Apply to Host a 2018 Cleveland Foundation Summer Intern!

A group of 2017 Cleveland Foundation Summer interns poses for a group photo

2018 marks the 19th year of the Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program, which aims to connect undergraduate students and recent college graduates with meaningful professional projects in Cleveland-area nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.

Each year, we partner with a group of nonprofit and public sector agencies that host Cleveland Foundation Summer Interns for 11 weeks over the summer. Host agencies benefit from increased capacity to conduct important short-term projects, while interns benefit from exposure to career-related work experience. It’s a win-win!

Ideal projects for summer interns are those that speak to the challenges and opportunities we face as a city, are important to an organization’s mission and provide applicable experience for the intern. The Cleveland Foundation provides the funding to cover the intern’s salary over the course of the internship, and we also help by recruiting and selecting applicants.

If your organization could use increased staff capacity for the summer of 2018 (June – August, 11 weeks of full-time service), has one to two important short-term projects to execute over the summer, and has the time and interest in helping to guide, nurture and develop emerging talent, then please consider applying to host a 2018 Cleveland Foundation Summer Intern!

You can learn more about the program and eligibility requirements here, check out the 2017 intern projects and host sites here, and watch this video testimonial by Lilah Zautner of the Cuyahoga Land Bank about the impact of Cleveland Foundation Summer Intern Joyce Haung:

Don’t delay! Host site applications are due by Oct. 23, 2017. For questions about the program and application process, please contact Stephanie Molnar, Cleveland Foundation Program Associate, via or (216) 685-4009.