Invest in Cleveland's future - your interns!

 

What is (i)Cleveland Summer? The summer program builds Cleveland’s future by connecting college interns to Greater Cleveland’s vast cultural, community and leadership resources.

  • Kick Off Social - June 7, 2017:  A fun, after-work social open to all interns participating in (i)Cleveland Summer 2017.
  • Two full-day sessions (June and July): Interns explore new neighborhoods, meet community leaders who are advancing the region, and become connected to Cleveland's vibrant civic and social scene. The June session includes neighborhood immersions and a downtown scavenger hunt.  The July session includes service at Cleveland nonprofits and exploration of Cleveland's arts and culture scene. Session dates are determined by interns' cohort (A, B, or C).
  • Power lunches: Interns attend at least two small-group Power Lunches where they have the opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective on careers and leadership lessons from leaders at corporate, non-profit and civic organizations in and around Cleveland.
  • Young professional mentors: Every intern is assigned a summer mentor for an authentic look at life as a young professional in Cleveland. (i)Cleveland mentors provide career and personal guidance, and welcome interns to join them in their activities and community involvements.

 

Who is in (i)Cleveland? Up to 225 undergraduate college students. Any college student interning in Northeast Ohio is eligible. Most participants are sponsored by their employers. (i)Cleveland interns have represented companies across Northeast Ohio. 

 

What is the time investment? Interns participate in two full Friday sessions and two power lunches (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) during the summer.  Interns are also invited to an optional evening social on June 30, as well as various community events.  (i)Cleveland 2017 dates are below.

 

Cohort A:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

(i)Cleveland Kick Off Social

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Immerse in CLE Neighborhoods, Downtown Scavenger Hunt

AND

Friday, July 14, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Explore Arts and Culture, Serve at CLE Nonprofits  

 

Cohort B:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

(i)Cleveland Kick Off Social

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Immerse in CLE Neighborhoods, Downtown Scavenger Hunt

AND

Friday, July 21, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Explore Arts and Culture, Serve at CLE Nonprofits  

 

Cohort C:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

(i)Cleveland Kick Off Social

 

Friday, June 30, 2017 

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Immerse in CLE Neighborhoods, Downtown Scavenger Hunt

AND

Friday, July 28, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Explore Arts and Culture, Serve at CLE Nonprofits  

 

What will employers gain from the program?

  • Interns who are excited to connect to the civic and business community, and who can envision their future in Cleveland. 
  • Greater visibility for your organization among our (i)Cleveland students and other participating businesses.
  • An investment in your interns and our community.

 

What will interns gain from the program?

  • Unparalleled networking with business and community leaders, fellow CLE interns and young professionals in the region.
  • Behind-the-scenes immersion into Cleveland’s civic, social and business sectors.
  • A working knowledge of Cleveland’s economic, cultural and leadership resources.
  • An unforgettable internship experience they will share with their networks at home and school.

 

How much does (i)Cleveland cost? Tuition is $250 per intern, payable at the time of registration or by June 1.

 

How do I register or reserve spots for interns? The deadline to register is June 1; however, we anticipate that the program will fill earlier than the deadline. You are able to add or remove spots up to June 1 or until the program is filled. Intern information will be collected in early June.  You do not need to know the identity of your interns to reserve spots.

 

Please contact Program Director, Jill Pecoraro with any questions – jpecoraro@cleveleads.org or 216.592.2226