Intern abroad office of international programs

About the IIP

Princeton’s International Internship Program (IIP) supports Princeton undergraduates who wish to undertake a summer internship abroad. IIP provides:

  • Listings of international internships arranged specifically for Princeton students
  • Advice about how to find, apply for, and fund an international internship
  • Information about lodging, transportation, travel, and social life abroad
  • Orientation sessions on health, safety, and cultural issues

IIP is partnering with an increasing number of University programs, departments, and centers to support internship placements in every region of the world and across diverse areas of professional and academic interests.

If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior interested in spending a summer abroad doing work related to your academic concentration or interests, we encourage you to explore the listings on our website and to contact us with any questions.

Note: If you are a graduating senior or a graduate student, you are not eligible for internships through IIP. Please contact the Office of Career Services for assistance.

If you would like more information about IIP or are interested in applying, please make an appointment on IIP Director Luisa Duarte-Silva’s WASS calendar .

Summer in the city

Program application deadline.

Balance of tuition due.


Interning in NYC will allow you to.

  • Jump-start your career. A New York City internship will add impact to your resume. Because New York is a major center of international business and culture, you will gain an edge in competing for jobs in today’s ever-changing global economy.
  • Prepare for leadership. Working with business, media and cultural achievers in New York will give you the skills that put you on a career track toward becoming a leader yourself. Apply your knowledge.
  • Explore New York City’s rich cultural offerings. New York’s arts and cultural treasures are as diverse as they are famous. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Broadway theater district and the American Museum of Natural History are among the many institutions near Fordham’s campus at Lincoln Center. A short subway ride takes you to cutting-edge art galleries in Chelsea and Soho and ball games at Yankee and Shea stadiums.

This directed 10-week Summer program offers.

  • World class contacts. Students are given access to our database of possible internship sites in business, finance, marketing, media, advertising, public relations, art, theater, government, non-profit, human resources and more.
  • Career guidance. Students who register and make a deposit by February 15 will be assisted in the process of applying for and securing an internship placement. Students are strongly encouraged to meet our "early bird" of January 15 deadline for a greater selection of opportunities, especially among the more competitive internships, like those in finance.
  • Affordable living space. Participants who live outside the New York City area can stay in McMahon Hall on our Lincoln Center campus, in the cultural heart of Manhattan, for less than $35 a night.
  • College credit. A vital part of the internship program is the required four-credit Internship Seminar, which allows students to share and compare their experiences as interns and assess their own career goals. The course introduces students to the world of work with an emphasis on leadership development and management skills. The class credits are transferable pending your university’s approval.

Past internship sites have included nationally and globally recognized companies:

  • A.G. Edwards
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • The Cinema Guild
  • Fitness Magazine
  • The Bank of New York
  • Fox News
  • The Support Center for Non-Profit Management
  • The Donna Karan Company
  • Slam Magazine
  • Columbia Records

Read what past participants have to say

Program Information


The application deadline for this program has passed.


Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted in 2-3 weeks to set up a telephone or face-to-face interview with a representative of the Office of Career Planning and Placement. Your career goals and resume will be discussed, and you will establish a follow-up schedule for revising your materials and applying for internships. Please understand that your acceptance and continued enrollment is contingent upon your working with Career Services to secure a placement in a timely fashion.

When you are accepted, you will be enrolled in the required four-credit Internship Seminar.


2014 tuition for the 10-week program, including the Internship Seminar class, is $3,300. A non-refundable $300 deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due May 7, 2014.


Please find the printable Housing Application here. (The online application available January 9 also includes a housing option.) Please note that applying for housing is a two-step process that will also involve a short online placement survey in April.

In 2014, the charge for housing is $2,160 for a double-occupancy bedroom. There is a $50 housing deposit required. Students must be registered for and attending the 4-credit Internship Seminar course to be eligible for housing.


Cancellations of housing must be made in writing to by May 16. Students whocancel housing after this date will be subject to full housing charges. Withdrawals from the Internship Seminar can be made in writing to The deadline to withdraw with a full refund, minus the non-refundable $300 application deposit, is May 27. Thereafter, the refund schedule articulated on the Tuition and Fees page will be followed.

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APA Programs Now Available

With the release of this program, we’d like to extend a special thanks to this year’s Program Chairs—Dr. DeLeon Gray and Dr. Cary Roseth—and our President, Dr. Terri Thorkildsen. Without the hard work and dedication of these volunteers, our meeting would not be possible.

