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Dear Wilder School Students

The Wilder School Office of Student Success hopes you had a healthy and restful winter break. We look forward to working with you virtually during the Spring 2021 semester. 

*Friendly Reminder* - If you have an internship for Spring 2021 and would like to earn academic credit, please reach out as soon as possible to the Office of Student Success ( to learn the necessary step to register for the appropriate internship course. First, review the Guidelines and complete the Government and Public Experience Application. 

Students are able to continue remote and on-site internships for the spring semester. Off-Campus sites should abide by health and safety standards as mandated by the state regarding COVID -19 protocols. University updates can be found here: and

IMPORTANT- retroactive credit cannot be given for past internship experiences. You must be registered for the internship course while completing your hours.  

Ahead of His Class: Celebrating 90 Years of Pathbreaking Leadership in Education

Celebrating Governor Wilder - Friday, Jan. 15 @ 3:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend "Ahead of His Class: Celebrating 90 Years of Pathbreaking Leadership in Education" as we commemorate the 90th birthday of our School’s namesake, Governor L. Douglas Wilder. We will recognize his extraordinary career and outstanding commitment to public service education with a virtual celebration.  Register here.

2021-2022 Wilder School Scholarships application open

Please review the complete list of scholarship opportunities and application requirements at

Below are the minimum scholarship application requirements (Additional requirements may be needed. Please review the list of requirements outlined in each scholarship description):

  • Completed Online Application (
  • Unofficial Transcript  
  • Resume/CV  
  • One 500-word essay per scholarship describing why you deserve that specific scholarship 
  • One reference letter from VCU teaching faculty uploaded to your academicworks application or emailed directly to (the student's name must be in the subject line)
  • Additional requirements may vary per scholarship 

*All applicants must have at least one completed semester of coursework as a VCU Wilder School student at the time of application submission. Applicants are able to apply for up to 3 Wilder School Scholarships for which they meet the eligibility requirements. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the fall 2021 semester. All recipients must be enrolled as a Wilder School student in fall 2021 at the required enrollment student status for the scholarship they are awarded.

Submit completed scholarship application packet online via


Wilder School Office of Student Success


All application materials are due February 1, 2021, by 11:59 P.M. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration. No exceptions will be made. 

NCIS Special Agent

Ready to make a difference? NCIS will be accepting applications for the position of Special Agent beginning Monday, January 11, 2021 (8:00am EST) through Friday, January 15, 2021 (5:00pm EST). Applications received prior
to opening and after the closing period will not be considered. 
For more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements, visit

Application Deadline January 15th 

Real Estate Development Intern

Center Creek Homes, a dynamic real estate development firm based in Richmond, is seeking an Intern to join our team. This is an opportunity to participate in the full spectrum of the real estate development process in a highly professional environment, reporting to the company’s Development Executive.

In this position, you will assist in researching potential acquisitions and preparing underwriting analyses, as well as assisting in various stages of the development process, from entitlement through construction and marketing and sales. The ideal candidate will possess strong financial and communication/writing skills. Experience in real estate is a plus; a passion for learning and a commitment to detail and quality is a must.

Graduate Students: MPA & MURP are encouraged to apply

See attached for details.

To Apply: Send resume to This internship comes with an hourly stipend.

School of Medicine Development - Part-Time Job Openings

The School of Medicine and the VCU Health Development team are hiring two part-time positions. Both positions are part-time (20-25 hours) Development Assistants who will support the School of Medicine and VCU Health Development team. The position mainly consists of general administrative support and project management. Wilder School Alumna, Molly Oudekerk will be the supervisor for both positions. Feel free to contact her directly,, if you have any questions about the role. See Job posting is below:

SHEEO Policy Analyst

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks a policy analyst to support their efforts to perform policy evaluation and contribute to the knowledge base that their member agencies and offices rely upon. The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic about state policy in higher education and how policy can be used to improve equity and outcomes for all students, have strong research skills, and understand how data can inform policy and practice.

For details and to apply visit:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to those received by January 22, 2021. This position is based in Boulder, Colorado.

NLIHC Research Analyst- COVID Response

NLIHC seeks a research analyst to further the coalition’s research on housing-related responses to the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis. The analyst will work with other members of the NLIHC research team to initiate and carry-out research, including data collection and analysis, on rental assistance and other housing policies intended to aid low-income renters. This is a one-year position.

For details visit:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Bairy Diakite, operations manager, and Andrew Aurand, vice president for research, at: and

Urban Land Institute/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program application open

The application period for Cohort 4 of the Urban Land Institute/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program is now open, through Friday, February 19th! This program pairs current graduate students in urban planning, real estate, architecture, and related fields with ULI members working at the intersection of health and the built environment, and allows students to learn best practices for building healthy places, learn about ULI, and establish a professional network.

See the attached flyer and website for details

Office of Personnel Management Data Scientist

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking Data Scientists. As an Program Analyst (Data Analytics), referred to here as Data Scientist, you will provide technical expertise improving the way it serves the public in support of agency missions and the Evidence Act. You will apply analytical methods to solving problems, communicate analyses findings to policy makers, and providing additional insight and evidence into policy making processes that better serve the American People.

For details and to apply visit:

Deadline January 15, 2021 (posting will close once 500 applications are received)

Use your data science skills for public good; Additional Federal Data Scientist roles:

VDEQ Ofice of Water Supply Planner

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Water Supply, seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual to join our data driven water resources planning team. This individual plays a direct role in coordinating and providing technical oversight and planning expertise to local governments, water users, the public, and other participants in the Local and Regional Water Supply Planning Program process. 

For details and to apply visit: 

Application deadline: January 15th

Municipal Planner – Comprehensive Planning (Memphis TN)

The Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies for the position of Municipal Planner – Comprehensive Planning. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. Please visit the following link for a full job description and to apply online:

Internships/Opportunities Resource Reminder

As a reminder, OSS would like to remind students of the VCU resources available for seeking internships, project-based experience, and volunteer opportunities: 

Handshake at VCU- if you never activated your account, see the attached for directions

Student Opportunity Center - a new VCU resource for students to find virtual experiential learning opportunities

Parker Dewey - search engine for Micro-Internships. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid professional assignments/projects that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. - archive of the most-recent WS Office of Student Success eNewsletters can be found at the bottom of our homepage. Click the date for the eNewsletter you'd like to view.