Position Description: Students with Federal Work Study will be placed for up to 6 - 8 hours per week with a local community non-profit organization to assist with on-going or new projects as needed by the organization. Students should be engaged in meaningful work that directly aligns with the mission of the organization. Detailed job descriptions by agency are listed below. Students will be expected to work under the direct supervision of an appointed individual at each agency as well as meet with a staff member of the Alford Community Leadership & Involvement Center once a month and write a reflection paper on their experience at the conclusion of the internship. 

Participating Agencies

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking County

BBBS mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measureable impact on youth.

Job Title: Assistant Program Coordinator/Event Coordinator

  • Provide assistance to program staff with program activities and crafts, child and volunteer recruitment, as well as child and volunteer enrollment
  • Identify unique and cost effective ways for BBBS to communicate with its target audiences.
  • Provide support for all special events by working with leadership to coordinate the following aspects of event preparation.
  • Provide support for all special events by working with leadership to coordinate the following aspects of event preparation.
  • Must be able to lift 10-20 lbs. boxes of supplies, there may be some evening and weekend work, work congenially with staff, board members, donors, adult volunteers and clients. Must complete a background check.

Licking County Coalition for Housing

The mission of LCCH is to provide a community forum, to assess housing resources, to identify problems, and to create solutions through collaboration to prevent homelessness.

Job Title: Public Relations Intern

  • Assist with mailings, print production
  • Compile and update contact lists
  • Enter contact information into contact management systems
  • Write press releases and other material
  • Assist with writing and editing quarterly newsletter
  • Must have strong communication skills including writing, a solid understanding of social media, and
  • understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Publisher and other Microsoft applications

Mental Health and Recovery

The mission of the Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties is to use Recovery and Resiliency Methodology to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families, and to diminish the problems caused by alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness for the residents of Licking and Knox Counties.

Job Title: Community Service Intern

  • Management of social marketing
    • Developing strategies to address the stigma that can be associated with mental health services
    • Discovering what methods of communication work best for targeted age groups.
  • Support agency as they prepare for levy
  • Assist with Art of Recovery exhibition if needed
  • May have opportunity to learn how to access outcomes from data
  • May have limited interactions with Consumer Advisory Council

Job Qualifications:

  • Juniors and seniors only, preferably with an interest in public health
  • Excellent writing skills, creative and innovative thinker, knowledgeable of social media outlets
  • Must pass drug screen and adhere to employee policies
  • This is not a practicum, there will be no direct practice and interactions with clients will be minimal

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)- is a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to people with low-income in Southeastern Ohio. SEOLS attorneys help people with civil legal matters including housing, foreclosure, family law, public benefits, health and consumer law. SEOLS level of services range from brief legal advice to full representation in a contested court case.

Job Title: Student Intern

  • Support the work of SEOLS attorneys by working on a variety of legal issues
  • Typical work duties may include client intake support, preparing materials for monthly legal clinics, reviewing documents for litigation and filing documents with local courts.
  • Help coordinate the work of other volunteers, including Denison students who volunteer through a long standing program with the Denison Community Association.