Internships

Internships are an excellent way to:

  • Gain valuable information and a fresh perspective on your academic work
  • Help you develop expertise and personal contacts within a workplace
  • Increase community and global awareness
  • Strengthen ties with local and national agencies
  • Make a difference

You can get academic credit for internships in either the fall or spring semester, or over the summer. Before you begin an internship, make sure you file the Internship for Academic Credit Form (pdf) and get it signed by both your GSWS advisor and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Ideally, complete this process during registration for the semester in which you wish to do the internship.

The Carol Woody Real World Internship Award provides funds to support spring break and summer internships.

Internship opportunities exist with many different service and advocacy organizations. Some examples:

Internship Possibilities in the Williamsburg Area
Internship Possibilities in Virginia/Northern Virginia/Washington DC Metro Area and elsewhere in the US (for summer semester internships only)

Please consult the Director of the GSWS Program, to find out more about getting academic credit for internships over the summer.

International Internship Possibilities (for summer semester internships only)

Please consult the Director of the GSWS Program to find out more about getting academic credit for internships over the summer.