Internships & Volunteering

University of the Ozarks encourages all students to explore career-related experiences during college.


Freshman year is not too early to start looking for volunteer work, a part-time or summer job or internship. Your involvement outside of the classroom could prove to be a stepping stone to something more competitive in regards to your career interests.



At University of the Ozarks, we encourage you to gain experience and put your education into practice.

  • An internship represents a learning experience to try out a career idea, define your career goals, and learn more about yourself and the world of work.
  • Internships are usually one-term experiences and are often in the summer, though not always.
  • Internships can be paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, and are sometimes for academic credit; these factors vary by career field and employer.
  • Internship eligibility varies by employer; some offer internships to students who are freshmen; others require a higher academic level.


Here at Ozarks we understand that is not just about us, but also about our community. Last year, our students contributed with more than 2,000 hours of community service ranging from activities such as:

  • Needy Paws
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Farmers Market
  • Community Garden
  • International Mission Trips
  • Special Olympics
  • In-school Reading Programs