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2021-2022 Wilder School Scholarships- Feb.12th Extension

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 

Submit completed scholarship application packet online via

All application materials are due February 12, 2021. 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


Information Sessions

Tuesday, February 9th, 12-12:30 PM

Tuesday, February 9th, 5-5:30 PM 

Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success to learn more about the Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship program and to have your questions answered regarding the application, selection, and placement process. 

Click the above links to register :)

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Virtual Careers Panel

Have you ever considered a career focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging?  During this virtual session, students will hear advice from private and public sector professionals about the various career pathways within this field, the roles, and responsibilities of their positions, what opportunities students should pursue academically and professionally to increase their exposure to work in this field, and gain insight into the challenges and rewards of careers within this area. 

Featured Panelist:

Samuel Caldwell- University at Albany, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Nancy Rivera-Hernandez- NYS Office of the State Comptroller

Sujata Chaudry- Tangible Development, LLC

Nkiruka Ogbuchiekwe- Deloitte Consulting, LLC


DATE: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Event link will be emailed to registrants

Email  with any questions.  



NSO Grad Student External Funding Info Sessions

Join us to learn more about the National Scholarship Office, how they can support you in applying for external funding opportunities, and what kinds of opportunities are out there! These sessions are geared towards graduate students in all fields of study and will be held on:
**Wednesday 2/24 @ 11am
**Friday 2/26 @ 3pm
Please register here. We will send a zoom link to all who've registered on the morning of the information session. Questions? Email

Target Asset Protection Information Session

The Target Asset Protection team is hosting a Virtual Information Session for VCU students!

February 25th from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join/Register using the following Zoom link!

Learn about exciting opportunities to join an industry-leading team resolving theft and fraud while protecting guests and the Target team. The topics covered will include information on Target's internship and job opportunities in Asset Protection.

PreLaw Event- Current Law School Students

For students considering law school, VCU Career Services is hosting a panel on March 3rd at 7 pm featuring VCU Alumni who are currently in law school.  It will be a Q&A style panel so please bring your questions.

To register for the Zoom meeting:
Please reach out to Melinda Snyder ( with any questions about the event.

Negotiating Your Next Compensation Package

There is always more to the discussion than just salary and benefits. Being able to negotiate during the interview process is one of the most efficient ways to raise your salary. However, negotiating can be incredibly stressful. If you would like to be more confident and more successful during the negotiation process, we encourage you to join our upcoming webinar on negotiating a compensation package! This webinar will offer useful information to students and new professionals—and people at all stages of their careers—for developing effective negotiation skills. This webinar is perfect for those who are on, or preparing for, the job market to learn how to negotiate a compensation package.

In this webinar, our panelists will debunk common myths about negotiating compensation packages and offer key tips for how and when to address these important discussions. Our panelists will cover everything you need to know about negotiating a compensation package, talking you through the essentials: Why you should negotiate, how to negotiate your salary and other benefits, how to identify key negotiation principles and best practices for asking, and getting, what you want.

Lora Allen, PMF Fellow, Recruitment and Mentoring Expert
David Hamilton, Public Administrator, Local Government Expert
Rob Moore, Principal, Scioto Analysis

Brookings Summer 2021 Partner School Research Internships

Brookings is currently accepting application materials for their Summer 2021 Partnered School Research Internships. Every year, Brookings reaches out to specific schools to recruit for their summer internship program.  The Wilder School is a partner school and they are eager to hire our students! These are paid internships that will be virtual. 

See the attached internship descriptions for details. 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Applicants must be undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year, recent college graduates, or graduate students.
  • Internships pay an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to approximately 40 hours per week, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship dates are (June 7-August 13, 2021).

Application Materials


  • Resume 
  • Coverletter: Applicants' cover letter(s) should highlight their educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to their professional goals.


  • Writing sample (3-5 pages max)

Submit to the by March 11. 

As a Partner School, the Wilder School Office of Student Success is required to submit your documents on your behalf. You may apply to more than one of the internship positions. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for in your email. 

Capital One AML internship

The Captial One Anti-Money Laundering department is seeking to fill one internship position. See attached description for details. 

This position is currently virtual with the expectation of 30-40 hours a week. This is a paid position.

Additional Internship details:

  • The shift is Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
  • Training will take approx 2weeks + 
  • A complete criminal background check is required 

For consideration, please submit a resume to by Wednesday, February 10th. 




