Consider a paid internship with VCU Administration!
Internships with VCU Administration are designed to facilitate your career exploration, professional networking, transferable skill-building, and personal reflection. Though an internship may or may not be tied directly to your major or course of study, it can complement or supplement academic pursuits, leadership experiences and other interests.
Our paid internships are supervised, structured work experiences that are designed to produce a tangible outcome. Some are project-based and others are designed to last a semester or longer. Interns are paired with a formal mentor and have opportunities to engage with other interns in the program.
VCU Administration is made up of seven departments: Facilities Management, Human Resources, Parking and Transportation, Capital Assets and Real Estate, VCU Police, Technology Services, and Safety and Risk Management.
Examples of internships with VCU Administration include:
- Information Security
- VCU Real Estate
- Facilities Planning and Management
- Project Analyst
- Office Assistant
- Desktop Computer Repair Technician
VCU students can search and apply for internships through Handshake (https://vcu.joinhandshake.com/login). Internship opportunities for Fall 2023 will be posted in March 2023. Sign up for our listserv and we’ll send you reminders.
Frequently asked questions
Students must be enrolled in at least 12 academic credit hours as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student and
- Must have legal work authorization
- Must be in good academic standing with the university
- Must pass a background check
Transient, and non-degree seeking students are not eligible. Some intern supervisors may have specific restrictions such as major or graduation year.
All VCU Administration internships are paid internships, though the hourly rate can vary depending on the job. In some cases, with school approval, students can forgo payment in lieu of academic credit. In other cases, students may be eligible for both.
This will vary depending on the internship. Generally, students are restricted from working more than 20 hours per week without approval.
Yes, all interns will be assigned a mentor within the department who will guide them through the program, teach them professional skills, and help them meet and network with other interns and VCU employees.