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*Friendly Reminder* - If you have an internship for Fall 2020 and would like to earn academic credit, please reach out 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 resume on-site internships for the Fall 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:

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


FEMA Recovery Directorate Get-in-Gear Virtual Panel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Helping People Before, During, and After Disasters

Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success for this virtual panel event to learn about opportunities in the FEMA's Recovery Directorate directly from FEMA team members and how to prepare your federal resume.  

The FEMA's Recovery Directorate oversees the nation's recovery from presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies, providing an average of $6 billion in disaster relief funding annually. The Office of the Assistant Administrator provides the leadership and strategic direction for the Directorate.

The 5 divisions include Individual Assistance (IA), Interagency Coordination Division (ICD), Public Assistance (PA), Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division (RRAD), and Recovery Technology Programs Division (RTPD). For descriptions see the attachment.

See attached for details!




2021 FBI Honors Internship Program

The application period for the 2021 Honors Internship Program is now open! The 10-week paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students offers a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside FBI employees while gaining a unique advantage in establishing an exceptional career. They are accepting applications between Aug. 21 and Sept. 30, 2020.

For details and to apply visit the following link:

Henrico County GIS Intern II - Emergency Management

GIS Intern II - Emergency Management: This is a challenging hands-on internship for a student who will work within our Division of Fire, Office of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the use of GIS while working on solutions to real-world problems, including, but not limited to disaster scenarios, incident response, community recovery & mitigation.

This is a fall internship for current college students who are a sophomore level or above. This internship is for academic credit. The selected student must be eligible to earn academic credit through their program and provide the requirements of such.

Updated Application Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020

To access our job site portal visit; select INTERN under Job Category 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Office of Congressional Relations)

The Department of Homeland Security is recruiting for spring interns with the Immigration & Customs Enforcement unitICE/OCR offers unpaid internships to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. The ICE/OCR internship is a public service professional training and career development program that provides students the unique opportunity to learn about ICE’s role in the immigration continuum, and its engagement with Congress right in the nation’s Capitol.
Application deadline: September 16, 2020 11:55 PM

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity Committees

The Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is looking for additional people to join their Habitat Young Professionals Board and their Women Build Council! If you are looking to put your talents to use and make a difference in the community, these opportunities are for you!

Join Our Habitat Young Professionals Board! This group works to raise awareness and funds for Habitat in the community by hosting social, volunteer and fundraising events throughout the year. They also take the lead on our "House that Beer Built" initiative. It is a great opportunity to get to know other socially conscious young professionals in the community while simultaneously helping to advance the mission of Habitat!

Join Our Women Build Council! The Women Build Council is made up of individuals who help us engage local women in our annual Women Build project. This group helps to plan fundraisers and social events, engage volunteers, secure sponsorships, and host an annual Women Build kickoff event.

Interested in on or both opportunities? Fill out the survey below!


Salary Negotiations Workshop

The Graduate School will host The Price is Right: Salary Negotiations Workshop on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm to 4:30pm via Zoom. This workshop, presented by VCU Career Services, will give you tips on how to negotiate a job offer including salary, benefits, and more!

RSVP for the event in RamsConnect. Join the Graduate School RamsConnect page to stay up to date on the latest events and news.

Truman Scholarship- NSO information sessions

Are you committed to a career in public service? The Truman Scholarship could be a great opportunity for you! The Truman Scholarship is open to juniors planning to pursue graduate study and a career in public service. The award provides leadership development training, internship opportunities in Washington D.C., and up to $30,000 towards graduate school.
The National Scholarship Office will be hosting two virtual information sessions about the Truman Scholarship:
* Wednesday, August 26 @ 2pm
*Thursday, September 17 @ 10am
Click here to see our full schedule of information sessions this fall and to register for the Truman and other sessions, or email the NSO at with questions!

Internships/Opportunities Resource Reminder

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

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

Student Opportunty 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.