SPIA Career News

Spring 2016 - January 13

Greetings from Your Career Consultant

Welcome back, everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope your holidays have been relaxing and refreshing. As you gear up for another semester (or perhaps your final semester), remember to keep that sense of rest and rejuvenation with you.

Remember that the Career Center is here to help during any stage of your career - whether you need assistance looking for jobs or internships or just need help deciding on a major or minor, we want to help! There are still internship opportunities and a exciting events coming up this month and semester. Be sure to check out some of the great programs coming your way.

I hope to see you soon!

In This Report

  1. Meet with Kate
  2. Get Arch Ready!
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Jobs and Internships
  5. Federal Opportunities
  6. About Kate Templeton

Meet with Kate

To schedule an appointment, call 706-542-3375. Receive assistance with resumes, statements of interest, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing, applying to graduate school and any other career-related topics.

Weekly Drop-In hours (no appointment needed):

Candler Hall Advising Wing - Tuesdays, 3-5pm

Career Center Computer Lab - Wednesdays 12-2pm

Get Arch Ready!

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It's time again for another semester of great programming and the chance for you to complete the Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate*! All you need to do is attend 5 Career Center events throughout the semester, take some surveys, and receive a snazzy lapel pin plus a great addition to your resume.

Click here to view all the programs offered this semester and make your plan!

Here are some I think you may find particularly interesting:

  • Careers in Nonprofit
  • 10 Ways to Market Your Liberal Arts Degree
  • What to do with a Gap Year (or Two)

*Note: this certificate is open to ALL students, no matter age/stage/year.

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Explore Labs - Exploring Majors Workshops

January 13th and 19th

2nd Floor Clark Howell Hall (Career Center) Computer Lab

2:30 - 4:00pm

These one-time workshops are open to freshmen and sophomore students exploring majors at UGA. Click here for instructions on registration for these events.

Writing Personal Statements

January 14th

4:00 - 5:30pm

MLC 213

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

January 20th

5:00 - 6:00pm

MLC 148

From LinkedIn to WordPress: Creating Digital Portfolios

January 21st

5:00 - 6:00pm

MLC 150

Job & Internship Searching Overview

January 25th

5:00 - 6:00pm

MLC 148

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Work with State Representative Spencer Frye

If you are interested in any of the following positions, please send a cover letter and resume to Fellowship Director Laura Pontari at fellowship@spencerfrye.com. Also send a list of times during which you would be available for an interview.

Legislative Research Fellow

  • Conduct research on legislation in the Georgia General Assembly and track media outlets for articles, research and other happenings related to policy topics
  • Attend Spencer Frye's Policy Research Academy, an opportunity to learn about various policy areas, how to conduct research and how to publish and share your work
  • Publish research and volunteer experiences in our legislative blog Capitol Corner
  • Volunteer with community organizations to gain a deeper knowledge of policy related challenges and opportunities as they relate to the Athens community.

Public Relations Internship

The Office of Representative Spencer Frye (D-Athens) is currently hiring Public Relations Interns to begin work immediately. Although the responsibilities of a Public Relations Intern will vary, s/he can expect to be entrusted with the following responsibilities:

  • Attending all in-town events Rep. Frye attends and documenting his attendance with video recordings, photos, and/or short interviews to be used in social media and blogs
  • Weekly maintenance of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn pages
  • Coordinating content generation with other elements of Rep. Frye’s office
  • Creating monthly calendars of content for social media outlets
  • Following multiple Google alerts set for Rep. Frye

Radio Show Intern

The Office of Representative Spencer Frye is currently hiring Radio Show Interns to begin work immediately. Radio Show Interns will be responsible for developing content and features for Rep. Frye’s Reppin’ GA show, a program on the WXAG radio station committed to highlighting and discussing issues that are important to local Athens residents. Intern responsibilities will consist primarily of the following:

  • Monitoring news outlets and curating content that is relevant to the program’s mission
  • Seeking out new and emerging news outlets for addition to a media monitoring list
  • Summarizing and analyzing curated content to better inform Rep. Frye
  • Developing creative, original segments for inclusion on the program
  • Assisting in preparing Rep. Frye for appearances on the program


Facebook Public Policy Externship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Duration: Full time; Summer 2016

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2016

Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detail‐oriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as full-time contracted externs. The Facebook DC office helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook's products and business. Working

with policymakers at the international, federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public

policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development.

Note: This is a full-time, contract position for the Summer term.


  • Support Facebook's public policy and communications activities.
  • Monitor and analyze legislation, regulation, and policies related to the company.
  • Draft policy related materials including briefings and talking points.
  • Research policy areas of interest to the company.
  • Support outreach to Government, Congress, non‐profit organizations, and other entities.
  • Research and develop policies and communication related to online safety, security, and privacy.
  • Partner with senior team members on a wide range of projects.
  • Assist in organizing events including trainings and educational outreach.


  • Pursuing a BA or graduate degree in business, law, political science, public policy, international relations, communications, journalism, or equivalent.
  • Ability to commit up to 40 hours per week in our Washington D.C. office.
  • Previous internship or professional experience in policy, research, communications, or government preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in politics, public policy, and technology.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully.
  • Experience in the Internet technology industry a plus.
  • Passion for Facebook and online communication a must!

How to Apply

Please e-mail your resume/CV to DC-Externships@fb.com with the subject line, “Public Policy Externship.”

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Below are two of the MANY opportunities open on USAJOBS, but remember that hundreds of new jobs and internships open every week.

There are currently 138 internship openings and 61 recent graduate jobs open now on USAJOBS!

Some reminders and tips:

  • Click on the job title to read the full vacancy announcement.
  • Most undergraduates will qualify for the GS-7 level with a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Read the entire vacancy announcement carefully and thoroughly. You don't want to get rejected too quickly simply because you did not submit all the paperwork!

USAID SUMMER INTERN - Pathways - Student Trainee

Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development

Open Period: Friday, December 18, 2015 to Monday, January 18, 2016

Who May Apply: US Citizens - Students who are enrolled in qualifying academic programs

*This is a PAID internship

Auditor (Recent Graduate)

Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of the Inspector General
Open Period: Monday, January 4, 2016 to Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Who May Apply: Full Time-Recent Graduates


About Kate Templeton

Kate officially started saying "Go Dawgs" in December of 2014 when she began working in the UGA Career Center. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. After working for several years as a public school teacher and an administrator and intern with a nonprofit, Kate returned to school and earned her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

As a Certified Federal Career Coach, Kate is dedicated to engaging students and the university community in the many opportunities available in the federal government. She is enjoying the opportunity to connect with employers and educate students in all majors on the merits of experiential education.