The WV Ready Internship Program provides West Virginia High School students with a 4 week, paid summer internship experience with a WV business. In addition to $10/hour salary, all interns will receive three hours of Community and Technical College credit upon completion.

Thank you for your interest in the WV Ready Summer Internship program.  The application period is now closed.

 The Education Alliance is moving forward with our business partners to screen and identify candidates via phone interviews.  Due to the Coronavirus crisis there may be some delays, however it is important for all applicants to monitor your email and social media accounts, in order to respond to any updates/interview requests.

Internship Update

The Education Alliance is working hard to follow CDC guidelines regarding CoVID-19 and to implement contingency plans for our programs. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

Update 5/14/2020:

Thank you for your patience while we finalized The Education Alliance WV Ready Summer Internship contingency plan. Unfortunately businesses will not be able to host interns in person due to COVID-19 safety recommendations. However, we are excited to announce that the WV Ready Summer Internships will continue via a virtual internship experience this summer. 

In the new virtual Internship model, each Intern will receive:

  • Virtual training from host businesses on how to be Career Ready 
  • Individual mentoring and support from business executives via weekly calls 
  • Teamwork on capstone project and final presentation to the businesses

Space is limited for this summer virtual internship opportunity. While this experience will be unpaid, interns will receive a $100 gift card, SWAG from their business and a certificate of completion upon fulfillment of the internship. Additionally interns will benefit from the relationships formed, the knowledge gained from the business during very challenging times, and will have the opportunity to work on a meaningful project that exemplifies the characteristics of the WV Ready Grad.

If you are interested in participating in the virtual internship summer program, Register to join us for a webinar on May 27th at 2 p.m. By clicking on the link below. Interested students should plan on one-hour for the webinar.

Education Alliance Summer Internship Program Meeting Registration

Continue to check our website for updates to our planned programming.


If you have any questions or concerns about the internship, please call Sally Barton at (304) 342-7850 or email at

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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.