How to Apply

Application Process

Application to the program starts with an online application accessed from the "apply here" button on our web page.

If you don't see a position to apply to, we may not be recruiting at that time.

Contact for applications and questions is Margaret Archer, Director of Extension Center Programs,

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Application Deadline

Positions are accepted on a rolling basis but a hiring process takes place twice a year.. Hiring typically takes place for the coming semester -- Example: Candidates interviewed in April will be offered roles for September starts.


Margaret Archer
2000 Kraft Drive
Suite 2000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 703-840-8600


Minimum academic requirements include a high school diploma, a current and sustained 3.0 or higher GPA and enrollment at a university where we are located.

Candidates should have no more than 15 credit hours of coursework.

Students accepted into the program are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The program accepts students as early as freshman year and as late as senior year.

Minimum age is 16 years old.

There is no requirement for a driver's license. Excella Extension Centers are located on campus to take advantage of campus transportation options or walk/bike-ability.

Typical candidates are computer science, engineering and/or business information technology majors but all technology-related majors are welcome if there is a passion for software development.

Key traits for a successful candidate include a passion for people and problem-solving as well as excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Candidates should have completed some programming coursework or have equivalent experience/exposure on their own.

The Extension Center requires a permanent right to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Excella seeks to hire diverse candidates and encourages all eligible candidates to apply.

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