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July 10, 2023 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

Health & Science – Upcoming Events, Opportunities, and Resources


Hello Hoyas!

Applications are now open for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program offering 525 unpaid, 10-month internships. This virtual internship program has existed for years as a part of an ongoing effort by the State Department to harness technology and facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement amongst young people. Students from all academic levels are eligible to apply, and the deadline for applications is July 31. The program offers a diverse array of projects, such as consolidating evidence for data-to-care strategies in HIV prevention, strengthening state mental health systems, conducting data collection and analysis on child traumatic stress, and curating social media content for UN climate negotiations. In summary, there is a wide range of exciting projects available! 

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind before you submit your application:

  • Watch this 3-min video for tips on how to apply. 
  • You can only apply to three projects so choose wisely.
  • Utilize the search function to narrow down projects based on agency, skill, or specific keywords. For example, searching for the keyword “data” yields 196 available internships.
  • For questions about how to start a federal application, check out the resource guide on Handshake and watch our Federal 101 video series

I am around if you need support. Feel free to make a virtual appointment via Handshake. I hope you are enjoying your summer break!

All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman |
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

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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.

Article of the week

How to Master Your Summer Internship

Source: The Muse, Inc

The author shares six valuable tips for maximizing your summer internship experience. Remember that these suggestions can also be relevant for volunteer work, research projects, and various other practical experiences.Among the six tips shared, my personal favorite is the initial one, which emphasizes the importance of entering the experience with a well-defined plan.Take a moment to reflect on the following: What is your primary goal for this experience? What one or two skills do you want to grow? What are one or two technical concepts you want to leave with? Other goals include treating the internship like a (long) interview, speaking up, finding a mentor, and documenting your achievements. To gain further insights and deepen your summer experience, I also suggest reading 10 Questions Great Interns Ask Their Boss.

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Jodi Schneiderman

Online Resources:
Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
Networking Skills
Interviewing Skills
Industry Resources
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major?

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Appointments: Virtual and in-person appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.