If you have any questions related to the Division 15 program or our events, please feel free to contact Wade George directly ( ).

2014-2015 Call for Volunteers

The success of Division 15 rests on its membership, its elected officers, and the efforts of 15 Standing Committees and 5 Ad Hoc Committees. Without the volunteer efforts of our members, Division 15 cannot operate effectively and make a difference in our field.

Beginning August, 2014, openings exist on the following committees:

  • Nominations for Elections
  • Snow Award for Early Contributions
  • Early Career Research Grants
  • Dissertation Awards
  • Membership
  • Graduate Student Affairs
  • Development of Early Career Psychologists
  • Monitor to APA Board of Educational Affairs
  • Advances in Educational Psychology Conference
  • Editor, Division 15 Newsletter
  • Ad Hoc Psychology Today

Several of these committees have multiple openings. Some of these committees need members who are APA/Division 15 Fellows (as well as other members), and several committees need student members. Length of term varies by committee, but is typically 2-3 years. For further description of each committee’s charge, please see the Division 15 Bylaws .

If you’re interested in volunteering, you may indicate specific committees you would prefer to serve on, or simply that you’re interested across all openings. Please email Karen Harris ( ), Division 15 President-Elect, regarding your interests; please also include a current vita.

All openings will be filled as soon as qualified members are identified, with new members taking their place on committees after the 2014 APA Convention.

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Application Process

To apply for an internship, please visit and complete the online application (Cover Letter and Personal History Profile). Internship openings will be posted 90 days prior to the application deadline listed in the table above.

Applicants will receive a standard reply confirming receipt of their internship application. Due to the volume of applications we receive and the highly competitive nature of the programme, you will be further contacted only if your application is being actively pursued.

You may be requested to supply documentary evidence supporting the statements in your application. Do not, however, send documents until you have been requested to do so. Do not submit the original references or testimonials unless they have been obtained for the sole use of UNEP/RONA.

Applications will not, as a general rule, be valid or be retained by UNEP Washington for more than six months from date of receipt.

Internship Responsibilities and Qualifications

All interns will be required to occasionally assist in UNEP RONA administrative responsibilities such as working at the front desk, taking meeting notes and participating in the kitchen clean-up programme.

All interns should have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in the environment
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy, especially with MS Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
  • Good time-management skills
  • Knowledge of a other official UN language is an asset

The following describes the responsibilities and qualifications in each of the various internship areas:


Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Director, the Head of Communications and other staff in the timely delivery of materials and information to members of the media and other key stakeholders
  • Assisting the Head of Communications in the organization and preparation for special events
  • Assisting with outreach programmes and activities
  • Undertaking research for speeches and presentations
  • Preparing advocacy materials
  • Updating and maintaining mailing and/or contact lists of media, civil society and other UNEP partners
  • Checking daily media coverage for relevant issues
  • Attending briefings or relevant meetings on Capitol Hill and other institutions
  • Writing memos and taking minutes


  • Background in communications and/or journalism preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of U.S. and Canadian media desired

Government Affairs

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Director and other staff with outreach to U.S. and Canadian governments
  • Assisting staff with the organization and of government affairs-related events
  • Assisting with outreach to various UNEP stakeholders
  • Undertaking policy and/or legal research
  • Preparing advocacy materials
  • Drafting memoranda and researching a variety of topics
  • Attending briefings or relevant meetings on Capitol Hill and other institutions
  • Writing memos and taking minutes


  • Background in environmental studies, international relations, international development, political science, environmental policy or law
  • Experience working with either the U.S. or Canadian government is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament, their structures and processes is also an advantage

Ecosystems Management Internship

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with ecosystems management projects and activities, including UNEP’s work on coastal and marine ecosystems, freshwater, biodiversity and migratory species
  • Assisting with the organization of events
  • Assisting with outreach to governments, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions engaged in ecosystems management issues
  • Attending and reporting back in writing on meetings or conferences
  • Conducting research and drafting short reports & summary memos
  • Assisting staff in the development of presentations
  • Writing memos and taking minutes


  • Background in international policy, environmental science, natural resource management, marine/coastal affairs,
  • Knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems is an asset
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
  • International experience & field-work a plus.

