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Internships Frequently Asked Questions

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expand Are your interns paid?  
Yes, our internship positions are paid. Hourly wages are generally determined based on each intern’s level of education and experience, and range from $10 to $15 per hour.
expand Does VHDA pay for the intern’s housing expense?  
expand How do I apply? 
Application packets must be faxed, delivered or postmarked by the closing date listed in the job description. Packets must include:
  • A completed internship application.
  • A current resume with three references.
  • Two letters of reference (professional or academic only).
  • Copy of a current transcript.
  • A one and a half page essay explaining why you’re pursuing a VHDA internship.
expand How do I search for an internship? 
expand How does the process work? 
Our Organizational Developmental and Learning department reviews all internship applications and then forwards them to the division(s) with open positions. When an appropriate candidate is identified, an interview is arranged and conducted by the prospective supervisor and any other staff members the supervisor chooses to include. Applicants are evaluated on:
  • Their academic records. 
  • Strength of their application materials. 
  • Potential for growth. 
  • How well their skills, education and experience match the
    needs of the specific business unit.
expand How long does the internship last?  
expand If I apply, but am not offered a position, can I be considered for another semester?  
Yes. Applicants who aren’t offered a position, and would like to be considered for a position beyond the next semester, should contact the Internship Program Manager to find out whether or not a new application will be required. In all such cases an updated resume is required.
expand What is the reporting structure? 
expand What qualifications make an ideal candidate?  

We seek interns with:

  • Superior writing skills. 
  • Strong client focus. 
  • Intellectual curiosity. 
  • Self-sufficiency. 
  • Strong business growth and development skills.
expand What types of internships are available? ‎ 
expand When are internships available and what are their durations?  
Positions are available year-round.
expand Who is eligible to participate?