Employment and Internships

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.

INTERNSHIP POSTING: Fundraising Intern at Berger Hirschberg Strategies
May 4 2011 - 11:17am

Position:Fundraising Intern
Organization: Berger Hirschberg Strategies
Contact: Amy Richardson at amy[at]bhsfundraising.com

Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a national political fundraising and non-profit consulting firm is now accepting applications for summer interns in their DC offices. No specific fundraising experience is required, just a general interest in fundraising needed. Training provided. Applicants are encouraged to know Excel and Word applications. Unpaid, but flexible hours available and school credit can be obtained.

Founded by Stephanie Berger and Rachel Hirschberg – two of the nation’s leading strategists in the public policy arena today – Berger Hirschberg Strategies works with clients to develop the strategies they need to fundraise effectively and advocate for progressive causes and candidates. Our multi-tiered approach to securing financial capital has helped us generate remarkable success for our clients; in just under a decade, we’ve raised nearly $200 million working across a variety of sectors, from Business to Transportation.

Whether we’re leveraging our longtime relationships to put clients in front of the donors they need, raising public awareness for the cause at hand, or helping individuals strategize about their own giving, we always keep our ultimate goal in mind: ensuring that the principles of the Democratic Party and other progressive movements are supported by the resources and strategies they need to effect change in the years to come.

Those interested can apply directly to their website at: http://www.bhsfundraising.com/ and click on the "Join Our Team" link. Questions can be directed to Amy Richardson at amy@bhsfundraising.com

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: Administrative Assistant at NFIB, Richmond
Sep 7 2010 - 2:08pm

Position: Administrative Assistant, State Public Policy
Organization: National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Richmond
Contact: Julia Hammond at julia.hammond@nfib.org

Classification:  Part time (25 hours per week)

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent; some college preferred.
  2. Two (2) years administrative assistant experience.
  3. Working knowledge of the Virginia General Assembly is helpful.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office for Windows required. Strong wordprocessing skills, PowerPoint and spreadsheet experience are essential.
  5. Experience in coordinating travel plans and meeting arrangements.
  6. Good oral and written communications skills necessary. Excellent interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required. Must be able to multi-task in a high-energy environment and work independently as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the State Director and other staff members in Virginia by researching issues and legislation; drafting letters, talking points, memorandums and other documents; interacting with members, prospective members, legislative staff and elected officials by phone and in person. Assists with general office duties including answering the phone, filing, copying and faxing. Prepares business correspondence and reports. Provides support on various projects including maintaining the legislative tracking database, compiling and updating fundraising schedules, and assisting in organizing member lobby day at the capitol. Interacts with all departments, employees, and vendors of NFIB in a professional manner. Performs additional duties as assigned.

 

Candidates that meet all the qualifications listed may apply for this position at by submitting a resume to Julia Ciarlo Hammond at julia.hammond@nfib.org by September 17, 2010.

 

 

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Nondiscrimination Statement:
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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    Alfonso Lopez

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 2003

    Alfonso was the Director of the Virginia Liaison Office during the Kaine administration. In 2011 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in the 49th District. He also serves on the Sorensen Institute's Northern Virginia Regional Board.