GSS Remind

Sign Up for Text Updates!

GSS offers text updates highlighting upcoming events and hot jobs! To sign up, text @esiagss to 81010. No more than 3 messages per week. You can opt out of messages anytime by replying 'unsubscribe @esiagss'. Standard text message rates apply.



Freeman Foundation Fellowship Grant recipient


Handshake is an online career database for Elliott School graduate students and graduate alumni.

Features include:

  • Job, Internship and Co-op Listings (for approx. 9,000+ employers)
  • Career Events Calendar
  • Resume and Job Search Document Storage
  • Career Resource Library
  • Scheduling appointments

Handshake is password-protected and updated continuously. Sharing your login information is a violation of your GSS user agreement.

Document Library

Within Handshake, we have developed many career resources to help you with your job search including career how-to guides, internship evaluations, salary negotiation and career track guides. We also have application forms, security clearance information, and employer outreach reports.

Presidential Management Fellowship

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a two-year, post-graduate program for graduate students and alumni. The application process begins during the fall of your final year of graduate school, at which time you will be notified about how to proceed. 

GSS will be available to support semifinalists and finalists throughout the process.

Please visit the PMF website for more information.

International Internship Grant

The Elliott School strongly encourages students to integrate their courses of study with practical international internship experiences. Accordingly, GSS offers a limited number of competitive grants for currently enrolled Elliott School graduate students participating in international non-paid or low-pay internships. Additionally, GSS manages the Freeman Foundation Fellowship Grant for internships in East or Southeast Asia, and GWU offers the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund award for unpaid U.S. or international internships. 

The purpose of these grants is to help defray the costs of an international internship, not to fully fund the experience. Students are encouraged to begin researching outside sources of funding before submitting a grant proposal. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Currently enrolled Elliott School graduate students may submit the International Internship Grant through the online application


For assistance with additional GWU fellowships, we recommend that you make an appointment at the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships. Additionally, GSS will promote external fellowships. For more information about external fellowships, please log in to Handshake (must be an enrolled Elliott School graduate student or graduate alumni to access Handshake). 

Alumni Networking

Networking is the backbone of a career search in Washington, D.C. and throughout the world. We offer numerous training opportunities in networking skills individually and as part of a group, and we encourage students to use the Elliott School Alumni network in LinkedIn. Please note, The Elliott School LinkedIn group is a closed group, you must indicate The Elliott School under education to be accepted into the group.

Contact Us:

1957 E Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-3788
Fax: 202-994-7702
Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

GSS Announcements and Events

Schedule an Appointment

Please log into Handshake to schedule appointments with your academic advisor or a career coach.