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Career Services Intern Program

Effective spring 2014, the Career Services Intern Program is merged with the Peer Career Advisor Program.
(Peer Career Advisors are hired on a yearly basis; openings for hires for the 2014-2015 academic year will begin in spring 2014.)

 

Fall 2013 interns [5 of 6]

On this page:

Eligibility
Nature of the work
Number of internships available per semester
Work term and hours per week
Benefits
Academic credit possible
Internship descriptions
Application process
Application deadline
Contact for questions

Current and past interns, academic levels & majors listed below on right sidebar


Eligibility:

Spring 2013 3 of 8 interns

Spring 2013 interns [3 of 8]

• Students enrolled at Virginia Tech.
• Academic level: Some internships open to all; some specify academic levels.
• Major: Some internships open to all majors; some specify preferred majors.
• Exact details: internship descriptions below.

Nature of work:

• Project work, much of which can be done at times of your choosing.
• Specific projects vary by semester.
    Examples: teaching assistant, marketing, publicity, event planning.
    Sample: Intern video on the "elevator pitch"
    [spring 2012 project by Erin and Latha]

• Work with/for a specific staff member with whom you meet weekly or semi-weekly.
• See internship descriptions below for details.

Number of internships available:

fall 2011 Career Services interns

Fall 2011 interns

• Varies; up to 11 intern projects.
• Span varies: one or more terms, depending on project (e.g. summer+fall, fall+spring, spring+summer; summer only, fall only, spring only).
• Details in internship descriptions below.
• Program began with our first interns in fall 2000.

Work term and hours per week:

four of our seven spring 2011 Career Services interns

Spring 2011 interns [4 of 7]

• One or two semesters/terms.
    (Details in internship descriptions.)
• Weekly meetings and training are at set times.
• Other work hours flexible; range from 4-10 hours/week, depending on your needs, interests and schedule.
• Some internships involve specific date/time availability.
    (Details in internship descriptions.)
• You state availability in your application.
• Work hours are agreed upon in your internship agreement.

Benefits:

• Learn how to work independently on a specific project.
• Gain experience related to your project area.
• Exposure to and experience in a professional office environment.
• Gain knowledge about and experience with Career Services resources and programs.
• Schedule flexibility.
• Meetings every other week with Internship Program Coordinator, who will arrange training for interns on career-related topics of interest as requested by interns.

Academic credit possible:

four of our seven spring 2010 Career Services interns

Spring 2010 interns
[4 of 7]

• Arrangements to earn academic credit must be made by you through your department; only academic departments may grant academic credit.
• If you choose to arrange earning academic credit through your department, the Career Services Intern Program Coordinator and your supervisor in Career Services will work with you to help you meet requirements of your department.

 

 

Internship descriptions:

Effective spring 2014, the Career Services Intern Program has been merged with the Peer Career Advisor Program. Peer Career Advisors are hired on a yearly basis; openings for hires for the 2014-2015 academic year will begin in spring 2014.
Internships starting in Summer or Fall 2013, descriptions and application [docx]
[Includes internships during: Sum 2013 (2), Sum+Fall 2013 (6), Fall 2013 (1), Fall 2013 + Spr 2014 (2)]

 

Application process:

Effective spring 2014, the Career Services Intern Program has been merged with the Peer Career Advisor Program. Peer Career Advisors are hired on a yearly basis; openings for hires for the 2014-2015 academic year will begin in spring 2014.

Application deadlines and interview timeframe:

Internship terms Application deadline *Interview timeframe
Starting Summer or Fall 2013 mid-April 2013 Early May 2013.
Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the Intern Program Coordinator and interviewed by the potential supervisor.
*Application form includes a section to indicate your availability for interviewing.
Spring 2009 Career Services interns

Spring 2009 interns

Spring 2008 Career Services interns

Spring 2008 interns

summer 2008 Career Services interns

Summer 2008 interns

 

Contact for questions:

Fall 2007 Career Services interns

Fall 2007 interns

Ms. Alexis Ward
Graduate Assistant
Career Services Intern Program Coordinator
Smith Career Center (location)
warda06 @ vt.edu
(540) 231-3577

 

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From Career Services Intern Program Coordinator: Thank you for your interest in the Career Services Intern Program. We have had great interns who have done wonderful project work. Several programs we offer would not be possible without the help of our dedicated interns. Effective spring 2014, our intern program is merging with our Peer Career Advisor program.

Sum-Fall '13 interns

Kelsy Shiner|JR|BIT
Durga Ravindra|Jr|BIT
Melissa Migliarese|Sr|IS
Alexis Kye|Jr|Acct
Kelly Snader|So|FST
Foster Whitaker|Jr|Econ, IS, FR

Spring 2013 interns

Continuing from fall '12:
Carly Kuchova|Jr|HD
Melissa Migliarese|Jr|IS
Khang Nguyen|Sr|Mgt
Latha Pillai|Jr|Com
Kelly Schaeffer|Jr|BIT

New for spring '13:
Lauren Baugh|Sr|Com, Theatre & Cinema
Olivia DeSalvo|Jr|HD
Margaret O'Connell|Sr| Chem & Biochem

Sum-Fall '12 interns

Christina Cafiero|Sr|Mktg
Ariel Cohen|Jr|CS
Katelyn Flippen|Sr|ACIS
Tess Gardner|Sr|Engl
John Gillespie|Sr|Engl
Carly Kuchova|Jr|HD
Mark Managuio|Sr|Psci
Melissa Migliarese|Jr|IS
Khang Nguyen|Sr|Mgt
Latha Pillai|Jr|Com
Kelly Schaeffer|Jr|BIT
Christina Sullivan|Sr| Com
Turner Widgen|Jr|Com

Spring 2012 interns

Patsy Dougherty|Jr|HD
Erin Gallagher|Jr|Com
Mark Managuio|Sr|PSci
Latha Pillai|So|Com
Joolan Saroor|Sr|Sci

Sum-Fall '11 interns

Sathish Deevi|Sr|Engr
Brittany Finn|Jr|PSci
Taylor Nurmi|Sr|Mktg
Joolan Saroor|Sr|Sci
Devin Serlin|So|US
Emily Simmons|Sr|Mktg

Spring 2011 interns

Brittnie Brown|Sr|Bus
Kelsey Leavey|Jr|Com
Collette Lisenby|So|Sci
Sarah McMullen|Sr|LAHS
Megan Neal|Sr|Com
Richard Painter|Sr|PSci
Emily Tipton|Sr|LAHS

Fall 2010 interns

Ceseley Haynes|Sr|Bio
Kelsey Leavey|Jr|Com
Nicole Morton|Jr|Mgt
Amanda Tompkins|Sr| Com
Hannah Wilson|Sr|Com

Spring 2010 interns

Elizabeth Biggs|Sr|Mktg
Briana Bishop|Jr|Com, Art Hist
Rebecca Danahy|Sr|Com
Rachel Dobroth|Jr|Com, IDST
Jane Fitzgerald|Sr|Com
Denise Kee|Sr|IS,Mktg
Brittany Koch|So|US

Sum-Fall '09 interns

Briana Bishop|Jr|Com, Art Hist
Jane Fitzgerald|Sr|Com
Denise Kee|Sr|IS,Mktg
Jami Kuhn
Ashley Whorley