Employment and Internships

State Farm Seeking New Youth Advisory Board Members
Aug 25 2015 - 9:13am

A message from one of our High School Leaders Program sponsors, State Farm:

To all community partners, educators and students:
Applications are now available for new board members for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB). This is an incredible opportunity for a young person to grow as a leader, help out their communities, and network with a diverse group of 28 youth, ages 17-20, from across the U.S!
The YAB board is responsible for granting $5 million dollars in service-learning and community impact grants that seek to solve important domestic issues. As a member of the YAB, students will be provided an amazing personal developmental opportunity, as well as being able to make a long-lasting impact in communities they care about and provide solutions to today’s pertinent issues.
Students can apply now by visiting http://sfyab.com/apply/the-board/. The application deadline is Oct. 2, 2015 at 5 PM (CST).
Please also forward this information to any 17-20 year old that you think would be interested in becoming a board member. They can check out the YAB on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
With a passion for education and service, our youth can make a difference! Thank you for helping us spread the word.

Job Opportunity: Youth Program and Recruitment Director
Feb 3 2015 - 12:49pm

The Sorensen Institute is currently seeking to hire a new Youth Program and Recruitment Director.

The position involves responsibility for all program recruitment for five programs throughout the year and for managing faculty, staff, and speakers to ensure proper daily operations of Sorensen's summer youth programs, the High School Leaders Program and College Leaders Program.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
Ability to independently design, develop, modify and conduct a variety of research procedures;
Ability to serve as liaison to work with diverse groups of people;
Ability to interpret and assess the impact of regulations, procedures, legislative proposals and mandates;
Ability to accurately interpret and report findings;
Working knowledge of Virginia's political system;
Knowledge of policy analysis, legislative practices, research and evaluation techniques
Ability to conduct and report analysis
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing 

Applicants should have a four-year degree in social sciences or liberal arts and/or five years of experience in the field of youth program management or liberal arts educational activities, which may substitute for degree. With a four-year degree, three years of experience in the field of youth program management or liberal arts educational activities is required.

Applications will be accepted through February 23rd.
For more information about the job or to apply, visit the Jobs@UVA job listing.

Lauren Gilbert Named as Director of Programs
Dec 19 2014 - 11:42am

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is delighted to announce that Lauren Gilbert will be our new Director of Programs, succeeding April Auger.

April is leaving Sorensen today after six years to become a full-time graduate student at the University of Richmond to pursue a master’s degree in nonprofit management.

“Lauren has proven herself to be an excellent Youth Program Director and has the skills and the dedication to Sorensen’s mission to lead all five of our programs in 2015 and beyond,” said Bob Gibson, Executive Director of the Sorensen Institute.

Lauren has been responsible for overseeing recruitment for and implementation of the College and High School Leaders Programs for the past several years. She is a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2009 and returned to Sorensen as a Youth Program Manager in 2010. She is a native of Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Political Science.

"I'm excited to take on the responsibilities of the Director of Programs," Gilbert said.  "I have had the privilege of working closely with participants in our youth programs for many years, and I've seen firsthand how our programs create both strong policy ideas and lasting friendships.  I look forward to continuing the good work done by my predecessors in this role."

Now Accepting 2014 Youth Program Manager Applications
Oct 29 2013 - 12:53pm

Youth Program Manager
Position Announcement

 
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is seeking applicants to be a Youth Program Manager in the summer of 2014 for its College and High School Leaders Programs.
 
Both programs are residential at the University of Virginia. Each program is two weeks, with the College Leaders Program scheduled for June 14-28, and the High School Leaders Program being held July 12-26.
 
Desirable qualifications are: effective time management skills; a high degree of organization; the ability to work with high school and college students in a residential and classroom setting; knowledge of Virginia government and politics; significant peer leadership experience; experience working in a peer-to-peer counseling setting; a good understanding of professionalism; strong written and oral communication abilities; and excellent human relations skills.  Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree by the program start date.  Applicants should also be prepared to bring a personal computer or laptop for their own use, and it would be beneficial for an applicant to have a car.
 
The regular positions will run from June 12 until July 29. During the program, Youth Program Managers will be required to live in residence with the students every night and work each day, with some half-days off duty.  There will also be some vacation time between programs. There may be some limited work requirements to assist in preparation for the youth programs in late May and early June.  Program Coordinators will receive room and board with the students during the programs, as well as a university parking pass, in addition to a stipend.
 
Applications should include: a current resume; a letter of recommendation; three references that may be contacted; and a brief letter explaining why the applicant is interested in the position.
 
Questions and applications can be directed to Lauren Gilbert at lauren.gilbert@virginia.edu (434) 243-2844, or Lauren Gilbert, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, P.O. Box 400206, Charlottesville, VA 22904.  Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 26, 2014 at midnight for consideration.  Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview via phone after this date.
 
 

JOB DESCRIPTION - YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER

$2,400.00 plus room, board, and meals during program
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 26, 2014 at midnight for consideration.

