Internships

The world is a complex place and our students need the knowledge that arises out of confronting the challenges of the real world. Every Wednesday, all day, Bitney students can be found all over Nevada County at local businesses and organizations. From artists to automobiles, veterinary offices to government offices, Bitney students work side by side with their mentors. From manufacturing to disc jockeying, computer science to electrical engineering, there is a place for every interest and dream. Our dynamic full-day INTERNSHIP PROGRAM puts our students into the workspace where they learn the professional and soft skills they’ll need to follow their passions and succeed.

Below, please find a sampling of some of the dynamic internships our students have taken advantage of recently!

  • A to Z Reptile Rescue - Mentor: Anthony Abeyeta Student: Eliza, Class of 2026 Eliza, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2026, has an amazing internship at A to Z Reptile Rescue working alongside their mentor, Anthony Abeyeta. A to Z Reptile Rescue is a reptile rescue that also does events and hosts a summer camp. Eliza is learning all about […]
  • A.J.’s Superior Automotive - Mentor: A.J. Smith Student: Dean Vincent Class of 2022’s Dean Vincent has his internship at A.J.’s Superior Automotive in Grass Valley. One of the top Factory Certified Technicians in Northern California, A.J. Smith offers a wide range of environmentally friendly services and his shop is the preferred repair shop for Mini Mania. Under Smith’s mentorship, […]
  • Affordable Auto Detail - Mentor: Christian Carranza Student: Elisabeth Blake, Class of 2023 Elisabeth Blake from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023 is interning at Affordable Auto Detail under the guidance of her mentor Christian Carranza. Affordable Auto Detail are a local auto, boat, and RV detailing business that offers the highest quality interior and exterior treatments at a […]
  • Bath, Brush and Beyond Grooming - Mentor: Heidi Smith Student: Laura, Class of 2025   Laura from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 has an internship at Bath, Brush and Beyond Grooming and is working with their mentor, owner Heidi Smith. Bath, Brush and Beyond Grooming is run by dog lovers and is loved by dogs. Bath, Brush and Beyond Grooming […]
  • Bear River Artworks - Mentor: Sean Baker  Student: Cole, Class of 2024 Bitney Prep student Cole, from the Class of 2024, is getting glassy at an amazing internship at Bear River Artworks under the careful tutelage of mentor and master artisan Sean Baker. Bear River Artworks is a private borosilicate glass flame working studio overlooking the Bear River. They […]
  • Bluebell Coffee Roasters - Student: Zya, Class of 2027 Mentor: Marian Valero Bitney Prep Class of 2027 student Zya has an amazing internship at Bluebell Coffee Roasters working alongside mentor and owner Marian Valero. With eight years experience as a coffee business owner and head roaster in her hometown of Valencia, Spain, Marian Valero opened her new business, Bluebell […]
  • Bright Futures for Youth - Mentor: Cori Ove Student: Jamie Thomas Rose — Class of 2022 Jamie Thomas Rose, Class of 2022, is interning at Bright Futures for Youth. Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s, in Nevada County. Bright Futures for Youth, […]
  • Bright Futures For Youth - Mentor: Eric Ove Student: Cris, Class of 2026   Cris from the Bitney Prep High School Class of 2026 spends her Wednesdays as an intern in the commercial kitchen at Bright Futures For Youth under the steady and helpful guidance of her mentor, Operations Manager Eric Ove Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit […]
  • Brown Banana Books - Mentor: Jesse Wilson Student: Alyssa, Class of 2023 Alyssa, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023 is pursuing her love of books at her internship at Brown Banana Books, learning all the ins and outs of being a bookseller from her mentor, Jesse Wilson. To get a sense of the vibe at Brown Banana Books, […]
