Internships for Summer 2020 have been cancelled.

Berea College students are finishing the Spring 2020 term remotely. Internships & Career Development staff are also currently working remotely, but are still available and happy to answer questions!

For more information, official updates, and resources about campus cancellations and closures related to COVID-19, please visit this page.

Site supervisors and employers wishing to reach out to us about posting internships and jobs in Handshake, or discussing plans for recruitment in Fall 2020 and beyond are welcome to contact us at 859.985.3656 or email internships@berea.edu.

Looking for great interns or full-time employees?

ICD Staff can help you connect with students who have the skills and abilities you seek, plus at least four years of part-time work experience upon graduation! Berea’s self-motivated students come from diverse backgrounds and most have participated in internships, study abroad, community service, leadership opportunities and more!

Ways to Connect

Post Internship & Job Opportunities

Our office uses Handshake for internship and job postings, allowing us to easily generate increased student and faculty awareness of your opportunities, refer to them in our meetings with students, and help you target your positions to the most interested and qualified students. For more information and to register for an account, find the Handshake logo at the bottom of this page.

Lunch with the Recruiter Events

Our office will provide lunch, promote, and help coordinate this one-hour event in our workshop space, where you can present to and network with a group of interested students regarding your organization and the internship or full-time opportunities you have to offer.

Targeted Recruiting and Networking Events

We can work with you on customized events and small career fairs targeting certain majors or career interest areas, collaborative events with faculty, and more.

On-Campus Interviews

ICD can provide interview rooms and help coordinate applications/sign-ups for on-campus interviews to make recruiting easier for you and convenient for our students!

Coordinate Site Visits/Tours of Your Organization

We can work with you to bring a group of students to tour your organization and learn more about the work you do and the opportunities you have to offer.

Approximately 250 Berea students, representing all majors, participate in internships every year with a wide range of organizations – regionally and nationally – with almost all of them occurring during the summer term. To earn academic credit, students are typically required to work 35-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks in a supervised setting.

Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about Berea College’s Internship Program, creating an internship program for your organization, developing and posting internship positions for Berea students, and/or learning more about the expectations of internship site supervisors, find out more here: Berea College Internship Program or go directly to our Site Supervisors resource page.

Connect with us!

Internship Program Staff are happy to set up a call or meet with you to discuss your interest in the Internship Program and how we might best meet your organization’s specific needs. Contact Internship Director Esther Livingston and/or Internship Coordinator Sara Cornett for more information.

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One of the best ways to connect and let Berea students and recent graduates know that you’re searching for top talent is to get plugged in via Internship & Career Development’s free career management platform used by over 600 universities nationwide, Handshake. Once registered, you can post your full-time and internship opportunities there, students can easily search for them, and our office can send them to targeted groups of students (and helpful faculty/staff), which can help find you the most appropriate applicants, based on what you’re looking for (and you can easily update your postings each year!). You can also search student resumes, register for upcoming career fairs/events, request on-campus interviews, and continue to build your brand with students.

Our staff is always on hand to provide extra support when using Handshake, so please contact us at 859-985-3656 or email Sara Cornett if you require any assistance!

Office Hours

8am – 5pm and by appointment (via Handshake)

Drop-in Hours

Internships: MW 3-5pm
Career Development: MWF 3-5pm

Office Location

Stephenson Hall–Room 308
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