IALR Summer Internships


The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) offers an annual summer internship program to provide meaningful on-the-job training. The internship program provides real-world leadership development experiences in diverse career fields such as research and data analysis, public relations, human resources, AgTech research, coding and robotics, information technology and more.

Candidates for IALR internships must be: a high school graduate with plans to attend college in fall of 2024; an undergraduate or graduate level college student; OR a recent college graduate, within the last 12 months.

Each internship requires 224 hours* with a weekly time commitment of 28 hours, representing an eight (8) week internship term. This is a paid experience with professional expectations. Interns will receive a stipend, paid semimonthly (stipend is subject to tax). The IALR mentor and intern will set a detailed work schedule during the intern orientation.

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Vice President, Advanced Learning

Julie Brown, Ph.D.

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2024 internship timeline

  • Application deadline: March 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual candidate interviews: April 15-17, 2024
  • Intern notification of selection: April 22, 2024
  • Mandatory orientation dates: June 3 or June 10, 2024
  • Mandatory Internship Luncheon/Presentations: July 25, 2024 

2024 Internship Opportunities

The application period has closed for the majority of 2024 IALR Summer Internship positions. See below for those still accepting applications through April 22. 

Institute Conference Center Event Intern

Are you passionate about the hospitality and event industry? Join our team as an intern in our conference center department. Gain hands-on experience in orchestrating seamless events while actively contributing to the promotion and branding of our unique venue.

Activities include: 

  • Collaborate with the event management team to ensure flawless execution of both internal and external events hosted at the Institute Conference Center (ICC).
  • Assist in the coordination and on-site management of diverse events.
  • Coordinate closely with vendors for catering, venue, audiovisual, etc.
  • Engage in market research to identify trends and opportunities for venue promotion.

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IALR also assists and supports organizations across Southern Virginia with the development of internship programs 

IALR reserves the right to modify and/or cancel the internship program. Modifications could include a shortened timeframe with a pro-rated adjustment to the paid compensation, alternate assignments, and/or adjustments to work-site location. Internships are primarily in-person. The IALR Internship Program does not provide local housing or a housing allowance.