2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Senate Committee Approved)

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SCHEV – Internship Pilot Program

Item 143 #1s

Item 143 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2019 $200,000 FY2020 $200,000 GF

Page 154, line 25, strike "$16,016,435" and insert "$16,216,435".
Page 154, line 25, strike "$16,345,107" and insert "$16,545,107".

Page 156, after line 20, insert:

"O. 1. Out of this appropriation, $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for an internship pilot program.  The funding is designed to stimulate public colleges and universities to develop partnerships to provide innovative internship programs for their students.  Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to Virginia public colleges and universities, with eligibility criteria determined by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.  To be eligible for a grant a Virginia public college or university must have at least one private sector partner and the state grant shall be matched equally by the partner with non-state funding.

2. Applications by institutions of higher education shall describe how the proposed internship grants will be used to accomplish one or more of the following goals:  (i) support the strategic objectives of the Commonwealth of Virginia regarding designated workforce needs; (ii) support the strategic objectives of the Commonwealth of Virginia regarding research and research commercialization in sectors and clusters targeted for development; (iii) support regional economic growth and diversification plans; (iv) enhance the job readiness and access of students by providing valuable workplace experience as a member of a team addressing real problems and building skills that employers seek; and (v) reduce the amount of educational loan debt that students will incur without lengthening the course of study leading to a degree or industry-recognized credential.".


(This amendment provides $200,000 GF per year for an internship pilot program to be administered by SCHEV. The internship program would require public institutions of higher education to apply for a grant to demonstrate the pilot and would also require 1-1 matching funds from a non-state source.)