Why should I participate in an internship?

Internships are a great way to get hands-on experience, as well as focus on specific skill sets needed for a certain job industry.

Through the course of an internship, a student will gain valuable experience, along with specific skills and knowledge. Employers assess the skills and abilities of prospective employees by evaluating their previous work experience in related fields. Internships are not only learning opportunities, but they also help students build a strong résumé. A strong résumé goes a long way in a highly competitive job market.

How do I obtain an internship?

Bluefield College offers a number of internship possibilities. If you are interested in a particular internship that is not listed, please let us know. We may be able to arrange one for you.

Internship opportunities vary by major. Please see a sample of past experiences below.

Biology

  • Body & Soul Ministries
  • Foot Pain Center
  • Lindsey Optical
  • Olde Virginia Pharmacy
  • O'Saile Orthopedics
  • Princeton Community Hospital
  • Primary Care Systems, Big Otter Clinic

Business Administration

  • Bluefield College Business Office
  • Cole Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc.
  • General Injectables & Vaccines, Inc.
  • Greenville Drive Baseball
  • Investment Planning Consultants
  • Southern States, Tazewell, Virginia
  • West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Town of Bluefield
  • Bluefield College Office of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Bluefield College Institutional Advancement Office

Chemistry

  • Goodykoontz Drug Store

Communication

  • Adventure Radio - News and Sports Reporting
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Sports Reporting
  • Cole Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc. - Marketing Communication
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church - Graphic Communication
  • West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Town of Bluefield
  • WVVA-TV - Production, Graphic Design, Promotions, and News Reporting
  • Bluefield College Office of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Princeton Times

Criminal Justice

  • Bluefield, Virginia Police Department
  • Bluefield, West Virginia Police Department
  • The Kelley Law Firm
  • The Law Office of Charles Stacy
  • The Law Office of Susan E. F. Henderson
  • Pocahontas Correctional Center
  • Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy
  • Tazewell and Wythe Counties Department of Probation and Parole
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Headquarters
  • Stop Abusive Family Environments (S.A.F.E.)

Exercise and Sport Science

  • Bluefield Blue Jays
  • Bluefield College Athletics
  • Bluefield Regional Medical Center
  • Four Seasons YMCA, Tazewell, Virginia
  • Greater Bluefield Community Center
  • Princeton Health and Fitness
  • Princeton Rays
  • Pro 1 Therapy Services
  • Sportangles
  • WV Miners
  • Bluefield College Exercise Physiology Laboratory

History

  • Bluefield College Academic Internship

Music

  • Bonsack Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Marion Baptist Church
  • Princeton Church of God
  • Second Baptist Church 

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