Region 9 Internship Collaborative

About the Region 9 Internship Collaborative

Learning doesn't stop at the classroom, that's why the University of Virginia has partnered with Virginia Career Works 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. 

Who do we serve? 

Region 9 Counties


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. 


Our Partners

Contact Information 

Maeve Konouck, VTOP Project Coordinator
UVA Career Center

Kelvin Whitehurst, VTOP Project Coordinator
Virginia Career Works - Piedmont