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USSA Coffee and Talk

On Wednesday, March 4 join the Urban Studies Student Association (USSA) will host its first Coffee & Talk from 10:30am - 12:30pm in the Raleigh Building, Basement Room: B001. 

Guest speaker: VCU's Planner, Jeff Eastman!

Wilder School Online Open House Webinar

Join the Wilder School for an online open house for our graduate programs at 12pm EST on Monday, March 2nd and learn more about the benefits of continuing your education!
The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University informs public policy through cutting-edge research and community engagement while preparing students to be leaders. 
Sign up for the online session at: 
More information can be found on the attached PDF.

Wilder School Get-In-Gear for your Career Employer Showcase

March 25, 2020, from 10 am - 2 pm in the Raleigh Building.

The Wilder School Get in Gear for Your Career Employer Showcase is back!

Connect with local, state and federal organizations offering opportunities to help advance your career development through internships, volunteer and post-graduation opportunities. Still exploring what you might be interested in? Come learn about possible career options within the Government and Public Affairs field!


VCU Female Founders Summit

You're Invited to the IDEATE Female Founders Summit! The Female Founders Summit brings together the best of the region's female founders and innovators to make change in their communities and cultivate opportunities for the next generation! 

This year's inagural theme is: Activate. Engage. Empower. VCU Female Founders Summit isn’t your ordinary Women’s Summit. It’s the space where campus and community collide to form a more empowered, engaged, and activated community of women. The one day summit will feature speakers from near and far, ready to help you become activated!

Details: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30am-4:00pm

Location: Dewey Gottwald Center (2301 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220)

Link to RSVP:


Presidential Pre-Game at the Pace Center

The Pace Center will partner with VCU’s Campus Vote Project and the VCU Votes Coalition to host a “Presidential Pregame,” taking place at The Pace Center on Monday, March 2 at 6:00 pm. Over a free dinner, VCU and other local college students will have a conversation about the upcoming election. Students will be prepared to vote the next day - informed by views of both the campaign representatives and their fellow students. It is intended as an opportunity for students not debate with one another, but to learn from each other.
Presidential primary campaign representatives will introduce their candidate to the students Committed campaigns include: Warren, Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar. Students will then be invited to the mic to share “what is motivating you to vote?” Then they will have an opportunity to ask questions directed toward campaign representatives or other students.
See attached PDF.

Charlotte Department of Transportation Internship

The Charlotte Department of Transportation is seeking applicants for a summer internship in the Planning and Design Division. Details can be found at the City of Charlotte Job Openings – Internship – Transportation Planning. 

The posting closes on March 5th.  

To apply and for specific details please see:

Internship with Secure Futures/VA-REA (Richmond)

Secure Futures is hiring interns to assist managers in the Richmond office for 5-10 hours per week with remote work possible. 

The ideal candidate will be a local college student with access to transportation. Scheduling is flexible. Semester-long, summer-long, and year-round internships offered. A performance review will be conducted at the conclusion of the internship with the Manager and Chief Operating Officer. The current rate for this internship is $10/hour.

Duties and activities of Interns include but are not limited to the following:

  • Updating website pages, maintaining a blog, running social media accounts, and producing marketing collateral.
  • Research in competition, industry markets, and best practices for departments.
  • Event planning for conferences, tradeshows, workshops, and more.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Good communication, time management, and organization skills.
  • Strong research skills with willingness to learn about industry best practices.
  • Interest in the solar industry, energy conservation, and environmental sustainability.
  • Skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are required. Experience in the following are preferred but not required: Adobe InDesign, Hootsuite, Podio, Canva, Wix, Wordpress, and social media accounts.

Students interested in an internship with Secure Futures/VA-REA, please send a cover letter, resume, and weekly schedule availability to


Newport News, VA Internships

The City of Newport News are seeking applicants for the following departments: 

Department of Development

City Managers Office

Juvenile Services

Department of Engineering-Sustainability 

See descriptions and Apply here. Be sure to click the arrows under the "available internships" section to see all descriptions 

Deadline Extended: 2020 AEI Summer Honors Program

2020 AEI Summer Honors Program

The American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program is an intensive fully-funded educational and professional development opportunity in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. The program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for substantive dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the country and world. The core feature of the program is discussion-based seminars that offer participants forums to delve deeply into policy areas of their choice. Outside of the seminars, students participate in policy briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington.

