Central Virginia Governor’s School Internship Program
“Experiencing Science and Technology in Today’s World”
Fridays~February 13, 2015 through May 15, 2015

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.  Interns will receive periodic "internship newsletters" through their CVGS email accounts.

Intern Expectations are to:

  • Attend all 12 internship dates 8:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Provide transportation to and from the sponsor's site.
  • Respect the confidentiality of the organization.
  • Provide the mentor with a resume at the first meeting.
  • 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.
  • Deliver 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.

Schedule of Important Dates

August 22       Student Internship Interest Survey due

August 26       Meeting with all juniors

August 29       Internship Opportunity Form Due (all juniors)

                       Medical Internship Focus Form Due (only if interested in Centra Internships)

October 24      Resume Draft Due for grade (Research Class)

November 3    Centra forms and additional requirements due

November 7    Final resume submitted with corrections (Research Class)

January 14       Centra orientation (offsite) & TB Test, Results will be read on January 16

January 21       Centra orientation (offsite) & TB Test, snow date, results will be read on

January 23

February 6       Internship primer        

February 13     Internship week 1

February 20     Internship week 2

February 27     Internship week 3

March 6           Internship week 4

March 13         Internship week 5

March 20         Internship week 6

March 27         Internship week 7

April 3             Internship week 8

April 10           Spring Break

April 17           Internship week 9

April 24           Internship week 10

May 1              Internship week 11

May 8              AP Testing, no internship

Mary 15           Last internship day, week 12