We're a couple of months away from the end of the spring semester, and we know many of you are making plans for Summer 2023.
Our career advising team is here to support your search for summer experiences, whether that be an internship, research experience, or other opportunities, such as self-paced skill building courses or short-term projects (a great way to try something out without a summer-long commitment).
Read on to learn about upcoming events and programs, and apply for Summer 2023 experiences.
We’ll be sure to update this post with more opportunities as we learn of them.
Recruiting and networking events
DC IMPACTlink gives employers the opportunity to meet, interview and hire top candidates from the University of Virginia, Swarthmore College, Yale University, Harvard University, New York University, and Brown University at one unified event. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students attend to interview for both full-time and internship positions. This event is open to all nonprofit, government, biotech, life sciences or mission-driven organizations. More details will be shared before the student application deadline.
March 15 - Employer registration deadline
March 24 - Student application deadline
March 29 - Employer decision deadline
April 5 - Interview Day
SEC & ACC Virtual Career Fair
Wed., Apr. 5 | 10am-5pm | More info & registration
Every year students from schools in both the ACC and SEC are invited to participate in a virtual career fair!
Additional Virtual Career Fairs on the CareerEco platform:
The Disabled Virtual Career Fair (March 8)
STEM Diversity Virtual Fair (April 12)
First Gen Virtual Career Fair (April 12)
Native American & Indigenous Work Force Virtual Career Fair (April 13)
Government & Non-Profit Jobs Hiring Event (April 20)
Disability Virtual Career Fair (April 26)
STEM Job & Internship Virtual Fair (April 27)
Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Career fair (April 27)
HireVA x Tom Tom Festival Career Expo
Thurs., Apr. 20 | 1-4pm | Downtown Charlottesville | More info
Recruiters from Central Virginian companies will be attending to meet students from all majors seeking full-time employment or internship experience. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences.
UVA Internship Placement Program
Seeking an internship summer internship? Consider applying to the UVA Internship Placement Program (IPP)!
The IPP team uses information provided in the application and interview process to match you with a customized internship placement based on the best opportunities for your interests, skills, and goals.
As a placement program, while every consideration will be given to your specific internship site preferences, specific IPP placements cannot be guaranteed due student demand, selectivity, and/or specific requirements of some internship sites. IPP is a great option for students exploring career paths and functional roles who are open to gaining experience from a wide-range of industries and from professionals who are dedicated mentors and supervisors.
Funding is available for Engineering School students who participate in an IPP internship related to public service. Students can apply for funding after they have been matched with an internship. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn more, including how to apply here.
Questions? Contact the team (emails at bottom of page).
Virtual internships (including micro-internships)
Remote opportunities in Handshake
A simple search for “Remote” in the Jobs section of Handshake, filtered by Internship resulted in 500+ opportunities.
Parker Dewey offers year-round micro-internship opportunities with a variety of employers. Usually 20-50 micro-internships are open to apply to on any given day, and new opportunities are posted frequently. According to Parker Dewey, international students are eligible to participate – be sure to speak with Parker Dewey and UVA’s ISO to learn more. TIP: If you apply, answer the short-answer questions (e.g., “why do you think you would be a good fit for this position”) thoughtfully – the answers to these questions are a key factor in getting selected.
Internships with early-stage startups
Paravane Ventures partners with early stage startups to offer paid internships, most of which are remote. Students of all majors and years are encouraged to apply to opportunities in Business, Engineering (software engineering and product management), and Design.
Take advantage of bite-sized, 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs through Forage. Virtual work experience programs replicate work at top companies and help you gain the skills to be successful when applying and working there. In only 5-6 hours, learn the relevant tools necessary to complete a typical work day at that company. Our virtual work experience programs are 100% free, open-access, and self-paced. No experience or application is required!
Data Visualization: Empowering Business with Effective Insights
Working at a Startup
Advanced Software Engineering
And MANY more
Free online courses, trainings, and webinars
View courses HERE
Access courses and tutorials on numerous topics (including Tableau, iOS development, CAD, and more). LinkedIn Learning also offers video training on hundreds of academic and industry topics (e.g., electrical engineering, design thinking, mechanical engineering, data visualization, etc.).
Coursera For UVA
View courses HERE
You have free access to diverse courses and training through Coursera for UVA. Courses are available online and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. UVA's Coursera courses are taught by UVA faculty and instructors based on their on-campus courses and scholarly work. Additionally, you’ll find more free courses on COURSERA’S CENTRAL WEBSITE (in addition to the regular menu of fee-based courses). At the moment, free classes aren’t labeled as such in search results, so be sure to click on individual courses of interest to see if they’re free (like the Beginners Bioinformatics Course or an Industrial Biotechnology class).
UVA Library Research And Data Computing Skills
View courses HERE
Courses include Intro to R, Data Visualization in R, etc., most of which are suitable for self-study and free to download.
Summer classes at UVA or elsewhere in the US
Considering taking a summer course (or two) at UVA? Summer course enrollment is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 28.
Thinking about taking a course at another college? Read about UVA Engineering’s transfer credit rules and equivalency here.
Opportunities through the Engineering International Programs Office:
If you have questions about these three programs, contact Maya Drake.
The Green Program
8-10 day winter, spring, and summer break opportunities in sustainability.
Programs take place in Iceland, Peru, Japan, Nepal, and Belize.
Engineering Research Internship in South Korea (DGIST)
Apply by Wed., Mar. 1
UVA’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have created an undergraduate summer student research internship program in South Korea. Rising Third Year and Fourth Year engineering students are invited to apply. Participants will conduct research for 6-8 weeks in a supervised laboratory with fully dedicated faculty.
Sustainable Engineering Design Challenges - UVA in Lithuania
Apply by Wed., Mar. 1
UVA in Lithuania: Sustainable Engineering Design Challenges offers students of all majors and backgrounds the opportunity to work on real-world requests for sustainability interventions in two UNESCO World Heritage cities in Northern Europe and Central Europe. Students will spend 3 weeks in Vilnius and Lithuania.
Opportunities through the Education Abroad Office:
In addition to the UVA programs below, there are still many outside programs (with organizations like IES, CIEE, IFSA, and others) that are still accepting applications. Contact the Education Abroad Office or email@example.com to learn more.
Africa & The Middle East
UVA in Cape Town: Public Health Advocacy and Community Organizing in South Africa
UVA in Morocco: Arabic Language
UVA in Morocco: Participatory Development in Practice
UVA in Senegal: Senegal Today: Culture, Society and History
UVA Architecture in Italy: Vicenza
UVA Engineering Exchange: University of Southern Denmark
UVA in Ghent: Global Internships in Education, Society, and Human Services
UVA in Italy: Florence: General Studies
UVA in Italy: Siena
UVA in London: Culture of London: Past and Present
UVA in Lyon: French Language and Culture
UVA in Norway: Freedom and Democracy
UVA in Oxford
UVA in Paris: Making Paris Modern
UVA in Sweden: Global Sustainability Consulting
UVA in Valencia: Business
UVA in Valencia: Global Health
UVA in Valencia: Language and Culture
UVA in Valencia: Sports, Language, & Culture
The Virtual Global Internships program offers placements in organizations around the world. The application deadline for Summer 2023 opportunities is Saturday, April 1.