Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs
Job, Internship, and Fellowship Openings for Students and Alumni of the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is pleased to announce the 2023 Summer Internship Program. The goal of the IALR Summer Internship Program is to provide meaningful on-the-job training and real-world leadership development experiences in the diverse career fields found at IALR. IALR is offering up to sixteen internship opportunities across eleven areas.
To be considered for the 2023 IALR Internship Program, candidates must be: a High School graduate with plans to attend college in fall 2023; an undergraduate or graduate level college student; OR a recent college graduate, within the last 12 months.
Each internship requires 224 hours* with a weekly time commitment of 28 hours, representing an eight (8) week internship term. This is a paid experience with professional expectations. Interns will receive a $3,250 stipend, paid semimonthly (stipend is subject to tax). The IALR Mentor and intern will set a detailed work schedule during the intern orientation.
IALR reserves the right to modify and/or cancel the internship program. Modifications could include a shortened timeframe with a pro-rated adjustment to the paid compensation, alternate assignments, and/or adjustments to work-site location. Internships are primarily in-person. The IALR Internship Program does not provide local housing or a housing allowance.
Subject/Mentor Areas Available:
- Data Analyst
- STEM and EmPOWER
- Research and Data Analysis
- Public Relations and Communications
- Manufacturing Advancement
- Human Resources
- AgTech Research
- Coding and Robotics
- Conference Center
- Facilities Maintenance
- Information Technology
TIMELINE & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered for the 2023 IALR Internship Program, candidates must be:
- a High School graduate with plans to attend college in fall 2023
- an undergraduate or graduate-level college student
- OR a recent college graduate (within the last 12 months)
Deadline for completed application: March 29, 2023 at 4:00pm (EST)
Candidate interviews (via Microsoft Teams): April 5 – 7, 2023 (please mark on your calendar)
Intern notification of selection: April 14, 2023
Mandatory orientation dates (ALL interns): June 5, 2023 OR June 12, 2023
INTERNS MUST COMPLETE THEIR 224 TOTAL HOUR TIME COMMITMENT BY AUGUST 11, 2023. INTERNS ARE ALLOWED ONE WEEK OFF DURING THE PROGRAM FOR UNPAID VACATION (total time frame extended to 9 weeks). EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE WEEK, THE 8-WEEK INTERNSHIP MUST BE SERVED IN CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.
- IALR Employment Application
- Personal Statement*
- Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) of ALL college-level coursework (if applicable)
- Financial Need Statement, OPTIONAL*
- ONE letter of reference from an individual capable of evaluating your work performance, academic experience and/or technical skills
PERSONAL STATEMENT: A short personal essay (approximately 300 words) discussing your academic and career plans, interests related to the internship for which you are applying, motives for applying for the IALR Internship Program, and how you feel this experience will further your intellectual, educational, and career goals.
FINANCIAL NEED STATEMENT (OPTIONAL): This is a short statement (200-300 words) that explains why you would benefit from receiving a paid internship. How are you currently financing your education? What difficulties have you faced when paying for your education? What other forms of financial assistance have you applied for and/or received? Are you having difficulty securing FT employment? (Please note that ALL applicants are welcome to submit this statement.)