Alumni Intern Work Initiative

The Alumni Intern Work Initiative is a new partnership between the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Maryville College Career Center. With this initiative, we would like to provide even more strategic opportunities for our students to gain professional experience before graduating.   In order to make this initiative successful, we are recruiting organizations where MC alumni work.  Handshake is the digital platform, used by MC's Career Center, used to post jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.  You can learn more about Handshake here.

Interested? 1) Complete the form below as an alumnus. 2) After completing the short form, you will see a confirmation with a link to create a Handshake account so that you can post your internship position (or if that is not you, you can send the Handshake link to the person in your organization who handles job postings). The Career Center will be in touch after your organization's position has been posted.  The Career Center will also help create a social media marketing post to help you attract talent!  Should you have questions about Handshake, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@maryvillecollege.edu or (865) 981-8400.

After pressing the "Submit" button, you should see a confirmation "Thank You"  message (below) where you can follow the link to sign up for the Handshake account.  If you have entered your e-mail correctly, you will also receive an automated e-mail with the information you provided on the form.  You may also access Handshake here.

Thank you for your interest in the Alumni Intern Work Initiative.  We look forward to working with you!


"The summer of 2018 I worked in the Classification Division at the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and with the Community One program. There I learned about reducing recidivism and how to interact with diverse populations in detention centers. It was truly eye-opening and confirmed my desire to work at the federal level in law enforcement or doing investigative work. Thankfully, my internship helped me discover avenues that I can pursue to achieve these goals and I made some great contacts!"

-Lana Linebarger '19
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology

photo of Lana Linebarger


Thank you for your participation in Maryville College’s Intern & Work Initiative! We'd like to get some information from you that will be used to recognize your participation in this important program.

This information will be used to recognize your participation at Maryville College’s Strategic Partnerships events. We also utilize this information for CASE’s Alumni Engagement Survey, which increases our alumni score in our rankings from publications such as U.S. News and World Report. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Director of Alumni Affairs at angie.harris@maryvillecollege.edu or (865) 981-8201.

Additionally, we share your information with the Career Center, so they can create a promotional post for your open positions, once posted in Handshake. Should you have any questions about that process, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@maryvillecollege.edu or (865) 981-8400.

After pressing the "Submit" button, you will be redirected to a confirmation "Thank You" page where you can follow the link to sign up for the Handshake account. If you have entered your e-mail correctly, you will also receive an automated e-mail with the information you provided on the form.

If you want to learn more about the MC Career Center, follow this link or contact the Career Center at careercenter@maryvillecollege.edu or (865) 981-8400.