Recruitment Secrets


Recruitment Secrets

2 Summer Jobs in SWVA - Forest Service

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Clinch Ranger District will be advertising and filling two temporary GS-0462-03 Forestry Aid positions for the 2014 summer season.  Salary begins at $12.07 per hour and the incumbent will work approximately 40 hours per week. 

This is a pre-announcement outreach notice.  Vacancy announcement numbers for these positions will be available in February 2014.  The announcements will be officially posted and searchable on the USA jobs website when they open ( ).  The vacancy announcements will be open between 5 and 21 days.  This means you must submit your application during the window the position is open in USA jobs. You can update your profile information before the period when the job is open. 


This position serves as a member of the recreation crew and performs a wide variety of duties in support of the developed recreation program. Positions will be primarily engaged in maintenance and improvement work at recreation facilities. The duties require working in all types of weather, and the employee must be capable of hiking long distances in remote areas or operate power equipment for extended periods of time, and perform physical labor, including bending, lifting, and carrying up to 40 pounds or more. 


•             Maintain and clean developed and dispersed recreation sites and facilities

•             Make public contacts

•             Work with other employees, volunteers, educational groups, and different agencies

•             Weekend and holiday work will be required


Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact the Hiring Manager(s) listed below and submit the Outreach Form no later than February 15, 2014.

Employment period is anticipated to be around mid-May to mid-August Depending on funding this employment period may be extended.  This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.  There may be government housing available

If interested, please complete the attached form and return to Clinch Ranger District, Attn: David Skinner, 1700 Park Ave. SW, Norton, VA  24273.  For further information concerning positions offered at each district, please contact David Skinner, Clinch Ranger District at 276-679-8370.


About the Forest:

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch along the ruggedly beautiful Appalachian Mountains, extending from one end of Virginia to the other and even crossing into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.  Whether you are driving a back-country road, enjoying our glorious fall colors, using binoculars to spot colorful neo-tropical birds, or savoring the peacefulness of wilderness, remember that national forests are special places.

The George Washington National Forest in west central Virginia and the Jefferson National Forest in southwest Virginia were administratively combined in 1995 to form the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.  The two national forests contain nearly 1.8 million acres; one of the largest blocks of public land in the eastern United States.  The forests include 1,664,110 acres in Virginia, 123,629 acres in West Virginia, and 961 acres in Kentucky.  The forests headquarters is the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Roanoke, Virginia with eight Ranger District offices.

About the District

The Clinch Ranger District is the most southern district located on the Jefferson National Forest and manages the counties of Dickenson, Letcher (KY), Lee, Pike (KY), Scott, and Wise.  Employee will be involved predominantly in Recreation Management activities.  The duty station is Norton, VA, with a work center in Wise, VA.

FBI, CIA, OIA, and DOJ internships

If you are seeking academic credit for an internship, please visit Yenli Yeh before you apply for one. She has certain pre-reqs you must complete.


The FBI’s 2014 Honors Internship Program application will be open from January 29, 2014 to February 4, 2014 until 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Interested candidates are encouraged to read the 2014 Honors Internship Program webpage for qualifications and all required documents needed for the application. 


NCS interns support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. Interns will work in the Washington, D.C. area with teams of knowledgeable professionals. 

Student internship positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as permanent employees. 


 Office of Intelligence and Analysis welcomes students with a broad range of backgrounds and skills to serve as non-paid student volunteers in support of its mission. 


In this program, the intern will have the opportunity to witness the day-to-day operations of a Federal agency (Dept of Justice) and to see first-hand how CRS Headquarters serves the country. By assisting the Director on a variety of projects, the Director’s intern will participate in the development of public policy and leave his or her mark on the Agency through their dedicated work.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at Eastern VA Med School

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Eastern Virginia Medical School

We will offer several stipends of $3000 each to top applicants for a 10 week, full-time research experience. Laboratories in the following research areas are available to the students who are chosen:

-Cancer biology and proteomics -Immunology

-Cardiovascular biology -Virology

-Obesity and diabetes -Neuroscience

-Reproductive biology -Ocular pharmacology

-Myosin biochemistry -Radiation biology

Students who have completed at least 2 years of college, with a major in biology, chemistry or a related field, and who have a 3.0 or better GPA, both overall and in science courses. Completed applications, including the attached form, personal statement, a letter of recommendation from a science professor who knows the student well, and college transcripts from all schools attended, should be sent to the address on the form and must be received by April 1, 2014. If your students would like an electronic form, please ask them to email us at

I would be happy to answer questions about the SPUR program or our Biomedical Sciences Master’s, Biotechnology Master’s, and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Programs.


