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Dear Wilder School Students

Happy First day of classes! 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

The Health and Safety Acknowledgement form, which has been updated for spring 2021, is required for students participating in off-campus, non-clinical academic activities. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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

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. 

2021-2022 Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship -Deadline March 15

The Wilder School Office of Student Success is now accepting applications for the Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship program!

This fellowship provides top full-time students in each of our master’s programs with professional work experience, in-state tuition, and a $14,500 stipend through a host employer. Fellowship placements are for one academic year that begins in August and ends in May. Fellows are expected to work 20 hours a week.  

Applications are due March 15.  For more information, please visit

Virginia Management Fellows program

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Management Fellows (VMF) program seeks emerging leaders with the desire to serve the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a willingness to commit to a 2-year fellowship of state-level service and learning. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in public service and volunteerism, and the capacity to work as both a leader and a participant in team efforts. Critical thinking is a sought-after skill.

Program application

The application deadline is February 24, 2021.

Questions should be emailed to the VMF program director:

Leisha LaRiviere, Associate Director of SPIA
Applied Research Campus – Richmond

2021 Virginia International Business Council (VAIBC) Scholarship

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021  Virginia International Business Council (VAIBC) Scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate international students. The deadline for this scholarship is noon March 26, 2021. This scholarship is coordinated by Prof. Van Wood in the School of Business. 

See attached for details

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.

Health Quality Innovators Health Policy Intern (Paid)

Health Quality Innovators (HQI) is a health quality consulting company that serves as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Virginia, Kansas, Missouri and South Carolina.

They are currently seeking a graduate-level Health Policy Intern (Paid) to join their Team. This position identifies, reviews, records, synthesizes and summarizes health care policies and regulations related to COVID-19 and infection prevention in nursing homes. Produces related informational resources for health care providers and government officials. Provides additional support to the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Coordinating Center as directed. This is a part-time (10-20 hours per week) remote employment opportunity.
The application deadline is March 1, 2021
See details and apply via Handshake

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Scene Unit Summer Internship

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Scene Unit Summer Internship is now accepting applications. This is an unpaid internship in NC. 

The intern will work alongside Crime Scene Unit personnel and be exposed to effective problem-solving and partnership-building skills, as well as, gaining a better understanding of day-to-day operations of the police department. The internship assignment will be an eight-week program working at least forty hours per week.

For details and to apply visit the following website.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:59 PM

Arlington Police Department Internship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Arlington County Police Department Investigative Assistant Internship.  They prefer graduate students but are open to accepting undergraduate students and have done so in the past. 

The Summer 2020 deadline is March 1st . Applications submitted after that deadline will not be accepted. All applications will now be emailed to the application email account, instead of being mailed in:

See attached for details

 The internship is being advertised on Handshake, or they can view the application directly at our website:

For any student that has questions, please email Hannah Fessler at

Environmental Intern (Paid)

The Berkley Group is looking for a student in the following fields to assist their team:

·    Environmental planning
·    Stormwater management
·    Coastal Zone management
·    Sustainable development
·    Resilience planning
Hourly rate starting at $10/hour for undergraduate students and $15/hour for graduate students.
For details and apply via Handshake. 

Department of Interior- NPS (Administrative Support)- PAID

This is an administrative internship with the National Parks Services. This position is located in Triangle, VA (Prince William County)

For details and to apply visit

Application deadline- 2/8 or once 100 applications are received

Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission Human Resources Internship

The SCC’s Division of Human Resources (HR) is looking to fill 1 paid ($15/hour) internship that will offer the student the opportunity to support the SCC’s mission by assisting with the HR division’s strategic goals.

The SCC is a state agency located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The SCC has regulatory authority over many business and economic interests in Virginia. More information about the SCC may be found at its website:


For details see the position description on Handshake

MPA students are encouraged to apply

To apply, please email your resume, and a brief statement of interest, and an unofficial transcript to and list “Human Resources Internship” in the subject line of your email or apply directly through Handshake.

GAO Student Trainee (Management & Program Analyst)- PAID

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.

Interns will work on various assignments within one of GAO's Administrative Professional and Support Staff (APSS) offices (see the full list by clicking the below link)

For details and to apply visit

Application deadline 2/8 or once 500 applications are received

McKesson Corporation Business Continuity (HSEP related)

The candidate will help support our Business Continuity program by assisting in the development, maintenance and testing of our business plans to prevent, mitigate and respond to business interruptions. 

The team supports all McKesson MedicalSurgical functions across the business unit including Operations, Call Centers, Sales Teams and back office functions. The focus of the group is to ensure a planned response and escalation of potential or actual disruptions that can as a result of Loss of People, Loss of Technology or a Loss of a Facility. 
Paid summer 2021 internship
Application deadline February 28th 
For details and to apply see Handshake

AECOM Natural Resources Intern

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Natural Resources Intern for employment in the Glen Allen, VA or Arlington, VA office.

See details here:

This position is expected to begin in April 2021.

Apply via the AECOM job portal

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

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. 

COVID Vaccination Medical Assistant (Hourly Medical Assistant)

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government.  Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies.  Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.


Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, February 1, 2021.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at

Program Analyst - Department of Defense

The Recent Graduates program provides an entry-level developmental experience to those who have obtained, or will obtain within 9 months, a qualifying associates, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the last 2 years. Veterans whose military service obligations have prevented them from applying within this period have up to 6 years after degree or certificate completion to apply.


Application link:

Summer D.C. Program - Internships, Networking + Credit

February 9 is the scholarship priority deadline for The Fund for American Studies Summer 2021 D.C. Academic Internship Program. 

In-person and virtual program formats will be offered this summer.

In addition to generous partial scholarship awards, we are continuing to award more than 25 full tuition and housing scholarships on a rolling basis. 

Application link

In addition to the generous partial awards, more than 25 scholarships that cover full tuition and housing expenses will be provided to summer applicants on a rolling basis. Awardees are responsible for the $500 program fee, travel to Washington, and food/personal expenses during the program.