Region 9 Internship Collab

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Learning doesn't stop at the classroom, that's why the University of Virginia has partnered with Virginia Career Works - Piedmont Region to connect students to work-based learning opportunities in the Central Virginia Region. 

This grant, from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), is part of a state-wide initiative to connect students with businesses to create paid experiential learning opportunities. Our goal is to stimulate public universities, community colleges, and K-12 school districts in Central Virginia to develop partnerships with local employers to place students in these roles.


Connect with the Region 9 Project Coordinators for more information and to learn how you can get involved.


Need help developing an internship program? Use these modules created by SCHEV as a jumping off point. 


Post an internship for Central Virginia Students.


Who We Serve

Higher Education Institutions

University of Virginia, Germanna Community College, Laurel Ridge Community College, Piedmont Virginia Community College

School Districts

Albemarle County Public Schools, City of Charlottesville Public Schools, Culpeper County Public Schools, Fauquier County Public Schools, Fluvanna County Public Schools, Greene County Public Schools, Louisa County Public Schools, Madison County Public Schools, Nelson County Public Schools, Orange County Public Schools, Rappahannock County Public Schools


Any employer located in Central Virginia with a special focus on businesses in the following industries: Biomedical & Biotechnology, Financial & Business Services, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, IT & Communications, and Manufacturing. 

Region 9 map of Virginia


Region 9 partners

Talent Partners

The Region 9 Internship Collaborative is working with two other initiatives in Central Virginia to connect businesses with qualified students.

Talent Supply Connector: Connecting K-12 and community college students to internships and apprenticeships. 

TechLink Central VA: Connecting UVA and community college students to entry-level tech careers. 

contact information

To connect about UVA students, contact:

Maeve Konouck, VTOP Project Coordinator
UVA Career Center
[email protected]

To connect about K-12 students or Community College students, contact:

Samantha Romano, Program Coordinator for Career Pathways
Virginia Career Works - Piedmont Region

[email protected]