2018 Community Internship Program

Summer 2018

May 29 – July 20

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Community Internship Program. This internship will consist of an8-weekk program designed to provide you with practical experience in your field of study, personal area of interest, or future career path during which time you will work under the guidance of Wittenberg University faculty and/or Greater Springfield community leaders.

Students must have a GPA of 2.0+. Any Junior or Senior Wittenberg student may apply. Please submit an online application along with your current resume,  and a cover letter addressing the following:

  • What interests you in the projects for which you have applied?
  • Why do you believe Community Engagement is important?
  • What skills or qualifications do you possess that set you apart from others?
  • What personal goals would you hope to accomplish during this internship?

For first consideration, submit an application by 5pm Friday, March 23rd. Interviews will begin March 28. Applications will be accepted until projects are filled. Applications should be submitted online. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Shivler, 937-327-7936.

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INTERNSHIP COMPENSATION

This is a full-time paid internship. Interns selected to participate in the program will be paid $10.00/hour. All interns will be expected to work approximately 35 hours per week. Wages earned will be paid once a month based on hours worked and recorded. Dates of pay will be July 15th, August 15th, and September 15th. The 2018 Community Internship Program will run from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, July 20th. Selected interns will be expected to be in Springfield, working at internship sites during regular business hours Monday-Friday every week. Each week, interns will meet for a weekly reflection session and leadership series featuring local community members. All reflection sessions are mandatory.

INTERN HOUSING

A housing stipend of $800 (payable to Wittenberg), or an apartment in Keller, will be provided if no other campus housing is available. All University policies regarding campus residence will be in effect and any additional charges incurred for damage will be the responsibility of the student.  Move in dates are: Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th. Move out dates: Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd.

 INTERNSHIP GOALS

The internship program hopes to achieve the following goals:

  • Increase student interns’ awareness and understanding of urban/community issues.
  • Students will explore opportunities to serve the non-profit and government sectors.
  • Students will exercise and further develop their leadership, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Students will complete projects that provide a community benefit and that meet goals and expectations established by community partners working in collaboration with the Hagen Center.
  • Student perceptions about Springfield and Clark County will improve.
  • Demonstrate understanding of urban/community issues by articulating project summaries, results and recommendations during final presentations.
  • Students will complete a written report to compliment their oral final presentation to be published on a community-based web site.

 STUDENT COMMITMENT

Your commitment to the internship program includes:

  • Completion of the Internship form upon acceptance of the internship  http://www.wittenberg.edu/sites/default/files/media/career/forms/Internship%20Agreement%20form.pdf
  • Participate in weekly reflection throughout the internship.
  • Attend the orientation and tour of Springfield during the first week of the internship.
  • Final presentation on Friday, July 20 for Wittenberg and the Springfield community.
  • Final report due with the presentation.
  • Pre and Post surveys.

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