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UVI Launches Paid Internship Program On St. Thomas And St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands Division of Student Affairs on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses are working with Ascendium’s Project Success to offer paid internship opportunities for students to complete their course requirements for graduation.

The program will be administered through the Office of Student Employment, collectively, with the University’s schools and colleges to provide paid opportunities for students enrolled in student teaching, clinical and internships beginning the summer of 2021.

The goal is to create a meaningful work experience, increase job opportunities post-graduation and help students with financial difficulties. Students will be paid a competitive salary for a maximum of 150 hours. Time and attendance will be entered and tracked by the administrative support team for each school and college.

“Working collaboratively with all the academic schools and colleges will guarantee that the paid internship program meets its goals of providing that much-needed work experience for our students before they embark upon their career path after graduation,” Dean Finch-Simpson noted.

Interested applicants must submit their paid internship application to the Office of Student Employment on or before the designated deadline, the third week of each semester. Also, applicants will need an approved learning agreement, signed by the professor and internship site supervisor, highlighting the number of weekly hours. Students will be interviewed and selected based on eligibility. The program is open to all students, both U.S. citizens and international students.

“We are excited that this partnership with Ascendium will provide opportunities for more students to develop workforce readiness skills and solidify post graduations plans,” Dean Rivers said.

To be eligible to apply for the Paid Internship Program, students must be a junior or senior, must exhibit financial challenges that may prevent them from participating in an unpaid internship and must be seeking a degree and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements.

For more information, contact the Offices of Student Employment at (340) 692-4180 on St. Croix or (340( 693-1180 on St. Thomas.

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