GCAPS Internship and Scholarship Program

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GCAPS, in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Chapter of Women Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, will award a paid internship and accompanying scholarship for a student entering their junior year at Virginia Tech. The internship will take place the summer before the student’s junior year and the accompanying scholarship will be awarded for the junior academic year—both Fall and Spring semesters.  

Internship

The internship projects will support the intended major.

 Work will be performed over the summer before the student’s junior year of college at either the GCAPS VIR site or remotely, depending on the project.

Interns will be compensated $15 per hour.

Scholarship

The Virginia Tech scholarship award amount is $5000, divided between the Fall and Spring semesters of the student’s junior year.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria: 

  • A resident of the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, or Halifax County. 
  • A student entering their junior academic year at Virginia Tech as either a community college transfer student, Virginia Tech student, or transfer student from another college or university. 
  • A student in good academic standing.

Students majoring in one of the following disciplines may apply:

  • IT/Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Business

Other majors will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on internship project needs.

Secondary considerations: 

  • Demonstrated financial need 
  • From an underrepresented population 
  • Membership in or interest in joining the Virginia Tech Chapter of WTS International 

For additional information, contact Debra Holley at debra.holley@gcaps.net. 

About the Virginia Tech Chapter of WTS International 

The Virginia Tech chapter of WTS International is dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. The Virginia Tech chapter of WTS International promotes an inclusive environment and welcomes students and professionals regardless of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status.