Application Eligibility:

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates (winter 2019 or later). International students are eligible to apply.

Location: Washington, DC

Duration: Most students will participate in a single one-week course at the beginning of Summer 2020. A select group of students will participate in a five-week opportunity from May 27–June 26.

Funding: This is a fully funded program. Participants will receive: reimbursement for travel to DC, housing, a stipend, and lunch and dinner on most class days.

Deadline: The extended application deadline is March 9, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage students to apply early.

Apply here


Special Paid Latino Fellowship Opportunities in D.C. - Two Weeks to Apply!

CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) is looking for emerging leaders from across the country interested in working alongside policy makers and industry experts dedicated to creating positive change.

The 2020-2021 Graduate Fellowship Program offers a unique, paid, nine-month opportunity to receive hands-on leadership training, access to a diverse industry network and invaluable work experience on Capitol Hill and beyond that helps its Fellows to stand out in today's job market.


Applicants must have received a master's or J.D. between April 2018 and August 2020. Those with backgrounds and/or degrees related to the automotive/mobility industry, communications, energy, health, law, marketing, political science, public policy or STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applications require: Four short essays, two letters of recommendation, a resume and your most recent university transcript.

Round-trip airfare, stipend, public transportation and health benefits are included.

Dates of Participation: August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021

Apply here.


Chesterfield Emergency Management Coordinator Vacancy

Applications are now being accepted for the Emergency Management Coordinator position in Chesterfield.

Those who are interested can submit their application using this link:

Understanding Pakistan: Politics, Extremism, and Foreign Policy

The Richmond World Affairs Council invites students to an upcoming program, Understanding Pakistan: Politics, Extremism, and Foreign Policy with Dr. Madiha Afzal, Fellow at Brookings.

The event will held Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Empire Ballroom at the historic Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond. More details can be found on attached flyer and on the websiteAdmission is FREE for students and you can register by visiting the Richmond World Affairs website.

See attached PDF.

Energy Research Associate - Ohio University

The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible Research Associate who will assist a multidisciplinary team of faculty, professional staff, and students with applied research, data analysis, project management, oral presentations, report/grant writing, and related tasks in the areas of energy policy and economic development. The position will directly apply knowledge of energy policy/planning, electric utility regulation, sustainability, and economic/workforce development, specific to Ohio and the Midwest region.

Candidates that have a quantitative and/or qualitative background in energy and climate research, energy technology and development, grid reliability and resiliency research, regional planning, stakeholder engagement, economic development, labor economics, and related issues are encouraged to apply!

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, apply by March 14, 2020.

More information here:

Discovery Schools of Virginia

Discovery Schools of Virginia currently has openings for exciting entry level jobs for any new graduates who are attracted to helping others, working outside, adventure, nature, and/or personal growth.  

Questions? Please contact Matthew Browning, Clinical Director at

Apply and view more information here.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Intern

Arlington County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) is happy to announce its participation in a Cohort Internship Program. The Arlington County Cohort Internship Program offers paid mentoring and career development internships to 2019 and 2020 college graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have no professional work experience in an area related to the internship project of focus.


The Arlington County HCVP intern’s project of focus will be centered around the implementation of HUD’s Small Area Fair Market rents for voucher holders and landlord outreach. Internships are for one year with a possibility of an extension for a second year.  The Cohort begins no later than the week of Labor Day 2020 and lasts a traditional academic year with a break in the summer.  Cohort Interns are Temporary Regular Employees (TRG) and are eligible for medical, health, dental and leave benefits.

Apply here.

Skeo Solutions Associate Position

Skeo Solutions is looking for a May graduate (to fill an Associate role) with experience and interest in environmental/planning, consulting-style opportunities, GIS, facilitation, and Adobe skills. 

Ideal candidates for this entry-level position will have a background in land-use planning or landscape architecture, and strong writing and research skills. Applicants should be proficient with Microsoft Office programs,  GIS, and Adobe Creative Suite. Applicants should be able to efficiently multi-task, work effectively on a team, maintain a positive attitude and have excellent communication skills.

Required application materials need to be submitted by March 31, 2020. Interviews are expected to begin April 8, 2020, with a hiring decision made by May 1, 2020.

More information here: