Lead for America Fellowship in MoCo!

Lead For America

Lead For America works to ensure that our nation’s most dynamic and diverse leaders are working on our communities’ toughest challenges. Our core program is a paid two-year Fellowship for outstanding leaders ages 21-30 to work on the toughest challenges facing local governments and non-profits nationwide, particularly in Fellows’ hometowns and communities struggling to attract and retain talent. From addressing the opioid crisis in Appalachian West Virginia to designing affordable housing policy in East Los Angeles, our Fellows are truly working on most intractable issues facing our country. And because they work alongside the leadership in the community and are doing the work at the local level, it’s really possible to see progress and lives changed.

Our fellowship includes a one-month graduate level summer training led by leaders of the Harvard Kennedy School, Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life, and the UNC School of Government, three retreats, and alumni opportunities including graduate scholarships and seed funding for initiatives such as starting non-profits or running for office. Our first class of 54 Fellows is currently serving in more than 40 communities in 21 states nationwide.

Montgomery County, MD Fellowship. This Fellow will be a part of the innovation team sparking the evolution of a 9,000 person $2 billion annual operating budget organization by scaling bright spots and adapting tools of service design, user experience, behaviorally informed nudging, community organizing, storytelling and process improvement to public sector justice work. Responsibilities will vary with Fellow skill and passion. The Fellow will support the core Innovation Accelerator community and be deployed for advanced facilitated support working with teams across County government to make rapid improvements, not recommendations.

Interested? Learn More and Apply by March 15th!

Learn More: Lead for America Website

Get to Know Us and Ask Your Questions: RSVP here to participate in a Fellow Q&A on March 11th. For further questions, email us at reed.shaferray@lead4america.org.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM Internship (Paid)

Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to enhance your research interests and career goals in homeland security related areas? Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas? Do you want to network with your peers and members of the academic and scientific communities in business, industry, and government research facilities conducting research in DHS relevant areas? If you answered “Yes”, to the above questions, the HS-POWER program is for you!

The Alexander Hamilton Society Is Hiring a Program Assistant!

 Check out the following job opportunity passed along by UHP alum Eamonn Bellin!

The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is seeking to hire a full-time Program Assistant to support career services for its students and alumni network.

AHS is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, national organization that seeks to identify, educate, and launch young men and women into foreign policy and national security careers imbued with the Hamiltonian perspective of strong and principled American leadership in global affairs. We have established student-run chapters at over 80 universities as well as professional chapters in NYC and Washington, D.C. Our alumni and affiliates have gone on to serve in the highest levels of government and industry. To learn more, please visit www.alexanderhamiltonsociety.org.

The Program Assistant will have an opportunity to influence the development of the organization, gain experience across a number of functions, and work with rising and established leaders in our network. Those committed to AHS’s mission, interested in our areas of focus, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit will find working at AHS incredibly rewarding. An ideal candidate is a recent graduate, who is personable, professional, organized, and seeks a gateway into the Washington policy community. We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience.


  • Assist with AHS’s Office of Career Services
    • Build relationships with recruiters at key organizations and offices;
    • Develop and manage career resources;
    • Correspond with students on career-related support;
    • Facilitate mentorship and networking opportunities within the AHS network;
    • Collect and track student information and application status.
  • Assist in planning AHS’s National Programs
  • Assist with alumni programming
    • Track information on their career whereabouts;
    • Produce and send a monthly alumni newsletter. 


  • 0-2 years professional experience (including internships);
  • A commitment to AHS’s mission and principles and an interest in U.S. foreign policy and national security. Being an AHS alumnus is a plus;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and a proactive personality;
  • Ability to manage a substantial number of projects and contacts at once;
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint;

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please upload your cover letter, resume, and a list of references here. We expect a number of qualified applicants and only those selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Apply to be a Writing Center consultant

Do you love to write? Are you the person to whom friends always turn to say, “Hey, could you help me with this paper?” If so, please apply to be a peer undergraduate consultant!

