SPIA Career News

UGA Career Center - Fall 2015 - November 11

Greetings from Your Career Consultant

Happy November!


The semester is 2/3 over, holiday breaks are approaching, and the rain was here to aid in the transition - hooray! Who am I kidding, we're all living for the weekends and breaks, right? And possibly Netflix?


Those things aside, there are still internship opportunities and a few exciting events coming up this week and the rest of this month, including a professional etiquette workshop and online networking with alumni.


Enjoy the sunshine!

In This Report

  1. Job and Internship Opportunities
  2. Upcoming Career Center Events
  3. Meet with Kate

Job and Internship Opportunities

Internship - Students for Rand


Rand Paul's Presidential campaign has internship opportunities at UGA, where students would be expected to be campaign leaders on campus and in the local community. This is a great opportunity to get experience and be an integral part of the Senator's campaign.


Students for Rand (SFR) is the official youth effort of the Rand Paul Presidential Campaign to recruit, organize, and mobilize young people to elect Rand Paul as the next President of the United States.


If you're interested, fill out the short application here!

Internship - Penn Hill Group

Washington, DC


Read about this great opportunity in education and workforce policy!


Company Overview

Penn Hill Group is a bipartisan government relations firm located in Washington, DC. With decades of Congressional, Administration, non-profit and private sector experience, the members of Penn Hill Group provide clients with cutting-edge government relations, advocacy, policy development and analysis, communications, research, and strategic consulting support. Penn Hill Group specializes in education and workforce issues, including early childhood education, K-12 education initiatives, special education, job training, higher education, and other critical issues. Penn Hill Group is committed to providing internships that are substantive, promote the growth of many skills (including research and writing), and allow for opportunities to network and learn more about education policy issues.


Job Description

The Penn Hill Group intern will work on projects across the firm to support research, writing, office operations, and event and project management. This position is paid $12 an hour. The intern will:

  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research, tracking federal legislation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations and key players in the field.
  • Assist in the preparation of Penn Hill Group publications and events.
  • Conduct administrative tasks as needed.

Lengths of internships align with academic semesters/quarters. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate your school's schedule, but we request winter/spring interns be available at least through April. We require a 32-hour minimum weekly commitment and we prefer interns who are able to work Friday mornings.


Job Qualifications

Open to undergraduate or graduate students interested in public policy, government relations or federal advocacy related to education issues. Requirements:

  • Completed at least two years of college
  • Strong computer and administrative skills
  • Solid communication, writing and research skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

Please combine a resume, list of three references, writing sample, and cover letter expressing interest and dates of availability in one PDF file and send to jobs@pennhillgroup.com. No phone calls, please.

Career Center Events

Professional Etiquette and Communication

Monday, November 16

4:00-5:00pm

MLC 102


Did you know that etiquette and communication skills are the #1 student weakness cited by UGA employers? During this workshop, the presenter will provide an overview of common professional etiquette challenges, such as participating in meetings, professional networking, and appropriate use of phone, email, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with an experienced professional (recruiter or alumnus) and discuss common etiquette pitfalls in a relaxed group setting.


For details on these and other Career Center events, please visit our website.

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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

About Kate

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.