Aurora's Internship Program
The Aurora Internship Program works with organizations across the public and private sectors to establish paid internships for student veterans. The hosting organization receives funding directly from Aurora to be used to pay the student veteran intern. Aurora's internships span various industries, including hospitality, government (federal/state/local), federal contracting, law, banking, entrepreneurship, and information technology.
Through strategic relationships with SNVC, Longwood University, and Stephen Covey, the Aurora Internship Program includes a weekly curriculum based on the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People. Reginald “Reggie” Williams, a retired Army Command Sergeant Major and Sr. Vice President for Service and Delivery at SNVC, serves as a mentor to each of Aurora's intern.
Washington Scholars Graduates
Our partnership with the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program goes back to 2010 when we established The Aurora Chair. We help place politically minded individuals in premier internships in government agencies, media outlets, and certain non-governmental organizations. These positions offer a unique look at Washington and how the political process works from a hands-on point of view.
Each intern has either found full-time work or continued with his / her academic studies. We hear a repeated mantra of "continuing to give back" and "to pay it forward" when we attend graduation ceremonies and receptions that celebrate internship completion. We know that these student veterans have learned the value of networking and made professional connections that will serve them well in the future.