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We offer a range of application opportunities for UVA students!

Learn more now and plan ahead to apply for upcoming opportunities.


Academic-year experiential learning opportunities

Our internship, community mentoring, and graduate fellowship opportunities are the heart and soul of the center's Engaged Scholarship program:


Young Women Leaders Program & Men's Leadership Project

Our YWLP Big Sisters and MLP Big Brothers are UVA undergraduates who mentor local middle school students. 

Learn about YWLP . . . or . . .  Learn about MLP


Internship Program

Our Internship Program places UVA undergraduates on one of our teams led by a member of our staff and engaged in a wide variety of work. 

Intern applications are accepted each year starting before winter break and ending on March 1.
Learn more 


Graduate Fellows

Our Casscells and Greer Fellowships provide opportunities for UVA graduate students to work closely with members of our staff and undergraduate interns
Spring application for the following academic year


What makes these Engaged Scholarship programs special? 

Opportunities for students to be an intern or mentor are offered in lots of settings. Knowing a bit about how our Engaged Scholarship approach shapes the opportunities we offer at the Women's Center will inform your decision to apply.  

Engaged scholarship is an academic practice rooted in the values of social justice and citizenship. This orientation prompts us, as members of the University of Virginia, to put learning into practice to foster social change and nurture community care.

The most profound learning often comes from experience that is supported by guidance, context, foundational knowledge, and intellectual analysis. That's why our internship and mentoring programs synthesize theory and practice by combining coursework and work in the field for an iterative, reflective approach to taking action. 

As an intern, mentor, or grad fellow at the Women's Center, you are part of a robust team that prioritizes supporting each other. Throughout the year, you’ll build relationships with professional staff members who care about your personal and professional development as well as a diverse community of peers. 

The deep knowledge and the professional skills that you will gain here in any of our Engaged Scholarship programs will prepare you to be successful – not just in your workplace, but more importantly, within the existing social, political, and economic institutions and relations of today and tomorrow.

Learn more about Engaged Scholarship

Summer opportunities

We support research and community engagement by providing these opportunities for UVA students:

As needed

  • We hire students for our team of front desk assistants as needed. Interested students can apply through Handshake.

Looking to get involved without needing to apply?

Check out our Volunteer Corps or events you can attend to start getting involved any time.