Environmental Policy

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with climate change and resource efficiency projects including sustainable consumption and production, sustainable buildings and cities
  • Assisting with outreach to various UNEP stakeholders
  • Attending and reporting back in writing on meetings and/or conferences
  • Undertaking research on a variety of topics and drafting reports
  • Writing memos and taking minutes


  • Background in environmental studies, international relations, international development, political science, or environmental policy preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities

Environmental Research

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the UNEP DEWA Chief and other staff members with advanced academic research on environment-related topics, staff projects and/or presentations
  • Attending and reporting back in writing on relevant briefings and/or meetings
  • Assisting in outreach to the academic, governmental and NGO communities
  • Drafting memoranda
  • Writing memos and taking minutes


  • Background in advanced environmental studies and sciences
  • Understanding of cross-cutting scientific and major environmental issues
  • Ability to create scientific reports on wide-ranging environment-related topics
  • Computer literacy to undertake basic statistical data analysis
  • Ability to create charts/graphs for reports and presentations
  • Knowledge of other relevant software such as GIS is an advantage, but not required

Internship with STAP – Research and Outreach

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is an independent panel of experts which provides strategic and operational advice on science and technological matters to the Governing Council and Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Panel and Secretariat of STAP are hosted by UNEP, and based in the Regional Office for North America (RONA) in Washington, DC. The Secretariat of STAP seeks a suitably qualified candidate with an interest in environmental management to contribute to the work of STAP in the following ways:


  • Assist the Secretary of STAP, and other Secretariat staff members, with research on issues related to the main focal areas of the GEF (biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate adaptation, chemicals, land degradation, and international waters). This can include:
    • Background research to support preparation of STAP periodic publications, including terms of reference as required;
    • Assistance in preparing speaking notes and presentations for the STAP Chair and Panel Members;
    • Background research as required in the preparation of project reviews;
    • Contribution as necessary in the organization and delivery of STAP workshops and meeting events
  • Contribute to preparing/designing updates to the STAP website
  • Participate in the development of communication and outreach materials, which demonstrate the work of STAP

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, at minimum, or in graduate school
  • Pursue a degree in the natural or social sciences, with a focus on environmental management, human interaction with the environment, and perhaps, some exposure to human development and environmental impacts in the developing country context
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in science, and how science can influence policy
  • Exhibit analytical and research skills
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Display strong aptitude in computer literacy – experience with website content management systems considered an asset
  • Engender creativity and enthusiasm to work and new experiences

Proficient in English with knowledge of (an)other language(s) is an asset

Important Internship Information

The UN Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. All costs connected with internships must be borne by the interns or their sponsoring institutions or governments, including travel and transportation, living and accommodation.

For applicants accepted into a UNEP internship who are not citizens of the United States, you must obtain a visa. It is UN policy that obtaining visas is the sole responsibility of the intern. UNEP will not assist beyond providing letters of acceptance and copies of internship agreements. Be mindful that obtaining a visa can be a lengthy process and failure to secure a visa will void your internship acceptance. Do not delay in pursuing your visa(s).

UNEP accepts no responsibility or liability for costs arising from damages, travel, accident and/or illness incurred during an Internship. Interns are asked to submit:

  • A medical certificate stating that he/she is in good health
  • Valid proof of coverage by a medical insurance plan

Internship Agreements

Once selected by UNEP, applicants will be required to sign the following:

  • UN Administrative Instruction ST/AI/2000/9 governing all UN internships
  • UNEP Washington DC Internship Agreement governing the local internship programme

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WGU Teachers College

Online Teaching Degrees Making Better Teachers and Better Students

Qualified, dedicated teachers are desperately needed throughout the United States, particularly in rural and urban communities and in subject areas like math and science. The WGU Teachers College is a recognized leader in online teacher education working towards the goal of ensuring that highly competent teachers are in every classroom. teachers like you.

Teachers College

Online Master’s Programs

For already-licensed teachers:

Earn an Online Teaching Degree

As a student, you’ll benefit from both superior programs and lower tuition. Our competency-based approach allows you to leverage your prior experience and education and find a workable balance between life, family, and school. And online doesn’t mean alone, either. You’ll have the constant support of a dedicated mentor to take you all the way to graduation and beyond.

Graduates of WGU’s Teachers College can be found in almost every major public school district in the U.S. A number of WGU graduates have been recognized for their work through awards and grants.

NCATE Accredited

WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure, a testament to the fact that WGU graduates “have the knowledge and skills to be effective in helping all students learn.”

Recognized and Accepted Programs

Earn the knowledge and skills necessary to help students learn with an online teaching degree from the WGU Teachers College. With the assistance of over $15 million in grants from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, WGU offers challenging online teaching degree programs for both current and aspiring teachers.

