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A&S Student Lands D.C. Internships

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Emily Smith has been hanging out along the Potomac for the past two summers, but not as a tourist.  As a participant of the 2022 A&S Professional Development Program in Washington, DC, Emily successfully used her connections and experience to land internships in Washington during the summers of 2022 and 2023.  During the 2022 DC trip, Emily attended site visits at government agencies, toured the United States Capitol, met with congressional leaders and their staffs, interviewed a lobbyist, and networked […]

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Austin Smithson Lands White House Internship

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In March 2022, The University of Alabama senior Austin Smithson took a trip that would forever change the scope of his career and life. The political science major went to Washington, DC, with the Washington DC: Professional Development Program to explore the city and make connections, ultimately leading him to an internship in the White House.    Smithson, a first-generation college student, pushed himself out of his comfort zone to find a place on campus after returning from the COVID pandemic. When coming […]

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Exploring Career Opportunities and Building Connections in Washington D.C. 

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The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the professional world of the nation’s capital. The program offers a chance for students to explore a wide range of career options, make connections and gain practical experience.   This spring, a group of 25 students traveled to DC to attend meetings and events designed to showcase the many internship programs and career tracks available to them. Their experience was not just limited to learning about […]

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Stagedoor Manor 2023 – Summer Job Opportunities

This summer, consider applying for a position with Stagedoor Manor’s Theater Camp. Throughout the month of February, they are holding interviews for USA applicants. Some positions offered include: For more staff info (including job descriptions) & to submit go to To apply for an interview, email your Cover Letter, Resume & link to your online/digital portfolio to:( )

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U.S. Department of State: Fellowship Opportunities

Check out these incredible opportunities offered by the U.S. Department of State! The U.S. Department of State has recently launched a new two-year graduate fellowship program, the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship, that leads to an exciting career in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent.  The application for the 2023 cohort of the Clarke DS Fellowship is open through November 30, 2022. Join us on November 3 at 3 PM ET for a webinar to find out more about […]

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Professional Preparation Program

This semester, A&S has provided a three-part series called the Professional Preparation Program. Each cohort is presented with the opportunity to hone their professional skills through workshops on the qualities that are desired in the professional world. These students have learned things such as resume-building, networking, interview skills, how to dress for success, business etiquette, and so much more. The second and third parts to this program include learning problem solving, and even getting the chance to help an actual […]

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