Professional Praxis encourages students to make the most of their off-campus career-related job or internship opportunities through self-reflection and analysis of their professional growth. Students will receive transcript documentation in the form of a 0 credit Pass / No Pass course for each semester they participate in the program.International students may participate in the program.
An option for students to work in a part-time position in which the student earns an hourly wage. Positions include Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions with an on-campus department or approved off-campus organization, as well as Non-FWS positions with an on-campus department. Working in a student employment position during your college years can help you gain a variety of experiences and learn skills to help you succeed in future career endeavors.
To facilitate the job and internship search for GW students and alumni, the university uses Handshake, the leading career platform at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers, including all Fortune 500 companies. Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting-edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.
The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a federally-funded work program that allows GW students who have received a Federal Work Study award from the Office of Student Financial Assistance to earn money through a part-time job at a pre-approved organization: GW departments, local nonprofits, government agencies and community service employers.
GW offers benefited employees tuition benefits. Domestic partners, spouses and dependent children are also eligible for a certain percentage of tuition remission.
Note that this benefit cannot be combined with a GW award.
GW also participates in the Tuition Exchange Program, a scholarship program that administers multilateral tuition remission scholarships for employees of member colleges and universities.
Many larger corporations, as well as the federal government, offer tuition assistance to employees pursuing graduate study. In most cases, your program of study must be related to your career field.
Note: Americorps members eligible for GW’s matching award should review the application.
The Center for Career Services and school specific career centers assist graduate students who seek professional work experience (paid and unpaid). Additionally, information is available for temporary and summer placement, as well as cooperative education.
School Specific Career Services