West Virginia Governor’s
Internship Program

Department of Arts, Culture and History
The Culture Center, 2nd Floor
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-2440 (Phone)


The Governor's Internship Program is an extraordinary learning experience for both the traditional and nontraditional college student in West Virginia or for those college students from West Virginia attending an accredited out of state institution. Since its creation in 1989, more than 2,000 talented students have participated in hundreds of rewarding internship experiences in West Virginia.  Private businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies may also host interns.


The Governor's Internship Program offers high-achieving college students the opportunity to step beyond the classroom and into the world of experiential learning by participating in coordinated internships in private businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Students gain knowledge of the real world work environment, learn valuable communication and leadership skills, obtain experience and gain references for the future. These opportunities are a great way for the student to explore interests and consider future careers.