  • Brunswick Veterinary Clinic - MENTOR: KIKA STUDENT: TOBY, CLASS OF 2026 Toby is enjoying their internship at Brunswick Veterinary Clinic working alongside their mentor, Kika (can’t say the same about Krash the dog, who looks awful worried in this photo). Founded in 1986 by Dr. Jay Schuff and Dr. Rebecca Hahn, Brunswick Veterinary Clinic has been a staple in […]
  • Care Campus Daycare - Mentor: Sandee Gustavson Student: Sienna, Class of 2025 Sienna from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 has an amazing internship at Care Campus Daycare working with her mentor, owner Sandee Gustavson. Gustavson has developed a quality structured program to enhance a child’s curiosity and love for learning. Within the program at Care Campus, manners, kindness, […]
  • Cascade Campers - Mentor: John Cassidy Student: Max, Class of 2022 Max from the class of 2022 has an internship at Cascade Campers under the tutelage of his mentor John Cassidy. Cascade Campers is a local camper conversion company that does all of its work in-house, from cabinetry to upholstery. Cascade Campers converts 2015 and newer RAM ProMaster […]
  • Clocktower Records - Mentor: Curt Smith Student: Chris Miller Clocktower Records in Grass Valley does more than just sell some of the grooviest used and new albums, CDs, movies, rock posters, cassettes, and 8-track tapes! Did you know they also repair old audio equipment like turntables, amplifiers, tape decks, and reel-to-reel machines? Well, they do, all the way […]
  • Connecting Point - Student: Fiona, Class of 2024 Mentor: Julia and Tammy Bitney Prep Class of 2024 student Fiona has a great internship at Connecting Point. Fiona does data entry, inputting information about local homeless residents. Since 2003, Connecting Point (originally the Nevada-Sierra Regional IHSS Public Authority) has been connecting people to In-Home-Support-Services and IHSS employment in Nevada, […]
  • Corvus Bakery - Mentor: Laura Student: Lainey, Class of 2023 Lainey, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023, has a delicious internship at Corvus Bakery in downtown Grass Valley working alongside her mentor, Laura. Corvus Bakery is dedicated to offering its customers a creative twist on classic bakery favorites. As the only 100% Gluten-Free bakery in Nevada County, […]
  • Crockett Tiles - Mentor: Carol Crockett Student: Angie, Class of 2023 Angie from Bitney Prep’s Class of 2023 is interning at Crockett Tiles, working alongside her mentor, owner Carol Crockett. This is an amazingly creative and inspiring internship. All of Crockett Tiles’ tiles are hand-made from start to finish. They start by carving an original design in clay, […]
  • Crush Nevada City - Mentor: Hollie Dilley Student: Justyce, Class of 2024 Justyce has this amazing internship at Crush Nevada City, helping them move into their new space and learning so much. Crush Nevada City is a boutique showcasing the talents and interests of Hollie Dilley, sculptor, rollerskater, artist, ceramicist, seamstress, mom, human, alien. Hollie is an internationally known […]
  • DS Welding and Fabrication - Mentor: Daniel Silva Student: Elijah, Class of 2024 Sparks are flying at Elijah’s internship at DS Welding and Fabrication! Elijah is getting real-life, hands-on experience working alongside his mentor, owner Daniel Silva. DS Welding & Fabrication offers quality welding services to anyone who needs it in Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and […]
  • Elkin Education Marketing - Mentor: Daniel Elkin Student: Fiona Baker, Class of 2024 Fiona Baker from the Bitney Prep Class of 2024 is interning as a Marketing Intern at Elkin Education Marketing under the guidance of her mentor, former Bitney Prep teacher, Daniel Elkin. Elkin Education Marketing is a full-service, small school marketing company that specializes in “telling the […]
  • Empire Kennels - Mentor: Nate Voelz Students: Brian Schlater, Class of 2022 Brian from Biney Prep’s Class of 2022 has the internship of his dreams! He gets to spend the whole day with furry fools at Empire Kennels in Grass Valley. Not only does Brian get to feed, pet, play with, and groom all the floofs, he is […]
