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Get career-ready

Take your classroom experience to the next level by interning with a government, nonprofit or business. Earn academic credit while you’re at it, too.

The Wilder School encourages students to participate in for-credit, structured and supervised internships with government, nonprofit and business organizations. Internships provide students with experience in a professional setting outside the classroom and enrich the learning process by supplementing theory with practice.

For guidelines, policies, requirements and application details click links below: 

Undergraduate Internship Guidelines

Graduate Internship Guidelines

Find an internship

Internship opportunities are searchable online. To see all Wilder School postings:

  • Log in to HireVCURams
  • Select “Jobs and Internship Search”
  • Under “Position Type,” select “Wilder Opportunity”

Job opportunities for Wilder School students are also available via HireVCURams. If you're interested in interning for the Virginia Senate or House of Delegates, visit our Virginia Capital Semester page.

Summer Basic Jailor Academy

Interested in earning certification as a correctional deputy? Rising juniors and seniors can do just that through our eight-week Summer Basic Jailor Academy, offered in partnership with the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office.

Graduates are certified as correctional deputies through the Department of Criminal Justice Services, and are eligible for part-time employment in Henrico’s sheriff’s offices.

Candidates must attend an internship orientation, which is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the fall and spring semesters from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Scherer Hall, Room 401. 

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year is closed. For eligibility requirements and application details for the 2017-2018 academic year, view the interest form below. The application deadline is March 10, 2017. For questions, contact wsinternship@vcu.edu or (804) 827-2791. 

Summer Basic Jailor Academy