Opportunities to grow at Kenyon as a student and leader are boundless. Whether your talents lie in mathematics, science, writing, or the environment, a number of internships and scholarships are available to enhance your skill set while preparing you for a rewarding career in your field after Kenyon.
The Gund Gallery is an important facility for art history and studio art majors, who can learn the technical aspects of exhibition display, analyze artworks up close, interact with visiting artists and scholars, and explore collections on loan from museums as well as important private collectors. Students who are selected as Gund Gallery Associates learn the inner workings of an art gallery, gaining invaluable experience in curating and curatorial writing.
Students accepted into the Kenyon Review Associates Program gain hands-on experience in literary editing, publishing, and marketing, and work directly with staff to benefit from special literary, cultural, and professional opportunities. Some examples of work assignments include: reading and processing manuscripts, coordinating publicity for special events and campus readings, grant research, and advertising solicitation. Students are invited to apply at the beginning of the school year.
Tutors in the Math and Science Skills Center work with students in 100-200 level science and math courses who are majors or fulfilling their Quantitative Reasoning requirement. As tutors, students develop their own skill sets while gaining valuable leadership and educational experience.
Interns in the Office of Communications are engaged in telling Kenyon's story through a variety of mediums, from social media and video to news writing and blogging. By working directly alongside staff experts, they develop skills to help prepare them for careers in videography, marketing, and communications.
The student manager promotes education, scholarship, and public projects about rural life at Kenyon and in the surrounding community. Duties include representing the Rural Life Center at conferences, planning events, designing and maintaining a website, and compiling archives.
Continuing opportunities are available to freshman and sophomore students to work with faculty members in the Natural Sciences Division. These professors accept students into their labs to conduct research and learn techniques throughout the year.
Summer Scholars Program. The Kenyon Summer Scholars program provides opportunities for students to work in close collaboration with faculty mentors in the social sciences and humanities as full participants in the processes of creating a research plan, executing a research project, and preparing results for presentation in a public forum.
Summer Science Scholars. Every summer, about 30 Kenyon students stay on campus, earning a stipend while pursuing their own intensive research projects in close collaboration with professors. This is a way for them to take a significant research question from conception through presentation (and sometimes publication), while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow scientists.
The John W. Adams Summer Scholars Program in Socio-Legal Studies. The legal-scholars program provides research opportunities for students to explore the application of law in society while working in close collaboration with faculty members.
Center for the Study of American Democracy Summer Scholars. The CSAD scholars program provides opportunities for students to work in close collaboration with faculty members as full participants on some fundamental question, text, or theme of American liberal democracy. Students selected for these competitive awards will receive a stipend, summer housing, and funds for research materials and supplies when necessary.
The sustainability intern assists with administrative and communication duties in the Office of Sustainability. The intern also is called upon to identify a summer project in the same vein as Summer Science Scholars and Summer Legal Scholars.
The Writer Center boasts a talented team of more than 40 students who share an interest in teaching writing to others. They major, minor, and have interests in almost every department on campus. Their job is to conduct individual conferences with writers and suggest alternatives to consider.