The Kenyon Community Internship Program (KCIP) affords students the valuable opportunity to gain meaningful work experience during the academic year, and engage in learning with the greater Knox County community. Area employers host Kenyon students for structured internships for 5-10 hours per week during the academic year, having students take on professional projects that help to develop the skills needed to be successful at Kenyon and beyond. Community partners benefit from student ideas and creativity while gaining support on key operations.

Key Statistics

  • $100kof student intern wages are supported by donors

  • 39community partners since the program's inception in 2017-18

  • 107average student applications per year

SPI allowed me to engage with community stakeholders and local schools in a new way and allowed me to see the impact nonprofits make in reinforcing STEM skills that students may not receive otherwise.

Kylie Lohrenz '20
Science and Play Initiative: Program Development Intern

Partnerships Over Politics

Kenyon students interning with county government demonstrate a commitment to community that transcends partisanship.

A Growing Partnership

The Community Internship Program now supports more paid opportunities for Kenyon students to work with local nonprofit organizations.

Interns at Work in Knox County

College students and local nonprofit organizations benefit from increased funding focused on building professional and personal connections in the community.

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Email Address
Chalmers Library 269 (second floor)
103 College Drive
Gambier, Ohio 43022
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Wright Center
Suite 100
400 S. Main Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio