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2021-2022 Wilder School Scholarships application open

Please review the complete list of scholarship opportunities and application requirements at

Below are the minimum scholarship application requirements (Additional requirements may be needed. Please review the list of requirements outlined in each scholarship description):

  • Completed Online Application (
  • Unofficial Transcript  
  • Resume/CV  
  • One 500-word essay per scholarship describing why you deserve that specific scholarship 
  • One reference letter from VCU teaching faculty uploaded to your academicworks application or emailed directly to (the student's name must be in the subject line)
  • Additional requirements may vary per scholarship 

*All applicants must have at least one completed semester of coursework as a VCU Wilder School student at the time of application submission. Applicants are able to apply for up to 3 Wilder School Scholarships for which they meet the eligibility requirements. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the fall 2021 semester. All recipients must be enrolled as a Wilder School student in fall 2021 at the required enrollment student status for the scholarship they are awarded.

Submit completed scholarship application packet online via


Wilder School Office of Student Success



All application materials are due February 1, 2021, by 11:59 P.M. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration. No exceptions will be made. 

ASPA Opens 2021 Founders' Fellows Application Window

ASPA's Founders' Fellows program is now accepting applications for its 2021 class! Geared toward accelerating careers of young public administrators, doctoral students and new researchers, this competitive Fellowship program provides results that could last throughout your career. Whether you fit one of these descriptions or know someone who does, start thinking now about applying for one of our 20 available spots (or suggesting a student apply for one).

The Founders' Fellows program recognizes the exceptional accomplishments and future potential of the next generation of public servants—in the academic and/or practitioner communities. The 2021 class will demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and professional promise.

All applications are due to ASPA by December 30, 2020. Click here to access the application form. 

New Webinar: Why Research Methods Matter

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is proud to present a BookTalk with Susan Gooden and RaJade Berry-James, looking at their joint title: “Why Research Methods Matter: Essential Skills for Decision Making.” 

Taking place next Wednesday, December 9 at 1 p.m. ET, and free to attend, Gooden and Berry-James will discuss why it is so important for non-researchers to understand research methods.

Each semester, many public administration students take courses in research methods and vow they never intend to use programs such as SPSS and SAS in their professional careers. So, they reasonably want to know why they are required to take a methods course.

This book addresses this question by linking the tools of research methods to the importance of managerial decision-making. It provides a concise resource of practical applications of why research methods are important for public administrators, who do not routinely perform data analysis but often find themselves having to evaluate and make important decisions based on data analysis and evaluative reports they receive. Research methods are central to the execution of good government and solid public-sector decision-making.

This webinar is free to all who wish to attend—members and nonmembers alike. Please share these details with your network, colleagues and students, and encourage them to join this discussion. 

Register online here:

Powhatan County GIS Coordinator

Powhatan County is seeking to hire a GIS Coordinator. Attached is the position description. FYI- the County Manager shared they are willing to be a bit flexible with the background requirements for the right candidate. Starting pay $50,918. 
If you'd like to be considered, please send your resume directly to by December 10th. 

STUDENT TRAINEE (TRAINING ADMIN) - Office of Management and Budget

Office of Management and Budget

The Pathways Internship Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (ranging from high school to graduate school) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

Details available online

Bureau of Justice Statistics - Hiring GS 11-14 Statisticians

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is hiring GS 11-14 statisticians. This is a great opportunity to work on projects spanning the criminal justice system (including the National Crime Victimization Survey). Closing date is 12/7.


GS 11/12 Posting:


GS 13/14 Posting: 

Montgomery County Summer Fellows Program (Washington D.C)

The Montgomery County Council’s ten-week Summer Fellows Program offers graduate students an unparalleled opportunity to work directly with elected officials, senior management and businesses in one of the most progressive local governments in the nation. The Summer Fellows Program provides students studying public policy, planning, public health, law, or related subjects with the opportunity to participate in Council meetings and real-world policy analysis, grow their networks and explore career paths.   

Highlights of Summer Fellows Program: 

  • Positions available with the Montgomery County Council, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, and other executive departments as appropriate  
  • Self-selected research project & presentation to the Council 
  • $7,000 stipend for the 10-week program 
  • Weekly programming to explore Montgomery County, MD and Washington D.C.

Details available on website   

If you have any questions, please contact me at  



Student Volunteer Intern LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Government Accountability Office (GAO) seeks non-paid student volunteers to encourage interest in public service careers and provide valuable work experience. As a non-paid volunteer, a student will gain first- hand experience within GAO's work environment, learn about the federal government and perform a variety of tasks related to supporting GAO activities.

Details available online

Technical Intern - Safety Specialist

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to work in Systems Safety? BAE Systems in Rockville, Maryland is looking for a Safety Specialist to join our internship program. Our Safety section offers many diverse opportunities to apply your skillsets in a fast paced learning environment with a team of highly motivated individuals who are here to help you succeed.


Details available on Handshake

Non-Technical Intern - McLean, VA

BAE Systems is looking for an intern for their Business Winning team in our Mclean, VA location.

Details available here

Energy Analyst Intern II

Energy Analyst Intern II - County of Henrico Department of Human Resources

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 1, 2021.

This is a paid Energy Analyst Intern II position in the Department of General Services working for the County's Energy Manager.

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 For information on the operations and functions of each department click here:

Details available here


Advocate for the Aging Intern II/III

Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, December 21, 2020.

This is a paid internship position for current college students working with the Advocate for the Aging. The office serves the 60+ population by providing information and referral services, support to caregivers, and acts as a liaison for County Departments as it pertains to senior services and needs. In addition, the office plans and hosts several events through the EngAGE in Henrico County Program both large and small throughout the County.


Details available here

Case Management Technician Intern II - Henrico

Case Management Technician Intern - County of Henrico Department of Community Corrections


Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

This is for a current college level student (Junior or Senior). This internship is for the summer 2021 semester and it is for academic credit. Intern(s) will start on or around May 17, 2021 (depending on the student's program requirements and school schedule).

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; conduct office visits with offenders and make referrals for services; document offender progress into PRCC database; does related work as required.

Henrico County offers a variety of challenging hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available many departments. For more information on the operations and functions of each department click here:

Victim Services Specialist Intern II/III

Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, February 22, 2021.

This is an internship for academic credit for the summer 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 For information on the operations and functions of each department click here


Details available here


Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner

This position will serve as a student trainee and will receive training in analytical methods used to develop objectively based information in support of administrative and programmatic planning, development, evaluation, and managerial decision-making. On-the-job training assignments provide a practical understanding of the organization, programs, policies, and objectives of the agency as well as furnish experience in the application of principles, procedures, and work techniques.

Details available online

Emergency Services/Management Coordinator- Rappahannock County

Please send a cover letter, resume and employment application to Lauren D. May, Director of Human Resources and Special Projects, P. O. Box 519 Washington, VA 22747-0519 or to Position will remain open until filled; review of applications will start on January 11, 2021. EOE.


Details available here: