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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Student Opportunities

at the ALIVE Center


The WKU ALIVE Center offers a number of unpaid internships during the fall and spring semesters for students at Western Kentucky University. in addition, the Center offers at least one student worker position during the year. Anyone interested in student opportunities at the Center should refer to the contact email included in the description. Midway through the semester, the internship descriptions and application deadline dates are posted for the upcoming semester.



Student Ambassadors of Service


The Student Ambassadors of Service seeks to increase awareness of social issues and community needs, while also identifying ways for students to get involved addressing those topics through a diverse set of programs and projects. This group of WKU students volunteers their time to educate student groups and classrooms regarding the ALIVE Center's services and how students may make a difference in the Bowling Green community and surrounding areas. Visit the Student Ambassadors of Service page to download the application and job description.





The student worker for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships assists with the day-to-day functions of the Center, as well as assists in the development of volunteerism and campus/community Partnerships. The student worker serves as a student coordinator for the Student Ambassadors of Service. The student worker position is supervised by the Office Associate. For more information, contact Leah Ashwill at



The Digital Media Assistant for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships serves as a student worker documenting the impact of ALIVE CCP programs and services. This position involves communicating with campus and community partners, coordinating interviews, and documenting the stories through photography and videography. The Digital Media Assistant will complete a minimum of two videos. This position shall not exceed 100 hours a semester.  For more information, contact Aurelia Spaulding at






The Communications & Marketing Assistant for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships builds relationships between the ALIVE CCP and campus and community partners. This position is supervised by the Communications & Marketing Coordinator. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, communicating with campus and community partners to increase community engagement efforts, assisting with special event planning, and researching information to improve programming outcomes. For more information, contact the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at



The Program Assistant for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships serves as an assistant to the Director and will serve as an additional point of contact for program support. This position is responsible for assisting with fielding phone calls, emails, and with the day-to-day operation of multiple programs that include, The $100 Solution™ service-learning program and ALIVE Center annual events. The Program Assistant will gain valuable experience working in a professional, office setting for a university. For more information, contact



The Digital Media and Design Assistant for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships assists with graphic design for the ALIVE Center's communication and marketing efforts. In addition, this position supports the Center's marketing efforts through various forms of digital media. For more information, contact the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at



The Leading Service-Learning Program Assistant for the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships functions as a mentor and service learning coach for classes with service-learning components by supervising one to three service-learning groups and helping coordinate with community partners project logistics. This position is supervised by the ALIVE CCP Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to communicating with our service-learning community partners to assist students through the project and proposal processes. The mentor and coach will also serve as liaison to specific community partners, coordinate logistics for service-learning projects with community partners, and guide service-learners through the planning and implementation processes. This position plays a vital role in the area of partner relations for the service-learners and the community members they are working with, and may assist the course instructor as needed. For more information, contact at


STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR (Graduate Level Internship) Due May 1

WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is seeking a graduate level intern to work with the Student Ambassadors of Service (SAS), students events, and assist with student volunteer management. The graduate assistant will have lead role in the planning, coordinating and assessing student services at the ALIVE Center. In this role, the graduate student will work directly with ALIVE Center staff, WKU students, community leaders, and partnering WKU departments. For more information, contact


Hear from our students

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"Interning at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships was such a great learning experience. The internship helped equip me with the tools and knowledge I needed to succeed and move forward in my field. Completing this internship gave me the competitive edge I needed when entering the work force and played a role in helping me land my first job!"

~KaiLee Viehland

 Communications & Marketing Intern


"Being the student worker at the ALIVE Center was a great experience for me. I love that I was able to do so many different things, from planning events to writing press releases and volunteer emails, to interacting with the over 300 nonprofits in the Bowling Green area. Thanks to the ALIVE Center, I can truly say that I've had experience in working with every facet of nonprofit and volunteer management. I would highly recommend the student worker position for anyone who truly loves giving back and encouraging others to give back too."

~Kayla Tyson

 Student Worker


"The internship at the ALIVE Center gave me so much valuable, hands-on experience. I was able to work on real projects, challenged to be creative, learned how to do field-related tasks, and had the opportunity to meet more people in the field and community. It was an experience that I draw on for years to come."

~Rebekkah Garr

 Communications & Marketing Intern


"My internship with the ALIVE Center gave me real world experience in marketing and communication in the nonprofit sector. It helped me build valuable skills, and I was able to talk about those skills and experiences in the interview that helped me get my first "real" job! "

~Alyssa Stephens

 Communications & Marketing Intern



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