Class of 2022 interns

Deacon Barbazette
Network Infrastructure
West Virginia University

“For anyone interested in the IT field, specifically network infrastructure, I believe WVU Medicine provides a great learning experience on how an enterprise network is configured and maintained. Everything is hands on when it comes to network infrastructure, and it’s a great way to put conceptual knowledge into real-world applications.”


Jacob Dennis
Software Development
West Virginia University

“Through this internship with WVU Medicine, I have been able to increase my knowledge about software development, along with receiving professional work experience. WVU Medicine provides a great learning and working environment through the IT department. This internship allowed me to understand how coding applies to software development, not only in the medical field but IT overall.”


Emerson Foringer
Artificial Intelligence
West Virginia University

“The WVU Medicine IT department has given me the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the IT field, working within a healthcare system. It has allowed me to develop a professional network and also the opportunity to collaborate with fellow interns to gain insight about the different opportunities available after I graduate. I am thankful for WVU Medicine giving me the chance to explore my future degree in cybersecurity.”


Chris Hanna
West Virginia University

“The experience gained in this internship is invaluable. Being able to work in a professional environment with others in your field gives you the opportunity to apply and master what you’ve been learning in school, as well as give you the tools you need to succeed in any future IT career. After going through the internship, I feel like there are so many things that I have learned that college is unable to teach you.”


Michael Kral
Enterprise Resource Planning
West Virginia University

“At WVU Medicine, I learned a lot about Employee Data Management, along with working on Tableau. Not only did I work on the Enterprise Resource Planning team, but I was able to work with many other IT teams. Shadowing the Incident Response Team gave me a broad understanding of how a cybersecurity team collaborates and what I need to further develop in order to become more skilled in the security area of IT. This experience gave me a great understanding of the IT field and what all goes into it.”


Alexis Stanley
Health Information Management and Optical Imaging
West Virginia University

“This internship has been an eye-opening experience for me, coming from someone who didn’t have the same IT background as my fellow interns. I have learned just how broad IT is and that everyone can find their place in IT if they want to. The culture here at WVU Medicine is very welcoming, and it is clear that the people working here care for each other. This internship is an excellent experience for anyone wanting to explore IT and healthcare-related fields.”


Cullen Wise
Bethany College

“This internship has been a great opportunity to allow me to look at how actual workflow is done as a system admin. The sheer scale of a multi-site 30000 device is a lot to have and even more to organize and manage with applications. This internship has allowed me to really understand why being organized with your work and communicating clearly is a priority to create an effective environment.”


Class of 2021 interns

Breanna Bruno
Surgical Services (OpTime) Team
West Virginia University

“Throughout this internship, I was able to gain a valuable experience in the IT field working within a large healthcare system. It allowed me to take the knowledge that I have gained from my classwork and apply it to the real world. I am thankful that WVU Medicine has allowed me to be part of such a great organization.”


Morgan Faddis
Inpatient Clinical Applications Team
West Virginia University

“The WVU Medicine IT Internship has allowed me to truly envision a career in IT. I’ve been able to gain valuable experience and knowledge that have bettered me not only as an employee but an individual. I am forever thankful to WVU Medicine for this opportunity!”


Jamie Jimenez
Applications Training and Clinical Informatics
Fairmont State University

“Through this WVU Medicine internship, I’ve learned a lot of new skills and have become familiar with Epic, which will be super valuable for my career if I decide to continue with healthcare IT. I’ve also been able to apply knowledge I learned in school in a real-world, hands-on setting which is so important before graduation.”


J.T. Kemp
Enterprise Analytics
Fairmont State University

“I will always be so grateful for the WVU Medicine IT Internship and all that it had to offer me. This program was not only a second to none learning experience, but great exposure to some of the most knowledgeable respected leaders in the WVU Medicine Health System.”


P.J. Lenz
Eggplant Automation (Ambulatory)
West Virginia University

“I enjoyed my time as an intern greatly. Learning about all the different aspects of IT in a large healthcare system has taught me so much and doing actual work with new technology is very enjoyable. Being able to apply my classwork to the real world as well as learning many new things that school has not taught me has been exactly the experience that I was looking for in an internship.”


Anthony Lowery
Software Development
West Virginia University

“This is the perfect internship for students looking to get hands-on experience in IT that will prepare them to transition into the workforce. During your time at WVU Medicine, you get treated as part of the team. I didn’t just help with small tasks, but I actually built an application from start to finish which allowed me to take part in the entire software development process. The experience I gained was invaluable.”


Dylan Phillips
Network Infrastructure
West Virginia University

“The WVU Medicine IT Internship has given me priceless real-world experience in the IT field. With this experience, I feel much more confident in my career path. I also felt like part of the team when working with my mentors, which makes me want to seek out a permanent career here at WVU Medicine.”


Class of 2020 interns

Breanna Bruno
Clinical Applications Training Team
West Virginia University

“The IT internship made me realize that it is not too early to start working on your career. At WVU Medicine, I was able to gain first-hand knowledge of working within a big healthcare system and experience through my major.”


Andrew Chuang
Business and Artificial Intelligence Team
Carnegie Mellon University

“I really enjoy how I am able to interact and present to IT senior leadership at different levels and receive their feedback on my work.”


Hunter Johnson
Network Infrastructure and Telemedicine Team
West Virginia University

“Working as an intern for WVU Medicine has taught me more than any class ever has. You have the unique opportunity to learn about what each department does, and find your perfect fit! This was my first professional internship, and I have taken so much out of it.”


Joseph Mahiya
Software Development Team
West Virginia University

“I work with the Software Development Team building and deploying applications. Our choice of language is C# using the .NET framework. We also use Javascript with PHP and HTML with CSS for the front end. I am enjoying my time here with WVU Medicine, and I recommend others to apply.”


Emily Riley
Incident Response Team
West Virginia University

“Working as an IT intern with WVU Medicine has allowed me to gain real-world experience with an information security team. It has been great being able to see the things I have learned in classes applied to the real world. I 100 percent recommend this internship to anyone interested in IT.”


Colby Sherwood
Software Development Team
Ohio State University

“At WVU Medicine, I worked on web apps that will actually be used by employees someday. I got invaluable real-world experience with this internship, and everyone made me feel like I was truly part of the team and not just some intern.”


Wesley Walker
Diagnostic Imaging Team
West Virginia University

“Through this internship, I was able to gain valuable skills about not only working in the IT sector, but also how to lead an organization as large as WVU Medicine from many of the great mentors here.”