All of WGU’s online teaching degree programs are regionally and NCATE accredited, approved for Utah candidates by virtue of WGU’s NCATE accreditation, and designed to prepare for certification in all 50 states (for initial teacher licensure). Although state requirements vary from state to state, most states allow WGU Teachers College graduates to apply for direct licensure. And almost all states participate in reciprocity agreements allowing for transfer of teaching credentials from one state to another. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to determine how your state will recognize your credentials.

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News & Events

The Texas Education Agency works diligently to provide updates about agency actions to the public through news releases, newsletters, correspondence, web updates and other means of communications. Consolidated TEA calendars, as well as specialized calendars, are provided at this site to keep school employees and the public informed.


June 11, 2014

A majority of high school students (81 percent) in the Class of 2015 – the first class graduating under State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) testing requirements – has already successfully passed all five required STAAR end-of-course exams before reaching their senior year.

June 09, 2014

The Generation 19 charter applications are now posted. Click on the column heading called “Generation,” and it will bring the Gen. 19 applications to almost the top of the list.

High school students posted strong passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I and U.S. History, according to preliminary statewide results released today by the Texas Education Agency.

June 02, 2014

In support of the commissioner’s priority to close the gaps in student achievement, the Texas Education Agency has launched a new initiative that provides opportunities for increased flexibility for subrecipients of federal education grants.

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Best educational games for kids

These days, children are practically born with the ability to use a smartphone and have an immediate understanding of technology from a young age, and 91 percent of children play video games. In this environment, parents can fight the trend and likely lose, or use it to their advantage by allowing their children to play educational games that will enhance spelling, reading, and math skills. There is no better way to trick your child into learning than with a flashy tablet app featuring talking fish. Your little ones will think you are a cool parent for letting them spend so much time in front of the computer, and parents will have peace of mind knowing their kiddos are actually furthering themselves.

All of these websites and games are safe for all ages, and many allow for multiple players so they can be played together as a family.


One thing to look out for with apps is in-game purchases. If kids don’t understand that getting more lives in a game costs actual  money, there can be real problems. Make sure to read the descriptions before handing it over to your kid or stay safe with our guide to turning off in-app purchases .

Fish School HD (Apple  $2) 

Fish School HD is a great game for preschoolers. It teaches numbers, letters, shapes, and colors with the help of animated fish. There is even a lesson on differences, where children have to find the fish that doesn’t look like the others. The app tries to cover basic skills taught before or during preschool curriculum. After kids work out their brains, they can have play time by tapping and dragging the fish and watching them react. Some letters and numbers are hard to read when displayed by fish, so it could be frustrating for some little ones.

Scout’s ABC Garden (Apple $2)

This is one entry in a series by Leap Frog that stars a green puppy named Scout, who takes kids through his backyard where they help him find things he’s lost, grow letters, and count drops of water. The app can be personalized and Scout will learn your child’s name, favorite color, and favorite food. The only bummer is it can only be personalized for one person at a time, so if there is more than one kid wanting to play with Scout you might need to have them share a profile or download it on another device. Scout will teach your kids how to count, but not to share.

Balloony Word (Apple Free)

This version of Hangman features Gordon the Gorilla and Kendra the Kangaroo as they hang helplessly from balloons with letters printed on them, and their lives are in the hands of the players who must guess words based off letters they choose. There are different categories of words to choose from, such as fruits or vegetables. Every wrong guess pops a balloon and brings either Gordon or Kendra closer to the ground, but gently. This is a game for children, so there won’t be any animals plummeting to earth, but there’s still a feeling of drama. This game is simple and is a good one to play with your kids, or by yourself when they’re sleeping, you deserve it. The only downside is an older kid could get tired of the repetitive nature of the game.

Stack the States (Android /Apple  Free [limited] or $1)

Ages: All

There is no better way to trick your kids into learning geography than putting faces on states. This app covers a wide variety of United States geography such as capitals, state shapes, borders, and abbreviations. The game presents the player with multiple choice trivia about states, if you answer the question correctly, you are allowed to place that state on the base. You win once you stack your states all the way up to the checkered line. Because it allows up to six unique profiles it’s easy to let the whole family play. Nothing brings families closer together than competition. There is also a Learn menu that presents an interactive map and flash cards. There is a “lite” version that is free but, as one could guess, isn’t as extensive as the full version.

