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
Directions for Students to Search and Apply for Internship Positions
- Determine if you are eligible for Federal Work-Study by visiting One Stop and reviewing their website.
- 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.
- 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.