InternCLE Podcast

InternCLE Episode 016 - ideastream - Amira Nasrallah

July 12, 2019 Season 1 Episode 19
InternCLE Podcast
InternCLE Episode 016 - ideastream - Amira Nasrallah
InternCLE Podcast
InternCLE Episode 016 - ideastream - Amira Nasrallah
Jul 12, 2019 Season 1 Episode 19
Annette Kramer/Amira Nasrallah
InternCLE - Episode 16 - Hear from Amira Nasrallah how the non-profit, ideastream, attracts and teaches students in the areas of broadcasting, journalism and more.
Show Notes

ideastream serves the people of Northeast Ohio as a trusted and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us. Publicly supported and locally owned, ideastream is indispensable and highly valued for its unique ability to strengthen our community.

Ideastream is a non-profit organization.  Being a non-profit can present funding challenges for internship programs.  Ideastream has been used a creative approach to attract talent to their internship.  Everything from offering a part time schedule to paying for parking can help attract students to a program that is unable to pay for the experience.  Ideastream also offers unique opportunities in the region due to its national connections and programs. 

Amira Nasrallah – Human Resources and Board of Governance Coordinator - Amira is new to running an internship program.  Her focus in putting her mark on the program was to make it more streamlined and to provide the best experience possible to the students.  Handshake is her go to resource for recruiting. 

Internships are offered year-round and positions can be viewed on the careers page of the website.  Amira likes to focus on continual learning, and they offer unique types of experiences like broadcasting and journalism. 

Amira welcomes the interns with a goody bag of ideastream swag and gives them a tour on day one.  Onboarding involves coordinating with IT and the playhouse security team.  The supervisors train the team members on the tasks that each department does. 

Willingness to learn and genuine interest in and connection to the mission of ideastream are key traits required to be successful at ideastream. 

Around CLE:

From the Summer on the Cuyahoga Team - Please join us on Tuesday, July 30th from 6 to 9 p.m. for the Collegiate Career & Community Leader Mixer presented by Summer on the Cuyahoga and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be the centerpiece for a festive evening of networking and support for students exploring civic, social and career interests. In addition to meaningful discussions with career and community leaders, students will have the opportunity to receive resume and LinkedIn profile feedback, free professional headshots and listen in on pop-up professional development talks. Professionals are encouraged to share career backgrounds, opportunities, and advice while establishing genuine connections with students and other professionals. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash or credit mocktail and cocktail bar provided along with complimentary access to all Rock Hall museum galleries! Be sure not to miss the liveliest networking event of the summer – register now!  This event is FREE for college students (ID required). There is a nominal fee for business ($45) and nonprofit ($35) professionals. Professionals are invited to bring business cards and approximately 150 copies of one piece of literature about their organization to share with students. Register Here:


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