Student job opportunities
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.
- The Leonard Schaeffer Fellowship exposes undergraduate UVA students to government work and its impact through 10-week, full-time, high-level internships with elected officials and agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
- The 22nd-Century Scholars Program—a "Democracy at UVA" summer internship—promotes greater inclusivity in public service by offering mentorship and research experiences to students from underserved groups. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, the program will continue in summer 2021. Click here for more information.
Academic year internships
- The Miller Center front desk attendant works for approximately 10 hours per week. Primary responsibilities include basic administrative duties such as answering the phone, greeting visitors and directing them to events, signing for packages, leading occasional tours of the building, and providing additional administrative assistance when requested. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and an interest in history or politics is preferred. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, have a positive attitude, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. This is a work-study position. Applicants must be eligible for work-study to be considered.
Hundreds of students have worked at the Miller Center since its founding in 1975. They have contributed significantly to the work produced here in a variety of ways—from compiling briefing binders on former officials being interviewed for Presidential Oral History Programs and transcribing and annotating tapes in the Presidential Recordings Program to conducting research for our scholars.
Please contact Stefanie Georgakis Abbott if you are interested in learning more about ways to get involved.