Paid Summer Internships

This is an exciting time to work at William & Mary in the Office of Advancement! We are hiring ambitious, energetic students to join a team of 180 colleagues in our award-winning work of alumni engagement, fundraising and philanthropic outreach to a diverse community of supporters. Our alumni give back to W&M, earning us the honor of being named the number one public institution for alumni giving.

Our Summer Internship Program of 2019 has ended.  Please consider joining our successful academic year internship program to expose undergraduate students to a potential career working in the variety of roles and career specialties in advancement: research, diversity and inclusion priorities, social media communication strategies, building a strategic plan, writing fundraising appeals. and more.

Working as an Advancement Summer Intern in our next cohort could lead you to a career in advancement; it will help you gain networking contacts and references; and, most importantly, you will learn what it is like to be a professional member of the advancement team. The breadth of the experience you’ll gain as a Summer Intern will provide you with an overview of advancement in higher education and the role it plays in supporting the university, current students and potential students.

The internship provides the following:

  • Resume worthy project-based work that is designed to move our work in advancement forward.
  • A summer internship cohort for onboarding, mentorship, and engagement. The internship cohort will receive educational opportunities through trainings, webinars, and opportunities to engage with the Executive Leadership Team. (ELT)
  • All interns will give a final presentation in their area of work to a relevant group of University Advancement employees. This could be a large team meeting, an ELT meeting, or a small group of relevant team members.
  • For projects that have a research component, the student may apply for academic credit for the project that incorporates hands-on experience.

All students, including those traditionally under-represented in advancement, are encouraged to apply. In general, rising juniors and seniors are preferred because of their better course preparation, but we will also consider rising sophomores who have enough course/work experience to benefit from this program. Students should have relevant skills or course work related to the projects for which they apply. Read more about the projects, below.

Dates: TBD for June - August 2020

Pay: As an hourly employee, each  summer intern will receive an hourly wage of $12 an hour for 40 hours/week equating to roughly $4,800 over the course of the internship.

You will see below, an example of projects we offer in the internship.  

Deadline for Applications: Applications will open in Spring 2020