Study in DC Opportunities for Alumni and Families

Students enrolled in W&M Study in DC opportunities benefit immensely from connections with DC-area alumni and families through internship leads, class speaking opportunities, site visit contacts, and more.  Here are ways alumni and families can engage:
Become a Mentor

The Study in DC Mentorship Program matches up students (both during the semester and summer) with DC-area alumni/families who are willing to talk to mentees about their experiences in DC, their careers goals, and the opportunities available during this stage of their professional development. The mentor’s commitment is: meet with a mentee at least three times throughout the course of the semester/summer (one of these meetings is the Mentorship Dinner where we honor our mentors).

We also have opportunities for alumni to participate in one-time "Speed Networking" receptions for students who are only in DC for a week or 10 days.

  • If you are interested in mentoring a Study in DC student, or participating in a speed networking event, please fill out this interest form.
Hire a Student Intern (or connect us with someone who will)

The W&M DC Semester Program and DC Summer Institutes combine an intensive classroom experience with hands-on work at one of DC’s many public, private, and non-profit institutions.  Employers enjoy the benefit of hiring nearly full time, hard-working, high-achieving students with DC-based administrators serving as contacts throughout the internship.

comeyspring.jpgSpeak with/Host a Class (or connect us with someone who will)

What makes Studying in DC so special is that students get the experience of engaging with outside speakers in our office and offsite. We create an unmatched learning environment when students hear from experts, executives, elected officials, and policy makers in their areas of expertise, especially while guided by a W&M faculty member in DC.

Donate to the W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund

Help provide scholarship support for William & Mary students to study and engage in the Washington, DC area, through study opportunities, student-centered events, class and organization visits, and student-alumni mentoring and networking opportunities. Our opportunities expose William & Mary students to the dynamic governmental, business, cultural, and non-profit, and social institutions of the region, helps integrate them into DC’s vibrant William & Mary alumni network, and allows them to begin exploring their career paths in the “real world.” 

Unfortunately, we’re seeing these incredible opportunities denied to an increasing number of the William & Mary students who most need them due to financial constraints. 

Accordingly, the W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund provides grants to these students. 

  • Donate here to help students start their careers!
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