April 25, 2016

Paid summer internships with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – for Summer 2017

Learn about Summer 2017 internship opportunities with The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at the April 26 info session. Representatives will discuss the internship opportunities and the application and security clearance process.

Info session
April 26, 2016
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Scherer Hall, Room 401 (923 W. Franklin)

With operations in Washington D.C. and Missouri, the NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.

The NGA offers PAID internship opportunities for students with backgrounds in:
Homeland Security
Computer Science
Cultural Area Studies
Earth Sciences
Environmental Science
Foreign Languages
International Affairs
Marine Science
Social Sciences

Questions? Please contact careers@vcu.edu with any questions.

March 28, 2016

March 22, 2016

DC Internships & Scholarships – Extended Deadline: April 6

Are you still deciding what to do this summer? It’s not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network.  The deadline to apply has been extended to April 6!

The Presidential campaign of 2016 makes this summer a particularly exciting time for students to come to Washington, DC.


  • Public Policy + Economics
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism + Communications
  • Service + Community Leadership
  • Business + Government Affairs
  • Leadership + the American Presidency


Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with a

  • Federal agency
  • Embassy or International Affairs Group
  • Government affairs office
  • Media outlet
  • Public policy group
  • Nonprofit organization

Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation.


Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.


Maximize your summer by also taking courses for between 3 and 9 credits from George Mason University. Students may choose from a variety of engaging electives.


We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit which typically range from $1,000 -$4,500.


Students are encouraged to visit www.DCinternships.org for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 6 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having! Read this recent blog entry to see how program alumni answered the question, “I was just accepted into the program for this summer, and I am very excited, but I’d like to hear about whether the cost was worth it from some alumni of the program. Is it worth it to have political experience in DC? I’d love to hear about your experience as soon as possible!”


March 14, 2016

January 27, 2016

Do you want to change the world? – Intern needed immediately!

The Honors College is seeking two interns who want to make a positive difference by bringing attention to social justice issues and increasing voter participation among college students. The interns will be expected to work 5-10 hours per week and will  receive a $1,000 to 1,200 stipend. If you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity for members of the Honors College, contact Dr. Jacqueline Smith-Mason at jsmithmason@vcu.edu and visit https://andrewgoodman.org/ for more information.

January 17, 2016

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

Program Description

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 23, 2016. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of study include life health and medical sciences and other physical sciences.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/1683

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references

**If you have completed your Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree and have been accepted or enrolled in the next level degree program for Fall 2016, be sure to include that information in your personal profile on zintellect so the system will allow you to continue to the rest of the application.

  • All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
  • The application deadline is February 19, 2016.

If you have questions, send an email to FDArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2016-0036)