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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 Sport Sciences. Build your career in sport by gaining 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. 

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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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Handshake

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

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              WVU student Samuel Gambill talking in the bleachers at Monongalia County Ballpark in a black Baltimore Orioles polo shirt and sunglasses.

WVU student gets call to the big leagues as grounds crew member

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Sam Gambill's memories of going to baseball games are set mostly against the backdrop of Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. The venue, which sparked a renaissance in the aesthetics and design for Major League Baseball facilities, is now the backdrop for Gambill's learning experience as a member of the grounds crew for the Orioles.

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              Rocco Agostino poses at State Farm Stadium during Super Bowl 57 in Phoenix.

Rocco Agostino's Super Bowl Blog

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Sport management senior Rocco Agostino became the most recent student from West Virginia University to get real-world experience working at the Super Bowl in Phoenix on Feb. 12. Follow his nine-day trip through the journal below that starts with boarding the flight in Pittsburgh and ends with confetti on the ground at State Farm Stadium to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s largest sporting events.

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              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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