Request for Reimbursement

(The online form is currently under construction.)

Requirements for Reimbursement

  1. The Economic Development Authority will reimburse a business up to $500 maximum for wages paid to an intern placed through the Internships for Local Businesses program with R-MC’s The Edge Career Center. This is a maximum per business, per semester.
  2. You must be accepted into the program PRIOR to incurring any costs. A maximum of ten businesses may be accepted to participate in this program each semester. The requests will be accepted and qualified on a first-come, first-serve basis by date and time of online submittal.
  3. Reimbursements will be issued at the end of the semester upon receipt and verification of required documents and forms.
  4. Businesses are wholly responsible for requesting a reimbursement through our on-line form (including the submittal of required documentation of wages paid) on this website.
  5. Reimbursement requests must be made within 60 calendar days of the last day of classes for the semester. Since this date is different for each semester, the business is responsible for obtaining this information from the official R-MC calendar.
  6. The online form requires that you provide a signed certification from the student verifying that they received wages for their internship. Therefore, you should take steps to have this form completed and signed by the student prior to their departure from your business. You also may need to submit end of semester evaluation forms as required by R-MC’s The Edge Career Center.
  7. The internship must be completed for the full semester. Partial or terminated internships, due to circumstances beyond the control of the business, will be considered for a pro-rated reimbursements on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the Town administrator in charge of this program. Any such partial reimbursements will be pro-rated based on the percentage of work hours completed and wages paid for the semester.
  8. The town will not automatically issue reimbursement checks to program participants. You are responsible for requesting reimbursement.
  9. Reimbursement checks will be delivered by US postage service or if you request, you may pick up the check from Economic Development office during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  10. The town is not responsible for any undeliverable, lost or stolen checks. It is your responsibility to make sure the Town has current address and contact information.

Keep in mind that regardless of whether you participate in this reimbursement program, you can still get an intern through Randolph-Macon College's The Edge Career Center. R-MC offers paid and unpaid internships through The Edge Career Center, unpaid internships for academic credit through the Basset Academic Internship program, and general employment opportunities may be posted through the Financial Aid Office.