Empowering Single Mothers

We’re not just creating career opportunities, we’re changing lives.

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Primis Works is a four-month, full-time, paid internship experience for mothers who are single, combining classroom education, mentorship, personal and professional development, and extensive job training in a variety of departments at Primis.

How Does it work?

We’re committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities, and our program for mothers who are single helps us put our money where our mouth is. Single parents need support. So, we’re all in, ready to help mothers make a better life for themselves and their children.

  • Exposure to different bank positions through job rotations, never placing program associates in copy rooms or file cabinet areas.

  • Building confidence and empowerment through mentorship and self-esteem workshops.

  • Providing network support that encourages teamwork, collaboration and allyship.

  • Supporting peace of mind to focus on learning with 100% paid childcare during the program.

  • Providing benefits available on the very first day, including medical, vision, dental, PTO, and more.

  • Giving support outside of the job including resume assistance, personal budgeting, and goal-setting.

The program’s associates are never placed in copy rooms or file areas. They learn and develop with in-depth job rotations in several vital areas of our bank.



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Apply For Primis Works

The Primis Works for Single Mothers program began in the summer of 2021, and since then, we’ve proudly congratulated graduates from five sessions!

You can apply now for the summer & fall 2024 Primis Works for Single Mothers session. Apply here. We look forward to meeting our next Primis Works associates!


Primis has been recognized for awards such as being a 2024 Top Virginia Employers for Interns and the Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award from the American Bankers Association. We strive to make a positive impact in the lives of our employees and are proud to be recognized for intern experience.

Why Become a Part of Primis Works?

Our Primis Works associates aren’t statistics. They are bold, talented women, who are ready to make a life changing career commitment, but need an opening and a sponsor. We are proud to support advancing women who are passionate about making a better life for themselves and their children. This is why we do what we do.

Nationwide Snapshot

  • 79.5% of households are headed by single mothers

  • 29% were jobless the entire year

  • 1/3 of single mothers received child support. On average, that support is only $286 per month.

  • 22.4% received unemployment benefits

Sources: 2022 Single Mother’s Guide + 2021 U.S. Census Bureau