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Non-Profit Work Study Intern Program

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration are excited to announce the launch of the Non-Profit Work-Study Intern Program. While both offices have always offered off-campus opportunities for work-study students or for internships respectively, this program combines the internship experiences offered through the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration with the work-study funding and structure offered through the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Students who qualify for work-study can complete normally unpaid internships at local non-profits using their work-study funding. These internships are great opportunities to gain professional skills, explore a career interest, or build experiences for a resume. Internships range from graphic design and social media to curriculum development to statistics and analytics, so many students will have an opportunity to gain hands-on skills related to their major or career interest.

Look for internships at organizations like:

Bridge Refugee Services

Remote Area Medical

Great Schools Partnership

Keep Knoxville Beautiful

Centro Hispaño 

and more!

Directions for Students to Search and Apply for Internship Positions

  1. Determine if you are eligible for Federal Work-Study by visiting One Stop and reviewing their website.
  2. If you are eligible for Federal Work-Study, log into Job X and search for off-campus positions. You should find internships at various organizations listed here. They are all paid at a rate of $9.50 an hour.
  3. If you do not qualify for Federal Work-Study, you can still apply for these specific positions. Log into your Handshake account and use the filters to search for internships specifically. You will find the Non-Profit Work-Study internship positions and more listed here.

Students and employers who have questions are welcome and encouraged to contact assistant director of internship development, Mary Beth Browder.