Internships / Volunteering / Summer Jobs

The internship program at PVCC offers work experience in business, industry, government, nonprofits or professional associations while you are enrolled as a student at PVCC. Practical work experience coupled with your academic studies can help you achieve your career goals and educational objectives.

Internships may be paid or unpaid. You also may use your current employer as an internship site, provided the work you perform is related to your program of study and includes new learning experiences and objectives. Internship opportunities are offered through the following programs of study:

How do I get started with an internship-for-course credit?

  • Review the Student Information Packet.
  • Research internship opportunities (see below).  Consider internship opportunities available through your professional network.
  • Email careers@pvcc.edu for an appointment to review internship requirements / expectations.

The appointment with Career Services will answer all of your internship questions. Including:

  • How an internship can help you get a job
  • Which employers utilize PVCC interns and how to get an internship
  • The internship course registration process
  • How many hours a week you will work to earn credits
  • Other academic requirements you will be expected to complete during the semester
  • How to make a lasting positive impression at your internship
  • How to update your resume to showcase your academic accomplishments

How do I find local / virtual internships?

Research employers / opportunities

Check out previously posted opportunities:

Multiple Areas of Study

STEM / Computer / Electronics

Business / Financial / Office Administration

Marketing / Editing / Graphic Design / Arts

Human Services / Education / Criminal Justice

  • Abundant Life has a 2-year paid internship ($10+/hour depending on experience) as a Fellow in their after school academic program that starts August 2021.  
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is seeking 2 college students to assist with the Summer Food Service Program Sites. $2700 stipend.  Plus they seek volunteers at all times of the year.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia seeks a Data / Evaluation Intern and an Event Planning/Fundraising Intern.
  • Brooks Family YMCA seeks summer Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and more!
  • Camp LIGHT (Waynesboro) seeks summer volunteers to work with special needs and at-risk youth.
  • Hospice of the Piedmont seeks volunteers in a number of program areas - direct services to patients and families, special events including camps for kids, educational programs, health fairs, clerical services and more.
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks part-time Interns and full-time Americorps members to support their mission of helping refugees and immigrants resettle in the local area.  They also seek Volunteers.
  • Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA) seeks volunteers to help as School-based Mentors, Insurance Counselors, Long-term Care Ombudsmen, Activity Leaders, Administrative Support and more!
  • Literacy Volunteers seeks ESL Tutors. Due to the training involved, they prefer tutors who can volunteer for a year.
  • Living Earth School, a nature connection school hires instructors, interns, kitchen staff and more for their summer program.  Apply by 3/15 (most of their hiring is done by the end of March).
  • Monticello's Education & Visitors Programs Dept. seeks Volunteers for 2021. Email Robert Dewberry at rdewberry@monticello.org.
  • Operation Hope seeks volunteer Financial Advisors to help low-income people achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Police science and criminal justice programs' internship opportunities have happened with the following employers:  Albemarle Co. Police Dept, Louisa Co. Sheriff's Office and Police Dept., Waynesboro Police Dept., and Virginia State Police.  We are constantly reaching out to new employers about this possibility.  Charlottesville City and UVA Police Departments are interested in hosting this once COVID is resolved.
  • Saint Nicholas Learning Center (Palmyra) seeks FT summer or PT academic year interns ages 16+ to work with children ages 3-12.
  • Sugar Hollow Girl Scout Day Camp seeks summer volunteers for 2 camp sessions (July 8-12 and/or July 15-19. If interested, fill out their survey.
  • Virginia Discovery Museum seeks volunteers to help with the front desk, the gallery, events and maintenance (you get free parking, free museum passes and fun!). 
  • The Women's Initiative seeks Volunteers to help with their front desk, child care and event management.

Non-profit / Politics / Public Service

Healthcare

Hospitality / Culinary

Outdoor / Horticulture / Construction