Meet Our 2019 Summer Internship Host Sites!

Collage of pictures of interns at various locations

Heading into its 20th year, the Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program gives local college students and recent grads an opportunity to work with Greater Cleveland nonprofit and public sector organizations during an 11-week paid summer internship. We’re currently accepting applications for the 2019 summer internship, and we’re excited to announce the organizations that will be hosting interns this summer:

  • Lake Erie Ink – Founded in 2011 by two experienced English teachers, Lake Erie Ink (LEI) provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the Greater Cleveland community. To support literacy both in and out of the classroom, LEI facilitates writing workshops and residencies in schools and with other community organizations as well as through out-of-school time programs.
  • Cleveland Public Theatre – Founded in 1981, Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT is a professional theatre that develops new, adventurous work and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists—particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious.
  • Shoes and Clothes for Kids – Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) improves K-8 school attendance by eliminating lack of appropriate clothing, shoes, and school supplies as barriers. Only brand new items are distributed at no charge throughout Greater Cleveland and Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
  • The May Dugan Center – Founded in 1969 as a multi-service center to provide wraparound services to low-income individuals and families in the Cleveland area, the May Dugan Center helps people enrich and advance their lives and communities through 6 core programs: Counseling and Community Services, Trauma Recovery Center, Education and Resource Center, Moms First, Food and Clothing Distribution, and the Senior Wellness program.
  • City of Brooklyn – Brooklyn is an inner ring suburb and municipal governmental agency serving a population of 10,936. Changing over the last few decades due to urban sprawl and the housing recession in 2006, the city has been particularly focused on home values and ensuring that it remains a strong and vibrant community located centrally in the heart of Cuyahoga County.
  • City of Broadview Heights – The City of Broadview Heights is a community of approximately 21,000 residents on the southern rim of Cuyahoga County. With the opening of the Broadview Heights Community Amphitheater, the city anticipates having a permanent venue that can host annual summer Community Development events.
  • Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) – MAGNET’s vision is to make Northeast Ohio a global center for excellent in manufacturing innovation and growth, where new products are created, new business are launched, and vibrant local communities offer rewarding employment opportunities to their residents. Since 1984, MAGNET has championed Northeast Ohio manufacturing, helping small manufacturers grow throughout the region and creating fast track training programing for workforce development (i.e. the Early College, Early Career program).
  • Manufacturing Works – Based in Cleveland, Manufacturing Works is dedicated to ensuring a prosperous, connected manufacturing community in Greater Cleveland through leading edge expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership.
  • New Directions – New Directions specializes in life-saving and life-changing care and recovery from addiction for young people. The organization provides quality treatment to substance abusing adolescents, young adults and their families who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric challenges.
  • The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio – The mission of the Up Side of Downs is to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities. Over the past 30 years, the Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio has become the primary resource for families and communities regarding Down syndrome, where all people with Down syndrome are accepted, included, and empowered.
  • Leadership Lake County – Leadership Lake County was established in 1986 to provide leadership development programs to executives and senior level directors. Program offerings have since expanded to also include early managers and young professionals, high school students, and middle school students. Along this continuum, participants engage in experiential, immersive learning days over the course of 5-10 months, collectively making Lake County a better place to live, work and play through effective leadership.
  • United Way Services of Geauga County – United Way Services of Geauga County engages the community and funds a network of programs and initiatives to make the community stronger. With a focus on creating measurable improvements in the lives of Geauga County’s most vulnerable residents and improving the overall quality of life, United Way Services of Geauga County provides and convenes programs including 2-1-1, the Geauga County Aging and Disability Center, Bridges@Work, and Bridges2Work.
  • Nonprofit and Public Service Center at Lakeland Community College – Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. The Nonprofit and Public Service Center was later established in 2005 to enhance the capacity of nonprofit and public service organizations in Northeast Ohio, customizing services through facilitations, compression planning, strategic planning, board development, coaching and organizational assessment, and job skills matching.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art – Established in 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art is an encyclopedic museum dedicated “to the benefit of all the people forever.” It maintains a collection of 55,0000 objects and a strong commitment to exposing students to a variety of museum careers.
  • Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District – Established in 1949, the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District’s mission is to advocate and implement best management practices for conservation of land and aquatic resources in a developed environment through education, stewardship, and technical assistance.
  • Eliza Bryant Village – Founded in 1896, Eliza Bryant Village is the oldest continually operating African American-founded long-term care facility in the United States. Born out of the compassionate commitment of Eliza Simmons Bryant, the organization’s mission is to provide quality services, outreach programs, and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.
  • Educational Service Center of Northeast OhioPRE4CLE is Cleveland’s plan to expand access to high-quality preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Cleveland. Now in its fifth year of work, PRE4CLE connects parents to high-quality public and private preschool programs, connects preschool providers to tools and resources to increase their quality and serve more children, and provides strategic leadership to accelerate the availability of high-quality preschool in Cleveland.
  • Future Heights – Future Heights is the community development corporation for Cleveland Heights and serves to ensure a vibrant, sustainable future for both Cleveland Heights and University Heights, two inner-ring suburbs that share a school district and library system. Future Heights works as a change agent by inspiring and facilitating communication, collaboration, engagement and empowerment among residents, business, other community-based organizations and local government.
  • The Ohio State University Extension – The mission of the Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) is to create opportunities for people to use science-based knowledge to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in their communities. In Cuyahoga County, OSUE is widely known for nutrition education, farmers’ market nutrition incentive work, and community and master gardening programs.
  • Montefiore Foundation – For 137 years, Montefiore Foundation has cared for Cleveland’s aging Jewish and general community, providing excellent and comprehensive care across a wide continuum of healthcare to individuals as they age while supporting their families.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program is Jan. 21! Learn more about the program and how to apply here.