Public Service & Government Community

Multiple Paid Internships with the Federal Trade Commission

Christie Julien – March 23rd, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission is looking for summer interns. 


The positions are located in various Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offices including:

The Immediate Office of the Executive Director

Administrative Services Office

Financial Management Office

Human Capital Management Office

Office of the Chief Information Officer

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Inclusion

Bureau of Consumer Protection,

Cultivating Personal and Professional Mindfulness

Christie Julien – March 9th, 2017

From UVA Today

Companies from Google to Ford have begun offering mindfulness courses to their employees, arguing that the benefits – more productive, engaged and healthier employees – far outweigh the costs.

At the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, marketing professor David Mick teaches a popular “Wisdom and Well-Being” course equipping business students with philosophical concepts and mindfulness practices that could improve their personal and professional lives.

Student Council Service Scholar Program

Halley Trinh – March 8th, 2017

The first Service Scholar Program event is tentatively on March 30th from 6-8 pm in the Newcomb South Meeting Room. The Public Service committee plans to have an introduction of the program by the project’s working group and an introduction to the new logging system with time for questions from participants. In addition to food and time for attendees to network with each other, there will be design thinking workshops to develop solutions for community problems, such as homelessness, hunger, illiteracy, and refugee rights.

Ericsson Innovation Award

Christie Julien – March 6th, 2017

The Ericsson Innovation Awards Competition (EIA) is underway.  EIA is an opportunity for students to participate in a global student competition that gives them the opportunity to develop their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ideas in collaboration with Ericsson experts from around the globe. . 

Learn About the Competition and the Prize Money -

Apply to Staff the Virginia International Crisis Simulation!

Laura Alexander – February 23rd, 2017

Applications accepted on a rolling basis; conference runs March 23-26.
The Virginia International Crisis Simulation is a weekend-long historical and modern-day policy simulation held at UVA and attended by over 400 college students from around the world. Apply to staff the conference and meet other college students with a passion for history, foreign affairs, and public policy. For more information, email Alexa Iadrola at