  • Empire Mine Blacksmith Shop - Mentor: Peter Perkins Student: Aidan, Class of 2024 Aidan from the Bitney Prep Class of 2024 has an internship at the authentic Blacksmith Shop at Empire Mine under the mentorship of Peter Perkins. At his internship, Aidan is learning all the ins and outs of blacksmithing as well as interfacing with the visitors to the […]
  • Empire Mine Historic State Park - Mentors: David and Laura Student: Brenden McSweeny, Class of 2025 Brenden McSweeny from the Class of 2025 has an internship at Empire Mine Historic Park. Empire Mine is the site of one of the oldest, deepest, and richest gold mines in California. In operation for more than 100 years, the mine extracted 5.8 million ounces […]
  • Fix My Gadget - Mentor: Liza Anisov Student: Paige, Class of 2023 Paige from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023 is learning all about fixing gadgets at Fix My Gadget located on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley, working alongside her mentor, Liza Anisov. At Fix My Gadget they do all sorts of gadget fixing: Frame Repair Charging Port Repair […]
  • Foggy Mountain Music - Mentor: Mary Ellen Sorci Student: Charlotte, Class of 2024 Charlotte from the Bitney Prep Class of 2024 spends her Wednesdays at an amazing internship at Foggy Mountain Music with the help and guidance of her mentor, Foggy Mountain Music’s owner Mary Ellen Sorci. Foggy Mountain Music served its first customer in 1975 in its current […]
  • For The Love Of Pets Veterinary Hospital - Mentor: Bev Warner Student: Sean, Class of 2025 Sean, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025, has an amazing internship at For The Love Of Pets Veterinary Hospital. For The Love Of Pets Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Grass Valley, CA. The professional and courteous staff at For the Love […]
  • Four Paws Animal Clinic - Mentor: Shelby Nunnink Student: Kenny, Class of 2025 Kenny from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 has an amazing internship at Four Paws Animal Clinic working with their mentor, Shelby Nunnink. Four Paws Animal Clinic has assembled a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.  The Four Paws […]
  • Fox Walkers Outdoor Education - Student: Hailey, Class of 2027 Mentor: Tam Andrews Hailey from the Bitney Prep Class of 2027, is interning at Fox Walkers Outdoor Education program, working alongside Mentor Tam Andrews. Fox Walkers Youth Programs introduces Earth Skills, a blend of the ancient arts of tracking, wilderness survival, and nature awareness. Through their programs, a re-thinking of […]
  • Get Medieval Metal Works - Mentor: Kyle Harris Student: Aidan, Class of 2024 Aidan is going medieval at his internship making armor alongside his mentor, Kyle Harris, at Get Medieval Metal Works. At his internship, Aidan is making plate armor from the Renaissance era. Recently, he shared a pauldron that he is working on. Aidan is hoping to make a […]
  • Gold Country Automotive - Mentor: Thomas Roberts Student: Logan Williams, Class of 2024 Logan Williams from the Class of 2024 interns at Gold Country Automotive with his mentor Thomas Roberts. James is learning all about vehicle repairs, as Gold County Automotive works on Cooling Systems, Water Pumps, Radiators, Engines, Starters, Alternators, Fuel Injection systems, Transmissions, Clutches, Fuel Pumps, and […]
  • Gold Country Express Lube and Car Wash - Student: Aniya, Class of 2027 Mentor: Tyler Scott Bitney Prep Class of 2027 student Aniya has an internship at Gold Country Express Lube and Car Wash in Grass Valley. Aniya is learning how to do oil changes and replace vehicle fluids. From a basic oil change all the way to vehicle fluid flushes, Gold Country […]
  • Grass Valley Charter School - Mentor: Amy Edwards Student: Faollan, Class of 2026 Bitney Prep Class of 2026 has an internship working with kindergarteners at the Grass Valley Charter School under the guidance of mentor Amy Edwards. Faollan loves working with the little ones and is thinking about making teaching a career in the future. Faollan enjoys the energy and […]
