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USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  For those who want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — […]

Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Study, Summer, Tuition Scholarship, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors
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Venture for America

Venture for America recruits college graduates to work for two years at emerging start-ups and early-stage companies in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). Modeled after Teach for America, Venture for America provides a path for entrepreneurship to college graduates who want to learn how to build companies and create jobs. Current juniors who know […]

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Law School, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Post-Grad, Seniors
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Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice […]

Fields of Study: Humanities, Law School, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Service, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors
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Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Scholarships

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) is a consortium of 15 traditional private liberal arts colleges in Virginia.  One of the VFIC Member Institutions’ highest priority objectives is securing scholarships for deserving students.  A variety of opportunities are available for tuition and summer undergraduate research.

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Virginia Program at Oxford

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 […]

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Summer
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Credit, Unpaid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Sophomores
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War Resister’s League Internships

The War Resister’s League offers two internship programs at their national office in New York City. The Harrop A. and Ruth S. Freeman Peace Internship Endowment provides an opportunity for young people to become involved with a variety of tasks in a national antiwar organization and to develop as leaders. Applicants with experience in youth […]

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Washington and Lee Student Summer Independent Research (SSIR)

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. A student must propose […]

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Washington and Lee Summer Research Scholars Program

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 […]

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Washington Term Program

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 W&L Washington Term Program is divided into three components: the academic course, […]

Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Credit, Unpaid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Seniors, Sophomores
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Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

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 Wellstone Fellow’s primary responsibilities include assisting in […]

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