RICHMOND— The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) today recognized 100 recipients of the 2023 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Awards.
The annual award recognizes Virginia employers who provide high-quality internships to students. Some of the noteworthy efforts of employers include exposure to senior leaders, structured mentorship programs, housing allowances, paid time off, security clearances and training for industry certifications.
“All the award winners demonstrate a commitment to meaningful internships,” said Peter Blake, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia director. “High-quality internships enhance a student’s educational experience and strengthen our workforce.”
The Top Employers for Interns Awards mark one of several ways the Commonwealth celebrates Virginia Intern Day when employers, students, colleges and universities are recognized for their participation in work-based learning opportunities. Governor Youngkin signed a proclamation recognizing Virginia Intern Day on July 27, 2023, aligning it with National Intern Day. In addition, a video was created to recognize the award winners.
“I have the privilege of advocating for Virginia businesses and I want to acknowledge those employers providing internship opportunities here in Virginia,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “The 100 recipients represent a distinguished group of employers that help cultivate talent here in Virginia for the betterment of its students, regions and the commonwealth as a whole.”
“To the 2023 Top Employers for Interns, not only are you the backbone of Virginia’s economy but you have the pulse of the changing skills necessary for career success,” said Kirk Cox, president of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council.
V-TOP is administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in partnership with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Virginia Business Higher Education Council. It is funded by the General Assembly’s Commonwealth Innovative Internship Fund and Program.
Listed below are the recipients in alphabetical order.
2023 Top Employers for Interns Recipients
Appalachian Conservation Corps
Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Hospitality REIT
Arlington County Police Department
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
Auditor of Public Accounts
Bank of America
Bank of Clarke
Brown Edwards & Company LLP
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Canon Virginia, Inc.
Card Isle Company
City of Roanoke
City of Virginia Beach
Commonwealth Center for Advance Manufacturing (CCAM)
Commonwealth Senior Living
Fairfax County Police Department
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Harbor Group Management
Highland Support Project
HII (Huntington Ingalls Industries)
Hilton Richmond Downtown
Iron Mountain Data Centers
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Marathon Consulting LLC
Marsh McLennan Agency
MI Technical Solutions
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Monticello – Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Navy Federal Credit Union
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII
Norfolk State University (NSU)
Northwest Federal Credit Union
OakHeart Financial Group
Pulaski River Turtles Baseball
ReAlta Life Sciences
Riddick Entertainment & Events
Robertson Marketing Group
Soccer Shots (Northern Virginia)
Soccer Shots (Richmond)
Sothen Enterprises, LLC
Stafford County Public School
Summit Human Capital
The Bee Hotel
The Branch Group
Ulliman Schutte Construction
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
University of Mary Washington
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Virginia Biotechnology Association
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
Western Virginia Water Authority
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
WoMen of Connections Ministry
Yount, Hyde & Barbour (YHB)