Save The Date: July 25th

Join us in Richmond on Thursday, July 25th for Virginia Intern Day. Virginia Intern Day is an opportunity to recognize employers who have provided robust internship programs that benefit our leaders of tomorrow and highlight interns’ contributions to our workforce.

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Find Your Region

Virginia TOP is rolling out regional support services for employers, students and institutions of higher education. To learn about our support for work-based learning in your area, select your county or city on the map or below:

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By connecting everyone. Virginia TOP gives the right tools to Virginia businesses, students, and higher ed. The end goal is to connect businesses with students who want to learn by doing.
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We help businesses, students, and higher ed share work-based learning opportunities much more efficiently.
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We encourage graduates to live and work in Virginia by creating more high-quality opportunities.
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We help fuel Virginia’s talent pipeline, an important aspect in keeping our state at the top of business rankings.

What does the data say?

Simply, it says we’re not doing enough to encourage students to live and work in Virginia after they graduate. That’s where Virginia TOP helps: to give students deep roots in Virginia’s business community prior to graduation.
of students entering higher education have never been employed
Source: Washington Post, 2015
of Virginia graduates completed undergraduate internships
Source: SCHEV, October 2021
of Virginia graduates said their internship helped them receive a job offer
Source: SCHEV, October 2021
concern of Virginia businesses surveyed is access to necessary talent
Source: Blueprint Virginia 2025, Virginia Chamber of Commerce

What is everyone saying?