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 or the Career Development Office at to become a partner today.

Partner Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are new to the program, please contact Kenyon’s Career Development Office at 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.) 

Contact the Office for Community Partnerships at or the Career Development Office 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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