The John Glenn College of Public Affairs High School Internship Program is a unique public service internship program that allows high school students in the fall term of their senior year to gain first-hand experience within organizations in the public service sector.
In addition to completing an internship, Glenn Interns also enroll in a section of Public Affairs 2110 at The Ohio State University as part of the Ohio State Academy program and earn college credit. The course provides an overview of the field of public affairs while examining American democracy and the nature and reason for public service. As part of the seminar, students also complete an individual or group research project on a public policy issue of their choosing. The seminar requires students to be enrolled in the OSU Academy.
Glenn interns who participate in the College Credit Plus option are eligible to receive 6 semester credits hours from The Ohio State University. Incidental costs associated with the internship program may include daily travel to and from the internship site. A few internship sites offer free parking.
Application deadline for fall 2019 is April 1, 2018.
Spring 2020 application deadlines is October 1, 2019.
The John Glenn High School Internship Program evaluates student applications in a holistic manner that mirrors the competitive admission process to the Ohio State University as a freshman. High school students who wish to be considered for the program must be admitted to the Ohio State Academy at the Columbus campus and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
If so, you might want to consider hosting one or more interns from the Glenn School’s High School Internship Program next winter.
We ask that internship sites provide the students with a supervisor, as well as weekly job duties that will allow them to have a meaningful educational experience. We also ask that internship supervisors complete a midterm and final performance evaluation of the students.
If you think that your organization would potentially be interested in hosting an unpaid high school intern this winter, or you would like more information about the program, please contact Emily Underation at firstname.lastname@example.org.