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Summer Internship Program

The summer internship consists of an 8-week program designed to provide students with practical experience in their field of study, personal area of interest, or future career path. Summer interns are expected to work full-time, or 35-38 hours per week. During the internship, students will work under the guidance of Wittenberg University faculty and/or Greater Springfield community leaders.

  • Students must have a GPA of 2.0+. Any Wittenberg student may apply.
  • The Summer 2019 Hagen Center Internship will run from May 28 until July 19.
  • For information, questions, or concerns, please contact Samantha Strich, 937-327-7936 or

Important Information for Summer 2019 Internship

  • The Summer 2019 Community Internship Program will run from May 28th-July 19th. Student interns will attend orientation with the Hagen Center from May 28th- May 31st and will report to site placements on June 3rd. 
  • Students must submit a complete application and references for first consideration.
  • Students with the highest qualifications may offered an interview with an internship site. 

Information for Students

  • Interns selected to participate in the program will be paid $10.00/hour.
  • Summer interns will be provided a campus residence during the term of the internship.
  • Students are expected to attend the Hagen Center pre-internship orientation, tour of Greater Springfield, weekly reflection sessions, final internship presentations, and complete pre- and post-surveys

Information for Partner Sites

  • Each internship must set goals and meet project criteria while hosting a summer intern
  • 2019 Interns will be compensated at a rate of $10.00/hour and will be provided university housing. We ask that each of our partners contribute funds to offset this cost.
  • Click Here To Request a Summer Intern 

What Students are Saying

“This summer project has given me confidence in my abilities to adapt to new situations and take on fairly autonomous projects. Additionally, I have experience seeing the behind the scenes working of a non-profit organization working toward the goal of youth development and poverty alleviation. My sociology background combined with these experiences has led me to develop a passion for servant leadership and social justice; things I will try to incorporate into my professional future.”

“After participating in the Hagen Center internship, my eyes were opened to the positive and progressive things about the community as well as the countless jobs opportunities. My eyes were also opened to realize that I want to help people as a career and this community is a place that could use my help just as much as any other.”

What Partner Sites are Saying

“Interns have always been the single greatest component of our program and have influenced many of the improvements that we have undertaken!”

“Our agency was enhanced by the committed and dependable interns this summer.”


Summer Student Cookbook

On campus for the summer? Nervous to cook for yourself? Want to spend less money and still eat well?

Check out the 2019 Summer Student Cookbook! 

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