The Cleveland Foundation has been around since 1914 and was the first of its kind in the nation. Their internship program has been around for many years as well and today we hear about how they contribute to the growth and awareness of careers in the non-profit and philanthropic sector. Monica Brown - Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Stephanie Molnar - Program Officer, Leadership Development and Diona James – student at Case Western Reserve and 2nd time intern join me for the show.
We learn that the Cleveland Foundation runs their own internal program and they also act as a clearing house to provide internships in the region in the non-profit, government and philanthropic areas.
Students, like Diona, get exposed to careers they may otherwise have not discovered at your average college career fair. All internships are based on completing real-world projects – no making copies here. Diona has even gotten to experience the behind the scenes of running an internship in her 2nd internship with the Foundation.
For more information on how to connect with the foundation on these internship programs, see the student resources section of their website and specifically the summer internship option. https://www.clevelandfoundation.org/student-resources/internship/
Around Town –
The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Internship Summit brings together business community representatives and educators to discuss how to increase and improve internship opportunities in Northeast Ohio through a range of panels and conversations. At this year’s Cleveland Internship Summit, there is an incredible lineup of speakers and sessions designed to provide you with the tools to understand and strengthen your employer brand and strategize early talent recruitment during a global crisis. You can also learn how to move beyond inclusion policies and embrace a true commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Attendees will have the opportunity participate in roundtable sessions where you can interact with others, share your internship program wins and challenges, ask for expert guidance, understand what works in a virtual world, and understand recruiting with intent.
All of this knowledge and discussion will be hosted in a virtual venue on February 24, 2021. The Cleveland Internship Summit is approved for HRCI continuing education credits. To register, please visit www.gcpintern.com/2021.
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