For Employers

The Value of the Batten Approach

Batten is the only school of public policy in the U.S. explicitly committed to teaching rigorous data analysis with hands-on policy experience and a foundation in the concepts of leadership — how it works, why context matters in decision-making, and which actions lead to tangible results.

Employers and our partners know that while each Batten student and graduate is unique, some qualities are ubiquitous: relentless curiosity, purpose-driven professionalism, and an unwavering commitment to solving society’s most pressing problems.

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Hire a Batten Student or Graduate

Our students and alumni are collaborative, purpose-driven leaders. We encourage you to consider hiring talented Batten graduates for key roles within your organization.


Let us know if you are looking for undergraduate interns or seasoned Batten graduates. We are here to help with services that include:

  • Arranging student interviews
  • Providing resume bundles
  • Announcing jobs and internships


Contact Career Services:

  • Steve Hiss, Director of Career Services and Alumni Engagement
  • Hannah Guffey, Assistant Director of Career Services


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Partner with Batten

Our partnerships with organizations and executives create tangible value as you address significant policy challenges. Partnerships also allow students to gain experience and make a meaningful impact. Get in touch if you’re interested in partnering with us for meaningful collaboration in or outside the classroom or if you’re looking for student interns.

Ready for the Workplace

Graduates leave Batten with the tools they need for success. They are ethical, enlightened policy leaders ready to turn their passions into action, whether at the local, state, federal, or international level.

UVA Career Center

The UVA Career Center has information on recruiting guidelines and policies and how to post jobs and internships to the UVA community.