Internships

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real-World Experience + Networking

An internship is an opportunity to apply your coursework as you engage in real-world experiential learning. You’ll use the theories and principles covered in class as you confront the challenges of the workplace. The value of an internship is gaining priceless, first-hand experience in your chosen field.

The Value of Internships

Student internships provide you with authentic, hands-on experience and give you the chance to focus on developing or improving knowledge and skillsets required for your future career. Internships can open doors for you as you meet and network with current professionals and future employers.

Employers assess the skills and abilities of prospective employees by evaluating their previous work experience in related fields. In addition to being learning opportunities, internships also help students build a strong resume, providing an advantage in a highly competitive job market.

Choose Your Internship Path

The Value of Internships

Bluefield College offers several internship possibilities based on your career plans and degree program. If you’re interested in working at a specific site, please let us know. We may be able to arrange an internship for you. Here’s a sample of what previous students, just like you, have done as an intern:

  • David Gianesin interned with Cole Harley-Davidson as a marketing assistant. He was asked to create an email/text marketing campaign and organize events to foster customer interaction.
  • Exercise and sport science majors have interned with the Bluefield College athletic trainers, a local chiropractor, and physical and occupational therapy services.
  • The criminal justice program has placed interns within local sheriff’s offices, the Federal District Court in Bluefield, WV, and local law offices.
  • Forensic science students have spent their internship working with the National Forensic Academy.
  • Music students specializing in church music have worked with music directors as they lead choirs, direct instrumentalists, and choose music for services.
  • Newspapers, churches, TV stations, and a state Department of Transportation have welcomed communication majors.
  • Students pursuing a biology degree have completed internships in pharmacies, hospitals, and private practices.

Your Future Begins Now

We encourage you to speak with your major advisor to explore the opportunities for a meaningful, hands-on internship in your field. If you’d like to learn more about our program, please contact the Office of Student Development.