L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Office of Student Success

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Prepare for and support your career in government and public affairs.

Office of Student Success

The Wilder School connects students from day one to make sure they have the resources they need to succeed. The Wilder School Office of Student Success provides student engagement and student success activities and opportunities for experiential learning that foster career development and academic excellence for Wilder School students.

We support internshipsfellowshipsscholarships, career opportunities, and outreach for partnerships within the government and public affairs professional community.

Featured Programming

We provide a range of professional workshops and employer engagement opportunities to help you as you build your professional brand. Be sure to check back often for additions!  


Upcoming Events 


Henrico Jailors Academy Lobby Chat

January 27, 2020, from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in the Raleigh Building lobby

Stop by the Raleigh Building lobby to grab a snack and learn about the Henrico Summer Basic Jailor Academy program. The Wilder School Office of Student Success and the Henrico County Sheriff's office will be available to share information about the program. Students can come by any time during those hours.

***Applications forms are located at the following link and are due February 14, 2020:  



Career Fair Pregame:

February 11, 2020, from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm in Raleigh room 1013

Are you not sure how to prepare for a career fair, does the process feel a bit overwhelming?

Please join us for the Wilder School Career Fair Pregame workshop. Come and learn strategies for navigating a career fair and productively engaging with employers. Melinda Snyder with VCU Career Services will be presenting!


Employer Showcase:

March 25, 2020, from 10 am - 2 pm in the Raleigh Building

The Wilder School Get in Gear for Your Career Employer Showcase is back!

Connect with local, state and federal organizations offering opportunities to help advance your career development through internships, volunteer and post-graduation opportunities. Still exploring what you might be interested in? Come learn about possible career options within the Government and Public Affairs field!


Featured Internships and Jobs

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Brookings Institution Summer 2020 Partnership School Research Internships

Due March 18th, 2020

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