  • Grass Valley Eyecare Optometric, Inc - Mentor: Mike Meyer Student: Maddox, Class of 2025 Maddox from Bitney Prep’s Class of 2025 is currently interning at Grass Valley Eyecare Optometric with his mentor, owner and lab manager Mike Meyer. Grass Valley Eye Care offers comprehensive eye exams, treatment, and ocular disease management, including glaucoma, advanced dry eye care, contact lens fittings, and […]
  • Grass Valley Florist - Mentor: Ingrid Peterson Student: Paige, Class of 2023 Paige, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023, has an internship at Grass Valley Florist, working under the direction of mentor and owner, Ingrid Peterson. Grass Valley Florist is a local specialty shop featuring amazing bouquets for special occasions. They deliver fresh flowers to both home and […]
  • Grass Valley Library - Mentor: Rachel Tucker, Grass Valley Library Royce Branch Student: Dominic Husak Dominic Husak from the Class of 2023 has an internship at the Grass Valley Library Royce Branch working in the children’s section with his mentor Rachel Tucker. The Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch is a wonderfully historic Carnegie library listed in the National […]
  • Grass Valley Police Department - Student: Brenden, Class of 2025 Mentor:  Officer Zack LaFerriere Brenden McSweeney, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025, has an amazing internship working with Officer Zack LaFerriere of the Grass Valley Police Department. Brenden is assisting Officer Zack with community policing. The Grass Valley Police Department is a full-service, community policing organization. The department is […]
  • Grass Valley Sign - Mentor: Ed Townsend, Grass Valley Sign Student: Jackson Joyce Jackson Joyce, from the Class of 2021, has been interning at Grass Valley Sign with his mentor, owner Ed Townsend, since he was a Freshmen. Founded in 1984, Grass Valley Sign is the largest full-service sign shop in Nevada county. They specialize in custom-made commercial and […]
  • Green Bee Construction - Student: JT, Class of 2024 JT from the Bitney Prep Class of 2024 is working hard at his internship with Green Bee Construction learning all about home renovation and construction management. Green Bee Construction is a licensed General Contractor serving Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Auburn, Colfax, and the surrounding areas. Their goal is […]
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Student: Tenzin, Class of 2027 Mentor: Shelly Childs Tenzin, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2027 (pictured with mentor Shelly Childs) has an internship at Habitat for Humanity ReStore. He helps with sorting and stocking donations. Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. ReStores accept donations and sell […]
  • Harry Pelton, Taxidermist - Mentor: Harry Pelton, Taxidermist Student: Skyler Hancock Bitney Class of 2021 student Skyler Hancock has been interning as a taxidermist with his mentor, Harry Pelton. Pelton has been doing taxidermy since 1963 and is well-regarded throughout the country for his meticulous work. As a member of the California Association of Taxidermists, Pelton has won lots […]
  • Hendricks McFarlane Law - Mentor: Dylan Hendricks Student: Fiona, Class of 2023 Fiona, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023, has an amazing and engaging internship at Hendricks McFarlane Law, working with her mentor, Dylan Hendricks. Hendricks McFarlane, P.C. is a family owned and operated law practice located in Grass Valley, California. Their work focuses on estate planning, trust […]
  • Hollie Dilley - Mentor: Hollie Dilley Student: Castiel Frost For the past year, Castiel Frost from Bitney’s Class of 2020 has enjoyed the amazing opportunity to intern with artist Hollie Dilley.  Dilley’s work often fuses ceramics and taxidermy in transformative ways. Her art has been featured in SubMerg and Juxtapoz magazines, and her show, “Reincarnation” garnered huge success […]
  • Hospice of the Foothills Thrift Store - Mentor: Heather Adams Student: Lola, Class of 2025 Lola from the Class of 2025 has a dynamic internship at Hospice of the Foothills Thrift Store in Nevada City working alongside her mentor, Heather Adams. Hospice of the Foothills Thrift Store is an amazing place that upcycles all sorts of clothing, jewelry, and various knickknacks and […]
