Jobs/Internships - FAQ

Is a professional internship required of all students?
No. Robertson School of Government (RSG) students are not required to do an internship. However, for students who enter RSG with little or no background in government, an internship can be a wise move to help build one's résumé and experience.

What types of jobs and internships are available to me as a student and a graduate of the Robertson School of Government?
Upon graduation, most RSG students seek employment in four main areas: government, politics, nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations and academics. Some of the institutions where RSG students intern and find employment after graduation include: the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, the United States Senate and House of Representatives, various cabinet departments, public policy think tanks, issue advocacy groups and various municipal and state governments.

How does the Robertson School of Government assist me in networking for intern and career opportunities?
Students are invited to join the www.RegentAlumni.org online community where they can network with all Regent alumni across the country and the world. Within the online community, students can request a list of Regent alumni in a particular metropolitan area who have agreed to assist Regent students in their job search. In addition, the RSG Career Services Manager routinely emails students employment and internship opportunities for students to pursue. Finally, Regent University's Center for Student Development offers seminars throughout the year, and they provide a Web site devoted to assisting students in developing their professional and networking skills.

Do you have any alumni profiles which show jobs and responsibilities that Robertson School of Government graduates have assumed?
Some of our RSG alumni are representing Regent in the following government arenas:

Title

Location

Vice President

Zambia

State Senator

Missouri

Advisor to the Attorney General & Deputy White House Liaison

U.S. Department of Justice

Director for Health Programs

U.S. State Department - Bureau of International Organization Affairs

Director of Public Relations

U.S. Department of Labor

Administrative Analyst

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Senior Advisor

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

White House Liaison

Office of Presidential Personnel

Communications Manager

Health Resources and Services Administration

Budget Director

DOD-Pentagon Force Protection Agency

Senior Counter-Terrorism Analyst

U.S. Joint Forces Command

Chief Clerk of Debates

United States Office of the Clerk

Health Care Policy Advisor

U.S. Senator Wayne Allard

Chief of Staff

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Davis

Legislative Assistant

U.S. Representative Scott Garrett

Legislative Assistant

U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte

Outreach Coordinator

U.S. Representative Heather Wilson

Chief of Staff

U.S. Representative Ed Schrock

Senior Legislative Assistant

U.S. Representative Roy Blunt

Deputy Chief of Staff

U.S. Representative Charlie Norwood

Office Manager

U.S. Representative Steve Chabot

Field Director/Treasurer, Re-election Campaign

U.S. Representative Chris Smith

Scheduler/Legislative Assistant

U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett

Deputy Project Director

U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond

Deputy Press Secretary

U.S. Representative Mike Pence

Legislative Assistant

U.S. Representative Richard Burr

Research Associate

Ohio State Legislature

Director of Family Policy/Health Advisor

Governor Huckabee, Arkansas

Associate Fiscal and Policy Analyst

Delaware Executive Budget Office

Planner

City of Suffolk, Va.

Head of Fireman's Union

Norfolk, Va.

City Council Member

City of Virginia Beach, Va.

Research Director

Oklahoma Council of Policy Affairs

President

National Council for Adoption Board

Director of Development

Making a Difference Foundation

Regional Director

National Association of Government Communicators

Director

Just Law International

Director of Public Affairs

International Republican Institute

Legal Policy Director

Free Congress Foundation

Executive Director

South Dakota Family Policy Council

President

Direct Campaign Solutions

Director

Virginia Institute for Public Policy

Director of Development

National Fatherhood Initiative


Have more questions? Feel free to contact us at 757.352.4572 or rsgcareer@regent.edu. Also, be sure to check out our new student survival guide.