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 issues.
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens
The Virginia Commonwealth University Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a one-year bio-medical research training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented groups considering graduate-level training in the bio-medical sciences. The program provides scholars with a year-long, paid, mentored research experience. PREP Scholars have the opportunity to take graduate level courses and a GRE preparation course and also receive formal advice on selection of graduate programs, preparation of graduate school applications, and preparation for graduate school interviews.
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.
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.