In addition to completing an internship, Glenn Interns also enroll in a section of Public Affairs 2110 The Ohio State University as part of the Ohio State Academy program (either self-pay or College Credit Plus option) and earn college credit.. The course provides an overview of the field of public affairs while examining American democracy and the nature and reason for public service. As part of the seminar, students also complete an individual or group research project on a public policy issue of their choosing. The seminar requires students to be enrolled in the OSU Academy.


Glenn interns who participate in the College Credit Plus option are eligible to receive 6 semester credits hours from The Ohio State University, which may be fully funded according to the CPP guidelines. Incidental costs associated with the internship program may include daily travel to and from the internship site. A few internship sites offer free parking.


Application for the 2015 class is closed.


Contact Chris Adams at adams.615@osu.edu if you have questions.

Admission Criteria:

The John Glenn High School Internship Program evaluates student applications in a holistic manner that mirrors the competitive admission process to the Ohio State University as a freshman. High school students who wish to be considered for the program must be admitted to the Ohio State Academy at the Columbus campus and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:


  • Senior standing in a Central Ohio public or non-public high school
  • Minimum two units of high school English
  • Minimum two units of high school social studies
  • High school curriculum and performance (class rank, GPA)
  • College admissions standardized tests: ACT, SAT
  • Accelerated curriculum (Honors, AP, IB)
  • Leadership, co-curricular and work experiences
  • Maturity and professionalism required to complete a college level internship
  • Ohio State Senate Ohio House of Representatives
  • The City of Worthington
  • Ohio State Medical Center
  • Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy
  • Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
  • Huckleberry House (Non-profit focusing on at-risk children)
  • Public Children Services Association of Ohio
  • Asian American Community Services
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society—Buckeye Chapter
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio
  • City of Gahanna—Economic Development Office
  • City of Gahanna—Building Division
  • Glenn College Communication’s Office
  • Ohio Democratic Party
  • Organizing for America

Could your organization use some extra help this winter?

If so, you might want to consider hosting one or more interns from the Glenn School’s High School Internship Program next winter.


We ask that internship sites provide the students with a supervisor, as well as weekly job duties that will allow them to have a meaningful educational experience. We also ask that internship supervisors complete a midterm and final performance evaluation of the students.


If you think that your organization would potentially be interested in hosting an unpaid high school intern this winter, or you would like more information about the program, please contact Chris Adams at adams.615@osu.edu.