Connecting Students to Careers in the Nonprofit and Public Sectors
The Cleveland Foundation has conducted a summer internship program since 1999 that provides talented and diverse undergraduate students and recent college graduates an opportunity to work within Cleveland-area nonprofit and public sector organizations. Beyond an 11-week paid internship experience, interns also participate in and coordinate bi-weekly seminars that highlight the work of local nonprofit and public sector organizations, their roles within the community, and opportunities for professional development.
October – Organizations are invited to apply to host a summer intern
October/November/December/January – Interns are invited to apply to the program
February/March – Interviews with top candidates are conducted
Mid-April– Hiring decisions are made
Late May/August – 11-week job experience for interns takes place
The program’s objectives include:
- Increasing local organizations’ capacity to conduct important short-term projects
- Providing a full time, paid internship opportunity ($13 per hour) and meaningful career-related work experience
- Stimulating interest in a career in the nonprofit or public sectors
- Exposing interns to a broad range of nonprofit/public sector organizations, leaders, and partnerships, building their first-hand knowledge of the Greater Cleveland nonprofit community and public sector endeavors
Read more about past interns’ projects and experiences on our blog and follow #SummerofPurpose on social media for updates. You can subscribe to receive the Summer Internship Program e-newsletter here.
Also, check out these interviews with three of our 2015 Summer Interns:
More Information & How to Apply:
Whether you’re a student who is interested in applying to become an intern, or you work for a nonprofit or public sector organization that is interested in hosting an intern, find more information and application instructions here: