Virginia Capitol Semester is your chance to gain firsthand experience in the legislative arena while taking classes as a full-time student at VCU. The program is open to qualified undergraduate students from accredited public and private institutions across the country.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Raleigh Building (1001 W. Franklin St.) Lobby
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stop by to learn about the Virginia Capitol Semester program. The Wilder School Office of Student Success will be available to share information about the program on the hour, each hour (students can attend anytime during the 11 am - 2 pm time block; student attendees do not need to stay the whole time slot :))
12:00 PM -12:30 PM
Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success to learn about the Virginia Capitol Semester Internship program.
*The same information will be shared during each session. Join by clicking the above link on either date.
The Virginia Capitol Semester program is a spring semester internship program that allows you to work directly in the office of a Virginia Delegate or Senator during the General Assembly! We work to fit your passion and discipline focus to that of the Delegate/Senator. Don't miss the chance to participate in an internship that can serve as a jumping point towards your future career goals!
The internship course and weekly seminar are required.*
Students are encouraged to cap the semester at 15 credits, including:
Interns work for a minimum of 20 hours per week during the General Assembly session. Taking classes that cluster together can free up longer blocks for the internship.
Students are encouraged to confirm with their academic advisor the transferability of the required program courses.
*exceptions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Students pay the VCU semester tuition and fees and receive all services available to VCU students. Students are encouraged to discuss financial aid options with their home institution.
Following interviews, participants are selected by the Office of Student Success, with preference given to students who will have junior or senior standing at the start of the program.