Serving the public good.

Are you passionate about policy, advocacy, education, or service? Join this interest group to get connected to educators, government officials, social workers, and change-makers who share your commitment to helping others.

Members of the Education, Policy & Social Impact Interest Group are interested in teaching, policy work, public service, and non-profit management. They value caring for others, advocacy work, and solving societal issues.

Explore, discover, and create the career of your dreams.

Joining this interest group grants you access to curated resources and events that are tailored to your unique needs and interests. We invite you to explore new opportunities with peers, local employers, faculty, and alumni who are engaged in a range of careers related to public service - and gain the skills you need to land your dream job.

Upcoming Events

From an informal meet-up before a City Council meeting to networking events with locals working in the field, there is no shortage of ways for you to connect with the Education, Policy & Social Impact Interest Group. Check out our events feed in Handshake for more information.

View Our Events Feed

Internships, Jobs & More

Whether you’re doing research about possible career paths or are actively searching for a job or internship, our curated opportunities feed is a great place to start. We've pre-selected some job functions that you might be interested in - but read below for tips on how to maximize your search.

Take a look at our opportunities feed

Tips for Finding Opportunities

  • Customize your geographic location to view opportunities in a specific city/state or radius
  • Filter by job type, like: internship, job, fellowship, graduate school, or volunteer and part-time, full-time, or on-campus
  • Save your search to receive email alerts when new positions are posted that meet your search criteria
  • Specify the industry or job function to precisely what you are looking for or try searching for a keyword
  • Favorite positions that interest you to return to later. This also helps Handshake curate your individual feed!

Curated Career Resources

If your end goal is to work in human services, public policy, or education, you’ll need polished application materials and hands-on experience in the field.

Consult our Industry Resources Page

The University of Vermont Career Center Division of Student Affairs

How to Join an Interest Group

  • Step 1: Log in to Handshake.
  • Step 2: Click on your name in the top right corner.
  • Step 3: Click on "Career Interests" and complete a 2-minute survey. Be sure to indicate which interest group(s) you would like to join.

You can go back at any time to change your group or join another.

 

Drop-in Hours

Tuesdays: 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Career Center | 204 Davis Center

 

Interest Group Leaders

Ana-Cristina (AC) Medal(She / Her)

ana-cristina.medal@uvm.edu

 

Lisa Torchiano(She / Her)

lisa.torchiano@uvm.edu