How can your higher ed institution get involved in Virginia TOP?
As a Virginia institution of higher education, there are a variety of things you can do to get participate in Virginia TOP, such as:
- Connect with participating employers regarding work-based learning opportunities
- Submit upcoming internship fairs and other opportunities to be listed on our site
- Participate in ongoing VTOP programs and meetings
Transforming Federal Work-Study/On-campus Jobs
This toolkit meets institutions where they are at in their journey to make at least some on-campus/federal work-study jobs more internship-like. The toolkit provides guidance and solutions as an institution makes decisions, creates policy and overcomes regulatory barriers to transform Federal Work-Study positions.
This PowerPoint serves as an abridged version of the toolkit pdf. The powerpoint can be saved/modified for institutions to use, obtain buy-in and support to transform Federal Work-Study.
Professional Development Scholarships
Scholarships for professional development are available to professionals whose career involves connecting students, institutions of higher education and the employer community with the goal of expanding paid and credit-bearing internship and other work-based learning opportunities (job shadowing, tours, mentorship, externships, apprenticeships, field experiences, etc.). Details are available on the Professional Development Scholarship page.