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Alexia Alonso

Alexia AlonsoAlexia Alonso worked as an Economic Development Intern for the City of Brook Park. With her responsibilities in grant writing and management, she acquired a solid foundation to build her career on and paved the way for her professional growth. Read more. »


Jamie Wells

Jamie WellsJamie Wells interned with OLIO Development Group. Jamie's role involved permitting and due diligence which provided him with an excellent foundation to build a career on. Read more. »


Ethan Wiggins

Ethan WigginsEthan worked as a Vision Zero Intern for the City of Cleveland’s Planning Department. Ethan's internship focused on the Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate serious injuries and deaths from crashes on Cleveland's roads. Read more. »



Todd Letlow

Todd LetlowTodd Letlow worked as an intern for the CSU Department of Residence Life. Over the course of his internship, he was able to improve his communication skills and take on new projects. Read more. » 



Dylan Kanuch

Dylan KanuchDylan Kanuch worked as a Finance Intern with the Nan Whaley & Cheryl Stephens gubernatorial campaign for 5 months. He learned a lot about public service but also learned about himself and how to leverage his strengths. Read more. » 

Sophia Smith

SophiaSophia Smith worked as an intern with Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s School Nutrition department. While working here, she explored new interests and broadened her skill set.  Read more. » 



Lilli Roosa

Roosa LilliLili Roosa worked as a general experience intern with Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio. While working here, she educated others about accessibility and ageing in place. Read more. » 


James Sutton

James SuttonJames Sutton worked as the assistant to the community outreach coordinator for the West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood. Read more. » 


Adam Royko

Adam PhotoAdam Royko worked as a summer Administrative Intern to the Mayor of Lakewood. After working here, he was able to better understand local government. Read more. »


Nate J. Lull

Nate LullNate interned at Ohio City Inc. during his senior year and accepted a full-time position as their Neighborhood Planning Manager. Read more. »


Aimee Hoffmann

Aimee HoffmanAimee Hoffmann worked as a summer HR Assistant Intern at Snider-Blake Personnel, and after 4 months, was hired as a full-time employee. Read more. »



Aje’Na Amaro

Aje’Na AmaroAje’Na Amaro worked as a summer Human Resources Intern in the Administrative Offices of Playhouse Square. Read more. »


Kevin Laffey

Kevin LaffeyKevin Laffey worked as the Summer Development Resources intern at Brookfield Properties. Read more. »


Shelbie Seeberg

Shelbie SeebergShelbie Seeberg worked as the spring campus GIS technician intern at Cleveland State University’s Office of Facilities Management. Read more. »




Hanna Sauberan

Hanna SauberanHanna Sauberan interned at the City of Mentor’s Fire Department over the summer. Read more. »




Katelyn Mclaughlin

Katelyn MclaughlinKatelyn Mclaughlin worked as the summer planning intern at the City of Euclid’s Planning and Development Department. Read more. »



Francesca Klypchak

Francesca KlypchakFrancesca worked remotely as the Fundraising and Development Intern at After-School All-Stars (Cleveland) during the Spring 2021 semester. She recently accepted a full-time position with ASAS as their Community Engagement Coordinator. Read more. »


Amanda Houdeschell

Amanda's headshot.jpgAmanda is working remotely as the Fund Development Intern at the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio during the fall semester.  Read more. »



Karan’ja Williams

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Karan’ja worked remotely as the data analyst intern at the Presidents’ Council from May to September 2020. Read more. »



Courtney Whitman

IMG_2057.jpgMuch of my coursework has been useful throughout my time at the RTA. I would go so far to say that completing the GIS certificate is what gave me the edge to get the position! I have also learned data analysis and data visualization skills through the MUPD program that have helped me produce results that are appropriate in a professional setting. Read more. »


Dana Buzzelli

Dana BuzzelliRead about Dana Buzzelli’s internship experience at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and how this opportunity helped her land a full-time position at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Read more. »



Alexis James

Alexis JamesInterning for Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center taught me so many skills that will help in my future endeavors. I assisted women in the resource center, helping them find housing and employment, raising their credit score, etc. I also had the opportunity to do a lot on my own which I think is uncommon in most intern situations. If you have a passion for helping others, I highly recommend interning at The City Mission! Read more.»

Alexandria Ferrara

Alexandria FerraraWorking as an intern for After School All-Stars was an amazing experience! I developed new skills while also enhancing my current ones. They even offered me a part-time position as an operations assistant at the end of my internship! Read more.»

Kevin Ballou

Kevin BallouWhen asked providing advice for future interns Kevin mentioned, "Be creative! It’s about applicable experience and life advancement. Ask to be a part of the meetings, and build relationships with everyone in the office. Develop an understanding of the whole organization not just your department. Read more. »

Malena Hyde

Malena HydeThe skills and insights I obtained from this internship were truly insurmountable. I learned about strengthening community relations, grant seeking, the importance of meeting deadlines, and techniques for working with diverse groups of people. Read more. »



Christine Mencini

Christine MenciniCreating a program specifically designed to capture an audience’s attention was a great learning experience. Read more. »



Aaron Khan

Aaron Kahn and Senator Rob PortmanI think my soft skills vastly improved – especially in terms of verbal and written communication. It became easier to talk with people who held prominent positions in the community. I was able to speak more conversationally about local and national political issues that the Senator dealt with all of the time. Read more. »

Corey Rybka

Corey RybkaYou need to get experience from anywhere and everywhere. If you’re presented with an opportunity, take it. Read more. »