Around Grouds

Keep up with global and policy-related events, activities, and opportunities from around Grounds.

April

Education Alumni Chats: These chats are a great opportunity to learn about working with education- and youth-focused nonprofits and to network with an alum in the field! Students can locate each event by searching “Education & Youth Development Nonprofit Speaker Series” in Handshake.

AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps VISTA offers 8-10 week internships across the country, as well as year-long jobs in service for graduating students. Both opportunities offer living allowances and a stipend at the end of the experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and students can apply to up to 10 positions. Any students with questions can contact Eva Blau, UVA's AmeriCorps VISTA Recruiter, at esb9yc@virginia.edu

When Lambs Become Lions Film ScreeningApril 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm - Extinction Club, in association with the Equity and Environment Fund, present WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS, with Special Guest Andrew H. Brown. In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. Director Jon Kasbe followed the subjects of WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS over a three-year period, gaining an extraordinary level of access and trust on both sides of the ethical spectrum as he became part of their everyday lives. The result is a rare and visually arresting look through the perspectives and motives of the people at the epicenter of the conservation divide.

May

Parents Fund Internship GrantRound 1: April 4, 2021 at 11:59pm & Round 2: May 9 at 11:59pm - See Handshake for application. Grants of $3,000 each are awarded to provide funds that support 2nd and 3rd-year students who have secured unpaid internships in areas of public concern as defined by the Virginia 2020 Commission: Civic Engagement and Public Policy, Economic and Business Development, Education, Environment Health, & Sustainability.

22nd Century Scholars: Applications will open soon for this paid, one-month, part-time summer internship experience giving students access to research, professional development and alumni mentorship in fields related to democracy, governance and public policy. Applications will be due mid-May, so keep an eye on the website for more details.