  • Inspire Woodworks - Mentors: Danny and Tina Garner, Inspire Woodworks Student: Josiah Susmilch Josiah Susmilch from the Class of 2021 interns with his mentors Danny and Tina Garner at Inspire Woodworks. Josiah has been learning all about custom woodworking, making functional art ranging from custom bar tops to furniture to charcuterie boards. Inspire Woodworks is a family-owned business […]
  • Interfaith Food Ministry - Student: Laura, Class of 2026 Mentor: Venus Paxton Laura, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2026 (pictured here with her mentor Venus Paxton) has an internship at Interfaith Food Ministry. Laura helps to pack bags and sort food for Nevada County residents. Interfaith Food Ministry has provided supplemental food in Western Nevada County since 1987, […]
  • JROB Custom Screen Printing - Mentor: Robin Chambers Student: Josh Bell, Class of 2023 Josh Bell, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023, is learning the fashion business from the ground floor. He’s currently interning with his mentor, Robin Chambers, at JROB Custom Screen Printing. With close to 30 years of experience in the industry, JROB Custom Screen Printing handles […]
  • KVMR - Mentors: Sean Dooley, KVMR Music Director; Dave “Buzz” Barnett, KVMR Chief Engineer Students: Justus Brooks, Ezra Echols, Josh Pryor Justus Brooks from the class of 2021 has his internship at KVMR working with his mentor, Sean Dooley, KVMR’s Music Director. Class of 2020 members Ezra Echols and Josh Pryor also intern at KVMR, under the […]
  • Lenkaland Photography - Mentor: Lenka Vodicka, Lenkaland Photography Student: Aidan Brancroft Aidan Brancroft from the Class of 2021 is interning at Lenkaland Photography with his mentor Lenka Vodicka. Lenkaland Photography is a professional company that photographs weddings, events, and families. They make art, celebrate life, and connect with families. Through Lenka’s mentorship, Aidan is learning to document the […]
  • Loot and Lore - Mentor: Cynthia Levesque Student: Abi, Class of 2025 Abi, from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025, has an amazing internship at Loot and Lore in downtown Grass Valley working with her mentor, Cynthia Levesque. Loot and Lore is a beautiful retail space that features enchanted jewelry, magickal books, tarot and oracle cards, herbal apothecary, candles […]
  • M3 Mall - Mentor: Melisa Mistler, M3 Mall Student: Elaine Herman Elaine Herman from the Class of 2022 is interning at the M3 Mall. Her mentor is makeup artist and certified TLS coach Melisa Mistler. M3 Mall is your one-stop-shop for Bridal, Beauty, Wellness, Weight Loss, Fundraising, Volunteering, and more. Under Melisa Mistler’s kind and guiding mentoring hand, […]
  • Millennium Planning and Engineering - Student: Aika, Class of 2026 Mentor: Brian Sparks Bitney Prep Student Aika, from the Class of 2026 (pictured here with her mentor Brian Sparks) has an amazing internship at Millennium Planning and Engineering. Aika is learning about local civil engineering projects. She goes with them on-site visits and also does tutorials on an AutoCAD program […]
  • Mother Lode Veterinary - Mentor: Tavish Mathiasen (RVT), Mother Lode Veterinary Student: Kaitlyn Jordan During her entire tenure at Bitney Prep, Kaitlyn Jordan from the Class of 2020 has been in internships working with animals. Starting with horse training at Starr Ranch her sophomore year, she then started working with a large animal veterinarian at Sierra Equine Vet Services. […]
  • Mountain Bounty Farms - Mentor: John Tecklin Students: Molly and Maia Molly and Maia are getting their hands dirty, literally, at their internship at Mountain Bounty Farms under the guidance of their mentor, owner John Tecklin. At Mountain Bounty Farms, they grow a great variety of exceptional organic produce for our local community. Farming with love and care since […]
