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W&M Washington Center Engagement Opportunities

Students enrolled in W&M Study in D.C. opportunities benefit immensely from connections with D.C.-area alumni, families and friends. Below are some of the ways you can engage with them through the W&M Washington Center.

Interested in volunteering with the Washington Center?

Explore volunteer opportunities, below, then submit the volunteer interest form and we'll be in touch. 

Volunteer Interest Form

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Mentor Students

Washington Center staff matches students (during the semester and summer) with D.C.-area alumni/families who are willing to mentor students. Mentors should provide students with information about their jobs and careers and provide students advice on how to achieve their own career goals. This connection can happen in a one-on-one setting or at “speed networking” sessions the Washington Center organizes throughout the year.

If you are interested in providing a student career advice, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Speak with/Host a Class

(or connect us with someone who will)

A special feature of Study in D.C. opportunities is the opportunity for students and faculty to engage with D.C.'s many dynamic public, private, and non-profit institutions. We create a unique learning environment for students when they discuss course topics with experts, organizational leaders, elected officials, and policy makers in their areas of expertise — especially while guided by a W&M faculty member.

If you are willing to talk with one of our classes or host them at your place of business, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Be an Ambassador

The W&M Washington Center Ambassadorship program is a wonderful way to be involved with and represent the Center as well as connect with W&M alumni.

Learn more about the Washington Center Ambassador Program.

Hire a Student Intern

(or connect us with someone who will)

The W&M D.C. Semester and D.C. Summer Institutes opportunities combine intensive classroom experiences with work at one of D.C.’s many public, private, and non-profit institutions.  Washington Center staff help up to 90 Study in D.C. students a year find internships -- and we couldn't do it without the assistance of committed alumni and families.  

Employers enjoy the benefits of hiring hard-working, high-achieving students (many of whom are full time) and engaging with D.C.-based administrators who serve as contacts throughout the internship.

If you are interested in hiring a W&M intern for a semester or summer (or know someone who can), please fill out this prospective employer form.

Join the Center Advisory Board

The W&M Washington Center Advisory Board is always looking for alumni to serve in leadership roles.  

Find out more and complete an Interest Form

Become a Member of the Washington Center Giving Society 

Effective July 1, 2023, the W&M Washington Center is pleased to recognize the lifetime giving of our generous W&M community through our Giving Society. It is our pleasure to consider new members to the society and recognize advancement to new levels quarterly. Each donor who becomes a Friend of the Washington Center will receive a lapel pin designating the wearer as such. As Friends progress through the levels, they will increasingly be offered special opportunities to engage and celebrate with the W&M Washington Center. 

 For questions about the society or how to give, please visit this link.

Give to the Study in D.C. Scholarship Fund

W&M Study in D.C. opportunities expose our students to the dynamic governmental, business, cultural, non-profit, and social institutions of the region, help integrate them into D.C.’s vibrant William & Mary alumni network, and allow them to begin exploring their career paths in the “real world.” 

Unfortunately, we’re seeing these incredible opportunities denied to an increasing number of William & Mary students due to financial constraints. The W&M Study in D.C. Scholarship Fund provides students the opportunity to study in D.C.

Learn more about the W&M Study in D.C. Scholarship fund and ways to contribute.

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