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.

Make an appointment

Students may request a student success coaching appointment through the myVCU portal to plan, search, prepare for, and apply to professional, internship, and volunteer opportunities. OSS team members' availability will be listed in the online portal. If you have issues accessing the portal or need assistance, please  email wsinternship@vcu.edu 

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!  


Wilder School Student Resources Site

This is a one-stop resource page for multiple student resources and documents specific to Wilder School undergraduate, graduate and prospective students.  


Upcoming Events  

FEMA Recovery Presents: Increasing Access and Equity

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:00am - 12:15pm EST

Join FEMA’s Recovery Directorate in celebrating Black History Month. Learn how FEMA provides equitable resources to individuals before, during, and after disasters and participate in a high-energy session on how to get noticed in the Federal market. Interactive Resume Workshop.

Register and access zoom link: https://vcu.joinhandshake.com/events/686973


Target Asset Protection Information Session

The Target Asset Protection team is hosting a Virtual Information Session for VCU students!

February 25th from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Register/Join using the following zoom link

Learn about exciting opportunities to join an industry-leading team resolving theft and fraud while protecting guests and the Target team. The topics covered will include information on Target's internship and job opportunities in Asset Protection. 


Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm 

Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success to learn more about the Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship program and to have your questions answered regarding the application, selection, and placement process. 

Click the link to register 


Conducting a Federal Job Search

March 4th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Wilder School and VCU Career Services will provide an overview of how to navigate the federal job search process. We'll discuss USAJOBs, what to look for in the job announcements, and resources for writing a federal resume.

Register/Join using the following zoom link


Fulbright Information Sessions:
The National Scholarship Office will offer several information sessions about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, an award that provides funding for research, study, and teaching opportunities abroad. We have teamed up with the Wilder School to offer sessions that will provide information particularly relevant for students like you! Please join us on Tuesday, March 16 at 2pm--please register here! If you can't make this time, you are welcome to join us for any of our Fulbright information sessions this spring. You can find our full schedule of information sessions and links to register for them on our blog. Please email natlscholar@vcu.edu with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

GAO Employment Information Session

Mar 25, 2021 03:00 PM 

Join/Register link

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), often called the "congressional watchdog,” is an independent, non-partisan agency that works for Congress will soon be hiring analysts!

Come learn more at the GAO Information Session this Thursday (March 25th) at 3 PM!

John Bumgarner, Assistant Director in the Defense Capabilities & Management unit will be sharing information about the position and will answer any questions you have regarding the application process

Featured Internships and Jobs



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Check out additional opportunities using VCU Resources: Handshake, Student Opportunity Center, and Parker Dewey



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