Cancer researcher, coach, director, analyst, acting apprentice, community outreach coordinator, congressional intern, youth ambassador, marketing photographer. These are just some of the titles that Kenyon students acquired in their time as interns. Ask them to describe their experiences and you’ll hear words like “life-changing,” “eye-opening” and “inspiring.”

Rita Carmona ’19 devoted her summer to working with I Grow Chicago, a community center focused on helping individuals afflicted by poverty and crime.


Tap into Kenyon’s global network of alumni and parent career mentors to connect to internship and job shadow opportunities across more than 200 industries.

  • $500Kin annual funding supports internships and summer research for Kenyon students.

  • 20,000alumni received resumes from the Class of 2020 through Kenyon Candidates, a new initiative by the Career Development Office.

  • 200 industries are represented by Kenyon’s global network of alumni and parent career mentors.

  • 96%of students engage in a career-building activity like interning, job shadowing or networking.

Summer Internships and Job Shadows

From interning for the New York City Mayor's Office to teaching English to students in Beijing, Kenyon students travel near and far to gain real-world experience.

Alliance for International Reforestation


American Enterprise Institute

American Shakespeare Center


BerlinRosen Communications


Blackstreet Capital Management

Bloomberg News

Brain and Creativity Institute, USC



Chautauqua Institution

Chicago Dramatists

Children’s Defense Fund

Christie’s Auction House

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cleveland Magazine

Contemporary Jewish Museum

EMILY’s List

Ernst & Young



Golf Magazine

Harvard University


Immigrant Worker Project

Inside Climate News

Food Network

Forbes Tate Partners

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Heinz Endowments

J.P. Morgan Chase

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Liberty Mutual

Library of Congress

Lieber Institute for Brain Development


L.L. Bean

L’Oréal USA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Metropolitan Museum of Art

McCain Institute for International Leadership

National League of Baseball

National Football League

National Portrait Gallery

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Naval History and Heritage Command

New York City Mayor’s Office

New York Magazine

Ohio State University

ONE Archives

Pattern Energy

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Playwrights' Center

Prep for Prep

Public Religion Research Institute

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Schroders Investment Management

Seattle Aquarium

Skinner Auctioneers

The Frick Collection

The Philadelphia Center

The Podcast Fellowship


United Airlines

U.S. Congress

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. House of Representatives

Voice of America

Washington, D.C., Department of Behavioral Health

West Virginia Land Trust

Whitney Museum of American Art

Women Make Movies

Violence Intervention Program

Professional Internships on Campus

Take part in one of many gold-standard campus internships, including opportunities at Gund Gallery, our professional art museum, and the Kenyon Review, one of the nation’s most celebrated literary journals.

As a Gund Gallery Associate, you'll experience the behind-the-scenes operations of a professional art gallery while gaining invaluable experience in curating and curatorial writing. The internship integrates theory with practice by building and promoting collaboration and exchange between students, faculty and community. Learn more about the Gund Gallery Associates Program.

Sharpen your editing, publishing and marketing skills with the Kenyon Review, one of the most recognized literary magazines in the country. You'll learn how to review manuscripts, coordinate publicity for special events, conduct grant research, and solicit advertising.Learn more about the Kenyon Review Associates Program.

The Center for the Study of American Democracy (CSAD) organizes conferences, lectures and seminars to stimulate nonpartisan civic and political discourse on campus—and beyond. As a CSAD Associate, you'll be part of the Center's mission of promoting public debate on contemporary and historical issues. No particular major is required.Learn more about the CSAD Associates Program.

Students are the driving force in sustainability efforts at Kenyon. The Office of Green Initiatives internship program ensures that students’ voices are heard and conservation and preservation projects move ahead. Interns work closely with the leadership to plan outreach activities, conduct research and promote the sustainability program as a dynamic and vital presence on campus.  More about the Green Initiatives Internship Program.

The Philander Chase Conservancy works with farmers, landowners, environmental groups and government agencies to maintain the natural beauty and rural character of our community. Interns are tasked with a full range of responsibilities, such as monitoring easement properties and assisting with a nature preserve cemetery.Learn more about the Philander Chase Conservancy Internship Program.

Connect your coursework with internships.

I had a couple of research projects which sat on my desk needing attention from people who knew statistics, psychology or, ideally, both. Kathleen ’20 and Coco ’22 came on board and crunched numbers, applied theory to practice, checked in with faculty to land upon exactly the right statistical application to use, and, ultimately, assisted in writing up results — in one case, presenting outcomes to a client. Both have excelled in their work and truly became part of the overall team.

Dawn Wiese P’22 Vice President and Partner, Plaid LLC