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Happy August!

*Friendly Reminder* - If you have an internship for Fall 2020 and would like to earn academic credit, please reach out to the Office of Student Success ( to learn the necessary step to register for the appropriate internship course. First, review the Guidelines and complete the Government and Public Experience Application. 

Students are able to continue remote and resume on-site internships for the Fall semester. Off-Campus sites should abide by health and safety standards as mandated by the state regarding COVID -19 protocols. University updates can be found here:

IMPORTANT- retroactive credit cannot be given for past internship experiences. You must be registered for the internship course while completing your hours. 


Internships/Opportunities Resource Reminder

As a reminder, OSS would like to reminder students of the VCU resources available for seeking internship, project-based experience, and volunteer opportunties: 

Handshake at VCU- if you never activated your account, see the attached for directions

Student Opportunty Center - a new VCU resource for students to find virtual experiential learning opportunities

Parker Dewey - search engine for Micro-Internships. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid professional assignments/projects that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. - archive of the most-recent WS Office of Student Success eNewsletters can be found at the bottom of our homepage. Click the date for the eNewsletter you'd like to view. 

WilderLIVE: Welcome Week Student Panel

Thursday, August 20th, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Zoom link:

Calling all new students!

Welcome to VCU! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Join us to hear a welcome from our Dean, Dr. Susan Gooden and helpful tips from student panelists! 

You are invited to join current Criminal Justice, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Urban and Regional Studies undergraduate students as they share how the Wilder School's rewarding academic and experiential programs can help you achieve your educational and career goals. Unlock the major keys to success from your fellow classmates! 

We'll be raffling off a $25 UberEats gift card and Wilder Swag to one lucky student who attends! 


FEMA Recovery Directorate Get-in-Gear Virtual Panel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



Helping People Before, During, and After Disasters

Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success for this virtual panel event to learn about opportunities in the FEMA's Recovery Directorate directly from FEMA team members and how to prepare your federal resume.  

The FEMA's Recovery Directorate oversees the nation's recovery from presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies, providing an average of $6 billion in disaster relief funding annually. The Office of the Assistant Administrator provides the leadership and strategic direction for the Directorate.

The 5 divisions include Individual Assistance (IA), Interagency Coordination Division (ICD), Public Assistance (PA), Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division (RRAD), and Recovery Technology Programs Division (RTPD). For descriptions see the attachment.

See attached for details!




Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, you can meet recruiters from many of the 17 U.S. Intelligence Agencies during the 2020 Fall Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities

For details and to register visit:

Participating agencies include: 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A)
Department of State (DOS)/Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Department of the Treasury
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Navy (Naval Intelligence)


Henrico County GIS Intern II - Emergency Management

GIS Intern II - Emergency Management: This is a challenging hands-on internship for a student who will work within our Division of Fire, Office of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the use of GIS while working on solutions to real-world problems, including, but not limited to disaster scenarios, incident response, community recovery & mitigation.

This is a fall internship for current college students who are a sophomore level or above. This internship is for academic credit. The selected student must be eligible to earn academic credit through their program and provide the requirements of such.

Application Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2020

To access our job site portal visit; select INTERN under Job Category 

George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) Transportation Planning Intern

This entry-level, part-time temporary position is responsible for assisting in the MPO transportation
planning process. In addition to working with FAMPO staff, the FAMPO transportation planning intern
works with stakeholders including federal, state, and local governments, elected officials, and the public.

This is a remote position.

COMPENSATION: $13.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per week.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, résumé, representative sample of your work, and 2-3 references to The position is open until filled.

See attached for details. 


Henrico County County of Henrico Department of Community Revitalization Intern

This posting is for an Urban and Regional Planning Intern II/III in the Department of Community Revitalization.  It is a paid internship.  This internship is for current college graduate student or well qualified undergraduate student. This is for the fall 2020 semester. The internship will start on or around September 8, 2020.

Visit the and select "Intern" under Job Category to view details and to apply.

This position closes on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Target Asset Protection Seasonal Security Specialist

The Asset Protection (AP)teams function to provide a safe and secure environment for our team members and guests, and meet financial goals of shortage and profitability in a Target store. AP teams will do this by leading a physical security and safety culture and responding to crisis events, investigating and resolving theft, and creating awareness and educating team members on operational shortage priorities.

For details and to apply, visit the following link:

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Matthew Tomes,

SMART Scholarship - NSO announcement

From VCU's National Scholarship Office:

SMART Scholarship for 2021-2022 opened as of August 1. The deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Eligible students must be pursuing a STEM degree, be a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, and be willing to work as a researcher for the Department of Defense for at least two years after graduation. Candidates must also be completing their undergraduate or graduate degree in December 2022 (or later).

Interested students are welcome to make an (online) appointment to "meet" with one of us in the National Scholarship Office (NSO).

The NSO has two information sessions (tentatively) scheduled for the RISE/SMART opportunities:

Friday, October 16, 2p;


Tuesday, October 20, noon.

Both info sessions will be held online (via Zoom). These dates should be confirmed by the start of classes (August 17) and those interested in attending will eventually be able to register for either information session on the NSO blog.

Students who are planning to apply for SMART for next year are encouraged to complete the Intent to Apply form.

Questions? Contact the National Scholarship Office: 

2021 Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2021 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2021, or they can be college graduates.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

In 2021 the Rangel Program plans to award 45 fellowships of up to $42,000 annually for a two year period for tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (curriculum below) at a graduate school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

See details here:

King & Queen County Environmental Codes Compliance Officer Position

King & Queen County is seeking an Environmental Codes Compliance Officer.  The Environmental Codes Compliance Officer performs professional planning and development plan review for the County's Planning and Zoning division in the Community Development Department. 

See the following link for details: