Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning

Adult, Professional and Higher Education List of Possible Internships

Congratulations on beginning your internship semester! The following is a list of possible internship sites for APHE students for the Education Student Services Center.  The list is comprised mainly of sites where previous APHE students have interned along with some other sites surrounding Cleveland State University. The purpose of this list is to act as a starting point for APHE students entering into their internship semester by providing an overview of the internship experience and providing contact information for the different sites. 

We hope that you find this list helpful as you begin the journey to finding an internship site that will provide you with an enriched learning experience. Please keep in mind that this is not an all-encompassing list and that there are a variety of paths to take for your APHE internship experience. You are solely responsible for reaching out to the point of contact at your chosen internship site to determine what steps need to be taken in order for you to obtain the internship you are interested in. 

When determining where to complete your internship please keep the following guidelines in mind: 

  • The purpose of internship is to provide students with an opportunity to gain additional skills that will allow them to move on to the next level of career development and add new skills to the students resume. 
  • Students should attempt to match 3 skills that they would like to acquire with a site that can provide the necessary learning experience. ​
  • Students are required to complete 120 hours over the course of a semester (approximately 6-8 hours a week). This includes project hours. If you are still having difficulty choosing a site for your internship speak with your advisor. They can help you outline your goals and suggest appropriate sites. 


  • CleveLawn is a local non-profit organization looking for a curriculum manager to manage the design of the curriculum for various training and learning programs for an audience of employees or staff members.
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  • The College of Wooster is seeking an individual to fill an intern Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)Intern Program Assistant position. This position will primarily assist the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs to implement and execute programs and services provided by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI).
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  •  Brookfield Properties Multifamily

Location: Cleveland MOTTEP 2155 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 
Contact Name: Angela Thornton, Manager |Learning Operations,  216.416.3059
Email: resume and cover letter to 

Instructional Design Intern
Role: position available with our Learning Operations team at Brookfield Properties Multifamily 
Overview: The role will give a student real world corporate experience working with business leaders on learning design projects.



Location: Cleveland MOTTEP 2155 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 
Contact Name: Linda D. Kimble, M.Ed., CHES Phone: (216) 905-2848 
Email: resume and cover letter to 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN  - Part Time, Nonpaid Position 
Role: Assist in the implementation of the annual development and fundraising programs for the Cleveland Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) working with the Executive Director Development and Special Event Committees and Volunteers.  This position reports to the Executive Director.   


  1. Assist in running annual fundraising activities and maintenance of current fundraising projects including golf event.  

  2. Assist in the design and distribution of Cleveland MOTTEP’s marketing materials. 

  3. Writes articles and press releases for Cleveland MOTTEP. 

  4. Assist in planning and execution of e-communication for Cleveland MOTTEP including Constant Contact newsletters 

  5. Assist in managing social media for Cleveland MOTTEP: Website and Facebook  

  6. Assist in public event support for Cleveland MOTTEP. 

  7. Assist in media planning and delivery for Cleveland MOTTEP. 

  8. Assist in the implementation of direct mail campaigns. 

  9. Assist with the preparation and coordination of the Cleveland MOTTEP 's annual report. 

  10. Educating the public on issues related to organ, eye and tissue donation and the mission and vision of Cleveland MOTTEP. 

  11. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 


  1. Junior or Senior level student with experience in Marketing, Communications or Special Events.   

  2. Strong written and verbal communications skills. 

  3. Experience with Microsoft based computer applications. 

  4. High level of self-motivation and good interpersonal skills. 

  5. Strong organizational skills and the ability to follow through.  

  6. Ability to plan and work with various groups of people, and sensitivity to Cleveland MOTTEP’s mission. 

This individual would work between 7-14 hours a week.  This position is unpaid but compensated for work related travel.   

  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY- College of Science and Health Professions Advising 

Location: Main Classroom 218 
Casey Mawson Phone: 216-687-9321
Overview: The College of Sciences and Health Professions advising office is looking for a highly motivated intern with a passion for promoting student success. The internship experience includes an overview of advising responsibilities, opportunities for observation, student outreach, and assistance with projects. Ideally the candidate will be detail oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office, and possess good written and verbal communication skills. 

  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY- Department of Black Studies 

Location: Berkman Hall Room 137 
Contact: Dr. Thomas Bynum, Ph.D., Director, Black Studies Program
Phone: 216-687-3655 

Overview: The intern will provide tutorial assistance for writing assignments for Black Studies Majors and Minors. Assist with tutorial in reading assignments. Supervises study tables two-three times per week from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. General office assistance

  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY- Education Student Services Center

Location: Julka Hall 170 
Contact Name: Karie Coffman
Phone: 216-875-9781 

Overview: Interns will learn about the programs and policies in the our division and observe advising sessions. In addition, there are opportunities to assist with regular advising tasks such as updating curriculum sheets, conducting outreach to students, and participating in recruitment events. 


Location: Administration Center 113 
Contact Name: Rick Horsfall
Phone: 216-687-3839

Overview: Interns would work specifically with Rick in Training and Organizational Development. Additional responsibilities include enhancing Cleveland State University’s capabilities through development and execution of leadership and training programs geared toward employee retention and development, aid the manager with workflow and administrative tasks, and perform other functionally related duties as assigned.

  • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas- Adult Probation Department, INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

All info found here: PDF Cuyahoga County Court Probation Department Internship.pdf


Location: 2110 W 110 St. Cleveland, OH 44102 
Contact Name: Rebecca Smiddy 
Phone: 216-429-1299 

Overview: Interns responsibilities would vary based on need.  

    A more comprehensive job description can be found here:


    Location: Project Learn of Summit County 60 S. High Street, Akron OH 44326** 
    Contact Name: Tessa Torowski, Chief Learning Officer 
    Phone: 330 434 9461 

    Overview: Opportunity for Online Internship 

    Tutors/Classroom Aides Adult Basic Education (ABE) 

    • Help students further develop their literacy skills in reading, writing and math as it relates to life and work 
    • Many of our classes are currently offered virtually, and may be exclusively so in the months to come. This may be a benefit to anyone where proximity to Akron is a barrier. 

    Adult Secondary Education (ASE) 

    • Help students prepare for the Official High School Equivalency Test. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

    • Help English Language Learners who need to improve their English speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. 

    • Be an ESOL conversation partner by working with students to practice speaking and listening skills on various professional, personal and academic topics. 

    • Day and time commitments for each opportunity range from morning to evening and are flexible to fit your schedule. Project Learn has various instructional sites throughout Summit County. 


      Location: 2475 E. 22nd St. Cleveland, Ohio 
      Contact Name: Joseph Black
      Phone: 216-346-5639

    Overview: In this placement, interns will support community engagement strategies focusing on health and safety initiatives. Intern will research health and public safety data and present findings to the Sisters of Charity Foundation and community stakeholders. Furthermore, the intern will have the opportunity to support the development and implementation of health and safety programs in the Central community. 


    Location: 1255 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300 
    Contact Name: Bill Basel, Senior Manager-Training Services
    Phone: 216-297-4433

    Overview: The role of an intern at Towards Employment would be working with our career readiness training team as we prepare participants for employment opportunities, and ultimately, a career pathway. The intern will start by observing soft skill/employability class sessions such as Time Management, Professional Communications, etc. He/she will also observe sessions based on specific interviewing techniques and resume writing. 

    The intern should be comfortable working with laptops/Google Chromebooks in order to provide 1-to-1 technical assistance to participants in areas such as typing resumes/cover letters/thank you letters, researching career pathways, and taking practice work readiness assessments through Ohio Means Jobs/ACT WorkKeys and/or TABE. Our goal for the intern will be to feel comfortable facilitating a minimum of one (1) career readiness training session(s) prior to internship end. 


    Location: Tri-C West Campus, Parma, OH 
    Contact Name: Jaime T. Zahler
    Phone: 216.987.5049