-renowned municipal corporation in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.

Our full-time program is similar to a one-year, paid fellowship. The annual recruitment is open to talented individuals holding a master’s degree or those who will satisfactorily complete all coursework for a master’s degree by the end of June each year. City employees are encouraged to apply.

The program is designed to attract, develop and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. This program gives selected participants the opportunity to observe firsthand the efforts of a large city government working to resolve some of its most pressing issues. Our program is unparalleled in terms of the opportunities participants will have to meet and network with executives and managers. Successful participants are highly recruited by departments to fill available city jobs, and many of our top-level executives began their career with the city in this program.

The application deadline is January 21, 2020 -  for more information and to apply, go to

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

The Boren Fellowship provides up to $24,000 for overseas study ranging from 12 weeks to 1 year. Boren Fellows must have a serious language component in their overseas study proposals. Their priority is linguistic and cultural immersion and their central mission is to cultivate experts in languages and issues critical to U.S. national security. The program is, therefore, primarily targeted at applicants who are interested in entering the federal government. Upon completion, recipients are obligated to work for the U.S. government for one year (i.e. Peace Corps, ROTC, Dept. of State). Boren prioritizes applicants with long-term career aspirations to work in federal government.

The application deadline is January 29, 2019 - for more details and to apply, go to

It is highly recommended for applicants to connect with the VCU National Scholarship Office (NSO) for assistance with the application. See the following to Book an Appointment:

Special Agent - Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Authority

Virginia ABC special agents are an integral part of maintaining a safe, orderly and regulated system for responsible consumption of alcohol.

Special agents are vested with statewide police authority to enforce the criminal laws of the commonwealth. They employ traditional police work, community outreach and new technologies to improve public safety throughout the commonwealth. Special agents focus on overseeing the state’s ABC laws and regulations by inspecting licensees, responding to alcohol-related complaints and performing financial investigations for administrative and criminal cases. 

Special agents are recruited from a competitive applicant pool, providing an increasingly diverse workforce. Whether you're ready to transition from another law enforcement locality or just beginning your enforcement career, becoming a Virginia ABC special agent may be just the right move for you.

The application deadline is December 12, 2019.  For more details and to apply, go to

Graduate Student Worker - VCU School of Medicine

The VCU School of Medicine's Office of Development and Alumni Relations is looking to hire a Development Graduate Assistant! In this role the Development Graduate Assistant will work on a variety of administrative tasks. In addition to general project management duties, administrative support, stewardship tasks, and event planning and deployment, the position’s responsibilities may include: updating and maintaining data in the university’s alumni database, preparing and proofreading outbound correspondence, coordinating and assisting in the execution of events including the Reunion Weekend, researching endowment and recipient information.

Applications Close: January 30, 2020

More information on this position can be found on Handshake:

NDC Collective - Director of Evaluation

NDC Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous communities in the history of philanthropy. NDC Collective is currently hiring for a Director of Evaluation.

More information on the position here:

How to Apply:

Send an email to with the subject line “Director of Evaluation – [YOUR NAME].” In the email, please include:

  • As a single PDF attachment, include:
    • Your resume
    • Single page cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position.
    • Short answers to the following three questions:
      • What is your philosophy of evaluation
      • What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
      • What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

In the body of the email, please copy and paste the content of your short answers and include your name, phone number, and email address.

As attention to detail is critical for success in this role, only applicants who follow these specific application guidelines will be considered.

Community Outreach Liaison Assistant - Fairfax County

Fairfax County is accepting applications for a Community Outreach Liaison Assistant (Emergency Management Specialist I). In this role the Community Outreach Liaison Assistant will work with the Community Engagement Manager to coordinate emergency preparedness initiatives in the community through liaison activities, preparedness presentations, webinars, articles, and social media. 

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:  graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public safety, emergency management or related fields.

Budget Analyst - Department of the Air Force

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a budget analyst performing day-to-day control and management involving the formulation, execution, and/or analysis of the organization's budget and funding requirements.

This position:

  • Serves as the functional point of contact for day-to-day budget/financial issues.
  • Performs budget formulation work involving review and preparation of budget estimates and financial plans.
  • Performs budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of funds.
  • Provides advice, assistance, and guidance on budgeting and related information and conducts analyses, reviews and special studies of budget and/or related information.
  • Uses budgetary and other automated system(s) and computer-generated products in accomplishing budgeting/funding assignments.

The application deadline is November 18, 2019 - to apply, go to