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April 11, 2023 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

Government and Non-Profit – Upcoming Events, Opportunities and Resources

From the advisor:

Hey Hoyas! I’m sorry for the somewhat late nature of this email. Seems like the stress of the semester caught up with me and my family – and we were hit by a double whammy of stomach flu and strep throat. It literally forced us all to stop for a number of days and rest and relax. 

I don’t doubt that many of you are feeling similarly exhausted. You likely took Easter break to take a quick breath before jumping headfirst into finals season. On top of that, I’ve no doubt a few of you graduating seniors and underclassmen are feeling a little stressed that you haven’t figured out what to do after graduation, or for the summer. And that is ok. 

Let me repeat that: not having a job or an internship in hand is OK! I know that many of you hear about all your friends who have the *perfect* job or internship lined up. Or perhaps you’ve been waiting to hear from an employer you’ve had your heart set on working for, for years, only to be told “no thanks.” And yeah, I agree. It sucks. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been dismissed from internships and job searches. In fact, before I got this job at Georgetown, I applied to SIX DIFFERENT POSITIONS at Georgetown and never even got so much as a phone call (including three other jobs at the Cawley Center). 

So what do you do? First, feel all the feels. I mean it. Take time to be disappointed, to cry, to huff around. But then try to channel those feelings of anger or disappointment into something positive. Go for a run or a walk around campus or DC. Talk to a friend or a mentor. And come talk to us. A lot of students come here for the first time when they’ve been rejected for a position. We see it all the time. And let me tell you, a lot more Hoyas don’t have everything figured out as much as you think they do. I mean, you don’t see someone shouting about a job they didn’t get on Healy Lawn, am I right? No… but we see those students every day.

And last, don’t despair! There are still a lot of cool opportunities out there. Ok, maybe it’s not with your desired employer of choice. So let’s talk. Let’s look at other organizations that can give you some cool experiences to help you get that perfect job/internship. Let’s come up with multiple plans that can help you achieve your goal. 

And above all – your job is not the only thing that defines you or “success.” Trust that straight lines are often made with crooked paths, as the saying goes. In the meantime, be sure to take some time to do something that helps you feel better. As my Dad always says, “Be Kind to yourself.” And in the meantime, come make an appointment to see me. 


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Georgetown is committed to making experiential learning opportunities accessible. Through the Penner Family Experiences Fund, undergraduate students can apply to receive an award of up to $4,000.00 for the Summer 2023 term to assist with alleviating some of the financial burden of participating in an experiential learning opportunity. Check out the website here for more info (new window)

Upcoming Events

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Jobs and Internships

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Other Opportunities

Please note that this is a sampling of opportunities with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

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Examining the Financial Wellbeing of the U.S. Public Service Workforce

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the financial wellbeing of the 19 million public service employees serving state and local entities across the U.S. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, more than half of these workers say they are inclined to leave their jobs, driven largely by a need for better pay and benefits.

View the full infographic (new window) and report (new window) by MissionSquare Research Institute here.


Federal Government Fellowships & Internships
Interested in federal internships or fellowships, but confused when to apply? Check out this summary of popular internships and their general deadlines. 

Popular Government Contractors
Interested in working in the federal space, but not directly for Uncle Sam? Check out this list of popular federal government contractors, and the agencies with whom they work.  

Nemnet, a national Diversity Recruitment & Consulting Firm, is committed to assisting schools and organizations in the recruitment and retention of diverse teachers, administrators and coaches.  Learn more HERE

U.S. House of Representatives Resume Bank
Looking for an easy way to explore all the internships offered at the House of Representatives? The House Resume Bank provides job seekers with a simple way to submit their resumes for jobs in House offices in Washington, D.C. and across the nation’s congressional districts. 

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