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VIEW 2017


Donate here towards future cohorts’ financial aid.

We want every interested student to have the chance to experience an internship in our nation’s capital as they explore what it means to be an active citizen through public service, community engagement, and reflection. If you would like to contribute a donation towards student accessibility for these immersive experiences, click the link above and then select a designation of “Other.” On the next page, make sure to enter “Office of Active Citizenship and Service” as the designation. In special comments, add in “VIEW” so we can make sure to connect your contribution to the fund. Thank you for continuing your commitment to the OACS community and VIEW program!

Interested in mentoring a student in one of our cohorts or in hosting an intern at your place of employment? Express your interest here

Email meagan.smith@vanderbilt.edu with any questions about the program. 


Student Reflections

“I know now for sure that I want to work in public service! I also feel more comfortable navigating the professional world, in terms of how to dress, how to conduct myself, networking, etc. I also learned valuable skills such as summarizing, synthesizing, researching, and writing.”

“The VIEW program is fantastic for three main reasons: You receive a wealth of resources that help you apply and secure an internship, as well as to prepare you for working in a professional setting; you become close with your cohort and make friends for the entirety of college, gaining a support system for the time in D.C.; lastly, you are able to reflect on your experience and take the lessons learned with you after it is all over.” 


Meet the 2017 VIEW Cohort

Interested in hearing their stories? Read their blogs here


Partner Organizations


Community Partners

Vanderbilt Career Center
Vanderbilt Office of Federal Relations
Vanderbilt Alumni Association- D.C. Chapter