The University of Mary Washington has received $200,000 in Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) grants to enhance internship and work-based learning opportunities.

“There’s no substitute for a quality internship as part of the undergraduate experience,” said UMW Provost Timothy O’Donnell. “We are so pleased to have increased support to make this a reality for more UMW students.”

A combination of a pair of $100,000 grants – the Student Internship Support Grant and the Internship Data Collection Grant – the funds bolster an effort already in progress to expand work-based learning at Mary Washington.

“These awards from the Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership will support our institutional goal to help students prepare for Life After Mary Washington,” said UMW Center for Career and Professional Development Director Antoinette Jenkins. Life After Mary Washington is the University’s current Quality Enhancement Plan – part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process that happens every 10 years – aiming to weave internships and other career-readiness endeavors into the fabric of the UMW experience. Read more.