Many federal agencies accept applications on a rolling basis for internships and post-graduate opportunities, while others have firm deadlines. You can find these opportunities by checking out USAjobs.gov (set up an alert to receive announcements), visiting the websites of agencies that do work you are interested in, or reviewing the Government Honors Program Handbook (includes some state honors programs as well). You will need a password from the CDO to access the Handbook (the CDO pays a subscription fee for all students to have access). In addition, positions are sometimes posted in Symplicity. Alumni working in federal government positions are willing to speak with students about their work. Schedule an appointment with your career advisor to discuss alumni contacts in your preferred agency.
There are several federal government agencies located here in Richmond, including the Internal Revenue Service, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Reserve Bank, and Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as federal public defenders’ and prosecutors’ offices.