The GW Writing Center is a lively, collaborative, learning environment with paid consultants (the pay rate in 2020-2021 will be $16.50/hour) who come from a diverse array of disciplines. All undergraduates are welcome to apply. Most of our applicants are currently first-year students or sophomores, who go on to work in the Writing Center for several years.

Application materials  are due February 19th, with letters of recommendation due Feb 26th.  Interviews will take place in March.

Note:  If you are accepted, you must take UW 2111W, “Pedagogy and Practice for Writing Consultants” in the fall.  More details about that are in the Application Materials.

Please contact Professor Hayes if you have any questions: hayesc@gwu.edu

CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program (Rising Juniors/Seniors)

The 2020 CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students in lab departments to stay at GW over the summer to work with faculty on the faculty’s research. Students will live in the GW residence halls for an eight to ten week period.

In the summer of 2020, CCAS will pilot this program with up to 8 rising juniors and seniors chosen from STEM fields who offer laboratory research on a competitive application process. Applications are due Friday, February 21st.

See below for full details!

CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students


What is the CCAS STEM Summer internship program?

The 2020 CCAS STEM Lab Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students in lab departments to stay at GW over the summer to work with faculty on the faculty’s research. Students will live in the GW residence halls for an eight to ten week period.

In the summer of 2020, CCAS will pilot this program with up to 8 rising juniors and seniors chosen from STEM fields who offer laboratory research on a competitive application process.

The CCAS STEM Lab Summer internship program will provide a number of benefits for students and faculty:

1. Students get hands on research experience working with faculty on scientific research projects. Students learn how research is conducted, receive research mentoring, and learn about the culture of scientific research.
2. This research experience prepares students for careers in STEM lab fields, including preparation for graduate school.
3. Faculty receive undergraduate student support for their research.
4. Departments bring more undergraduate students into their research enterprise.

How is the Program funded?
CCAS will support for students (rising juniors and seniors) to live in residence halls as well as provide a $1500 stipend for living expenses. Faculty will receive an $500 stipend.

According to the Tax Office 3-8313, the student should receive a 1098T and report this information on their taxes. It can, therefore, have an impact on student financial aid. Please let us know if this impact creates difficulty for a student’s participation.

GW housing will be available for twelve weeks although students are committed to work with their faculty sponsor for eight to ten weeks. We are in the process of arranging this housing and hope to have more details in February.

How will the CCAS summer program be organized?

Student and faculty pairs will apply for the program together. The application process will require a 2-3 page joint application.

1. Statement by the faculty of the research project with the student’s specific contribution to the research project.
2. Statement by the student of their interest in the faculty’s research project, and how participation in the project will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals
3. Short statement by department chair of how the faculty’s research project advances the research objectives of the department and how undergraduate student research contributes to the department’s curricular mission.

Program Requirements

1. Students are expected to work in the lab for forty hours per week.
2. After four weeks, faculty and students will submit a progress report that will summarize the student’s contributions to the faculty’s research.
3. Faculty and students must sign a contract where they both commit to the
4. If student does not adequately participate in summer research, housing support and funding will be withdrawn after the fourth week.

Applications are due to Rachel Riedner, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, (rach@gwu.edu) by Friday, February 21st 2020. Student and faculty applicants will receive notification by early March.

Chander Campaign Seeking Communications Intern

Chander for Council is seeking a resourceful, organized, and self-motivated Communications Assistant with strong writing, research, and social media skills to join our team. The primary focus will be on social media.

Chander Jayaraman is running for an At-Large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia. He is a progressive, independent candidate who has experience as an ANC Commissioner, business owner, and job training and social services program director. He is committed to re-focusing city government’s attention to its core responsibilities—public safety, education, and economic independence—and making city government work for its citizens.

