Community Impact

Here, you can learn about experiential learning opportunities for community-engaged work, and stories of PhD students who have participated in relevant internships.  

Keep a look out for experiential learning opportunities. PhD Plus internships calls for applications open every Spring semester. 

Read story of our former PhD Plus interns below. 

Gopal Midha photo
Gopal was a PhD Plus intern at Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia through Summer and Fall of 2019, under the mentorship of Larry D. Terry, Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center.
Mary Allen photo
Mary was a PhD Plus Intern in Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach at the University of Virginia in 2018-2019 under the mentorship of Louis P. Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach.
Megan Miller
Megan is a PhD Plus intern at Center for Survey Research (CSR) at UVA through Summer and Fall of 2019, and Spring of 2020 under the mentorship of Kara Fitzgibbon and Thomas M. Guterbock, Directors of CSR.
Sarah Rabke (headshot)
Sarah was a PhD Plus intern for Gazelle International from summer 2020 to May 2021, under the mentorship of Nancy Ruther.
Eliot Davenport headshot
Eliot interned with the American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS) under the mentorship of Anandi Silva Knuppel.
Erin Jordan
Erin's internship was with Encyclopedia Virginia under the mentorship of Peter Hedlund. She previously completed the Career Design and Communicating Research PhD+ modules.