APEX Fellowships are College-funded summer internship opportunities that would otherwise be unpaid or under-paid at non-profit partner organizations

APEX Fellowships provide structure and mentored support to students engaged in unpaid summer internships or vocational exploration programs of at least six weeks (or at least 225 hours) in duration. The student will develop their professional skills in a “real world” opportunity with the mentorship of the partner organization and College of Wooster faculty.

Benefits to Partner Organization:

  • Benefit from the participant’s quality work with no or low cost to the organization
  • College of Wooster provides some oversight from faculty
  • Intern may bring new aptitudes, different perspectives, expertise, comfort with technology and social media, etc.
  • Introduction to Wooster students that could lead to full-time employment

Benefits to Students:

  • Opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and skills to a real-world work experience
  • Gain relevant experience and develop new skills with a local organization
  • Strengthen ties to the community
  • Meet new people and broaden professional and personal networks
  • Compensation and course credit
Sabrina Azad '25

Social justice intern prepares toolkits for low-income households

At Community Action of Wayne and Medina Counties, Sabrina Azad ’25, a communication sciences & disorders major at The College of Wooster, worked to […]

Graham Harper '24

Psychology major takes part in social research for intergenerational programs

Graham Harper ’24, a psychology major at The College of Wooster interned at Age-Friendly D.C., a program which focuses on inclusive ageing. He had […]

Sumeyya Sherief '25

College of Wooster student develops a broader perspective by interning at a leading IT solutions provider in Ethiopia

Sumeyya Sherief ’25 followed her interest in computer science by interning at MoTi Engineering PLC over the summer. Pursuing an Entrepreneurship Pathway at The […]

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Partner with Wooster Students

Great, I’m in! How do I start?

To explore ways to connect, organizations wishing to work with College of Wooster students should contact:

Cathy McConnell
Director, Experiential Learning and Community Engagement