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Paid Community-Based Internship Opportunities Available for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, under the Office for Student Success, is pleased to announce that the application window is open for the Community Scholars Program (CSP).

CSP is an internship, service and professional development program which provides Federal Work-Study-eligible students a paid internship in a community organization for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This nine-month program allows students to fully engage with a community organization, nonprofit or government agency. Students will participate in professional development sessions and service events as well as receive EXP 396 academic credit (one credit) for their participation in the program. For additional information, please visit the CSP website.  

The application for the program is now open and can be found here. Interested students should apply by Sept. 1, 2021, for priority registration. 

For questions on the Community Scholars Program, please contact Amanda Royer at

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