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Student Interns

 OpenGrounds offers an interdisciplinary and flexible internship to both undergraduate 
and graduate students. OpenGrounds student interns play a vital role in the cultivation and 
expansion of the OpenGrounds network among students. Each intern takes on a specific 
project related to their skills and interests. All interns plan events, staff open hours, and manage the space.
 
Intern responsibilities include:
• Staffing Open Hours
    Interns serve as the primary point of contact for visitors in the space and curate the 
    experience to optimize opportunities for collaboration and serendipitous interaction.
 
 • Helping with events in The Corner Studio
 
 • Envisioning and implementing a project based on your skills and interests and the needs 
    and priorities of OpenGrounds
 
 • Serving as an advocate for OpenGrounds by encouraging others to visit The Corner Studio 
    and to engage in the opportunities we provide.

We are not currently accepting new interns. However, if you are interested in joining the intern team in the future, please do let us know by sending an email to opengrounds@virginia.edu.

 

Student Scholars

The Art and Environmental Action Student Scholars Program represented the culmination of the “Changing Views: Photography and Environmental Action” project. These scholarships served as the pilot of the OpenGrounds Student Scholars Program and provided funding for four exceptional students, pursuing three projects and working with faculty mentors, to develop and implement new ideas at the intersection of art, research, and scholarship.
 
Three projects: 
"Carbon Feed," by Jon Bellona, Ph.D. candidate in Composition and Computer Technologies. 
 
"The Infrastructural Wild," by Gwendolyn McGinn and Rachel Vassar, 2014 Master of 
Landscape Architecture graduates.
 
"Community Listening in Isle Royale National Park," by Erik Deluca, Ph.D. Candidate in 
Composition and Computer Technologies.