Nonprofit and business organizations in the community are joining the Kenyon Community Internship Program, an initiative that connects them with Kenyon student interns. Students take on professional projects that allow them to apply their knowledge and develop skills, while community partners benefit from assistance driving forward crucial projects that impact the greater Knox County community. The work of Kenyon interns and community partners extends past the office doors as it impacts Knox residents’ daily lives. Contact the Office for Community Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Career Development Office at email@example.com to become a partner today.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to the program, please contact Kenyon’s Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Community Internship Program listing form. The CDO will email past Community Internship Program partners the form before the submission date. There are two main due dates: August (for fall and spring submissions) and December (for spring and summer submissions).
Although the CDO will promote your position, we are unable to guarantee that a student will have the availability, interests, or requirements that match your needs. The CDO also provides resources and support for managing interns.
For each applicant, you will receive a resume and cover letter (if requested). Applications are sent directly to partners when the application period closes from the CDO’s Handshake platform.
We encourage a phone or in-person interview to determine fit and to allow partners to analyze applicants more fully. Partners should identify top candidates of interest and review that group before the deadline listed on the annual timeline (PDF).
Nonprofit and governmental community partners are not required to provide paid internships. However, we encourage partners to pay students if funds are available. Paid positions will increase the applicant pool.
Thanks to the generous support of donors, the program has limited funds to cover semester-long student stipends at a handful of nonprofits each semester. Organizations may apply for stipend consideration when filling out the position listing form. Please note that a detailed position description is required, and stipends are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis. If you plan to apply for stipend consideration, we encourage you email the CDO to get preliminary feedback on your job description before submitting your official request.
Applications for funding are reviewed by committee, and organizations will be notified of funding decisions before intern applications open to students. Position descriptions advertised to students will reflect stipend site awardees.
If the student has a continuing interest and is available, community partners can choose to extend the internship into the next semester. (If a stipend was awarded for one semester, it is not guaranteed in the next but is reviewed with funding priority in that following semester depending on funds available.)
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