  • MushBarn - Mentor: Dylan Lynch Student: Josh, Class of 2023 Josh from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023 spends his Wednesdays getting fungi at his internship at the MushBarn with his mentor, Dylan Lynch. MushBarn aims to inspire healthy relationships between ourselves and nature’s networks to learn how to best support a resilient and fertile biosphere. They […]
  • NC Kombuchary - Mentor: Sean Millar, NC Kombuchary Student: Nico Paoletti Nico Paoletti, from the class of 2021, is working with his mentor, Sean Millar, at NC Kombuchary, a family-owned and operated kombucha brewery in Grass Valley, assisting with production tasks around the brewery. Nico has helped label, sanitize and fill bottles, clean kegs, and keep the facility […]
  • NCSA - Mentor: Patti Howard, NCSA Student: Louie Jacobson Louie Jacobson of the Class of 2021 has an internship at Nevada City School of the Arts working with Patti Howard, the speech and language specialist, as a mentor. Louie loves working with kids and helping Patti plan things out and set up lessons for the day. Louie […]
  • NEO - Mentor: Halli Ellis-Edwards, NEO Students: John Waddell, Elijah Rameriz, JudeWebb, Erink Jackson, Avery Daniels John Waddell (class of 2022), Elijah Rameriz (class of 2022), Jude Webb (class of 2020), Erin Jackson (class of 2021), and Avery Daniels (class of 2021) are all learning the ins and outs of youth empowerment from their mentor Halli Ellis-Edwards […]
  • Nevada City Police Department - Mentors: Officer Nick Kendrick and Officer Kevin Stofleth Student: Aika, Class of 2026 Aika from the Bitney Prep Class of 2026 is interning at the Nevada City Police Department working alongside her mentors, Officer Nick Kendrick (left) and Officer Kevin Stofleth (right) Aika goes out on foot patrol with them and has helped with Victorian […]
  • Nevada City School of the Arts - Mentor: Maria Dicintio, Nevada City School of the Arts Student: Kaya Jones Kaya Jones from the class of 2021 is interning as a Teacher’s Assistant for her mentor, Maria Dicintio, in her Third Grade class at the Nevada City School of the Arts, and loving every minute of it. Kaya has been working with the […]
  • Nevada County Habitat For Humanity Restore - Mentor: Shelly Student: James, Class of 2022 James from the Bitney Prep Class of 2022 has an amazing internship at the Restore run by Nevada County Habitat For Humanity. Nevada County Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, home accessories, […]
  • Nevada County Media - Mentor: Ramona Howard Student: Victoria Victoria has a cutting-edge internship at Nevada County Media working alongside her mentor, Executive Director Ramona Howard. Nevada County Media (NCTV) has been serving the community for over 25 years. They operate a production facility that is available for their member community to utilize. All members of the community can […]
  • NorCal Rider’s Choice - Mentor: Jennah McIntosh, NorCal Rider’s Choice Student: Rain, Tristan, Robert Rain (Class of 2022), Tristan (Class of 2021), and Robert (Class of 2020) are all interning this semester at NorCal Rider’s Choice with their mentor Jennah McIntosh. At NorCal Rider’s Choice, they work on motorcycles, quads, and UTVs. From simple oil changes to complete rebuilds, […]
  • Paw Spa - Mentor: Victory Lapp Student: Destiney Sandoval Class of 2024’s Destiney Sandoval interns at Paw Spa in Brunswick Basin under the watchful eye of her mentor Victory Lapp, who has owned Paw Spa since 2017. Paw Spa offers clients full-service grooming, haircuts, and summer shave-downs — not to mention those emergency appointments for skunk and flea […]
  • Precision Welding - Mentor: Braden Compton Student: Saphyra, Class of 2026 Saphyra has this hot internship at Precision Welding and is loving every minute of it. Saphyra’s mentor, Owner of Precision Welding, LLC, Braden Compton is insured and certified in Flux Core and Stick welding through the American Welding Society. He has experience that ranges from residential gates […]
  • Prosperity Lanes - Mentor: Austin Clohan Student: Aidan, Class of 2024 Bitney Prep student Aidan, from the Class of 2024, is bowling them over with his amazing internship at the Pro Shop at Prosperity Lanes. What is Prosperity Lanes? Well, according to their website, it’s “The Best Bowling Entertainment in the Area!” From open bowling to a fabulous […]
