Senior Internship Program

The School's Senior Internship Program provides students real-world work experience as they complete their high school careers.
The program also aims to provide seniors an avenue to develop relationships in the Charlottesville community and broaden their network before heading off to college and beyond. Local volunteer businesses and nonprofit organizations host interns for about 50 hours throughout two weeks in May.


Expectations of Students

  • Initiate contact with potential internship hosts
  • Display professionalism in punctuality and deportment while interning
  • Show eagerness to understand business and ask meaningful questions
  • Contribute meaningfully to the work of the organization
  • Fulfill minimum time requirement (50 hours)
  • Present their experience to their peers at the end of the internship

Expectations of Host

  • Participate in application process by communicating with interested students, whether by holding interview, reviewing student materials, etc.
  • Provide an enriching experience for their intern in a welcoming environment
  • Provide work suitable for experience level and interest of student
  • Help student understand basic inner-workings of the organization
  • Sign off on hours worked and provide meaningful feedback at the conclusion of the internship
  • Sponsors are invited, but not required, to attend their intern’s presentation on their experience at the end of the internship
  • Host companies are not expected to provide payment or transportation for students


Interested in being a host? Please contact Brandtly Jones at (434) 296-5106 or


When I think about the purpose of our Senior Internships I think of three key things. First, to try new things. Secondly, to try and find something you enjoy doing. Lastly, it should be an opportunity for you to make your own connections. Of those three things I can confidently and happily say I did all three. "

- Isabel Franks '19, University of Chicago's Marine Biological Laboratory