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The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships offers a number of paid and unpaid internships during the fall and spring semesters for students at Western Kentucky University. In addition, the Center offers at least one student worker position during the year. Anyone interested in student opportunities at the Center should refer to the contact email included in the description. Midway through the semester, the internship descriptions and application deadline dates are posted for the upcoming semester.

Deadline for summer & fall internships: Fri, Apr 19, 2013

PAID POSITIONS

Student Worker (click for a full description)

The student worker for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships assists with the day-to-day functions of the Center, as well as assists in the development of volunteerism and campus/community Partnerships. This position is supervised by the Office Associate. For more information, contact Brittany Ryan at Brittany.ryan@wku.edu

Student Ambassadors of Service (click here for an application)

The Student Ambassadors of Service seeks to increase awareness of social issues and community needs, while also identifying ways for students to get involved addressing those topics through a diverse set of programs and projects. This group of WKU students volunteers their time to educate student groups and classrooms regarding the ALIVE Center’s services and how students may make a difference in the Bowling Green community and surrounding areas. Visit the Student Ambassadors of Service page to download the application and job description.

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS

Communications & Marketing internship (click for full description)

The Communications & Marketing intern for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships assists with building relationships between the ALIVE CCP and campus and community partners. This position is supervised by the Communications & Marketing Coordinator. Responsibilities include but are not limited to communicating with campus and community partners to increase community engagement efforts, assisting with special event planning, and researching information to improve programming outcomes. For more information, contact the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at aurelia.spaulding@wku.edu.

Community Partnerships Internship (click for full description)

The Community Partnerships intern for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships builds and improves relationships between the ALIVE CCP and campus and community partners. This position is supervised by the Community Engagement Coordinator. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, communicating with campus and community partners to learn about the needs and assets of our partners, coordinating workshops to bring together parties interested in joining forces towards a common goal, and documenting successful partnerships to feature in our publications. For more information, contact leah.ashwill@wku.edu.

Digital Media and Design Internship (click for full description)

The Digital Media and Design intern for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships assists with publication and web design for the ALIVE CCP and campus and community partners. Gained knowledge and experience as an intern may include but not limited to, researching and developing methods for effective layouts for publications, assisting with preparing promotional pieces for special events and programs, conducting photography and videography, and assisting with social networking. For more information, contact the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at aurelia.spaulding@wku.edu.

Leading Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Internship (click for full description)

The Leading Service-Learning intern for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships functions as a teaching assistant for a class with a service-learning component by supervising one to three service-learning groups and helping coordinate with community partners for project logistics. This position is supervised by the Community Engagement Coordinator and/or faculty member teaching the course. Responsibilities include but are not limited to communicating with our service-learning partners to learn about the needs and assets, serving as liaison to specific community partners, coordinate logistics for service-learning project with community partners, guide service-learners planning and implementation processes, supervise interaction between service-learners and the community members they are working with, and assist the course instructor as needed. For more information, contact at leah.ashwill@wku.edu.

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