  • Rolly’s Body Shop - Mentor: Brandon Student: Nick, Class of 2025 Nick from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 has an internship at Rolly’s Body Shop, working on cars with his mentor Brandon. At Rolly’s, Nick has fixed handles on a Ram Super Duty cargo van, he has fixed the bumper and siding on a Volvo convertible, he has […]
  • Sacred Skulls Tattoo Studio and Gallery - Mentor: Judicael Vales, Sacred Skulls Tattoo Studio and Gallery Student: Castiel Frost Castiel Frost from the Class of 2020 has just started an internship at Sacred Skulls Tattoo Studio and Gallery in Nevada City under the mentorship of shop owner Judicael Vales. Originally from France, Judicael’s tattoo experience spans over 15 years, studying in India […]
  • Scraps Dog Bakery - Mentor: Chelsey Amesbury Student: Paige, Class of 2023 Paige from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023 is working with her mentor, Chelsey Amesbury, at Scraps Dog Bakery! Scraps Dog Bakery is a specialty store for dogs and cats that carries all-natural food, supplements, training supplies, toys, collars, and leashes. They specialize in dog and cat […]
  • Seven Hills Middle School - Mentor: Michael Malakian Student: Alyssa Gates, Class of 2023 Alyssa Gates from the class of 2023 is interning at Seven Hills Middle School, working with her mentor, Michael Malakian, in the Special Needs Classroom, and she is loving every minute of it! Alyssa’s internship starts at 8 AM on Wednesdays. Along with her mentor, she […]
  • Sierra Commons - Mentor: Robert Trent Student: Ethan, Bitney Prep Class of 2023 Bitney Prep Class of 2023 student Ethan has an amazing internship at Sierra Commons, a Nevada City coworking space, working along side his mentor,  Sierra Commons’ founder and executive director Robert Trent. Founded in 2009, Sierra Commons is the Sierra Nevada’s first coworking space and […]
  • SKS Auto Service - Mentor: Ozzy Barraza Student: Elisabeth, Class of 2023 Elisabeth from the Bitney Prep Class of 2023 recently got a new internship at SKS Auto Service in Grass Valley working alongside her mentor, Ozzy Barraza. Serving Grass Valley and its surrounding communities, SKS Auto Service takes pride in its ability to tailor each of our services […]
  • Solstice - Mentor: Laura Parker Student: Trent Felty — Class of 2023 Trent Felty, Bitney Prep Class of 2023, is interning at Solstice, a thrift and costume shop in Nevada City. Solstice is a clothing and costume shop for all genders that offers new and resale items that are both unique and of good quality. They have […]
  • South Yuba River Citizens League - Mentor: Ray Lubitz Student: Ziola Meereiltagh Ziola Meereiltagh from the Class of 2021 has an internship at South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), was founded in 1983 to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Through their activism, SYRCL won permanent protections of 39 miles of the South Yuba River under the Wild and Scenic […]
  • Spark’s Subsational - Mentors: Terri Alvarado and Dennae Cromer, Spark’s Subsational Student: Socks Rutledge Hungry? Future sandwich aficionado Socks Rutledge from the class of 2023 thinks you are. Socks is spending the second semester of their Freshman Year interning at Spark’s Subsational in Grass Valley. Opened in 1989 by Ken Archinek, the restaurant is now being run at […]
  • Stephanie’s Custom Interiors - Mentor: Stephanie Statler Student: Mollie, Class of 2025 Mollie from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 is pursing her dream of becoming an interior designer through her internship at Stephanie’s Custom Interiors learning from her mentor, Stephanie Statler. Stephanie’s Custom Interiors offers an array of custom services based on your needs. From Project Management to […]
  • The Cabinet Company - Mentor: Jesse Emrich, The Cabinet Company, Inc. Student: Milan Limonciello Milan Limonciello from the class of 2020 has an amazing internship at CCI — The Cabinet Company Inc. Under the direction of his mentor, Jesse Emrich, Milan is learning the fine art of creating custom cabinetry in a modern manufacturing facility. Established 40 years ago, […]
