Kenyon students use their summer breaks to intern, research and travel, applying their coursework to solving real-world problems in the industries they one day hope to shape. Here is a sampling:

  • Research intern at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Campaign intern for Citizens For Rauner in Chicago.
  • Research assistant for Ric Sheffield, professor of sociology and legal studies
    and the Distinguished Professor in Diversity and Inclusion at Kenyon.
  • Digital intern for In Pursuit Of in Washington, D.C.
  • Technical department intern for the Nashville Soccer Club in Nashville.
  • Bird and mammal care intern at the Seattle Aquarium.
  • Community affairs intern for the New York Mayor’s Office in New York City.
  • Program director for Hidden Hollow Camp in Mansfield, Ohio.
  • Participant in an international affairs program at Columbia SIPA and intern at BerlinRosen, a strategic consulting and public relations firm in Manhattan.
  • Research intern in the bacteriology laboratory at The Rockefeller University. 
  • Research assistant in environmental health sciences at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
  • Intern at I Grow Chicago.
  • Summer analyst for Schroders in New York City.
  • Programmatic intern for the Forest Foundation in Boston.
  • Artistic and administrative intern at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis.
  • Intern at the Crossroad Farm Stand in Norwich, Vermont.
  • Human resources department intern for L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine.
  • Coach for the Carlos Oliveira Soccer Academy in New York.
  • Volunteer teacher for an English literacy group for Syrian refugee youth at Volunteer Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries in Fresno, California.
  • Independent expenditures intern for EMILY’s List in Washington, D.C.
  • Co-director of the Immigrant Worker Project Guatemalan Youth Ambassador Program in Canton, Ohio.
  • Residential teaching assistant for creative writing classes at the Northwestern Center for Talent Development in Evanston, Illinois.
  • Volunteer with Workaway Volunteer in Palermo, Italy.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar in Rabat, Morocco.
  • Research scholar for The Ohio State University/Quantitative Partnership Columbus.
  • Community outreach coordinator for the Haitian American Museum of Chicago.
  • Consulting assistant for BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont.
  • Theater and project management intern at Chicago Dramatists.
  • Congressional intern for Rep. Lou Correa in Washington, D.C.
  • Intern for the Violence Intervention Program in Los Angeles.
  • Admissions intern for Kenyon College.
  • Journalism and fundraising intern at Inside Climate News in New York City.
  • Keystone Academy Summer School Teaching Fellow in Beijing, China.
  • Summer science scholar at Kenyon College.
  • Stage manager for Grand Performances in Los Angeles.
  • Communications intern for the Public Religion Research Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Writing teaching assistant for the Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) in Gambier.
  • Fixed income intern for AllianceBernstein in New York City.
  • Remote film intern for Immortal Cinema International.
  • Underwriting, business and analytics intern for GEICO in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
  • Creative intern for Sir Walter Running, a USATF organization in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Campaign intern for Marsha Blackburn for Senate and finance intern with the Karl Dean for Governor campaigns, both in Nashville.
  • Advocacy and prevention intern for WISE: Crisis Support in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
  • Remote fellow for The Podcast Fellowship.
  • Campaign intern for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Denver.
  • Youth ambassador and history panels intern for ONE Archives in Los Angeles, California.
  • Cancer research assistant for The Ohio State University/Pelotonia cancer research partnership in Columbus.
  • Press and communications intern for Sen. Tina Smith in Washington, D.C.
  • Marketing intern for the San Diego Padres.
  • Group leader at AileyCamp Miami in Miami, Florida.
  • Marketing photographer for Knauz Automotive in Lake Bluff, Illinois.
  • Intern on the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Senate in Harrisburg.
  • Teaching assistant at Prep for Prep New York City.
  • PLUS program scholar at the University of Houston Law Center in Houston.
  • Teaching assistant for Prep for Prep in New York City.
  • Intern for the Program on American Citizenship and participant in the Summer Honors Academy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 
  • Intern for Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP in Cleveland.
  • Cancer research assistant for The Ohio State University/Pelotonia cancer research partnership in Columbus.
  • Photography intern at Cleveland Magazine in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Programming intern for Timmy Global Health Programming in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Scenic fabrication intern for Tom Carroll Scenery in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • Social media and marketing intern for the Student Guide to Pittsburgh.
  • Acting apprentice for the Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and intern for the Kenyon Playwright’s Conference in Gambier.
  • Environmental policy and compliance intern at Pattern Energy in Houston.
  • Intern at LegalShield in New York City.
  • Marketing and publicity intern at Union Sound Stage in Washington, D.C.
  • Junior fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
  • Integrated production intern at Barton F. Graf in New York City.
  • College intern at Aim High in San Rafael, California.
  • Admissions intern for Kenyon College.
  • Intern at Kenyon’s Brown Family Environmental Center.
  • Research assistant for Assistant Professor of Physics Madeline Wade at Kenyon College.
  • Field intern for Ken Harbaugh’s congressional campaign in Knox, Holmes, and Coshocton counties in Ohio.
  • Intern for Content Magazine in San Jose, California.
  • Research intern at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research Intern Berkeley, California.
  • Auction assistant for Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers in Boston.
  • Event planning intern at the Maggie Daley Park in Chicago.
  • Director of communications for the Keystone Academy’s summer program in Beijing, China.
  • Teaching fellow for Generation Teach in Denver and resident assistant for the Center for Talented Youth Resident in Seattle.
  • Undergraduate fellow at the University of Rochester Center for Visual Science in Rochester, New York.