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.
Mentor applications are accepted each year starting before winter break and ending on March 1.
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.
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
- Ernest L. Boyer, “The Scholarship of Engagement”
- Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, “What is Engaged Scholarship?”
- Kristen Slack, “What is Engaged Scholarship and How Can It Improve Your Research?”
- Marianne Beaulieu, Mylaine Breton, and Astrid Brousselle, “Conceptualizing 20 years of engaged scholarship: A scoping review”
We support research and community engagement by providing these opportunities for UVA students:
- Our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grant supports UVA undergraduates who secure unpaid summer internships in public policy.
- Our Sharon Davie Fellowship supports a UVA PhD student pursuing a career path outside the professoriate but inside the university or outside of academia.
- We hire students for our team of front desk assistants as needed. Interested students can apply through Handshake.