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Internship Alliance

The CCA Internship Alliance partners with arts organizations throughout our region to provide paid internship positions for College of Creative Arts students. 

2023 Partners

Through a competitive application process, CCA students begin their professional artistic work immediately, gaining real-world experience in paid internship positions with Internship Alliance partners. 

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique three-seasons craft school located 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in the beautiful mountains of the Laurel Highlands. As Pennsylvania's premier craft school, Touchstone offers beginning and seasoned artists 1-5 day workshops taught by some of North America's finest artisans.

Touchstone Center for Crafts is offering a paid internship position in studio art.

Summit Bechtel Reserve, Boy Scouts of America

Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit Bechtel Reserve is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is also home to the National Scout Jamboree and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve, Boy Scouts of America is offering a paid internship position in graphic design/media production. 

City of Morgantown

The Arts and Cultural Development Department with the City of Morgantown strives to enhance the vitality of Morgantown and the quality of life for all residents by supporting an environment where arts and cultural organizations thrive, artists and culture bearers are celebrated and supported, and people of all ages enjoy opportunities for expression and experiencing the arts.

The City of Morgantown is offering a paid internship position in music industry/arts management.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra

The Wheeling Symphony Society proposes internship opportunities for students from the WVU College of Creative Arts.  Student interns will work with the Wheeling Symphony assisting staff in developing a Teacher’s Guide for the Young People’s Concert Tour and in production for July Tour Celebrate America! in four cities in West Virginia.  

Interns will gain professional experience with: Concert scheduling, management, marketing and promotion, hospitality, orchestral library work, and production including sound, stage set-up, developing a music education concert guide, and touring with a symphony orchestra.

Learn more about the internship with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra

How to Apply

Positions in the CCA Internship Alliance are open to all WVU College of Creative Arts students. The application deadline was Friday Feb. 24, 2023. Applications for summer 2023 internships are now closed. The College nominates a select number of student applicants to be considered for the internship positions. The final hiring decision is made by each individual arts organization. Contact Dr. Mikylah Myers at with questions about the program or application process.

Submit a separate application for each internship you are interested in applying for and be sure to tailor your application PDF to the specific internship. 

Applications are now closed

Each application must include the following in a pdf document (LastName_FirstName.pdf):

  • Cover Letter. The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, performances, presentations, exhibitions, and/or coursework. Use your cover letter to explain why you are a great fit for the particular internship you are applying for. 
  • Resumé.
  • A list of relevant courses taken. Please list the instructor and describe how the course is relevant. 

Do you need guidance preparing these documents? Contact Danica Ryan at Career Services for an appointment at


Current WVU College of Creative Arts majors, undergraduate and graduate students from any class year, are eligible to apply for summer internships. 

Students will be notified of their Internship Alliance nomination status by Mid-March. Finalists' applications packets will be forwarded to the respective arts organizations. The arts organizations will contact those students directly with any requests for additional information and employment decisions.