A paid summer internship for 20 students to serve full-time at local non-profit organizations and live in community on campus. Check out the video below for insight into how the program has impacted past interns.

A student coordinator for the following summer is selected during the fall semester. Applications for Summer 2019 Interns will be due at the end of the second week of class during the Spring 2019 semester (January 2019).

For more information contact: Angela Gray-Girton at graya3@xavier.edu.

Eligibility for Internship

Open to current students of all majors who intend to enroll at Xavier for the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters and who can meet position requirements and commitments. Must be in good academic and judicial standing with Xavier University. Interns will be selected through application and interview processes - applicants must be available to participate in these processes in order to be eligible for the internship.

Position Descriptions/Applications

There are two types of positions available to Xavier students through this program, student coordinator and interns. Interns work directly for an agency serving their client population on a daily basis. The student coordinator works with the summer service internship program coordinator to design and implement training, reflections, and community building, and assists with agency communication. See the position descriptions and applications below for submission dates and work timelines. 

SSI 2019 Student Coordinator Position -1 position (selected)

Student Coordinator Position Description LinkStudent Coordinator application link

SSI 2019 Intern Positions - for Xavier students - 20 positions (selected)Intern Application linkPre-Application Checklist linkIntern Position Description linkIntern Mandatory Dates Form linkIntern Recommendation Form link

SSI 2019 Agency Applications (selected)Agency Online Application linkLetter to Agencies linkAgency Timeline linkFor Agencies: Sample Intern Job Description linkFor Agencies: Sample Orientation Plan link


The Summer Service Internship Program provides the students of Xavier University with the opportunity to engage in social service in the Cincinnati area and nurture relationships with the broader community. This internship seeks to educate participants through Service, Reflection and living in Community in order that they integrate their experiences into a lifelong commitment to Social Justice and contributing to the betterment of society. By learning through service, this program develops students to be people for and with others in accordance with the Jesuit identity of Xavier University.


For the twenty-third consecutive year, Xavier University will offer its Summer Service Internship Program. Historically, interns have become active members in the Cincinnati community, using their talents to address the city's social needs. Additionally, the internship is designed to encourage service learning by building a community of service interns on campus who can share insights, reflect on their experiences and address issues affecting society. Weekly reflection sessions allow students to exchange experiences, pose questions, and provide support for one another. Students also read articles and keep a journal throughout the internship to help them gain a broader understanding of the impact of their work. View participating agencies and students from the 2018 Summer Service Internship Program by clicking on the link below: