Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces 2022 Governor’s Fellows Program

Deadline to apply is Sunday, March 27 The Governor’s Fellows Program is a prestigious opportunity for rising seniors and recent graduates to get a firsthand look at the executive branch in action. Since 1982, fellows have worked alongside the Governor’s Cabinet and staff, learning about state government and assisting in essential work for the Commonwealth. … [Read more...]

Yesli Vega Campaign Intern Opportunity

Yesli Vega for Virginia is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated students that want to learn more about the ins & outs of a political campaign. To apply for an internship, send your resume to Eric Paige ( or call at (518) 796-9702. … [Read more...]

Virginia Conservation Fellowship 22-23

The Virginia Conservation Fellowship (VCF) is a prestigious, selective, yearlong work/study program for UMW juniors/seniors of color and other groups underrepresented in Virginia environmentalism. With the slogan “More than an internship,” VCF is designed to be a pipeline program that kick-starts motivated UMW students’ careers. … [Read more...]

Cassandra Atkinson Co-authors Column with Professors Farnsworth and Hanna

Political Science major Cassandra Atkinson '23 is a co-author of a column on Virginia politics, along with UMW Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth and UMW Geography Professor Stephen Hanna. Check out the article in Virginia Capitol Connections Winter 2022 issue (page 12-13) on the Democratic Electoral Decline of 2021. … [Read more...]

Abigail Spanberger Campaign Field Organizer

VA just recently passed new redistricting maps, meaning Abigail Spanberger’s VA-07 district now encompasses Fredericksburg, Stafford, and parts of Prince William County (PWC). Her 2022 re-election campaign is hiring for a Fredericksburg, Stafford, or PWC based field organizer to bring on to her highly competitive campaign. This is a great chance to get your feet wet in the federal political sphere, especially being a 2022 frontline race. Applications are due 2/1/22. Let Abigail Spanberger campaign alum Jasmine Smith know if you have any questions! Check out the job description for more information and to apply! … [Read more...]

Senate Interns Wanted

VA-17 Representative Bryce Reeves’ office is looking for motivated, driven college students to assist them during the upcoming 2022 legislative session. General interest in state level politics and a familiarity with district VA-17 preferred. Duties would include managing constituent email contact, meeting with constituents and advocacy groups as needed, helping to prepare the Senator’s daily calendar, and anything else assigned by the Senator or Chief of Staff. Competitive applicants will be comfortable working as a part of a team in a fast-paced, exciting environment and show a willingness to learn. To apply, please email your resume as well as a brief statement describing why you are interested to: … [Read more...]

Environmentalism Fellowship

Environmentally minded students may be interested in the unique opportunity linked below, now entering its second year. This 9-month Virginia Conservation Fellowship (VCF) aims to kick-start the careers of motivated juniors/seniors of color and other groups underrepresented in Virginia environmentalism. Two fellowships are available with established local non-profits, and stipends are included. Any major may apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2022. Check out the VCF online application to learn more and apply! … [Read more...]

Congressional Internship Opportunity

Senator Mark R. Warner’s Vienna office in Virginia seeks undergraduates or recent graduates for a constituent services internship. As their office continues to work to return to a normal pre-pandemic posture, they plan to launch a spring 2022 internship program that offers a limited number of in-person, remote, or hybrid intern positions. Learn more on Senator Warner's internship flyer! In order to be considered, interested applicants must complete the internship application located on Senator Warner’s website by November 30th. … [Read more...]

UMW PSIA Hosts 88th District Debate

Democrat Kecia Evans, Republican Phillip Scott and Libertarian Tim Lewis will face off live via Zoom, with public viewing accessible through the YouTube stream/recording. Incumbent Mark Cole (R) announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection after nearly two decades in office. The 88th district covers part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fauquier counties. “While COVID has forced us to debate online this fall, we can look forward to vigorous discussions about the path forward for Virginia,” said moderator Stephen Farnsworth, UMW professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. To learn more, check out the article on UMW news: UMW to Host Debate for 88th District House of Delegates. … [Read more...]

Edison Research Election Jobs

Edison Research is looking for political science students to report election results for the upcoming VA General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd. Edison Research is the firm that collects the vote totals on Election Night for the National Election Pool, which consists of ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC. … [Read more...]