Get to know our students.
Whether you are seeking short-term assistance during the summer, project-based support during the academic year, or a full-time employee, we invite you to explore the myriad ways in which you can work with the Batten School’s talented students and graduates.
Who are Batten Students?
An elite group of students selected for both their excellence in academics and leadership, the Batten School includes two cohorts of Master of Public Policy students. The seventh class of accelerated Bachelor/MPP candidates matriculated in August 2013, selected through a highly competive process from the University of Virginia’s undergraduate pool. These students represent 18 different majors, including economics, engineering, psychology, and politics. These students are accomplished scholars, campus leaders, varsity athletes, and public servants.
This fall we also welcomed our second cohort of two-year, non-accelerated MPP students, drawing from an impressive national pool of applicants. They represent 19 undergraduate majors and 18 undergraduate universities. Nearly a quarter of the class served in the Peace Corps or Americorps; the post-graduate students have approximately four years of professional experience. Several members of the class have already earned a Master’s degree in another field, and several in the class are concurrently earning a dual degree with one of UVa’s other graduate programs.
The Office of Career Services is happy to make arrangements for you to conduct on-Grounds interviews with our students, either for internships and permanent, postgraduate positions. Representatives often meet informally over “coffee chats” or lunch with students and then conduct informational or traditional interviews with students on the following day. Still other employers choose to recruit Batten students through the U.Va. Career Center’s OGI program.
Request a Resume Bundle
Those interested in a sampling of our students’ resumes may request a Resume Bundle from the Office of Career Services. We can provide resumes of second year students looking for full-time employment or first year students seeking summer policy internships–or a combination of both.
Announce Job and Internship Vacancies
The Office of Career Services sends out weekly emails with information on upcoming job and internship deadlines. If you’re interested in having your internship announced, email Hannah Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the position, start/end date as applicable, contact information, and the application deadline. Another alternative is for employers to specifically target Batten students through Handshake.