Dinosaur Park Math (Android /Apple $1)

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Graduate Jobs and Internships

If you are looking for graduate roles, internships, work experience or voluntary work in the UK or globally, use the resources and services below:

UCL and The University of London vacancy services 

Lots of employers approach UCL and The Univeristy of London directly to advertise opportunities which in some cases may not be advertised elsewhere.

UCL JobOnline

UCL JobOnline is a vacancy search engine that enables UCL students and graduates to find career opportunities. Jobs listed on this site range from part-time work, voluntary work and work experience to internships and full time graduate positions.

Find out more and register for UCL Job Online

UCL Talent Bank

Talent Bank connects UCL students and graduates with opportunities within small- and medium -sized organisations and via UCL alumni.

UCL Talent Bank will shortlist and recommend relevant UCL students and graduates, to employers, who fit the bill and will proactively contact relevant candidates.

"UCL Talent Bank is a quick and easy way to find fantastic opportunities with SMEs. As a recent graduate I found many relevant, interesting opportunities and first one I applied for, I got! The job I have now has fast tracked my career and I’ve even started a professional qualification." – Sarah, BSc Economics, 2011.

Find out more and register for UCL Talent Bank

The University of London STEP Internship Programme

The Careers Group in partnership with Step Ltd have paid graduate internship opportunities available throughout the year.  All internships are paid and not subject to tax or national insurance.  Advice and support provided throughout the placement to make the most of the experience and there is the potential for a permanent job at the end of the internship.

‘It was a great experience and helped increase the look on my CV with a great reference.’

‘My Step Internship was a perfect first step into full time employment.’

The University of London Temp Agency

The Temp Agency is a professional recruitment agency offering a specialised and tailored service to both student and graduates by placing candidates in both temporary and permanent positions working within The University of London, its associated Colleges and institutes as well as with external local businesses.

UCL Union JobShop

An online job site provided specifically for current UCL students and recent graduates who are looking for part-time, temporary and/or vacation work.

Vacancies are available in a wide range of job roles with recruiters who are local to UCL or who are based on campus.

Working at UCL (UCL Human Resources) 

For those who want to work for UCL, all full and part time vacancies are advertised via the UCL Human Resources Department.

Find out more about working at UCL

Online Job boards

The internet can be a valuable tool for finding job vacancies as there are a whole host of sources of vacancies online.

Individual Job sites can advertise opportunities for a huge range of different types of jobs or be limited to a specific industry sector.

See The Careers Group guide to job hunting for lists of the most popular graduate job boards, online newspaper and trade journals and ideas for other ways to carry out your job search.

Graduate internships and work experience

Gaining experience of the industry that you are interested is important (and sometimes essential) in the current highly competitive job market.

There are increasingly opportunities for those leaving UCL to gain access to graduate internships, work experience and shadowing offered by a very diverse range employers on a short, long or part-time basis.


Opportunities are advertised as and when vacancies arise and can often be less structured than traditional graduate scheme internships. They also vary hugely both in type of work you will undertake and whether you will be paid for your time.

Two good sources of graduate internships are:

UCL Job Online – access to a huge number of internship, work experience and temporary opportunities (in some cases advertised solely to UCL students and graduates through this site).  Search for internships by keyword, location, job type and hours.

Graduate talent pool – a partnership between government and employers designed to help UK graduates looking for work placements. The internships are based primarily in England, and you can search for opportunities by career sector and region. In addition to listing internship opportunities there are tips and advice on CVs, applications and interviews.

In addition, our online guides to finding advertised internships and work experience have further listings of both generalist internship sites as well as some that are sector specific.

Whilst there are a growing number of online vacancy sources, the majority of opportunities are never publicised and you will need to be proactive in creating these opportunities for yourself in the same way you might for jobs.  See our job hunting section.

Work experience/ shadowing

Sometimes organisations are not able to offer internships but will allow you to gain some short-term experience or to ‘work shadow’ someone. This involves spending time with a professional, watching what their role entails. It may be for one or two days but if you make yourself indispensable for that brief time, they may invite you to stay longer. In order to identify these types of possibilities, you will need to pinpoint the career area(s) you would like to research and then look for suitable people to shadow.  Try to find contacts via family and friends or other networks and if that is not successful, make speculative applications to individuals working in organisations that attract you. The key to a successful shadowing placement is being proactive.

Employer recruitment fairs and events

Careers fairs and employer presentations are some of the best ways to learn more about opportunities that might interest you.

These events are an excellent opportunity to meet potential employers face to face and market yourself to your chosen industry.

