What is WV Ready Summer Internship?

This year, The Education Alliance launched the WV Ready Summer Internship pilot: a 4 week paid summer internship opportunity for rising high school Juniors and Seniors within West Virginia businesses. The 2019 pilot placed a total of 10 interns at Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV (Buffalo, WV), Appalachian Power (Charleston, WV), and Cabell Huntington Hospital (Huntington, WV).

The interns participated in a day-long training in May that focused on soft-skill development, weekly virtual cohort meetings throughout their internship period, and completed a final presentation on their internship experience at the conclusion of their internship. Upon completion of all required internship responsibilities, the students were eligible to receive college credit from Mountwest Community and Technical College. The Education Alliance intends to expand the internship program next year with the goal of going statewide in the coming years.

For more information contact Gretchen Frankenberry at 304-342-7850 or gretchen@educationalliance.org.

Participating Businesses

In 2019-20 WV Ready Summer Internships were offered at 3 businesses.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV (Buffalo, WV) Appalachian Power (Charleston, WV) Cabell Huntington Hospital (Huntington, WV)

Resources

Click below to access resources for WV Ready Summer Interns.

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2019 WV Ready Summer Intern Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia

The WV Ready Summer Internship Program was amazing. The best part of the program was getting to experience multiple types of work and learning what it is like to perform in those fields. Additionally, getting information from people on what is required to begin work in those fields was very helpful.

2019 WV Ready Summer Intern Appalachian Power

The best thing about working at Appalachian Power for the WV Ready Summer Internship is getting to experience multiple types of work and learning what it is like to perform in those fields.

2019 WV Ready Summer Intern Cabell Huntington Hospital

The best thing about working at Cabell-Huntington Hospital for the WV Ready Summer Internship is being able to see all the different sides to a hospital.