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Student Internships

This web page provides students with additional access to the information that comes into the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs. Current CSU students are encouraged to utilize Handshake, through the University’s Office of Career Services (

The Levin School receives internship announcements which may be of interest to Urban Affairs students. As announcements are received, they will be posted below. For more information about a particular position, please contact the associated organization directly. Older internship postings are archived and can be viewed here.

All internships are posted for informational purposes only and at the discretion of the Levin School. Postings may be denied or removed without notice. The School makes no guarantee as to the completeness / correctness of the information listed below.

Levin School students interested in taking UST 490/690 Urban Internship should complete this internship application and contact the Center for Public & Nonprofit Team at / 216.687.9222.

If your organization has an internship you would like to have posted on this page, please complete the internship posting form.

Posting Date: 01/31/2023
Position: City of Maple Heights Internship 
Company/Organization: City of Maple Heights
The City of Maple Heights, Ohio seeks a qualified, energetic candidate to join the Department of Planning and Development and Building and Housing teams as an intern, for a time frame in alignment with a successful candidate’s goals and schedule.
Application Deadline: N/A
Posting Date: 01/26/2023
Position: Summer Intern
Company/Organization: Cleveland City Council
At the start of the internship, the ideal candidate will be enrolled in an educational program and have a passion for public policy, community organizing, political science, economics, communications, and public relations.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Ward 2 evaluations and tours
  • Reporting dilapidated structures and houses
  • Maintenance of vacant lots
  • Respond to a variety of constituent inquiries and issues
  • Working with the general public in person or over the phone
  • Light filing, mailing assistance, and print production
  • Serve as a positive representative of the Cleveland City Council office both inside and outside of the office
Application Deadline: 05/12/2023
Posting Date: 01/25/2023
Position: Water Quality Planning Intern 
Company/Organization: Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)
The Water Quality Planning Intern is a temporary position that is responsible for learning and applying the skills needed to perform and assist other staff members with assigned tasks. The position will conduct research, planning, and/or evaluation activities in support of NOACA’s Water Quality Planning program. This is a parttime position, working 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a 12-month duration from date of hire.
Application Deadline: 02/10/2023
Posting Date: 01/24/2023
Position:  Member Relations Intern
Company/Organization: NOWSA
Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach, the Member Relations Intern will represent NOWSA as the liaison for engaging with leaders and participants of our over 20 sports organization members. The position will assist in building a membership engagement program for a regional trailblazing nonprofit that has largescale initiatives, as well as lead the interface with NOWSA member teams and constituents.
Application Deadline: N/A

** Opportunity for Cleveland State University's Levin School of Urban Affairs Undergraduate/Graduate Students **
Posting Date: 01/23/2023
Position: NREUV/ PCC CSU Internship  
Company/Organization: Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, LLC
PCC performs outreach, pre-screening, and our evaluation process to find the most efficient and ambitious candidates. To find these candidates, we reach out to trusted community leaders, spread the word on social media, submit proposals, and host events in the community. With your help, we aim to provide jobs to community members who are Ready-To-Work but do not have access to job openings.
Application Deadline: 03/27/2023

Posting Date: 01/23/2023
Position: Paul Gerhardt Jr. Internship 
Company/Organization: 1000 friends of Oregon
The intern will work on one or two large projects, such as 1000 Friends’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through linking land use and transportation planning, climatefriendly energy policies, ensuring communities plan for affordable and diverse housing, or to preserve farmland. The intern might also work on smaller, short-term projects to gain a better understanding of Oregon’s land use system. Supervision will be provided by the 1000 Friends’ staff member overseeing each project.
Application Deadline: 03/10/2023

Posting Date: 01/23/2023
Position: Summer Intern 2023
Company/Organization: City of BrookPark
Undertakes a professional support internship designed to provide on-the-job training and experience to current undergraduate/graduate students or recent college graduates. Engages in various work assignments, projects, and activities, structured to enable the intern to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform at a non-professional or paraprofessional level, typically identified with a targeted non-exempt position. Receives training and mentorship in planning and carrying out activities and assignments.
Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 01/18/2023
Position: Mayoral Intern (Summer 2023)
Company/Organization: University Heights 
The University Heights Mayoral Internship Program offers college students unique experiential learning opportunities in local government. Selected participants will work closely with the Mayor and Department Directors. Placement will be based on a number of factors, including the student’s interests, experience, and skills, as well as the City’s needs.
Application Deadline: N/A
Posting Date: 01/18/2023
Position: GIS Paraprofessional Intern
Company/Organization: Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
The intern will assist with various projects throughout the assignment, including, but not limited to:
1. Stormwater Billing Support
  • Analyze and update impervious area (IA) dataset to support the Regional Stormwater Management Program and other activities Perform data analysis, OA-QC and updates in accordance with billing procedures/guidelines. Performs data research to support QA-QC task including County Parcel Auditor sites and Billing Agent systems. Develop products (maps, data and reports) to document progress on QAIQC tasks.

2. Community Discharge Permit Program Support

  • Intake notifications from SagesGov then review plan submittals for completeness, file information, upload to GIS, and assign the review to the correct reviewers.

