Students and Alumni
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.
Unpaid Research Assistant. This student would work up to ten hours a week during the remainder of the semester, up to thirty hours a week during the summer, and possibly continuing for ten hours a week during the 2014-2015 academic year to help Miller Center scholar Brian Balogh with a book that he is writing entitled In the Nation’s Backyard: How history Preserved Rural Life in Green Springs, 1970 to the Present. The research assistant will divide their time between technical work, adapting existing digital documents for a data base management system called Filemaker, and research using local newspapers that have been microfilmed. Training will be provided for the filemaker work. Applicants will need strong research skills for the newspaper work. This project might appeal to any student of recent history, environmental history, history of gender, and politics, especially social movements and citizen participation. Please contact Brian Balogh (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply.
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. In addition to publicity efforts, ambassadors also provided assistance on our programmatic work by contributing blogs entries to “Riding the Tiger,” creating briefing materials on Forum speakers, and assisting in the planning for the Secrets & Traditions event.
- Nick Allen is a fourth year Global Development Studies major from Manassas, VA. He is a Jefferson Public Citizen and a member of the Class of 2014 Trustees.
- Kacey Hirtle is a third-year English major and History minor from Radnor, Pennsylvania. She tutors for Madison House and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
- Rachel Kopelove is a first year from Falls Church, VA, planning to double major in American Studies and either Politics or Sociology.
- William McComb, of Princeton, NJ, is a second year studying government. He interns at the UVa Center for Politics working on the Crystal Ball newsletter and transcribes tapes from the Nixon administration for the Miller Center Presidential Recordings Program.
- Frances Russell is a fourth year from Richmond, VA majoring in Political and Social Thought. Frances served as the lead organizer for last year’s Secrets & Traditions event, which drew more than 200 students. She is involved in the University Guide Service, the Wilson Journal for International Affairs, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team.
- Priya Uppal is a third year majoring in Economics and Government from Woodbridge, VA. She serves as Vice-President of College Council and is heavily involved with Madison House, Volunteers with International Students and Scholars Programs (VISAS), The Cavalier Daily, and Housing and Residence Life.
- Matthew Irvine is a second year from Falls Church, VA majoring in Computer Science. He is also active in UVA's International Relations Organization and Campus Kitchen.
- Rebecca Lim is a third year from Burke, Virginia majoring in Political and Social Thought and East Asian Studies. She is the production editor at The Cavalier Daily, a member of Third Year Council, and a resident advisor.
- Kaleigh Pittman is a second-year student from Greensboro, NC, planning to double major in Cognitive Science and Biochemisty with a minor in Art History.
- Graham Egan is a fourth-year student from New York City majoring in Government with a minor in Mathematics. He is also a first-year student in the accelerated masters program at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted beginning August 1, 2014. A link to the application will be posted on this page then.
The Miller Center Undergraduate Research Award
The Miller Center Undergraduate Research Award will provide $4,000 to an undergraduate student and $1,000 to his or her faculty advisor (typically a scholar from the Miller Center's Academic, Public, or Policy Programs) for completion of a major research project. For more detailed information, please download the Miller Center Undergraduate Award Student Information Sheet. The application for the 2014-15 Award can be found here. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Click below to read past recipient's papers:
- Gabrielle Plotkin, 2009-10 recipient
- Adam Gillenwater, 2010-11 recipient
- Taylor Brown, 2011-12 recipient
- David Casalaspi, 2012-2013 recipient
- Annie Crabill, 2013-2014 recipient
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.
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 Juliana Bush if you are a former Miller center student intern or employee and would like to learn more about ways to get involved.