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.

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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.

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.

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.