3. GIS Administration Support

  • Create and update web maps, applications, scripts, and datasets to support District data collection and maintenance needs.
  • Follow procedures to archive completed project datasets from ArcGIS Online and document as needed.
  • Provide metadata creation and updates as requested.

4. Other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 01/18/2023
Position: Summer Internship 2023
Company/Organization: Cedar Crest Farm
We are looking for happy, enthusiastic individuals who really want a good look at farm life. If you are interested in Veterinary medicine, Agriculture or just want to know who to raise backyard chickens. We will give priority to those who have participated in 4H, as this would be a pretty good indicator of someone who loves livestock! However, for those who truly have a desire to learn the farm life, this would be a great opportunity
Application Deadline: 03/03/2023
Posting Date: 01/18/2023
Position: Summer Internship 2023 - Planning & Development
Company/Organization: Fort Wayne Metals
We are looking for a student pursuing a degree in Urban Planning & Development. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, think creatively and communicate professionally. The Planning & Development intern will have the opportunity to work with the owner of the company and the Corporate, Facilities and Operations teams to develop a master plan for what the Fort Wayne Metals campus could look like over the next 5-20 years. This internship position will also use Revit to produce drawings of the existing buildings on the Fort Wayne Metals campus to be used by the company.
Application Deadline: N/A
Posting Date: 01/17/2023
Position: ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program
Company/Organization: Urban Land Institute
The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program experience will allow participants to deepen understanding of opportunities to advance health through the built environment, learn about ULI, and establish a ULI network.
Application Deadline: 01/19/2023
** CSU On-Campus Internship Program (OCIP) **
Posting Date: 01/17/2023
Position: Alumni Events Intern 
Company/Organization: Department of Alumni Affairs - Cleveland State University 
The Alumni Events Intern will assist the Department of Alumni Affairs with planning, executing and evaluating major events. This position will support the staff of the Department of Alumni Affairs in creating best practices and sustainable procedures to successfully accomplish goals of the division and CSU Alumni Association.
Application Deadline: N/A

** CSU On-Campus Internship Program (OCIP) **
Posting Date: 01/17/2023
Position: Alumni Marketing Intern 
Company/Organization: Office of Advancement - Cleveland State University 
The Alumni Marketing Intern will assist the Office of Advancement, specifically supporting the Alumni Affairs and Advancement Marketing team, with social media management for the Cleveland State University Alumni Association, Young Alumni Council, and student alumni association social media channels. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to: scheduling, planning, content generation, and analytics reporting to successfully accomplish marketing and communications goals of the Alumni Affairs department in coordination with the CSU Alumni Association, and to amplify important alumni messaging and digital reach.
Application Deadline: N/A
Posting Date: 01/13/23
Position: School Nutrition Internship Program - Summer 2023
Company/Organization: Cleveland Metropolitan School District
This internship has flexibility to be geared toward the intern’s specific interest. Below are some areas that we can offer.
Position Description:
· Assist Area Supervisor with day-to-day operations of school cafeterias
· Conduct site visits with Area Supervisor at specific school sites
· Assist with training and professional development for school-based staffed
· Assist in researching and applying for grants
· Help increase our meal participation for breakfast and lunch through engaging ideas, promotional events, etc.
· Work with staffing coordinator on on-boarding, job fairs, other career events
· Complete special projects pertaining to interns’ interest
· Other office duties as assigned
Application Deadline: N/A
Posting Date: 01/11/23
Position: Internship
Company/Organization: The George Gund Foundation 
The George Gund Foundation fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various state and national policy deliberations that affect our community. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in summer 2023, requiring residence in Greater Cleveland during the term of engagement.
Application Deadline: 02/22/2023
Posting Date: 01/11/23
Position: Recreation Internships
Company/Organization: City of Rocky River
At Rocky River Recreation we pride ourselves on staff development! We know that experience and education are critical to the next generation of Recreation professionals and we’re always looking for ways to help grow our field. Our department accepts intern applications on a rolling basis in a variety of program areas. Our goal is to ensure that our interns get the most out of their experience and set them up for success in the academic program and their careers. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted to the Director of Recreation at for consideration.
Internships Available at City of Rockey River
Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 01/11/23
Position: Woodland Community Forestry Intern
Company/Organization: Holden Forests and Gardens
This internship will have the opportunity to work closely with other interns in the Community Forestry department. Additionally, all members of the Holden Forests & Gardens’ (HF&G) intern cohort will have the chance to participate in professional development, such as workshops, scientific lectures, networking, and field trip experiences. All interns will have the opportunity to develop and present their research at HF&G’s SEARCH symposium. This position is based at the Holden Arboretum campus in Kirtland, OH with occasional travel to the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH.
Application Deadline: 02/01/2023
Posting Date: 01/11/23
Position: Urban Community Forestry Intern
Company/Organization: Holden Forests and Gardens
The Urban Community Forestry Intern will engage broadly with the Community Forestry program and will support outreach and engagement to promote best tree-care practices and sustainable forest management including arboricultural educational offerings at both Holden Forests & Gardens’ campuses and across Northeast Ohio. This internship will have the opportunity to work closely with other interns in the Community Forestry department along with participating in professional development experiences with all Holden Forests & Gardens’ interns. The Community Forestry Intern will have the opportunity to develop and present an independent culminating project to be presented at an intern symposium. This position is based at the Holden Arboretum campus in Kirtland, OH with occasional travel to the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH.
Application Deadline: 02/01/2023
Posting Date: 01/11/23
Position: Conservation Intern
Company/Organization: Holden Forests and Gardens
The Community Forestry & Conservation department is seeking a summer intern. The Conservation Intern candidate will assist with both natural resource management and conservation education and outreach. The Conservation Intern will work with other Holden Forests & Garden Departments with opportunities for cross-training. This internship will have the opportunity to work closely with other interns in the Community Forestry department along with participating in professional development experiences with all Holden Forests & Gardens’ interns. The Conservation Intern will have the opportunity to develop and present an independent culminating project to be presented at an intern symposium. This position is based at the Holden Arboretum campus in Kirtland, OH with occasional travel to the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH.
Application Deadline: 02/01/2023
**2023 CSU Levin School Internship Posting
Posting Date: 01/06/23
Position: Zoning Division - GIS Intern
Company/Organization: City of Euclid
Duties primarily include supporting the work of the Department of Planning and Development largely through the Department Director and Zoning Commissioner.
Specifically, goals within the Zoning Division include:
  • Expanding the use of data analytics and GIS to promote development in the City in accordance with the Master Plan and Zoning Code and to assist stakeholders, citizen’s groups, and government officials in mapping City assets and opportunities for community-driven planning efforts;
  • Working closely with other departmental and City staff to coordinate, strategize, and achieve development goals as outlined by the “Euclid Master Plan;”
  • Provide assistance in short and long-term plans including the preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations to achieve the City’s goals for development;
  • Assist with maintaining the database of the City’s Land Bank inventory.
Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 12/22/22
Position: Silverlode and Data Analytics Intern
Company/Organization: GBX Group LLC
The Silverlode and Data Analytics Intern will support two GBX teams with a variety of consulting and data-driven projects. For consulting projects, the intern will work with all Silverlode consultants on external client projects which may include tax credits and incentives consulting, economic impact analysis, site selection consulting, and economic development consulting. For data projects, the intern will work with the Business Intelligence and Valuations groups to gather market data and assist with internal dashboarding and analytics. 
Application Deadline: 3/1/2023

