Application Details

Applications should be submitted via Handshake and are open to second semester first-years and sophomores, juniors and seniors of all majors. Before applying, prepare your application materials (resume guide and cover letter guide) and review the intern best practices in preparation for the process. View the full year timeline.

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 in the fall and spring, and students apply to positions on the Handshake platform. Positions have differing requirements, so students should thoroughly read the job description before applying. 

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 workload, as noted in the Student Agreement. Most internships require 5-10 hours of weekly work.

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.

Many internship sites are located along, or a short distance from KAT shuttle line stops — some roles offer aspects of remote work as well. If the role requires the consistent usage of personal transportation to the site, it will be noted in the position description.

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

Contact Joshua Lisk at or Lori Gastin 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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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