As a UCL GradClub member you have access to the entire UCL employer fairs, presentations and events programme that primarily runs in the autumn and spring. The best way to be kept informed of these events is to sign-up to UCL alert where you will receive first notification of relevant events run by UCL Careers Service plus information on job vacancies and other careers events straight from employers or The Careers Group.  Find out more.

Make Yourself More Employable Blog

Keep an eye on our blog for news from recruiters, interesting articles from the media, features on a range of sectors, success stories from GradClub members and students, general careers advice and links to relevant twitter feeds.

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Ready to apply your skills in the real world?

Start with an internship!

What’s an Actuarial Internship?

Think of it as a free trial period with no obligation for either party to buy. An internship is a pre-professional working experience that provides students with the opportunity to work side by side with experienced actuaries. Though getting an internship does not guarantee a permanent job many students find it opens the door to future employment.

Why Should I Start with an Internship?

The benefits are numerous some of which include:

  • gaining a head start on an actuarial career with relevant work experience;
  • building actuarial skills while simultaneously sharpening communication and leadership skills;
  • acquiring experience not often learned in the classroom; and
  • increasing exposure to potential employers.

Often, someone who has made the effort to get experience will stand out from the very large applicant crowd. So, whether you get the opportunity to go on client meetings or you spend most of the time doing administrative jobs, internships can be valuable. Most importantly, internships assist in translating your classroom knowledge to a practical working foundation.

Where to Find Internships

University placement offices are a good starting point in locating opportunities. Companies often do on-campus interviews for interns and co-op students.

Many students have also found opportunities by reaching out to firms of interest and contacting an acquaintance already working in the profession.

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Adult Continuing Education

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7.

Registration and Testing Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old and not enrolled in public school.
  • Must preregister online at and bring in printed verification to registration.
  • Must possess and present a valid DMV license or DMV identification card.
  • GED class fee $70.00
  • ESOL class fee is $70.00
  • GED Online Testing Fee is $120.00

General Educational Development, also known as GED

A GED certificate is equivalent to a high school diploma. Adults who want to earn a GED undergo an assessment, participate in preparation classes, then take tests in reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics. Fourteen teachers, day and night classes at seven sites and access to computer labs help adults achieve their GED. Preparation classes cost $50, and tests cost $58. GED students whose children are in Head Start may qualify for free tuition.

The GED® test on computer is here!

Register from the comfort of home, any day, at any time. Chesterfield County Public Schools now offers the GED® test on computer, a brand new way to take the test and earn your GED® credential. The GED® test on computer offers test-takers a better testing experience, featuring:

  • The Instant Score Report – In an era of instant everything, testing should be no different. Leave the testing center knowing the score you earned on the GED® test.
  • Easier User Experience – The 24/7 online registration and scheduling makes scheduling your test a breeze.
  • Your Test, Your Time – Each test-taker gets to test at his/her own pace. If a test-taker finishes before the allotted time has expired, there’s no more waiting for the entire room to finish.

Have a better testing experience with the GED® test on computer. Register today and find out where you can take the GED® test on computer in Virginia. Remember: The GED® test must be taken in person, at an official GED® testing center.

With the GED® test on computer, success is just clicks away™. Register today at .

English for Speakers of Other Languages, also known as ESOL

Adults learn English in a comfortable environment with friends and family as they improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking. ESOL classes cost $70.

Workforce Training

Workforce training benefits everyone: employees, future employees, employers, families, the greater community. At the Chesterfield Technical Center, Adult Continuing Education offers workforce certification classes in building trades, cosmetology theory, dental assisting, medical assisting, legal systems administration, nail technology, nursing assisting, phlebotomy and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. At Bird High School in partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors, apprenticeship classes are offered in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electricity and plumbing.

Enrichment Classes

Just-for-fun classes are offered throughout the county in eight high schools. Areas of study (and specific examples) are business essentials (grant writing, workplace manners), computers and technology (web page design, digital photography), financial planning (retirement, debt management), languages (Spanish, sign language), home improvement (interior design, maintenance), arts and crafts (drawing, floral design) and special interest (party decorating, golf). Dozens of other classes are also offered.

Super Senior Passport

Super Senior Passports allow Chesterfield County residents who are 60 and older to take some Adult Continuing Education courses for a discounted fee. Details are included in every Adult Continuing Education program guide. The passport also provides free admission to many school events and games. Call 748-1405 or click here to get a Super Senior Passport.