Internship Opportunities

The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is forming a Internship Opportunity Initiative to become more active in creating a pipeline of talented workers for businesses in Raleigh County and surrounding areas.

Member schools, colleges and universities aim to collaborate with the Chamber on matching students with prospective internships. The idea was that the Chamber could use our position in the community to help colleges and universities find businesses that might have an interest in using their interns, beginning with Concord University as the pilot school.

advantage to businesses:
(1) increase their capacity without taking on a Full Time Employment position
(2) get a trial run with a potential employee

advantage to educators and institutions:
(1) to retain graduates in the area by providing them with long term employment
(2) take theories learned in the classroom and apply to practical applications, better preparing students for the real workplace making them more viable job candidates

The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is interested in sharing programs including the federal work study program, the “learn and earn” program available to Community and Technical colleges and other programs being utilized at many of our institutions with our member businesses.

The Education Committee will work to be the matching piece between institution and business and will work to create an awareness campaign and promote this idea to our business community.

Below you find sections for each of our schools, colleges and universities with information and links provided for each school’s internship opportunities:

Our perspective is to create a strong workforce composed of skilled workers and professionals for a variety of businesses and industries. We can’t continue to let our best and brightest leave the state. As a Chamber and Education Committee, we are positioned to create the messaging needed to make our business community aware of the role they can play in retaining our graduates.

Academy of Careers & Technology

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Appalachian Bible College

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Bluefield State College

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Bridge Valley Community & Technical College

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Concord University

Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, Concord University and the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce will partner in an effort to help Concord students find placements for internship opportunities that are customized to the needs of employers affiliated with the Chamber.

These internships will be meaningful experiences where students learn the everyday language and operational procedures of the business or organization. Students will be paid during the experience by employers who will gain assistance in fulfilling their responsibilities to their customers while Concord students will be afforded the chance to showcase their education and skills. Students will also provide valuable services to those same customers while experiencing a real-world learning environment.

This initiative underscores Concord’s pledge to provide quality employment opportunities to its Graduates. It is another step in a series of directives aimed at ensuring students achieve career path success. Students and employers alike will benefit from the experience which will eventually spill over into the customer-service sector of the businesses affiliated with the Chamber.

The objective is guided by the mission of the Career Services office to carry out a campus-wide movement to stress the importance of securing a 4-year degree put forth to Concord faculty and staff by CU President, Dr. Kendra Boggess. Not only will students gain insight into different industries and how they work, they will learn how to navigate and overcome the obstacles associated with high-quality employment.

Concord University Internship Opportunities

New River Community and Technical College

New River CTC is proud to participate in West Virginia’s Community and Technical College Systems Learn and Earn grant program. The Learn and Earn program is the leading workforce development, economic development, and educational partnership in the Mountain State. Learn and Earn connects employers with students through colleges, allowing students to take technical courses while gaining paid work experiences. The student pay is shared by the company and the college, and students receive at least $10 per hour to work in the field they are studying in.

1-year or 2-year degree programs
Co-op experience must pay no less than $10/hour
Employer gains a highly-qualified employee and a future skilled labor pool
Students earn valuable on-the-job training while attending school
50/50 employer & college matching reimbursement

New River Community and Technical College Internship Opportunities

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

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University of Charleston

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Valley College

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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