Central Virginia Governor’s School Internship Program
“Experiencing Science and Technology in Today’s World”
Fridays~February 15, 2019 through May 17, 2019

Internship questions? Contact Scott Douglass at

The purpose of the CVGS internship program is to engage students in meaningful learning activities in the workplace focusing on science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM careers). Each CVGS junior will be assigned a mentor or mentors and will have 12 Friday mornings (36 contact hours) of activities or assigned projects. Sponsor organizations represent engineering, laboratory, government, education and medical partners within Virginia’s Region 2000. The internship experience is integral to CVGS program.  

Intern Expectations are to:

  • Attend all 12 internship dates 8:00 am to 11:00 am (unless otherwise agreed upon).
  • Provide transportation to and from the sponsor's site.
  • Respect the confidentiality of the organization.
  • Report to designated area on time.
  • Contact mentor and CVGS if he/she is unable to report.
  • Perform only specified activities outlined by the CVGS administration.
  • Stay with the mentor or assigned person at all times.
  • Be neatly groomed and wear appropriate attire.
  • Be conscious of job safety at all times.
  • Get parent permission forms signed if drug testing is required.
  • Complete all required internship paperwork and assignments on time.

The mentor will:

  • Meet with the CVGS administration to design specific objectives and activities for the intern
  • Meet the intern each morning at the designated area.
  • Insure that the intern is under supervision of an adult at all times.
  • Encourage the intern to develop problem-solving skills and to develop independence.
  • Explain safety precautions to the intern.
  • Provide a beneficial experience for the intern.
  • Communicate with CVGS about the intern's progress.
  • Complete the evaluation of the internship program. 
  • Complete background check. Click here to begin.

2019 Internship Timeline

August 31    Students complete online survey about internship interest area

September 4    Individual meetings with students and Internship Team

September 27  Meetings and paperwork distribution to students working with Centra

November 7    Centra paperwork, medical shot record, transportation form, etc. due to Dr. Douglass

November 30     Complete folder (medical record and other documents) due to Centra

January 9       Centra offsite orientation & TB test

January 11       Centra TB test results read at CVGS

January 23       Centra offsite orientation & TB test (snow date)

January 25       Centra TB test results read at CVGS (snow date)

February 15     First day of Internships

February 22     Internship week 2

March 1           Internship week 3

March 8           Internship week 4

March 15         Internship week 5

March 22         Internship week 6

March 29         Internship week 7

April 5             Internship week 8

April 12           Internship week 9

April 19           Spring Break - No Internship unless otherwise arranged

April 26           Internship week 10

May 3             Internship week 11

May 10            No internship Day – unless otherwise arranged (AP US History Exam)

May 17            Last internship day week 12