Professional Development

Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF)

Eligibility: Full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any degree program at GW

The Career Services Council established KACIF to encourage George Washington University (GW) students to pursue high-quality, necessarily unpaid internships that foster their career exploration and enhance their academic program, while reducing the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships. Review the application process and materials.

Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund - Travel Grant

Eligibility: Full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any degree program at GW

The Career Services Council established KACIF to encourage GW students to pursue high-quality, necessarily unpaid internships that foster their career exploration and enhance their academic program while reducing the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships. The KACIF Travel Grant covers reimbursement for public transportation expenses only. Review the application process and materials.

Shenkman Career Services Fund - Student Professional & Career Development Grants

Eligibility: Full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any degree program at GW

These awards provide funding for GW undergraduate and graduate students to enhance professional and career development opportunities. Recipients receive funding that can be used towards a professional development opportunity that might be cost-prohibitive to the student. Review the application process and materials.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) Student Association Conference Fund

Eligibility: All GSEHD students

Provides financial support for GSEHD students to attend conferences to further their professional development. Please contact gsehdsa@gmail.com for additional information.

Quinn Fellows Internship Fund

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in either the GW School of Business or the Elliott School of International Affairs; minimum 3.2 GPA

The Quinn Fellows Fund provides financial support for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing international business internships--overseas or within the U.S., in the public or private sector, and in any type of organization. The funding can be used to supplement an unpaid and/or under-funded internship, and also travel and living costs associated with overseas internships. Complete an application today.

Milken Institute School of Public Health Capital Connection Fund

Eligibility: All students enrolled in MISPH degree programs who are in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate and 2.0 for undergraduate students

The Capital Connection Fund provides financial assistance for students to take advantage of off-campus research, internships, conferences and other professional development activities. The Fund enables students to pursue opportunities which they would otherwise not be able to afford, and to facilitate formative educational experiences beyond GW's walls. See more at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration(TSPPPA) Professional Development Fund

Eligibility: TSPPPA MPA and MPP graduate students

This fund provides financial support for GW MPA and MPP students to attend conferences to further their professional development.  This Fund ensures that all Trachtenberg students have access to critical resources. Learn more at the Trachtenberg School.

Public Service Grant Competition

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students

The Public Service Grant Commission supports GW students’ entrepreneurial passions for stimulating change and delivering solutions through student-led service projects and initiatives in partnership with Washington, DC area organizations. Public Service Grants make it possible for GW students to harness their passions for changing the world through innovative student-led projects.

GWupstart

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students

GWupstart is GW's central hub for social entrepreneurship training, mentoring, and funding. It builds on GW’s strength as an institution that fosters the next generation of citizen leaders. It provides the know-how and support to students to turn their ideas into practical action that makes a measurable, sustained difference.

GWupstart works with both undergraduate and graduate students as they hone their ideas, construct solid plans, and set out to put those plans into action. There are five competitive opportunities.