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Learning in Action

Public Service at the University of Virginia
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    Public Service Photo Exhibit

    On display through Dec. 31, Rotunda

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Service Opportunities

Summer Research Internship Workshop Series

November 6, 2018 to December 4, 2018

This workshop series will help students find and apply for summer research internships. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Landing a Summer Research Internship, Nov. 6
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Public Service Photo Exhibit

September 17, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Last spring, we invited students and community partners to submit photographs depicting public service activities, projects, and events in the community. These photos are an exciting way to gather and display...

Virginia Discovery Museum Volunteer

In addition to being a safe space for children to interact and play, Virginia Discovery Museum partners with lots of local social service organizations, offering a great learning environment for underprivileged youth...

Hoos Serving

Volunteer of the Week: Elizabeth Wat

Elizabeth Wat is a third-year in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in neuroscience where she is interested in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions. Many of Elizabeth's involvements connect back to this interest, including volunteering with the Accessible Theatre Project and her role as vice president of external affairs for Best Buddies. Elizabeth is also the Madison House Program Director for the acute pediatrics unit at UVA Hospital, and she is the co-chair for Project SERVE, a day for first-year students to volunteer and learn about local service...


Public Service Resources

Student Council Community Service Committee

Helps students connect to public service within the University and Charlottesville communities.

Public Service & Government Career Community

Provides information and inspiration about industries like nonprofits, government, policy, international development, humanitarianism, diplomacy, intelligence and security, religious/spiritual organizations, and more.

Madison House

The University's student volunteer center.

Jefferson Public Citizens

An academic research-service program for all UVA undergraduates.


A weekly newsletter committed to connecting students, faculty, staff, and community members with opportunities for active engagement within and beyond the University. Event Submission.

Center for Undergraduate Research

Grant and fellowship opportunities in public service.