Earl W. Godfrey, Ph.D.

Director, Biomedical Sciences Programs

Eastern Virginia Medical School

P.O. Box 1980

Norfolk, VA 23501

Western Virginia Teacher Recruitment Fair

  • Counties: Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Wythe
  • Cities: Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem


Friday, January 31 – 4PM to 7PM

Saturday, February 1 – 9AM to 12 Noon

Salem Civic Center

1001 Boulevard, Salem, VA


Did you know?  For the 2013-14 school year, over 435 vacancies were posted and filled in the divisions attending!

By speaking with the school representatives, you can create a lasting impression  that will resonate as the 2014-15 positions become available. Vacancies WILL materialize in all content areas.

Please note that if you access a division’s website for job postings, they may not be listed. Last year at this time, we had few (if any) postings listed, but between the 2013 Job Fair held at the end of January and the start of the 2013-14 school year, over 435 positions were posted and filled! This is your opportunity to meet and greet the division representatives prior to the positions becoming available!

Applications welcome from:

  • College seniors and graduate students enrolled in teacher preparation programs
  • Teachers interested in relocating
  • Degreed (non-licensed) individuals seeking a new career in education


Some divisions require you to apply “on line” and some will accept our Uniform Job Fair Application.  See “Divisions Attending” for a complete list of Counties/Cities participating in this Job Fair and those accepting the UJA.—-sub.html

RA position

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is looking for a motivated, upperclass (sophomore, junior or senior) male student to serve as Resident Advisors in Commonwealth Hall. Students should have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good academic and judicial standing with the college. To apply, students should submit a cover letter and resume to Josh Justice, Director of Residence Life, at Anticipated start date is January 9th. This position will be for the spring 2014 semester. 

Internship listings

15 Internships just posted on our FB page:   Check them out today! 

Saying no to opportunity

"I said no to a lot of opportunities when I was just starting out because I thought, ‘That’s not what my degree is in’ or ‘I don’t know about that domain.’ In retrospect, at a certain point it’s your ability to learn quickly and contribute quickly that matters." Padmasree Warrior, quoted in Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

Curatorial Internship, Asheville Art Museum

Please send current resume, a list of relevant courses, writing sample and letter of interest to Candace Reilly, Adult Programs Manager, While all departmental internships are unpaid, we are happy to coordinate with academic programs as needed to ensure due credit is received by student interns working at the Museum.

Prospective interns may apply at any point during the year.

The Curatorial Department researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions, including the development of timelines, checklists, and signage; produces exhibition catalogues; corresponds with artists, curators, galleries and museums. Interns will be introduced to issues relating to art history and will obtain administrative and curatorial skills in organizing art exhibitions. Writing sample required.

Job shadowing for veterinary and wildlife rehab

The Wildlife Center of Virginia (Waynesboro) is a teaching hospital and offers a variety of hands-on training opportunities in veterinary medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, and education.

It is currently accepting applications for externships (job shadowing).

Tax & Audit Internship: Vienna, VA

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause’s values of integrity, passion and stewardship define us as an organization and an employer. We recognize that our approach, strategy and culture are driven by our people.  Their focus and commitment has resulted in Baker Tilly Virchow Krause being ranked as one of the top 20 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the United States and our offices consistently earning “best place to work” honors.  Our people have been fundamental in getting us to where we are today and where we will go in the future.


As an Intern you will have the opportunity to

  • Gain hands-on experience in either tax or audit or in most locations, experience doing both  
  • Participate in our intern orientation, technical training and development program designed to give you the tools needed to immediately contribute to client engagements  
  • Experience, through on-the-job training and real, meaningful work engagements, how your academic experience translates to the professional environment
  • Learn directly from experienced Staff, Seniors, Managers and Partners with specialized experience and technical knowledge across numerous industries and services
  • Work directly with a variety of clients ranging from privately held and publicly traded companies, that occupy all stages of development – from start-ups and family-run businesses to multi-national corporations
  • Demonstrate your performance and ability to join Baker Tilly as a Staff Accountant full-time

With a staff of more than 1600, Baker Tilly provides a wide range of accounting, tax, assurance and consulting services to premier companies and leading institutions in industries that drive our economy. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest network of accounting firms (with combined worldwide revenues of $3 billion) we bring our clients and our people access to market-specific knowledge in 125 countries.


