Other Local Opportunities for Students
As in any small town, Grinnell's strongest asset is its people. Most of the resources we enjoy are the result of hard work, creativity and dedication to making the town a better place to live. Choose a project or an organization that interests you and make a difference!
Here is a sampling of campus programs that facilitate student opportunities off-campus in Grinnell:
- Prairie Studies. Internships and volunteer opportunites for students interested in a deeper understanding of our place and its people.
- Community Service Work-Study. Under this program, students with federal work-study awards may work at selected off-campus locations instead of, or in addition to, a work-study campus job.
- Grinnell Corps: Grinnell. 1-year post graduate fellowship at a human service or development agency in Grinnell.
- Alt-Break, Grinnell. Plan an Alt Break activity in Grinnell and make a difference locally.
- Career Services (CDO). Each year, interested students create thier own internships with local agencies. Grinnell Regional Medical Center typicaly offers internships for those with an interest in healthcare.
- Coursework. Learn to teach, teach to learn! Education students interested in foreign-language education can teach at Babel Tower, through the Grinnell Area Arts Council in conjunction with the education department's two-credit course on foreign language teaching methodologies.
- Volunteer. The Community Service Center maintains a database of volunteer opportunities, including many local community organizations that want your help.