Meaningful work experience at Juniata and beyond

Juniata students interested in community engagement spend their summers, school breaks, or semesters interning at Pennsylvania-based organizations and in settings across the world. No matter where they work, they make a difference by taking supportive Juniata community values wherever they go. 

    • JEWISH Family & Children Services
    • 2017 Fulbright Fellow
    • Savannah Parson
    • Savannah Parson '18
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Resettlement and Placement Intern
    • "There were days when I was completely energized by this work, and others where it took everything out of me—but at the end of the day, the words and looks of gratitude and true appreciation from both clients and my supervisor made it beyond worth it."
    • Read More about Savannah 
    • Child Family Health International
    • 2017 Gilman Scholarship
    • Jessica Zavadak photo
    • Jessica Zavadak '18
    • Arusha, Tanzania, West Africa
    • Medical Shadow and Community Development Intern
    • "I want to empower communities in their ability to develop a health care system centered on their communities needs while utilizing their strengths to facilitate these improvements."
    • Read More about Jessica 

Shepherd Consortium on Poverty Internship Program 

“My favorite aspects of the internship, was being able to grow and learn from an environment that was far different from mine." 

-Daisie Rodriguez '18 Harlem Children's Zone Intern

After joining the 24-member Shepherd Consortium of Higher Education on Poverty in 2017, Juniata chooses five students each summer to work, grow, and intern with Consortium-affiliated non-profits. Students selected then chose their internship, matching it to their passions in community engagement. 

Check the announcements during early fall for more information about applying to the program and see past Shepherd internships here.


How do I get an internship?

Start researching and stop by Career Development in QUEST for more community-based internship opportunities, personalized to your interests. Career Development experts can help you find the right internship, ensure it gets noted on your transcript, and will help you identify alumni-funded resources for interning.