About the Internships

The Student Internship Rotational Program (SIRP) is designed to provide GW students with valuable and relevant work experience while benefiting GW's administrative divisions. Through SIRP, highly qualified interns are matched with a project or initiative in an administrative office at GW to provide for and improve services and operations. We do our best to match interns with projects and offices that fit with their interests and field of study.

Participating offices may include the broader Finance Division, the Division of Operations, the Division of Information Technology, the Office of Safety and Security, and University Human Resources.

Each intern will be paired with a project and or a department for a 6-8 month period that is centrally focused in one of these functional areas. Upon the completion of a project, interns may be transitioned to a 6-8 month project in another participating office. Applicants with the ability to commit to a minimum of two rotations are preferred.

Interns are expected to contribute 20 hours of work per week.  

Intern Responsibilities May Include

  • Project work across GW functional areas with an engagement period per project of 6-8 months
  • Assisting and/or managing projects with cross-functional strategic initiatives
  • Conducting research and analysis through interviews and other data collection methods to create project deliverable
  • Interacting with internal and external stakeholders to achieve project outcomes

What Past Interns are saying

As part of the first Student Internship Rotational Program, Ifechukwu (Ife) Nduka worked with mentor Adam Donaldson in BMAG, before rotating to work with mentor Leke Adetunji in the Division of Information Technology Project Management Office. His focus with each position was on the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and support of project initiatives.

"My experience . . . in the program has been professionally invigorating and intellectually stimulating. Working in tandem with my mentor, I have gained a greater insight on the strategic role of project management in driving organizational performance."
- Ife Nduka

Kristen McCarthy was also a part of the first Student Internship Rotational Program. Her two rotations included stints with the HR Staff Learning and Development Group and working with mentor Donna Scarboro in the Academic Affairs division. While there, she focused on the Innovation Task Force (ITF) Study Abroad idea - one of the first six ITF ideas to move forward to the planning stage. 

"This program has allowed me to learn more about GW as an institution while giving me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally in a supportive environment. The experience I gained working with Staff Learning and Development has been an invaluable part of my semester and given me the confidence to pursue my professional goals.”
- Kristin McCarthy