SPIA Career News

Spring 2016 - February 11

Greetings from Your Career Consultant

Hello everyone! I was happy to see some SPIA folks representing at the UGA Spring Career Fair last week. Remember, it's not too late to be looking for jobs and internships or to come in and get your resume and applications materials critiqued.


See below for info on other events happening in the next few weeks that may be of interest to you. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any career-related questions you have.

In This Report

  1. Meet with Kate
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Jobs and Internships
  4. Federal Opportunities
  5. 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

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Still looking for a summer internship? There are over 500 posted on DAWGlink! Simply do an "Advanced Search" and filter by "Internships." You'll have to weed through some business-y ones, but you might find some nuggets that are interesting to you.

Republican National Committee Internship

The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this summer. The program runs May 31 - August 12, 2016 with full time positions available in all our departments. Interns will receive a stipend for their time. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to internships@gop.com. More information can be found on our website at http://www.gop.com/internships. Applications for the summer are due Friday, February 12, 2016. Please contact the intern coordinator at (202)863-8630 if you have any questions.


Read more and apply on DAWGlink.

Public Relations Intern

The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) faculty development initiatives are designed to improve student success at the University by partnering with faculty to
implement innovative approaches to instruction. At the core of these services is the CTL’s desire to aid faculty as they seek to improve students’ academic success through engagement and deeper learning. The CTL’s Faculty Services and Programs area is seeking two Public Relations Interns to assist with:


  1. marketing of events and programs originating from the faculty development area, and
  2. branding of the faculty development area.


Read more and apply on DAWGlink.

Paid Internship in NYC

The Partnership for a New American Economy, a New York City based non-profit that brings together a coalition of Mayors and CEO's to make common sense economic arguments for immigration reform, is seeking qualified candidates for their Summer 2016 paid internship program based in NYC.

The 2016 Summer Next Leaders Program

Calling all emerging change-makers!


The Institute for Policy Studies seeks dedicated young folks hungry for systemic transformation to join our Next Leaders Summer Program. Let’s be clear– this isn’t your typical summer internship. The world crisis in governance, economic stability, and ethical guidance demands that we do our best to prepare to secure and sustain a more just, green, and peaceful future starting, well, yesterday. The Next Leaders Program aims to compel action by sharpening young voices and new ideas through training in public scholarship, a term we define as the connection between policy research and grassroots activism. Team up with us for this 10 week program, and you can forget fetching coffee and filing folders!


Participants will be selected to work on an internship in one of the following focus areas:

  • Inequality, Poverty, and Wealth
  • New Economy and Climate Justice
  • Foreign Policy and International Security
  • Communications
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Journalism and Editing


Summer 2016 Application Deadline: March 31, 2016


Read more and apply here!

World Affairs Council of Atlanta Undergraduate Internship

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta anticipates accepting graduate and undergraduate students as research assistants each academic semester. Many council interns are part of the research team working on the Robinson Country Risk Index (RCRI), the Global Strategic Leadership Forum (GSLF), and additional public programs and roundtables focused on political-economic leadership, country risk, “emerging markets,” corporate social responsibility, and, more broadly, the major global issues of the 21st century. Other council interns are part of the program and membership team working on events and membership operations.



Applications can be made at any time, but review of applications for each semester begins as follows:

Summer—mid-March

Fall—August 1

Spring—mid-October


Internship description and directions for applying.

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USAID Student Internships

Interns generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, D.C., supporting programs in fields such as economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance.


The work assigned to an intern typically includes:

  • Research
  • Writing program memoranda
  • Drafting documents
  • Facilitating meetings and special events
  • Attending program discussions in the Agency, at the Department of State, or on Capitol Hill
  • Communicating about program issues with USAID field Missions abroad, and with USAID’s many stakeholders and the general public


Current Available Internships


Internships in the Office of Food for Peace

  • The Office of Food for Peace is recruiting interns for the Spring 2016 term (January – May) and Summer 2016 term (May – August). Click here for more information.


Internships in the Office of the Senior LGBT Coordinator


Internships in the Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI)


Internships in the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs

  • Information on internships with the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs is available at the LPA Internships page.


Internships in the Office of the General Counsel


Internships in the Office of Transition Initiatives


Internships in the Bureau for Africa
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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.