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?

  • Review the Student Information Packet (either click here or scroll to the bottom for the document).
  • Research internship opportunities (see below).  Consider internship opportunities available through your professional network.
  • Email 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 internship opportunities?

Research local employers:

Check out nearby employer or industry-based resources:

Multiple Areas of Study:

  • Charlottesville Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP) places students ages 14-21 in local internships that pay a stipend = ~$8/hour. Appl (link is external)y by 4/30.
  • Defense Intelligency Agency seeks paid interns with 60+ credits and enrollment in a 4-year program in the following areas: engineering, business administration, multiple sciences, computer science, foreign studies/international relations, human resources, public administration, legal and more.  
  • Kings Dominion seeks paid summer interns in multiple areas: human resources, financial accounting, culinary/food & beverage, information technology, security, merchandising and more! Housing provided for nominal fee.
  • Mind & Life Institute seeks interns in the following areas: accounting, communications, outreach, philanthropy and programs. 
  • NASA Langley offers a number of PAID summer internships in Engineering, Accounting, Procurement, Physical Science and Technician.  February deadline dates to apply.
  • Northrop Grumman has paid summer internships in Engineering, Project Management, Business & Cyber
  • The Borgen Project, an innovative campaign to improve global poverty seeks interns/volunteers who can telecommute. Areas include PR/marketing, Journalism, Wrting/Editing, Human Resources, and Political Affairs.
  • The Koch Internship Program (KIP) seeks paid interns interested in learning more about non-profits for either spring, summer or fall. Areas include communications, fundraising, grants admin, human resources, market research, operations, education, policy/research, and technology.
  • Virginia Department of Forestry has paid summer internships ($8.25/hour) for students interested in natural resources/forestry science, conservation, hospitality/recreation, GIS and business administration. Apply by 3/23.
  • Virginia Department of Health Professions has paid summer internships ($11/hour) for students from Health, Criminal Justice, Office Administration, Government, Mass Communications, and Humanities programs!  Apply by 3/16.
  • Wolf Trap Summer Opportunities
  • The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act may be able to help youth ages 18-24 find/fund local internships.  For more information, email Jennifer Johnson at



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  • The Berlin Global Internship Project invites applications from students pursuing degrees in the following fields: communication, film/visual arts, international relations, marketing/PR, business, history & philosophy for full-time, 2-3 month long voluntary internships.