Welcome to the Virginia Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)
With an increasing demand for skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers in Virginia, the development of efficient pathways between undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees and industry has become an urgent need. With support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to paid summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.
This program offers a one-stop, centralized, online internship application system that provides Virginia's undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM-related paid summer internships. This same tool allows participating Virginia-based companies the ability to search a large database of student internship applications for specific skills, experience, educational background, interests and desired work locations to find the best possible candidates for their paid summer internships.
Virginia's companies will have access to the prescreened internship applications online and can search and sort them by a variety of criteria. Companies can search the database directly or can be assisted by VSGC staff. Companies select students, make offers, and employ interns directly.
Important Internship Highlights
There is no cost for students or companies to utilize this online service.
Student application deadline for summer 2013 internships is January 31, 2013.
CSIIP has the strong support of the Center for Innovative Technology and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.