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Scientific and Technical Internship Profiles

Bodymind Institute

The Bodymind Institute in Wheeling, WV is looking for a Grant Writer Specialist/Development Consultant. Major responsibilities include researching various federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants for their facility; developing, submitting, and managing grant proposals from various funding sources; and following-up with perspective grant and foundation sources. In addition to grant writing and grants administration, consultants may provide administrative/customer service support in meeting treatment, training, and research needs and coordinating special events.


Westinghouse Electric Company provides fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment to utility and industrial customers in the worldwide commercial nuclear electric power industry. Westinghouse Electric Company has a long-standing commitment to excellence in commercial nuclear reactor technology. The company provides paid internships that give students a chance to experience real-life tasks and acquire a variety of pertinent skills:

  • Typically work summers, but some work during fall and spring semesters
  • Participate in numerous activities and community events
  • Work closely with mentors in specific fields of interest

For more information, visit the Westinghouse internship website.


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a security and aerospace developer principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainability of advanced technology systems, products, and services. Some of those services include aeronautics, space systems, missiles and fire control, and information systems as well as green energy solutions. It is located in Clarksburg, WV.

For more information, visit the Lockheed jobs page.


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA)

FINRA is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms in the United States. They oversee nearly 4,500 brokerage firms, 163,470 branch offices, and 634,385 registered securities representatives. Their chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.

Visit the FIRNA internships page to learn more.


National Environmental Services Center (NESC)

The NESC assists small and rural communities with their drinking water, wastewater, environmental training, infrastructure resilience, and utility management needs and helps them find solutions to problems they face. The NESC staff includes not only environmental specialists, engineers, and certified operators but also writers and editors, all of whom work to help their clients and the wider public understand the latest technologies, regulations, and industry developments. The PWE-related services that NESC offers include the following:

  • publications (On Tap, a magazine about drinking water; Small Flows, a magazine about wastewater treatment; and Pipeline, a newsletter about wastewater topics for the general public)
  • a comprehensive Web site including online discussion groups
  • databases with thousands of entries

NESC is on WVU’s Evansdale Campus. Visit the NESC website to learn more about the organization.


National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE)

The NRCCE conducts research, engages in technology transfer activities, and disseminates information to advance ideas about energy and the environment. The NRCEE is both a research center and an information clearinghouse. Past PWE interns have worked on print and web-based publications related to two of the NRCCE’s projects: the U.S.-China Energy Center and the West Virginia-Department of Energy Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WV-DOE EPSCoR).

Visit the NRCCE website for more information.


WVU Community Design Team (CDT)

The CDT program brings volunteer WVU professors from a variety of disciplines, including landscape architecture, planning, geography, architecture, engineering, history, and economic development, to assist local communities throughout the state in laying a course for their future. Teams visit a participating town to meet with local residents and learn about problems and concerns they want to address and the kids of community they want to build. The team then drafts a report that outlines a strategy for the community to achieve these goals. Past PWE interns have worked with the West Virginia towns of Rainelle and Montgomery.

For more information, visit the CDT website.