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Volunteer at Society for International Development Conference

Sophia Naide – April 28th, 2016

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society for International Development (SID-W) will hold its annual conference on May 23. They are looking for individuals interested in the field of international development to volunteer at the conference. Volunteers receive free entrance to the entire conference and gain valuable insight into this field! Volunteers are asked to be present for one shift throughout the day, helping with registration, greeting, and monitoring breakout sessions.

Meet the Ladies Who Tech!

Christie Julien – April 27th, 2016

Ladies Who Tech



                                                                                                                                                                      Emily Gorcenski, Research Engineer at Barron Associates, Inc.

Charles H. Koch Fellowship to Support Internships Related to Foreign Affairs

Winnie Tsao – April 27th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the second annual competition for the Charles H. Koch Jr. Fellowship to provide financial support up to $5000 to help cover the expenses of internships related to foreign affairs of students in the College of Arts and Sciences during the summer of 2016.  The judges of the competition will give priority to funding internships requiring travel abroad.  In order to maximize the assistance provided by the fellowship, they may decide to divide the funds among more than one student.

Applications should include:

Public Service Alumni-In-Residence: Anna Sullivan

Sophia Naide – April 25th, 2016

Public service professional Anna Sullivan chatted with students over lunch as part of the Public Service Alumni-In-Residence series. Anna served in the Peace Corps as a Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Bolivia, and has additional experience in program management with local non-profits and schools. She is currently the Peace Corps representative at UVA. She holds a B.A. in English from James Madison University and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the UVA Curry School.


"Understand yourself first"

Public Service Alumni-In-Residence: Katie Kellett

Sophia Naide – April 25th, 2016

The Public Service Alumni-In-Residence series recently hosted alumna Katie Kellett for an engaging discussion over lunch. Katie has over 20 years of fundraising, development, and communications experience in the non-profit sector, including time with Piedmont Housing Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Legal Aid Justice Center, and the Southern Environmental Law Center. She is currently the Development Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Katie earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from University of Virginia and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Public Service Alumni-In-Residence: Rachel Johnson

Sophia Naide – April 25th, 2016

Recently, the Career Center hosted Rachel Johnson, an accomplished UVA alumna, to provide her professional perspective to students. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in government and religious studies from UVA and a MAR in Theology from UVA. She is a skilled political consultant with extensive experience designing strategic outreach campaigns on social issues, and currently serves as Director of Communications at The Riverside Church. Rachel shared with us her perspective on working at the intersection of faith in the public sphere.

"We're all motivated by values"


Dreama Johnson – April 24th, 2016

A Lunch for Public Service Students Starting or Actively in an Internship/Job Search

Summer and post-graduation planning is real and not knowing what's next can feel overwhelming.  It's time for some #realtalk about this process.  Join the Public Service Career Community for a lunch discussion on starting or re-energizing your current internship or job search.