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Alliance Coal Internship Program

Since 2006, over 250 students have participated in the Alliance Coal Internship Program.  The program allows students to learn about Alliance and its operations, focusing on areas of particular interest to each student. 

Interns are placed throughout the Alliance system, with internships focusing on operations, project engineering, geology, corporate management, and other areas.  Our interns come from many disciplines of study, including: 


  • Mining
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Industrial
  • Electro-Mechanical
  • Chemical

Engineering tech programs



  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Computer Sciences

Occupational Safety & Health

Two-year programs

  • Surveying
  • Electronics Technology

Interns receive hands-on training each day and are offered the opportunity to make meaningful contributions rather than just “busy-work.”  The program is designed to allow interns to understand the role of professionals working at Alliance and to build the foundation for future success.

More than 150 students have served as repeat participants in the program.  Each year offers additional experience and reveals new aspects of a particular position.  Alliance is proud that many of full-time employees were hired directly from the Alliance Coal Internship Program. 

Educational Assistance

Each year, Alliance awards at least $75,000 in educational assistance to participants in the internship program through scholarships and grants. We have existing relationships with many universities, colleges and technical institutions, some of which are listed below.

Associated Four-Year Institutions

  • University of Kentucky
  • Southern Illinois University
  • West Virginia University
  • Murray State University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Akron University
  • Youngstown State University
  • Pittsburgh University
  • Vincennes University


Associated Two-Year Institutions

  • Madisonville Community College (Kentucky)
  • Henderson Community College (Kentucky)
  • South Eastern Illinois
  • John A Logan College (Illinois)
  • Rend Lake Community College (Illinois)
  • Garrett Community College (Maryland)
  • WVU Tech
  • Oakland City College (Indiana)


Don't see your school?  Don't worry, in addition to those listed above, Alliance has placed interns from many other colleges and universities.