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UIP Options

UIP Options: June 2017 - May 2018

The University Internship Programs (UIP) offers several academic-year and summer internship options. It is possible to participate in two different internships by combining an academic-year internship in Charlottesville with any of the summer internship options.

Charlottesville Area Internships:

 

Academic Year Internship Program in Charlottesville (Fall and Spring Semesters)

By far the most popular option, this two-semester internship offers students the kind of in-depth experience and responsibility that most students seek. Through involvement with a sponsoring organization and UIP seminar faculty over the academic year, this option provides more opportunity to acquire, apply, and refine skills and knowledge over a longer period of time.

Summer Internship Program in Charlottesville (Eight Week Summer Session)

This option provides students with the opportunity to gain academic credit and intern in the Charlottesville area for eight weeks during the summer. Students intern 17 hours per week and participate in a weekly 2 3/4-hour seminar during U.Va.'s Summer Session.

Extended Summer Internship Program in Charlottesville (Eight Week Summer Session and Fall Semester)

If you are graduating in December, this option provides you with the opportunity to continue your summer internship through the fall semester. It combines the intensive involvement of the summer in Charlottesville option with the more extensive commitment of the fall semester. Like the Academic Year, the Extended Summer option involves you with an internship organization and UIP seminar faculty over an extended period. You will intern for 17 hours per week and participate in a weekly 2 3/4-hour seminar during the summer and intern for 10 hours per week and participate in a weekly 2-hour seminar during the fall.

To-Go Internships:

Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. (Eight Week Summer Session)

If you live near Washington, D.C. or plan to spend the summer there and have identified an internship sponsor, this option provides the opportunity to earn academic credit while interning. UIP will work with you throughout your process of researching and securing an Internship-To-Go and meeting the requirements of both the sponsoring organization and U.Va. UIP provides academic support comparable to the Summer in Charlottesville program and will provide the administrative support comparable to the To-Go Summer Internship Elsewhere option. The Summer in Washington Program is identical in format and content to the Summer in Charlottesville option. You will intern a minimum of 17 hours per week and participate in a weekly 2 3/4-hour academic seminar during U.Va.'s eight-week Summer Session. Depending on the number of students, a U.Va. faculty member will conduct the seminar either at a facility in the Northern Virginia area or online.

Summer Internship Program Abroad in Dublin, Ireland (Special Summer Session)

The University Internship Programs (UIP) and the International Studies Office (ISO) have partnered with European Study Abroad (EUSA) to develop, build, and customize European internships for U.Va. students in Dublin, Ireland, during the Special Summer Session. Participating students will be able to intern in a variety of professional fields including: private sector business, political parties, law, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, lobby groups, professional associations, and many more. Internships are determined by your interest, studies, experience, and professional and academic plans. The program includes an on-Grounds academic and administrative orientation, followed by a professional practice, unpaid academic internship, interning full-time (32 hours per week, Monday-Thursday). Program costs include tuition, housing, internship placement, administration, orientations, and a basic social program. Students in Dublin will live in centrally located, fully furnished apartments complex with easy access to public transportation.

Summer Internship Program Elsewhere (Eight Week Summer Session)

This option is specifically designed for those who cannot take advantage of any of the other internship options listed above but who have identified internship opportunities elsewhere and want to earn University credit. UIP will work with you throughout the process of securing a To-Go Internship and meeting the requirements of both the internship organization and U.Va. UIP provides academic support comparable to the Summer in Charlottesville programs, including:

• Certifying that you are eligible to receive credit and meet the technical and legal requirements of the supervisor.
• Meetings to prepare you for your internship and debrief you upon your return to U.Va.
• Off-Grounds distance learning format and assignments.
• Feedback on your academic and field performance throughout your internship.
• Regular and crisis consultations with on-call faculty.
• Documents, letters, and signatures as required by the internship organization.

Application procedures and requirements vary considerably between organizations; therefore, applications should be submitted early in order to make necessary arrangements with supervisors.

Click on an Internship Program Option to view more information.

Summary of University of Virginia Internship Programs (UIP) Options 

UIP Internship Option

Academic Seminar Time Commitment

Internship Time Commitment

Total Time Commitment

Total Academic Credits Earned

Academic Year Internship Program in Charlottesville, VA

Mandatory day-long orientation (late August) and 2-hour weekly seminar on Grounds & assignments

10 hrs/wk

30 weeks - fall and spring semesters 

8 credit hours total (4 credits each semester)

Summer Internship Program in Charlottesville, VA*

Mandatory half-day orientation; 2 3/4-hour weekly seminar on Grounds & assignments

17 hrs/wk

Eight week summer session

4 credit hours total

Extended Summer Internship Program in Charlottesville, VA*

Mandatory half-day orientations; 2 3/4-hour (summer) and 2-hour (fall) weekly seminar on Grounds & assignments

17 hrs/wk summer; 10 hrs/wk fall, and optional spring semester

23 weeks - summer session & fall semester

8 credit hours total (4 credits each semester)

To-Go Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C.*

Mandatory half-day orientation; off-Grounds distance learning format & assignments; "on-call" faculty

17 hrs/wk

Eight week summer session

4 credit hours total

To-Go Summer International Internship Program in Dublin, Ireland**

Mandatory, half-day pre-departure orientation; off-Grounds distance learning format & assignments; "on-call" faculty

32 hrs/wk

Eight week summer session & on-site Dublin

4 credit hours total

To-Go Summer Internship Program in Other U.S. Cities and Abroad*

Mandatory half-day orientation; off-Grounds distance learning format & assignments; "on-call" faculty

17 hrs/wk minimum

Eight week summer session

4 credit hours total

NOTE: Students can choose to combine any of the Summer Internship options with the Academic Year Internship option.

* All summer internship program options require students to enroll in U.Va.'s Eight Week Summer Session and pay applicable tuition and fees.

** Costs associated with the Dublin program include tuition and fees, housing, internship placement, administration, orientations, and cultural exploration activities. Summer Internship Program Abroad in Dublin, Ireland (Special Summer Session).