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The COOP Service Internship Program is designed for those students who are keenly passionate about service. First-year students will be set up with a two year paid internship at a nonprofit.
What will I do in CSI?

As a CSI, you’ll begin service at the beginning of the academic year. You’ll have a significant service experience with one of our key community partner nonprofits. By your fourth semester, you'll be contributing in a major way to your community partner agency.

CSI interns work with an administrator in a local nonprofit organization who will orient you to the agency and supervise your work, and will also mentor you in nonprofit administration and direct service. You’ll also be assigned a campus mentor from the COOP to meet in one-on-one sessions to help guide your internship experience.

You’ll become part of a tight-knit student CSI group. Part of your internship stipend covers time spent in required reflection sessions with your CSI cohort which take place every Thursday evening from 7-8:30 PM. Plus, you’ll become a leader in various service initiatives of the COOP.

Check out this article about our current CSIs.

Who is eligible?

Eight first-year students will be accepted, with preference given to students who have work-study as part of their financial aid package. Preference will also be given to students who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in the area of community service during high school, and who demonstrate an interest in becoming part of a small group experience while in college. 

How do I apply?

Please email Director of Community Outreach Amy James at ajames@hamilton.edu or call the COOP at 315-859-4856 if you are interested in becoming part of the CSI program. You will receive an application to fill out and return, and will be notified during Orientation if you have been selected to interview. Interviews with COOP staff will take place once classes begin, and selection will be complete by early September. Work at the site will begin the third full week of September.

Contact Information

Amy James

COOP Director
315-859-4016 315-859-4041 ajames@hamilton.edu
CSI Students are Currently at:

For The Good
Hope House
On Point For College
Rescue Mission
Health Friends
Utica City Council 
Thea Bowman House
Presbyterian Home
United Way
Emmaus House 
Compassion Coalition
Parkway Center
Utica Court House
St. Margarets Ecumenical and Retreat Center
The Neighborhood Center
Root Farm
Bargain Grocery

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