Interested in learning more about the field of advancement? We offer several rewarding student positions throughout the year.

WashU Digital Engagement Center

Offering flexible schedules, exceptional pay, and a great atmosphere, the Washington University Digital Engagement Center (sometimes referred to as the “call center” or “phonathon”) is a great year-round employment option for students. The center facilitates projects and meaningful work that directly supports the mission of the university. Annual Fund gifts made through student ambassadors’ efforts help support scholarships and fellowships, elevate the student experience, enhance collaboration in academic programs, recruit and retain notable faculty, facilitate groundbreaking research, and much more!

The Digital Engagement Center is typically staffed with 50-60 undergraduate and graduate student ambassadors whose academic pursuits, backgrounds, identities, and passions are representative of our diverse campus and alumni populations. Ambassadors connect with more than 40,000 WashU alumni, parents, and friends each year to build relationships, update demographic information, and secure annual financial support. Students earn a starting wage of $12.50 per hour with opportunities for monthly bonuses, special incentives, and flexible working hours and arrangements to accommodate academic and personal schedules.

For more information, email Victoria Taylor.

Reunion internship

As a Washington University Reunion intern, you’ll work with University Advancement staff to carry out the dozens of events that take place over our undergraduate Reunion weekends: Reunion at Thurtene Carnival (April 14–16, 2023) and Reunion at Commencement (May 13–15, 2023).

In this paid position, students help University Advancement staff with event planning, management, and execution to ensure fun, successful events for all alumni. Students also have the opportunity to meet and talk with the many prominent alumni who return to celebrate their WashU Reunions.

Benefits of Reunion internships:

  • Network with alumni and staff
  • Work in a team-oriented environment
  • Build leadership experience
  • Gain an increased knowledge of Washington University and its community of alumni
  • Meals are provided during work shifts

Application will be available in January.

If interested, contact Rachel Boehm, associate director, Alumni and Constituent Engagement.

Work-study positions

Join the University Advancement team and learn more about alumni outreach and programming in higher education. Positions typically require six to 10 hours per week during the semester and may involve data entry, filing, mailings, research, copying, and helping with special projects, reporting, and events. If you’re interested, look for current job openings in University Advancement. You must be work-study eligible to apply.