Serving Virginia undergraduate students and Virginia companies offering PAID STEM internships
In response to the increasing demand for skilled Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workers in Virginia, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links companies and students in STEM, including but not limited to high-need areas such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Physical Science, and Financial majors.
Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your education to real-world applications? CSIIP connects you to paid undergraduate internships in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Participation in CSIIP enhances your résumé and is a good way to gain actual job experience in your field of study and build relationships with potential employers.
- Be at least 18 years of age and attending a Virginia university, college, or community college. Virginia residents attending accredited out-of-state colleges may also apply
- Have completed at least 30 or more post-secondary education credits and are at least at rising sophomore status prior to the internship. Recent graduates are also eligible to participate
- Be majoring in a STEM field (preferred)
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Have a GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
- A FREE, convenient, one-application process to reach companies throughout Virginia
- Excellent opportunity for hands-on experience related to the student’s field of study
- A Certificate of Completion signed by the Governor
- Ability to check companies’ profiles and indicate interest in specific internship opportunities or companies
- Ability to update applications so they remain valid for one year after graduation
- Press releases about the internship are sent to the student’s hometown newspaper
VSGC is partnering with the CCI INNOVATE Cyber Program, a program that will help to develop work skills necessary to succeed in the cybersecurity and IT fields while resolving important issues faced by local business and industry. Participants will work within a team to identify a challenge or issue related to cybersecurity and utilize the design thinking approach to problem-solving and research within a high-impact team environment to identify solutions. Apply via the student link provided above. Learn more about this opportunity here: https://odu.edu/chip/innovatecyber.