  • The Curious Forge - Mentor: Liam Ellerby, The Curious Forge Students: Daniel Freedman and Sam Negrete Daniel Freedman and Sam Negrete from the Class of 2021 both intern at The Curious Forge with their mentor, Liam Ellerby. The Curious Forge is a 20,000+ sq/ft Maker Space located in Nevada City, where members have access to training on a wide […]
  • The Union - Mentor: Elias Funez Students: Ori Rutledge Class of 2021’s Ori Rutledge has an internship with The Union’s Multimedia Reporter Elias Funez. Funez has over 14 years of on-the-beat reporting experience: nine years at the Patterson Irrigator taking on different roles including; Chief Photographer, Photo Editor, Crime Reporter, Page Designer, and Managing Editor, two years at […]
  • Training Zone - Mentor: Kevin Bennett Student: Ray, Class of 2026 Ray is loving their internship at the Training Zone in Grass Valley working with mentor, Kevin Bennett. Training Zone’s mission is to be a standard for true health, based on sound nutrition and purposeful movement, where we live hard and train harder. They offer group fitness classes, […]
  • Tripp’s Auto Body - Mentor: Todd Tripp Student: Xander, Class of 2025 Xander from the Class of 2025 has an amazing internship at Tripp’s Auto Body in Grass Valley and is learning so much from his mentor, Todd Tripp. Tripp’s Auto Body Shop has been serving the Nevada County area for more than 60 years. Their technicians and mechanics […]
  • Walsh Construction - Mentor: Bob Walsh, Walsh Construction Student: Jacob Trembly For the past year and a half, Jacob Trembly of the Class of 2020 has been working with Bob Walsh at Walsh Construction, a general contracting business. Through the mentorship of Walsh, Jacob has learned a number of fundamental construction skills necessary for jobs both large and […]
  • Wildlife Memories Taxidermy - Mentor: Kevin Student: Sienna, Class of 2025 Sienna from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 has an amazing internship at Wildlife Memories Taxidermy working with their mentor, Kevin.. Wildlife Memories Taxidermy is a full-service taxidermy company that is dedicated to keeping its client’s hunting memories alive through the art of taxidermy and shared experiences. Wildlife […]
  • Williams Ranch School - Mentor: Jennifer Ross Student: Alex, Class of 2026 Alex is really enjoying his internship at Williams Ranch School working alongside Mentor Fourth-grade Teacher Jennifer Ross. Williams Ranch School is a preschool through 5th-grade school settled in the foothills of Penn Valley,. The school was built in 1992 with a small country feel. Williams Ranch is […]
  • Winding Road Imagery - Mentor: Joy Porter Student: Mollie, Class of 2025 Mollie from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 has an amazing internship at Winding Road Imagery under the tutelage of her mentor, owner Joy Porter. Joy is a Commercial, Brand, and Lifestyle photographer dedicated to elevating her clients through her creative process and positioning them and their […]
  • Yoga Well - Mentor: Sarah Molaro, Yoga Well Student: Lainey Williams Lainey Williams from the Class of 2024 is interning with her mentor Sarah Molaro at Yoga Well. Founded in 2014, Yoga Well is a place that serves personal practice, independent teachers, healers, dancers, learners, and peace creators. The Ashtanga methods of Yoga are the main influences on […]
  • Yuba River Charter School - Mentors: Lisa Wilkinson and Hollie Mudd Students: Alexandrea and Sara, Class of 2025 Alexandrea and Sara, both from the Bitney Prep Class of 2025 have internships as Teacher’s Assistants at Yuba River Charter school. Alexandra is working with her mentor Lisa Wilkinson and Sara is working with her mentor, Hollie Mudd. Yuba River Charter School […]
  • Yubadocs Urgent Care - Mentor: Laura Parsons Student: Nico, Class of 2025 Bitney Prep student Nico from the Class of 2025 is checking out if the medical field will be the focus of his future through his internship at Yubadocs Urgent Care under the guidance of his mentor, Laura Parsons. Yubadocs Urgent Care is the only certified and accredited […]