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.”
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.
Coco Liu ’22 interned at Chicago-based investment research and management firm Morningstar, where several Kenyon alumni have found careers.
An internship with e-commerce giant eBay led to a postgrad full-time job offer in Silicon Valley for Raul Romero ’22.
Emma Becker ’22 furthers her interest in medical science and drug discovery through research at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Lifelong baseball fan Jack Marino ’19 accepted a marketing internship with the San Diego Padres for a behind-the-scenes look at running a major league baseball team.
A research intern at Baltimore’s Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Margie Athol ’19 had an insider's look at pursuing a career in academic research.
The Gund Gallery prepared Erica Littlejohn ’19 for an internship at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
George Halliday ’19 interned with the L’Oréal Paris hair color operational marketing team to help bring a hair color product to market.
Selam Bezuneh ’20 coordinated events and programs in partnership with local neighborhoods as an intern in the Office of the Mayor of New York City.
Masen Colucci ’19 gained experience shooting and editing videos, working as a production assistant and pitching story ideas at his internship with New York Magazine.
The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., tasked intern Flynn Shannon ’20 with creating a simple way to access its vast collection of digital images.
Rita Carmona ’19 devoted a summer to working with I Grow Chicago, a community center focused on helping individuals afflicted by poverty and crime.
Late Night Talent
Dylan Manning ’22 learned how TV shows work as an intern on the weekly late-night TBS show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” in New York City.
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.
Alliance for International Reforestation
American Enterprise Institute
American Shakespeare Center
Blackstreet Capital Management
Brain and Creativity Institute, USC
Children’s Defense Fund
Christie’s Auction House
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Ernst & Young
Immigrant Worker Project
Inside Climate News
Forbes Tate Partners
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
J.P. Morgan Chase
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Library of Congress
Lieber Institute for Brain Development
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
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Prep for Prep
Public Religion Research Institute
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Schroders Investment Management
The Frick Collection
The Philadelphia Center
The Podcast Fellowship
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
$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.
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.
Internships in the Community
A world of internship opportunities is waiting for you just minutes from campus. Area employers invite Kenyon students to apply their learning and deepen their involvement with the local community.