October 2, 2023

UMW Awarded $250,000 for Fredericksburg Region Internships


UMW Bell Tower

UMW Bell Tower

The University of Mary Washington has received a $250,000 grant from SCHEV – the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – to expand paid and credit-bearing student internships in collaboration with Virginia employers. The grant is part of the Fund for Excellence and Innovation, also known as the Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership.

The grant will support a program director who will oversee the establishment and operation of the Rappahannock Work & Learn Collaborative (RWLC), serving the Fredericksburg area, the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula, said UMW Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young.

UMW and the RWLC will lead the effort to connect employers to students and increase the number of high-quality internships and other work-based learning opportunities in Go Virginia Region 6. Employers, community partners, K-12 school divisions and postsecondary institutions will advise the RWLC and serve as an employer network. Read more.