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Intern, Basic Needs

Columbus State Community College
Columbus Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $13.00

Job Summary

The Intern, Basic Needs will provide service delivery work to the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State through the U.S. Department of Education Basic Needs for Postsecondary Program grant. This position will specifically work in creating healthy meal education to include in curated boxes for students, as well as support programming efforts of the Market.

Student Success and Community Building

  • Supports awareness initiatives in collaboration with Columbus State Marketing and Communications to increase student awareness of basic needs services.

  • Promotes awareness initiatives and launch of material distribution. Assists in curating healthy meal boxes with nutritional information. Distributes healthy meal boxes to students in need.

  • Assists in hosting student educational events such as crockpot giveaways.

Customer Service

  • Delivers Mid-Ohio Market services such as checking students in and assisting them in food pickup. Maintains a positive customer service atmosphere.

  • Utilizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and experience with student and customer issues. Assists in proactively addressing potential concerns, identifying potential barriers, and making appropriate referrals within Student Advocacy and other campus and community resources.

  • Assists customers by answering questions about the Market.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

*Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Minimum Qualification

  • Enrolled in Columbus State Community College Culinary Arts program or Nutrition program or an equivalent program at The Ohio State University. At least one (1) year of experience in a customer service position, with general computer skills.
  • State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Schedule: 20 hours a week

Compensation: $13.00/hour

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:


Additional Information

In order to ensure your application is complete, you must complete the following:

  • Please ensure you have all the necessary documents available when starting the application process. For all faculty positions (Instructor, Annually Contracted Faculty, and Adjunct), you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript when completing your aplication.

  • Prior to submitting your application, please review and update (if necessary) the information in your candidate profile as it will transfer to your application.

If you are a current employee of Columbus State Community College, please log in to Workday to use the internal application process.

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About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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