April 13, 2020 at 9:03 am

Career Corner | Apply Now for Summer Community-Based Internships

David Giddens, portrait

David Giddens, Political Science student at OHIO, did a community-based internship with the Mayors Partnership for Progress.

From Ohio University News

College of Arts & Sciences juniors and seniors are invited to apply for community-based internships for this summer.

The internships may be completed remotely if COVID-19 social distancing guidelines remain in effect.

The community-based internship program connects students to nonprofit and public sector organizations to engage in mutually beneficial internships that provide students with high impact experiential learning opportunities and provide community partners with tangible outcomes that directly benefit the southeast Ohio region.

The following organizations have internship opportunities:

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be an undergraduate student with junior or senior status and in good academic standing
  • Have relevant skills and experience to the position for which you are applying
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be able to work remotely, as needed

Compensation: Undergraduate student compensation: $10 per hour plus mileage reimbursement

Summer Schedule: This program is designed to take place as a summer intensive experience, with the interns participating as a cohort to build comradery and accountability. Summer Internships are 20 hours per week for 10 weeks from June 15-Aug. 21.

Fall Contingency Schedule: In the event the program must be postponed due to pandemic, the program will move to follow the academic calendar with interns working 10 hours per week for 20 weeks:

  • Fall Semester: Sept. 1-Nov. 6
  • Spring Semester: Jan. 19-April 2

“The Community-based Internship program was piloted in 2019 with immense success for both the participating students and the community partners,” explains Mary Nally, Director of the Center for Campus and Community Engagement. “Students gain hands-on experience and networking opportunities while the community partners benefit from capacity support, tangible results to address their priority issues, and a deeper relationship with the University.”

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