  • Successful candidates will:
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2013/ 2014 school year in an accounting (or related) program with sufficient course work to become a CPA before beginning full-time employment in 2015.
  • Outstanding academic performance with a minimum overall gpa of a 3.0 required with at least a 3.2 gpa preferred.
  • Relevant internship, work experience and/or involvement with a professional organization.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and collaboration skills.
  • Be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship during the intern program and as a full-time employee

Paid Internship: Ruby on Rails

Are you a self-starter looking for an exciting opportunity in web-based application development?  Would you like your summer internship to finish with features that thousands of people will use? If so, read on! is expanding the technology team that delivers the core functionality for our leading design-online eCommerce Web site. Millions of CustomInk customers interact with our eCommerce technology, and our goal is to make each of those interactions awesome.  The Ruby On Rails Summer Internship is a perfect position for someone who wants to use their strong development skills to build new features that have an instant impact on a growing business.

The Impact You’ll Have

Our engineering team works proactively to solve challenges associated with a growing, high-volume, consumer facing Web application.   As an Intern, you will work in Ruby with a seasoned mentor as part of our development team.  Don’t know Ruby?  No problem.  If you’re willing to learn – we’re willing to teach!  You will directly contribute to developing web features for our high-volume ecommerce site.

What it Takes

You should show serious interest in learning dynamic Web languages, evolving frameworks and other progressive technologies.  Accordingly, successful candidates will have the following:

2 years of software development experience (within a classroom counts – side projects a plus)

Experience with any of the following languages – Ruby, Java, PHP, Python

Experience with Apache, Javascript, JQuery, HTML, SQL a plus

Most of all, we need team players who share our commitment to customer satisfaction and will learn quickly in our fun, intense, and results-oriented environment!

The CustomInk Experience

We like to say, “Don’t let the flip-flops fool ya” – and it’s true. Sure, it’s a casual work environment, but we play hard and work harder. The office space itself is motivating and inspirational for our creative line of work. Inkers are organized into teams around the office so they can ask advice, offer opinions, and support and encourage each other. Plus, customer feedback and photos adorn the walls of the office, and these displays remind Inkers with whom we do business and the reason we’re all here: to keep working to make customers happy!

Folks first picked up on our positive energy and happy work environment in 2005, when “Washingtonian Magazine” named us one of its 55 “Great Places to Work” in the Washington, DC area. Since then, we’ve won multiple awards, from local recognition by Northern Virginia Family Services to national recognition by and The Great Place to Work® Institute.

The Logistics

Full time summer internship (10-12 weeks; 40 hours/week)

Competitive Hourly Pay

Awesome casual atmosphere, and team focused environment

Office located just outside of Washington, DC - in McLean, Va

Teacher Employment Fair 2014

The Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium will sponsor a Teacher Employment Fair for senior college students who plan to pursue a teaching career.  Approximately sixteen Region VII Southwest Virginia Public School Systems will be represented at the Teacher Employment Fair on  March 12, 2014 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the Fair will end at noon.  Breakfast will be provided at no cost.

Pre-registration is required.  Students should register at of resumes and transcripts should be available for each school system where students plan to apply.

Weather patterns change very quickly which may force us to alter the scheduled date.  In the event of inclement weather, changes will be announced on the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium website

Students may contact Adrienne Hood at or by calling (276) 328-0325 with any questions or concerns. 

VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program

The VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program is an intensive, six-week inter-professional academic enrichment program designed to enhance the academic preparation of junior and senior undergraduate students, and post-baccalaureate students, actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school. The curriculum is designed around an inter-professional framework that provides:

  • Three core courses
  • Discipline specific instruction time (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy)
  • Learning skills and test-taking workshops
  • Seminars featuring topics on health disparities
  • Professionalism
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Social and networking events 


Participants are provided housing and a stipend to cover program expenses.

Application Available: November 1, 2013 – February 15, 2014

2014 Program Dates: May 21, 2014 - July 2, 2014

Visit for more information.

Job Opening UVa-Wise Athletic Development

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for an Administrative Assistant in the Athletic Development office. This position will provide administrative support to the Offices of Development and Athletic Development. Responsibilities include answering and directing incoming calls; greeting and assisting internal and external constituents; processing revenues and disbursements; preparing correspondence and reports; and providing clerical support for the athletic booster club.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A degree in business or a related field is preferred. Candidates must have at least one year experience in a professional office setting, providing general office and administrative support. Candidates must have outstanding customer service skills; exceptional verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently; the ability to work independently; and the ability to prioritize responsibilities.

To apply, please visit and complete an online staff application, attaching a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. UVa’s College at Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.