Agency Internship for College Knights
The Agency Internship for College Knights provides career development for students while, at the same time, providing service to a Knights of Columbus general agency. The Agency Internship accomplishes this mission by helping students to obtain work assignments related to and integrated with their academic majors and/or career areas of interest. In addition to learning about the Knights of Columbus organization and agency approach, student interns will develop skills in public speaking, customer service, salesmanship, prospecting, recruiting and selection and running a small business enterprise.
Internship Details and Expectations
College Knights will apply for one of three internship programs – spring semester, summer, or fall semester. Internships will run roughly 8-12 weeks, although the length of each internship and hours will be determined by the local general agent. Students in a semester internship should expect around 15 hours per week and students in a summer internship should expect around 40 hours per week. Student interns will usually work at the location of the general agent’s office site, however, some tasks may require travel off site.
In addition to meeting the standards set forth by the Knights of Columbus and local general agency, it is expected that student interns continue to meet the academic standards set forth by their college or university. Students who do not perform adequately for the agency or at their respective college or university will be dropped from the internship program.
Currently, the Agency Internship for College Knights is only available in select areas. College Knights from outside these areas are welcome to apply, however if accepted, he is expected to arrange his own transportation and housing for the duration of the internship.
Raso Agency (Phoenix, Arizona)
Pierce Agency (Edmond, Oklahoma)
Dolan Agency (Fargo, North Dakota)
Lister Agency (O’Fallon, Missouri)
Struemph Agency (Jefferson City, Missouri & Kansas City, Missouri)
Niemeyer Agency (Belleville, Illinois)
Schachle Agency (Dixson, Tennessee)
Kearney Agency (Pittston, Pennsylvania)
Schafer Agency (Wichita, Kansas)
Stackowicz Agency (South Bend, Indiana)
Dougherty Agency (Denham Springs, Louisiana)
This is a paid internship. The Knights of Columbus will determine the rate of pay, keeping in mind the work assignments, educational level of the student and the quality of work performed.
Future Employment Opportunities
Some student interns may receive post-internship offers from the Knights of Columbus. These positions may be near the general agency of the internship or throughout the United States to fulfill staffing needs.
Applicants must be members of the Knights of Columbus and currently enrolled as full time students at their college or university of study. Applicants should be in their junior or senior year of college. Ideal candidates include students studying accounting, business management, economics, entrepreneurship, general business, marketing, advertising, communications and public relations, however, all majors are eligible to apply. Student interns must be United States citizens or permanent residents eligible to work in the United States.
College Knights interested in applying for the Agency Internship should complete and submit their application online. Suitable candidates will be given a phone interview before interviewing with a general agent. Acceptance is rolling and agencies will only be able to staff a limited number of interns.