Library of Virginia Inclusive Internship Program Opportunity

The Library of Virginia (LVA) seeks a qualified candidate from a BIPOC background to serve as an intern for its project commemorating the 50th anniversary of Virginia’s 1971 Constitution. This intern will provide research and implementation support for the commemoration’s website and related legacy web property. This position will report directly to the Library’s Director of Digital Initiatives and Web Presence in support of her and her team.

The position will be a combination of on-site and remote work (as pandemic restrictions allow) for 20 hours per week in the period between March 1 – May 31, 2021. Compensation will be $20 per hour.

See attached for details and how to apply


As an intern with the ACLU of Virginia Advocacy Team, you will work with ACLU-VA policy specialists to advance our agenda across a wide variety of subject matters.  Summer Advocacy interns will collect data and conduct analysis and research in criminal legal areas to inform future strategies and tactics.  Interns may also engage with community members, create educational materials, and assist in the preparation of reports or other advocacy documents. 

Please submit all materials and answer all questions via this Internship Application Form. Please have the above-mentioned PDF documents ready for upload before starting your application. If problems are encountered with the Internship Application Form, please contact

 ACLU Summer Advocacy Internship

UNOS Policy & Community Relations Intern

UNOS is accepting applications for their Policy & Community Relations Intern. This is a summer paid internship opportunity.

For details and to apply visit their website 

Transform Living-Learning Program

About VCU Transform

VCU Transform is the new VCU living-learning program for undergraduate students of sophomore status or above. VCU Transform students will develop as local, national, and global leaders through experiential learning in leadership studies, community engagement, and global competency. Opening in Fall 2021, students will build skills through a specialized curriculum, co-curricular activities, and a community-focused residential experience. Students who participate and complete the VCU Transform Living-Learning Program will receive a Certificate of Completion in Leadership Studies and Experiential Learning.

Why should I join?

Students should consider VCU Transform as they look for a place to build a community, challenge themselves, and grow in their time at VCU. VCU Transform provides important experiential learning opportunities that support students' career goals and fulfill VCU REAL (relevant, experiential, applied learning) requirements.  But most importantly, you are living and learning with your peers, who help support you and guide you through this shared experience.  With a staff of engaged and invested professionals, the community we build will guide you to achieve your goals and make an impact during your time in the program.


Additional information

Application link

Join the Student Financial Services Advisory Board

The VCU Student Financial Services Advisory Board is accepting applications from currently enrolled VCU students for membership. Engage the greater VCU community concerning student financial aid, billing, and payment.

More information about the Board and eligibility, including the application, are available online at

The application deadline Tuesday, February 9th

Fairfax County Health Department Seeks Training and Exercise Specialist

The Fairfax County Health Department’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response seeks a Training and Exercise Specialist (EMS II) to join their team.

See details here: Training and Exercise Specialist (EMS II) Job Ad.

NSF Paid Research Opportunity for Students

University of North Carolina, Charlotte -   REU Site: Crime Analytics

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte is seeking applications for its REU Site: Data Science and Crime Analytics. The REU site brings together 9 selected undergraduate students to work with faculty from multiple departments to work on a research team during the 10-week program. Students will conduct research, attend workshops, and receive a stipend ($5,000), travel ($500) and food ($1,000) allowances, and university housing during the 2021 summer program. See attachment for more details.

Students can also obtain more information on the Crime Analytics REU program and how to apply at:

University of South Carolina - REU Site: Disparities in the Criminal Justice System  (REU-DCJS)

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for its REU Site- Disparities in the Criminal Justice System. The REU site brings together 9 selected undergraduate students with graduate students and faculty in the department to work on one of three research teams during the 10-week program (May 23 – Jul 31, 2021). Students will conduct research, attend workshops, and receive a stipend ($5,000), travel ($500) and food ($1,000) allowances, and university housing during the 2021 summer program. See attachment for more details.

Students can also obtain more information on the REU-DCJS program and how to apply at:

See attachments for details

GIS Specialist - County of Henrico Department of Public Utilities Design Divisio

Performs moderately complex technical work in the County's current geospatial information systems (GIS) by creating, editing and maintaining specific geospatial layers, graphics, attributes, features, images and related data for the Department of Public Utilities; creates complex, purpose-specific detailed drawings, plans, charts, schematics and other technical documents; performs related work as required.


Details available here 

Call for Ram Talent!

During Ram Spirit Week (February 14-20), New Student and Family Programs is celebrating our talented VCU community by hosting a Virtual "Ram's Got Talent" Show

All students, faculty, and staff may submit their talent for the show which will broadcast on-demand online on Thursday, February 18. Submissions may include recordings of live performances (up to 3 minutes), pictures of things you have created, or a poster/infographic of your work/research. 
Submit at by February 14.

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: 

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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.