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Applicants sought for community-based internships

Published: April 9, 2020 Author: Staff reports

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement is seeking student applicants for the Community-based Internship program.

This program connects students to nonprofit/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.

Undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year can apply to intern during the second half of summer session. The Southeast Ohio History Center, Wayne National Forest, Mount Zion Baptist Preservation Society, and the Mayors Partnership for Progress are the participating community partners. The internships may be completed remotely if COVID-19 social distancing guidelines remain in effect. 

“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.”

More information can be found on the Center for Campus and Community Engagement website. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2020.