Search for Jobs & Internships
It is important to build effective job search skills and enhance your employment and recruiting knowledge to meet your career goals.
The Center for Career Services features resources—online and in person—that can help you learn how to target potential employers, negotiate salaries, draft and edit superior resumes or cover letters and interview well. These resources can increase opportunities for internships and part-time employment while you’re a student and for full-time jobs in the future.
We use the GWork system to allow GW students and alumni exclusive access to their own personal employment management center. All full-time, degree-seeking GW students and alumni and thousands of employing organizations are registered in GWork.
New students will receive their GWork login information a few weeks prior to the start of their first semester at GW. If you have questions about GWork or need assistance with your account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship and Job Listings
Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs and internships specifically posted for GW students and alumni. Positions include full-time, part-time, on-campus, off-campus, Federal Work Study positions, paid and unpaid internships and temporary and short-term positions. Receive automatic notifications of new job postings that meet your preferences.
You can also apply for positions that interest you through the on-campus recruiting program and schedule on-campus interviews with various organizations.
Make sure to make an appointment with your Career Coach to assist you with the preparation, search and interview process.
For more tips and advice, review Locating and Applying for Internships [PDF] from the National Association of Colleges & Employers.
International Internships (start searching 8 to 12 months before)
- Transfer Credit: Register with Office of Study Abroad and see GW Passport internship/service learning opportunities
- Tied to a study abroad program—go through regular course transfer process
- Stand-alone abroad experience, typically during summer—fill out non-GW summer application
- Academic Department: Elliott School of International Affairs, Columbian College of Arts & Science
- UNIV 2001 course
Not for Credit
- Explore in-program options via Office of Study Abroad and GWPassport internship/service-learning opportunities
- Find options independently via non-GW internship placement agencies (may charge a fee) and/or career services resources
Resources to find international internships:
- GoinGlobal (access thru your GWork profile)
- General: American Council for Voluntary International Action, American Institute for Study Abroad (AIFS), BUNAC, Center for International Studies (CIS Abroad), College Consortium for International Studies, Connect-123, Cultural Vistas, Department of State, GlobaLinks, Global Vision International, Global Volunteer Network, GoAbroad.com, IAESTE, Idealist, Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad), InterExchange, International Cooperative Education Program, International Partnership for Service Learning, International Volunteer Peace Programs, International Volunteer Program, Intrax, One World, Peace Corps, People to People, Projects Abroad, Service Civil International - International Volunteer Service, StudyAbroad.com, TransitionsAbroad, Universal Giving, Volunteer International, VolunteerMatch: Where Volunteering Begins, Volunteers for Peace, Inc., Volunteers for Peace, World Vision International
- Regional: American Friends Service Committee, American Scandinavian Foundation, AmeriSpan, AMIDEAST, Anglo-American Educational Services of London, Asia / Us Public Service Exchange Programs, CDS International, CrossCultural Solutions, EPA internships in Europe, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Global Routes, Global Service Corps, International Development Exchange, Internship Opportunities in the UK, Live, Learn, and Intern in China (LLIC), People to People International, Puentes Abroad, Teach for China, Volunteers for Environment and Education Program (VEEP) Nepal, Youth Challenge Costa Rica (Reto Juvenil International)
Programs & Events Calendar
RSVP to attend dozens of career and internship fairs, career development workshops, networking receptions and employer information sessions.
All full-time current degree-seeking students will receive a welcome email at their @gwmail.gwu.edu email address with password and login information for GWork approximately two weeks prior to their first semester. Incoming first-year students will receive their passwords in the summer prior to their first semester.
GWork is part of the NACElink Network, a collaboration between the George Washington University, the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers and Symplicity.
Job Search Tools
In addition to job listings in GWork, we offer exclusive online resources that allow you to search for employment opportunities and company contact information at thousands of organizations in a wide variety of industries.
Grants for Unpaid Internships
Apply for funding for your unpaid internship through the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF). KACIF encourages you to pursue unpaid internships that foster career exploration and enhance your academic interests, but reduce the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships.
Elective Internship Course
Taken online simultaneously with a paid or unpaid internship in the U.S. or abroad, the UNIV 2001: Elective Internship course facilitates structured observation, reflection, and synthesis of experiences during the internship so that students may learn what to expect from and how to succeed at the internship; explore and assess career skills and strengths; critically examine the values, structure, and leadership of the internship organization; and identify and practice professional behaviors in the workplace. Managed and taught by the GW Center for Career Services, UNIV 2001: Elective Internship course credit will be noted on the students’ transcript, but does not count toward graduation.