Posting Date: 12/19/22
Position: GIS and AIr Quality Intern
Company/Organization: Ohio City
The GIS and Air Quality Intern contributes to neighborhood quality of life by collecting and maintaining the data collected through our Let's Clear the Air Initiative (LCTAI). Intern will be responsible for working with LCTA Committee of Champion members on collecting data from soil and air quality monitors at Lakeview Estates. Intern will need to be proficient in Esri ArcGIS in order to visualize the data collected and import it into Esri. Additionally, you will work with the Neighborhood Planning Manager and Community Engagement Manager to focus on strategies around environmental and racial justice.
Application Deadline: 01/20/2023

Posting Date: 12/14/22
Position: Intern
Company/Organization: Ohio Public Banking Coalition
We are looking for interns to support each of our operating committees: Finance, Outreach, Politics, and Communications. This is a great opportunity for individuals to experience growing a new organization. Candidates should be self-motivated and comfortable working with limited direction – we are a lean team and will be learning right alongside you! Candidates will ideally have some educational background or professional experience in the areas of nonprofit management, legislative advocacy, electoral politics, communications, or related industry. However, all parties who demonstrate interest, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn and work hard will be considered. Internships are currently unpaid, but the organization will cap the hours interns may work to ten per week so as to be respectful of their time and labor.

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 12/9/22
Position: College Intern - BMV Field Services
Company/Organization: Ohio Department of Public Safety
The college intern will assist with day-to-day operations in the Field office.  Responsibilities will include:
  • General office duties such as operating a fax/copy/scan machine
  • Recording meeting minutes
  • Preparing training rooms for meetings
  • Distributing materials and compiling information to assist in preparation of reports
  • Assist Deputy Registrar agencies on the required procedures surrounding their new hires
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Application Deadline: N/A
Posting Date: 12/9/22
Position: Marketing & Special Events Intern
Company/Organization: The Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio
The Marketing & Special Events intern will work directly with the Marketing & Development team to assist in promoting the organization’s programs, the 2023 Sunburst Gala (scheduled for February 18, 2023), and the 2023 Buddy Walk (summer 2023) through social media, organization website, electronic and printed communication. This person will assist with some administrative duties relating to planned fundraising events.
Application Deadline: N/A

Posting Date: 12/2/22
Position: Summer Intership Program
Company/Organization: Cleveland Foundation
Now in its 24th year, the Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship program connects students with meaningful, career-related experiences in the nonprofit and public sectors. Interns are placed at nonprofit and governmental agencies across Greater Cleveland for an 11-week, paid summer internship.
Application Deadline: January 23rd, 2023