The Virginia Program at Oxford is a Washington and Lee-sponsored, interdisciplinary summer school program based in St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. The six-week program, which is open to students of any major after their first year, examines the history and literature of Renaissance England. Instruction follows the English system of higher education, combining daily lectures by renowned, British scholars with small, weekly tutorials.
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens
Developed as a complement to the Washington and Lee Summer Research Scholars Program, which promotes collaborative research between students and faculty members during the summer, the Student Summer Independent Research (SSIR) grants support rising seniors in the pursuit of their own research or creative interest, with the mentorship of a faculty member.
W&L students and faculty have opportunities for joint research work during the summer months. The Summer Research Scholars (SRS) program has evolved over the decades into a robust series of opportunities and projects. The program aims to encourage the development of research techniques within a particular discipline, to promote the active acquisition of knowledge, and to stimulate student interest in inquiry. It is also intended to aid undergraduate faculty in their research activities by providing student help, but the projects must be meaningful in their own right as well as educationally valuable for the student. The application process is competitive, and funds may not be adequate to grant all proposals. The supported work is carried out during the summer months.
Pol 466: The Washington Term Program aims to enlarge students’ understanding of national politics and governance. Combining the practical experience of a Washington internship with academic study, it affords deeper insight into the processes and problems of government at the national level.
The Wellstone Fellowship is a one year fellowship at Families USA for people with a demonstrable passion for justice in the health care system who have experience working with and on behalf of low-income and other vulnerable constituencies, and who have a keen interest in health care policy.
The West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience offers a 9-week Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program, providing research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the US and have completed their second or third year. Research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function, which include projects in the following areas:
The Williams School, in collaboration with Hollins University, sponsors an eight week program the combines classroom study and internships with firms in and around London. Students are matched with businesses and not-for-profits based upon their professional interests. Students also take two courses during the summer term.
The Winston Foundation for World Peace supports undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Fellows design their own projects, usually involving public education, media outreach, grassroots organizing, or another active approach to issues of cooperative security, nuclear arms control, conventional arms transfers, demilitarization, democracy building, conflict resolution, and the like. Applicants are expected to work full-time with a non-profit organization. A stipend is provided for the duration of the project, which lasts from 2-4 months during the academic year or summer.
The Xerox College Experiential Learning (XCEL) Program is a co-op and summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Students get real-life experience in specialty fields and a head start on becoming a valued business professional at one of the world’s leading companies