Meet our 2020 Summer Internship Program Host Sites

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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 2020, and we’re excited to announce the organizations that will be hosting interns this summer:

  • Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center – Founded in 1998, Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center (JDB) acts as a catalyst for cultural arts within the Latinx community of Cleveland by emphasizing cultural education, diversity, and preservation of knowledge and literary works of art. As a grassroots cornerstone of the Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Neighborhoods, JDB facilitates art classes, dance and cultural events for youth and local Latinx artists.
  • Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio – Since 1981, Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (MAHO) has become Northeast Ohio’s accessibility experts. The Vistas Apartment communities and the Anderson Center of Accessible Living help MAHO to advance its mission to create accessible and inclusive communities where all people can thrive.
  • Western Reserve Land Conservancy – Western Reserve Land Conservancy takes a holistic approach to conservation in at-risk natural spaces. Through longstanding, strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in Cleveland, the Land Conservancy preserves multigenerational family farms and creates new public parks and green spaces in urban environments.
  • Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority – Created in 2007, the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority’s mission is to promote projects that will improve the economic welfare of people residing in Lake County. The services offered by the Port Authority assist Lake County would-be entrepreneurs, corporations, small nonprofits and large institutions.
  • Joseph’s Home – Joseph’s Home provides a nurturing, caring environment for men without resources who have acute medical needs. Its goal is to help the men heal and achieve independence. As the only short-term medical respite facility in Northeast Ohio, Joseph’s Home’s services include food, shelter and care by clinically competent staff.
  • Towards Employment Incorporated – For more than 40 years, Towards Employment (TE) has connected Northeast Ohio residents to long-term careers. TE’s mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment. Through partnerships with more than 300 businesses and the implementation of a rigorously evaluated Career Pathway model, TE addresses the complex issues and barriers that keep people from retaining employment and advancing professionally.
  • Union Miles Development Corporation – Union Miles Development Corporation (UMDC) is a nonprofit community development corporation located on the southeast side of Cleveland. UMDC’s mission is to improve the quality of life within the Union Miles service area through community engagement, housing and economic development.
  • Urban Squash Cleveland – Urban Squash Cleveland (USC) is a youth development organization that empowers children to reach their potential through academic support, the sport of squash and enduring life skills. USC aims to prepare students for the future through regular squash practice and competitions, financial literacy, SAT/ACT prep and instruction in healthy nutritional habits.
  • Cleveland Water Alliance – The Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) is a collection of forward-thinking organizations that advance a new way of thinking about regional economic development and water stewardship in the Lake Erie basin. CWA aims to spark innovation and drive economic development through programs for the community and water tech innovators.
  • Chardon Tomorrow – Chardon Tomorrow fosters investment and pride in the community through historic preservation, economic development, awareness and engagement, and collaborative programming. Through community-based events and programs, Chardon Tomorrow also encourages the community to reinvest in the local business economy.
  • Cleveland Play House – Cleveland Play House (CPH), founded in 1915, is America’s first professional regional theatre. CPH’s mission is to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center – Established in 1974, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promotes healing and prevention, and advocates for social change. CRCC is an integral provider of survivor services, community-based prevention education, training and outreach.
  • Engage! Cleveland – Engage! Cleveland (EC) is a community engagement organization for young professionals and business/community leaders who are passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. EC’s goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent in Greater Cleveland.
  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning – Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) offers over 6,700 art education programs each year to more than 100,00 Northeast Ohio youth. CAL’s programs specialize in arts integration, a teaching approach that blends the fine and performing arts with other core school subjects so that young people may develop both their intellectual and artistic talents. 
  • City of South Euclid – The City of South Euclid is a transit-friendly, walkable and inclusive community of just over 22,000 residents. Housing is the city’s primary industry, however, South Euclid is also home to a diverse range of over 300 businesses including large and small medical intuitions, advanced manufacturing companies and retail business.
  • East End Neighborhood House Association – East End Neighborhood House is one of Cleveland’s oldest settlement houses. Today, East End serves a predominantly African American community, providing a safe space for the community, top quality childcare, after school programs and a senior center. Along with a deep commitment to families, East End coordinates the longest standing senior volunteer Foster Grandparent program.
  • Geauga Growth Partnership – Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) was formed in 2010 by business owners and community leaders who desired a strong economic development organization to lead efforts in Geauga County. GGP’s mission is to attract new business, support existing businesses, and prepare youth and adults with skills to be utilized in the future work force. GGP fulfills this mission by connecting companies to resources that can increase their success, coordinating youth programs for early exposure to careers and college, and facilitating trainings to support the adult workforce.
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank – Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank serves as the largest distributor of emergency food in Northeast Ohio with the help of 21,000 volunteers and more that 1,000 program partners. The Food Bank’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the Greater Cleveland community has the nutritious food they need every day.

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program is Jan. 21. Learn more about the program and how to apply. And check out our blog to follow some of our former summer interns.