Veterans Employment Initiative

Internship Program for Student Veterans

Virginia-Based Internships for GW Veteran Students!

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is committed to bringing employers and veteran together!

NVTC is a membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia (link to NVTC site), serving over 1,000 member companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

What is the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI)?

The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative was launched to accelerate veterans’ transition to civilian life by providing better employment opportunities within Virginia’s technology community. This Initiative matches veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees.

 

What Are the Initiative’s Goals?

  • Support our veterans in finding employment in Virginia by creating a community that expedites the transition from military to civilian employment.

  • Create innovative ways for companies in our region to hire, train and retain veterans.

  • Collaborate with state and federal policymakers to remove the barriers that prevent government contractors from effectively hiring and training veterans.

  • Assist NVTC member companies in establishing or expanding their own internal veteran programs.

  • Aid Veterans in developing the skills necessary to find a job in the private sector and succeed in their private sector careers.

  • Increase veteran employment among NVTC member companies.

 

What Companies and Types of Positions will be available?

With over 1,000 member companies, the wealth of intern opportunities is broad. View the NVTC website to see the list of business and other partners http://www.nvtc.org/index.

How Do I get Started?

Complete this google form to indicate your interest in joining the program (google doc link).

As intern opportunities become available, veteran and military students will be referred, based on the criteria set by each organization. Students will also be asked to work with career services to refine their resume and interview skills as appropriate.

 

Contact: Questions? Contact Marva Gumbs Jennings, mgumbs@gwu.edu