Around Grouds

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


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

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.


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.