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Summer 2024 application deadline:  March 29, 2024
Fall 2024 application deadline:  July 12, 2024

West Virginia State University provides an opportunity for students to participate in a paid internship program which allows for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills. The purpose of this program is to provide students with meaningful work experience and increase their job opportunities upon graduation.

Eligibility criteria

  • Enrolled as a continuing student in a degree-seeking program
  • Meets WVSU's satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours during the academic term the paid internship is awarded with the EXCEPTION of the summer term
  • Enrolled in spring term to participate in summer term
  • Completed 24 credit hours with at least a grade of “C” in English 101
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher

academic credit options

  • *Option 1 - For academic credit:
    • 150 hours at the internship site for 3 credit hours
    • 100 hours at the internship site for 2 credit hours
*Additional credit hours will be determined by the Academic Department
  • Option 2 - Not for academic credit:
    • At least 50 hours at the internship site

Pay rate

The pay rate will be a minimum of $15.00 per hour. The actual rate will be determined by Career Services and the Internship site. 

​steps to apply​

  1. Complete an Internship Interest Form. Click here to access the Interest Form.
  2. Activate a Handshake account and complete the profile.
  3. Submit to Career Services a resume, letter of recommendation (from the Department Chair for the student's major, faculty/staff member or community leader) and unofficial transcripts.
  4. Submit to Career Services an essay of your educational goals and how this internship will benefit you.
  5. Career Services staff will review the internship interest form, qualifications, career interests, suitability for the program and conduct interviews.


Click below for details:
Student Interns
Internship Sites
Internship Site Supervisors
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