(i)Cleveland contributes to Cleveland's brain gain efforts by providing college students and interns with an expansive view of the region's resources and immersing them in the professional and civic arenas. The program offers civic education, neighborhood immersion and unparalleled networking opportunities to develop, attract and retain the next generation of civic leaders.
The (i)Cleveland Summer program is experiential civic education that connects interns in Northeast Ohio to the vast cultural, community and leadership resources of our community.
(i)Cleveland Service Breaks
Service Breaks are a customized experience at fall or spring breaks that enable college students to spend time at nonprofits, meet civic leaders, and job shadow. The program is open to college students nationwide.
(i)Cleveland Winter Edition
Winter Edition is a one-day event that includes networking with Cleveland leaders, a behind-the-scenes downtown immersion, and a job fair.
What participants said:
"I learned a lot about this city that I did not know before and I grew up here. Also, the people I have met - both professionals and interns - were amazing. We were given opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible without (i)Cleveland. Programs like this can make cities great."
– Sherwin Williams Co. summer intern, Ohio State University student.
"Before the trip, I was considering a relocation. However, after touring so many places and speaking with so many community folks I realized that Cleveland has tremendous assets and so much opportunity for the type of work I want to do, and the type of people I want to grow with and be a part of their community."
– Notre Dame College student
"The event drew some movers & shakers with contagious optimism that definitely got to me a little bit. After hearing what they had to say, I think I can see myself living in Cleveland in my twenties."
– Washington University (St. Louis) student
For more information contact Program Director Jill Pecoraro (216-592-2226).