The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is pleased to announce and accept applications for the 2021 Summer Internship Program. The program will place up to 11 interns in meaningful, on-the-job training experiences at IALR in various areas ranging from coding/precision agriculture to talent development. All health and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure a safe work environment. While the internship experiences are intended to take place at IALR, mentors are developing hybrid (blend of on-site and telework) options.
“We look forward to preparing our region’s students for successful career opportunities with real-world, work-based learning experiences,” said Dr. Julie Brown, IALR’s Director of Advanced Learning. “Our internship opportunities provide students with significant leadership development, networking, resume and skill-building activities and projects.”
To be considered for the eight-week, paid project, candidates must be one of the following: (1) a high school graduate with plans to attend college in the fall of 2021, (2) an undergraduate or graduate level college student or (3) a recent college graduate who completed a college degree within the last 12 months. The internship will begin in June and must be completed by August 13.
Available internship opportunities include:
- SMART Table 2.0 Controller Development with Dr. Scott Lowman (up to two positions)
- Controlled Environment Agriculture with Dr. Scott Lowman (up to two positions)
- Research and Data Analysis for the Southern Virginia Region with Linda Green
- Marketing and Communications with Allison Moore
- Informal STEM Learning Programs with Dr. Julie Brown (up to two positions)
- Manufacturing Workforce Pipeline Research and Marketing for the Southern Virginia Region with Troy Simpson
- Human Resource Management with Elaine Ratcliffe
- Information Technology with Tim Kruggel
Interns will receive a stipend of $2,925 paid semi-monthly. The anticipated weekly time commitment is 28 hours, and the IALR mentor will set the work schedule during the intern orientation.
Applications are due by 4 p.m. (EST), Monday, March 22, 2021. The internship application, other information and detailed project descriptions are available at www.ialr.org/internships. For more information, please contact Brown at email@example.com or 434.766.6711, or Elaine Ratcliffe, IALR’s Human Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.766.6747.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research serves Virginia as a regional catalyst for economic transformation with applied research, advanced learning, advanced manufacturing, conference center services and economic development efforts. The Institute’s major footprint focuses within Southern Virginia, including the counties of Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax and Mecklenburg along with the cities of Martinsville and Danville.