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Campus internEXP

For undergraduate students: paid, part-time internships with VT offices

Announcing Virginia Tech Campus internEXP

  • Career and Professional Development is excited to announce Campus internEXP to support the university’s goal to increase experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • This will create internships that are:
    • Paid
    • Part-time
    • For undergraduate students
    • Remote, or in-person, or hybrid
    • Working for Virgnia Tech offices (all in-person internships will be located on the Blacksburg campus)
    • Launching for fall 2021 with a limited number of internships
    • Planning for more internships to begin in spring and summer 2022

More details for students and faculty / staff:
pay rates, funding, work terms, work hours, location

  • Are internships in-person or virtual?
    If in-person, what is the location?
    Internships may be remote, or in-person, or hybrid.
    All in-person internships will be on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus.

  • When can internships occur?
    Fall, spring, and summer semesters, starting fall 2021.

  • How many hours per week do interns work?
    Interns may work 10-20 hours per week.
    Each host office will specify the work hours in their job description.
    Interns may not work more than 20 hours per week.
    Interns must work a minimum of 150 hours total during an academic term.

  • What is the hourly pay rate and what is the funding source?
    All students who work through Campus internEXP will be paid an hourly rate as follows:
    For work during fall 2021: $9.50 per hour minimum.
    For work during spring or summer 2022: $11.00 per hour minimum.
    These rates are aligned with the minimum wage requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
    The funding source will be the university office hosting the intern.

  • Are there other costs?
    Yes. During each work term, the student intern must be enrolled in the zero-credit course, CEP 3084, which appears on the student's transcript. There is a university fee of $75 for that enrollment.

More information for faculty and staff who wish to hire paid student interns

Thank you for your interest! This is an opportunity to hire a student to help in your office and contribute skills and ideas, and for you to mentor the student.

Learning more:

  • What offices at VT can host interns?
    Any office at VT may apply to host an intern.


  • Who can be a supervisor?
    Any full-time faculty member or staff member may apply to host and supervise an intern.
    You must attend a one-hour information session (by Zoom).

  • When are the prospective supervisor info sessions?
    See supervisor dates and deadlines, by work term, below.


  • What does the required information session cover?
    The information session (by Zoom) will cover: general program information, a detailed timeline, expectations, job description tips and examples, and the benefits to you as a supervisor and host office.

Applying to host an intern:

  • Who should submit the application for a VT office?
    The application should be submitted by the faculty member or staff member who will serve as supervisor.

  • How do I access the intern hosting application?
    The application will be provided to you when you attend the supervisor information session.

  • What is the deadline to submit an application to host an intern?
    See supervisor dates and deadlines, by work term, below.

  • How will supervisors and host offices be selected?
    We explain this fully in the supervisor information sessions.

Dates and deadlines for prospective supervisors

Work term starts: Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Required info sessions for supervisors March and April 2021 TBA; late summer and early fall 2021
Register (closed) TBA
Deadline to apply to host an intern Fr. April 23, 2021 TBA

More information for students who wish to apply for paid internships

Thank you for your interest! This is an opportunity to work in a paid internship for a Virginia Tech office on the Blacksburg campus. You will develop professional skills through career-related projects. Your supervisor will be a full-time faculty member or staff member who will also serve as a mentor to you.

Learning more:

  • What academic levels may qualify?
    Undergraduate students of any academic level may apply, with one exception. Incoming first-year students may not apply to work during your first semester at Virginia Tech.
    Incoming transfer students would qualify to apply prior to your first semester at Virginia Tech.

  • What are the qualifications to apply for specific internships?
    Who makes the hiring decision?
    Each host office that hires interns will set its own qualifications, and that office will review student applications and make their own hiring decision. The supervisor for the internship will participate in required training on ethical and equitable recruitment, interviewing, and hiring processes prior to reviewing applications.

  • How do I see the opportunities and apply?
    Once you have attended the required information session, you will be eligible to view and apply to the opportunities on Handshake.

  • When are the required information sessions for students and how do I sign up?
    View dates and deadlines for students, by work term, below.

  • When are the internships posted for viewing?
    View dates and deadlines for students, by work term, below.

Applying to be an intern:

  • What is the deadline to apply for an internship?
    View dates and deadlines for students, by work term, below.

  • If I am hired as an intern, are there other requirements?
    Yes, you will be enrolled in CEP 3084, a zero-credit academic course, and you will set goals, develop career-ready skills, and reflect on your experience. This will be explained in the required information sessions for students. Also, if you are selected, you must attend a required orientation session for student interns, and we will provide all the guidance you need.

  • When are the required orientation sessions for students who are selected?
    View dates and deadlines for students, by work term, below.

  • Will this internship appear on my transcript?
    Yes. CEP 3084 will appear on your transcript. Again, this is a zero-credit course.

  • Will I have to pay tuition for this internship to appear on my transcript?
    There is a $75 fee charged by the university for enrollment in the zero-credit CEP 3084 which appears on the student's transcript.

Dates and deadlines for prospective interns

Work term starts: Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Required info sessions for students
View schedule below.
March to July 2021 TBA
Internships posted to view Tu. June 1, 2021 TBA
Deadline to apply Wed. July 14, 2021 TBA
Required orientation for selected students TBA TBA

Schedule of required information sessions for students

TBA; will be in late summer and early fall 2021.

Contacts for questions about Campus internEXP:

Becca Scott
Associate Director of Professional Development and Experiential Initiatives
bhscott@vt.edu
540-231-6241

Kayla Branson
Program Coordinator
knic94@vt.edu
540-231-6241