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Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ answers many of the most common questions that students have about internships.

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Policies and Procedures

Your one-stop spot for all policy and procedures information that you'll need while searching for and working as an intern.

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Tips for Success

Review this list of tips and resources to get an edge on your internship search.

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Mountaineer GOAL Program

The Mountaineer GOAL (Gaining Opportunity in Athletic Leadership) program is an innovative partnership between WVU Athletics and the School of and Sport Sciences. Build your career in sport by using it to gain valuable experience working within the context of a Big 12 athletics program.

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Local Partnerships

CAHS has established a number of valuable partnerships with local businesses that provide students with a range of exciting and unique internship experiences. Browse the businesses at the following link for more information and contact information.

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Featured Opportunities

The Office of Student Success is on the lookout for unique internship openings. Review the listing below for highlighted prospects.

West Virginia Black Bears Summer Internship

The West Virginia Black Bears are a Minor League Baseball team based in Granville, West Virginia. The West Virginia Black Bears share the facility with the West Virginia University Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference. The stadium hosts many community events alongside baseball games, such as kids’ activities, fundraisers, and family days. They are currently seeking interns to fill positions in Ticketing, Merchandising, and Facilities & Operations. For descriptions of available roles, please visit the following link: https://www.milb.com/west-virginia-black-bears/community/employment

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Youth Development Fellowship in NYC

Adelphi University

Students selected for this Sport-Based Youth Development Fellowship will earn a Master’s degree from Adelphi University in Sport Management or Physical Activity Studies in two years, with all tuition costs covered (18 credits a year). SBYD Fellows will specialize in Sport-Based Youth Development as part of their Master’s degree. Students will work part-time for an SBYD organization as part of the SBYD Fellowship, gaining valuable experience in the field of sport-based youth development.

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Youth Soccer and Lacrosse Summer Internship

Elite Tournaments

Elite Tournaments is an event management firm based in Howard County, Maryland that specializes in youth soccer and lacrosse tournaments. They recently partnered with the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) to manage all of their women’s lacrosse recruiting showcase events throughout the year. This paid internship would have a heavy focus in lacrosse operations, helping our full-time staff prepare for and navigate the summer IWLCA events.

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Use Handshake as your gateway to indentify internships. Visit the site to explore WVU’s powerful career and internship resource tools, designed to meet the needs of WVU students. Handshake lists approximately 7000 internships and job postings annually.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Make sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on where to find internships.

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WVU Career Services

The WVU Career Services website is filled with valuable internship information for searching, preparing, resume creation, interviewing techniques and much more.

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Internship Benefits

Advantage. Internships provide worthwhile opportunities to springboard your pathway as a student at WVU to starting a career.

Expertise. Internships offer valuable work experience through networking, connecting with mentors and learning from seasoned professionals.

Fit. Internships establish relevant skills to help you decide if your chosen field is the right fit for you.

Prepare. Often, internships result in a full-time job offer, serving as the foundation to launching your career.

Student Internship Spotlights

All Internship Stories Stories About Students


              Health and Well-being students stand at the 50-yardline at Mountaineer Field.

WVU Sports Medicine partnership offers placements for undergraduates

Monday, May 09, 2022

A new internship program, hosted by WVU Sports Medicine, continues a long history of collaboration between CPASS and WVU Athletics. In the arrangement, Health and Well-being students serve as sports medicine student managers who observe the ‘day in the life’ of master’s level students. The arrangement supports the HWB undergrads as they look to the future and explore career options.

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              Zach Kirschner smiling, wearing dark blue t-shirt, striped baseball cap on backwards.

CPASS student builds resume through sports internships

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Zach Kirschner says he chose the College’s sport management degree path because it stood out from the rest of the programs he considered. “I was looking for a school that had the certain major as well as a sports team I could be a part of, which WVU had,” he said. 

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              Young children kicking soccer balls on playing field.

Local youth soccer partnership creates coaching experience for students

Monday, January 03, 2022

An introductory soccer program has provided real life training for 10 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences coaching and performance sciences students. Raymond Kryzak, director, Mountaineer United Soccer Club, organized and led sessions for the Fundamentals soccer program, an eight-week introductory soccer clinic designed for three- and four-year-old children.

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              Jonathan Gibson in grey suit, white dress shirt and striped tie.

CPASS degree delivers real world experience and lifelong relationships

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Throughout his career, Jonathan Gibson, WVU Sports Management Master’s degree, has served in marketing leadership roles across a variety of industries in and out of sports. Gibson says that most of the companies are globally recognized for their brand health, innovation, reputation and performance.

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