at the ALIVE Center
The WKU ALIVE Center offers a number of 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.
SUMMER AND FALL INTERNSHIPS POSITIONS ARE OPEN TILL FILLED
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.email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading Service-Learning 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 email@example.com.
Hear from our students
"Interning at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships was such a great learning experience. The internship helped equip me with the tools and knowledge I needed to succeed and move forward in my field. Completing this internship gave me the competitive edge I needed when entering the work force and played a role in helping me land my first job!"
Spring 2011 Communications & Marketing Intern
"Being the student worker at the ALIVE Center was a great experience for me. I love that I was able to do so many different things, from planning events to writing press releases and volunteer emails, to interacting with the over 300 nonprofits in the Bowling Green area. Thanks to the ALIVE Center, I can truly say that I've had experience in working with every facet of nonprofit and volunteer management. I would highly recommend the student worker position for anyone who truly loves giving back and encouraging others to give back too."
2010-2011 Student Worker
"The internship at the ALIVE Center gave me so much valuable, hands-on experience. I was able to work on real projects, challenged to be creative, learned how to do field-related tasks, and had the opportunity to meet more people in the field and community. It was an experience that I draw on for years to come."
Fall 2010 Communications & Marketing Intern
"My internship with the ALIVE Center gave me real world experience in marketing and communication in the nonprofit sector. It helped me build valuable skills, and I was able to talk about those skills and experiences in the interview that helped me get my first "real" job! "
Fall 2010 Communications & Marketing Intern