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Student Involvement

The Miller Center offers a variety of employment and internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Any openings in the future will be posted here. For questions or inquiries regarding opportunities at the Miller Center, please email Stefanie Georgakis Abbott at

Current Openings

The Miller Center Policy Program is seeking an intern whose primary task will be to analyze and curate transcripts from past oral history interviews to aid in current policy-related projects. Although the position may entail various miscellaneous tasks, this is almost exclusively a research role. The key function will be to read through and filter archived materials, pulling out and organizing materials deemed relevant to the policy department and its ongoing work. The student in this role would serve as an intern working in the Policy Department at the Miller Center for approximately 10 hours per week. Applicants must be eligible for the federal work-study program. This position is listed for the fall 2015 semester, with the possibility of renewal for spring 2016. To apply, please send a resume, brief cover letter, and a copy of your fall 2015 class schedule to Stefanie Abbott at


The Miller Center’s American Forum, a 30-minute public affairs program recorded every Wednesday at UVA and broadcast on more than 250 PBS stations nationwide, is looking for a student interested in film and television production, and familiar with basic video editing. Ideal student will have some proficiency in Final Cut, Premiere Pro or another standard editing platform, and at least limited experience with video production via classes or independent work. Position is an opportunity to be credited on a nationally broadcast television program, and to work closely with a professional editor, graphics animator, production team, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Must be motivated and reliable. Up to 20 hours per week. Schedule to be determined. Interested students should email the producers ( and describing their interest, relevant experience, and fall scheduling considerations.  

Student Ambassadors Program

The Miller Center launched its new Student Ambassadors Program in the 2012-2013 school year by naming ten undergraduate students to focus on student outreach efforts to increase student attendance and involvement at Miller Center events and improve our visibility on-Grounds. 

The Miller Center Undergraduate Research Award

The Miller Center Undergraduate Research Prize Fellowship will provide $5,000 to an undergraduate student to conduct research on presidential history and politics over the course of the 2015-16 academic year. The Research Prize Fellowship awardee will work closely with Miller Center faculty and staff to conduct research and written work to support ongoing Miller Center initiatives related to the study of the presidency and the 2016 presidential election. Projects may include assisting scholars with research, blog posts, following the presidential primaries, and tracking media coverage of the presidency.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Stefanie Georgakis Abbott.

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 award recipients, DeAnza Cook (Class of 2017) and Parisa Sadeghi (Class of 2016).

Miller Center Fellowships

The Miller Center program is a competitive program for individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States. Learn more here.

Public Service Fellows

The Public Service Fellows are a group of U.Va. undergraduates dedicated to developing volunteerism, good citizenship, and professional opportunities to serve the community. This is a student-run group, co-sponsored by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Miller Center.


Over 300 students have worked at the Miller Center in its 35-year history. They have contributed significantly to the worked produced here in a variety of ways—from compiling briefing binders on former officials being interviewed for Presidential Oral History Programs, transcribing and annotating tapes in the Presidential Recordings Program, to conducting research for our scholars. 

Please contact Stefanie Abbott if you are a former Miller center student intern or employee and would like to learn more about ways to get involved.