The VCU contacts listed below represent the faculty and staff responsible for placing students with internships within particular departments or schools. Each has specific requirements, so please contact the department/school first to determine if a student from that program would be a good fit for your organization. Student interns are not required to be paid unless otherwise indicated. For more information about the difference between work study, service-learning and student volunteerism, click here.
School of World Studies
Department of African American Studies
Dr. Shawn Utsey
Department of English
Dr. Sara Wilson McKay
Interim Chair & Associate Professor
The School of Mass Communications is unique in that internships are advertised on their blog. You must contact Carol Mawyer to have your opportunity added.
Department of History
Dr. John T Kneebone
School of Social Work
Dr. Timothy L. Davey
Associate Dean for Community Engagement & Director of Field Instruction
Assistand Director, Field Instruction
* Supervision and feedback is required for students participating in the Social Work Department's fieldwork internships
Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Dr. Janet R. Hutchinson
School of Education
Earl A. Jones
Student Services Director
Department of Health & Human Performance
R. Lee Franco Ph.D.
Wilder School of Government
Dr. Farrah S. Graham
Internship Program Coordinator
Department of Psychology
Dr. Linda Zyzniewski
Department of Marketing
Dr. David J. Urban
*Supervision and feedback required. Payment for internships is strongly reccomended.
Department of Graphic Design
Department of Photography & Film
Undergraduate Advising and Program Coordinator
*Internships for this department require students be supervised by a professional photographer.
VCU Career Center
*Students must be paid and supervised to meet Career Center standards.
School of Business
Business Career Center
*All School of Business departments work closely the Business Career Center.
VCU Federal Work Study
*Students are paid entirely by VCU and are free to the employer.
Dr. Lynn Pelco
Service learning classes require students to volunteer 20 hours over one semester to help an organization in the community. These are not internships, but have the potential to become internships. Service learning classes are required for most undergraduate degrees at VCU.
VCU Student Organizations
Volunteer Services Coordinator
*Many of the student organizations at VCU participate in service-related activities in the community. These are not interns, rather, a group of student volunteers.
VCU Global Education Office
Special Programs Coordinator
*The Global Education Office connects international students to local volunteer opportunities.