Chander for Council is a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Candidates for the position must have the ability to work independently and remotely, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. This is an unpaid internship. Students who are from DC and attend school elsewhere may be considered for remote internship, depending on circumstances.

As a Communications Intern, you will:

  • Support the communications director with creation of social media content

  • Assist in drafting press releases, blog posts, emails, website content

  • Monitor media and social media

  • Suggest and execute paid social media activities

  • Attend events with Chander to generate written and visual content

  • Conduct research on an as-needed basis Possibly draft and help place op-eds

  • Help plan and execute events Help shape the digital media and other communication plans and activities

  • Post blogs and other content to the website


  • Ability to commit 15+ hours per week starting in January 2020

  • Current bachelor’s degree candidate or recent graduate

  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Competence with Canva, MailChimp, google docs, Squarespace, Hootsuite, or similar platforms

  • Passionate about local electoral politics

  • Basic video-taking (smartphone) and video editing skills

  • Preferred: familiarity with District issues, neighborhoods, and politics


To apply, please send an email that describes your interest and relevant skills and experience to David Connerty-Marin at campaign@chander2020.com. Please do not include a resume.

Paid! Research Internship Opportunity- Apply soon!

Check out this internship posting from UHP ’18 alum Quinn Stevenson!

Results for America is looking for a intern to support our State and Federal Policy programs. This is a paid, full/part time, policy internship based in Dupont Circle for the spring semester, with the possibility to extend into June. Please see the description attached here and listed on RFA Careers. To apply, submit applications to Recruiting@results4america.org with “State and Federal Policy Intern – Winter 2020” in the subject line. If available, please include your class schedule and/or your office availability Monday – Friday. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until January 31st.

EPA Office of Air and Radiation Internships – deadline soon!

Interested in an internship with the EPA Office of Air and Radiation? Opportunities are available for student interns in the following areas:

Administrative & Clerical; Science & Engineering; Environmental Policy & Programs; and Information Technology. Internships are available in Washington, DC; Ann Arbor, MI; Montgomery, AL; and Las Vegas, NV.

See the attached flyer for more information or contact Prof. Kung (who can provide you with a contact to speak with at the EPA). Her email is bcobb@gwu.edu. Note the deadline for applying is January 13.

The applications can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/ (use the following “keywords” to search for the specific positions):
Administration: RTP-OAR-OT-2020-0014

Polygraph-Only Hiring Event & Networking Reception

Interview for this job and dozens of other career opportunities

Hiring Events:
Tuesday, January 14th
3:00pm – 7:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA 22102
Register: https://techexpousa.com/event/polygraph-011420/

A CI or Full Scope Polygraph is REQUIRED to attend

Wednesday, January 15th
3:00pm – 7:00pm
BWI Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road,
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Register: https://techexpousa.com/event/poly-011520/
A CI or Full Scope Polygraph is REQUIRED to attend

Please share this information with your network of polygraph-cleared professionals that are qualified to attend.

Companies hiring on January 14th Include (Partial List):

AT&T Government Solutions

Centra Technology


Intelligent Shift




And More!

Companies hiring on January 15th Include (Partial List):

CACI – National Solutions Group

Centra Technologies

Day & Zimmerman


Onyx Point

And More!

Hundreds of Job Opportunities are available including Security Analyst, Systems Integrator, Network Engineer, Security Architect, Security/IT Director, Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Java Developer, Linguists, Software Engineer and many more.

If you are unable to attend, you can still submit your resume for employers to review by registering for the event on TechExpoUSA.com.

For details and to view all upcoming hiring events visit https://www.TechExpoUSA.com/JobFairs.cfm

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 212.655.4505 ext. 230 / Samantha@TechExpoUSA.com

Paid Summer Research Programs: NSF, NASA, NIH, etc.

Looking for a *paid* STEM summer research program at a college, university or national lab? Below is a handy list which also includes science media/journalism/policy-focused fellowships. Lots of opportunities for pre-meds and engineers, too.


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