Application Details

Applications should be submitted via Handshake and are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors of all majors. Before applying, prepare your application materials (resume guide and cover letter guide) and review the intern's best practices in preparation for the process. View the full-year timeline as most internships span fall and spring semesters.

Any student who applies and accepts a Kenyon community internship agrees to abide by the participation agreement. Please review the agreement before accepting an offer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Community internships have two main application periods, fall and spring, and students apply to positions on the Handshake platform. Internships will primarily span the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters) or summer. Positions have differing requirements, so students should thoroughly read the job description before applying.

Community internships are open to sophomore, junior and senior students from any major. First-year students are ineligible for community internships.

Community internships are often competitive, with popular roles receiving larger applicant pools. Therefore, internships are not guaranteed. Students should work with the CDO to ensure they have strong application materials and are prepared to interview if a partner extends an interview invitation.

Before accepting an internship offer, students should carefully consider course load, availability and prior obligations. This is an internship experience and should be accounted for in the workload. Most internships require 5-10 hours of weekly work and will be the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

If you cannot fulfill the internship expectations or are no longer interested in the role, the CDO encourages you to briefly communicate with the partner and graciously decline. This allows other Kenyon applicants the opportunity to interview. 

Internships are marked on Handshake whether they are paid or unpaid. Additional information related to partial remote work options, expected hours of work, and other requirements for hiring are also contained in the job descriptions — review positions and commitments before applying.

Internships at nonprofit organizations that have been awarded internship funding are marked with the label “KCIP Award.” This means that a monetary award is granted for this position, and the student hired will receive the award during the course of the internship. Awards are made possible through the generosity of local donors.

Many internship sites are located along, or a short distance from, KAT shuttle line stops — some roles also offer aspects of remote work. If the role requires the consistent usage of personal transportation to the site, it will be noted in the position description. Contact the CDO if you have been hired and need access to Kenyon College vans to get to and from your internship.

If the position is listed for multiple semesters (fall and spring, for example), the intern may be asked to stay on for the following semester, provided mutual agreement and availability.

Contact Joshua Lisko at or Chelsea Menke at

Community Partners and Donors

Economic Development Intern, Area Development Foundation

Marketing and Communications Intern, Ariel Corporation

Data and Analytics Intern, City Engineer’s Office

Legal Intern, City of Mount Vernon Law Office

Adult Day Service Intern, Creative Foundations

Client Aid Intern, Interchurch Social Services

Health Administration Intern, Knox Community Hospital

Social Media Intern, Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pre-Veterinary Internship, Knox County Humane Society

Social Services Intern, Knox County Job & Family Services

Research Intern, Knox County Landmarks Foundation

Box Office and Social Media Intern, Memorial Building

Marketing and Prevention Intern, New Directions Shelter

Website Development Intern, The Shane Center

Fundraising and Development Intern, The Shane Center

After School Program Intern, United Way of Knox County

Customer Service Intern, Ver-Mac Industries

Geographic Information System Intern, Village of Gambier

Thanks to the generous support of donors, the program has been able to provide funding for intern wages at several nonprofit partner organizations. 

Mark & Denise Ramser 

Knox County Foundation

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