A. The full time position runs from June 12 to July 29.

B. Be in residence at the University of Virginia at all times when students are in the dorms with some time off each week.

C. Assist in the daily operations of the programs - supervise students during the day, be on call certain evenings to assist students, serve as a mentor and guide for students, complete administrative work at the Sorensen office, etc.

D. Travel with the programs on all field trips.

E. Advise students in preparation of their culminating project as outlined in program materials. Oversee at least one student research group.

F. Provide administrative support during the program - help with coordination of activities, contact with speakers, development of culminating project groups, evening activities.

G. Coordinate social events for the students in the programs.

H. Provide reasonable assistance to the Sorensen Institute in the recruitment and selection of program participants.

I. Assist in evaluating students completing the CLP or HSLP for academic credit.

J. Other tasks necessary for the operation of the programs as requested by the Sorensen Institute's staff.

 

Job Posting: Manager, Military Initiatives at Points of Light, DC
Aug 8 2013 - 4:44pm

Position: Manager (Western Region), Military Initiatives
Organization: Points of Light
Location: Washington, DC
Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Tony Dale, tdale@pointsoflight.org, for consideration. No phone calls please.

"Points of Light (POL) Military Initiatives Division has created the Community Blueprint—a tool and framework administered by POL—to help communities engage veterans, service members and their families. Additionally, POL manages a successful and growing portfolio of AmeriCorps programs including the Veteran Leader Corps, an AmeriCorps National Direct Program. Each of these emerging programs will utilize AmeriCorps members in innovative strategies of volunteer engagement, volunteer leadership and community development through mobilizing veterans, military members, and their families.

With the expansion of the Community Blueprint Initiative Points of Light will be moving to a two-region management system for both the Blueprint and Veteran Leader Corps programs.

The Manager for Military Initiatives will be responsible for all aspects of development and execution of the Veteran Leader Corps and Community Blueprint program both at the National Office and at local host sites and cities throughout the Western Region. The Western region currently includes the following states and territories North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii."

 

Full description and qualifications available on the Points of Light website.

 


The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is nondiscriminatory and nonpartisan. The organization does not participate in campaigns on behalf of issues, causes or candidates for office, nor does it discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or veteran status. This Employment and Internship Opportunities post is provided as a service to our alumni and friends.

Now Hiring Youth Program Managers for 2013 CLP and HSLP
Dec 13 2012 - 5:10pm
Youth Program Manager

Position Announcement
 
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is seeking applicants to be a Youth Program Manager in the summer of 2013 for its College and High School Leaders Programs.
 
Both programs are residential at the University of Virginia. Each program is two weeks, with the College Leaders Program taking place from June 1 to June 15, and the High School Leaders Program taking place from June 22 to July 6.
 
Desirable Qualifications are: effective time management skills; a high degree of organization; the ability to work with high school and college students in a residential and classroom setting; knowledge of Virginia government and politics; significant peer leadership experience; experience working in a peer-to-peer counseling setting; strong written and oral communication abilities; and excellent human relations skills.  Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree by the program start date.  Applicants should also be prepared to bring a personal computer or laptop for their own use, as well as a car.  
 
The regular positions will run from May 29 until July 8. During the program, Youth Program Managers will be required to live in residence with the students every night and work on average 6 days a week, with some vacation between the two programs. There will be some limited work requirements for recruitment and review of applications starting in February 2013. Program Coordinators will receive room and board with the students during the programs, as well as a university parking pass, in addition to a $2.200 stipend.
 
Applications should include a current resume and relevant references, in addition to a brief letter explaining why the applicant is interested in the position. One letter of reference is required.
 
Questions and applications can be directed to Lauren Gilbert at lauren.gilbert@virginia.edu (434) 243-2844, or Lauren Gilbert, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, P.O. Box 400206, Charlottesville, VA 22904.  Applications must be submitted by January 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM for consideration.  Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview after this date.
 
 

JOB DESCRIPTION - YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

$2,200 plus room and board during program
Applications must be submitted by January 28, 2013 for consideration.

A. The full time position runs from May 29 to July 8, 2013.

B. Be in residence at the University of Virginia at all times when students are in the dorms with some time off each week.

C. Assist in the daily operations of the programs - supervise students during the day, be on call certain evenings to assist students, administrative work at the Sorensen office, etc.

D. Travel with the programs on all field trips.

E. Advise students in preparation of their culminating project as outlined in program materials. Oversee at least one student research group.

F. Provide administrative support during the program - help with coordination of activities, contact with speakers, development of culminating project groups, evening activities.

G. Coordinate social events for the students in the programs.

H. Provide reasonable assistance to the Sorensen Institute in the recruitment and selection of program participants.

I. Assist in evaluating students completing the CLP or HSLP for academic credit.

J. Other tasks necessary for the operation of the programs as requested by the Sorensen Institute's staff.

 

JOB POSTING: Receptionist, McGuireWoods Consulting, Richmond
Jun 27 2012 - 3:35pm

Position: Receptionist
Organization: McGuireWoods Consulting, Richmond Office
Contact: See posting to apply online.

McGuireWoods Consulting is looking for an entry-level receptionist who can help with research and assist in supporting their portal page as it comes on line. This is a great opportunity for someone just out of school with an interest in government and public policy.


The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is nondiscriminatory and nonpartisan. The organization does not participate in campaigns on behalf of issues, causes or candidates for office, nor does it discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or veteran status. This Employment and Internship Opportunities post is provided as a service to our alumni and friends.

JOB POSTING: Policy Analyst at UNOS, Richmond
Feb 16 2012 - 11:51am

Position: Policy Analyst
Organization: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Richmond
Contact: See posting to apply online.

"The Policy Department seeks a Policy Analyst to assist the Director of Policy regarding the support of OPTN Committees in their development, implementation, and post-implementation evaluation of national transplantation policies. Four-year degree is required. Graduate degree in public policy, law, health policy, health care administration, public administration, political science, or related field preferred. One to two years minimum progressively responsible work experience in public policy or policy development is highly desired. Policy experience at the federal, state, or healthcare organization level is preferred. Experience in transplantation, healthcare, or health research is valued. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. Quality writing skill required. Excellent project management skills are required. Computer proficiency is also required with a particular competency using Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, SharePoint, and Live Meeting. Some overnight travel required."

 


The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is nondiscriminatory and nonpartisan. The organization does not participate in campaigns on behalf of issues, causes or candidates for office, nor does it discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or veteran status. This Employment and Internship Opportunities post is provided as a service to our alumni and friends.

Positions Open: Now Hiring Youth Program Managers
Jan 5 2012 - 12:39pm

Youth Program Manager
Position Announcement

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is seeking applicants to be Youth Program Manager in the summer of 2012 for its College and High School Leaders Programs.

Both programs are residential at the University of Virginia. The College Leaders Program runs for four weeks from May 26 to June 23, 2012, while the High School Leaders Program runs from July 7 to 21.

Desirable Qualifications are: effective time management skills; a high degree of organization; the ability to work with high school and college students in a residential and classroom setting; knowledge of Virginia government and politics; significant peer leadership experience; experience working in a peer-to-peer counseling setting; strong written and oral communication abilities; and excellent human relations skills.  Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree by the program start date.

The regular positions will run from May 22 to July 22, 2012. During the program, youth program managers will be required to live in residence with the students every night and work on average 6 days a week, with some vacation between the two programs. There will be some limited work requirements for recruitment and review of applications starting in February 2012. Program Coordinators will receive room and board with the students during the programs in addition to a $3,250 stipend.

Applications should include a current resume and relevant references, in addition to a brief letter explaining why the applicant is interested in the position. Letters of reference are welcome, but not required.

Please submit all materials to Lauren Gilbert, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, P.O. Box 400206, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Questions and applications can be directed to Lauren Gilbert at lauren.gilbert@virginia.edu or (434) 243-2844.  Applications must be submitted by January 30, 2012 for consideration.  Applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

JOB DESCRIPTION - YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
$3,250 plus room and board during program

A. The full time position runs from May 22 to July 22, 2012.
B. Be in residence at the University of Virginia at all times when students are in the dorms with one day off each week.
C. Assist in the daily operations of the programs - supervise students during the day, be on call certain evenings to assist students, etc.
D. Travel with the programs on all field trips.
E. Advise students in preparation of their culminating project as outlined in program materials. Oversee at least one student research group.
F. Provide administrative support during the program - help with coordination of activities, contact with speakers, development of culminating project groups, evening activities.
G. Coordinate social events for the students in the programs.
H. Provide reasonable assistance to the Sorensen Institute in the recruitment and selection of program participants.
I. Assist in evaluating students completing the CLP or HSLP for academic credit.
J. Other tasks necessary for the operation of the programs as requested by the Sorensen Institute's staff.

JOB POSTING: Coordinator, Technology at DCPS
Dec 15 2011 - 2:17pm

Position: Project Coordinator, Technology 
OrganizationDistrict of Columbia Public Schools
Contact: See posting to apply online.

"Position Overview
This position is located in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO). The OCOO manages the delivery of services and support to schools in technology, food services, logistics, realty, textbooks, property accountability, and procurement. OCOO staff members are innovative, collaborative, and results focused. Through accountability-driven management and school-centered decision making, the OCOO strives to provide the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost to schools.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer’s Technology department.

The Project Coordinator reports to the Director of Technology, Office of the Chief Operating Officer."

 

 View full posting and apply online at dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/careers.
 


The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is nondiscriminatory and nonpartisan. The organization does not participate in campaigns on behalf of issues, causes or candidates for office, nor does it discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or veteran status. This Employment and Internship Opportunities post is provided as a service to our alumni and friends.

Featured Alumni

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    John Cosgrove

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 1998

    John serves in the Virginia House of Delegates where he represents the 78th District. He is also a former member of the Sorensen Institute's State Advisory Board.